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    ha14 is offline Windows Enthusiast
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    Default GeSWall - A Free Security Tool

    Hi

    GeSWall Review is A Free Security Tool and has also a Professional shareware version with some extra features included , but they aren't totally necessary and the Free version will probably meet most people's needs. This soft provides the ability to protect your PC from virtually anything without requiring daily updates like a typical antivirus/antispyware application.

    Both versions can be reached at:

    GentleSecurity.com : Overview

    With GeSWall free firewall, you can safely surf the Web, use e-mail, chat, exchange files, regardless of the security threats posed by the Internet.

    GeSWall's Features explains isolated program restrictions:

    ---No access to kernel - prevents kernel mode rootkits and key loggers
    ---Read only access to trusted files, registry, processes etc. - prevents user mode rootkits, keyloggers, malware infections.
    ---No local communications to trusted processes, e.g. windows messages, RPC, COM, WMI - prevents shatter attacks, user mode rootkits, keyloggers and malware infections.
    ---No scheduled re-start - prevents backdoors, zombie bots and worms.
    ---No access to confidential files - prevents leaks of confidential information

    For a comparing between the free and the pro version just reache the following page:
    GentleSecurity.com : Overview

    GeSWall (GentleSecurityWall) is a cross between an isolator, like Sandboxie, and a Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS). Running applications while GeSWall is installed is not a problem since It works quietly in the background until an application exhibits suspicious behaviour at which point it jumps into action and delivers a simple pop-up asking if you want to isolate the application from the rest of the system. If you answer yes, it isolates the program and limits its actions until you decide the next step.

    Thus GeSWall prevents malicious programs to modify the operating system in any damaging way such as :

    ---creating/modifying registry entries
    ---creating/modifying files
    ---accessing confidential folders like My Documents
    ---injecting code into processes
    ---preventing key loggers, rootkits, backdoors.

    GeSWall Fast facts:

    ---Prevents key loggers, rootkits, backdoors.
    ---Prevents confidential file disclosure.
    ---Prevents targeted intrusions.
    ---Prevents malicious software infection.
    ---Independent of attack techniques.
    ---Easy to use, non-intrusive.
    ---Central Management through Active Directory Group Policy


    GeSWall doesn't use a real-time scanner and so it is compatible with most antivirus or antimalware programs. GeSWall is easy o use. It requires minimal configuation and even the most inexperienced users will find it easy to use. Because it does not rely on a blacklist, GeSWall can be more secure and easier to use than traditional antivirus and HIPS applications.



    Available for Windows 2000, 2003, xp, Vista, 7:

    GesWall 2.9 Most important updates:

    ---GeSWall works on Windows 7 now
    ---Application Wizard runs with UAC enabled on Windows Vista and Window 7
    ---Proper support of:
    1)Internet Explorer 8
    2)Live Messenger
    3)Live Mail
    ---Fixes:
    1)File streams over trusted files, thanks to Henk
    2)Trusted files renaming fix , thanks to ubuntu
    3)File redirection fix
    4)ReadOnly permission fix
    5)Fix of per-application rules priority over confidential resources
    6)Fix of “Disable GeSWall Policy”
    7)Network rules with * wild card

    The next major update is GeSWall 3.0 that would include support for 64-bit Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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    Its news to me. a 6MB download. anyone else tried it b4 ???

    Thanks for the heads up.

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    GesWall seems to work like SandBoxIe,
    I think it's worth a try

    At present I use RETURNIL premium 2.1 2008, and I can't wait for RETURNIL 2010 final

    Thank you
    Last edited by leofelix; 9th September 2009 at 17:43.

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