What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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  2. Rompin Raider

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    Sorry about your loss...looks like you came out smelling like a rose!!!
     
  3. kjdemuth

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    Nice review on amazon Jeff. ;)
     
  4. Lucius

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    OS Windows 10:

    Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 (It doesn't slow down system and with zero false positives so.. what I like in this suite is a solid firewall, application control and safe money feature.)

    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (Recently added.. testing.. for now works great with Kaspersky.. UI is ugly :gack:)

    PureVPN (I just love it :-*)

    Adguard 6 alpha (Works fine for an alpha version)
     
  5. Overkill

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    How did WinX fry your pc?
     
  6. NSG001

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    @trjam
    What no updating your security software every five minutes.
    Your life will become worthless.

    All those wasted licenses you must have ;)
     
  7. Nikos751

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    Hello,
    I use Windows 10 with UAC full, Windows smartscreen enabled.
    Browser: Google Chrome with ublock & https everywhere.
    DNS: Norton Connectsafe
    Security Software: Emsisoft Antimalware, malwarebytes antiexploit free.
     
  8. Dragon1952

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    I just went from IE9 to IE10 on W7. On IE9 i was using the 64 bit version. When i went to IE10 i only found a 32 and no 64 IE10. So i looked around and found out about how to enable enhanced mode for 64 bit tabs on IE10. Should i stay with IE10 or does IE11 work good with W7.
     
  9. gery

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    back to my old love .... ZA Firewall and Antivirus
     
  10. Dragon1952

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    That Acer looks good. I would like to get one of them. Walmart.com has it listed but not sure if i could get one from the store in town.
     
  11. Page42

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    That's easy, Dragon1952. Do a local store search on the Walmart site and that'll tell you if it's in stock.
    If not, order online and select the store pickup option.
    Works great. :thumb:
     
  12. Dragon1952

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    Store pickup option sounds good. The Walmart site and the local store don't have the acer now it looks like. The Office Depot/Office Max in town has it in stock or from the site.
     
  13. Cherub

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    The question i have if I switch from Avast paid to Emsisoft anti-malware paid is there any type of protection I would be losing? In other words, is there anything that Avast does that Emsisoft doesn't do or vice versa? Reading the product descriptions I'm not confident in my ability to understand exactly anything I would be missing.
     
  14. Solarlynx

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    You'll lose Avast script shield and get Emsisoft behavior blocker. The loss is insignificant and acquisition is considerable.
     
  15. NSG001

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    Emsisoft = No unnecessary bloat :thumb:
     
  16. J_L

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    Script shield is long gone and incorporated into DeepScreen. The bloat could be trimmed w/o paying money, but EAM is still a good choice overall.
     
  17. Dragon1952

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    This looks good for only $699.00 ..
    Dell Inspiron 24" Touchscreen Full HD IPS LED, AMD Quad-Core, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD Windows 10 All-in-One Desktop Computer ....http://www.hsn.com/todays-special
     
  18. Cherub

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    Thanks, guys. Everyone here always delivers.
     
  19. Windows 10 Pro hardening (32 bits)
    - Disabled all risk-ware and windows-apps and filter outbound (WFW)
    - Block unsigned executables to elevate, allow them to run (UAC)
    - Deny execute for Everyone in browser and mail folders (ACL)
    - Disallow execution in all user folders, except admin (SRP)
    - BLock all user and USB autorun/startup entries (GPO)

    Secure Folders (run trusted as alternate user)
    - Run Office and WMP as alternate basic user (block elevation)
    - Allow Office and WMP write access to user folders (block others)

    SmartObjectBlocker (behavioral mode)
    - Block Office and WMP to load vb/java-script DLL's and flash OCX
    - Allow Outlook mail to start Office/Chrome processes (block others)
    - Allow Chrome to launch only GoogleUpdate.exe process (block others)
    - Allow Explorer and Chrome to launch Chrome.exe process (block others)
    - Allow Chrome to load Google signed DLL's from Chrome folder (block others)
    - Allow Chrome to load Microsoft signed DLL's from Windows folder (block others)
     
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  20. rm22

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    IE11 does not work on many W7 machines - i've had to go back to IE10
     
  21. Dragon1952

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    I read about W7 and IE11 problems a long time ago. I did not know if any of those problems were fixed.
     
  22. sg09

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    True! What have you done trjam! :D
     
  23. sg09

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    Ditched F-Secure AV after few days of trying. It was causing enormous delays in downloads. Running Avast Pro Antivirus along with MBAM Pro and MCShield.
     
  24. JLD

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    Revised Security Configuration
    • Anti-Virus: Trend Micro Internet Security 2016 + Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus, running simultaneously, both at max settings
    • Anti-Exploit: Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free + EMET
    • On-demand Malware Scanners:
      • Norton Power Eraser
      • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    • DNS Security: OpenDNS Umbrella Prosumer
    • Sandbox: Sandboxie, configured for robust security
      • Used for browser, email, PDFs
    • Network Security:
      • At home: Sophos Home UTM
      • Traveling: McAfee SaaS Web Protection (proxy)
    • Backup and Recovery: Saved to external hard drives in triplicate, 2-3x per year and before major trips
    • Web Browsers (on an Windows 7 Pro System):
      • IE11 with Adblock Plus, Trend Micro Toolbar, Webroot Browser Extension. Hardened
      • Chrome with uBlock, HTTPS Everywhere, Trend Micro Toolbar, Webroot Browser Extension. Hardened
    • PC Hardening:
      • UAC on max. Standard Account for daily use
      • No Java, no Flash outside of Chrome
      • Autorun: Disabled
      • Adobe Reader:Hardened security settings
    • Password Management: Encrypted Excel file contained within an encrypted Trend Micro Vault
    • Other Security Software
      • Belarc Advisor
      • CrowdStrike CrowdInspect
      • OpenVPN
      • Secunia PSI
    Key Headlines
    • Devices: 6 PCs, 2 iPads, 1 Android phone, 1 iPhone, Roku, Obihai VoIP phone, Amazon Echo, Asus RT-AC87U in Access Point mode, printer, multiple security cameras
      • Ghetto VLAN on the Access Point
    • Added Sophos Home UTM based upon what I read on this forum. Took a while to configure it to work well with all the devices, but it is now stable and is quite impressive!
      • I use the VPN capability to access the security cameras while traveling
      • Almost maximum settings
    • I like the McAfee SaaS Web Protection proxy, but it is a lot slower than the Sophos Home UTM
    • Based upon my research, I found that Trend Micro and Webroot offered complementary strengths and weaknesses, but could be combined
    • Total annual cost (actual amount paid): $174
      • Trend Micro: $50 / 10 devices
      • Webroot: $0 (free from bank)
      • OpenDNS Umbrella Prosumer: $60 / 9 devices
      • McAfee SaaS Web Protection: $64 / 2 licenses
      • Sophos Home UTM: Free
    • One-time capital cost: $780 for Mini-ITX PC (i5, 8GB RAM, 6 Lan Ports, 25 W idle)
      • 70 Mbps on a 100 Mbps service with dual AV, Web Protection, IPS, APT enabled; i5 maxes at 10%. The AV is what causes the slower speed
      • McAfee SaaS Web Protection runs about 5 Mbps going from east coast to server on west coast
    • I like the performance and protection. I think I will stop here for a while
     
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  25. Securon

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    Good Evening! Just installed McAfee Anti Virus Plus...in tandem with Heimdal Pro...and HMP...and HMP Alert. During install of McAfee...bypassed installing Site Advisor and the Registry Cleaner and File Shredder. Just the A/V and Firewall. McAfee is using their Cloud Component and as a result much less bloat. If anyone's interested Purplus has it on sale for $11.95 for 1 p.c. Sincerely...Securon
     
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