What Hips and hardening would you suggest for a brand new computer?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Rilla927, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    Greetings gang!

    Its been a while! I'm purchasing a new computer and I want suggestions for a light efficient setup to cover all the bases with the best that I can purchase and lock-down this computer.

    I've been out of the groove so to speak so I have no idea whats going on in the software world so I will need suggestions with a setup that would work with a good AV and firewall.

    This is going to be a very fast laptop I custom order, so it will have lots of ram and plenty of CPU power.

    Thanks!
     
  2. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    Osarmor by nvt
     
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  4. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

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    We use what's already in there (Windows Defender and Windows Firewall) along with Malwarebytes on all our systems here and never had any problems with malware, or bogging systems down.

    Just keep Windows and your security updated and avoid risky behavior like participating in illegal filesharing via torrents and P2P sites, and don't be "click-happy" on unsolicited downloads, attachments, popups and links - the same precautions necessary regardless your security setup.
     
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    Floyd 57 Registered Member

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    This thread is basically the "what's your security setup" one :D

    But, to add to the "discussion", anything that's not an AV and you're good, OP
     
  8. Chuck57

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    Comodo firewall at Cruelsister's settings. If that isn't to your taste, OSAmor or Exe Radar Pro.
     
  9. blacknight

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    Actually I think that it is the best solution.
     
  10. ichito

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    SpyShelter?...but is paid.
     
  11. 93036

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    Interested. Avast Free for Education is no longer available for the small school I support. Where can I find Cruelsister's settings?
     
  12. Chuck57

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    On youtube... Cruelsister1, then look for Comodo firewall settings. Here's the link, if it's allowed to stay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vktNQCwB2UY
     
  13. shmu26

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    Comodo firewall has issues on Windows 1809. I cannot recommend it. If the computer is running 1803 or earlier, then Comodo firewall is relevant (but still not the tightest security available).
     
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