spyshelter - conflict with sandboxie/nod32?

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  1. chrome_sturmen

    chrome_sturmen Registered Member

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    last night i tried spyshelter free, and upon reboot, neither sandboxie nor nod32 functioned. anyone else have a similar experience/thoughts?

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  2. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    According to THIS page of Spyshelter's website, SS-Free includes System Protection -- their HIPS module. That module will immediately spot & report unknown apps & ask you for an allow or deny etc. If you are not careful/thoughtful when replying to SS's pop-ups, then you may have inadvertently cause the blockage of these programs by SS.

    Suggestion: Open SS, click "Black/White Lists" tab, & take a close look to see if your blocked apps are listed. If they are, right click them & remove the rules. (You MIGHT need to reboot after this in order to take the hex off of your blocked apps. I do not know for sure because I have never encountered this same problem.)

    Also, if you are not interested in CAREFULLY replying to pop-up alerts produced by SS's HIPS, then I further suggest that you click the "Protection" Tab & turn OFF the light bulb by "System Protection."
     
  3. acuariano

    acuariano Registered Member

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    is spyshellter free compatible with defensewall,since SS has hips ?
    if so,can i only setup antikeylogger,antiscreen capture and anticlipboard capture when installing SS free ?
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    At various times I have run SS-Premium, with its HIPS active, alongside of DefenseWall, Online Armor, or Private FW, all 3 of which have very powerful HIPS. I never encountered any discernible conflicts or instability.

    However, nowadays I usually turn-off SS's HIPS (System Protection) simply because it is re-asking all the same questions that I long ago answered for OA or PFW.

    As a stand-alone HIPS, SS is growing -- VERY rapidly, I might add -- but it is still less powerful than (examples) Malware Defender, Online Armor, Private Firewall, D+, & Outpost. It is also less configurable than any of those example HIPS I have mentioned.

    However, SS's HIPS is many miles better than no HIPS at all -- if & ONLY if its alerts are thoughtfully responded to, and if & ONLY if you are patiently prepared to deal with a goodly number of alerts during the first week or so of using SS (or any other HIPS, for that matter).
     
  5. acuariano

    acuariano Registered Member

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    thanks bellgamin.,so i'll turn it off.
    just need the antikeyloggers specially the anticlipboard..heard good reviews about SS
     
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