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#1 fadi-sheikh

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:59 AM

Hello,

I am on Wind XP machine SP3 32-bit

and I want to know if these four applications enough or ةore than needed to secure my PC

 

1-ESET Smart Security

2- Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit from ( Microsoft)

3-Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

4-Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Beta


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:14 AM

You need a firewall also... Microsoft firewall is decent enough, and already installed on your machine.... Comodo and ZoneAlarm offer extra levels of protection with their free packages.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:35 AM

You need a firewall also... Microsoft firewall is decent enough, and already installed on your machine.... Comodo and ZoneAlarm offer extra levels of protection with their free packages.

 

what about these four, which one is not really needed



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:01 AM

2- Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit from ( Microsoft)

3-Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

4-Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Beta

 

are malware removal tools... not needed for day to day. only in risk situations.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:02 PM

If you have not already done so, you may want to read these topics.

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Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:09 PM

Hello,

I am on Wind XP machine SP3 32-bit

and I want to know if these four applications enough or ةore than needed to secure my PC
 
1-ESET Smart Security
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You need a firewall also... <snip>


ESET Smart Security is bundled with a firewall.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:28 PM

Certainly keep EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit), it's an exploit prevention tookit.

 

It prevents malware from executing, it does not remove malware.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:00 PM

I would also keep Malwarebytes as a second opinion on demand  scanner due to it`s stellar detection rates.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:49 PM

4-Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Beta

What is beta software?

After an initial round of in-house testing, software publishers often release new programs to be tested by the public. These pre-release versions are called beta software, usually denoted by a "b" in the version number, e.g., Netscape Navigator 2.0b5. Since the publisher couldn't possibly test the software under all possible conditions, it is reasonable to expect that wider use of the software may uncover problems that were not discovered during in-house testing. The publisher expects to be notified when users find such problems so that the program can be fixed before its official release.

In general, you should expect to run into bugs whenever using any piece of beta software. These bugs may range in severity from minor features that don't work to problems that cause your computer to crash. You should decide whether the benefit of new features in a beta program outweighs the risk of program instability before choosing to use a piece of beta software. You should also be aware ...you should not expect the same level of support as you would receive for an official release version of the program.


Beta version software is useful for internal demonstrations, testing and previews to select customers, but may be unstable and not yet ready for a release candidate stage. The goal of a beta program is to collect information regarding the performance, quality, stability, and functionality of new products in order to iron out the bugs before they are released to the general public as a stable final product. Beta software is not intended for inexperienced users since it may contain bugs ranging in severity from minor features not working properly to problems that may potentially damage your system. Not that I am implying you are inexperienced...just speaking generally. However, if you choose to use a beta program, you use it at your own risk.
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:16 PM

Is there any other Security software I have to add to my list or it's enough ( for the OS I mentioned ) ?

 

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Thank you guys



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:26 PM

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:58 PM

If you're technical

 

Is there any other Security software I have to add to my list or it's enough ( for the OS I mentioned ) ?

 

#quietman7, #Didier Stevens, #Animal

 

Thank you guys

 

If you're technical, I recommend you give Sandboxie a try. You can use it for free under certain conditions, read the licensing.

 

I bought a license years ago, when they still sold lifetime licenses.

But this has changed a couple of months ago, licenses bought today are only valid for one year and for one computer. I don't think I would still buy it under these new licensing terms.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:41 PM

I am running MSE, SAS, Malwarebytes and just loaded Malwarebytes Anti Exploit.  I am considering  Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit.  Any pointers or advice?

 

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