What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. georgeath83

    georgeath83 Registered Member

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    OS : Windows 7 32-bit [login as standard (restricted) user]
    Browser : Firefox 3.5.5 + AdBlock Plus + Better Privacy
    Firewall : Comodo Firewall 3.13 and Defence+ totally deactivated (Defence+ is really annoying)
    AntiVirus : AVG Antivirus 9.0.709 Free
    HIPS : ThreatFire 4.7.0.9 / GeSWall 2.9.0 Freeware
    AntiSpyware : Malwarebyte's AntiMalware Free / Spybot S&D / Spywareblaster
    Encryption : PGP 9.10 Free
    Password Management : KeePass Password Safe

    ->I use Spybot and Spywareblaster only for their immunization feature
    -> When needed, I use two SysInternals tools (Autoruns , Process Explorer)
    -> I check suspicious files with VirusTotal
     
  2. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    DefenSeWall and OnLine Armor;)
     
  3. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    delete Online armor and went back to system safety monitor:thumb:
     
  4. metalforlife

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    COMODO Firewall & Defense+
    CIMA
    Backup: Paragon Backup and FBackup
     
  5. Edwin024

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    As of today I try to run safely on Win7 64bit with the following:

    Real time:

    Outpost Firewall Pro
    Panda Cloud
    Threathfire
    Spywareblaster
    Firefox (latest with keyscrambler)

    On Demand:

    Hitman Pro 3.5
    Malwarebytes Anti Malware
    SuperAntiSpyware
    Avira Rescue system cd

    Macrium Reflect for backups
     
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  6. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    Edwin are you runing spyblaster or spyware blaster?i ask cause i see in your list you have spyblaster and spyblaster is a rouge:)
     
  7. Brent Hutto

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    I've gotten rid of the desktop computer and trimmed back to just the security basics for our two laptops:

    Paid version of Prevx including the SafeOnline component (which I have not yet configured much).

    Sandboxie for using Firefox at public access points, plain Firefox when at home. Whatever built-in malicious-site blacklisted comes with the browser.

    Windows firewall, plus the hardware firewall in our wireless router at home.

    Routine backups to a NAS plus occasional backups to a USC hard drive, using Paragon's Drive Backup 9 Pro.

    Panda's free USB-autorun innoculation utility.

    I had more "stuff" installed at various times but it never reported any particular threats found or averted. So Prevx alone plus a good backup plan seems prudent enough.
     
  8. TheIgster

    TheIgster Registered Member

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    Had been running Vipre and Prevx Paid for quite some time, but am now trying Avast 5 beta 3 with Prevx Paid.

    Pretty impressed with this free beta Avast so far. It looks great and has been performing very well.

    Just thought I would try something different for a while.
     
  9. darthsideous666

    darthsideous666 Registered Member

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    1) Desktop:
    Windows XP Home
    DefenseWall
    BluePoint Security
    Windows Firewall

    2) Laptop:
    Windows XP Home
    DefenseWall
    BluePoint Security
    Windows Firewall

    3) Laptop:
    Vista 64 Home Premium
    KIS 2009 (soon to expire)
    Primary Response SafeConnect

    Browser: Firefox
    Router: NETGEAR WNDR3700
     
  10. firzen771

    firzen771 Registered Member

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    switched back to A-Squared from Avira Antivir Premium.
     
  11. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    @Firzen asquare is good:)
     
  12. Edwin024

    Edwin024 Registered Member

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    I have added the ware part :) Thanks. What do you think of the setup?
     
  13. IBadget

    IBadget Registered Member

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    Desktop

    Avira Free
    SpywareBlaster


    Laptop

    Avira Free
    PrivateFirewall

    I'm waiting for CIS 4 so that I can take advantage of their new features, e.g., sandboxing, behavioral analysis, time machine, and a completely new GUI.
     
  14. firzen771

    firzen771 Registered Member

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    yes it is, very good, and i like that its definitely lighter than Avira was.
     
  15. kjdemuth

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    WOw a whole hour using OA and you changed back? Didn't like it huh?
     
  16. jmonge

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    @ edwino24 i think it is good;)
     
  17. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    when i get a program i examine it for many aspects how the program run with other security program how much cpu how many procesess uses how does it reboot fast or slow how how dificult or easy to configure and then the test:) i am very picky:D DefenSewall and system safety passed all this requirements for me;) i like Online Armor alot:) but it can wait alitle for now:D
     
  18. PoetWarrior

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    Moved back to Win 7 64 bit (hopefully driver issue solved)

    Standard user account
    MS Essentials (prg version 1.0.1743.0)
    Windows 7 firewall
    DEP on all programs
    Firefox 3.6b4 (adblock plus, flash block)
    Router


    Win 7 system images on external drive just in case.
     
  19. icr

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    Currently Testing Avast IS v 5.0.259
    and RollBack RX (very nice software 5/5):thumb:
     
  20. Mongol

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    Testing Avast 5 alongside my dependable OA Premium. This is my first try with Avast and this is indeed nice:thumb: :D My Prevx license runs out in 7 weeks so I wanted to give something else a go. Nothing against Prevx at all though it is a bit false positive prone at times. Panda Cloud may be my next trial run unless Avast and I get too comfortable...:eek: :shifty:
     
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  21. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Windows 7 Home Premium (UAC OFF \ WD OFF)

    Network
    Two Linksys Routers (DD-WRT Firmware) in WDS Mode
    WEP 128-Bit Encryption & Wireless MAC Filtering Enabled
    SPI Firewall Enabled

    Resident
    Online Armor ++ 4.0.0.14 Beta (Paid)
    Avast! Home Edition 5.0.259 Beta
    Sandboxie 3.42 (Paid)

    On-Demand
    Shadow Defender 1.1.0.315 (Paid)
    Active@ Disk Image 3.3.4 (Paid)
    VMWare Workstation 7 (Paid)

    Browser, Immunization, Tweaks
    Firefox 3.6b4 (Ad-Block Plus, CustomizeGoogle, Better Privacy, TACO, WOT, ShowIP, TrackMeNot)
    KeyScrambler Personal 2.6.0.0 & RoboForm Pro 6.9.97 (IE & FF)
    Malware Patrol's Block List (via Hosts File)
    Bluetack Blocklists (Level 1,2,3 for P2P)
    Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6.2 (Full Immunization w/o Global Hooks)
    Spyware Blaster 4.2 (All Protection Enabled + Customblocking.txt)
    Vista Services Optimizer 1.2 Build 108 (Manual Tuneup)
    Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.0 (Customized)
    SpeedGuide.net Vista TcpIp Patch 1.3
    Greatis Reanimator 6.1.6.13 (Disk Protection - Enabled)

    dja2k
     
  22. icr

    icr Registered Member

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    Hello dja2k,
    Doesn't OA++ and Avast! conflict.
    Have you kept the scanner of OA++ off ?
     
  23. jmonge

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    Malware Defender next one to be install here,this one is a total winner:thumb:
     
  24. icr

    icr Registered Member

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    Malware Defender is one good software but for me I think it is little bit tough to understand.
     
  25. nomarjr3

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    Removed MSE in Win7... just in case to avoid any conflict with a2 Anti-Malware.
     
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