Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by CloneRanger, Dec 7, 2011.
VS 3.49 works perfectly fine until 4.X bugs get fixed.
v4.15 is not designated beta.
I think you mean 3.59? Buddel, I would go with 3.59 if I were you. There is something unique about your situation or set-up. I know of no one else who is having the amount of issues that you are having. I would suggest sending an email to Dan at VS along with your developer logs and see if he can help you problem-solve.
BTW--the app really does work for most people. Please don't blame the app for something that appears to be unique to your situation/computer.
I don't blame VS; I just said it didn't work here. Sorry for the misunderstanding. But due to the fact that VS does not run properly (or not at all) on my machine, I decided to uninstall it. And no, I do not intend to go back to v3.59. I had been trying to make it work for a week. I do think it's time to stop trying now. I will try to find an alternative to VS that works here. Or I will just live with my current security setup, which should be sufficient protection for Average Joe (i.e. for me).
Have you tried to contact Dan?
I contacted him by e-mail regarding some other VS issues last week, and I posted my new VS issues in the CoU forum. Anyway, a solution to the latest set of my VS issues is not needed any more because I uninstalled VoodooShield. I just found it way too time-consuming to spend a whole week trying to get a single app working.
You are much more patient than I. I uninstalled it earlier due to the same reasoning - just too time-consuming for me.
Patients is a virtue. Besides spending retirement checks, what else do I have to do.
I just installed 4.15 and so far so good. Registration worked as expected, well a lot better than expected actually.
Will run in Smart Mode for a while and see how it goes.
This is the first version of v4.x I've tried.
It seems a lot more is auto-allowed with this version.
I'm happy with that and I'm sure Dan hasn't made VS any less secure. VS seems to use slightly more RAM while FF is open than I remember but I'm OK with that too. I haven't restarted my machine since installing so don't know if that is a factor.
In my experience anti-executable(s) have always given me problems with my computers (and I have tested many of them). Why don't you try Sandboxie, even though it is not the same thing, when restrictions are applied in its configuration, it will behave like an anti-executable as you can choose what programs are allowed to run in the sandbox. Only a suggestion of course...
I wonder if your issue could be related to your DNS settings?
For some reason VS doesn't detect that Chrome has closed while using my VPN.
I've even restored this machine from an image a few days ago then reinstalled VS. For some reason after I close Chrome VS still shows it is an open web app, but Task Manager does not show any Chrome processes running.
Yes, I have disabled "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" long before I installed VS and it doesn't make any difference.
Two other Win10 machines do not have this problem.
Maybe, I don't know. I don't use any special DNS settings, and I'm definitely not willing to change those settings just because a piece of software refuses to work here.
Thanks for your suggestion, @Osaban . Much appreciated. I tried Sandboxie a couple of months ago but didn't like it. I'm currently using OSArmor from NoVirusThanks in addition to my anti-malware solution. I think this is sufficient protection for me. If something goes wrong here, I can always rely on my backup software.
Are there any alternatives to Sandboxie that are worth trying?
Sandboxie itself has no alternatives that I know of. Many users (including me) of Sandboxie also have Shadow Defender which creates a virtual volume of the C drive therefore with a simple reboot it wipes out any malware that might have breached your antivirus protection. In the past I used Faronics Anti-executable successfully with XP, the version for Vista had bugs, and I have no idea how good it is with Win 7 or Win 10...
I haven't tried it myself. But perhaps Rehips would be a good alternative for you.
There's a thread for it here.
Why didn't you like Sandboxie??
Would an addition of VooDooShield be overload for Windows 10 if installed with ERP + RansomOff?
Too complicated for me. I must admit that I haven't tried it for ages. Maybe I should give it another try. Will think about it.
@Osaban Thanks for your reply. Much appreciated.
Here's a somewhat outdated article, though still very valid, about how to use Sandboxie. I find it very easy to read and understand. I can't imagine opening a browser on any machine I own without first installing Sandboxie.
Here's another useful link: https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/sandboxie.htm
Thanks, @Alexhousek Will read the articles later today.
Later edit: I read the documents you posted above and some documents in the Help section of the Sandboxie website. I also installed this program to see what it looks like. Hm... I don't really like what I have seen so far. It's still rather complicated and a bit confusing (for me as an average user). I don't think this will be a keeper. Anyway, thanks very much for your suggestion.
SecureAplus is a good alternative to VS as well. You can give it a try if you want.
Thanks for your suggestion, @B-boy/StyLe/