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    Threatfire and Keeping Myself Safe

    What do you all think of this Threatfire program? How is Avast? I notice that a lot of times, it seems to miss a lot of obvious malicious software. Of course I realize that Avast is an antivirus solution...so I use A2Squared for other malware...what do you think of emsi's program? On top of that...I try to only install what I will be using the computer for: html and css(programmer's notepad and a couple browsers), imaging(photoshop and Gimp), audio(FlStudio and Audacity), video(premiere and videolan). I make sure that these programs are free of anything with mal-intent. I also know that I am not being hunted down by hackers. I abstain from using any email clients outside of web-based ones. What do you think of Defender Technologies(you know, a neat little trick by our government orchestrated with the help of Microsoft...research/traceroute it). What do you guys do to keep your home machines running smoothly outside of what I already mentioned...and do you think that I am right in limiting what I allow installed? Anyways, this was all just something to strike up a conversation. Hope it worked.
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    Emsisoft's A-Squared is a good application IMHO........... I have used it for several years.

    I also use SpyBot Search & Destroy............ particularly because of its rather neat toolbox I use the resident protection (teatimer) as well, although I have heard of a (very) few instances of conflicts. Make sure to get SpywareBlaster as well because the two work together.

    You might go over to:

    http://www.diamondcs.com.au/

    I use RegistryProt and ProcessGuard, but they have other tools.

    WinPatrol is an old favourite:

    http://www.winpatrol.com/


    I use ZoneAlarm as a firewall and Avira and AVG as antivirus applications.

    EMSI do a variety of products, MAMUTU is good, but you need to be patient because you have to teach it. Site is here:

    http://www.mamutu.com/en/software/mamutu/

    Other stuff is down the left hand side

    One thing you might consider is using a "virtual sandbox". Sandboxie and Fortres Grand are two that I have had experience of.
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    Yes, thank you for pointing me to Fortres Grand...I'm going to give it a run later...I'll let you know later what I think about it
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