What to add to Prevx Edge protection?

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  1. cp4eva

    cp4eva Registered Member

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    Hi all,
    I've put Prevx Edge on my desktop and was wondering what else I may need to run in tandem with it. I am running XP MC on a Pentium 4 with 2GB RAM. I just want something fast, with a light footprint. I surf with FF3 (adblock plus and NoScript) and I run in LUA. Any ideas?

    EDIT: I scan periodically with SAS Free and MBAM free*
     
  2. Dr33

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    Sandboxie
     
  3. Triple Helix

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    Avira Antivir 9 Personal Free version is Great with Edge!

    TH
     
  4. Mongol

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    Not sure what you may be using for a firewall but Online Armor firewall would be another great addition. It adds HIPS protection to your arsenal...:D
     
  5. G1111

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    My setup:

    Outpost Firewall
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    Prevx Edge
    Ghost Security (AppDefend/Regdefend)

    Other possible options:

    Defensewall (HIPS)
    Malware Defender (HIPS)
    Look n Stop (firewall)
     
  6. waters

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    Depends how Paranoid you are
     
  7. Lucy

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    Basically nothing.

    LUA + Edge + Windows Firewall = all you need

    Why make heavy and complex when it is so easy to make it simple and light?
     
  8. Kees1958

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    agree
     
  9. fce

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    i heard window firewall is leaking like niagara falls. :rolleyes:
     
  10. galileo

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    @ALL:

    Assuming one is running XPP+SP3+Windows Firewall+PrevxEdge.....Is there any advantage adding Threatfire to such an installation? If so, what are the differences that TF would add in parallel with PrevxEdge...?

    galileo
     
  11. GES/POR

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    Well acording to PrevxHelp Joe, PXE is not a behaviour blocker and can be run with TF
     
  12. galileo

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    Yes, TF can be run "with" PE...but, my question is regarding what effective security enhancement is achieved by running them together...? In particular, is it worth the added system overhead to add TF to a system running PE...?
     
  13. jedi_m

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    If helps, here is my experience with 3 computers, XP Pro SP3 all of them + Win Firewall:

    - On one computer I have Bitdefender 2009 + Spy Sweeper 5.8 ans Prevx Edge Free and I do have problems. Prevx Edge CPU usage goes to 75-90%, computer freezes. This trio is not happy, testing right now.
    - On the second I have Avira 9 Free + Prevx Edge Free. Works perfect, fast and smooth.
    - On the last one I have Nod32 v4 + Prevx Edge Free. No problems so far, is fast and smooth.

    I would like to read other suggestions.

    Jedi_m
     
  14. LoneWolf

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    Sandboxie free or paid.
    Defensewall would be another option.
     
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    Both playing well with PXE for me x 6.
     
  16. Dr33

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    if you have your PC with internet connection always i will add only sandboxie but if you are not online and you put a USB and is infected Prevx EDGE may not catch it, because the main power of Edge is when it is connected to the internet [my own opinion]

    if you will use your Laptop offline Avira PE will be a great layer to add + sandboxie
     
  17. Threedog

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    I agree with Lone Wolf. Edge is pretty darn good on its own catching baddies but if it did happen to miss something. Sandboxie or Defensewall would be your ace in the hole and you would be more than protected.
     
  18. jmonge

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    for usb protection online or offline defensewall is a winner here:)
     
  19. Threedog

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    I think this says it all. Prevx will do the trick on its own if you are a normal surfer. For a little extra safety I would add either a sand boxing app (Sandboxie or Defensewall would be good) or a light virtualization app (Returnil, etc).
     
  20. raven211

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    For me, Edge has missed what TF detects just superb, so... yeah. I'm not saying Edge is bad - it's excellent, but that's just the thing about detection-based apps. Heuristically, or through signatures - they'll always detect what the other misses. I gotta say, though, I don't recall TF failing me once, and definitely with less FPs than Edge. Never seen any now-a-days with TF, and deny-function is underway. In any case, that's why you run layered protection. Mine consists of a good AV/AM (e.g. in my case Norton, Avira or possibly NOD right now), TF, Secunia PSI, SpywareBlaster, and possibly Edge (+ an alternate web-browser ofc - in my case Opera). FW? Use a properly configured hardware FW and save yourself from the hassle and resource usage of a software-one. Outbound protection? Once malware has come into your system, you don't know what it can do.
     
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