DefenseWall HIPS

DefenseWall HIPS

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.05
  • Total Downloads:
    16,223
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 31, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"THE BEST ADDITION TO YOUR PC'S SECURITY"

December 16, 2007  |  By D_Menace

 |  Version: DefenseWall HIPS 2.05

Pros

This statement from SoftSphere summaries the product truthfully:

DefenseWall HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System) is the simplest and easiest way to protect yourself from malicious software (spyware, adware, keyloggers, rootkits, etc.), that can not be stopped by your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs, when you surf the Internet! Using the next generation proactive protection technologies, sandboxing and virtualization, DefenseWall HIPS helps you achieve a maximum level of protection against malicious software, while not demanding any special knowledge or ongoing online signature updates. No signatures, no popup windows, no false positives. It is just reliable and transparent protection, easy to use and strong.

Cons

Ensure you update to the latest version. This fixes issues described in some negative reviews

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5 stars

"Strong protection with no impact on system resource"

December 14, 2007  |  By wadebridge59

 |  Version: DefenseWall HIPS 2.05

Pros

Threat gates such as browsers and email clients automatically run as untrusted and are not allowed to modify your system, therefore, Defensewall is excellent for known and zero-days malware.

Very light (8M) and no impact on browsing speed.

The developer, Ilya, is renowned for his customer service.

Cons

You have to get used to running your untrusted apps as trusted when you want to update your browser, for example, or the update won't take. If you can get used to this then this product is a must.

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1 stars

"NEEDS MUCH WORK, CONSTANT CRASHES, TOO WEAK FOR SECURITY"

November 26, 2007  |  By ssnake

 |  Version: DefenseWall HIPS 2.05

Pros

IT'S A NICE TOY BUT IT HAS TO MANY PROBLEMS. IT'S A TOY YOU WISH YOU COULD KEEP AND WISH WOULD WORK CORRECTLY BUT AFTER AWHILE YOU SEE THAT IT JUST AINT WORTH THE TROUBLE.

Cons

PROBLEM #1. IT WONT RETAIN SETTINGS IN THE "DEFENSE EXCLUDES".

2. WHEN YOU PUT UNTRUSTED PROGRAMS ECT IN THE UNTRUSTED SECTION YOU SEE ASSOCIATED ITEMS IN THE "DEFENSE EXCLUDES AREA.

3. THE PROGRAM KEEPS CRASHING. AFTER YOU PUT TOO MANY EXLUDES IN THIS AREA THE PROGRAM CRASHES AND YOU HAVE TO RESTART YOU COMPUTER BECAUSE IF YOU JUST START THE PROGRAM WITHOUT A REBOOT THEN YOU SEE NONE OF THE UNTRUSTED PROCESSES , PROGRAMS ECT RUNNING IN THE SYSTEM TRAY ICON. IF YOU HAVE THREE UNTRUSTED PROCESSES IN THE SYSTEM TRAY ICON AND THE PROGRAM CRASHES THEN YOU RESTART THE PROGRAM WITHOUT A REBOOT YOU STILL HAVE THOSE UNTRUSTED PROCESSES RUNNING BUT THE SYSTEM TRAY SHOWS NONE. IF YOU RESTART THE COMPUTER THE IT AGAIN WILL SHOW UNTRUSTED PROCESSES IN THE SYSTEM TRAY BUT THE ITEMS YOU HAVE ADDED TO UNTRUSTED PROCESSES AND DEFENSE EXCLUDES ARE NOT THERE ANYMORE SO YOU HAVE TO RE ADD THEM AGAIN AND AGAIN. i BELIEVE THIS PROGRAM CAN ONLY HANDLE SO MUCH AND THEN IT LET'S YOU DOWN BY CRASHING AND FORCING A REBOOT. I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS.

3. THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE A SET AND FORGET PROGRAM. WHEN I SET THE LOG TO FILTER CERTAIN EVENTS IT ONCE AGAIN WILL NOT FILTER THEM.

4. I USE OPERA BROWSER AND AT ONE POINT KEPT LOOSING EMAILS THAT I HAVE NOT DELETED.

5. YOU HAVE TO CONSTANLY WATCH THE PROGRAM TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS AS YOU SET IT. I DONT TRUST IT FOR THID REASON. I HAVE YET TO SEE ONE SINGLE SANDBOXING APPLICATION THAT ACTUALLY WORK AND I HAVE TRIED THEM. ALL OF THEM LIKE THIS ONE CONSTANTLY CREATE MYSTERIES BY WAY OF LOST INFORMATION AND CRASHES AND WHAT NOT. I TRIED GESWALL AND THE FIRST THING THAT HAPPENED IS IF YOU USE OPERA EMAIL IS YOU LOOSE YOUR MAIL. DEFENSEWALL NEED TO MADE MORE HEAVYWIEGHT AND ABLE TO RETAIN IT'S SETTINGS AND STOP CRASHING AND FORCING A REBOOT. I LIKE THE CONCEPT BUT THE EASE OF USE IS NOT WORTH THE TROUBLE. GOOD LUCK TO THE AUTHOR ON FUTURE BUILD WHICH I WILL TRY.

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5 stars

"easy to use no pop up windows"

November 22, 2007  |  By gregb204

 |  Version: DefenseWall HIPS 2.05

Pros

support is great to help if you have problem running on trial version. I did have trouble running at first but with some help was able to use. Automatically runs all programs as untrusted which means it is safe to surf. Like sandbox but no pop up windows to decide to trust. If want to download trusted program you run in trusted with a click. Little resources used as of 2 days of use on my xp comp.

Cons

I would like desktop icon added automatically when install. Now go to programs to click to run. But small issue if leave on all the time.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.05
Version 2.05 adds Windows Vista 32-bit support.
General
Publisher SoftSphere Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.softsphere.com
Release Date September 14, 2007
Date Added October 31, 2007
Version 2.05
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 3.92MB
File Name DefenseWall_HIPS_v3_20.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,223
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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