Anti-malware (HIPS, sandbox, etc...) for 64-bits Windows 7/Vista ?

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  1. ola nordmann

    ola nordmann Registered Member

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    Hi,

    After going 64-bits, mainly because of heavy RAM upgrades, I feel there is a sort of vacuum in the selection of security apps available. Sure, there's lots of AV programs out there, but I miss things like:

    -HIPS
    -Sandbox (Sandboxie, DefenceWall...)
    -Virtualization of system partition (Returnil, ShadowDefender, SteadyState...)

    So, anyone know of a list of 64-bits compatible security apps for Vista/7? Or maybe we could start one right here :)
     
  2. Someone

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    You could use LUA.
     
  3. m00nbl00d

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    As the user Someone mentioned, you could use LUA (Limited User Account) and SRP (Software Restriction Policies).

    If you're using Windows Vista Home editions, then you could follow this thread over here https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=232857

    Agnitum has a free version of Outpost firewall, which includes HIPS, and it works for 64-bit. You could disable the firewall part, if it would be possible. I tested it before, but forgot if it is or not possible to disabled only the firewall. :D

    http://free.agnitum.com/

    AVG also has a pure behavior analyzer (http://www.avg.com/product-avg-identity-protection). It works on 64-bit. It's a paid product. You may test it freely for 15 days.

    But, considering you're using a 64-bit Windows Vista, if you use it under LUA and apply SRP, then you've got a very solid protection.

    I'm sure others will give their opinions as well, and you may form an information option with all suggestions and advices.


    Regards
     
  4. vijayind

    vijayind Registered Member

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    ZoneAlarm ForceField is a 64bit sandbox.
    Also I think, the new Kaspersky 2010 range has 64bit compatible HIPS and Sandbox.
     
  5. Someone

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    I forgot to mention there's also Prevx.
     
  6. arran

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    Does Kaspersky come with a Sandbox now? has anyone here tested its sandbox yet? seems Kaspersky is moving up in the world.
     
  7. ola nordmann

    ola nordmann Registered Member

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    Thanks for all the advices!

    I know about the LUA-approach, especially since I am a long time user of Linux/Unix, where one newer uses the root (admin) account for day-to-day activities ;)

    But there are situations where LUA doesn't help, like when installing new software that requires full admin priviliges. That's just one of the many examples where HIPS/sandbox comes in handy.

    BTW, the new sandbox in Kaspersky 2010, is it a general purpose sandbox like Sandboxie, or just some kind of browser-protection like Forcefield?
     
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