What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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    Thats quite the arsenal, I assume they aren't all installed on one computer?
     
  2. Moose World

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    @digmor crusher

    Hi, appreciate your kind words,
    Thank you!

    Yes, this is what I have each of my PC's/Computers
    NO! slow down....
    I am paranoid of ransomware,,,,,,,


    Containers below: Both work together.

    * Comodo Firewall
    * Sandboxie


    Virus Total to Check what, I download software ect....

    Cleaners and removal of Malware so far:
    * Malwarebytes
    * UnHackMe

    To recover certain files like encrypted:
    * Macrium Reflect latest with Ransomware prevention/protection.


    Antivurus: = Kaspersky Security Cloud...... It I remove (KSC)
    I will use AppGuard Solo, so forth, back up plans.

    Extra Bits of info for you, below.................
    hxxps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQiFPYOtU5A

    It I remove Comodo Firewall, I will use Shadow Defender.

    hxxps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrtmme_CU7ixcZjkMZ2r_3Q

    hxxps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRDoVpcZjg-xxvKIlg1nH_Q

    Hoping VoodooShield and Sandboxie will straighten things back out...

    Back up plans below:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Not installed at present
    * Avast Free, you can use in passive mode. Can be use with Kaspersky.
    * BitDefender Free

    Prevention:
    Your choices, AppGuard Solo, Shadow Defender.
     
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  3. EASTER

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  4. imdb

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    moose, no offense but your setup looks like a total mess to me.
     
  5. Moose World

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    @imdb,

    That Okay, it is on my PC's and computers. No offense.....
    And I have backup plans, Do you? And are you willing to
    change your ways of looking/thinking of things. Umm,
    Again, relax you got my comments to your remarks,
    And thank you for your opinion.....

    Also, I do not fellow individuals,groups and people.
    And it quick to destory malware, period.

    I have no Spyware/Adware ,no Malware no Trojans, no
    RootKits, No Fileless Malware......
    Especially, No RANSOMWARE......

    Enjoy below:

    Containers below: Both work together.

    * Comodo Firewall
    * Sandboxie


    Virus Total to Check what, I download software ect....

    Cleaners and removal of Malware so far:
    * Malwarebytes
    * UnHackMe

    To recover certain files that may get encrypted/infected/missing or need to be replace.
    * Macrium Reflect latest with Ransomware prevention/protection.

    Antivurus: = Kaspersky Security Cloud...... It I remove (KSC)
    I will use AppGuard Solo, so forth, back up plans.


     
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  6. Moose World

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    Thank you for your opinion!

    @imdb
     
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  7. imdb

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    thank you for your kind reply, moose.
    yes, i do have a backup strategy. i store my backups on offline devices and on cloud.
     
  8. Moose World

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    @imdb

    It good to have different opinions and try to understand what why is thinking that particular way.
    You may not agree with their thinking, but try to understand their point of view. And why they are
    thinking that particular way.


    My setup consist of the following below:

    * Cleaning of Malware, just in case.
    * Containment

    * To recover certain files that may get encrypted/infected/missing and/or need to be replace.
    * Prevention of information being hijack or missing.
    * And to stop malware dead in it tracks.

    Quick simple, but become extremely complicated.

    So, what is your security setup these days?
    I am waiting to hear......
     
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  9. imdb

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    kis, mac-ref and vm.
     
  10. Infected

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    I've read in the past, the more that you have on your computer, the greater the attack surface. IDK if that relates to av's and such..
     
  11. Moose World

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    Hi,
    "attack surface is simply the number of possible ways an attacker can get into a ... for PC"
    I guess it depend on what you install for protection.......
    AV's have risk and benefits from exploiting vulnerabilities.
    That is why we are updating software all the time, ect.......
    External and internal attacks......
     
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  12. Minimalist

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    In theory every AV can expand your attack surface and make you less secure but in practise benefits from using AV outweigh possible risk.
     
  13. xxJackxx

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    There was a time when that was not necessarily true. This article is from that time and is a bit dated now. Most of these issue have been addressed but everyone has to decide for themselves if the benefit/risk ratio swings the direction that they want it to.
    Many antivirus products are riddled with security flaws | Computerworld
     
  14. Sampei Nihira

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    My Windows XP notebook is dead.
    I will probably buy another one in the fall.
    With a modern OS, of course.
    This summer I will either use my daughter's desktop or my smartphone.
     
  15. imdb

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    finally. so, no more xp configs from nihi, huh? :ninja:
     
  16. shoddy

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    Hello newb post-
    I'm currently running win8.1 pro with
    OS armor
    ESET
    expressvpn
    firefox with ublock origin
    would anyone recommend adding hitman pro alert
     
  17. Sampei Nihira

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    :D:argh:

    Yep.
    I am now "forced" to comply to all similar security setup.
    With tiny changes.
    Luckily there are W. members who have slightly different, interesting security configurations.

    Don't worry, it's not your case.
     
  18. Infected

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    No, that should be fine. Maybe some backup on an external hard drive.
     
  19. Buddel

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    :thumb:
     
  20. imdb

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    phew.
     
  21. shoddy

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    Thanks. Noted.
     
  22. Sampei Nihira

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    W.10 Home 21H1 x64 (PC my Daughter)
    S.U.A.
    UAC Maximum - always notify
    Disabled many unnecessary services
    Web Search DDG
    Quad9 DNS
    Microsoft Defender runs in a sandbox - AppContainer
    MS Defender Firewall - rules hardened with H.C.
    MS Defender - All protections enabled - Ransomware protection disabled.
    Some softwares hardened with custom Anti-Exploit Settings.
    Hard Configurator - Some custom rules enabled

    Chrome x64 --cipher-suite-blacklist=0x002F,0x0035,0x000A,0x009C,0xC014,0x009D,0xC013 --disable-webgl

    Chrome://Flags

    • Block scripts loaded via document.write
    • Omnibox - Use HTTPS as the default protocol for navigations
    • Parallel downloading
    • Strict-Origin-Isolation

    Extensions:

    • uBlock Origin - Easy Mode
    • Decentraleyes
    • WebRTC Protect
    • Canvas Blocker - Fingerprint Protect
    • FontFingerprint Defender

    ____________________________________________________________

    This pc is over 10 years old.
    I have made many modifications to get it running smoothly again.

    I have not disabled indexing.
    You can read on the net constraining reviews.

    Q:
    Do any W. members recommend disabling indexing on old PCs because they have personally experienced a performance increase?


     
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  23. Krusty

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    I understand the machine is getting old (aren't we all?), but these extensions seem to be a little dated now. Even Decentraleyes hasn't been updated since November 2020.

    Just curious also, why install Chrome when there are more private alternatives; EG Brave?
     
  24. Minimalist

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    Current real-time protection on my Windows 10 21H1:

    Macrium Reflect with Macrium Image Guardian
    Eset Internet Security
    uBlock Origin in Firefox
     
  25. Krusty

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