Post your x64 Security Setup

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by SafetyFirst, Jan 7, 2011.

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  1. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    IKARUS anti.virus:thumb:
     
  2. nikanthpromod

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    Eset AV4
    Zemana Antilogger
    LooknStop
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    FireFox 15 with ABP and FB addons
     
  3. mattbiernat

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    I have ran into a serious problem when trying to find security software for 64 bit systems, mainly - there is no security software for 64 bit systems. There are mostly compatible versions. The problem is that they slow down my 64 bit processor quite a bit. So a minimalist solutions is a must IMO:

    EMET 2.1 -- 32 bit --- less ram than EMET 3.0
    DeepFreeze 7.5 -- 32 bit --- very lightweight 32 bit program
    TrenMicro HouseCall -- 64 bit --- on demand AV to scan downloaded files
    Hitman Pro -- 64 bit --- on demand antimalware to scan downloaded files

    Ditched protection:
    - UAC off --- not needed with DF
    - Executable Radar Pro -- 64 bit--- too noisy HIPS
    - Super AntiSpyware -- 64 bit --- poor scanning results
    - Online Armor -- 32 bit --- too heavy on CPU for my 1.5 Ghz single core
    - Outpost Firewall -- 32 bit --- light weight but hard to configure
    - Private Firewall -- 32 bit --- light weight but no longer needed
    - Malwarebytes Antimalware Pro -- 32bit --- light weight, no longer needed
    - Avast --- 32bit --- too heavy on CPU for my 1.5 Ghz single core
    - Panda Cloud - 32 bit --- medium CPU consumption
     
  4. wat0114

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    For Windows the signature tells it all.

    Also dual-boot with Linux Ubuntu 12.04, x64

    • Apparmor enforced at default, including Firefox w/NoScript plugin
    • UFW with selected outbound tcp & udp ports allowed, followed by deny rules to everything else.
     
  5. arsenaloyal

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    Well when you say there is no 64 bit protection,i must confess i disagree.
    I have been using 64 bit OS for past 4 years and i use whats mostly in my SIG.
    All apps that i use have 64bit support :D
     
  6. mattbiernat

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    I am going to quote myself because you probably misinterpreted my post. I did not mean there is no security protection for 64 bit systems. I said there is little security software for 64 bit systems. Which is true, most security software runs at 32 bits and is compatible with 64 bit systems. While this does extend the protection it's increasingly annoying that I can't use full 64 bits to run this software faster. Also it brings a questions how effect is "compatible" software. About the effectiveness it's something Im not an expert on but the speed difference I have noticed myself many times.
     
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    This is a common misunderstanding. Security software do not run faster on 64bit. Actually with some of them you may end up with the opposite.:)
     
  8. mattbiernat

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    My 64 bit browser runs significantly faster than 32 bit. Are you saying that the same CPU rules don't apply to security software? As far as I know 64 bit computers can access not only more than 4GB of RAM but also process 64 bit chunks of information when they are paired up with 64 bit applications. I can't really see how 32bit application would run faster than 64 bit application on a 64 bit computer. Unless the new version was buggy of course. Care to explain?
     
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    What is the cheapest price you can get on Ikarus ? My AVG AV is due to expire and i wanted a decent AV . I am kinda short on budget due to Doctorate fees on the other hand i need a good AV ..... So to make it short yes i need a fairly low price
     
  10. Djigi

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    Can I suggest one of the cheapest and the best antivirus programs?
    Emsisoft, only 20€ :thumb: .
     
  11. gery

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    i saw emsisoft even for 12.5 dollars but it was heavy on my 2 g laptop
     
  12. Djigi

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    Heavy?!
    It's one of the lightest programs, it use only about 10-15Mb RAM.
    At start up of Windows maybe use 200Mb but after 2-3min cut down to 10-15Mb.
     
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    Simple, antivirus software do not benefit from 64bit design as their needs are far less demanding. 64bit will benefit heavy calculation and CAD type of applications.

    With antivirus you get no effect, you do not have enough critical mass to see any difference. Thats why 90% of security tools out there are 32bit. There is no need whatsoever to be 64bit native ;)

    If you search this board you will find this discussed several time.... anyway OUT since this is offtopic.
     
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    So are you saying that only CAD type applications will benefit 64 bit system? That means that todays browsers are much more intensive that CAD systems because I saw a huge difference in performance on my 64 bit Opera. Something is not right here. I will test CPU usage of 64 bit Comodo antivirus vs 32 bit version. If your logic is right then not only will 32 bit version be same speed as 64 bit version but also it will be less intensive and faster than Opera 64 bit.
    Also you did not explain how 32 bit software is faster than 64 bit.
     
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    No, it means that Opera has crappy 32bit on 64bit! :D ;)
    Certain function and/or programming in 32bit can be more flixible than the corresponding 64bit. Can't be more specific sorry. Also this was discussed once in a wilders thread. Can't find it back right now. Happy testing but you will proof nothing as the two have different code... so you can't exclude optimizations in one or another.

    Now finally out... as this is about "post your 64bit setup"! :isay:
     
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    native 64 bit set up:

    Administrator account
    UAC minimal (prevent annoying darkening of the screen)
    Windows Firewall inbound protection only

    Comodo AV/D+
    SuperAntiSpyware active
    Hitman Pro start up scan

    Opera 64 bit
    - Java on demand via browser settings
    - Plug ins on demand
    - Ghostery
    - Adblock

    Wish list:
    - EMET - doesn't play nice with Opera
    - HTTPS everywhere - doesn't exist for Opera
     
  18. nikanthpromod

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    Removed Zemana Antilogger

    Current Setup
    Eset AV4
    LooknStop
    Hitmanpro
    RollbackRX
    SUMo
    FireFox 15.1 with ABP and FB addons
     
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