Automatic updates during PowerShadow sessions?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by jim28277, May 14, 2007.

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  1. jim28277

    jim28277 Registered Member

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    How do you handle anti virus updates that occur during a PS session? For instance, if NOD32 provides a new signature update during a PowerShadow session it will disappear when I quit PS. Will NOD32 download the revised signature file a second time when I'm running is normal (un-shadowed) mode? I guess I could ask the same thing about any automatic downloads during shadowed sessions (Comodo f/w, Boclean). Thanks Jim

    PS, what about email that I want to keep that I download during a shadow session?
     
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    I know you will have no problems with NOD but I believe you could kiss your E Mails good by.
     
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    Your auto updates, email, every single thing including changes you make to your drive disappears when you reboot or shut down.

    What I do for my virus definitions is get them first thing in the morning, on a day I plan to be in shadow mode. There will be updates during the day of course, but when I shut down, those are lost. Next day, I'll get them again. It isn't that much of a hassle or a worry since, in shadow mode no known virus, trojan, or anything else can hurt you anyway, at least not yet.

    For email, the things I want to save go to a folder on my second (unshadowed) drive, and I do the same thing for any downoads I want to keep. It's a small price to pay for the security Powershadow and the other similar software offers.
     
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    Thanks for the prompt responses.
     
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    Does this mean if your browsing in shadow mode (assuming your OS and browser is on your c: drive/partition), you can send data/e-mail/downloads to your d: partition or d: drive? I'm trying to get a handle on virtualization and sandbox programs. Thanks, innerpeace
     
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