Best free newb-friendly HIPS?

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  1. Robot_Z

    Robot_Z Registered Member

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    I've tried to search for a few but get mixed opinions on them. Can someone give me a solid recommendation and give a few points as to why it's the best? I tried Malware Defender and a few others, can honestly say I was a bit overwhelmed by them.
     
  2. Noob

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    I would guess by newb friendly HIPS you mean HIPS that are semi auto? (Less pop ups and helps you take decisions)

    You could give Comodo HIPS a try, in it's default configuration it's not as noisy and annoying or Online Armor Free which is extremely quiet after the first boot up. :D
     
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    Hey.

    I'm going to look into both, ever since I began reading posts on this site I've seen a lot of positive comments about Comodo and Online Armor.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Dark Shadow

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    I no exactly what you mean by overwhelmed.Although the classical type hips provide a nice security blanket they can be a real pita.

    So for a friendly hips, I would also have to Say Comodo or Online Armor or perhaps consider a behavior Blocker like mamutu.
     
  5. IvoShoen

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    PrivateFirewall is even lighter and quieter than Comodo or Online Armor in my opinion. Worth a try.
     
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    what about mamutu?isn`t it a HIPS software?you could give it a try also
     
  7. ams963

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    Go for Online Armor. It's very strong, light and quiet.
     
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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Mamutu is not free. That two are the best there is :)
     
  9. guest

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    mamutu
    is one of the best ones out there, it can be quite as a mouse
    or teeth of a tiger, according to how you set it up:thumb:
     
  10. Blues7

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    As others have mentioned, Comodo, Online Armor and PrivateFirewall are all viable options and extremely effective solutions.

    The default settings on OA and PF are probably a little stronger than Comodo's out of the box but that can be quickly addressed by following Chiron's excellent primer on how to install and setup Comodo's Firewall. (See the thread in this sub-forum.)

    Whichever one you decide to go with, you can count on getting assistance here as necessary.
     
  11. Noob

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    What makes Online Armor almost pop up less is their initial setup configuration which scans all files on your computer such as programs, startup entries etc. and then compares it with the database and whitelists known ones, unknown ones then show up so you can choose to whitelist them or not. :D
    BTW that's in the default mode, if you deactivate all auto features you will release the monster hidden inside. (Like MD)
     
  12. Rico

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    Defense Wall - deserves your attention

    Rico
     
  13. Blues7

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    I believe the OP's question was:

    Just sayin'...
     
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    I believe DW is Hips, or so say they say"

     
  15. Blues7

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    Alas, it is not free and thus does not fit the parameters set by the person requesting our assistance.
     
  16. Robot_Z

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    Online Armor is looking promising, how much memory does it use?
     
  17. Blues7

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    I don't think the numbers themselves are going to tell you whether it's going to be a hit or miss for you...the proof will be in the testing on your own particular system. Some folks have had issues with the resource usage while many (or most) others have not.

    OA is a great choice and well worth the trial imho.
     
  18. kdcdq

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    I couldn't agree more. I am VERY happy with PrivateFirewall...:thumb: :thumb:
     
  19. DX2

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    I wouldn't say lighter than comodo, mine is only using 4k total.
     
  20. Noob

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    To be honest with you, initially i was talking about Online Armor Free but after checking Emsisoft website i'm not sure if they still offer the free version though. :D :rolleyes:
     
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    Mamutu/EAM is a Behavior Blocker, not an HIPS.
     
  22. ctrlaltdelete

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    The Online Armor setup file can be used to install OA Free or OA Premium.
     
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    Correct, see also this knowledgebase article: What is a HIPS?
     
  24. Kees1958

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    Private FireWall is very easy to use and pretty good
     
  25. guest

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    "Mamutu/EAM is a Behavior Blocker, not an HIPS"

    you set it up right you just might change your mind about that,
    it has the best of both worlds to it.:thumb:
     
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