PrivateFirewall and MD or RTD???

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by chinook9, Jul 13, 2010.

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  1. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    After reading Bellgamin's posts in https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=276982 I thought I'd like to try a HIPS with PrivateFirewall I have installed on one of my XP machines.

    I like Malware Defender and Real-Time Defender but I'm not sure which one would be best or if one of them would conflict with the HIPS (DSA) in PrivateFirewall.

    Recommendations?
     
  2. Night_Raven

    Night_Raven Registered Member

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    Since all three are programs with HIPS its possible that any of these would conflict with any other. In my opinion you should pick only one of these. Real-time Defender is not bad but is a bit dated, requires the most work to set up and lacks file protection so either Privatefirewall or Malware Defender should be better choices. Between those two Malware Defender is more powerful and offers almost limitless possibilities for configuration but it also requires more knowledge to configure correctly, and it generally produces more popups. Privatefirewall is overall still a pretty solid choice. It lacks the granularity of Malware Defender but is also a bit easier to work with.
    Still, the best thing would be to try each of them and decide for yourself.
     
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    File protection in what way? I use RTD with XP boot and have it set to protect certain folders and files.
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    DSA is not PFW's only HIPS capability.

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    jmonge Registered Member

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    DSA has some outbound protection ;) kind of lite
     
  6. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    I didn't realize this. So much for my thought on adding MD or RTD.
    Thank you all for your input.
     
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    all i can say it's DSA Rocks;) :thumb: i tested before and i was very impressed by it:thumb: :thumb:
     
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