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ForgottenSeer 823865

Which protection against exploits is most preferable? Which program better protects against zero-day threats?
Preferable to who?
To most people, MBAM because it has few options where people would mess around.
To above average users, HMPA, it is more complete and tweakable than MBAE but it's system impact is higher and if tightened it often end up messing/conflicting with the OS.
And for skilled user, Windows Exploit Protection is preferred, fully integrated, no impact on the system, and customizable for each processes. Obviously it has to be tweaked by the user since it us a built-in feature, it can't be tighten by default or it will cripple systems.

About protection their base mechanism is the same, they all use the same mechanism introduced from Windows EMET, the only differences are added features like in HMPA.
 
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SFox

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Preferable to who?
Preferred in terms of protection against zero-day threats, for example :)
About protection their base mechanism is the same, they all use the same mechanism introduced from Windows EMET, the only differences are added features like in HMPA.
Then there is not much difference, it turns out in terms of protection from unknown exploits.
 

Cortex

Level 24
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I acquired a long licence for HMP.A, doesn't cause any issues though it did a while ago, now fit & forget, resource usage seems minimal & difficult to tell its running - When it expires will be unlikely to renew & use a free alternative - If of course I expire first problem sorted :rolleyes:
 

Sampei Nihira

Level 6
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You said that your MBAE settings are not by default. Share screenshots of your advanced settings?

OK, but keep in mind that it suits my needs.
In fact here is the version I use:

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And the rule in the Host file to avoid updates:

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No Java Rules selected .
 

SFox

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Thanks. I understand that you have the latest stable version of MBAE as a separate independent program. I wonder why, by default, in the settings the checkmarks from the RET ROP protection item are completely unchecked? You have checked all the checkboxes at this point. No problems?

OK, but keep in mind that it suits my needs.
Thanks. I understand that you have the latest stable version of MBAE as a separate independent program. I wonder why, by default, in the settings the checkmarks from the RET ROP protection item are completely unchecked? You have checked all the checkboxes at this point. No problems?
 

Sampei Nihira

Level 6
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The premium version of MBAE I use is the most suitable version for Windows XP - POS Ready 2009.
My OS is 32 bit.;)

The latest build is this:

 

Sampei Nihira

Level 6
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Seems like poor results except Sophos,There not the sponsor are they?lol, any explanation why such mediocrity ? Also is testing for windows 7 still relevant ?

You are right. ;) (y)
Even their 2015 test I remember raised many concerns.
2 versions of HPA tested and the latest one after the failed tests were repaired.
MBAE was also in the same condition there were more updated builds than the test ones.
But they weren't tested.
For that I asked:

 
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