What is your setup?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by c0ltran3, Feb 24, 2004.

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  1. c0ltran3

    c0ltran3 Registered Member

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    All we need multiple layers of protection to keep the constant stream of crap from penetrating and causing harm. What are all the programs we use? My items:
    - EZ Firewall;
    - Command Antivirus;
    - etrust v. 7 promo;
    - ewido security suite;
    - Abtrusion Protector;
    - ScriptSentry;
    - ProcessGuard (free);
    - RegistryProt;
    - Sysinternals Process Explorer;
    - HijackThis;
    - VisualZone;
    - imaging software;
    - SpyWeeper;
    - AdAware;
    - Spybot;
    Email:I use Popcorn for deleting suspicious email and a non MS client;
    Browser: Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla and MyIE2.
     
  2. JayK

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    Try this

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=5882
     
  3. c0ltran3

    c0ltran3 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the link. It's very interesting.
     
  4. Abrashea

    Abrashea Registered Member

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    WHOA! You have a lot, I think I must be under protected.
    I have big Fix and I have Norton Anti Vi.
    I bet you will suggest getting more, right? The more the better?
    Everytime I download a new program tho, my system just goes slower... :mad:
    and what's the point of defragging? It never works for me...
    am I doing it right...going to start>programs>accessories>system tools>disk defragmenter...is that the right one?
    ok, any programs you recommend that wont slow down my computer I would love to see... ;)

    THANK YOU!!!!

    Abra :D
     
  5. rerun2

    rerun2 Registered Member

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    There are quite a number of causes of a slow computer, but i imagine in most cases it is due to hardware and programs running in the background. If you have free disk space (hard drive space) there are quite a number of programs that might help increase security, while not taking too much of a performance hit. If you do not have one already, I would look into a firewall. Look 'n' stop and kerio 2.15 are among the lightest on resources, but that is only one thing to consider in a firewall. Take a look in the firewalls section if you need recommendations. I would also use spywareblaster (does not use any background resources, and uses less than 2mb of hard drive space).

    Even though strictly on-demand scanners are sometimes not as beneficial as having real time protection. I think it has its place, for users who practice safe computing and just need some reassurance. Programs like SpyBot and Ewido Security Suite might be worth looking into. Both are free and user friendly.
     
  6. sir_carew

    sir_carew Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I've:
    -NOD32 2.0
    -KAV 4.5
    -DR.WEB 4.31B
    -AD-AWARE
    -THE CLEANER!
    -ICF (I LIKE THAT FIREWALL)
    -SPYBOT SEARCH & DESTROY
    -SPYWARE BLASTER
    -AND ALL PATCHES INSTALLED.
     
  7. c0ltran3

    c0ltran3 Registered Member

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    I've noticed you used an excellent choice of antiviruses and only ICF as a firewall. Do you think ICF is enough sure?
     
  8. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    Hi, For me, keep it simple.

    SPYBOT S&D,
    SPYWARE BLASTER 3.1,
    ADAWARE,
    AVG,
    A2,
    Agnitum Outpost F/W (The best!)
    jv16,
    Never D/Ld a M$ Update yet (Thank Goodness) that way, I haven't had to d/l any patches, fixes, updates, downdates, to fix patches that patched fixes that didn't fix or patch a patch that needed fixing. Aaaahhh! the simple life.

    Cochise, :cool:
     
  9. Yahoo2

    Yahoo2 Guest

    Here is my simple setup:

    MultiProxy - anonymouse surfing
    Privoxy - online privacy, ads removal, and etc
    ZoneAlarm Pro - firewall protection
    Kaspersky Pro - antivirus protection
    Spybot S&D - malware removal
    Ad-aware - malware removal
     
  10. ZZZ7

    ZZZ7 Registered Member

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    • Panda platinum
      atguard
      script sentry
      jammer
      boclean
      adsubtract pro
      spywareblaster
      hosts
      all browsers with javascript disabled
     
  11. mvdu

    mvdu Registered Member

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    I have:

    KAV Personal 4.5 (resident AV)
    BitDefender Free (on-demand AV)
    ZA Pro 4.5
    BOClean
    SSM
    SpywareGuard
    SpywareBlaster 3.1
    Spybot S&D
    AdAware
    RegProt
    Keylogger Hunter (probably don't need this, but have it just in case)

    Thinking of replacing BitDefender Free with NOD32 as my backup AV. NOD32's Advanced Heuristics could add something.

    Could I use anything else?
     
  12. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    ummm, a cup of coffee, that's about it. :D Seem to be well covered.

    AV's:
    KAV 4.5 PRO Main RTM
    BitDefender PRO [very soon, as back-up]

    AT:
    TDS3.2 by DCS

    AW:
    Wormguard by DCS

    FW:
    Kerio 2.1.5

    SPYWARE/CLEANUP/INFO:
    AdAware
    Spybot S&D
    Spy Sweeper
    SpywareGuard
    SpywareBlaster
    MRUBlaster
    Eraser
    InternetSweeper
    RegSupreme
    FaberToys
    Belarc

    GENERAL SYSTEM PROTECTION/TRACKING:
    Port Explorer
    Process Guard

    PRIVACY:
    CryptoSuite

    IN GENERAL:
    XP PRO SP1 + ALL Updates
    IE SP1
    OE SP1 [Set to Read Mail Plain Text]

    Dat's it :eek:

    Cheers, TAS
     
  13. slammer_JvA

    slammer_JvA Registered Member

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    WOHAHAHAHA :D that is so funny, Conchise! (Yet also...so true..:mad: )

    ;)
    slammer
     
  14. sir_carew

    sir_carew Registered Member

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    I know that FW doesn't have outbound protection, but I prefer Inbound protection over outbound and I'm waiting for SP2 release, because it will be have outbound protection.
    Many fws cause me problems like: Sygate (it stop loading), Kerio (like sygate), Outpost (cause me blue screens due of a hardware), looknstop (nod32 scanner crash when this fw is loaded) and zapro work well, but use many resources.
     
  15. The Hammer

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    I have no firewall. But use a router.

    AV-Nod32 2.5

    A2, Microsoft Anti Spyware, Adaware SE, SpyBot S&D
     
  16. Kaupp

    Kaupp Registered Member

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    Here is my setup

    AV
    McAfee VirusScan 8.0i

    AT
    none right now

    FW
    Jetico

    SPYWARE
    SpySweeper
    SpywareBlaster
    Spybot
    MVPS Hosts

    OTHER
    ProcessGuard
    MJ Registry Watcher
    Security Task Manager
    SandBoxie
    BestCrypt


    For backup I use EruNT and Drive Snapshot
    regards
    Kaupp
     
  17. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    It's in my SIG!!

    Cheers,:D
     
  18. thee_ozzy

    thee_ozzy Registered Member

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    Mine are as follows:

    Zone alarm :'(
    Spybot-SD Resident
    WinPatrol
    Avast AV
    Adaware
    TDS-3
    a squared
    1meg Host File :cool:
    Hijackthis
    AdBlock -Mozzila plugin with a nice filter.
    Snort
    MS Anti-spyware
    ethereal
    Smoothwall Gateway. :p
     
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  19. FastGame

    FastGame Registered Member

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    I keep my system simply safe.

    Kerio 2.1.5
    Avast
    MS Anti-spyware
     
  20. richrf

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    One way to approach security and installation of security products, is to have an overall strategy. For example, my strategy is to try to trap the malware before it ever has a chance to begin execution. So with this strategy in mind:

    1) First line Defense: Kaspersky 4.5 and Ewido for real-time detection of malware. ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall with NetGear router.

    2) Second line defense: ProcessGuard and WormGuard for real-time, pro-active defense that stops malware before it can begin execution.

    3) Third-line Defense:: Regdefend for real-time, pro-active defense, that stops unauthorized installations and revisions to the operating system services and registry before they have an opportunity to instantiated themselves.

    The primary goal, in my strategy, is to stop malware before it can do anything. Once it is executing on the system, there are so many aspects of the operating system that can be affected that it takes a good amount of security software and individual knowledte to identify an undo all of these changes - as best they can. Better to try to stop the execution before it ever gets to this stage.

    Rich
     
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  21. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    Here is my setup

    NOD32
    TDS-3
    ProcessGuard
    RegDefend
    WormGuard
    Ad-Aware SE
    Spybot S&D
    Spyware Blaster
    Microsoft Antispyware
    Look'n'Stop and I am behind a router also
    For my mail, I am using Mail Washer

    Sometimes I think I am getting paranoid with all these protection. :oops:
     
  22. ronjor

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    A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.

    William S. Burroughs (1914 - )
     
  23. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    Hello ronjor,

    William S.Burroughs,American writer from St-Louis Missouri and also one of the
    main representative of what was called "The beat generation". I didn't know that citation was from him...

    I still feel paranoid sometimes with Internet. :D
     
  24. squash

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    Effective whilst keeping as simple as possible.
    Windows XP _SP2 Limited account_

    FW: Kerio 2.15
    AV: AVG 7.0 Free
    IDS: Process Guard and Prevx Home - Nothing can get through this system, without me approving
    AS: Ad-aware, Spybot S&D and Spyware Blaster
    Other: 3 Hosts files combined (remember.mine.nu, mvps and mike's) plus 2 adblock filters (perceive and RejZor's plus what I can find while surfing), AxCrypt, Eraser

    I use Mozilla Firefox.

    System is totally hardened (turn off unecessary services), applied GRC programs, Secure-It, Harden-It, Safe XP.

    Plus my brain, which will help me alot.

    All logins (including hidden Admin account in XP) are all passworded, and there is a BIOS password set. So not one can boot anything.

    Partition Image (Image/Restore this Windows partition from Linux), System Restored turned (just in case) and ERUNT (Registry Back). Plus I have my own Backup folder on C:\ that I dump program installers, firefox extentions/backup etc. in
     
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    Pollmaster Guest

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