Which one should I add?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Ohmy, Aug 3, 2008.

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  1. Ohmy

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    Hi,

    I'm using Defensewall right now,
    I know DW is the only software I need,
    but I would like to add either Avast! or Threatfire.

    Because I sometimes have to use IE as trusted,
    and I have the ActiveSkin issue for DW,
    so I'm thinking that I might need just one more software
    that will cover that.

    Which one is lighter?

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. HURST

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    Both are light.
    Both offer good protection.
    TF might be better due to zero-day protection.
    It depends how comfortable you feel by answering prompts. Although TF is very silent, you may have to make some choices every now and then.

    Personally, I would go with TF, advanced rules are very usefull. Look for threads and posts by Kees1958, he has very good know-how on TF.

    It could also be suggested that you use both, but it seems that you want to keep things light.

    I will search for an old thread on TF advanced rules, when I find it, I'll edit this post.


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  3. Makav3l1

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    My understanding is that defensewall is a hips program with sandboxing included. That being said, I would rather supplement it with a strong a/v like avira over adding another hips program in Threatfire to avoid conflicts.
     
  4. Ohmy

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    Thanks :)
     
  5. hex_614

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    go for AVG 8.0 + Norton AntiBot
     
  6. muf

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    No, it's not a sandbox. It lowers the privileges of files that come through your browser so that they don't have access to sensitive area's of your pc. I supplement it with Sandboxie but there is debate regarding whether there is any real benefit from doing this.

    That makes good sense, although I didn't do that because maybe I lack good sense. :blink:

    muf
     
  7. Makav3l1

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    It is a policy based sandbox then? Like GeSWall.
     
  8. muf

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    I've never used GesWall, but reading the POC they appear very similar.

    muf
     
  9. HURST

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    Indeed GesWall and DefenseWall are very similar. Same concept, almost same funcionality.
     
  10. Ilya Rabinovich

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    Well, not really. GeSWall is using more virtualization. But, in general- base concepts are very close to each other.
     
  11. Someone

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    Hi

    I agree with this!
     
  12. The Hammer

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    If you read the original post you it contained no mention of these programs.
     
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