Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by jmonge, Nov 23, 2012.
is bufferzonepro alive?is development active or dead?is anyone using it?thanks alot
It was last updated on 30 October 2012 so i'd say yes, they are still active.
And now its free i suppose.
Not my kind of security software, but it is pretty nice.
it is a sandbox and virtualizer too
BufferZone Pro is active, but it is Not very popular here.
Sandboxie and DefenseWall lead the way...
development little slow..
but still works
I had problems with it. Just too many bugs for my taste.
Ditto. Slow to open browser. GUI issue with firefox. Occasional BSOD when opening chrome. If they could iron out some of the bugs then it would be a great alternative.
Everything here is true
It is possible to use BufferZonePro as a "new executable" sandbox only, the way CIS sandbox works.
1. Remove all programs from the protected programs list (see picture below).
So now Bufferzone won't virtualise programs when they are started. Advantage is that the formerly protected programs will start much faster. By default all programs are trusted now. See picture below. Click edit BufferZone Programs, select a program and press red X to remove
2. Activate Application control for newly discovered programs
See link http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1792527&postcount=36
3. Activate Script/macro control for new scripts/macros
See link http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1792528&postcount=37
4, Choose the level of security you want
See link http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1792526&postcount=35
In this example signed programs from external devices (e.g. USB) and newly signed programs are allowed to run outside the sandbox. By simply moving the slider, the security level is changed (and explained in text).
BufferZone also has a safe browsing (for e-banking) option, just tell BufferZone Pro which browser you use and make sure you add your browser in the firewall. see pricture. In e-banking it protects the browser from the rest of the system (reversed sandbox functionality). Press + to add a program/firewall rule and red X to remove it.
Stupid and maybe strange way of using two secondary functionalities of BufferZone with the primary function. Runs a lot faster and adds some protection (also on x64).
I already asked in the forum if BufferZone is sure as GesWall - not more updated or enhanced - is/was - see: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=314920&highlight=geswall. now I ask: do you think so again ?
GeSWall vs BufferzonePro
Contained applications : 1 GW, on some distance BZ
use Comodo FireWall Test suite to check it
System Wide virtualisation: 1 BZ, 2 GW
GW uses Windows Internals, so when you copy an untrusted program to say another partition, it loses its protection, no protection on USB (Defense Wall has total file isolation and does not have the disadvantage of GW).
Note: you can use the slider of BZ to increase level of protection and when you add application control, it also protects against all new executables. Personally I think this is the smartest form of system wide protection (because it monitors all executables).
Safe browsing: don't know
Difficult to tell, in MRG test it they did not use BZ's special e-banking option. , BZ scored same as SBIE, GW not tested.
X32 vs x64
BZ works on both
On X64 I would use BZ in the setup explained above and opt for IEx64 with protected mode or Chromex32 with its internal sandbox when wanting a free solution, use SBIE when willing to pay. On x32 I would opt for GW free (with geswall.dat of the Pro version for full coverage) when wanting a free solution, use DW when willing to pay.
The e-banking option is only for Internet Explorer. (v4.04.185).
Update FF and Chrome add-ons outside BZ or they will only apply to the current browsing session. Cleaning the session (emptying BZ) does not take place when you close your browser if you have it set to 1 day (like cleaning after each session in SBIE). BZ will sometimes start cleaning while you have an active session which means BZ will auto close your open session. This can be annoying.
I tried to install BufferZone, but it told me that it's not compatible with Comodo ( CIS sandbox is disabled in my system ): someone uses CIS and BufferZone ? Do they work together ? There are any conflicts or issues ?
I tried the installation: BZ and CIS - in my system - are incompatible: reboots, freezes, and many services disabled by BZ after the installation.
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