yet another security setup

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Blingg, Apr 21, 2009.

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  1. Blingg

    Blingg Registered Member

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    Yo everyone,

    I know that this was probably discussed 20 billion times before, but I had to ask it considering the huge knowledge of the users on this forum. So here I go:

    Part 1:
    At the moment I'm testing ESET Smart Security, and after checking out Matousec ( http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/ ) I noticed how badly the ESS firewall behaves, it got me thinking at either Comodo Internet Security or Online Armor. Do these two products score so good because of their HIPS component, or they behave well even without it?

    Part 2:
    The thing is I wanna get a new security setup, as light (on PC resources) and strong as possible. So this is what I made up:
    - ESET NOD32 (quite good protection and low resource usage)
    - CIS/OA (preferrably without the HIPS component - if it doesn't affect their performance ofc; I'd preffer using MD as my HIPS solution)
    - Sandboxie
    - Malware Defender

    Do you guys think this is a total overkill, or have any better suggestions about this setup?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. jmonge

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    i think that with nod32 and malware defender you are set to go:)
     
  3. Joeythedude

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    1) No idea about this

    2) I don't think you need all 4 :)
    they are best of breed products
    - in fact any one alone ( seriously ) would prob protect you from say 85-99% % of threats , if you have good surfing habits.

    Personally I'd keep NOD - great track record &
    Sandboxie is very useful for testing downloaded files as well as containing a web exploit, so i'd keep that too.
    Windows FW would be enough after that.

    my 2 c
     
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  4. Blingg

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    Well, what can I say about my browsing habits...usually I check a few and trusted sites, I rarely visit new ones (and when I do, I try to stay out of trouble). Probably you are right, I could handle with less of what I want, but since I discovered Wilders I found a new hobby: the so called "pc security". Now this thing is addictive, I feel the need to cover all the areas even tough I'm not sure how much I need it :D

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  5. gery

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    yes i feel like addicted myself too. i have a dozen of security setups and still not in peace. before i found wilders i only had AVG free and windows FW
     
  6. Blingg

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    Thanks for the tip. Btw, would you mind sharing your MD rules? I'm trying to make the "ultra-MD" config, gathering info from everywhere :D

    it's amazing how well my PC stood up all those years with basic AV/FW and how I can't stop adding more stuff. :D We better visit a psychiatrist :D
     
  7. jmonge

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    it just very simple;) just denny to write/execute to the critical areas of your pc,system32,start up ,program files,start up reg locations,etc,etc(white list my system files/programs that i have and denny any new or introduced apps/malware:)
     
  8. Joeythedude

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    :)

    I hear you !
    Its very addictive.

    Check out the last link in my sig.
     
  9. Someone

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    Nod32/Smart Security plus Sandboxie/GesWall/DefenseWall is a strong setup without too requiring too much user intervention.
     
  10. gery

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    lol you made me lough like a mad very funny:D :D :D :D
     
  11. Blingg

    Blingg Registered Member

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    Yea, I'm tought about GesWall/DefenseWall but they have some lil' problems on vista

    I'm gonna stick to Sandboxie, it's love at first sight...and as ssj100 said: it's damn light and safe if configured well :)

    Guess I passed my "obsession", now let's see what gery does (keeping my fingers crossed for him) :D :shifty:


    Thanks for the help, guys.
     
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