DefenseWall 2.20 released.

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  1. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

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    DefenseWall HIPS 2.20 released.

    1. [New] Total untrusted files movement control.
    2. [New] Option: 'Run files from local area network as untrusted'.
    3. [New] Option: Go Banking/Shopping push button:: 'Set Browser for Go Banking/Shopping mode'.
    4. [New] Option: Save DefenseWall HIPS settings push button:: Save main options/untrusted lists/additional lists/internal lists registry file.
    5. [New] Enhanced/upgraded Internal Updater functionality (see Help file).
    6. [New] Notification on program start when protection is disabled.
    7. [New] Portable Firefox and Thunderbird are now supported: .exe must be added manually to Untrusted List.
    8. [Add] Windows Explorer Context Menu: 'Run as trusted all'.
    9. [Add] PDFs now supported as untrusted (right now with double-click only).
    10.[Fixed] Minor bugs and user issues fixed.

    http://www.softsphere.com/downloads/
     
  2. Kees1958

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    1. [New] Total untrusted files movement control.

    I can not find it, where is it?
     
  3. Tony

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    Is it on the colum to the right of untrusted applications "MOVE ITEM"
     
  4. Kees1958

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    That was also present on older versions (I can remember it since 1.xx).
     
  5. Ilya Rabinovich

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    It is inside :) Now you can move or copy untrusted files with any file manager and it will keep its untrusted state (older versions of DW supported only Windows Explorer).
     
  6. lodore

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    is portable opera supported?
    or will this be in a later release?
    if for example something tryed to attack opera with defencewall active if i pressed the close all untrusted applications button what would happern to all my open tabs when i reopened opera?
    also would like to know the same thing for firefox.
    i may run a trial of defencewall to see how it works.
    lodore
     
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  7. Ilya Rabinovich

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    Portable Opera is not currently supported. Thanks for the hint, I completely forgot about it. Next version...

    Portable FireFox and Thunderbird are supported- you just need manually add its main executable to the untrusted list.

    In case of the "big red" button push Opera and FireFox 2.xx versions will restore their tabs when you re-run it.
     
  8. lodore

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    thanks.
    if i have internet explorer in u trusted and do a windows update will the update work? or do i have to set it as trusted do the updates then reset back to untrusted?
    lodore
     
  9. Ilya Rabinovich

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    In case of using standard "Windows Update"/"Microsoft Update" link files IE will be runed to trusted automatically.
     
  10. MaB69

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    Hi,

    Congrats Ilya for this new release

    Regards,

    MaB
     
  11. dmenace

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    Ilya,

    Sorry for not testing my graphics card driver, "winfox II" against defensewall.

    I just do not have time to test all defensewall drivers you supplied. So at the moment i have went back to using sandboxie though this slows down my browsing more.

    However, still did you manage to fix the incompatibility issues I experienced when running defensewall with winfox II in 2.20?

    On another computer where i had defensewall 2.10, i experienced a BSOD upon opening microsoft word 2003, after i had uninstalled adobe acrobat 6.

    Can this issue be fixed?

    The one other problem i have with defensewall, is over time A LOT of untrusted files and folders accumulate in defensewall. This tends to make defensewall run slower over time and harder to use when installing / uninstalling software often.
     
  12. Kees1958

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    Dmenace,

    Why not post in softsphere support forum?
     
  13. Kees1958

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    Ahh the things you discovered when I mailed you on 7-Zip?

    I always sort of favoured both GeSWall and DefenseWall. Over time DefenseWall speed and help files have improved. Besides being easier to use DW has one big advantage over GW, when you copy a file to another drive/partition DW keeps it status, while GW loses the untrusted status.

    Now the (temporary) advantage is to DW in the group of Policy HIPS/Sandboxes.
     
  14. Ilya Rabinovich

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    I can't fix if I can't reproduce. I don't have such the card- I can't reproduce. I need your cooperation with it.

    Yes, sure. Check it out with the latest 2.2 build and, if the BSOD is still here- mail me a minidump file zipped.

    Well, I have a lot of the untrusted entries too, but see no slowdowns because of it. Are you sure that this is the right reason? Maybe, it's just interference with some other software?
     
  15. Ilya Rabinovich

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    No. It was other issue.
     
  16. demoneye

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    lo Ilya Rabinovich

    i got little question about DW
    is there any option empty its sandbox like in sanboxie (empty continer)?

    coz all changes i made to to untrusted appz reflected the or originally which is bad


    cheers
     
  17. the_sly_dog

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    great product Many thanks Ilya
     
  18. Ilya Rabinovich

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    There is a 'Rollback' function there ("File and registry tracks" button). But there is no container here.

    What is really bad with it? I see no problems.
     
  19. Threedog

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    I've never tried this yet. Think I will give it a whirl.
     
  20. WilliamP

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    DefenseWall is a great program because Ilya is a dedicated person who does his best to help with any concerns or problems. DW has been improved on a regular basis. You can't go wrong with DefenseWall.
     
  21. Threedog

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    A lot of people here swear by it so I figured I might as well give it a try. No issues with it so far.
     
  22. EASTER

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    I highly agree with that and it sure doesn't hurt to have a developer who is as involved as they come as though on a mission to make it a Legendary protection program.

    That speaks volumes of the efforts placed in seeing to it DefenseWall is the best it can possibly be IMO.
     
  23. Threedog

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    You're one of the main reasons I decided to give it a try, Easter. In the setup thread, Defencewall seems to be a constant with you.
     
  24. Threedog

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    So far so good with Defencewall. I am thinking that when I rejoin the ranks of the employed I might make a purchace.
     
  25. demoneye

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    the bad thing is ACTIVEX command stick to the
    originally HD and arent clean by close and reopen DW... thats 1 thing i found out which is very dangerous ( we all knows activex can be used badly).


    cheers
     
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