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. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    Yes, but that´s not what this topic is about. And besides, no matter how secure it is, all browsers can get exploited. :)
     
  2. FleischmannTV

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    Browser's like Chrome already implement much more sophisticated security features than most security software does, especially in comparison to AVs.

    Anti-Virus can be exploited as well, as a matter of fact probably more easily than a proper browser. Exploit a Chrome tab and you have extremely restricted file-system and registry access (not even read for both in most cases), you can't create new processes, can't read the clipboard and many other things. Exploit an Anti-Virus and you have admin rights, lol.
     
  3. CoolWebSearch

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    Except in Chrome you don't have privacy, that's why I don't use it anymore...

    What about Sandboxie in this case?
    If you have restrictions properly configured in SBIE and you try to exploit SBIE, do you still have extremely restricted file-system and registry access, no reading, no writing, can't create new processes, no reading of clipboard and etc.?
     
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  4. siketa

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    You can solve that by various add-ons (PrivDog for example) or use alternative Chromium based browsers like Dragon, Iron, Superbird, etc.
     
  5. CoolWebSearch

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    I never heard of Dragon, Iron, or Superbird at all, or PrivDog for that matter.
    Can you list them if you have time?
     
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    NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro :isay:
     
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    SpyShelter Firewall :thumb:
     
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    ...on a Firefox:cool: sandbox with Start/Run restrictions, malware cant move or do nothing. And we just have to be extremely careful about the addons we install.

    Bo
     
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    Sandboxie or Shadow Defender, a real dilemma in theory, but I used them both for different reasons. No AV could give me the same feeling of security. Sandboxie would be my choice.
     
  11. FreddyFreeloader

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    Malwarebytes has a heuristic scan.
     
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    +1
     
  13. Rasheed187

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    Well, it would be kinda interesting to see how many attacks are blocked by the sandbox in Chrome. But don´t forget that people don´t get malware on their system by exploits only, what about direct user install? You will need a HIPS, sandbox or AV to take care of that. And besides, the name of the thread is "choose one security app", not "pick the safest browser". :)
     
  14. SLE

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    Many Avs have, but that was not the point, see here
     
  15. stapp

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    The title of this thread is..

    If you would choose just ONE security application

    Let's just stick to that subject please and perhaps take your personal discussions/disagreements to pm's.
     
  16. Behold Eck

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    Totally agree.
     
  17. FreddyFreeloader

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    Here was your point:
    "How can a scanner detect unknown malware? If it is detected than at least the scanner know it ;)
    No scanner is for unknown malware thats exactly the point where they all fall."
    What do you think heuristics are for, exactly?
    And, notice in your original post, you were referencing scanners, not traditional AVs.
    Bty - it's "then", not "than."
     
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  18. stapp

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    Off -topic post removed
     
  19. SLE

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    I know what I said :D And further explanation was a few posts later, so what's your problem?

    Searching for "strange" code which is also based on KNOWN patterns from KNOWN malicious files. And it also make a difference for some heuristics if they only search on-demand (scanners) or in real time (where they are often paired with emulation)

    Yes - and? Heuristics are nothing unique for malwarebytes and some large vendors (f.e. Kaspersky, Avira, ESET) are known for even better heuristics.

    I know the differences and when to use what. But english is not my foreign language and so often there is only the sound that leads typing ;-)
     
  20. The Red Moon

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    Linux seems more or less secure in its installed state and thus a choice of which security application to use would seem rather limited.
     
  21. Minimalist

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    After removing most security apps I came to conclusion it's Adblock Plus.
     
  22. shadek

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    That's a very interesting conclusion. Exploits are not rare and Adblock Plus is not famous for being an exploit-blocker.
     
  23. Minimalist

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    No it's really not, unless exploit is delivered through adds or add network.
     
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    WSA of course.:)
     
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    Sandboxie 3.76
     
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