What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

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    New.

    -AntiVir Personal
    -Process Guard Free
    -Theatfire
    -Kerio 2
     
  2. RTistic

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    What do u use for a anti virus on your vista setup?? or am i missing something here. thanks
     
  3. 19monty64

    19monty64 Registered Member

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    Family PC (XP-MCE/SP2)
    FSIS 2008
    My PC (XP-PRO/SP3)
    AntiVir (on-demand)
    ThreatFire (advanced rules)
    Returnil
    and betas that I don't dare put on the family pc
    Both are using
    HijackThis
    D-Link router
    IE7-PRO
    various on-line scanners

    changed or added...
     
  4. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Hi RTistic, Vista setup isn't done yet. I don't use my Vista image as I am always on XP and prefer it. Anyways, with both Sandboxie and Returnil enabled, an Antivirus would be additional protection and not really needed. My Vista image is however awaiting an Online Armor AV+ Vista compatible version.

    dja2k
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2008
  5. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    FULL LIST MAY 17, 2008

    NETWORK
    Two Linksys Wrt54g Routers (DD-WRT Flashed) in WDS Mode
    SPI Firewall Enabled
    MAC Filtering Enabled for Wi-Fi

    RESIDENT - XP MCE 2005 SP3 <--- Primary OS
    Online Armor AV+ 2.1.0.1xx (Beta)
    - Custom Bluetach Blacklists Enabled (For Global and P2P Dependent)
    - RunSafer Enabled for all Browsers, Email Clients, Messengers, Media Players
    Sandboxie 3.26 (Paid)
    - Enabled for all Browsers and Email Clients
    - Immediate Recovery Enabled
    - Automatic Sandbox Delete Enabled
    Script Sentry 2.7.1 (All Extensions Associated)
    Process Explorer 11.13 (Task Manager Replacement Enabled)
    Hostsman's HostsServer (MVPS Hosts File)

    RESIDENT - VISTA ULTIMATE SP1 <--- Backup OS
    RVS 2008 Premium Edition 2.0.0.5007
    - Session Lock is used when needed
    Norton Antibot 1.1.838
    Hostsman's HostsServer (MVPS Hosts File)
    Windows Firewall: on
    UAC: off, Windows Defender: off

    HARDENING - XP
    Harden-It (All Default Recommended)
    Bugoff (All Enabled)
    SeconfigXP (Configured for Home)
    Security & Privacy Complete (Custom)
    Advanced System Optimizer (Custom)

    OTHER - XP & VISTA
    Hostsman (MVPS host file)
    Spyware Blaster (Immunized)
    Sybot Search & Destroy (Immunized)
    A-Squared Anti-Malware (Free)
    DrWeb CureIt
    KeyScrambler (Firefox Plugin)
    OpenDNS (Enabled \ Static IP Configured)

    BROWSERS - XP & VISTA
    Firefox 3 (Beta 5)
    Internet Explorer 8 (Beta 1)
    Opera 9.50 (Beta)

    BACKUP
    Acronis True Image 10
    Acronis Disk Director Suite 10
    Acronis OS Selector 10

    dja2k
     
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  6. 19monty64

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    dja2k, quite the thread you started here. It's nearly 2 & 1/2 years since it started. It's funny to see that the more things change, the more they stay the same! I was just showing my wife this thread from the beginning, and it's amazing to see the very many people, you included, that have remained faithful to their main security-apps. over the years...
     
  7. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    The nerve of you 19monty64 for saying that. You know I have changed my set up over more times over the last 2 1/2 years than there are the number of people who have posted here. LOL. Seriously though. Take care old friend.

    Avast Home 4.8
    ThreatFire
    PC Tools Firewall

    Yeah I'm using a firewall again.

    Tick... Tock....
     
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  8. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Well keep us posted about ThreatFire.
    All the threats of ThreatFire I've seen upto now, where all executable files.
    I would like to see something else as a threat than an executable, because I've already a full whitelist protection against unauthorized executables (AE).
     
  9. CogitoErgoSum

    CogitoErgoSum Registered Member

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    Vista 32 SP1 set-up "changes" in bold as of 5/13/08:

    Resident:

    DefenseWall HIPS v2.40[Update]
    Netgear RP614 v2 Router w/NAT & SPI
    Primary Response SafeConnect v3.0.0.1443
    Vista Firewall

    On-Demand:

    Autoruns
    AVZ Antiviral Toolkit
    GMER
    Prevx CSI+
    Process Explorer
    RegRun Reanimator
    Returnil 2008 Personal Edition
    RootKit Hook Analyzer
    SUPERAntiSpyware Free
    System Repair Engineer(SREng)

    System Hardening:

    Applied manual system hardening tweaks
    Disabled non-essential Vista services
    Enabled hardware DEP for all programs and services(OptOut)
    Uninstalled Java Runtime Environment
    Windows Worms Door Cleaner

    Backup:

    ERUNT(registry)
    Paragon Drive Backup

    Miscellaneous:

    Primary Web Browser - Latest Opera v9.5 Beta(w/UserJS scripts; Java disabled, JavaScript enabled(userscripts only), but with options disabled, Iframes disabled and plug-ins disabled);(https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1207602&postcount=6)
    Email Client - The Bat! Home
    Disable UAC with TweakUAC
    Disabled Windows Defender


    Peace & Gratitude,

    CogitoErgoSum
     
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  10. Kees1958

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  11. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Yep that sure is correct! :thumb: I am amazed that this thread is still going strong even after all this time. I don't change my setup that often anymore like you noticed, my primary interest now is Tallemu's Online Armor. I am glad though that people still come and post in this thread; some of you have been posting since I started this thread back in 2005 :cool: .

    dja2k
     
  12. caspian

    caspian Registered Member

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    I am a beginner but this is what I am using so far:

    Returnil, Sandboxie

    threatfire, WinPatrol, Spyware Blaster, Superantispyware, XP antispyware, PrevX CSI, Spyware Blaster, XP antispyware, Safe XP

    Dr Web, Eset

    ZoneAlarm free....(I have had problems with firewalls slowing me down and messing up all of my fun, so I switched to ZA. But I am thinking of going with Kaspersky's security suite)

    KeyScrambler

    Advanced Windows Care Pro

    R-Wipe, ATF Cleaner, Ccleaner, Sweepi,

    XB Pro

    I am thinking of adding DefenseWall and First Defense ISR and Maybe ShadowProtect but I don't know how to use them yet. I am trying to take this one step at a time. But I can tell you that I absolutely love Returnil.
     
  13. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    :eek: That is quite a list there caspian! Are my eyes deceiving me, I see several antispyware apps (you actually typed Spyware Blaster & XP antispyware twice in the list) and two antivirus even though you are fully virtualized with Sandboxie and Retrunil. And you still want to add Defensewall.....?

    If you go with KIS, I would just keep these:

    Returnil, Sanboxie, Spyware Blaster, Superantispyware, Safe XP, KeyScrambler, Advanced Windows Care Pro, R-Wipe, ATF Cleaner, Ccleaner, Sweepi,

    I wouldn't add Defensewall and well I know some people use FD-ISR with ShadowProtect which works well for them.

    These are purely my suggestions and opinions.

    dja2k
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2008
  14. deanmartin

    deanmartin Registered Member

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    It's a record for me, going on four month's. Avira & SAS Pro
     
  15. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    Returnil and Eset AV
     
  16. lodore

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    added Ad Muncher 4.72
    see sig
     
  17. nomarjr3

    nomarjr3 Registered Member

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    New setup on 'dummy' PC:

    Malware removal:
    Task Killer
    ComboFix
    SDFix


    Security apps:
    Acronis True Image
    Faronics Deep Freeze
    Returnil Virtual System
    SandboxIE
    Hide My IP Platinum



    That's all! :D
    I like surfing dangerously :cool:
     
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  18. Long View

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  19. ring0_57aR

    ring0_57aR Registered Member

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    Primary PC with Win XP SP2+ (for main jobs)

    Firefox with NoScript plugin
    Rootkit Unhooker v3.7


    Virtual Machine: VMWare WinXP SP2+ (for dangerous jobs and testing)

    Firefox with NoScript plugin
    Rootkit Unhooker v3.7
    IceSword 1.22
    NOD32
    Sandboxie
    Comodo FW
    Comodo BoClean
     
  20. Osaban

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    Hi CogitoErgoSum,

    Out of curiosity, how do you harden your system by disabling UAC and Windows Defender?
     
  21. Bunkhouse Buck

    Bunkhouse Buck Registered Member

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    What you see below. Alternate AVs with Dr. Web, Avira, Eset, Norton, AVG, and F-Protect.
     
  22. CogitoErgoSum

    CogitoErgoSum Registered Member

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    Hello Osaban,

    Now that I think about it, you can't. That is quite a funny oversight. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.:D


    Peace & Gratitude,

    CogitoErgoSum
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2008
  23. Albinoni

    Albinoni Registered Member

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    Perth, Western Australia
    AV: NOD32
    FW: Comodo V3.0
    AS: Spybot S&D, Win Defender

    Have got plans to install Spyware Blaster
     
  24. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

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    Yet another setup:

    -AVG 8 Free (installed w/o link scanner)
    -Threatfire 3.14
    -Kerio 2
     
  25. Ed_H

    Ed_H Registered Member

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    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Laptop

    KIS 2009
    DefenseWall


    PC

    Avira Premium
    Vista Firewall Control
    DefenseWall

    Both setups run very light.
     
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