Looking for a low maintenance, free, easy to use HIPS

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  1. besafe

    besafe Registered Member

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    I am looking for a HIPS program that doesn't provide you with a ton of popups, yet at the same time provides decent protection.

    Spyware Terminator?

    Antihook 2.6?

    SSM Free?
     
  2. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Your list looks good so far. Be aware that Spyware Terminator's HIPS capabilities are very limited.

    As for set-&-forget HIPS, two of the best are...
    Prevx
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    Cyberhawk
     
  3. besafe

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    Cyberhawk is an option. How is this program in terms of resource useage?


    Also, can anyone compare and contrast Antihook 2.6 and SSM Free as far as easy to use, number of popups, protections level, etc?
     
  4. lodore

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    i would wait 12days for prevx version2 to come out and test that.
    lodore
     
  5. besafe

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    Is PrevX 2 free? I was under the impression that this was a paid application.
     
  6. Perman

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    Hi, folks: For those who have short breath as I, and can not wait another 12 days. There is a beta available for public testing. So far so good, no hiccups (I hate them), and very smooth sailing indeed, except one minor fued w/ avast--will be happily resolved according to Prevx's guru.
     
  7. lodore

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    woops i didnt see the free part of the title.
    its a paid app but only £13 a year
    lodore
     
  8. Pedro

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    If you're looking for a classical HIPS, then try next door you'll find AppDefend and RegDefend. Optionally you can get the packet filter also.

    If not, i'd say Prevx1/2 is a great program. It does the things for you, like an AV in 2015!
     
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    SSM free is a decent hips. To minimize pop ups run it in learning mode while you do your everyday things. When you turn learning mode off ssm should only alert you about new things happening on your system.
     
  10. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I DID read your post and, YES, Prevx stays free UNTIL you actually discover & clean a malware. If you stay clean, Prevx is free ad infinitum.

    Cyberhawk has both a free & paid version. The free version is quite effective.

    Resource usage of Cyberhawk & some other HIPS
    in Megabytes, as measured by Process Explorer

    Private Bytes / Working (RAM) / Virtual
    *All-seeing eye 20.8/17.5/109.9 -- Has small memory leak. Polls.
    **CyberHawk 8.7/14.4/117.4
    Sana Primary Response SafeConnect 18.9/22.3/165.2
    *DynamicSecurityAgent 9.1/13.5/69.9
    Safe'N'Sec 17.2/17.8/132.6
    **SSM 8.9/10.4/62.9

    *Free
    **Free version as well as paid version
     
  11. glentrino2duo

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    just a little off-topic (pardon me please)
    what does 'private bytes' mean in resource and memory usage?
     
  12. Pedro

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    Have you tried DefenseWall yet?
    http://www.softsphere.com/
     
  14. besafe

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    I have not yet tried defensewall as I am trying not to buy any additional security programs (I have tried many).

    But I do believe it to be a top notch product based off of everything I have read.
     
  15. Pedro

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    SandboxIE is different, it's a Sandbox with file system virtualization, but a very good one too. I prefer it. Once you start using it, it's rather straightforward.

    It has a freeware version, same strength as the paid, a bit less flexibility.
     
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