Seeking Advice

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Omnitech, Feb 21, 2008.

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  1. Omnitech

    Omnitech Registered Member

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    Hi!
    This is my first post in the Forum, and I seek some advice.
    -I have a 3-yr. old desktop Celeron D 2.53 GHz. with 2GB RAM.
    - I run Win XP Pro SP2.
    - My Internet Connection is a 1Mbps dial-up adsl.
    - I am not a Gamer, but I am a heavy Serfer.

    My Security Setup is:
    -Mozilla Firefox 2.0
    -Sanboxie 3.22 (free)
    -Online Armor 2.1 (free)
    -Rollback Rx 8.1 Pro
    -For my e-mail, I use Gmail and Yahoo! Accounts.

    After finishing each Internet session,
    I empty my Sandboxie and
    Rollback my system to a Partition-Clean snapshot created on the day I formatted my PC.
    To test my setup, I have downloaded and tried the evaluation version of the best
    Antivirus /Antispyware scanners. Up to now, nothing was found.

    I already tried ThreatFire, but it had a conflict with Online Armor.
    I used to have Spybot Search & Destroy, but I found it unnecessary
    when I abandoned Internet Explorer; with Firefox it found no threats.

    My question is the following:
    Apart from an Antivirus and Antispyware scanner,
    is there something else I can use to support my security?
     
  2. subset

    subset Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I think you answered the question by yourself.
    "I have downloaded and tried the evaluation version of the best
    Antivirus /Antispyware scanners. Up to now, nothing was found."

    This is the objective of a useful setup of security software, to stay clean.
    Objective accomplished.

    Cheers
     
  3. innerpeace

    innerpeace Registered Member

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    Hi and welcome Omnitech :)

    You might consider running as a Limited User if your software will allow you to. There are some ongoing discussions in the 'Software and Services' forum about LUA's. The program SuRun would allow you to selectively run any app. that needs admin privileges. Since your running XP pro, you could look into it's built in SRP (software restriction policy) settings. Look in the forum I mentioned for member tlu posts.

    Cheers,
    innerpeace

    Edit: Here are links to the 2 recent discussions.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=200772
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=196737
     
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  5. Omnitech

    Omnitech Registered Member

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    I'll see what I can do!

    Thank you ALL!
     
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