Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by jmonge, Dec 6, 2020.
gosh...Drive Sentry, DefenseWall, GesWall
Died: Raxco's First Defense. Reincarnated as: Instant Recovery. Still my number one go to program for recovery, even before my beloved Macrium and Terabyte.
It's actually different. With Shadow Defender you can set Windows to start in shadow mode with every start albeit losing all information from the previous session. With ShadowUser you could reboot from shadow mode into a new shadow mode session without losing any information from the previous session, very useful indeed if you were testing a program requiring a reboot.
Nowadays it is not really so important as most programs don't require a reboot. Windows monthly updates are always installed with a mandatory reboot, but in such a critical situation it is better to rely on backup/imaging programs, as a matter of fact I believe StorageCraft discontinued ShadowUser because of piracy, but also because they were promoting their great imaging program ShadowProtect ($90 in 2011), very expensive then, probably untouchable nowadays...
Thanks for such interesting info @Osaban
I would honestly have to credit Raxco and it's First Defense for inspiring the need of a lot of extra used hard drive buys from local computer shops because I kept so many of those snapshots it wasn't funny. It was like having a library bookshelf of customized windows installations each one different than the other.
You are welcome.
Another Raxco First Defence past user here. It made you feel invincible at times
I miss Online Armor too.
I also had a soft spot for Ewido before it got gobbled up.
Online Armor for me had to have been the best and most comprehensive firewall/HIPS that I never have experienced since. It really hurt losing such a great created fashion of a security software as it was.
Well perhaps I shouldn't have said "no way", because I'm sure that MD was pretty good. But Neoava Guard was truly impressive, I really miss some of the features, not even SpyShelter has them. And the logging system was also pretty good, NG came close to being the perfect HIPS, I wish Arman Nayeri would develop a new version for Win 8, 10 and 11.
Ya, Ewido was a powerful program !
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