What else should I have?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Dragon43, Sep 12, 2007.

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  1. Dragon43

    Dragon43 Registered Member

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    New guy checking in.
    I have a small 'inhouse' network.
    On WildBlue satellite. ( I'm on a mountain top )
    2 Win-98se boxes,
    1 Linux (Ubuntu 6.06) box,
    1 Laptop, with XP.

    I run a Linksys router/switch and ZoneAlarm on the Win machines.

    I run AVG off the web when I suspect trouble.

    I clean with Registry Mechanic + Spybot.

    Anything else I should be doing?
     
  2. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    HI Dragon43 :)

    Wow: you're well equiped ! :thumb:

    So you have:

    a firewall (with the router) + ZA...

    an anti-virus ( AVG )

    Did you have it on all Windows PCs ?
    Did the "On Access" is enabled for your AV ?
    This is better than a scan after the infection ("ON Demand") ...

    an anti-spyware (SBS&D)

    But I have one remark about Registry Mechanic. This is a Registry cleaner and the utility of such "cleaner" is matter of controversies... IMHO this is not required and may causes some problems.

    I guess you need only a good backup/recovery system (eg Acronis...).

    And don't forget the most important factor in computer security:
    your common sense (also know as "safe-hex").

    But I'm sure you already know this. :thumb:

    Hope this help. Have a nice day.

    :)
     
  3. Dragon43

    Dragon43 Registered Member

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    You comments make me feel better already .. :D

    I do a regular mirror of my total HD on a regular basis. I loves me 'mobile trays'. A disconnected HD is a safe HD.

    Yes as to 'safe hex', first time I heard that one.... I like it. anyway, I have only a few people I do not worry about attachments and stuff and such. Some folks just get 'out going family mail' if you get my drift? A few others that I won't just ignore.... But since I have a sexy wife and many interest, I do not find that IO go places that are very dangerous. Besides, an 800 HZ processor on Win 98 with a 1 - 8 year old box depending on which part (I have a nice LCD screen and some old 10 - 40 gig 5400 RPM back-up HD's) is not much in demand from hi/jackers.

    I get cornfused a lot so you all will be seeing me around....

    Gus aka Dragon 43 aka Santa aka 3½¢
     
  4. trjam

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    I would run the AVG-AV freebie fulltime and AVG-AS freebie on demand. Of course I would add Sandboxie for total security, but thats just me.
     
  5. Dragon43

    Dragon43 Registered Member

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    I wish I could do all the things your 'sig' says but my world kinda makes that hard. LOL. I will take you suggestions into consideration... Thanks :cool:
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Looks good.
    How's the connection via satellite? Any major lags? What's your ul / dl?
    Do you perhaps game online?
    Mrk
     
  7. Dragon43

    Dragon43 Registered Member

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    Sorry, I don't game. Free Cell and Hearts is about it. Anal about Free Cell, on #11,062, doing in order, no skips, LOL.

    I'm on Wildblue, getting about 256 up and 1500 down. there is latency and big storms to the S/W of us will knock it out, same for TV (Dish).. On a mountain and never will see DSL or Cable, not enough customers. Maybe some day the WiFi will be better but not yet. Only place it really drags is 'secure' pages where a lot of hand shaking is going on.

    Lots better than dial-up but not as good for what I do as a DSL line I had in another place, it was 330 up and 770 down with IP's that would hold for 6 mo. or better. Could run my own server on that .

    Have a great day...

    Gus
     
  8. midway40

    midway40 Registered Member

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    Hey Gus! Another Wildblue user here :) (Laredo Beam 42--Pro Pack).

    I had to get it because I live in the sticks, lol.

    Happy sat-surfing! :D
     
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