What security setup do you have?

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    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

    Dinesh said:
    @ darkassain & Antman: What's your security setup like?

    three routers in Y config (happy i got it setup without any headaches...:))
    one router with WEP (call it insecure network) has only limited access to the internet a no access to my other machines on my network (temporarily on for those machines that im servicing that cant use WPA, or dont want to give my security key to) usually upon boot i change the key
    last boot (before the key change) this was my key

    another with WPA-2 CCMP and TKIP (key rotation interval is set to 5 minutes) which has all my network configured around it...

    all have nat (it is a pain to forward a port but hey this is as secure apart from shelling big bucks for a cisco (or something with that kind of quality) product) enabled...

    currently have two working machines (one not so working...)
    my personal laptop does not having any security software other than UAC and WinFirewall, as no one has the chance to muck around with this machine exepct me (although i usually do that in a VM though...)

    my personal server (which is actually used more than me ) has Microsoft Forefront for proactive/on-line scanning and have both Avast and ClamWin for sheduled on demand scanning (usually if not every two days, avast one day ClamWin another....:))
    this one also has UAC and Winfirewall (i might actually look into some third party firewall software [i really hope comodo gets its Firewall officially supported soon, as i do really like it] for both my serv and laptop...

    so dinesh thats my setup

    ooh forgot to mention...
    since i don't usually use any older apps or apps coming from unknow places(and if i do its usually in a VM), have DEP on always on which is a big plus (for both server and laptop)....

    P.S usually my default setup is with scripting off (which solves a lot of the problems which are caused online) and enabling scripts as i go (both in IE and Fx [both noscript and adblock plus enabled and with added security of flashblock), people using my machines hate it because one thing on certain social networking sites does not work for some reason or another (which is caused by a script being blocked...)

    while i might not being see websites as they are supposed to be, its better security wise...


    so you can say that threatfire is a kind of hybrid HIPS?
    (this is what i get from your explanation...)
    Last edited by darkassain; 29 Aug 2009 at 03:49.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition

    um DMZ, windows firewall and NAV 2010b, I went to GRC and NAV 2010b "successfully blocked an outside attack" good enough for me.
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    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

    tried trend micro.. uninstalled it.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

    darkassain said:

    so you can say that threatfire is a kind of hybrid HIPS?
    (this is what i get from your explanation...)
    Yep. See their site for a full description. I like the fact that it can be run in conjunction with other anti virus software and not cause any issue at all.

    ThreatFire AntiVirus - Behavioral Virus and Spyware Protection
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    You must be VERY secure.

    With all that rotation and port forwarding...

    ...not that there's anything wrong with that.

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    windows 7 ultimate

    im just using comodo av+firewall. i dont know if its good or not.. any advice?
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    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

    ejack681 said:
    im just using comodo av+firewall. i dont know if its good or not.. any advice?
    its just ok.
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    windows 7

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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (Full)

    my setup

    System wide:
    UAC (Turned on)
    Kaspersky Internet Security (never turned off for any reason ever)
    Peer Block (awesome little program)
    Router Firewall (DMZ off, wifi very secure and no SSID broadcasting)
    Spybot S&D run every two days (almost a religious dedication to schedule)
    Defender (maybe one day it will earn its keep)

    Although lots of people who have posted turn off UAC I think it is important, although i am certain it wont ever protect me because i am a seasoned internet user its free, takes little to no resources, and is updated by mcirosoft (they made my OS so surely they know something i don't lol) and that is basicly the reason i use Defender too.

    As for PeerBlock its just another line of defence, its updated every day and generally makes me that little bit more anonymous and secure.

    Web surfing:
    I use Fire Fox (never anything else) with some handy plug-ins
    PhProxy (instant site specific proxy, Iturn it on when I go to sites I am unsure about)
    TACO (opt out list)
    AdBlock Plus (blocks ads and phishers)
    Better Privacy (cookie manager)
    Stealthier (again for unsure sites, better than FFox Private mode)
    WOT (web of trust, has user submitted ratings for sites)
    Viral Threat level (informative, it shows me current internet threat level)

    I also use my paranoia to keep me safe, its the best defence in the universe.
    i am not sure it i am overly protective of my computer on-line but there are so many threats popping up every day i just don't see how you can be lazy when it comes to your privacy and security.

    Additionally after reading this thread i maybe installing threat-fire later this evening.
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    Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

    Using the latest Avast home. But did get initial false positives with Gamejackel and Anydvd till the first update.
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