What security setup do you have?

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  1. Posts : 389
    Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
       #121

    Creer said:
    Have you tried also Comodo Leak Test
    Comodo release 5 new security tests [CLOSED]

    While Using Comodo and Windows FWall Disabled:
    Score340/340


    While Using WFall and Comodo Disabled:
    Score150/340
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  2. Posts : 341
    Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
       #122

    Crypto said:

    While Using Comodo and Windows FWall Disabled:
    Score340/340


    While Using WFall and Comodo Disabled:
    Score150/340
    It's simple, this test tested not only Firewall (there are only 3-4 tests FW) which is on your machine but also ability to prevention against few popular methods using by malicious files/worms/malware/etc.
    So when you'll disable Comodo with D+ module then your prevention=0.
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  3. Posts : 389
    Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
       #123

    Creer said:
    It's simple, this test tested not only Firewall (there is only 3-4 tests FW) which is on your machine but also ability to prevention against few popular methods using by malicious files/worms/malware/etc.
    So when you'll disable Comodo with D+ module then your prevention=0.
    Thanks for the info mate.
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  4. Posts : 341
    Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
       #124

    You are welcome Crypto :)
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  5. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #125

    Antman said:
    Steve Gibson is a good man. He has his detractors, but all genius comes at a price.

    SpinRite is an absolute must have application.
    i can also vouch for him and his freeware and products...
    he is a great person, but sometimes seems to overreact on some issues, but the reason is because he thinks of the worst case scenario, and it better that way than to ignore it (as you know this is security thread and as such am referring to his talk about security)...

    i also listen his podcast's on security which really do break it down nicely and it makes very easy to understand some difficult to understand usually one hour or less (the big 3: network and encryption and virtualization get series of podcasts because they are big subjects...)

    the point that i am trying to make (and im pretty sure he is too) is that you can never be too careful with security, and should usually prepare for the worst...

    as for spinrite i also believe this is a must have....
    i am waiting actually to buy a site license so that i can use it officially on other computers i work on....

    Crypto said:
    Wow. Checked their Demo Video, Thankz Antz, Thats One Cool Neat Application. Yup, But wish it had some trial specs like minimalized usage or something so we can see whats there. It seems worthy for $89. Wish I had that much. As you said it surely is good for Cooperate sector and Many Home users.
    shields up has been there for a long time now and is with leaktest one of the first firewall testing tools available to the public


    there are only two caveats and the only one i can actually would like to have...
    i would want to have a setting where you lower how many samples it needs to try to recover a sector (sometimes 2000 is way too many, especially with many corrupted sectors it IS time consuming [in my experience both my c and d were corrupted and while my C took only 2 days to finish, my d drive was to be expected to finish in 458 days, yes there that many sectors corrupted, well in its defense the reason is because i left my bag unintended and well lets just say it fell 3 feet on the floor and it was better to just replace it using my warranty....]

    the second caveat is how its still built around dos (its actually the only dos application i use now, well appart from win 3.11 + apps...) which means EFI and other architectures are not supported...

    Steve himself said that 6.1 will change it so that it is bios independent (meaning it will not dependent on bios for actions as data transfer and hard drive recognition....)
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  6. Posts : 341
    Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
       #126

    Crypto said:
    Had an Update.
    Now Using
    AV : Microsoft Security Essentials beta
    Firewall : Comodo
    I saw an article in about.com regarding firewall issues and they had a nice link to https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 Where I saw some neat Explanations regarding Firewall and Internet Vulnerability. Then I used Leak Test and it said that it has Penetrated my Firewall.

    So I started using Comodo, and now it warns me about any firewall penetration and I think its better for me :)

    Seems Like that site is Good.
    About tests via GRC site, here is a very informative conversation @ Wilders with Firewall expert (Stem):
    [Rant] GRC's Shields Up! and "true stealth" - firewall test or harmful FUD? - Wilders Security Forums
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  7. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #127

    @ darkassain & Antman: What's your security setup like?
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  8. Posts : 11,840
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
       #128

    Antman said:
    Steve Gibson is a good man. He has his detractors, but all genius comes at a price.

    SpinRite is an absolute must have application.
    SpinRite has saved my bacon more than once .. and for forensics, it is top shelf...
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  9. Posts : 8,399
    ultimate 64 sp1
       #129

    Tews said:
    SpinRite has saved my bacon more than once.
    so it also works for fridges then, not just hard-drives?
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  10. Posts : 4,573
       #130

    My HOSTS file is >2MB. I have read that IE8 supercedes the necessity of SpywareBlaster and Spybot S&D, but I still use them as a front-end to manage zones. I have reverted to AVG Free - I was using Avast Pro, but I had purchased (yes, purchased) a pirated license. Defender is currently running but I am considering its removal. Windows firewall with a tweak or two. DEP and UAC enabled. NAT router.

    SSID not broadcast. MAC addressing on the router.

    I keep my RAID5 powered down and offline.

    I would use MSE but it seems that I did not save the setup info when I qual'd for the beta.

    In XP, I ran a RainMeter skin that showed I/O detail for all disk volumes - a visual heads up for unpredicted/unaccounted activity, but I haven't re-written the skin for 7.

    Nothing extraordinary.
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