xSploit

Level 1
On-demand scanners: Hitman Pro, Emsisoft AM
Companion Firewall: Comodo FW (CIS)
Companion HIPS: Comodo Defense+ (CIS)
Browser: Google Chrome
Chrome Add-ons: AdBlock Plus, WOT, Ghostery, Bitdefender Trafficlight & Lastpass
Cleaning Utility: Tune-up Utilities
Virtualization: VMware Workstation
Backup solutions: Paragon
Software Hardening: EMET v3.5

Additional Info:
Windows Update: Weekly Updates
Windows Firewall: Turned Off
Remote Settings: Turned Off
Windows Backup: Turned Off
User Account Control: Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop)
Indexing: Turned Off
System Startup: Optimized
Recovery: Turned Off
Virus Scan: Weekly
User Type: Heavy Internet User

Software:
Google Chrome (Default Browser)
Google Earth
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Office 2010
vMware Workstation
Windows Live Essentials
Skype
CyberLink Youcam
CyberLink PowerDirector
CyberLink PowerDVD
WinRAR
Nero Burning ROM 10
PowerISO
uTorrent
Team Viewer
Comodo Unite
Garena Plus
VLC Media Player
QuickTime Player
DVDVideoSoft
AMX Mod X
PhotoScape
Tune-Up Utilities
Internet Download Manager
Adobe Acrobat X Pro
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Reader
Itunes
Wireshark
InSSIDer
Cisco Packet Tracer
Boson NetSim 8
Redshift 7
AutoCAD Electrical
AirNav Live Flight Tracker
Edraw Max
Notepad++

I am very much interested in getting some suggestions as to what config I should go for. Everything needed that is compatible with BD Total Security and something hacker-free (bulletproof).
 

McLovin

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RE: Haxon's security config

First off, welcome to the forums :)

Any reason why you don't have any backup option?

Also have you considered adding WOT, Ghostery to Google Chrome?
 
RE: Haxon's security config

On demand scanners are what's not running in real time. Here are some on demand free scanners:
  • Emsisoft AntiMalware
  • Malwarebytes AntiMalware
  • SUPER AntiSpyware

Why do you have VMware Workstation?
 
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Deleted member 178

RE: Haxon's security config

hello,

Ooof ! you have a lot of paid heavy softwares (adobe, cyberlink, nero, etc...) most of them can be replaced by free lighter softs, unless you need them for your job :D

For your security, Bit Defender is good enough, maybe add EMET to harden your softwares or Sandboxie to isolate your system from internet during your surfing

What backup solution do you use? if none, i suggest you to add one (Paragon, Macrium or Easeus Todo backup)
 

Spawn

Administrator
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RE: Haxon's security config

I would recommend trying Search Everything ( http://www.voidtools.com/ ), for your desktop search engine -if you ever need to find a file-. I found it be to very efficient and faster than Windows Search and Wise JetSearch (see my config).

If you need a second opinion scanner, you can try HitmanPro ( http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro/ ), no need to activate unless required for malware removal.

Or you could use a VirusTotal tool ( http://malwaretips.com/Thread-VirusTotal-for-Desktop-Browsers-and-Mobile-devices ).

Do you have any emergency back-ups in place in case of hardware/disaster failure?
 
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Deleted member 178

RE: Haxon's security config

Earth said:
Do you have any emergency back-ups in place in case of hardware/disaster failure?
This is a recurrent question ^^
 
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ZeroDay

RE: Haxon's security config

Why do you have windows firewall enabled when you have Bitdefender Total security installed?
 

loveboy_lion

Level 1
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RE: Haxon's security config

*Since you are a heavy internet user i would recommend you to have norton or comodo DNS
*you could also use comodo dragon browser (variant of chrome with option to choose comodo DNS and and no privacy issues like in Chrome)
*you should also consider using these addons
1) HTTPS Enforcer
2) Do Not Track Plus
3) Script No
*You Could Do a daily quick scan with Hitman pro (in-case anything gets in that is not detected by bitdefender)
*Try Adding Kingsoft antivirus to realtime protection for extra security (Free , light , cloud database , good features and compatible with bitdefender)
*try encrypting your important data using truecrypt (free)
*you could consider using some backup software (incase you get infected badly)

One Question
can i know when was the last time you got infected ?

Thanks
 
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Deleted member 178

RE: Haxon's security config

maybe he mistype :

Windows Backup : on
Windows Firewall : off

ok i leave... :D
 
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ZeroDay

RE: Haxon's security config

umbrapolaris said:
maybe he mistype :

Windows Backup : on
Windows Firewall : off

ok i leave... :D
You may be right :)
 

McLovin

Level 73
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RE: Haxon's security config

umbrapolaris said:
maybe he mistype :

Windows Backup : on
Windows Firewall : off

ok i leave... :D

Might not of been a mistake. He might have the Bitdefender Firewall turned off and he's using the Windows Firewall, no idea why. You could just use the Bitdefender Firewall. :rolleyes:
 

loveboy_lion

Level 1
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RE: Haxon's security config

maybe he is not comfortable with bitdefender firewall but then again then why he is using total security he could have only used the antivirus ?
Doent make any sense jemino.x can u plz conform what exactly are u using bitdefender firewall or windows firewall ?
Thanks
 

Spawn

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RE: Haxon's security config

loveboy_lion said:
*Since you are a heavy internet user i would recommend you to have norton or comodo DNS

*you could also use comodo dragon browser (variant of chrome with option to choose comodo DNS and and no privacy issues like in Chrome)

*Try Adding Kingsoft antivirus to realtime protection for extra security (Free , light , cloud database , good features and compatible with bitdefender)

*try encrypting your important data using truecrypt (free)
Norton/Comodo DNS are so last year. :p Also I'm sure BD can provide adequate web protection.

BD also has a sandbox that the user can use (optional).

Comodo Dragon doesn't offer much over Chromium/Chrome, and some of the privacy issues in Chrome were removed a long time ago.

Note, the average user doesn't use Encryption. Also TrueCrypt can be confusing to use, and losing the password = losing your data forever.

BD scores high in detection/prevent, I don't think a companion AV, such as Kingsoft AV is needed.

:biggrin:
 
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Deleted member 178

RE: Haxon's security config

Earth said:
Norton/Comodo DNS are so last year. :p Also I'm sure BD can provide adequate web protection.
true

BD also has a sandbox that the user can use (optional).
make sense

Comodo Dragon doesn't offer much over Chromium/Chrome, and some of the privacy issues in Chrome were removed a long time ago.
and has a policy sandbox built-in

Note, the average user doesn't use Encryption. Also TrueCrypt can be confusing to use, and losing the password = losing your data forever.
very true, also before BD had a vault, did they keep it?

BD scores high in detection/prevent, I don't think a companion AV, such as Kingsoft AV is needed.
that is a matter of paranoia's rate :p
 
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Plexx

RE: Haxon's security config

my 2 cents: do not upgrade to 2013 version at the moment. I'm bored to death at the moment doing a full scan of less than 40GB...
it estimated from 6mins to nearly 30 mins and its still running...

This review is going to last longer than I thought... sigh

Also there are features in TS 2013 that are not working properly.

Keep an eye on their forums and once the bits and pieces are fixed, then go ahead and get the 2013 version.
 

pcjunklist

Level 1
RE: Haxon's security config

Since he is on the Windows 7 Ultimate he could use BitLocker\ToGo for encryption, both options allow you to store a backup key. If he has no TPM a usb drive could be used.

Earth said:
loveboy_lion said:
*Since you are a heavy internet user i would recommend you to have norton or comodo DNS

*you could also use comodo dragon browser (variant of chrome with option to choose comodo DNS and and no privacy issues like in Chrome)

*Try Adding Kingsoft antivirus to realtime protection for extra security (Free , light , cloud database , good features and compatible with bitdefender)

*try encrypting your important data using truecrypt (free)
Norton/Comodo DNS are so last year. :p Also I'm sure BD can provide adequate web protection.

BD also has a sandbox that the user can use (optional).

Comodo Dragon doesn't offer much over Chromium/Chrome, and some of the privacy issues in Chrome were removed a long time ago.

Note, the average user doesn't use Encryption. Also TrueCrypt can be confusing to use, and losing the password = losing your data forever.

BD scores high in detection/prevent, I don't think a companion AV, such as Kingsoft AV is needed.

:biggrin:
 

xSploit

Level 1
RE: Haxon's security config

Thanks for the replies.
It took me 3 working days to reply back.. Jk :p

@McLovin
As backup option, I have an external hard drive.
But still, will I be needing a backup solution software?
Thanks for suggesting Ghostery, didn't expect it to be tht useful.
Hmm WOT, I have no clue what it does!

@Malware Maniac
Help me chose man >.<
I use VMware Workstation to run Backtrack 5 R1. I often do pentest. Legit :D

@umbrapolaris
I know, I need them all for my work, but that is not all :p There's more coming soon. I'm into networking, graphic designing, web designing, photography, cinematography... And should I go for Sanboxie, coz BD already has a sandbox.
If you say so, then Paragon is going to be my backup solution choice.
Take a look at my PC spec.

Core Components:
Case - Corsair Graphite 600TM (Black)
Motherboard - Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 MB
Processor - Intel i7-3960X EXTREME, SIX-CORE 4.6 GHz
CPU Cooling - Corsair Hydro H100 Liquid CPU Cooler
Memory - 64 Gigs Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600Mhz [8GB x 8]
Power Supply - Corsair 1200AX Power Supply

Audio & Video:
Graphics Card - GeForce EVGA GTX590 3GB DDR5 [x3/SLI]
LCD Monitor - ASUS VE248H 24" HD LED [x2]
Sound Card - Integrated 7.1 Channel HD Audio

Storage:
Primary Hard Drive - 240GB Corsair Force 3 SATA3 SSD [x2]
Secondary Hard Drive - 2 TB WD Caviar Black SATA3 HDD [x3]
Main Optical Drive - LiteOn IHBS212 BluRay BURNER (CD/DVD/BluRay Burner)
External Hard Drive - 3TB Seagate External Hard Drive

Communications:
Network Adapter - D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N Wireless Adapter

@Earth
This should be really useful and time saving.

You should definitely try Space Sniffer. What it does it that it performs a quick scan of files and shows you your data in a series of nested boxes, each box being a folder or file.

Well, at the moment I'm using my portable hard drive.

@ZeroDay and for those wondering why I have windows firewall turned on. The answer is, I only turned it on for public networks.
BD's firewall is set

@loveboy_lion




So, final item build:
Backup solutions: Paragon
On-demand scanners: Hitman Pro

You guys should check out Agnitum Outpost Pro, Its one hell of an external firewall.





Abit confused,
 

xSploit

Level 1
RE: Haxon's security config

Thanks for the replies.
It took me 2 working days to reply back.. Jk :p

@McLovin
As backup option, I have an external hard drive.
But still, will I be needing a backup solution software?
Thanks for suggesting Ghostery, didn't expect it to be tht useful.
Hmm WOT, I have no clue what it does!

@Malware Maniac
Help me chose man >.<
I use VMware Workstation to run Backtrack 5 R1. I often do pentest. Legit :D

@umbrapolaris
I know, I need them all for my work, but that is not all :p There's more coming soon.
I'm into networking, programming, graphic designing, web designing, photography, cinematography...
And should I go for Sanboxie, coz BD already has a sandbox.
If you say so, then Paragon is going to be my backup solution choice.
Take a look at my PC spec.

Core Components:
Case - Corsair Graphite 600TM (Black)
Motherboard - Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 MB
Processor - Intel i7-3960X EXTREME, SIX-CORE 4.6 GHz
CPU Cooling - Corsair Hydro H100 Liquid CPU Cooler
Memory - 64 Gigs Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600Mhz [8GB x 8]
Power Supply - Corsair 1200AX Power Supply

Audio & Video:
Graphics Card - GeForce EVGA GTX590 3GB DDR5 [x3/SLI]
LCD Monitor - ASUS VE248H 24" HD LED [x2]
Sound Card - Integrated 7.1 Channel HD Audio

Storage:
Primary Hard Drive - 240GB Corsair Force 3 SATA3 SSD [x2]
Secondary Hard Drive - 2 TB WD Caviar Black SATA3 HDD [x3]
Main Optical Drive - LiteOn IHBS212 BluRay BURNER (CD/DVD/BluRay Burner)
External Hard Drive - 3TB Seagate External Hard Drive

Communications:
Network Adapter - D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N Wireless Adapter

@Earth
Thanks for the suggestion. This should be really useful and time saving.

You should definitely try Space Sniffer.
What it does it that it performs a quick scan of files and shows you your data in a series of nested boxes, each box being a folder or file.

Well, at the moment I'm using my portable hard drive.

@ZeroDay and for those wondering why I have windows firewall turned on.
The answer, Its only turned it on for public networks.
My BD's firewall is turned on (set: Normal).
Seeing you guys reaction, I should turn public networks' firewall off!

@loveboy_lion
I'm not a big fan of norton. Don't ask me why.
As Earth mentioned, Norton/Comodo DNS are so last year :D This is the reason why. lol

Well, my pc recently got infected, like 2 weeks ago.
I don't often get infected unless, I download some cracks~

@Biozfear
The beta version is already out, so sad they have security issues.
Hopefully the full version release will be in September, right?
Btw, thanks for the feedback :D
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So as per your suggestions (Pre-final choice):
Backup solutions: Paragon
Software Hardening: EMET v3
On-demand scanners: Hitman Pro
Data Encryption: ?
Sandbox: Sandboxie vs. BitDefender Sandbox?

Is that all?
 
RE: Haxon's security config

Jemino.x said:
Hmm WOT, I have no clue what it does!
I know this is for McLovin but WOT stands for web of trust. It is an add-on to your browser that can show you the reputation of websites through out your web surfing. It gives you the reviews of the people in their community, it will even tell if a site is not to be trusted or has a poor reputation. (note: don't always rely on WOT)

Jemino.x said:
@Malware Maniac
Help me chose man >.<
I see you chose Hitman Pro but that is only a thrity day trial after you activate (unless you purchase it) so I recommend Malwarebytes AntiMalware and/or Emsisoft AntiMalware.

Jemino.x said:
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Jemino.x said:
Is that all?
People may have more questions. My opinion post quick.

Oh and P.S.: Welcome to the forums
 
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Deleted member 178

RE: Haxon's security config

@umbrapolaris
I know, I need them all for my work, but that is not all Tongue There's more coming soon.
I'm into networking, programming, graphic designing, web designing, photography, cinematography...
And should I go for Sanboxie, coz BD already has a sandbox.
If you say so, then Paragon is going to be my backup solution choice.
Take a look at my PC spec.
ok your Pc can handle all of them :D

No need for sandboxie since you already have BD's Sandbox.

i really suggest you to use Paragon, it is the best way to save your system.