GesWall free and Pro version

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    wow this is horrible news aigle. i think geswall is going the same way that bufferzone free did a few months back. oh well, i guess i'll have to learn to live with it. both geswall and bufferzone were/are excellent products that are almost idiot proof, they are worth the money.
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    I understand GentleSecurity decision, GeSWall 2.5 is a kickass app
    I can live with the free version or go with a free AV and pay the Pro version of GeSWall
     
  4. Yorky35

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    I've been using GesWall 2.5 and prior betas for a while now, and really like this product. It's easy to use, unobtrusive, and very stable ( I need something easy as I am still learning about Tiny PFW, months after installing it).

    I'll probably upgrade and buy at some point in the future. I had hoped it might be free for personal use in the future, but everyone needs to make money.
     
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    If you use the freeware, I hope the splash screen to try pro version only appears once, that can be annoying if not.

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  6. lu_chin

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    I think there is a checkbox to do this in the splash screen to try pro version dialog box.

     
  7. aigle

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    ya, there is sure an option.
     
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    I see it in other ways. Paid means more improvements in future and better support. Free version might be enough for many users.
    Still more features wil come in next version.
    BTW I will get a free license for various bug reports and proposals.
     
  9. Pedro

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    I'm sad. Of course it's their product and their business. But i'm allergic to paying for security products. So many great free products... GeSWall was one of them.

    Being limited to the browser and e-mail client doesn't cut it. Unless there's a way to do what the paid version does.o_O

    Anyone knows what's different/ better, in your own words (experience)?
     
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    @someone

    The only thing different between the free and pro version is that the pro version comes pre configured with all those apps (IM, Web browser, Email client, P2P, etc...) but the free version only comes pre configured with Web browsers and Email clients. There's nothing stopping a knowledgeable Geswall free user from configuring Geswall free to work with IM, P2P, etc... just like Geswall Pro does. Also I still belive you can right click an unknown app and select "run isolated". It's annoying but not world shaking :D
     
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    @Aigle


    Brain from GesWall offered me a free licence too - was very surprised by his generosity. I'd actually decided to buy it anyway!

    PS did you post on Geswall's forums under "Henk" (who I knew from the Tiny forums), or are you someone else... just wondering.
     
  12. Pedro

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    Thanks zopzop,:thumb: i'll have a go at it in a few days. Lets see if it's not too complicated.
     
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    yeah me too. i'll just buy the thing if only to support gentlesecurity. they got a real winner on their hands.
     
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    No, I never posted there.
     
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    A very nice thing that at the moment license is one time purchase only, not to be renewed every year. That is what I understand from this.
     

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    humm... that's different. Is it lifetime for upgrades also? (GeSWall 3,4,...)
     
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    no you have to pay for upgrades like that. upgrading from geswall pro 2.5 - 2.XX is free. from 2.5 to 3+ you have to pay :D
     
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    That makes sense.
     
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    alergies are a part of life. i doubr Geswall went into business to treat your symptoms. it also seems unlikely to me that Geswall shares your sense of entitlement to their software....though i have been wrong before.


    Mike
     
  20. Pedro

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    Did i say they were for charity?
    That i was entitled to their software?
    Where are you reading all of this?:D
     
  21. duke1959

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    Does anyone think the free version is needed with AVG Internet Security Suite?
     
  22. Pedro

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    It's up to you. AVG bases on signatures, GeSWall will block malware from keylogging, read from your confidential folder, alter trusted apps... No matter what kind of malware.

    You can save files, but as long as it came from the browser, for instance, and you were running it as untrusted, those files are untrusted as well, unless you say otherwise. They can't hurt you, in theory. But they will be there.

    Free version is as zopzop mentioned: it comes with preconfigured rules for the browser and email client. The paid offers more rules for a lot of applications.

    I've tried the new version, and it does seem to be worth buying, if you like GeSWall. Configuring the free version needs you to know how each app. works. Like what registry key is allowed...

    Is there an option to delete untrusted files from a session? Like temps...?
     
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    Would be a great addition ;)
     
  24. duke1959

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    Ok everyone thanks.
     
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    U have to do manually, the files are marked though.
    Automatic clean up might be a future release feature. I did suggest thie feature to them few months back.
     
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