ShadowDefender v1.1.0.270 is now officially released

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  1. nanana1

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    Version 1.1.0.270 - August 27, 2008
    Fix: the changes to registry database will be discarded if enter Shadow Mode immediately after install softwares.
    Add: add an option to delay a system reboot when exit Shadow Mode
    Add: add a balloon meesage when committing a big file in the background.*puppy*
     
  2. virtumonde

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    Just read on this forum a couple of threads about this app.Seems an interesting app to me.
    I don't understand one thing.It says it can continue shadow mode after reboot,but i remember reading a comment(which i can't find now:mad: )that if you install something after reboot is gone,so what's exactly "continue shadow mode after reboot"means?
     
  3. Espresso

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    I tried to exit shadow mode on one drive without rebooting (delay) and got a delayed write failure.
     
  4. xtree

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    Hi,

    It simply means that you need not have to turn shadow mode on after every single reboot.It automatically boots in shadow mode if you chose this option until you switch it off.
    Of course, all your newly installed apps will be lost after such reboots if they were installed in shadow mode. All changes made to the system - except for those committed - are always lost with every reboot. This is the main purpose of shadow mode - to protect your system this way.
     
  5. Huupi

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    If these app. can save sessions upon reboot it would be world news on Wilders. :D
     
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    Except your system drive on which Windows is installed cannot be exited without reboot, other drives can exit shadow mode without reboot.:)
     
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    After exiting a shadow session can any data be accessed by special recovery programs? or it simply doesn't exist on the shadowed drive anymore?
     
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    Cannot recover once you exit a shadow session:ninja:
     
  9. Peter2150

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    When you enter shadow mode, SD creates a special file on your system where the writes are diverted. Once you reboot and exit shadow mode, that file is deleted.
     
  10. Espresso

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    This wasn't my system drive.
     
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    How secure the deletion is? does anybody know?
     
  12. Ohmy

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    How good is this product?
     
  13. Long View

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    I started with DeepFreeze and then tried Returnil. Both are now gathering dust as I find ShadowDefender suits me better. As to how well any of these programs really work I can only say I have never been able to find any contamination on any machine - although I rather suspect that this is probably because security issues are exagerated rather than because these programs have protected me. Rebooting on the other hand does appear to restore drives to their previous condition.
     
  14. Ohmy

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    But what are the major differences?
    Am I the only one who can't find the difference between these products?
    Simple for me,
    they all restore the previous setting after reboot.
    Anything else?
     
  15. Saraceno

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    Ohmy, like any AV product, some are easier to use/setup, better interface and so on.

    Shadow Defender does look like it's simple to use.
     
  16. EASTER

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    We reach. :)

    I been wondering the same thing and so far nothing comes back any different be it reviews or reports except that depending on which product, in some you can either save apps while shadowed by implimenting a virtual drive like Returnil offers or to another HD like Power Shadow.
    Also Power Shadow always has shadowed the entire disk and not just only the system drive.

    DeepFreeze, PS, Returnil, SD, all these return the system back to a previous point after reboot.

    A important difference worth mentioning though is if it protects the MBR from disruption/attack or not.
    ShadowDefender does from my understanding of it.

    EASTER
     
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    It is simple to use, my Grandma could use it (shes never been on a PC). Love it !!!
     
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  18. Ohmy

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    Hi,
    What is the MBR dusruption/attack?
    Thanks!
     
  19. Ed_H

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    I installed this latest version on my Vista Home Premium SP1 laptop and find that it slows everything, not just web browsing, even when not in shadow mode. Also, system shut down takes a very long time.

    Too bad...I like the UI and that all drives can be shadowed rather than just the system drive.
     
  20. virtumonde

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    Maybe it conflicts with other application .i'm trialing now,i did not noticed a slowdown at all while in shadow mode.In fact besides the 'logo' i can't tell the difference.I know that "it works for me posts" are not helpful,try to disable other sec programs in case you have.This app is worth a try IMO.
     
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    I had it installed in an FD-ISR snapshot with Avira Premium, DefenseWall and Vista firewall for security. I'll re-install and give it another shot.
     
  22. virtumonde

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    Don't know defense wall app too god ,but from what i've read about it is possible that it was installed as untrusted process,and Shadow defender i suppose it needs some kind of low level disk acces to be able to create the snapshot and work.Hope i'm not wrong.
     
  23. Ed_H

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    DefenseWall was OK...I had changed SD to trusted before installing it. There must have been a conflict with SandboxIE which I also had installed. Once I uninstalled SandboxIE, the system speed was back to normal. SD seems to be working well. :thumb:
     
  24. Chuck57

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    I'm running SD right now, the 1.1.0.265 last version. Win XP Pro sp3 and I've got my FF3 browser running in Sandboxie 3.30. No problem here and I don't see any speed difference than when running just Sandboxie.
     
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    I reinstalled SandboxIE and I get the slow down again. I guess everyone's setup is different. I don't think I need both apps so I'll trial SD and then pick one.
     
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