What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Saraceno

    Saraceno Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Posts:
    2,404
    jmonge, you're never going to get a virus cause all you're ever downloading are security programs. ;)
     
  2. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Posts:
    2,295
    Location:
    Cromwell Country

    If you define a virus as a program that causes damage and slows a machine down then couldn't these security programs be seen as viruses ?
     
  3. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Posts:
    2,295
    Location:
    Cromwell Country
    The best there is. I also have deepfreeze and have used Returnil. For general surfing just protect all drives and re-boot when finished. I have a son who has somehow managed to get infected. with SD and nothin else - even running IE he has remained clean for the last 6 months.
     
  4. Cerxes

    Cerxes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2005
    Posts:
    581
    Location:
    Northern Europe
    With the right coctailmix, exactomundo...

    /C.
     
  5. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,742
    Location:
    Canada
    hey :D maybe:D,practicly my main shield will always be a kind of H.I.P.S,Sandbox
    or something similar.
    note:first time i run a antivirus for long time,i giving DriveSentry a test drive and so far so good for now let's see if it last at least 2 days in my pc.
     
  6. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,742
    Location:
    Canada
    if i have this apps install it is because they dont slow me down,if i get or notice any slowdown in my pc they are gone fast:thumb:
     
  7. ruinebabine

    ruinebabine Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Posts:
    1,097
    Location:
    QC
    Nice, after running it for 2 days, you would/should be able to see that DS is not an AV, by then. ;) It's just way better than that... And I'm not sure there will be no clashing with DefenseWall if used in tandem.
     
  8. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,742
    Location:
    Canada
    hey,i didnt know that drivesentry is not antivirus:D
    it says it is antivirus in the drivesentry web page.o_O
     
  9. ruinebabine

    ruinebabine Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Posts:
    1,097
    Location:
    QC
    well, it was already discussed in lenght in Kathy's tread from post #490, and on goin'...
     
  10. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,742
    Location:
    Canada
    i see.
     
  11. ruinebabine

    ruinebabine Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Posts:
    1,097
    Location:
    QC
    Wellcome.
     
  12. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,742
    Location:
    Canada
    ok here i go again with a new set up:

    ProcessGuard 3.5{restrict files downloads}
    SpyWare Blaster 4.1{Back Up Host File}{System Snap Shot}
    OpenDns{Updated personal settings Recently}
    Mvps Host File{Updated Sept 23/2008}
    Windows Xp2 FireWall On{Dont Allow Any Exceptions}
    D.E.P On All Programs.

    here i go again:prevention is better than the cure:thumb:
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2008
  13. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    Posts:
    4,750
    Location:
    EU
    What do you mean exactly with "Updated Recently"?
    Your personal settings maybe?

    Gerard
     
  14. Saraceno

    Saraceno Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Posts:
    2,404
    You've sold me on it!

    When using SD, I find it easier to just right-click and 'commit' any file I want to keep, rather than adding a folder to always be excluded.

    I'm not a fan of p2p programs, but have found it useful going into shadow mode, then installing the p2p program quickly. Download a few music files, then reboot and the ugly install is gone!

    More people should be using this gem. :)
     
  15. BrendanK.

    BrendanK. Guest

    Some day you will find a setup you're comfortable with to keep :p
     
  16. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,742
    Location:
    Canada
    the parental control,to filter adult content adds,wepons,gambling etc,etc.i wasnt using it so i updated my list for the filters,plus i added to block some bad links too:thumb:
     
  17. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,742
    Location:
    Canada
    maybe:D ,i hope so:D
     
  18. Murderlove

    Murderlove Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Posts:
    99
    Active:
    Router(SPI)
    Keyscrambler Premium
    Online Armor
    Avira Antivir
    Sandboxie
    Defensewall
    DEP on all programs

    On demand:
    Shadow Defender
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    Spywareblaster

    Services:
    Black Viper's list

    Recovery:
    Rollback Rx
    BING
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2008
  19. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,742
    Location:
    Canada
    ok i added RgGuard to my set up.
     
  20. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,742
    Location:
    Canada
    Rguard is strike out:D ,now i want to try DefenseWall and ProcessGuard and see how i go:shifty:
     
  21. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Posts:
    5,857
    Current setup

    Replaced Athlon with a dual core (cheap E5200 pumped up)

    Home PC (XP Pro, 2GB,@3,0 Ghz dual)
    - power user
    - ThreatFire free (pro lisence not renewed)
    - Avira free (check at write only
    - Amust Defender to start IE + OE as standard user

    Game PC (Vista64, 4 GB@3,2 Ghz dual)
    - LUA in quiet mode
    - PRSC
    - Avira free
    - IE7 runs in protected mode

    Those two are behind a router and SPI-FW. Which is configured to make it nearly impossible to break into it (MAC address control, DHCP reservervation with infinitive lease, filter to allow only reserved IP addresses to connect from inside, blocked own IP adresses from outside, WLAN partitioning)


    Old home PC (athlon 3900) now with Mom (75), her old Pentium 2,0 is now a printer/fax server at a local charity institute (she uses PC to bridge via the Web and surfs teh web, mostly to inform her same aged friends on health and medicines) - XP home
    - DefenseWall
    - Avast free (only standard shield)
    - XP firewall after hardware NAT router (no SPI)


    Unused lisences at the moment:
    - GeSWall Pro (waiting for vista64 bits)
    - Mamutu
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2008
  22. nomarjr3

    nomarjr3 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Posts:
    502
    Old School setup on Win XP :thumb:


    Router (Motorola Canopy)
    Firefox 2.0.0.17
    ZoneAlarm 8
    AVG 8 Free (Linkscanner removed)
    Spybot w/ Teatimer
    Ad-Aware 2008
    Deep Freeze
    Anti-Executable
    Sandboxie
    Acronis TI


    My system is also reinforced by a bunch of hardening tools, like WWDC and Spybot's built-in immunization. Firefox is loaded with security add-ons for maximum security.
     
  23. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Posts:
    2,295
    Location:
    Cromwell Country
    Have started to play with whole drive encryption - there is more chance of a laptop or memory stick being lost or stolen than there is of infection for me.
     
  24. bman412

    bman412 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Posts:
    261
    XP firewall
    Updated IE7/Opera
    Sandboxie
    avast! Standard Shield (scan default file list at write)
    Returnil (when needed)

    AVP tool, SUPERantispyware, MBAM for additional (placebo-effect) scans


    looking for but does not necessesarily need: simple executable control (ProcessGuard o_O ) and/or basic 2-way firewall which can handle GameGuard lol
     
  25. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Posts:
    1,419
    Disabled Returnil "Always On" after months of "frozen" system

    Current Setup:

    -SandboxIE paid (main protection, several sandboxed, INI tweaked, execution protection)
    -Returnil paid (on-demand)
    -Windows Firewall

    -SAS on-demand (every 2 weeks to every month)
    -MBAM on-demand (every 2 weeks to every month)
    -CureIt on-demand (every 1 or 2 months)
    -AVP Tool on-demand (every 2 months)

    -Firefox + NoScript + AdBlockPlus
    -WWDC
    -Hardware Firewall
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.