Thoughts on Current Setup?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by mhallerman, Dec 27, 2006.

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  1. mhallerman

    mhallerman Registered Member

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    I hate these questions as much as the next person but... :)

    Currently use:
    1. Sandboxie to sandbox both FireFox & IE.
    2. SuperAntiSpyware resident and on-demand.
    3. NOD32 - "all" options enabled
    4. BoClean
    5. Windows Defender.

    So far with the above I have not been "hit" with anything the current setup did not handle.

    Am I missing anything critical? I'm behind a router though and I have MS Firewall turned off, but thought:

    1. Comodo might be an option.
    2. I was thinking about adding Pro-Security as a HIPS.

    Thoughts are appreciated.
    Mark.
     
  2. WSFuser

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    i dont know of anything critical you missed, though id remove Windows Defender.
     
  3. mhallerman

    mhallerman Registered Member

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    Thanks WFSUser,

    Why do you advise to remove WD? Is it redundant given SuperAntispyware?

    Also, how do you feel about adding either or both of COmodo and Pro-sec HIPS?

    Thanks,
    Mark.
     
  4. WSFuser

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    yes. and u also have boclean as well.
    comodo is a good firewall but given u already have a router/firewall, its inbound protection is redundant.

    u could use it for outbound security but ProSecurity can also be used for teh same purpose.
     
  5. mhallerman

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    Thanks again for the quick reply.

    I would gladly dump ms-wd, but Im not sure boclean nor superantispyware would notify me of added startup items and added services...That's just my current thought.

    If they don't, and if Pro-Security would, then I can get end-to-end coverage with

    1. Dumping MS WD
    2. Add no additional firewall other than the firewall in the router I currently use.
    2. The addition of Pro-Security to handle various things including outbound connection attampts.

    Thanks,
    Mark.
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    Is it redundant given SuperAntispyware?

    yes. and u also have boclean as well.

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    Also, how do you feel about adding either or both of COmodo and Pro-sec HIPS?

    comodo is a good firewall but given u already have a router/firewall, its inbound protection is redundant.

    u could use it for outbound security but ProSecurity can also be used for teh same purpose.
     
  6. WSFuser

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    are u rele keeping defender just for that? i think ProSecurity would cover those areas but i could be wrong.
     
  7. mhallerman

    mhallerman Registered Member

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    Sadly, yes. :)

    Will check out PS today...

    Mark.
     
  8. starfish_001

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    PS should cover that I'd look at SSM as well

    and perhaps OA as well


    Personally even behind a router I still want a firewall
     
  9. mhallerman

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    Thanks Starfish - I will be checking out SSM as well - I need to think about the inclusion of Comodo - I know it's very good repuation, but not sure it will be worth any additional system overhead given the other components I will be running -

    Thanks,
    Mark.
     
  10. starfish_001

    starfish_001 Registered Member

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    Also take a look at OA it will include a firewall in the next version might be just what you want


    Others to consider might be Safe and Secure and Prevx
     
  11. mhallerman

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    Yes, was looking at OA yesterday - I had tried it in the past as well, but for some reason I can't recall had stopped using it...

    Regards,
    Mark
     
  12. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Well Mark, Mrk says that if you're happy with your setup, it looks very well.
    Mrk
     
  13. mhallerman

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    Thanks - it's served me well so far (but always looking to improve it)

    :)
     
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