The unofficial Shadow Defender Support Thread.

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Cutting_Edgetech, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. imdb

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    no problem. :thumb:
     
  2. Osaban

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    Thanks everyone for your help, it is possible that the problem might be due to a particular configuration of my computer, although the security in my signature hasn't changed for many years. If I ever find out why this is happening I will certainly post it here a.s.a.p.
     
  3. Osaban

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    For the record, I have uninstalled Avira Pro, Sandboxie, Macrium Reflect Windows boot menu, and re-installed SD virtually on a pristine Windows 10, but the problem persists...
     
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    odd. putting this thread on my watch list. keep us posted please.
     
  5. Osaban

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    Yesterday, rebooting out of a shadow mode session of about 2 hours took almost 5 minutes. I proceeded to take an incremental with Macrium, which failed notifying me that it couldn't close the vss snapshot, and therefore it had to abort the whole operation. I then restored the last incremental and everything was fine in terms of boot speed and all.

    My conclusion: Shadow Defender sometimes (it happened twice in the past after downloading heavy files) somehow damages/affects the boot sequence significantly , to the point of stopping Macrium from creating new backups. A sad day, uninstalled SD until a new version is available... For the time being I think I will use Sandboxie and Macrium more carefully to replace SD.

    I also think that to use a software without any support whatsoever, and expect it to work flawlessly for years on end is wishful thinking. It is a pity, as I would say, SD has been my favourite security program for many years... It still works perfectly on my Vista machine.
     
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  6. Mr.X

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    Using latest version, I'm facing issues on W8.1 too not worth to mention here, sorry.

    Anyone knows the last working good version for W8.1?
     
  7. imdb

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    there are more than (at least) a dozen members here that use both mac-ref & sd, and seems you're the only one reported an incompatibility. odd.
     
  8. Osaban

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    If I'm the only one having these problems, be it, I have explained in detail why I have reached my conclusion. I'd be very happy to belong to the crowd of happy campers...
     
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  9. imdb

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    i don't trust and use light virtualization sw like sd. i prefer vm's. much more hassle-free. why not give it a try?
     
  10. Osaban

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    I might, but ever since I've had Macrium Reflect full version which allows restores as quickly as 3 minutes, I want to try this approach first...
     
  11. aldist

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    Remove the MR integration from the boot menu, reboot and re-integrate the MR into the boot menu. Such actions solved a similar problem for me with a long exit from the shadow mode.
    Creating an image in MR while in shadow mode is a bad idea.
    Windows 10 v1809 x64 and Windows 8.1 x64, no problem using SD, exit from the shadow is 5-10 seconds.
     
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    I appreciate your feedback, but the same problem had happened in the past without MR boot menu being installed. I have never created an image whilst in shadow mode (and never would), besides, something is really strange as SD's counter of used space is not working... I just wish that the developer might read some of these posts as Windows is changing quickly these days.

    I like this program, I was one of the early users, but so far I had too many disruptions which defy the very purpose of using it. Time will tell.
     
  13. Mr.X

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    I'm looking for this installer:

    SD1.4.0.623_Setup.exe

    Could anyone share it please?
     
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    Sure I did and rest assured I'm not a n00b for this matter. In fact, I googled looking for other versions too and found them but this one. Bad luck or I missed that result, don't know. I always do so before disturbing anyone on forums.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  16. aldist

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    OK, no problem. Google can produce different results for different regions.
     
  17. Mr.X

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    Good lord, I see what happened. It's a Youtube hit that Google yields. I saw it a number of times I dismissed cause many times I look for anything, such Youtube posts contain empty/broken/malicious links.
     
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    so do anyone experience the .reloc file code contained in SD?
    it is a warning by hitman pro, with early warning scoring, should I be worried or is it normal?
     
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    I have the paid version of SD since at least 8 years...never had a problem before, but yesterday I had a crash while in shadow mode. Uninstalled it, reboot and work with the computer for one hour, no problems. After reinstalling SD, same problem again! I guess I will leave it uninstalled for now...:(
     
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    What do you think guys, is SD abandoneware, or?
     
  21. Mr.X

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    I think it is.

    OT: There's this M$'s technology called Unified Write Filter (UWF)
     
  22. stapp

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    Sorry to hear that. I understand how you must feel being a SD user myself.
    I guess you've looked all the things you can think of that might have caused it, updates etc?
     
  23. Antarctica

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    Hi stapp,
    Yes this is sad, SD has been a good and trusted companion for so many years. Well, really nothing else I can think of that might have caused the crash beside the new Windows 10o_O Anyway I don't think I feel game to reinstalled it now...the problem is that there is no real replacement, I think?:doubt:
     
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    Um, what Windows 10 version n' build?
     
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    Version 1903, build 18362.267
     
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