What is the best HIPS out there ?

Discussion in 'polls' started by IcePanther, Jun 9, 2006.

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What is the best HIPS software ?

  1. Antihook

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  2. Ghost security suite

    31 vote(s)
    11.6%
  3. Online Armor

    60 vote(s)
    22.5%
  4. PrevX

    38 vote(s)
    14.2%
  5. Process Guard

    29 vote(s)
    10.9%
  6. System Safety Monitor

    54 vote(s)
    20.2%
  7. Other.... (please specify in your post)

    54 vote(s)
    20.2%
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  1. IcePanther

    IcePanther Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I'm still pretty undecidable on what wwuld be the best HIPS. So I'm setting up this poll :D

    When voting, please explain why you think a product is good, and which are its pros/cons. Protaction, but also impact on system performance, compaitibilty, usability, etc...
    Don't mind if it's free or not

    Thanks for voting !

    Ice.
     
  2. Antarctica

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    I voted for Online Armor but I think it's the same as your AV, the main thing is what's works best with your own configuration.

    OA also has my preference because of the very good, very friendly, and very fast support.:)
     
  3. Alphalutra1

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    Ghost Security Suite, it is lightweight, has a great developer who is constantly innovating the application, offers a great deal of protection, and is very customizable. Also, the free version has ghost popups which funny stories, what more could you want :p

    Alphalutra1
     
  4. Devil's Advocate

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    If I'm a super alpha geek I would take Ghost security suite, ProcessGuard or SSM or Antihook.

    GSS and SSM indulges the super geek in me, allowing me to tweak my defenses to the uttermost. Last week, I spent a happy few hours checking my regdefend
    settings versus a comprehensive list of registry places where malware can hide and testing for useability for example.

    While SSM allows me to set parent-child control processes to my heart's content.

    Processguard's probably the easiest to use of the bunch but still fairly geeky, be prepared to get messages about hooks and questions about 'physical memory'.....

    Otherwise I would go for Prevx1 first (ABC mode or maybe Pro mode, expert mode defeats the purpose of prevx1 I think) then Online Armor.

    Prevx1 has a nice big list of white listed programs so you don't get annoyed by pointless prompts whenever you go download or upgrade some standard program like Opera, Java, adobe reader whatever. On the negative side, it seems to slow down a bit whenever it autheicates something new , I'm not sure if it is connecting to the web or something.

    Online Armor I haven't tried for a while, but it might have something similar, and it also tracks changes made by install programs, so you can reverse some changes if they prove harmful.

    So I guess I'm supporting Prevx1, and unlike Notok, I'm fully independent and have no ties with them.

    Your only problem is figuring out if I'm playing devil's advocate in this post. :D
     
  5. aigle

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    OA but it need a good black and white list.
     
  6. sweater

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    hi there,

    I am just using the latest free version of ProcessGuard and Ghost Security Suite (AppDefend) . And WinPatrol plus. this three I think is good enough for me, coz I don't like to have too many pop-ups appearing unexpectedly on my screen asking like you are on an exam tests. I didn't experience any problem w them, they didn't affect my system and internet speed and best of all I am not annoyed with pop-ups.

    for AppDefend, there's suggestions on the forum to lessen pop-ups. WinPatrol just pop-ups when it really matters...:D
     
  7. WSFuser

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    I like Online Armor the best due to its simplicity and start menu scanner. having said that, it does lack a few features compared to other HIPS like PG, AppDefend, or PrevX1.
     
  8. aigle

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    Hi! U are very brave. I wonder u are managing pop ups of three programmes and still condidering them not too much.
     
  9. Vikorr

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    I also think that Prevx1 and OA are the two best HIPS out there (well, I use OA AV+).

    Both products are trying to make HIPS more intelligent (meaning you get less popups), and both products deal with the issue of 'installing new programs' adequately (unlike many other HIPS).

    There are other HIPS out there that are aimed at intelligent behavioural detection - ViGuard and Safe-n-Sec are the two others that I know of (although I think ViGuard considers itself a IPS...but there's little to no difference in the end)
     
  10. WilliamP

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    I like PG ,OA and DefenceWall .I really like the idea of DW. Keeps the bad boys locked up.
     
  11. Rasheed187

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    It´s hard to say which HIPS is the best, but so far my favorite tools are:

    ZoneAlarm Pro
    Kaspersky AV 6
    System Safety Monitor

    Other promising tools:

    Neoava Guard
    ProSecurity
     
  12. Brandon

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    For me its tough to choose between Online Armor (which i picked) and System Safety Monitor. I picked Online Armor because of its simplicity and it gets the job done with less things to configure, but Online Armor doesn't quite yet cover all the areas that SSM covers currently so it wouldn't go wrong running them both together and disabling the things you want so they don't overlap ;)
     
  13. dawgg

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    i use KIS/KAV's (kaspersky). used to use ZoneAlarmPro as well... but didnt want the firewall anymore, so deleted it all... just got KIS now, does the job!
     
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    OA-AV+ -- the combination of a powerful HIPS (Online Armor) that incorporates one of the very best antiviruses (Kaspersky), PLUS a spam killer, PLUS (soon) a firewall is simply amazing! Add to that unrivaled support and OA is ichi-ban. Taste it & c

    sayo-noodles... bellgamin *puppy*
     
  15. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Ghost security suite :thumb:
     
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    Thanks everyone for your answers and your votes,

    I decided to go for Online Armor, mainly because of its excellent rollback feature, that is very useful. Your opinions were much different and, like Antartica's said, the best is what works better on my workstation :)

    Again, thanks to all ^^
     
  18. Minimax2000

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    For me it's SSM. Not only is it feature rich but it has a very responsive support team as well. Plus they are working on its usability for novice users.
     
  19. Infinity

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    at the moment it is SSM all the way .. waiting for GSS to update but SSM is way better then before lol..those kickass russians again lol .. (I think they are at least!)
     
  20. Infinity

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    hmmm a lurker lol ... welcme kvirus!
     
  21. ErikAlbert

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    I voted for Prevx. Install it on a clean (if possible) system partition.
    It's the most userfriendly one IMO.
     
  22. aigle

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    I agree but the reason is obvious as it has a data base on the net and contacts it.
    BTW. it is the only HIPS that might be used by ordinary users.
     
  23. rdsu

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    Without any doubt, AppDefend!
     
  24. Eldar

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    GSS for me too. :thumb:
     
  25. aigle

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    BTW, does it has some heuristics and local data base, I mean these will be useful if u are not on the net.
     
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