What's protecting your Windows?

By tokyo-joe ยท 7 replies
Aug 26, 2005
  1. I was wondering what people do re: security, plus wondering whether I wasn't going over the top or missing something amazing... what I have on my laptop is:

    Kaspersky system mechanic pro 5 - about $60

    Ewide security suite (recent) - freebie

    Ad-aware 06 - freebie

    spyware blaster - freebie

    win patrol - freebie

    Is this standard?

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    All my home PCs (6 on a hard-wired network) have
    Running permanently:
    AVG (free)
    Agnitum Outpost Pro (paid)
    M$ Antispyware (free)
    Running maybe once a month if I think about it:
    Adaware (free), Spybot S&D (free), HJT

    None of them have ever been hit by spyware/trojans etc.
  3. tokyo-joe

    tokyo-joe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Hmm, interesting.. don't know what agnitum pro is though - a firewall?

    Incidentally, since downloading M$ anti-spyware and running it 10 times it hasn't once found a spy of any description - I don't know whether this is good or bad but the others I have seem to pick them up regularly.

  4. etones

    etones TS Rookie Posts: 146

    my security is

    McAfee security center
    McAfee virus scan
    McAfee Personal Firewall Plus
    McAfee Privacy Service
    McAfee SpamKiller
    McAfee AntiSpyware
  5. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    AVG (free)
    Sygate Personal Firewall (free)
    Spybot - search and destroy (free)
    Lavasoft Adaware (free)

    ...all behind an ADSL router. I have HJT on here somewhere, but last used it quite a while ago - there's to much clutter on my pc to be bothered now, and I'm fairly sure there's nothing nasty on it. I'll re-install when I get arount to it.
  6. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    AVG Free
    Ad-Aware, Spybot, Microsoft Anti-Spyware

    Perhaps most importantly - Mozilla Thunderbird & Firefox.
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    McAfee VirusScan Enterprise on all my windows machines
    Spybot S&D
    Windows built in firewall
    All windows machines use only IE :) (just gotta know how to surf)
    Cisco VPN client when needed

    None of my Macs have any Antivirus
    All of my Macs run the built in firewall with explicit exceptions
    None of my Macs have any kind of anti-spyware
    All of my Macs use Safari only

    None of my linux machines have any Antivirus
    None of my linux machines have any kind of anti-spyware
    All of my linux machines use Firefox 1.0.6 as their primary browser with very few extensions

    WAP uses Mac filtering
    WAP uses WEP (only 802.11b so no WPA)

    NAT in front of Switch
    Switch in front of WAP

    I regularly review my logs of attempted access - kinda tedius since I do use bt occassionally - and block necessary items. Both successful and unsuccessful connections are logged and I review both on a regular basis.
  8. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i mainly use NIS 2005, because it has proven itself to me on many occasions.

    also used ad aware se, avg free, and hijackthis. with my firefox broser i don't get much crap to begin with.

    my opinions and choices on these softwares are based on my work experience with said apps. consequently, there are plenty of AV apps that i hate, namely mcaffee and the aol crap)
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