Gpcode trojan versus HIPS

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by aigle, Apr 26, 2011.

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Another test for classical HIPS.

    Gpcode trojan is ransomware. It encrypts many data file types on ur PC and you will loose your data.
     
  2. aigle

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    Comodo Defence Plus - default settings but tightened the autosandbox to Untrsuted instead of partially limited.

    It failed. Gpcode successfully encrypted many files on my PC.

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  3. aigle

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    GesWall- Passed. Gpcode could not touch any files. It created some dummy files that were all isolated by GW.

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  4. aigle

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    OnlineArmor- It has a very nice feature. It detects if some executable wants to get a list of files on a partition/ drive/ memory stick etc. If you block it, malware can,t modify the files/ data etc.

    Only possible bug I faced that OA did not give me a pop up about gpcode trying to get a list of files( a pop up is expected behavior). It rather stopped gpcode itself from getting list of files( may be due to a cloud based blacklist?).

    Any way gpcode could not do any harm.

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  5. aigle

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    AppGuard- with high settings I run Gpcode from C:\Program Files folder as a gaurded application and gpcode could not do any harm.

    AG Passed.

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  6. Noob

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    Comodo is crap at default IMO :)
    You should disable all the auto allow, auto trust, scan in "cloud".

    If we want to be more techie, then tinker the settings and sandbox :D
    All these auto trust and auto allow and scan in cloud makes the program friendlier but cripples a LOT the classical HIPS.
     
  7. aigle

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    Hi, it,s not the auto-allow or auto-trust that is the problem here. Problem here is a deficient feature in Comdo Defence Plus. There is no filter/ rule for the malicious behavior of gpcode in Comodo defence plus. So once it,s allowed to be executed, comodo sandbox or HIPS can not contain it. Same is true for many other HIPS like EQS, MD, etc.

    OA made a smart move and added such a feature. Comodo developers are still lazy to do this IMHO.
     
  8. Konata Izumi

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    Requesting test for Bufferzone PRO Free :)
     
  9. Kernelwars

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    aigle if possible please test it against zonealarm free:rolleyes:
     
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    Hmmm... zone alarm has no HIPS, it,s just a FW so it will fail the test for sure.
     
  11. Boyfriend

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    aigle, if possible please test it against KIS (all components disabled except Application Control, System Watcher, and Proactive Defense) or share sample via PM :)
     
  12. CoolWebSearch

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    what about DefenseWall HIPS 3.11?
     
  13. yongsua

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    Test Outpost firewall and PrivateFirewall.
     
  14. aigle

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    So sorry but I wil not be able to test on request pls. Hope you people will not mind. PM me if you want more details.
     
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    I noticed you are testing an old version of Online Armor, and also the free version. The latest premium release would perform much better than this older version. They added an AE (anti-executable), registry, and File Protection. The AE is my favorite addition to OA V5. It denies many more threats by default without having to prompt the user for input.
     
  16. aigle

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    OA already passed so i did not use the latest version.
     
  17. aigle

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    So it,s a blacklist? Is it there in free version?

    Thanks
     
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    Comodo thinks that because gpcode is catched from their av, so there is no problem.

    imho this is an huge, and well known, bypass - but they don't think so
     
  19. doktornotor

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    What?! So, they assume that their (horrible IMHO) AV is installed, so they ignore known malware in FW/HIPS since it "should be catched" by their AV? Oh maaan, this thing is going downhill really fast in the name of so called "usability".

    o_O :gack:
     
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    - It's called 'File & Registry Shield'. I guess 'whitelist/whitelisting', is a better terminology regarding this approach?

    - Nope, only in the paid version; OA Premium. (Emsisoft has really given an extra reason to pay..;))
    From their online feature list;

    'By default, if an Unknown program tries to create, delete, modify or read a file in a location that matches a file rule, Online Armor will alert you to this behavior, giving you a chance to Allow or Block it. Untrusted programs are Blocked from taking these actions by default.

    By default, if an Unknown program tries to create, delete, modify or read a registry key in a location that matches a registry rule, Online Armor will alert you to this behavior, giving you a chance to Allow or Block it. Untrusted programs are Blocked from taking these actions by default.
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    OA Premium 5.0 features; link.

    P.S. Kudos for your testing.
     
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    and what about anti-executable?
     
  22. Night_Raven

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    I've already done what aigle is doing now - a while ago I tested various programs against this threat out of personal curiosity. I had the same results as aigle.
    To fill some missing information...
    Privatefirewall handled it very well here. It blocked it in the way Online Armor did.
    DefenseWall also managed to protect the files.

    Comodo Firewall/IS, Malware Defender and Real-time Defender could protect files if such rules are created manually but by default they do fail. MD and RtD however do protect files in the root directory of each drive at least but that's about it.
     
  23. zerotox

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    And what about LUA/SUA with SRP - will it pass?
     
  24. NormanN

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    Thanks for the tests. I'm loving OA and DefenseWall (on different comps).

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  25. yongsua

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    Thanks for the information but how about Outpost?It failed?Thanks and Regards.
     
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