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  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    I have, on default settings I only passed 3 of the 5 tests.
    What Anti Virus program are you using ?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Windows Defender & Windows Firewall
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    Windows Defender & Windows Firewall
    I chose to use the Avast firewall.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    I just ran a few tests using Bitdefender Total Security 2014. The results are as follows..

    1) Autopilot Mode
    2) User Mode
    3) Maximum Settings

    All tests produced the same result.

    Date 8:56:19 AM - 2/17/2014
    OS Windows Vista SP0 build 9200
    1. RootkitInstallation: MissingDriverLoad
    Protected
    2. RootkitInstallation: LoadAndCallImage
    Protected
    3. RootkitInstallation: DriverSupersede
    Protected
    4. RootkitInstallation: ChangeDrvPath
    Vulnerable
    5. Invasion: Runner
    Protected
    6. Invasion: RawDisk
    Vulnerable
    7. Invasion: PhysicalMemory
    Protected
    8. Invasion: FileDrop
    Vulnerable
    9. Invasion: DebugControl
    Protected
    10. Injection: SetWinEventHook
    Vulnerable
    11. Injection: SetWindowsHookEx
    Vulnerable
    12. Injection: SetThreadContext
    Protected
    13. Injection: Services
    Vulnerable
    14. Injection: ProcessInject
    Protected
    15. Injection: KnownDlls
    Protected
    16. Injection: DupHandles
    Protected
    17. Injection: CreateRemoteThread
    Protected
    18. Injection: APC dll injection Protected
    19. Injection: AdvancedProcessTermination Protected
    20. InfoSend: ICMP Test Protected
    21. InfoSend: DNS Test
    Vulnerable
    22. Impersonation: OLE automation
    Protected
    23. Impersonation: ExplorerAsParent Protected
    24. Impersonation: DDE
    Vulnerable
    25. Impersonation: Coat Vulnerable
    26. Impersonation: BITS
    Protected
    27. Hijacking: WinlogonNotify Protected
    28. Hijacking: Userinit
    Vulnerable
    29. Hijacking: UIHost
    Protected
    30. Hijacking: SupersedeServiceDll
    Vulnerable
    31. Hijacking: StartupPrograms Vulnerable
    32. Hijacking: ChangeDebuggerPath
    Protected
    33. Hijacking: AppinitDlls
    Vulnerable
    34. Hijacking: ActiveDesktop
    Protected
    Score
    210/340
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Personally, I would not use any vendor's protection test script or rely on their analysis of same either. Why? Because they have too much to gain by showing your (ahem...) current vulnerabilities. In fact, the results might want to make you run and switch to Comodo or Bitdefender real quick; yes? Maybe even invest in a Pro version too! Now, on the other side, AMTSO gets paid by all participating vendors to conduct their independent testing. So, there is no possible "conflict of interest" to stop them from providing you with reliable (and unbiased) test results.
    Last edited by my2cents; 17 Feb 2014 at 09:43.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Personally, I would not use any vendor's protection test script or rely on their analysis of same either. Why? Because they have too much to gain by showing your (ahem...) current vulnerabilities. In fact, the results might want to make you run and switch to Commodo or Bitdefender real quick; yes? Maybe even invest in a Pro version too! Now, on the other side, AMTSO gets paid by all participating vendors to conduct their independent testing. So, there is no possible "conflict of interest" to stop them from providing you with reliable (and unbiased) test results.
    I agree with what your saying, however I have used this tool on multiple installations and can vouch for the fact that they are accurate. Plus, the free version Comodo has to offer will infact protect you from most if not all the vulnerabilities tested.

    Edit: Additionally, I see nothing wrong with asking to pay for a product which in return will provide you with better security. The time & resources needed to create a product needs to be compensated somehow.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Please go here to learn more about independent (and impartial) leak testing:

    Introduction to Firewall Leak-testing - www.matousec.com

    They even provide independent test results based on their test criteria as well.

    So, what's the difference between the AMTSO tests and (let's say) your Comodo tests?

    The AMTSO tests are basically design to make sure you can keep malware from ever becoming resident on your PC; whereas, leak tests are designed to make sure that if you contract malware, it gets isolated and never has the chance to go outbound from your PC. So, my logic is that if it passes all 5 AMTSO tests, it can't get in so why do I have to worrry about it ever getting out? Please understand that I am not downplaying that added protection; however, it usually comes with a price in slower performance and increased resource utilization (eg, CPU occupancy). Moreover, I have tried several of those "learning firewalls" in the past and I really grew tired of "educating those programs" to my usual habits. Armour and Comodo were the worst way back when but things may have improved by now. Anyway, to each their own; however, for me (and my surfing habits), Avast 2014 and the standard Windows firewall is all I need to protect my PC. BTW, I have never been infected so that's why I never participate in any malware removal discussions. I have no experience in that area.

    Good luck to all when making a decision regarding how much protection they really need.

    my2cents
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Personally, I would not use any vendor's protection test script or rely on their analysis of same either. Why? Because they have too much to gain by showing your (ahem...) current vulnerabilities. In fact, the results might want to make you run and switch to Commodo or Bitdefender real quick; yes? Maybe even invest in a Pro version too! Now, on the other side, AMTSO gets paid by all participating vendors to conduct their independent testing. So, there is no possible "conflict of interest" to stop them from providing you with reliable (and unbiased) test results.
    I agree with what your saying, however I have used this tool on multiple installations and can vouch for the fact that they are accurate. Plus, the free version Comodo has to offer will infact protect you from most if not all the vulnerabilities tested.

    Edit: Additionally, I see nothing wrong with asking to pay for a product which in return will provide you with better security. The time & resources needed to create a product needs to be compensated somehow.
    Ok, then I can assume it passes all 5 AMTSO tests; yes?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Yes, another site which offers free testing tools. Does anyone care to share some results?

    Edit: Thanks for the rep, my2cents
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  10. #20


    Ok. I've been trying to get to this. Now I have to take my fiancé to the dentist as an emergency. I'll be back in a few.....

    Welcome back my2cents!
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