New DSA?

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  1. Yoda1953

    Yoda1953 Registered Member

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    I downloaded DSA and to my surprise it wasn't version 1088 but 2.0.11.22.

    Cannot find a change feature list. Any body tried it yet?

    No probs with Threatfire anymore! I'm gonna hold on to this baby:)
     
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  2. QBgreen

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    Privacyware just released this along with Privatefirewall 6. One of the changes appears to be Vista compatibility. Why not be a pioneer?! :D
     
  3. Espresso

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    Schweet! Been looking forward to this!
     
  4. Rasheed187

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    This app was never an option for me, especially because of the horrible GUI, so has it been improved?
     
  5. Espresso

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    Same GUI.

    Process detection doesn't appear to work in 2008 server (training mode is unchecked). It fails the second test in Atelier FW test which it passed in the previous version.

    It still has the same "bug" of allowing a program network access if you allow it for another action first (eg. Flashget is allowed to access the net after you allow it to enter a reg entry.)

    The Network Service runs in this version (It would always start and stop immediately in previous versions) at least on 2008 Server although I'm still not sure what it does. It never ran in XP and the program worked fine. It also requires that the driver be running so you can't run it driverless.
     
  6. yankinNcrankin

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    I like the new DSA in this version I'm able to shutdown the firewall and Host games very good!
     
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  7. EASTER

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    Any security app & HIPS have to offer more than just Vista compatibility or for me it's nothing new at all.

    So is there any other useful advantages over it's previous release because i grew weary of the last DSA very quick. It was missing some important features needed for user custom settings IMO.
     
  8. Espresso

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    Not as many popups in this version, although I'm not sure why. No popups at all when I unpack installers with Universal Extractor (usually I get 2-3).

    Edit: Pops up fine now for driver installation - needed a reboot after fiddling with the service.
     
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  9. Espresso

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    Just tried the new AWFT (v4) and it fails test 3,4, & sometimes 5. :eek:
     
  10. Espresso

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    Yikes. Just did a few tests with a couple trojans and a few more leak tests and this program has serious issues, at least under Server 2008 and possibly under Vista in general. It didn't raise a peep with Prueba, XPKiller* and Zapass. I ran the same tests with the old v1.x version of DSA w/o a driver and it blocked them all.

    *I'm not sure if XPKiller can even corrupt a Vista system but the v1.x DSA blocked it anyway.
     
  11. Chuck57

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    Sounds like the new version is a giant step backward. I have the previous stored, but not installed. If I get the urge again, I think I'll stick with the old one until the new version proves it's ready for prime time. Too bad. It was a good little app.
     
  12. Kees1958

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    Hi,

    In general I think "Vista ready security" is not always an improvement to XP users. Simply because XP is a more open OS than Vista, or otherway around Vista puts on more limitations to kernel access by third party programs.
     
  13. jrmhng

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    Well Vista support is a feature to me as I'm on Vista and have been looking to get a free behavior blocker. I've installed it ant there are no blue screens/ clashes as of yet. Not sure about its actual features.
     
  14. Someguy

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    Did anyone try the new DSA on Windows XP yet?

    Also, there is a new version 2.0.11.23.
     
  15. Cerxes

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    Does someone know the difference between .22 and .23? Couldn´t find any changelog at their site. Besides, I find it strange that you can´t turn off the outbound, network protection, as you can with the other protections.

    /C.
     
  16. Yoda1953

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    Just downloaded and installed the so called 2.0.11.23 but the about DSA says still 2.0.11.22 o_O Don't the guys at privacyware even know which version they offer? :mad:
     
  17. Espresso

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    Current download has the same hash as before.
     
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