HIPS vs file infectors

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Gullible Jones, Sep 10, 2009.

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  1. Pardon my ignorance, but are there any HIPS out there that can defend against file infectors? e.g. something that would give a warning if a program attempted to patch a binary file?
     
  2. cqpreson

    cqpreson Registered Member

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    The HIPS which have file defender can do it.
     
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    arran Registered Member

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    The best HIPS for file and folder protection is obviously Malware Defender.
     
  4. cqpreson

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    In my opinion,EQSecure and CoreForce are also very good.
     
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    Last version of Core Force was January 17, 2008. It was not more updated.
     
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    Wouldn't any decent HIPS work? Presuming the file infector is an executible, if it's not one you expect/wish to run, block it. Or, am I missing something?
     
  7. Kyle1420

    Kyle1420 Registered Member

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    In general HIPS are pretty secure as opposed to AV's.
    HIPS can protect you from file modification made by malware. Ofcourse, there may be exceptions to this rule... But I can't think of any off the top of my head :p
     
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