What security setup do you have?

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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

    Although I've been with AntiVir since Windows ME days, I am seriously thinking of jumping ship to MSE. Tried the x64 version last night and must say it is great.
    Last edited by ryan7; 08 Jan 2010 at 06:13. Reason: Forgot to add WOT
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    Windows 7 RTM x86

    MSE, Windows Firewall and UAC slider moved higher to "Always Notify". I use IE8 in protected mode with WOT add-on. Plus occasional scan with Malwarebytes'. Haven't had a malware on Vista/7 in the last 3 years.
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    7 Pro

    local machine / user policies

    no AV needed
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    Windows 7 32bit RTM

    = ugly restrictions for ur self
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    Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

    ryan7 said:

    Although I've been with AntiVir since Windows ME days, I am seriously thinking of jumping ship to MSE. Tried the x64 version last night and must say it is great.
    Nice setup ryan; I am using good old Avast and also FF with NoScript and AdBlock Plus add-ons too
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    7 Pro

    Mercurial said:
    = ugly restrictions for ur self
    not bad at all to be honest. I've been in the information security field for a while now so maybe I'm used to limited accounts... using an alternate account for elevation privileges.
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    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

    Here's my security setup;
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    Windows 7 Professional 64bit

    I used to use AVG 9.0 FREE, but recently converted to MSE

    i leave UAC and Windows firewall the way it came
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    windows 8.1 Pro x64

    of top of my head

    spywareblaster activex block list (but not restricted zones)
    only allow flash on approved sites
    only allow java on apprived sites
    disabled a few things in the security zone
    block all persistent cookies by default, allowing for specific sites by double clicking icon in system bar
    use admuncher to block ads which will also as a side affect block various malicous actions

    block cookies by default, allow per site same as IE
    adblock+ like admuncher on IE will block various malicous actions as a side affect

    block cookies same as other 2 browsers
    urlfilter block list to block trackers and ads

    system wide
    nod32 with email scanning, and default file extension scanning, I added png gif jpg jpeg and bmp to files that are scanned. Would usually also scan http but nod32 web scanner module is buggy, they have a released a new beta version with fixes which I plan to test. email scanning is set to agressive, web is also when I have it turned on, the file scanning is not agressive and I disabled file open scans.
    NAT router to block inbound traffic and scans
    common sense to avoid running silly things
    occasional scans with malwarebytes

    What I plan to do.

    I plan to change to using a limited user account
    Plan to enable Software Restriction Policy
    As a result of these I may turn of nod32 file scanning and only use http/email, but if http remains buggy will keep file scanning on.
    Plan to install a hosts file.
    Considering using a restricted zone list from spybot and spywareblaster but only if no performance impact.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

    There is no point for extra browser addons or antimalware tools. More apps to update - just choose one app and the built in Firewall + UAC. As for the browser use Opera.
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