Malware Defender, Spyshelter Free or Winpatrol Free ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Deenka, Mar 6, 2011.

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  1. Deenka

    Deenka Registered Member

    Hello guys, im searching for the best free HIPS for my setup (no need Firewall with HIPS)

    I know nothing is 100%, but from this 3 what is better against all types of malware?

    Thanks :)
  2. kjdemuth

    kjdemuth Registered Member

    We'll winpatrol isn't a true classic HIPS. Don't get me wrong its great to monitor some of your system. What are you looking for and what else do you have running?
  3. Kernelwars

    Kernelwars Registered Member

    Check the link - -
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    WinPatrol Free doesn't work against many malware, it only monitors parts of your system every x minutes.
    Malware Defender is very naggy, but very effective if you can understand it.
    Never tried SpyShelter.
  5. Greg S

    Greg S Registered Member

    Personally, I use both Malware Defender and SpyShelter. I have SpyShelter System Protection off.
  6. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    I assume you are not using 64-bit OS because MD only works with 32-bit.

    MD provides a much broader spectrum of protection than does SpyShelter. MD covers files, registry items, network connections, services, dlls, & processes. All aspects of MD are fully configurable with VERY extensive granularity. Settings can be imported & exported. Self-protection is excellent.

    MD does have a learning mode. A new user can put MD into learning mode and then do that user's "usual & safe activities" for several days, thereby automatically configuring MD. Then turn MD's learning mode OFF & you're good to go. After that, MD's pop-ups should be few, but the ones that do come should NOT be taken lightly.

    As to OP's statement "no need firewall with HIPS" -- maybe yes, maybe no. If user is behind a Router then incoming is well-protected. MD's network controls will offer a degree of protection for outgoing. However, Xiaolin has stated that MD's network control does not filter low level packets. See HERE and HERE and a user comment HERE.

    If user is NOT behind a router then -- instead of MD -- he might better take a look at Outpost Free, or Private FW (also free). Both of these apps have excellent SPI-based FWs coupled with adequate HIPS.
  7. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

    Why? What have you against SS?
  8. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Don't see the need to try it.
  9. Deenka

    Deenka Registered Member

    I use Windows 7 32 bits, and i no need firewall because i use Norton Internet Security, then i will try Malware Defender thanks guys. :thumb:
  10. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

    Malware Defender!! :thumb:
  11. Kernelwars

    Kernelwars Registered Member

    and ? jumbo bottle of aspirin?:argh:
  12. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    i will say winpatrol plus:thumb:
  13. Deenka

    Deenka Registered Member

    Malware Defender is very crazy, faster, i love this paranoic style now my setup is closed thanks for all. ;)
  14. 0strodamus

    0strodamus Registered Member

    Good choice and welcome to the paranoid club! :D
  15. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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