Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Dregg Heda, Dec 23, 2008.
I would like to know if Winpatrol is a HIPS. Thanks.
I would call it more of a utility then a HIPS. It does track system changes and offer some real time protection in the plus version, but if it is HIPS you are looking for, there are better options, IMO.
its not really a HIPS, it wont really block all that much when it comes to malware, but its sort of like a watch, it will watch sensitive areas and tell you when somethings changed, but thats about it.
Have a look here for an indepth description of their IDS technology: http://www.winpatrol.com/rid.html
Technically I suppose it is a HIPs in that it protects your Hosts file.
If you are looking for uber HIPs protection, other options may be better for you.
(I am comfortable using it as my sole HIPs proggie)
The additional "goodies" packaged with this soft (i.e.: Plus Info) are very cool.
Developer gives his " Top Ten Reasons to Try WinPatrol":
Thanks for the info guys, so basically I can have winpatrol + a HIPS program and there wont be any conflicts?
no there shouldn't be conflicts, at one time i was running EQsecure and winpatrol and had no problem.
You can give some "redundant alert windows" from WinPatrol or your HIPS prog when new soft is installed, because both can protect the "autostart on boot registry entries". I've experimented this using it with EQSecure & RISING AV (with HIPS). WinPatrol asked me for "allow or block" some "new autostart" after a soft installation or an update, I've clicked "allow" and my "other" HIPS said nothing, ¿?...Pufffff, I don't like this fault reaction....because the drivers priorities, the double filtering, different security ring,...I don't know, but I've experimented bad feelings with this combination type.
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