Pros & Cons of DefenseWall

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Anthoo, Apr 19, 2009.

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  1. Anthoo

    Anthoo Registered Member

    Apr 14, 2009

    looking for advise & opinions on how to set up Defensewall + like to add some feedback of my own

    DefenseWall is the lightest fastest piece of Security ive ever used!
    Major problem? It disabled my entire Op system from working!

    I guess that was because I was running all in an untrusted state
    on DF and it blocked most of the executibles vital to running the system
    to the net and flash content etc

    on the Plus side. It picked up 4 temp internet files that were up to no good

    I discovered one major issue with DF, it locked in my IE8 configuration so I coult not change out a basic security problem from the tabs/internet options whereby it locks in the settings for Autocomplete.

    A big concern as I thought it was an inherent process that IE8 had hardwired into their new browser or a skulduggerous collaboration with google! anyway my conspiracy theories died when I rolled back all the recent software and the culprit emerged as DF

    DF is very interesting indeed, Im impressed that it goes so even that far that you cant change your Op system ,but it would have been handy to know prior to that.

    My summary is that DF is indeed light & powerful but I will have to tinker some more to get used to its settings and maybe Im on Vista as well.

    1Q. Is it safe to move IE8 into a trusted state on DF, assumimg that nothing else can piggy back through the IEexplorer.exe

  2. Ed_H

    Ed_H Registered Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    DefenseWall really doesn't require any runs well out of the box with great protection. Internet facing applications will run as untrusted by default and system files will be trusted. I gather you set your system exe's to run as untrusted?
  3. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    No, you would allow everything downloaded by IE8
  4. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Saudi Arabia/ Pakistan
    U must say DW not DF( DW- DefenceWall, DF- DeepFreeze).
    IE8 must be untrusted in DW( rather than trusted, otherwise u are not getting any benenfit from DW.
  5. Ilya Rabinovich

    Ilya Rabinovich Developer

    Sep 13, 2005
    It is not recommened to set up DW manually if you:

    1. Really don't understand why and what should be untrusted.
    2. Don't read security software help file.
  6. DasFox

    DasFox Registered Member

    May 5, 2006
    DefenseWall doesn't setup every internet app as untrusted.

    I use uTorrent, it wasn't added as untrusted and I use Kmeleon as my browser and it wasn't added, so you have to manually add some at times...
  7. Feb22

    Feb22 Guest

    After you install uTorrent, try the button 'add' in the untrusted application, and 'add from built-in list'.
  8. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Also make sure that you have checked this box in DefenseWall options:
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
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