Vista x64 - What HIPS?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by alphadog, Sep 3, 2008.

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  1. alphadog

    alphadog Registered Member

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    Well, I was doing some reading and decided to give Threatfire a go. However, doesn't work on Vista x64.

    I have Avira (free) and SuperAntiSpyware (free) installed so far. Given I am a developer, I am not considering SandboxIE and similar since I often have to download and install libraries and components.

    What's are good security programs under Vista x64? I guess all I need is some sort of HIPS?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Makav3l1

    Makav3l1 Registered Member

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    Windows Defender :p
     
  3. alphadog

    alphadog Registered Member

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    That's the only HIPS around for Vista64?!?
     
  4. Kerodo

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    You have enough already, in x64 Vista all you really need are Avira and Defender with Spynet turned on. A decent browser is recommended also, that's about it. The usual HIPS won't work in Vista x64, and you don't even need them really...
     
  5. Arup

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    It is maturing into a good free option, MS is serious about it and the updates now are almost twice a day. Check out their blog for signature, almost all major malware is added daily. Also its a non intrusive HIPS in every sense.
     
  6. Espresso

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    Try Comodo Firewall or Outpost 2009.
     
  7. CogitoErgoSum

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    Hello alphadog,

    Have you considered the use of either Norton AntiBot(NAB) or Primary Response SafeConnect(PRSC)? If not, I can assure you that they are both compatible with Vista x64. For more information regarding both NAB and PRSC, please take a look at the following links below.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1305562&postcount=111
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1305595&postcount=113
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1305621&postcount=203

    Hope this helps.


    Peace & Gratitude,

    CogitoErgoSum
     
  8. Makav3l1

    Makav3l1 Registered Member

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    Comodo Firewall w/ Defense+ is another recommended option. But yea, Windows Defender isn't that bad.
     
  9. Kees1958

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    Endorse that, had D+ working perfectly on the gaming vista64 box. After tweaking the router fell back to PRSC again, which works on Vista64, but is a 32 bit application.

    Regards
     
  10. jmonge

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    or threatfire.
     
  11. entropism

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    Except the x64 version of Threatfire is in beta and only half working.
     
  12. GES/POR

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    DSA but only with PvtFW though.
     
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