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Title: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: polonus on April 21, 2017, 01:10:11 PM
A whitelisting tool next to your AV. Works as an IDS. When you block all it asks you to block, you are very well protected.
Who of us is using it? Run it on AUTO? Saw it proposed at Wilders.

polonus
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: digmor crusher on April 21, 2017, 05:38:23 PM
I am, been using it for a few months now alongside EAM  and MBAM, no conflicts at all. I run it in auto-pilot mode, supposedly less pop ups this way. Developer is a real nice guy, very responsive to any questions you may have, you can contact him in the Wilders forum. I find it very easy to use, I just run it in the default settings, virtually bullet-proof as to anything getting past it from what I've read. Highly recommended if you want another layer of protection.
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: polonus on April 21, 2017, 06:14:00 PM
Hi digmor crusher,

Thanks very much for the feedback. Yep, I also assume that there are very amiable people at Wilders. The one person that I met in real life came from Florida and he was very security apt and a true g33k.

With VoodooShield had two programmes that I had to allow, because they were tweaked by me to my personal resource likings. But there I absolutely knew what to do, so allowed them on. Proves that if you live up to it's alerts than you can feel quite quite secure.

polonus
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: schmidthouse on April 21, 2017, 07:34:55 PM
I've been using Dan's progie for a couple of years, following the Beta Stream and quite like it. No real conflicts but a tad bit too busy in its protection  for me.
The developer is extremely interactive!!

https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/voodooshield.313706/
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: polonus on April 22, 2017, 02:12:25 PM
Hi schmidthouse,

But on Auto I do not see it's being that specifically loud. Sits there quite silently after the learning period and three unsigned tools allowed.

Seems I am doing much af the same routines on the old comp, like various scanning and analyzing like dom and script and api's,
certs and dns. Website security goes along a predefined path of fixed routines and evaluation schemes and Voodooshield seems quite accustomed to that.

Just started to moan a bit about malzilla, the sandbox mozilla malware analyzing browser, I use it only occasionally.
Had to enforce it's executable on to make it work.

Quite happy with VoodooShield actually.

Damian
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: polonus on December 12, 2017, 12:41:59 PM
Another reason why I was glad to have VoodooShield installed.

Read here why M$ did notc hoose to block BadRabbit right away:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2017/12/11/detonating-a-bad-rabbit-windows-defender-antivirus-and-layered-machine-learning-defenses/ (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2017/12/11/detonating-a-bad-rabbit-windows-defender-antivirus-and-layered-machine-learning-defenses/)

Also probably because a NSA exploit was being involved, used by asserted malcreant,  "Patient Zero"  ;D,
allegedly from St. Petersburg, Russia.

Could Micosoft research learn something from Monthy Python's killer bunny here?

At what detection percentage real detection should set in (they now need an AI score of over 90% threshold)  :o

Just under the scale real detection won't set in, what a joke! (or rather full hand in foor with NSA?  :o )

My VoodooShield starts at any change of the original pre-scanned situation.

polonus
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: schmidthouse on December 19, 2017, 05:57:28 PM
Yup, still running VS now 4.13b
Has saved my bacon when needed

VS discussion at 'Calendar of Updates'
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: polonus on December 19, 2017, 06:10:54 PM
Yes, schmidthouse,

That tool on AUTO has covered my back and kept me out of flak's way several times now.

Very active developer.

Together with running a normal user account, this is one of the best protection measures i.m.h.o.

VoodooShield like "the white voodoo" of it.

polonus
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: schmidthouse on December 19, 2017, 06:16:03 PM
@polonus
You're right Dan is always available on the forum to deal with any issues often in real time. Or PM. Or email.
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: schmidthouse on December 28, 2017, 06:43:08 PM
Website:

https://voodooshield.com/ (https://voodooshield.com/)

VoodooShield Discussion:

https://voodooforums.com/ (https://voodooforums.com/)
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: RejZoR on December 31, 2017, 02:19:23 PM
It's too trigger happy on anything not having a digital signature. Not sure what kind of "Ai" it's using but from my experience it doesn't seem that clever. Of course i scores wonderful in malware only tests then. But if you throw in clean software, it becomes less than excellent because in the end user has to make most of the actual decisions. avast!'s Hardened Mode (Aggressive) seems far more intelligent, its whitelists more up to date. It's just more usable. You can actually have it enabled even as advanced user and it'll rarely bug you.
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: polonus on January 02, 2018, 07:36:38 PM
Hi RejZoR,

Therefore it is a tool for power users mainly and people that know exactly what to allow,
what to deny, and what to run in a Voodoo shield sandbox.
So I prefer the security of ON in Voodooshield and will not opt for AUTO.

The average user that has not got the knowledge like users like RejZoR etc. are better off setting it to AUTO.
It is also less loud that way. The Pro version only shows a little balloon for secs while it takes all sort of that decisions.

So whenever the proggie asks me, I know what to allow as I checked on the tool first or adopted it myself,
even when I changed a few bytes to a network monitoring tool, that I adopted for personal use only
(via resource engineering) VoodooShield halted and blocked it until I allowed my "newer version".

So it is enough "trigger happy" in my view as I can assure you here.

Oh, and all the best for 2018 from me to you and yours...

pol
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: schmidthouse on August 16, 2019, 03:59:32 PM
Another fine product (and approach) by the developer of VoodooShield

'Whitelist Cloud'


Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: schmidthouse on October 17, 2019, 06:58:38 AM
The Voodoo Shield forum has moved from 'Calanderofdates forum(which no longer exists) to the developer's new forum.

https://voodooforums.com/ (https://voodooforums.com/)
Title: Re: Anyone on VoodooShield?
Post by: polonus on October 17, 2019, 11:07:49 PM
Hi schmidthouse,

Thanks for that info and the heads-up.

Still happy to use it. Keeps you out of harm's way, when installing something and it asks whether you want to allow it,
so you can give that decision a second thougt, based on what it proposes. You do not run the risks of letting an executable run unnoticed and that is a blessing on every Operational System to have such an opportunity.

polonus