1. Umbra

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    Official Website:
    http://www.filecritic.com/blue-ridge-networks-appguard-review/
    read more via the link above.
     
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  2. Tiny

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    Tried it out alongside ReHIPS and it was very light. After about ten or so minutes to figure out which programs to set as guarded, I had no problems whatsoever.

    Insignificant mistake I made was downloading 4.4.1.6 which had a 30 day evaluation period. Still, pretty solid. Plan on using it till it runs out to tinker further. Thanks to @Umbra & @Lockdown for help with proper configuration.:)
     
  3. ParaXY

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    I'd like to give AppGuard a try but when I visited their website I couldn't find a download link for a demo?

    Some questions:

    1. I see if you purchase this it is only valid for one year. What happens after a year? Does it stop working altogether or can you continue to use it but not download the latest version?
    2. Can it help with blocking malicious files on USB keys that are connected to a machine?
    3. Can AppGuard run side by side with AppLocker? I'm still unsure I even need AppGuard since I use AppLocker but am happy to hear I am wrong!
    Thanks!
     
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  4. Umbra

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    There is no more trials.

    1 - no idea, i think the license stop and you revert to demo mode until you repurchase one. I can't confirm , since it was implemented less than a year.
    2- Yes, USB/external devices are considered User-Space
    3-i guess yes, they will just overlap, however AG will protect the memory and restrict access to folders. basically AG = Applocker but simpler and stronger
     
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  5. ParaXY

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    Thanks Umbra. I'm assuming I would need the Personal version if I was to use AppGuard?

    Argh, I really hate ongoing subscription fee based software that you can't buy outright!

    I do like the fact that AG has the memory protection. This is something I am lacking.

    There is very little reviews/Youtube videos on AG but the little that there is rates it highly!
     
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  6. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    yes the "consumer" one.

    It is why it is my main protection despite all built-in tool available in Win10.

    Video Review - AppGuard on Windows 10- An Unconventional Use
    Video Review - AppGuard against Ransomware
    Video Review - Appguard vs Voodooshield

    note that in some videos AG is on default settings.
     
  7. ParaXY

    ParaXY Level 4

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    Thanks for the video links.

    What is the current/latest version of AppGuard?
     
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  8. Umbra

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    v4.4.6.1 (end of life using old licensing version ) aka v5.2.9.1 (replacement using new licensing system)
     
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  9. ParaXY

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    So if I was to purchase right now I'd get 5.2.9.1? And have to renew annually?
     
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  10. Umbra

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    Yep
     
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  11. Umbra

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    @ParaXY

     
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  12. ParaXY

    ParaXY Level 4

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    I'm really keen on AppGuard but not having a demo available anymore is really annoying. Not sure how I am meant to evaluate this product without a trial/demo...

    Thanks for the helpful post.
     
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    Is there an up to date PDF manual I could download to read up about AppGuard?
     
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  14. Umbra

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    Believe, it is the one app i will buy eye closed :D

    nope :p

    however, a review there: (which even explain better than the help file ^^ )

    User Review - AppGuard
     
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    Great reviews. I am tempted to purchase this. Just need to think about how it'll work side by side with AppLocker. Hmmm.
     
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    #18 SHvFl, May 9, 2017
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    It will but why. No reason to keep using applocker when you have appguard.
     
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    ParaXY Level 4

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    Yeah, just trying to figure out how this will all fit together on my machine. I like AppLocker and may even give Device Guard another chance after reading some more on it today. Does Device Guard give memory protection?
     
  20. Lockdown

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    #20 Lockdown, May 9, 2017
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    Device Guard is only available on Education\Enterprise versions of Windows.

    The articles on TechNet and MSDN do a dis-service when they do not explicitly state at the top of the page - "Windows 10 Education\Enterprise only" instead of just "Windows 10."

    All the most advanced features in Group Policy, Windows Defender, Application Control, etc - are always only available on Education\Enterprise versions of Windows - and those advanced features never get filtered-down to Pro or Home versions. They remain only available on Education\Enterprise so that Microsoft can justify the huge cost of the Education\Enterprise licenses.

    In fact, some of the advanced features - like Windows Defender APT - are not even included in the base Education\Enterprise license, but must instead be purchased separately as an add-on. Some are one-time fees and others are annual subscription add-ons.
     
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