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What's in Your Security/Anti-Malware Arsenal?
Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:17 PM
What's in your security/anti-malware arsenal? What do you use to protect computer?
I'll start.... In no particular order, it's:
Sunbelt Personal Firewall
ClamWin or Housecall (browser-independent scanner)
AppGuard (stopped malware infections I kept getting, even after wiping the system + a reinstall several times)
**I might add HijackThis, but I'm not sure yet.
Before I used to use, in addition to the above: (I just felt it was overkill/interference in the end & system performance was better after reducing the # of anti-malware programs & other programs on the computer.)
Various Online Scanners (Trend Micro or F-Secure or even Windows Live 1 Care Safety Scanner Online)
Probably some other stuff I don't remember
(Somewhere in there, I tried out ZoneAlarm, Comodo Firewall, Avira Antivir, AVG, Avast, & VIPRE at different times...)
Posted 18 November 2009 - 04:26 PM
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (scanning purposes)
Spywareblaster (an immunize function)
Spybot (the immunize function, mainly)
Hijackthis (it's for looking at what is loading and killing what doesn't look right)
Microsoft Security Essentials (virus/antispyware scanner)
Comodo if I want a firewall different than the standard one.
I've also used AVG, AntiVir, SuperAntispyware, Zonealarm & Avast at one time or another, along with several little anti-rootkit scanners.
Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:56 PM
Protecting the Windows 98 registry and autostart locations with DOS batch files.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:01 PM
Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:12 AM
- Process Explorer
- Process Monitor
- Windows PE (Vista SP1 Servicing Build)
Also, refer to this thread for more tools:
Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:34 AM
Posted 22 November 2009 - 01:38 PM
I might throw in MBAM (paid with real-time protection) and SAS free for additional comfort. That coupled with some other other tools such as anti-rootkits and commandline version of McAfee's Virusscan usually get the job done
Browser is run with DropMyRights and I use Firefox with several extensions enhancing my browsing experience (by blocking unnecessary content as defined by me).
I also use WOT and SiteAdvisor, if for nothing else then for making my Google experience more exciting
I also frequently use AnVir Task Manager Pro for process management and WinPatrol Plus ocasionally to get a quick glimpse on my system.
Edited by lordpake, 22 November 2009 - 01:39 PM.
Posted 22 November 2009 - 02:01 PM
I haven't run AV/Spyware software since the first year I had Windows 95. It didn't find squat after a year so gave up on the idea.
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:31 AM
- Kerio 2.1.5 Firewall
- Spyware Blaster
- Hostsman 3.1.57 with MVPSHosts, hpHosts and Peter Lowe's Adservers List all enabled.
- No resident AV
- No resident Spyware app
- Occasionally use SAS Free and Eset and Symantec On-line Scanners, but they have never found anything so far.
Edited by lightning slinger, 23 November 2009 - 10:32 AM.
Posted 22 December 2009 - 03:42 PM
Not at all. The worst attacks I’ve had have come from a state government site and an NFL forum.
[/list]Judging by the size of the arsenal some people are carrying around they must tread some very unsavory ground!
I use Tarun’s Anti-Malware Toolkit as well as his suggestions from http://wiki.lunarsof...wiki/PC_Cleanup. The online scanners he lists can detect threats that other programs can’t.
I also only surf as a user without administrative rights.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 01:26 PM
but as many have said before in this forum, best of all is Common Sense.
Posted 25 January 2010 - 08:07 AM
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