JB007

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i tried Sophos it takes over hmpa if you all ready have it. So i did not bother with it as i dont believe in paying twice for hmpa as there no discount if you already have hmpa hope this helps
Hello @johnyjohn , Is it necessary to uninstall HMPA before installing SHP ?
 

Slyguy

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That makes it one of the best products IMO. You get the best on-demand scanner, anti-exploit, key-scrambler around (IMO) along with some healthy machine learning being progressively more integrated into the package. Not to mention Sophos legendary high quality heuristic web traffic scanner. All for $40 a year for 10 devices? A steal.

HMPA purchase stand alone would be pointless now. If you really just wanted HMPA get SHP then disable all of the SHP stuff and use HMPA as a virtually stand alone solution within it for 10 devices.
 

JB007

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No it just comes up on the screen to say SHP is taking over HMPA no need to uninstall
Thanks @johnyjohn :)

That makes it one of the best products IMO. You get the best on-demand scanner, anti-exploit, key-scrambler around (IMO) along with some healthy machine learning being progressively more integrated into the package. Not to mention Sophos legendary high quality heuristic web traffic scanner. All for $40 a year for 10 devices? A steal.

HMPA purchase stand alone would be pointless now. If you really just wanted HMPA get SHP then disable all of the SHP stuff and use HMPA as a virtually stand alone solution within it for 10 devices.
Thanks @Slyguy :)
But if I'm right, with SHP the on demand scanner HitmanPro is missing:emoji_thinking:
 

SumTingWong

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Testing SHP. Zero issues.

On the test machine it feels extremely lightweight, lighter than Kaspersky IS which was on there testing prior to this.

SHP is still my favorite suite because of the power of Sophos Heuristic Web Scanner, decent Sophos sigs, but full HMPA and InterceptX integration is really nice.

Also, they have a 20% off sale going on it now I see.
Is it better than Emsisoft? I can get Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3PCs/1Year for under $50.
 
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Slyguy

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Thanks @johnyjohn :)



Thanks @Slyguy :)
But if I'm right, with SHP the on demand scanner HitmanPro is missing:emoji_thinking:
Sophos Home Premium implements 3 overall technologies (Sophos, Invincea, HMP/HMPA)

Sophos and Invincea Technologies
Real-time AV
Anti-Botnet
Anti-PUA
Downloaded File Reputation
Web Protection
Heuristic Traffic Scanner


HMP/HMPA Technologies
On-Demand Scans
Exploit Mitigation
Risk Reduction (Backdoors, Sandbox, DLL Injections, Malicious USB, Process Hallowing)
Anti-Ransomware
MBR Protection
Safe Banking
Webcam Protection
 

JB007

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Sophos Home Premium implements 3 overall technologies (Sophos, Invincea, HMP/HMPA)

Sophos and Invincea Technologies
Real-time AV
Anti-Botnet
Anti-PUA
Downloaded File Reputation
Web Protection
Heuristic Traffic Scanner


HMP/HMPA Technologies
On-Demand Scans
Exploit Mitigation
Risk Reduction (Backdoors, Sandbox, DLL Injections, Malicious USB, Process Hallowing)
Anti-Ransomware
MBR Protection
Safe Banking
Webcam Protection
Thanks @Slyguy :)
Not sure that SHP on demand scan uses BD and Kaspersky like HMP does?:unsure:
 
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Hope no one of you Sophos Home Premium users encounter any JAVA Adwinds on your system, those variants gets easy around SHP. Hope they improve detection technologies in that area. You are pretty much safe if you don't have JRE installed.
 

JB007

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Pretty sure based on testing it uses the full HMP/HMPA package.

I've found the following setup to be excellent;

SHP+VoodooShield+Heimdal. (or sub OSARMOR for VS if that's your flavor)

Extremely lightweight and probably exceptionally hardened.
Thanks+++ @Slyguy :)

Double Traffic Scanners OP
@davisd , do you mean that this association (SHP+Heimdal) duplicates and is useless ?:unsure:
 
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@davisd , do you mean that this association (SHP+Heimdal) duplicates and is useless ?:unsure:
Somewhat, but it's up to a user, in high risk environment it's good, for basic home user just browsing the web it might be too much, but Heimdal is so light so it's whatever if you add it or not, imo SHP handles traffic scanning equaly or even better than Heimdal if you don't browse dark web. If you have a license for a Heimdal Pro, use it, if you don't, then it's whatever, you don't lose much by not having it and just run SHP with OSArmor or Voodoo.
 

JB007

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Somewhat, but it's up to a user, in high risk environment it's good, for basic home user just browsing the web it might be too much, but Heimdal is so light so it's whatever if you add it or not, imo SHP handles traffic scanning equaly or even better than Heimdal if you don't browse dark web. If you have a license for a Heimdal Pro, use it, if you don't, then it's whatever, you don't lose much by not having it and just run SHP with OSArmor or Voodoo.
Thanks @davisd :)
I intend to use the combo (SHP+OSA+Heimdal Pro). Is it a good idea ?
 

Slyguy

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Thanks @davisd :)
I intend to use the combo (SHP+OSA+Heimdal Pro). Is it a good idea ?
Very potent combo there, with only marginal overlap.

The most overlap would be the SHP traffic scanner/web filter and Anti-Botnet, which has overlap with Heimdal.

However, Heimdal is good for DNS protection because it locally encrypts your DNS with it's own client resolver, preventing local DNS hijacks. Also I like it for the updater aspects of it and it actually speeds resolution of DNS due to it's cache (which is encrypted, unlike windows). But you'd be pretty safe skipping Heimdal. I just feel it adds benefit with no weight, and in fact, improved DNS resolving speeds.
 

JB007

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Very potent combo there, with only marginal overlap.

The most overlap would be the SHP traffic scanner/web filter and Anti-Botnet, which has overlap with Heimdal.

However, Heimdal is good for DNS protection because it locally encrypts your DNS with it's own client resolver, preventing local DNS hijacks. Also I like it for the updater aspects of it and it actually speeds resolution of DNS due to it's cache (which is encrypted, unlike windows). But you'd be pretty safe skipping Heimdal. I just feel it adds benefit with no weight, and in fact, improved DNS resolving speeds.
Thanks @Slyguy , I will try Heimdal ASAP.
 
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JB007

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Hello,
HeimdalPro installed but uninstalled some hours later because it updates some of my softwares in English and not in French:(
I do not find a tweak to correct this problem.:(