Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by dja2k, Dec 15, 2005.
thanks for the explanation
Quite a lengthy process, tons of updates to do.
If it was not for the updates it would be really fast.
trying out BullGuard Internet Security, seems good so far.
Heck yea, I formatted mine recently and took some hours of just updating,not counting replacing my own software.Thank goodness there Is not a MS patch everyday or It would probably take a month to finish.
the first day is a long day my friend for sure
Well I have a ISO image of Windows 7 with updates integrated to a certain month. So if I have to reinstall Windows 7, I only have to worry about a few months of updates.
Security setup: AppLocker | BitLocker | EMET | Windows Firewall | TinyWall | Sandboxie | Norton ConnectSafe, same as sig.
Yeah, MS updates are really really slow installing. That's the worst part of formatting a PC, downloading MS updates . . .
When i say format i really mean starting all over again.
Updates and configuring system services are my two least favorite thing's to do...It is a pain in the butt.
I do like installing all the software and applying system tweaks, how weird that may sound
Added Kingsoft AV a sweet program.
Thats different,Wiping the entire drive is super fresh and super Sloooooow.
Yes your own software and tweaks is fun but MS updates makes me want to kill something.Thinking of the last patch tuesday with 13 updates of 32 MB good god.
I also like installing my software, it's not much anyways, just EAM + OA + EMET and my daily software such as Chrome, Daemon etc.
I have added Nod32 AV to my setup and set UAC on default.
Nod is monitoring system partition, download folder, Outlook and http traffic.
EDIT: also added Ghostery to Firefox and Chrome.
Smart man. A very good choice and actually a pretty solid combo.
My Dr.Web license will expire in a few months so I'm trying some free alternatives.
Currently it's W7 firewall + W7 firewall control + UAC + MSE
I might say this setup integrates well, is quite light, works silently without any errors or problems and offers enough protection for me.
Trialing Online Armor, I like it a lot
AppGuard, Here to stay
Sandboxie, Always on
Shadow Defender,On Demand
trying this new Emsisoft Firewall 5.5 update version now i will cross my fingers my browser remains fast
Good Evening ! Went back to Eset Smart Security 220.127.116.11 and WSA Essentials. I love Eset for it's liquid like performance...smooth as 15 yr. old single malt scotch. It's a keeper. Sincerely...Securon
I super rarely change my setup as it has been flawless for years... updated few stuff:
2) Avast! free
4) Windows Firewall Control
I had to uninstall Nod32 av because of signature update problems. Every update would end up killing my internet connection. I posted about the issue in their forum but Eset never responded. I liked version 2.7 but every version after that seems to come with problems for me. Although I know some people really like Nod.
Removed WFC and added TinyWall.
Removed Emsisoft Firewall 5.5 it starting to give problems and disconects my internet
i want to get Spyshelter Firewall
I haven't changed my setup in over a year now... since adding Sandboxie. And I can't imagine that changing until they stop supporting XP and I'm forced to "upgrade".
And even then, I doubt things will change much. I'll probably add EMET to take advantage of some added functionality in the OS. Maybe just use MSE if it's so light I don't notice it's there anyway (which I hear is the case).
With a router, hardened OS/browser, virtual sessions, and safe habits... all this software becomes quite moot. I haven't posted in here in ages because I haven't had anything to say.
A lot of third party firewalls eventually block things they shouldn't. Just go with the windows one.
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