Smart Object Blocker (Block EXE, DLL, Drivers)

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by novirusthanks, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    Ooops.

    That must be why I got my almost first ever blue screen on 8.1 when launching a third party app driver. That isn't as important ATM as the DLL's this app is good at monitoring.

    It was stopped the hard way :D Looking forward to whatever comes next with SOB.

    FWIW, been eyeballing Windows dllhost.exe and trying to category it's PID range which is quite a few.
     
  2. guest

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    hahaha it is why i didn't dare to install it on 1803, i foresaw i could get some issues :p
     
  3. novirusthanks

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    We've released a new version:

    [31-05-2018] v1.5.0.0

    + Support Secure Boot (drivers are co-signed by Microsoft)
    + Now the program works fine when Secure Boot is enabled
    + Improved the internal caching system
    + Exponentially increased DLL file processing speed and cache coherence
    + When the desktop icon is clicked and the program is already running, show the main window
    + New option to play a WAV sound when something is blocked (PlaySoundOnBlockedEvent=y/n)
    + When the protection is disabled show a grayed icon in the system tray
    + Executable (.exe) files are double-signed with both SHA1 and SHA256 code sign
    + Driver is unloaded when program exits
    + Minor fixes and optimizations

    Product info & download:

    http://www.novirusthanks.org/products/smart-object-blocker/

    Chrome, Firefox, etc should run much faster now (DLL monitoring has been improved a lot).

    To install it, first uninstall the old version, reboot (important), install the new version.
     
  4. guest

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    My baby is back :D
     
  5. EASTER

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    Oh oh :doubt:
     
  6. genieautravail

    genieautravail Registered Member

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    @novirusthanks

    Under Windows XP, SOB 1.5 is crashing after some minutes of running.
    Do you have a debug edition of SOB ? o_O

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  7. guest

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    Im a bit rusty on SoB lol , need to remember the rules' syntaxes, what about you @EASTER ?

    @novirusthanks i guess SOB isn't yet SUA-compatible?
     
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  8. EASTER

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    Uh yeah, that is a fact. I almost had a handle on it but OSA & ERP 4 is taking up all the attention at the present. :D
     
  9. guest

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    Yes, same here, i'm juggling between OSA, ERP and SOB, quite some fun.
     
  10. p0werb1t

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    Thanks for SOB v1.5 (he also needs some love), this program is wonderful.
    I can't block DLLs, here is my config:
    Win7 x64 / Type = Behavioral / ProtectionDisabled =n

    DLL.DB:
    //none of this rules work
    [%FILENAME%: scrobj.dll] [%PROCESSFILENAME%: regsvr32.exe]
    [%FILENAME%: scrobj.dll] [%PARENTPROCESS%: *\regsvr32.exe]
    [%FILE%: %ROOT%\Windows\System32\scrobj.dll] [%PROCESS%: %ROOT%\Windows\System32\regsvr32.exe]

    No DLL exclusions.
    iobDLL64.dll is loaded by regsvr32.exe

    Tested with: regsvr32.exe /u /n /s /i:http://localhost/calc.sct scrobj.dll

    Also a little bug, config has LogEventsPath = %CURDIR%\Logs but SOB saves in C:\Program Files\Smart Object Blocker\Logs\Logs\*.txt
     
  11. guest

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    Anyone tested it on SUA, on my system it doesn't auto-start on SUA.
     
  12. TomAZ

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    If you use SOB, can you also use ERP concurrently, or do they overlap in the 'exe' blocking category?
     
  13. guest

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    Redundant.
     
  14. EASTER

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    About almost due for an upgrade improvement. Like the idea of it's blocking DLLs especially. Can't wait to see another new release.
     
  15. guest

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    i just need SOB to auto-start in SUA, it can't at the moment.
     
  16. EASTER

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    I say hang in there @guest. Once it's another release perhaps it will plus more.

    Didn't you say in another thread SOB performs another great defensive feature? It escapes me at the moment. Service/Driver blocking maybe like DRP? It's been awhile since I visited this one.
     
  17. guest

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    SOB = ERP + DRP + dll monitoring/blocking. :)

    only inconvenience, all rules must be entered as command lines.
     
  18. EASTER

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    Grrrr, which grinds me to no end and one HUGE reason I don't have any interest in installing Excubits drivers yet. Waiting for a GUI and no matter how long that takes, even if never.
     
  19. guest

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    same here, but SOB rules seem less complicated than Excubit's ones. If you made some exclusions in OSA, they are same syntax.
     
  20. EASTER

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    That's a PLUS!

    Kudo's to you for raising the occasional reminder in this topic by revisiting it fairly often :cool:

    It should be quite a treat once Andreas can break away long enough to put the team on SOB again and release us a revised new update.
     
  21. mood

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    And SOB can check for the file version, "Product Name" and some other file properties.
    For example the user can make sure that only the latest version of chrome (or other vulnerable applications) can be launched and older (vulnerable) versions are blocked, etc.
     
  22. pcalvert

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    I use both. However, I use SOB on demand -- I launch it before opening a web browser. For me, SOB acts as a kind of sandbox around Google Chrome and other web browsers. That's how I have SOB configured. I got the idea from Kees (aka Windows_Security & Kees1958 ).

    Phil
     
  23. guest

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    Yes, Kees has some non-conventional but interesting ways of using products. :)
     
  24. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Smart Object Blocker v1.6 Released (November 5, 2018)
    Website
     
  25. Floyd 57

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    Not sure if v1.6 is faster, but last time I tried v1.5 a few months ago, there was a noticeable impact in performance (slowdown) that is simply not here with Excubits' software, Smart Object Blocker would be a great software if the dev can fix the speed issues
     
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