WiseVector Stop-X

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by bellgamin, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. itman

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    Yeah, I assumed that.

    However, Eset for example employs its machine learning algorithms from real-time protection.
     
  2. n8chavez

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    It might be me, or at least my expectations, but it doesn't seem to me that document protection i s not fully working. Meaning, that I can set a directory as protected yet files in that directory still open using the default app, even though that default app is not on the allowed applications list. Am I thinking of this wrong? It doesn't seem like directories listed as protected are fully locked down. True, I cannot add files to those directories or alter the file extension, but I can open them, save them, and delete them.
     
  3. n8chavez

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    Funny you should mention Reflect. That's exactly what I'm trying to emulate; the Image Guardian protection of my system backups directory. Nothing should be able to touch that directory but authorized applications. I have the paid version but I much prefer Image for Windows.
     
  4. stapp

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    In case anyone wonders, Win 10 updates fine to 20H2 when WiseVector is running.
     
  5. n8chavez

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    I read your edit, but I didn't see the point of it because it didn't do anything to dispute anything I said (about document files still being able to run, about things being able to be deleted, etc.). And I brought up Image for Windows because I said I had a license for Reflect and it would seem pretty stupid of me to say that and that I wanted to emulated Image Guardian and not say why I don't just use Reflect.
     
  6. WiseVector

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    Thanks EASTER. We always try to get WVSX improved to be a better security software.;)
     
  7. WiseVector

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    @n8chavez @Osaban
    Sorry to have confused you.
    1) Document Protection is used to prevent users from ransomware.
    2) When Document Protection is enabled, you can add files or folders which needs particular protection, after that only trusted programs can modify the files and folders being protected.
    3) WiseVector StopX will automatically add trusted applications( for example, explorer.exe and dllhost.exe ) which are necessary for modifying these files and folders.
    You can also add trusted applications manually.
    4) You can remove multiple selected items (folders or trust applications) by check the checkboxes in front.
    Because "explorer.exe" is not trusted. Did you remove explorer.exe from the trusted applications list?
     
  8. Osaban

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    Thank you WiseVector, you did not confuse me at all, it is clear how the whole process worked after analyzing it a bit, and it is indeed very functional and intuitive. I am very satisfied about the performance of your program...
     
  9. Osaban

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    I was wondering, when I right click the WiseVector icon on the tray and click 'Exit', the real-time protection remains on doesn't it? the only way to disable the real time protection would be from 'Settings'. What I'm really getting at, is the normal state of WiseVector with the icon on the tray or exiting the program from the tray?
     
  10. n8chavez

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    It seems to me that when you select 'exit' from the tray context menu the application and its protections shut down. The exe files it uses are no longer running, according to the task manager. However, the services it uses still is active. But, if you were to set up a director as protected that directory is not protected any more after you select 'exit' from the tray context menu. That being the case, I can only assume protection as a whole stop when you manually exit WVSX.
     
  11. WiseVector

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    When you click "Exit", every feature including the real-time protection of WVSX is disabled.
    There are two ways to disable the real-time protection: 1) Settings->Basic->uncheck "Enable real-time protection". 2) right click the WVSX icon on the tray and uncheck "Basic protection".
     
  12. Osaban

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    Excellent, thank you.
     
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    @Nightwalker
    No problem here with context menu scan on Win 10 20H2.
    Do you not even get the Windows popup to allow WV to run when you do the context scan?
    In settings do you have Start with Windows and Real-time selected?
     
  15. Nightwalker

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    I dont get this popup and I am running with default settings, so this option is turned on.
     
  16. n8chavez

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    I have no problems with context menu scanning in 20H2. I noticed in the screenshot provided by Nightwalker that you seem to be attempting to scan a shortcut, why I'm not sure. But you won't get any scanning done on those.
     
  17. Nightwalker

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    You are right, directly scanning the file works fine, my mistake, too much time using Kaspersky I guess :blink:
     
  18. n8chavez

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    Good to hear! :)
     
  19. TerryWood

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    Hi @ WiseVector

    Does your software specifically protect or contain an add in to protect online Banking transactions?

    Thank you

    Terry
     
  20. Bertazzone

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    Nope.
     
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  23. Nightwalker

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    It doesnt bother me, at least not in the same way that Malwarebytes Robot does.
     
  24. hawki

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    I like it :)

    It's very appropriate. To me it looks like a cartoonish cyborg, something both representative of AI and endearing at the same time. (I was also a huge fan of the Panda taskbar panda)
     
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  25. Hiltihome

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    The Panda looked cute, but I have the impression, that my customer don't like the spacecraft, the Malwarebytes robot, the Eset cyborg and similar...
    It just does not look serious, if you are not a gamer...
     
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