What security progs do you use?

By DragonMaster ยท 6 replies
Nov 29, 2005
  1. Hi, I'm just asking to know what security progs are you using.

    I know there are a couple of programs out there and I'd like to know about them.

    Now, what I'm using is

    Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1.5 and
    AVG Free 7.1.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Security: There's passive, reactive, and proactive.

    Reactive: Wait until there's a problem and then 'fix it' with a tool or some
    antivirus program. Problem is, it will reoccur unless you become Proactive.
    I'm running Ewido and NAV​

    Proactive: Bar the gates and repell all boarders! The FIREWALL keeps the little
    buggers out (unless of course you invite them by opening any/all attachments).
    The cheap and easy way is to just enable the Windows Firewall. Almost any
    other is a BETTER choice :)
    I run Norton NIS and it is effective.
    Also run Spybot S&D, and Spywareblaster to control ActiveX​

    Passive: This is a setup and forget solution that is a major assistence.
    It's called a ROUTER with NAT(Network Address Translation). This will act
    very much like a firewall, in that it is not easy to cross from the public WAN
    to the private LAN space.
  3. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 327

    Thanks for the info.

    I use Win2k so there's no built-in firewall (In fact I'm practically lying as I found what was practically a firewall in the NIC configuration)

    I have a computer with just KPF on it and if I run Spybot and HouseCall by example, there's nothing. I guess that Firefox and not downloading everything helps a bit in this way
  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Router with NAT.

    AVG Network Edition on all machines.

    Sygate Personal Firewall (soon to go as Symantec have killed it).
    Zone Alarm on servers.

    Ewido paid for on main desktop. Adaware on the rest. Spybot run occasionally on all machines.
  5. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 327

    Just a question like this:

    Can you keep SPF even if it's discontinued like what I do with KPF 2.1.5?
  6. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Yes. It won't stop working, but any loopholes that should be discovered won't get patched.
  7. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 327

    Does it really matter? I'm sure ZA is less safe than SPF so I guess it's worth keeping.

    KPF 2.1.5 is really old(discontinued in mid 2003) but still nothing happenend to me.
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