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#1 Ishanx

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:03

Operating System and any Service Packs: Windows 7-SP1 (Tweaked)
Architecture: 64-bit
User Account Type: Administrator
Real-time protection: Avast!
Second-Opinion scanners: Hitman Pro
VirusTotal Uploader
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Kaspersky TDSSKiller
Primary Web Browser: Google Chrome
Add-ons & Extensions: AdBlock Plus
DNT+
WOT
Ghostery
Hardening: EMET 3.5
Firewall: Comodo Firewall w/ Defense+
Backup: Nothing for now.
Rollback: Rollback RX
Virtualization/Sandbox: Shadow Defender
Sandboxie (Free)
Misc: CCleaner
Speccy
CPU-Z
Revo Uninstaller
EaseUS Partition Manager Home Edition
Auslogics Registry Defrag
Auslogics Disk Defrag Professional
Startup Delayer
FileHippo Update Checker
CNET TechTracker


#2 +goretsky

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:46

Hello,

You might want to consider adding the EFF's HTTPS Everywhere addon to your web browser. Also, have you considered Opera Web Browser as a secondary browser?

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

#3 Copernic

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:59

I see you have installed a lot of ''un-nedeed applications''. You have Shadow Defender, EMET and Sandboxie installed (VERY SMART) but in the same you have the CNET crap ''TechTracker''. And Auslogics Registry Defrag - WHat and Why someone should defrag the registry ???

#4 Riggers

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 13:13

Emsisoft Emergency Kit is also a great addition for a second opion manual scanner. They have just moved to their own and the Bitdefender engine as opposed to the Ikarus one so fp`s should be fewer.
Get some backup/imaging software just in case. There are some excellent free ones available such as Paragon, Macrium Reflect or ToDo backup.

#5 TPreston

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 13:45

No HIPS/NIPS .

All you need is endpoint security with its firewall in implicit deny enabled

%windir%\system32\secpol.msc /s is your friend

#6 Riggers

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 14:02

No HIPS/NIPS .

All you need is endpoint security with its firewall in implicit deny enabled

%windir%\system32\secpol.msc /s is your friend


Comodo Defence+ is a HIPS and the firewall does packet inspection (IPv6 included) and has the option to do protocol analysis among others. Not sure if the OP can use secpol as he/she doesn`t state OS version :)

#7 LilSnoop40

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 14:02

what is Endpoint security? i normally use 3 programs and NEVER get viruses or anything.

1. Malwarebytes
2. NOD32
3. CCleaner

how to these rate compared to Endpoint?

Thanks

#8 rkenshin

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 14:05

Want to be even more secure? Don't make yourself an Admin. :D Create a separate account and use your Admin account only when you need to.

#9 hckngrtfakt

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 14:34

Want to be even more secure? Don't make yourself an Admin. :D Create a separate account and use your Admin account only when you need to.


Technically, the safest thing he can do is not turn on his computer at ALL ... then when and if he does, simply not connect it to the internet.... :rofl:

#10 rkenshin

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 14:36

Technically, the safest thing he can do is not turn on his computer at ALL ... then when and if he does, simply not connect it to the internet.... :rofl:


:woot: :rofl: Totally true. Be more secure? Don't plug it in. :shiftyninja:

#11 hckngrtfakt

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 14:39

:woot: :rofl: Totally true. Be more secure? Don't plug it in. :shiftyninja:


But it may still be prune to static-discharges :|

Just to play it safe, DON'T walk, or engage on any other type of physical activity that may result on "friction" :shifty:

#12 Dan~

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 14:39

Put on a restricted user account and not an admin for starters.

Thats a lot of security though, gonna do a bit of the ol' fap fap or something?

#13 LilSnoop40

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 14:44

me running the programs i said above have kept me clean at all times, can't remember the last time i had a computer infection. like the unplug pc though that's funny

#14 badb0y

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 14:48

Real-time protection: Avast!
Second-Opinion scanners: Hitman Pro
VirusTotal Uploader
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Kaspersky TDSSKiller
Firewall: Comodo Firewall w/ Defense+


Keep only 1 Antivirus or Internet Security Software.

#15 +Freelancer1111

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 14:58

Another solution to the above ones :

Common Sense.

I never got any of those anti-virus/virus-scanner/firewall/etc programs and also never caught a virus.
Just get your apps up-to-date and think twice before installing certain programs from suspicious web-sites.
And as someone above stated, don't make yourself Admin, even if you think you "need" it.



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