Shadow Defender and Privacy Concerns

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Oct 24, 2015
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Windows 7
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Emsisoft
#5
Yes, I know

I just want to know whether the Privacy Concerns of SB apply to SD or not
Short answer is No. They are very different programs and don't work the same way. Basically all Shadow Defender does is deflect all disk writes to a separate area of the drive outside of windows and on reboot discards them
 

HarborFront

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Oct 9, 2016
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Short answer is No. They are very different programs and don't work the same way. Basically all Shadow Defender does is deflect all disk writes to a separate area of the drive outside of windows and on reboot discards them
According to SB's Privacy Concerns running SB(or not) will expose your IP address. So in SD case it protects(anonymizes) your IP address since you said 'No'?
 

Cats-4_Owners-2

Level 37
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Dec 4, 2013
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Kaspersky
#7
According to SB's Privacy Concerns running SB(or not) will expose your IP address. So in SD case it protects(anonymizes) your IP address since you said 'No'?
@HarborFront , there are many "loose end" variables in security, and privacy (being able to see one's IP address) is one that is often overlooked, and so remains both a wise and more safely paranoid reality to expect this kind of privacy to be vulnerable even if happen to be protected from infections or changes made to our systems while in Shadow Defender's Shadow mode.
That said, a VPN might be one solution for your concerns. :)
 

Lockdown

From AppGuard
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Oct 24, 2016
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#8
These are Sandboxie's Privacy Concerns which explain the various known mechanisms that record information about the programs you run, either inside or outside the supervision of Sandboxie.

Sandboxie - Privacy Concerns

Anyone knows whether Shadow Defender is having the same as Sandboxie?

Thanks
Those are all Windows privacy concerns created by WIndows itself (it is how Windows works) and happen no matter what software is installed.
 

HarborFront

Level 36
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Oct 9, 2016
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@HarborFront , there are many "loose end" variables in security, and privacy (being able to see one's IP address) is one that is often overlooked, and so remains both a wise and more safely paranoid reality to expect this kind of privacy to be vulnerable even if happen to be protected from infections or changes made to our systems while in Shadow Defender's Shadow mode.
That said, a VPN might be one solution for your concerns. :)
Yes, I know using a VPN can do that

Thanks
 

Lockdown

From AppGuard
Developer
Oct 24, 2016
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#11
If you are paranoid about that sort of thing, and since this primarily a concern when there is direct physical access to the system, then encrypt your entire drive (VeraCrypt) and memorize the decryption key. Never write it down and don't use a usb key for access. Use your memory-only. It's all a hassle.

Malware can extract data like Windows logs, plain text passwords in the prefetch, etc. It's possible.
 
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