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ServiusTheBear  posted on May 11, 2012 1:06:34 PM - Report post

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The EMET is something you can skip. It's basically there to enforce all programs to use ASLR (If you got DEP enabled, that should be sufficient enough). I would not use this tool for trainers and games at all (it jumbles the address spaces so that malware designed to exploit things to get to privileged memory does not work. It'll cause all sorts of havock with trainers that rely on knowing which address to use). If I were you, I would just skip the EMET step completely.

Yes plugins are absolutely essential to keep up to date. Java and Adobe software are extremely popular vectors for malware to exploit. If these are up-to-date, malware that exploits earlier versions of the plug-in will not execute properly and become a dud (and your AV doesn't even have to do any work). If they are plug-ins you use, you should keep them.

For the secunia, you can use the PSI on a personal license (which is free). It does look very business like because many businesses do use secunia to keep their programs up to date. It's a useful tool to ensure your programs are up-to-date. If you're a minimalist (use a standard set of programs you're happy with and nothing more), then you can probably get by without it. If you choose not to use it, you will have to check every so often to see if your programs do have updates via their websites or whatever.

I have put in "PSI" on and its already updated several programs already. Which I think is great. I am going to keep using that program. This is very useful indeed.

OK see the "EMET", I understand about the game and trainers, so left them out of it. So just left it to other programs like the browser and Adobe xfire uttorrent for my online college course work (surprised? I was). But what other programs since am not sure what else to add to it? Since I use programs like Fraps, Sony Vegas and another imaging software.

[Edited by ServiusTheBear, 5/11/2012 1:07:32 PM]

 
Neo7  posted on May 11, 2012 2:06:45 PM - Report post

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If you want to use EMET I would simply use it on your internet browser if it's something other than IE (Microsoft already has it enabled by default for IE). That's really the weakest point in terms of attackers exploiting things. Nothing else really interacts with the internet the way that a browser does to warrant needing EMET to force that protection.

[Edited by Neo7, 5/11/2012 2:07:05 PM]

 
ServiusTheBear  posted on May 11, 2012 2:20:53 PM - Report post

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If you want to use EMET I would simply use it on your internet browser if it's something other than IE (Microsoft already has it enabled by default for IE). That's really the weakest point in terms of attackers exploiting things. Nothing else really interacts with the internet the way that a browser does to warrant needing EMET to force that protection.

[Edited by Neo7, 5/11/2012 2:07:05 PM]

OK roger boger all set up.

 
64  posted on May 17, 2012 1:31:28 PM - Report post

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What do u think about ESET Nod32 Smart Security 4?
 
Neo7  posted on May 17, 2012 1:33:09 PM - Report post

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Pointless waste of money given today's hardware.
 
armin2000  posted on May 17, 2012 1:37:40 PM - Report post

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I bought kaspersky internet security last month and i satisfy it!for now!
 
Neo7  posted on May 17, 2012 1:53:14 PM - Report post

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KIS did not respect my home file server and blocked my access thinking it was bad. I did not appreciate that and had to disable several functions forcing it to act like KAS in a KIS shell. I hate all those security suites since it just hinders your ability to create a personal network and utilize it.

KAS was pretty nice but has become quite a hog in resource usage lately. The thing with ESET as mentioned earlier is that it has had the lowest resource usage overall. Years ago this would have made a difference but on i3 processors, the difference isn't even noticeable with other low resource using products.

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