Jump to content

[2009] What security programs do you use?


Recommended Posts

Newly revised list, dropped Dr Web CureIT after it caused a hard crash which corrupted the registry and caused other file damage.

Resident Antivirus/Antispyware

Avast 4.8

On-demand Malware Scanners

Spybot Search-and-Destroy

A-squared Free

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free

HijackThis! 2.0.2

A-squared HijackFree

Realtime Antispyware / Immunization


On-demand Spyware Scanners

SuperAntiSpyware Free 4.24.1004





On-demand Rootkit Detection



System Monitor



WinXP SP2 Built-in







Process Explorer

Process Monitor

ESET SysInspector


FirelogXP - Reads XP Firewall logs

CurrPorts 1.55 - Reveals open TCP/IP and UDP ports, information about programs that are using them

Sentinel 2.3.0 - File integrity checker


Firefox (with NoScript extension)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Browser: Firefox with: Adblock plus, flasblock, WOT

Office Suite: Microsoft Office 2007

Audio Player: foobar2000

Video Player: VLC

Compression: Winrar

Chat/IM: Windows Live messenger with Apatch

PDF Reader: FoxIt

Pictures: Windows Photo Gallery

Cleaning/Tweaking: CCleaner, Defragller, Auslogic Registry Defrag

Security: Comodo Firewall + Avira Antivir 1 year premium +Spywareblaster+Ad Aware Anniversary edition+ Superantispyware+anti malwarebyte+ Hijack this + Spybot S and D

Only Comodo and Avira are on btw other are for emergencies

That's enough protection right? :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Administrator

Realtime Antispyware / Immunization


Spybot S&D - browser Immunize only, no hosts file protection, it never really protects you.


Comodo Firewall Pro





Process Explorer



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Anti-Spyware: Spyware Blaster, Spybot S&D, HijackThis

CD/DVD Management: ConvertXtoDVD, DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows)

Disk Management: CCleaner, JKDefrag and Recuva

File-Sharing: uTorrent

Firewall: Comodo

FTP: FileZilla

General Utilities: 7Zip, iNFO, Foxit Reader and Unlocker

Graphics: Paint.NET

Instant Messenger: Windows Live Messenger with A-Patch

Media Players/Codecs: Real Alternative, QT Lite and VLC Media Player or just K Lite Mega Codec Pack

Office: Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise or OpenOffice

PC Visuals: XPize or Vize

Web Program: Notepad ++

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Anti-Viral Software: Avast Antivirus

General Utilities: TuneUP utilities 2k9, 7zip, Winrar, Driver Genius Pro Edition

Media playback: GOM player, VLC player, Windows Media Player 11, WMP Classic home cinema

Graphics: Paint.net, Arcsoft Photo Suit, Adobe Photoshop CS3

Instant Messenger: YIM, MSN, mIRC

Office: Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise

File Sharing: Limewire 5, uTorrent

Browser: Firefox 3

Firewall: Built in Windows SP 2 Firewall

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Anti-Spyware: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Spyware Blaster and HijackThis

Anti-Viral Software: avast! anti virus and Windows Defender updated daily through its portal

Browser: IE8 with Web of Trust (WoT)

CD/DVD Management: CyberLink DVD Suite that came with the DVD and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows)

Calendar: LClock on XP and Vista's Calendar

Disk Management: CCleaner

Firewall: XP SP3's firewall and Vista Firewall Control Free

General Utilities: Event Log Explorer™, Foxit Reader, SpeedFan, System Explorer and TweakNow WinSecret

Graphics: Paint.NET

HOSTS file: hpHosts and MVPS HOSTS file managed with HostsMan and its local proxy HostsServer to speed up browsing

Instant Messenger: Windows Live Messenger

General Utilities: PC Pitstop Optimize 2.0 and WinPatrolPLUS

Media playback: Windows Media Player 11

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...

I don't have any security software.

Yet, my computer is more secure than yours will ever be.

It doesn't need any security software because;

1) It has a security conscious operating system.

2) It has a security conscious user.

1) It has a security conscious operating system.

Much like what Apple fanboys claim, yet look at iWork and it's trojan. ;)

We Can also Perform Better Without using Security Programs...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Create New...