AppGuard


Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 13 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0.13
File Size:
12.19MB
Date Added:
March 09, 2011
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
4,853
Downloads Last Week:
8
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.6

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "A Better Approach to Computer Protection."

    November 17, 2011   |   By Joe_Novack

    Version: AppGuard 3.0.13

    Pros

    Surf, Search, Shop, and Bank Online Safely
    Harmlessly Open Email Attachments and Internet downloads
    Play videos and games without Fear
    Use Facebook and other Social Media free of Malware Infestations
    Insert USB Thumb drives without concern of infection
    Run Out-of-Date Software Applications Despite Vulnerabilities
    Know that Your Family Photos and other valuable content are safe

    Cons

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    Summary

    AppGuard is for people that realize their traditional or legacy antivirus is only effective for traditional cyber attacks (i.e., old malware). Adding AppGuard protects you even when no virus signature/definition exists because AppGuard does not use signatures to protect you.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not an AV.."

    April 05, 2011   |   By 3oij

    Version: AppGuard 3.0.13

    Pros

    Blocks stuff really good including exploit-based memory-resident 'malware' droppers.

    Cons

    There is a common misconception this is an AV replacement. It only does part of what a modern-day AV HIPS does. Install it on an infected machine, or let a working-software binary-binded malware past it, and it's a 'malware' protector.

    Summary

    The reality is all software vendors practically ignore internet chatter unless it affects THEIR bottom lines, which forum posts and reviews&comments rarely do, so saying if it had a breach-entry and real-time ARK it'd have an tremendous edge in AV+ARK realms is unlikely to influence anything unless I'm some form of investor.

    SIDE NOTE: I find humor as a software engineer and veteran security-researcher, that security solutions like this and Sandboxie hook/detour/underprivlage most syscalls on a platform, but still get logic-bombed out of with a single call to LoadLibraryA and VirtualProtectEX by VB and .NET 'malware' written by children(literally in most cases), which you can use from D.O.D. grade privileges in any process. What's sad is stealth methods that worked on them 3 years ago work today, but the authors and end-users have officially labeled it 'not a hole'.

    Tell that to the 'malware' authors who are using it ^^

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