Few noob questions about this program..

Discussion in 'General Returnil discussions' started by tooth, Aug 13, 2009.

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  1. tooth

    tooth Registered Member

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    Just to clear some things up...

    Session Lock essentially when turned on allows you to run programs without risk to harming the system, each time session lock is turned off it clears the contents?

    Also, if session lock is turned on, and then Sandboxie is used to access a particular application is this essentially a bulletproof way to avoid installation of malware/undetectable rootkits? (assuming no leaks of either preventive app)

    Hope that is clear,
    thanks

    edit: please move to general section sorry
     
  2. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Hello tooth and welcome to the forums :)

    Session Lock is just a temporary activation of the virtualization (System Protection - 2x, System Safe - 3x). The only difference is that the virtualization will be turned off after you restart the computer rather than always turned on (on across restarts). If you have your preferences set to the default "Drop all changes", then all changes made to the System will be lost at restart.

    If you are asking about whether RVS wipes the cache information by default, the answer is no unless you activate the cache wipe option in the Advanced settings screen. If you retain the default setting, RVS simply overwrites what is there from a previous virtual session (though it is not an exact analogy, you can conceptualize this by thinking about how Windows overwrites the pagefile with each new login session).

    Though we are working hard to bring about the realization of 100% protection, there is always the potential for a new wrinkle in the fight that we just can't anticipate beforehand so please do not get caught up in a false sense of invulnerability using a RVS/SBIE combination. In practice however, the pairing is both extremely potent and complimentary.

    Mike
     
  3. tooth

    tooth Registered Member

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    Thanks, yeah I don't consider I guess completely flawless, but just want to confirm that those 2 working together is an excellent combo to thwart the majority of potential malware/rootkit installations
     
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