Returnil Passes Sector Editor Test!

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  1. yankinNcrankin

    yankinNcrankin Registered Member

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    Just installed Returnil v2.0.0.261 on top of my current setup of XpProS2 with Threat Fire, Comodo Firewall Pro, and Avira AntiVir PEC. Session locked my system and ran Julie Lau's Sector Editor v1.05. I did a sector fill of my entire C: partition and rebooted as with the earlier versions of Returnil upon reboot I would get a black screen with the message Error loading operating system then I would have to format my C: back to NTFS then do a image restore. I'm excited to announce that Returnil's latest version 2.0.0.261 passes the test :D Awesome! :D
     
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    Now this brilliant software is even better. I'm just wondering that beta version is premium version. Is that chargeable when it's ready? Is there coming free version (v2) if premium is chargeable? What's the difference between those?

    -MikeNAS
     
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    yeah, "Coming Soon" has been trying real hard to find a reason to stick with the old traditional way of security with a AV and crap for 2 weeks. And that approach is stuck in the ice age. I have not found a way to not say that a product like Returnil is now the most simplistic and logical approach to security. Coldmoon, I think I am ready.;)
     
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    I have a question, can you perhaps test a couple of other security tools, because If I´m correct, HIPS who monitor low level disk access (for example SSM and Neoava) should pass the test?
     
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    Think you need to read this, from my understanding I would not expect to see the new features in the free version.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1131783&postcount=6
     
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    Does this sector test also pass for the old version, 1.7 something?
     
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    No it does not pass 1.7.0.7502 and earlier versions will not protect you against this type of testing.
    Even if a HIPS could block this type of attack from malware theres always a chance of some other method(s) getting through and its nice to have the extra piece of mind that your sectors on your HD C: is protected. I would like a certain someone who is a member here that always talks about the killdisk virus to please PM a sample so I may do a test, I really would like to see the out come as it seems to use similar methods of sector fill to corrupt and or change the HD's boot sector and other data.
     
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    @ y-N-c thanks for the info.

    HAving watched the posts: this (Returnil) is evolving into an intriguing app.

    regards

    PS is there a direct link to dl manual
     
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    it wont the first, but it may be the last, I ever buy. It just makes sense, and ease.;)
     
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    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Though it will not have the change commit feature set, the Personal edition will be upgraded with a solution to this and any other critical issues as required ;)

    Mike
     
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    Newb question regarding Returnil. How do you save changes you make in the virtual environment?
     
  13. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Using the stable builds, you have two options for saving files:
    - Save to a removable drive, other internal hard disk, or another partition.
    - Use the virtual partition feature of Returnil.
    You can't save other types of changes like registry tweaks or defragging without turning off the protection first and then rebooting in thawed mode.
     
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    You can move, copy, backup, and delete the Virtual Partition file without causing any issues with Returnil’s System Protection. Please be sure however to backup any data you have stored in the Virtual Partition prior to deleting it if you want to keep that data: Once the VP file is deleted, any data saved within it will also be deleted.
     
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