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How strong is Avast! self-defense
« on: March 02, 2012, 05:21:03 PM »
Is Avast! self-defense as effective as Agnitum Outpost self-protection?
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Re: How strong is Avast! self-defense
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 05:28:31 PM »
There is no comparison as they are doing different things.

e.g. what does it matter, avast doesn't care about Outpost and Outpost doesn't care about avast. They only protect themselves.
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Re: How strong is Avast! self-defense
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 05:41:19 PM »
I simply wanted a knowledgeable opinion on how resistant  Avast! is to malware attacks on its integrity.
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Re: How strong is Avast! self-defense
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 05:52:06 PM »
not sure at all if Avast is really protected against process termination ... I don't think so ... it was admitted when V5 was introduced that the self defense module could be bypassed more or less easily ... see it more as a parental lock than anything else ;)
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Re: How strong is Avast! self-defense
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 06:03:42 PM »
Actually that's not true. It has anti-termination protection, but once malware gains the same escalation level, it can do anything. That's why avast! staff was saying that it's not 100% termination proof. But no one ever said it's easy to terminate it.
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Re: How strong is Avast! self-defense
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 06:16:34 PM »
oh ;D
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Re: How strong is Avast! self-defense
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 07:03:56 PM »
I simply wanted a knowledgeable opinion on how resistant  Avast! is to malware attacks on its integrity.

Then essentially the question should have been that alone as introducing the Outpost self-protection into the equation just clouds the question as for the most part people aren't going to be using both programs.

I have the Outpost Self-protection, but in all honesty I don't know just how strong it is.

For sure kernel mode stuff will get past all self-protection as that has pretty much the power to do what it wants if it manages to get loaded.
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