What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. dmenace

    dmenace Registered Member

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    Just in case people were wondering what i use:

    AntiVir Classic AV, Comodo 2.4 Firewall, EQSecure 3.4 HIPS, Nero Backitup.

    Thats it ~ my perfect setup. I believe anti-spyware programs have relatively poor performance and are bloated. Instead AntiVir Classic has a great engine to detect any malware such as spyware. If it is not caught, the firewall and hips surely will catch it.

    Edit: Setup Changed
     
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  2. Delgado

    Delgado Registered Member

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    Sice moving to Virgin Media, Ive got rid of all my security apps, and use the PCguard Security Package that Virgin supply free of charge.

    Runs very smooth, and includes all aspects of Security. The only other prog I use is Spyware Blaster.

    :D
     
  3. Tunerz

    Tunerz Registered Member

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    AV
    PC-cillin 2006 (desktop)
    Avast (laptop)
    Antivir PE on-demand (both)
    AS
    PC-cillin 2006 (desktop)
    SUPERAntiSpyware Free (both)
    ewido micro (both)
    Firewall
    Linksys WRT54G (w/o encryption :D guess why!)
    PC-cillin 2006 (desktop)
    Jetico Personal Firewall 1 (laptop) (having weird issues in CPF saying that it is installed, but it's not)
    Virtualization
    PowerShadow 2.6 (laptop) and 2.8.2 (desktop)
    Sandboxie (desktop)
    HIPS
    Neoava Guard

    Others that I'm too lazy to deeply classify
    Spyware Blaster
    MVPS Host File
    Firefox (Adblock Plus, McAfee SiteAdvisor, CustomizeGoogle)
    Opera (lots of things in the blocked sites, and changes in the settings)

    Well that's all I remember so far...
     
  4. yankinNcrankin

    yankinNcrankin Registered Member

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    yeah man
     

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  5. shek

    shek Registered Member

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    firewall--dlink di624, jetico 1.0

    av--antivir classic

    as--a2 personal

    virtulization---sandboxie 3.0

    others---spywareblaster, opera 9.23

    backup---burn data into cds regularly
     
  6. bryanjoe

    bryanjoe Registered Member

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    i call this my free setup... running on two computers right now

    1) AVG free
    2) Geswall free
    3) Sygate Firewall
    4) LnS Lite
    5) Tiny Watcher
    6) Process Tamer
    7) DSA

    :p :p
     
  7. CogitoErgoSum

    CogitoErgoSum Registered Member

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    Location:
    Cerritos, California
    Latest "changes" in bold as of 8/11/07:

    Resident:

    DefenseWall HIPS v2.0
    LinkScanner Pro v2.6.5[Uninstalled]
    Look'n'Stop 2.06[+Phant0m's latest r/s]
    Netgear RP614 v2 Router w/NAT & SPI
    Primary Response SafeConnect v2.2

    On-Demand:

    A-Squared(free)
    Autoruns
    Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium
    AVZ Antiviral Toolkit[Installed]
    CounterSpy v2.5
    GMER[Installed]
    IceSword[Installed]
    Process Explorer
    Process Walker[Uninstalled]
    RootKit Hook Analyzer
    Rootkit Unhooker
    Sentinel
    SUPERAntiSpyware Pro
    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

    System Hardening:

    Applied manual system hardening tweaks
    Disabled most WinXP SP2 services
    Harden-It
    Removed Netmeeting
    Removed Windows Messenger
    Samurai
    Windows Worms Door Cleaner

    Miscellaneous:

    Primary Web Browser - Opera Weekly Build(w/UserJS scripts)
    Email - PocoMail


    Peace & Love,

    CogitoErgoSum
     
  8. QBgreen

    QBgreen Registered Member

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    Persistent: Good old high quality SPI wired router. (long may it live :thumb:)

    Resident: KIS 7.00.125 (I love Systweak, and thank you KL!)
    Comodo BOClean 4.25 (with RejZoR's icon hack)
    SpywareBlaster 3.51 (nothing to quote! :rolleyes:)

    On Demand: SAS Pro 3.9.1008 (real time protection switched off)
    ewido micro 4.00 (nifty tool!)
     
  9. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    PC1

    A2 IDS, DefenseWall just that.


    PC2

    Avast, CyberHawk Pro, GeSWall Pro


    Both behind a hardware firewall
     
  10. WSFuser

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    Vista setup

    Resident:

    ESET Security Suite
    Kaspersky Internet Security

    On-Demand:

    SUPERAntiSpyware Free

    Other Security / System Hardening:

    vLite'd Vista (with service tweaking based on SpeedyVista's guide)
    AutoPatcher Vista
    xp-AntiSpy
    Process Explorer
    Firefox extensIons: AdBlock Plus, CookieSafe, and NoScript
     
  11. mrfargoreed

    mrfargoreed Registered Member

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    Recovery - FD-ISR
    Firewall - Comodo Firewall 2.4
    Anti-Everything Else - KIS 7.0 (Firewall disabled)
    Browser Protection - SandboxIE

    Others:
    IP Blocker - Peerguardian
    Spam Filter - Mailwasher Pro
    Browser - Firefox with Spoofstick, Adblock, NoScript, CookieSafe
    Passwords - Keepass
    Encryption - Truecrypt

    nLited XP with many tweaks

    Runs like a dream!
     
  12. danny9

    danny9 Departed Friend

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    Had to make a few changes myself lately.
    Took off KIS7 due to chkdsk problem which has effected me.
    This is the set up as of now:

    AVG 7.5 w/firewall
    Defense Wall
    WinPatrol Plus

    SpyWareBlaster and SpyWareGuard, 2 old favorites.
    SuperAntiSpyware, on demand
    Cookie Wall by Analog X

    BootBack and EAS-FIX for recovery(I play around too much)
    TI9 for image restore.

    Ccleaner and NoAds

    All behind a Linksys router, WRT54GS :cool:
     
  13. irrationalgeek

    irrationalgeek Registered Member

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    Running on Vista Ultimate:

    AV : Kaspersky Antivirus 7
    AS : SuperAntispyware Pro 3.9

    :cool:
     
  14. FadeAway

    FadeAway Registered Member

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    USA
    Behind a firewalled router:

    Processguard free
    WinPatrol Plus
    XP SP2 firewall - no exceptions

    Firefox & Proxomitron
    AVG A-V
    AVG A-S
    AVG A-RK
    Spywareblaster
    CCleaner

    Not a high risk surfer. Presently learning disk imaging.
     
  15. shane1975

    shane1975 Registered Member

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    Running on Vista Home Premium

    ZoneAlarm Internet Security 7.1
    CounterSpy

    Firefox with noscript

    I don't use p2p or visit questionable sites like keygen, warez or porn so I feel I'm pretty safe with this setup.
     
  16. Gren

    Gren Registered Member

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    Running on Vista HP

    Netgear router

    ZA Free..............Until Comodo gets a bit further down the line with v3
    NOD32
    CounterSpy (paid)
    BOClean
    SpywareBlaster

    SAS (free)
    A-squared (free)

    Acronis TI10 backing up to an external HD

    Dropped Prevx2 recently and BOClean may go the same way.
     
  17. circlemoon

    circlemoon Registered Member

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    Is there any other method to avoid infection of virus other than installing anti virus software
     
  18. TVH

    TVH Registered Member

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    Antivirus: Nod32 2.7 (real-time), Kaspersky 7 (on demand)
    Firewall: Behind Router, Outpost Pro 4
    Antisyware: Spyware Blaster, Spy Sweeper 5.3, Superantispyware
    Privacy: Cyberscrub
    Backup: Acronis 10

    Would i be right in believing this is proably the best combination currently available? Can someone please answer

    Also, would it be a good idea to drop Kaspersky and use Avira Premium or G-Data AVK due to the higher detection rate?
     
  19. CogitoErgoSum

    CogitoErgoSum Registered Member

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    Hello circlemoon,

    Alternative options to block, neutralize or mitigate viruses/malware include real-time url scanners such as LinkScanner Pro, HIPS such as Online Armor, behavioral anti-malware's such as Cyberhawk, Prevx or Norton Antibot/Primary Response SafeConnect, IDS/IPS's such as A-Squared Anti-Malware, antispyware's such as CounterSpy or SuperAntiSpyware and sandboxes such as BufferZone, DefenseWall, GesWall or SandBoxie.

    As you can see, there are numerous options. The above list is merely to serve as food for thought. Hope this helps.


    Peace & Love,

    CogitoErgoSum
     
  20. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Personally I would use Kaspersky over all. In your situation I would use Kaspersky as my main and Nod32 as my on demand scanner. That is just my opinion!

    dja2k
     
  21. Davidpr

    Davidpr Registered Member

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    Using router, Spywareblaster, Avast and DSA. System runs very well.

    SUperantispyware for scanning.
     
  22. omegakilo

    omegakilo Guest

    AV: Virus Chaser 5.0a
    FW: Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1.5
    AS: SuperAntiSpyware

    I think this is enough, hopefully...
     
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  23. The_1337

    The_1337 Registered Member

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    nod32(realtime)
    bitdefender(no firewall,spam, real time, pretty much only use for on demand)
    spy sweeper(on demand only, my computer is slow enough...)
    comodo firewall
    boclean
    superantispyware pro(on demand mostly)
    admuncher (not really security, but great at removing ads)


    i think i have more, but im not in front of my computer right now, so im not sure.

    im going to try counterspy and spyware blaster probably.
     
  24. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    Read sig.

    That plus manual tweaks/hardening of XP + safe browsing habits = peace of mind.
     
  25. yankinNcrankin

    yankinNcrankin Registered Member

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    yeah man...
     

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