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Do you have a real-time multi-layered software defence security against malware?


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 09:22 AM

Hi all!

 

Nowadays, having a real-time multi-layered software defence security against malware is essential for the end user, which consists of anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-exploit/anti-ransomware as well as backup- and disk imaging software, along with Windows Firewall.

 

I myself have AV/AM: EAM Pro, AM: WinPatrol PLUS, AE/ARW: HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard, MBAM Free on-demand, and Backup and Disk Imaging: Acronis True Image 2016.

 

All these tools work well together, as they each perform different tasks as it relates to providing comprehensive security.

 

Of course we all know that a security setup which works well for one person may not work as well for another..., and there are numerous factors that must be taken into consideration when choosing which security tools to combine...

 

And hence, my question is as follows; Do you have a real-time multi-layered software defence security against malware?

 

If so, please specify which tools you use!

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

Regards,

midimusicman79


Edited by midimusicman79, 17 February 2016 - 05:33 AM.

MS Win 10 Pro 64-bit, EAM Pro/EEK, MB 3 Free, WPP, SWB Free, CryptoPrevent Free and Unchecky, WFW, FFQ with uBO, Ghostery, Grammarly Free and HTTPS Ew. Acronis TI 2018, K. Sw. Upd. AM-tools: 9-lab RT BETA, AdwCleaner, Auslogics AM, aswMBR, Avira PCC, BD ART, catchme, Cezurity AV, CCE, CKS, ClamWin P., Crystal Sec., DDS, DWCI, EMCO MD, eScan MWAV, ESS/EOS, FGP, FMTB, FRST, F-SOS, FSS, FreeFixer, GMP, GMER, hP BETA, HJT, Inherit, JRT, K. avz4, KVRT, K. TDSSKiller, LSP-Fix, MB 3 Free, MBAR BETA, MA Stinger, NMC, NoBot, NPE, NSS, NVT MRF (NMRF), OTL, PCC, QD, RCS, RSIT, RKill, Rs, SC, SR, SAP, SVRT, SAS, SL, TMHC, TSA ART, UHM, Vba32 AR, VRS, WR (AiO), Xvirus PG, ZAM, ZHPC, ZHPD and Zoek. I have 23 Years of PC Experience. Bold = effective.


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 10:10 AM

Do you have a real-time multi-layered software defence security against malware?

No.  On Windows I use Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, WinPatrol (free) and MBAM (free).  I might do a scan about once every 3 months if I am in the mood, otherwise, I don't bother.  On Linux, I use the built-in firewall and nothing else.  However, I do practice safe computing and I have never been infected. 



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Posted 16 February 2016 - 11:32 AM

I use ESET Smart Security and Malware Bytes Premium on my Windows machines. They seem to work together well.



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Posted 16 February 2016 - 11:37 AM

First line of defense:  USERMOD  :P

 

Second line of defense:

 

Windows 7:

Kaspersky Anti-Virus + CryptoPrevent (Original) + Windows Firewall with many rules added

Occasional full scans with MBAM (free version).

 

Linux Peppermint:

Gufw Firewall (grafical interface for the build in one) with some rules added

Occasional full scans with ClamAV (ClamTK interface).

 

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 11:56 AM

Eset NOD32, EAM, MBAM premium, MBAE premium, WinPatrol Plus, SpywareBlaster Auto Update, CryptoPrevent AutoUpdate, Zemana AntiLogger free.

 

Secunia PSI and Heimdal free for checking if software is up to date.

 

Revo Uninstaller Pro in case complete removal is needed.

 

Files backed up on 2 external drives.



#6 midimusicman79

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 06:39 AM

Hi, Agouti, raymac46, GNULINUX & thelittleduck!

 

Thank you all for the prompt and sharing replies! :)

 

I guess we all have somewhat different security setups, but what we have in common is that we combine several security tools for sufficient protection. :thumbsup:

 

IME deciding on what security tools to combine, is a gradually evolving process based on personal experience with said tools and reading / asking Bleeping Computer for advice. :busy:

 

Thank you very much for the help! :)

 

Regards,

midimusicman79


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:09 AM

Hi again, thelittleduck!

 

I realize this is a bit late, however thanks for the tip about Secunia PSI! :wink:

 

After having updated Windows Repair (All in One) I have now added it to my security setup. :thumbup2:

 

Thank you again! :)

 

Regards,

midimusicman79


Edited by midimusicman79, 18 February 2016 - 09:10 AM.

MS Win 10 Pro 64-bit, EAM Pro/EEK, MB 3 Free, WPP, SWB Free, CryptoPrevent Free and Unchecky, WFW, FFQ with uBO, Ghostery, Grammarly Free and HTTPS Ew. Acronis TI 2018, K. Sw. Upd. AM-tools: 9-lab RT BETA, AdwCleaner, Auslogics AM, aswMBR, Avira PCC, BD ART, catchme, Cezurity AV, CCE, CKS, ClamWin P., Crystal Sec., DDS, DWCI, EMCO MD, eScan MWAV, ESS/EOS, FGP, FMTB, FRST, F-SOS, FSS, FreeFixer, GMP, GMER, hP BETA, HJT, Inherit, JRT, K. avz4, KVRT, K. TDSSKiller, LSP-Fix, MB 3 Free, MBAR BETA, MA Stinger, NMC, NoBot, NPE, NSS, NVT MRF (NMRF), OTL, PCC, QD, RCS, RSIT, RKill, Rs, SC, SR, SAP, SVRT, SAS, SL, TMHC, TSA ART, UHM, Vba32 AR, VRS, WR (AiO), Xvirus PG, ZAM, ZHPC, ZHPD and Zoek. I have 23 Years of PC Experience. Bold = effective.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:31 AM

Several programs ranging from anti-virus, anti-malware, host file watcher, services/startups watcher.

I think we can all agree:  we each are our own most important part of our respective lines of defense.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 11:05 AM

I use Emsisoft Internet Security, some browser addons and a bit of common sense. Does not take too much to be secure.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 11:59 AM

Just going to copy/paste what I posted on Wilders yesterday.

Antivirus: Emsisoft Internet Security
Firewall: Emsisoft Internet Security
Antimalware: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
On-demand scanners: None, I have no use for these
Others: Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta (beta-testing it), Common Sense 2k16, broad set of skills and knowledge needed to take care of my system
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#11 midimusicman79

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:47 AM

Hi, RolandJS, Sintharius & Aura!

 

Thank you all for the replies and willingness to share! :)

 

Regards,

midimusicman79


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:03 AM

The user is the first and last line of defense. No amount of security software is going to defend against today's sophisticated malware writers for those who do not practice safe computing and stay informed.

Security is all about layers, and not depending on any one technology or approach to detect or save you from the latest threats. The most important layer in that security defense? You! Most threats succeed because they take advantage of human weaknesses (laziness, apathy, ignorance, etc.), and less because of their sophistication.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 06:24 AM

Hi, quietman7!

 

Thank you very much for the prompt and insightful reply! :)

 

Your link makes for interesting reading! :thumbup2:

 

I practice safe computing and try my best to stay informed. :whistle:

 

Thank you very much for the help! :)

 

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 07:39 AM

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 08:03 AM

I use Emsisoft Internet Security, some browser addons and a bit of common sense. Does not take too much to be secure.

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