Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ViVek, May 20, 2010.
DefenseWall v3.01 released.
thanks for the update.
what's the difference between the pesonal firewall and defensewall hips?
can i use a registry cleaner while using defensewall?
yes you can
what about the difference between the pesonal firewall and defensewall hips?
Older versions of DefenseWall were HIPS only (policy based sandbox). Starting from version 3 DefenseWall includes a firewall too.
What is confusing to me is that DW download page offers two separate installers with English user interface (for HIPS and firewall respectively) which are both of the same size. What's the difference?
You can manually disable the firewall
I know. But why separate installers (which are probably both the same)?
Same thing for Polish language.
Yes,both installers are the same,why?i dont know
The difference is just one .reg file inside the HIPS installation file.
Updated and running smooth as usual.
I use CCleaner and RegSeeker and have had no problems with DW, KAV, MBAM or Malware Defender (need to set permissions with MD).
Updated to 3.01 and everything smooth.
Ilya, can you elaborate on this, please?
What is different in HIPS version from the firewall version? Since both versions include both firewall and HIPS, why the difference? Does it mean that one of the two offers better protection? What's the point?
PF=HIPS+bi-directional network control. From the binary point of view, installation files are the same but one .reg file with registry switch value.
I have the HIPS version installed. Can I change that .reg file manually to achieve bi-directional network control? If yes, how?
Just remove "hips_only" value into the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SoftSphere Technologies\DefenseWall registry key and wait a minute.
Thank you. I'll try that.
I have done that.
However, DefenseWall fails GRC test:
Only five of the first 1056 ports are stealth, the others are closed.
When I enable Windows firewall, all ports are stealth:
Any comments are welcome.
DefenseWall do not stealth ports, this can't protect you from being attacked. But blocking ports of trusted processes can.
DefenseWall is not a placebo.
I was under the understanding that DW can be ran along side of the Windows Firewall (which would give layered protection.) Is this correct?
DW can run alongside most of the firewall applications
Yes, I am using DW with Windows firewall (XP Pro SP3).
I'm running DefenseWall Firewall with Windows XP firewall and the SPI firewall in my router. It is enough for me. Plus DW's firewall is different than traditional firewalls if I'm correct. It's is only supposed to let processes labeled untrusted gain access to the internet. Those untrusted processes are only limited to the sandbox, thus they have limited privilages and can't modify the system or gain access to sensitive data. This is the way I understood DW's firewall.
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