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Windows 7: What security setup do you have?

27 Sep 2010   #341
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Family laptop

Real-time:

LUA, Applocker, DEP, SEHOP, Norton Internet Security 2011.

On-demand:

VirusTotal Uploader.
Hitman Pro.
Norton Power Eraser.

Sandboxie (software installations only).
Secunia PSI.
Windows Backup (testing Paragon Backup & Recovery 2010 Free Advanced).

Browser:

Installed but not for security reasons:

AdBlock Plus.
NoScript (only installed for my profile; allow top-level sites by default, forbid plug-ins for all sites).

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When I get my own computer, I'll likely go back to the last set-up. Current set-up minus NIS plus forced Sandboxie.


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27 Sep 2010   #342
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Security Setup As of 9/28/2010

Primary Protection:
Microsoft Security Essentials

Secondary Protection:


Ternary Protection:
WinPatrol PLUS
User Account Control ON (Always notify; Prompt for credentials
Windows Firewall
CCleaner + CCEnhancer

Browser Addons:
Adblock Plus
Adblock
BitDefender QuickScan
LastPass
Web of Trust
NoScript
Ghostery
BetterPrivacy
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27 Sep 2010   #343
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Francis93 View Post
Security Setup As of 9/28/2010

Primary Protection:
Microsoft Security Essentials

Secondary Protection:


Ternary Protection:
WinPatrol PLUS
User Account Control ON (Always notify; Prompt for credentials)
COMODO Firewall
CCleaner + CCEnhancer

Browser Addons:
Adblock Plus
Adblock
BitDefender QuickScan
LastPass
Web of Trust
NoScript
Ghostery
BetterPrivacy

I think out of all that, you didn't mention only using Firefox as your web browser... Although I know there are some programs that when it accesses the internet, it will use the windows internet connection settings that IE sets up... So assuming Comodo does its job, are any of the browser addons part of the IE coverage?
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21 Nov 2010   #344
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Family laptop.

Operating System:


Windows 7 x86.

LUA.
Applocker.
DEP.
SEHOP.
EMET (web browsers, media players, PDF readers).

Real-time:

Norton Internet Security 2011.

On-demand:


Hitman Pro.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Beta.
Norton Power Eraser.

Sandboxie.

Browser:

AdBlock Plus.
NoScript (only installed for my profile; allow top-level sites by default, forbid plug-ins for all sites).

Backup:


Windows Backup & Restore.
Paragon Backup & Recovery 2010 Free Advanced.
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24 Nov 2010   #345
Tatletz

windows 7 ultimate X64 bit
 
 

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, UAC-on. No worries at all. Before I was using MSE, MBAM, PC Tools Firewall Plus, Threatfire etc. To secure your computer properly using free stuff you need to install few of them.
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20 Feb 2011   #346
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Skill Level: Windows and Linux sysadmin
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64(free from MS from launch event). Ubuntu 10.10/CentOS5.5
Real Time Protection: MSE 2
Hardware Firewall: Linksys Firewall with NAT
On Demand: MBAM occasionally.
Browser: Firefox 3.6.13
Browser Add-Ons: ABP,Chatzilla, HTTPFox, Fiddler,
Web Protection: None
Hardening: None
DNS Server:OpenDNS
Process Manager: None
Startup Manager: None
Disk Cleaner: None
Backup: Robocopy and Acronis True Image 2010
Update Checker: None
Disk Defragger: None
Tweaking: None
Burning Utility:ImgBurn
PDF Reader: Foxit Reader
Office Suite: OpenOffice
Compression: 7-Zip
System Information: None
Recovery: None
Zero Day Malware Prevention: None

"IF" i do anything questionable, i use either Sandboxie or Linux.
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20 Feb 2011   #347
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dieselman View Post
No need to copy my layout. But if you want to use it then please give me credit. Thanks.
Ok, I thought it was a template with answers in blue. So, I guess....thanks for the layout....I got it from you. (wasn't sure how to give you "credit")
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20 Feb 2011   #348
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Nothing Special here.


Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Real Time Protection: MSE 2
On Demand: MBAM
Browser: Opera 11.01/IE9(no addons for either)
DNS :OpenDNS
Defrag: Auslogics
Office Suite: OpenOffice
Compression: 7-Zip


I use CCleaner occasionally to clean up junk. For the most part, I use common sense to keep myself out of trouble.
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20 Feb 2011   #349
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dieselman View Post
You need to pay attention to any and all the latest av reviews. Especially MRG's. When ever I see MSE in a test it fails. In the field I have also seen about 30 cp's running MSE and all of them were heavily infected.

Malware Research Group
But even when you look at sites like MRG, you will see MSE passing sometimes and failing other times. Same goes for just about any product that they have listed there.

And with regards to malware, I think most of us run secondary scans with things like malwarebytes to double check and ensure that our computers are clean. Security is a layered approach.

In the field, I've seen computers infected regardless of what is installed upon them. And I've also known people who rarely, ever see anything on their computer.
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20 Feb 2011   #350
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not missing your point. But I've seen tons of people recommend and say that NOD32 is the bomb, yet according to those charts, it fails almost every time. I read a professional review of F secure being top dog approx 1 week ago, yet it failed 6 times and passed 4 times. On those charts, avast failed 6 times and only passed 4....

If you continuously read reviews and watch tests, you likely will be changing your application time after time after time. If on the other hand, you avoid certain sites (adult, warez, software torrents, etc), don't accept USB keys and such from others..you may find that regardless of which AV you choose, it may hardly even stumble upon anything. My AV never goes off, malwarebytes never finds anything.....For me, MSE is more than sufficient.
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