Malware Defender

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by tobacco, Jun 20, 2010.

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  1. tobacco

    tobacco Frequent Poster

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    With everything disabled except "Network Protection", is this program good enough to monitor outbound connectionso_O ?

    I'm already behind a router.

    Thanks!
     
  2. acuariano

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    was about to ask for the same.
     
  3. Brummelchen

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    In short: No

    example: TVgenial4 - an EPG. has outbound traffic with ie-components - not itself.

    try another solution!
     
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    MD would only catch apps which establish a direct connection to the network, like app.exe wants to use Port x to connect to IP y.

    MD would not see if a file like app.exe is replaced by another one with the same name or if a process uses another process to gain access to the network, as these things are part of File Protection and Application Protection.

    IMHO MD is not really designed for such things, most likely it would be better to use a pure FW like LnS.

    Cheers
     
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    Thanks for the headsup.

    Since inbound protection was already covered, i have been looking for just a simple program to monitor and alert outbound connections only.

    I've given up and gone ahead with installing Comodo Firewall. Now to reduce the popups.
     
  6. Espresso

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    Why not use File and App protection with MD instead? It's just as light as Comodo with D+.
     
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    I'm not a fan of alot of popups and was only looking to be alerted to out going connections not "explorer.exe is trying to open notepad.exe"
     
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    Once you've set a rule for such actions, you will not see a popup. Run it in learning mode for a few days.
     
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    Hey There Greg

    Tried that and all is fine until you install something new. Also, that tricky bugger "avnotify" has jailbreaked on me a few times when running MD in learning mode after a "block rule" had already been set.
     
  10. Espresso

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    Comodo without D+ is no better than MD without File and App control. You can fine tune either to do what you want. If I wasn't using x64 I would prefer to use MD.


    You have to set a preference for Learning mode rules not to overwrite previous Block rules.
     
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    So far, i'm liking comodo more than MD but will keep that in mind if i decide to revisit that app;)

    Thank You
     
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