Looking for HIPS recommendations for 64-bit system

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  1. mvdu

    mvdu Registered Member

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    If I don't use Comodo and use AntiVir instead, what HIPS would you use on Vista 64-bit? At least until Avira comes out with their own HIPS. I use Prevx, but that's more like a behavior blocker.
     
  2. yashau

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    What's wrong with Comodo if I may ask? :)
     
  3. mvdu

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    I still don't know if Comodo's AV is ready, so in case I use the Avira Suite, I wanted to know about options.
     
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    I guess your looking for a classical HIPS and in that case all i can recommend you is Privatefirewall wich has Dynamic Security Agent included and Prevx 2.0 in either expert or pro mode. There might be more but it wont be the populair ones.
     
  5. Lucy

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    I don't know how efficient HIPS are under 64bits versions of Windows, but I am sure they are not so efficient if you have Vista. Too many things not available to really have a full implementation at kernel.

    Why don't you try to take full advantage of your OS first?
    Depending on your version, you can have:
    - LUA
    - group policy
    - srp
    - Windows defender hips enabled
    ...
    You have some explanations in different threads here:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=44
     
  6. Kerodo

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    Lucy is right, you don't need a HIPS for x64 Vista (if that's the OS you have). You're better off just bolting things down a bit and using your common sense.
     
  7. mvdu

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    Yes, I run Vista 64-bit, but don't trust Microsoft enough to just use common sense and bolt some things down.
     
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    I decided to just stay with CIS and Prevx Edge for now, but could I add anything?
     
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    you are good to go,you are very secure,my only concern is that if you use the comodo antivirus at the moment has some memory leak problemo_O becarefull if you are using it but if you use prevx it is suficient for you;)
     
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    Thanks; I know it's free but I have not liked Comodo's response to the bugs being found - but you are right; with Prevx I should be ok for now.
     
  11. Kerodo

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    It has nothing to do with trusting MS, but more to do with trusting yourself... ;)
     
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    But I could still make mistakes, and MS is error prone. Just want to cover all bases.
     
  13. yashau

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    Who said you needed to use Comodo's antivirus to use it's firewall+defense+?
    You can untick the stuff you don't want at installation.

    Right now I'm running Norton 2009 gaming edition and Comodo firewall with D+ on Windows 7 x64 without problems. And as far as I know Comodo is the only true patch guard compatible HIPS. The rest are hacked (like ZA) and Outpost Pro conflicts with my RAID driver. Could be wrong about ZA but anyway :)
     
  14. Julian

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    Although Comodo doesn't use full ring 0 hooking it may be best in real detection. I got no problems with CIS on Vista x64.

    Other good HIPS / firewalls with behavior blocker on x64 are Outpost, Jetico and KIS. I personally don't like Jetico and guess the HIPS of the competitors are better.
     
  15. yashau

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    I tried Jetico once and couldn't uninstall it. Had to reformat the entire system. I would stay away from it. Too buggy.
     
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