Win 8.1? Which security apps?

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  1. wideglide36

    wideglide36 Registered Member

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    Happy holidays everyone.

    I've been a good little boy this year and I believe Santa just might be bringing me a new PC running Win 8.1.

    If that happens, which security apps would play well with this new OS?

    Here's what I'd like to put on it:

    1. Avast
    2. Sandboxie
    3. Shadow Defender
    4. Possibly App Guard if Sandboxie doesn't work out
    5. Is a firewall needed? If so, any recommendations
    6. Possibly a good cleaner?
    7. Rollback Rx

    Are there programs that I should avoid entirely?

    Any other suggestions would be welcome, and thanks for your time.
     
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  2. Jryder54

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    1. Has run Heavy for me in the past, WSA is lighter in my opinion.
    2. No comment
    3. Runs great, good addition.
    4. Yes, even if using sandboxie. It's great imo
    5. Might be too much if it has HIPS or BB. I suggest Windows Firewall Control.
    http://www.binisoft.org/
    6. Ccleaner is all you really need.
    7. Another good addition. Look for the beta on the AX64 thread. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2302230&postcount=5426

    This probably should be in other anti-malware software?
     
  3. wideglide36

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    Thanks for your input and suggestions.

    I guess what I was really wondering was if any apps were not playing well with the new 8.1 OS?

    Some thoughts on your input.

    I have always had good luck with Avast. It's usually the first app that I add to new PC's.

    I'll have to check out that AX64 thread.

    I have two copies of Rollbackrx now, and I wasn't sure if it was running without problems on 8.1. Never had any problems as yet and it sure helped me out a few times.

    No comment on Sandboxie? Hmmmmm....

    Sandboxie is usually the second app I load on new PC's, but considering it's just recently changed hands, I might have to rethink things.

    Thanks again.......
     
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    If I was getting a new W8.1 computer, I would install Sandboxie and I recommend you do. As far as I know, most issues are in tablets, yours is a PC, you should be fine.

    Bo
     
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    I didn't mean a no comment as a negative thing, just kind of a neutral thing seeing it could go either way. I actually misread you're post, I thought it said ax64. My bad. It is a great alternative because it doesn't modify the mbr imo.
     
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    6. I had problems, all my Apps disappeared :blink: :ouch: after cleaning a drive. I have solid state drives, but that shouldn't matter.
     
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    I use CCleaner on Win 8.1 and haven't had any problems.

    @wideglide 36

    Perhaps add a program at a time over a period of days so you can watch out for any conflicts.

    I also use AppGuard on 8.1 without any issues.
     
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    If you have Rx then SBIE is excessive.
     
  9. wideglide36

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    Thanks. I didn't realize that.

    As of now, this is what I loaded onto the new Win 8.1 PC.

    Avast Free
    Rollbackrx 10
    Sandboxie
    Win Patrol

    I use Firefox primarily as the web browser and have no script and ad block plus as well.

    So far, everything is playing nice together.

    I'm really liking the new Win 8.1

    Happy New Year guys......................................
     
  10. blacknight

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    What about Patchguard could make less effective third part security softwares ?
     
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    It makes it hard for vendors to even create effective solutions because of the inability to imbed deep hooks. This thread is a perfect example of the main reason I'm going with 32-bit when I upgrade my OS. The bad guys will find ways to get around Patchguard well before the good guys do. That's pretty much a given. I personally prefer to have a machine that "could" be more vulnerable to malware due to a more assessable kernel, but yet isn't because I have plenty of solid solutions available to prevent it.

    Once the good guys catch up and there are lots of options on x64 I will migrate to it, then having my cake and eating it too with the stronger kernel & the solutions at my disposal.
     
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    Thanks, unfortunately you confirm what I know. But 8 32.bit has the same problem, is it ?

    Definitely agree !
     
  13. funkydude

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    That setup is overkill.
     
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    Hey so what did you end up doing? Let me know if you installed Rollback Rx 10.2 and if you have any questions shoot me a PM I will be happy to help you out. And Ccleaner is a basic but great one too!
     
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    EMET and that's it.
    Mrk
     
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