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Offline polonus

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Who is using returnil?
« on: December 19, 2007, 08:54:11 AM »
Hi malware fighters,

Returnil, what are your experiences with it? http://www.returnilvirtualsystem.com/index_files/rvspersonal.htm

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Re: Who is using returnil?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 02:32:12 PM »
I've used it sometimes...
The problem is that it does not 'work' for applications that requires a reboot to install. About these installations I'm much more afraid than the ones that does not require a restart (generally not adding low level drivers, services, etc.). RevoUninstall does the job for the applications that does not need to restart after installation.
Anyway, Returnil is a good application for testing or letting the system partition clean. I have installed avast is a second partition, as all other programs that requires updates, so I can use Returnil and update my system regularly if I need to use it.
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Re: Who is using returnil?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 02:43:28 PM »
I've been using it for a few weeks and think it's great.  Have it installed on 4 computers, without the virtual partition since I have other drives to save things to.  My PC's start with the protection turned off, I then turn it on when I go on the net.  I haven't noticed any slow down with it turned on even with 2 other virtual machines running, plus other apps.

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Re: Who is using returnil?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 03:18:41 PM »
Without the virtual partition since I have other drives to save things to.
I do the same.

My PC's start with the protection turned off, I then turn it on when I go on the net.  I haven't noticed any slow down with it turned on even with 2 other virtual machines running, plus other apps.
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Re: Who is using returnil?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 04:14:56 PM »
It is pretty stable on my machines. At the price of $0 it is worth using if you don't have anything better.

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Re: Who is using returnil?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 06:23:44 PM »
For those who want to see the basic install options, and a demo of it's power of protecting your C: drive, plus your MBR, here are some movies.

http://heffy.com/tutorials/returnil/returnil.wmv
or
http://heffy.com/tutorials/returnil/returnil.html


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Re: Who is using returnil?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 07:43:51 PM »
I use Returnil and runs very well, but is always off. Only is on when i want test a program.
Be careful if AVASt updates while Returnil is On, because at next reboot AVASt downdate. I repaired AVAST and no problems.
For me is a must have program.

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Re: Who is using returnil?
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2007, 12:56:52 PM »
Be careful if AVASt updates while Returnil is On, because at next reboot AVASt downdate. I repaired AVAST and no problems.
This is why I have avast (and other programs) installed in other partition than the system one.
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