What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. jmonge

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    Good question I was thinking same thing.
     
  2. jmonge

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    I was just remembering the old days when I used processguard or mamutu and threatfire :)
     
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    Is Faronics Anti-Executable still in alive?
     
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    You alone make this forum a better place to visit :)
     
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    Yes it is, it's good to see you posting again!
     
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    Yes, it's $55 Cdn as per this link:

    https://www.faronics.com/cart-checkout?sku=54022

    I trialled it about a year ago and found it to be very heavy on resources. When I ended my trial, someone in sales pestered me for quite some time trying to persuade me to purchase it, and I had to decline several times before he gave up.
     
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    Thank you I missed you guys
     
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    Thank you.its nice to talk you again buddy.
     
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    I will check it out.i have a licence from 2013 :) maybe it works
     
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    Cool, please let us know.
     
  11. jmonge

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    It's a little pricey :) that's crazy for anti executable it is cheaper to tweak the system a little and block type of executables file for free:) or tweak the big virus tunnel IE to block all downloads in real time my 2 cents
     
  12. jmonge

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    What are you guys running for scanning?
     
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    You think along the same lines as I do. For scanning, I just use Windows Security provided in Windows 10.
     
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    That's good
     
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    Anti-Executable Standard for Windows with 1 Year Maintenance meaning no software and tech support after 12 months?can not running an expire software may cause bugs in system :)
     
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    I really love hitmanpro alert it's a nice little piece of art
     
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    I forgot to mention that built-in smartscreen also catches some nefarious stuff as well.
     
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    That's nice
     
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    Maybe, but it mostly just means you won't receive latest software updates, which of course could result in buggy behaviour after a Windows update.

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    so it's a kind of catch 22. If you don't renew the license, you run the risk of broken, buggy behaviour when Windows changes due to an update.
     
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    Exactly
     
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    I n ever try windows defender scaner I know you can tweak it.but does it scan for rootkit?
     
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    It looks like it has an offline scan method for this:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/intelligence/rootkits-malware

    The link I provided may not be the best source of information, as it is Microsoft, so maybe a bit biased. Honestly, I haven't thought too much about rootkits as being too much of a threat these days. It seems ransomware is the major threat. If you keep Windows and all software, especially browsers, up to date, use a good content blocker (think uBlock Origin from Raymond Hill), and don't click on unsolicited email links, you will likely be near 100% okay. Just my humble, blue-collared unprofessional opinion.
     
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    Very true to open weird email is risky :)
     
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    We have a lockdown in calgary as today :)
     
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