What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Djigi

    Djigi Registered Member

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    IObit Malware Fighter 4 is totally unnecessary.
     
  2. roger_m

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    @Djigi Are you saying VoodooShield is enough on its own, without an antivirus? IMF 4 adds Bitdefender's scan engine, so it does not have the same terrible detection rate as previous versions had.
     
  3. Djigi

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    If your OS is Win 8.1/10 I think that Windows Defender is enough with VoodooShield .
    Maybe this new version of Iobit MF is better (I doubt) but VoodooShield is very good.
     
  4. roger_m

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    @Djigi I don't use Windows Defender as it noticeably slows down my Windows 10 computer. This version is definitely a lot better than the previous ones as it is now an antivirus and is using Bitdefender's scan engine. I'm sure it won't perform as well as Bitdefender itself. But I like it as it is extremely light, and I don't notice any slowdowns on my old Core 2 Duo laptop.
     
  5. Lagavulin16

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    Bitdefender's scan engine in addition to what other engines, if any? Gotta love Wilders and our fellow members' esoteric app choices that would otherwise elude the radar of viable alternatives.
    Never mind the freebies that demonstratively score well appreciably over time via AV-Comparatives, et al. And with all due respect to @roger_m.... just curious. (IObit?)... ;)

    p,s, Definitely a fan of your software removal recommendations in another post!
     
  6. roger_m

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    @Lagavulin16 It uses BD's engine along with their own (terrible) one. I like it because it is very light, and it is very easy to exclude files you don't want detected, without you having to manually do so.

    I find most antiviruses to cause very noticable system slowdowns for time to time, or even all the time. But, with IMF I don't notice any slowdowns.
     
  7. Lagavulin16

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    Good deal! Based on your previous posts, you don't seem to mind shuffling apps for the right combo. Hopefully the much anticipated english free version of Kaspersky will kick proverbial arse.
     
  8. josin

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    OS: windows 10. 64 bit build 1511
    Comodo internet security ( in pro active mode with custom settings)
    voodooshield
    UAC in default mode
    Malwarebytes anti exploit premium
    Adguard 6
    Key-scrambler premium
    MCshield
    shadow defender
    herd-protect and zemana anti malware as a third party scanners
     
  9. kerykeion

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    Microsoft Windows 10 SL x64 1151.10586.104
    - Standard User Account
    - User Account Control, always notify
    - SmartScreen Filter: enabled, get administrator approval
    - Internet Explorer: Enhanced Protected Mode
    - Windows Defender: disabled
    - Windows Firewall: enabled

    Mozilla Firefox 44.0.2 64-bit
    - Master Password enabled
    - µBlock Origin
    - DownThemAll!
    - No Java, Flash enabled on a couple sites

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 16.0.1.445(a)
    - Protection Defaults
    - Scheduled weekly scans

    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium 1.08.1.1189
    - Maximum security settings
    - Popular software added

    SyncBackFree 7.3.19.0
    - Back-up every three hours
    - Mirror important documents and media to separate storage

    pfSense 2.2.6
    - IPv4 only, block IPv6
    - Adaptive PowerD enabled
    - Enabled: Gateway Monitoring, DHCP Service, NTP Clock, DNS Resolver
    Suricata
    - IDS/IPS configured on both WAN/LAN interfaces; blocks WAN/LAN rule violations
    - IPS Policy Selection: Connectivity, every Ruleset enabled
    - Snort VRT Rules, Snort GPLv2 Community Rules, Emerging Threats Open Rules
    Squid3
    - Transparent proxy enabled
    - ClamAV Anti-Virus integration via C-ICAP, plus Google Safe Browsing support
    SquidGuard
    - Shallalist.de blacklist, enabled for spyware
     
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  10. Arcanez

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    Faronics Anti-Executable 5.4
    Faronics Deep Freeze 8.3
    EMET 5.5
    Terabyte Image for Windows 2.98
    Open DNS
     
  11. Stelica

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    XP SP3

    Shadow Defender
    Sandboxie
    Look 'n' Stop firewall
     
  12. Overkill

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    How is FAE compared to ERP?
     
  13. jjc225

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    Dr. Web Security Space 11 and Zemana Antimalware Premium. This is a solid combination which I think I'll stick with for awhile on all my computers.
     
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  14. trjam

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    still with McAfee
     
  15. Arcanez

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    Since I haven't used ERP for quite a long time I can't tell the exact differences of both programs and how they compare to each other. With FAE you'll get a straight forward whitelist/blacklist. Also it can monitor DLL and JAR executions on the system. When using FAE however I wouldn't use the whitelist which is automatically created during the installation process because the whitelist is file based. Instead I would create a folder based whitelist. Otherwise opening the control list will be quite slow if you have thousands of files in there. It's also really light on the system.
     
  16. LoneWolf

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    Windows 10 / 64bit

    Eset Smart Security 9
    Faronics Anti-Excutable 5.40
    Shadow Defender 1.4.0.168
     
  17. pablozi

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    OS: Windows 10 x64
    UAC: Always Notfiy (Maximum)
    OS Firewall: Enabled (On)
    OS Updates: Automatic (On)
    OS Security Filter: Windows Smartscreen Enabled (On)
    Login Password Protection: Yes
    Real-time Protection: Windows Defender (PUP detection enabled), Zemana AntiMalware Premium, Windows Firewall, HitmanPro.Alert, VoodooShield, Adguard
    On-demand Scanners: HitmanPro, Zemana AntiMalware Premium
    Browser: Google Chrome x64 (Stable)
    Password Manager: Built-in Google Chrome
    AdBlocker: Adguard
    Privacy Cleaners & System Tuning: CCleaner, Kerish Doctor 2016, Revo Uninstaller PRO
    Data Backup: Custom Backups (Manual)
    System Image Backup: Custom Backups (Manual)

    Office Suite: Microsoft Office Proffesional Plus 2013
    PDF Reader: Adobe Reader
    Compression Tools: WinRAR
    IM: Skype
    Cloud Services: OneDrive, Google Drive, pCloud
    VPN: PureVPN, VPNBook
    DNS: OpenDNS
     
  18. Security Policy on 32 bits Windows 10 Desktop and Transformer
    1. Disabled command, scripting engines, risk-ware services and legacy applications
    2. UAC deny elevation of unsigned software, SRP (PGS) deny execute in user folders
    3. Chrome with AdGuard Adblocker and MemProtect protecting and isolating Chrome
    4. Safe Hex common sense and image and monthly data backup (NAS & USB-disk)
     
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  19. Solarlynx

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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
    Standard User Account
    User Account Control - max, with password

    W10FC of SphinxSoftware basic, unregistered - I like as it asks for outbound connections.

    MalwareBytes AntiExploit with shields for some routine apps - my keeper :).

    Zemana Antimalware 2 beta resident, Pandora on - very light in any combinations :thumb:.

    WinPatrol free - I like its Delayed Start option.

    The setup doesn't lag at startup after removal of MalwareBytes AntiMalware.

    I tried to install latest (8.2.0.4792) Comodo IS or FW several times. My PC refuses to work with it.:(
     
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  20. idaho

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    EMSISOFT Internet Security 11. Light & Fast. :)
     
  21. trjam

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    got hit by some ransonware, and I want even trying. Encrypted everything, even stuff on my Microsoft Cloud drive. Had to reimage.

    Now Windows Defender and Sandboxie.
     
  22. Tarantula

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    It lacks System/Core application protection. Everything is permitted by default. That's why I don't use it.
     
  23. Djigi

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    Are similar programs better on this issue (eg. TinyWall or Windows Firewall Control)?
     
  24. Tarantula

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    I think TinyWall is much better. Personal opinion of course. It denies every in or out connection by default. There are some exceptions that you can enable or disable:
    http://s24.postimg.org/p8nzg1vdx/123.png

    You must manually choose what to be permitted.
     
  25. Solarlynx

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    Yes, everything is permitted by out-of-the-box settings in W10FC (SphinxSoftware). You'll have to make Default Zone as "Disable all" to make default deny.
     
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