What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. porkpiehat

    porkpiehat Registered Member

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    Real-Time Protection:
    Comodo Firewall 8 ( Proactive, HIPS enabled)
    Qihoo 360 TSE
    VoodooShield Pro w/UAC set to default
    WinPatrol Plus

    On-demand scanners:
    Zemana AntiMalware (Lifetime), Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, herdProtect

    Privacy and Optimisation:
    Private Internet Access VPN
    Auslogics DiskDefrag
    Revo Uninstaller Pro

    Backup and Recovery:
    AOMEI Backupper Standard

    Web Browser:
    Cyberfox (64bit), Waterfox.. both w/Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

    Extensions and Plugins:
    Disable DHE
    Ghostery
    HTTPS Everywhere
    Bitdefender Trafficlight
    VTzilla
    LastPass
    Privacy Settings
     
  2. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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    IMHO triple HIPS (CF HIPS + TSE + WP) and double antiex (CF AutoSandbox + VS) are a bit excessive.
     
  3. porkpiehat

    porkpiehat Registered Member

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    a 'belt n' braces' setup, you might say....
     
  4. J_L

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    Other than Windows 8.1 defaults, only running MBAM, MBAE, HMP, and HMP.A (all free versions) on my new tablet. Same Chrome extensions though.
     
  5. Krusty

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    Router configured to use OpenDNS with custom blocked domain list.

    Win10 x64 = Windows Firewall + Windows Defender + HMP.A Beta Build 315 + MBAM Premium.

    Win7 x64 = Norton Security + HMP.A Pre-Release Build 201+ MBAM Premium.

    Regular image backups.

    I'm happy with these..
     
  6. Infected

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    How lite does NIS feel these days?
     
  7. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    I had Norton Security on this machine before I started using WD (Win10) and there really isn't a lot of difference between them. Actually, Smart Screen Filter scans downloads much slower on my Win10 machine with WD than my Win7 machine with NS.

    Norton have improved performance impact with each new version. Yeah, back in 2008 / 09 it was a pig I believe, but it has improved quite a bit since then.
     
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  8. Infected

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    Thanks for the info. :thumb:
     
  9. paulderdash

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    @Krusty13 - I thought you ran VS too?
     
  10. Krusty

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    He he - yep, I did.

    I still haven't been infected by any more tracking cookies.:ninja:

    I will probably try Dan's v3.x when the beta is released.
     
  11. ropchain

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    I wouldn't call tracking cookies an actual infection.
     
  12. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    No, nor would I. ;) Sorry for my sarcasm.

    Maybe it's just VS is more protection than I currently need?!
     
  13. pablozi

    pablozi Registered Member

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    My current setup:

    Operating System: Windows 10
    OS Architecture: 64-bit
    Real-Time Protection: Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, HitmanPro.Alert, VoodooShield Pro
    On-demand scanners: HitmanPro
    Privacy: MyDevil.net VPN, TOR Browser
    Backup and Recovery: Windows built-in solutions
    Web Browser: Google Chrome x64, Firefox
    Extensions and Plugins: Adguard
     
  14. JohnMult

    JohnMult Registered Member

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    Setup I called it "NoMoney"
    1. Windows XP Home (Admin Account)
    2. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
    3. NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro (Beta)
    4. Chrome starts with DropMyRights (ublock Origin blocks third party scripts and frames with exceptions)
    5. CryptoPrevent
    6. Yandex DNS (Safe) on router
    7. AVG LinkScanner
    8. 1806 registry trick (Thanks Kees)
    9. No Java
     
  15. ParaXY

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    · Windows 10 Education (running with GPT/UEFI and SecureBoot) - fully patched and legally licensed.

    · All drives (external and internal) are encrypted with Bitlocker but before doing this I set the encryption level to AES-256. I boot the system drive with a boot upUSB key to decrypt the system drive and I use a Smartcard to decrypt all other data drives encrypted with Bitlocker. So I use two factor authentication for all Bitlocker drivers (something I have: Smartcard and something I know: PIN)

    · I login to Windows using a Gemalto Smart Card and I use EID Authenticate to enable workgroup smart card logons. I have the Enterprise edition. Both my admin and non-admin accounts each have a separate smart card for Windows logins. Password logins are allowed for each account but the passwords are long....VERY long. The Smart cards lockout after 5 incorrect PIN attempts and the card stops working after another 5 if you try to login incorrectly as the admin PIN.

    · I have Autoplay disabled

    · I have completely and utterly disabled/removed IPv6 (theres more to this than just unticking the IPv6 box in your NIC properties). This is because I won't have IPv6 for a few years where I live and couldn't be bothered with it just yet.

    · Disabled Ease of access on login screen. I hate all that junk on the login screen! This could have been used to gain unauthorised access! I also disabled Network UI on the login screen and all app updates.

    · I removed as many modern apps as I could. I will never use this junk.

    · Disabled quite a few services I won't ever need or use (like Xbox, uPNP etc)

    · I went through ALL the Privacy settings in Windows 10 and disabled them (yeah I know they don't make things 100% private but you have to start somewhere)

    · Deleted/disabled Cortana (this is important...if you use TCPView this service goes crazy making internet connections to MS)

    · Disabled a few scheduled tasks to enhance security

    · Disabled (or enabled where applicable) many telemetry/privacy settings in Group Policy

    · I use the MVPS hosts file to help block ads/malware

    · I run a VPN full time and NO traffic is allowed to leave my machine to connect to the internet unless this VPN is connected (there are a couple exceptions like allow DNS and DHCP for obvious reasons)

    · I use the Windows Firewall and block ALL incoming traffic and only allow VPN/DNS/DHCP traffic going out. I do allow any outgoing connections to my local LAN.

    · I have UAC set to its maximum settings and login ONLY with my non-admin (ie: standard user) account. I use SuRun to be able to run apps/installs/updates/etc with admin rights

    · I use Secunia PSI to help me keep all my software up to date

    · I have uninstalled Media Player and IE11

    · I run ALL my Firefox browsers sandboxed with Sandboxie. I have 3 Firefox profiles: Day to Day, Banking and High Risk. The last 2 delete their contents when I close the browser down. I also sandbox Skype and uTorrent. The sandboxes are very locked down and have very limited access to folders. Some sandboxes have NO access to data folders.

    · I run a few Firefox addons to help protect my privacy and stop ads: Adblock Plus, Disconnect, Privacy Badgar

    · I use Roboform (locally NOT cloud) as my password manager. I also use KeePass with two factor authentication

    · I don't use anything Google so I use Duck Duck Go for my search engine and I host my own email at home.

    · I use Malwarebytes Anti Malware and Anti Exploit for stopping malware

    · I use DuMeter to monitor my bandwidth usage

    · I run backups monthly and have online backups, offline backups and offsite backups. I use File History for online backups which has been working great. I use Beyond Compare to copy files to backup drives in binary mode.

    · HashCalc and 7-zip is used to check hashes in downloaded files

    · As of yesterday I now no longer run any anti virus! I now use Emsisoft Emergency Kit (its portable and doesn’t require an install) to scan local (or private) files and use VirusTotal Windows Uploader to scan non-private or online files. I also have portable Clamwin on standby as an alternative.

    · I have no Java installed or Adobe Flash/Reader although there is a built in version of Flash with Windows 10 (can this be removed/uninstalled?)

    · I have just bought a license for Excubits Bouncer and will start using that shortly, hopefully with hashing

    So that’s my setup. Feel free to comment or provide feedback (good or bad). I’m always looking for ways to improve things!
     
  16. Karlinski

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    I previously used Adblock Plus + NoScript + Privacy Badger, and have moved to
    uBlock Origin + uMatrix, which I think is a faster, more powerful combination.
     
  17. ParaXY

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    I actually forgot to list uBlock origin which I have recently started to use. Never heard of uMatrix so will have a look into this.

    Before I installed Windows 10 I was running NoScript. It was great but such a pain to use. Now I don't use it and have my browsers sandboxed and will run Bouncer soon to give me anti-exe protection. Far more convenient and secure I thinks!

    Appreciate the suggestions.
     
  18. Minimalist

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    @ParaXY
    Nice setup. I would only add a software to make system images. Just in case something goes wrong.
     
  19. ParaXY

    ParaXY Registered Member

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    Thanks!

    I currently use System Proteection and it is configured to use 10GB of space. I also use Shadow Explorer to browse snapshots (it also allows you to restore individual files from a snapshot).

    I also create System Image Backups which are part of my backup strategy (I should share this setup as well as I spent ages designing it and setting it up). A lot of the inspiration came from: taobackup.com
     
  20. The Dragonfly

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    OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    Windows SmartScreen enabled
    UAC set to default
    Some services disabled.
    O&O ShutUP10 - disabled many of the privacy issues.

    DNS
    OpenDNS

    Real-Time Protection
    Comodo Firewall
    Sandbox disabled
    HIPS Safemode
    Firewall custom ruleset, frequency level is set to medium

    G Data Antivirus
    SecureAPlus - Compatible with other A/V solutions
    Hitman Pro Alert version 3

    On demand scanners
    Malwarebytes
    Hitman Pro
    Emsisoft emergency kit

    Software updater
    Secunia PSI
    SUMo

    Browser

    Firefox
    Addons
    NoScript
    Calomel SSL Valdation
    HTTPS-Everywhere
    RefControl
    Adblock Plus
    Ghostery
    Better Privacy
    CS Lite Mod
    BitDefender TrafficLight
    LastPass

    Right now I'm using G Data 30 day trial. I will be making my decision soon whether to buy G Data or go with Emsisoft Anti-Malware. I'm using SecureAPlus simply out of curiosity for now.
     
  21. Cherub

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    I'm getting ready to upgrade to Windows 10 and wanted to start fresh with some security programs.

    Here is what I was thinking of doing, I would like to hear any suggestions and/or comments if I'm pretty well covered.

    Emisoft Anti-Malware
    Hitman Pro(on demand)
    Hitman.Pro Alert
    WinPatrol
    Outpost Firewall
    Keyscrambler
    Malwarebytes Premium

    I haven't really changed much in my protection over the years and unaware of new programs that might be better, so any suggestions are very welcome. But, if I keep these programs I was just wanting some advice as to whether it would be sufficient.
     
  22. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Network
    • Two Netgear Nighthawk R7000-100PAS Routers (Stock Firmware)
    • Four Netgear PowerLine AV 500 Adapters
    • Wired Cat5e Connection between both Routers
    • WPA2-PSK AES Encryption
    • SPI & NAT Firewalls Enabled
    • OpenDNS Configuration
    Computers
    • Desktop - Windows 10 Pro x64
    • Laptop - Windows 10 Home x64
    Built-In Security
    • USER ACCOUNT CONTROL: HIGHEST SETTING
    • EMET 5.2: MAXIMUM SECURITY SETTINGS
    • WINDOWS SMART SCREEN: ENABLED
    • WINDOWS DEFENDER: DISABLED
    • WINDOWS FIREWALL: DISABLED
    Resident
    • Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5735 Beta (Paid)
    • Sandboxie 5.04 (Paid) - Sandboxie Container Folder on RAMDisk
    • Adguard Premium 6 Beta (Paid)
    • KeyScrambler 3.8.1
    • DNSCrypt 0.0.6 - HTTPS Enabled
    On-Demand
    • PeerBlock 1.2 (P2P Blocking List)
    • Macrium Reflect Home Edition 6.0 Built 753[/COLOR]* (Paid)
    • VMWare Workstation 12.0.0 build-2985596** (Paid)
    Browser, Immunization, Tweaks
    • Chrome 45.0.2454.99 x64 (HTTPS-Everywhere, Gmelius Premium, Lastpass Premium) - Chrome Profile Folder on RAMDisk and Sandboxed
    • Homepage and Search Providers set to Startpage (Chrome)
    • Cleaner Professional Edition 5.10.5373 (Paid)
    • Spyware Blaster 5.2 (All Protection Enabled + Customblocking.txt)
    • CryptoPrevent Premiium Edition 7.4.20 (Paid)
    *Macrium Reflect Home Edition installed in both Desktop & Laptop - Backup Template: Deferential Backup Set
    **VMware Workstation only installed on Desktop


    dja2k
     
  23. x ZauX x

    x ZauX x Registered Member

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    SafenSoft SysWatch and SecureaLive Internet Security running great on windows 10!
     
  24. JoeBlack40

    JoeBlack40 Registered Member

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    Avira Free,Comodo Firewall and Wondershare Time Freeze.
     
  25. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

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    Stuck with WSA+MBAM for over 2 years...:mad:
    Frequently test different AVs in VM.
     
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