Wraith

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From the options you provided, I would go with HitmanPro.

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.
I'm sorry but what I meant is that Windows 10 has much more privacy issues than Windows 10. Windows 7 is a no nonsense OS. It also has the cool AERO interface.:cool:
 
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Wraith

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Currently trying out Malwarebytes anti exploit and Malwarebytes anti ransomware. I have noticed that there is no exploit shield for Chrome. I have to add Chrome manually to MBAE.
 
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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.
Allow me to ask: why do you need a good anti-exploit software?
Allow me to guess the answer: because you don't want your computer to get infected.

The best way to protect your computer from infection is not with an anti-exploit program, because none of them have a high enough success rate. It's always hit-and-miss.
You are much better off with one of the other programs that people suggested, such as Voodooshield or Comodo firewall. You will have a dramatically higher protection rate.
On Windows 7, you could also use NVT EXE Radar Pro 3. You can take the last beta of version 3, and tweak it a little (for example, add mshta to the vuln list). It's quite reliable.
 

Wraith

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Allow me to ask: why do you need a good anti-exploit software?
Allow me to guess the answer: because you don't want your computer to get infected.

The best way to protect your computer from infection is not with an anti-exploit program, because none of them have a high enough success rate. It's always hit-and-miss.
You are much better off with one of the other programs that people suggested, such as Voodooshield or Comodo firewall. You will have a dramatically higher protection rate.
On Windows 7, you could also use NVT EXE Radar Pro 3. You can take the last beta of version 3, and tweak it a little (for example, add mshta to the vuln list). It's quite reliable.
I don't require ERP or VS since I have custom ESET HIPS rules set up. I was just interested in a standalone anti exploit since I don't know how effective is ESET antiexploit. But after reading all these replies I'll just let it pass. Since I'm a careful user and update regularly ESET should be enough for me. ATM trying out MBAR. It seems to be running smoothly with ESET.
 

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I don't require ERP or VS since I have custom ESET HIPS rules set up. I was just interested in a standalone anti exploit since I don't know how effective is ESET antiexploit. But after reading all these replies I'll just let it pass. Since I'm a careful user and update regularly ESET should be enough for me. ATM trying out MBAR. It seems to be running smoothly with ESET.
Thanks for the explanation. If you have a good HIPS setup, that's a different story.

Modern browsers such as Chrome and Firefox don't really need anti-exploit, and it won't help for today's in-browser exploits. What they do need is a good add-on to handle third-party scripts, such as NoScript or uMatrix.

If you are concerned about exploit of MS Office applications, and this is a very valid concern, EMET is probably effective on Windows 7, although the "anti-document exploit" feature of Hard_Configurator might be even better. Maybe @Andy Ful has something to say about it.
 

Wraith

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Thanks for the explanation. If you have a good HIPS setup, that's a different story.

Modern browsers such as Chrome and Firefox don't really need anti-exploit, and it won't help for today's in-browser exploits. What they do need is a good add-on to handle third-party scripts, such as NoScript or uMatrix.

If you are concerned about exploit of MS Office applications, and this is a very valid concern, EMET is probably effective on Windows 7, although the "anti-document exploit" feature of Hard_Configurator might be even better. Maybe @Andy Ful has something to say about it.
I don't use MS Office or Adobe Reader. I use Sumatra PDF and Libre Office. :) I try to avoid applications that have known vulnerabilities. With that said I should not be using Windows then but since I play games I don't have any choice I guess. :p
 

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Actual hardware issues or privacy excuses?
Privacy issues aside I also have hardware issues. 10 just doesn't feel as smooth as 7 not to mention MS forcing automatic updates. After bootup sometimes 10 spikes up CPU at 100% and disk activity at 100%. In a nutshell 10 never feels smooth and stable like 7.
 

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I remember a user over at Wilders mentioning that when he upgrades he needs to leave the computer alone for it to do some background task.

So, even when the upgrade/update is finished perhaps there are stuff the OS needs to do. This could be the cause of the high CPU
 
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Andrew999

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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.
But that's an Antirasomware, not an Antiexploit. :giggle:
That is personally what I use. It has anti ransomware and anti-exploit too, I'm really happy with it aswell.
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