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Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by The Seeker, Jun 24, 2011.

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  1. The Seeker

    The Seeker Registered Member

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    I tried DefenseWall - loved the concept, wasn't too keen on the system impact (amongst other niggles). Bought NIS 2011 for 3 PCs but changed my mind shortly after and have received a refund.

    Any suggestions to complete my line-up? (Current software in sig.) I'm leaning towards a behaviour blocker or HIPS instead of a traditional AV. Free or lifetime license preferred but am willing to pay yearly for the right program.

    P.S. With AppLocker I feel almost bullet-proof so my final app is for peace of mind I think.
     
  2. LoneWolf

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    Have you tried Sandboxie?
     
  3. The Seeker

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    I have and it's definitely on the short-list; the lifetime license makes it even more appealing.
     
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    did you tried spyshelter?
     
  5. The Seeker

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    That's one I haven't tried - thanks for the suggestion!
     
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    with defensewall spyshelter will be a complete keylogger killer;)
    note i will run those 2 in one of my xp systems
     
  7. J_L

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    Where's your disk imaging or backup? How about software like SUMo or Secunia?
     
  8. The Seeker

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    For file backup I use Robocopy, imaging I use Windows' built-in software.
     
  9. Saraceno

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    With MBAM pro and the rest of your setup, I'd say go for Mamutu. Won't conflict with your other software, give it a few days (test it for a week, not just a few hours) to quieten down and analyze all your standard programs. Exclude some of your standard programs you use from its monitoring (MBAM etc)...

    With UAC, MBAM Pro, winpatrol etc, would work nicely. Lots of features, paranoid mode can be turned on if you're downloading some questionable files etc, overall very solid program. Just needs a 'scanner', and you have the best with MBAM pro. Throw in Hitman Pro scan and you're doubling up on the effective scanning.

    Majorgeeks store has it for cheap.

    Me personally, spyshelter kept alerting me on a few files, even when I set it to ignore/exclude, the alerts kept coming. Mamutu's community ratings mean, some alerts thrown up will disappear as the community rating of say 75% will mean the alert was safe (windows process for example).
     
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    Try spyshelter premium with restricted mode. It is the only thing you need with Hitman Pro on demand (also a freebie).

    Spyshelter also has lifetime lisence.
     
  11. cm1971

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    You could try BuzzerZone. The pro version is now free. GesWall is also free and worth a look. :thumb:
     
  12. The Seeker

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    Thanks guys for your suggestions!

    Mamutu is another on my short-list. I really like its interface and the community rating feature is a good idea. And, unlike ThreatFire, it seems to be actively developed.

    Whilst SpyShelter seems to have HIPS-like capabilities, it seems more geared towards the spyware side of things (anti-keylogger etc) so I'll give that a miss. I'm after a more pure HIPS/BB application (excluding Sandboxie of course).

    Decisions, decisions.
     
  13. The Seeker

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    Thanks to Saraceno, I just saw KAV 2012 for £14.99 on the MajorGeeks store. Did I say I wasn't interested in a traditional AV? :doubt:
     
  14. Matthijs5nl

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    I would say:

    - BufferZone Pro (which is free);
    - Mamutu (you will need to buy this);
    - Hitman Pro for regular (weekly) scans (just use the free scanning license).
     
  15. Saraceno

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    I've been thinking about KAV as well, as it's always been strong against malware seeking to make system changes.

    By the way, another user recently posted the specials at major geeks, so I must pass the thanks on to them. :D
     
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  16. The Seeker

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    Mamutu/Sandboxie/KAV. Bloody hell it's a tough decision.
     
  17. The Seeker

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    Well, KAV is off my list. Installed it earlier and really didn't like it. Several features I don't want or need and the GUI is not to my liking.

    It's now a toss up between Mamutu and Sandboxie...

    P.S. Any happy Mamutu users out there?
     
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    Hang on for a little while and see what you think of Webroot SecureAnywhere (ex Prevx4 that Webroot has incorporated since it bought Prevx). Currently in closed beta but IMHO an excellent product well worth the wait.
     
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  19. lordraiden

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    Read my signature, 0$
     
  20. Boost

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    Sandboxie,forget the rest. Set it up,forget about malware,period.

    Keep it simple and enjoy life!
     
  21. raven211

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    How easy is it if you wanna install a whole application or retrieve several separate files?
     
  22. The Seeker

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    Decided to go with Mamutu. Thanks guys for all of your suggestions!
     
  23. J_L

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    You can test the application in Sandboxie (or upload it to places like VirusTotal and ThreatExpert). As for several files, just make File Access rules.
     
  24. 1000db

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    Malware Defender is a pure HIPS and is free plus still developed.
     
  25. alex_s

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    Try to go with built-in security. This is pretty enough if you do not need to develop network related tasks (where you may need firewall) :)
     
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