What Would You Recommend for this configuration?

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  1. steve_in_jersey

    steve_in_jersey Registered Member

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    Here's a configuration which I haven't seen mentioned on this forum before: I plan to dedicate an ENTIRE PC as a sandbox (grin)...

    I recently purchased a brand new Windows 7 64 bit desktop that I initially intended to replace a three-year old Windows XP system
    suffering from a registry bogged down from countless installs/uninstalls and malware run-ins. But I thought: "Why waist a perfectly functional PC?"
    So I'm going to run them side by side as follows:

    1) OLD WINDOWS XP DESKTOP:
    I plan to freshly install Windows XP and then use this for the overwhelming bulk of Internet surfing plus running several old investment programs which are not Windows 7 compliant (yeah, I probably could run Windows 7 in Windows XP mode but I'd rather not toy with it).

    2) NEW WINDOWS 7 DESKTOP:
    Will be dedicated to running all standalone business productivity apps (e.g. M/S Office) and for accessing Web-based finance/investment/banking sites and places like Amazon, eBay, PayPal, etc.

    With above in mind, could someone here recommend a set of security programs for both machines? For the record, here's what I was thinking of:

    1) Windows XP machine: Sandboxie OR DefenceWall for sandboxing; SpyShelter for anti-keylogging; MalwareBytes for on-demand scanning
    2) Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials and o_O??

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Frankly, I'm still REALLY confused about the efficacy of software programs for 64-bit version of Windows 7.

    Steve_in_Jersey
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    DefenseWall doesn't have a 64-bit version.
     
  3. Hugger

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    #2 = MSE and Prevx SOL. Works beautifully on my W 7 Pro x64.
     
  4. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

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    For XP, you can run either DefenseWall or Sandboxie and you ll be good.
    You could even run them as a combo, like I did, but either program alone
    would do the required job. I love SBIE so I recommend you install it and
    use it every day, every time you connect to the net. Infections will be in
    your past if you use either program.

    Bo
     
  5. Noob

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    Only an On-Demand scanner?
    I would at least put a low profile/non resource hog on-access scanner.
    Probably Avast!, PCAV, PrevX and others

    Ooops, sorry i thought MSE was only On Demand like Windows Defender :rolleyes:
    For online transactions etc. As someone said PrevX Safe Online is good.
    That's pretty much all you need, oh and also a backup software just in case. (Remember backups ONLY recovers your previous system, it DOESN'T protects you from ANYTHING) :D
     
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  6. cm1971

    cm1971 Registered Member

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    Either one of these are winners. I am using DefenseWall now and love it. :thumb:
     
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    +1 for DefenseWall. :thumb:
     
  8. jmonge

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    for sure i will always recomend defensewall:thumb: :thumb:
     
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    Yes another vote for DWall, it's a must have when you are not on 64-bit!
     
  10. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    #2 MSE and Spyshelter
     
  11. Creer

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    +1 :thumb:
     
  12. NAMOR

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    For Win7 64 bit I would add Sandboxie with MSE.
     
  13. buckslayr

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    + 1 for Sandboxie along with Avast free or MSE.
     
  14. Kernelwars

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    MSE + comodo firewall with D+:thumb: - win 7 64 bit
     
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