Can GeSWall take the place of your AV's http scanning?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by InfinityAz, Sep 10, 2007.

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  1. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    I'm currently running BitDefender Internet Security 2008 (which is very impressive so far) and have "scan http traffic" enabled.

    My question is, if I run GeSWall when browsing (with FF, noscript, etc.), can GeSWall take the place of http scanning (i.e., can I turn off http scanning in BDIS and run GeSWall instead, but still get comparable protection)?
     
  2. SourMilk

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    I think it depends on what you do with your downloads and physical file sharing (eg. allowing a USB drive on your computer that is not yours.) I know GeSWall will allow you to run a downloaded program in an isolation box but if you want to install/run it permanently, I think it would be a good idea to scan it with an antivirus and an antispyware.

    SourMilk out

    p.s. I also meant to mention that if you are asking about web infection only, I think that GeSWall would probably be enough. My main concern would be "leakage" because of the operator's poor choices. I know the hard way - guess I am one of those poor choice persons. I inadvertently allowed two dropper trojans and spyware to infiltrate my machine after downloading a "free" scrabble program.
     
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