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Windows 7: What security setup do you have?

21 Feb 2011   #361
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Here is mine security config:

Hardware firewall - Linksys router

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

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

On-demand:
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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21 Feb 2011   #362
Fayla

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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21 Feb 2011   #363
Borg 386

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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21 Feb 2011   #364
Borg 386

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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21 Feb 2011   #365
Borg 386

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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21 Feb 2011   #366
DBone

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
WOT
Adblock
Chromeblock
No Java installed


SAS Online Scanner
NPE
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21 Feb 2011   #367
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (no updates).

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

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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21 Feb 2011   #368
Ciara

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)
MRT
CCleaner
Secunia PSI
Paragon full backup

Fast and clean.
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21 Feb 2011   #369
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Avast Antivirus and MBAM.
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21 Feb 2011   #370
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

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