Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by dja2k, Dec 15, 2005.
Added --safe-plugins to Chrome.
Removed Online Armor beta. Worked fine, I'm just too used to my router/Windows Firewall combination.
Ha ha ha...yes very much so but alas I'm only trying to help.
LOL Seeker. Hard to break the habit huh
Please continue to educate the ignorant masses.
Finally updated to "Platinum" status:
My security setup
Win 7 x64 Ultimate Desktop:
Using LUA account as default
UAC at highest level
AppLocker with all rules, including DLL, enforced
Windows Firewall with advanced security, inbound and outbound blocked by default, restricting web-facing applications to specific remote ports and in some cases to remote ip addresses.
EMET, with mainly web-facing and MS Office apps configured
MBAM on-demand free (used sparingly)
Routine images of system using ShadowProtect RE disk, saving the images to two separate physical locations.
All sensitive data kept on a TrueCrypt volume on h/drive and USB pendrive, and also a bitlocker encrypted volume.
the following services are disabled:
Secure Socket Tunneling service
Remote Access Connection Manager
SSDP Discovery service
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Function Discovery Resource Publication
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery service
SuRun, v1.2.1 B9 – used only for convenience to easily launch some programs and Windows functionality with administrative priviledges.
Note the use of free MBAM for on-demand only. I despise realtime antivirus programs. They are mostly a resource-sucking leech on the system.
My security setup:
Desktop (Vista 64 bit):
Panda cloud and opendns.
Dual boot (vista and scientific linux)
On Vista 32bit:
Trustport Total Protection 2012
Two standard user accounts - one for general browsing and the other for online banking. For both accounts SRP is implemented via parental controls
On Scientific Linux 6.1:
Eset NOD32 Antivirus for Linux 4
Dyndns Internet Guide
We were talking about how to get an on-demand AV to scan downloads automatically in order to plug a vulnerability when mainly relying on Sandboxie and no real-time AV, and I've been working on figuring out how to set up such a thing, without much success. Internet Download Manager has a setting to pick an on-demand AV to do an automatic scan, but I couldn't get it working with Hitman Pro. Instead of spending time figuring it out, I just uninstalled it, and from the Revo Uninstaller process, it looks like IDM hooks into a lot of stuff in Windows.
Anyway, I might already have a solution installed and not realized it. Internet Explorer 9's Download Manager now automatically scans downloads. As to what sort of security program it is using and how good it is, I haven't found out yet.
That doesn't work for me. When I right-click things the context menu for Comodo sandbox isn't there. It's only there when I'm in Safe Mode, for some reason.
That's another one of my dilemmas.
I think I'm just going to go with Sandboxie and wash my hands of it altogether.
NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro is working just fine nice litle toy and powerfull
Could it be MSE?
(And is MSE what is referenced as "Microsoft" in the MRG Flash Tests?)
Edit in: I'm wondering (after reading the following) if IE9's DLM isn't using the AV you have onboard?
Read this -->
Q: Download manager started a security scan about two hours ago and is still going.
A: The security scan is using your antivirus program which may not be compatible with Internet Explorer 9 yet.
Aha, see this -->
@Page42, yes that's what they're calling Microsoft.
I'm guessing it's Defender.
As far as the MRG tests, yes they are testing MSE, it's on their list of over-all results: "12. Microsoft Security Essentials". And MSE did really badly, 59 fails out of 68 samples.
Why would it use an installed antivirus, since that would check downloads anyway. And I wonder what it is using if I only have Prevx running, or what it would use if I uninstalled Prevx, since that is what I would do if I could figure out how to have downloads trigger on-demand scans.
IE9 checks a blacklist as well as reputation.
Beats the heck out of me, justenough.
I'm just trying to help you get to the root of it all.
proud of you man
Yes, I know. Thanks.
Maybe you could search the IE blogger and see if you can find an email addy.
Ritika Virmani, Program Manager, Internet Explorer
My Eset license is good till 2014 and I might as well use it as the suite is proving to be very light and solid.
trjam good choice buddy did i spell your name correctly this time?
Good idea. I emailed to a link at the blog, not sure it is Ritika. I'll post if I hear anything back.
Excellent. Hope you hear back from Ritika.
Separate names with a comma.