Free/cheap HIPS/application control to compliment my router

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Iangh, Nov 30, 2006.

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  1. Iangh

    Iangh Registered Member

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    If I dump my software firewall what's the best free/cheap HIPS/application control to compliment my router, and why?

    It needs to have a learning mode, fast and light.

    Preferably, advice as to the course of action one should take if something untoward happens to make it kids/wife proof.

    Ian
     
  2. ejr

    ejr Registered Member

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    Why would you dump your firewall?

    I believe that you should have:

    1. Router
    2. Firewall
    3. Antivirus
    4. Antispyware/HIPS
     
  3. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Spyware Terminator
     
  4. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Some freebies include-

    System Safety Monitor free
    ProSecurity free
    Antihook 2.6
    ProcessGuard free
    Ghost Security Suite

    Try a few out and see which one suits you best.
     
  5. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    Although it's called a Behavioral Blocker, doesn't Cyberhawk still qualify as a HIPS type of software? I understand why even an average PC user would sill need a good Firewall and AV, but is malware really getting bad enough on the Internet, that even using an AV and FW with FireFox, that a Realtime Antispyware and HIPS is needed too?
     
  6. Arup

    Arup Guest

    Pro Security is full featured and excellent, Spyware Terminator is a less featured but effective alternative as well.
     
  7. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    You could also try Prevx1, it will remain free as long as it doesn't intercept any malware.
     
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