What is your security setup these days?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by dja2k, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

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    To me, all files and programs are "risky", that's why I dont stop running them sandboxed.

    In my mind, Trust No Program is how it is...

    Bo
     
  2. jmonge

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    good to know man:thumb:
     
  3. Dark Shadow

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    That's a good way of thinking.Trust no program.
     
  4. bo elam

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    Saludos Sr. Monge.

    Bo
     
  5. jmonge

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    thanks:thumb:grasias:)
     
  6. ams963

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    I sure did. I just love all the bumping and hassle of an AV. :D
     
  7. ams963

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    Nope. I've retired now. And have sold the Iron Man tech to the Government. It's just the real me now.:D
     
  8. ams963

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    Here you go.;)
     
  9. ams963

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    That's a little over paranoia. Don't you think Bo? I mean if that's your preferred philosophy(ok maybe it's not the correct term, but you know what I mean) then you would always be sitting in a enclosed super protective capsule in some laboratory in fear of Trust no particles for they could be pathogens, intoxicating compounds, etc. :D
     
  10. Kaizs

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    Avira - Best free detection with realtime protection even, without additional protection that maybe, useless if don't have adequate signature like Avira except for behavioural detection.

    Malwarebytes - Best free malware removal, very thoroughly to cleanup malware to the deep.

    Emsisof anti malware - Best free ultimate detection, true detection that can detect almost malware and sometime, federal trojan.

    Zonealarm - Best free firewall, the experienced firewall that care your identity data. Also, it is PCmag Editors' Choice

    SpyShelter - Best free HIPS and anti keylogger, but webcam, sound and networkspy-logger(VPN like SpotFlux can prevent this networkspy) for paid user. After tried several HIPS, I think SpyShelter is the fastest HIPS response.

    GeSWall - Best free sandboxing, can prevent keylogger too but not as good as SpyShelter.

    ToolWiz TimeFreeze - Best free system change prevention, but not effective against sophisticated rootkit (can be prevented by anti malware above or HIPS). I think ToolWiz TimeFreeze is now most stable light light virtualization

    SpotFlux - Best free full featured VPN, after tried several VPN, I think SpotFlux is the fastest VPN

    WOT - Best free to know trusted website

    KeyScrambler - Best free keystrokes encryption

    DNScrypt from OpenDNS - Best free DNS encryption

    (^_^)
     
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  11. Brandonn2010

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    According to the BTL thread they are releasing a new version in 2 weeks that may use HTTPS.
     
  12. ams963

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    Until then stay away from BTL.

    @KaizsYou should probably use IMO at the end of your post for all those 'Best free' in the post. :D
     
  13. bo elam

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    No, actually. thats taking everything that SBIE offers and using it is all about.

    Like I said earlier, I feel comfortable doing it like this. Antiviruses make me nervous, at least twice I remember feeling excited about a new version of an AV coming out, only to be a real bummer. The second time that happened, I took the AV off and did not look for a replacement.

    I know its hard for you to understand how I feel but its sort of like, for me, doing things the way I am doing it, my stress level when using the PC is about 1. If I was using a real timer and a couple of scanners all the time together with a HIPS and only using SBIE for certain things, the level would go up to around 8.

    Bo
     
  14. ams963

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    I absolutely understand. I still think you could give HMP a chance. I mean the only two things that haven't changed over the years in my setup are sbie and HMP.

    By the way, I use all those things and also sbie full time. So where do you think my level is right now?
     
  15. shureu

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    Current setup

    Windows 7 x64

    Avast free
    Default Windows 7 firewall
    Sandboxie- Browsers, thunderbird, and per case basis for installing programs.
    (Firefox with addons- WOT, Ad-block+, No script)
    Dns service is opendns.

    On demand scanners
    MBAM free
    Hitman pro free
    Emsisoft emergency kit

    Kind of new the whole security thing have always had a basic setup but looking to get a better setup so any suggestions or corrections would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  16. STONEMAN

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    Sanboxie is your main player keeping bad stuff out while on the web,really cant see anything getting past this.
    You also have avast and 2 very good ondemand scanners so all looks
    fine to me :thumb:
     
  17. THESAWISFAMILY2005

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    firefox
    avast 7 free
    hitman pro free
    privatefirewall 7
    emisoft anti malware
    opendns
    keyscrambler


    anything else i should add?
     
  18. THESAWISFAMILY2005

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    whats the difference between emisoft antimalware free and emisoft emergency kit?
     
  19. ams963

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    Malwarebytes Antimalware free, Sandboxie free and solid backup solutions- a cloud backup solution for personal data and a drive imaging solution.
     
  20. tomazyk

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    :thumb: Your setup looks good to me. I would suggest you to add software to backup your system - for quick recovery, if something goes wrong. And also backup your personal data to external USB disk.
     
  21. kjdemuth

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    I'm loving Kingsoft AV. I'm not really sure if the detection is any good. I like all the features. USB scan, mult av engines, exploit scan. I was going to go back to panda pro. I think I'll stick around with kingsoft AV for a while. It would be great if they gave some confirmation on what engine its using.
     
  22. ams963

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    Plus a cloud backup solution like Dropbox or SkyDrive.
     
  23. luciddream

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    If that's the way you feel, then it's not for you. I saw someone in the AV forum say they felt like "living dangerously", ditching the AV. If you feel that way, you're not ready for it.

    You should feel like you've been lugging around a dead weight for years (resource wise), that isn't doing anything worthwhile. And not only feel just as safe, but maybe even safer as a result of ditching it. These are the people that are ready.
     
  24. Dark Shadow

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    I totally agree with everthing.:thumb:
     
  25. Sevens

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    I don't think it is that big of a change. If your anti-virus is catching stuff you need it. If it never does anything your ready to go without. I ran Defensewall by it self for a long time and got along fine. It kept things broke up enough they couldn't do damage. But remnants are still going to be there so you use a antivirus either to look for them or try to remove them. No big deal it is just how you prefer to deal with it. Now I run CIS and the computer is just as responsive and if it warns me of something I reinstall image and it is good as new, Probably. But what I like about a anti-virus is you are warned at all all detections so you fix it one way or another. Without you are depending on online scanners anyway.
     
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