What do you guys use in order to protect your PCs?

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  1. TylerV

    TylerV Registered Member

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    I suggest some kind of sharing the experience:) What do you guys use in order to protect your PCs? As far as I know specialist recommend to use three basic means: firewall, anti-spyware and anti-virus. So what do you use? Please also add links. So, I think I'll be the first. So here is my recipe of 'total protection'

    Firewall: Comodo(www.personalfirewall.comodo.com)

    Anti-Spyware: Anti-Keylogger anti-keyloggers.com as permanent protection and Ad-Aware(www.lavasoftusa.com/) for scanning

    Anti-Virus: NOD32(www.eset.com)

    Waiting for your 'recipes':thumb:
     
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    Re: Good Article

    If you ask five "specialists" you will probably get five different recommendations of "basic means."

    Without knowing a user's computing knowledge and habits, I can't see how a recommendation can be made from afar off.

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    rich
     
  4. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Re: Good Article

    Hello,

    Without debating about the meaning of "specialist" word, I agree. You can ask to ten people and have ten different answers. Personally, I've made two articles to help securing Windows, and in the last one anti-spyware is not considered basic at all (in fact I suggest you can use no anti-spyware).

    It seems impossible anyway to give a basic setup fitting to everyone :)

    Regards,
    gkweb.
     
  5. ccsito

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    Most security "specialists" probably say to use at least an AV and firewall and AS software since adware is becoming so prevalent. It's a shame that you have to "lock down" the Operating System in order to use your PC now. Back in the old BBS days, that wasn't much of a concern.:(

    I think the first barrier of defense that I use now is my "magnifying glass" of what I encounter going online. I scrutinize all email and all websites/downloads that I come across first. Anything of suspicious origin is ignored.
     
  6. solcroft

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    Sandboxie, ThreatFire, Windows Firewall, Returnil, Proxomitron. Happily clicking on every malicious link I can find with my copy of WinXP and IE6 which have gone unpatched for 4 years. I'm currently waiting for the new versions of GeSWall and SafeSpace to see if they can tempt me away from Sandboxie, as well as looking for a viable alternative to Proxomitron (unfortunately Proximodo looks as dead as a doornail as well).
     
  7. herbalist

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    The core of my security package is Kerio 2.1.5, SSM free, and Proxomitron. The 3 combined enforce a default-deny security policy that has allowed me to browse where I please without any problems for over 2 years now. No AV, anti-spyware, anti-trojan, etc installed.
    Rick
     
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    Linux with Firestarter. That's it.
     
  9. Dark Shadow

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    nod32/kerio firewall/spyblaster/windows Defender/
     
  10. the Tester

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    It depends on your connection.I will be going to DSL later this month and I know that a router is strongly suggested.
    In addition I will be keeping Online Armor free edition for the software firewall.
    An antivirus is a good idea too.I am currently using Vba32 Personal.
    I use WinPatrol Plus and SAS free,also A-Squared free scanner.
    I sometimes use Sandboxie and almost never use IE as a browser.
     
  11. farmerlee

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    Hardware firewall.
    F-Prot.
    Defensewall.
     
  12. gerardwil

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    Router FW/NAT
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    LSP monitor
    (that is the realtime things)

    Gerard
     
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    ThreatFire & AntiVir, that's it. Oh yea, a guard-dog too! Rough neighborhood and all....
     
  14. Kerodo

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    Just using Avira Premium on a freshly reformatted system here.. Don't feel the need for anything else but that and the router...
     
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    Avira Premium on quad core and dual XEON PCs, nothing else.
     
  16. sukarof

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    Limited account and Look´n´stop firewall.
     
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    Ccsito, if you don't mind me asking, in what way do you first scrutinize your email and websites/downloads and is "magnifying glass" a name of some sort of program or are you just using that phrase generically?
     
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    An UTM Linux/BSD distro using Squid/Dansguardian (?)
    He's talking about common sense/safe hex ;)
     
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    Anyone using WebCleaner?
     
  20. Long View

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    What do you guys use in order to protect your PCs?

    I keep mine chained to concrete blocks - there is a greater probability of them getting stolen than contaminated.
     
  21. feniks

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    Re: Good Article

    I just want to thank you for your article (part 1 also) I will recommend them to read for all my friends as base from which everybody interested in security should start. Before questions like - which firewall is the best etc. Thank you.
     
  22. jpcummins

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    Realtime: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate, Trend Micro Anti-Spyware, Comodo BOClean, SpywareBlaster, SnoopFree.

    On Demand: AVG Anti-Spyware, AVG Anti-Rootkit, RootkitRevealer.

    Online: BitDefender, ESET.

    I intend on in the future to replace Trend Micro Anti-Spyware with SuperAntiSpyware.

    On Demand/Online scans are used alternately.
     
  23. Chuck57

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    Had Blink until a few days ago, then felt the crazed need to try something else. Went to Webroot Desktop Firewall and it ran great until just a short time ago when I started getting the blue screen. Removed Webroot and everything is fine. I don't know the problem. It was great for a couple of days, and I bragged about it in another thread today.


    So, I have Sandboxie covering my Netscape browser and Returnil engaged to handle all the rest. That might be overkill, but it's all working nicely. And, AVAST antivirus and a hardware firewall in my router and another firewall in our modem.
     
  24. Slovak

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    Router+KAV, that's all I need. D-Link DGL-4500 gaming router and KAV 7. I never get infected, and neither does my son.
     
  25. OHM

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    ThreatFire
    Opera
    Vista Firewall
    Router (Hardware Firewall)
    NOD32

    a bit of an overkill, eh?
     
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