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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

Scanners:

  • Hitman Pro
  • Malwarebytes Antimalware

Backup:

  • 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 1.0.0.962, 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.)

and/or

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 30. May 2013 - 5:43  (108143)

AV-TEST Mar/Apr 2013: 26 home users and 9 corporate AV products tested on Windows XP

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-xp/marapr-2013/

by vodomar on 27. May 2013 - 6:40  (108059)

Seriously? USA to legalize rootkits, spyware, ransomware and trojans to combat piracy?

http://blog.emsisoft.com/2013/05/27/seriously-usa-to-legalize-rootkits-s...

by vodomar on 24. May 2013 - 15:52  (108015)

Symantec quietly retires PC Tools security product lines

http://www.virusbtn.com/blog/2013/05_24.xml

by MidnightCowboy on 24. May 2013 - 23:39  (108017)

Just like they did with Sygate. What a company. The true Borgs of the security software universe. :) MC - Site Manager.

by vodomar on 18. May 2013 - 10:21  (107830)

Is your Twitter password secure?

http://www.ismytwitterpasswordsecure.com/

by vodomar on 1. May 2013 - 12:10  (107407)

After Checking Your Bank Account, Remember To Log Out, Close The Web Browser, And Throw Your Computer Into The Ocean

http://www.theonion.com/articles/after-checking-your-bank-account-rememb...

by Home User on 23. April 2013 - 10:00  (107284)

Dear ako,

-My 1st suggestion is:

*Junkware Removal Tool*

A security utility that searches for and removes common Adware, Toolbars, and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).

http://thisisudax.org/

-My 2nd suggestion is:

*GE Geek's Tech Toolkit*

[Moderator's note: Link to direct download of file removed. Not allowed. Please read the rules.]

by ako on 23. April 2013 - 14:56  (107295)

Thanks! :-)

by vodomar on 22. April 2013 - 17:43  (107259)

Repair Disk for KB2823324 and KB2782476 (KB2840165)
(only 7 x32)

To help customers who are experiencing difficulties restarting their systems after installation of security update 2823324, Microsoft is making available a bootable media ISO image through the Microsoft Download Center (DLC)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38435

by Home User on 21. April 2013 - 11:08  (107236)

My first suggestion is:

gegeek.com

which is -THE- List.

My second suggestion is:

lists.thedatalist.com/index.html

which is awesome, too.

by ako on 21. April 2013 - 17:34  (107241)

Reasonable lists indeed ;)

by mrfingerz on 19. April 2013 - 7:57  (107184)
by ako on 19. April 2013 - 12:28  (107196)

Thanks! See 14.29

by ChoiceVoice on 19. April 2013 - 6:49  (107180)

Missing one under:

10. Sandboxing / Virtualization

would like to see Spyshelter (has a restricted mode you can assign programs like browsers etc to run in. it can remove write access).

by ako on 19. April 2013 - 7:21  (107181)

Thanks!

it is under 7.5

It is sometimes difficult to categorize - the product may have simultaneously various elements. They say it is mainly a keylogger:

"SpyShelter is an antikeylogger which can protect you against attacks that happen even when you do ordinary computer tasks like: typing into your computer, getting screenshots, opening files, and visiting sites. The SpyShelter monitors vulnerable and weak spots in your computer system to ensure that even the most sophisticated keyloggers are shut down even before these can launch a single dangerous attack against your computer. It ensures that sensitive data you enter and store on your computer will not get stolen by criminals for their own use."

by vodomar on 16. April 2013 - 19:32  (107144)

How to protect your computer against dangerous Java Applets
(Microsoft Malware Protection Center)

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2013/04/16/how-to-protect-your-c...

by cinnamon toast ... on 16. April 2013 - 6:01  (107132)

cinnamon toast crunch is back..and long live emsisoft anti-malware. this product was not even listed before i gave my review in the old days here. just goes to show that even the basic little guy can make a difference. been useing emsisoft since it was asquared and i love it. if you get a chance use the emergency tool kit they have its portable.. just download, then delete if you want..nothing installs..i love there stuff.. long live gizmos and its userbase of regular everyday people.. wow i love this place!!! dont change please.

by vodomar on 11. April 2013 - 6:13  (106982)

Microsoft Windows Weak Demand Drives Worst PC Decline on Record

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-10/pc-shipments-shrink-14-in-first...

by vodomar on 8. April 2013 - 8:47  (106894)

Checklist To Prepare Yourself In Advance of a DDoS Attack

http://blog.whitehatsec.com/checklist-to-prepare-yourself-in-advance-of-...

by vodomar on 6. April 2013 - 18:02  (106858)

AV-TEST releases first Windows 8 anti-virus comparisons

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-8/janfeb-2013/

by vodomar on 27. March 2013 - 23:11  (106585)

Global internet slows after 'biggest attack in history'
(bbc)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21954636
.
.
.
When spammers go to war: Behind the Spamhaus DDoS
(arstechnica)

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/03/when-spammers-go-to-war-behind-t...

by twn on 10. March 2013 - 2:13  (106085)

"This site is a gallery of web tools, that tell you what exactly personal identity data may be leaked without any permissions when you surf the Internet."

https://www.browserleaks.com/

by vodomar on 11. March 2013 - 16:42  (106139)

thx added in s.23.17 :)

by vodomar on 2. March 2013 - 23:26  (105901)

VPN Services That Take Your Anonymity Seriously, 2013 Edition

http://torrentfreak.com/vpn-services-that-take-your-anonymity-seriously-...

by vodomar on 1. March 2013 - 9:35  (105859)
by vodomar on 26. February 2013 - 22:54  (105785)

facebook:
How Graph Search Works for Young People

https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-safety/how-graph-search-works-fo...

by vodomar on 26. February 2013 - 18:07  (105776)

Stuxnet 0.5: How It Evolved (Symantec)

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/stuxnet-05-how-it-evolved

Stuxnet 0.5: The Missing Link

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/stuxnet-05-missing-link

Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/02/new-stuxnet-variant-found/

by vodomar on 26. February 2013 - 8:51  (105763)

'Copyright Alert System' rolls out to catch illegal downloaders

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57571237-83/copyright-alert-system-roll...

by vodomar on 26. February 2013 - 7:50  (105761)

Barcelona: The best of Mobile World Congress 2013
(The Verge)

http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/24/4025074/the-best-of-mwc-2013

by vodomar on 25. February 2013 - 7:30  (105731)

HitmanPro.Alert BETA

http://www.surfright.nl/en/alert

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