S'n'S, OA, Prevx1:

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by SG1, Jul 13, 2006.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Read a bit about Safe n Sec here, and wondered: I've been thinking about trying it and thought about shuting off OA and Prevx1 as they both seem works in progress to a degree or at least in their functionality & some rough spots (perhaps only on our PC).

    * No offense intended to those assoc. with those products/companies, and or the authors as I've conversed with them here.

    a) Is there way to simply shut off these apps, at boot up time so as to merely disable them? Seems tough to do, compared to some programs.

    b) Is Safe n Sec a type of program similar to the other two programs, doing about the same thing/s? I'm not a real techie, nor a programmer and the degree of anti-everything & degree of overlap and zero day this, or that, seems a bit much reading about security today (for me).

    Thanks for info/help, SG1 (Pat)
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    iirc, setting their services to manual or disabled will prevent them from starting on boot.

    as for SnS, its probably more similar to prevx1 in expert mode. it is quite robust and offers a lot of protection. u can make rules and customize what protection you want.

    as you say youre not very techie, id recommend u stay with prevx1 and OA or preferably just prevx1 as it does offer more than OA.
  3. BlueZannetti

    BlueZannetti Registered Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    That true of basically all the offerings in this product category. I've used all three products at various times. I wouldn't term SnS as really further along than the competition.
    I tend to uninstall applications of this type when I try alternate options. Too many pitfalls with partial disabling.
    Sort of.... SnS does have some predefined known application rules, but many are left up to the user. On the other hand, the need for rule definition only pops up when a potentially malicious operation (e.g. manipulations to the registry, file deletion from certain folders, process kills, etc.) occurs. When this does occur, you need to have a rough sense of whether the operation is benign or not.

    Of the three mentioned, and it's been a while since I've had OA active, Prevx seems to be the quietest and seemingly needs the least user interaction.

    All three are a little different in approach to nominally the same basic target.

  4. .....

    ..... Registered Member

    Jan 14, 2005
    OA in my opinion has come along way in the last couple of months. It is in my experience the easiest of the three to use, with SnS the hardest.
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