Reasonably Secure?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Tomsvice, Mar 3, 2010.

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  1. Tomsvice

    Tomsvice Registered Member

    Jul 11, 2006
    I have 3 computers at home that I am trying to protect as efficiently and economically as possible. I am using the following and my question is, am I safe enough or do I need to consider an additional layer or two.

    Kaspersky KIS 2010
    A Squared Full Paid Version
    Win Patrol Plus

    I run all machines behind a D-Link router. The kids run everything in Sandboxie and Firefox. I run my laptop normally with Google Chrome. Have 1 system with XP, 1 with XP Professional and my laptop with Vista.

    It's tempting after reading a lot of posts to want to add all kinds of programs; but I also read that adding a lot of items can be more problematic than helpful at times. In any event, thanks for the input and help.
  2. fax

    fax Registered Member

    May 30, 2005
    You are excessively secure, IMO you just need the first one on the list and for increase security have separate limited account for the kids + password protect KIS and (possibly) the parental control activated. KIS has already a sandbox. Make good use of it. It works well.

    You just need a backup/image solution. :thumb:

  3. guest

    guest Guest

    You can try to protect your computer for free:

    Antivirus: MSE, Avast
    "Antimalware": Immunet
    Firewall: Comodo FW
    Behavior Blocker: Threatfire
    Light Hips: WinPatrol
    Hips: Comodo Defense+

    Anyway I would not recommend use Asquared Full and Kaspersky (2 AV at same time) at the same time, is not a good idea.
    If you have the license Asquared or KIS you dont need anything else
    To The computer with Asquared maybe would be a good idea add a firewall.
    I dont know how old are your kids but maybe a parental control software should be consider
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  4. kwismer

    kwismer Registered Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    KIS has a sandbox? that's pretty good news. any other vendors jumping on the sandbox bandwagon?
  5. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    Avast! has a sandbox.
  6. kwismer

    kwismer Registered Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    also interesting - i see that the feature is a new addition for both vendors (at least according to their websites).

    i also noticed that KIS apparently had application whitelisting capability. that makes all 3 basic preventative approaches in one product. it's nice to see vendors starting to approach a state of offering a comprehensive toolset.

    now to see who's got tools for detecting preventative failures. i remember a long time ago kaspersky had an integrity checker - i wonder what happened to that.
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