Problems I've encountered with Shadow Defender.

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by bthology, Jun 21, 2008.

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  1. bthology

    bthology Registered Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Just wondering if anyone could help me with these problems.

    1. When i copy large files into an excluded folder, it still is EXTREMELY slow to copy over the network.

    2. I've left my ESET folder excluded. However after a few days, the lastupd.ver file size uses ALL of the remaining free HD space. So if i had 12gb free, that file would be 12gb and i'd have problems.

    3. Battlefield 2, displays a memory.dll error when in shadow mode.

    If anyone can help me with these problems it'd be great.
  2. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    North Carolina USA
    Tony is a friend,but it seems more and more each version, gets less stable on at least my PC. Especially slowing it down while in shadow mode.
  3. hany3

    hany3 Registered Member

    Dec 2, 2007
    being a user of SD for a long time
    i can answer ur 1st question

    this is quite normal in SD
    copying files to an excluded folder the copying speed decrease to less than its half

    the reason is :
    when copying to the excluded folder
    SD silently copy the same file to the original hard disk besides its copying to the SD temp files
    this is the main mechanism by which SD acts
    and this subject and this point exactly was matter of a long dissction between me and tomy
    i asked him to change this mechanism of exclusion to another way
    but this seems to be very difficult
    but this problem may be solved in next versions v2.0 or even 3,0
    we still at v1.1

    shadow user acts in another way in excluding folders but it does not protect against low level malwares beside it hasn't been updated for years

    while other light virtualizing programs like power shadow and returnil offer no exclusion capabilities at all
  4. Perman

    Perman Registered Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Hi, folks:

    I do not know whether the following phenomenon is a problem or not :

    After I boot Window XP 3 in SD normal mode, free memory will show around 250 MB (of 1 gb memory capacity), but as soon as I set into SD's shadow mode, free memory will suddenly jump up to 520 MB.

    Why ? I have heard complaints just opposite.

    Any advice ?
  5. hany3

    hany3 Registered Member

    Dec 2, 2007
    hi perman
    i ll try to give u me opinion
    following a logical analysis of the situation

    1- ur ram is 1 gb
    2-the normal free ram is 250 mb
    3-free ram at shadow mode is 520

    these are the available data
    and here's the interpretation

    1- a ram of 1gb is quite good "mine is 512 and previously was 265 and i was satisfied"

    2-under normal contions , a free ram of 250 out of 1gb is NOT normal
    i always have more than 50% of my ram free
    a 750 mb consumption of ram under the normal situations may be due to

    a) softwares start with the windows consume alot of ram "4ex. norton , video converting tools"
    b) viruses or worms infecting ur system and do hidden processes like copying itself

    3- under the shadow mode u got more free ram
    although this is also abnormal
    but there's a fact that " do not trust the numerical data about the free ram and the ram consumed by the multible processes on ur pc while in shadow mode " due to false results"

    however psychologically , u may be satisfied by the very much free ram available

    but the only this that u should ask ur self now
    what is consuming 750 mb of my ram under the normal conditions ?

    best regards
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