DefenseWall version 2.46 released.

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Blackcat, Jan 15, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    4,010
    Location:
    Christchurch, UK
    DefenseWall HIPS 2.46 released.

    1. Advanced COM protocol control.
    2. Improved localization abilities (dwall_res.dll). Now on, you can make any localizations by your own hands.
    3. Performance improvements.
    5. OpenOffice3, Google Chrome, SWR Iron, Windows Media Recorder 12, Reply Media Catcher and other software support with default ruleset.
    6. Removable HDD's are supported as removable devices.
    7. Process separation for MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Word Viewer.
    8. Removable sources are untrusted by default.
    9. Buggy ActiveSkin is dropped off. Software is temporary unskinned.
    Also, version contains a number of compatibility fixes.

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

    Creer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Posts:
    1,345
    Amazing app worth any penny and new skinless is great.
    Good job Ilya :thumb:
     
  3. ruinebabine

    ruinebabine Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Posts:
    1,097
    Location:
    QC
    Yes, this new skinless version is damn good and light.

    Congrats, Ilya :thumb:
     
  4. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Posts:
    4,553
    Location:
    USA
    Yep just get updated today when I logged on,all seems well with its shedded skin.
     
  5. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Posts:
    11,047
    Location:
    Saudi Arabia/ Pakistan
    Hmm.. any screenshots of this skinless GUI?

    Thanks
     
  6. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Posts:
    1,345
    Sure, i.e. main window of the DefenseWall
    dw_skinless.JPG
     
  7. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    12,883
    Location:
    Canada
    very simple and still strong:D ;)
     
  8. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Posts:
    5,029
    Location:
    this forum is biased!
    ive curious to know why people say the skinless version is alot faster and lighter,

    a GUI shouldn't be doing this to any product, is this poor coding in the GUI department, bad implementation or just a general bug?

    there should be no reason, surely... why the GUI version cant run and work exactly the same.
     
  9. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Posts:
    2,753
    It's notorious that the 2.45 skin is buggy. It caused various crashes. CPU wise, i didn't see any difference with the skinless (although i didn't try the "latest" 2.46 - there have been 2.46 updated releases). I didn't check the RAM. But stability-wise, there is no comparison. With the 2.45 after playing a while with the options in the skin, it would crash. Now it's perfectly stable. Ilya had engaged a freelance programmer to make a new skin, but he delayed it too much, so on popular demand, Ilya made the 2.46 skinless. And that's much better.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  10. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Posts:
    1,345
    Ram usage in newest version DW is improved
    cpu_dw.JPG
     
  11. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Posts:
    2,753
    Ah, impressive! I think that with 2.45 it was about 25-30? Wow, that skin was really a menace! This is much better!
     
  12. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Posts:
    11,047
    Location:
    Saudi Arabia/ Pakistan
    Thanks, It,s neat and clean. But a pretty skin will be sure more attractive.
     
  13. chachazz

    chachazz Updates Team

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Posts:
    840
    Looks like this here; :)

    DWSkinless.png
     
  14. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Posts:
    2,753
    Yours doesn't count, you use non MS-approved visual styles, which makes it prettier. :D
     
  15. chachazz

    chachazz Updates Team

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Posts:
    840
    Doesn't almost everybody? :D :D :D
     
  16. apathy

    apathy Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Posts:
    461
    Location:
    9th Circle of Hell(Florida)
    I love 2.46.. it is light, stable and protection is second to none.
    I was testing out a web-to-phone app for a radio network I work with and it wasn't working for some reason.. as flash wanted to enable my microphone and headphones.. It was DW protecting me all the time.
    I've been to a ton of dodgy sites using DW in Virtualbox and nothing gets through. If Ilya keeps this up my AV will end up on demand ;).
     
  17. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    12,883
    Location:
    Canada
    i dont use any antivirus here,Defensewall is even better than any antivirus free or paid:thumb: ;) :D
     
  18. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,408
    Gotta agree with you jmonge. :D
    Very strong protection indeed. :thumb:
     
  19. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Posts:
    4,553
    Location:
    USA
    I Second or third that very strong protection and With my sandboxie and Defensewall working full Time,I dropped the AV thingy.
     
  20. ambient_88

    ambient_88 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Posts:
    854
    Is this version compatible with Windows 7?
     
  21. firzen771

    firzen771 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Posts:
    4,815
    Location:
    Canada
    only way to know is try it urself, i doubt Ilya specifically made it to work with Windows 7.
     
  22. Trespasser

    Trespasser Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Posts:
    1,194
    Location:
    Virginia - Appalachian Mtns
    DefenseWall installs and runs fine under Windows 7 (as does Shadow Defender). No problems at all.

    Later...

    One point...when I tried to install DefenseWall it wanted to install at C:/ instead of in the Program Files folder. Look out for that.
     
  23. Ilya Rabinovich

    Ilya Rabinovich Developer

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Posts:
    1,543
    This could be a problem for a normal user. Please, contact me with DefenseWal log file exported, I'll fix it up.
     
  24. Ilya Rabinovich

    Ilya Rabinovich Developer

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Posts:
    1,543
    I didn't made spacial testing for Win7 compatibility as it is beta version, MS may change everything ten times until release. I don't like an idea to rewrite and rewrite my code.
     
  25. bryanjoe

    bryanjoe Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Posts:
    380
    I have the u/m pop up..... is it normal? allow or terminate?

    Process "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" attemps to get access to isolated resource "C:\Program Files\Opera\program\plugins\".

    In another instance, VLC player and Ccleaner ...........

    Process "C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" attemps to get access to isolated resource "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\".
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.