Malware Defender, Spyshelter Free or Winpatrol Free ?

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  1. Deenka
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    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
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    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
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    Check the link - -http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/probably-best-free-security-list-world.htm#HIPS-
  4. J_L
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    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
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    Personally, I use both Malware Defender and SpyShelter. I have SpyShelter System Protection off.
  6. bellgamin
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    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.
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    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
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    Why? What have you against SS?
  8. J_L
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    Don't see the need to try it.
  9. Deenka
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    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
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    Malware Defender!! :thumb:
  11. Kernelwars
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    and ? jumbo bottle of aspirin?:argh:
  12. jmonge
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    i will say winpatrol plus:thumb:
  13. Deenka
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    Deenka Registered Member

    Malware Defender is very crazy, faster, i love this paranoic style now my setup is closed thanks for all. ;)
  14. 0strodamus
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    Good choice and welcome to the paranoid club! :D
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