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Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by G1111, Sep 19, 2007.

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  1. Wayne - DiamondCS

    Wayne - DiamondCS Security Expert

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    I'm sorry my friend but when you're hospitalized there's really not a lot you can do - I couldn't even watch TV let alone access the Internet, and required assistance to simply get out of bed to stand up. It was a strange experience in my life, especially as I had never been unconscious before. When I 'woke up' I didn't even realise I had been unconscious until the doctor told me, which was very surreal - I kept on wondering "why is he talking to me about being unconscious?!?"

    I am disappointed more than anybody because I can see that many people have made up their own opinions already without even knowing what has happened, so my hospital bills will be a lot more expensive than they look on paper, but I understand and respect that. I think when you get involved in a car crash you're going to pay for it bigtime one way or the other, even when you aren't at fault.

    But I have spent all my adult life developing unique, advanced, POWERFUL security software for Windows, and I have many tens of thousands of users around the world who endorse my software, and I'm not going to let a little car accident get in my way of providing them with even better and more powerful software.

    Best regards,
    Wayne
     
  2. the mul

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    Thanks wayne for the quick reply and I am soooooooooooo happy :D to see an upgrade to PG in the very near future.
    I think everyone will love to hear that piece of good news on the PG front.
    But I will still love to try Deep System Explorer when it goes to beta very soon.

    THE MUL
     
  3. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

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    Probably annoys me even more. I am paranoid about it. :D If i have to choose between ultimate protection but heavy and moderate protection but light, i take the latter any day. I don't mind much about RAM nowdays (it's too cheap), but i can't stand CPU hungry security applications.

    That would be great! Often i had many installers in the rules or exes that i had uninstalled, yet the rules were still there cluttering the rule set.

    Thank you. And don't worry. With time, even your most severe critics, will think that life isn't just a PC application, bad things can happen, more important than a software license and i am sure that the merit of your applications will win many back. Also your offer of free upgrade to the next PG version, i am sure that will soften many that feel "cheated".

    Regards
     
  4. Coldmoon

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    Hello Wayne,
    Welcome back and IFO am very happy to hear you are well. Having been an avid TDS3 fan (multiple copies and subscriptions) as well as your other products, it is good to know you are back at the helm.

    All the best and wishes for renewed success :)

    Mike
     
  5. Pedro

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    I completely understand you. You had more things to think about, or rather, what else was there to think about.
    I don't think knowing what happened, anyone can criticize you, personally.

    Do note not all people advising against purchasing from DiamondCS had strong feelings against you. Most simply didn't know anything, and did the reasonable thing. Be cautious.
     
  6. Wayne - DiamondCS

    Wayne - DiamondCS Security Expert

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    Fuzzfas, no - I assure you I despise bloatware more than you!!! :) (dont make me get violent now!) :)

    I just recently released yet another FREEWARE program, called Boot Sector Explorer. (It can read and write to/from both boot sectors as well as Master Boot Records) - http://www.diamondcs.com.au/freeutilities/bootsectorexplorer.php

    Total download only 25kb, yet it was reviewed and rated 5 stars by bestsoftware4download.com and bestvistadownloads.com today.
     
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  7. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

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    Ok, i give in. But i come right after you. :D
     
  8. Antarctica

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    Hi Wayne and welcome back. I'm glad that you recover. I know what it is as I was myself involved in a car accident many years ago and was left for dead.

    Now I have only one question. Why during all this time when everyone was fuming against DiamondCS, nobody from your family, your secretary or your friends did not come here on this Forum and let everybody know about your accident? It would have made things easier for you...
    All the best.
     
  9. Close_Hauled

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    Wayne,

    Welcome back. I am a long time customer of yours and have spoken to you via e-mail a few times. You may, or may not remember, but you were quite helpful.

    I am a huge fan of Port Explorer. It is one of the most under appreciated security and system tools there is.

    Several months ago I wanted to buy some more licenses of Port Explorer, but your web site had changed so dramatically that it made me suspicious. I came here and found this thread. Now that you are back, maybe you can answer some technical questions that were giving me reservations at the time.

    First, I know that your web site says that Port Explorer will work on all versions of windows. But as far as I know, there has not been a new version of Port Explorer in years (your site does not mention the latest version number either). Does it really work with both 64 and 32 bit versions of Vista? Are there any limitations that I can expect?

    Second, I have read in this thread where some people have tried to order your software and not been successful. Have you cleared up any issues that you were having?
     
  10. fcukdat

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    Wayne,

    Welcome back and first of a huge thankyou for PG free,its this malware hunters prefered weapon of choice when collecting trojan-downloaders at exploit laiden URLS.No infection has landed without my consent via PG:D

    Anyhow back to you new tool and its ARK capabilities maybe u can shed some light on whether it can identify some/all of the following if present ?

    1)MBR RK/win32.Mebroot
    2)Rustock B/PE386
    3)Unreal A,B POC kits by EP_X0FF
    4)Zombie A,B POC kits by EP_X0FF

    I'm curious as to whether you have tested latest GMER ARK tool and what your tool dose that GMER tool cannot with reguards detection scope of individual type RK?

    Cool and finally do you have any technical rebuttal for what is being said in the following post at sysinternals ?
    http://forum.sysinternals.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=14547&PID=69256#69256

    As always on the look for new and improved ARK tools to share with folks;) coz my private tools have got to stay private;)
     
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  11. ccsito

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    Glad to hear that you came out ok from the accident. I thought it was odd that the website was still up and running even though support appeared to have "vanished". I have come across other websites that are outdated and were never updated after many years. I guess somebody must be keeping the site up and has paid the bills. Hope that you can manage your medical bills. I was not involved in a car accident, but have to manage the medical costs for my dad who incurred close to a million dollars in costs from his accident. Hope that you can get back on track and answer your "mountain" of email messages. :eek: Some people at work said if I took off or retired, then the **** is going to hit the fan. :D
     
  12. WSFuser

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    Im happy you recovered Wayne and Im glad to see DiamondCS alive and kicking. I look forward to the new PG.
     
  13. Carver

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    I'm glad your up on your feet again and back at work, I've never had a auto accident where I've been unconscious. But I do know what it feels like to be out of action for a long time, I hope you can whip your company back in to shape.......A little message posted on your website would have gone a long way to clarify just what happened...there was on theiory that the business was sold or somebody else was running it.
     
  14. aigle

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    I am sure that users are and will be more interested in a newer version of PG than Deep System Explorer.

    Deep System Explorer doesn,t even seem to be a software for beginners and there are many other such ARK tools already in the market. I don,t think it is going to make a big splash or generate a big revenue.

    IMO if DCS wants to survive, they should put their energies in PG and Port Explorer. They even might want to develop a behav blocker like ThreatFire or a SandBox application. That will give them revenue.
     
  15. Fuzzfas

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    I agree. People that use advanced apps, prefer prevention anyway more than detection.PG is light and newbie friendly, so i think it will have a success. I also agree that people would be very interested in behaviour blocker or sandbox from DiamondCs, specially if they maintain their tradition in lightness and clean-simple GUI.
     
  16. controler

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    I am happy to see you back Wayne.

    I would have to say I was probably one of if not the first here that was upset
    because support stopped. In my post on the second page of this thread, i said i wouldn't think twice about buying your software again if you came back and posted here. I bought all DCS software and got a free license for PG besides.
    I still use PG but not PE. If this new program is as good as you say, I am sure I will purchase it too.
    Good to see you back!!! I think some here thought you had passed away but as mentioned, wondered why your family or anyone from your company didn't at least make an attempt to post here. I know I did.

    Bruce
     
  17. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    What accident?

    Hoepfully you make a enhanced PG version that resists some
    trojan unhooker attacks. Suggestion: win32k and ntkrnlpa lock up.
     
  18. controler

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    Yes proactive is good. Better to catch the nasty before one gets infected.

    Also I am wondering why the PG download is still showing 3.2 on the new site and the last released version was 3.410.

    Bruce
     
  19. Meriadoc

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    Wayne, sorry to here about your accident - I wish you good health for the future.
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    I've purchase everything that you have put out in the past and look forward to your future releases, good luck.
     
  20. Threedog

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    Sorry to hear about your accident and glad to hear you are going to be ok.

    Before you get in too big of a rush to get this beta out the door is there any chance you could fix what you have now so people can actually buy the software you have now. Mainly your license server so when people pay they can actually get a license code instead of a blank email, and then your website so they can actually download the full latest version, and your support so if something does screw up in the process they can actually get an answer back.

    I have tried twice, unsuccessfully, as I know many others have, to get a license for the full version of Processguard. I use and like the free version but I would like to have the "full meal deal". However, paying out hard earned money for a blank email does not make happy customers or a good reputation.
     
  21. LoneWolf

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    Good news...Wayne and DCS is back. :thumb: :thumb:
    Sorry to hear about your auto accident.
    I was involved in one a few years back and messed me up pretty good, so I know how bad they can be.
    Welcome back Wayne. :D
     
  22. ChrisP

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    Welcome back Wayne.

    I was in hospital for a couple of months a while back and I can vouch for the fact that it is a life changing experience. Makes you think about things!

    Best of luck in getting your business running again.
     
  23. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    what kind of accident?
     
  24. LoneWolf

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    Post #205
     
  25. ahriman

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    I've been impressed by the number of people who love your programs!
    Very sorry to hear you were in a car accident.

    Will your new program (or older ones, for that matter) run on 64-bit Vista?
    I've been hopefully tracking this DiamondCS thread. :D
     
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