What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Overkill

    Overkill Registered Member

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    I just tried q360ts with 5 engines and the ram was very high so I uninstalled it, is it high on your machine?
     
  2. King Mellow

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    Make sure you disabled "Use BitDefender Scan Engine" in the Protection tab. It only uses 40 MB on my PC's memory.
     
  3. guest

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    Wait 5 engines?
     
  4. King Mellow

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    Yup. 360 Cloud, System Repair engine, QVMII AI, BitDefender and Avira.
     
  5. Securon

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    Good Morning! Avira A/V Suite...AppGuard...HMP...and HMP Alert. Sincerely...Securon
     
  6. Behold Eck

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    My on/off affair with Comodo is back on.:thumb:

    Comodo firewall running very light with Sandboxie......of course.

    Regards:Eck
     
  7. Solarlynx

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    Thank you.
    It's just curiosity - what else the PC can endure. I guess even a quarter of the setup is enough.

    He-he maybe I'll try SBIE again soon. Though I see no much need in it if you have Comodo.
     
  8. Tyrizian

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    This is my setup:

    Sandboxie - Firefox, IE, USB and Testing Sandboxes (Delete Invocation enabled, Drop Rights enabled, Special tweaks to each sandbox applied)
    EMET - System hardening / Exploit protection
    Adguard Premium - Ad blocker and Web filtering
    Norton ConnectSafe - DNS and Web Filtering
    Windows Firewall Control - Medium Filtering (Outbound Connections Blocked), Notifications set to Medium, Rules set to Outbound
    Windows Firewall + Router Firewall
    Windows SmartScreen Filter enabled
    UAC (User Account Control) - Set to Max
    Firefox - No extensions installed to prevent extension vulnerabilities, about:config security & privacy tweaks applied
    Windows services tweaked for security
    On-demand scanners - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Comodo Cleaning Essentials, herdProtect, Avira PC Cleaner
    On-demand updates - Windows Update, Secunia PSI
    Macrium Reflect Free - Primary imaging program
     
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  9. King Mellow

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    Great setup! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  10. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    Thanks King, much appreciated :thumb:
     
  11. justenough

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    Sandboxie and AppGuard.
     
  12. Minimalist

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    I've added Avira PC-Cleaner to my on-demand security arsenal. So now I use this on-demand tools: HitmanPro, Malwarebytes Anti-malware, Emsisoft Emergency Kit and Avira PC-Cleaner. I've made no changes to my real-time setup.
     
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    Aaaaand I thought that 2 engines AV was already a heavy-weight class. What is happening with AV industries these days?
     
  14. Behold Eck

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    Probably right Solarlynx but I use Comodo for it`s HIPS,autosandboxing and virtual keyboard.

    Sandboxie I set to autodelete on browser closing which I just find easier than Comodos version.

    Regards...Eck
     
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  15. justenough

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    I hadn't heard about Avira PC-Cleaner, it looks good. It's downloading now.
     
  16. Minimalist

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    Yes it's nice. It scans quickly using Avira's database. Program is installed in temp folder by default. Removing temp files will remove scanner with 100+ MB database update and next time you'll have to download whole database again. If you will use it permanently I suggest to use option Copy to USB device and then copy it from USB to some other (non-temp) folder on your PC.
     
  17. Pain of Salvation

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    Back to Kaspersky Internet Security 2014.
     
  18. Securon

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    Good Evening! Vipre 2014 I.S....WSA Security Plus...and AppGuard...Homeland Security Mk 9....Sincerely...Securon
     
  19. jmonge

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    added SUPERAntiSpyware Professional
     
  20. Securon

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    Good Morning! jmonge... I recently used the New Look SAS...I'd like to see them improve there Heuristics...and Give MBAM a run for their money. I have an existing lifetime license and would like to see them become successful once again. Enjoy! Sincerely...Securon
     
  21. Rompin Raider

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    Past your bedtime!
     
  22. jmonge

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    Very true my friend I think they are working to make sas better
     
  23. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Guys I need your help, I need a FREE AV that is quiet and minimal to no pop-ups asking for user interactions. I've recently switched from using AVAST to now Q360 for other friends, but this one is for a less computer literate person. What other options can you come up with, thanks!

    dja2k
     
  24. Emetic

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    Win7x64-SP1

    UAC-Full
    Standard User Account

    Comodo Internet Security 7:
    Defense+ for the HIPS
    Firewall on
    AV (Disabled and turned off)

    WSA AntiVirus (2014)
    (Using this in place of Comodo AV)
    (Firewall turned on - no conflict with Comodo Firewall)

    The WSA firewall covers the outbound traffic. The Comodo Firewall covers the inbound traffic.

    MBAM (Premium):
    Malicious Website Protection (Real Time)
    Malware Protection (Real Time)

    Zemana AntiLogger (paid)

    Emsisoft Emergency Kit (on demand)

    Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9 (paid) (All modules off - on demand)

    Sandboxie (paid)

    EMET 2.1 (soon to be upgraded)

    SAS Pro V6 (on demand/browser hijack protection)

    Hitman Pro Alert

    Hitman Pro (paid, well just run out, but will sub again soon - essential)

    OpenDNS (trialling)

    Winpatrol PLUS

    AutoRuns

    HostsMan (MVPS Hosts file)


    Backup:
    Easus ToDo v3.5 (the best version before it became payware - tested and working with linux boot cd)
    Demoing TeraByte Image for Windows and Image for Linux, but will buy soon when demo expires

    VirtualBox VMs running WinXP and Debian

    Browser:
    FireFox-26

    Browser Extensions:
    Adblock Plus
    Ghostery
    NoScript
    WOT

    Edit:
    It may even be possible to run the Comodo AV alongside the WSA-AV, but it seems a bit like over kill. But PrevX worked fine with the Comodo AV before, no problems at all. I think I'll just stick with the WSA, and maybe use the CAV now and again on demand. For a long time I ran with no AV at all. I got a good price on WSA and have it as much for its other features, i.e. Anti-phishing and keylogging. I liked PrevX a lot though, but WSA looks superb for the money.
     
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  25. Solarlynx

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    I added AppGuard 10-day trial to my overloaded setup. PC with AG runs smooth.
     
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