Shadow Defender - some words of advice

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Shadow Defender - some words of advice

Post by AaLF on 25/10/2011, 00:11

I have XP on 32bit with SBiE & LnS FW. Admin rights not LUA. Also SpyShelter paid & Malwarebytes. I have 3 partitions. CDrive: & 2 data partitions.

I like this Shadow Defender. Its so simple and supposedly effective. I am looking for setup tips. So far I have excluded: MyDocs, Sandboxie & a 'save' folder in each data partition.

Q1: Do the data partitions need to be shadowed?
Q2: Any other exclusions to add now before I discover the hard way?
Q3: How do you go about updating things like XP (M$ updates) & Firefox?
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Re: Shadow Defender - some words of advice

Post by ssj100 on 25/10/2011, 09:27

AaLF wrote:Q1: Do the data partitions need to be shadowed?
Q2: Any other exclusions to add now before I discover the hard way?
Q3: How do you go about updating things like XP (M$ updates) & Firefox?

Q1: Not too sure. In my opinion, if you don't shadow the partitions, it potentially allows malware to write to a REAL part of the system. This malware may then be able to "destroy" your unshadowed partitions.

Q2: From past experience and as far as I understand, no exclusions need to be set at all for the system to function normally. Just remember that everything you do while in Shadow Mode will not be saved, unless you specifically "commit" something.

Q3: In general, it's safer and more reliable to do updates while unshadowed. However, I'm sure others can help you out with which folders to exclude if you really want to do updates while in Shadow Mode.

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Re: Shadow Defender - some words of advice

Post by kjdemuth on 28/10/2011, 07:08

When I was using shadow defender in real time, I would just commit everything after an update. Either that or I would take one day a week and unshadow the drive and update everything. Remember that if you're shadowed exploits from un-updated programs shouldn't be an issue.

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