Upgraded rig XP SP3 and Security Setup

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  1. Roger_

    Roger_ Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Having upgraded my rig, I am setting up a new setup of security software.
    Before, I was sticking with:
    - XP SP2
    - Jetico Firewall 1.0.1.61 (free)
    - NOD32 2.7 (paid)
    - Prosecurity 1.43 (Paid)
    - HostsMan
    - SpywareBlaster
    - EnoughIsEnough

    With this hardware upgrade, I am installing from scratch and, though I installed the slipstreamed XP SP2, I think it is now logical to update it to the latest SP3 patches.
    In the meanwhile, we got a new laptop with XP SP3 to be shared among our home users, I set it up with Avira free and Comodo Firewall with Defense+ (hardened according to Kees1958 advices from the thread https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=234443) and it has shown no problems so far.
    So, for my upgraded XP SP3 rig, though I was thinking of replacing Jetico with Comodo Firewall and Defense+, I still do not completely trust Defense+ HIPS capabilities...

    Questions:
    - Would Prosecurity 1.43 work with SP3 or should I look for its substitute, Real-time Defender? If so, where can I download RTD from?
    - Would EQSecure be better? Would it not be too tricky to learn to set up for an experienced Prosecurity user?
    - Or should I simply rely on hardened Defense+?
    - To replace EnoughIsEnough, is there a more practical tool to harden IE at demand that is not too mazy? I once tried sandboxing with GesWall and found it was a bit tricky...
    I usually browse the Net with Opera, ocasionally with Firefox, and just use IE as a last resource for IE-compatible only sites.
    - As I have gone through some threads reporting troubles with NOD32 v.3 and v.4, should I stick with 2.7 for SP3 or is it a no-no and I should upgrade (to 3 or 4?)?

    Thanks in advance,

    Roger
     
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    Roger_ Registered Member

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    Anyone?... :(
    Each and every advice/opinion is very welcome!

    Thanks!

    Roger
     
  3. Kees1958

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    Try comodo, Defense plus in clean PC mode (choose proactive protection) looks like PS or RTD free. I would stick to products which are being developed. To extra protect your browsers use the freebie:
    - EdgeGuard Solo free (from Blueridge)
    - AVG LinkScanner free

    You will be fine
     
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    Roger_ Registered Member

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    Thanks much, Kees, I will try that setup!
    Will Comodo do well if I just import the settings from the laptop installation (already set to Proactive and hardened, just wanted to avoid some duplicate work...)?
     
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    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    Should work, remove stale rules and try all internet facing aps once
     
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    RealTime Defender was soon discontinued, it seems to had being only a trial. As HIPS, CIS Defense + ( free ) or Malware Defender ( pay ). As fw why Jetico ? Comodo fw is one of the best, and free. Online Armor idem also if the free vesion is not much configurable.
     
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    EdgeGuard Solo is still being developed? I thought that AppGuard took it's place, and become a paid product?


    Regards
     
  8. Roger_

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    Yep, I am not keeping Jetico fw, definitely changing to Comodo's.


    That doubt also crossed my mind, especially after going through the thread Introducing EdgeGuard Solo Beta (zero-day malware defense)...

    Also, the EdgeGuard Solo setup file I downloaded from BlueRidge is a bit too old: dates back from April 2008.
     
  9. Roger_

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    Is there a kind enlightened mind willing to clear out these last questions on 'old' EdgeGuard Solo versus AppGuard?? :doubt:

    Thanks!
     
  10. Kees1958

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    EdgeGuard Solo is a stripped down version of the previous AppGuard. The beta still works great. I think BlueRidge will provide a new version after AppGuard gets a major update.

    Regards
     
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