Does ProcessGuard and Online Armor conflict?

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  1. shadowatcher

    shadowatcher Registered Member

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    Does anyone know if ProcessGuard and Online Armor conflict if run on the same system? Also, which of the two do you prefer more or which do you think is the better program? Thanks!
     
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    I have them both and so far no conflict. If I was told I had to get rid of one of them I would get rid of OA. But I wouldn't want to.
     
  3. shadowatcher

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    What firewall do you use? I like Tiny but there is a compatibility issue between Online Armor and Tiny Firewall. Any suggestions?
     
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    Same here, I've had no problems running them together. The only thing that really overlaps right now is the execution protection, which I like OA's much better. In the next version they plan on adding all the same things to OA as PG has, with plenty more.
     
  5. richrf

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    So far there has been no conflict on my machine - though I don't know if I woudl recommend it, since I do not know how each product has implemented its detection scheme, so I do not know whether any negative impact is possible. Probably no one knows for sure - until there actually is some conflict detected.

    As for which one I prefer. Well, I like the idea that with ProcessGuard and RegDefend, I can actually directly specifiy which programs have which type of protections. For example, progams A I will allow a driver to be installed, but program B I will not. I can directly specify these privileges through the GUI interface. Mike has indicated this configurability/transparency will be in a future version of OA.

    OA has much more informative alerts than ProcessGuard and also has some additional features that I like, such as the Web Screen, which alerts when some potentially malicious action is detected within a web page.

    Both are excellent products and it really is a matter of taste. If you have a top-tier AV, then either one, I believe, provides excellent additional protection. The best thing to do is to just try them out. But try to make an image copy first - just in case.

    Regards,
    Rich
     
  6. beetlejuice69

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    Both run great together on my machine.

    ...and the same here as for Rich`s comments,
     
  7. WilliamP

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    Shadowatcher,to answer your firewall question ,I have Zonealarm free.
     
  8. Peter2150

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    I also am running Process Guard with Online Armor. Actually also running Safe'n'Sec. Firewall is Outpost 2.7 No conflicts. While there are overlaps there are also differences.

    Pete
     
  9. Wai_Wai

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    It all depends on what you need.
    Personally I haven't used OA yet.

    I have tried ProcessGuard. It is good for beginners. It has a learning mode which the program will learn how your system works and record them, so it wil not alert you for permissions later on. However to use this function, you need to make sure your system is 100% clean. otherwise it will be stupid enough to record your malware activities as legitimate.

    If you don't bother to learn how to use a program or get many alerts to answer, ProcessGuard may be your choice.

    EDIT: I have information regaridng the performance of different intrusion prevention systems (ProcessGuard VS System Safety Monitor VS Viguard). If you wish to have it, contact me.
     
  10. I have info too.

    http://kareldjag.over-blog.com/categorie-69553.html
     
  11. Wai_Wai

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    It's where my information base from.
    What I did is to present them in an excel table, so it is easier to see their performance differences.
    If anyone is interested in it, feel free to ask.

    EDIT: Does anoyne know how to contact the author of the website? I tried to click on the "contact", but it is full of unreadable language (I don'tknow what lanugage it is). I would like to send the table to see if the author finds it useful. Does anyone know the email address?
     
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  12. Vikorr

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    Thanks, I didn't know Kareldjag had done ViGuard, and was looking for some info on it (for curiosities sake more than anything).
     
  13. Infinity

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    the time I was interested...afaik viguard was one of the first "non signature-based" malware preventer/scanner/...

    but I couldn't find English version...I heard this issue is solved...but the choice is way to big to choose now for viguard...but it's a respectable company.

    it's hard to keep up since a lot of players are doing it for free and compatability can be an issue but not always...try and learn...

    hell...I read this like 5 times today...

    which is the best: 4 times today ..

    :rolleyes: :doubt:

    / I just saw this is slightly of topic...anyway...time to work again :D ...
    .. take care.
     
  14. Wai_Wai

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