What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Tunerz

    Tunerz Registered Member

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    AV
    PC-cillin 2006 (desktop)
    Avast (laptop)
    NOD32 v3 (desktop)
    ESET Smart Security (desktop)
    Antivir PE on-demand (both)
    AS
    PC-cillin 2006 (desktop)
    SUPERAntiSpyware Free (both)
    ewido micro (both)
    AVG Antispyware

    ESET Smart Security (desktop)
    Avast (laptop)
    Firewall
    Linksys WRT54G router firewall (with WPA encryption)
    Huawei SmartAX MT880 DSL modem firewall
    PC-cillin 2006 (desktop)
    Jetico Personal Firewall 1 (laptop)
    XP's inbound firewall (laptop)
    PC Tools Firewall Plus (desktop)
    ESET Smart Security's firewall (desktop)
    Virtualization
    PowerShadow 2.6 (laptop) PowerShadow2.8.2 (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, NoScript)
    Opera (lots of things in the blocked sites, and changes in the settings)
     
  2. Salsaerrol

    Salsaerrol Registered Member

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    Sophos AV 7.3 and Sophos Firewall
    Super anti spyware pro
    Spyware blaster
    Registry first aid
    Firefox no script/ad block
     
  3. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    Minimal setup

    After a router with build in FW

    XP Box:
    - XP Firewall
    - DefenseWall 2.4
    - ThreatFire 3.5

    see https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1231464&postcount=5

    Vista64 box
    - Vista FW
    - HauteSecure beta
    - Avast 4.8 (standard shield at check write only, no outlook express shield, all others eneabled)

    Regards Kees
     
  4. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    My security apps are listed on my sig.

    Here is how I use them:

    1.- SANDBOXIE
    -All my browsing is doing sandboxed, except when updating.
    -One sandbox for IE, which only allows IE to run in it.
    -One sandbox for firefox, wich only allows firefox and pdf-XChange-viewer to run, but only firefox can connect to the internet.
    -One sandbox which forces CD and removable media (usb drives) to run apps sandboxed. Nothing can connect to the internet on that sandbox. I also use this sandbox to run unknown software.
    -Data partition locked with Sandboxie.
    -All sandboxes delete contents automaticaly when all programs are closed.

    2.- EQSECURE with Alcyons ruleset
    -Just in case something slips out of sandboxie.
    -ATM I'm wondering if maybe it's overkill.

    3.- Firefox with NoScript and AdBlockPlus
    -AdBlockPlus with easyfilters lists
    -NoScript with default settings (been looking for the best settings, but havent found much)

    4.- Returnil
    -Always on
    -Folders excluded: eqsecure settings, firefox profile, outlook calendar, contacts, etc.

    5.- Secunia PSI
    -All apps fully updated.

    6.- On demand scans
    -once a month, give or take a week or two

    7.- Autoplay disabled with TweakUI


    ATM the weakest link is Outlook, which isn't under the supervision of any app (except EQS). I haven't been able to set it up correctly with SBIE.
    -however, all mail is converted into plain text
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2008
  5. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Real Time
    Look'n'Stop
    Avira AntiVir Premium
    GesWall
    MBAM
    WinPatrol


    On Demand
    SAS
    Prevx CSI
    CureIt


    Opera
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2008
  6. osip

    osip Registered Member

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    New rig:

    KIS 8.0.0.357 TR (up today unbeatable)


    together with:
    Sandboxie
    AdMuncher
    Keyscrambler Pro

    Opera
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2008
  7. Pseudo

    Pseudo Registered Member

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    Avira AntiVir 8 Premium
    Sandboxie
    SUPERAntiSpyware Free (on-demand)
    Windows Firewall
     
  8. Macstorm

    Macstorm Registered Member

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    updated:

    Hardware Firewall
    Kaspersky AntiVirus 2009
    Lavasoft's Ad-Aware (on-demand scans)
    Spybot S&D (on-demand & immunization)
    SpywareBlaster (in-advance immunization)
    XP Pro & Vista built-in firewall on both desktop & laptop computers
    :shifty: common sense :shifty:
     
  9. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    KIS 2009

    Rollback-RX
     
  10. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    Terrible, have so many different security apps to choose from and never can settle on a finite few for very long.

    My siggy doesn't say it all but it does offer a little indication of the many combinations available but not one group is set in stone.

    An always evolving project here.
     
  11. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Registered Member

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    Got to agree there, heres mine anyway:

    Antivirus: Avast Home Edition
    HIPS/AntiSpyware: Threatfire (the new version is a vast improvement)
    Firewall: Comodo with D+ disabled (D+ is alittle paraniod for my liking) and router
    Privacy: CCleaner and PCTools Desktop Maestro

    Others
    Firefox with noscript, adblock plus, Phproxy and others.
    Key Scrambler 2.0
    RoboForm Pro
    S & D
    Sandboxie

    Thats all i believe i need to keep out any nasties and keep my computer running secure and fast. :argh:
     
  12. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

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    Same here! :D

    New:

    - AVG 8 Free
    - Kerio 2
    - Threatfire 3.14
    - SSM Free
     
  13. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    Vista64 box
    - Vista FireWall with VistaFireWallControl free for outbound control
    - HauteSecure with global profile https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=205330 and synchronized local blocklists (fast!)
    - AVG 8 free with linkscanner BHO's disabled in IE (icon displays normal, but slowdown of retrieveing central rating data base disabled)

    XP box
    - Comodo FW/D+ reduced https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=207773
    - DefenseWall 2.4 beta
    - ThreatFire

    Behind a router with Nat/SPI firewall
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2008
  14. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Look'n'Stop
    Avira
    MBAM
    WinPatrol

    DefenseWall On Trial.....Working this time.
     
  15. JasSolo

    JasSolo Registered Member

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    Location:
    Denmark
    SonicWALL TZ 170
    ESET Smart Security
     
  16. Bio-Hazard

    Bio-Hazard Registered Member

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    Location:
    Cornwall, UK
    ACTIVE:

    Router (SPI and NAT)
    Online-Armor AV+ v. 2 with Firewall (Latest Beta)
    DefenseWall v. 2.40 (Latest Beta)
    Malwarebytes' Antimalware (Paid)
    Winpatrol Plus (Keeping eye on things)
    Hostsman with MVPS hostfile

    ON DEMAND:

    SUPERAntispyware Pro 4.0
    Hijack This
    Spywareblaster
    ProcessExplorer
    Runscanner
    CCleaner
    ATF-Cleaner
    Secunia PSI

    BROWSER:

    Firefox with No-scripts, Roboform toolbar, Adblock Plus.

    BACK UP:

    FDISR 3.21 build 205
    ShadowProtect 3.1.0.3
     
  17. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    XP setup 1

    Resident:

    Ad Muncher
    ThreatFire
    Windows Firewall

    On-demand:

    Prevx CSI

    Other Security / System Hardening:

    nLite'd Windows XP SP3 (with service tweaking based on TweakHound's guide) (previously SP2)
    Siginet's Windows XP Post-SP2 Critical UpdatePack
    Seconfig XP
    xp-AntiSpy
    Process Explorer
    Firefox extensions: AdBlock Plus, and Permit Cookies


    XP setup 2

    Resident:

    Ad Muncher
    Prevx
    Windows Firewall

    Other Security / System Hardening:

    nLite'd Windows XP SP3 (with service tweaking based on TweakHound's guide) (previously SP2)
    Siginet's Windows XP Post-SP2 Critical UpdatePack
    Seconfig XP
    xp-AntiSpy
    Process Explorer
    Firefox extensions: AdBlock Plus, and Permit Cookies
     
  18. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    Another Change:

    Something i have shelved for a long time in spite of it's popularity is now found it's way into my security setup now.

    No, i haven't defected from EQS just yet, but added and like very much from what i seen of it, ProSecurity! (HIPS)

    I'm a very impatient user and the EQS 4.0 delay is haunted me long enough. We'll see how it goes.
     
  19. Pseudo

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    Slightly changed setup; I'm content with it.

    Avira AntiVir 8 Premium (WebGuard not installed)
    Sandboxie (Opera always sandboxed)
    Look 'n' Stop
     
  20. Makav3l1

    Makav3l1 Registered Member

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    XP pro:

    McAfee VirusScan Enterprise and Antispyware Module 8.5i (free from school)
    Mamutu 1.6 (free from GOATD)
    Ghostwall (free)
    SafeSpace (free)

    Seems to work well, very light on resources.
     
  21. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Ok, I'll see and if I can stay with this setup.........Well at least for a couple of weeks. :D

    Real Time
    Look'n'Stop
    DefenseWall
    Sandboxie
    Primary Response Safe Connect
    Malwarebytes AntiMalware


    On Demand
    DrWeb CureIt
    Prevx CSI
    SAS
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2008
  22. Pseudo

    Pseudo Registered Member

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    Sandboxie has really become inconvenient for me... another change. :rolleyes:

    Avira AntiVir Premium
    DefenseWall
    Look 'n' Stop
     
  23. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    Some changes:
    Removed
    Added

    Win XP Home SP2 SP3
    Services tweaked following tweakhound's guide
    Hardening: WWDC
    EQSecure 3.41 with Alcyon's Ruleset
    ThreatFire 3.5 with Custom Rules
    SpywareBlaster
    CCleaner

    Following apps, used the same way described in post #2380
    Sandboxie
    Returnil
    Firefox
     
  24. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

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    Location:
    USA
    Firewall
    Linksys Router RT31P2
    Outpost Firewall Pro 6.0.2293.253.0490
    Harden-It 1.2
    Windows Worms Doors Cleaner 1.4.1

    Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 7.0.0.125 (extended databases enabled)
    Malwarebytes (Anti-Malware 1.12 and RogueRemover Pro 1.20 (immunized enabled))

    HIPS
    Ghost Security Suite 1.420 (AppDefend 2.000 and RegDefend 3.000)
    WinPatrol Plus 15.0.2008.0
    DiamondCS WormGuard 3

    Block Lists
    MVPS Hosts File 4/22/08 + hpHosts File 5/8/08 (with HostsXpert 4.2)

    Resident On Demand Scanners
    SUPERAntispyware 4.0.1154
    Kephyr Bazooka 1.13.03
    Dr. Web CureIt Anti-Virus 4.44.5
    Mischel TrojanHunter 5.0 (962)
    A-squared scanner 3.5.0.13
    Ewido (AVG) Micro 4.0
    UnHackMe 4.7
    AVG Anti-Rootkit 1.1.0.42
    F-Secure BlackLight 2.2.1070
    Gmer 1.0.14.14116 (Catchme 0.2)
    Resplendence Rootkit Hook Analyzer 3.02
    Trend Micro Rootkit Buster 2.2.0.1014
    Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2
    AnVir Task Manager 5.0.4

    Online Scanners
    HijackThis log file analysis & Networktechs HJT log analysis (HijackThis log analyzers)
    VirusTotal
    Jotti's malware scan
    McAfee Freescan
     
  25. AdvancedSetup

    AdvancedSetup Security Expert

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    Location:
    USA
    Resident:
    • Nothing

    On-demand:
    • Malwarebytes / SAS - for testing and helping others

    Browser:
    • FireFox w/NoScript, AdBlockPlus
    • IE7 for sites that don't like FF

    Backup:
    • Scripted Windows NTBACKUP

    Firewall:
    • Windows built-in

    No Antivirus, No Hosts files, No Live blocking

    Been running my PC this way for years and have only infected it maybe twice
    but ran restore from NTBACKUP and in under 5 minutes it's a thing of the past.
    I store duplicate backups on removable drives that rarely are hooked up together and have
    a full Ghost image if I want to restore the entire system.
    I do scans every once in a while including an AV scan and aside from cookies they don't ever
    find anything.

    I DO NOT recommend this for most users though.
    You should use a multi-layer approach to keeping your system and your data secure. I do advocate backing up your data often. :D


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