Security and privacy software that you use (long)

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by JayK, Jan 1, 2003.

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  1. JayK

    JayK Poster

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    One comment you recommend
    http://camtech2000.net/Pages/SpySites_Program.html#SpySitesFree

    Any reason why you don't recommend Ie spyad?

    http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm
     
  2. JayK

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    No these are not sandboxes.

    No the immunise option in spybot is the same as spywareblaster and does not guard your homepage.

    Yes

    You seem to be using mainly freeware stuff?
     
  3. dangitall

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    For guarding your homepage, try 12 Ghosts' Pop-up blocker. (I just love free software that works!)
     
  4. BlackSwan

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    Yes, you're right. I guess I didn't read your definition carefully enough. :oops: :p

    Yeah, just read about that too @ SWI. Hmm. I guess SpywareGuard does fit the bill then?

    Yes, mostly. :) And I can't say I'm unhappy with it - it's been doing its job fine to this day. :cool:

    Thanks for the clarifications. They were quite illuminating. I guess I could use some more reading and research... :)

    BS
     
  5. BlackSwan

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a try. I love free software that works too. :p

    BS :)
     
  6. JayK

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    Yes, I believe it checks your default homepage for any changes and warns you.
     
  7. BlackSwan

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    Yes, that's exactly what it does (and aggressively so, from what I've noticed - which I guess is the point, actually). :)

    BS
     
  8. gerardwil

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    1)Antivirus: AVK12 Pro (on acces), Panda Platinum (on demand), Bitdefender Free (on demand)
    2)Antitrojan: Ewido Security Suite
    3)Spyware/Adware control: S-S&D, Adaware, SB, SG
    4)Registry Monitor: Regprot
    5)Startup Monitor: Taskman
    6)Application/processes Monitor: Windows
    7)Script control: Browser
    9)Popup killer: MyIE2 integrated
    10) Banner replacements: Hosts
    11)Homepage Guard: none
    12)IE clean: Browser settings
    13)MRU and tracks cleaning: MRU Blaster
    14)Secure eraser: none
    15)Browser and refferer blocking:
    16)Web-bugs,counters filter (prefix): none
    17)Cookie Manager: Settings in IE
    1:cool:Ip and annymous tools: NAT
    19)Firewall: Router
    20)Outward bounds protection: Hosts files
    21)Encrpyion file: none
    22)Email encryption: none
    23)Password Manager: none

    Regards,

    Gerard
     
  9. srfox

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    Yes, I need to update it, although if you go further down you will see, I said "A better one is: IESpyAd. I don't use the other one anymore, so I need to remove it. Also, I now Have the paid version of X-cleaner which is great when traveling or using someone else's computer which I am doing now. Also, I need to add info about www.fronture.com which I am using now as it is a remote access password manager called Aha Password Manager. On my regular computer I use and highly recommend RoboForms.
     
  10. Any comments? Is this system fairly secure? I run <b>almost</b> 100% freeware.

    On access programs

    Jetico firewall
    Panda (or AVAST)
    MS antispyware
    Snoopfree privacyguard
    SSM
    Prevx
    Processguard 2.0
    MJ registry watcher
    Proxomitron+sockscap+TOR
    Javacool filewatcher
    Firefox

    By category

    1)Antivirus

    Active : Panda or AVAST depending on mood

    On demand : Escan free, Etrust free, Bit defender free, Antivir, AVG , Winclam, F prot-dos,

    2)Anitrojan

    Active : Nil :(

    On demand : A2 squared , Ewido free, Rkdetector, Extroyan

    3a)Spyware/Adware control

    Active : MS antispyware (will switch to tea-timer later , also spywareguard)

    Also spywareblaster ,IE spyad, Hpguru hosts

    On demand : Ad-aware, Spybot,Pest Patrol, Bazooka, Cwshredder,aboutbuster,HJT

    3b) Spyware/Keylogger

    Active : Snoopfree privacyguard

    On demand: Those in 3a plus Xcleaner, elbtech scan


    4)Registry Monitor

    Active : MJ registry watcher, PrevX /SSM (backup)

    On demand: Nil

    5)Startup Monitor

    Active : MJ registry watcher

    On demand : Starter, a2hijackfree, autoruns, autostartup viewer, autostart explorer.

    6)Application/processes/file area Monitor

    Active : SSM (will switch to Processguard or Winsonar) , Process Guard free 2.0 (to block drive and services from running etc), Prevx (to watch file accesses)

    7)Script control

    Active : Script defender, Prevx

    :cool:Web-browsing sandbox

    Active: IE runs on restricted accounts via dropmyrights, maybe AVAST's new webshield,

    9)Popup killer

    Firefox (built in)

    Adshield for IE.

    Maxthon (built in)

    10)Banner replacement

    Adblock for firefox

    Adshield/proxomitron for IE

    Adhunter for Maxthon

    11)Homepage Guard

    MJ registry watcher, PrevX, MS antispyware all watch IE settings.

    12)IE clean

    MRUBLASTER, Eraser + bat file. Will switch to Cleancache once problem with secure deletion is fixed.

    13)MRU and tracks cleaning

    MRUblaster, Spybot S&D , Crapcleaner + eraser and bat file.

    14)Secure eraser

    Eraser.

    15)Browser and refferer blocking

    Builtin in firefox
    Proxomitron

    16)Web-bugs filter (prefix)

    Proxomitron.

    17)Cookie Manager

    Built in.

    1:cool:Ip Hiding

    JAR or TOR

    19)Firewall

    Linksys WRT54G,Jetico firewall ,

    20)Outward bounds protection

    Jetico firewall

    21)Encrpyion file

    PGP, Truecrypt

    22)Email encrpytion

    PGP

    23)Password Manager

    Passwordsafe, Firefox master password.

    24)Spam filtering

    POPFILE, Spamgourmet

    25) Intergrity tool checkers

    On access : Javacool's file checker
    On demand : Fingerprint

    OTHERS

    Portmappers : Activeports, TCPview
    System tools: Processexplorer,packmon,regmon,dependency walker,processviewer,killbox, Advanced process terminator
    Hardening tools : Secureit, Qwifix (not used), xpliter, xpantispy, safexp, bugoff, Windows worm door cleaner, DSOstop2

    It's a bitch to configure, but they all play nicely together.
     
  11. rv003

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    Looks like about one of the best setups I've seen around here so far. Now you're not Paranoid :D............or are you? ;)
     
  12. rv004

    rv004 Guest

    Not so good AV resident program. No good Trojan memory scanner. Untested personal firewall. The setup is adequate but not as good as one running NOD32/KAV/TDS/BOCLEAN/Outpostpro .
     
  13. Infinity

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    it is all freeware and one of the best freewares available!! nice
     
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