Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by DriveSentry, May 19, 2008.
Isn't the VB100 outdated? Why not ask av-comparatives or something?
Kate, not in Drivesentry GoAnywhere, I was refering to Drivesentry desktop which I had installed, but had to remove because it won't run any programs from my TrueCrypt container.
If that ever gets fixed, I will use DS.
That is great news!
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Any word as to when windows security center will recognize DS?
I have spoken to the operations director. We are working on this and it should be recognised within the next month!
Thanks for your question,
Good news to be sure!!
Do you guys use pockethttp.dll, psoap32.dll, winlogonevents.dll, psdime.dll as part of Drive Sentry?
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You go girl!!! Nothing like a bit of excited enthusiasm
Correct...yes these DLLs are all part of DriveSentry.
This is your answer to me, post 459 on 9/23, in regard to my post, 458, on 9/22.
It's been 10 days now without a reply of anykind.
I also posted the same on 9/28 in your support forums and was told it would be investigated by your developers.
I'm not generally a patient person but I think 10 days is a very reasonable amount of time to receive some sort of a reply.
I have never seen any tech support question go this long without an answer.
Most are within 24 hrs.
I like DS and find it to be a very good program but your support response time has been unacceptable.
If this is a normal occurance with DS, then no matter how good the program, it's not worth having.
I am testing out DriveSentry with Avira. Anyone run into any conflicts or support issues? Thanks.
with webguard activated I couldn't change options in FF - they wouldn't stay changed following a re-start of FF.
closing down FF was slower with DS installed.
Last time I tried DS it went haywire when closing down FF and xplorer2 at the same time - DS stayed at 100% CPU until I did a forced shutdown.
Like DS so am waiting for the next release and will try that.
Happened to me. I was able to stop it by shutting down DS and starting it up again.
Hi Rich, AFAIK, if you use DS you won't need Avira.
Yes, this happened to me too with DS, and also m CPU Fan went crazy and kept spinning at high speed whenever I was running DS. That was also a reason why I removed DS and also because it wouldn't allow me to load any programs that I have installed into my Truecrypt container.
Not sure about that yet. DS is a new product, that has not been tested by any independent labs yet. So, I think I will wait before I jetison Avira. That would be way to risky for my tastes. Right now, I am trying out DS as a HIPS backup mechanism for Avira. Hopefully it works out.
Ok sounds like a good plan. But I think DS would suffice.
Not entirely true, they have West Coast Labs certification and will enter VB100 so no doubt they have faith in their product
I have run DS with Avira and also i am confident you do not need to combine DS with with an anti virus, youd be better off using an AS or AM as a realtime backup if your confidence in DS is not yet 100%
Thanks for your recommendation. I will consider it as I go through my testing process.
I have used both Avira and Avast AV's with DS and the web scanners from each did conflict with DS. Some one else has said AVG web scanner had conflicts with DS.
You can turn off the web scanner feature of most AV's and the real time scanner is still active. You won't be AVless. But that is up to you.
Not all programs that you install give a visual alert. Is this because of the advisor detecting it as a white listed program?
Maybe there should be a no-click advisor green pop-up acknowledging the white listed app as accepted by community. A reassurance of protection.
Thanks for the info and suggestions.
A valid point. Go to the Options screen and the section ' Advisor Automated decision options'. select 'yes' to 'advisor automated decision popup' and you will see a small green window flash up in the corner of your screen when a whitelisted program is allowed to write to your drives.
how effective is DriveSentry at removing malware?it is hard to make rules with DriveSentry like blocking malware installation in real time?
If DS detects malware which is writing to one of your protected areas it will automatically block and quarantine the program or file. A virus will appear in your virus bin and you will need to access the quarantine screen to delete the malware from your system entirely. This means that it will completely disappear from your system.
If the program or file is not known malware but you want to block it beacuse it seems suspicious -> select advanced view on the popup and select 'deny and terminate'. This will terminate the process and set up a deny rule so that the program can not execute again.
Note: if you do not wish to see the simple view popups then ensure that this option is set to 'No' within the 'Options' screen.
I Hope this helps jmonge.
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