should i use a realtime registry guard like regdefend as well as a "polling".....

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  1. chrome_sturmen

    chrome_sturmen Registered Member

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    i was wondering, should i use a realtime registry guard like regdefend as well as a "polling"registry app like regrun? i have a trial of regdefend, and though i dont really know how it works, i like the idea of protection at the registry level, though i use also process guard, nod32, ewido, and some others. i also have a trial of regrun gold, and it looks like a unique and complex program- i had it installed, but had to uninstall, because some things i installed after it didnt run at startup as they should (i think this is a configuration problem, though i couldnt see where to make changes to allowances of what starts at system startup). what are you guys' thoughts on this?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    MJRegWatch is a poller. Free. Its polling interval can be set so doggone fast that it is very likely (NOT certain) that it will stop a registry change before it has time to hurt anything. MJRegWatcher is a gutsy little Terrier. He will grab a crook just as soon as he opens your front door.

    RegDefender is a full-time, real-time, pissed-off Rottweiler. He ain't free (well, not exactly). A crook won't make it to your front door. Rotty will geld the b*st*rd the instant he sets foot in your yard. :blink:

    If you are paranoid, buy the Rottweiler. Otherwise... use the Terrier; save a few bux. But get one or the other -- I can't conceive of any need for both.
     
  3. muf

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    You need to know that the latest Regrun v4.6 does not poll for changes. The new Kernel system driver regguard.sys intercepts the changes before they are made. Take a look and read up on it.
    http://www.greatis.com/security/regguard.htm

    muf
     
  4. WSFuser

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    regrun still polls for changes as usual. all the regguard driver does is block registry changes, at least when i tried it. i never received any alerts or prompts.
     
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    How odd! Worked on mine...

    muf
     
  6. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    maybe its was beta when i tried. i may try again sometime.
     
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