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Alexhousek

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Aug 19, 2017
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Good god, I agree.. I'd often whitelist in VS and presto, a couple days later it was nagging again. I kind of feel like I should run VS, I love the interface, options, configuration and some areas where it excels IMO. Hopefully Dan can get v4 nailed out so it's not a total pita.

Almost everyone I have talked to has dropped VS for OSArmor..:unsure:

I for one continue to use VS. I like it a lot. I have never found it chatty at all. In addition, Dan is very responsive to feedback and issues that pop up. For example, 4.2 came out yesterday, there were reports of some issues, and the new version 4.20b was out today. I trust him and his product.
 

mekelek

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Feb 24, 2017
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Good god, I agree.. I'd often whitelist in VS and presto, a couple days later it was nagging again. I kind of feel like I should run VS, I love the interface, options, configuration and some areas where it excels IMO. Hopefully Dan can get v4 nailed out so it's not a total pita.

Almost everyone I have talked to has dropped VS for OSArmor..:unsure:
Dan reduced the performance hit in v4 and you can now create rules, tho it still has a few too much popups sometimes.
I kinda like getting feedback from my security suites that it's doing something, that's why I like GData's firewall notifications about scanning modified executables.
 

ticklemefeet

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Jan 31, 2018
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I am not sure what chatty means either. when vs scans a file it has to connect to VT. Who else has given two years free for helping test? not many. plus I just noticed I was given another year free. VS does not block anymore then appguard. as far as the rules in VS, I am not sure how many are using that feature. it seems a bit confusing to me.
 
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From everything I've read (only here at MT) their not the same animal, they cover different bases. Is this right?
VoodooShield is anti-executable whereas NVT OSArmor focus is on prevention of malicious activity. However they both do their job through process interception, so NVT OSArmor doesn't work like a typical security software's BB component will operate (not saying its a bad thing, so far so good actually).

Both VoodooShield and NVT OSArmor can be good for protecting your system however it depends on your needs/requirements and effort. For example, will you bother to properly respond to alerts in VoodooShield or investigate if OSArmor has a false positive?

To answer your question in short though, yes, they have different goals.

Apparently there is no issue with using both so you could even give that a go if you wanted to.
 

mekelek

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Feb 24, 2017
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From everything I've read (only here at MT) their not the same animal, they cover different bases. Is this right?
VS has VT to give you results from all engines, has a sandbox system you can run your not-so-sure samples and has an AI that can show a lot of false positives.
OSArmor focuses on blocking things entirely.

as @Opcode said, it's a matter of : are you going to go to the extra length to confirm the VS popups.
 

BryanB

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Aug 17, 2017
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VoodooShield is anti-executable whereas NVT OSArmor focus is on prevention of malicious activity. However they both do their job through process interception, so NVT OSArmor doesn't work like a typical security software's BB component will operate (not saying its a bad thing, so far so good actually).

Both VoodooShield and NVT OSArmor can be good for protecting your system however it depends on your needs/requirements and effort. For example, will you bother to properly respond to alerts in VoodooShield or investigate if OSArmor has a false positive?

To answer your question in short though, yes, they have different goals.

Apparently there is no issue with using both so you could even give that a go if you wanted to.
Thanks for your response Opcode, simple and well explained. I recently upgraded to Win 10 and with it having Defender built-in I'm trying to keep my system as lite as possible so just one of them for now and I am more comfortable with the one I know, VoodooShield, although the NVT team seem to be on fire lately, enjoying watching their progress.
 
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shmu26

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Some users got a little frustrated with chronic issues in voodooshield that never seem to get conclusively fixed, so they jumped on the OSA bandwagon, which offers a lot of advanced protection and seems to have less issues. There are ups and downs to both products.
 

mekelek

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Feb 24, 2017
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popups like these sometimes makes me wonder if I should switch
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AI safe, Signed, no VT hit.
Recommended: block
 

BryanB

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Aug 17, 2017
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Probably a couple weeks per Dan and yes, a definite improvement in performance in the last two versions.
 
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mekelek

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Feb 24, 2017
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VoodooShield 4.22 is officially released. It's rock solid for me.. It feels more like the matured 3x but with all of the features.
I just wish Dan would check for internet connection more often, GData's Firewall inspection makes VS report "no connection detected" for a while if GData checks it.
 
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