What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. hjlbx

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    Malware that infects firmware, BIOS, graphics, etc can bypass Shadow Defender. Shadow Defender does not virtualize firmware, so some low level bypass is possible.

    Sandboxie is more secure...
     
  2. Grumlo

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    Hjlbx did You change something from Your config ?
    I tried cyberfox, but better for me chrome that i have come back. I've made local account.
    Now i think because i use only in home where i have router with NAT. Maybe it is paranoic use yet sandboxie with chrome ?
     
  3. paulderdash

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    Awesome :thumb:
    Hope they implement those in a future release. And if so, that they let us know ...
     
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  4. Influenza

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    Thanks, I will try Spy Shelter ASAP.
     
  5. hjlbx

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    No. I haven't changed anything. Still AppGuard + Adguard + some OS tweaks.

    I think AppGuard + Sandboxie is one of the best combos. Is it a bit paranoid\overkill - I think a little if you are already a safe user.
     
  6. Influenza

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    Hello Tyrizian,
    If the question is for me I can say that ESS and Emsisoft are both very smooth and run quiet on my PCs but I don't know which is better to protect me... The only way is to be infected, then I can say "OK this av is really not good":D
     
  7. trjam

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    Zemana anti-malware and ShadowDefender
     
  8. Grumlo

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    Thanks :) I have second laptop very old and there Appguard + Adguard and I don't know to install sandboxie or leave like this. Now I turned off windows defender.
     
  9. hjlbx

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    It depends on how you use it. If you do high-risk surfing\computing on it, then AppGuard + Sandboxie combo adds increased security.

    If you use it for everyday computing, I really think AppGuard is sufficient.

    It's your call, because Sandboxie resource consumption is essentially zero...
     
  10. Grumlo

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    I use sometimes to everyday computing (it's for my wife special). Sometimes watch online. I would like very light.
    now i have apguard and adguard. And I am not sure what to do exactly ?
     
  11. hjlbx

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    What OS version ?
     
  12. Grumlo

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    Windows 10 pro 64 bit I have installed there. It has 4 gh ram and ultra cost low procesor intel .
     
  13. hjlbx

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    I don't think adding Sandboxie will negatively affect the system.

    Me personally, I don't add Sandboxie. The only advantage that I have seen is that Sandboxie saves me from cleanup of browser webpage lock. However, that can most often be fixed by simply running CCleaner. If not, then you just have to search for the offending file in C:\ProgramData or C:\Users\User\AppData and delete it.
     
  14. Grumlo

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    OK I will stay with Appguard and Adguard now. But what with Windows defender butter turn on or not ?
     
  15. hjlbx

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    On low end system, I would use Webroot instead of Windows Defender -- but it depends upon how Windows Defender affects your system. If you see no impact, then I would keep it enabled.

    For a long time I ran W10 with Defender disabled. However, I have i7 with lots of RAM -- so no problem for me.

    You can try 14 day trial of Webroot. It cleanly uninstalls.

    Windows Defender uses a lot of RAM. Webroot uses about 1 MB RAM.

    I would evaluate your system for a while first before making any additional changes. You have good security at the moment.
     
  16. Grumlo

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    OK I am doing that I will turn on and I will see. When I will be not happy from windows defender I will change on webroot av.
    Many thanks
     
  17. Solarlynx

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    Hello! Now my setup is:

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

    Comodo FW

    - FW: Custom ruleset
    - HIPS: Safe Verbose
    - AutoSandbox in default mode (Block Malicious, Virtual Unrecognized)
    - Most time FW and HIPS in "Do NOT show popup alerts, Block Requests", especially when I share my PC with other peoples.

    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit with additional shields for routine and sensitive apps.

    Avira free
    - disabled launcher through autostart
    - automatic updates through scheduler

    The setup feels light on my PC.
     
  18. Appaloosa

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    Comodo Firewall ( cruelsister's suggested settings)
    Adguard

    Same setup on Win.7 and Win. 10 . approaching two years.
     
  19. sportsfan7700

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    Switched to Avira Free. Everything else is current.
     
  20. Crystal_Lake_Camper

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    Realtime Protection : Norton Security 2016 ( tweaked ) - Voodooshield Pro ( 3.18 beta )
    on demand : Mbam ( free ) - eek - Zemana Anti Malware ( free ) - ADW cleaner - Jrt Tool - Zhp cleaner
    adblocking : Afender Pro ( Trial )
     
  21. roger_m

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    In the past few weeks, I've dropped HitmanPro.Alert, due its CPU use, and some other issues with it. Also, I don't use VoodooShield anymore due to its bugs (however, I was running the beta version).

    On the computer I use daily:
    Windows 10. UAC disabled.

    Realtime Protection
    Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (it uses Bitdefender's scan engine, and is very light)

    On demand scanners
    Zemana AntiMalware Premium
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro
    ByteFence Anti-Malware
    JottiQ (scans files at jotti.org)

    ByteFence is a rebrand of Reason Core Security with a different UI. Once my trial runs out in a few days, I'll still be able to use it to scan for malware, but won't be able to remove anything.

    For my other systems:
    Windows 10. UAC at default level

    Realtime Protection
    Tencent PC Manager

    No on demand scanners.
     
  22. Solarlynx

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    My lockdown config (in green font):

    FW from SphinxSoftware free

    - Default Zone: Disable All
    - Disable PopUp on new detected application (Use Default Zone)

    VoodooShield
    - Always ON
    - Unchecked "Enable balloon notifications and user prompts"

    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit with additional shields for routine and sensitive apps.

    Avira free
    - disabled launcher through autostart
    - disabled FW through Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features
    - automatic updates through settings every 2 hours

    The setup feels lighter then previous one.
     
  23. jacemace

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    Comodo Firewall Hips
    Avast Internet Security
    Spyshelter
    Appguard
    Zemana Antimalware
    Anvir Task Manager
    WinPatrol
    Adguard

    Browser addon extensions - uBlock uMatrix

    Uninstalled Hitmanpro Alert and Winantiransom not because they didn't perform well, they did - but because they caused browser crashes -Hitmanpro Alert, and they wouldn't configure to allow applications to run, and would block sometimes unknowingly- Winantiransom. And I figure Spyshelter and Appguard can protect as these do.

    On demand scanners - Hitman Pro Malwarebytes

    Just added malwarebytes anti exploit to test - not sure of the advanced settings - there are quite a few option boxes.
     
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  24. Infected

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    Good setup and welcome to Wilders.
     
  25. Securon

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    Good Morning! Vipre 2016 I.S.Pro and MBAM Premium. Browser Firefox...hardened with No Script...U-Block Origin...and Avira Browser Safety. Sincerely...Securon
     
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