What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Mayahana

    Mayahana Banned

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    Ok then.. LOL
     
  2. Osaban

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    Page, it's always interesting to read your replies, and I think we should all be more understanding and tolerant in this world which is, alas, definitely moving in the wrong direction again...
     
  3. Solarlynx

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    Hello, Kees!

    I feel respect to your ascetic setups. Why not the latest EMET 5.0 in this setup?

    Cheers!
     
  4. I recently put in a new Mobo (G3240 Pentium dual core with SSD). After re-install I checked whether everything worked correctly and was surprised by the responsiveness. IE11 started in less 0.3 secs for instance. When adding security settings back on again I noticed that EMET 5 delayed IE startup (1.3 to 1.5 secs) and delayed Chrome even more (up to 2 secs). I tried HMPA 3 (which delayed 1.9 to 2.3 secs extra), VI Robot (added 1.1-1.3 secs) and MBAE (added 0.8-1.0 seconds). Then I started tweaking 5.0 until I had the protection left of 4.1 (delayed 0.5 secs), so I tried 4.1. update 1 and this only delayed 0.2 secs.

    I have made a lot of changes/hardening to my setup leaving only javascript in iE and regular page rendering as the most likely source of (in memory only) code execution. Those tweaks might also be the reason of the delay of all those exploit mitigating applications. Therefore decided for a dual browser approach.

    Enabled Hibernation to complete performance optimization and acquire benefit of cached AV security

    Software Mitigations for web sited in IE favourites
    IE11 no plug-ins, hardened through GPO, protected by EMET 4.1 and Panda free 2015, only takes 0.4 to 0.5 seconds to launch IE (feels like a blink)

    Software Mitigations for other browsing (Chrome)
    For untrusted browsing I use Chrome in XP-Mode with Sandboxie Free as extra layer to protect virtualised OS (not allowing access to data partitions in Virtual PC and blocking access to data disks with SBIE restrictions).

    Regards Kees
     
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  5. Minimalist

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    Kees, what is your startup time for Chrome run in VirtualPC under SBIE?
     
  6. Without Hibernation first cold launch is 40 seconds (including delay of Sandboxie Free), with hibernation of Windows 7 (host OS) and Virtual XP (guest OS) less than two seconds (based on windows clock, AppTimer does not see virtualised + sandboxed Chrome). Keeping everything hybernated seems to by-pass this 5 second dely. SBIE control is visible in system tray (!).
     

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  7. Solarlynx

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    Interesting observation. :thumb:
     
  8. Minimalist

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    Thnx Kees. Less than 2 seconds would be similar to running Chrome under SBIE on real (host) system.
     
  9. JohnMult

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    Windows XP Home SP3 (all updates) Admin account behind a router
    1 Emsisoft Anti-Malware
    2 Google Chrome starting limited with PsExec and plugins clicktoplay (μblock: Easylist, EasyPrivacy, Peter Lowe’s Ad server list, Dan Pollock’s hosts file, hpHosts - Ad and Tracking servers only, MVPS HOSTS)
    3 Secondary browser Firefox starting limited with PsExec (NoScript block all javascripts)
    4 Yandex DNS
    5 SpywareBlaster (Custom blocking list)
    6 No Java installed
     
  10. Sorry, timed it correctly

    When Host hibernates, first Virtual PC launch of hibernated XP Mode = 3 secs, consequetive launches less than 2 secs. SSD drive read speed is +/- 425 MB, so 512MB RAM hibernated XP should take a bit more than a second load time. I informed Invincea about this Free delay bypass, they have not responded yet.
     
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  11. bo elam

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    Kees, the five seconds screen that you get in the free version, starts taking place after 30 days. Before 30 days, there is no delay or nag screen.

    Bo
     
  12. Yes you told me, therefore I put system date a year ahead and it only stopped once. Guest is put in hibernation when you exit XP-mode, when I put host also in hybernation, the delay did not happen at re-launch nor between to hibernation sessions of host. May be I missed something (put date back again). Invincea emailed me that they would check it.
     
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  13. Securon

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    Good Evening! Webroot Security Plus...AppGuard...Voodoo Shield...Homeland Security MK 20...Sure is Funky! Sincerely...Securon
     
  14. powerpack

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    Hello all! Simple and effective as usual
    Windows 7 Home Premium -PGS, run as basic user, default deny user space & External Drive
    -UAC at Max
    -EMET v5 default recommended settings
    -Google Chrome with ublock plugin
     
  15. justenough

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    Sandboxie and NOD32
     
  16. Antimalware18

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    Been running AVG free and online armore firewall. to be hobest im quite surprised by AVG. last time i used it was back in 06 and it was terrible. feels light on my system and thrpugh personal testing the detection rates are quite good as well.
     
  17. gery

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    KIS on one computer and AVG IS on the other. No problems so far
     
  18. Desktop setup (Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits)
    - Hardening: WFW (also outbound), UAC deny elevation of unsigned, SRP for basic users
    - Spyshelter free: allowing Microsoft, added blockrules for office/IE/WMP/SumatraPDF
    - IE11 for trusted sites, no plug-ins (GPO locked), javascript filtered by Linkscanner
    - Chrome for surfing as anonymous user with Sandboxie free in virtual XP-Mode
    - Windows Image Backup and SyncBackFree Data to NAS (monthly backup's)
     
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  19. Securon

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    Good Evening! Eset S.S.8 and Appguard...A Deadly Effective...1-2 Punch! Sincerely...Securon
     
  20. jmonge

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    emsisoft internet security :) and hitmanpro
     
  21. Mayahana

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    Ron you change AV's like I change underwear. What do you seek?
     
  22. Securon

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    Good Evening! Excellent Combo...My Foothills Friend! Sincerely...Securon
     
  23. Securon

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    Good Evening! Change is Never Ending...It Seeks the Seeker! Sincerely...Securon
     
  24. jmonge

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    thank you securon
     
  25. Solarlynx

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    My PC#1 security setup

    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

    SUA
    UAC at max
    Windows updates automatic
    windows restore off

    Paragon and Macrium images of sys partition with BCDs

    Eaz-Fix 9.1 (Rx clone with imaging) snapshotie time machine

    Comodo FW:
    HIPS - Safe
    FW - Custom
    Sandbox - FV, all browsers and internet apps sandboxed as Partially Limited

    Qihoo 360 IS

    Though this setup is a bit overkill it seems light on my PC.
     
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