The Security Application for 2008 Poll

Discussion in 'polls' started by Fuzzfas, Dec 15, 2008.

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Was there a software in 2008 that saved you from infection?

  1. No, i haven't risked infection this year / i only executed malware on my own for testing.

    16 vote(s)
    42.1%
  2. Yes, i was saved by my antivirus/antitrojan (signature based) software.

    16 vote(s)
    42.1%
  3. Yes, i was saved by my behaviour blocker.

    3 vote(s)
    7.9%
  4. Yes, i was saved by my classical HIPS program.

    3 vote(s)
    7.9%
  5. Yes i was saved by my virtualization sandbox.

    3 vote(s)
    7.9%
  6. Yes i was saved by my policy sandbox.

    2 vote(s)
    5.3%
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  1. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

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    In 2008, was there a type of security application that saved you from UNEXPECTED infection (meaning executing malware without you knowing/ suspecting about it. So testing malware or running a "crack" or something that most probably is a malware doesn't count)?
    I think it will be nice to see how many where saved by each type and also how many didn't risk infection at all, but have a vast arsenal anyway (Aka "Wilder's paranoia").

    You can vote for more than 1 choice too.
     
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  2. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

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    I've been saved twice this year by my little yellow buddy SandboxIE. Say what we will about SRP/LUA/HIPS, but when you can surf as nuts as you please without turning your system into Fort Knox, it's all the better.
     
  3. GES/POR

    GES/POR Registered Member

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    Ive been saved once by my current antivirus from a non rogue security program that caused lockups and initial panic :oops: therefore ive awarded it with a 1 year licencing "donation" although i switch for fun's sake all the time
     
  4. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    Interesting poll but I would have liked to have seen a choice along the lines of:

    My security software didn't save me (i.e., I got infected).
     
  5. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

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    Interesting in deed. But when i edit the post, i see no way to edit the poll options now... Sorry.
     
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