What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Tarantula

    Tarantula Guest

    Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia". Good bye, malware world! So long, M$ ***! :argh:
     
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  2. PEllis

    PEllis Guest

    Adaware antivirus pro
    Adaware ad block
    Firefox Quantum

    This is all I really need; AV with an ad block extension. I'd have to go out of my way to get infected.
     
  3. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I'm ending this year with this setup:

    Windows 7 x64

    • Standard User Account used
    • User Account Control set to max
    • Software Restriction Policies configured and enabled
    • Windows Firewall monitoring inbound and outbound network traffic
    • various OS tweaks and modifications
    Macrium Reflect using grandfather - father - son backup scheme

    Sandboxie for Firefox with uBlock Origin and HTTPS Everywhere

    OpenVPN
    and Mullvad as service provider

    Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Avira PC Cleaner and Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool for on demand scans.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
     
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  4. Buddel

    Buddel Registered Member

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    • Emsisoft Anti-Malware (experimental for me, trial version valid for another 8 days)
    • Windows Firewall Control (Paid) (definitely a keeper)
    • VoodooShield Pro (uninstalled due to problems with this app; now looking for an alternative that works)
    • OSArmor (experimental tool from NoVirusThanks, and I like it)
    • uBlock Origin (the only FF security addon I use; couldn't find any other useful security-related addons for FF that I like)
    • O&O ShutUp 10 (pretty good privacy tool)
    • Iperius Backup (my favourite backup solution)
     
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  5. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    Windows XP Home (My PC)
    Windows Firewall
    Trick POSReady 2009
    Black Viper's List
    No NET Installed
    No Java
    No Flash I.E.8
    PsExec
    Google DNS
    MBAE Premium
    OSArmor

    Firefox ESR - Custom Setting About:Config

    U.B.O.
    NoScript
    Canvas Defender
    No Resource URI Leak
     
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  6. pablozi

    pablozi Registered Member

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    Windows 10 x64 PRO with: Windows Defender (tweaked via gpedit), Windows Firewall, VoodooShield Pro, HMP and EEK as on demand scanners.
     
  7. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    I've tightened things up here a tad.
    • NAT + SPI Router Firewall - latest firmware.
    • ISP's Network Protection.
    • Norton Security. Windows Defender with tweaks on a separate machine.
    • HitmanPro.Alert.
    • VoodooShield.
    • Malwarebytes.
    • Various browser tweaks.
    • Macrium Reflect free.
     
  8. Infected

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    I've been really liking this also. I have it installed on my laptop also.
     
  9. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    I really need to install Linux again. It's been far too long.
     
  10. PoetWarrior

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    Windows 10 Home (latest updates)

    1. Standard Accounts based on specific purpose
    2. UAC on high
    3. Windows Defender (App and Browser control/Exploit protection ON)
    4. Firefox 57 with necessary addons
    5. Windows firewall
    6. MS Edge used for specific sites
    7. Secure Boot ON
    8. Macrium Reflect free for restoration
    9. Using Libre Office instead of MS Office
     
  11. cupez80

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    any suggestion for Kaspersky Free AV complimentary anti malware ?
     
  12. Quassar

    Quassar Registered Member

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    Location:
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    OS: Windows 10 Creator Update x64
    Hardering:
    PowerShell script, CMD, java - all disabled
    Deny elevation of unsigned executables.
    Windows Features removed: Internet Explorer, XPS; SMB, Legacy Features, Media Features, etc...
    Ask password for Admin Account
    Enable Secure Sign in screen
    http://hardenwindows10forsecurity.com/

    Account Type: Local Account/Admin
    UAC: Maximum
    SmartScreen: Enabled
    VPN: Proton / Avia Phantom
    Anti-Exe: Appguard
    HIDS: ------
    AntiRansom: -----
    Firewall: SpyShelterFW
    Keystroke Encryption: ZemanaAL
    SRP: AppGuard, Sandboxie, SpyShelterFW
    Password Manager: Keepass 2.x
    AV: SecureAPlus
    On Demand: Avira Rescue (on pendrive), Zemana, Malwarebytes
    Virtualization: VMware Workstation, Shadow Defender
    Sandbox: Sandboxie(Beta)
    Encryption: VeraCrypt
    Browser: Vivaldi, Tor Browser
    Blocker: Adguard(Beta)
    Backup: Paragon

    Tools:
    Sysinternals Suite, SysTracer, DiskPulse.(sniff changes in files/process/services)
    WireShark, Net Limiter (sniff and control bandwtich network)
    Process-Lasso + Park Control (priority process + allocate games/programs in specific cores for improve work)
    ThisIsMyFile (unlock and delete protected files)
    HostMan(MVPS HOSTS) + HostsServer (next black filter for sites & monitor)
    Simple DNSCrypt

    Changes:
    Droped Scotty bundle and back to SpyShelterFW
    added hardering by http://hardenwindows10forsecurity.com/
    for short test time added Avira VPN Phantom :)
    Updated VMware from 14 to 14.1 version
     
  13. B-boy/StyLe/

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    KFA doesn't include System Watcher like KIS so you may want to add an additional Anti-Ransomware protection like AppCheck Anti-Ransomware/RansomOFF or even Comodo Firewall next to it.
     
  14. justenough

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    Sandboxie and NOD32
     
  15. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    DESKTOP & TABLET

    Jan. 3, 2018 - Updated, Added, Removed

    Network
    • Two Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 (R7000) 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
    • LOCAL ACCOUNTS - Administrator Password Protected
    • DESKTOP (Custom Built) - Windows 10 Pro x64 Ver. 1709 Built 16299.125
    • TABLET (Surface Pro 4) - Windows 10 Pro x64 Ver. 1709 Built 16299.125
    Built-In Security
    • USER ACCOUNT CONTROL: HIGHEST SETTING
    • WINDOWS SMART SCREEN: ENABLED - SET TO BLOCK
    • WINDOWS DEFENDER: ENABLED - GPEDIT CUSTOM SETTINGS!
    • EXPLOIT PROTECTION: ENABLED - IMPORTED EMET XML
    • FOLDER PROTECTION: ENABLED - ADDITIONAL FOLDERS ADDED
    • WINDOWS FIREWALL: ENABLED
    Resident
    • PIA VPN Client v75 - VPN Enabled (Paid)
    • Windows Firewall Control 5.0.1.19 - Medium Filtering Enabled (Paid)
    • Sandboxie 5.23.2 Beta (Paid) - Container Folder on RAMDisk
    • Adguard Premium 6.2.437.2171 Beta (Paid)
    • Simple DnsCrypt 0.4.3 (Holland & Denmark) - Enabled
    On-Demand
    • Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2017.12.0.8334 - Weekly Manual Scans
    • Macrium Reflect Home Edition 7.1.2801* (Paid)
    • VMWare Workstation 14.1.0** (Paid)
    Browsers, Immunization, Tweaks
    • Windows 10 Hardening Tips from http://hardenwindows10forsecurity.com
    • Windows 10 Services "Tweaked" for DESKTOP by Black Viper*** | www.blackviper.com
    • Privacy Repairer 1.5.0.0- Custom Settings Enabled
    • Windows and User Temp Folders set to RAMDisk - Cleared on Reboot
    • Documents on External Drives - BitLocker Enabled
    • Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer (LastPass Premium) - Internet Explorer Forced to run Sandboxed
    • Homepage and Search Providers set to Startpage (IE & Edge)
    • CCleaner Professional Edition 5.38.6357 (Paid) + CCEnhancer - Automatic Cleaning Enabled
    • Spyware Blaster 5.5 (All Protection Enabled + Customblocking.txt)
    *Macrium Reflect Home Edition installed in Desktop & Tablet - Backup Template: Incremental Forever
    **VMware Workstation only installed on Desktop
    ***Services only tweaked on Desktop
     
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  16. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    Location:
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    Windows XP Home (My PC)
    Windows Firewall
    Trick POSReady 2009
    Black Viper's List
    No NET Installed
    No Java
    No Flash I.E.8
    PsExec
    Google DNS
    MBAE Premium
    OSArmor

    Firefox ESR - Custom Setting About:Config

    U.B.O.
    NoScript
    Canvas Defender
    No Resource URI Leak
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2018
  17. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    Location:
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    Resident:

    Windows 10 Home V 1709 build 16299.192 (64 bit) Admin. account
    Windows Firewall (public network)
    UAC Max, Smart Screen on, Remote assistance off
    Chrome (64 bit), uBlock Origin
    Sandboxie latest beta with Internet/Start/run access restrictions
    Avira Pro
    Black tape over laptop camera

    On demand:

    Shadow Defender V 1.4.0.672
    Macrium Reflect V 6.3 free
     
  18. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I use the same. One of the best security investment ever :)
     
  19. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    Me too! So does Mark Zuckerberg apparently.
     
  20. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    I know it sounds a bit paranoid and I am no celebrity, but it costs nothing and gives some peace of mind...
     
  21. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    It doesn't sound paranoid to me. For me it's just too practical and too efficient.
     
  22. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    ...As well as former FBI director James Comey...
     
  23. n8chavez

    n8chavez Registered Member

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    For now. But VS is not free, OSA is.
     
  24. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    VoodooShield does have a free version.
     
  25. n8chavez

    n8chavez Registered Member

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    True. But it's stripped.
     
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