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Editors' Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    44,151
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 10, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    0
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This security program promises an innovative approach to preventing malware infections on your PC, based on restricting application access to system files. By focusing on prevention instead of detection, claims the publisher of WindowZones, the program offers a stronger line of defense against attacks.

WindowZones works by restricting an application's access to system files and settings via user account control, and it claims to inoculate for both known and unknown species of bugs out there: Internet Explorer security holes, identity-thieving hackers, rootkit installations, and the usual spyware and adware assaults.

The interface that allows you to assign "zones" to your programs is modern and sleek, with tabs on the left and an uncluttered layout in the central pane. When you start the program, all apps are placed in the "Administrative Zone," where programs have full access to all system files and resources. You can then move them at will and without restarting to the "Safe Zone," where modifying system files, changing the registry, and drive-by downloads are verboten.

In theory, WindowZones should remove the need for regular virus scans, and possibly even firewalls. Since this is the first release, though, we recommend hedging your bets and sticking with more tried-and-true defenses.

 
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ByteCrusher Labs
Publisher web site http://www.bytecrusher.com
Release Date January 10, 2007
Date Added January 10, 2007
Version 1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows/XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP
Download Information
File Size 1.71MB
File Name UC-a27wzppd-wz1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 44,151
Downloads Last Week 0
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $29.95
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