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Re: Malware detection
From: Jeffrey Walton <noloader () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:31:51 -0400

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM, Vic Vandal <vvandal () well com> wrote:
Quotes and responses:

In closing, MS Security Essentials is not your best bet for identifying and defeating said malware.

Interestingly, Security Essentials has one of the better architectures
with respect to ipc and process counts. For example, MSSE generally
uses two processes (1 userland, 1 privileged) and has a minimal amount
of handles shared between the two). It makes it difficult to attack
the privileged component through userland via shared handles (Events,
Mutexes, File, etc).

Other AV, such as TrendMicro or McAfee, can have 8, 10, or 12
processes in a system, and handle sharing was like an orgy. We found
it very easy to attack privileged components through shared handles.
For example, we would accidentally shut down the firewall and update
service while testing the scanner.

packetstormsecurity.org/files/100564/Old-Dogs-and-New-Tricks.pdf

Jeff

----- Original Message -----
From: Savvy95 () gmail com
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 6:50:44 AM
Subject: Re: Re: Malware detection

My 2 cents.....

If you are not looking for a "large robust solution" and you have Windows, try a mixed solution of Microsoft Windows 
Security Essentials for servers and workstations to detect and eliminate,

Windows inherent AppLocker for Windows 2008/Windows 7/Vista for whitelisting authorized apps.

For Windows XP, try Microsoft SteadyState to "freeze" the machine configuration and any changes are automaticallly 
removed on reboot. Note: It's been discontinued since 2011 and support for XP will be too in the near future.

I hope you don't have Windows 98/ME/NT/2000 in your environment as there is no hope for you. ;-)

Security Essentials:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201

Applocker (How to Guide): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd723686(v=WS.10).aspx

SteadyState (search for the download) there is also a reference document for all settings in SteadyState here: 
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2010/09/27/steady-state-for-windows-7.aspx

You could use Microsoft System Center to what you want and more.

Good Luck

Glen Victor
CISSP, ITIL, CEH, MCT

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