Phantom Armor on GAOTD - heard of it?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by chris1341, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. chris1341

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  2. ha14

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    Yao worth to try it, one thing is good after instal no reboot is required.
     
  3. Boost

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    Seeing that they look like ShadowDefender copycats,I want no part of it :thumbd:
     
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    I am very suspicious of the fact that Phantom Armor's website and change history looks IDENTICAL to Shadow Defender's.

    Looks like someone ripped off Shadow Defender's website.
    I am not sure about the software...
    Would it be possible to build a GUI wrapper around Shadow Defender?

    Anyway, something smells fishy...
     
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    Noticed this myself in the anti-malware section.
     
  6. MerleOne

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    I also noticed the similarity ! The application itself seems to lack the SD settings but I only made a quick install (under SD of course !).
     
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    Phantom Armor
    Shadow Defender

    Phantom and Shadow
    Armor and Defender

    even the names are kinda similar or related hehehehhe
     
  8. whitedragon551

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    Does it actually do what it claims to do?
     
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    Thats possible, then again there are other possibilities too.
    Be interesting to find out the facts/truth on this.
     
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    Yes certainly,it's good to keep a sceptical viewpoint.I'd expect nothing less on Wilders.:D
     
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    Well I gave it a whirl in a VM and if it is a clone of SD then they've left out a quite few nuts and bolts and all I will say is don't install this el crapola on the real system.
     
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    Next edition will be named...Ghost Knight ?
     
  14. chinook9

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    Have you tried Shadow Defender in the same virtual environment or similar?

    Do you have enough experience with Shadow Defender to be certain this is not a rebranded product?

    Please excuse me questioning your expertise, however, I have read a lot of good things about Shadow Defender and if this were a re-branded Shadow Defender then it would be a very good thing. I don't want to give up on it unless I'm pretty sure of the validity of your judgement.
     
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    Yes I have tried SD in an XP VM and it's great product as is Returnil.

    This phantom thingo looks nothing like it and when I tried to change a setting through the gui a "do you want uninstall" box came up?

    Just tried it briefly and I won't bother again.

    If you have a VM then give it a run but I really wouldn't install to the real system unless you're game and have a decent imaging app.
     
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    This free addition offers no free updates. My SD isn't updating either. So I see no advantage to using it.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I doubt I'll waste my time.
     
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    IDK but even the webpage looks identical. I intially thought maybe this was a SD re-make from a fanboy, considering SD suffered from brain death :'( but it turns out that the last update was made exactly on the same date as SD's last update. eitherway the price is just not worth it...
     
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    Hi,

    Something is really strange : they have their own support email adresses but the mailto link to shadowdefender ones o_O

    hxxp://www.phantomarmor.net/support.html

    Regards,

    MaB
     
  20. chris1341

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    Interested if this is, as it looks, plain plagiarism or whether someone has been authorised to take forward the Shadow Defender project due to Tony's inability/unwillingness to do so.

    You would have thought though that given the excellent reputation SD has they would want to highlight rather than hide that.

    It has been suggested Tony's absence could be related to his project being frowned upon by the authorities. Could he be starting up under a new guise?

    Anyway, just speculation, and as noted more likely this is opportunism - the developer is gone so lets nick his code.

    I won't be using this. I'll stick to the original until it's proved it don't work or is regularly bypassed. Both appear to be a long way off thankfully.

    Cheers
     
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    This one is for x32 only.

    Whereas, Shadow Defender is for both x32 and x64.
     
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    Steer clear of this. The domain is registered by PrivacyProtect.org ,i.e. anonymously. Whoever this website and software 'belongs' to, they don't want anyone to find out who they are. Cavaet emptor!
     
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    To go along with the speculation, over at GAOTD, one of the comments says that someone from SD left and was up in a tizzy and this may be them getting back at the company.
     
  24. pandlouk

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    Seems like malware to me.

    LoL, it's SkinH.dll in the description displays "SkinSharp GUI Toolkit Cracked!". :D

    ps. no need to test it further....

    Panagiotis
     
  25. Scoobs72

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    Errr..Shadowdefender is/was a 1-man business - Tony. He's MIA. Either he's sold the business on to this anonymous company, licensed the software to them (despite being MIA) or they have stolen it/cracked it and are reselling it on the basis that the original author has disappeared and is not going to complain.
     
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