What to add to MSE for other protection?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by T_Durden, Jun 10, 2010.

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  1. T_Durden

    T_Durden Registered Member

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    For the moment I am using only Microsoft Security Essentials with the microsoft firewall *YIKES* I know. I was using ESET Smart Security but the updated version had causing issues with windows 7. I plan on buying a new AV program,but until then I would like to know if anyone using MSE has any suggestions on what to add to it to make it more secure? I'm running off a modem now but will be setting up a router later today.
     
  2. sg09

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    If you can handle a HIPS, use Malware Defender. Also Sandboxie, No Autorun, Winpatrol.
     
  3. JerryM

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    I do not have MSE, but recommend Malwarebytes to run alongside any AV. I think that the Pro version is worth the money. It is a one time cost.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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    +1 :thumb:
     
  5. Hugger

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    Keep it simple.
    Sandboxie free or paid and Hitman Pro free or paid.
    You might find that you don't need to spend money on an av.
     
  6. clocks

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    MSE is probably fine to use by itself, but if you feel the need for extra protection I would add Threatfire.
     
  7. acr1965

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    Which version of Windows 7 do you have?
     
  8. Lucy

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    Hi,

    Before setting up any tool, if there is only one thing to do to improve drastically security, create a limited user account (LUA):
    - no more rootkits,
    - no more malwares requiring admin rights,
    - ...

    Add any security tool, be it AV, HIPS, SRP, Applocker, DefensWall (what such a great tool), SandboxIE,... and use only one, and you will be in peace with your comp.

    Promised!

    Win 7 is a charm to work in a LUA. Right-click run as admin and you can install anything you want!
     
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    Another vote for Sandboxie or DefenseWall :thumb:

    DW and MSE are now compatible .
     
  10. T_Durden

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    I have read in several places that Malwarebytes has been conflicting a lot with many programs although I used it over the summer a bit and never noticed anything so I'll look back into it. thanks

    I have Home Premium and use firefox as my browser. I dont know if that will matter with the suggestions given here or not.

    I read a bit on Threatfire and wasnt sure if it would run with MSE?

    And to everyone who has mentioned sandboxie? I know very little about it but know the name. I'm going to read into that as well. Thank you all for the help and I will be researchig all your suggestions. I tried a few of them with other AV programs but wasnt sure what got along with MSE.
     
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    Good Evening ! Currently use Windows 7 Firewall & MSE...along with Prevx 3.0 & Safe On Line...realtime... and S.A.S. Pro on demand. So Far no complaints...Sincerely...Securon
     
  13. The Hammer

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    MSE scored very, very well in AV-Comparatives latest test so why buy anything? There is a thread you can look at which contains a link to AV-C. Add the router and your good to go unless you want to add an on demand scanner of some type. Also are you using 32 or 64 bit?
     
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    I have read it scored well but there are some weak spots that are allowing things through. I know none are perfect but i feel safer with a program thats doesnt leave as much behind and has more features. I'm debating between KAV or NOD32 since i have the firewall and router but im still just in the looking faze. Although i have read NOD has issues as well. I used their smart security and once they did the update it didnt work the same so i may not go with them. doing the research for now. Oh I am using a 64bit.
     
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    Kav and/or Nod will not provide you with any better protection then MSE.
     
  16. Edwin024

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    Until tomorrow or later tonight :)
     
  17. TheIgster

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    I have MBAM Pro and have run it with Avast, NOD32, Kaspersky and MSE and have had no issues whatsoever. MBAM Pro is a great addition to any AV in my opinion.
     
  18. funkydude

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    I assume you mean on separate machines :D
     
  19. TheIgster

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    LOL...Just testing out different AV's from time to time that's all. Not at the same time...;)
     
  20. iravgupta

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    I have found HitMan Pro to be the best complementry app to MSE. A quick startup scan with HitMan Pro, and a daily quick scan with MSE keeps my mind at peace.
     
  21. Pain of Salvation

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    Why not MSE + Prevx?
     
  22. Triple Helix

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    I agree the best of both worlds! ;)

    TH
     
  23. acr1965

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    That would be a good combo. If nothing else, try out the Prevx Safe Online freebie from facebook in addition to MSE.
     
  24. Triple Helix

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    That is also good! If you want it here is the Download link:http://info.prevx.com/download.asp?GRAB=PREVXFACEBOOK

    TH
     
  25. adik1337

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    add a properly configured sandboxie and you are all set
     
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