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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works well when it's not crashing or loading slowly"

    September 15, 2014  |  

    Version: Dashlane 3.0.3.2710

    Pros

    Saves important form data to be auto filled next time.

    Cons

    Crashes and loads slowly when your database is large

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great program for the price"

    September 9, 2014  |  

    Version: Dashlane 3.0.3.2710

    Pros

    Easily installed
    Automatically installed the passwords already saved in my browser

    Cons

    Like all new programs, a little intimidating and took a few minutes to figure some of it out.

    Summary

    After several days and playing with some of the features in it, I do like the program very much. I have to delete a few entries and start over, but I think I have a half-ass ideal how it works.
    I would consider the Premium but I see the price went from $19.99 to $39.99 in about a year. At $19.99 I'd be interested. I do recommend the program and I think it will work great for me after I master this dang thing.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Protect your passwords or protect your entire system?"

    August 26, 2014  |   By RockinRobbins

    Version: Dashlane 3.0.3.2710

    Pros

    Protects your passwords

    Cons

    At the expense of leaving your system vulnerable to CryptoLocker and other malware

    Summary

    I installed Dashline after reading about the great interface, multi-functions, password generator.....this was going to be great!

    Not so much. Upon installing, on first startup Dashline refused to start! Error message said, "This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator." That would be me!

    A little snooping showed the problem. Dashline insists on installing in your %appdata% folder, not in Program Files or Program Files x86. Installing in such a non-standard directory is part of the bag of tricks that CryptoLocker and much other malware uses to remain undetected and do their skulduggery. A security program imitating CryptoLocker? Curious.

    I run a program called CryptoPrevent, which immunizes your system against CryptoLocker and a family of similar malware. Part of its defense is to prevent programs from installing in nonstandard locations, including %appdata%. I consider CryptoPrevent essential and necessary, since once CryptoLocker and friends lock up your computer you're not getting it back for less than several hundred dollars.

    I sent an e-mail with my findings to Dashlane. They replied, saying it might take awhile to respond as they were busy. I've waited two weeks. Time to go public with this very real concern. Legitimate security software has no business imitating malware. Every other password manager I've looked at runs in standard directories. Dashlane is Trashlane until they straighten up their act. I do not think safe passwords are a good trade for a boat anchor that used to be a computer.

    I recommend people look elsewhere for a password manager.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good Password Manager"

    August 13, 2014  |   By cayennejim

    Version: Dashlane 3.0.3.2710

    Pros

    Easy download and setup. The Security Dashboard works well and is a great tool to let you know if your passwords are weak, reused or compromised. Sign in is a breeze. The auto fill works as expected and is there when you need it.

    Cons

    If you have a lot of passwords that are not strong, it will take you quite a while to change them and many of the changes do not work as expected. Save your old passwords just in case.
    The biggest flaw I've noticed is when you are traveling and need to use a family members computer and don't have smart phone. First you need to access Dashlane's password vault for your passwords. The procedure is to log on to Dashlane's website with your email address. Dashlane sends a code number via EMAIL for you to enter. But you don't have your email account password because it's in Dashlane's vault. Now what? You would think that security minded company such as Dashlane would give an option to send it out by text. Right? Well they don't have that option! Wake up, Dashlane.

    Summary

    A decent password manger for your desk top. I do recomend it. But if you are a senior or anyone else traveling without a smartphone, be prepared to bring your password book until they wake up and start giving the option to recieve the security code by text. Unless you gorget to bring your phone. lol

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