What security setup do you have?

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  1. Posts : 341
    Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1

    Here is mine security config:

    Hardware firewall - Linksys router

    Look 'n' Stop Firewall v2.07
    DefenseWall HIPS v3.09

    UAC/SEHOP/DEP for all software/EMET (for Internet facing applications)

    Hitman Pro (scan once per few months to remove -if there any- innactive malware)
    ShadowProtect Desktop v4.0.5

    Web browser:
    Opera v11.01 + WOT extension (geolocation option disabled in Settings)
    also IE9 RC

    ~Extra light and strong config~
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    Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1

    MSE 2, Window's Firewall (real time.)
    MBAM (On demand)
    Firefox browser (Noscript, adblock.)
    EMET (enabled on all my net using applications)
    Standard user account, UAC enabled.
    ALL of Window's remote access features disabled. RPC locked down to authentic requests only.)
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    Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

    It's really not unusual to see 20 different results for 20 different tests.

    I've seen some test results where MSE comes in within the top 5, whereas others show it on the bottom. Same for Norton, or any AV for that matter. Probably the best thing you can do is use common sense, keep your AV defs up to date and make sure your program patches are up to date. I use Secunia to check the programs.

    I'm running MSE 2.0, the Norton 360 package and Comodo Firewall/Defense +. So far (knock on wood) they all play well together.

    I use Malwarebytes for the on demand scan, as well as MS Malicious Software Removal Tool and run scans with Norton Power Eraser, which also now checks for rootkits.
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  4. Posts : 7,781
    Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

    A little paranoia goes a long way on the internet Dieselman.

    Any layer of protection I can get to work well and play well together, I'll use. It's a rough net out there. Using a tiered approach has always worked well for me. I've seen instances where one AV would catch something that the other didn't.

    I know it's not recommended that you run 2 AV's, but so far, everything is fine, I haven't had any issues with RAM usage or other (SO FAR....like I said, knock on wood)

    I'm probably a bit on the paranoid side as one of my CompTIA certs is Security+. And once you get into studying for it, you're amazed at the number of ways someone can compromise your system. It does leave you a bit paranoid....
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    Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

    Well, it works for me & I'm happy with it.

    I do make regular system images and I always have that to fall back on in case of worst case disaster.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

    OS updated
    AT&T Router Firewall
    W7 Firewall enabled/public
    Norton DNS
    avast! Free 6.0
    Windows Defender disabled
    Google Chrome latest stable channel
    No Java installed

    SAS Online Scanner
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    Arch Linux 64-bit

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (no updates).

    Windows Firewall,
    Standard User Account,
    Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (web browsers, media players),

    SRWare Iron (adblock.ini, Click to play plug-ins),

    Hitman Pro,
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware,
    Norton Power Eraser,

    Windows Backup and Restore.
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  8. Posts : 5,105
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

    SKY Router Hardware Firewall
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit up to date
    Zone Alarm Firewall
    Avast Beta (latest) ... thank you Airbot
    Malwarebytes (on demand)
    Secunia PSI
    Paragon full backup

    Fast and clean.
    Last edited by Ciara; 21 Feb 2011 at 13:19.
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  9. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

    Avast Antivirus and MBAM.
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  10. Posts : 346
    Windows 7 Pro X64

    Right now I have
    UAC enabled
    malware bytes (occasionally run)
    and AVG
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