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  1. Mango555

    Mango555 Registered Member

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    I have noticed that the big names in AV products have started to beta test their 2015 versions.

    Any news from Webroot on what's in store for the next version?

    Will it leap to v. 9.0?
     
  2. Baldrick

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    Hi Mango

    The Development Team, as far as we know, are busy on the next version...but when it will be released and what version it will be/what it will be called...is currently unknown. All I can say is that I am confident that it will continue to make WSA as unique and effective as it currently is. :thumb:
     
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    I'd love to see development on the sandboxing (monitor) feature. A more rock solid solution such as Sandboxie!
     
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    Hi shadek

    I know what you mean/where you are going with that but given why it has been introduced I somehow doubt that it will go in that direction. I believe that it will remain what it is, i.e., a very effective anti malware tool to be used in specific circumstances. Also, Webroot's philosophy seems to be one of avoiding bloat...of which I heartily approve...so on that score also I cannot see the functionality extended as you are hoping...but then again...this is only my opinion...;)
     
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    I just mean as good as Sandboxie. Current "monitored" feature has proven to be bypassed by pesky malware. That's not the case with Sandboxie!
     
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    Really that's the first I heard of that and where is the proof? It would be good to see this video by TylerM Webroot Threat Researcher https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/8241/106479

    TH
     
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    Indeed, shadek, completely agree with TH...please provide evidence to support that assertion. Webroot does not promote the journal and rollback feature of WSA as a sandbox, precisely because it is for a more specific use...but to date I am not aware of anyone showing that it can be bypassed...but would be interested (as I am sure would Webroot) to see that.

    Regards, Baldrick
     
  8. shadek

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    That's my point! I'd love to see the journaling even more detailed for advanced users! That's the whole point with my comparison with Sandboxie. :)

    I think PCMag had a problem with the rollback feature if I'm not wrong? Or it was some other test... it was cryptoware last year though. But since then Webroot has put in place a general protection against it since several builds.
     
  9. Baldrick

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    But shadek, as I have said before I do not think that is in the WSA design philosophy...and I really hope that it does not as we can do without bloat in WSA as far as I (and I think a lot of others) believe. There are already some very good sandboxing or rollback type applicaitons out there so why develop what is currently a neat solution to a specific issue into something that is not necessary?

    Does not make any sense to me.

    Regards, Baldrick
     
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    I think it's already in the design... sandbox and journaling are already in the client! I'd still like to see journaling combined with their already built in "Safestart Sandbox". Perhaps let an advanced user choose what rights a "journaling" running application should have.
     
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