Overkill?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by tsec, Dec 9, 2008.

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  1. tsec

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    Hiya guys...

    My current setup includes CIS with D+, CMF and of course, Sandboxie :)

    My question is, would the addition of Malware Defender be an exercise in overkill? Are there things that MD does better or differently that would warrant its installation?

    Cheers


    (Apologies for noobish question)
     
  2. Hiker

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    I woouldn't suggest another HIPS program but SuperAntiSpyware or Malwarebytes free on demand version. SAS free can be upgraded to real time pprotection for $20 lifetime.
     
  3. GES/POR

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    SAS realtime would be a good adittion, u wont need more.
     
  4. firzen771

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    id say junk CMF and add something like SAS Pro, or if you dont like real-time AS then use SAS Free and have on demand scans like weekly or something.
     
  5. tsec

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    Thanks guys.

    I am already using the free version of SAS. Perhaps though I should treat myself to the proper version for Christmas.

    I guess what I was asking was with the protection offered by CIS D+ would the addition of MD be a waste of time. Or is the HIPS provided by D+ less than that of MD?

    In short, is CIS D+ enough HIPS?

    Cheers

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  6. firzen771

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    D+ is enough and probably easier to use than MD, but personally i think MD is slightly more powerful and granular.
     
  7. tsec

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    Thanks firzen771. This is what I was looking for in the way of an answer. For now, I will continue with the D+, but I will also investigate the pros and cons of one over the other.

    And if anyone cares to elaborate on firzen771's answer, then please do.

    Thanks again :)
     
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    the good thing about comodo is that you get 2 in 1 protection a firewall plus hips:thumb: not to mention is easier to set up too:thumb:
     
  9. tsec

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    Yep, I have found this too, especially compared to getting my head around MD back in my BitDefender days ;)

    Cheers
     
  10. 3xist

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    I think you guys will be very happy with the next CIS version. :)
     
  11. tsec

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    Sweet - look forward to it :)

    Got a rough date for it?
     
  12. 3xist

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    End of the year is what Comodo is aiming for. :) Less pop ups, Hueristics, Brand new AV Signature format, expanded whitelist and hopefully Memory Firewall & BOClean will be in there too.

    And like CIS is now memory usage wise, it shouldn't take up too much memory!
     
  13. tsec

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    Sounds great - thanks for the update Josh. :)
     
  14. luanme

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    On a similar note, would CIS with D+ and DriveSentry be overkill? If so, what is better, the HIPS from DriveSentry or that from Comodo's D+?
     
  15. firzen771

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    im not really sure which would be better, but personally i prefer DriveSentry over D+
     
  16. 3xist

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    After watching Matt's review from remove-malware, DriveSentry is really heading in the right direction, Either one is cool! Run D+ & DriveSentry and see what you like. :)
     
  17. jmonge

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    i like the D+ more than DriveSentry;) it is very tigth
     
  18. luanme

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    So i guess a combination of both of them would be better than each one on its own?

    Also, do you guys know of any offers going around that give the upgraded version of DriveSentry away for free?
     
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  19. GES/POR

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    Look you get the full version for free, the auto updates 1 time only fee (lifetime) is more of a small donation to help improve the program, at least thats the way i c it.
     
  20. firzen771

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    you really dont need to upgrade drivesentry it will still update, only you have to click a button to make it do it. although its nice to pay them, and as GES said it like a donation to help them improve on a great program.
     
  21. clocks

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    Wow. Can't wait! That's a lot to add since the last version. I hope the memory usage does not explode.

    What does "Brand new AV Signature format" mean?
     
  22. 3xist

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    Because Comodo are getting so much malware from users, And so much is being added to the database, Comodo needs a more "efficient" signature format to handle all this malware, to release signatures quicker, speed things up, etc.
     
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