virus and malwares

Discussion in 'General Returnil discussions' started by waters, May 1, 2012.

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  1. waters

    waters Registered Member

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    Does the anti-executable component protect against virus and malwares
     
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    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Yes, but remember it is just one component in the overall strategy...
     
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    Thanks ,but how good is that component.Would it stop more or less than the anti virus.How does it compare to AppGuard and others.
     
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    It is a simplified approach with the following settings only:

    1. Allow programs to do as they will
    2. Trust only know services
    3. Trust only known exe's

    It works by restricting access as described above with the highest setting being #3. You cannot allow anything and there are no rules to write.

    Also note that comparing it to a traditional HIPS solution is not appropriate as it is not designed to be a stand-alone HIPS solution; rather it is a component part of the whole in a vertical, layered security approach.

    You could think of it as putting an angry dog in front of your door after locking the door...

    Mike
     
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