Which one to buy - Malware Defender or Winpatrol Plus?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by avboy, Aug 7, 2009.

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  1. avboy

    avboy Registered Member

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    Hello,

    As mentioned in the title, I find both to be similar, though MD has lot more granular control. But just as a HIPS which one would you recommended?
     
  2. Atomas31

    Atomas31 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Between the two, I choose Malware Defender (wich I buy) but than again it is a question of taste and what runs better on your system and configuration ;)
     
  3. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    MalDef is a pissed-off Rottweiler. WinPat is a cute little toy poodle. Your choice.
     
  4. spidey

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    Malware Defender hands down.
     
  5. Atomas31

    Atomas31 Registered Member

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    ROFL :argh:
     
  6. G1111

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    Both are lifetime licenses (currently).

    Ease of use (simplicity) and good online data base to check against then I would go with WinPatrol Plus.

    Better protection, able to tweak/configure rules then Malware Defender.

    Both have excellent support from their respective developers. Both are one man operations. Both work well with other security programs (Anti-Virus, etc.)

    I believe both run in Vista and Windows 7 but are 32-bit only.
     
  7. LoneWolf

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    Malware Defender is a classical HIPS, where Winpatrol is more of a system monitor.
    If you have patience and are willing to learn then I would say MalwareDefender. There is quite the learning curve to MD.,but worth it IMO.
     
  8. avboy

    avboy Registered Member

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. As you have mentioned, both run with AVs, and even together with each other.

    I have decided to go for Malware Defender with MBAM scan on demand. The reason is that as I keep learning, I can configure MD to my heart's content!

    Thanks, once again.
     
  9. Wildest

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    IMO these products are in different categories, so you are comparing apples to oranges.
    If I were using Malware Defender I would still use WinPatrol for convenience.
     
  10. apathy

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    I just bought another license for MD. As long as there have been 16-32bit operating systems I've tried nearly every well known product. You can make MD nearly bulletproof with a bit of tinkering, Winpatrol is very useful but MD is one of those low footprint evergreen programs that come around once in a while. It would be a wonderful portable program if it were possible.
     
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