Faronics Anti-Executable Standard

Faronics Anti-Executable Standard

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.60.1111.426
  • Total Downloads:
    47,766
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 09, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $45.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    40.73MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"Solved Spyware Headaches"

October 29, 2008  |  By raeaa

 |  Version: Faronics Anti-Executable Standard 2.20.001.255

Pros

Prevents viruses and spyware from getting into business systems

Cons

Install Anti-Executable after you have all desired software loaded to avoid having to edit the White List.

Summary

We have three instances of Anti-Exec running in our network.

The first instance was installed on a remote technician's laptop after he repeatedly used poor judgment in visiting ?inappropriate? websites and in downloading "questionable" content. Before Anti-Executable, we were spending hours a month cleaning up messes on this particular laptop, despite counseling the user and having management intervene. After Anti-Executable: Not another problem!

The other two instances are on courtesy PCs we have in the lobbies of two of our locations for customers to use. Anti-Executable has kept these computers free of viruses and spyware.

The novel thing about this product is that it works by only allowing approved executables to run, as opposed to traditional antivirus that allows anything not on the blacklist to run. In my opinion, the problem with the blacklist approach is that the list must constantly be updated and there is always a window of time between when a virus is initially emerges and when the blacklist updated on the end user's workstation.

The only downside to this product is that an authorized user must edit the white list to allow new software to run. This is somewhat inconvenient. However, in a corporate environment, I really don?t see this as a negative. The minor inconvenience to occasionally edit a white list is much less trouble than cleaning up a mess caused by malware.

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4 stars

"Installation and refund."

January 02, 2006  |  By Rumle001

 |  Version: Faronics Anti-Executable Standard 2.10.000.228

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
No refunds.

Concept is good. Execution is flawed. Database of files should not be part of the registry. Thus, allowing a fix if system does an incomplete installation -- Nothing documented for repairs and there's plenty of warning in the manual. I had to reinstall OS. This too much of an inconvience. I wouldn't purchase this without further reviews from end users -- and esp. hobbyists.

There are other products on the market see 'exe lockdown' by www.horizondatasys.com

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.60.1111.426
Version 3.60.2100.426 features publisher entries for Whitelist and Blacklist
General
Publisher Faronics
Publisher web site http://www.faronics.com
Release Date February 07, 2011
Date Added February 09, 2011
Version 3.60.1111.426
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.73MB
File Name Faronics_AES.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 47,766
Downloads Last Week 9
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $45

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