What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. wat0114

    wat0114 Registered Member

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    I guess one could also conclude that keeping the program off the system eliminates the flaws it contains as well as the flaws it introduces to the foundation (kernel) it resides on :ninja:
     
  2. Tyrizian

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    I can't believe I'm doing this, because I'm not too crazy about Google, but I decided to adopt Google Chrome as my default browser.

    Been hearing a lot of good feedback about its security features, so I figured...why not, might as well use it.
     
  3. Page42

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    Security, speed and simplicity... probably in that order, too.
    You are right about the security.
    I like Chrome a lot. :thumb:
     
  4. Tyrizian

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    It has grown on me pretty fast

    The more I use it, The more I start to like it.

    This might be a keeper for me :thumb:
     
  5. CrusherW9

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    Same here. *sigh* Firefox has had quite a good run (about 8 or 9 years for me), and it hurts to leave it, but I'm ditching Sandboxie + FF for just Chrome.
     
  6. Tyrizian

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    About the same time for me, as well.

    I hate to let Firefox and Sandboxie go as well, but it just makes more sense to just use Chrome.
     
  7. kjdemuth

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    Why not use sandboxie with chrome? I know that chrome has it's own sandbox but sandboxie is still providing restrictions or at least a download folder that is sandbox/restrictions.
     
  8. a bit harsh but :D :thumb:
     
  9. Set a deny execute with windows explorer security tab for everyone through permissions you will be beter off, see the table for exploit, simply this applies

     
  10. justenough

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    Not sure I understand this. Is this a way to prevent downloads in the download folder from executing without using Sandboxie?
     
  11. EASTER

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    I completely missed it until later viewing but for the member that ask about the app i indicate in my signature below showing Registry BackUp VSS for a windows 8 machine it's simply Tweaking.com's excellent Registry Backup Program version i use and schedule daily backups is 1.6.1

    It's pulled my tail out of the machinery more then a few times

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    Regards Easter
     
  12. guest

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    In a nutshell, yes.
     
  13. digmor crusher

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    Avast 2014 free, MBAM, MBAE, WinPatrol, that all thats it. Running smooth as silk, and as Securon would say....go Riders, the big green machine.
     
  14. J_L

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    They don't automatically execute in the first place, unless it's an exploit that can't be prevented by either sandbox. Of course, Sandboxie still has its uses because I can run pretty much anything else in it.
     
  15. PoetWarrior

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    Win 8.1 64 bit with Secure Boot turned on:

    1. Standard accounts with UAC on high
    2. Windows Defender
    3. Windows firewall
    4. Router w/firewall
    5. K9 Web Protection
    6. Macrium Reflect free
    7. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free
    8. Firefox 24 with adblock plus, etc

    Results: Super fast (msata) and no bugs :D
     
  16. justenough

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    So just downloading the file isn't so dangerous, it's the starting up of a program that can be risky? Would it still be safe practices if the download is unzipped before scanning with MBAM and then after getting a clean scan starting up the application or the install program?
     
  17. J_L

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    Yes, but for me, it depends on the source. If I find it suspicious, it's VTchromizer / PeStudio / Metascan Online / installed scanners depending on file size, Anubis and Comodo Valkyrie if possible, monitor behaviour in Sandboxie or Virtualbox, and email to AV vendors if still unsure (haven't got to that step yet, but would use X-Ray).
     
  18. ams963

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    I'm using what's in my sig.:D Fast little thing.;)
     
  19. Jarmo P

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    Sandboxie, AV and TinyWall windows firewall controller. Well MBAM on demand too.

    Security software can be like almost worse than malware when applied too much and many.


    Other kind of software for myself, how ever fancy some of it might sound, if it does not get installed in a sandbox and able to run and tested, it is a gonner.
     
  20. 800ster

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    Simple, light and I hope secure. Webroot SecureAnywhere + MBAM on-demand
     
  21. ams963

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    Nice setup.:):thumb:
     
  22. kjdemuth

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    You would like that setup. WSA Fanboy. ;)
     
  23. Rompin Raider

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    Playing my song!:D
     
  24. guest

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    Removed OA, sadly. The domain blocking and HIPS alerts are sometimes like nonexistent. One day the domain blocking worked, but a few minutes later it was not working again. And about the HIPS, I don't get popups sometimes, so some EXEs and DLLs run without me knowing it unless I see the rules or logs.

    Now don't get me wrong, I don't blame OA for this. I guess it's because of the PatchGuard which made CHIPS programs won't work properly. I also didn't have a good luck with CIS.

    So now, I'm using... nothing. Nothing except the built-in security mechanism of Windows 8.0. My compass points to AppGuard though. :shifty:
     
  25. kjdemuth

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    What wasn't working in CIS for you?
     
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