Good Registry protection; can it be done using freeware?

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  1. T772

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    hey ,

    As you can see from the title i am looking into securing my registry and comp using freeware, so any ideas will help.

    I have been thinking about whether using Antihook and PG Free would other good protection from dangerous changes made to my registry, startup and Kernal based keyloggers and Rootkits. Are there any other combinations that might be good with PG Free such as Prevx, Regprot or Winpatrol etc? I would love to be able to buy every last piece of security software, but it is not always possible, so i was hoping that some knowledgle users at wilders would be able to point me in the right direction.

    T772
     
  2. bigc73542

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    Winpatrol runs very well with processguard as does regdefend. Also I would use spywareblaster. Arovaxshield seems to work fairly well alsp.
     
  3. T772

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    BigC, ive used spywareblaster and SG for a long time, but i feel I need better protection along the lines of what PG others, but i cant afford to buy the full product at the moment, so i really need a program that can be easily used to work along side PG Free. I have read some stuff on Arovaxshield, but i'm not totally sure of this product yet. As for regdefend is this free and fairly easy to get to grips with, T

    Thanks again BigC
     
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    I don't think RD is free but I have used arovaxshield and it behaved very well and notified when something tried to install in the registry or attempted to run. I don't think it is a bad program at all. And it didn't have any conflicts with the ten security apps I have installed.
     
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    You can use the free version of RegDefend which allows you to block any registry modifications you want automatically.

    http://www.ghostsecurity.com/index.php?page=regdefend
     
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    Does RD have a freeware version now, or are you speaking of the trial?
     
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    Notok,
    Regdefend drops back to freeware functionality after the trial has completed, I think this was new as of version 2
     
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    Very cool. Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the freeware version and the full?
     
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    I use WinPatrol PLUS and works very well... ;)

    The free version is also very good and useful.
     
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    I also didn't know that RegDefend turns Free when the trial ends :)

    Whould be nice to the difference between them... ;)
     
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    I am also interested in knowing this.... :D
     
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    T772 - if u want something like PG, you can try system safety monitor or antihook and both are free iirc. for registry protection i think MJRegWatcher may be the best freebie.
     
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    Me too is interested in RegDefend if it is free.

    Sorry but where is the free version? Is version 2.00 the one?

    How do you install it? Some simple instruction for installation and uninstallation would be good.

    :oops:
     
  16. T772

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    Hi, Thanks for such good replys >System safety monitor and MJ Watcher both look like execellent programs, also i didnt realise that Regdefend had a freeware version! All in all its been really helpful posting for help on this topic, always can count on poeple @ wilders!! Thanks Tom
     
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    I guess that depends on how much the free version of RegDefend covers ;) Anyone know?
     
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    http://www.ghostsec.com/gsshelp/ - Frequently Asked Questions


    Question 7. Once RegDefend changes into the FREE version, which features are disabled?
    The ability to click BLOCK on alerts is removed. However the ability to automatically block registry events (without user interaction) is still possible. There are other benefits of buying the FULL / UNLIMITED version of RegDefend, such as discounts on future software, future features not available in the FREE version and most importantly to keep research going for RegDefend. The FREE version of RegDefend can be used as long as the user requires.
     
  19. ice60

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    thanks, Jason :cool:
     
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    Anybody can help me, I am a BEGINER, what i should choose, RegDefend free version or MJ RejWatcher( as I want free). How you campare the 2. I will be thankful.
     
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    Winpooch is recommended, it uses api hooking method, You can create your own filters, make it as restrictive as you want it to be.. even whitelist all your apps that are trusted :D It blocks more than registry changes too.. completely free/open source
     
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    i've noticed that Kerio 4.2 asks me about registry changes when i install something. How good is kerio compared to say RegDefend or the free one?
     
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