Downloads:

1,108

Downloads of v 1.0.3.9:

1,108

Last Update:

24 Nov 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Reason Software Company Inc.

Tags:

herdprotect admin security anti-malware freeware cloud

herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner

1.0.3.9 | Updated: 24 Nov 2016

Downloads:

1,108

Downloads of v 1.0.3.9:

1,108

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Reason Software Company Inc.

herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner 1.0.3.9

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Details

To install herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade herdprotect -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade herdprotect -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure herdprotect installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: herdprotect
    state: present
    version: 1.0.3.9
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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chocolatey_package 'herdprotect' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.0.3.9'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: herdprotect,
    Version: 1.0.3.9,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller herdprotect
{
   Name     = 'herdprotect'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.0.3.9'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'herdprotect':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.0.3.9',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install herdprotect version="1.0.3.9" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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Description

What is herdProtect?

herdProtect is a second line of defense malware scanning platform powered by 68 anti-malware engines in
the cloud.
Since no single anti-malware program is perfect 100% of the time, herdProtect utilizes a 'herd' of multiple engines to
guarantee the widest coverage and the earliest possible detection.
As a second line of defense anti-malware solution, herdProtect is designed to run with any existing anti-virus program
already installed on a user's PC.
herdProtect is a free service to help user's find and remove malicious software.

How does it work?

The herdProtect scanning engine works by monitoring the active objects (processes, modules, drivers, etc.) on a user's PC
as well as the hundreds of auto-start execution points (ASEPs).
As new objects such as processes become active in the system, herdProtect will use a secured network tunnel to scan the
object for malware against the engines of the top 68 anti-malware scanners.
By scanning in the cloud all processor intensive activites are performed independent of the user's PC.
Depending on the aggregate results of the scan,
the user can then take the appropriate actions and keep their PC free from any known malware threats.

Why do I need it?

One anti-virus product is just not enough these days.
The top 10 anti-virus engines only detect around 90% (see knowledgeBase) of known and zero-day
threats which leaves your PC open to numerous viruses, trojans, rootkits, dialers
and spyware that many anti-virus programs might not detect.
The problem is that running more than one anti-virus platform on your PC is usually detrimental to your PC's overall
performance due to the fact that these products might fight for resources essentially deadlocking your PC.
With over 100,000 new threats discovered daily, it would be impossible for any single prodct to provide guaranteed
protection 100% of the time.
However, herdProtect is different, it uses the collective wisdom of the top 68 anti-malware scanners
(known as multi-scanning) to make sure that a known threat does not go undetected.
When new threats emerge, only one of those engines needs to detect the malware for your system to be protected.
In addition, because its scanning is performed in the cloud, your PC's performance is not effected and herdProtect is
designed to co-exist with any existing anti-malware platform already running on your PC.


tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'herdprotect'
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = 'https://www.herdprotect.com/installers/herdProtectScan_Setup.exe'

  softwareName  = 'herdProtect*'

  checksum      = '413B6FEB2E88CB94E7021D60B15787021B2ED72E7E908E4159A3744A6CAF7F0E'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

  silentArgs    = "/S"
  validExitCodes= @(0)
}

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'herdprotect'

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName 'herdProtect*'

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % {
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName = $packageName
      fileType    = 'exe'
      silentArgs  = '/S'
      validExitCodes= @(0)
      file          = "$($_.UninstallString.Trim('"'))"
    }

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  }
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}
}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

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