What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. 1chaoticadult

    1chaoticadult Registered Member

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    Ok my sloppy friend I am reassured :D

    My setup:

    Network:
    Router
    SPI firewall turned on
    Norton ConnectSafe

    Realtime Protection:
    Windows SmartScreen
    Windows Defender
    Windows Firewall

    System Hardening -- Windows 8 64bit:
    UAC on Max
    Disabled some services
    EMET:
    DEP Always On
    SEHOP Always On
    ASLR Always On
    Certain exe's forced with EMET

    Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview
    Fanboy Adblock & Tracking TPLs
    Enhanced Protection Mode
    SmartScreen Filter
    Block Third-Party Cookies
    DuckDuckGo Default Search Provider

    Backup:
    Windows Backup & Restore
    Cobian Backup

    I am actually liking IE10... :argh:
     
  2. ams963

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    How is your testing of Windows 8 going on? How do you like it?
     
  3. 1chaoticadult

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    Actually overall I like it. The metro ui took some getting used but its ok I suppose. I can see how it will confuse some people. I also see how it could turn people off as well. I had some problems with Win8 freezing but I fixed them and its running without issues now. I'm actually liking IE10 (not metro version) lol.
     
  4. ams963

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    Ah thx for sharing your experience adult. :)
     
  5. 1chaoticadult

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    No problem my friend.
     
  6. tomazyk

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    I don't see any flaws - only some points to consider:

    1. If you will use SSD make sure that partitions are correctly aligned (if win7 install DVD will be used to create partitions, all should be OK).
    2. DO NOT defrag SSD disk and make sure Win7 will recognize SSD drive and configure system correctly. More info here: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/70822-ssd-tweaks-optimizations-windows-7-a.html

    If you will use HIPS and Sandboxie wisely configured, there shouldn't be much flaws or holes in your setup.
     
  7. Securon

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    Good Afternoon ! Real-Time...Eset Smart Security 5 and WSA Essentials. On demand Malwarebytes Pro and SAS Pro. Sincerely...Securon
     
  8. 1chaoticadult

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    I would like to add, even though Windows 7 recognizes a SSD, sometimes it doesn't tweak some options. I would manually check to make sure Windows 7 made the appropriate changes it is suppose to.
     
  9. ams963

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    Is WSA playing nice with ESS? I had tried to use WSA and EAM together but WSA would not act naughty with EAM. Had to ditch WSA. Sigh! Wish I could use it again. :(
     
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    Good Afternoon ! ams963...Eset and WSA both work in harmony with one another. Nimble and Responsive. Sincerely...Securon
     
  11. ams963

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    Good for you my friend. :) But does not overlap with ESS? I mean for example, wsa identity shield protected against MITB and MITM attacks. But so did OA.
     
  12. Securon

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    Good Evening ! I've sucumbed to Trjam-Itis. I removed Eset and added Kaspersky I.S. 2012...and still use WSA Essentials...so far so good...no conflicts.Sincerely...Securon
     
  13. KelvinW4

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    GesWall and OutPost :thumb:
     
  14. acr1965

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    Went back to using Avast IS with firewall and some shields disabled. I'm happy with it. I also use MBAM on demand and occasionally use SBIE.
     
  15. Rompin Raider

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    I'm with you!:thumb: :D
     
  16. WSFfan

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    I like Rollback Rx very much.It has saved me quite a few times.Restores your system to various snapshots quickly.No problems so far for me.May be you should search horizondatasys forum before you purchase.
     
  17. Escalader

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    What avast shields do you disable? Rationale?
     
  18. ams963

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    Emsisoft Antimalware
    Online Armour
    Malwarebytes Antimalware
    HitmanPro
    Keyscrambler
    Sandboxie
    Norton ConnectSafe
     
  19. 1chaoticadult

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    Nice setup my friend. And you changed your name wow :D
     
  20. ams963

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    Well I am the Iron Man. :D I am no more sloppy. I fly, kick bad a$$ and have a hot secret shield agent black widow as my assistant. :D

    Good to know you liked my setup. It's my most favorite setup ever. :)
     
  21. jmonge

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    for me it is Emsisoft Antimalware in 2 of my machines and novirus thanks EXE-Radar Pro in another one :)
     
  22. ams963

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    No WSA?:( Good going with EAM though. :thumb:
     
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  23. The Hammer

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    There's no known cure. But it may be possible to manage the condition with therapy and medication.;)
     
  24. trjam

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    nah, been there tried that.
     
  25. Tyrizian

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    It is pretty light, I love it. I finally found a balance between security and performance. Thanks dude, I appreciate it :thumb:

    I like your setup too
     
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