It would be interesting to have a thread where the members here could share their protection setup: Antivirus, Antimalware, Firewall, Web Extensions, Security Software, Encryption Software, etc. The idea behind this thread is mostly to see what other people use in order to learn. You'll most likely discover new software you didn't know about, setup ideas you never thought of (like combining two software together to achieve a specific degree of protection) or else. You can also post your own setup here and ask for advice if you think you're lacking something. Just keep in mind that everything posted here (other than your setup) will be mainly based around opinions, unless facts are provided. I don't want to see any arguments here, like "Antivirus #1 is better than Antivirus #2", "Your setup is bad" or else. These aren't "thread rules", but also BleepingComputer rules and I suggest you to review them via the link below if you're not sure about a comment you'll post:
With this being said, let's get started!
You can use the form below if you want. That form might be modified in the future but since you cannot edit a post after a set amount of time, I'll post the new one and not edit that one.
[color=#1E90FF][b]Antivirus: [/b][/color] [color=#1E90FF][b]Firewall: [/b][/color] [color=#1E90FF][b]Antimalware: [/b][/color] [color=#1E90FF][b]Protection Utilities: [/b][/color] [color=#1E90FF][b]Web Browser: [/b][/color] [color=#1E90FF][b]Web Browser Extensions/Addons: [/b][/color] [color=#1E90FF][b]Back-up: [/b][/color] [color=#1E90FF][b]Others: [/b][/color]My setup:
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 (on my desktop computer and my laptop, as well as on my family's computer). I've been a Kaspersky user for about ... 6 years now I think ? Even a bit more ? Kaspersky is just the perfect solution to my eyes. Always well ranked in the Antivirus benchmarks, its detection ratio is very high, it offers multiples protection features, it's fully customizable, you can set it up to operate in the way you want, etc. It's just THE Antivirus I needed and that I recommend. I've never been infected with any important/harmful malware since I have Kaspersky, but it's also due to the fact that I have safe browsing practices and I use my computers in a secure way that doesn't put them at risk of being infected.
Firewall: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 integrated firewall. Fully customizable, once again.
- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium (Real-Time);
- Junkware Removal Tool (If needed);
- AdwCleaner (If needed);
- TDSSKiller (If needed);
- ESET Online Scanner (If needed);
Protection Utilities: I don't use any protection utilities like Keyscrambler or any other utilities that would protect your data. Kaspersky does it all, mostly because it have it's own secured encrypted keyboard and financial transaction protection. I however use Truecrypt to protect/lock all my important files in an hidden partition.
Web Browser: Google Chrome 64-bits
Web Browser Extensions/Addons: uBlock, Web of Trust (WOT), Tampermonkey (for userscripts), HTTPEverywhere, Ghostery, LastPass. Considering setting up ScriptSafe for Google Chrome.
Back-up: None at the moment except storing all my personal files on my HDD and running my system on my SSD.
Others: Nope, that's it. I use CCleaner and TFC (Temp File Cleaner) regulary in order to delete all the junk files from my system and keep it optimized. I also use SecuniaPSI to check my programs from time to time and make sure that they are all up to date.
Now it's your turn, let's see what everyone here is using!
Edited by boopme, 26 March 2015 - 02:06 PM.