New version of ShadowDefender

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  1. trjam

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    1.0.0.129 Released today
     
  2. Peter2150

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    Any clue what was fixedo_O
     
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    no, but I had some issues with the last and vista and this one is having no issues. Have saved data and no issues. Thinking about buying it. This is how Returnil is suppose to work but this works better with Vista.
     
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    trying it with Eset 2.7 excluding the Eset folder and updates are downloaded and stay on reboot. This is cool.:thumb:
     
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    The following are the release notes for the new release.

    At some circumstance, In Shadow Mode, the OS will boot up with a annoying message,

    "We apologize for the inconvenience but windows did not start successfully a recent hardware of software may cause this safe mode start windows normally"

    The new version just fixed the bug, and also the new version can defend against the attacks from a malware named 'robot dog' (a malware from China).
     
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    My question to this would be, if I was using a regular security suite,"Avira,Eset,etc" would it have made any difference.
     
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    well Peter confirmed the new version fails the robot dog that they say was fixed in he new version. So contact is being made to clarify this issue. Great software, we know they read here, so we just want to get this resolved.. This developer has a really good product, they just need to communicate with us for assistance.;)
     
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    looking at the shadow defender site I can't see any killer function that shadow defender can perform that other programs don't have. what is it that makes this any better than Returnil, Deepfreeze and others ?
     
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    right now, for me, stability and the functions that I need. The others offer different things depending on a consumers needs. I still think Returnil will rise high with its beta, but for now was causing me some issues with Vista. Plus a reboot is only needed to exit out.
     
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    Support is proving to be quick. The robocrap that Peter tested, was not part of the one added for the 12/25 release. Support said tonight that the one Peter tested will be defeated and in the next release. I really cant say anything negative at this point with this product, or the support.:thumb: Time will tell.
     
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    ShadowDefender 1.0.0.130 Released

    As of today. Peter, guess this will include the nice piece of Malware you submitted yesterday. Give it a shot, this was very quick.:thumb:

    The latest release version is to defeat passdiskprotect_C.exe.
     
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    Re: ShadowDefender 1.0.0.130 Released

    Trjam,

    Does it work on Vista64 also? Site mentions Vista, but in 99% of the cases this means only Vista32.

    Regards
     
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    Re: ShadowDefender 1.0.0.130 Released

    good question, I will find out.
     
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    Re: ShadowDefender 1.0.0.130 Released

    Can it handle softwares, that require a reboot during installation ? If not, I wait until it's adult. :)
     
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    Why would it need to. Most would never require such a feature. There is a big discrepancy between users and testers in this world, Erik. Vendors sell products for people to use in every day life, and the majority dont add and drop as we do here. So this teenager is starting to grow up quickly, because that is his aim.;)
     
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    Re: ShadowDefender 1.0.0.130 Released

    OK. Then I wait until it's adult. Also average users try new software, they can't even get rid of it, if they don't like it.
    SD requires too much Image Backup/Restore software, that's not ISR anymore. :)
     
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    Point well made. But yes, I asked him that and it is a goal. Of course you know I was asking for one person in reality.:rolleyes: :)
     
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    Re: ShadowDefender 1.0.0.130 Released

    If it is a goal, no problem. I can wait at least 5 years. :)
     
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    Re: ShadowDefender 1.0.0.130 Released

    I think you will see this one will pass the Peter test later today to. Which is really kind of amazing. Peter submitted the sample and in less then 14 hours the code is changed and a new release is complete. So I think this shows this vendor is very active in supporting this product. Even nanana1 would be impressed.;) :cool:
     
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    Re: ShadowDefender 1.0.0.130 Released

    You mean low level changes on your harddisk, done by destructive malware ?
     
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    I mean pass this test.

    The latest release version is to defeat passdiskprotect_C.exe. The robobuddy one. Or whatever it is called. Peter knows better then me.
     
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    Re: ShadowDefender 1.0.0.130 Released

    Yes, I think you mean Robodog, but names are not important.
    Unfortunately, I never met such a malware, since I work on computers, while I regularly test software that require a reboot.
    I like to have features first, which I really need, instead of a protection against something than never or hardly happens, like robodog, killdisk, etc., after all I can fix this with ShadowProtect.
    It's OK with me, if protection against low level changes is priority #1, I can wait. :)
     
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    Re: ShadowDefender 1.0.0.130 Released

    Sorry kees, does not support Vista64, yet.
     
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    Re: ShadowDefender 1.0.0.130 Released

    well Erik, if a timetable is what you want let me see. And as I said the possibility of even being able to do so was never promised to me.
     
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    Re: ShadowDefender 1.0.0.130 Released

    Tested 130 and it sure does pass the test.

    That was quick work on SD's part, and i was also glad to see response by email. Good signs for this product.

    Pete
     
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