Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by dja2k, Dec 15, 2005.
Added DEEP FREEZE Powered By Faronic's
New set up
XP Pro SP2 protected by
SAS Pro (on demand)
Firefox with No Script and Adblocker
and thats it....so far
Trying a new approach now for me. Just router, with Avira on-demand only, nothing resident, LUA and software restriction policy. IE7 for browser... That's it.. Oh, and a nice image or two in case something goes wrong....
You're a brave little soul. Hope the devil don't come and snatch it.
I'm not that trusting or as brave.
Let us know how your new approach works out.
All the Best.
Yep, I will report on it later if it works out. Actually it doesn't take much bravery with a good image to fall back on... 10 minutes fixes any problem.
Having a good image is a must but...
Since you have no type of av, a little buglet could get in unnoticed, a bot or a rootkit etc. and set up it's new home.
In the evening, when it's bored, it could call home to see how mom's doing and give her an update on the days events since there's nothing to stop out going calls.
Before you can run a scan it could be to late. The info it came for is already sent.
An image restore will get rid of the bug but cannot stop the personal info that is already is gone.
Personally, I use an av and softwall firewall just for that reason.
At this point, I'd rather be safe then sorry.
I've learned quite a lot in the past nine months.
Thanks to all here that helped.
Now running, on DSL:
Wired router to Linksys switch, to 3 XP machines.
Router firewall is off. Router UPnP is off.
Router config password is complex.
Active on each machine:
XP SP2 FW, or CHX 3.
As necessary on demand:
SAS, AVGAS, AVGARK
Systematic off-machine data & image back-up.
And a partridge in a pear tree.
That's not going to happen in an LUA with SRP...
My misunderstanding, sorry.
I´ve been running a similar setup for a couple of months (minus the router. I do have Look´n´stop FW) and all is just fine and dandy. For me this gave a boost to my computer performance. Let us know what it does (or doesnt) do for you.
Yep, saw a definite boost in overall performance and responsiveness here too. I have that setup saved in an image and I'll return to it later, right now I'm running Win2k, which is even snappier.... Kinda nice, although a bit dated now, but still good.
Windows XP Pro SP2
External Firewall: Linsys wrt54g router/spi firewall (WiFi & upnp disabled)
Software Firewall: Look'n Stop v2.06p2
Antivirus: Avira Premium Security Suite v7
HIPS: EQSecure v3.41
Sandbox: SandBoxie v3.22 (IE + Firefox + mail soft. sandboxed)
Others: Proxomitron (own filters)
Port135-139,445 + rdp and all useless services removed
I'll test this setup for some months. My computer is now MUCH more faster than before and EQSecure seems to be a really nice hips.
XP setup 1 & 2
Other Security / System Hardening:
nLite'd Windows XP SP2 (with service tweaking based on TweakHound's guide)
Xable's Windows XP Post-SP2 Update Pack
Firefox extensions: AdBlock Plus, Permit Cookies, RefControl, and Secure Login
Vista 32 set-up "changes" in bold as of 1/21/08(work-in-progress):
DefenseWall HIPS v2.10
DriveSentry Full v188.8.131.52[Temporarily uninstalled]
LinkScanner Pro v2.7(w/SearchShield disabled)[Installed]
Netgear RP614 v2 Router w/NAT & SPI
Primary Response SafeConnect v184.108.40.2063
Other "Paid" Security Applications at My Disposal(Not currently using):
AVZ Antiviral Toolkit
RootKit Hook Analyzer
ShadowDefender(For testing purposes)
Applied manual system hardening tweaks
Disabled non-essential Vista services
Enabled Software DEP for all programs and services
Disabled Windows Defender
Windows Worms Door Cleaner
Email - The Bat! Home
Peace & Gratitude,
Are you running DefenseWall with Vista 32?
I own a license and tried running it with Vista 32 but it labelled audiodg.exe as untrusted and thereby disabled sound on my computer. I tried everything listed in the forums but nothing worked so I un-installed it.
I am running DefenseWall v2.10 with Vista 32. As for audiodg.exe being flagged as "untrusted" it is a known issue and Ilya has said that it will be addressed in the next DW build. FYI, the reason that it does not affect me is because, for the most part, I have the sound turned off.
Peace & Gratitude,
Dropped Nod32 and RegRun Platinum, couldn't stand the small speed decrease. The new list is below and future updates to it will be based on that:
Several off topic posts removed. Innuendos, conspiracy theories, politics, and rumors are not what this thread is about.
Anyone that would care to answer the thread topic "What is your security setup these days?", feel free to do so.
My security setup?
My common sense.
And with that, I think my time is over here.
Best Regards to All,
Socketlock is no longer needed if you have SP2. The maker Steve says it too.
Thanks for pointing that out Fano effect3.
Good Day Kerodo,
I'm brand new to Wilder -- would you please explain what "an LUA with SRP" is ??
I'm curious, because of your confidence that it's quite solid.
THANKS for your trouble ... blade runner
- Limited User Account. How to setup a LUA
- Software Restriction Policies. Example
system safety monitor
comodo firewall pro
sas on demand
a-squared on demand
blade runner, I have removed the post you made and numerous follow up posts to a thread of it's own for further discussion. That will keep this thread somewhat free of extended off topic type posts and maintain the threads intended purpose.
Please follow this link---> https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=198440
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