Status of AppGuard Personal

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@Lockdown Your thoughts on this: HitmanPro.Alert BETA in context of AppGuard?
I would think Mark means that OS components (usually whitelisted by security applications) are frequently abused now, so "whitelisting is dead." :)

To me, whitelisting is not dead. You whitelist OS components (the system space), especially the critical ones. Then, protect them against non-whitelisted objects to preserve their integrity. Whitelisting has its purpose. One just needs to utilize this purpose for better security. :)

The word "initiated" is incorrect, to me. I don't think that's the right term for the origin of malware attacks. :)

Whitelisting plus monitoring of program actions = good security model. :)
 
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@Lockdown Your thoughts on this: HitmanPro.Alert BETA in context of AppGuard?
Mark means you cannot implicitly trust (whitelist) what Microsoft ships with Windows. He is not saying anything that has not been known for the past few decades.

In the context of AppGuard, it blocks everything by default in User Space, so it doesn't much matter what is whitelisted in System Space. Also, AppGuard is SRP with the ability to disable processes - so if the user wants to harden their AppGuard install then they may do so - and AppGuard has Guarded programs that are run with restricted privileges.
 

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Thanks. Will just stick with v4 as long as possible. Sure wish they would offer a lifetime license for v5; at least for long time users of AG.

Robert
Lifetime licenses make no economic sense. We might as well close up shop and all go home for good.

You cannot even make money with lifetime version licenses. That's why we switched to the annual license subscription model just like virtually everyone else.
 
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I bought Granite AppGuard Personal at $29.95, which had a default auto-renew.

Thankfully I see the Fastspring subscription management site is still active ...

I like AppGuard, there is nothing quite like it, but they certainly don't 'want' the consumer market ... I may just go with NVT OSArmor in the future.
 
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Anymore official site to purchase personal license?
The last I saw from Granite Appguard (Not change to Granite Secure) it seems they doesnt offer anymore Appguard?
https://granitesecure.com/
The Granite AppGuard product line has been discontinued.

AppGuard Personal sales have been suspended for the foreseeable future. Notice that I did not say AppGuard Personal has been discontinued; I stated that the sale of the Personal version has been suspended.

For the consumer (non-commercial, home user) the available product is AppGuard Business.