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Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by starfish_001, Jan 11, 2006.

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  1. starfish_001

    starfish_001 Registered Member

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    My setup these days is tweaked with too much overlap for my liking?

    So I would like comments on what to drop - and why? or I guess what to add...

    Real-time
    Outpost firewall - HW firewall Stateful firewall
    NOD anti-virus / KAV depends on machine
    PC Tools Spyware Doctor
    RegRun with AntiHacker - u/l lic
    SpywareBlaster
    Online Amour - not sure about keeping Outpost + AppDefender/PG do this
    DefenseWall - main machine only
    Process Guard or AppDfender - depends on Machine
    RegDefender Free - depends on machine
    Proxomitron web-filter (with Kye-U filters) or Webwasher depends on machine
    Safe N Secure - not installed free lic but I think/feel it is able to compete against the other hips - particulary in repsect to "Behaviour Blockers"


    On-demand
    Spybot S&D
    Ewido anti-trojan
    A2 anti-trojan
    BitDefender
    TDS
    Port Explorer


    Tweaks
    SafeXP
    HTAStop
    Computer Security Tool - free lic
    Secure-It

    All Windows machines running also:

    First Defence ISR
    CCleaner
    DropMyRights
    Firefox browser
    Opera browser
    TOR / GhostSurf sometimes
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    I'd say (this is a recommendation ONLY!!)
    Use either Online Armor or DefenseWall or ProcessGuard or AppDefender but not all 4.
    You do not need RegRun or RegDefender if you use any of the above.
    You do not need Safe 'N' Sec.

    On-demand stuff doesn't hurt. It's the matter of HD space.

    Do you use Spyware Doctor paid?

    TDS is a bit outdated.

    Mrk
     
  3. starfish_001

    starfish_001 Registered Member

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    Thanks

    I have kinda settled on DefenseWall and ProcessGuard

    RegRun does provide good registry tracking - I agree defensewall takes care of internet apps .... but I like to know what is being changed by apps locally


    As a Safe 'N' Sec beta tester - I have a soft spot for it - but no real need @ moment.


    Spyware Doctor paid? Yep got a free license off a magazine offer seems quite good. Outpost has a realtime module in any case
     
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    Really, what magazine and is the offer still good? Thx.
     
  5. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

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    If you use IE6 IE-SPYAD (a block list for restricted sites zone):

    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/resource.htm

    I also use a Hosts File (MVPS) this is another simple tool that does not use system resources:

    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

    Other than the overlapping coverage in process and registry defense you seem to have most things coverd.

    TDS is no longer being supported so I may drop that. I use TrojanHunter (Gavin Coe is now doing updates for TH).
     
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    starfish_001 Registered Member

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    Yep - PCPro in the UK December issue closed 17th dec
     
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    starfish_001 Registered Member

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    I did use blockpost in Outpost for a while.


    With Ewido anti-trojan and A2 anti-trojan I never really felt exposed because of TDS support ... there are some nice tools in it - but I don't tend to use it much
     
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