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Windows 7: How much layered security?

28 Nov 2010   #1

7 premium 64
 
 
How much layered security?

I am running 7 64, sandboxie, returnil, 7 firewall, lua, dep, and just added mse to the mix. Now i was thinking about adding spywareblaster-winpatrol-immunet-or threatfire also, but ive read mse allready has a bb or hipps so im not sure if this will cause a conflict? So what should i add or not to complete me?

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28 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

This is serious overkill, shed some of that flab. All you need is a good realtime AV (say MSE) plus a firewall (the builtin firewall does a perfectly good job, though 3rd parties are also pretty good) plus an on-demand scanner (like MBAM or Hitman).
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28 Nov 2010   #3

 
 

I like Winpatrol mainly for it's start up control. But security wise you really don't need much else and the only thing I would add is a decent backup, either windows inbuilt or something like Drive snapshot, Acronis, Macrium etc....

And with that setup you could easily run without a realtime AV.
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28 Nov 2010   #4

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Thanks for the replies. I dont want to go overboard, but was wondering what others thought on the layered approach. However does anyone know if mse would conflict with winpatrol, or threatfire?
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28 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

No, mse wont conflict with anything.
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28 Nov 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I think Returnil AND Sandboxie is overkill. But tell the truth, if you aren't having resource issues, slow downs, or conflicts. Unless it's a chore to maintain, leave it be. But adding more would be severe overkill. The same would hold true though...if it all plays well together, and doesn't make your life a huge chore...

A Guy
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02 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'd like to know as well.

Kaspersky AV
Comodo Firewall
MBAM
Super AntiSpyware

and was thinking of adding ThreatFire Free Version
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02 Dec 2010   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
I'd like to know as well.

Kaspersky AV
Comodo Firewall
MBAM
Super AntiSpyware

and was thinking of adding ThreatFire Free Version
I run MSE and ThreatFire free, and for on-demand scans I have MBAM, SuperAntiSpyware, and Hitman Pro 3.5. No viruses yet, in almost one year of ownership, and I am online all the time.
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02 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Kaspersky (as far as I know) has either done a TREMENDOUS job, or I haven't done enough to give myself a virus. I almost WANT a virus just to see if Kaspersky is actually doing it's job lol.
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02 Dec 2010   #10

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
I'd like to know as well.

Kaspersky AV
Comodo Firewall
MBAM
Super AntiSpyware

and was thinking of adding ThreatFire Free Version
Ahhh, but for you, Threatfire would add some different security. If you use Comodo Defense+ then Threatfire will "fill the gaps" so to speak, of what Defense+ might not catch (that's might not). If you notice no conflicts or slow downs, then Threatfire couldn't hurt. A Guy
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