If you would choose just ONE security application

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by shadek, May 23, 2014.

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  1. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

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    Lets make it three in a row: Sandboxie.

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  2. Joxx

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    four in a row
    Sandboxie
     
  3. LoneWolf

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    32bit - DefenseWall
    64bit - Appguard or Sandboxie
     
  4. chris1341

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    No need to say any more. Except maybe this.

    Cheers
     
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    Prevx oh sorry Webroot SecureAnywhere! :argh:

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  6. Feandur

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    Not much travel time with Sandboxie....so, just DefenseWall on x32; Appguard on x64.
    That's it.

     
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    SD for me :D
     
  8. luciddream

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    Sandboxie here too, on XP. Although I consider Comodo FW/D+ 5.10 just as important a layer I could find another outbound FW and a classic HIPS. There is only 1 Sandboxie.
     
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  13. SLE

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    I know, nevertheless the first argument of jmonge fails.

    Because "behavioural" parts of scanners like HMP only detect things that are familar with known things etc. and (because it's just a scanner) after those things are on your system. Real behaviour analysis is something that has to happen when the behaviour happens - in real time. No scanner performs a full emulation of what could happen.

    So if the argument is "I will be protected from unknown malware" scanners are not the way to go. And for me thatsway some part of malware scanner could never be the "one security application" i would choose. Beside that I'm happy about the hypothetic thread question an that this has nothing to do with reality. Pc-Security is a concept and not bounded to any application, begin with OS features it's the basic and you can reach a lot. But is than the OS the ONE application? ;-)

    Nevertheless: I like HMP and some of the features.
     
  14. phalanaxus

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    I don't think his first argument fails at all, he said it will detect unkown malware and it will. Will it detect each and every threat ? No. Any other software (not just scanners) can detect each and every threat? No.

    If we are discussing the efficiency though I agree with you; scanners are not the most efficient line of defense against the unknown. White-listing (As in if you don't know it is safe, don't allow it to run style) works far better in that regard imo. If you still insist on running the unknown, at least isolate it as good as possible (a sandbox, rights restriction, etc) is the way I go.

    A layered security approach is more effective as you said but the topic is about selecting one security application :D If I would have to pick one it would be a security suite which provides a sandbox.
     
  15. Jarmo P

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    I can't surf without Sandboxie or try some programs installed in a sandbox that happen seldom but I do. I am lucky my other security software don't conflict with it currently.

    avast! might in some further updates as it has done in the past. Then it is a go to that AV. It is not really needed. Needs first to disable the guards and see if it solves things. I would hate to change my security. Some AV I will always have I think as a second opinion and convenience.

    AppGuard is nice to have if for some reason Invincea will bork the SBIE. To not be so totally dependent on it. Also I think it provides some additional protection to my computer. I am not as a convenience using forced programs or forced folders features of SBIE because of AG.

    Tinywall sucks as a not stable GUI for Windows firewall. Updating things from say Avast program updater that checks if Flash, Chrome or Firefox etc. are up to date, needs put TW into 'Allow outgoing' mode. Else it breaks TW and I don't know how unprotected I might be at the time if not at least behind the router and needs to reinstall TW. Same I think will happen with just updating Adobe Flash directly. The rule for a new Flash certainly can be made outgoing by TW GUI, just not updating it. I love to have a 2 way Windows firewall control, without some other Windows firewall controller that gives updates all the time. And to be bothered with that. Plus I have learned to like that no popup approach.

    I need HTTP Switchboard for Chrome and NoScript for Firefox. They are both for privacy and security.

    But yes Sandboxie is the most important for me at the moment and has been for a long time. If I really had to choose just one security software. Good that I don't.
     
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    EMET or SRP.
     
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    WSA Complete...it simply works! But keep SBIE on hot standby.......:cool:
     
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  21. blasev2nd

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    friends PC : panda cloud with auto quarantine, because they didn't even know its there, unless they encounter major product update.
    my PC : sandboxie, no explanation nedeed.
    my Mac : ironfox, firefox with iron armor

    @shadek : good thread idea :thumb:
     
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  22. Rasheed187

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    It´s very difficult to choose. :)

    On Win XP: System Safety Monitor or Neoava Guard

    On Win 8: EXE Radar Pro or Sandboxie
     
  23. henryg

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    AppGuard..... Without a question...
     
  24. justenough

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    If the question means what is your favorite, then big surprise it would be Sandboxie. But that's when used with other software and tweaks.

    If the question means we can only use one program (does anyone at Wilders do that?), it would have to cover a lot of area competently, and for that I'd choose Emsisoft Internet Security Pack.
     
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  25. blasev2nd

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    @justenough : I still choose the same set up , the one that I will use most of the time
     
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