What security setup do you have?

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  1. Posts : 64
    Windows 7 Pro x86; Pro x64; Home Prem x64; and others....
       #571

    A Guy said:
    bingefeller said:
    Well, after reading this thread I now have the following programs installed:

    Microsoft Security Essentials running all the time.
    Malware Bytes to do occasional scans.
    Superantispyware to do occasional scans.
    Windows Firewall

    Hopefully I'm well protected with all of these things :3
    Sounds like a good solid setup :)

    A Guy
    I'll second that.
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  2. bru
    Posts : 417
    Win 7 Home Premium x64
       #572

    bingefeller said:
    Well, after reading this thread I now have the following programs installed:

    Microsoft Security Essentials running all the time.
    Malware Bytes to do occasional scans.
    Superantispyware to do occasional scans.
    Windows Firewall

    Hopefully I'm well protected with all of these things :3
    I hope so too since I run the same with the addition of SpywareBlaster.

    So that would be:

    MSE
    MBAM
    SpywareBlaster
    SUPERAntiSpyware

    SAS has been a bit problematic as it never finds any tracking cookies like it used to. I know about tracking cookies and their role in security but my concern is why the program stopped finding them. I had conversations with people at SAS but they did not have an answer. It makes me a bit unsure of it's total effectiveness.
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  3. Posts : 24
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #573

    24c said:
    MSE and Windows firewall - UAC off
    That's my same configuration. Should I add anything else?
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  4. bru
    Posts : 417
    Win 7 Home Premium x64
       #574

    Wont said:
    24c said:
    MSE and Windows firewall - UAC off
    That's my same configuration. Should I add anything else?
    I have UAC on and would recommend it be on for most.

    Regarding adding anything else, as has been mentioned having an on demand scanner program is certainly a good idea. Several good ones have been mentioned including Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware. There are others but those two are pretty darn popular and good.
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  5. Posts : 24
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #575

    Why do you recommend to turn on UAC?
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  6. Posts : 960
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
       #576

    Real-Time Protection - Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Firewall, Windows Defender & Comodo Firewall.
    Should I disable Windows Firewall/Defender?

    Run Every Week - MalwareBytes Free, SuperAntiSpyware Free & Threatfire Free.

    File/Drive Protection - Unlocker, Recuva and TrueCrypt

    Cleanup (not Registry) - CCleaner with CCEnhancer.

    General Protection - UAC Maxed, All Windows Updates installed, Java, Flash, Net Framework, and DirectX fully updated. Sandboxie, Secunia PSI, and EMET, and thinking if whether or not I should use a Virtual Machine. Secure Passwords (mixed and lengthy)

    I have added exclusions for each program and vise virsa.

    Browser Protection - Mozilla Firefox with AdBlock Plus and AdBlock Plus Popup Addon (excluded SevenForums). BetterPrivacy, BitDefender Quick Scan, BrowserProtect, Click&Clean, CookieKiller, FlashBlock, FlashGot, NoRedirect, NoScript, Optimize Google, Procon Latte Content Filter, QuickJava, RedirectRemover, RequestPolicy, WOT, and Ghostery.

    Backup - None (except Windows Backup) tiny backups and some Dll backups for modified ones. If anyone can suggest me a good solid Free Backup Solution, please let me know.

    I have been running this setup for over 2 weeks, with no problems.
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  7. Posts : 19,384
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
       #577

    Wont said:
    Why do you recommend to turn on UAC?
    UAC is the final line of defense between any malware in traditional installtions, or not.

    Also, if UAC is turned OFF, then Internet Protected Mode using IE is also turned OFF (see image below).

    Regards,
    Golden
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  8. Posts : 19,384
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
       #578

    Infinite said:
    Real-Time Protection - Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Firewall, Windows Defender & Comodo Firewall.
    Should I disable Windows Firewall/Defender?
    I'm not sure whether the firewalls will clash but having two running is more likely to cause system confusion, than help. Also, Windows Defender is already incorporated into MSE, so you do not need that to run seperately - turn it off.

    Regards,
    Golden
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  9. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #579

    When you install MSE it should of turned off Defender.
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  10. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #580

    Just dropped a check in the mail to get Malwarebytes Anti Malware. I hope the bought one works as good and better than the free one.
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