Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by dja2k, Dec 15, 2005.
What is your list of security programs that you are using right now?
Primary: Appdefend/Regdefend, Online Armor, and Safe'n'Sec
AV: F-Prot or KAV 6.0 beta
Secondary: Spywareblaster, and Spybot installed, but don't run it.
I would also include First Defense partially as a security app.
That is about the same setup I have ...
KAV beta 2006 22.214.171.124
Online Armor 126.96.36.1990
HIPS: Appdefend (will buy regdefend later)
Backup/restore: Firstdefence ISR
I would like to add Firefox as a security app using it I have no use for antispyware apps.
Ghost Security Suite (not registered )
Arovax Antispyware beta
Steganos antispyware 2006
I have different setups for everyday work and for testbed. My base appplications, however, were always Tiny 2005 Pro + KAV5, with RD and PG. After testing the latest SnS 2.0, I am pretty impressioned by this program. It offers really excellent net access control together with application/process/file/registry protection. It is generally all what I need. The ruleset customisation is sufficient. What I particulary appreciate is the possibility to control application spawning in both direction (parent,child). Comparing to Appdefend it is more complete product, working lightly with no hassle. Without denying a great potential of Appdefend, I must say it is not usable for me in actual beta stage. To appreciate it's quality I will have to wait the final release (at least, I think). Actually, I am seriosly considering dumping all other security apps for my principal setup, leaving only SnS with a resident AV behind a router firewall.
Spyware blaster and adaware on demenad.
Look 'n' Stop
And on demand BitDefender
ProcessGuard Full locked-down and ZoneAlarm Free.
Firefox with NoScript also.
Fully updated windows xp
Limited user account
Netgear RP614 v2 Router w/NAT & SPI
Disabled most WinXP SP2 services
Windows Worms Door Cleaner
Peace & Love,
I also use various application's on-demand, but the resident apps are more important.
Edit: Changed Zonealarm 6 to Sygate. Was playing up with the net access on some of my apps. Went back to Sygate. Still love this old thing...
ZA Free 6.0.667.000
AVG Pro 7.1
Proxomitron (with Kye U's filters)
Everything under the sun lol
Just curious - Those of you using NOD32, is that because you still have an active key or you just pick it over KAV or others?
For those of you using appdefend or safe'n'sec, do you have the network module active in safe'n'sec and do you mind the network being active on appdefend being you can't shut it off yet?
My NOD32 key is still active until mid-february, after I don't know yet. I may give a try to KAV before make a final decision.
I'm working on a new security setup :
1. ZoneAlarm Free
It's called "Extreme Virtual Minimalism" (EVM) or
"Extreme Virtual Madness", whatever you like.
I have a valid NOD32 and KAV key, so I switch between applications (have current images with both installed )
Yeah I have a valid key for Nod32 as well , but ever since I been playing with KAV\KIS 2006, I had to uninstall it. I never had a problem with NOD32 whatsoever, it is still a good AV.
Windows XP Home SP2 (automatic updates set to prompt)
Linksys Router RT31P2 (hardware firewall)
Outpost Pro Firewall 3.0.557.5918 (437)(real-time spyware protection enabled)
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0.390 (extended database enabled)
DiamondCS ProcessGuard 3.150
DiamondCS WormGuard 3
RegDefend 2.001 (with custom Ghost Files from Kent and Tony Klein)
SpyBot Search & Destroy 1.4 (Immunize enabled)
SpywareBlaster 3.4 (and Custom Blocking List: http://koti.mbnet.fi/pattaya1/swb3.htm 12/13/05)
MVPS Hosts File (12/12/05)(Hosts File Manager Version 188.8.131.52 & HostsMan 1.2)
FraudEliminator 2.3 anti-phishing toolbar (for IE6)
Resident On Demand Scanners
Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06
A-squared scanner 1.6.1
Mischel TrojanHunter 4.2
Kephyr Bazooka 1.13.03
Trend Micro CWShredder Version 2.19
F-Secure Blacklight Rootkit Elimination 2.2.1007
Sysinternals RootkitRevealer 1.56
CounterSpy spyware scan
Help2Go Detective, HijackThis log file analysis (HijackThis Analyzers)
Jotti's malware scan
McAfee online virus scan
Trend Micro anti-spyware for the web
Trend Micro Housecall online virus scan
Webroot Spy Audit
X-Clean Micro (XBlock.com) spyware scanning
Zone Labs online spyware detector
Maybe a bit paranoid, but I feel safer
Never could be too safe there G1111 ! Its all good. I changed my AV for NOD32 for now, since I gave up playing with the whole KAV\KIS 2006. Too much installing and removing messed up my system, had to re-image and went with NOD32 for now. I saw a difference right away from KAV 5 to NOD32 , don't know why I didn't see that before, but NOD32 + L'n'S is working flawless with Ghost Security Appdefend\Regdefend, Online Armor, and Safe'N'Sec 2.0 + AV. I am also behind a Linksys WRT54G firewall router with Sveasoft's Alchemy V1.0 Firmware. I will see what the future holds for me with Kaspersky as I have not given up as of yet. Now a lot of people say that with NOD32, you have to add some kind of protection for spyware\adware as they say KAV is better to block those than NOD32, so maybe I will add Ewido (active) back to the mix though too much of a memory hug. Don't know if I want to add Prevx1 and if it will help though. Also, I used to use RegRun Gold which I stopped from using a while back, don't know if I should add that too this setup - some stuff it had was good like tha anti replace and others might just overlap.
I'm just learning... but here's my setup:
Router (BEFSX41 V1.45.7) 10... IP
NAT (BEFSX41 V1.45.7) 192..IP
Black Ice Defender
And I keep Windows updated...
Decisions, decisions. I am happy with KAV 5 now, but if they go with a security suite and don't allow the AV by itself I will switch to NOD32. Waiting to see what happens with ProcessGuard and Appdefend. Right now everything is smooth, but who knows what the next version brings (for any software). Chances are that many won't have the same setup 6 months from now that they are using today (at least not the same identical setup).
I've tried all sorts of combinations with other excellent programs, but in terms
of minimal impact and effectiveness, I think I'll stay with this for a long time.
One thing I have noticed about the current Kaspersky beta (KIS or KAV) is that the installation program is extremely granular. You are given a lot of latitude to not install specific functionality in both packages. From what I've seen, you will be able to install a pure AV if desired.
Thanks Blue. I have not tried the KIS Beta.
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