What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    i know:D well i watch tv online:argh:
     
  2. danny9

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    SpywareBlaster is only a free version.
    If you give a $10. donation you can get auto updates, the so called pro version. Either way the software is the same.
    Uses no memory or cpu.
    Not really a big deal cause it updates only every 15 days or so.
    They do appreciate donations to help with the upkeep and development.

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Dan
     
  3. firzen771

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    i was just letting u know how im running it on demand, for automatic updates i imagine it wuld need to run in realtime like any other software that has auto updates and since im running it when i choose to (on demand) thats why i wrote it as such.
     
  4. raven211

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    Yes, sbautoupdate.exe or something will start at every startup, and I don't believe it will shut its process down when it's done checking - guess it's to keep protection enabled at all times and so on, I dunno...
     
  5. firzen771

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    well ther u go. thats my reason
     
  6. danny9

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    I see what you are doing. :D
     
  7. Melchi501

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    Online Armor free and Trend Micro Security (Cloud) beta...
     
  8. Securon

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    Good Evening! Currently running Avira Anti-Vir Security Suite 9 realtime and Prevx 3.0 realtime and S.A.S Pro as on demand. All are compatible and light on resources. Very satisfied! Sincerely...Securon
     
  9. mark.eleven

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    I tried running both Sandboxie and Shadow Defender together (with SD set to Shadow Mode upon boot), with some exclusions for Avira update and personal folder. But after 3 days, booting and turning off the notebook became very long and unstable. This does not happen if I boot normally without Shadow mode on. I'm not sure what happened.


    Hence, the past 24hrs, my latest setup is changed as follows:

    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2

    Resident:
    - Avira Premium Security Suite
    - Sandboxie (paid)
    - DefenseWall (from GOATD)
    - Prevx (free)

    On Demand:
    - Returnil
    - Shadow Defender (paid)

    So far, all are compatible and light on resources.
     
  10. progress

    progress Guest

    New setup:

    # Panda CA
    # WOT
    # AVG LinkScanner
    # LUA
    # WLAN Router


    :)
     
  11. Onur

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    OS:
    Pardus 2009 (Linux distro.) :D
     
  12. G1111

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    Location:
    USA
    Firewall:
    Linksys NAT Router (hardware firewall)
    Outpost Firewall Pro 6.7 2954.446.0710 (Host Protection & CoU Blocklist)

    Anti-Virus: (for known threats)
    Kaspersky Anti Virus Personal 9.0.0.463

    HIPS: (for unknown threats)
    Defensewall 2.56
    Malware Defender 2.3.3 (File & Registry Protection)(Outpost Host Protection covers .exes)

    Resident On Demand Scanners: (now and then scans)
    Malwarebytes Anti Malware 1.40 (rogues and general malware)
    Mischel TrojanHunter 5.1 (975) (anti-trojan)
    A-Squared Free 4.5.0.8 (anti-trojan and general malware)
    F Secure BlackLight 2.2.1092 Beta (anti-rootkit)
    Trend Micro Rootkit Buster 2.52.1013 (anti-rootkit)
    RootAlyzer 0.3.4.47 (anti-rootkit)
    Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2 (general malware)
    WinPatrol Plus 16.1.2009.1 (system changes)

    running fully patched XP SP3, Firefox with WOT
     
  13. firzen771

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    i think ive finalized my new no AV Setup.

    Real-Time:
    Outpost Firewall Pro (without AS)
    Sandboxie (forced pdf readers, browsers. P2P, media players)
    WinPatrol (its a nice little monitor)
    Rollback Rx (just incase everything else fails and for testing software :D)

    On-Demand:
    A-Squared Free (right-click scanner)
    MBAM (right-click scanner)
    Hitman Pro
    SpywareBlaster
    Update Notifier


    this setup is the fastest ive had yet, system starts up in half the time if not better than it did when i had an AV which is very nice and i still feel secure :thumb:
     
  14. mark.eleven

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    Trying new setup, so far it's very light :thumb:


    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
    Firewal: built-in Windows Vista firewall

    Real Time:
    - Avira Premium Security Suite
    - Sandboxie (paid) [forced browser & pdf reader, reduced rights, read only access for c:windows\ folder]
    - DefenseWall (from GOATD) [trusted browsers, untrusted c:sandbox folder]
    - Prevx (free)

    On Demand:
    - Returnil (for testing)

    Also planning to do on-demand antivirus scan once per week.

    :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2009
  15. wat0114

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    Perimeter: D-Link DIR 655 router

    Host System: Vista x86

    1. Outpost Security Suite w/ av disabled
    2. Sandboxie forcing browsers and restricting Internet access to selected applications.
    3. lua/srp

    Guest System: VirtualBox w/Guest Additions installed running XP Pro O/S on my host's limited account, no less.

    1. Sandboxie w/same settings as on host
    2. lua
     
  16. arran

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    well I still have the same setup. and it won't be changing in the near future.

    Sandboxie for all internet facing apps. and to run JPG and movie files with zoom player and fast stone.

    Admuncher and FF add on's for outbound and inbound web filtering.

    and Malware Defender for system wide protection, and for controlling the behavior of Trusted apps that are allowed to run.

    WHO EVER CONTROLS IS IN CONTROL
     
  17. Boost

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    In the sig.............

    I need nothin more :thumb:
     
  18. mrfargoreed

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    Firewall - Outpost Pro
    AV - Symantec Endpoint Protection
    Malware - Prevx 3
    Browser Protection - SanboxIE
    Instant Recovery - FD-ISR
    Spam/Mail protection - Mailwasher Pro
    Hosts File - Hostsman
    Encrypted passwords - Keepass
    Virtualization - Returnil
    Browser - Firefox with the usual suspects (Noscript, AdblockPlus, Keepass, etc)
    Imaging - All backed up with Acronis True Image

    This may not be my ideal choice (I'd like to use Avast, for example), but it works flawlessly on my system and actually feels secure. I've had technical issues with almost every other firewall and AV combination, but this just works beautifully for me on two machines. Seem to have all the bases covered without becoming totally paranoid.
     
  19. Toby75

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    You edited your above post -- do we really have to read this again?
     
  20. Sully

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    Current now for > 1 month

    XP Pro SP2 with select patch/updates running as ADMIN
    PGS - interface to SRP to provide Basic User restrictions to all network facing apps or other chosen apps.
    SaferZone - to start anything not in SRP as Basic User on per need basis.
    Shadow Defender - in shadow mode 24/7 - exclusions to profile directory mainly with few other choise directories I use and want data to remain across reboots.
    IPSec rules - to limit traffic to only ports HTTP,HTTPS,DNS,IMAP/SMTP/Mail,Proxy, other specialized ports for special applications such as TeamSpeak or TightVNC type applications.
    Sandboxie - forced folders for all browsers with a bit of a customized scheme, also included is direct access to special downloads directory that both SD and SRP are adhered to.

    Backup or disaster recover consists of Macrium Images on secondary hdd or optical media, with bartPE ramdisk built into the OS boot ini file. 3 minute image creation and 5 minute restore, approximately.

    An assortment of customized permissions to take ownership away from whichever user account which made anything, and give ownership to Admins group only.

    Nothing else.

    Sul.
     
  21. mark.eleven

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    Like ssj100, I was using Sandboxie for all internet facing application, and DefenseWall (trust all internet facing applications that are forced sandboxed, but untrust C:\Sandbox folder). As I download a lot, I have taken out DefenseWall until zipping/unzipping issue is resolved.

    Meanwhile, I'm trying Shadow Defender (in shadow mode 24/7) with Sandboxie.

    New setup:
    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
    Firewal: built-in Windows Vista firewall

    Real Time:
    - Sandboxie (paid) [forced browser & pdf reader, reduced rights, read only access for c:windows\ folder]
    - Prevx (free)
    - Shadow Defender (shadow mode all time)
    - DefenseWall

    The more time I spent in Wilders, the more I'm convinced that Less is More!
     
  22. Creer

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    That's right :thumb:
     
  23. Saraceno

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    Real-time
    Prevx
    Avast
    Zemana AntiLogger

    On-demand
    Hitman Pro
     
  24. mark.eleven

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    Thanks for the comment.

    I had always wanted a system that's without all the pop-ups, yet with high security and easy to maintain. Since I share my notebook with my wife and let my toddler play with my notebook too, SD with appropriate exclusions seems a good choice since I can reverse all the bad changes made, if any.

    I was trying out SD a few weeks ago, but at that time, I also had Sandboxie, Avira Suite, Prevx, OA and DW. Somehow, too many isn't good,... my notebook became very slow and sluggish

    So, throwing DW out due to zipping/unzipping issue is only one of the reason. After trying various combination, I've decided to throw everything else out, except Sandboxie (configured accordingly) for protection, and SD for added layered protection and to reverse any bad changes done by my toddler. Prevx is to let me know in case I have downloaded any baddies.

    This combination is very light and serve my objectives well. Indeed, Less is More!
     
  25. jmonge

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    i tested avira free beta and didnt like it:'( so i decided to use comodo which i found a faster application here running xp2;) i set it to high for heuristics and on access for virus scaning and i feel it is very configurable and granular application:thumb:
     
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