Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by dja2k, Dec 15, 2005.
What is blocking in Chrome?
Free version is fine no need for paid version
It looks like UDP packets trying to connect to my Chromecast. It's local on my LAN so not a big deal.
Ok about the free version. Looks as if this has some kind of av built into it? Assume this is ok since I run Windows Defender?
On Windows 10, a small list of programs secure the computer:
Windows Defender for anti-virus and anti-malware protection.
NVT ERP as an anti-executable
SSRP as a set and forget it software restriction policy with shipped default settings locked.
MBAE for anti-exploit protection
Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for anti-ransomware protection.
Its locked down and any malware seeking to install itself would have to bypass a layered system. Free and light on resources.
Sandboxie and Nod32.
What is SSRP?
Simple Software Restriction Policy. Its an open source SRP that comes configured to set software restriction policy by simply clicking the lock button. If you need to install software, click the unlock button. Nice freeware and its foolproof.
I will look into it. Thank you!
EDIT: Is this it? https://iwrconsultancy.co.uk/softwarepolicy
Yes that's it! It comes with an ini file and you can add custom entries but I've left the default well enough alone because I don't want to brick Windows. Its good protection when you install it.
Unlike AppLocker, its set and forget it which I like.
Ok doing a quick read on it right now. So basically install it, reboot, lock and you are done? If so, nice!
You don't even have to reboot. Just click the lock button and the SRP takes immediate effect.
You know it works when you to try to run a software installer and you're informed by a popup to the effect the administrator has denied permission to execute the program.
You get reminded you have to turn SRP off by clicking the unlock button to proceed with an installation!
Awesome thanks! I like the price as well.
Another question. NVT ERP has not been updated in quite some time. Is it even compatible with Windows 10? (I've never tried the software to be honest). How does the Kasperksy Anti-Ransomware tool work? Thought it was geared towards business? I am currently running Norton Security so don't want any conflicts. If so, I have a backup anyway.
A new version is in preparation. But it will take some time
FYI. Current thread: Software Policy: use Software Restriction Policies on any Windows edition (free)
It works on Windows 10, It doesn't need any real updates because its not signature-based, NVT ERP really isn't that "old."
KAR can be used by both businesses and home users. Its kind of an anti-malware with a behavior blocker. That's how it stops ransomware in its tracks. Its compatible with your current AV and there should be no conflict. KAR provides an additional layer of protection to that of your current AV.
@mood thank you for the heads up. I have never tried this program but it has always been on my "need to check out" list.
@JRViejo, Thanks for the link!
@NormanF Good to know. I know it is not ancient but after looking at their website I did not notice it being stated that it was compatible with Windows 10. Good to know.
Also thank you for the info regarding KAR. I may add it just to see what is up. If if is not a resource hog I will keep it around. Starting to think that i may ned even need NVT with the others I have. Thoughts?
Avoid overlap. If you have an AV, anti-ransomware will boost the AV's ability to thwart a malware threat, an anti-executable will make it difficult for malware to run, SRP will keep it from running in the first place and an anti-exploit will fend off fileless malware or exploits that seek to inject themselves into legitimate Windows processes.
Each covers a specific area of vulnerability and put together a layered system makes its very difficult for malware to inflict real damage. Of course, there's also the importance of keeping Windows and applications up to date and patched and following common sense and best practices online so you never face a malware attack.
Agreed. I do not want to have overlap at all. Currently software wise I have Norton Security, the SRP program and now KAR. I also have some other things in Windows disabled via GPO or Regstry edits. My machine and all apps are always kept up to date, not a problem for me there.
I notice with KAR it has an icon in the systray just spinning around. I assume that is to show to the average joe that it is working or monitoring their system? So again, at this point, do I even bother with NVT?
KAR silently watches the system and when an attack occurs, it will block it. Only reason you still have NVT is that backup layer.
If KAR doesn't stop it, NVT or your AV should kick in.
Trooper, you're welcome! Take care.
NVT is not free though correct?
NVT is donationware so its free. You can contribute to its development if you wish.
Are we talking about the same thing?
Yup. Same thing.
So you can use trial mode past 30 days?
Any recommendations on setup? I'm in alert mode still haha
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