The next version of AppDefend will mark the beginning of its phase into a non alpha/beta state. The addition of virus mutex blocking, proper keylogging detection and module/dll blocking are some of the enhancements since the last beta. For RegDefend it's an improvement on something which for the most part worked quite well. I have changed the way protections work somewhat in RegDefend, mirroring the AppDefend way of having specific actions and logging for each item - Set Value, Delete Value, Delete Key, Create Key, etc. A registry scan has also been added, which will help in finding malware related registry keys/values, and also help trim the registry. Both products will feature the earliest graphical interaction with the user that is possible in part due to GhostGUI (a new GUI library) and moving most code into the kernel rather than user mode. There is also some new experimental security options which changes the Microsoft related kernel code to perform some new tricks, basically disabling installed rootkits (and a lot of security products) by taking away their ability to hook. There is some other stuff I won't talk about too much yet for now. Some of the above a lot here will already be familiar with from my other posts. Below are some screenshots from the new GUI, which is still being heavily modified and doesn't quite have a 100% final look, but it is close. It is done utilizing the same GhostGUI library. Most of the new changes compared to the old GUI are in relation to making it more "explorer" like, editing descriptions, filenames, folders, in place. Making it more simple to look at and edit. And just so people don't ask, what you are seeing here is simply a theme, GhostGUI supports the classic windows look for all the people who love it, and that will be selectable as a built in theme. http://www.ghostsecurity.com/images/gss_new01.jpg http://www.ghostsecurity.com/images/gss_new02.jpg http://www.ghostsecurity.com/images/gss_new03.jpg And the question of when? Well editing wise, the GUI is already functional, it is simply a matter of tweaking things and adding some other small items. I will be releasing everything (new GUI, new driver, etc) on friday as a beta, with subsequent smaller updates after that until the final is ready.