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Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Ibrad, Mar 15, 2010.

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    SS + MD gives you a VERY powerful HIPS duo, strong against keyloggers and just about anything else -- if & only if you thoughtfully/carefully respond to each alert. Also, MD's network settings can eliminate the need for a stand-alone software firewall, especially if you are behind a router.
     
  2. Greg S

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    Understood. Yes, I'm behind a router with firewall enabled in settings. I'm kinda overkill on the firewall thingy. I have Win's firewall disabled but MD's protection enabled along with Win 7 Firewall Control Plus. I really need to uninstall W7FCP but since I own the license and it doesn't seem to slow me down any, I just haven't done it yet. I also have all rules set up in Win 7's two way firewall but have it disabled. <---, That's probably the better choice to go with but I like the interaction of MD or Control Plus for some reason.

    SpyShelter is leaning heavily towards a keeper.
     
  3. 0strodamus

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    Good to hear! I did some limited testing last night and didn't have any conflicts in my VM with this combo either.

    If you decide to use MD's firewall exclusively, keep in mind that it fails Comodo Leaktest Suite's DNS Test. Couple MD with any firewall (I have personally tested MD with DeerField Visnetic Firewall v3.03, Kerio Personal Firewall v2.1.5, Tiny Personal Firewall v2.0.15A, Sygate Personal Firewall Pro v5.5.2525, PC Tools Firewall Plus v6.0.0.69, Jetico Personal Firewall v2.0.14, and Look 'n' Stop v2.0.7 (with a properly configured DNS rule)) if that is a concern.

    EDIT: Updated due to my second statement being incorrect.
     
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  4. Greg S

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    Yep, Mr. bellgamin is right as usual. This is an excellent combo. Also, SpyShelters popups are more informative than I would have expected.
     
  5. Noob

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    HMMM...
    Talking about Spyshelter makes me get curious :p
     
  6. subset

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    Do you still fail this DNS Test if you disable the DNS Client service?

    Cheers
     
  7. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Good question! Does anyone have an answer?
     
  8. subset

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    MD will pass the DNS Test.
    But without DNS Client service you will have a DNS rule (Port 53) not only for svchost.exe but for every single app which connects to the Internet.
    But this should not be a problem with MD, as it's easy to assign this DNS rule(s) to a group.

    Cheers
     
  9. 0strodamus

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    Yes, I have DNS Client service disabled.
     
  10. subset

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    Strange. o_O
    I pass this test with XP and 7 if I disable the DNS Client service.
    Don't you get this Port 53 prompt?

    MD_DNS.png

    Cheers
     
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    @subset: You're right, it does pass. Thanks for educating me on this. Back when I tested, I used a VM which has the DNS service enabled. I've since then built a VM which more closely matches my real setup and I observed the exact behavior you described. Sorry for spreading incorrect information in the forum. I've edited my original post to reflect this. Thanks again! :)
     
  12. Noob

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    I really hope MD never stops development, there's not much awesome HIPS left like MD :rolleyes:
     
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    Any word yet if 2.7.2 is out of beta?
     
  14. Noob

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    Any new updates or release? :D
     
  15. jmonge

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    is MD dead or what?all the good programs are dying man threatfire,MD,Geswall,processguard,ssm:)
     
  16. Noob

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    I hope it doesn't goes off development :'(
    Damn, the downloading link seems to be dead! :doubt:
     
  17. acr1965

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    I've got the installer for MD if someone needs it. I'm not sure which version it is but it was downloaded July 29, 2010 and md5 hash of 7631D13A7D734560183D1F1900B4BE2A
     
  18. pulses36

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    I could use it:)
     
  19. Noob

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    Can you upload it and send me a copy :D
    Lots of Thankies from fellow mate Noob :p
     
  20. bellgamin

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    If you still do not have a copy of this file, check your PM. PM me back when you no longer need my help, so I can "shut down the open channel". :cool:
     
  21. Noob

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    Wow, you have a site? :cool:
    BTW, thanks man!
     
  22. kerykeion

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    Hey guys, may I also have a copy of MD? Thanks!
     
  23. Nizarawi

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    Can you send me a copy :p :p plz
     
  24. Night_Raven

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    Must be problem on your side. The links work just fine here (the website and the download links themselves): http://labs.360.cn/malwaredefender/index.html
     
  25. jmonge

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    it works fine here also:D is it for the beta 2.7.2?thanks
     
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