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Windows 7: VoodooShield (security) -- has anybody used it ?

28 May 2017   #1
bawldiggle

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
 
 
VoodooShield (security) -- has anybody used it ?

I am currently using Bitdefender I.S. 2016. But in twelve months BD has been auto reinstalled (5 times) when being repaired.
With every reinstall all AV whitelists and preferences are lost requiring a very slow manual relisting of all excecutables and app folders and preferences .
BD do not have an export-backup feature.

Malwarebytes are advising against just using their PRO, they are stilling ironing out glitches.

Has anybody used VoodooShield, with or without an AV. According to MalwareTips.com free Bitdefender and VooDooShield play together.

Would appreciate any thoughts or experiences thank you

REFERENCES:
voodooshield | MalwareTips.com
Home: VoodooShield - The User-Friendly Toggling Computer Lock.
DDG search: VoodooShield at DuckDuckGo


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28 May 2017   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello again mate I use Kaspersky and it saves some of the settings but I am not sure if they would be the ones you want.

Can't tell you much about Voodoo either.
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28 May 2017   #3
bawldiggle

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
 
 

For anybody with a lot of time on their hands Wilders Security have this massive 16,000+ posts thread
a lot of history to get through. I might start back in 2015 and see what the consensus is.

Lunch time I need the break
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28 May 2017   #4
bawldiggle

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
 
 

Hi John,
I heard Kaspersky do have backup too.
In 2015, I let a local (onshore) K tech onto my laptop to fix their banking feature, and the tech screwed my Toshiba.
No email nor browsing. I had paid for 3 PCs and had only just installed K by a week.

I dumped K $$$ and went back to Bitdefender.
My current concern is K have abandoned their local (OZ) phone support and it is now all offshore and the usual language/accent problems. I rang their (new?) international (English) Help and the tech did not know anything about their backup feature.
Doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling.
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29 May 2017   #5
cosmicanddavid

 
 

i tried voodoo shield it doesnt do nothing at all the things you blacklist in the program keep reappearing in task manager even though i clicked on block them kill the process a forum member it wont do that feauture unless i change one setting and that can be be done in preminum only my advice dont bother unless you want to pay for it the amount of features on it isnt worth it for me you need a hips and a good sandbox firewall so i would reccomend spyshelter free comodo firewall with hips for anti virus microsoft essentials would do the trick as long you avoid going onto warez and cracked software sites
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29 May 2017   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I've been using the PRO version for a few years.

Check link to VoodooShield User Guide in Post #4 in this thread:

VoodooShield - anyone use this and have comments ? Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

Configuration is an issue. The free version is really only for evaluation but any user should realise pretty quickly that the PRO version is required for it to work properly.

RE: Whitelist and Command Line blocking backup. To back up you need to copy contents of C:\ProgramData\VoodooShield elsewhere and to restore backup exit VoodooShield and stop the VoodooShield service. Delete the existing contents of C:\ProgramData\VoodooShield and copy the backup into that directory to restore whitelist and command lines.

Relaunch VoodooShield.

FYI: I find that the Custom Folders option needs to be configured for smooth operation.
VoodooShield (security) -- has anybody used it ?-voodooshield-settings.jpg


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29 May 2017   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote:
My current concern is K have abandoned their local (OZ) phone support and it is now all offshore and the usual language/accent problems. I rang their (new?) international (English) Help and the tech did not know anything about their backup feature.
Doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling.
Yes mate I noticed that too and it really pees me off after supporting them for such a long time plus I notice around where I live it has been withdrawn from the ordinary stock shelves - Office Works for example.

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RE: Whitelist and Command Line blocking backup. To back up you need to copy contents of C:\ProgramData\VoodooShield elsewhere and to restore backup exit VoodooShield and stop the VoodooShield service. Delete the existing contents of C:\ProgramData\VoodooShield and copy the backup into that directory to restore whitelist and command lines.
Callender mate would this work for any AV as I said to bawldiggle Kaspersky does save some settings but very basic I might add.

Mind you inview of the support both locally and on their forum I am losing a bit of faith in them to be honest because the support centre is offshore and the forum well one can wait for weeks for an answer.
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29 May 2017   #8
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Will it work with any AV? I suppose some AV's might need to be configured to allow VS.

VoodooShield isn't an AV. It just checks any new non whitelisted process or command line that attempts to run with a file safety report plus VS's own AI report to help the user to determine if the file should be blocked.

If you ask me the biggest issue is configuration. If you can't get your head around it then you can't use it.

It would be best to read the user guide before considering using it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post

Comments: Configuration is an issue along with knowing when to switch modes. You need to know how to edit VS whitelist and VS command lines (command lines accept wildcards) and you also probably need to understand the custom folders option to avoid problems.

VoodooShield User Guide (PDF) - direct download link
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29 May 2017   #9
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Yes mate I noticed that too and it really pees me off after supporting them for such a long time plus I notice around where I live it has been withdrawn from the ordinary stock shelves - Office Works for example.


Callender mate would this work for any AV as I said to bawldiggle Kaspersky does save some settings but very basic I might add.
Okay I misunderstood. I thought you were asking about VoodooShield but you actually want to backup Kaspersky whitelist.

I know nothing about Kaspersky AV but you could look here:

C:\ProgramData\Kaspersky

Then see if there are any databases that look like they contain whitelists. Those would be the ones to back up. As for restoring them I'm not sure on how to shut down Kaspersky to overwrite or replace files in that location but you could try exiting the program and stopping any Kaspersky service then attempt to replace the files.
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30 May 2017   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote:
VoodooShield isn't an AV. It just checks any new non whitelisted process or command line that attempts to run with a file safety report plus VS's own AI report to help the user to determine if the file should be blocked.
Thanks mate I should have Googled it to see what it was first

I'll taker a look at the Kaspersky stuff too. Pity their local support and forum are darn slow all the same.
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