GesWall, BufferZone and SysWatch...which one?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ichito, Feb 8, 2013.

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

    ichito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Posts:
    1,485
    Location:
    Poland - Cracow
    Three similar programs - GesWall, BufferZone and SysWatch...three a little bit forgotten but I think still worth of attention and trial. It's not my "tales" but how do you consider...which one is stronger?...more efficient?...better?
     
  2. Boost

    Boost Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Posts:
    1,293
    I've used Geswall Free for 4 years now with no malware or virus infections without using an antivirus program.It's very powerful with no nag screens etc. Give each program a try and see which you prefer in the end.
     
  3. siketa

    siketa Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Posts:
    2,695
    Location:
    Zagreb, Croatia
    GeSWall for 32-bit and BufferZone for 64-bit systems.
     
  4. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Posts:
    2,433
    Location:
    Europe
    I've used GesWall since may years: very good protection, light... If you want test BufferZone, check his compatibility with other security softwares, there are known issue with CIS for exemple.
     
  5. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    12,883
    Location:
    Canada
    i tried the 3 of them and only geswall is fast and light but the other 2 are very slow slow and SysWatch froze my system :) for about 30 minutes
     
  6. siketa

    siketa Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Posts:
    2,695
    Location:
    Zagreb, Croatia
    I would choose DefenseWall. ;)
     
  7. Syobon

    Syobon Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Posts:
    469
    and geswall has no 64 bit version :blink:
     
  8. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    12,883
    Location:
    Canada
    no 64 bit version:thumbd:
     
  9. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Posts:
    1,849
    GeSWall is no longer developed, BufferZone is buggy and doesn't offer 100% protection. Never used SysWatch. I would recommend DefenseWall or AppGuard. Both are actively developed and offer fantastic protection.
     
  10. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    12,883
    Location:
    Canada
    agree:thumb:
     
  11. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Posts:
    2,433
    Location:
    Europe
    Never heard: someone uses it ? it's freeware ?
     
  12. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Posts:
    4,954
    syswatch has had such significant bugs for so long (years) that I'm not sure how they can even keep a dedicated user base.
     
  13. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    12,883
    Location:
    Canada
    i know i stop even trying it when there is a new program realease cause they never fix their bugs
     
  14. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Posts:
    1,485
    Location:
    Poland - Cracow
    Thanks all for your opinions but I'm still not able to decide which one :) BufferZone offers "complete" protection (no restrictions for free version) but you've said that it's not good...SysWatch still calls some problems and can "kill" system but good passed test against Blackhole Exploit Kit 2.0...GesWall Free can be very strong but easy trick by manipulating system clock can bypass it and disabling its protection...
    Even those very useful threads
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=341362
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=341350
    are not able to induce me to trying such apps at this time...it looks that still "the best" for me will be just restrictions like DMR and light virtualisation...they are much more eatable for me
     
  15. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    12,883
    Location:
    Canada
    exactly my friend:thumb: agree
     
  16. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Posts:
    2,433
    Location:
    Europe

    Can you explain better this ?
     
  17. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Posts:
    1,485
    Location:
    Poland - Cracow
    Yes, of course...
    in may 2011 one of members forum SG have tested GW on malware pack and suddenly found that one of them disabled GW...from this time other malware could easily be installed (in this session of course :)) It was so surprising that nobody could belive...GW was bypassed??...it's impossible!! But unfortunately it was true and was checked one more time on the same settings - high and then default...forum members discovered that it applies only free version becouse...its expiration time is limited and after certaine date GW just disables own protection . It happened accidentally that one malware in pack used this hole by manipulating system date so was be able to close GW's protection but as we can see that vulnerability is still not fixed...GW Free in latest version only postpone expiration time and...it's only one change from 2.9.1
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1987195&postcount=40
    Threat about issue of GW - comments, screens - page No 44 and next (sorry...it's Polish forum so is not in English :))
    https://forum.safegroup.pl/hips-sandbox/geswall-opis-programu-t1155-860.html
     
  18. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Posts:
    2,433
    Location:
    Europe
    Thanks ! Sad to read this. GW development is stopped, but it's one of stronger sandboxing programs.
     
  19. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    12,883
    Location:
    Canada
    very sad indeed
     
  20. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Posts:
    2,433
    Location:
    Europe
    Also because BufferZone is not compatible with many HIPS.
     
  21. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    12,883
    Location:
    Canada
    exactly,i remenber also when i tested againts the security tool fake antivirus and it killed bufferzone pro like a joke:)
     
  22. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Posts:
    1,709
    I like the idea behind Geswall and BufferZone but they have never been "stable" enough on my setup.
     
  23. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    12,883
    Location:
    Canada
    if you run them alone they are just fine but after trying to run a combo then the problems starts to happens:)
     
  24. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Posts:
    11,047
    Location:
    Saudi Arabia/ Pakistan
    If you are really looking for s sandbox then go for Sandboxie or DefenceWall. GesWall free still is a good choice on Xp as it has almost zero holes on XP. Regarding time changing malware, such malware is not common IMO, so one can survive with this bug of GW as it,s very light, strong and stays happily woth other HIPS like Comodo Defence Plus and OnlineArmor. On windows 7 though I will use only SBIE or DW.
     
  25. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    12,883
    Location:
    Canada
    good choice:thumb:
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.