Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by dja2k, Dec 15, 2005.
Thanks for the comments. Appreciate the reinforcement.
Windows 10 / 64bit
Windows 10 firewall Control Plus Version 22.214.171.124
KeyScrambler Premium 3.10
Raxco Instant Recovery 2.2.0
OS: Windows 10 Pro x64
Tweaks: O&O ShutUp10
VPN: Private Internet Access
Sandboxie Paid (Tor, Firefox, Chrome and SumatraPDF sandboxed)
uBlock Origin (Disconnect lists)
Random Agent Spoofer
All partitions (data and system) encrypted with Veracrypt.
All data uploaded to cloud encrypted with Viivo.
NoVirusThanks Exe Radar Pro
Binisoft Windows Firewall Control
Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
Firewall & Anti-Virus:
Router NAT/SPI (Password Protected)
Emsisoft Internet Security 126.96.36.19960 (with hpHosts file)
HitmanPro.Alert 3.6.1 Build 574
Norton ConnectSafe DNS (Malware, Phishing)
1.Windows Defender/(PUP/PUA tweak)
2.WF (glasswire controller)
3.Smart screen (sys. wide)
6.on demand: Shadow defender, ZAL
7.chrome addons: ubo, extra, https evereywhere!
8.slimjet addons: adguard, stealth.
New Config (slight change)
On all Pc's running Windows 10 removed NVT ERP and replaced it with VoodooShield (Freeware)
Next change will hopefully be a New Synology NAS running Pi-Hole
I have this core setup also--it's virtually nonexistent in terms of bulk and interference. The primary reason Defender is enabled now is to kinda check if Windows is OK, which is done simply via manually updating defs. That's it--hardly the function Microsoft intended, right? If any malware was flagged by Windows and not VS/HMPA first, I'd be astonished. But anything's possible.
Added Telstra (my ISP) Broadband Protect - basically a DNS service provided by their "partner in California". My guess McAfee, as that is the AV they offer. Meh, it's free and I can ditch it at will. Thier DNS is the quickest for me anyway, so I'm not losing anything.
+ Norton, HMP.A, MBAM, VS and regular image backups with Macrium Reflect free =
You could always add Sandboxie, and be even more sure
I've just switched to Panda Internet Security, and so far it has been extremely light.
My current security setup:
Windows 10 Pro x64
UAC set to Never notify.
Panda Internet Security (Safe Browsing disabled)
Cezurity Antivirus Scanner
uBlock Origin (360 Extreme Explorer)
Adguard AdBlocker (Baidu Browser)
I see you have a lot of on -demand scanners. My theory is that if your real-time protection is working that on-demand scanners are somewhat irrelevant. I do a scan maybe once every 2 months and its only because I'm bored mostly, not that I'm worried about malware. But hey, whatever works for everyone.
It is overkill and I only use them for very occasional scans. But, since they don't have any impact on system performance when I'm not using then, I see no reason to remove any of them.
Windows 10 x64 AU with Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, VoodooShield Pro, Heimdal Pro and Adguard for Windows.
PUA/PUP detection in WD is enabled.
UAC is set to maximum with password required, disabled elevation of unsigned and disabled modern UAC prompt.
My main browser is Google Chrome with enabled AppContainer lockdown and all plugins sandboxed.
Really quiet, light and efficient setup
Right now on my laptop, I am only using Windows Firewall, UAC set to max.,Voodooshield Pro and Macrium Reflect. Using this configuration since last of November.
Repaced windows 10 firewall and Voodooshield Pro with CFW 10.
Emsisoft Internet Security
Occasional scans with zemana and malwarebytes
Pretty similar setup. This covers most grounds.
Has any malware ever been detected by these scanners? I also gave up scanning regularly as I had no detection for years (using MBAM and HitmanPro). I only do it if I see some strange behaviour which is always caused by configuration or conflicts, never malware...I know you prefer to investigate problems therefore scanning is probably the best course of action...
Malware Hunter has never found anything. Cezurity (which I have not been using for long) has only identified PUPs that I installed myself and want to keep. But, it hasn't given me any false positives, and it's easy to whitelist anything you want to keep.
The others, for the most part have only identified PUPs I installed myself, or leftover traces of unwanted software I had already uninstalled. Some time ago, I ran an adware installer from a rouge download site. One of the various sites which present themselves as legitimate file hosting site, but actually provide an adware installer for download rather than the actual software it claims to be. And some of these tools came in handy for cleaning up after that.
For people who blindly run unknown files, I'm sure they could be more useful. But, I'm careful about what I run, which goes a long way towards keeping my computers malware free.
Nice tip, thanks from me
Actually the forum would do well with a tips and tricks section!
Windows 10 x64 Pro
1> AppCheck Pro v188.8.131.52
3> DeepArmor v36
4> Binisoft WFC
On Demand: HitMan Pro
Added Yubikey Challenge-Response as Keyfile to my Keepass database
Hi CyberGhost, could you give us your feedback on DeepArmor (CPU and RAM usage, false positve, etc ?)