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#1 Skippyroo

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:38 AM

After many years of trouble free surfing using Sandboxie, the latest version V4.06 has given me a problem with my Google Chrome browser. It kept coming up with a problem connecting with my profile.

Having tried very hard to cure it, I finally uninstalled Sandboxie and installed GeSWall.

GeSWall seems to be working OK with its icon in my tray and a red border at the top of my Chrome - no problems with profiles now, but I simply do not really know IF it is working. I do not fully understand GeSWall`s procedure for protecting me online and being new, have not the confidence in it yet.

Could somebody please explain to me if GeSWall is as good as Sandboxie and HOW do I know if it is protecting me from infections ?

I am looking for confidence in GeSWall and hope that some experienced user will enlighten me enough to continue using the program.

Thank you in advance.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:42 AM

From here: GentleSecurity - Downloads

(NO 64-bit version or Windows 8 version according to this)

 

eSWall is intrusion prevention system that is non-intrusive and easy to use.

Requirements

64-bit OS: Windows Windows Vista, Windows 7.

RAM: 512 MB

Disk space: 10 MB


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EDIT: If you haven't seen their user guide.....userguide.doc - userguide.pdf


Edited by buddy215, 30 October 2013 - 10:10 AM.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:41 PM

GeSWall has not updated their software since 2009.
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:57 PM

GeSWall has not updated their software since 2009.

Very interesting. 5 years is a lot of time to remain stagnant in a highly volatile and dangerous environment.

It would be hard to find another security product that has not been updated for such a long period. In fact I do not think there will be one.

Very bad news for using GeSWall as a security program . In fact, I personally cannot accept such an outdated piece of material.

I am going to see if I can cure the Sandboxie problem I had by reinstalling both Google Chrome and Sandboxie and start from scratch.

Whatever hiccup developed, should be cured by doing this, assuming of course that these two programs are individually clean and compatible bed pals.

Thank you.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:02 PM

It would be hard to find another security product that has not been updated for such a long period. In fact I do not think there will be one.

ThreatFire 4.7.0 was last updated November 25, 2009 but there are folks who still use it.
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:20 PM

I have now got rid of GeSWall, reinstalled Chrome and Sandboxie and the problem appears to be cured. Chrome and Sandboxie have been on my computer for a very long time. Perhaps with time, some corruption occurred. It seems to be OK now and none of my personal and customised data was lost in the process of re-installation.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:23 PM

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