Security setup,anything else needed?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Gigabyte, Nov 7, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Gigabyte

    Gigabyte Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Posts:
    163
    Location:
    NC,USA
    This isn't a mine is better than yours thread,I just need to know what you think of my setup and if I may need anything else.

    Real time:
    Avira Premium
    Norton Antibot

    On demand:
    sas
    a2
    malwarebytes

    Thanks:D
     
  2. Saraceno

    Saraceno Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Posts:
    2,404
    You could replace Norton AntiBot with the free ThreatFire or the paid Mamutu.

    You using a firewall if you're running XP? If on vista, the vista FW is decent.
     
  3. Gigabyte

    Gigabyte Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Posts:
    163
    Location:
    NC,USA
    I'm using xp and Avira has a firewall. I'll check into Mamutu.:)
     
  4. icr

    icr Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Posts:
    1,588
    Location:
    Mumbai
    U r using good security products make sure all are timely updated
     
  5. Seer

    Seer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Posts:
    1,596
    Location:
    Singidunum
    I don't know if anything else is needed... do you? There are classical HIPSes, behavior blockers, sandboxes, leakproof firewalls... The question is what do you want to achieve exactly?
     
  6. Macstorm

    Macstorm Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Posts:
    2,531
    Location:
    Sneffels volcano
    You are fine with that setup :isay:
     
  7. Gigabyte

    Gigabyte Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Posts:
    163
    Location:
    NC,USA
    Thanks. I may replace antibot with Mamutu when it expires,looks promising.Thanks for the help.:thumb: ;)
     
  8. curious george

    curious george Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Posts:
    218
    Yea, your pretty much set. You could use hardening tools and all, to close out those exploits, but your pretty much set
     
  9. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Posts:
    2,433
    Location:
    Europe

    You need a real HIPS, not only a behaviour IDS like Mamutu is.
     
  10. Criss

    Criss Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Posts:
    186
    what real hips would u recommend?? :D

    Comodo D+ is a real hips right?
     
  11. gery

    gery Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Posts:
    1,785
    just trust and like your set up .you are protected
     
  12. 3xist

    3xist Guest

    Yep. :)
     
  13. Saraceno

    Saraceno Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Posts:
    2,404
    If the original poster has been happy with Antibot, that is a program with few prompts, then Mamutu or ThreatFire are similar, but have been tested by users to be more effective. I'd say from reading the threads and seeing users test the products (recent one here), Mamutu is currently top of the hill, followed by the latest ThreatFire, then Norton Antibot.

    Mamutu is great with the community ratings, incase if you are aware from your system, or are unsure of the action to take, then it selects what other users have selected. Also has paranoid mode, which gives it a boost.

    ThreatFire is great as it is free and also includes an on-demand AV, although not the best, but a nice touch for the price.

    If you're after more configurable setups, which might be complex, then give the program 'malware defender' a run, as very positive comments coming from users in its thread. Once off licence is a little high, but it is a lifetime licence and the developer is continually posting on these boards.

    If you're after a slightly different program, splitting your programs from trusted and everything else as 'untrusted', then you also have DefenseWall. Once again, developer is on here everyday helping users with the program and it seems to pass anything thrown at it. :thumb:

    Mamutu, Malware Defender and DefenseWall all have 30 day trials, so you can hav a few months of testing these products out before you make your choice.
     
  14. emperordarius

    emperordarius Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Posts:
    1,218
    Location:
    Who cares
    I think that you can safely ditch mbam and a2, and keep sas. It would be even better if it was on realtime.
    BTW, Comodo's HIPS is very powerful, if you wish to answer more popups, I think it's better than AntiBot.
     
  15. Gigabyte

    Gigabyte Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Posts:
    163
    Location:
    NC,USA
    thanks for the replies.:D
     
  16. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    12,883
    Location:
    Canada
    the good thing about comodo is that you could get 2 in 1 protection:1)firewall(strong)2)hips(it is like gold):D
     
  17. Mars

    Mars Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Posts:
    24
    Location:
    Canada
    i have the same setup, however, i run a 64bit comp. so my options are minimal, but enjoy it nonetheless!
     
  18. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Posts:
    4,222
    An imaging program (preferably with images stored on a USB drive), if you don't have one, is an absolute must IMO, especially to protect your OS against your configuration mistakes.

    Using a virtualizer/sandbox application will make surfing anywhere malware free.
     
  19. Saraceno

    Saraceno Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Posts:
    2,404
    Comodo firewall is a great product. But keep in mind if a user is used to minimal alerts, Comodo and D+ is at the opposite end, giving many alerts.

    Osaban, good post. A number of imaging programs (Acronis/Paragon). For browsing, install sandboxie as it is lightweight, solid, and free. :)
     
  20. Gigabyte

    Gigabyte Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Posts:
    163
    Location:
    NC,USA
    I have been looking at Acronis. Can I save everything,(including the OS) to a USB drive? If not,i could pick up an external hd. I'll look into sandboxie.
     
  21. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Posts:
    5,857
    Gigaybyte, When you have a Maxxtor or Seagate drive use the free version of Acronis = Maxxblast. What is also a nice program is Macrium Reflect™ v4.2 Free Edition
     
  22. andyman35

    andyman35 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    2,336
    Also DriveimageXML is a very good option.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.