Free Anti-Executable App

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Toby75, Aug 9, 2009.

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  1. Toby75

    Toby75 Registered Member

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    Does anybody know of any free AE with a small footprint that soley focuses on execution control? (Processes, DLL's, etc.?)

    Must be free as I have been told that I've maxed out my budget for security apps for 2009.
     
  2. Toby75

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    Anyone?
     
  3. zopzop

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    Trust no exe and Comodo Firewall with D+ are the only ones that come to mind (I think Online Armor free also has this feature).

    Trust no exe only officially supports Win2k/XP/NT.
     
  4. Kees1958

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    PGS set to deny of user space works also on Vista x32/x64 :thumb: TNE works perfect on XP as ZopZop told you
     
  5. Espresso

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    PrivateFirewall has an executable control component as well, although, last I remember, it didn't work in Vista.
     
  6. Toby75

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    Thanks guys!

    @Espresso,
    Yeah I was looking at that program. Do you know if you can run it "deny by default" with executables?

    Also, yes from what I read it is compatible with Vista!

    Thanks again,
    Toby
     
  7. Espresso

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    Yes, PrivateFirewall has been "compatible" with Vista for a while, but the executable control component didn't work. DSA had the same problem.
     
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    i like this litle tool;)
     
  10. Toby75

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    Doesn't work in Vista. :'(
     
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    Yes. Very light, quick to install, doesn't require a reboot after installing so you can install it under Returnil or Shadow Defender in the morning, play with it all day and if you don't like it reboot and it's gone. It also has the options to set to ask or default deny. I like it but am playing :D with the Returnil v3 beta at the moment.
    Executable Lockdown is not free though (15 day trial) but is I believe a one time license.
     
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    process guard ,privatefirewall strongest with white list
     
  14. Joeythedude

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    Anti-Executable v2.2 is the best IMO.
     
  15. Toby75

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    Does privatefirewall have a "default deny" option with no prompt?

    Thanks,
    Toby
     
  16. Toby75

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    Yeah I spoke with that company on LiveChat and they said it's a one time license for the current version only...you have to purchase another license for any future versions.
     
  17. Windchild

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    Ah, but is it free? ;)

    For Windows XP and UP, there are Software Restriction Policies, like Kees mentioned - included in Windows and pretty good.
     
  18. Joeythedude

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    Agree , I think SRP is well worth looking into , although I have done it myself yet :)
     
  19. NormanF

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    Windows 7 FirewallControl Free (GUI frontend for Windows Firewall) has an anti-executable feature. By default, programs are disabled unless permission is given for them to access the Internet. And the price is free.
     
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