VoodooShield ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by CloneRanger, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    8,999
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
  2. Gandalf_The_Grey

    Gandalf_The_Grey Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Posts:
    843
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    From Dan:
    https://voodooforums.com/forums/topic/voodooshield-5-50/page/25/#post-3104
    eventviewer.png
     
  3. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Posts:
    919
    Location:
    Canada
    Dans been having a lot of issues with the latest beta's. I'm sure he'll figure it out. Original concept was to make a "simple computer lock" however lately it seems to be getting further and further from "simple". In my mind a simple computer lock has two options, on and off.
     
  4. Bertazzone

    Bertazzone Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2018
    Posts:
    391
    Location:
    Milan, Italia
    Unfortunately, this does seem to be the case - at least for the time being.:oops:
     
  5. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    8,999
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    I think Dan is getting a whole heap closer with the new version. :isay:

    with WhitelistCloud built into VS it will make it more user-friendly, and if you want you can always disable WLC.
     
  6. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    8,999
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    https://voodooforums.com/forums/topic/voodooshield-5-50/page/26/#post-3122
     
  7. imdb

    imdb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Posts:
    3,156
    the "simple computer lock" is the definition of srp. so; ag, osa or andy ful's hc is a better option, imo.
     
  8. paulderdash

    paulderdash Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Posts:
    4,391
    Location:
    Under a bushel ...
    Never been entirely sure how VS fits in with those; I think the original idea was to indeed to prevent unwanted processes from running, when online.
    So slightly more dynamic than H_C static rules?
    AG is enterprise software, and pricey for the average user, but certainly the Rolls Royce of SRP, for those that know what they are doing.
    I am a fan of NVT in general and OSA in particular for the average user, is sporadically not maintained though, which seems to have caused some issues for some users?

    Haven't tested VS for a couple of years now, maybe someone can place its capabilities via its alternative settings, in some context compared to these others softs, for our edification now?
     
  9. plat1098

    plat1098 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2018
    Posts:
    1,144
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    I use OSArmor v.1.4.3 with no ill-effects at all in Windows 10 v. 2004 (Insider build). I test it now and then with different processes like wmic, etc and it seems OK. :) Time will tell.

    A question: Is WhitelistCloud going to be strictly within VoodooShield, or can it continue to be used as a standalone? Also, since you can donate to NoVirusThanks, why not this and still be classy?
     
  10. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Posts:
    7,350
    Location:
    Hawaii
    VS is very actively maintained, & Dan answers the mail. OSA has been un-maintained for several months, and Andreas is MIA. Fortunately, OSA is not the type of security app that needs frequent updates. Can the same be said of VS (honest question)?
     
  11. Bertazzone

    Bertazzone Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2018
    Posts:
    391
    Location:
    Milan, Italia
    It is already part of the Beta versions and can be disabled in settings if desired. I'm not certain if WLC standalone will continue or not. Check the forum.
     
  12. plat1098

    plat1098 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2018
    Posts:
    1,144
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    OK, thanks for the helpful replies, bellgamin and Bertazzone. :)

    It seems VS software can be monetized like PrivaZer and OSA without looking like you're being money-grubbing. That was my more my question. So, WhitelistCloud's future as a standalone is uncertain. OK. I guess that's prefaced on how much in demand it is by itself, maybe? OK, I'll look at his forum now and then.
     
  13. Gandalf_The_Grey

    Gandalf_The_Grey Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Posts:
    843
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    https://voodooforums.com/forums/topic/voodooshield-5-50/page/27/#post-3194
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 14, 2019
  14. Gandalf_The_Grey

    Gandalf_The_Grey Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Posts:
    843
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 14, 2019
  15. james246

    james246 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Posts:
    139
    VoodooShield is a very impressive security application and the 5.5+ version with WLC appears nearly ready for a full release.
    For the Average Joe wanting incredibly strong lightweight protection I believe this program is the best in the game.
     
  16. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,851
    I need to try it out again, it has been awhile. What is WLC?
     
  17. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    8,999
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    WhitelistCloud.
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Cruise

    Cruise Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Posts:
    1,232
    Location:
    USA
    I've just been a VS user for two months so with that said I think WhiteListCloud plays its most important role when you first install VS, because on its own VS has no way to determine if your system is infected at the time of its installation! That's where WLC comes in as it scans and checks all installed exe's against a list of all those 'known-to-be-clean' and blocks any that are not on its list (you may override any bilocked item at your discretion). Afterwards, I believe VS will block anything it doesn't recognize from running (without the user's approval).

    I've probably over-simplified this and maybe I'm 'way off-base'? If so, I'm sure the more experienced users around here will show me the error of my thinking and shoot me down in flames. :doubt:
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2019
  19. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Posts:
    919
    Location:
    Canada
    I think your right on Cruise, basically once WLC scans your rig you can be pretty much assured that your clean.
     
  20. Cruise

    Cruise Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Posts:
    1,232
    Location:
    USA
    On a side-note, since installing VS I'm seeing a very noticeable 'performance hit' when launching/opening my apps!
     
  21. Gandalf_The_Grey

    Gandalf_The_Grey Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Posts:
    843
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    What version are you using of VS?
    It is much better than before with the latest, now 5.54F beta.
    (Clean install of it highly recommended)
     
  22. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    8,999
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    Absolutely! Although Dan never suggested a clean install, my logs showed that after an over-install the new VoodooShield service never installed.
     
  23. Cruise

    Cruise Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Posts:
    1,232
    Location:
    USA
    I'm very leery about running betas on my system, but if you guys say v5.54f is stable I'll try it.
     
  24. Bertazzone

    Bertazzone Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2018
    Posts:
    391
    Location:
    Milan, Italia
    Definitely clean install. It's probably getting real close to release and it's stable. And programs launch quicker on this version, i.e. I'd say like not having VS installed.

    Edit: After install I used "Training" mode and opened my usual apps, i.e. only for a short time. Try this and then set to your preferred mode.
     
  25. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Posts:
    7,350
    Location:
    Hawaii
    I wasted my time trying to locate 5.54f beta. Evidently, access thereto is for the elite only. If betas of VS are not available to all VS-Pro subscribers, then I suggest that those betas be discussed under a separate "beta" thread, instead of being intermixed with support questions from VS-Pro subscribers who aren't allowed beta access.

    Example of separate beta thread: HMP.A beta thread versus HMP.A support thread.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.