What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

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    If you no the system is clean.why not just trust everthing,It would make OA quiet as a mouse.
     
  2. The Seeker

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    Have switched myself and the family over to avast! Free. I plan on no longer spending money on security software (until DefenseWall x64 becomes available) ;)
     
  3. jmonge

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    The Seeker i am thinking same way as you;)
     
  4. Dark Shadow

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    I just put AVG Free AntiVirus along side MBAM Pro on one of my kids Computer and I cant believe how responsive the system is with no slow downs at all.:thumb:
     
  5. jmonge

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    dave for sure mbam pro will not let you down man:thumb:
     
  6. Dark Shadow

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    True that for Mbam but I cant believe AVG feels So lite although it has about 7 process running background you would never no it.
     
  7. jmonge

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    they must worked hard to make it faster than speedy gonzales:thumb:
     
  8. ams963

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    yeah AVG has always been light in my pc for the short time I had it.....
     
  9. Dark Shadow

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    I was the lucky winner of a free licence for ESET AntiVirus from a very generous person.So AVG is in the recycle bin.Now EAV and MBAM are to battle the malware together.:D Thank you kindly.
     
  10. KelvinW4

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    Suprised how light on surfing Geswall is:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  11. moontan

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    unfortunately, it seems like a product that is barely supported by the devs anymore.

    we've been waiting for Geswall 3.0 for how long, 2 years already, if not more?
     
  12. Dark Shadow

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    Geswall is indeed light on surfing and provides strong protection,But as Moontan pointed out it seems to be abandonware by the devs,but I wouldm't let that deter you from using it.
     
  13. Pain of Salvation

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    Now with Webroot.
     
  14. KelvinW4

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    But the good thing is that Geswall doesn't require any updating- just pure old restrictions to prevent malware intrusion :-*
     
  15. KelvinW4

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    Yeah..... since the next time it would expire is 2021 we could say good bye version 3:'( :'( :'(
     
  16. Kees1958

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    GesWall is by far the lightest security, because it uses Windows internal mechanisms to protect you. This is problably also the big threshold to take for the developers to release a x64 bits version (my 2 cents guess).

    Only thing you have to think of (due to limitation of NTFS) is when you copy a file it loses the untrusted mark. Same happens under windows. When you give a file a low mandatory integrity right using ICACLS.exe and you copy it, it gets the default permissions.

    With cut and past the settings are retained (both access control list of Windows and the untrusted mark of GesWall).

    Considering the maturity of the x32 OS, I is very unlikely any new holes (exploits) are found in the security basics of NT based OS-ses. So GeSWall not being acively developed is not a big thing when using XP, Vista or Windows 32 bits versions.

    Since you have got a deny execute backup (exe radar), you got this tackled might you forget it.

    It is posisble to run GeSWall under UAC after you have installed it. Just put one of the msc files (I forgot which) in the geswall directory to your Windows start menu. Because this is a normal msc file, you will be changing the geswall.dat file directly. Only when you have added a new program in the geswall monitor you have to do a restart to effectuate the changes.
     
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  17. Noob

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    Now that is totally true but you know, i like challenges :D
     
  18. Dark Shadow

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    Nothing wrong with challeges,keeps us thinking.:thumb:
     
  19. syncmaster913n

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    Hi, new to the forums, here is my current setup - any tips or opinions appreciated.

    Network:

    - Router Firewall configured, dropping fragmented IP packets, filtering ActiveX and Java applets, port scan detection.
    - OpenDNS
    - VPN on occassion
    - COMODO Firewall, blocking all incoming connections. Blocking all ports except Browser/HTTP/HTTPS/SSL/DNS/Torrent/sFTP

    Real-time protection:

    - AVAST Antivirus
    - Sandboxie, have a different sandbox for everything (Chrome, foxit, VLC, openoffice etc.)
    - Comodo Defense+ on PARANOID mode (getting to like it :D learning a lot about what my applications actually do when I use them).

    On-demand protection

    - VirusTotal.com scanning of everything I need to use outside of a sandbox (as long as it's below 32mb to meet the max allowed size for VirusTotal).
    - MBAM free
    - HitmanPro

    Other precautions
    - Install as few software on my machine as possible.
    - UAC turned on max.
    - hard drive encryption and TrueCrypt containers employed where needed
    - Keep all my software up to date.
    - DriverMax for keeping all my drivers up to date.

    Backup
    As I do over 90% of my work on a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox), I use the Snapshot feature frequently. I use my host PC only for watching videos and listening to music (everything sandboxed).

    That's it for now. I had EMET for a few days, but my PC kept freezing up and I had to restart way too often, so I removed it.
     
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  20. Dark Shadow

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    Welcome to the forum.Your setup looks good.
     
  21. Dark Shadow

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    Removed OA and added EXE Radar Free.:thumb:
     
  22. ams963

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    how's exe radar free doing D?.......
     
  23. Dark Shadow

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    So far I really like it.Browser is much faster then OA not that OA is heavy,But a noticable difference for sure.I just whitelisted processes so I dont go insane with popups.
     
  24. jmonge

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    trying out ESET NOD32 ANTIVIR with OA:thumb:
     
  25. ams963

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    you don't seem to like challenges and keep yourself thinking huh D?:argh: .......
     
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