What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. PoetWarrior

    PoetWarrior Registered Member

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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    1. Windows Defender (now sandboxed) code just made available to force it on. Running well so far.
    2. UAC on high
    3. Firefox latest build
    4. Windows Firewall
    5. Behind router firewall with latest encryption
    6. All hardware protections offered by Windows Defender--ON
    7. Macrium Reflect Home
    8. Encrypted all external drives
     
  2. wat0114

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    @PoetWarrior,

    nice security setup. Lean & mean and if something does go sideways, Macrium makes recovery a mere formality rather than a disaster. If you haven't already, adding a script/ad blocker like uBlockO or NoScript to Firefox would nicely enhance your setup.
     
  3. LoneWolf

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    Samsung Laptop
    Windows 10 / 64bit

    Kaspersky Security Cloud
    AppGuard Solo
    Faronics AE + DeepFreeze
    AdGuard
    Raxio Instant Recovery
    IVPN
     
  4. Osaban

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    Ethernet Public Network connection + covered up screen camera on laptop.

    Windows 10 home (64 bit) version 1809 build 17763.55 + UAC Max

    Windows Security active

    Chrome version 70.0.3538.77 (official build) (64 bit)

    Windows Defender Browser Protection + uBlock Origin.

    Sandboxie version 5.27.1 (64 bit) with tight restrictions.

    On-demand:

    Shadow Defender version 1.4.0.680 (default configuration).

    Macrium Reflect free edition (64 bit) [UEFI] version 6.3 build 1855
     
  5. PoetWarrior

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    Thanks and I appreciate the suggestion. I've been on the internet for a long time and so far I've never had a serious issue. Probably helps that I do a clean install about twice a year too.
     
  6. Soft Life

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    I just use a minimum. I am always weary about added programs from 3rd parties and what they collect and phone home about.

    I am looking to add another program but I prefer to run it manually and not have it on all of the time. Possibly another anti-malware I can run.

    WIN10 all updated.
    O&O SHUTUP10
    Spy Shelter anti-keylogger
    Keepass2 - To stay away from browser password saving
    Windows Defender
    ADW Cleaner - I run manually occasionally.
    Glasswire Firewall
    uBlock original in Firefox
    AirVPN I run sometimes.
    Signal - I use this to connect to my phone so I can type chat at my desktop through my phone number. Really nice and its encrypted.
    Protonmail - for family and friends who use it too.
    About to purchase Image For Windows
     
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  7. imuade

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    OS: Win10 Home 64bit ( version 1803, build 17134.376 )
    FW: Windows Firewall
    AV: Windows Defender (tweaked by ConfigureDefender and sandboxed)
    OD: AdwCleaner, HitmanPro, Zemana AntiMalware
    Others: Re:HIPS, NoVirusThanks SysHardener
    Privacy: uBlock Origin, Windows Privacy Dashboard, O&O ShutUp10
    DNS: CleanBrowsing DNS (Security Filter)
     
  8. Beyonder

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    Same here. Did you happen to find a good alternative to it, though?
     
  9. The Seeker

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    Haven't looked for one yet.
     
  10. vonvon

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    Desktop : Emsisoft + Voodooshield pro + Glasswire elite + Win patrol plus
    Laptop : Emsisoft + Voodooshield pro + Glasswire elite + Win patrol plus
    Ultrabook : Webroot secure anywhere + Voodooshield pro + Glasswire elite + Win patrol plus

    All quite light and smoothy - (Win 10 1809)
     
  11. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    Is Winpatrol Plus needed? Is the development not dead now?
     
  12. vonvon

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    I think WinPatrol is not really needed, the developpement seems very long and hesitant. But, I like it, ... so many years alongside !!!
    Seriously, I'll think about removing it.
     
  13. OB1W4N5

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    What would you folks say is more secure and/or private?

    Turning on Memory Core Isolation in Windows 10, or leaving it off so that a VM can be created for a Linux distro in Virtualbox and then day to day browsing done within the VM? As far as I know there is no way to run a VM with Memory Core Isolation enabled.
     
  14. The Seeker

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    Have removed AdGuard and am now letting AdGuard Home handle my adblocking (installed on an old laptop). I'll give AdGuard for Windows another look once CoreLibs integration is in its beta stages.
     
  15. SHvFl

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    Not comparable. Vm with any OS is 100 times safer assuming you restore and keep it clean.
     
  16. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

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    Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64

    Firewall & Anti-Virus:
    Router NAT/SPI (Password Protected)
    Windows Firewall
    Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2018.10.0.9018 (with hpHosts file)

    Blocking/Hardening:
    AppGuard 4.4.6.1
    HitmanPro.Alert 3.7.9 Build 767 RC
     
  17. The Seeker

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    Decided to move to the Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) of Windows 10 as I was tired of the bugs being introduced every six months. I have also moved to using Kaspersky Free.
     
  18. Minimalist

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    Which version of LTSB did you install 1507 or 1607? Do you happen to know when next version will be released?
     
  19. The Seeker

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    1607.

    This month I believe.
     
  20. Minimalist

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    Thank you. I've had problems updating 1507 in past. I will test new version when it comes out :thumb:
     
  21. loungehake

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    Windows XP SP3 fully up to date with XP Embedded security updates

    Panda Dome 18.06, Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 9.3, MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit 1.12.1.90, OSArmor 1.4.1, Comodo Memory Firewall 2.4.0.20.

    I use Firefox 45.9 ESR with Decentraleyes 1.3.10, HTTPS Everywhere 5.2.21, Noscript Classic 5.1.8.6 and Ghostery 5.4.10.
    Firefox 45.9 ESR passes the BrowserAudit tests without any critical errors. It also passes the Tencent Spectre check. The system uses an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ processor and so it is resistant to Meltdown.

    This incarnation of Windows XP has been in continuous use since 2004 and I have YET to experience any effects of malware or even an intrusion. I have evolved numerous practices which tend to harden XP. I use OpenDNS.

    For the sake of due diligence I no longer use XP for online banking and other transactions such as purchasing. Such uses ceased in April 2014. The biggest drawback to XP is the lack of HTML5 video playback. The system performance is like a newly installed Windows.
     
  22. Sampei Nihira

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    Hi.
    The version of Firefox 45 ESR developed by Roytam1?
     
  23. Bertazzone

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    Crazy, but in a nice way!:thumb:
     
  24. Minimalist

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    After XP's EOL I was waiting for news about mass exploitation and mass infections of those system. Guess what - nothing happened.
    Also, did all those tools ever saved you from infection or exploit? I sometimes run XP in VM and so far never encountered anything suspicious even without such tight security as is yours.
    And as you said, that thing is flying. That is true speed and how OS should run.
     
  25. korben

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    see any conclusion yet?

    Let me give you mine - it is all pointless.
     
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