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Windows 7: What's the Best Anti-Malware?

09 Mar 2011   #61
I be he

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- in all frankness is there a suite that is totally safe??
The key to being totally safe is in totally effective computer Virtualization. My nephew is currently serving in the US Military and was attached to a communications outfit in Iraq for 3 consecutive tours and when we were discussing computer security he told me that they operate their computers exclusively under Oracle software Virtualization with not so much as one mention of any civilian internet security program of course in his line of work they are doing more than just trying to avoid malicious code there are lives at stake.

~Maxx~
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Im not trying to start something, but our military complex, D.O.D. contractors get hacked more than you will want to hear about.


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09 Mar 2011   #62
Maxxwire

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I would advise re-formatting your O.S. before trying Comodo, this is highly recommended to get the best results, and to make sure the hipps wont see any malware and think its part of your system.
Where did you get this notion from? I've been using scores of different versions of Comodo over the last 2 years and not have I ever had Defense+ mistake a system program for malware. I've also been frequenting the Comodo forum during that time and I have ever on any occasion heard the recommendation to reformat before installing Comodo, that's just a nonsensical suggestion.

~Maxx~

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09 Mar 2011   #63
Maxxwire

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[QUOTE=I be he;1283715
Im not trying to start something, but our military complex, D.O.D. contractors get hacked more than you will want to hear about.[/QUOTE]

I'm not talking about contractors, but rather about enlisted military personnel like my nephew and his brother who is in special opps use who use virtualized computers exclusively to thwart hacking.

~Maxx~

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09 Mar 2011   #64
I be he

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I be he View Post
I would advise re-formatting your O.S. before trying Comodo, this is highly recommended to get the best results, and to make sure the hipps wont see any malware and think its part of your system.
Where did you get this notion from? I've been using scores of different versions of Comodo over the last 2 years and not have I ever had Defense+ mistake a system program for malware. I've also been frequenting the Comodo forum during that time and I have ever on any occasion heard the recommendation to reformat before installing Comodo, that's just a nonsensical suggestion.

~Maxx~

Didnt sound nonsensical to me, but you may be right. Dont remember where the suggestion came from, its been awhile since i read it.
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09 Mar 2011   #65
Maxxwire

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Dont remember where the suggestion came from, its been awhile since i read it.
I see. Well, all I'm saying is that I've never seen any such advise given on the Comodo forum. Before installing a new version of Comodo the previous version must be removed, but there is no reformatting of the Windows partition involved.

~Maxx~

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09 Mar 2011   #66
I be he

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Do you think its possible for Comodo D+ to be downloaded onto an infected
computer and viewing the malware as part of the system? or is that most likely only going to happen with a behavior blocker?
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10 Mar 2011   #67
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I be he- I think that you are somewhat confused about what the Comodo Defense+ Host Intrusion Prevention System actually does. HIPS is not a simple blacklist Antivirus that has a long list of known Malware that it uses to recognize Malware. In order to use HIPS software successfully the operator must have a basic knowledge of the computer's software because HIPS does not differentiate between system programs and suspect Malware it simply allerts the operator that a software which is not already on the approved run list is trying to gain an elevated privilege.

So in answer to your question HIPS is not an Antivirus therefore it does not know Malware from system software its only job is to notify the operator if unapproved software is trying to run on the computer so if Defense+ HIPS was downloaded to an infected computer without having been set up to recognize which programs were part of the system then it would give an alert for each and every program on the computer that tried to run whether it was Malware or not.

The proper way to run HIPS software is to first sanitize the computer of Malware
or better yet re-image the windows partition with a known clean copy of Windows or System Image and then run all of the programs that are used on the computer while Comodo Defense+ HIPS is in Training Mode and then when returned to Safe Mode Defense+ HIPS will provide a level of protection far more effective than UAC.

~Maxx~



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10 Mar 2011   #68
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If, and only if, the user answers the pop-ups correctly, especially when the inevitable life changing pop-up rares its ugly head. Answer it correctly, advance to Go and collect $200, answer it wrong, and go directly to jail.
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10 Mar 2011   #69
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I've been using Comodo everyday for 2 years on 2 computers and I have yet to see that 'life changing pop-up', but I'm not the least worried because like every other reasonably capable computer operator I have plenty of squeaky clean image backups stored on several inert drives that are just waiting to be restored in 10 minutes time making that jail sentence reserved specifically for those who are unprepared for any of the 100's of things that could instantly go horribly wrong with a computer without so much as the benefit of a pop-up warning.

~Maxx~

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10 Mar 2011   #70
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
I be he- I think that you are somewhat confused about what the Comodo Defense+ Host Intrusion Prevention System actually does. HIPS is not a simple blacklist Antivirus that has a long list of known Malware that it uses to recognize Malware. In order to use HIPS software successfully the operator must have a basic knowledge of the computer's software because HIPS does not differentiate between system programs and suspect Malware it simply allerts the operator that a software which is not already on the approved run list is trying to gain an elevated privilege.

So in answer to your question HIPS is not an Antivirus therefore it does not know Malware from system software its only job is to notify the operator if unapproved software is trying to run on the computer so if Defense+ HIPS was downloaded to an infected computer without having been set up to recognize which programs were part of the system then it would give an alert for each and every program on the computer that tried to run whether it was Malware or not.

The proper way to run HIPS software is to first sanitize the computer of Malware
or better yet re-image the windows partition with a known clean copy of Windows or System Image and then run all of the programs that are used on the computer while Comodo Defense+ HIPS is in Training Mode and then when returned to Safe Mode Defense+ HIPS will provide a level of protection far more effective than UAC.

~Maxx~

This is what i was trying to say a couple of posts ago. Im not sure where the misunderstanding is, but thank you for takeing the time and responding.
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