Relative merits of CIS and Drivesenty?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Iangh, Feb 22, 2009.

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  1. Iangh

    Iangh Registered Member

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    Given the current capabilities of each programme what are the relative merits of CIS and Drivesentry wrt protection and usability for the novice?

    Based on what you know are you expecting your opinion to change?

    Both offer something more than signature/heuristics analysis but I'm not knowledgeable enough to ascertain which way to go. Appreciate help from the forum experts.

    One is free and the other is $10 so financially no big deal.

    Asking because I have avira suite licence that will come up for renewal and want to replace it with something free/cheap but good.

    Also, need something easy to recommend to family and friends. Some friends are on the other side of the planet so need to be able to explain concisely and efficiently.

    Ian
     
  2. firzen771

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    actually drivesentry is free, the $10 is if u want auto updates after 30 days, if not u can still do manual updates, the $10 IMO is more like a donation if u like the app.

    now when it comes to usability, DriveSentry has a HUGE upperhand over CIS, DS is much quieter and easier to use, and personally i prefer DS and use it right now. DS would probably be the best choice for friends and families.
     
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    The difference is that CIS has - other than the firewall - a real and complete HIPS while DS only file protection and a kind of BB system monitoring.
     
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    wrong, its has registry protection, u can allow or deny acces to the registry on an app by app basis, as well as system settings and driver installation protection, as well as others many other things. and DS tells u when a protected folder is being written into.
     
  5. jmonge

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    this is freaking cool:thumb:
     
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    I installed Drive Sentry yesterday to check it out.
    It's easy to use. There are permission popups, but not many. So it shouldn't be overwhelming for a novice.

    I'm running it real-time after using the scanner.
    It doesn't slow down surfing or interfere with PCTools firewall
    The log feature is awesome.:thumb:
     
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    i frogot to add, u can also specify which apps are allowed to write to removable media and which ones are not.
     
  8. jmonge

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    cool or even blocks or lock your c: to denny any access to write to it:)
     
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