If I have ProcessGuard do I need Ad-Watch?

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by sly87, Jul 15, 2005.

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  1. sly87

    sly87 Guest

    Can PG protect the same things? (e.g. Startup section, executable file assocations, browser hijack attempts) I'm not worried about popups since I got SP2.
  2. richrf

    richrf Registered Member

    Dec 11, 2003

    ProcessGuard provides a different type of protection than Ad-watch. However, what it does do, is protect you from unauthorized executables they may attempt to change the startup section, file associates, etc. as well as many other dangerous actions that Ad-watch does not guard against.

    If you are satisfied with Ad-watch then I would recommend that you keep it running as an additional layer of defense. On my system it was causing problems, so I uninstalled it and am using RegDefend to protect the registry and Winpatrol (now and then) to detect changes in other parts of my operating sytem.

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  3. sly87

    sly87 Guest

    Its good to know PG can protect against those things. It seems like winpatrol is more flexible so I'll probably use that instead of Ad-watch and then have PG as my primary application protection. Thanks for the help and the recommendations.
  4. JT3

    JT3 Guest

    I think this paragraph is kind of misleading. ProcessGuard, stops *all* executables from starting that are not in the whitelist. not just ones that attempt to "change the startup section, file associates, etc or carry out dangerous actions.

    If you want to stop these specific changes, you need a registry guard like Regdefend.

    Ad-watch and it's counterpart Teatimer also have an advantage over generic blockers like processguard and Regdefend, in that they recognise known malware processes and can block them.

    Products like ProcessGuard and Regdefend, dont have such databases, and relies entirely on the user to make the right decision.
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