New Computer - Rethinking (there's trouble!)

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by Chamlin, Sep 8, 2013.

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  1. Chamlin

    Chamlin Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    Awaiting arrival of my new Windows 7 system and I'm trying to simplify and solidify my protection / backup plan. Hope you'll chime in.

    1. Going to install FirstDefense-ISR_3.32.235_Professional.exe.
    2. Have a NOD32 AV license. (actually it expires on Sept. 12)
    3. Have an Emsisoft OA Premium license (good thru Nov 2014).
    4. Have an Emsisoft Anti-Malware license (good thru Nov 2014).
    5. Have an Acronis True Image v11 license.
    6. Have Perfect Disk 12.5
    7. I online backup to Crashplan.
    8. I don't do any traditionally "dangerous" surfing.
    • Recommendations that would simplify my life?(Don't be too funny!) :)
    • Should I get rid of NOD32 and just use Anti-Mal? or the opposite?
    • Or use them both together?
    • Shall I get rid of Acronis in favor of a simpler, more reliable backup?
    • Perfect Disk still relevant and useful?
    ALL of your thoughts on this will be most appreciated, as always.
     
  2. chrome_sturmen

    chrome_sturmen Registered Member

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    you plannin to format the disk and install windows fresh once you get the computer? how many hard-disks will be in the system?
     
  3. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Don't forget to read this for FirstDefense-ISR, and consider AX64 Time Machine.

    VirusTotal is a must (whether files or websites). You can also consider EMET, Sandboxie, and SUMo (look for lite or portable version).
    Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a BitDefender-based AV suite on its own, no need for NOD32.
    Not recommended to run 2 AV, Emsisoft isn't meant to be a companion.
    Whichever works for you, shouldn't need to if Acronis has no issues. Note this.
    Could be, but doesn't work well with FD-ISR or AX64. Unnecessary for SSD.
     
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  4. Chamlin

    Chamlin Registered Member

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    Getting a silent PC with Windows 7 freshly installed with 2 drives: an SSD boot / programs drive and a data/audio drive. Then two external backup drives.
     
  5. Chamlin

    Chamlin Registered Member

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    Thanks, JL.

    Just explored the AX64 thread and it looks good.
     
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