Days numbered for DefenseWall

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by qakbot, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. qakbot

    qakbot Registered Member

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    I was looking for something to block writes to the MBR and started looking up DefenseWall.

    I then saw this on the defenseWall website http://www.softsphere.com/

    For Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7 32-bit.
    Shareware, 30-days full-functional trial.
    Personal Firewall edition of DefenseWall=HIPS one + bi-directional network connections control.
    Current version is 3.19.


    NO Windows 7 64-bit support. This is probably not news to many of you, but it was to me. With Windows definitely headed in the direction of 64-bit, is it the end of the road for DefenseWall. I ask because I suspect that in order to do what DefenseWall does, it probably patches the dispatch table in the kernel and that does not work on 64-bit due to patchguard.

    What are DefenseWall's plans for 64-bit ?
     
  2. Mman79

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    From my quick search here at Wilders and Defensewall support forums, though I could very easily have missed a post, it looks like that ship long sailed. I would think if it hadn't been done by now, considering Defensewall has been around some time, it probably won't happen. Windows 8 will have a 32 bit version, though I suspect most store systems will be 64. So, Defensewall can still survive a while longer. I will agree though that eventually the lack of 64bit will probably end its life.
     
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  4. qakbot

    qakbot Registered Member

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    Thanks. Is there some other program that can be used to reliably block writes to the MBR on Win7 64-bit ?
     
  5. ComputerSaysNo

    ComputerSaysNo Registered Member

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    Look at APPGUARD. It has MBR protection.
     
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