Malware Defender to block file read access

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by eremit, Oct 25, 2012.

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  1. eremit

    eremit Registered Member

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    Howdy. In my first post, I would just like to start by saying this community has teached alot about computer security, so thanks for that. :)


    Now back to the matter in hand. I was looking for a solution to make certain files to be read/executed/modified by only pre-determined program, and that the same time block all other read/execute/modify actions from the other unlisted programs.


    For now, the only app I found that could do this is Malware Defender.


    I have two questions:

    1) Is there another program that could do the same?

    2) Is there a point in doing this in terms of security, or is it just a placebo, to make me feel better?


    Thanks in advance for the inputs. :)
     
  2. tomazyk

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    Welcome to Wilders, eremit :)

    I don't know the answer to first question. It is the only software that I used with this functionality. But I don't know if you can achieve similar protection using other HIPS software.

    I think that in terms of security this is great feature (one of best for me). You can specify which programs can access which data. It's like ACL on steroids :)

    Using this, you can improve your overall security. You can control which software can access you sensitive data and prevent other "unauthorized" software from getting it. As an example: only Keepass had read access to my password database. Even if some malware got installed on my system, it couldn't get to the database...
     
  3. eremit

    eremit Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply, tomazyk, and also for the welcoming. :)

    You read my thoughts... That's exactly what I am planning to use it for.. :D As I am planning to replace LastPass for Keepass.
     
  4. KelvinW4

    KelvinW4 Registered Member

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    Yes, Malware Defender is very flexible and strong if you know how to make the rules.
     
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