Which solution would you add to this setup?

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  1. tepe2

    tepe2 Registered Member

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    My setup:

    Nod 32
    Windows XP Firewall
    Cyberhawk free
    Firefox with NoScript


    I'm thinking of Comodo PF and/or DSA. I most likely will install DSA because I like it, tried it before and believe it offer good protection. But I also like what I read about Comodo PF and it is also free.

    What would you do, and why?:

    1. DSA
    2. Comodo
    3. DSA and Comodo
    4. DSA and Comodo, and disable one or more feature in one or both of them


    Personally I think of solution 1. Just add DSA. But running both DSA and Comodo sounds interesting too since that would probably offer stronger protection. Specially since I dont want to use one of the strongest HIPS applications like SSM and Prosecurity for now. I wait until I am a more experienced user :)

    Just looking for opinions :)
     
  2. tamdam

    tamdam Registered Member

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    Comodo -> easy to use.

    DSA is kind of weird to configure. Also you have cyberhawk, so while some might say layered protection is good, I personally wouldn't layer 2 behaviour blockers together.
     
  3. Franklin

    Franklin Registered Member

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    Nod 32
    Windows XP Firewall
    Cyberhawk free - Replace with DSA
    Firefox with NoScript run through Sandboxie
    Returnil
    Norton Ghost, True Image or Paragon HD manager for image backups and or clones.
     
  4. the Tester

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    Comodo instead of Windows firewall.
    DSA instead of Cyberhawk.
     
  5. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    Why would you use DSA over Cyberhawk? Is DSA as easy as it sounds to use? I have used SSM Free without incident in the past, and DSA sounds much easier. I'm just concerned a mistake can be made and boom no Windows access.
     
  6. tepe2

    tepe2 Registered Member

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    Thanks to all of you :)

    My experience: Cyberhawk is the easiest one. DSA is much easier than SSM.

    I will keep Cyberhawk. I will add DSA. I know they can run together in my system.

    Only one more thing for me to decide: Keep XP FW or use Comodo?

    Would be easier to keep XP FW. Never tried Comodo or any other firewall. I think Comodo would offer stronger protection, but then I have to do some work/reading to learn how to use it, and how it works. They say it is easy to learn, but I dont know. I am not familiar to rule settings.
     
  7. the Tester

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    Windows firewall does not filter bi-directional.Only inbound.
    You don't have to set rules manually in Comodo.
    Just use the learning mode on the Component Monitor.
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    After testing the two software mentioned, I would say Comodo.
    Mrk
     
  9. tepe2

    tepe2 Registered Member

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    Thanks for reply Mrkvonic and the Tester :)

    I have decided to go for this:

    Nod 32
    XP firewall
    Cyberhawk
    DSA

    and later I will probably change XP firewall with Comodo. First I must visit the Comodo forum and also read the following thread:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=176866

    Does it matter if I install Comodo after the others? DSA also has a learning mode. And should I disable the network part of DSA, or it does not matter?

    I also have other questions about DSA and it's learning mode, but I think I put it in it's own thread later.
     
  10. mata7

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    sorry guys but what is DSA?

    Thanks
     
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