New Laptop setup

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Gasp, Jun 12, 2010.

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  1. Gasp

    Gasp Registered Member

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    Can someone review my laptop security..

    Windows XP Home w/ SP3 + Updates
    Norton Internet Security 2010 ( Sonar is aggressive, Heuristics ) (Paid)
    PrevX (Free)
    Defensewall HIPS (Paid)
    Comodo Time Machine (Free)

    P.S I was under the impression that the Defensewall licences don't expire but for some reason my DW v2 licence don't work for DW v3. Cheeky!
     
  2. Hefaistos22

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    i dont understand why everyone needs so many security products installed on their pc. it just causes more problems and slowdowns. i think you need only NIS 2010 and you are good to go,with some occasional scan with malwarebytes.
     
  3. Ilya Rabinovich

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    If you license is valid and non-expired, it should work for V3.
     
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    Highly recommended to upgrade to version 3; better protection. You need to renew your license each year which is very cheap; $10.95 for HIPS only extension and just $12.95 for PersonalFirewall extension.
     
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    Did you get the license from giveaway coz those license don't work:'(
     
  6. JerryM

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    I have had a couple of friends that were infected with a rogue within the last 3 months. One was for sure using Norton IS, and I think the other one was also. Norton neither prevented it nor detected it on a scan.
    Malwarebytes detected it on a Quick Scan and removed it.

    Any thought that any AV or Suite is enough by itself has proven to be incorrect.
    Another friend using KIS 2010 got infected with a trojan that caused email to be sent to his address book.

    None of the three is a risky surfer or clicks on just anything.

    I won't argue what is the best AV, but there is no denying that Norton and KIS are two of the best.

    Those experiences convinced me to always run MBAM in real time.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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    I run NIS 2010 and PrevX (free Facebook offer with SafeOnline) together with no issues. My thinking is PrevX offers excellent detection and will alert to anything that NIS might miss. I can't comment on the value of adding Defensewall to this mix. I did also use Comodo Time Machine for a while - it worked OK, but I found I didn't need it. I had no problems uninstalling it, but be aware that some people have. Apparently CTM alters the MBR and if it doesn't properly restore it during the uninstall the drive won't boot.
     
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  9. Gasp

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    The DefenseWall Personal Firewall program license is Lifetime

    I'm sure version 2 also have a lifetime licence? If so, how can it expire?
     
  10. Ilya Rabinovich

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    Protection is lifetime. Updates are not.
     
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    so version 2.0 protects just as well as version 3.0 and will continue to do so for lifetime ?
     
  12. jmonge

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    must updates cause of the new nasty malware that are always delivered by malware writers from time to time:) like pizza hut:D
     
  13. CogitoTesting

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    Come one jmonge you just ruined my appetite. :D


    Thanks.
     
  14. jmonge

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    pizza hut yummy:)
     
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    Round Table was a very good pizza for a non east coast style pizza.

    @ Gasp

    Maybe add another back up type like Paragon or Macrium.
    There were issues with EAZ-Fix type restore programs and malware having there way with them in the past.

    Whatever OS you choose to run with you should read up on security and vulnerabilities and the like regularly. As posted already, the bad guys aren't stopping.
    Don't be satisfied with your existing setup to the point you stop looking at new tools and methods.

    DefenseWall is a good choice because you never know when good sites will go bad.
     
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