What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Beyonder

    Beyonder Registered Member

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    I use Patch My PC.
    It updates programs silently through a Windows task that is run in the background. I don't even notice it's there, until I see that qBittorrent has a newer version than it did yesterday.
     
  2. plat1098

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    Added Hard_Configurator's Firewall Hardening Tool, actually several weeks ago, enabling the recommended H_C settings to the setup in my signature. Running Insider build 19536.1000 and not one jot of a problem. Not yet, anyway.
     
  3. Buddel

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    I always update my apps and tools manually; I wouldn't want an app to update my stuff silently, without me being aware of it. Anyway, Patch My PC is pretty good, but it's probably not the kind of updater I want.
     
  4. Buddel

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    So you use H_C and OS Armor? I've been using H_C for a couple of days but I removed OSA prior to installing H_C. Andy Ful's tool is great but the GUI is a mess, very confusing. Anyway, unlike some other Windows hardening tools, H_C is actively developed and supported, and the developer is always there if you need help.:thumb:
     
  5. Beyonder

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    Manual updates is also an option in the app :)
     
  6. Buddel

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    Good to know, but I think I will stick with SUMo. Kyle's support is top-notch.
     
  7. imdb

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    thanks. like @Buddel and @Minimalist, i prefer to do updates manually. but i'll give it a try, since it has a portable version. :thumb:
     
  8. imdb

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    yeah, that's what makes it stand out from the competition. andy is a great guy, he's always a great help.
     
  9. plat1098

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  10. Bertazzone

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    You don't need H_C installed for this. You can download it separately and then copy to Windows folder.
     
  11. Bertazzone

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    I think that's because it can be implemented in so many different ways. If you just choose "Recommended settings" or load another profile you like, it's quite simple. But I will say that when I first started using it, I found it a bit mesmerizing. The GUI has actually improved over time. And Andy will be the first to admit he's a developer, not a graphics designer! :D

    This, most definitely! :thumb::thumb:
     
  12. Buddel

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    @Bertazzone The GUI has improved? OK, I really don't want to know what it looked like in previous versions.:D;)
    What really counts, however, is Andy's top-notch support and and his development of a security tool that works as advertised.
     
  13. roger_m

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    OS
    Windows 10 Pro 1909

    Antivirus
    360 Total Security Premium with Avira engine enabled for on demand scans

    Ad Blocker and other browser security extensions
    Adblock Plus
    Netcraft

    Updates
    IObit Software Updater Pro
    Patch My PC
    Software Update Pro (from Glarysoft)

    To check for updated installers
    FlashGet
    Internet Download Accelerator Pro

    Cloud Backup
    Koofr

    System Backup
    AOMEI Backupper Pro
     
  14. paulderdash

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    @Buddel As @Beyonder says, I let PatchMyPC just detect the available update, then initiate its update manually when I'm ready (e.g. if I want to image first).

    PatchMyPC works beautifully, one of those 'magic' apps (like Bvckup 2), portable too. Worth trying if you haven't.
     
  15. Crystal_Lake_Camper

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    spybot : ancient technology not good enough , same goes for superantispyware......better suggestion would be emsisoft emergency kit , adwcleaner , roguekiller and zhpcleaner....
     
  16. imdb

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    any difference between sumo and pmp in terms of number of supported apps?
     
  17. paulderdash

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    PatchMyPC has a predefined list / database of apps that are monitored.

    SUMo works in an interesting way, it will report a later version if it detects that on any monitored system. There are occasional FPs e.g. betas (or sometimes the dev's error), but Kyle is quick to fix them if reported through SUMo (or in SUMo thread). Else skipped or ignored.
    So effectively the list is all apps, used by at least one person using SUMo.

    Again, best @Kyle_Katarn fills in the details.
     
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  18. roger_m

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    Patch My PC can update over 300 different apps. However, SUMo supports many more apps. Patch My PC actually downloads and silently installs updates, whereas SUMo just opens the developer's website in your browser and you need to manually download and install the updates.

    I greatly prefer the approach used by Patch My PC, IObit Sofware Updater, etc to SUMo. But because of the way that they work, SUMo will always support finding updates for many more apps. In my opinion if you use SUMo, it would make sense to use something like Patch My PC as well and just you SUMo for updates that the other software missed.
     
  19. imdb

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    SUMo's main value for me is just as notification of what is out of date, especially useful for portables (if not through PortableApps.com, SyMenu or WSCC).

    Then update manually, or use something like PatchMyPC if the app is supported.
     
  21. JohnBurns

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    I am a fanboy of SuMo - very good program and Kyle is very responsive. Also have UCheck Portable which I check from time to time.
     
  22. paulderdash

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    Had UCheck Portable downloaded, had tried it before ... no updates detected now. :thumb:

    Vive la France, both KC Softwares and Adlice. :D
     
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  24. Buddel

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    Back to my old security setup:
    Malware protection: Kaspersky Internet Security including Trusted Application Mode
    Adware protection: AdGuard for Windows
    Windows hardening tools: OS Armor, SysHardener
    Windows system tools: Process Explorer, Autoruns
    Windows privacy: O&O Shutup10
    On-demand scanners: HitmanPro, AdwCleaner
    Backup: Macrium
    Password managers: Brain 1.0 and paper
    and some other stuff not worth mentioning here
     
  25. ReverseGear

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    Switched from KIS to Bitdefender Antivirus Plus. The PC is as smooth as when I had eset on my pc [ only reason I got bitdefender because i got it for really cheap 3 years for 3.5$ ]
     
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