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Windows 7: need some advice

View Poll Results: Which Should i use
PrevX 2 33.33%
IObit Security 360 2 33.33%
ThreatFire 1 16.67%
Real-time protection of Malwarebytes 1 16.67%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

21 Nov 2009   #1
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 
need some advice

Which is the best choice to use with McAfee Security Centre:

Prevx
IObit Security 360
ThreatFire

And I have MalwareBytes Anti-Malware just for on-demand scan, is worth buying it's real timeprotection?
Thank you :)


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21 Nov 2009   #2
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

It depends what you want to reach. I mean - which protection level: detection, prevention or cure?

PrevX is a BB (Behaviour Blocker) works in cloud - you don't have an Internet connection - PrevX doesn't work then. PrevX also is a software based on blacklist mechanism (detection level) like others AV software on the market.

IObit Security 360 is an AV software, but since this affair between IObit and MBAM I'm not sure about this (IObit) vendor... Anyways IObit offers also protection based on blacklists (detection level)

ThreatFire - is very similar to PrevX, it is also BB. (detection level)

MBAM - malware scaner based on... again blacklist (detection level)

In above configuration you didn't include very important protection layer I mean prevention - it should be your first layer of defense against threats.
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21 Nov 2009   #3
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

hmm...
like Firewall? Mcafee SecurityCentre includes Antivirus, antispyware and firewall..

And I thought ThreatFire works like HIPS!? (although not sure about it)

Or would you recommend any other program for prevention. Preferable free ones.
I have tried defencewall, but it dosent look like something for me. I will wait untill version 3 and try again. But still I would prefer some free programm
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21 Nov 2009   #4
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
hmm...
like Firewall? Mcafee SecurityCentre includes Antivirus, antispyware and firewall..

And I thought ThreatFire works like HIPS!? (although not sure about it)

Or would you recommend any other program for prevention. Preferable free ones.
I have tried defencewall, but it dosent look like something for me. I will wait untill version 3 and try again. But still I would prefer some free programm
ThreatFire is not HIPS software, it's BB. ThreatFire will alert you for behaviours, whereas a HIPS program (e.g. EQSecure) should prompt you for all system changes/new unknown processes, etc.

To prevention group belongs: HIPS softwares (e.g. WinPatrol, OnlineArmor Firewall (free) with HIPS module, EQSecure, also PC Tools Firewall which has HIPS also, etc) , Firewalls (hardware/software like OA, L'n'S, PC Tools Firewall, etc), virtualization software (e.g. ShadowDefender, Returnil, VM, Sun VirtualBox), sandbox software (SandboxIE), software based-on sandbox restriction policy ([bulid-in Windows SRP, UAC], DefenseWall, GeSWall).

You can choose from this group any configuration which will be optimal for you in your daily usage of you computer.
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21 Nov 2009   #5
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Thank you!
I will try them.
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21 Nov 2009   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Prevx is very good.
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21 Nov 2009   #7
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I would recommend this:
Hitman Pro 3 - SurfRight

It scans with:
G DATA (Which is Bitdefender and Avast! Put together!)
NOD32!
Avira AntiVir!
Prevx!
A-squared

Basically THE best!
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21 Nov 2009   #8
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Thank you!
I will try them.
You are welcome,

BTW. remember that the best security is security based-on three layers of protection:
1. Prevention
2. Detection
3. Cure (image and data backup software)

You don't have to pay extra money for that, just for example, you can use this config:
1. Prevention (built-in Windows mechanism like: SRP, enabled DEP for all programs and services, UAC, LUA - they are not so intrusive as classical HIPS)
2. Detection (any free available on the market AV app. if you want also can it be AS/AM)
3. Cure (e.g. Macrium Reflect Backup software and storage backups on external hard drive)
Also don't forget about common sense


HTH,
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21 Nov 2009   #9
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

Creer: "1. Prevention (built-in Windows mechanism like: SRP, enabled DEP for all programs and services, UAC, LUA - they are not so intrusive as classical HIPS)
2. Detection (any free available on the market AV app. if you want also can it be AS/AM)"

a lot of mysterious abbreviations, i understand DEP + UAC, but the rest...
can you explain in plain english please ?
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21 Nov 2009   #10
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

Creer: "1. Prevention (built-in Windows mechanism like: SRP, enabled DEP for all programs and services, UAC, LUA - they are not so intrusive as classical HIPS)
2. Detection (any free available on the market AV app. if you want also can it be AS/AM)"

a lot of mysterious abbreviations, i understand DEP + UAC, but the rest...
can you explain in plain english please ?
Hi,

sure.
SRP it's Software Restriction Policies (technet library: Using Software Restriction Policies to Protect Against Unauthorized Software )
LUA it's Limited User Account, (working not on Administrator account, but honestly since we have in Windows Vista and Windows 7 - UAC you don't have to use LUA which can be irritating every time when you want install software you have to log out and log in into account with administrator privileges)
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