Which to enable,,Defense+ or Procative Defense?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by joeunc, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. joeunc

    joeunc Registered Member

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    Use the latest Comodo V3 and KAV 7.0

    currently have KAV proactive defense disabled Defense+ enabled

    What is the general consensus on which element would be better to have on or off?

    thanks much
    Joe
     
  2. Bluenile

    Bluenile Registered Member

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    Personally I would fully enable Defense + in 'clean PC mode' and disable Proactive Defense. Comodo still has a problem with KAV's use of loopback for it's web scanner, even on the new build so you definitely need D+ enabled to combat this in my opinion.
     
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  3. joeunc

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    that is the way I have it now and have had it since I paired the two.

    thx
     
  4. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Proactive defense...

    Defense+ could be more secure but it's annoying and you really have to know what you're doing. Proactive Defense on the other hand is pretty much noob proof and does the job just as well.
     
  5. solcroft

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    Not really. The Registry Guard and Application Defense are no more than dumb HIPS, and the Application Behavior Analyzer, while somewhat better, isn't all that smart either.

    Hell, no.
     
  6. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    With Application Behavior Analyzer detection beyond 90% i'd hardly call that "isn't all that smart". Especially since it warns only on actually suspicious behavuior opposed to HIPS which are just throwing up popups one by another till users just disables it. Most of them have better stuff to do, other than clicking popups all day long...
     
  7. solcroft

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    Where'd you get your stats from?

    There are two detection routines of the PDM that're actually intelligent - the generic trojan and worm routines. The rest are single-action blocking - just like a normal HIPS - and it doesn't even cover as much as a real HIPS does.

    But I agree, the average user should use the PDM over Comodo's D+. But the PDM is a far cry from what programs like ThreatFire, AntiBot and Micropoint can do.
     
  8. YODA

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    Like Bluenile said, "Comodo still has a problem with KAV's use of loopback for it's web scanner." I'd use the older version of comodo 2.4 to go in hand with its webscanner, otherwise you lose outbound defense. Webscanner is really important from my experience, and has stop many malacious programs. Since 2.4 doesn't have HIPS, stick with KAV's proactive defense.
     
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