Individual type preference . .

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by TECHWG, Nov 20, 2006.

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  1. TECHWG

    TECHWG Guest

    Please let us all know here out of the following categories what you think is the best is, in your opinion.

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    Antivirus

    Firewall

    HIPS

    Behavior based protection

    Mass file encryption
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  2. TECHWG

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    Antivirus NOD32 2.7

    Firewall toss between "Zone alarm pro" and "outpost 3"

    HIPS "ProSecurity 1.22.1"

    Mass encryption "Truecrypt 4.2"

    behavior based "CyberHawk"

    i am open to better products if i see them
     
  3. Alphalutra1

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    Antivirus Antivir and NOD32 are tied IMO

    Firewall CHX-I easily

    HIPS I like SSM, Appdefend, of the ones I have tried, but SSM has the more comprehensive protection ATM

    Mass encryption Truecrypt (I love that it is multiplatform)

    Behavior Blockers No thank you :D

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  4. TECHWG

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    your not a bahavior blocking fan then . . why>?
     
  5. muf

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    Antivirus - KAV 6

    Firewall - No preference but currently using KIS 6's

    HIPS - Prevx1

    Behavior based protection - SurfinGuard Pro

    Mass file encryption - Nope.


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  6. WSFuser

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    Antivirus - KAV 6

    Firewall - Outpost Pro

    HIPS - SSM or ProSecurity

    Behavior based protection - don't know/use

    Mass file encryption - don't know/use

    the above are simply what i feel are the more powerful programs. my personal preferences are different however.
     
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    My response is based on what I have actually used and not on reviews and opinions of others.

    Antivirus - McAfee and Antivir (also used Norton, but don't recommend)

    Firewall - Zone Alarm

    N/A on the remaining categories.
     
  8. Alphalutra1

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    They are unecessary in my setup. I already have everything covered that I think is needed, and it would only take away from my RAM and CPU. Also, some do a lot of emulating, which takes time and slows me down. I also like to have all of the control in my hands, which is why I use things like appdefend and SSM.

    Besides this, I don't like the community approach, since it again takes power away from my hands. I also don't like the possibily of my privacy being breached as well.

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  9. Arup

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    Since I am behind a router, only Avast and ProSecurity here, I do scan with Ad Aware and Spybot from time to time.
     
  10. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Antivirus - DrWeb & NOD32.

    Firewall - Kerio 2.1.5 + Router

    HIPS - SSM by a mile. The SSM folks are a class outfit with a class product. From time to time I switch to Prevx or Online Armor -- two more high class outfits with products that offer superb protection.

    Behavior based protection - SSM also monitors behavior (besides lots of other areas) so I again list SSM. I also use Cyberhawk -- not because SSM needs help but because I find CH to be one of the best new products around -- ~removed unnecessary comment - snap -- and I enjoy being in on its development.

    Mass file encryption - Don't need or do mass encryption. I encrypt only *certain* C drive files with AxCrypt.
     
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  12. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    AV: I can't really say. I know which ones I use and I know how they feel. But I cannot say anything about their protective abilities, as I have never had a chance to catch a virus except during testing. In terms of convenience, it's AVG.

    Firewall: Sygate. The best thing ever made for Windows. It's light, fast, intuitive, its future ruined by bloodthirsty capitalists. Nevertheless, it does its job flawlessly.

    HIPS - I don't use, but if I had to, DefenseWall.

    Behavior based - Me. I don't believe in smart AI.

    Encryption - TrueCrypt.

    Mrk
     
  13. Rivalen

    Rivalen Registered Member

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    AV - free Antivir

    FW - Outpost Pro 4 - tried Comodo but I am back to OP with there latest version - runs so smooth on my setup.

    HIPS - DefenseWall - since I dont understand the pops from PG and probably not from SSM either so a sandbox-HIPS it is and since Gizmos test I feel no reason to change.

    Behaviour - free Cyberhawk . its not on right now, but I am sure it will be back within a couple of upgrades. I have tested it with OP and they run well together. CH caught all 8 keyloggers at Gizmos test and thats attractive behaviour blocking :cool: to me!

    Encryption - dont know enough to use it.

    Best Regards
     
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