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  1.    18 Nov 2015 #1
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    SmartScreen, UAC, and VoodooShield


    If I have smartscreen enabled, and UAC set at the highest level, does that make security apps like VoodooShield superfluous?
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  2.    25 Sep 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmu26 View Post
    If I have smartscreen enabled, and UAC set at the highest level, does that make security apps like VoodooShield superfluous?
    no, it doesn't.
    1 some malware can bypass smartscreen and UAC
    2 some malware installs by script, which is even trickier to block
    3 there are fileless exploits, which are trickiest to block.
    For these 3 reasons, you can benefit from Voodooshield, besides the fact that it has Ai to help you evaluate if a file is safe or not.
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  3.    25 Sep 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmu26 View Post
    no, it doesn't.
    1 some malware can bypass smartscreen and UAC
    2 some malware installs by script, which is even trickier to block
    3 there are fileless exploits, which are trickiest to block.
    For these 3 reasons, you can benefit from Voodooshield, besides the fact that it has Ai to help you evaluate if a file is safe or not.
    Did you just answer your own question?
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  4.    25 Sep 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kol12 View Post
    Did you just answer your own question?
    yes, as funny as it may seem. I am more knowledgeable now than I was a year ago...
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  5.    25 Sep 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmu26 View Post
    yes, as funny as it may seem. I am more knowledgeable now than I was a year ago...
    Ah didn't even notice the original post date so that make's sense.

    Do you use anything else with Voodooshield?
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  6.    25 Sep 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kol12 View Post
    Ah didn't even notice the original post date so that make's sense.

    Do you use anything else with Voodooshield?
    I actually change around my security configuration a lot, it's kind of my hobby to try out different security apps and combos.
    but here's a good security config that includes VS:
    Windows Defender + Voodooshield + HitmanPro.Alert
    to download latest version of VS:
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/be...oShield339.exe
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  7.    25 Sep 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmu26 View Post
    Windows Defender + Voodooshield + HitmanPro.Alert
    a word of explanation: this config is an example of the "layered" concept of security.
    in truth, VS alone will give you 100% protection -- if you do everything right and heed all warnings.
    but human beings make mistakes and take risks, so that's why it's good to have a second and third line of defense.
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  8.    29 Sep 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmu26 View Post
    a word of explanation: this config is an example of the "layered" concept of security.
    in truth, VS alone will give you 100% protection -- if you do everything right and heed all warnings.
    but human beings make mistakes and take risks, so that's why it's good to have a second and third line of defense.

    Hi!, I´m using VoodooShield free and shadow defender...when something comes in...VS stops it... and at reboot...SD leave my OS as new.

    Any suggestions?

    Kind regards, Hernán
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  9.    29 Sep 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by hernanuy View Post
    Hi!, I´m using VoodooShield free and shadow defender...when something comes in...VS stops it... and at reboot...SD leave my OS as new.

    Any suggestions?

    Kind regards, Hernán
    If you are interested in anti-exploit protection, HitmanPro.Alert is very good.
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  10.    29 Sep 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmu26 View Post
    If you are interested in anti-exploit protection, HitmanPro.Alert is very good.
    Thanks for replay, which one do you think is better? I use in a pc: VS and Reboot and Restore RX, and a laptop Shadow defender + VS

    If you were me.... shadow defender or Reboot and restore RX / VS or HitmanPro.Alert?

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