How secure is LUA + SRP (+ SuRun)?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by MUmoto, Feb 9, 2009.

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  1. MUmoto

    MUmoto Registered Member

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    I've read some posts on this but some things aren't clear to me..

    1) What are the + and - of running just those on your system?
    2) Can my system stay clean like that or do I need to run other security software ?
    3) Can malware execute through "safe" processes (i.e. browsers) with my system set up like that?
    4) Would Sandboxed browsing be advisable to prevent "3" from happening?
    5) Any other things I have to keep in mind?
     
  2. suliman

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    + Lean and fast. You decide what software runs and not. No questions from security software (ie HIPS´n´stuff) - less risk of allowing anything malicious because of confirmation fatigue :)
    - Cant think of any.
    There are very few malware that doesnt need admin rights. Personally I have hard time to attract malware anyway so the chance of hitting one of those is a million to one for me. If that should happen SRP takes care of it.
    AFAIK no. A SRP that restricts anything but what you have allowed takes care of any new executions. Even with just LUA the malware cant access system folders.
    I dont use them. But it all depends on how paranoid you are. Sandboxes are good at what they do and they also prevent that if youre admin. If LUA I dont see the point of using sandbox.
     
  3. chris2busy

    chris2busy Registered Member

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    You can feel safe...LUA+SRP is one of the greatest combos and about as light as without anything on.you could use sandboxie to evade browser junk:cookies,cross scripting attacks,malicious scripts,e.t.c
     
  4. ParadigmShift

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    Yes. You can configure the sandbox to:

    - Allow only the browser access to the Internet
    - Allow only the browser to start and run
     
  5. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    Which versions of Vista offer SRP? Thanks!
     
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