Need a pretty simple security app.

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  1. Comp01

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    I don't want to run a full HIPS, I really have no need to since I check everything I install with a few different scanners and use SandboxIE, but recently I got hit with a UACd.sys redirect adware/trojan/rootkit on one of my machines somehow, so I was looking for a simple program that blocks driver installs/rootkits, I don't care about *.exe or program control, just something to intercept drivers thats light and not heavy on resources. My current security setup is rather light as I feel safe with it, its GhostWall, NOD32 v4, and Malwarebytes anti-malware (with the guard active), just looking for a simple rootkit blocking app. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    Another vote for Prevx 3.0 here. :thumb:
     
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    I also agree with Prevx, though I don't know if it specifically monitors those types of behaviours.

    Online Armor is also a good option.
     
  5. raven211

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    Online Armor, as simple?? o_O

    EDIT: Sorry, didn't read the whole post... My vote goes for ThreatFire. Prevx doesn't work out for me, even if I respect the company behind it a big lot.
     
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    I guess you're right. I was just thinking that it's relatively simple compared to most classical HIPS.
     
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    DefenseWall
     
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    Prevx here too. It is a set and forget program that is light and works.:)
     
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    Prevx or Defensewall (or both). You can't go wrong with either.
     
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    Unless you're installing new apps., and with Defensewall any directly by clicking run on a download prompt. :D
     
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    How do you think you got infected ? You seem to have a pretty tight setup.
    Then you could figure out what you need to add.
     
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    I have heard that Drive Sentry is also a pretty good software...
     
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    Well I got infected from a clean install, didn't have updates installed on the system yet, and had an old copy of flash. I was visting sites in IE while waiting for a download with just the XP firewall and NOD32 v4 running, and it just got me thinking really.

    I'm testing out PrevX 3.0 right now, I like it so far, light and no conflicts with anything. I'll be checking out some other stuff soon. I did use Online Armor for a while, however it seemed to be a bit resource heavy on my PC, like actual resource usage wasn't bad but it made my PC's response time considerably lower, I have no problem with a traditional HIPS if I can disable application launch protection.
     
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    Sandboxie.
     
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    The OP said he uses Sandboxie.
     
  18. Joeythedude

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    I'm pretty sure I remember Threatfire alerting on Driver installs at its default setting

    My guess would be , that if you lower that setting , It would not alert on an normal installation , but would on a driver installation

    I'm trialing DSA on my work PC , and it has a sensitivity setting too.
     
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