Defensewall Question:

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by apathy, Jul 21, 2009.

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  1. apathy

    apathy Registered Member

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    I've run DW since June 2008 and had no problems with it at all.
    My license ran out back in June and I just bought a new license.
    I should be an expert at using it by now but..

    Got a quick question:

    If I allow installations to run in DW as untrusted
    what is allowed and what isn't allowed to happen?
    I am sure drivers installation isn't allowed and things
    that would damage the windows os. It would be nice
    to run installations of software under DW for security sake.
    Tip of the hat to Ilya for his wonderful programming.
     
  2. Ilya Rabinovich

    Ilya Rabinovich Developer

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    Yes, sure. I install games as untrusted if I'm not sure about them.

    I assume, the total ruleset is so huge I just can't write it here. In short- anything may infect your system or bring a lot of damage.

    Surely, it's not allowed.

    Not all the software may be installed as untrusted. Games with driver-level DRM, for instance. To test such a software you have to use full-featured hardware-level virtualization tools like VirtualPC/VirtualBox (both are free).
     
  3. apathy

    apathy Registered Member

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    Thanks for the quick response.
    I can't wait to see DW with outbound protection.

    DW is so easy to use it keeps my mother from picking up the nasty drive by's as she aimlessly roams the internet.
     
  4. jmonge

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    agree;) have the wife happy with defensewall
     
  5. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    Same here:) She is so click OK happy.

    On her PC runs DW, Winpatrol Plus, KeyScrambler for IE and MSE with check on download only. Everythinh is quiet. Except when scotty warns for Active X and BHO/IE plug-ins etc. The latter (WP+) is more intended as a nuisance protection than a security protection (and for delayed update of A2Free Dutch through A2Cmd).

    Cheers Kees
     
  6. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    hey kees my wife is also using winpatrol plus;) plus defensewall/k9 webprotection/prevx3:thumb:
    kees what do you mean by (WP+) is more intended as a nuisance protection than a security protection ?
     
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