Unusual Collection of Security Softwares

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ErikAlbert, Mar 24, 2006.

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  1. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    To all members,

    I would like to have a collection of security softwares with these conditions.

    FORBIDDEN in this thread are :
    1. Any software, using blacklists (definition, fingerprints) is forbidden.
    2. Any software, using whitelists AND blacklists is forbidden.
    3. Any Security Suite (like Firewall + AV + AS) is forbidden.
    4. Any Firewall is forbidden.
    5. Any File Backup software is forbidden.
    6. Any Image Backup software is forbidden.
    7. Any Snapshot software is forbidden.
    8. Any Encryption software is forbidden.

    ALLOWED in this thread are :
    All security softwares that don't belong to the above mentioned softwares are ALLOWED.
    So security softwares, using whitelists only are also ALLOWED.
    Security softwares that don't start with a blacklist, but where the user creates the blacklist are also ALLOWED
    In general the software has to protect you against at least one or more threats : virus, worms, exploits, spywares, etc.

    Freeware or payware does NOT matter. Easy or difficult does NOT matter.
    If possible mention the FULL NAME of the security software, NO version, NO website, NO description is needed.
    If you are not sure mention it.
    Good luck with finding these softwares. :D

    Thanks in advance.

    Have been mentioned already in alphabetic order : I count 38
    Abtrusion Protector
    AntiExecutable by Faronics
    AntiHook
    AppDefend o_O
    Arovax Shield
    Attack Shield Worm Suppression
    BufferZone
    CyberHawk
    Fortres 101
    GeSWall
    Ghost Security Suite
    HardenIt
    Neoava Guard
    nLite
    Online Armor
    Primary Response SafeConnect
    Principal AntiVirus
    Process Guard by Diamond CS
    RegDefend o_O
    RegRun Security Suite
    Safe 'n' Sec
    SafeXP
    Samurai
    Sandboxie
    Script Defender
    ScripTrap
    Script Sentry
    Sentinal 2
    SnoopFree Privacy Shield
    SoftSphere Defenceplus
    SoftSphere Defensewall HIPS
    System Safety Monitor
    Trust no exe
    Unhackme
    ViGuard
    Virtual Sandbox
    Wehntrust
    Windows XP Pro - software restriction policy
    Windows Worms Doors Cleaner
    WormGuard
     
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  2. SpikeyB

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    Software restriction policy in Windows XP Pro
    Process Guard by Diamond CS
    Anti executable by Faronics

    There you go, that's a start.
     
  3. Peter2150

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    Process Guard also does use blacklists. If a program tries to run and you permanently block it you've blacklisted it.

    I am surprised that Erik by his rules has eliminated Shadowuser
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    That's because I don't consider ShadowUser as a security software.
    ShadowUser doesn't protect you against any threat, it just gives you a clean system, like FD-ISR, Rollback Rx and DeepFreeze.

    I allow ProcessGuard, because it doesn't start with a blacklist, the user himself creates the blacklist.
     
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  5. betauser2

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    maybe sentinal 2

    betauser2
     
  6. Infinity

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    personaly, AppDefend and Regdefend both as single application are one of the finest tools I have installed on my machine.

    problem is IMO that all the software developpers are creating those process application firewalls atm .. and imho this is because it's the only way to go .. otherwise, like you mention a lot ErikAlbert ;), it's a crazy man's job with all those "black list signatures" ...

    In three years, Ewido will probably have like 600.000 sigs lol so it's better to create an application firewall so IF Ewido don't have the signature for any given malware, maybe it will get blocked because of the hips.

    I guess, hardening tools and process application firewalls (behavioural blockers) are the only possible answer to your question : SafeXp, HardenIt, Samurai, .. ..
     
  7. betauser2

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    Agreed, i think you've got your answer erik

    betauser2
     
  8. SpikeyB

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    How about:

    System Safety Monitor
    Abtrusion Protector
    Trust no exe
    Principal Antivirus
     
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    SoftSphere Defenceplus
    SoftSphere Defensewall HIPS
    Sandboxie
    Arovax Shield
    SnoopFree Privacy Shield
     
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  10. Infinity

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    Hi Nights,
    I think Softsphere products use whitelistings. I could be wrong cause I am not that familiarized with those two programs.
    SandboxIE, like ShadowSurfer, is some kind of snapshot software..

    Arovax and SnoopFree could be included afaik.

    another one I use once in a while:
    http://www.nliteos.com/
     
  11. TNT

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    Every encryption software in existence and any packet sniffer in existence? :rolleyes:
     
  12. ErikAlbert

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    Keep in mind that softwares, which are using whitelistings are ALLOWED.
    So these softwares of Softsphere are good.
     
  13. ErikAlbert

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    Encryption softwares are FORBIDDEN. I changed the rules, after I saw this post. Thanks for mentioning them. :D
    Encryption softwares don't protect you against any threat. They only make objects unreadable.
    What are packet sniffers ?
     
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  14. nicM

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    You can add BufferZone too. And Online Armor, (even if there's a "blacklist" included by default, checking files during OA installation) : you build your lists yourself with it.


    Cheers,
    nicM
     
  15. ErikAlbert

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    Approved !!! :D
     
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    antihook
    attack shield worm suppression
    regrun security suite
    script defender
    script sentry
    unhackme
    wehntrust
    wormguard
     
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  17. nicM

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    ...and CyberHawk too : it's currently in beta, but I think does fit to your description (no blacklist).

    I edit
    HMMM :ouch: , I forgot this one : ViGuard, the antivirus without signatures, without predefined "blacklist", you should like it :D

    You can add Runsafe, Dropmyrights and iecondom too... [I realize the list might be loooong :eek: indeed]
     
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    GeSWall
    Neoava Guard
    Primary Response SafeConnect
    Safe 'n' Sec
    Windows Worms Doors Cleaner
     
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    ScripTrap. Yup that's the spelling.
     
  20. ErikAlbert

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    I'm working on a new security setup, that will start with a "Router + Firewall + ShadowUser + Encryption".
    ShadowUser is IMO still the most natural and easy way to put my system back in a CLEAN state.
    First of all, I have to separate my winXPproSP2 from my personal files : partitioning + TweakUI make that possible.

    Although ShadowUser puts your system back in a CLEAN state after a daily period of 4-8 hours, it does NOT protect you against any threat DURING those 4 or 8 hours.
    So the crucial question is : How am I going to protect my computer between TWO reboots (4 or 8 hours) ?
    Encryption will protect me against any stolen information, but that's not enough.
    I don't like to use blacklist softwares, because you waste alot of time on them and that time will increase every day.

    That's why I'm looking for softwares of another type, that will protect me between two reboots.
    It doesn't need to be perfect, because after 4 or 8 hours I'm CLEAN again, which is much better than working with an infected computer during months, because your scanners didn't find anything.
    The risk that info is stolen during that weak period is HIGH, but it's unreadable and which genius is going to spend his time on cracking the encryption of files from a home computer. That doesn't make sense.

    I also don't want to talk about rare disaster scenarios and the weakest link of all : the USER himself and his MISTAKES.
    Nobody and no software can protect you against these events. So it's useless to talk about it.
    Any software is vulnerable, so I don't want to talk about this either, because that's common for all softwares and these vulnerabilities will be fixed sooner or later.

    I just need a combination of softwares, that protect me enough during that weak SHORT period. :)
     
  21. WSFuser

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    so how do u plan on deciding between the software in ur list? also make sure to share ur experiences.
     
  22. Devil's Advocate

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    Well I'm interested too.

    Personally i just pick a couple of stuff people are talking about the most, try them, and if they don't crash, they are in.

    I don't have the expertise unlike many on this board to actually evalaute how good security software is against advanced malware.
     
  23. WSFuser

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    its not neccessary. im mostly just interesting in a program's performance-impact (on a PC) and people's initial impressions of said program. screenshots are always appreciated too.
     
  24. Longboard

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    Interesting list : LLOONNGG list

    BTW what ever happened to Samurai.
    I use it and it pops up now and then.
    Friendly app? now lost?
     
  25. ErikAlbert

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    How I'm going to decide between all these softwares ?
    Good question and frankly, I don't know the answer, but that doesn't bother me.
    At work I always start from scratch when I have to analyze a new application.
    I need that list to start somewhere and Wilders was the quickest way to get it.
    I'm going to read about these softwares, try to understand them and ask questions, if I don't get it.

    Some softwares, like Anti-Executable for instance are well explained and you know how it works. AE is one, I'm willing to pay for.
    Arovax Shield however is a complete mystery for me and I don't get any clear answers either. If Arovax Shield was payware, I would never buy it.
    Other softwares are NEW to me, like ScripTrap for instance.
    Everybody knows, I'm a newbie in security, so don't expect too much from me.
    I'm just trying to survive like anybody else here at Wilders. :D
     
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