Malware Defender 2 beta

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  1. xiaolin

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    The beta version is available for download at http://www.torchsoft.com/download/md_setup_2.0.0_b2.exe

    what's new in beta2?
    - Fixed a bug that may cause BSOD when working with other firewall in Windows XP/2000/2003.
    - Fixed a bug that may cause BSOD in Windows Vista Sp1/2008.

    what's new?
    - Added network protection.
    - Added network ports veiwer.
    - Added protection against killing processes by setting parent window.
    - Added support for displaying command line of process in process manager.
    - Added support for displaying the new time when prompting for the "set system time" action.
    - Added support for changing all permissions of application rule by clicking one button.
    - Minor improvements and fixes.

    Thanks for testing.
     
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  2. EASTER

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    And the beat goes on..............lottsa improves and no doubt more to come.

    Thanks for diving into MD as forceful as you are consistently doing to bring it up, and up, and on up, etc.

    EASTER
     
  3. demoneye

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    will try this 1 , maybe the randomly cpu usage 90-100% fixed

    10x xiaolin for the info :thumb:
     
  4. demoneye

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    issue remain , 90-100% cpu usage append in this ver also :(
     
  5. Miyasashi

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    Thanks for trying... I was thinking of trying but if you say it still remains, I might not.
     
  6. aigle

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    What does it mean?
     
  7. xiaolin

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    There is a method to kill another process by setting the main window of another process as a child window of current app, destroy the parent window will cause the target process to exit.
     
  8. aigle

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    Hmmm.... any example, POC etc?

    Thanks
     
  9. demonon

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    I will check it out.
    Do you perhaps know when Malware Defender version 2 will come out?
    Can you perhaps give us an idea?
     
  10. wat0114

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    It's early of course, but so far so good. To play it safe, I backed up my latest config, uninstalled previous ver, then installed this latest. xiaolin, the network protection looks fabulous :thumb: I was expecting the most basic of protection; simple yes/no access, but this actually allows restriction to protocol-specific, remote ports & addresses. Very nice!
     

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  11. wat0114

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    Now I find out it's even possible to set a local port range in the application rule's edit and on the fly, too! xiaolin, you are the best :)
     

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    Yeah, new network protection is a beauty and works a treat!
    Neat work on that awaited feature, surpasses SSM's, congrats xiaolin :thumb:
     
  13. bellgamin

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    The new beta is running sweet & stable.

    Network protection so soon!!! Xiaolin is a hard-working genius.

    MD's network protection is MUCH more granular/powerful than SSM's. Therefore, I decided to put MD into Learning mode for a few hours, while I exercise all of my usual applications. It is working really really good!

    As to cpu usage...

    +++On my computer, MD's cpu usage (at those times when nothing much is happening) is so low as to barely be measurable.

    +++When there is a lot of activity (installing new applications, or possible threats, or such), MD will peak as high as 12% to 15% cpu usage for VERY brief moments of time.

    +++MD's cumulative cpu usage in the past 4 hours since installing the new beta was ~37 seconds.
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    Bottom Line-- I am extremely satisfied (stoked!) with MD's performance. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
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  14. chris2busy

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    Is it kernel level for vista as well?had to ask because of all those rants and M$ restrictions e.t.c
     
  15. wat0114

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    This is really nitpicking, but is there any chance the Network protection will eventually detect ICMPs :) Otherwise terrific results running without a firewall.
     

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    As for mem usage...not too shabby :)
     

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  17. Zimzi

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    Is it Malware Defender compatible with Proactive Defense of Kaspersky Antivirus 2009 or is it better to turn off Proactive Defense?

    P.S. No problem with high CPU or RAM usage.
     
  18. xiaolin

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    MD cannot pass the ICMP test. I do not intend to make MD a full featured firewall. :)
     
  19. wat0114

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    No problem xiaolin. It is not that important anyways and MD is, after all, primarily a HIPS. You've done an excellent job on this product, with the network protection feature, as I've already mentioned, offering more than I could have expected.
     
  20. xiaolin

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    Malware Defender 2 beta2

    The beta version is available for download at http://www.torchsoft.com/download/md_setup_2.0.0_b2.exe

    what's new in beta2?
    - Fixed a bug that may cause BSOD when working with other firewall in Windows XP/2000/2003.
    - Fixed a bug that may cause BSOD in Windows Vista Sp1/2008.
     
  21. LoneWolf

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    Re: Malware Defender 2 beta2

    Wow.....I just figured out what was conflicting with the new beta1 and you already have a fix :D
    Nice work xiaolin :thumb:
     
  22. chris1341

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    Re: Malware Defender 2 beta2

    Wow, just checking here to see if anyone else had experienced the issue and it's already fixed. Keep up the good work.
     
  23. Muchinga

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    :'( :'( :'(
     
  24. Kees1958

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    Even more remarkeble considering the time difference with Xiaolin. He must be having red eyes of sleep. There was only few hours between reporting bug and fix

    Some one man band operations (SBIE, DW, MD) show they can excel on dedication, quality and user centered development
     
  25. demonon

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    Yes, two thumbs up for Ronen, Ilya and Xaolin!
     
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