COMODO DiskShield 1.0.51539.35 BETA Released

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  1. Adric

    Adric Registered Member

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  2. rendez2k

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    Battle over for me - I've finally got something I can test software with across reboots. Just tested it on an old machine, and although it was a little slow (probably due to the age of the machine and low memory) it worked and worked well! System changes kept until I said otherwise. Brilliant!

    Not sure how it stacks up on the security front but I'm sure some of you guys with more knowledge on these things will test that!
     
  3. Kyle1420

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    This is great improvement being able to keep changes across multiple reboots and then restoring to your previous state before using the disk sheild.

    This would be exxcellent for using at schools or testing at home
     
  4. farmerlee

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    Works great so far. Its looking bad for other developers of similar paid for software. If this gets off the ground it could spell the end for them.
     
  5. HAN

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    Is DiskShield similar to MS SteadyState or DeepFreeze? Is it pretty easy to figure out?
     
  6. Kyle1420

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    Just try it out mate :) It's very similiar to Returnil - Pro. It's free though ;)
     
  7. Yoda1953

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    This works great with testing software with reboots and the like.

    Thank you Comodo !! Bye, bye Returnil free .....
     
  8. nanana1

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    Pete,

    Have you tested this ? Could be the Returnil RVS killer alternative and better as it is free (atm), use virtual drive, keep sessions during reboot and great support. Not sure if this will protect the MBR and keep the nasties out.

    Unfortunately, this does not have the exclude files and folders feature that ShadowDefender uses which is important for me, else, this will be the one for me. Again provided if the protection is strong.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Trespasser

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    I agree with farmerlee, this thing works great. I am highly impressed. Uninstalled Sandboxie (at least for now) to give DiskShield a fair shake. It seemed Sandboxie and DiskShield didn't play well together (Firefox slowed to a crawl) at least for me. At present I'm running XP Pro SP3 with SRP. Browsing is so much more snappy now. Some people over at the Comodo forum are reporting BSOD with DiskShield but luckily no problems so far.

    Later...
     
  10. raakii

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    the only competitor is shadow user with more advanced features ,but with less reliability.
     
  11. 3xist

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    Keeps nasties out.

    I personally, Put with this on a VM, and messed up the Reg with LOADS of malware on it. I had DiskShield, and One Reboot everything was back to normal!

    This eventually will be in CIS too (Comodo Internet Security). exclude files and folders will come in good time. :) Comodo DiskShield an extremely powerful solution... perhaps too powerful for the average user, I love it!

    Josh
     
  12. TerryWood

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    Hi All

    Could someone explain to me what the virtual drive is for. I know when it is activated a .img file is saved there.

    1) What does this img file contain, is it the whole image BEFORE changes are made, or AFTER changes are made, or is it just the changes?

    2) How do you view the img file to get at the files?

    3) Is it possible to restore this image, if so how?

    Thank you

    Terry
     
  13. raakii

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    I too wanted to know that, what it is for :rolleyes:
    i know this , the files on virtual drive is not deleted on reboot.But i dont knowwhether it has to do something with imaging.....
     
  14. CogitoErgoSum

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    For those who are interested,

    I uninstalled this latest DiskShield beta release due to the following observations and experiences under Vista 32 SP1 with hardware DEP(OptOut) enabled.

    -38-40K total working set memory for the two running processes when the primary system partition is not shielded. I consider this to be excessive and unacceptable.
    -Enabling the shield takes too long. In my case, it took 1-min. and 25-sec.
    -It takes 2-3x longer to shutdown my computer when coming out of a shielded session and rebooting.

    On the other hand, I found DiskShield to be relatively stable and worked as advertised on my system. Until the above listed issues have been addressed, I will stick with Returnil 2008 Personal Edition(free) for testing purposes.


    Peace & Gratitude,

    CogitoErgoSum
     
  15. Reimer

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    I just tested CDS on my PentiumM 1.5Ghz with 512mb RAM and it was pretty sluggish. Then again it is a pretty old laptop. Bootup and getting to the desktop while waiting for the hard drive to stop thrashing took a good 5 minutes or so after rebooting to "recover" the previous session.

    I also agree with CogitoErgoSum that memory usage seemed kind of high considering it's idle state. The service and the CDS process took about 35,000k in total WITHOUT the shield enabled at the time.


    Otherwise, I did some testing with deleting a few files and rebooting and it seemed to work well.




    Also, maybe if someone can clear this up for me as I'm new to this kind of virtualization. I don't see myself leaving this running 24/7. However, this might seem useful for certain times and cases. So all I do is just enable the Shield on a certain partition first, set it to "Do not keep Session", and reboot when necessary? Is that it?


    I don't see myself using the virtual drive feature since I have multiple drives/partitions. Does this also work fine in a limited user account??
     
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    I just tested it on Vista 64. After the reboot most of my RAM disappeared in to a black hole :eek: Suddenly only 490MB of 4GB was available.
    When I looked in Process Explorer there where no signs (processes) of Diskshield or what processes uses more than 1.8GB of the ram, so I guess it hides the processes rootkit style?
    Apparently it uses at least two services (cdsmon and cdsraw) I noticed that when I did a quick and dirty uninstall with Totalinstall, it could not turn off those two services (or devices, Total install told me).
    Me think I wait until the 64bit version gets out of beta :)
     
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    In my case there were two DiskShield processes running in task manager each using less than 2000kbs of Ram each.
     
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    Da@#it, just got the dreaded BSOD. Oh, well, imaging your drive before testing beta's is a must !!
     
  19. raakii

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    :thumb:
    works excellent for me and my friends..great for reliable testing environment
     
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    Can you post the BSOD at the forums pls. We want to get an RC as soon as possible. :)

    Thx m8.
     
  22. Yoda1953

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  23. Espresso

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    The service wouldn't even start on 2008 Server x64. It did slow down the machine and eat up my paging file though. Lots of drive activity too, although I don't know what it was doing.
     
  24. mrfargoreed

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    Gave this a try but it slowed my machine to a crawl - worse than anything else I've ever tried. And when I rebooted, my machine took at least five minutes to shut down! It was almost quicker for me to restore a disk image with ATI than use this. A real shame. If the final version is quicker, then I'll give it another go, but until then, not for me.
     
  25. raakii

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    I find it working fine , hmm lots of bugs...
     
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