You will probally be familiar with many of things that will be mentioned but i thought i share anyway because you might hear something new.
I will be updating this thread every time i remember something to add that might be useful.
So here is my setup and a couple of tips:
Kaspersky Internet Security (Cost)
Malwarebytes Anti Exploit(Free)
Spybot Search & Destroy (Free)
Besides running unknown files on your computer making your computer infected, the two biggest seucirty risks are Adobe Flash and Java.
Having that said you might argue but sites are not functioning properly without those two, but the good news is there is a work around for just that.
Mozilla Firefox Addon called NoScript, i would not advice you to uinstall all of your security software but i can say this confidently having NoScript Addon installed takes care of almost everything including vulnerabilities not yet known by your Security softwares.
If you have Firefox Addons: Ghostery,DoNotTrackMe or anything similar you can uninstall them as you dont need them anymore with NoScript and besides my (Personal Thoughts) they smell very fishy.
As you may or not know, Google is a Ad Company, they are one of the biggest reasons you get bombarded with ads, as they collect information about you and your browsing habbits if you feel intimidated already it doesn't stop here they also sell the information they've collected to other companies. And NoScript are the only one that truely takes care of that spying unlike the fishy ones i mentioned above but if you really want to use something similar beside NoScript anyhow i suggest you go for Mozilla Lightbeam addon.
Anyhow instead of me rambling, with a bit of research you can find out much more about the benefits of NoScript, moving on to the next addon.
UserAgentSwitcher beside your ip adress, your computer has an additional fingerprint called User Agent which is letting the site you visit know what CPU you have what broswer you are using etc etc, with UserAgent you can change just that.
BetterPrivacy Beside cookies which you already are familiar with Adobe Flash have their own cookies that is called LSO. In case you didn't know since Microsoft bought skype it has also started to store LSO cookies.
HTTPS Everywhere Not all sites add http/https by deafault, anyhow you will not find this on Mozilla Addons you need to visit: https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
And the last one everybody know but i will write about it anyway because i have some tips regarding it Adblock Plus if you have trouble writing filters for adblock there is an addition that lets you click what you want removed and simply remove it that way, it's called: Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus. The biggest and most frequently updated filters can be found here: https://www.fanboy.co.nz/ make sure you check the "help" tab and click on "Other Filters" to see the best ones, another thing you might know is that you can update adblock filters manualy more frequently by going to "Filter Preferences" and click "Ctrl+T" on selected filter.
And that's it for addons, lets move on to some great software.
Temp File Cleaner also know as TFC which you can find here on BleepingComputer.
Microsoft Sysinternal Great tools for monitoring everything that is happening in the background.
Zemana Antilogger encrypts all your typing, which you can find here on BleepingComputer, a side note: NoScript takes care of what premium version does
so dont waste your money.
From the same creator of Spywareblaster they also have another product called MRU-Blaster also free, which is another excellent software.
Firefox Tip: When you enter a site behind the adress there is a icon if you click it and click on "More Info" , "Permissions" Tab you will find a list of the following: Active Plugins, Access Your Location, Enter full Screen, Hide Mouse Pointer, Install Add-ons, Load Images, Maintain Offline Storage, Open Pop-up Windows, Set Cookies, Show Notifications, Use the Camera, Use The Microphone. and the Options Allways ask/Allow/Block.
Thank you for reading, hope you find it useful.
Edited by Synthhead, 25 October 2014 - 07:47 AM.