What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. JasonUK

    JasonUK Registered Member

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    Finally made the move to Windows Security coupled with Malwarebytes 4 (lifetime licence). Also EEK & AdwCleaner for on-demand scans. Despite Microsoft's reputation for false positives I've yet to see any evidence of that in real life usage. PC certainly running faster than when using Avast or Avira.

    System backed up using Macrium Reflect.
     
  2. Quassar

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    Yea Macrium Refelt is nice but i still like solid old Paragon version 15... lates version 17 GUI its sux
    It's something beetwen windows 10 and old gnome 2.x made with wrong idea.... Half optons are hide in images and another rest options its pined aurond whole all monitor....
     
  3. Sampei Nihira

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  4. Page42

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    Have you?
     
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    is the 'firewall protection' in the free version the same as in SpyShelterFW regarding monitoring incoming and outgoing internet traffic?
     
  7. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    I don't use Chrome/Chromium.
    I'm trying to flag if it's OK for my daughter's needs.

    Sampei = New Moon / Opera Android.
    My Wife = Opera Android.
    My Daughter = Chrome / Chrome Android.
     
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  8. Quassar

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    Dunno i have lifetime license from long time and i didn't test/use free version.
    But looks like have most of them with out antikeyloer and other features.
    https://www.spyshelter.com/download-spyshelter/
     
  9. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    W.10 Home 1909 x64 (PC my Daughter)
    S.U.A.
    UAC Always Notify
    Web Search DDG
    Cloudflare/Gooogle DNS
    Windows Defender Firewall - rules hardened with H.C.
    Windows Defender SmartScreen
    Windows Defender - Only Controlled Folder Access Disabled

    Validate Admin CS - ON / Block Remote Acces ON / Disable 16 Bits / SMB ON1
    I.E.11 Off - WMP Off - Disable Flash in Edge

    Chrome x64 --no-referrers --ssl-version-min=tls1.2 -cipher-suite-blacklist=0x002F,0x0035,0x000A,0x009C,0xC014,0x009D

    Chrome://Flags

    • Extension Content Verification - Enforce Strict
    • Treat risky downloads over insecure connections as active mixed content - Enabled
    • Enable lazy frame loading - Enabled
    • Experimental QUIC protocol - Enabled
    • Enable GPU AppContainer Lockdown - Enabled
    • Strict-Origin-Isolation - Enabled
    • Secure DNS lookups - Enabled
    U.B.O.
    Cookie AutoDelete
    BP Privacy Block All Font and Glyph Detection
    Decentraleyes
    ScriptSafe
     
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  10. tutman

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    I am using the new free version 12 and yes it does and flags you all the details of outgoing connections and has nice HIPS features too!
     
  11. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    Windows XP Home
    Windows Firewall
    AdGuard DNS - CloudFlare DNS
    PsExec
    DEP Always ON
    Trick POSReady 2009 + KB4500331
    Black Viper's List
    No NET Installed
    SMB Protocol Disabled
    MBAE Premium
    OSArmor
    WMP off - OE off -I.E.8 No Flash + Trick 1803 - Block the downloadable executable files + Disable script (F12 - on/off)

    New Moon (Pale Moon fork for XP) - Custom Setting About:Config
    Home page = DuckDuckGO - Custom settings saved via URL no cookies
    Default Search Engine = DuckDuckGO

    UBO
    NoScript
    Decentraleyes
    No Resource URI Leak
    Super Start
     
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  12. Page42

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    Decided Malwarebytes Premium in realtime was just too much, especially alongside ESET NOD32 AV.
    I think I wanted to believe they could run together successfully, and that prevented me from recognizing the obvious... they don't. Too many slowdowns, intermittent lockups, having to reboot because this or that application was slogging along or failing to load properly.

    Seems to me that the more robust they made MB, the less it fit the bill of a good complementary security app. I'll keep it for manual scans. None of this is based on any kind of testing, just user opinion and everyday experiences. :)
     
  13. bellgamin

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    Linux Mint 19.2, included Firewall, and Firejail.
     
  15. Osaban

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    Hi Page, I think you did the right thing, MBAM is not needed if your are running a reputable AV, and considering that you are a Sandboxie aficionado (aren't you?:D no sarcasm meant!) you are really well protected. On a serious note I really believe that too many layers don't improve protection and might slow down the OS.
     
  16. Page42

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    Hi Osaban. Yep, I run Sandboxie and some other stuff. Less other stuff now. Possibly more less other stuff soon. :)
    :thumb:
     
  17. Osaban

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

    OS: Windows 10 home (64 bit) version 1909 build 18363.535 + UAC Max + Windows defender SmartScreen, User account: administrator, DNS: Quad9, Remote assistance disabled.

    Utilities: CCleaner Free portable, Disk Cleanup, Samsung Magician

    AV: Kaspersky Internet Security 20.0.14.1085 (f)

    Browser: Chrome version 79.0.3945.79 (64 bit) + uBlock Origin + SpywareBlaster v5.6

    Virtualizer: Shadow Defender version 1.4.0.680 (default configuration) always on.

    Backup: Macrium Reflect home edition (64 bit) version 7.2.4557 [UEFI], (circa 50 seconds) daily incremental backups:Methinks my best security program, highly recommended).
     
  18. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Wholeheartedly agree -- the singularly best solution for an infection or a system crash is to restore a clean image. However, I prefer R-Drive Image rather than Macrium Reflect ("To each his own," as the guy said when he kissed his canary.)
     
  19. Minimalist

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    I'm ending this year with this setup:

    OS: Windows 8.1 x64
    Backup: Macrium Reflect, External HDDs
    Updates: SUMo, Windows Update
    Antimalware: Kaspersky Internet Security
    Adblocker: uBlock Origin in Firefox
    VPN: Mullvad (using Wireguard)
    On demand scanners: Avira PC Cleaner, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, HitmanPro, Malwarebytes
    Cleaners: CCleaner, PatchCleaner, Clear History TC, Privazer
    Passwords: KeePass
    Virtualisation: VirtualBox
    Encryption: VeraCrypt
    Other tools: Autoruns, Process Explorer, Recuva
     
  20. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Now please tell me how do I get this image out of my head? :)
     
  21. Osaban

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    I haven't tried R-Drive image, would you care to share your thoughts on the differences between Macrium and R-Drive?
     
  22. Beyonder

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    Why
     
  23. Buddel

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    Kaspersky Internet Security and AdGuard on Windows and Android.
    On-demand scanners: EEK and ADWCleaner
    O&O Shutup10
    for making Windows a bit more privacy-friendly
    Process Explorer and Autoruns for removing/disabling unwanted stuff
    Backup: Macrium
    Password manager: not needed

    Is there anything else I should use?
     
  24. ance

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    You should add at least Spybot, Ad-Aware, HitmanPro, Malwarebytes and SuperANTISPYWARE - that should be enough for a bit security. :cool:
     
  25. Buddel

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    Thanks for your suggestions.:thumb:
    I used Spybot, Ad-Aware and SuperAntiSpyware many moons ago. I don't think these apps are still needed/good these days.
    I already use EEK as an on-demand scanner; I really don't need another one. HitmanPro and Malwarebytes are therefore not really needed here. Sure, it doesn't hurt to use them, but one on-demand scanner is more than enough for me.
     
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