What is the minimum number of security software before you feel safe?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Fernando Villegas, Dec 9, 2005.

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How many security software do you need before you feel quite safe?

  1. 0 - Just hardware router

    6.4%
  2. 1

    11.7%
  3. 2

    25.5%
  4. 3-4

    35.6%
  5. 5-6

    13.8%
  6. 7-10

    4.3%
  7. 10+

    2.7%
  8. I don't need anything except Windows firewall to feel safe.

    1.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Brian N

    Brian N Registered Member

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    AV + Firewall is good enough for me.
     
  2. 10+

    10+ Guest

    I'm in the 10+ catagory but I don't run everything realtime. I use most of the programs for scanning downloaded files and other uses not related to running the apps resident. ;)
     
  3. Larry38

    Larry38 Registered Member

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    Here are the ones I use, and still don't feel 100% safe.
    AVG Pro Home, Zone Alarm Free, Ewido Plus, a-squared, AdAware SE, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster, SpywareGuard, CW Shredder, Stinger, MSAS, HouseCall, CCleaner, Reg Cleaner, Firefox and Opera Browsers.
    All are latest versions, and updated.
    Default Browser is WXP Home SP2 fully updated.
     
  4. Sonap

    Sonap Registered Member

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    With 3-4. But i dont feel safe.
    Before one year i was install in my pc 2 AV and 6 anti-spyware programms.
     
  5. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

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    Packet filter(CHX-I) + Great Antivirus(NOD32) = Happy computer user, fast computer, malware free computer, and a good life :p

    Alphalutra1
     
  6. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Two - Firewall and AV
     
  7. hitbit

    hitbit Registered Member

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    I like to build my own security suite,
    McAfee Anti Virus + Firewall, TrojanGuard, WormGuard, CyberScrub Privacy Suite, Crap Cleaner, MailWasher, SiteHound, SpyBot, SpySweeper, CounterSpy, EULAlyzer and the NAT Firewall in my Router. All paid versions with the exception of SpyBot and Crap Cleaner.
    This combination costs a bomb but so far it has worked great.

    hitbit
     
  8. majorgeek

    majorgeek Banned

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    I’ve been telling people for years that software firewalls suck. I run a IPCop box at my house. I know tons of people who run BlackIce and other software firewalls. There is now a worm that is exploiting a hole in BlackIce. W32.Witty.Worm writes random bits to the hard drive, usually rendering it unsuable until it has been formated. Maybe now all thoughs people I have been telling not to use software firewalls will listen.
     
  9. dog [away]

    dog [away] Guest

    More stolen content :rolleyes: -> http://inyourgrill.org/2004/03/22//
     
  10. squash

    squash Registered Member

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    Windows Firewall and avast! for me
     
  11. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    For me...:rolleyes: I think the minimum is 9. :cautious: ;)

    Active:

    Windows XP Pro SP2 Firewall- set to no exceptions
    Avast Home Anti-virus
    WinPatrol
    ProcessGuard free

    Scanner and Hardening:

    Spybot S & D
    Ewido
    Windows Worm Doors Cleaners
    SafeXP
    Harden-IT
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2006
  12. Fernando Villegas

    Fernando Villegas Registered Member

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  13. squash

    squash Registered Member

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    2.

    Windows XP Home SP2 Limited Account (Hardened with Harden-it, Secure-it, SafeXP, WWDC)
    AntiVir | Windows Firewall
    Mozilla Firefox
    All personal files encrypted with TrueCrypt (Blowfish/Whirlpool) and drive is imaged to another hard drive

    No need for the useless antispyware, antitrojan paranoid things that never catch anything anyway. Security is nothing if it it useless
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2006
  14. EASTER.2010

    EASTER.2010 Guest

    For me, about 5.
     
  15. herbalist

    herbalist Guest

    If I count the AV as a single process, I have 8 continously running processes directly related to security/privacy. Depending on what I'm doing, this can go as high as 12. 3 others run at bootup, then terminate. 2 more work by association. Several others are either scheduled or cycle when certain applications are launched or are in use.
    Rick
     
  16. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I'm working on it, but if I still have more than 4 softwares, I won't be happy.
     
  17. FastGame

    FastGame Registered Member

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    AV and Firewall has proven safe on my systems :cool:
     
  18. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    Generically speaking, four programs;
    Firewall,Antivirus,Antitrojan/Antispyware/Alternative browser.

    That's a start or the minumum running, real-time programs.
     
  19. marcromero

    marcromero Guest

    Windows Firewall and KAV 5.0 do it for me.
     
  20. Rivalen

    Rivalen Registered Member

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    I use 4 on realtime, but MSAntispy mainly because its free and runs smooth - I could do without it and be down to 3.

    Best Regards
     
  21. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    1 - Outpost Firewall Pro - is more than enough for me with hardened IE an WinXP settings.
     
  22. EASTER.2010

    EASTER.2010 Guest

    Just to enhance my earlier figure directly. :cool:

    System Safety Monitor (Tops All Others On My Lists)
    CyberHawk (Beta but FORMIDABLE! no issues on XP Pro)
    Ewido (On-Demand Only but wouldn't be without it)
    FileChangeAlarm (Left over abandoned freeware that still serves a worthy purpose)
    InfoProcess's Launch Monitor (Probably overkill but adds additional confidence when you regularly do malware analysis like i enjoy)
    Kerio (2.15) (Solid Network Intrusion Shield)

    Those been my basic 6 for many months now and serve's my units very well.
     
  23. stalker

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    Precisely, nicely said squash I totally agree ...


    stalker
     
  24. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    For a long time now I've only had two. NOD2.50.25 and Ewido 3.5 along with a router.
     
  25. xincentre

    xincentre Registered Member

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    kis, spybot s&d, windows defender and icesword
     
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