AppGuard 4.x 32/64 Bit

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Jryder54, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. NormanF

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    Yup. Users in need of a trial can try out BRN's AOL Tech Fortress, which is basically a rebranded AppGuard, if I'm not mistaken.
    After 30 days, they continue subscribing to it like a service. That or buy 5xx outright.
     
  2. NormanF

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    People keep getting them confused. NVT ERP is an anti-executable; AG is software restriction policy akin to Microsoft's AppLocker. Different ways of securing Windows from malware.
     
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  3. NormanF

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    No security software, including AG, can guarantee 100% protection. It can help users make an informed decision about keeping their PCs safe. But if people don't exercise good judgment, they are going to face trouble. To avoid that, common sense and best practices is always a good guide to follow.
     
  4. NormanF

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    Most people don't know about SMB protocol. In two decades of computing, I've never used it.
     
  5. Peter2150

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    Yes, but I don't think it's the same version of Appguard
     
  6. NormanF

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    A consumer-focused build without a lot of tweaks. I'm guessing a set and forget it SRP.
     
  7. Umbra

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    Indeed, so simple to understand...
     
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    fwiw, I just re-added appguard 4661 to my new hard_pc, after not running AG on my older box for a couple years (not exactly clear why I uninstalled it?) in any event, AG is running great with some other security apps, no hit on performance, no unexpected popups, took the time to go thru the user guide and understand it (better than last time), so when there is a popup or toaster, I understand it, and very happy with the additional AG layer. :D great app :thumb:
     
  9. Lockdown

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    We thank everyone for their continued support.

    If one understands how software restriction policies work, then one realizes that the default policies in AppGuard provide the least troublesome, yet at the same time very high protection.

    If a person is so inclined, they can create policies for System Space. Admittedly, that takes a higher level of understanding of Windows internals and possible attacks. Will such a policy protect against anything and everything that potentially could compromise a system - no, it will not. That's common sense.

    The product adheres to best practices and has proven itself time and again to provide reliable, high level protection within the software restriction policy framework.
     
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  10. solitarios

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    Can not create a free version?
     
  11. Umbra

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    no, we are lucky there is still a "Home User" version :p
     
  12. NormanF

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    It costs money to develop it. if you feel confident in securing your PC and have Enterprise, there's AppLocker.

    if you don't know how to do it, there's CryptoPrevent for free or paid AppGuard - both of which are basically SRP.
     
  13. Umbra

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    +1
     
  14. solitarios

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    Voodooshield is free and has superior technology to appguard.
     
  15. Peter2150

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    Then enjoy it, but keep posts about in the Voodooshield thread.
     
  16. Circuit

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    Please, VS is not much compared to AppGuard.
    Nothing to compare.
     
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  17. NormanF

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    VS is an anti-executable; Appguard is an SRP.

    Different products.
     
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    06/18/17 08:14:59 Prevented process <dismhost.exe | c:\windows\system32\compattelrunner.exe> from launching from <c:\windows\temp\d0a7c723-b2c5-4844-83d1-a8e9baa2933e>

    What's this?! The process was blocked almost at seconds interval....
     
  19. Umbra

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    it is probably Windows diskcleaner.
     
  20. Duotone

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    Thanks umbra... so I just need to add it on user space?! Set AG to protected mode for a few minutes and the blocking stopped...
     
  21. Umbra

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    Normally. i disabled diskcleaner task , so i can run it only on demand. maybe @Lockdown will give you more details.
     
  22. Lockdown

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    You have C:\Windows\Temp in User Space - YES; you are using a hardened policy. A lot of programs use C:\Windows\Temp for updates and other activities - so you should expect block events from that directory.

    Add to User Space - NO: c:\windows\temp\*\dismhost.exe

    dismhost.exe is cleaning up the Windows temp directory. compattellrunner.exe runs according to a set of defined tasks in Task Scheduler. You will find them under Windows > Application experience. If I recall, the commandline is c:\windows\system32\compattelrunner.exe -maintenance.
     
  23. Duotone

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    Thanks @Lockdown
     
  24. rdsu

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    Everytime I start Rambox I get this message:

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    Prevented process <reg.exe | c:\users\x\appdata\local\rambox\app-0.5.9\rambox.exe> from launching from <c:\windows\system32>.
    
    Should I ignore this?


    AppGuard v4.4.6.1 (Protected)
     
  25. Peter2150

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    Did it break anything. If no, you can ignore it.
     
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