What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    Taking Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Chrome extension out for a spin.
    It may be useless/overkill, possibly even conflicting with other extension/softwares, but I'll soon learn.
    Anyone else running this extension, please chime in. TY
     
  2. Bertazzone

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    It may be good with malware but I find it bloated, heavy and tries to do too many different things. Other options for me. Smartscreen or Bitdefender Trafficlight, depending on the browser.
     
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    Good points. I may disable a few of the protection settings, like Ads/Trackers and PUPs, leaving only Malware and Scams protection. Mainly I want to see if there are performance hits or other weirdness. Years ago I enjoyed running TrafficLight, but it ultimately conflicted with something else, so it didn't get to hang around.
     
  4. The Seeker

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    A couple of changes. Moved from Windows 1903 back to Windows 10 LTSC (1809). I am finding the Windows Store more and more useless nowadays, so figured I'd use a rock solid base. Also reinstalled AdGuard to see how the latest beta is looking; so far, so good.
     
  5. The Seeker

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    Back to uBlock Origin. Try as I might, I just cannot bring myself to trust a third-party app to filter my HTTPS browser traffic.
     
  6. deBoetie

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    I do value SBIE on the "real" host, mainly as a mechanism for enforcing selective filesystem and internet access for the applications I still run there. I'm not comfortable with internet facing applications having potentially full access to my real file system. There isn't a current alternative.

    Money isn't applicable as I have a lifetime licence....!
     
  7. imdb

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    i was referring to rehips, not sbie.

     
  8. imdb

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    so, ubo not 3rd party to you?
     
  9. LoneWolf

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    Windows 10 / 64bit
    Sphinx Firewall / AppGuard Solo / AdGuard / Raxco InstantRescue
     
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  10. ichito

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    Some change on my Vista
    - instead of SpyShelter FW - PCTools FW and GeSWall
    the rest as it was:
    - LV/restoring - Shadow Defender, Keriver 1-Click Free
    - analizyng apps - Tiny Watcher, AVZ AT, File Change Alarm
    - system/process managers - Anvir TM, Process Hacker
    - net tool - SeconfigXP
    Such setup is extremaly light
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  11. Buddel

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    Me too.
    Removed: uBlock Origin, OSArmor, SysHardener
    Current setup: Kaspersky Internet Security (Trusted Application mode always enabled), AdGuard, Macrium Reflect. That's it.
     
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  12. digmor crusher

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    I've narrowed down to 4 programs I like, WD (with Configure Defender), OSArmour, Voodoo Shield and Malwarebytes, just need to find a combination of these that work for me. 2 free and 2 I have a lifetime license. As much as I think EAM is the best anti-virus going I've decided not to spend any more money on protection when I don't need to. Also tired of using programs that hook so deep into your system that it causes issues with other programs. So 2 of the 4, which oneso_Oo_Oo_O?

    Probably best is WD and VS but I have a soft spot in my heart for MB as I've been using it a long time. Maybe use their browser extension instead.
     
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  13. Page42

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    Been awhile since I posted my setup, so here goes.....

    1. Sandboxie
    2. Some Other Stuff
     
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    Page42, I may or may not have seen this before, but in any case, what is the other stuff?
     
  15. paulderdash

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    I would do WD with ConfigureDefender, and OSArmor. Optionally Browser Guard add-on, and MB on demand (no auto-start, all protections off), to satisfy your soft spot ...

    Planning to do first two on an old ThinkPad with no battery, (but with brand new SSD).
    Think that may constitute max protection with least impact and fuss of everything out there.

    Just add imaging (Macrium Reflect preferred for me at least).
     
  16. Osaban

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    Back to what I had a decade ago , plus daily incrementals of Macrium Reflect, my most comprehensive security software.
    Avira Pro and Shadow Defender resident.
     
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    Just removed Malwarebytes Browser Guard Chrome extension from the older, slower 7x64 machine I had it on. All of a sudden there was a degree of instability and general browsing weirdness happening, and removing Malwarebytes Browser Guard evened everything back out.
     
  18. The Seeker

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    That's a good point - back to AdGuard! :argh:
     
  19. Tyreman

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    Windows Defender AV with Configure Defender
    also separate Firewall Hardening rules from author
    Secure Router.........as much as you think you can
    unticked some network card settings etc
     
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  20. LoneWolf

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    Samsung Laptop
    Intel Core I7 SSD
    Windows 10/64Bit

    Sphinx Firewall
    AppGuard Solo
    SandBoxie
    AdGuard
    Raxco InstantRescue
     
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  21. imuade

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    Operating system
    Win10 Home 64bit ( version 1903, build 18362.356 )

    Firewall

    Windows Firewall

    Antivirus

    SecureAPlus v.6 (currently 3-month trial of Pro version, then I'll use the Lite version):
    • Universal AV --> Settings --> "Good news" disabled
    • Universal AV --> Scan Settings --> "Universal AV Real-time scanning" disabled
    • Scan Settings --> Antivirus Settings --> "Apex Sensitivity" low
    On demand
    AdwCleaner, HitmanPro

    Others

    NoVirusThanks SysHardener

    Privacy

    Windows Privacy Dashboard, O&O ShutUp10

    DNS

    CleanBrowsing DNS - Security Filter

    Browser

    Chromium portable (launched by chrlauncher) with the following extensions:
    • Bitdefender Trafficlight
    • Close & Clean
    • Dark New Tab
    • ublock origin
     
  22. jmonge

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    Is rehips defensewall?
     
  23. jmonge

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    Appguard still around?
     
  24. LoneWolf

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    Nope
     
  25. LoneWolf

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    Yep, version 6, I see you are too, long time, good to have you back jmonge.
     
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