RE Cleanup Success test of...

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by SG1, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Like everyone else here, I'd assume, my interest lies in keeping black hats OFF our PC to begin with in so far as possible rather than finding "best picker upper" after the fact when it's already too late.

    So... putting our money where our (collective) mouth is, as it were, when you buy an "anti-tank gun" to watch your back - i.e., to cover your PC perimeter - to whom do you lay your money down with?

    In short, what's the consensus if any, on biggest baddest meanest kid on the block for keeping stuff off your PC? Is there a killer app out there today, in the group opinion, re defending one's PC? I just wonder about what name/s come up most often, in this category? And, I'd like to hear about apps that have solid, ongoing test results to back up their claim and not just marketing hyperbole.

    SG1, (Pat)
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    well if u want to focus on preventative measures, then the best weapon would be yourself (common sense). just dont visit shady websites, stay far away from warez, and dont use p2p. also use a different browser like opera or firefox.

    firewalls are one kind of software that actually block teh black hats (but not necessarily the malware). i myself use looknstop.

    if u mean HIPS, i dont know of many tests for them but im currently using prevx1. so far it only caught two false positives tho.
  3. screamer

    screamer Registered Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Big Apple USA
    Pat, my money goes on:

    1) OutPost FW & 1a) NOD32 / interchangable if you're behind a router w/ SPI & NAT

    2)FD-ISR / excellent app, saved my ass many times (necessity, not a luxury)

    3)SSM / also excellent, takes some time to set up and get used to though. For me this app is just a second layer of defense. Developers are constantly working to make this app the best it can be. Frequent updates / versions.

    4)ewido / on-demand, can be had for free so it's not really a "money where your mouth is" kinda app although I use it in real time

  4. furballi

    furballi Registered Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Excellent advice from WSFuser!
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    May 9, 2005
    Don't wanna sound arrogant, but getting infected from p2p is no different than browsing and getting infected. You execute something you should not. p2p, porn and even cracks sites can be ok - you just need to know how to deal with stuff.
    The killer app is probably Firefox + extensions. This will prevent any exploits out their in the wild. All that remains is that you deliberately infect yourself, but then, no application will ever help you.
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