What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. JRCATES

    JRCATES Registered Member

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    I agree with this....but a couple of things concern me:

    1) Eset is going in the direction of a suite....but unlike others (Kaspersky, McAfee, Norton, etc.) there is a lot of talk that they "MAY" do away with and not offer a stand-alone AV in the future! There are several threads in the NOD forum that have suggested this...and I've never seen that rumor outright squashed. So this is something to think about for the future.

    2) ewido's "MERGER" with Grisoft. Maybe ewido will remain the same...maybe it will improve.....but maybe it will become bloatware or even possibly a less effective product in the future....who knows.

    Considering these two possibilities....if KIS runs fine on your system, then I'd likely stick with just the one program versus two seperate. Just my opinion and little two cents, though....
     
  2. The Hammer

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    It's been shown in the Eset forum that a stand alone AV will continue. But here's more info. http://www.nod32.sk/en/company/Worlds-first-launch-of-new-generation-NOD32-on-trade-fair-CeBIT
     
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  3. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    "UPDATED FROM PREVIOUS LIST"

    REMOVED
    ADDED
    CHANGED

    ACTIVE
    Kaskersky Internet Security 2006 Beta (6.0.1.309)
    -File, Web, Mail Antivirus Modules (All Enabled)
    -Proactive Defense Module (All Enabled)
    -Anti-Spy (All Enabled)
    -Anti-Hacker Module (All Enabled)

    RegRun Platinum Edition 4.60 Beta 3
    -Security Level Ultra High
    -All Extra Options Enabled

    Nod32 (2.51.26)
    -AMON, DMON, EMON, IMON enabled
    -Blackspear's Recommended Settings

    Prevx1 "R" (1.2.0.34)
    -Pro Mode

    Looknstop (2.05p3)
    -Phantom Ruleset

    Online Armor AV+ (1.1.1.760)
    -Mail, Spam and Web Shield (Enabled)
    -Program Guard (Enabled)
    -Antivirus Engine (Enabled)

    Ewido 4 Beta (4.0.0.51)
    -Guard Enabled

    HARDEING

    Harden-It 1.2
    Samurai 2.6
    Bugoff 1.10
    Windows Worm Door Cleaner
    XP-Antispy
    Spyware Blaster 1.5.1 Immunized
    Spybot 1.4 Immunized
    IE-Spyads
    HOSTS Secure (MVPS Host File)
    Autopatcher (FULL APR 06)

    BROWSERS

    Firefox 1.5.0.2
    Opera 9 Beta 1
    Maxthon 1.5.2
    IE 7 Beta 2

    ON DEMAND
    Nod32 2.51.26
    SuperAntispyware
    Ad-Aware SE 1.06r1
    Spybot 1.4
    CCleaner
    Ewido 4 Beta

    dja2k
     
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  4. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    update:

    added
    removed

    Resident:

    nod32
    looknstop
    regrun gold
    proxomitron
    processguard
    Online Armor
    ewido anti-malware 4.0 beta
    HostsMan (with MVPS Hosts)
    HOSTS Secure (with MVPS Hosts)

    On-Demand:

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    Other Security / System Hardening:

    nLite'd Windows XP (with service tweaking based on TweakHound's guide)
    RyanVM's Windows XP Post-SP2 Update Pack
    BugOff
    Harden-it
    Samurai HIPS
    Windows Worms Doors Cleaner
    xp-antispy
    process explorer
    firefox extensions: javascript options, noscript, permit cookies, and spoofstick
     
  5. Brandon

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    Update:

    Resident:

    ViruScape 2006
    Jetico Personal Firewall
    ewido anti-malware 4.0 beta
    ProcessGuard full
    SUPERAntiSpyware
    OnlineArmor AV+ beta
    SpywareBlaster
    AdsAway 1.42 beta

    Demand:

    Ad-Aware SE Pro
    A-Squared 1.8 beta

    Other:

    Firefox (main browser)
    Becky! Internet Mail (main e-mail client)
     
  6. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Are any of you using Ewido 4 beta concerned about the cpu spikes it produces when the guard is on?

    Also to Brandon, are you running OA AV+ with the antivirus engine on even though you have Viruscape 2006?

    dja2k
     
  7. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    what cpu spikes? for me the highest is like 20% which isnt that serious and it quickly passes anyways.
     
  8. .....

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    OA AV+ works fine (atleast in testing) with most other resident AVs. :cool:
     
  9. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Hmmm maybe that is okay I suppose I show the same. Though I was used to having very low idle cpu usage :D . I am more of burning and encoding and those CPU spikes can cause damage in my situation. Maybe if you don't do any of that and just browse and stuff, its okay.

    dja2k
     
  10. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    well to get those "CPU spikes" i had to browse some 70+ video files.

    idly, ewido guard rarely uses any CPU; usually less than 5%.
     
  11. Brandon

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    I don't mind it but it should be fixed (if possible)

    Yes I am, as there is no conflict between them so why not ;)
     
  12. QBgreen

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    For all of you with multiple HIPS, anti-spyware and other various security apps, what the heck do you do online to warrant such an array of defensive software? This is not intended to be a flame, just curious as to why the (what I consider to be) overkill. I run a quality on access A/V, A/T, and firewall behind a good router. How much is enough!? o_O
     
  13. WSFuser

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    im rele not sure why i use HIPS or even an AT.

    despite my use p2p and my visting of questionable sites, i get less than one infection per year.

    the only security program doing work regularly are hosts secure (filtering ads in ie), proxomitron (filtering ads in firefox), firefox (no activex support and several security extensions) and look n stop (hackers have a 24/7 job).

    i have ewido mostly for testing and as a backup scanner to nod32. nod32 rarely finds anything and ewido just finds cookies.

    regrun monitors my registry and online armor controls any executables that i run, but they have yet to protect my comp against malware.

    having all these icons in my systray does look pretty tho :D
     
  14. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    Real-Time:

    Norton Internet Security 2006
    WinPatrol Plus


    Browser:

    FireFox w/ NoScript extension


    On-Demand:

    NOD32
    SpySweeper
    CounterSpy
    Ad-Aware
    Ewido Anti-Malware
    Spyware Doctor


    Misc.

    IESpyAD
    SpywareBlaster
    XP Smoker PRO (for tweaking XP services + settings)


    I only run Norton IS along with WinPatrol in REAL-TIME (use only FireFox browser) and have NEVER experienced any issues to date. I've tried Online Armor, Process Guard, Prevx1, etc....but I really have NO need for them.

    My system is super-fast and stable and MOST IMPORTANTLY....I am enjoying my online experience instead of being paranoid about security/privacy issues.
     
  15. Trans

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    I continue to use oldies like

    KAV 4.5 with extended databases
    and Kerio 2.1.5 as a firewall.

    Never had a single problem...


    Opera as browser

    Ad-aware,
    Spywareblaster

    Am I old-fashioned ? :D
     
  16. Maji

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    Not at all. :) Most of the time, newer isn't always better. In fact, I always laugh when software companies abandon tried and true features to explore "cool and shiny new features" that introduce all sorts of bugs and problems, only to return to the original features in later builds. Since by this time most users have all but forgotten the old features, their reintroduction into the software is heralded as "the most amazing thing eva, kthx u r0x0rz!"

    Honest to goodness....they almost make it look like they do these sorts of things on purpose. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Antarctica

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    KIS 6.0.1.311 beta version, that's it.

    Ewido On-demand as backup.

    My system as never been running so light since three years.:)
     
  18. .....

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    At the moment i'm running:

    Safe N Sec
    KAV 6 (On Demand)
    Bitdefender (On Demand) (Part of SnS)

    My system is extremly fast and its enough security it for me.
     
  19. JimIT

    JimIT Registered Member

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    On laptop (Celeron 700mhz/96mb RAM/W2K):

    F-PROT
    Look N Stop Lite
    Spyware Blaster
    IE-Spyad
     
  20. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    See now thats what I wanted to do one day, but the proactive defense in that suite is not perfect yet.

    dja2k
     
  21. Osaban

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    I'm also wondering about AT, AS, whether they are becoming redundant (I stopped using them for ages now, my system is always immaculate) and the only trojans Nod32 caught they were from infected CD roms given to me as I often check photo presentations on my computer (it's interesting to note that the infected CDs came all from systems protected by Norton AV).

    I do run Ewido once a month, but it has never found anything. As far as HIPS, I have PG Full for two reasons: Rootkits and termination protection.

    Are we winning the battle against malware? I'm planning to buy another computer, and will only install 3 applications (7 at the moment).
     
  22. WSFuser

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    for me, using HIPS or other supplemental security can be (but not always) a catch 22.

    common sense prevents me from downloading a good majority of malware; so my security rarely gets a workout.

    and i dont buy any music CDs (ahem, Sony) and i rarely buy games (but so far, no starforce or punkbuster). im not gonna get rootkits that way.

    the people who would benefit from additional security, wouldnt bother to learn to use it properly, and thus, defeat the purpose.
     
  23. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    I always change my setup cause I like playing around with differnet software especially free beta's. I don't care if they work or don't work together cause thats where you learn. Someone who works with different software that hasn't been tested should keep a working copy of windows prior to what you install. Thats why for me its no trouble to revert back and install a whole new line-up of security software. I use drive snapshot to restore my windows and I have never had a problem doing so and its fast and easy to restore. I practically restore every day or every other day for any little annoyance I have with anything in windows that I can't fix. I have four hard drives and I always have two without the restoring having an impact on them, so all my permenant files are in those drives that are left out of the restore. I am not really paranoid about what can happen, but I am like a little kid, when I see something new, I want it too. Thats where I get all my big lists of security and have to nail down what works and what doesn't. I am more of a resource person, the less the better. If I can run 5 or more security software programs and they work well together with very low impact, then why not. Really for me its not to have a lot of security, but to keep trying out what works and honestly for people like me, there probably isn't an end.

    dja2k
     
  24. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    "UPDATED FROM PREVIOUS LIST"

    ADDED

    ACTIVE
    Nod32 (2.51.26)
    -AMON, DMON, EMON, IMON enabled
    -Blackspear's Recommended Settings

    Prevx1 "R" (1.2.0.37)
    -Pro Mode
    Looknstop Beta (2.05p3)
    -Phantom Ruleset
    Online Armor AV+ Trial (1.1.1.760)
    -Mail, Spam and Web Shield (Enabled)
    -Program Guard (Enabled)
    -Antivirus Engine (Enabled)

    Ewido 4 Beta (4.0.0.51)
    -Guard Enabled
    Socketshield XPL Beta (0.9.5)
    -Enabled
    RegRun Gold 4.50
    -Ultra High Level
    -All Protection Enabled


    To keep further updates in this thread short, the following are shown in post #378

    HARDEING
    BROWSERS
    ON DEMAND

    dja2k
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2006
  25. Lucy

    Lucy Registered Member

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    Hi dja2k,

    Why not? Maybe because the day you get infected, 2 or more of your security products will interact or even compete? o_O ... Leaving you with a frozen computer, a nice BSOD or even mightbe an infected machine :ninja:

    No worry mate, just a teasing guess ;)

    Regards
     
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