New Setup Recommendations

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by TheKid7, Oct 31, 2008.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I haven't yet tried any of the following combinations. OS: Windows XP Pro SP3. I already have NOD32 and Sandboxie (Paid). I am primarily concerned about selecting a good HIPS with minimal/no conflicts. Windows XP Pro Firewall.

    1. Online Armor (Paid)
    2. Threatfire (Free) + Comodo (Firewall Only)
    3. Mamutu + Comodo (Firewall Only)

    What feedback/comments/suggestions do you have on these choices?

    Would you recommend any other combinations?

    Thank You in Advance.
     
  2. GES/POR

    GES/POR Registered Member

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    Theres endless of combos to think of but the setup u have right now is allready pretty advanced.
     
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    Comodo with Defense+
     
  4. nosirrah

    nosirrah Malware Fighter

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    One thing that would help a lot with these recommendation threads is what general purpose the PC will have and the user's past malware history (frequent , seldom , never) .

    A PC with critical data but a super safe single user does not need the same software that a multiple unsafe user PC with non critical data does .
     
  5. FastGame

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    Good point ! ;)
     
  6. Seer

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    While I generally agree with this, I also see one problem in this equation - no one will tell "yeah, I am a single user and I go to cracks and warez sites, I do browse porn and P2P all kinds of stuff". There were cases when someone approached with such claims, and instead of help he got flamed.

    So instead, the majority will claim they have a "safe" or at least "fairly safe" browsing habits. But they still want every potential hole patched. It is that "warm fuzzy feeling" that drives them...
     
  7. nosirrah

    nosirrah Malware Fighter

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    If people lie and get bad advice then its on them .

    "I am not a safe surfer and have had malware problems before" is an honest answer but tells nothing of what the unsafe use is (not that it matters , unsafe is unsafe) .

    There are a lot of legal things you can do on a PC that are not safe and we don't need to know what those things are , only that they are not a safe surfer . I will tell people that being an unsafe surfer comes with risks but its their PC and I wont tell them to stop .
     
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