What do you use to protect your computer?

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What do you use to protect your computer?

  1. Anti-Keylogger

    31 vote(s)
    21.2%
  2. Anti-Phishing

    30 vote(s)
    20.5%
  3. Anti-Rootkit

    50 vote(s)
    34.2%
  4. Anti-Spam

    24 vote(s)
    16.4%
  5. Anti-Spyware

    77 vote(s)
    52.7%
  6. Anti-Trojan

    48 vote(s)
    32.9%
  7. Anti-Virus

    115 vote(s)
    78.8%
  8. Disk Imaging/Recovery

    52 vote(s)
    35.6%
  9. Firewall (hardware)

    73 vote(s)
    50.0%
  10. Firewall (software)

    108 vote(s)
    74.0%
  11. HIPS

    64 vote(s)
    43.8%
  12. IDS

    7 vote(s)
    4.8%
  13. Non-signature Anti-Malware (antibot, PRSC, etc.)

    12 vote(s)
    8.2%
  14. Registry Protection

    24 vote(s)
    16.4%
  15. Sandboxing

    36 vote(s)
    24.7%
  16. Virtualization

    20 vote(s)
    13.7%
  17. Web Filtering (ad blocker, popup stopper, etc.)

    54 vote(s)
    37.0%
  18. Other (please specify)

    19 vote(s)
    13.0%
  19. None

    6 vote(s)
    4.1%
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  1. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    You can select multiple items.
     
  2. MikeNash

    MikeNash Security Expert

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    I voted other: A security suite...
     
  3. EASTER

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    Let's see now. My Layered Approach which is been consistent for more than a year with exception of the occasional updated programs ie:EQSecure for one.

    System Safety Monitor (full) + EQSecure 3.4 but not in tandem anymore.

    Power Shadow 2.6

    Tiny Watcher

    RKUnhooker

    Snoopfree

    Kerio 2.15

    RegProt

    FD-ISR

    NOD32

    SAS


    Some many years of actual security experience is my biggest asset. Surf safely, tighten browser or using a good alternative one. I've created an environment on ALL my units where this layered security serves in a sense as an active grid of Sensitive Sensors.

    I round out all of these above with PARAGON DRIVE BACKUP 8.51 + DRIVE SNAPSHOT images.

    The VERY BEST!!!! program i admire out of all of them is Leapfrog's creation of FD-ISR. This single rollback program has revolutionized and renewed my overall confidence and is amazingly complimented all of my shielding strategy as well as set an unstoppable pace for a more enjoyable and calmer computer experience than any other program bar none.
     
  4. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    I voted other.

    As I use Linux 95% + now. I run PCLinuxOS.
    http://www.pclinuxos.com/


    Seriously Linux should be an option. So many on Wilders use it.
     
  5. WSFuser

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    Disk Imaging/Recovery -> Acronis True Image

    Web Filtering -> AdBlock Plus, CookieSafe, and NoScript extensions for Firefox

    Other -> Kaspersky Internet Security (a suite), various hardening apps, nLited/vLited Windows with disabled services

    I forgot to check it but I also have Anti-Spyware -> SUPERAntiSpyware free
     
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  6. herbalist

    herbalist Guest

    I use Kerio 2.1.5, SSM free, and Proxomitron as my primary software defenses. These are supported by various file/filesystem integrity monitoring apps, AV scanners, numerous batch files, script protection, etc. If all this fails, I can restore using Acronis.

    Not long ago, I installed Smoothwall on an old PC and use it as a router/hardware firewall/IDS. I probably don't need it, as Kerio 2.1.5 never failed me, but it does give me a secure foundation on which to build a home network.
    Rick
     
  7. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Firewall, sandbox, integrity checking, security logs and UTM router.
     
  8. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Anti-computer!:D
     
  9. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Voted None, though I might also vote Other, since Vista is a limited account (UAC) with a sandboxed browser (IE7's Protected Mode), but OS does not count. [​IMG]
     
  10. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    I voted for antivirus and a software firewall. I also use pure limited account in XP and Vista. Disc imaging and snapshots.
     
  11. innerpeace

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    In addition to the apps in my sig. I have disabled many services, use MVPS hosts file, Spyware Blaster and Spybot S&D immunizations and NoScript and AdBlock Plus plugins for FF. Many of the programs in my sig combines a lot of the choices. For example: Online Armor 2 is a HIPS and Firewall and A2 Anti-Malware is an AT/AS and IDS all rolled into one. I also have many other cool on demand scanners and tools, some of which I'm still learning how to use :blink: .

    I'm also working on a backup plan. I have the software and I'm looking into the hardware ;).
     
  12. ErikAlbert

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    I use ShadowProtect for Image Backup of my system partition.
    I use Karen's Replicator for File Backup of my data partition.
    I need at least one backup software, that doesn't cause any activation problems, when I need it. My data is more important than my system.

    I use FirstDefense-ISR for :
    - Immediate System Recovery
    - cleaning up my system : all folders and registry, including infections.
    - keeping my system working properly constantly
    - second backup of my system partition
    My very best investment until now.

    I still use security software to prevent installation and/or execution of infections.
    - Look 'n' Stop + Router
    - Anti-Executable
    - DefenseWall
    I don't need a group of scanners for removal of infections. My frozen snapshot takes care of that and much better : complete, faster (2 minutes), during each reboot and without false positives or true negatives.
     
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  13. Meriadoc

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    Mainly with FirstDefense ISR, VMWare and True Image and use a hardware and software firewall. If I ever think I have a problem from looking at the logs and connections I use autoruns and system sleuthing programs. If I still feel I'm in trouble I'd then fire up winternals ERD commander or another live CD.
     
  14. farmerlee

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    My hardware firewall is the main protection for my system. Other than that its acronis trueimage, first defense ISR, virtual pc and powershadow.
    I do use other software but i change that as often as i change my underwear.
     
  15. beetlejuice69

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    I use OnlineArmor AV+ so I guess that means...Other.
     
  16. TonyW

    TonyW Registered Member

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    Apart from the usual AV+firewall, I'd add common sense to that list as well. ;)
     
  17. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    NAT router
    Antivirus
    Windows Updates
    Firefox as primary browser...

    and..common sense.
     
  18. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    I use:

    ShadowProtect - Imaging
    FDISR - Recovery
    VmWare - virtualization
    Sandboxie - Sandbox
    OA - HIPS plus Firewall
    ProSecurity - HIPS
    AE - installed but rarely used



    No AV's or AS's onboard

    Pete
     
  19. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    On various machines / systems / setups (some, all or none):
    none, firewall, virtualization, web filtering (browser), imaging, maybe a few others here and there.
    Mrk
     
  20. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

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    I have a hardware firewall (router, but then is there really a hardware firewall since the hardware has to run software itself ;) ), which is a Linksys WRT54G 3 so it runs iptables.

    Windows XP: avast! since it is the families pc

    NetBSD: None, but I may use pf if I get around to it
    OpenBSD: Same as above
    Arch Linux: Same as above, but replace pf w/ iptables, :doubt:

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  21. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    Software firewall-Comodo
    Antivirus-Avast
    Antispyware-SAS free,and A-Squared free.(These two programs also detect trojans)
    Other-not sure what category but I also use WinPatrol Plus.
     
  22. lodore

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    I voted for most stuff since kasperskys does most of the stuff listed in the poll.
    lodore
     
  23. 19monty64

    19monty64 Registered Member

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    4 voted none so faro_O WOW!!!
     
  24. Bob D

    Bob D Registered Member

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    It's up to 5 now.
    And roughly 1/3 with no AV.
    Interesting.
     
  25. Seer

    Seer Registered Member

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    Hello :)

    I voted:

    Firewall - software (no h/w, just the NAT router)
    HIPS
    Anti-Virus
     
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