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    of awesomeness. lol

    Alright guys, this is what i believe to be one of the best security setups, and if you disagree, well, your entitled to your opinion, as i am.

    This setup is more based around the idea of NOT letting anything infect you, instead of having something there to clean up the rest.

    *You do NOT have to have an antivirus running with this setup*

    I would even encourage you to remove your antivirus, and have a firewall.

    The way this setup works, is it prevents anything out of the ordinary from ever executing. While this setup is VERY effective, in the beginning, it can become VERY annoying. Bare in mind, the setup is more for advance users, but, if you follow the general idea of things, you will go far.

    *Disclaimer*

    While the setup is very powerful, I would advise you to be careful with it. You CAN potentially lock yourself out of your pc. Programs might stop working, but remember, you can always configure it the way YOU like it.


    Preview

    I always use this security setup, mostly on my pc, because thats the way i like it to be configured. I have yet to be infected by it, and, well, i dont have a heavy a/v running in the background, nor, do i have problems running my regular apps. It takes time. Be patient. The reward is great.

    Remember, if it can never execute, you can never can infected. Thats the idea behind this setup, and, it works very, very well.

    Start

    To begin with, you have the option of removing your antivirus. You can go either way, because ultimately, you will have a bunch of scanners (later on in this tut), but, if in case you feel naked it without one, you may run it along side.

    First off, we should clean the pc. Make sure we’re installing this setup from a clean state. You may run your antivirus, or what ever software you use. But, to make life easier, there is a nifty little tool i’ve found, that does the scanning, and checking for you. So you can run this, instead.

    Download:http://avertsoftware.com/AVERT/Main/AVERT.zip
    Help:http://www.avertsoftware.com/downloads.html

    After you’ve scanned and cleaned everything off, we shall begin the setup.

    First thing you’ll need is MalwareDefender. Not to be confused with the once rouge malware.
    Download: http://dl.360safe.com/md_setup_en.exe

    Now, run your computer for a few days (with caution if you’ve removed your a/v) so malware defender can learn your programs. You can also bum rush computer, and load all the programs you use.

    The Setup:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=252773

    Following this thread, setup malware accordingly, and basically follow its setups. I cannot explain it any better, as the user does it as well as I can.

    Now that you have your back bone of your security setup all...well...setup, we can move on to the next step. A firewall.

    Now, for this, you can chose what your comfortable with, as long as its a decent firewall, you should be okay.

    Here are some links to some:

    Comodo: http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/free-download.html
    Online Armor: http://www.online-armor.com/
    Private Firewall: http://www.privacyware.com/personal_firewall.html

    *Note*
    Dont forget to run firewall as a trusted program in malware defender, and the same for malware defender for your firewall.

    Now that you’ve got your main security setup, its all easy sailings from here.

    You can probably scrape a few more security tips from this thread:
    http://forums.iobit.com/showthread.php?t=1650

    Some may not work, but, I’m very busy at the moment with work, so I dont have as much time as i would like to go through everything. I apologize, but, this is also why this thread took so long to make.


    Sandboxie:
    Download:http://www.sandboxie.com/

    I never leave home without it. I have even purchased the program because I love it so much. Since I’ve bought it, I have configured the app to sandbox the following:
    All browsers
    All temp files
    All history/cookie files
    Dropped rights

    Scanners:
    Now, your probably saying, but, vman, you i’d be protected, why do I need scanners? Well, the software wont execute, and it wont infect you, but the malicious file is still there. Kinda like a carpet stain, its not going to kill you, it just annoys you being there.

    You can use the Avert app that i’ve posted, along with your other scanners.

    Here is a few:
    Iobit:http://iobit.com/is360download.html
    MBAM:http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php
    SAS portable:http://www.superantispyware.com/portablescanner.html

    This thread will be updated a few times, I just wanted to get the main part up. Mods/Admins, feel free to contribute.

    Also, credits go to the software developers, and arran for his contribution.

    Check back for the updates :0) stay safe.
    gone places...

  • #2
    MalwareDefender I am impressed with this software, and trying this out, thank you.

    Mr Bean

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    • #3
      Thank you very much!!


      Just a quick question.

      For Firewall, Comodo seems to have combined Antivirus into it.
      Is there still a Standalone firewall for Comodo? or Which Comodo software do you recommend downloading?
      They even have Internet Security 2011 now


      Cheers.
      Usage of IObit Products
      Clean Install for IObit Softwares

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Magic[Hunter] View Post
        Thank you very much!!


        Just a quick question.

        For Firewall, Comodo seems to have combined Antivirus into it.
        Is there still a Standalone firewall for Comodo? or Which Comodo software do you recommend downloading?
        They even have Internet Security 2011 now


        Cheers.
        During the installation, you can chose which add ons (ie antivirus, defense+) you want, so, during this time, you may disable the antivirus, and use just the firewall.
        gone places...

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        • #5
          Comodo Firewall

          Comodo Firewall Download
          There are 3 downloads Firewall or Antivirus or Comodo Internet Security (complete suite) Click the Firewall download.

          • During the installation you will be asked if you want to install Geek Buddy Note: It is a paid service so it's up to you.
          "So what's the solution? Today, every PC user should subscribe to an easy to use, reliable and inexpensive 24/7/365 Online Troubleshooting Service."
          Comodo GeekBuddy. It gives you immediate, 24/7/365 remote expert support for your PC problems. You instantly connect to a well trained, Comodo PC expert with our easy to access, Click'n Chat desktop application. We fix hundreds of computer problems, help you configure and set up software and equipment, and even perform a full PC maintenance service. GeekBuddy gives you:
          • You will also be asked if you want to use the Comodo servers, I think it was to do with Trust Connect which is another paid service, so up to you.

          • You will also have to choose the 'level' of security you want to install.

          1) Just Firewall: This is all you need if you are going to follow this setup by vman

          2) Firewall and Defense+ (HIPS): This is selected by default but (again) if you are following this setup from vman you only want the Firewall because MalwareDefender is your HIPS

          3) Firewall and Defense+ and Sandbox (if I remember correctly)

          I am loving Comodo Firewall version 5 very lite on resources and not intrusive but still powerful :smile:

          Edit: I see the flying fingers of vman have beat me to it :grin:

          All the best, woz of oz
          Last edited by wozofoz; Dec. 2nd, 2010, 03:37. Reason: Flying fingers
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          • #6
            @woz
            Next time ;)
            gone places...

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            • #7
              Hehe Thank you guys,
              Time to test it out.

              I never use these types of things before... not really familiar with them
              All I did have for the pass w/e year, I just install an antivirus and i'm done.

              Hope this goes well, and makes my computer run faster without the antivirus~


              Cheers.
              Usage of IObit Products
              Clean Install for IObit Softwares

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              • #8
                MalwareDefender
                How long in learning mode?
                Mr Bean

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mr Bean View Post
                  MalwareDefender
                  How long in learning mode?
                  Mr Bean
                  If you follow the link that i've posted, you will see that malware defender will never leave learning mode. This way, you wont get a ton of pop ups like typical HIPS applications do.

                  However, the rules are still set. So, once something is set to denied, even if its in learning mode, it will be denied.

                  Best of both worlds.
                  gone places...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by vman View Post
                    If you follow the link that i've posted,
                    YES, I am :Just checking

                    This is what I believe to be one of the best security setups I have seen suggested and not that hard to do .
                    Mr Bean
                    Last edited by Mr Bean; Dec. 4th, 2010, 05:57.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mr Bean View Post
                      YES, I am :Just checking

                      This is what I believe to be one of the best security setups I have seen suggested and not that hard to do .
                      Mr Bean
                      Thanks. I hope you find great success with it. Please continue to follow the thread, as more security settings will be played with, in order to further tune the security of computers.

                      Cheers,

                      Vman
                      gone places...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by vman View Post
                        First thing you’ll need is MalwareDefender. Not to be confused with the once rouge malware.
                        Download: http://dl.360safe.com/md_setup_en.exe
                        Link is no good.


                        EDIT: Just downloaded for test and it is good danburrito!
                        Last edited by enoskype; Dec. 6th, 2010, 08:33. Reason: EDIT:

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by danburrito View Post
                          Link is no good.


                          EDIT: Just downloaded for test and it is good danburrito!
                          The link seems to work fine on my end.
                          gone places...

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                          • #14
                            Hmm... doesn't for me for some reason.

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                            • #15
                              Try checking the HOSTS file for the URL address.

                              Once name being a rogueware, a security software could have put it there.

                              Cheers.
                              enoskype

                              - Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder and belongs to the man who can appreciate it. -

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