Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by chachazz, Mar 27, 2014.
And not just Sandboxie. All HIPS programs and antivirus with similar features faced this problem but found a way. Comodo, as much as I don't like the program and loathe the company's CEO, is doing just fine on 64-bit Windows.
Not being able to deliver the same level of protection is in my opinion a VERY lame excuse for laziness. Perhaps the level of protection won't be 100% the same as a 32-bit version, but to me it seems it would be at least 80% of it, and that's more than enough.
When there is will, there is a way.
DW has not been updated since March.
Some info from Ilya would be more than welcome....
As any niche market tool I guess its not easy to survive and be profitable if the main target is home use.
Home use is now largely on 64bit as all new system out there comes with 64bit OS.
All the respect for the developer but without a plan B (or a good pension!) it is simply not sustainable.
I agree it would be nice to have a 64bit version. The same with WSA and it's Firewall some don't understand that Microsoft locked down the Firewall on Win 8 and Win 10 Preview but all the other AV's and Firewalls are using the the same API's of the OS but Webroot doesn't do that as Windows looks after the Firewall on them so why reproduce what's already there but it will block outbound malicious connections trying to contact it's source. But back to DW it would be nice if they could make a 64bit version.
Now I don't care if DW won't be as strong as its 32-bit version on 64-bit OSes, as long as it is adequate enough, 64-bit compatible DW most wanted! D=
I have one simple question for the users of DefenseWall. I have an old pc with WindowsXP Home with 2GB Ram. I install DefenseWall HIPS as my only line of defense in the system and although system goes well generally, in browsers I noticed that there is a slowdown in videos streaming whatever site I tested. I have istalled nothing else and the problem exist in both Chrome and Firefox latest versions. Is there a solution?
Was just thinking about this software, it's been quiet on Wilders, but there was an update released after the last post here:
Also there is a post about an upcoming 3.26 version with Windows 10 support, but not sure if that is still coming or not:
Funny, I've been tearing my hair out for the past few weeks trying to remember this software....It was once the holy grail of security for many members here...Seems to have been abandoned, perhaps it was the rise of x64 and the authors inability(?) to develop it further to accommodate x64 flavour systems?
Ilya, the developer is a man with a let's say a specific view on security. He explained that you can't build a solid house when you have no control the foundation. He wrote Micrisoft a letter to allow 'trusted' developers to patch the kernel. With driver co-signing Microsoft sort of went the opposite direction (as Apple does for years) by gaining more in stead of less control to what is allowed to run at highest integrity level.
He turned his focus on PoS terminals and Cash/Teller machines of which many still run (embedded) 32 bits. When I recall right he even got a patent using 'container' like virtualization for those devices. I hope he is doing well.
Ilya worked with AVAST.
Among other things:
Yep. With the such rapid transition over to 64 bit DefenseWall fell from attention for this end use just when I was nearly ready to employ it. I long already had enjoyed great HIPS protection with EQSysSecure and some other STRONG 32bit creations that were Mind Boggling in their interruption techniques against the worse of intruder files aka: Malware period.
One can only dream what we would have on our hands today if the old AV vs. HIPS were still in full contention like before.
Developments and Research were at an all time peak! and the rest of us were reaping those protections with Glee with all the VARIETY.
Shame, thank goodness that other security software's didn't fall foul of the same obstacles.
So his concept to protect embedded systems in Point of Sale terminals and Automated Teller Machines with container like sandboxing/virtualisation did not find enough business angels or venture capital.
But he sold his ideas/knowledge to his current employer to defend critical infrastructure against Stuxnet like attacks
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