What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. waters

    waters Registered Member

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    Trend Micro
     
  2. gery

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    AVG IS + AVG PC TUNEUP
    MBAM pro Kingoft Antivirus
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  3. koolthing

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    How can I find WSA Av 6 month trial version? :eek:

    edit: nevermind, already found it. But wsa has a firewall, I'm using Comodo firewall. Can this bring me problem?
     
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  4. Securon

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    Good Evening ! Currently using Kaspersky 2013 A/V and WSA Essentials...No problems with KAV and so far works seamlessly with WSA. Sincerely...Securon
     
  5. nikanthpromod

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    Online Armor firewall with WSA complete:)
     
  6. ichito

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    One set was changed to:
    - Privatefirewall with enabled for some apps feature "restricted rights"
    - Mamutu
    - Firefox with NoScript and AdBlock Plus
    - on demand: Wondershare Time Freeze, EEK, Avz Antyviral Toolkit Kaspersky
     
  7. VectorFool

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    My Avira License finally lapsed, so i am trying a much more minimalistic approach now
    Question for all
    Is Webroot Secure Anywhere Complete really a replacement over any signature based antimalware like Avira, Avast, Kaspersky?

    My setup
    Shadow Defender
    Webroot Secure Essentials Complete
    Comodo Firewall (proactive security)
    Paragon B&R Compact 2012
     
  8. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    -http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-7/sepoct-2012/-

    File-Detection Test September 2012

    -http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart2.php-
     
  9. Bodhitree

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    I have gone minimalistic myself. Why? I generally run Linux-Distro based systems, and the speed improvement over Windows is extraordinary, but I realized a lot of that difference is program overhead on Windows. Usually from security software.

    Webroot should provide all you need simply because anything not trusted on the cloud will be sandboxed, it's 100% protection with user input. That is - it will prompt you to trust/not-trust something, and if you do not it will go into monitor mode(sandbox) so you can revert any change it made. In theory, this should offer all of the protection you need. Webroot, contrary to virtually all other security products I have tried doesn't slow down application launch, browsing, or anything else.

    For me, having RollbackRX + Webroot is more than enough, and neither impact system performance in any measurable way. I gave up stacking security products years ago. Simple common sense computing should be all most of us need on this forum. If you avoid malware domains, crack/torrent sites, and porn then you likely won't be infected. One of the security strengths of linux is the repository system, everyone gets stuff on approved repositories, with windows people download stuff from 1000 different locations. Which adds to risk - one way to avoid risk is using a single trusted source for the majority of your downloads, such as CNET or whatever. A repository system for Windows that is global, and fleshed out, would probably provide some great security benefits.

    Common Sense + Webroot is all you'd need, and your system will scream.
     
  10. Kees1958

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    Wife's laptop running WSA with following tweaks: it really runs light, with so much monitoring on threatgate area's (Internet, mail, media files and USB).

    Picture 1 (left)
    Setting it to maximum internal security causes (new) untrusted processes to run with restrictions simular to limited user and tracing of changes at advanced level for repair. Also choosing for set and forget (letting WSA make the decision WSA intercepts before UAC does, to help protect the user making errors) Cranking up security on some parts, makes me also reduce some other mechanisms to level perforance. These settings should only be changed with the tweaks of picture 2 and 3 (enhancing security on the area's I think it is neccesary).

    Picture 1 (right)
    Identity shield protection, choose the LOW setting and add some extra's like protection against key-loggers (no program should log the keystrokes of the browser), protect browser components from external access and protect browser process itself from modification (no process should mess with the browser process). Unless you are using Trusteer or ZeroVul.ExploitShield this causes no false positives ever.

    Picture 2 (left Monitor processes)
    Setting a few processes as untrusted (monitored), this will prevent them from changing system and kernel objects/processes/enhance tracking of file and resgistry chances. The browser, e-mail and media player are the entry or threatgates of your system, giving them extra surveillance makes sence and my wife has not yet ever complained about it (running this setup since alfa/pre-beta of PrevX4 with no incident or update going hayware due to this enhanced protection).

    Picture 2 (right Scan processes)
    As you can see I have reduced scanning and monitoring in favour of performance (less automatics scanning in left screen). Detection configuration tells WSA to put some extra attention to objetcs/files created by threatgate programs. Very nice option increases AV monitoring on places/points of entry where risk is higher.

    Picture 3 (left USB)
    Increased the heuristics on USB and also allow only unknown with a fair reputation in the community, to reduce zeroday risk when installing something from USB. Never had a complaint about it either.

    Picture 3 (right FW)
    Increased the firewall settings. WSA will now warn when an untrusted processtries to get out. Normally after allowed browser, e-mail, media player to go out, t won't throw a warning in normal usage.

    It is really set and forget and very light on the laptop (with hybrid drive).
     

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  11. jmonge

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    no need nothing more just EXE Radar Pro v2.7.1 in lockdown mode:thumb:
    my faborite program at this very moment:)
     
  12. siketa

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    Mine too!
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  13. internet addict

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    I used it for a week in quick monitoring along with AVG free and it seemed efficient to me. Maybe I'll give it another try when version 2013 comes out.
     
  14. Solarlynx

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    Me too, I'll definitely use Kingsoft AV 2013. Now I'm playing with new Shadow Defender. Maybe I'll include it in setup on one of my comps.
     
  15. ReverseGear

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    This was original setup - 8 x64 Pro + Avast Free + Mbam Free + HMP + EEK
    Was getting some bsod's - dont know due to avast or not so to see if avast was culprit have removed it for time being and using Windows defender and have added norton dns
     
  16. ciscodisco

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    I’ve gone back to basics but it’s nice and quick:

    - ESET SSv5 with Interactive HIPS and FWL.
    - Sophos Virus Removal Tool
    - EMET
    - Secunia PSI

    I started to get too many pop ups with Maximum UAC on Win8 so its set back to default. For stupid things like the mouse at startup.
     
  17. jo3blac1

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    I disabled UAC and replaced it with strong HIPS.
     
  18. LoneWolf

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    So, which HIPS did you go with?
     
  19. Securon

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    Good Evening ! The Stealthy Trio...WSA Essentials...AppGuard...Voodoo Shield. Sincerely...Securon
     
  20. jmonge

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    Good Evening ! WebRo0t AntiVirus 2o13 Sincerely...jmonge;)
     
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  21. nikanthpromod

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    Online Armor free & WSA complete
     
  22. c2d

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    Back to KAV 2013 and Hitman Pro with Windows 8 firewall.
    Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 was slowing down my internet speed.
     
  23. gery

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    OnlineArmor Firewall Pro
    Avira Internet Security ( W/o fw)
    AVG PC TuneUp MBAM pro :thumb: :thumb:
     
  24. jo3blac1

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    Outpost FW
    - HIPS module, will do everything that UAC does plus extra
    - Web Protection - adblocking, Java, Scripts, etc protection
    - USB anti executable

    MBAM Pro
    - catches whatever slip by Outpost Web module

    AVG 2013
    - on access scanner
    - identity protection disabled
    - web protection disabled
    - the lightest AV I have used

    EMET 2.1
    - for some reason also easier on resources than EMET 3.5

    Firefox ESR
    - HTTPS everywhere
    - Flashgot
    - Adblock plus + NS replaced with Web Protection module --> FF is much faster now :)
     
  25. arsenaloyal

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    @ jo3blac1 good choice for the hips! With the new version 8 OFP feels lighter than ever!
    Thats one software that i cant do without.

    Although to be honest everything in my SIG are softwares that i cant do without :D
     
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