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2 All the advanced security solutions you mentioned have post-exploit protection to handle this type of attack. H_C and AppGuard might need a little configuring, whereas ERP and VS are good to go at default settings.
In the attack which I had in mind, most solutions on default settings would fail, because nothing is executed (in a standard way). Only the applications which are set to block loading any unknown DLL (default-deny) could be efficient. One could use AppGuard, H_C, Excubits Bouncer, or NVT SOB in this way. Yet, filtering DLLs makes life difficult as default-deny solution and can have an impact on performance, too.:emoji_thinking:
 
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In the attack which I had in mind, most solutions on default settings would fail, because nothing is executed. Only the applications which are set to block loading any unknown DLL (default-deny) could be efficient. One could use AppGuard, H_C, Excubits Bouncer, or NVT SOB in this way. Yet, filtering DLLs makes life difficult as default-deny solution and can have an impact on performance, too.:emoji_thinking:
Thanks for clarification. Do you remember how the dll is loaded in this attack? It is not by rundll32?
 

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In my experience which is recently limited on the three PC's at home, I notice not one jot of a difference in moving very large files boot or anything else between AV solutions - I I gave this a try yesterday as was waiting for a delivery - Between Emsisoft, ESET IS & Norton Deluxe, (Dr. Web was on initially). Of course Emsisoft no longer participate in AV-Comparatives (good on them) but as I remember was quite heavy in their testing - As ESET was the last one I tried for fun it's still on :)

This PC at least isn't earth shattering but does have 16 GIG RAM which IMHO probably makes all the difference? As to the charts as to which AV catches the most evils the differences are so minute they are within any margin of error in any other testing regime, & anything above 95% is almost perfect, I feel. (I wish I had a 95% chance of being alive in one year) The charts start at 75%, one I looked at the other day started at 80% which is the only way any differences show up, fifteen years ago the differences were large, now I feel use the AV you like the most & suits the PC you use.
 
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This PC at least isn't earth shattering but does have 16 GIG RAM which IMHO probably makes all the difference?
Having 16GB of RAM shouldn't have much of an impact on performance. Unless you have a lot of browser tabs open or are running memory intensive software, you would probably not see much difference between 8GB and 16GB of RAM.

I've used just about every antivirus there is and there are very few that never slow down my computer. Most of them cause noticeable slowdowns at times and some make my computer run much slower all the time. I'm sure the CPU is a big factor. My main computer only has a 2nd gen i5. It is more than fast enough for what I use my computer for, but, not doubt a faster CPU would help with AV performance.

Twenty years ago, I didn't notice much difference in performance between different antiviruses, but today I do.
 

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Just asking, is it tencent safe? i mean, with the recent of huawei p30 collecting data and sent directly to ip related to chinese government, huawei and tencent is different company, but again the both from mainland china right? correct me if im wrong
 

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Just asking, is it tencent safe? i mean, with the recent of huawei p30 collecting data and sent directly to ip related to chinese government, huawei and tencent is different company, but again the both from mainland china right? correct me if im wrong
False information.

As a solely maintainer for this project, please accept my deepest apologies for mistakes which cause misunderstadning for Huawei brand and customers. The fact that Huawei P30 Pro initated connections to beian.gov.cn is not true.
Top comment via -https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/bg834t/new_huawei_p30_pro_found_to_be_querying_servers/

o/t.
 

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Kaspersky becomes lighter when file heuristics are in default (light mode).

Every time I tried to change to medium, I noticed the computer a little slower.

Having 16GB of RAM shouldn't have much of an impact on performance. Unless you have a lot of browser tabs open or are running memory intensive software, you would probably not see much difference between 8GB and 16GB of RAM.

I've used just about every antivirus there is and there are very few that never slow down my computer. Most of them cause noticeable slowdowns at times and some make my computer run much slower all the time. I'm sure the CPU is a big factor. My main computer only has a 2nd gen i5. It is more than fast enough for what I use my computer for, but, not doubt a faster CPU would help with AV performance.

Twenty years ago, I didn't notice much difference in performance between different antiviruses, but today I do.
More threads makes difference.