What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    Added Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, tweaked to play nicely with Sandboxie and sandboxed processes. So far no apparent glitches and no slow down comparing the before & after adding MBAE. This is on my XP Pro setup.

    On my Precision M6800 Mobile Workstation I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, and basically emulating the setup Wilders user Windows_Security uses... major props, your info. has been invaluable to getting me acclimated to this OS. Of course I have to have my Sandboxie, but a 4.x build. And my Comodo Firewall/D+ too, disabling the built in FW.

    But as always, relying on the measures built into the OS first... trimming attack surface, vectors, and privileges. As I saw mentioned a page back or so, this should always be the backbone of any sound setup IMO.
     
  2. Comodo -> Sandboxie -> MBAE -> Safe Admin = no worries for malware IMO ;)
     
  3. Behold Eck

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    Security through obscurity= :)

    Regards Eck:)
     
  4. luciddream

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    For sure. There are others I should be thanking too. I'll just thank this community as a whole because the list would be too extensive. It's made the learning curve a fraction of what it otherwise would be. And of course the mission never ends. I still learn new things about XP here and there and tweak accordingly.
     
  5. Infected

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    +1 A lot of good help on these forums.
     
  6. luciddream

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    Also I'm thinking about adding a real-time AV to Win7, as I just don't have as firm a grasp on it at this point that I have it sufficiently locked down as I do my XP setup. I only want resident file protection, no web scanning and other fluff (email protection, cloud crap, etc...). Less is more. I wish they still made things like Avira Free in the v5-6 days... what beautiful simplicity.

    I know at one point people would recommend just running Windows Defender on Win7, but that was awhile back. I'd love advice on what AV's people are running/work well with Win7 32-bit. And keeping in mind my criteria as well offer recommendations without it turning into A vs. B comparisons.
     
  7. roger_m

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    I've just started using the new Avetix Free v5, for real time protection.
     
  8. MisterB

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    I use MSE with Windows 7. My needs for an AV are minimal. LUAs, locking down the system, imaging and data backkup are the security backbone. I could completely dispense with the AV but I prefer to have a minimal one that doesn't cost money to renew every year. None of my systems have ever been infected but I occasionally scan someone else's disk and find an infected file.
     
  9. tetsuo55

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    I spent weeks deciding on a realtime av and if so which one, eventually i decided on emsisoft anti-malware. I disabled all the things i didnt need.
    I decided on emsisoft because they seems take privacy seriously and they seems to be good at finding malware.

    I'm still testing.
     
  10. Solarlynx

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    Good choice!
     
  11. digmor crusher

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    Agree 100% Solarlynx. I am running NVT again along with EAM, MBAE and Appguard, all running flawlessly. Yah I know, probably overkill.
     
  12. c2d

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    My KAV license has expired. For the past 7 days I'm running F-Secure Safe :thumb: with Hitman Pro and MBAE. Working great.
     
  13. BrendanAdams

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    Would you say MBAE adds important protection to what AG already does ?
    I was considering adding it to my setup.
     
  14. WildByDesign

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    Using Windows_Security's Safe_Admin combo suggestion of Bouncer and SecureFolders, along with EMET, Adguard, ConnectSafe DNS and also customized DNS level blocking in my OpenWrt-based router setup. Admin account with UAC on Always Notify.

    This solid setup extremely light. I typically run LUA but am currently trying out Kee's Safe_Admin idea of adding SecureFolders into the mix with Admin account. So far it's a pretty nice experience.
     
  15. Solarlynx

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    It's definitely overkill.

    I believe yes.
     
  16. BrendanAdams

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    Thanks. I thought AG was enough, but I guess I'll get MBAE too then.
     
  17. trjam

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    Trustport Antivirus 2015 and MBAE
     
  18. Rompin Raider

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    Is this who you're taking to the Prom this year? I haven't tried it yet but hear good things! Tnx
     
  19. JohnMult

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    New setup I called it "NoMoney"
    1. Windows XP Home (Standard Account)
    2. Sandboxie free
    3. Chrome (sandboxed with access to profile and blocked access to Documents) with ublock Origin and Animation Policy
    4. CryptoPrevent
    5. Yandex DNS (Safe) on router
    6. K9 Web Protection
    7. 1806 registry trick (Thanks Kees)
    8. No Java
    That's all folks...
     
  20. mattdocs12345

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    A sticky on my camera.
     
  21. trjam

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    New setup. Trustport AV with 2 scanning engines and to protect my browser HitmanPro and HitmanPro Alert. All of this is light as a feather and no impact. Just bought my year subscription to Hitman Pro
     
  22. Ibrad

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    Overhauled all my machines but never got to post here. Now running Emsisoft Antimalware + Webroot Secure Anywhere on all my machines
     
  23. Mirjalovic

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    what is 1806 registry trick ?
     
  24. JohnMult

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    You go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 and change the default value of 1806 from 1 to 3.
    That blocks executable download in Chrome and Internet explorer.
     
  25. Securon

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    Good Afternoon! Just removed MBAM Pro...and replaced with EAM V10...in tandem with Zemana Malware...and WSA Security Plus. Zap...Zap...Zap. Sincerely...Securon
     
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