Realtime protection against Adaware/Wrappers

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  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Okay so given I had this issue:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=2233722#post2233722
    Both NIS2013 and MBAM Pro realtime and on demand protection failed to detect anything wrong with my download. For those who don't follow. I have downloaded Virtual Router Plus from www.virtualrouterplus.com which was full of toolbars that I was unable to uninstall completely and that crapped all over my FF.

    There is another thread that explores options for removal of adware...
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=347519
    But I am looking for something that would be real time protection.

    I am looking for any kind of software that would do at least 1 of the following:
    1) block download of adware
    2) block installation of adware


    Oh yeah, I don't do well with HIPS....
     
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  2. guest

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    You mean adware, right? AdAware is Lavasoft's product. :p

    My suggestions:

    - HIPS, set it to high sensitivity. It should monitor every single actions of program installations, including hijacks.

    - WinPatrol Plus, yes Plus. The free version only patrols on a certain interval (1 minute at most I believe) while the paid version has a real-time protection capability. Pretty much like HIPS but less annoying. And Scotty is cute too. *puppy*

    - Test it in a virtualization software (like Shadow Defender) or a sandbox (like Sandboxie), then see if there's anything wrong before installing it in your real system.

    Too bad, HIPS is the most effective way for this job.

    P.S. : I see you're trying ESET right now, it has a HIPS. Set it to interactive mode when installing programs and you should be fine, just read them carefully. ;)
     
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  3. SweX

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    If one have PUA and PUP enabled in ESET then most of this stuff get's caught from my experience :)
     
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    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Okay thanks. Yeah i have PUA and PUP enabled in ESET.
     
  5. SweX

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    Good, unfortunately sometimes customers come to the ESET forum and says that ESET detected blah...Potentially Unwanted, while I was installing or downloading this or that, and believe it's an FP, when obviously it's not, but a classic PUA/PUP detection. :)

    BTW....
    http://virusradar.com/en/glossary/pua
     
  6. Brummelchen

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    i guess you have used the "quick" installation, your fault. better chose custom or "advanced" - sorry, no mercy if this option is displayed such visible :rolleyes: same for "addlyrics".

    delta is classified als trojan malware...

    be clever - next time try it in sandboxie and crawl the results
    and grab "VirtualRouterPlusSetup.msi" from box
     
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    Nope. I did not. I chose custom installation. NIS2013 said it was green, there was nothing I was afraid of. But this is off topic. This post is about real time protection from PUPs.
     
  8. Brummelchen

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    then sorry - i didnt had any toolbars with custom setup in a box. strange.
     
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