Winsonar2008

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  1. jmonge

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    what is Winsonar2008?thanks in advance.:thumb:
    is it thesame as winpatrol?better or what?is it hips or behaviour blocker?
    antivirus/antispyware or what?thanks for replying.
     
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    It functions like Task Killer.
    All it does is monitor system processes.

    The author seems to be a philantrophist. He supports donations for UNICEF.
     
  3. jmonge

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    they claim to block spywares and trojans.
     
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    Any version of WinSonar can detect hidden process and some registry keys used by these prosesses too. It doen't use any RAM, and it's fairly good for whitelisting and blacklisting apps. It's not perfect, but free, fast and simple in function.
     
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    thanks for the info.and now if it is like so does it block any windows or antivirus updates?processes?
     
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    It has a learning mode for the first few boots. All modes -- learning, probing, blocking, etc. -- can be enabled or disabled when you, say, install new apps, in which case you need to run the WinSonar probe to to allow a new app. You also have a "Clear List of Running Processes, which is useful if WinSonar alerts you that something like rundll32.exe or user32 is running, and you don't want those to be tampered with. The white and black lists can be edited at any time. And its also fun!
     
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    thnks again:thumb:
     
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    The main issue with WinSonar, is that it is a poller. In the past i had tried various "malware simulators" against it and usually it would fail. I don't remember details anymore, but i remember that much.
     
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    poller like winpatrol?
     
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    it is clear bob for the explanation there at the avast forum that winpatrol is way better and if i use winpatrol plus i dont actually need winsonar.thanks again bob:thumb:
     
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