Reasonably Secure?

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

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  1. Tomsvice

    Tomsvice Registered Member

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    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 4.5.0.29
    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

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    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:

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  3. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

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    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

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    KIS has a sandbox? that's pretty good news. any other vendors jumping on the sandbox bandwagon?
     
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    Avast! has a sandbox.
     
  6. kwismer

    kwismer Registered Member

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    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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