GeSWall or Sandboxie

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  1. Long View

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    when I last tried sandboxie I found the slight delay on initial launch a bit irritating and didn't get to grips with how I would save cookie and script ( no script changes). the I was told that GeSWall was a good program.

    As I hope to play with both over the week-end -any thoughts as to the pros and cons of these 2 ?
     
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    GeSWall F.A.Q.
    Sandboxie's approach may be easier to grasp and manage, GeSWall provides better flexibility and it's very very light (no file redirection)
     
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    Just spent a few hours trying out Geswall, and DefenseWall. Nothing scientific but I really hated Defensewall - not at all intuative from my point of view - offering far too many choices. Even the paid for Geswall does too much ( I have no need for e-mail protection).
    So for a while at least Geswall it is. Only issue/concern is how to update CS lite and Noscripts ? looks like I will have to come out and go back to sites to update ? Is there a better way ?
     
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    DefenseWall choices o_O I checked my version and it is the latest 2.09. I mailed Ilya I do not have the choices, where are the choices, give me some choices please. I am not the only one not having pop-ups and lacking choices, see: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=196491 Please provide me with the same release you gave Longview.

    Waiting for a DW version with many choices and pop-ups. :p
     
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    I'm also confused DW is probably the simpler of the 2. But either provide very simple to use yet effective protection
     
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    poor choice of words on my part. Just lack of familiarity probably. example
    of choices - run as untrusted - add to untrusted - run as trusted - add to secured - add to defense excludes.

    main problem is not running either program for surfing but figuring out how to allow changes - like a new add on for FF.

    need to play some more.
     
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    I have to vote for Sandboxie. Proven track record, great support and very high level of protection.
     
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    Everyone loves new in security protection, i am certainly no exception. I tried GESwall before and liked the concept, it was stable also which is #1 priority for me and others, but SandboxIE IMO so far leads the way in total coverage and has custom configurable features which expand it's ability.
     
  9. Ilya Rabinovich

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    I believe, you mean Windows Explorer context menu items?

    All is simple- run FF as trusted, apply new add-on, terminate FF and run it trusted one more time to apply the changes. Then close and run as usual. Just read help file- it is all there. Or, maybe, you want to say that Chachazz did her job on purpose?
     
  10. Long View

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    Thanks - As I said my fault for not being familiar with either product.
    Don't understand what you mean by Chachazz did her job on purpose.
     
  11. Ilya Rabinovich

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    I meant that the help file for the 2.xx versions is made by her and I don't want it would be a waste of her time. Please, read help file, it is made for you with love!
     
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    Thanks - again I apologize - if I decide to try DF again I will be sure to read the help file with love
     
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