GesWall Questions

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Ed_H, Feb 6, 2010.

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  1. Ed_H

    Ed_H Registered Member

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    I am going to give GesWall a try later today and wondered if GW is enough security or do I need to be using something else with it? Also, I recall some issue of GW not working properly with UAC on Vista. Anyone know if this has been fixed? Thanks.
     
  2. jmonge

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    it is more than enough;) and just to tell you i put it on friends pc after clean up malware in theier pcs and they never call me back again;) i wonder way:D
     
  3. Ed_H

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    Thanks jmonge. It has been quite a while since I tried GW. Is it pretty much good to go when installed or do I need to configure it?
     
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    when i tested i tested alone cause if i add other stuff it gave problems so i left it alone and by default it is very strong and same as eagle i try to infect my system but i couldnt cause GesWall is onboard;)
     
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    GesWall is great. Default with me has been working well. I love its simplicity. I can't wait for 3.0 to come out.
     
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    GW works very well and has been a reliable security program for me. If you're using the free version it does not auto terminate malicious programs but it still does a great job isolating them from your real system. I would real the help file thoroughly and use a good av with it (Avira, Avast, MSE i have used with GW).
     
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    i see you have the appguard avatar:) are you using it?
     
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    I confirm, GesWall is a very powerful and trusty program. :) A very useful element in a multi layer defense system.
     
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    ha a question..how do you take updates for windows using geswall?
    --also in anithe post i was told that geswall can not properly isolate cd/dvd,nor usb.
     
  10. Ed_H

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    Ok...GW installed and my laptop is so fast with Just GW running!!!

    Now I see what the problem is with Vista and UAC...you can't right click on a file and change its status from untrusted to trusted without disabling UAC. Or am I missing something?

    Why is GW so much faster than other security software?
     
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    You can't use your browser since that is isolated. You could open a browser window that is not isolated, or you could disable GeSWall Policy, or you could leave those intact and do what I do... which is use the Help and Support Center. The Help and Support Center is not isolated. In XP, it's Start/Help/Pick a Task/Windows Update. That is how I manually load all Windows Updates.
     
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    Geswall is fully functional with XP; unless you disable UAC, this is not the case with Vista/Windows 7.

    GW is light but if you leave your machine on 24/7 I generally experience a general slowdown; a reboot solves this problem.
     
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    I sure am. I like light and effective.
     
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    yes and if you add the cmd.exe to be protected and the msi it will be super good like defensewall like,let's say mini defensewall:D
     
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    Because they use Windows internals (mostly) as opposed to third party.
     
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    How is the compatibility of GesWall with other Security software on the same PC? Examples that come to mind:

    Sandboxie
    Returnil
    DefenseWall
    ShadowDefender

    Thanks in Advance.
     
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    I used Geswall with ShadowDefender,worked awsome.It should work fine with Returnil.

    Do not use it with Sandboxie! Same thing with defensewall,non compatable.
     
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    Honestly, there's no point in using GW with SB or DW as they completely overlap protection with no benefit. I've never tried it with ShadowDefender or returnil but they should work fine.
     
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    Don't forget to guard rundll32.exe also.
     
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    By default GeSWall runs that as Never isolate. Would you tell me more about running it isolated? Does it cause any operation problems? Does it give good extra protection?
     
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    page buddy he was talking about appguard:)
     
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    Thanks for clarifying that, jmonge. I thought we were discussing GeSWall. :)
     
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    man i know it was hijack a litle for that reason i apologies:cool:
     
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    Sorry, I was talking about AppGuard. I imagine it would cause issues isolating rundll32.exe with GW as it is necessary for other legitimate functions. I think rundll32 would be safe from malware on a system running GW since isolated files/processes are restricted from the system directories where this file resides.
     
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