DefenseWall detailed info. required

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Metting, Sep 25, 2011.

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  1. Metting

    Metting Registered Member

    Aug 3, 2006
    Hi Friends

    Where can I find detailed information, description, settings, and screen shoots for SoftSphere's DefenceWall ? Reviews also will be very helpful.

    The don't have sufficient information at all and unfortunately it has some misleading expressions!

    I'm wondering why there is no good website for this application which considered a powerful app as I read here in Wilders? I hate that there is no way to know such an application except by installing and trying in your own PC!

    Any detailed info.?
    Thanks and regards.
  2. kjdemuth

    kjdemuth Registered Member

    Jul 29, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Download and set-up a VM. Then you can try the software without having to try it on your system.
  3. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

    Jul 8, 2006

    It is a policy HIPS + FireWall which protects the system from the untrusted applications. Untrusted applications are applications which connect to external data sources, generally internet browsers, mail, P2P programs, all sorts of viewers which are used in these applications and USB data are possible gateways or entry gates to your system. These applications which can

    Unique about DefenseWall is the fact that it also separates untrusted applications from each other also. It also has total untrusted file control (another unique feature compared to simular programs like GeSWall). It provides solid HIPS protection on x32 and has an efficient FireWall.

    DefenseWall has a build in whitelist for both the HIPS and the Firewall components. It also has an extensive list of applications which are considered untrusted.

    DefenseWall should run out of the box fine, so that is why you don't find much info on the settings. Most important user interaction is the right click which shows options to run an application as trusted (so it can install) or add it to the whitelist (for the firewall). DefenseWall has its custom rules and role back feature but these are only to be used by people who have a sound knowledge of security and internals of the OS.

    I have tried out a lot of classical HIPS and intelligent HIPS and had a reputation for tweaking every application. Since the introduction of custom rules Ilya has more or less incorporated all the suggestions of expert users. Even I used to run DW with out of the box settings (now my mom born in 1933 uses my DW on her laptop (my old laptop).

    It is a solid security program and very user friendly. On the DW website you will find a few. On Wilders DW used to stay on its feet with the PoC's and new threats which were discussed on this forum. At the beta testing of DW v3, I tested DW against the Matousec PoC's and it scored a 100% at that time. So best advise is to join DW (gladiator security) and ask around.
  4. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    Download and install it, VOILA! :D
  5. ruinebabine

    ruinebabine Registered Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    What Kees said... And keep also in mind that DW does not work on 64-bit windows (even if many hope for better in a near future ! :))

    Btw, DW's board seems to be non-available, or at least from here, right now.
    EDIT - board's working now
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  6. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    Philippines, the Political Dynasty Capital of the
    When you install the program just read the included help file manual. Details are there.

    The default settings would work fine. And tweaking it a bit for added custom protection is just easy as pie.

    Here's a test review:
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