Is XPL SocketShield Worth Buying?

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  1. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Well after having a 90 free key, it is time to consider buying a key, but don't know if it is worth buying. What do you think?

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    Well I have answered my own question, NO! This software is off my security list.

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  3. Rilla927

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    When I read this post you gave me a good chuckle!
     
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    My license will be finished in 4 weeks. XPL never found or bloked something. But that's more due to my surfing behaviour I think.

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  5. Rasheed187

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    Well it´s a tool that might save your ass, basically it will deny access to a website when that website is hosting malicious code. This is a different approach compared to other anti malware tools that will try to detect and stop malware but will let you surf the (possible malicious) site. If it was freeware I´d probably use it I guess. :D
     
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    Do you think there is another web scanner that would come close to what Socketshield does?

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  8. WSFuser

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    the closest things to socketshield is an HTTP scanner (from an antivirus) or proxomitron (with kye-u security filters) but socketshield is mostly one of a kind.
     
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    I just saw on my son's machine (rightclick tray icon>show status) he could upgrade his beta license to a one-year free license for the latest version :)

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  10. Smokey

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    Gerard, are you sure?

    SS website say:

    "Note to existing Trial version users:

    Upgrading to version 1.1 will reset your existing free trial period to 30 days."
     
  11. betauser2

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    Yep, that's what it says. Remember Gerard's is referring to the the Beta (0.9.6) not current trial version (1.1).
     
  12. Smokey

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    I know;)

    I use this particular beta too:)
     
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    I installed a beta version on that machine about 4 or 5 month ago, never a final(trial) version.

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    Wow who said beta testing doesn't pay off. I guess its not worth buying when you get a free license. :D Still wondering though, if anyone can use this license if they came upon it because that certainly wouldn't be fair.

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  15. Smokey

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    I use exact the same beta version, and like you from the very beginning.

    IMO it's a great program, one of the few in this category worth to mention it;)
     
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