Desktop Armor?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by TimeKeeper, Sep 15, 2004.

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  1. TimeKeeper

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    Has this been tried by anyone? http://www.desktoparmor.com/index.shtml It's made by same people who made GetRight (download manager). I think it is somewhat like Prevx. Any opinions on how good this is? There is a free trial, i think. But final cost, if you want to buy it is $25. US dollars. Many thanks.
     
  2. Notok

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    It looks a lot like Prevx. Although it has some features not found with Prevx (some Windows hardening, script blocker, pop-up & "web-bug" blocker, dialer protection, a couple system tools, and a user interface that's more friendly to novice users) it actually blocks fewer behaviors than Prevx and won't cover some of the actions taken by the nastier malware.

    In terms of security strength, you're probably better off with Prevx, one of the other script blockers, SafeXP, and Mozilla/FireFox, which are all free. However Desktop Armor looks like a good package for the more novice users, or those that don't mind paying a little extra to reduce the number of security related programs on their computer.
     
  3. TimeKeeper

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    Thanks for the help/info Notok. Sounds like it's probably a better idea to stick with Prevx.
     
  4. Paranoid2000

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    Desktop Armor appears to be just a rebadged Geek Superhero (compare these screenshots) with less garish graphics.

    As Notok has said, it does provide ease of use but it doesn't offer anything not covered elsewhere. And it cannot even claim to cover buffer overflows or control software installation like Prevx does.
     
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