How can I test DefenseWall/GeSWall?

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  1. ambient_88

    ambient_88 Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I am really curious as to how DefenseWall and GeSWall will protect my system in the event of a malware attack. As such, I want to test them with "live" malware. I am aware that the forum policy does not allow posting links to malware. So, can someone please PM me a link where I can get "live" malware?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jmonge

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    first if you want to test one of those programs asure that you back up just in case and use a virtualization tool to reboot and restore for not damaging your
    system.:thumb:
     
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  3. jmonge

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    or just visit strange links or visit chinnese or russian websites that contain
    cracks or porn and you will test how secure is DefenseWall or GeSWall:D
    viewers discretion is advise.at your own risk.

    well in general in these days everytime you are connected to the web you are in the darkside whether you like or not,just start surfing and bam you are in trouble:D
     
  4. Kees1958

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    Hello Ambient,

    When you do not how to find malware now, it is very unlikely you would break either GW or DW. It would also be unlikely that you could evaluate which one is more effective based on your own testing.

    Three months ago I got some 1000 malwares of a friend having a honeypot. both DW and GW kept on their feet when using it against them (when the malwares were 'fresh') currently every freeware AV deals with this set. So finding malware alone is not enough. it also has to be relatively new "in the wild".

    So when you would like to buy one, the most important buying consideration would be: useability in regard to your personal (or family) PC usage habits.
     
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    When I feel a need to test my online guards, I simply deactivate my ptotecting HOSTS file, opening it to find and use some wild addies there.
    I'm using DW & Proxomitron with K-Meleon (incl. NoScript) and Opera as browsers, and this setup has always been rock solid, until now.
     
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    run it 30 days then test it against Avira and Bitdefender. Neither will find squat. Know of a better test?
     
  7. Dark Shadow

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    I did some testing tonight though no screenies to prof my testing but I took a dark tour tonight just to see what happens no firewall on at the time and SD off.I visit many adult content sites with video:p I had set geswall to auto termination and confidential settings.Geswall prevented 8 attacks.After I scanned with Avira came up clean drweb cureit clean,Eset clean.SAS clean,Mbam clean.Geswall is Gosh Darn awsome.:thumb:
     
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    cool:thumb:
     
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    The auto termination killed the web content and closed my browser On I assume the sites that had the nasties.I have to be honest, I was expecting to have to restore a clean image.The scanners say No and my machine is running great.
     
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    GeSWall pro must be a heavy dutty weapon againts malware in general:thumb:
     
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    djohn did you test GeWAll againts the Zemana Keylogger test?
    for the weblogger?
     
  12. Dark Shadow

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    Yes Seems to be extremley good.Funny I had geswall on the back burner for trialing.I was busy testing other stuff, I kinda forgot about geswall until a post from trjam I think.I Looked over some notes and realized I have not tested it.but not just for effectiveness but to see what its about and for learning experience.I am going to purchase the pro before trials up.
     
  13. Dark Shadow

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    No I am not that brave yet.I will leave that for the pros in here.
     
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    that test is not real malware is only a test;)
    from zemana.com
     
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    one time not to long ago i remenber i was kind of surfing the dark side of the web and i trap a malware called spy.exe something like that,it was inside sandboxie it put all this bad stuff and strange icons and to be honest i said
    to my self now i screw up my pc but i remenber the advice i got from the forum to delete the sandbox in case of emergency and so i did and reboot the pc and when i came back nothing infected:thumb:
     
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    very soon i will be brave and i will test DefenseWall too:thumb:
     
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    Ok I tried the keylogger. I Did start like it says and nothing happens just some box in the display.I kept stopping and tried again.Maybe I am doing something wrong.
     
  18. jmonge

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    for the keybord logger lo have to type in your browser to see if it capture
    your typing for the screenshot if you see your destop in the box(test)then you are not protected but if you dont see anything(empty)then Geswall is protecting you againts from keyloggers capturing your destop from been capture.
     
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    When all of you take a break from beating on each other, would somebody please explain what I would get for the extra $16?
    I'm serious.
    If these two are so close to each other in terms of ability, how does one company get so much more money.
    I'm probably missing something, so please point me in the right direction.
    Thanks.
    Hugger
     
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    no is nothing,it is just me and djohn whre just trying to test DefenseWall and GesWall :thumb: just for fun a test that not contain any malware only a keylogger test from zemana.
     
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    I ran the keylogger test and it got nothing from GeSWall. :thumb:

    However, when I run the Clipboard Logger Simulation Test Program, I do see the copy & paste text in the test user interface.

    The test notes say: "All cut/copy/paste operations you perfom will be watched in simulation window. A clipboard logger will secretly monitor and save your operations similar to this simulation program."

    What does that mean? I'm thinking that seeing the text in the simulation window is not the same as failing the test.
     
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  22. ambient_88

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    I ran the keylogger test, and DefenseWall successfully notified me of the keylogging attempt, with the option to terminate. By allowing it to run, it logged all of my keystrokes.
     
  23. Dark Shadow

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    No beating on each other, beating on geswall trying to destroy its defenses.So far I am loosing.:D
     
  24. jmonge

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    same here DefenseWall gave me a pop up and terminated
     
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    same here with defensewall:D
     
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