Returnil & Shadow Defender - What if...

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  1. fistico

    fistico Registered Member

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    1) Lets suppose that you try a software which requires Reboot after installation.
    If you use Returnil & Shadow Defender
    -and you are in the Protected (Shadow) mode-,
    you will not be able to install the given software.
    After Rebooting your PC, everything vanishes.

    -What do you do in that case?
    Exit the Protected (Shadow) mode in order to
    Reboot
    the Newly-Installed software you are Trying?
    In that case, you Remove Virtualization and therefore, you significantly lower your defense.

    2) Now, lets suppose that the software you just installed is not the one you expected.
    You decide to Remove it by using Unistallers, Disk and Registry Cleaners etc.
    especially when it is a stubborn software that it is difficult to uninstall, leaves many traces etc.

    We all know what time & effort-consuming process this can be...

    Of course, if you pay for Instant System Recovery (ISR), like EAZ-FIX, AyRecovery, Rollback Rx etc.,
    you don't deal with the above. You try a software which requires Reboot and if you decide to Remove it,
    ISR will do it for you within seconds...No Unistallers, Disk and Registry Cleaners etc.

    So, my question is:

    -Apart from EAZ-FIX, AyRecovery, Rollback Rx,
    is there any Freeware OR Shareware that
    will allow you to -Try- software -that requires Reboot-
    without having to EXIT from the Protected (Shadow) mode?
     
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    nanana1 Frequent Poster

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    ShadowUser Pro.:ninja:
     
  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Which is not free. I don't believe there are any freebie's that will do what you want.
     
  4. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    See my signature........ :doubt:
     
  5. nanana1

    nanana1 Frequent Poster

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    TS said "Shareware".

    Free is Comodo Diskshield BETA:ninja:
     
  6. bman412

    bman412 Registered Member

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    Why not opt to run it via virtualbox? o_O
     
  7. fistico

    fistico Registered Member

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    1) Is Comodo Diskshield
    like Returnil/Shadow Defender,
    -do NOT allow
    software testing that requires Reboot after installation-
    when being in
    Protected (Shadow) mode?

    2)
    Virtualbox is an option...


     
  8. ambient_88

    ambient_88 Registered Member

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    Windows SteadyState can do what you want. It allows you to save sessions across reboots. However, it is a bit more tedious to use than others.
     
  9. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

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    If the software install no driver then Sandboxie would be a good choice,softwares that require a reboot,its all fine with Sandboxie,with it its not necessary to reboot.

    before you can look into the downloaded package or installer with some extractor (uni) if there is any driver in it.
     
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  10. raakii

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    Comodo disk shield BETA or shadow user pro two viable choices others are not that easy two use.
     
  11. fistico

    fistico Registered Member

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    Isn't Comodo Disk Shield like Returnil or Shadow Defender?

    -Does Comodo Disk Shield allow testing software
    that requires Reboot after installation?

    -Any idea about when will Comodo Disk Shield be Officially released?
     
  12. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    Hello fistico , the question u are asking is something the members of this forum have been constantly dealing about ,so no need to restate it.

    Comodo Disk Shield does wat u want it to.
    But still its in buggy beta stage, expect its official release after 3 months (guessing ).The new version is named Comodo Time machine.check its forum for updates
     
  13. fistico

    fistico Registered Member

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    Comodo Time Machine...I'll keep that in mind...
     
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