spyshelter free with ais

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  1. ams963
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    hi,
    when I used avast free and comodo fw/d+ there was no conflict. avast free has bb, right? but it played along with comodo's hips.
    I upgraded to ais. Removed comodo fw/d+.
    I'm thinking about adding spyshelter free to fill in the gap of comodo hips.
    so, will spyshelter free hips and anti key-logger conflict with ais bb and its integrated anti key-logger feaure? is spyshelter needed when I've got ais?

    thanks for any reply.
  2. Scoobs72
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    You have no anti-execution control with Spyshelter, which is arguably the most important function (if it can't execute it can't infect, goes the saying).

    You could try:
    - Online Armor with the Firewall component uninstalled (from the Options>Firewall tab)
    - A dedicated anti-exec application such as the novirusthanks one discussed extensively in this sub-forum
    - A virtualisation app that includes an anti-exec element (e.g. Returnil)

    Or you could try a threatgate mitigation approach, e.g. Defensewall or Sandboxie, but that is a very different approach to your previous setup.

    A lot of it depends on the type of user you are and your own approach to computer security.
  3. Kernelwars
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    as far as you real question goes--I have used spyshelter with avast with no conflict at all.. :thumb:
  4. Scoobs72
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    There were two parts to the question - is it needed and will it conflict. If it's not needed then there's hardly any point addressing the conflict question :)
  5. Kees1958
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    Come on the OP bought Avast Internet Security, don't advise buying other stuff :D

    I would definitely try Spyshelter free when you feel you are missing the HIPS, it is a very complete anti-key logger with decent HIPS functionality. You can set it to auto allow signed programs to reduce pop-ups.

    I have used it in many setups on x32 systems, see for example http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1926593&postcount=4


    Regards
  6. Scoobs72
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    Number 1 on my list is OA, which is free if you don't want the extra functionality (not requested by the OP) :) It fills the gap left by CIS nicely by having a very strong, low pop-up HIPS with the option of uninstalling the firewall. On 32bit installs it also has all of the anti-keylogger functionality of Spyshelter.
    imo, a HIPS without an anti-exec function is not really a proper HIPS.
  7. Sherlock_Holmes
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    How to unsintall firewall and keep only the hips and run safer function ?
  8. moontan
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    moontan Registered Member

    if you want an anti-exe you could always use windows own SRP.
  9. sm1
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    When I used spyshelter with AIS I got BSOD. Spyshelter may not conflict with Avast free as some are using it. I think AIS firewall or BB conflicts with spyshelter.
  10. Scoobs72
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    Options tab>Firewall>Uninstall Firewall.....although I'm not 100% certain that this option is available in the free version. If it isn't then bang goes this free option for you.
  11. moontan
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    no surprise there, with the quantity of inline hooks that SpyShelter injects in the kernel.

    if i were you, i would try SS on a clean system.
    then installs your security apps one by one until your computer seizes up. ;)
    you'll then know exactly what SS is compatible with.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011
  12. jmonge
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    jmonge Registered Member

    good idea;)
  13. moontan
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    moontan Registered Member

    hahaha! :D

    glad you like it, J. LOL
  14. jmonge
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    jmonge Registered Member

    i really do especially the protected mode;) :thumb:
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