VoodooShield v3.48 (Beta) Review

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  1. BC2Tweak

    BC2Tweak Reviews Moderator Staff Member

    Hi all,

    This is an Update to the original Review. We will now examine v3.48 (Beta), which is the Current Version.

    - Developer Page: https://voodooshield.com/
    - Direct Download Link: https://voodooshield.com/Download/beta3/InstallVoodooShield.exe

    - All of the information concerning VoodoShield is accessed by scrolling up or down, the main Home Page. This includes the Area where you can Purchase a "Pro License" for VoodooShield.

    We'd like to, cheerfully, share some observations concerning our experience with the: VoodooShield (Beta) program:

    1. The version that you will download, is the free version, so it is restricted in the following ways: you are not able to change much of the settings, within the program. It is still very functionable. You are given 30 days to try the program out. I would recommend purchasing the "Pro" License, if you find that this software works great for you. Here's pricing information which I took directly from the VoodooShield Purchase Page:

    VoodooShieldPurchasePage.jpg

    As you can see above, it is very inexpensive to purchase a "Pro" License. And if you purchase for 2 or 3 years, you receive a very decent discount.

    2. It installed quickly and flawlessly on my laptop. I would STRONGLY suggest temporarily disabling any security software, prior to installing VoodooShield, so as to prevent any possible conflicts during the install process. No, VoodooShield does not conflict with my firewall and AV software, but it never hurts to be on the safe side while installing.

    3. VoodooShield installs icons, into your Notification Area on the Taskbar, as well as installs a Desktop Gadget. In the Screenshot below, you will see what this Icon looks like.
    VoodooShield_Screenshot1.jpg

    4. VoodooShield is not an AV program, in the typical sense. It is a newer class of security software that may be classified as an "Whitelisting App". Now, most of you have probably heard the terms: blacklisting and whitelisting. And you may be familiar with the technologies. For those who are not: Let me take a moment and explain these technologies. For its part, blacklisting is bad, in other words, adding something to a blacklist means that you absolutely and unequivocably DO NOT WANT that item (or, it is a bad and unsafe item). Now, whitelisting, is just the opposite. Whitelisting is good, in other words, adding something to a whitelist means that you absolutely and unequivocably DO WANT that item (or, it is a good and safe item). This is what VoodooShield does, it Whitelists items that you, the end-user, deem to be good and safe. This is why that these technologies differ from AV technologies. These technologies can actually catch unsafe items before they are allowed to execute on your PC/Mac, and harm your system. They will actually complement AV and firewall technologies, by providing an additional layer of protection for your PC/Mac.

    5. Now, let's take a look at the features of VoodooShield v3.45 (Beta).

    5a. When you right mouse-click on the desktop or notification area icon, here's the Menu that will pop-up.

    VoodooShieldMouseRightClickMenu.jpg

    5b. As you can see, under the "CHOOSE MODE:" option, you will see that "SMART" Mode is the Default
    Mode, and you can always change that be selecting one of the other three Modes. Now, let's examine what
    each of the four Operational Modes do.
    -- TRAINING Mode.
    This mode allows VoodooShield to learn what is okay and what is not, on your PC, in other words,
    you are training VoodooShield. It is not necessarily a good idea to leave VoodooShield, in this Mode,
    if you want the full protection of VoodooShield.
    -- SCAN & ALLOW Mode.
    This mode makes VoodooShield occasionally SCAN your computer and ALLOWS everything. It is
    probably the most permissive mode of all four and would not be recommended to use if you want the
    full protection of VoodooShield.
    -- SMART Mode (Default Mode).
    This mode turns VoodooShield ON when needed or OFF when not needed. It would be recommended to run VoodooShield in this Mode, or in ALWAYS ON Mode, if you want full Real-time protection.
    -- ALWAYS ON Mode.
    This mode runs VoodooShield in REAL-TIME, meaning it is always on and monitoring your PC. If you want full Real-Time protection, then this is the Mode for you.

    5c. If you mouse-click on the "How it Works" option, you will go through a two-page very mini-tutorial, which gives you the basics of how VoodooShield works. We will list this below, for you.

    VoodooShield_HowItWorks1.jpg
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    5d. If you need to temporarily disable VoodooShield, for software installation purposes or some other reason...it is very easy to do.
    -- Just mouse-click on the "Disable / Install Mode" option, and VoodooShield will be disabled until you mouse-click on another option. The Desktop Shield Icon will turn grayish and display the word "Disabled" on it, showing you that is its current status.

    5e. The "Take Snapshop" option, takes a snapshot of your current system configuration. If you are running VoodooShield in any one of the four Modes: Training, Scan & Allow, Smart or Always On Mode--then you will receive the following Dialog Pop-Up Box.
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    You will be asked in you want to "Take A Snapshot", and you will also be warned that doing this "will allow all running processes". You must mouse-click either: "Yes" or "No". "Yes" will commence to take the Snapshot, and "No" will exit out of the Dialog Pop-Up Box.

    5f. The "Move Shield" option simply allows you to move the "Desktop Shield Icon" to another place on your Desktop.
    -- Just mouse-click to select this option.
    -- You will then be presented with the following Dialog Pop-Up Box asking you if you want to move the "Desktop Shield Gadget", which is what this icon is officially called. We are not using that designation in this review/guide.
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    -- Simply mouse-click either: "Yes" or "No". If you mouse-click "Yes", then mouse-click on the icon, and move it to wherever you want on your Desktop. If you mouse-click "No", then it will close this Dialog Pop-Up Box.

    5g. The "Hide" option does exactly what its name implies. It will "Hide" the "Desktop Icon (Desktop Shield Gadget)". You will be presented with this Dialog Pop-Up Box, when mouse-clicking on this Option.
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    -- Simply mouse-click either: "Yes" or "No". If you mouse-click "Yes", then the "Desktop Icon" will be hidden, and if you mouse-click "No", then it will close this Dialog Pop-Up Box.

    -- To get the "Desktop Icon" back, you will need to do the following:
    --- You will need to right mouse-click on the "VoodooShield Notification Area Icon", to bring up the right-click Menu.
    --- Then simply, mouse-click on the word "Show", and the "Desktop Icon" will appear back on your Desktop.

    5h. The "Exit" Option does what its name implies. It closes VoodooShield. You are presented with a "Yes" or "No". Mouse-clicking "Yes" closed the VoodooShield operation. Mouse-clicking "No" cancels this "Exit" option, and returns you to your Desktop.
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    6. Now, let's take a look at VoodooShield v3.10 (Beta) Settings.
    -- Please Note: Not all settings are available in the "Free Version". What you are looking at is my copy of VoodooShield, which has been Licensed by me, so you will get a glimpse at all of the Settings which can be available to you.

    6a. The first Tab that we will be looking at is the: "Basic Settings" Tab. These primarily deal with the overall operation of VoodooShield.
    -- "Start VoodooShield when I start Windows" --> Decide whether you want it to start when you start Windows or not. (Simply mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    -- "Notify me when a new version of VoodooShield is released"--> New Version release notification. (Simply mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    -- "Display simple right click menu"--> Allows the right-click menu to be displayed, when mouse-clicking on the "Desktop Icon" and the "Notification Area Icon". (Simply mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    -- "Maximize Whitelist, User Log, Command Lines and Quarantine tabs"--> Allows these Tabs to be at Full-Screen Size. (Simply mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    -- "Enable balloon notifications and user prompts"--> Allows these types of notifications to be displayed by VoodooShield. If these annoy you, then de-select this option--of it is selected. (Simply mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    -- "Disable left clicking of the shield and prompts to prevent users from allowing new items"--> Make you have to use right mouse-click to bring up the Menu, and disables a certain type of prompt that VoodooShield provides by Default Operation. (Simply mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    -- "Deny by Default - Uncheck to show prompt instead of balloon"--> Everything is Denied, and you will receive a Balloon Notification asking you what you want to do with the item. Uncheck this Option to get a proper prompt, instead. (Simply mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    -- "Automatically allow all software from the Program Files folders"--> Automatically allows all your 64-Bits apps to run without hindrance. This is what the "\Program Files" folder contains--all the 64-Bit User-Installed Apps on your PC. (Simply mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    -- "Automatically allow specific critical Windows processes"--> Automatically allows Windows essential (critical) processes to run on your PC. (Simply mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    -- "Temporarily allow by publisher / digital signature until reactivation"--> Temporarily allows files to be installed/executed by specific security information attached to the file, while VoodooShield is de-activated (or, disabled). (Simply mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    -- "Activated in smart mode when USB Drive is inserted"--> Caused VoodooShield to automatically run in "Smart Mode" when one of these devices are inserted into a USB on your PC, irregardless of what Mode VoodooShield may be set in. A USB Drive is commonly called a: Thumb Drive or Flash Drive. (Simply mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    -- "Synchronize and backup my whitelist snapshot to the cloud"--> Allows VoodooShield to sync and save your whitelist snapshot to the cloud, so that it could be restored later, if necessary. (Simply mouse-click to select/de-select.)
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    6b. The second Tab that we will be looking at is the: "Advanced Settings" Tab. These also deal with the overall operation of VoodooShield, but in a deeper manner.

    – “Automatically reactivate when returning to a web app”-→ Allows VoodooShield to reactivate when returning to an internet app, even if it has been disabled. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    – “Automatically reactivate after :huh:?”←-(Up/Down Arrow Box With Selection From 5-900) seconds”-→ Allows VoodooShield to reactivate after a set amount of time. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    – “Automatically deactivate after :huh:?←-(Up/Down Arrow Box With Selection From 5-120) minutes of system idle”-→ Allows VoodooShield to automatically after a set of time that the PC has been idle. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    – “Notify me after :huh:?←-(Up/Down Arrow Box With Selection From 1-240) minutes if VoodooShield is off”-→ Allows you to select the amount of time that you want VoodooShield to notify you that it has been disabled. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    – “Enable VoodooShield anti-exploit protection for all web apps”-→ Allows VoodooShield to protect all the web apps that you have, put in the list in the Web Apps Tab, from malicious hacking exploits that can be contained within the web apps. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    – “Automatically allow by parent process (disable if you are using a web app that is not listed in the Web Apps tab)”-→ Allows sub-processes of parent apps, that are listed in your Web Apps Tab. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    – “Automatically scan blocked files with cloud based scan engine when VoodooShield is on”-→ Allows VoodooShield to use it cloud-based scan engine to scan blocked files. It is a very extensive list, as well. I believe that it currently lies at 55 different AV engines. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    – “Automatically scan user space items”when VoodooShield is OFF in Smart or Always ON Mode”-→ Allows your certain vulnerable areas of your PC to be scanned when VoodooShield is not Active in Smart Mode or you are using Always ON Mode. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    – “Automatically run file after scan if threat is not detected when VoodooShield is OFF in Smart or Always ON Mode”-→ Allows you to run a file that VoodooShield has detected as a possible threat and is then determined to be safe, when VoodooShield is not Active or is running in Always ON Mode. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    – “Automatically quarantine files with :huh:-→(Up/Down Arrow Box With Selection From 1-60) or more positive detections”--? Allows VoodooShield to automatically quarantine a file that has been found with :huh:-→(Number from 1-60 that you have set) number of positive detections by the cloud-based scan service. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    – “Show button instead of link to allow false positives”-→ By default, a link is shown that lets you tell VoodooShield that the file that is being detected as a false positive (meaning, that the file has been incorrectly identified by the scan engines as a possible threat, when it is not), is not a false positive. Selecting this setting changes this link to a button. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    – “Blacklist the following items when VoodooShield is ON”-→ You are given a list of nine different system apps that could be victims of malicious hacking. Selecting any or all of these systems apps will prevent them from automatically running, in other words, they are blacklisted, by VoodooShield. You have to manually tell VoodooShield that it is okay to run them when it pops up with a Dialog, when attemping to run these items. By default, they are all selected. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)

    --Here are the last items that are on this Tab. There are several "Buttons" at the the bottom of this Tab.
    --- “Edit Whitelist Online” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” will open your Default Web Browser and take you to the VoodooShield Account Login Page, where you can login to your Account and edit your Whitelist and do other stuff with your VoodooShield. You will have a VoodooShield Account if you purchased a License for it, as it requires that you setup an Account during the Purchase Process.
    --- “Reset Whitelist” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” does exactly what it says...it will Reset your Whitelist, which is the List that the good apps/system processes go onto. This cannot be undone, so be careful with this.
    --- “Update Check” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” goes online to see if there is a newer version of VoodooShield available. It is always good to check this ever so often, as you want to make sure that you keep VoodooShield updated.
    --- “Save” Button-→ Which by mouse-clicking will "Save" this Tab's Settings.

    Here's the screenshot for the "Advanced Settings Tab", that was described in detail, in the previous post.
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    6c. The third Tab that we will be looking at is the: "Web Apps" Tab.

    – In this area, you can select the Web Apps that will automatically use “Smart Mode”.
    – You also have the ability to add Apps (Custom Web Browsers and Email Clients) that you want to automatically use “Smart Mode”.

    – There is two “Buttons” at the bottom of this Tab.
    --- "Auto Detect Additional Running Web Apps"--> Which you can mouse-click to have VoodooShield Auto-Detect any additional running Web Apps, on your PC, that have not been previously Auto-Detected.
    --- "Save"--> Which by mouse-clicking will "Save" this Tab's Settings.
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    6d. The fourth Tab that we will be looking at is the: "User Interface Tweaks" Tab.

    – In the First Section of this Tab, is the ability for you to change the colors of the VoodooShield User Interface (UI).
    --- You can change the: Header color, the Tabs color, and the Buttons color.
    --- Their is also a “Button” to mouse-click on, to change the colors back to their Default Settings, if you so choose.

    – In the Second Section of this Tab, is a Left-To-Left Slider, which allows you to change the Transparency of the VoodooShield “Desktop Icon”. Leftmost Setting will make the “Desktop Icon” almost invisible, whereas, the Rightmost Setting makes the “Desktop Icon” very, very visible. And you have a lot of choices in-between those two settings. Please Note: This settings does not affect the “Main Program Interface”, just the “Desktop Icon”.

    – In the Third Section of this Tab, you have the following choices.
    --- “Automatically position the desktop shield gadget”-→ Selecting this will put the “Desktop Icon” at the bottom-right corner of your screen, even if you have moved the “Desktop Icon” to some other place on your Desktop. Using the “Move Shield” Setting on the Right-Click Menu will automatically disengage this Setting. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    --- “Keep the desktop shield gadget always on top of other windows”-→ Selecting this simply means that the “Desktop Icon” will always be visible you, no matter what other program window is open. The only exception to this is if you have selected the next Setting. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    --- “Hide the desktop shield gadget when another program is full screen”-→ This setting overrides the previous setting when a program is in Full Screen Mode, and the “Desktop Icon” is hidden when a program is in Full Screen Mode. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    --- “Enable countdown timer for prompts and display the prompts for :huh:?-->(Up/Down Arrow Box With Selection From 1-120) seconds”-→ Selecting this Setting will automatically close any prompt, in the set amount of time that you select, unless you close the prompt first. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)
    --- “Flash VoodooShield :huh:-->(Up/Down Arrow Box With Selection From 1-25) times when blocking an item”-→ Selecting this Setting will give you a visual prompt, via a flash anywhere from 1-25 times (User Specified Amount), when it blocks an item. (Mouse-click to select/de-select.)

    – And finally, there are several “Buttons” on the bottom of this Tab.
    --- “Edit Whitelist Online” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” will open your Default Web Browser and take you to the VoodooShield Account Login Page, where you can login to your Account and edit your Whitelist and do other stuff with your VoodooShield. You will have a VoodooShield Account if you purchased a License for it, as it requires that you setup an Account during the Purchase Process.
    --- “Reset Whitelist” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” does exactly what it says...it will Reset your Whitelist, which is the List that the good apps/system processes go onto. This cannot be undone, so be careful with this.
    --- “Update Check” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” goes online to see if there is a newer version of VoodooShield available. It is always good to check this ever so often, as you want to make sure that you keep VoodooShield updated.
    --- “Save” Button-→ Which by mouse-clicking will "Save" this Tab's Settings.
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    6e. The fifth Tab that we will be looking at is the: "Custom Folders" Tab.

    – “Custom Folders” allows you to specify which folders are allowed and blocked as VoodooShield toggles them from ON to OFF. To use this feature, you need to enable it first by clicking the “Enable Custom Folders” button below. ←- This was taken directly out of the VoodooShield “Main Program Interface”.

    -- Then of course, you have several “Buttons” located at the bottom of this Tab.
    --- “Enable Custom Folders” BUtton--> You must mouse-click this "Button" to enable this Tab's functions.
    --- “Reset Whitelist” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” does exactly what it says...it will Reset your Whitelist, which is the List that the good apps/system processes go onto. This cannot be undone, so be careful with this.
    --- “Update Check” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” goes online to see if there is a newer version of VoodooShield available. It is always good to check this ever so often, as you want to make sure that you keep VoodooShield updated.
    --- “Save” Button-→ Which by mouse-clicking will "Save" this Tab's Settings.
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    6f. The sixth Tab that we will be looking at is the: "Utility Settings" Tab.

    – At the top of this Tab, you have several different “Buttons”, which provide useful Utility functions.
    --- “Backup Whitelist to Desktop”-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button”, simply creates a backup of your Whitelist, which is the List that the good apps/system processes go onto, on your Desktop.
    --- “Backup Settings to Desktop”-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button”, simply creates a backup of your VoodooShield Settings on your Desktop.
    --- “Restore Whitelist from File”-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button”, simply restores your Whitelist from a backup file.
    --- “Restore Settings from File”-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button”, simply restores your VoodooShield Settings from a backup file.
    --- “Restore Default Settings”-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button”, will reset VoodooShield to all the Default Settings that it was installed with. Be careful with this, because this cannot be undone, unless you have backed your settings up, which is a great idea to do anyway.
    --- “Clear Threats Blocked Count”-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button”, resets the “Threats Blocked: :huh::huh::huh:” counter that appears at the very top of the VoodooShield “Main Program Interface”. Be careful with this one, too, because this cannot be undone.

    – Middle Section of this Tab, is where you can setup a password and password hint for VoodooShield. Please make sure to write the Password and Password Hint down, as I am not sure if they are retrievable or not.

    -- Then of course, you have several “Buttons” located at the bottom of this Tab.
    --- “Edit Whitelist Online” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” will open your Default Web Browser and take you to the VoodooShield Account Login Page, where you can login to your Account and edit your Whitelist and do other stuff with your VoodooShield. You will have a VoodooShield Account if you purchased a License for it, as it requires that you setup an Account during the Purchase Process.
    --- “Reset Whitelist” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” does exactly what it says...it will Reset your Whitelist, which is the List that the good apps/system processes go onto. This cannot be undone, so be careful with this.
    --- “Update Check” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” goes online to see if there is a newer version of VoodooShield available. It is always good to check this ever so often, as you want to make sure that you keep VoodooShield updated.
    --- “Save” Button-→ Which by mouse-clicking will "Save" this Tab's Settings.
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    6g. The seventh Tab that we will be looking at is the: "Whitelist Editor" Tab.

    -- This Tab is where all the “allowed” (or, “good”) programs are listed. If you mouse right-click on any of the files listed here, you will have only one Option, and that is to “Delete” that file.
    --- At the very top of this Tab is a listing that is really cool, it is right above the “Threats Blocked Counter” and this is what it looks like:
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    --- Also, at the top of this Tab, there is special notation which designates that "system processes" are marked in "red".
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    --- There is also a “Search Bar” at the top of this Tab, too.
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    --- This Tab also provides some very helpful information about each file or process. Here’s the information you’ll find here: “Time”-→ The Date and Time the file/process was added; “Path”-→ Where the file/process is located on your PC; “Hash (SHA-256)-→ The Hash code for each file/process. VoodooShield uses the “SHA-256” algorithm.

    -- Then of course, you have several “Buttons” located at the bottom of this Tab.
    --- “Edit Whitelist Online” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” will open your Default Web Browser and take you to the VoodooShield Account Login Page, where you can login to your Account and edit your Whitelist and do other stuff with your VoodooShield. You will have a VoodooShield Account if you purchased a License for it, as it requires that you setup an Account during the Purchase Process.
    --- “Reset Whitelist” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” does exactly what it says...it will Reset your Whitelist, which is the List that the good apps/system processes go onto. This cannot be undone, so be careful with this.
    --- “Update Check” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” goes online to see if there is a newer version of VoodooShield available. It is always good to check this ever so often, as you want to make sure that you keep VoodooShield updated.
    --- Fourth “Button”: “Save”-→ Which by mouse-clicking will "Save" this Tab's Settings.
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    6h. The eighth Tab that we will be looking at is the: "User Log" Tab.

    -- This Tab is similar to the “Whitelist Editor” Tab, but with one major difference. This Tab lists when you, the User, allowed or blocked a file/process. A blocked file/process will be shown in “red”. This Action is listed in the column titled: “Action”. This is difference between this Tab and the “Whitelist Editor” Tab.

    --- Also, at the top of this Tab, there is special notation which designates that files/processes that have been "blocked/quarantined" are marked in "red".
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    -- Then of course, you have several “Buttons” located at the bottom of this Tab.
    --- “Clear User Log” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” will completely clear this Tab. Be careful with this one, because it cannot be undone.
    --- “Reset Whitelist” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” does exactly what it says...it will Reset your Whitelist, which is the List that the good apps/system processes go onto. This cannot be undone, so be careful with this.
    --- “Update Check” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” goes online to see if there is a newer version of VoodooShield available. It is always good to check this ever so often, as you want to make sure that you keep VoodooShield updated.
    --- “Save” Button-→ Which by mouse-clicking will "Save" this Tab's Settings.
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    6i. The ninth Tab that we will be looking at is the: "Command Lines" Tab.

    – This is a really neat Tab, because it lists all of the “command line functions” that have been allowed or blocked on your computer. It is a simple, but powerful Tab. It has only two columns, and they are: “Action”-→ Whether you have allowed or blocked the “command line function”; and “Command Line”-→ Which tells you which “command line function” run or tried to execute.

    -- Then of course, you have several “Buttons” located at the bottom of this Tab.
    --- “Edit Whitelist Online” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” will open your Default Web Browser and take you to the VoodooShield Account Login Page, where you can login to your Account and edit your Whitelist and do other stuff with your VoodooShield. You will have a VoodooShield Account if you purchased a License for it, as it requires that you setup an Account during the Purchase Process.
    --- “Reset Whitelist” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” does exactly what it says...it will Reset your Whitelist, which is the List that the good apps/system processes go onto. This cannot be undone, so be careful with this.
    --- “Update Check” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” goes online to see if there is a newer version of VoodooShield available. It is always good to check this ever so often, as you want to make sure that you keep VoodooShield updated.
    --- “Save” Button-→ Which by mouse-clicking will "Save" this Tab's Settings.
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    6j. The tenth Tab that we will be looking at is the: "Quarantine" Tab.

    -- This Tab tells what file/process has been “Quarantined”. Usually this will be a file/process that has been blocked. This Tab has four columns in it, and they are: “Time”-→ The Time and Date that the “Quarantine” has occurred; “Process”-→ The file/process that has been “Quarantined”; “Path”-→ The path where the file/process was located on your PC; and the “Hash (SHA-256)-→ The Hash code for each file/process. VoodooShield uses the “SHA-256” algorithm.

    -- Then of course, you have several “Buttons” located at the bottom of this Tab.
    --- “Edit Whitelist Online” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” will open your Default Web Browser and take you to the VoodooShield Account Login Page, where you can login to your Account and edit your Whitelist and do other stuff with your VoodooShield. You will have a VoodooShield Account if you purchased a License for it, as it requires that you setup an Account during the Purchase Process.
    --- “Reset Whitelist” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” does exactly what it says...it will Reset your Whitelist, which is the List that the good apps/system processes go onto. This cannot be undone, so be careful with this.
    --- “Update Check” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” goes online to see if there is a newer version of VoodooShield available. It is always good to check this ever so often, as you want to make sure that you keep VoodooShield updated.
    --- “Save” Button-→ Which by mouse-clicking will "Save" this Tab's Settings.
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    6k. The eleventh Tab that we will be looking at is the: "Registration" Tab.

    -- This Tab is where you enter your License Information for VoodooShield. If you have a License Key, you can enter it in here; or if you purchased directly from VoodooShield, then you will enter your VoodooShield Account Information here, which is: Your VoodooShield Email Account; and Your VoodooShield Account Password.

    --- You have Two “Buttons” on the right side, and they are: “Purchase Additional License Online”-→ Which will take you back to the VoodooShield Purchase Page to buy additional Licenses; and, “Confirmation”-→ Which you need to mouse-click after entering in your VoodooShield Account Information on the left side, so that your VoodooShield will become a “Registered/Licensed Version”.

    -- Then of course, you have several “Buttons” located at the bottom of this Tab.
    --- “Edit Whitelist Online” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” will open your Default Web Browser and take you to the VoodooShield Account Login Page, where you can login to your Account and edit your Whitelist and do other stuff with your VoodooShield. You will have a VoodooShield Account if you purchased a License for it, as it requires that you setup an Account during the Purchase Process.
    --- “Reset Whitelist” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” does exactly what it says...it will Reset your Whitelist, which is the List that the good apps/system processes go onto. This cannot be undone, so be careful with this.
    --- “Update Check” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” goes online to see if there is a newer version of VoodooShield available. It is always good to check this ever so often, as you want to make sure that you keep VoodooShield updated.
    --- “Save” Button-→ Which by mouse-clicking will "Save" this Tab's Settings.
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    6l. The twelfth and Final Tab that we will be looking at is the: "About VoodooShield" Tab.

    -- This Tab also provides a lot of helpful information to you.

    --- The first thing listed here is the: “Current Version Number, something like this: “VoodooShield version 3.10 Beta”.

    --- The second thing listed here is: various thanks the developers are expressing.

    --- The third thing listed here is: copyright and patent information.

    --- And, the fourth thing listed here is a Blue “Button” which says: “Restore Default Settings”-→ Now again, be careful with this one, because it will wipe out all your currently saved settings. Please make sure that you have backed up your VoodooShield Settings, as previously listed in this Guide/Review (Please see “Utility Settings” Tab to do this).

    -- Then of course, you have several “Buttons” located at the bottom of this Tab.
    --- “Edit Whitelist Online” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” will open your Default Web Browser and take you to the VoodooShield Account Login Page, where you can login to your Account and edit your Whitelist and do other stuff with your VoodooShield. You will have a VoodooShield Account if you purchased a License for it, as it requires that you setup an Account during the Purchase Process.
    --- “Reset Whitelist” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” does exactly what it says...it will Reset your Whitelist, which is the List that the good apps/system processes go onto. This cannot be undone, so be careful with this.
    --- “Update Check” Button-→ Mouse-clicking this “Button” goes online to see if there is a newer version of VoodooShield available. It is always good to check this ever so often, as you want to make sure that you keep VoodooShield updated.
    --- “Save” Button-→ Which by mouse-clicking will "Save" this Tab's Settings.
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    ** And by the heavens, folks, we are finally done!! It is always satisfying to be done with a project!! :) :) I hope that you have enjoyed this Walkthrough/Guide/Review of VoodooShield. We have much enjoyed putting this thing together!! :) :) **

    ** PLEASE NOTE: This Walkthough/Guide/Review is Copyright (C) Brent Carey (BC2Tweak). No modifications are allowed to be made this, nor may you download it, post it to any other website, nor make any other changes to it. All screenshots are made directly off VoodooShield, excepting a couple of VoodooShield website screenshots. **
     

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  3. jasonX

    jasonX Giveaways Moderator Staff Member

    Hi BC2Tweak,

    Yeah seems to be a great AE/Whitelisting app. I may install it also when I can get a spare drive to test it. With that test drive (if the health permits it) will also test some programs even for just a short time. So maybe we can post it here at the Reviews section and compare and discuss observations here :)

    jasonX
     
  4. BC2Tweak

    BC2Tweak Reviews Moderator Staff Member

    Unfortunately, I couldn't quite finish the review. I think I need one of the admin's to adjust a couple of things. VS does quite a nice job, as it is described. One of the cons to it, is that it may interfere with a game you are playing. Once I am able to complete a thorough review of it, I will make note of that. :)
     
  5. jasonX

    jasonX Giveaways Moderator Staff Member

    --Yeah I have an inclination that I know what you mean....I made a short review of Seagate DiscWizard last week and I wanted to post it here but ran into that same trouble. Unfortunately guardian is in "patrol"(that's his other day job with Defense contractors LOL) and seems out of touch (but he has responded via email and will be back here in a wink).

    We will on your interesting review with eagerness :)
     
  6. BC2Tweak

    BC2Tweak Reviews Moderator Staff Member

    That's cool! I figured that he might be busy doing something important, so I will wait. :)
     
  7. jasonX

    jasonX Giveaways Moderator Staff Member

    Great review going on there BC2Tweak!! Am currently busy with setting up the details of the upcoming Tweakbytes Official Giveaway but when I get the spare drive I too will test some stuff :) Keep going :)
     
  8. BC2Tweak

    BC2Tweak Reviews Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks!! :)
     
  9. Raul90

    Raul90 Valued TBT Member Known Member

    Thank you for the walkthrough. Got interested now with Voodooshield. For a year or so I have been dodging Voodooshield as I have Appguard and I did not want to tinker further but from this review I am interested to check it out. Are there no issues with Widows 10?
     
  10. Raul90

    Raul90 Valued TBT Member Known Member

    Further checking I see in Wilders that Voodooshield ver 3.48 is now available and ver 3.49 will soon be released. The inclusion of VoodooAi 2.0 in the next version is still unclear though.

    Wilderssecurity Thread
     
  11. BC2Tweak

    BC2Tweak Reviews Moderator Staff Member

    Finally, was able to merge the three posts into one!! :)
     
  12. LowcyGier

    LowcyGier Junior Member

    BC2Tweak - Thank you for your review. It's nice to read such reviews. Please more of such reviews. Earlier, I used NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro. I'm currently using VoodooShield as for me it's more intuitive and comfortable.
     
  13. jerzy6012.50

    jerzy6012.50 Valued Member Known Member

    now I use VoodooShield is a very good program easy to use and very intuicyny I am very happy with it.
    I have a two-year licenses.:cool:
     
  14. Der.Reisende

    Der.Reisende Malware Tester Silver Member

    Thank you for the in-depth review @BC2Tweak!
    Must have taken you some time, but worth it!
    Installed the soft again today, seems to not conflict with Dr. Web, does an incredible job in blocking malware :)
     
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  15. BC2Tweak

    BC2Tweak Reviews Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks everyone!! It warms my heart to know that the Review is helping folks. :thanx::glad:

    They do take time, but to do something right and proper....you simply can't rush it. It's always a pleasure and joy to be able to do these Reviews. :glad:
     
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  16. eufrasiox

    eufrasiox Member

    impressive work
    I read software reviews
    But this is the most complete
    That I have seen
    Very interesting and instructive
    Thank you very much for teaching us all
     
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  17. guardian

    guardian Administrator Staff Member

    for sure your software reviews are more than very impressive they are a true work of art.. all hail BC2Tweak !!
     
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  18. guardian

    guardian Administrator Staff Member

    :thanx: this is :great: :news: to read
     
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  19. SUPU KABI

    SUPU KABI Member

    Thanks great review salute your effort to make this review. Thank you very much.
     
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  20. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj Member Silver Member

    I'm about to review a software that I love and reading this review I felt the same love that I would put to write for a software that was really dear to me. So yep, that in itself makes this a great review of a software that is new to me, but I felt that connection. Really appreciate all the hard work for this review. All the points for the consistency and dedication :thanx:
     
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  21. jelson

    jelson Junior Member

    @BC2Tweak wonderful review... thanks for the walk-through on how to set it up.
     
  22. Petrovic

    Petrovic Forum Addict Silver Member

    BC2Tweak - Thanks for your review!
    -Many resource usage by voodooshield
     
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  23. usertweakbytes

    usertweakbytes Junior Member

    Thanks for great review ! I like the Graphic presentation in the review which really helps in knowing the product more accurately apart from the all info about the voodooshield pro and the various settings in the program. Really thankfull BC2Tweak for this review.
     
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  24. ant_gamal

    ant_gamal Member

    Great review explains everything you need
    This appz grows up quickly and gains users very quick

    I will be happy to try pro version
     
  25. artoor

    artoor Moderator Staff Member

    Great review, @BC2Tweak - as always actually. I admire those who can do such an excellent job as our TbT members.
    As for VS I have my Pro license comming to an end but haven't been using it - after reading your review I'll give it another try :)
     
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  26. hakah

    hakah Junior Member

    Thanks @BC2Tweak for the detailed review and have great interest in the followings :
    Item 4 : it provides an in-depth knowledge on Whitelisting Technology and its functions.
    Item 5e : it is very useful and may sometimes be required in case it is necessary.
     
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