What security setup do you have?

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  1. Posts : 622
    Arch Linux 64-bit
       #341

    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).

    -

    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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  2. Posts : 2,132
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #342

    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
    Last edited by Francis93; 29 Sep 2010 at 05:10.
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  3. Posts : 466
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
       #343

    Francis93 said:
    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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  4. Posts : 622
    Arch Linux 64-bit
       #344

    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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  5. Posts : 51
    windows 7 ultimate X64 bit
       #345

    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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  6. Posts : 7,878
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #346

    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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  7. Posts : 7,878
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #347

    Dieselman said:
    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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  8. Posts : 1,275
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #348

    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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  9. Posts : 7,878
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #349

    Dieselman said:
    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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  10. Posts : 7,878
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #350

    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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