How does Defensewall alert you of keyloggers?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Boost, Oct 21, 2009.

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  1. Boost

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    Trying Defensewall out and was curious how it alerts you in such a case,

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  2. Scoobs72

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    A popup to alert of keylogging behaviour. Click 'OK' to allow the behaviour and continue, or 'Terminate' to terminate the program initiating the keylogging behaviour.
     
  3. chris1341

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    Some are blocked silently in the same way as most potential breaches by an untrusted application. Others where they use keylogging techniques commonly used by other safe applications you are alerted as scoobs describes.

    It's maybe worth noting keylogging is not blocked in those circimstances. You either allow it to continue or terminate the keylogger. One of the very few critcisms of Defensewall I have is that this alert is not 'in your face' enough but I know most will disagree.

    It's also worth noting its only untrusted applications. If you have a keylogger already installed then add Defensewall it will not alert as say other classical HIPS/behaviour blockers might as it does not know if it came through an untrusted source. That's unlikely IMO and Defensewall does a great job against keyloggers.

    Cheers
     
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    Yes, that is a very important point and one I glossed over a bit.
     
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