Wraith

Level 13
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Malware Tester
I need a good anti-exploit software for my Windows 7. I have considered the following 4 options-
EMET
HitmanPro.Alert
OSArmor
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit.
Among these 4 which one do you think will provide me with the best protection from exploits.
 

oldschool

Level 35
Verified
Well you can use beta version of malwarebytes anti-exploit for free
This is a good free choice. I see more W7 users posting on this over @ Wilders.

@Arequire is correct.

@bribon77 points to the best choice if you're going to pay.

I see you're currently using ESET with custom settings. That should be enough without adding anything extra. If you're thinking of discontinuing ESET, I would post over at Wilders too.
 

AtlBo

Level 27
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Content Creator
EMET has worked well for me for years on one system. The settings were difficult to work with initially, and I haven't had time to really dig into which processes that I would like to protect other than windows ones, office, and browsers. I also included java and flash, which happens to be on the system.

As mentioned by @Arequire, it is out of support, so there are probably 100 unfixed vulnerabilities. Too bad it is a promising idea
 

plat1098

Level 9
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I was an EMET user with very first Windows 10 version. :emoji_ok_hand: Anyway, I was curious so I looked this up, because in the Configurator, OSArmor has an Anti-Exploit tab. It doesn't go into a lot of detail but there was a little explanation here if anyone is interested. But, from personal experience, HitmanPro.Alert was the bomb when it came to blocking exploits in the bud, as in Adobe flash player. I can only afford its little offspring, HitmanPro, at this time, though. :emoji_thinking: HMP.Alert would cost 34.95 USD if I was to buy it off the website now which is more than quite a few subscription antivirus packages. :whistle: It would cost me more than Emsisoft anti-malware which I actually paired w/ HMP.A a few years ago before that combo totally borked my computer.
 

Wraith

Level 13
Verified
Malware Tester
This is a good free choice. I see more W7 users posting on this over @ Wilders.

@Arequire is correct.

@bribon77 points to the best choice if you're going to pay.

I see you're currently using ESET with custom settings. That should be enough without adding anything extra. If you're thinking of discontinuing ESET, I would post over at Wilders too.
I'll continue using ESET since it's an extremely effective yet lightweight suite. I was just thinking of adding a companion anti exploit and a companion anti ransomware tool since I haven't seen ESET anti exploit or ESET anti ransomware in action.
 

Wraith

Level 13
Verified
Malware Tester
Windows 10. Updating to the latest OS is fixing at least 95% of the exploits in Windows 7, an operating system from 2009!
I TERRIBLY hate that crap OS Microsoft has put out. It may be more secure but there are a lot of issues regarding borked updates. I tried it once and lo and behold within a week I was back to windows 7. Furthermore I'm not sending you my personal information Microsoft do you hear :emoji_expressionless:
 

Dave Russo

Level 8
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I'll continue using ESET since it's an extremely effective yet lightweight suite. I was just thinking of adding a companion anti exploit and a companion anti ransomware tool since I haven't seen ESET anti exploit or ESET anti ransomware in action.
Voodoshield can help in both exploits and Ransomware ,really good addition ,if you have not tried it .
 
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Local Host

Level 18
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From the options you provided, I would go with HitmanPro.
I TERRIBLY hate that crap OS Microsoft has put out. It may be more secure but there are a lot of issues regarding borked updates. I tried it once and lo and behold within a week I was back to windows 7. Furthermore I'm not sending you my personal information Microsoft do you hear :emoji_expressionless:
Is useless to turn this into a discussion between Windows 7 and Windows 10, especially with the narrow viewset of a Windows 7 User. Plus there's no personal data being sent on Windows 10, there's a huge difference between personal data and telemetry data.
 

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