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Who runs any of these apps. or maybe others ?

Dedicated Anti-trojan software
2 (33.3%)
Abtrusion Protector
0 (0%)
System safety monitor
2 (33.3%)
Process guard full
1 (16.7%)
Process guard freeware
1 (16.7%)

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Author Topic: Who is running a layered defence ?  (Read 16517 times)

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bbfi

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Re:Who is running a layered defence ?
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2004, 07:58:31 PM »
Here are my items I use for a layered approach at keeping my PC safe.

Zone alarm firewall

Avast Home edition AV (resident)

BitDefender Free Edition (secondary scanner)

ANTIDOTE for PC Viruses - SuperLite (secondary scanner)

eScan Antivirus Toolkit Utility (secondary scanner)

Spyware Blaster

Ad-Aware

Spybot S&D

Bazooka Spyware Scanner

HijackThis - scan and log for spyware

WinPatrol 6.5

a2 free

Script Sentry

Mozilla Firefox .8 Browser

Mozilla Thunderbird .5 Email

SpamPal spam checker with many plugins including HTML Modify (gets rid of web bugs and changes harmful html coding and executable and script files to plain text files)


Waldo

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Re:Who is running a layered defence ?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2004, 06:19:19 PM »
Here are my items I use for a layered approach at keeping my PC safe.

Zone alarm firewall

Avast Home edition AV (resident)

BitDefender Free Edition (secondary scanner)

ANTIDOTE for PC Viruses - SuperLite (secondary scanner)

eScan Antivirus Toolkit Utility (secondary scanner)

Spyware Blaster

Ad-Aware

Spybot S&D

Bazooka Spyware Scanner

HijackThis - scan and log for spyware

WinPatrol 6.5

a2 free

Script Sentry

Mozilla Firefox .8 Browser

Mozilla Thunderbird .5 Email

SpamPal spam checker with many plugins including HTML Modify (gets rid of web bugs and changes harmful html coding and executable and script files to plain text files)



Seems you got  a very good setup...but what about something like SSM or Abtrusion protector to deny launch-access to file's not known (in the safelist) on your pc ?

These programs could be your second line of defence (after Firewall) for your PC.

After that comes AV's & AT's to indentifie strange or downloaded programs, so they can be included in your "safe list" or on your "black list" ,so that they don't get a change to excecute on your box.

Waldo

bbfi

  • Guest
Re:Who is running a layered defence ?
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2004, 06:47:50 PM »
Waldo,

Tried SSM, but it is too flaky on my system and with each upgrade it would wipe out all previous settings even if I exported them.   >:(

Have not tried Abtrusion protector.  Could you give a link for that.  I know that I could search for it, but I'm busy working on a Weather and Health Monitor using True Launch Bar.   ::)

Thanks.

Waldo

  • Guest
Re:Who is running a layered defence ?
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2004, 07:14:15 PM »
Waldo,


Have not tried Abtrusion protector.  Could you give a link for that.  Thanks.



http://www.abtrusion.com/abtrusion_protector.asp

They offer a lifetime freeware version called : Abtrusion Protector Personal.

Waldo

bbfi

  • Guest
Re:Who is running a layered defence ?
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2004, 05:36:29 PM »
Waldo,

I decided to give Kerio's updated version 4.0.13 a second chance (tried an earlier version which was full of bugs :o ).  It works for me and quite nicely too.   :D  

I am using it as freeware (no web blocking, etc.) but I get that from Firefox .8 so that does not matter to me.

I also get the added system security like System Safety Monitor (which was very flaky on my system  :o ) or Abtrusion Protector (not free for those with broad band access :'(  ).

Been using it for three days with no problems and system resources are similar to ZoneAlarm (about 18,000 k).   ;D

So, I think my protection has improved and the only reason I switched to Kerio was for the extra system safety monitoring as you suggested that I need but the recommended programs either didn't work for me or had to be paid for.

Thanks Waldo.   ;D