New Update SpyShelter v15 Beta

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please report back about your experience running SS 15 beta.
Runs without any issues. I knew the old Spyshelter (a HIPS with FW and Spyware protection), this one seems to protect important registry keys and windows files and has application launch control (but not on parent - child level). This is a bit speculation of my side, because it seems to be a rather user friendly application control program (and also seems to have some sort of blacklist). Feels light also. Would be nice to see this one tested with a pure blacklist free AV like Bitdefender free (@Shadowra could you test such a combo?)
 
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The new owner didn't stop development, they rather worked in 2023 to release this new version 15 Beta. Very long time but better late release than never ;)
Of course, we never know what happens with SpyShelter's userbase in the future, but as said by @Shantir it is the same case even for other software...


I tried to inform you earlier in this thread. Spyshelter's Application Control makes it's different from basic AVs like the free ones Avira, Avast, Bitdefender Free, MD.
If you are using CyberLock and paid for your license, then you don't need Spyshelter, otherwise all would be "overkill".

Regarding the upcoming test by @Shadowra I doubt Spyshelter is able to protect fully the system, manually user intervention is required to block or quarantine threats.
As recommended, Spyshelter should be used together with an basic AV, in combo it's more likely to be protected.
More advanced paid AVs has enough protection features, e.g. Kaspersky, Bitdefender, F-Secure and others...
Looking at the history of SS we perhaps have more than 10 years of development but everything depends of computer technology that appears in next years :)
I don't know is SS able to protect whole system but looking on doubts @silversurfer I will love my old 12.9 version :love:
 
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SpyShelter 15.0.2.503
 

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SpyShelter 15.0.2.503
What’s new?
  • SpyShelter 15 is now no longer in beta testing. Thank you for all your feedback via our helpdesk and forum so we could improve SpyShelter! Please keep providing feedback in our public forum so we can keep improving.
  • SpyShelter now supports PUP protection. PUP means “Potentially Unwanted Programs” and was requested by many SpyShelter fans. To turn this on, go to the Protection tab “Threat Protection” area (click the right side arrow), or leave it turned off if PUPs aren’t an issue for you. SpyShelter will now stop unwanted programs before they can even launch. If SpyShelter catches a program you want to install, just unquarantine it to use it by going to the Rules tab.
  • Now when threats or PUPs are quarantined, SpyShelter shows you an alert on the desktop, and an event. Previously you could only see this under SpyShelter’s Rules.
  • Go to SpyShelter’s settings to only show red dots and red event alerts for threats only, or unsigned executables and threats only.
  • SpyShelter has had many UI fixes and enhancements due to user reports and feedback.
  • The SpyShelter software already doesn’t collect any identifiable information, but for those who want an extreme level of privacy, SpyShelter now has a built-in extreme privacy mode for all free or paid users. A SpyShelter fan requested this mode via a private message in our forum, so we built it for that person. To use this mode, install SpyShelter from the Windows Terminal with the command /privacy. Now SpyShelter Threat Detection, Insights, and any other features that may send data (that’s already non-identifiable as is) are disabled from SpyShelter’s installation. Therefore, now even non-identifiable data isn’t sent anywhere when using SpyShelter while in /privacy mode. Unfortunately this causes you to miss out on any threat detection or insights, to it’s not recommended for most people. However, this mode may be useful for some work environments or IT requirements. To leave this privacy mode you have to uninstall SpyShelter and reinstall it with the /clean command.
  • SpyShelter yearly subscriptions are now live. Thanks for considering supporting our work on this project so we can keep building new features and improving SpyShelter! Unlike many subscription companies we make it easy to cancel your subscription. You can purchase, then immediately click “unsubscribe” in your email to cancel rebills if you prefer. We don’t make you have to contact us to cancel subscriptions.


Regarding SpyShelter icon and "red dots" (Windows Taskbar/System Tray), users have from now 3 options:
  1. All events
  2. Unsigned/Threats only
  3. Threats only

SS#1.pngSS#2.png
 
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Various languages support might be available in the future:

Someone is may be interested for translation and you could try to request a free license for your work to translate... ;)
 

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