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Old 26. Mar 2013, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone heard of "SpyShelter freeware version" & if so opinions please!

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Old 26. Mar 2013, 09:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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According to their website, they have 3 products, 1 of which is free. However, it does not support 64 bit systems.

The free version supports:

System protection (HIPS)
Anti keylogger
AntiScreenCapture
AntiClipboardCapture

Their site is rated Green by WOT. Other than that, I know nothing about their products. However, you can find a discussion about this product on our forums here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...goes-free.html

You can also follow some discussion here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...ogger-free.htm
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Old 26. Mar 2013, 09:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the pointer.

Think I'll give it a try.

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Old 27. Mar 2013, 01:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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According to their website, they have 3 products, 1 of which is free. However, it does not support 64 bit systems.
This is the extent of their x64 support:

"There are some differences the 32 bit and the 64 bit editions of SpyShelter for Windows. The 64 bit edition has a built-in protection system called patchguard which enables these editions to work with minor outside protection. However, SpyShelter can still provide ADDITIONAL and very important protection to the x64 bit edition.

The x64 edition does not have Kernel Mode AntikeyLogger"

At one point I was considering adding this to my HIPS category review but it caused way too many issues and then the devs seemed to disappear. Test results were also poor. Since then however they have returned with several beta updates.

The question here is why do you think you need a product like this? IMO it is far easier to reduce your exposure to the threats this claims to counter using other methods that will not risk BSOD'ing your system.
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Old 28. Mar 2013, 08:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This is the extent of their x64 support:

"There are some differences the 32 bit and the 64 bit editions of SpyShelter for Windows. The 64 bit edition has a built-in protection system called patchguard which enables these editions to work with minor outside protection. However, SpyShelter can still provide ADDITIONAL and very important protection to the x64 bit edition.

The x64 edition does not have Kernel Mode AntikeyLogger"

At one point I was considering adding this to my HIPS category review but it caused way too many issues and then the devs seemed to disappear. Test results were also poor. Since then however they have returned with several beta updates.

The question here is why do you think you need a product like this? IMO it is far easier to reduce your exposure to the threats this claims to counter using other methods that will not risk BSOD'ing your system.
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"The question here is why do you think you need a product like this? IMO it is far easier to reduce your exposure to the threats this claims to counter using other methods that will not risk BSOD'ing your system."

Indeed a very interesting comment.

So far my system has not crashed & another application to add to layered system protection IMO is no bad thing.

I take it you have had a particularly nasty experience with this software application to warrant your condemnation of it's use? If so please share it with us & I may well uninstall the product pending your comment.

Thanking you for the interest you are taking with forum members.

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Old 28. Mar 2013, 09:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Small note: Good firewall or anti-keylogger must have kernel mode components to be really strong
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Old 29. Mar 2013, 02:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I take it you have had a particularly nasty experience with this software application to warrant your condemnation of it's use? If so please share it with us & I may well uninstall the product pending your comment.
My experience is historical and maybe the recent issues are more stable. I do however retain a bias against developers (including Comodo) who release software that is full of bugs and capable of causing average users problems they will find difficult to extract themselves from.

There are still BSOD's being reported for some Spyshelter products which illustrates to me that the software is not particularly well tested, especially in relation to compatibility with other programs.

I believe it is also significant that Spyshelter once participated in an independent test (MRG), failed, and then asked to be removed from future testing.

Basically, these types of programs rely on rhetoric to create a need for them in users minds, whereas employing a much simpler strategy including safe surfing practices is IMO a far better approach.

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My experience is historical and maybe the recent issues are more stable. I do however retain a bias against developers (including Comodo) who release software that is full of bugs and capable of causing average users problems they will find difficult to extract themselves from.

There are still BSOD's being reported for some Spyshelter products which illustrates to me that the software is not particularly well tested, especially in relation to compatibility with other programs.

I believe it is also significant that Spyshelter once participated in an independent test (MRG), failed, and then asked to be removed from future testing.

Basically, these types of programs rely on rhetoric to create a need for them in users minds, whereas employing a much simpler strategy including safe surfing practices is IMO a far better approach.

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Never trust such "independent" testers
All "independent" testers are interested in money from vendors.
Online Armor declined to pay to matousec and was excluded from testing
at least Matousec.com publishes own tests and you can check it but MRG do not do it
You are not able to check if a software really did not pass their test
You are not able to check if a new version of software can pass their test
Why? They want money for own simulators
If you pay them you will be top rated
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