WinPatrol question!

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ratchet, Jan 26, 2010.

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  1. ratchet

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    Relative to security, as opposed to its tools, e.g. the startup manager, what, if any advantages using it if you have any of the following: Online Armor ++, Comodo Firewall and Defense+ or Mamutu plus a good firewall? Thank You!
     
  2. firzen771

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    security wise ther is no advantage really, winpatrol isnt gunna really protect u, i use it to monitor and has nice tools.
     
  3. jmonge

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    it does protects gaints new services been created and dlls,activx and very soon registry lockdown feature,it does give some lite protection:thumb:
     
  4. firzen771

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    its blocking ability isnt really that great and its uaully pretty slow to give u an alert compared to a regular HIPS, i wuldnt really on it to prevent infections... i just think of it as a useful utility belt.
     
  5. jmonge

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    this is true that a clasical hips is way faster/stronger but i tested it the other day it blocks/stop some malware in real time ofcourse the plus version here;)
    it is very informative tool and it can also remove nasty stuff on reboot not as strong as the file assasin but it is a nice tool still:D
     
  6. falkor

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    It offers nothing when compared to the above mentioned programs . WinPatrol is only useful if you do not use an antivirus program and / or firewall . People that take security seriously will not use WinPatrol because it is redundant when running with antivirus or firewalls .
     
  7. Ibrad

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    I am running it with an antivirus and it is very handy, I like to check and see whats running and whats trying to run at startup.
     
  8. kasperking

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    winpatrol is a pretty neat app. offering quite a bit and is not redundant by any stretch of imagination...
     

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    that doesnt make any sense, no firewall or antivirus that ive ever used has the same tools that winpatrol has... i dont think anybody here REALLY uses winpatrol to be the primary protection for their system, thats not its purpose...
     
  10. falkor

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    It makes no sense as you are not looking at it from a security point of view . Handy app ? It can be . For security purposes , the OP needs not use this . It gives no protection above what he mentioned . If you want an app to tell you what is running and what it is and can turn startup items off and anything else from an auto start to a manual start to turning a service off , there is a great free program for this . Bottom line : looking at this application from a security standpoint , it is a waste for the OP to add this .

    And Firzen . Read the opening post please . The question starts as " RELATIVE TO SECURITY " . My answer is based on that .
     
  11. firzen771

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    actually i was replying to this part of ur statement
    and i replied as i did because winpatrol isnt even in the same category as a firewall or antivirus, u wuldnt compare avast to look n stop firewall wen it comes to protection cuz they look at diff things, AND if u read my 1st post i said winpatrol isnt good for protecting ur computer... so it doesnt seem like uve payed attention.
     
  12. falkor

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    You are too funny . Pick a fight ? help yourself . I stand by what I posted . My reply was to the open poster's question . Plain and simple . In all honesty , most in this thread are off topic Technically . Read the OP's post . Try to answer his question . From what I can see , I am the only one that did as asked . Everyone else is getting off on what was NOT asked for in the beginning . Please continue your off topic crap . I answered the original question . I was helpful . You were not
     
  13. kasperking

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    Falkor this statement is redundant as well ....for WP is meant to be used in conjunction with av/firewalls...

    :cautious: :cautious: :cautious:
     
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    lol sorry all mighty master, ill never question ur thoughts on a forum ever again... ill bow down now mr. high and mighty? :D
     
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    Kasperking .
    For the last time , the OP asked RELATIVE TO SECURITY ! You can run WP with the above mentioned but , it will not add any more security than the OP already has with the applications mentioned . It is not redundant . :cool:
     
  16. pandlouk

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    The biggest advantage is that will never cause a bsod, since it does not use any low level drivers. ;)

    Panagiotis
     
  17. firzen771

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    everyone has several times already agreed and said that... people can now discuss, that is what a forum is used for, the question has been answered and discussion will naturally occur.
     
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    for all of yo that say that winpatrol is weak i just tested it with a rootkit call sdra64.exe and winpatrol detected and block it in real time,plus member here;)
     
  19. Page42

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    :thumb:
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    it was fun to see the doggy barking like crazy:D but after couple of reboot and delete it did the job very well;)
     
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    Yes, relative to security, I'd classify WinPatrol as another layer. One that goes woof woof, apparently. :)
     
  22. jmonge

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    man this dog is amazing indeed,very impressed today with it and yes another layer if you know how to use;)
     
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    and wait when billp add the registry locking protection it will be like a pitbull:D
     
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    I never build a computer without it. Love that Pup!
     
  25. jmonge

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    i tested yestarday and also today and it is amazing:)
     
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