Drive Sentry.

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by The Red Moon, Dec 31, 2012.

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  1. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    hi
    Does anybody know if a program called drive sentry is still being supported?
    Anybody using it.
    Thanks.
     
  2. m00nbl00d

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    I don't think it is, and I hope I'm not wrong, but I recall something shady about it/the folks behind it. Something like that. :doubt: I actually think it was discussed at WSF, so if you search for it, you may find something useful about it. :)
     
  3. The Red Moon

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    ah well.
    I used it a couple of years back and i quite liked it.
    It seemed a nice HIPS product.:'(
     
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    Drive Sentry is discontinued from one year more or less, his site doesn't exist more. Here in Wilders you'll find some threads about. It was something middle between anti execute software and an HIPS . It used also behavior blocking and clouding thecniques. Yes, it was a promising security program, powerful and interesting. :'(
     
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    It was a HIPS that focused on the file system. It's really too bad; I quite liked the product.

    I don't know about the owners, but I know that they were trying really hard to monetize it toward the end. It's not a real surprise that it didn't last, since it wasn't particularly friendly to the average user. I also seem to remember a good number of issues.
     
  6. The Red Moon

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    The reason i stopped using it was that the tricklefeed stopped updating and the next thing the website and forum went down.

    Ive read the other threads here on wilders about it and i would agree that there did seem to be financial difficulties.

    Pity as i liked it too and never had any issues with the program and it seems they had a patent of the worlds first hard drive firewall.

    Not too sure about the anti virus as never saw it come into action much or was simply missing malware but overall it seemed a nice program and its a pity that development has stopped completely as it could have been an excellent piece od software.
     
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    It seemed to be a case of not enough planning before the plan was put in place. It started out as a great little program, but it didn't take long before things went downhill. First support dropped off, then the product dropped off the face of the earth and came back as a paid product, empty promises, lack of replies to customers, it just all went to hell in a hand basket real quick.
     
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    Agre. I believe that oneof the problem of DS development was that likely it was a one-man-program. I wonder if it could be used now only as anti-executabe.
     
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