What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. The Seeker

    The Seeker Registered Member

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    Switched from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 LTSC as I don't like the way things are going with the Store and the bundled apps. Also dropped AdGuard for now as uBlock Origin does all I need.
     
  2. abels

    abels Registered Member

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    OS: Win10 Pro 64bit ( version 1809, build 17763.437 )
    FW: Windows Firewall
    AV: Windows Defender
    OD: AdwCleaner, Zemana AntiMalware
    Others: Voodooshield
    Privacy: uBlock Origin
    Backup: Macrium Reflect Free
     
  3. X9X

    X9X Registered Member

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    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    F-Secure Sense Router
    Firefox: AdGuard Extension
    Comodo Cloud Antivirus
    Hostsman: Steven Black Hosts
     
  4. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    Ubuntu
    Chrome OS

    Firefox & Chrome: uBlock Origin, Decentraleyes

    Safari: ABP

    :)
     
  5. Minimalist

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    Windows 7
    Kaspersky Internet Security
    Macrium Reflect
    uBlock Origin (Firefox)
     
  6. guest

    guest Guest

    Removed superfluous security software, don't really need them anyway. Secure enough with AppGuard Enterprise.
    Still considering if i should remove Binisoft WFC...
     
  7. DamnYankees

    DamnYankees Registered Member

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    • Network
    ASUS RT-AC68U Router
    Wired CAT7 Connection 10m.
    WPA2-PSK AES Encryption
    NAT Firewall - Enabled
    Quad9 DNS Configuration
    • Computers
    Local Accounts - Administrator Password Protected
    DESKTOP - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1903
    LAPTOP - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1903

    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1903 Built-in security:
    • Machine Hardening
    - BIOS Password
    • System Hardening
    - NVT SysHardener: Custom settings.
    - SUA
    - UAC Max with credentials prompts.
    - Smartscreen set to block.
    - Only allows Apps from Store.
    - Deny elevation of unsigned executables.
    - Windows Features removed: Internet Explorer, XPS; SMB, Legacy Features, etc.
    • Network Hardening
    - Windows Defender Firewall with customized settings: all profile's connections blocked + disabled/added rules.
    - IPv6, homegroup, tunneling, etc. disabled.
    • Antivirus
    - Cylance Smart Antivirus
    • Privacy
    - ExpressVPN
    - O&O ShutUp10
    - WPD (Windows Privacy Dashboard)
    - CCleaner v5.49 Portable
    • Browser & Extensions
    - Brave Browser 64-bit + brave://flags tweaks / Homepage and Search Providers set to Startpage.
    - Mozilla Firefox 64-bit + about:config tweaks / Homepage and Search Providers set to DuckDuckGo.
    - Anti-Adblocker: uBlock Origin medium mode / Nano Defender Integration in uBlock Origin + custom network filters.
    - Decentraleyes
    - Bitwarden
    - Emsisoft Browser Security
    • On-Demand
    - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    - Emsisoft Emergency Toolkit
    • System Recovery
    - Windows Backup
    - Macrium Reflect Free Edition
     
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  8. Infected

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    Can you block out going requests with AppGuard? Like swreporter from chrome?
     
  9. imuade

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    Operating system
    Win10 Home 64bit ( version 1809, build 17763.437 )

    Firewall

    Windows Firewall

    Antivirus

    Comodo AntiVirus ( v12.0.0.6818 )

    On demand

    AdwCleaner, HitmanPro

    Others

    NoVirusThanks SysHardener

    Privacy

    Windows Privacy Dashboard, O&O ShutUp10

    DNS

    Simple DNScrypt (pointing to CleanBrowsing Security Filter DoH)

    Browser

    Chromium portable (launched by chrlauncher) with the following extensions:
    • Blocksi web filter
    • Close & Clean
    • Dark New Tab
    • Dark Theme for Google Searches
    • F.B.(FluffBusting)Purity
    • ublock origin
     
  10. guest

    guest Guest

    you can only block exe/dlll/drivers from executing; AppGuard isn't a firewall, it is SRP.
     
  11. raiderfan47

    raiderfan47 Registered Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I very rarely post here. The knowledge of all the members is astonishing. I lurk to try to pick up some knowledge.

    My computer is Windows 7 SP1 64 bit build 7601. I had been using Bit Defended Free and Private Firewall.

    I use the system mostly for surfing (and lurking), I belong to a user group, shopping and some banking

    I kept getting a message regarding a system attack and the need to take over my computer. I just shut the computer down, it was faster than trying to close the messages.

    At the same time the computer was slow to boot up and ran slowly. One day I had a BSOD. I went to the Sysnative Forum. They asked me to run a scan they use. The problem was a bad driver in BitDefender.
    I ran an online ESET scan which showed no problems as well as an EmiSoft Emergency Kit Scan which showed nothing as well.

    I deleted both and installed ESET Nod 32 and OS Armor. I chose those because of the number of times they were well spoke of in this thread.

    My question would be if I should add some other type of security software to tighten up what I have now?

    I also wonder if I can run Windows Defender and/or Windows Firewall as extra security.

    Thanks much

    raiderfan47
     
  12. Bertazzone

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    Your setup is fine. You might consider adding TinyWall to harden Windows Firewall since you're still on W7. You can find it @ tinywall.pados.hu. It's lightweight, non-intrusive and easy to use. Otherwise, keep it simple. :thumb:
     
  13. Beyonder

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    My new minimalistic setup:

    Windows 10 Pro N

    Adguard DNS

    Edge in Application Guard

    VPN with TunSafe

    That is all.
     
  14. Minimalist

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    I would only add software to backup your system and data and adblocker for your browser if you don't use one. Otherwise your setup seems OK.
     
  15. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    I see that I have posted my security setup here since 2005. In the beginning I was a security software junkie but since 2007 I have mainly used the same simple security setup I have today: The Linux approach.
    Just a standard account in Windows, and a good imaging software and later years Sandboxie and VPN, and with extensions hardened browsers for some privacy and ad blocking (ublock origin) Has served me well.
     
  16. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I have a new Windows 10 Pro 64 bit PC. I am debating what Security Apps to install on it.

    So far I have:

    Security:

    ESET NOD32 AV
    I plan to install/configure Sandboxie (Paid) this weekend.
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit (On demand)

    Backup:

    Image for Windows/Image for DOS/Image for Linux

    I may install MBAM and purchase a MBAM license soon.

    I want to use AppGuard but it looks like they are commercial now with a higher price. Any suggestions for Appguard replacement?
     
  17. paulderdash

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    Maybe Andy Ful's Hard_Configurator? https://hard-configurator.com/
     
  18. Bertazzone

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    I'll second that. I'd also forget MBAM, and get VoodooShield if you don't use H_C. Perfect with Eset! :thumb:
     
  19. vonvon

    vonvon Registered Member

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    Desktop + laptop + notepad

    Eset IS - HitmanPro.A

    On demand : Malwerebytes - RogueKiller
    + Easeus todo every month - Adblocker ultimate on firefox

    That's all, light and powerfull.
     
  20. The Seeker

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    Have installed AdGuard again as it's now in beta and I have to say - I think they've nailed it. With the CoreLibs integration, browsing now feels just as snappy as it does using a browser extension like uBlock Origin.
     
  21. paulderdash

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    Been watching you oscillating in and out of Adguard ;). I also play with AdGuard and uBO, even both (needlessly of course :D).

    Looking forward to the Windows release.
     
  22. The Seeker

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    It has been a complicated relationship, that's for sure :argh: I really do think it's a top tier product now though with its CoreLibs integration. I use the premium version on Android also which is great.
     
  23. acr1965

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    I've been thinking of adding VoodooShield. Currently I just have Windows 10 and the Microsoft antivirus. I tried some of the advance configurations to allow certain apps or not but there were repeated problems, especially with Word and saving documents. I have used AppGuard in the past and liked it but haven't used it in a few years. Besides the Microsoft antivirus I have been trying some on demand scanners such as from Emsi and Eset.
     
  24. safeguy

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    Win10 with a few basic settings changed. That's all.
     
  25. Moogle Stiltzkin

    Moogle Stiltzkin Registered Member

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    OS: Win10 Pro 64bit ( *latest )
    FW: MBAM WFC (*it's free for now, so why not, has more options. though tbh i'd be fine with the default windows firewall.)
    AV: Avast (*free. Although i'm considering whether Avira is a better choice.)
    OD: AdwCleaner, Zemana AntiMalware, mbam free, hitman pro
    Active anti malware: Zemana AntiMalware
    Others: OSArmor, MBAE
    Privacy: uBlock Origin (lots of added filters, probably too many to list specifically), uBlock Origin Extra, uMatrix, https everywhere, Netcraft, decentraleyes, Nanodenfer (configured for ublock use by adding filter to uBlock), PIA VPN, RT Merlin F/W using ddnssec/dots cloudflare dns, Windows Privacy Dashboard, O&O ShutUp10
    Backup: win10 System restore (a proper backup solution and snapshots is probably more ideal tbh. Things like sandboxie/shadowdefender look interesting but when i last tried these solutions, it felt a bit too annoying to use. I do have backups i store on a NAS, so even if PC goes kapoot i still retain the important stuff. But it's just annoying to set backup again, like i said not ideal. I'll get around this sometime. I do have Aomei Backupper but i'm not sure how well this app is compared to alternatives for backing up desktop PC. )


    a few other things i tried but ended up uninstalling
    Sysharderner: This killed access to my NAS. It's too restrictive, so i system restore and removed it. I'm sure people who are familiar with the settings can avoid the landmine, but this is beyond my knowlege.
    VoodooShield: was gonna try this but there is discussion whether it is secure or not. some comments about how easy it is to disable this app to bypass it's protection. thats why i did not bother.
    Reg guard service: I could not start the app. Something is probably blocking it but i'm not sure what. So i couldn't try it out.
    Hitman alert pro: was considering this as a replacement for zemana and MBAE, since it has an active malware scanner, but from my experience with this app, it feels to restrictive and may break stuff from working. I did not have this issue when using MBAE for anti exploit.



    any tips for any possible overlap app is welcome :} i just assume that there is no or little overlap. or at least i don't have a usage issue with this setup.
     
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