What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    XP Pro playing machine

    - LUA
    - SRP (deny execute user space)
    - ACL (removed limited user access to all vulnarable HKU keys and program startup folders)
    - Group Policy to much to tell, goodies limited user not allowed to
    a) change search engine, start page, change settings of Cross site filter, phising filter, smart screen settings, disable pop-up, change zone-settings, only allow plug-ins of keyscrambler and adobe flash, set security to normal-high with warn for executable code (also in Iframes)
    b) Mime sniffing and filtering (all processes), add tasks, promotion of file extensions and zones, etc,

    - Real time:
    a) Avast 5 beta (behavioral and file shield) free
    b) Keyscrambler free

    - Browsers
    a) Chromeplus (with internal Chrome sandbox, without Chrome privacy issues) for daily browsing
    b) IE8 for online banking only


    Just added a new Samsung 1TB disk, this single core oldie is blazing fast, thanks MicroSoft for making XP Pro such a good OS and thanks Avast for its brilliant cache options.

    Regards Kees
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  2. Noob

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    Avira Premium Security Suite
    A-Squared
    Hitman Pro
    Finally added a HIPS, Online Armor :D

    Returnil
     
  3. nathaniel73

    nathaniel73 Registered Member

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    Avast AV free
    CCleaner (runs on boot)
    Spybot Search n Destroy (on demand)
    Spyware Blaster

    FireFox 3.5.5, Ad Block Plus
    KeyScrambler Personal Free
    GesWall Free

    Only just found Wilders yesterday and heard about KeyScrambler and GesWall so early days lots of reading still to do :)
     
  4. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Active / DefenseWall 3.00 ~ Shadowdefender 1.1.0.315
    On-Demand / KeyScrambler 2.6.0.2
    Scanners / A-squared 4.5 ~ MBAM 1.42
    Imaging / Macrium Reflect
    Hardening / SeconfigXp
    OpenDNS ~ FireFox
     
  5. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

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    My Laptop:
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Winpatrol

    My Experimental Machine:
    Counterspy 4 Beta
    Rising Pc Doctor
    Threatfire
    PC Tools Firewall Plus
     
  6. kjdemuth

    kjdemuth Registered Member

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    Avast Internet security 5 (Working awesome)
    A-squared (paid)
     
  7. captainron

    captainron Registered Member

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    My gaming desktop, uses about 105mb ram on bootup and this old XP machine is still the most responsive computer I've used.

    Configuration: XP, NETGEAR WGR614 router serving as hardware firewall, Windows XP software firewall with exceptions blocked, DEP for all programs, automatic updates, Limited User Account with SRP.

    Real Time: Nothing

    Software: Firefox with adblock, betterprivacy, and Web of Trust add ons. Secunia PSI ran monthly to make sure everything is up to date, A-Squared Free run monthly on demand, keep Malware Bytes installed to run a couple times a year on demand, same goes for spybot with immunizations enabled, and have Microsoft Security Essentials installed but disabled completely, I turn it on and scan with it every couple weeks (recently changed from having AVG 9 configured as an on demand scanner, going to try out MSE and prefer it so far). Run HijackThis on occassion also.

    Wifes Laptop - Windows 7 64bit, DEP enabled for all programs, UAC enabled, only 2-3 things in firewall exceptions list, MSE running in real time and full scans scheduled weekly, A-Squared Free on demand scans ran every week or two, MalwareBytes fully scans once a month or so. I have Hijackthis installed, will run that every couple months too.

    One time in the past 3-4 years I had a scanner show something other than a tracking cookie, my wife downloaded an mp3 on my computer when my xp machine was configured as admin account by default, A-Squared detected a trojan in the mp3. I reformatted to be safe and taught my wife how to use the computer a little safer. At times I wonder if I scan too frequently.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2009
  8. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    REALTIME
    ESET SS 3.0.695
    MBAM PRO 1.42
    PROCESS GAURD
    WINPATROL 2010
    SPYWARE BLASTER
    ONDEMAND
    HITMAN PRO
    MALAWARE
    SANDBOXIE 3.42
    UPDATE CHECKER(FILE HIPPO)
    BROWSERS
    FIREFOX 3.5.5 with ADBLOCK PLUS , DOWNLOAD HELPER , SMOOTHWHEEL
    GOOGLE CHROME 3.0.195.33

    REMOVED
    MAMUTU
    SSM
    IOBIT 360
    SAS
     
  9. icr

    icr Registered Member

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    DefenseWall firewall v3 with firewall off both inbound and outbound.
    Constantly conflicting with Avast IS:mad:
     
  10. czullo

    czullo Registered Member

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    Avira AntiVir Personal + Online Armor Free
     
  11. BG

    BG Registered Member

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    Norton Internet Security 2010
    MBAM Realtime
     
  12. R3XNebular

    R3XNebular Registered Member

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    nope, Purchased nortons older versions, nothing but trouble for the past two years before 2009 was released. Not buying again, reformats work too to bypass trial, good thing for me I format every 3 months.
     
  13. Fajo

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    Normally I would agree, But I love what they have done with the 09 and 10 version. Simply because I can put it on a computer of people that know nothing and it will protect them better then most AV's, simply because its Idiot proof. The redesign of 09 + has made me go back to putting Norton on non techy computers.
     
  14. gery

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    PCTOOLS FIREWALL PLUS
    AVG 9 PAID
    MAMUTU MBAM FREE, TROJAN HUNTER paid
     
  15. jmonge

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    Put System Safety Monitor to sleep and wake MalWare Defender up;) :)

    so my new set up for my old unpatch xp2 is as follow:
    MalWare Defender/PE Guard 1.2/WinPatrol Plus/MalwareBytes Pro
     
  16. kjdemuth

    kjdemuth Registered Member

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    I'm foaming at the mouth for either avast free/IS 5 or A-squared 5/mamatu 3 to come out. At the moment Avast IS 5 is running really well with a-squared 4.5 running. I don't care for the 3 zone settings for the firewall. Kinda vague. I wish there was a salivating emoticon. :p
     
  17. Saraceno

    Saraceno Registered Member

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    Real time:
    Mamutu

    On demand:
    a-squared free (for right-click and weekly scan)
    Hitman Pro (daily scans)
    a-squared hijackfree (analysis of start-up, processes, outgoing connections etc)

    Lightest setup I've tried so far. :thumb:
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009
  18. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    what will u do if mamutu crash at the time of attack(suchas Autorun)??:rolleyes:
    i uninstalled mamutu bcoz it crashed frequently when alerting .:doubt:
     
  19. Saraceno

    Saraceno Registered Member

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    99.9 per cent of the files I open are safe, so I've wondered why i need continual scanning of all the files I open, everytime I use them. :(

    A regular user, installing anything they please, they do benefit from scanning always on.

    All my work is backed up. If something gets through, I'll attempt to remove it. These days, what's the benefit in someone destroying a hard disk for no reason, and with no financial gain? These days, most malicious files are wanting to run in the background, monitor data, obtain passwords and financial information, create fear to sell you something.

    Besides, Mamutu is light as a feather, and if it does crash (never had it crash - any program can if running/conflicting with many other security programs), either the on-demand scanners (Hitman Pro and a-squared), will take care of the malicious file, or hijackfree will. In what I've tested it (hijackfree) against, it does a great job in kill/quarantine any active process, service or process making an outbound connection.

    With puran defrag, this system is booting up faster than you can count to 10 (well almost) and flying my man! The shackles are free brother! :)
     
  20. Saraceno

    Saraceno Registered Member

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    ps - sandboxie or shadow defender may be loaded if any problems arise in the future. Sandboxie will not slowdown any system. :)
     
  21. nomarjr3

    nomarjr3 Registered Member

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    Bought license keys for NAV 2010, ZoneAlarm and ShadowDefender..

    Replaced Avira on XP with NAV, and avast! on Win7 with NAV..

    Added ShadowDefender and PeerBlock on Win7 system. :cool:
     
  22. NAMOR

    NAMOR Registered Member

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    Prevx paid, Malwarebytes Full, Noscript, and Windows Firewall.
     
  23. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    McAfee NetProtect Plus (Hardware & softare firewalls) SUPERAntiSpyware, SpywareBlaster & Windows Defender.

    Oh, & using Brain.exe :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009
  24. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    i added OSSS: Security Suite v1.3 Beta;)
     
  25. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

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    Experimental Machine

    --Added--

    DefenseWall

    --Removed--

    PC Tools Firewall Plus
     
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