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Name Game
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Re: Webroot SecureAnywhere scanning PC - suspiciously fast....

said by Triple Helix:

As I can't IM anonymous users Kit has a comment on the Webroot Communitiy forums for Trel, Mele20, ZapZap and Name Game and for anyone that's wants to read it with the same link posted earlier just scroll down!

TH

Webroot SecureAnywhere delivers protection from the cloud.

I am no fan of the Cloud..especially for Security.
»Can you trust Cloud for Security and Redundancy
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said by Name Game:

said by Triple Helix:

As I can't IM anonymous users Kit has a comment on the Webroot Communitiy forums for Trel, Mele20, ZapZap and Name Game and for anyone that's wants to read it with the same link posted earlier just scroll down!

TH

Webroot SecureAnywhere delivers protection from the cloud.

I am no fan of the Cloud..especially for Security.
»Can you trust Cloud for Security and Redundancy

Good Question so I asked Kit QA at Webroot and this is what he had to say:

I personally don't know. However... If it were affected, the effect would be:

Anybody who had alerts set up got a message at that time letting them know that all traffic that normally would have gone to US EAST 1 region in the AWS was being directed to a different region. We have six seperate systems each in US West, US East, Europe, and Japan. We have the granular control to redirect any given server realtime with a sub-minute repsponse in doing so. Watchdog systems can both alert in minor cases and auto-redirect in major cases.

Even in the extremely unlikely event of a catastrophic failure of the entire Amazon Cloud system at once, the agent has its current information, heuristics, and manual tools at its disposal. Everything else is cached locally. When the system is back up, the cached information flows and action is taken at that time.

An interesting part is that the manual removal tools in the agent can be used with the full capability of the cleanup engine even with zero cloud access. Very few AV programs have any use or capability at all if their definitions are completely missing.



HTH,

TH
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Name Game
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Even in the extremely unlikely event of a catastrophic failure of the entire Amazon Cloud system at once, the agent has its current information, heuristics, and manual tools at its disposal. Everything else is cached locally. When the system is back up, the cached information flows and action is taken at that time.

An interesting part is that the manual removal tools in the agent can be used with the full capability of the cleanup engine even with zero cloud access. Very few AV programs have any use or capability at all if their definitions are completely missing.



Now that's a backup plan which makes sense..thanks TH and Kit.
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Name Game
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More here also....

»community.webroot.com/t5/Webroot···818#M229



trparky
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I joined in on that thread over there.

In some ways, we are arguing semantics. What a word or phrase can mean to one person can mean something different to another.

Myself, I've never ventured into manual HIPS or Host Intrusion Prevention System apps. I've looked at a few of them but from the looks of some of them they can be downright annoying to the user. Myself, I like my computer to work with as little annoying things as I can.

I'm a set it up and forget it kind of person. Once I have my security software in place I want to be able to forget that it's there and not bother me unless it absolutely has to.
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said by trparky:

I'm a set it up and forget it kind of person. Once I have my security software in place I want to be able to forget that it's there and not bother me unless it absolutely has to.

When setting up something of this nature, there should be a lot of prompts at the beginning when software starts up, but once everything has had time to run, the alerts should stop coming, except when something has changed, IE; update software, changes in running processes, or processes not added that might be downloaded by a drive-by download exploit.

Really though, and I ask this as well; as I tell you; because I believe it to be so; a limited user account will help a lot of the same things from happening. The only problem with LUA is there are user-land type malware that looks for these accounts because it can reside in memory and not be there on logging off/reboot.

I think items like BOClean might have concentrated on memory objects (don't quote me), where as Process Guard, anything new trying to start would create an alert, and all alerts you allowed were remembered so you could click and forget and get back to computing. I never found them obtrusive, but know there was a lot more to it than just basic process watching.
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said by Name Game:

said by Triple Helix:

As I can't IM anonymous users Kit has a comment on the Webroot Communitiy forums for Trel, Mele20, ZapZap and Name Game and for anyone that's wants to read it with the same link posted earlier just scroll down!

TH

Webroot SecureAnywhere delivers protection from the cloud.

I am no fan of the Cloud..especially for Security.
»Can you trust Cloud for Security and Redundancy

Yep. I won't use the cloud for security or really for anything. I amopposed to anything in the cloud. It is one reason I am buying a computer before Windows 8 is out. I use a very old version of Avira that has NO cloud crap but the more recent versions do and I would turn off the cloud part.
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Name Game
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saw this today "My particular cloud is a 1 terabyte Western Digital disk pluged into my router. Disk cost $99.95 at WalMart."


Mele20
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Webroot uses AMAZON cloud? That really does it for me. I would NEVER touch anything using Amazon as OF COURSE Amazon is spying on the users! GEEZ. This kind of crap is why you don't trust the cloud EVER. Instead you have Process Guard and delay buying a Vista/Win 7 computer for as long as possible and, if you have more guts than I do, you leave Windows at this point and go to Linux. (And, of course, if you value privacy, you never ever touch an Apple computer).
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trparky
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I buy stuff from Amazon.com all the time. It's the only place I buy stuff these days. They have the best deals.

So I really don't see why Amazon gets the hate in this thread.

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