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Quietman...what do you use for protection?


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#1 Smorton1951

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 12:03 PM

Quietman,

 

Is it inappropriate to ask what products you use to protect your computer?

 

Disregard this if it is too personal or inappropriate.

 

Thank you.

 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:47 PM

I use ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus and Emsisoft Anti-Malware on each of my two Windows 7 machines. They leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources.

ESET and Emsisoft Anti-Malware have the added advantage of blocking the installation of most Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) (such as adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers).

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I also use the following to supplement the above and for additional security:

See my comments in Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools as to why I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro and Emsisoft Anti-Malware.

 


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:52 PM

quietman, your image link doesn't work, it returns me a 404 when I try to access it :P Also, do you know how many resources you use (CPU and RAM wise) with all these programs active and running?

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 02:00 PM

The image link is working for me. Are you saying you don't see it at all.

As for CPU and RAM, I hardly notice anything is running unless I get prompted to update or an alert from one of them.
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 02:02 PM

I cannot see it in your post (the icon is the one showing when a image is broken) and when I try to access the URL, I get a 404 Not Found error.

Do you have decent specs, or "overkill" ones? Just so I can get a basic idea of how your builds are handling all these real-time protection at once :)

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 02:23 PM

The image is showing fine on all my machines which are...

HP Pro 3500
HP 250 G2 Notebook
HP ProBook 4540s Notebook

All have factory specs.
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 02:26 PM

Do you like HP computers quietman? :lol: Well, if these machines still run decently with all these programs running, then the whole combinaison must not be that much resources intensive. Do you have to add exclusions in between some programs or not?

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 02:44 PM

The HPs came practically bare bones without a lot of junk software. The only thing I had to remove was the trial versions of Norton Internet Security and MS Office 2013.
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 02:45 PM

That's true, compared to a lot of other manufacturer, HP computers are almost "naked". Any reasons why you prefer Symantec's NoScript tool to ScriptSafe or NoScript (Firefox)?

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 02:46 PM

I did not have to add any exclusions. They all play nice with one another.

Although the previous version of MBAM causes Windows to hand on the Welcome screen so I had to set that for a delayed startup.
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 02:48 PM

Previous versions, so I assume that in 2.0+ it's fixed and we don't have to do that anymore?

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 03:36 PM

Any reasons why you prefer Symantec's NoScript tool to ScriptSafe or NoScript (Firefox)?

Noscript.exe disables the Windows Scripting Host, preventing all scripts (including malicious files) from executing automated scripts on the system..

Previous versions, so I assume that in 2.0+ it's fixed and we don't have to do that anymore?

The hanging did not affect a lot of systems so there was really nothing to fix.
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 03:45 PM

Thank you for this information, Quietman.  Very helpful.

 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 03:48 PM

You're welcome and good luck.
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 05:16 PM

Any reasons why you prefer Symantec's NoScript tool to ScriptSafe or NoScript (Firefox)?

Noscript.exe disables the Windows Scripting Host, preventing all scripts (including malicious files) from executing automated scripts on the system..

Previous versions, so I assume that in 2.0+ it's fixed and we don't have to do that anymore?

The hanging did not affect a lot of systems so there was really nothing to fix.


I'll take a look at it. I doubt I have any programs installed on my system that requires to run scripts except maybe Visual Studio ...

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