What security setup do you have?

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  1. Posts : 173
    windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
       #431

    You only get 100.00% safety by not going online.
    Not true. You can get viruses offline too by transferring file from an infected pc with usb. Only way to get 100% safety is by isolating your pc completely online or offline. Which is generally not possible.
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  2. Posts : 5,056
    Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
       #432

    Too much safety is injurious to the mind.
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  3. Posts : 73
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #433

    Konceptz804 said:
    i let windows firewall do its thing and follow that up with the firewall in my router. Antivirus is NOD32 64bit
    I have completely replaced NOD32 with MSE 64bit on all my windows machines, UAC is disabled completely. Still use win7 firewall with my router's hardware firewall, spyware/virus free. MSE surprisingly is just as good as NOD32 is as far as being very lightweight on the system and detecting things. Kudos Microsoft.
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  4. Posts : 293
    win 7 home premium 64 bit
       #434

    My machine Win XP sp3 MSE v2, and MBAM.

    My parents machine Win 7 MSE v1 and MBAM

    I totally agree with Franz CAREFUL surfing and other related activities like never opening attachments if possible and then only opening from known trusted senders with a scan before opening. Never using a USB drive....disable autoplay, and I try and not use java, it is not even loaded into my parents machine and on my PC it will only run when first asking my permission on my machine.

    I'd say almost 99% of malicious code can be avoided with common sense and avoiding obvious trouble spots.
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  5. Posts : 73
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #435

    FranzB said:
    I don't want to be cynical but is it really that important what security programs you use? It is more important
    to be careful about what you are doing, keep your windows programs and others up-to-date, and scan regularly. And remember, if you have never had a virus or whatever it may not be due to whatever security
    programs you use but simply because you have stayed below the radar and have not been targeted. So saying "I use this and this program and i have never had a virus" does not prove anything about the programs installed. You only get 100.00% safety by not going online.
    And one other thing i am more and more convinced of is to use a Linux or Ubuntu OS for safe(r) surfing (the reason why it is safer is an endless discussion).
    Don't lynch me, think about it
    Honestly no, as most people on here use TOO many AV/security programs as it is. Seperate firewall, av, spyware, etc??? Too many programs and its overkill. Run just one program that does everything.
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  6. Posts : 145
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #436

    I am currently using this setup, and so far so good:

    Comodo Internet Security (antivirus enabled, defense + enabled, firewall enabled)
    MBAM PRO (realtime protection on)
    SuperAntiSpyware (ondemand)
    Hitman Pro (ondemand)
    WinPatrol Plus
    Norton DNS
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  7. Posts : 529
    windows 8.1 Pro x64
       #437

    FranzB said:
    I don't want to be cynical but is it really that important what security programs you use? It is more important
    to be careful about what you are doing, keep your windows programs and others up-to-date, and scan regularly. And remember, if you have never had a virus or whatever it may not be due to whatever security
    programs you use but simply because you have stayed below the radar and have not been targeted. So saying "I use this and this program and i have never had a virus" does not prove anything about the programs installed. You only get 100.00% safety by not going online.
    And one other thing i am more and more convinced of is to use a Linux or Ubuntu OS for safe(r) surfing (the reason why it is safer is an endless discussion).
    Don't lynch me, think about it
    good post, I am even considering dropping my AV as it causes some file lock issues etc. increases memory consumption etc. In about a 6 year period I have had about 4 viruses blocked in email attachments which I wouldnt have ran anyway. 0 viruses blocked accidently in browser (only ones I tested deliberatly).

    The simple things required are brains when browsing and downloading. Keeping things up to date, and running an ad blocker which in turn will kill the main way fly by viruses spread via infected ad servers. Also locking down the web browser, such as noscript in firefox and tightening up IE security settings. I also reccomend using limited user accounts alongside SRP.

    Some people go even crazier by using a VM to browse the net and are super paranoid.
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  8. Posts : 208
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
       #438

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    The simple things required are brains when browsing and downloading.
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    Unfortunately that does not only apply to computer users but also to websites
    on the net. Recently i came across a site by my internet provider when i wanted to change my password. The request for the change was done by an http, not an https connection. User name and (old) password required. I found the site by googling and it is given first in the list. There is, however, ALSO a site of the provider with an https connection if you look long enough. My complaint was answered with "your computer is infected".
    It is simply a site that was not removed from the internet when they changed it to an https connection. No brains.
    So even if you have a good security setup you have to watch it.
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  9. Posts : 53,672
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #439

    Unfortunately, more and more legitimate websites are serving up malware and other exploits these days. So even if you only surf "safe" sites, you still run the risk if unprotected. Being careful and safe are not replacements for proper security, but rather an integral component. A Guy
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  10. Posts : 824
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
       #440

    A Guy said:
    Unfortunately, more and more legitimate websites are serving up malware and other exploits these days. So even if you only surf "safe" sites, you still run the risk if unprotected. Being careful and safe are not replacements for proper security, but rather an integral component. A Guy
    Well put!
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