What to use?

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  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Which one would give me optimum protection and ease of use?

    1. AppGuard + Shadow Defender
    2. AppGuard + Shadow Defender + Sandboxie
    3. AppGuard
    4. Shadow Defender + Sandboxie
    5. Sandboxie
    6. Shadow Defender + DefenseWall
    7. DefenseWall

    Best Wishes,
    Amit
     
  2. ComputerSaysNo

    ComputerSaysNo Registered Member

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    APPGUARD + Sandboxie :)
     
  3. PJC

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    Shadow Defender + Sandboxie ;)
     
  4. AaLF

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    I've been down this road. Ended up with DefenseWall. I didn't overly like app guard. Those settings. Best to dedicate time to run each one. See if you still love them after 30 days trial first.

    That said, I think you picked the top four in town to choose from.
     
  5. WSFfan

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    No.4 for lightness, simplicity and effectiveness.
     
  6. justenough

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    #5 Sandboxie and safe computing practices seem to be enough for me. You can run regular on-demand scans with HMP and MBAM (or other good o-d AV/AM), and have a secure system image ready to go if the scans ever find anything.
     
  7. kupo

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    2 and 7, for pure overkill.
     
  8. tomazyk

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    I would go with number 5 :)
     
  9. AaLF

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    If you're anything like me, an error-prone bumbling amatuer enthusiast rather than like most here, professionals in security, one way or another, I would opt for option 8 1/2. I have myself. And that is any combo or stand alone from choices 1-4 plus an AV-AM. I'm a coward. O.K.?
     
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  10. pegr

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    Optimum Protection: Shadow Defender + Sandboxie + AppGuard/DefenseWall
    Ease of Use: Sandboxie
     
  11. Solarlynx

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    I would use:

    AppGuard + Sandboxie + firewall
    or
    DefenseWall PF (i.e. DW Personal Firewall) + Sandboxie

    both choices with or without any free av.
     
  12. kjdemuth

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    #6
    Defensewall is pretty power ful yet easy to use.
    Shadowdefender has proven itself to be effective in keeping a system free of changes.
    Both are very easy to use and both are powerful enough to keep your system clean.
    As much as I love sandboxie and appguard, both need some configuration to run smoothly.
     
  13. jmonge

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    #3 or #7
     
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    :thumb:
     
  15. lordraiden

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    Shadow defender is abandonware and it has been bypassed several times:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQc7QFfiqqo
    I would change it for Deep Freeze which protects also the MBR since the version 7 was release.
     
  16. Joxx

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    Sandboxie.
    Nothing else offers the same level of protection and ease of use.
     
  17. LoneWolf

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    Any one of those would give excellent protection, I personally prefer and use #6
     
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    If I was you, I would pick #5, I know it works for me on its own but if you want to run something along, I recommend you pick an antivirus of your preference instead of any of the other programs that you listed.

    The reasons: Shadow Defender is old, not updated in a long time and the tell tale signs that it can not be trusted anymore abound. If you want to use something like that, I think Toolwiz TimeFreeze would do better for you. I am using it on my W7. I dont use it for security but others here do and are very pleased. AppGuard, a program that I have never tried, its probably a very nice program but to make it work with SBIE, you ll need to water down its protection to make them compatible. That is something that I wouldn't do if I wanted AppGuard on top shape when its really needed. DefenseWall, is great but I know by experience that if you are using SBIE, DW is not necessary as nothing gets through Sandboxie. I never saw any suspicious file in Rollback when using both programs together. If there ever was one, it got deleted by SBIE when closing, deleting the sandbox.

    Bo
     
  19. DX2

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    Use what you feel the most comfortable with, that you have most knowledge of..
     
  20. DBone

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    3) AppGuard
     
  21. Kid Shamrock

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    32 bit - DefenseWall
    64 bit - AppGuard
     
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