Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by dja2k, Dec 15, 2005.
MBAM Pro and Comodo FW/D+
Totally needs some PrevX
hahaha, almost...minus the Sandboxie
I've been trying roboscan and panda cloud.
Both are great and light.
Now back to my fav EAM again
Trying new set up
Sandboxie -> for almost everything I installed
Roboscan -> heuristic on, firewall off
Private Firewall -> manual control + always alert
java and flash is not installed
Hitman Pro and EAM as on demand
its fun to use and light on the system
I've switched from Opera to Google Chrome. I hate that big black circle that comes up and opens a new tab when I don't want it to!!!
The default icon in the navigation bar to open a new tab works great! I don't see the need for the big black circle to open a new tab!
I hope Opera will quickly do away with the big black circle.
Shadow Defender 220.127.116.115
Macrium Reflect ~ System Explorer ~ SeconfigXp ~ AdMuncher
DrWeb CureIt ■ Malwarebytes ■ GMER ■ SpyReveal
OpenDNS ~ Opera
Sorry to hear that. KS Premium has been working fine for me. Same light (virtually non-existent) footprint as the free version, and encrypts practically every keystroke I make on this box.
It's become a mainstay for me, which is a very exclusive list for me these days. The only other things I have running real-time are Comodo FW/D+, Sandboxie, and OpenVPN. And the last 2 aren't running "all" the time.
You're right about the customer service though, it's basically non-existent, just like the footprint, unfortunately. Heck, they didn't even respond to an email I sent BEFORE purchasing the product, inquiring about a few things. Usually people are prompt to respond to you before they take your money, and not nearly as quick after. Despite that bad sign I purchased it anyway, and am glad I did.
Always dig your setups. Light, with virtualization as the backbone and a backup plan there if all else fails. I really believe that's the way to go these days.
I was considering using AppGuard in conjunction with Sandboxie as well, but shied off from it. From reading posts I inferred that it took quite a bit of tweaking to get them to play well/effectively with one another.
I still haven't written the idea off completely though. I'd love to hear people convince me that I should go ahead and do it, as I've been so bored lately with the same setup. Suggestions on a few changes, while keeping things light are welcome... I may even (heaven forbid) consider adding a real-time AV again, provided it doesn't cripple my system almost as bad as the malware it's there to remove does.
I used to run KeyScrambler (paid) but stopped a couple of years back.
I'm not quite sure that I see the benefit when programs like OA, PrivateFirewall, Comodo Firewall are able to detect and defeat keyloggers in the various tests (Zemana, SpyShelter, Comodo etc.).
Not saying that it doesn't do its job, just wondering why it would still be found "necessary".
Perhaps it can be chalked up to my own lack of insight but I haven't felt naked without it and have felt a little safer with the reduction in potential (non-obvious) driver conflicts with other security apps.
On another note...a few weeks ago I tried to test out AppGuard in concert with my normal setup of Sandboxie, FW/HIPS, Emsisoft Anti-Malware and MBAM but upon installation there were some conflicts with Sandboxie on my XP system and I decided it wasn't worth the additional risk of hidden conflicts for the possible gain. Just my brief experience.
Well, no program is infallible. And while Comodo (and others) will almost certainly warn you of that type of activity, there's no certainty. And keyloggers in particular are very shady pieces of malware. Not always easy to detect, and even harder to remove. If they cling to another program I use (and trust) that has a rule in D+ to allow keyboard access, I'm screwed.
With KS it renders it all completely moot. Even if your system is compromised by a keylogger it'll foil it's plans anyway. And with no impact on performance, I figure why not? If I noticed even a nano-second of lag as a result, it wouldn't be on my box. I'm very anal about resource usage.
I know I thought of another good reason to use it as well (despite having D+), but it eludes me at the moment.
My current security setup is as follows:
Sandboxie (paid version)
Kasperksy Internet Suite
Malwarebytes (Paid version)
Support just responded to my 3rd request for assistance.
He asked me to try the latest bug-fix version, 18.104.22.168.
I'm not so sure I'm even gonna do that... may just keep running it on the XP box.
This weeks test config:
Comodo FW w/D+ (Safe Mode)
FileChangeAlarm (Dependable Relic)
.......as always keeping Samarai's "KernelHooks" driver hidden in an ads and set at MANUAL for sessions requiring Maximum blocking of all/any drivers during malscare tests.
Real time AV has proven to be a real resource hog, so I left it out.
Various HIPS firewalls have been problematic, so I left them out.
Now have the following quite balanced and low-resource set up.
- Netgear router with firewall
- Windows 7 firewall
- Malwarebytes Pro (realtime)
- Clamwin on demand and integrated with Outlook
- Hitman Pro on demand
- Use Comodo Dragon browser (Chromium based)
- Trusteer Rapport for financial sites
I think / hope that I have all bases covered, what do you think?
I have a port forwarding for Skype and Windows firewall allows all incoming TCP/UDP on that port.
Without a third party firewall how much of a risk is there for me by having that port open all the time?
I have TF set to alert me for all new outgoing connection for processes not already listed.
I haven't used a realtime AV in about four years and will never go back
Which HIPS Firewalls were they?
Always a good thing
What OS ?
I guess it might be Win7.
Ah yes so it is, but would that be 32 or 64 bit?
LW, The OS is Win 7 HP 32
On this particular laptop which is a Dell Vostro with 2.2Ghz dual and 4GB RAM, so plenty of resources, there have been various issues with AV and HIPS. I have tried numerous combinations on other machines, but firewalls with HIPS, and sometimes as security suites, on this one are -
Kaspersky IS 2011 and 2012
Norton IS 2011
Outpost Security Suite 7.1
Outpost Firewall Pro 7.5
PC Tools FW 6 and 7
For AV / malware not already listed above -
PC Tools AV free
My current set up is light on resources, but I wonder whether I am exposed via my port forward to Skype, also exposed for drive by web attacks, although Comodo Dragon sandboxing should help avoid that, then I hope TF or MWB Pro would pounce on suspicious activity I don't want to use sandboxie, it's a pain for me. Prevx is excellent but I had a few conflicts, so I prefer the TF / MWB Pro combo. Any suggestions welcome!!
trying out Outpost Security Suite now
last time i tried outpost security suite it was very bloated in my xp system
Appguard 3.4 2.0
AppGuard is top notch
Yep and a new version was just released,just keeps getting better.
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