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Windows 7: What security setup do you have?

18 Oct 2011   #471
Edward 066

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit / Ubuntu 11.10 x64
 
 

Today I installed bitdefender Internet security 2012. So far I'm happy with it


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18 Oct 2011   #472
flemur13013

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I occasionally run various virus scans, and have played around with these (all free):
- PC Tools firewall : seems pretty good, not detailed enough in some respects (personal opinion).
- Threatfire : nasty interface that's hard to use; not sure if it's true HIPS or not.
- Old sygate firewall : a very nice firewall but out of date (IIRC won't install on Win 7)
- Old Tiny firewall : as above

...and now sometimes switch between these in "high alert" modes, which all do pretty well w/Matousec:
- Comodo CIS free (w/o anti-virus) : complete solution, works well, pretty EZ 2 use, bigger footprint lately, "Help" no longer matches GUI, too many Trusted Vendors.
- PrivateFirewall : small footprint, reliable, HIPS + FW. Recomended! GUI makes it hard to copy info to look up...
- Malware Defender : great, except it can't tell if an approved file has changed. It found some suspicious .sys entries in the registry that nothing else noticed.

I never trust any MS software, so it's all turned off; currently using Malware Defender only.
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23 Oct 2011   #473
Edward 066

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit / Ubuntu 11.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Edward 066 View Post
Today I installed bitdefender Internet security 2012. So far I'm happy with it
Update* After the 5th day using it, I started to find problems, like shutdown delays and system crash caused by bitdefender. I tried reinstall it many times but the problems appeared again. Bitdefender Internet security has a great protection but it did slow down my system and the internet. So I am going back to Microsoft security essentials. SO now I have Microsoft security essentials and windows 7 firewall as my system security setup
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31 Oct 2011   #474
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have just installed NIS 2012. I'm just with it ATM.
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31 Oct 2011   #475
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Been using Avast for a long time. As an added measure, I also keep MBAM.
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01 Nov 2011   #476
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Real-time:
AppGuard 3.20 (Locked Down mode)
Sandboxie 3.60 Paid (forced browsers, folders and dropped rights)
WinPatrol

On-demand:
Hitman Pro Paid 3.5.9 Build 131 (Daily Automatic Scans)
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware PRO
SUPERAntiSpyware

Browsers and O/S hardening:
OS Tweaks (disabled Windows Firewall, Defender, System Restore, registry tweaks)
Mozilla Firefox (Adblock Plus, NoScript)
Google Chrome (Adblock Plus)
TP-Link SPI Firewall (WPA2 security/MAC address filtering)
User Account Control (Always notify)
EMET 2.1 OptOut-OptOut-OptIn (all Internet-facing applications)
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01 Nov 2011   #477
gautam7

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Francis93 View Post
Real-time:
AppGuard 3.20 (Locked Down mode)
Sandboxie 3.60 Paid (forced browsers, folders and dropped rights)
WinPatrol

On-demand:
Hitman Pro Paid 3.5.9 Build 131 (Daily Automatic Scans)
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware PRO
SUPERAntiSpyware

Browsers and O/S hardening:
OS Tweaks (disabled Windows Firewall, Defender, System Restore, registry tweaks)
Mozilla Firefox (Adblock Plus, NoScript)
Google Chrome (Adblock Plus)
TP-Link SPI Firewall (WPA2 security/MAC address filtering)
User Account Control (Always notify)
EMET 2.1 OptOut-OptOut-OptIn (all Internet-facing applications)
Nice effective and light set up
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01 Nov 2011   #478
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gautam7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Francis93 View Post
Real-time:
AppGuard 3.20 (Locked Down mode)
Sandboxie 3.60 Paid (forced browsers, folders and dropped rights)
WinPatrol

On-demand:
Hitman Pro Paid 3.5.9 Build 131 (Daily Automatic Scans)
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware PRO
SUPERAntiSpyware

Browsers and O/S hardening:
OS Tweaks (disabled Windows Firewall, Defender, System Restore, registry tweaks)
Mozilla Firefox (Adblock Plus, NoScript)
Google Chrome (Adblock Plus)
TP-Link SPI Firewall (WPA2 security/MAC address filtering)
User Account Control (Always notify)
EMET 2.1 OptOut-OptOut-OptIn (all Internet-facing applications)
Nice effective and light set up
Yeap! It's my lightest setup so far.
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02 Nov 2011   #479
Edward 066

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit / Ubuntu 11.10 x64
 
 

Vipre antivirus premium.
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02 Nov 2011   #480
CanIHaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Real-time: Sandboxie, Look n Stop Firewall, Eset Nod32, AdMuncher
On-Demand: Hitman Pro, MBAM
Back-up: ShadowProtect Desktop
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