sharpest free behavior blocker for Vista

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  1. ooooo

    ooooo Registered Member

    Which is sharpest free behavior blocker for Vista, no human interaction required?

    Choice from:

    1. All Seeing Eye (system monitor)
    2. Arovax Shield
    3. Core Force (plus Sandboxing for advanced users)
    4. DriveSentry (integrity checker)
    5. Dynamic Security Agent
    6. EQSecure
    7. FullControl
    8. GeSWall free (plus sandboxing with no file system virtualization)
    9. Haute Secure
    10. MicroPoint Proactive Defense
    11. Neoava Guard
    12. OSSEC
    13. Real-time Defender Professional (ex ProSecurity)
    14. SafeSpace Personal Edition
    15. Samurai
    16. Secretmaker All-In-One
    17. SensiveGuard
    18. Strata Guard Free
    19. System Protect
    20. ThreatFire
    21. Trend Micro RUBotted
    22. Trust-no-exe
    23. Winpooch
    24. Wssecure Application Monitor
  2. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

    Just to add on that's not on your list- but I have had the best luck with Windows Defender with Spynet. But it is about the only quiet HIPS that I have found to work well with Vista. Hardly ever get a pop up although I am not sure that is a good thing.
  3. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    what about defensewall hips for Vista 32-bit.
    :thumb:not to manny pop ups(almost no pop ups)
  4. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

    There are some on your list I never heard of and system protect, I do not believe is a hips.It is file protection for accidental file deletion from user or malware and the like from deleting important files/docs etc.It does not question what wants to run or install,there for I wouldn't consider to be a Hips.On the list I like drive sentry for its well rounded features easy to understand,decent GUI,and lockdown feature. other then the tray icon.:blink: I like Geswall pretty effective easy to use light pretty reliable I found with UAC off which is required to install it in the first place.
  5. RejZoR

    RejZoR Polymorphic Sheep

    The weirdest thing is that NO one mentions pretty much all of these work ONLY on 32-bit systems. If you're running 64-bit Vista, you're totally out of luck...
  6. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

    They should rename windows defender to (DCS),Dosen't catch ****, that I ever seen.:D correction it does catch spycar test.:eek:
  7. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

    Shrug; it actually produces pretty decent results with adware (92% out of 18.778 samples caught according to PC World Czech edition test) - so if you are after that, it's a nice tool. :D
  8. clocks

    clocks Registered Member

    I think the OP wants a free program.
  9. wtsinnc

    wtsinnc Registered Member

    I believe Win Patrol (free or paid) is compatible with 64 bit vista.
    Not the sexiest or most sophisticated application out there, but it will alert the user to suspicious activities.

    Considering the available options, it might be worth a try.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
  10. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

    Ah was not aware of that.I leave it on anyways maybe one day it will come through for me when it needs to.;)
  11. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

    I guess I might post the entire results in case someone's interested (this is November 2008 issue of PCW)

    Adware - 18.778 samples
    Spyware (internet banking) - 4.182 samples
    Spyware (password stealing) - 31.649 samples

    KAV 2009 - 99% | 96% | 99%
    NAV 2008 - 87% | 99% | 99%
    Spyware Doctor 5.5.1 - 65% | 27% | 65%
    Windows Defender 1.1 - 92% | 2% | 10%
    Spybot S&D 1.5.2 - 22% | 1% | 1%
    Ad-Aware Free 2008 - 2% | 6% | 2%
    Spy Sweeper 5.5.7 - 4% | 2% | 3%
  12. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    free,ah ok:D
  13. vijayind

    vijayind Registered Member

    NAV 2008 o_O Why not NAV 2009, its much better :thumb:
  14. Matern

    Matern Registered Member

    SafeSpace is sharp, quiet and free, but not longer under development.
  15. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

    I used SafeSpace for a while and liked it a lot. It has a great GUI, will run apps with reduced rights and has keylogger protection as well. The only downside was it slowed browsing a little on my system. It may not do that on all systems though, so it's worth a try. Of course, it's not a "behavior blocker", it's a "sandbox", but it's on the OP's list <g>.
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