New Update Shadow Defender - RIP

pvsurfer

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Oct 20, 2019
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SD's demise is no longer just speculation...

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pvsurfer

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Oct 20, 2019
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Sad indeed. Perhaps SD's demise was due to selling 'lifetime' licenses (not a wise business model), or perhaps the problem was rooted in the 'Great Firewall of China'.

I purchased a lifetime SD license back when WinXP was still current and over the years it has been my longest lasting (and most effective) security program. Even though the most current SD build was released about 3 years ago, it is still working perfectly on my Win10/11 PCs, so I'll just keep using it until it is no longer compatible with Windows.
 
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B-boy/StyLe/

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Mar 10, 2023
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what about shade sandbox or sandboxie? Is there a sandboxie guide on here?
They are not in the same category. Those are sandboxes, while Shadow Defender / Deep Freeze are mostly in the virtualization or in the reboot/restore category.

There is an overlap between sandboxing and virtualization/emulation, but they are different in design intent and technique.
 
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pvsurfer

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Oct 20, 2019
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What was so funny about my post? :) If you know better SD alternatives, I am open for suggestions.
I didn't see anything funny about your post. As for suggesting alternatives, Deep Freeze is the only similar program that is still 'supported', and that's actually funny (more on that below), but imho it is silly for existing SD users to consider abandoning its use as long as it still works properly with all Windows versions (which it does)! SD is not only much easier to use than DF, it is far more versatile (and I can back that up).

The case made for Deep Freeze is that it's both stable and supported - really? The current DF (Standard) version was released in Nov 2023 (about 30 months after the prior release) and is fraught with more than 30 known (reported and unresolved) issues!
 
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