ShadowDefender Exclusions

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by tiptop78, Jan 11, 2008.

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  1. tiptop78

    tiptop78 Registered Member

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    Using ShadowDefender for the first time. Can anyone advice me on what to exclude? would it be Antivirus etc.

    I am using Eset, and Threatfire, do I leave them running when going into shadow mode, or shut them down.

    Thanks
     
  2. BlueZannetti

    BlueZannetti Administrator

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    Exclude any folder in which you wish to keep new material - that could include your AV/etc., My Documents/Music/Pictures/etc, your mail client postoffice, and so on.

    The AV will always catch up on the next update, your personal documents are another matter. If you update/download/create in shadow mode and don't commit the changes, they are gone on restart. Exclusion is the cleanest way to handle these.

    Blue
     
  3. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    A frozen system partition + exclusions = Swiss cheese = vulnerable to malware.
    I didn't exclude any folders or files in my system partition, not one and I keep my frozen mode ON as long I'm on-line.

    A frozen system partition requires another style of working and has its own specific problems.
    Most users keep on working like they always did and only added another software to what they already have. :)
     
  4. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

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    Depends on what you exclude.
     
  5. tiptop78

    tiptop78 Registered Member

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    Thanks to all, for the advice.

    regards
     
  6. BlueZannetti

    BlueZannetti Administrator

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    No, it's not Swiss cheese, or any other cheese for that matter.

    It's no different than if I create folder X on any partition, place a piece of malware in that folder, and simply leave it there. There has to be action beyond that to render the malware active.
    So? The point is not the path taken, but the result achieved.

    Blue
     
  7. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    Ditch the AV and go with just ShadowDefender and dont worry about it.;)
     
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