ShadowUser, DeepFreeze or Cleanslate?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Chris12923, Feb 4, 2005.

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Which One do you use?

  1. ShadowUser

    25 vote(s)
    65.8%
  2. DeepFreeze

    10 vote(s)
    26.3%
  3. CleanSlate

    3 vote(s)
    7.9%
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  1. Chris12923

    Chris12923 Registered Member

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    I am an avid ShadowUser 2.xx user and was wandering what others are using and why.

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  2. spy1

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    Me, too, Chris.

    It's just simpler to use (for me, anyway) and totally effective, mission-wise (keeping my computer free of infection due to other users' usage). Pete
     
  3. Chris12923

    Chris12923 Registered Member

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    I do alot of beta testing as well and shadowuser just makes it so easy to install, test, reboot and no sign of beta.

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  4. Reggie

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    ShadowUser, DeepFreeze, Cleanslate or FirstDefense ISR?

    I would sure like to see this poll ressurected - but with the inclusion of Raxco's FirstDefense ISR.
     
  5. gergy

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    ... and WinRollBack
    ... and RollBack Rx
     
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  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Once I have my new computer in 2006, I will use ShadowUser to protect my computer.
    I'm dreaming of SU, since member spy1 wrote a post about it at SWI very long ago.
    I was fascinated by SU immediately and I said by myself, that's the ONE, I really need.
    I was surprised or rather disappointed, that almost nobody at SWI paid any attention to SU, not even the experts.

    SU was the very first software for me, that was NOT based on what the bad guys do.
    You don't collect the stuff of the bad guys. You only collect things, when you admire them.
    Any software that is based on that, is doomed to lose the struggle.
    If you want to fight and WIN the war, use stronger weapons and SU is one of them.
     
  8. Rmus

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    From what I've read, they are all great programs. Each has features that appeal to what we want, so it's a toss-up.

    I opted for Deep Freeze - I evaluated it and liked how it works.

    regards,

    -rich
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  9. pvsurfer

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    ShadowUser requires Microsoft .NET Framework, which I personally consider to be bloatware (just my opinion guys). Anyone know if FDISR (or any of the others mentioned above) has that same requirement?
     
  10. ErikAlbert

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    Where did you get that idea that SU requires MS .NET Framework ?
    I've read the system requirements of SU and MS .NET Framework wasn't mentioned. Any proof for this ? :)
     
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    http://www.shadowstor.net/activekb/Default.aspx
    (select 2 and then: What operating systems does ShadowUser work on?)...

    Quoting from there (see asterisked comment at bottom):

    ShadowUser 2.0 Minimum Requirements:

    Computer/Processor
    133 MHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU.
    OS Support
    Windows XP Home/Professional*, Windows 2000 Professional (SP3)
    Memory
    At least 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM.
    Hard Disk
    At least 10MB of free space
    CPU Support
    ShadowUser supports single and dual CPU systems.
    Drive
    CD-ROM or DVD drive.

    * Requires the Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack.
    .NET requires an additional 40MB of disk space.
     
  13. nicM

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  14. ErikAlbert

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    That blue remark isn't mentioned in their "User Guide" of version 2.5 Pro Edition.
    http://www.shadowstor.com/documents/SUguide.pdf

    The requirements you mentioned are for version 2.0.
    Very confusing !!!
     
  15. pvsurfer

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    Erik~ That's the current info on their site. I strongly suspect that requirement is for v2.x (all builds), but not being a user I can't state that categorically.

    All that any FDISR user has to do to prove or disprove it is to uninstall .NET Framework and see if it still functions! ;)

    Happy holidays... ~pv
     
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  16. ErikAlbert

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    OK pvsurfer. I will soon find out in 2006.
    IMO, the ShadowStor website and documentation sucks.
    My new computer is powerfull enough to handle MS. NET Framework.
    I'm not going to ditch SU for this reason.

    Merry Christmas to you too. :)
     
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    I am not sure about ShadowUser 2.0, but I am sure that .NET is not required for ShadowUser 2.5 Pro (I am using it without .NET). By the way, ShadowUser 2.5 Pro uses about 18 MB memory (RAM and Virtual).
     
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    Thanks yahoo~ That's very interesting! Btw, how much disk space do the SU 'snapshots' consume? ~pv
     
  19. ErikAlbert

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    Thanks man for confirming it.
    ShadowStor should have mentioned this CLEARLY on their website. This is basic information. Period.
    ShadowStor doesn't explain SU very well either and certainly not for less-knowledgeable users.
    I learned MUCH MORE about SU at Wilders.
    The 18MB memory won't be a problem, my new pc has 2x1024MB RAM.
    I just wanted to be sure my RAM would be enough for the next 5 years and my motherboard allows me to double it, if necessary.
    And that will be the end of my actual miserable 256MB RAM. :D
     
  20. SpikeyB

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    I use Deep Freeze. When I was looking to buy this type of software, Deep Freeze was much cheaper than the others so that's the one I went for.

    Now it's my favourite application of all time. Must admit though, my family hate it because they can't just change their wallpaper or screensaver.
     
  21. sukarof

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    It looks like a "free" 30 day trial with discount to me.


     
  22. Rmus

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    It varies with time. On my computer, it is about 14 MB just after startup. After 4~5 hours, it takes around 30 MB. It all depends on your activity on computer. The longer the computer is on and the more activity on computer, the more space ShadowUser takes.
     
  24. pvsurfer

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    I don't see how SU can possibly save a 'snapshot' of a prior system-state in that small amount of disk-space! o_O
     
  25. Smokey

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    The poll options are very limited, it's impossible to give a vote;)
     
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