Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Dregg Heda, Jan 22, 2009.
How does HIPS differ from an anti-executable? Aren't they essentially the samething?
hips ask for you permission to kill
AE kills without your consent
Yeap, HIPS is the legal hunter
AE is the cold blooded murderer
cool explanation, easy to understand by the way what is prevx edge?hips or behabiour blocker?
Thanks you've cleared it up for me. Here are some other questions:
1) How necessary is a HIPS? Many firewalls have HIPS components, why is that? Why does Matousec place such an importance on HIPS functions in his firewall test (Oh and what exactly is a leaktest?)?
2) If I were to use a virtualiser like RVS or ShadowDefender would I need a HIPS?
Prevx edge is a BB along with other things but it is not a hips
thanks buddy for info
1)a h.i.p.s can be a megalith in defending your virtual life IF you are acknowledged enough to know how to propertly answer its prompts..as for firewalls..many malware these are targeted towards identity theft and credit card information frauds and stealing..to achieve that they sometimes use legitimate system processes to get their data out (e.g if you see svchost.exe trying to make a connection you will most likely press accept since its legit), and thus they use h.i.p.s components to warn you for atempts to manipulate other processes as well as other actions...leaktests are created just to show how prone each firewall is to such methods of bypassing.
2)everything is relative...you can use a virtualiser but alone it makes you vulnerable to identity theft,fraud and phishing(since they still get your data even if you remove them with reboot after they do)..you can always use a virtualiser along with safe storage of vital info life robofor , keyscrambler(that one is for manual entering info) and many others as well....if you ask me such identity threats are mostly via browser,so firefox with an up to date noscript extension and some sence in using it is more than enough...we have a member around here(garh forgot his name-but he has the same router as me ) that has been running around naked with a such setup healthy for long time .
Having a psychotic moment? lol
For answer to first question, scroll down to History and Introduction, second paragraph here. For second question, just read further.
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