ExploitShield Browser Edition protects against known and unknown 0-day vulnerability exploits, protecting users where traditional antivirus and security products fail. It consists of an innovative patent-pending vulnerability-agnostic application shielding technology that prevents malicious vulnerability exploits from compromising computers. Includes "shields" for all major browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera) and browser all components such as Java, Adobe Reader, Flash, Shockwave. Blocks exploit kits such as Blackhole, Sakura, Phoenix, Incognito without requiring any signature updates. No need to train or configure, ExploitShield is 100% install-and-forget anti-exploit solution.
Great idea - browser app to block 0-Day attacks where they occur. Installs easily and requires minimal disc space while running silently in the background.
After I installed ExploitShield, none of my browsers would open. When I turned it off, they opened fine. ( It may be notable that my Comodo Firewall produced no alerts at all during installation, which is unusual when installing new software.) I uninstalled it, and checked the ES website and checked for known issues - sure enough, one of their beta-testers had found it to be incompatible with Comodo, producing the results I described. Just to be sure, I installed it again with the same results.
I have to say that I'm really 'bummed, as I really wanted to try this out. When they get the bugs out, it will make for an outstanding security app to protect against very real threats. But since I'm not ready to change firewalls, I'll have to wait until this issue is addressed. Until then, I wish the developers all the best, as I feel that this is an important security issue that not all browsers and a/v programs can protect against.
You are correct. ExploitShield is incompatible with CIS. I was also helping to beta test the app and joined their support forum. The developers are aware of this incompatibility problem and have contacted Comodo Support. So far, however, there has been no positive information if or when this bug will be fixed.
It's very unobtrusive. It just sits there, until something happens.
Not a con actually... but it would be useful if this app had a "self-test" capability that showed the user how it would react to an attempted exploit.
When I installed this app, it minimized itself to a "Z" on my status bar, where it has sat ever since. Double-clicking the icon shows me that no intrusions have taken place. It's quiet, has no "configuration" requirements, and hopefully is doing its job. Until an exploit tries to attack my machine, there's not much else I can say about this app.
Have not been using long enough to be truly critical of the app. Satisfied so far.
The one bug I have found is when clicking a link , especially in my email, it will open Internet Explorer but will only have a blank page. Must right click and tell it to open link in browser, orr double click the link which sometimes still does not work.
Satisfied so far, but need more experience with the app.
interface GUI is abit boring but it is still a beta
Seams okay but i don`t go on random web sites and i use adblock so up to now it has not found or stop any exploits lol.. Not sure if this software is working or not or if my internet browsing habits are just safer then most ppl.
Runs in background as a tray icon. It helps to block a lot of possible malware in a variety of applications too. I've always wondered if my virus-protection program was enough but this seems to finish the deal. It's easy to open and easy to manage everything in it. It protects all the Browser stuff like Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (great for those who haven't updated IE yet..), Opera, Java, and any components featured in the browser like when one opens a PDF, views a Flash, etc..
Note: Applications with a 'lock' on them are shielded. Since this is the browser edition, the other software, such as Adobe Reader and Microsoft Office are not because they have an opened lock on them (General tab says only 6 applications are shielded, and there are 6 applications with a lock symbol).
Shielded applications include: Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Java, and WebBrowser Components (PDF, FLASH, JAVA ...).
Installs and runs just fine. Right click on the tray icon to open up a simple window that shows what is being protected and how many attempted intrusions have been stopped. I haven't come under attack, so I cannot review the program's efficacy, but it runs stably in the background using minimal resources- 0% CPU and 10.5MB of RAM.
What do you mean by "would not open"? After install it stays on the traybar with a black and white "Z" icon. Make sure you're running as admin as this is a limitation with the 0.7 beta. You can post your problem at our support forum (www.zerovulnerabilitylabs.com/forum) and we'll be able to troubleshoot your problem.