Defensewall question

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by dueceswild, Mar 28, 2010.

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  1. jks52

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    Kees - how about DW3 + Threatfire 4.7? I have TF configured with most of the rules that have appeared on this board, but the best ones are the executable rules that block just about about anything from running unless I give the ok. TF seems to run very lean on my system. Or do you think prevx free would be more solid? I haven't used it before so I don't know what resources it uses.
     
  2. ako

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    DW+PX = perfect combo.
     
  3. Kees1958

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    When you like the anti executable (or at least warn at execution of user space/temp dirs) of TF, there is no need to add anything else, since you seem to be able to handle the extra pop-ups.

    The combo DW + PrevX (set heuristics AFTER age/popularity and all sliders to medium) is a terrific combo, because the behavioral/community intelligence kicks in when the protection of DW stops (when you yourself trust an installation exec). This combo is superb for people who do not want to decide themselves (and like to try new software).

    With the new DWv3, user friendly security with only avast file and behavioral shield (the freebie) is the most cost efficient, user friendly, high security combo around IMO for people only installing software every now and then.

    regards
     
  4. jmonge

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    agree;) with all said here
     
  5. abels

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    How about Defensewall + Comodo Firewall ( include Defense +). I got some conflict when install them together ( Comodo Firewall always crash)
     
  6. jmonge

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    allow comodo for untrusted in the defensewall firewall section ;)
     
  7. abels

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    Comodo processes doesn't appear in Untrusted applications. You mean adding comodo processes into Untrusted applications list ? Sr for my english
     
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    what i mean is in the firewall tab allow comodo for untrusted;)
     
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    Oh.Thanks. I used DW 2.x and got that conflict. Now I downloaded and installed DW 3.0. No conflict anymore!
     
  10. jmonge

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    good to know it is ok now man:)
     
  11. jks52

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    Thanks Kees -- since I usually don't install anything without vetting it pretty thoroughly, I usually just suspend TF for an install so I don't have to deal with all the popups, then turn it back on.

    Folo up for you, you recommend DW3 with Avast for a lean, effective setup. Does that mean no TF or Prevx at all, but it would still provide good security? I guess since I don't really do any risky surfing (and I haven't been infected to any extent for a number of years), I'm looking for a light but solid setup.
     
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    Thanks Kees -- since I usually don't install anything without vetting it pretty thoroughly, I usually just suspend TF for an install so I don't have to deal with all the popups, then turn it back on.

    Folo up for you, you recommend DW3 with Avast for a lean, effective setup. Does that mean no TF or Prevx at all, but it would still provide good security? I guess since I don't really do any risky surfing (and I haven't been infected to any extent for a number of years), I'm looking for a light but solid setup.

    Sorry for posting twice - have been having a little trouble with my internet connection.
     
  13. Kees1958

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    Yep, DW3 + Avast Free (file and behavioral shield only) should be a more than solid solution for your PC habits, you can skip the rest (not TF no PrevX).

    With Chrome/ChromePlus/Chromium/Iron DW3 uses even less CPU cycles due to the internal sandbox of Chrome (and chrome clones). Nice extentions are IEtab, New Tab Behaviour, SiteAdvisor for Chrome. With short cut Ctrl + Shift + Del you can delete all history at once with Chrome (and clones). For the Ad and Flash bashers there is Adsweep and Flashblock
     
  14. jks52

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    That sounds pretty lean. I've been using Avira 9 ever since it came out and it has worked very well for me. I take it you feel that Avast 5 is a better fit with DW3 than Avira would be or would it make much difference in terms of my usage?

    Thanks for your feedback.
     
  15. adik1337

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    question:
    how can I set defensewall to flag all my downloaded files being save on "download areas" as untrusted?
     
  16. Ilya Rabinovich

    Ilya Rabinovich Developer

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    Yes, you may set that folders as "untrusted" manually.
     
  17. adik1337

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    thanks Ilya ... would this mean that after I download a file using internet download manager and immediately click on open it would run as untrusted or should I go to the "download area" and run the file from there to have it run as untrusted?

    EDIT:
    Ok, I can just click open and a warning message would pop-up .. thanks again Ilya
     
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  18. Tony

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    They should automatically be set as untrusted if downloaded from your browser, p2p etc as long as they were running as untrusted when the files were downloaded.

    However if you use shadowdefender or returnil then Just add these download folders to the untrusted applications list, then all files in the folders will run as untrusted.
     
  19. adik1337

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    @tony
    nope ... I run my browser as untrusted - download a file via IDM(untrusted and save dir "download area)") after download is finished and clicking on open via IDM it would run as trusted.

    EDIT:
    Ilya's suggestion did the trick :) ....

    @Ilya
    I think this should have been added on the help file (download area set as untrusted) ... most people would expect that they are already protected by defensewall by just doing their normal routine (downloading - running apps) .. w/o them knowing that they have to right click on a file (if they are unsure if it is clean) and run it as untrusted. A help file stating that you have to set the download areas as untrusted first would do the trick, because once you launch a downloaded file defensewall would ask if you would like it to run trusted or untrusted. Or better yet have all the downloads area set to untrusted by default.
     
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  20. Ilya Rabinovich

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    IDM should be into the untrused list by default. Thus, the files you download should marked as untrusted too. Make sure you are not running DW in "expert" mode.

    DefenseWal is already working this way.
     
  21. adik1337

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    I see ... that might be it ... thanks again Ilya :)
     
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