Which Windows Hardener do you use?

Discussion in 'polls' started by a320ca, May 10, 2009.

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Which Windows Hardener do you prefer?

  1. Safe XP

    4 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. SeconfigXP

    4 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Bugoff

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. WWDC

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. Secure-it

    2 vote(s)
    5.0%
  6. Harden-it

    2 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. other

    23 vote(s)
    57.5%
  1. a320ca

    a320ca Registered Member

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    Looking for advice on XP Hardeners. If you use more than one, or "other" please give details. Thanks!
     
  2. Currently Samurai, which combines hardening features with HIPS. I may wind up switching to SecureIt + HardenIt + Malware Defender, though, on the basis that masters of various trades are better than a jack of all of them.
     
  3. tipstir

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    I have enough experience to do it myself under registry, group and security policy. There is a lot of that can be tighten up. What you list looks good for those who don't know and to change settings in the registry.
     
  4. Spiral123

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    I use the security templates with a few modifications from NIST and also currently looking the FDCC template/Group Policy settings they have.
     
  5. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    I use WWDC.
    Another similar program that I have used for years is XP AntiSpy.
     
  6. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    HardenIt.
     
  7. Firebytes

    Firebytes Registered Member

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    XP-Antispy
     
  8. arran

    arran Registered Member

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    The ones in my Sig
     
  9. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    I do not use system hardener.
     
  10. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Could we consider SRP (Software Restriction Policies) a system hardener?
     
  11. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    None of the above.
     
  12. TonyW

    TonyW Registered Member

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    One option not offered: none of these.
     
  13. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    With XP none, with Vista UAC.
     
  14. incursari

    incursari Registered Member

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    Me too.
     
  15. crofttk

    crofttk Registered Member

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    None of above but have some experience in applying group policies and security templates to that effect. But I should probably study it more. Maybe one of the above could be an interim step or help me learn more.
     
  16. guest

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    I use xp-Antispy. Its latest version is 100% compatible with my Windows 7 Ultimate x86. PC Tools Registry Mechanic also tweaked my Windows Services and applied some performance registry tweaks as well.
     
  17. Noob

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    I don't even know what they are.
    I just learnt another thing :ninja:
     
  18. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    Wats that??
     
  19. Saint Satin Stain

    Saint Satin Stain Registered Member

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    I voted other. I tweak the XP pro directly, so I know exactly what was done.
     
  20. wat0114

    wat0114 Guest

    SRP has my vote. It's what I use on two XP machines.
     
  21. subhrobhandari

    subhrobhandari Registered Member

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