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25. My choices

Ako's current choices for protection

Free setup  for my friends and relatives. Here robustness and simplicity are as important as efficiency of protection:

  • Avast
  • Windows firewall
  • Panda USB vaccine
  • LUA

My personal setup

  • LUA+TweakUAC
  • Sandboxie $
  • F-Secure client security $
  • Winpatrol Plus $
  • No Autorun


  • Hitman Pro
  • Malwarebytes Antimalware


  • Syncback
  • Paragon
  • Windows 7 built-in backup

Other security-related programs I use:

  • Secunia PSI
  • Virustotal Uploader


J_L's current setup (not for emulation):

  • Main: avast! Free Antivirus, Immunet Free Antivirus, PeerBlock
  • Filters: Adblock Plus, BitDefender TrafficLight, HTTP Switchboard, Norton ConnectSafe, WOT
  • Analysis: Anubis, Comodo File Verdict Service, IPVoid, Metascan Online, PeStudio, VTchromizer
  • Scanners: Avira Free Antivirus, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, HitmanPro, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • System: EMET, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Permanent DEP DLL, SpywareBlaster
  • Utilities: FileMenu Tools, Process Explorer, Sandboxie, SUMo, UltraSearch, Unlocker, VirtualBox
  • Privacy: CyberGhost VPN, LastPass, SoftPerfect RAM Disk, Tor Browser Bundle, TrueCrypt
  • Backup: AX64 Time Machine, Parted Magic 2013_08_01, various cloud providers

Ako's banking advice

1) Use one LUA for ALL everyday use and make another LUA which is used ONLY for banking. The point is, that if the everyday LUA is infected, the infection is almost always limited to that account. (99% safety guaranteed. This of course requires, that  you are not yet infected, and don't install malware with adminstrative rights in the future.)


2) Use one browser only for banking and a separate browser for everything else. This gives some extra safety.

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by vodomar on 27. June 2011 - 11:18  (74393)

"AdBan becomes paid starting from 2011-06-01 00:42:42"
"First of all pay attention that all AdBan instances installed before 2011-06-01 00:42:42 remain free!"

by ako (the) (not verified) on 27. June 2011 - 18:14  (74414)

Can anyone from our site answer this? I cannot.

by ako on 27. June 2011 - 19:06  (74421)


by MidnightCowboy on 28. June 2011 - 5:39  (74450)

Please post this query in the editor's support forum. Jojo for one will know the answer and be able to advise if it's feasible and/or desirable for your page.

by J_L on 29. June 2011 - 0:28  (74489)


by Dontemailme (not verified) on 29. June 2011 - 6:02  (74499)

Out of context.

As I wrote here:

Ad-Ban is now nagware

If you had read the actual page and not just the headline you would have seen this: "What happens after the free trial is over?
AdBan will continue working, but it will preiodically [sic] open a pop-up with the buy page."

by vodomar on 29. June 2011 - 15:08  (74519)

McAfee Password Strength Analyzer -invalid
Svchost Process Analyzer -invalid?

by syntax_error on 29. June 2011 - 21:40  (74530)

Another suggestion for the editor's support forum:

Have a log file for each article (especially this one) so peeps can quickly see what is in the latest update.

Does not need to be kept/maintained beyond the latest update.

by J_L on 29. June 2011 - 23:53  (74536)

It's already there in What's New.

by J_L on 29. June 2011 - 23:55  (74537)

Thanks, I've found the correct link for Svchost Process Analyzer.

by Anonymous23 (not verified) on 30. June 2011 - 16:14  (74576)

"Win7 inbuild drive imaging"
"Versatile monitoring and maintainace tool"
Not how you spell maintenance

Also, InmunOS hasn't been updated for ages

by J_L on 30. June 2011 - 22:17  (74587)

Thanks, English isn't ako's first language, or mine.

I usually avoid such software when there are plenty of alternatives, but this isn't the case.

by Anonymous23 (not verified) on 12. July 2011 - 14:07  (75302)

English isn't my first language either, doesn't mean spell checking doesn't work in the browser though

Also: are there any good alternatives to icore virtual accounts yet? Because the current ones are crap. I want isolated accounts, not rollback software

by vodomar on 13. July 2011 - 0:08  (75343)

Conficker online test (turn off proxy first)

by J_L on 13. July 2011 - 3:02  (75353)

It doesn't work that well on this article. It can't detect everything, nor can 2 people.

What about MojoPac?

by vodomar on 13. July 2011 - 17:55  (75402)
by ako on 14. July 2011 - 11:25  (75462)

Nice hint, but I do not think it is apppropriete to add it to the list. Also, they can whatever time change the logic.

by ako on 14. July 2011 - 11:26  (75463)

Tx! All files are "not rated". Usefulness?

by ako on 14. July 2011 - 11:27  (75464)

Tx! I think this kind of tests are too spesific and not useful long.

by vodomar on 14. July 2011 - 16:48  (75487)

well,new star on the market...explorer.exe is trusted and green haha

by ako on 14. July 2011 - 19:38  (75496)

Perhaps it will be later ok. I'll add it.

by Lapalissiano1 (not verified) on 16. July 2011 - 8:10  (75614)

7.7 Dvd Repair

Dead link:

New link:

In addiction IMHO it should be under "20.21. Restore Corrupted Folder Options and Advanced Settings".

[Moderator's note : Direct link to file download removed. Not permitted]

by ako on 16. July 2011 - 9:37  (75618)


by vodomar on 17. July 2011 - 22:35  (75722)
by vodomar on 18. July 2011 - 10:27  (75749)

Multi Commander now free

by J_L on 18. July 2011 - 21:48  (75796)

Thanks for SMFixer, but I don't see how this is related to security.

by vodomar on 19. July 2011 - 13:36  (75834)

ok my mistake sorry

by ako on 19. July 2011 - 13:57  (75836)

Thanks anyway, I installed it immediately :)

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