Whats your security setup?

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  1. Brandon

    Brandon Registered Member

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    Heres my setup:

    Hardware
    Linksys Wireless-G Router

    First Line of Defense
    NOD32
    Outpost Firewall Pro(with Blockpost plugin)
    Online Armor
    BOClean
    SpywareBlaster
    MVP's Host File
    IE-Spyad
    Script Sentry(with ext's blocked)
    WormGuard(with ext's blocked)

    Second Line of Defense
    Ad-Aware SE Pro
    A-Squared Beta
    Bazooka
    SpyCop
    Spybot S&D(immunize enabled/blocker)

    Third Line of Defense
    CCleaner
    DiskCleaner
    Registry Mechanic
    RegSeeker
    MRU-Blaster

    Im running windows 9x :(

    Any recomendations too my list or to any one elses list is welcomed :)

    Regards,

    Brandon
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2005
  2. rawr

    rawr Registered Member

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    You seem pretty secure to me..the only thing I would recommend is upgrading your windows but you probably already know that. :D

    See sig for security setup..
     
  3. Brandon

    Brandon Registered Member

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    Yeah, Im going too be getting a custom built pc soon anyways, so Im not going to really worry about that too much :)

    Regards,

    Brandon
     
  4. TNT

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    I have two machines behind a router/firewall.

    One is a hardened OpenBSD, with all but the strictly necessary services turned off, run in securlevel 2, with all setuid/setgid executables plus all the 'important' binaries and configuration files defined system-immutable at kernel level, with all the configuration files, setuid/setgid files manually hashed in a system-immutable mtree definition (took me a like a week), with quotas set up to prevent disk-related denial of service, and with encrypted swapping. I'm quite proud of that one. :)

    As for the other one, it's a Windows XP machine (just re-installed the whole system), with Deep Freeze standard, Kaspersky Personal Pro, Process Guard, Ewido Security Suite ('free' setup), Spybot Search & Destroy, Ad-Aware, Spywareblaster, and Sygate personal firewall. It must also be noted that I turned off all the unnecessary services, turned off all silly settings (like the Firefox default "save forms/passwords, etc") and that I keep all my passwords encrypted with Password Safe and important files with GnuPG.
     
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  5. squash

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    Windows XP SP2 (Hardened)
    I use avast! and Windows Firewall
    and Firefox for surfing
    and I image and re-image this partition.

    That's it... :)
     
  6. Siro

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    I use Windows Xp SP2,Bitdefender Professional Plus(Av Only),Mcafee Personal Firewall Plus 7.0.152 and firefox for surfing.
     
  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Here is my security set (estimated value = $0.00).

    First Line of Defense :
    1. Win2000proSP4 fully patched
    I mentioned this only because it's the very first software, I have to install, but I have doubts to mention Windows as a first line of defense.

    2. ZoneAlarm Free
    I have neither the time nor the interest to learn how a rule-based Firewall works. So I took the easy way.

    3. AVG Free
    Each time I run it, it doesn't find anything, just like all the other AV scanners, I run occasionally.

    4. SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard and MRU Blaster
    They are so silent, I always forget them.

    Second Line of Defense :
    1. Discipline on the internet
    - no P2P softwares
    - no downloadings of softwares without verifying them
    - no visits to websites (cracks, serials, porn, illegal softwares, ...)
    - I don't download non-security softwares, I buy them on CD when I really need them
    - I always download security softwares from the official home page.
    - I'm a foreigner, which is also a form of protection.
    I know it's pretty boring, but safer.

    2. Discipline on computer
    No personal files on harddisk, except the ones, I'm working on
    No personal data on harddisk, except email-address, initials and first name.
    I switch off my modem, if I don't need internet for awhile
    I turn off my computer at night.
    I re-install my harddisk every 6 months.

    3. Firefox + extension Adblock/Noscript + no java + no java scripts + no cookies.
    Safer and convenient.

    4. MVPS Hosts File
    To protect me against visiting infect websites, while I'm using Firefox.

    5. Thunderbird
    Safer, easier, faster to get rid of spam-emails ASAP.

    Third Line of Defense :
    I run these scanners when I have time enough, but it's a waste of my time, because they don't find anything because of my second line of defense.
    I keep them, just in case and to impress the family members and visitors at home.

    CCleaner
    MSAS
    Microsoft Malicious Tool
    Ad-Aware Free
    Spybot S&D Free
    A2 Free
    Ewido Security Suite Free
    Bazooka
    RootkitRevealer


    As you can see, I'm not a security freak and I'm not a fan of the actual security solutions either.
    I'm waiting for better solutions ...
     
  8. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    Here is mine:

    NOD32
    Netveda Firewall
    Processguard
    Portexplorer
    Firstdefence ISR (New version!: 1.04 build 164 with the ability to freeze the system and backup on another drive)
    Firefox & Thunderbird with extensin noscript and java turned off.
    Common sence

    This is probably a bit overkill. After been a security junkie for a couple of years I have learned that until this date I have not been attacked with anything :( so I have cut down my use of security apps a lot.
    Well, a couple of java exploits is all that NOD32 has found, but then I turned off java in Firefox and gone was that last thrill ;)
    None of the security apps caught anything during these years.
    And yes I do p2p a lot (what else is there to do with a 100Mbit line? ;)
    But I dont use warez or cracks.
    I´ll keep these apps (since I paid for most of them :) ), they are sufficient for me. But I probably wont by anything new tho, unless some new and horrible threat, that I have atleast some chance to get affected by, appears.
     
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  9. cheater87

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    browser

    firefox

    anti spyware

    Adaware SE personal

    Spybot 1.4

    spywareblaster 3.4

    Microsoft anti spyware beta

    Anti viruses

    Norton anti virus 2005 on the PC and Mcafee on the laptop

    Firewalls

    microsoft windows firewall on PC and mcafee firewall on laptop
     
  10. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

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    Location:
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    Linksys RT31P2 Router
    Outpost Pro
    KAV Personal
    UnHackMe
    ProcessGuard (full)
    RegDefend
    WormGuard
    SpyBot S&D (Immunize enabled)
    Spyware Blaster
    IE-SPYAD
    MVPS Host File

    Resident Scanners:
    Ad-Aware SE Personal
    Kephyr Bazooka
    HijackThis 1.99.1
    DllCompare
    A-squared free
    TrojanHunter

    C/Cleaner
    MRU Blaster
     
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  11. Mrkvonic

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    Hi,

    Linux:
    Suse 9.3 with built in firewall and BitDefender anti-virus, unreadable by Windows.

    WinXPs:
    Setup differs a bit from machine to machine, but generally:
    Firewall (ZoneAlarm, Sygate and Jetico)
    Anti-virus (AVG and maybe soon Kaspersky!)
    MSAS resident
    SG resident
    SpywareBlaster
    Attack Shields Worm Suppression
    SnoopFree anti-keylogger
    AntiHook (on some machines)
    PG Free (on some machines instead of AntiHook and vice versa)

    Hardening includes: BugOff, HTAStop, SafeXP, WSH, WWDC, Steve Gibson's tools, many ugly services turned off, DropMyRights for IE and Firefox

    Extra hardening includes: Adblock, Flashblock, Noscript, Spoofstick extensions for Firefox; Proxomitron web filter on some computers with extra packs.

    Other browsers: Opera and K-Meleon

    On demand: AAW, SD, Ewido, A2, Spyware Doctor
    Less on demand: Xcleaner, Bazooka and some other
    Weirdos: ADSSpy, RootkitRevealer, LVN Search, Blacklight and some other

    Far far down the line: utilities by TrendMicro, Kaspersky and such...

    Extras:
    Bootable Live Windows CD rescue
    Bootable Knoppix CD rescue

    Behavior:
    Tons and tons and tons of pron through p2p . . . :)

    BUT ... no cracked software ... everything legal!
    BTW, I'm the only guy at my workplace of 100+ people with legal Windows at home, what more I have LEGAL Win98 and TWO copies of WinXP and now I'm buying another comp and ANOTHER legal WinXP... I'm crazy...
    Mrk
     
  12. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    What is Firstdefence ISR and what does it do? Is it like Deepfreeze and Shadowuser in a way or more like Norton's GoBack?

    dja2k
     
  13. sukarof

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    I have not tried any of the other programs you mention, but I have read that they are somewhat similar.

    With Firstdefence you make up to ten snapshots of your c: drive.
    With this new version you are able to freeze the system like in Deepfreeze.
    And you can archive snapshots on another drives.

    But do not use it if you have Kaspersky products installed. I tried kaspersky AV while having Firsdefence installed - It messed up my system really bad. Raxco do warn about Firstdefence not being compatible with KAV. But I forgot about that when I decided to try KAV :(

    Some links if you want to know more:
    http://www.raxco.com/products/FDISR/fdisr_features.cfm
    http://www.raxco.com/support/windows/fdisr/fdisr_faqs.cfm
    http://www.raxco.com/support/windows/SupportOptions.cfm

     
  14. tansu

    tansu Registered Member

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    Suse 9.3, integrated firewall and bitdefender AV for linux..
     
  15. Socio

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    Mne is in my sig I also use the Blockpost plugin for Outpost for a few blacklists.

    My setup is leaner than what some of you others use but plenty strong enough and effiective enough for me.
     
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