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Offline polonus

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What is your layered defense?
« on: August 15, 2005, 10:14:22 PM »
Hello forum members,

What is your layered defense, I mean what do you use for:
1. communication connection protection?
2. on-access anti-malware protection (signature based)?
3. non-resident anti malware protection?
4. anti-execution protection?
5. registry protection?
6. ant-trojan protection?
7. in-browser protection?
8. manual back-up scanners?
9. on-line scanners
10. start up lists
11 traffic monitors
12. crap deleter

My list here:
1 ZoneAlarm
2 Avast,
3. Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware & SpyBlaster, Bazooka, Hoster
4 AVX Script Wall &  System Safety, Monitor, Easy Integrity Checker, FileAlyzer, ScripTrap
5  RegAlyzer,
6 a-squared scanner,
7 Adblock, No-Script, Dr. Web plug-in link scanner
8. ClamWin
9. Bitdefender 8.2, ZoneAlarm Anti-trojan, SpyAudit, Jotti.
10. Enditall, Asviewer, StartDreck, StartupList, Hiloa & HijackThis
11.  NTX, NeoMonitor & TDIMON.
12. System Security Suite, Toolbar Cop

This is my personal selection of security programs, and what is yours?

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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2005, 10:17:31 PM »
Just antivirus and Windows XP SP2 firewall.
Antivirus is avast of course,but in last few days i'm trying others again...
Kinda dissapointed with avast! in some areas lately :-\
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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2005, 10:22:59 PM »
Antivirus is avast of course,but in last few days i'm trying others again...

I was doing the same half year ago, but after I've reinstalled all my system, I'm not "jumping" anymore. avast works best for me.  ;)

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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005, 10:41:13 PM »
Yeah for me too apart from not adding samples that i submit and viewing lots of false positives here and there. I have seen better from Alwil guys :-\
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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2005, 10:46:24 PM »
Well folks,

One thing we can establish what every machine should have at least, and these should work as an interwoven shield:
1. Spamfilter, 2 Anti-Virus product, 3. Spyware Removal Software, 4. Personal Firewall Software, 5. Online History Cleaner, 6. PC Utility Software.

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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2005, 10:52:17 PM »
I think Firefox/Opera,antivirus and firewall ae enough. And using GMail as mail service (zero virus and zero spam+antiphising).
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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2005, 12:17:45 PM »
Here's my security setup: Router + Kerio Personal Firewall 4.2.0(the paid version) , Avast , a2 free , Bazooka(never finds anything though) , Spybot S&D , Spywareblaster , Ad-Aware professional ,  MS Antispy , HijackThis  for cleaning crap(temp and history etc.) i use CCleaner  for on-line scanning i use Housecall  and that's about it.


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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2005, 12:43:52 PM »
This is my current layered protection

1. Avast Home Edition - antimalware, web content filtering
2. Kerio Personal Firewall - firewall, proactive protection by its behavior blocking
3. Spybot S&D - dedicated antispyware/adware
4. Opera Browser - my true real-time antispyware/adware
5. Safe computing practices

Personally, I hate to load up my computer with many scanners or other tools that rather tautological and sometimes it's hard to maintain and waste of resources. I want something that plain and simple (but not all-in-one products).

As far as I can remember, I haven't been infected by any malware for a very long time.
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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2005, 08:34:46 PM »
I don't think that my PC must be full of such programs, so I have Avast! Home, Windows firewall, Ad-aware and Spybot. And I am using Firefox for browsing the net  ;D
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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2005, 08:44:44 PM »
Already added this info to my profile today.


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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2005, 08:54:09 PM »
Main Antivirus: Avast 4.6
Backup Scanner: Command Antivirus 4.93.0
Spyware Protection:
1)Ad-Aware Personal
2)Spybot S&D
3)MS Antispy (resident)
4)Spyware blaster

Online Scanner:
Housecall

Also I recommend the Command on demand online scanner (link is on rejzors site) it uses the Command AV Engine and signature base
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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2005, 12:27:15 AM »
Hi .:Mac:.

What is so special about this Command AV product, that you put such an emphasis on it?  Can you explain some more to us?

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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2005, 04:34:33 AM »
my current security is list below 8)
tim 8)

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Re: What is your layered defense?
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2005, 07:16:10 AM »
Just good old Avast, Zonealarm free, MSAS, adaware 6SE,  and Spybot S & D  ;D