What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Rompin Raider

    Rompin Raider Registered Member

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    I have to agree...it is right with WSA Compete on being light...and despite the usual biases against CIS, I haven't found anything to complain about over the past year of testing it. Trying the new beta now...interesting.:thumb:
     
  2. The Red Moon

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    Ive never had a reason to complain about CIS.i dont see myself why people would be biased against it.

    Im going to wait until v6 comes out of beta before upgrading and by what ive read here on wilders it seems a solid upgrade.:thumb:

    Ive never tried WSA so i dont know how light that is and i have seen a lot of negative comments about it on here.:doubt:

    Still i hope comodo v6 still runs stably for you in the future.:thumb:
    Regards.:D
     
  3. Djigi

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    Emsisoft Emergency Kit 3.0.0.1 BETA (with Beta updates enabled):

    - Completely new second scan engine from BitDefender (B) with even more efficient scans and greater detection rate.
    - Significantly less false alerts as they were usually caused by the former second scan engine.
    - Improved first scan engine (A) now runs faster than ever.
    - New performance settings for experts to configure the CPU use of the scanner.
    - Optimized malware cleaning to be able to restore registry entries that were affected by malware.
    - Faster online updates via smaller incremental downloads. This means hourly updates are ready for use without delay.
    - Improved user interface which is easy to understand, even for beginners.

    DOWNLOAD is more then 300MB :mad:
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  4. pablozi

    pablozi Registered Member

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    Comodo Internet Security 6 Beta
     
  5. trjam

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    back to Ikarus:thumb:
     
  6. jmonge

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    came back to WebRo0t 2012 set heuristics on high;)
    very light and fast
     
  7. malexous

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    On Windows 7 64-bit:

    Sandboxie.
    HitmanPro.
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

    I use Windows 7 mainly for gaming and use Arch Linux for most other things.
     
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  8. 1chaoticadult

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    Good to see you are still using this setup :) :thumb:
     
  9. Page42

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    Yes, thank you. My appreciation and respect for Sandboxie grows a little more each day.
    I have taken to closing my browser much more frequently in order to flush away any potential problems.
    Reliance upon the "other stuff" in my setup is going in the opposite direction. I still like having an AV, but I no longer feel it is essential.
    :thumb:
     
  10. Kyle1420

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    Sandboxie
    MBAM
    Win Patrol *puppy*

    edit: oh, and they are also life time licenses so I should be ok for a while to come :p
     
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  12. 1chaoticadult

    1chaoticadult Registered Member

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    Well said my friend. Keep it up ;) Oh BTW my setup is Built-in OS security + Sandboxie.
     
  13. tomazyk

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    Not much changes. brought Nod and Recuva back. Whole setup looks like this:

    System config and hardening:
    Using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
    Using Administrator account and UAC set to max.
    SRP rules enabled for all users (including Administrator).
    Autorun and Autoplay disabled.
    Unnecessary services disabled. Unnecessary features are turned off.
    Built-in Administrator and Guest accounts are disabled.
    Secure logon turned on.

    Network security:
    Router with firewall to block inbound connections.
    Wireless access secured with strong password. WPA2-PSK EAS encryption is used.
    Access from WAN disabled. UPnP disabled.
    Windows 7 firewall blocking inbound connections from LAN. Outbound connections not monitored.

    System and applications security:
    Sandboxie: Chrome and IE are always run sandboxed in separate sandboxes. Container is set on Gavotte RamDisk virtual disk. Content of sandbox is deleted once the last sandboxed program ends.
    EMET: system configured to recommended security settings, applications with all mitigations enabled. All internet-facing apps and apps that open files are subject to EMET mitigations.
    ESET Nod32 Antivirus: protecting my system partition and Outlook email.

    Data security:
    Browsers have no access to personal/sensitive data. Access blocked by Sandboxie.
    Acronis True Image: backup of system image to another HDD.
    Cobian Backup: backup of Outlook PST file and other frequently modified personal data.
    Manual backup of all important data to external disk.
    Using Keepass to store passwords. Unique password for each login.
    Truecrypt: store sensitive data in encrypted container.
    CCleaner to clean junk files and MRUs on demand.
    Recuva: undelete accidently deleted files.

    Internet security and privacy:
    Using Chrome for almost all on-line activities.
    Adblock Plus plugin for Chrome makes my internet experience clean.
    No third party cookies allowed.
    Sandboxes are automatically deleted when closing browser.
    OpenDNS for domain name resolutions.
    No Java instaled and no Flash in IE also. PPAPI Flash plugin in Crome enabled.

    Online banking security:
    All online banking and other purcheses are conducted in "clean" sandbox.
    Identification with personal certificate (access to certificate is password protected).
    My own personal message on login screen (anti-phishing feature).
    Strong login password.
    SMS received each time my certificate is used to login.
    When transfer to non-saved account is attempted, 2 random letters from additional password must be entered. Letters are selected through onscreen keyboard.
    Only payments through Paypal are used for online purchases.

    On-demand scanning:
    Daily scan with HitmanPro.
    Weekly scan with Emsisoft Emergency Kit.
    Virustotal Uploader to scan individual files online.
    Before installing anything, installer is checked by Virustotal and HitmanPro. Installing only from trusted sources.

    Updating:
    Windows Update: updating system and other MS's software.
    Secunia PSI: check for security updates for my software and system.

    Other security related tools:
    Virtualbox: used for testing purposes.
    Autoruns: used to check all startup entries.

    It's a lot of software, but I don't see much overlapping. There is almost none impact on system performance.
     
  14. The Red Moon

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    Thats a nice solid and secure configuration.Malware would need an atomic bomb to cross those hurdles lol.:D :D :D :thumb:
     
  15. tomazyk

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    I hope I'll never find out how hard (easy) it is to get through all this :)
     
  16. boombastik

    boombastik Registered Member

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    I am very proud for my security.
    My signature
    + one mothly backup image (windows 7 in built)
     
  17. arsenaloyal

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    i hope no slowdown on youtube this time :p hehhe
     
  18. jmonge

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    it is working good now:thumb:
     
  19. 1chaoticadult

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    Hey J. What you running these days? Webroot is that it?
     
  20. zitch

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    Need some help- need to know EXACTLY what to type in to the DELETE COMMAND box in Sandboxie, to use CCLEANER to securely delete. I know that it has to end with "%sandbox%" I am not as experienced as some of you guys are, I know somebody has the answer to this. Thanks in advance.... XP/SP3, Sandboxie, VPN4ALL,Comodo Secure DNS server, Avast, Comodo firewall only, version 3.0, ExploitShield 0.7 beta, MBAM,CCleaner, Opera. Have configured Sandboxie with Delete Invocation, and Drop My Rights.
     
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  21. Dark Shadow

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  22. luciddream

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    Yeah Ziltch, DS steered you in the right direction indeed. As I did in that post, I recommend setting CCleaner for secure file deletion, simple overwrite (1 pass).

    Oh, and I lied about not changing my sig as long as I'm on XP... My setup didn't change, but I figured a couple other things deserved props.
     
  23. KelvinW4

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    I love my real time protection! So light, quiet, and strong!
     
  24. THESAWISFAMILY2005

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    avira free
    comodo firewall
    malwarebytes free
    hitman pro free
    norton dns
     
  25. Aventador

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    Comodo is anything but quiet. Never has and never will be.
     
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