NoVirusThanks OSArmor: An Additional Layer of Defense

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by novirusthanks, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    OSA + ERP + AdInf + Imager = ENUF :isay:
     
  2. JoWazzoo

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    What is "Adinf"?

    Agree on the OSA + ERP - part of my layers.

    And I agree that OSA should NOT be klutzed up! Seen this happen to too many Security softs.
     
  3. n8chavez

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    novirusthanks, would it be possible to add exploit protection for keepass2?
     
  4. topguynow

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    Any overlap between NVT OSArmor and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit? Are both needed? I am also using Avast free in Aggressive Hardened Mode-all shields enabled and Zemana Antilogger in real time Thanks
     
  5. n8chavez

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    Yes. In my opinion there is tons of overlap in that setup that is not needed? Avast free and Zemana? Pick one. (Zemana >AVAST) OSA and malwarebytes? Pick one. (OSA>malwarebytes) There are too many scanner there. Why not add virtualization/isolation instead?
     
  6. topguynow

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    Thanks for the info. Yes I have both Sandboxie and Shadow Defender but like to "juggle" my security setup at times.
     
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    As you can tell from my signature, I think that's a much better combo than any scanner! I very much like the niche that OSA fills in that combo as well.
     
  8. bellgamin

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    It is a file integrity checker. Read about it &/or get it at HERE.
     
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    TY. Never heard of it. Looks like a really cool app!
     
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    It's been around since 1991. But, it's rare to hear of it these days. I have used at some point in time, a very long time ago.
     
  11. loungehake

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    A user guide would be helpful to get the best and the most out of OSArmor. I am one of those people who needs to read The Manual before getting my feet wet. A user guide would hopefully describe the scope of OSArmor and such things as the syntax rules for specifying exceptions.
     
  12. Peter2150

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    All you really need to do is install it. That's it.
     
  13. novirusthanks

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    Here is a new v1.4 (pre-release) (test27):
    http://downloads.novirusthanks.org/files/osarmor_setup_1.4_test27.exe

    *** Please do not share the download link, we will delete it when we'll release the official v1.4 ***

    So far this is what's new compared to the previous pre-release:

    + Improved support for Fast User Switching and Logouts
    + Many internal improvements
    + Integrated a smart caching mechanism
    + Prevent flooding of the notification dialog
    + Fixed opening of the Configurator in certain situations
    + Fixed some false positives
    + Block execution of unsigned processes on Downloads folder
    + Added Tor Brower, Comodo Dragon and MSPub on Anti-Exploit tab
    + Block execution of Sysprep.exe (UAC Bypass)
    + The alert icon on Configurator is red for some options

    To install it, first uninstall the previous build, then reboot (not really needed but may help), and install test 27.

    @AeroFit

    The timeout issues and the "Configurator not showing up" should be gone now, please confirm.

    @JoWazzoo

    Not yet, but will add that on next build.

    @Buddel

    Now we have integrated a caching mechanism, let me know how it works for you about CPU usage.

    The FP about the EPSON printer should be fixed.

    @Elwe Singollo

    Should be fixed on build 27.

    @rdsu

    The FP you reported should be fixed.

    @bjm_

    Using this exclusion:

    Code:
    [%PROCESSCMDLINE%: *E_FAMTCDE.EXE*]
    
    Is unsafe, because it would allow any process that has the string *E_FAMTCDE.EXE* in the command-line.

    Matching also the process responsible for the command-line would be better:

    Code:
    [%PROCESS%: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe] [%PROCESSCMDLINE%: C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /c "C:\WINDOWS\system32\{A6D608F0-0BDE-491A-97AE-5C4B05D86E01}.bat"]
    
    Parent Process Path and Process Path are in real not needed for most cases, I'll probably remove them from Exclusions Helper.

    @Charyb

    OSArmor uses its own kernel-mode driver to monitor process executions, so it would not interfere with SRP policies.

    @cruelsister

    Totally agree on this.

    @Rebsat

    I believe you just need to exclude OSArmor .exe files on Avast HIPS and other exclusions.

    I'll check it and make a video or tutorial for it.

    @n8chavez

    Will check it and should add it on next build in case.

    @loungehake

    After v1.4 will be released officially, we plan to create OSArmor own website with many guides, faqs, and such.
     
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  14. JoWazzoo

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    WooHoo - TY sir [Note that I also use ERP and sometimes get confused as to what is where :) ]

    This App is really coming together and shows that NVT is going above and beyond what many developers do. Thanks again!
     
  15. rdsu

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    with 1.4 test27:

    Date/Time: 25/01/2018 16:14:00
    Process: [1968]C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
    Parent: [1788]C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
    Rule: BlockSuspiciousProcesses
    Rule Name: Block execution of suspicious processes
    Command Line: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
    Signer: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Parent Signer: Microsoft Windows Publisher
     
  16. Charyb

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    Epson Printer/Scanner

    Date/Time: 1/25/2018 10:26:18 AM
    Process: [6468]C:\Windows\twain_32\escndv\escndv.exe
    Parent: [5576]C:\Windows\explorer.exe
    Rule: BlockProcessesOnSuspiciousFolders
    Rule Name: Block processes located in suspicious folders
    Command Line: "C:\Windows\twain_32\escndv\escndv.exe"
    Signer: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Parent Signer: Microsoft Windows
     
  17. novirusthanks

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    Thanks for reporting the FPs, will be fixed in the next build.

    I've uploaded two video tutorials to exclude OSArmor on Avast and ESET HIPS:

    How to Exclude OSArmor on Avast Antivirus
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQCMcu1_G2s

    How to Exclude OSArmor on ESET HIPS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy45AmALLbQ

    NOTE:

    In my case OSArmor worked fine even without excluding it, but since users have asked for these guides, I've made them.
     
  18. Rainwalker

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    Thank you for your work. Maybe protection for Thunderbird?
     
  19. Buddel

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    The printing problem seems to be gone, but I still use an exception rule, just to be on the safe side.
    CPU usage also seems to be back to normal. I'll get back to you if problems come up again.
    Thank you very much for a great security app and your top-notch support.:thumb:
     
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    Thanks
     
  21. Buddel

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    Flash Player false positive?

    Date/Time: 25.01.2018 20:57:53
    Process: [4220]C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_28_0_0_137.exe
    Parent: [3524]C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_28_0_0_137.exe
    Rule: BlockSuspiciousProcesses
    Rule Name: Block execution of suspicious processes
    Command Line: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_28_0_0_137.exe" --channel=3524.0034F310.1934851348 --proxy-stub-channel=Flash5196.12ACE2A8.9422 --plugin-path="C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_28_0_0_137.dll" --host-npapi-version=29 --type=renderer
    Signer: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Parent Signer: Adobe Systems Incorporated

    PS: Adding this to exclusions doesn't fix the problem. Whenever I clear "recent history" in Firefox, I get a popup from OSArmor with the above-mentioned entry in the log file. This also happens when I close Firefox.

    Log file attached.
     

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  22. Charyb

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    I get this when I go into Chrome advanced settings and select printer.

    Date/Time: 1/25/2018 3:18:50 PM
    Process: [2312]C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
    Parent: [9928]C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
    Rule: AntiExploitChrome
    Rule Name: (Anti-Exploit) Protect Google Chrome
    Command Line: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe" C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL PrintersFolder
    Signer:
    Parent Signer: Google Inc
     
  23. novirusthanks

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    Here is a new v1.4 (pre-release) test28:
    http://downloads.novirusthanks.org/files/osarmor_setup_1.4_test28.exe

    *** Please do not share the download link, we will delete it when we'll release the official v1.4 ***

    So far this is what's new compared to the previous pre-release:

    + Fixed false positives

    To install it, first uninstall the previous build, then reboot (not really needed but may help), and install test 28.

    @Buddel @Charyb @rdsu

    All reported FPs should be fixed, please confirm.

    @Rainwalker

    I'll discuss about Thunderbird (not sure if is really needed).
     
  24. Rainwalker

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    @Rainwalker

    I'll discuss about Thunderbird (not sure if is really needed).[/QUOTE]
    OK....You would know. I would be interested in a brief explanation. Thank you again.
     
  25. Charyb

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    False positives are fixed here. Thanks

    After uninstalling the program is it expected to have the OSA database files and log file remain?
     
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