Geswall

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Nevi, Jul 3, 2009.

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  1. Nevi

    Nevi Registered Member

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    I have in awhile used Geswall,without anything else.Only thing I have used,has been a router and Windows firewall to stealth the router.
    Have anyone tried Geswall?It seems its enough just to have a good scanner you can use once every 2-3 weeks just to be safe(but I have a feeling I uninstall them too after some time).I have used Avira free,and MBAM,and they have not found anything yet.
    It seems to be a very effective way to keep malware out of a computer,and not to talk about a very little footprint.No slowdowns at all.
    Have anybody else tried Geswall,and what is your experience with it?Is there some forms of malware it cannot stop?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lebowsky

    Lebowsky Registered Member

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    i would like answers to your questions too, if any current users of Geswall would share their experiences with this software, that would be great.
     
  3. firzen771

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    ive been interested in GesWall lately and was wondering if anyone can link me to like a comparison chart or sorts between GesWall free and paid?
     
  4. arjunned

    arjunned Registered Member

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    Have you seen this? - Link

    Cheers.
     
  5. firzen771

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    thank you, thats what i was looking for, i searched the site but i just could not seem to find it :)
     
  6. Kees1958

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    Have been GeSWall from the start of their existance (my Pro lisence is a gift of Brian, because they initially did also virtualise digital playing rights=solved now)

    GeSWall Pro

    GeSWall Pro offers primarely policy management protection (like DefenseWall) and some virtualisation features (like Sandboxie) with the redirect option.

    It also contains untrusted to go outbound by setting Network to "Confidential"


    It uses windows internals, this makes it (on most PC's) the fastest, less CPU cycles eating application in this class. For a knowledgeable user (like Henk of the GeSWall forum) [EDIT] there is no lighter and effective security application to find. Besides it high initial (life time lisence) price, GeSWall has one deficit that its untrusted file control is limited by windows (this case NTFS) internals.

    For instance when you unpack an untrusted 7-zip file using the right context menu (unpack here), all files of the untrusted zip-file will be set to trysted. The same happens when you copy a file from one partition to another.

    Now do not think that this limitation makes GW an easy to bypass security program. The nice thing about GeSWall Pro that it shows with Icons that a file is untrusted.

    Another major benefit is : You can set GeSWall to be absolutely quiet (when you set protection to HIGH, Most applications to AUTO Quarantaine or Always depending on their risk factor, Attack prevention to KILL without user interaction and all Notifications OFF).

    Another major benefit is that you can limit and virtualise a specific browser. I had for instance Chrome limited to access only its own folders and registry keys, denied all other acces. Limited all file changes to temp directory and download (with TEMP + Cookies virtualised so it was cleaned after Chrome closure). I mentioned Chrome, but I actually have done this with the IRON portable version (a Chromium clone).

    Allthough updates are low on an XP machine there is no lighter protection. They used to have some issues on Vista, also when running LUA.
     
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  7. firzen771

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    thats some good info on GesWall :thumb:
     
  8. jmonge

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    kees thanks for info and one thing lua can be set off cause geswall is stronger than lua:thumb:
     
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