What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. JoeBlack40

    JoeBlack40 Registered Member

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    As i have a BitDefender license,i removed Panda Cloud and give it a shot.So now i have BitDefender AV,Privatefirewall and Sandboxie.Next steps,WinPatrol Plus and Toolwiz TF.
     
  2. The Red Moon

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    Hi joe,
    Have you managed to stealth privatefirewalls ports?
     
  3. trjam

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    For me, it is the Rodney Dangerfield of AV products. It may not get the respect here, it sometimes deserves, but it is still one of the best in doing what it is suppose to. Eset 6 rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. J_L

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    Not since version 0.2.0.0 in 23/11/10 according to file properties of the main executable. At least it still works, but I'd really like 64-bit process scanning or another form of quick scan.
     
  5. internet addict

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    Bitdefender AntiVirus Free Edition
    Malwarebytes Free
    Windows 7 firewall

    browser protection:
    Bitdefender AntiVirus Free Edition
    Adblock Plus
    Poper Blocker
     
  6. zitch

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    Yes. Back in the day, which was a wednesday, I believe, (quote from comedian Dane Cook) I was a guest host on a little mom and pop AM radio talk show which no longer exists. The subject of the talk show was computers, the talk show host was a computer builder who specialized in Linux computers. He also talked at length about Windows operating systems. My role was to evaluate all of the antivirus programs that were available at that time, and comment on them, their detection rate, whether they had a drag on the system, their best features, etc. It's been a while, everything has changed a lot, but I can tell you that Eset is and has been a top notch antivirus. Even the free version. I remember a test I ran on an infected computer, and the only antivirus that picked up the infection out of 4 that I tried was Eset. That was before cloud computing, but it's always been a good program.
     
  7. JoeBlack40

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    I just did a ShieldsUp port tests and PVTFW passes them all.:thumb:
     
  8. J_L

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    Never seen an ESET free version outside of their Online Scanner and other specialized tools. Which one did you test?
     
  9. luciddream

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    I have WehnTrust up and running now, and so far so good... no problems. And I'm making it a point to run everything to check for any conflicts too. I notice absolutely no added footprint whatsoever. Man, it sucks that it took me this long to discover this, but better late than never.

    Next mission is to get NEMET set up. I've received the Redeployment Pack 0strodamus so kindly made for me... so it's just a matter of getting around to doing it now. Major props to this kind soul... saved me SO much time & effort. I already have (Hardware) DEP, ASLR, & SEHOP all enabled system wide now. Thanks to him I'll also be able to apply them to apps too... along with some other stuff. I haven't yet decided whether I'm going with EMET 3.0 or 3.5.

    ... and no .NET FW will touch my box in the process : )
     
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  10. Kees1958

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    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits with FireWall also blocking outbound, IE and Outlook locked at IP+port, router with inbound FW

    Restrictions for Everyone (including Administrators)
    - UAC: set to full and deny elevation to all unsigned executables
    - GPO: Deny installation of unsigned drivers and active-X, disabled autoplay and execute access to USB
    - ACL: Deny execute for everyone on User Shell Folders, Public and Internet/Download folders
    - EMET: set system wide DEP, SEHOP, ASLR to maximum

    Restrictions for Users/Medium Integrity Level processes
    - SRP: Deny execute for all files (outside Windows and Program Files) and all users (except Admins)
    - GPO: Locked IE/Chromium/Outlook settings, hardened logon, shell and HKCU-autostarts
    - ACL: Set Mandatory Medium Level Integrity to Outlook E-mail (icacls)
    - EMET: added Chromium, IE, Outlook, Evince, 7-ZIP and Media Player Classic

    Restricted by Low Rights/Intergrity Level sandbox
    - Internet Explorer: locked for on-line banking only through GPO (URLs) and FireWall (IPs, 443)
    - Chromium: for daily browsing, medium-high privacy settings, click to play flash, allow javascript only from COM, NL, EU, ORG, NET and EDU domains

    On demand
    HitmanPro free

    Lazy admin safe-hex practise: download only from trusted places (Google & Norton filter), check with 5 AV engines
     

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  11. zitch

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    I tested Nod 32 paid. Later ran a test of Eset online scanner. Same conditions. Online scanner free had just as good detection rate as Nod 32. So much for the folks who say that free versions are weak....I am running Avast right now, just because. But~ if I would see something funny on this pc, I would go straight to Eset online scanner free, and run a scan, BEFORE I would run a scan with MBAM. Am still thinking about giving the new Bitdefender free a trial run, the old Bitdefender free with no shields from way back was one of the best, if not THE BEST forensic tools available. I have a hunch that it still is. Whole new ball game nowadays, though. I don't think that your choice of an antivirus app is as important as the total security package. I just have to say that I am amazed at some of the stuff that I read on this forum. Things have really changed in the last few years.
     
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  12. ams963

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    I'm using what's on my sig.;)
     
  13. Brandonn2010

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    Removed:
    AppGuard: Trying new stuff, looking for completely free setup
    NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro: 6 popups just from Chrome updating...no thanks
    ZeroVulnerabilityLabs ExploitShield
     
  14. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    I have an almost similar setup only on Windows 8 64bit.
    Why did you remove ZeroVulnerabilityLabs ExploitShield?
     
  15. zerotox

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    After using Outpost Pro for quite some times, moved to CIS 6.0. I'm using it for the first time, didn't try the beta version. After the initial problems and hard power off of my machine, now everything is working nice. Feels lighter than Outpost and Avast combo. Using Chiron's instructions, only set firewall to Custom policy.
     
  16. moontan

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    i just upgraded to a 64 bits machine.

    on Windows 8 i use NoScript and Image for Linux.

    on Linux, i also use NoScript and Image for Linux. :D
     
  17. justenough

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    Good combination, I've used the same two together for a couple of months now, no problems.
     
  18. Dark Shadow

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    No VirusThanks good strong security but it was driving me nuts with popups when I tried it,so I certainly understand what you are saying.
     
  19. Dark Shadow

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    You lost a lot of weight yet lost nothing in strength.Nice set up my friend.:thumb:
     
  20. sm1

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    Windows defender (windows 8 )
    Default Deny SRP
    Separate standard user accounts each for payments, e-mail and browsing
    Norton DNS
    Internet Explorer 10 enhanced protected mode.

    I hope I will be safe with this setup:)
     
  21. ams963

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    @justenough
    Thx. ;):thumb:
     
  22. ams963

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    Yup....feeling fab. ;):thumb:
     
  23. jmonge

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    still same here and with SRP :thumb:
     
  24. kjdemuth

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    Online armor free
    Avast 8 Free RTM
    Sandboxie.
    All is well and running smoothly.
     
  25. Brandonn2010

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    That seems a lot like what AppGuard does, except you don't have to set AppGuard up.
     
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