Are there any HIPS these days for Windows 10 PCs etc.

  1. TwingKey's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows XP Professional x86, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Professional
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    Are there any HIPS these days for Windows 10 PCs etc.


    OS: Windows 10 Pro Version 2004

    Are there any other HIPS like Comodo Internet Security and Tiny Firewall Pro (obsolete)?

    By HIPS, I mean Host Intrusion Prevention System. There was a time that HIPS software was really blossom and Windows users can find as many apps like Comodo, Private Firewall, Outpost Firewall Pro, etc. as you like. Even anti-virus like ESET nod32 has implemented a great function of HIPS.

    For that time, Tiny Firewall Pro might be the best and the most comprehensive pro-active security system for Windows XP 32bit. Through those years, I learned a lot (heaven a lot) about computers and networks. I know that HIPS might not be much popular by main stream media or favoured by profit hunting. It gives PC users a lot of control over app behaviour and let you to decide whether it shoud/not to have it, which is very useful for an active protection and mold your software to behave itself (cuz some apps can be very aggresive and have no concern of confidentiality; by confidentiality I mean there is a heaven lot of education on information security, privacies, data resources...)

    Although to play with HIPS, it requires patience and a lot of understanding about PCs. But, for a time, HIPS software has been designed into very user-friendly using. It was easy enough for ordinary users to use and learn, especially if you are genuinely interested in PCs. But now, it seems become so unpopular even with software like Windows 10 which has hell a lot of background who knows what's going on intrusive behaviours. It seems HIPS can do a great deal these days on the end-user side to pro-actively take control over your own privacy or just be aware of your PC potentials. Due to the HIPS' complex nature, it might not have been as profitable and easy to use and support as other commercial and advertised apps. But how I wish I could find more up to date ones.

    Maybe it is just me that I haven't had a chance to really deep search for one. Anti-virus seems also not as popular as it was before. Maybe it is because the online security environment has been vastly improved that you don't find any virus like the old days just for showing how clever it was designed. Even viruses these days are very commercial and must have financial profit to worth living. And anti-virus these days never kills unwanted ads and changes to your OS, but 90% of the time kills injectors, hexes, keygens, or cracks which may have taken end-user's side. If you understand, it feels HIPS is far more useful than any ordinary commercial antivirus.

    Anyway, many thanks for your reading to the end. I appreciate your time and effort.
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  2. Mystere's Avatar
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    Sure, there's tons of network security apps out there, and there are lots of companies that will sell you one. I don't really find them necessary myself, because they tend to severely affect performance and any malware tool should find any drops if you get attacked... but it's up to you.
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  4. Macboatmaster's Avatar
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    Commonly under-rated by some third party apps on offer and in many cases not even known about is

    Another security feature in Windows 10 is Windows Defender Exploit Guard. This feature can also be managed by MS Intune. Windows Defender Exploit Guard (Windows Defender EG) is a new set of host intrusion prevention capabilities for Windows 10, allowing you to manage and reduce the attack surface of apps used by your users.

    settings updates and security
    windows security
    app and browser control
    exploit - settings - programs
    then
    reputation based protection
    memory integrity
    to name just a few.

    Enable Windows Defender Exploit Guard Network Protection in Windows 10
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  5. Chrysalis's Avatar
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    I think manual hip apps died because the problem with those apps from a revenue point of view you have no need for updates to keep them functioning so not a great revenue maker, I think companies prefer modern form of HIPS where there is behaviour control but its based on rules and behaviour algorithms.

    Also that whilst manual HIPS offers great control it isnt that user friendly to configure.
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  6. TwingKey's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows XP Professional x86, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Professional
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    Callender said:
    This is the great help suggestion! Wow, suddenly I felt the world opened up and there is always plenty of preferable options. Many thanks to you, Callender!

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    Macboatmaster said:
    Commonly under-rated by some third party apps on offer and in many cases not even known about is

    Another security feature in Windows 10 is Windows Defender Exploit Guard. This feature can also be managed by MS Intune. Windows Defender Exploit Guard (Windows Defender EG) is a new set of host intrusion prevention capabilities for Windows 10, allowing you to manage and reduce the attack surface of apps used by your users.

    settings updates and security
    windows security
    app and browser control
    exploit - settings - programs
    then
    reputation based protection
    memory integrity
    to name just a few.

    Enable Windows Defender Exploit Guard Network Protection in Windows 10
    Thank you very much. I did not notice that windows 10 has in itself an active prevention system. I was often aware of that windows has tons of settings and registry functions which can achieve similar results to some degree. Now I feel maybe my perception of not having enough HIPS available might be just not really catch up with where software goes.
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  7. Macboatmaster's Avatar
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    Cheers
    IMHO Windows 10 security has now - so many provided features that for most people it is all that is needed and indeed its overriding benefit is its continual unobtrusive updating and its total 100% compatibility with 10 - 100% of the time.
    Plus of course it`s FREE
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