RegDefend v2.000 Final Released!

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  1. Jason_R0

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    http://www.ghostsecurity.com/index.php?page=regdefend

    Get RegDefend v2.000 from the URL above, or if you have been using the public beta, simply perform an update from within the program.

    It has been nearly 4 months since RegDefend v1.300 was released, so a lot of work has gone into this build. I'd like to thank everyone who helped contribute to this final version, to the beta testers, and the public who helped with testing and suggestions.

    If you have RegDefend v1.300 you should UNINSTALL it prior to installing v2.000. If you are a registered customer, you can use the same registration details to register this version also.
     
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    Changes since RegDefend v1.300

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    -Redesigned the GUI, RegDefend now falls under the "Ghost Security Suite" product range
     -Easier to use due to unneeded complexity being removed
     -New custom flat look, which is maintained throughout interface
     -Designed for multiple security components (RegDefend being one)
     -Now includes an integrated updater
     -Color/Theme changes take place dynamically, no restart needed
     -New "Emerald Green" color theme added
     -Various statistics added
     
    
    -New RegDefend Alert/Log window
     -Removed "current live log" setting and simply integrated it into a date based filtering system
     -Viewing old logs is now as simple as choosing the date you want to investigate
     -Logging now incorporates a "smart disk usage system" , which means log sizes are now at least 1/50th the size as previous versions over the same period of time
     -Reduced information in the listview to reduce clutter
     -Now show full alert information when an item is clicked upon
    
    -Updated RegDefend alert/ask user window
     -Now show commandline of application
     -Can now KILL the process or the thread performing the registry operation. Should work regardless of any process protection you have, so be careful
     -Now show recommendations on what to do for each registry alert, along with other information
     -Improved layout and design to aid reading
    
    -New Registry rules editor
     -Totally redesigned the interface, allowing easier creation/modification of rules
     -Application only rules added, allowing people to define rulesets for untrusted/unknown programs. For example you can block a program which is run in a certain location (temporary files, internet cache, etc) from accessing the registry.
     -Application rules can be filtered using both the command line (useful for svchost.exe/rundll32.exe) and with wildcards
     -Application rules can now use special strings to select the Windows directory, program files directory, internet cache, etc
     -Collapsed all of the .ghst files into a simple rdconfig.bin
     -Group ordering added
     -Rule ordering added
     -Rules editor is no longer the main part of the progam, which hides unneeded complexity from users who use the supplied rules
     -Now allow modification of every string the user can enter into the editor
     -Adding multiple rules into the editor is now easier
     -Added importing of RegDefend v1.3/v2.0 rules into the editor
     -Added exporting of RegDefend v2.0 rules
     -Improved wildcard handling, no longer have to manually set whether you used wildcards or not
     -Groups and rules can now have descriptions attached to them, to allow people who have no idea about registry locations to hopefully understand them better
     -Added the ability to move rules between groups through a right click menu
    
    -New Ghost Security Suite driver
     -Incorporated RegDefend into a unified driver system
     -Added command line caching
     -Implemented Short File Name to Long File Name resolution
     -Implemented new rule reading system fixing a few issues whilst being faster
     -Added optimizations to rule list searching, can be up to 200% faster now than previous version
     -Added lots of speedups, with improved design and caches
    
     
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    A screenshot :-
     

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    Running nicely nere :) I notice there are now 85 rules in RDstandard, can you give a quick rundown of your thoughts behind them, especially the default Application rules for svchosts?

    Thanks. Pilli
     
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    Great work! Any chance of having an "advanced" switch in the options screen that displays/hides the rulesets? I see there are 88 rules in use but there is no way of seeing what they are. No biggie...just a possible tweak. I an very satisfied with this purchase. Nice Icon too! hehe....proof that the designer takes our suggestions seriously. Bravo dude....

    One question: Does the DISABLED switch actually turn the program off? If so, theis is a great feature...as when I was installing new nVidia drivers last night, I had to hit the allow button on RD about 50 times!
     
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    Hmm Not sure what you mean by cannot see the rules?
    Open configure - click on a group then select a rule to see it's parameters.
     

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    Ahh this is great news. :D Will try to upgrade later today. I wanted to help out with the beta testing but I just have not had the time.

    A few quick questions however...

    Do the ghst files still work the same as version 1.300?

    Also, are Kent's and Tony's ghst files incorporated into this new version? Or should I add them back in?

    Thanks,

    Trooper
     
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    I'm running W2K SP4 with all patches. I uninstalled 1.3 and installed 2.0. Regdefend asked if it could restart to complete the installation process. I said OK and it hung at that point. None of the normal shutdown or restart functions would work including CTRL ALT DEL. I then used the manual reset button and the computer restarted but When I entered my password the computer immediately restarted. I did this 2 more times and on the fourth attempt it appeared to be OK. Looks to me like there is something wrong with RegDefend's installation/restart functionalty.
     
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    After today's update (9/3 status indicates "up to date")) I show 87 rules, not 88. Also, the logo says FULL VERSION instead of UNLIMITED VERSION. Sup?
     
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    I'm sorry, I left something out...I should have proofread before posting. The initial installation went OK...the problem only occured when I checked for updates and installed the update. Plus, now it is telling me there are updates available without me having asked....what's going on here...I don't want to get into an endless loop or hose my machine...should I perform the update it says is available?
     
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    More problems...if I shutdown with the restart option, when I enter my password the system restarts again and when it restarts the second time and I enter my password it is OK. Looks to me like some restart file or key is hosed...what do I need to do to get rid of this restarting bug?
     
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    Have you tried SAFE-MODE? Press F8 during boot, then go into safe mode, and uninstall RegDefend that way. I have identified a few issues in the driver, which will be fixed in an update available within an hour.
     
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    Shouldn't the CONFIGURE button be under the SETTINGS tab?
     
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    Hi Kegel, That is the GS Suite settings, when another app is added it will make sense I think :)
     
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    I have the same problem as xwray. I also run Win2k SP4. Installation was OK,
    bur after reboot the system restarted itself with a blue screen passing quickly with a message :
    "adresss .... Kmode .. exception not handled...
    adress base .... ,date stamp ... - ntoskrln.exe"

    The second reboot goes well, but the same happens at the fast user switching, logout, or sometimes when clicking other programs. Each time I change user after reboot the the blue screen is there.
    I uninstalled regdefend and all is back to normal.

    I hope that this will be resolved quickly, but I am already impressed by quick reaction of Jason. Il will post my feedback after installing the promised update.

    isnogood
     
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    Ok I have released an update (both in the installer, and an autoupdate), which contains a newer driver. There was one rare issue in the driver which could cause a bugcheck, which has been fixed.

    I have had 2 reports from Windows 2000 users that there may be some installation issue on that operating system, which I am investigating now. Windows XP/2003 users should have no major issues with this latest driver now.
     
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    OK, I installed the patcher version. Haven't tested extensively yet, but so far so good. The problem seems to be gone! Great work, thanks very much Jason.
    Isnogood
     
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    No problems here with the new version. I imported Tony's and Kent's ghst files (as well as one of my own) without incident.

    Running smooth as silk here so far. Thanks very much Jason for all of your hard work! :D
     
  20. xwray

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    I have now installed the latest version and my problem appears to have been resolved...can't ask for faster service than that - thanks! One observation, though, the file name for the current download version is index.php - I just renamed it and it worked just fine but you might want to look into that...
     
  21. Just one small problem here. I run a program called Winbar. It creates a small display bar at the top of the screen. Most programs, when run in full screen, recognize that the bottom of the Winbar display bar is the top of the screen.
    Regdefend v1.300 did that, but Regdefend doesn't. It thinks the top of the screen is the top of the diplay area and therefore is partly hidden under Winbar.
    Like I said, no big deal, just annoying.
    The new version is running just fine here. WinXP SP2. Great work Jason. I can't wait to see what other programs will be included in this suite.
     
  22. qazu76

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    Hmm im also showing "Full version" instead of Unlimited. Could one of the devs let us know why this is?
     
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    Depending on the license you bought, it will show FULL VERSION or UNLIMITED. Did you purchase the unlimited version of RegDefend?
     
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    Heh, sorry Jason. Stupid question. That was so obvious I failed to recognise it. I've really gotta get some sleep...
     
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    Can you provide link to them? I've done a searching but it has failed.
    Are they ready to 2.0? I'm asking because of wildcard changes (from * to **) from 1.3 to 2.0.
     
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