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Windows 7: What else should I add to my security setup?

15 Jun 2011   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The thing that I have used which is not currently listed, is Spyware Blaster from JavaCoolSoftware;
SpywareBlaster® | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.

Rather than scanning and finding a problem "after the fact", spyware blaster makes a few changes to prevent the problem from happening. It doesn't run in the background as a process and consume resources. Instead, you open the app, update it, tell it to fix known issues for your currently installed web browsers, it makes it's changes...and it's done when you close it.

I'll be honest, I rarely ever run into any type of problem. So, I cannot say that this program is super effective, but I can also say that it hasn't caused me any problems either. Perhaps it's things like this which keep me safe in the first place, and I simply don't know it.

Note: It protects IE, and it protects Firefox....but Chrome is not in the list of protected browsers. So, if you are mostly a Chrome user...this may provide very little benefit to you.


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15 Jun 2011   #12
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

I'd recommend you to also install and configure EMET:

Microsoft’s EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit)

Explanation - more info here...
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15 Jun 2011   #13
techmonkey74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit-HP OEM SP1 Installed
 
 

I use

Norton Internet Security 2011
MBAM
SAS
and
Spyware Blaster
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15 Jun 2011   #14
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techmonkey74 View Post
I use

Norton Internet Security 2011
MBAM
SAS
and
Spyware Blaster
SB may not be needed with NIS 2011
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15 Jun 2011   #15
dogbert2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I agree with SandBoxie, it's a great utility for safe web surfing (I'm posting this via FF 4.0.1. running inside of sandboxie).

BufferZone Pro is also available from Trustware - BufferZone-Threat Free Internet (giveaway in progress, but they don't have a 64-bit compatible version available yet, it's in beta testing).
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16 Jun 2011   #16
techmonkey74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit-HP OEM SP1 Installed
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I be he View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techmonkey74 View Post
I use

Norton Internet Security 2011
MBAM
SAS
and
Spyware Blaster
SB may not be needed with NIS 2011
Very true! but I have been using them together for a while and SB just sits in the background and does not bother anybody so I figure it can't hurt to have an extra "lock" on the door.
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16 Jun 2011   #17
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techmonkey74 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I be he View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techmonkey74 View Post
I use

Norton Internet Security 2011
MBAM
SAS
and
Spyware Blaster
SB may not be needed with NIS 2011
Very true! but I have been using them together for a while and SB just sits in the background and does not bother anybody so I figure it can't hurt to have an extra "lock" on the door.
It has a low to no conflict potential, and so i agree it will be an extra lock on your door. Is it going to be a decent lock? or not worth the time to maintain updates for the protection you get type of lock? But then again you are right
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