VoodooShield 5.50

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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US
    Hey guys, we are getting very close!  Here is the latest version… there are just a few things that I need to finish up, like the new artwork on the How It Works form, and I also need to finish the Windows Firewall feature.  It is all ready to go, but I don’t want to actually automatically add rules until we are sure all of the bugs are fixed, because believe me, as many changes as there were in this version, there are most likely be a few small bugs.

    There are way too many changes under the hood and with the WLC implementation for me to describe, that it is probably best for you guys to just try it and see.  A few small things though, I removed the Advanced Snapshot feature for a lot of reasons.  First, we really need to get back to our roots and focus on VS’s proprietary tiny, customized whitelist… that really is what VS is all about.  The whole goal is to offer the smallest attack surface in the industry.  Also, there is no reason to analyze thousands of files with WLC.

    Also, brand new whitelists will be automatically generated and scanned with WLC.  Again, the whole goal is to keep the whitelist as small as possible.  Then again, with WLC and the other features we have implemented the last year or so, unwanted blocks should be pretty much non-existent.

    I hope to catch up on the posts here soon… it is great to see you “old guys” 😉.

    And yes, I would uninstall the standalone version of WLC now 😉.

    Thank you guys, have a great weekend!

     

    VS 5.50 beta
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield550beta.exe
    SHA-256: bd85bc201c7f70c9677edb89cad73a85d0e3ed55e1f92507e9f4178dee53bdd0

    VS 5.51 beta
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield551beta.exe
    SHA-256: e05cb8ac0a89edaade7c3543c4717955c451efb2f953be3874f2bbad8e1cecdb

    VS 5.52 beta
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield552beta.exe
    SHA-256: dba4fd21024a2bc2686f5ed4e70f1242b5fd24bf66c5ad0987b4cd4ed56abc48

    VS 5.53e beta
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield553ebeta.exe
    SHA-256: 73770b6a1e9d9de5d506e0814fb8c2658b5d9f04c1d6fb572a62bcd046b9d410

    VS 5.54F beta
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield554Fbeta.exe
    SHA-256: 68441b9c1cdb871cd0181ead2b6fecd441582fccb6bbd4b3d144e72ec746186d

    VS 5.54G beta
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield554Gbeta.exe
    SHA-256: 60efd004a377393d69583abbfefdc7f6c7deef28893df832e9dedbf50e6baba7

    VS 5.54H beta
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield554Hbeta.exe
    SHA-256: 9391f87595681e03f37b23f20692b049d303f6e6a11cc2d36291daac6d1d43d5

    VS 5.54I beta
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield554Ibeta.exe
    SHA-256: 03c1f22ba2e9d73b96cf6133b4bf9da711bddd73063b7d2ab4859e304ad2c615

    VS 5.54K beta
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield554KBeta.exe
    SHA-256: b8c87fae09ebc75ea96c65fa6537643b6e2dad43f41df206ed127edc7a976051

    VS 5.55
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield.exe
    SHA-256: 40e42b086f7cc587fd5c31d92fcae22272838dbe285a0f187bb5bd26d417ac2a

    VS 5.56 beta
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield556beta.exe
    SHA-256: 7aba5acd48efb2c9343fe5b3c3c43314f3855f623e6969d7d6a617a8766c16c0

    VS 5.58 beta
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield558beta.exe
    SHA-256: 38c96247d45a094cf071be91a747ec38e20683707cbd84ccbb962e28a457dd48

    VS 5.59c
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield559c.exe
    SHA-256: a2ddd543bbf1dc5226c4e9e224672e2021e8325e3461c11e3c3871b744df0e13

    VS 5.60 Public Release
    https://voodooshield.com/Download/InstallVoodooShield.exe
    SHA-256: a08d9ae8c78c9ce9c51bee96ed7ab369eab668e053d80af7f01f86d76792d3cd

     

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    gorblimey
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    djg05: Tried to white list the “Not Safe” (which is MSOffice) and it froze VS.

    I’m trying (unsuccessfully) to not ROFL 🙁  How ironic!

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    Understanding the scope of the problem is the first step on the path to true panic. [Florence Ambrose, "Freefall"]
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    gorblimey
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    boredog: windows wont let me download this version.

    Is that Windows Defender or whatever name it has now?

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    boredog
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    I think it is edge smart screen. I just tried thru the gui and that worked
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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US

    djg05: Hi Dan

     

    Sorry to be the one to spoil the party

    Installed 5.59 with a clean install removing all settings. There were about 40 items being analyzed but that was down to 3 by this morning.

    Got the auto update to 5.6 but it was unable to complete until I disabled WLC and rebooted. It had also disabled parts of the computer making the reboot mandatory.

    After it was up and running it eventually settled down to the same 3 items in WLC. 2 being analyzed and 1 not safe. Tried to white list the “Not Safe” (which is MSOffice) and it froze VS. Then had to reboot.

    Let me know if you want me to send you anything.

    David

    Hey David, here is what I would do…

     

    1.  Exit out of VS and completely uninstall, and click Yes when it asks if you want to remove the settings and logs.

    2.  Reboot the computer

    3.  Install VS 5.60

    4.  It should run perfectly for you, but please email me the DeveloperLog.log and DeveloperServiceLog.log just to be sure.

    Thank you!

     

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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US

    boredog: windows wont let me download this version. first time this has happened

    Actually, this happens pretty much every time we have a new public release.  Edge detects VS as a virus… and I have reported it over and over and over to Microsoft, and they only fix the issue for the one release, so the next release I have to submit the file again.  It is odd though, they never flag the beta releases, just the public ones that are posted on our main website.  Thank you for letting me know, I will report this now.

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    schmidthouse
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    Install latest 5.60 via program auto update with no issues at all on both Win 10 64 Bit systems.

    Nicely done, all running smooth with no conflicts here.

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    Telos
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    Installed v5.6 w/WLC. It mislabeled a few as not safe. I changed those.

    One of the ones I marked as “safe” (sharex.exe) continued to behave badly (I couldn’t not upload images to web storage).

    Opening my firewall rules I saw that WLC blocks were still in place for sharex.exe (and another app) which I had marked “safe”.

    IMO, users should not need to edit firewall rules outside of WLC safe/not safe designations.

    PS: How do I login here without the woman in the high-necked blouse and fake smile staring at me? [EDIT: Adblock to the rescue; all good now]

    PSS: what is the letter “P” doing in the box below this post?

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    Darek
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    The same there,

    Updated to 5.60 without any issues.

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    GrDukeMalden
    Participant
    US
    WLC has been a bit of a bandwidth hog in recent days. Is there a way to disable auto uploads to the cloud and to have it just check the hash?

    Sandboxie|VS(Paid)|CFW(Free)|HMP.A!(Paid)

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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US

    Telos: Installed v5.6 w/WLC. It mislabeled a few as not safe. I changed those.

     

    One of the ones I marked as “safe” (sharex.exe) continued to behave badly (I couldn’t not upload images to web storage).

    Opening my firewall rules I saw that WLC blocks were still in place for sharex.exe (and another app) which I had marked “safe”.

    IMO, users should not need to edit firewall rules outside of WLC safe/not safe designations.

    PS: How do I login here without the woman in the high-necked blouse and fake smile staring at me? [EDIT: Adblock to the rescue; all good now]

    PSS: what is the letter “P” doing in the box below this post?

    I agree… we need to work on refining WLC a little more so that it manages the firewall rules on its own.  It is close, but it may not quite be there yet, so we can keep an eye on it.  The old entries might have been from an previous install of VS / WLC… maybe ;).

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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US

    GrDukeMalden: WLC has been a bit of a bandwidth hog in recent days. Is there a way to disable auto uploads to the cloud and to have it just check the hash?

    I understand, but if we had that option and everyone disabled auto upload, then the database would not have any hashes to look up ;).  If you give it another couple of weeks, the database will grow considerably because now all of the VS users are updating to 5.60 and it will have a lot more hashes.

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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US
    Again, thank you guys for all of your help!  In a day or two the WLC will be on a much larger and capable server, so it should be even quicker and we should be able to increase the 100mb limit to 500mb.  Then again, the bottleneck is most likely on the upload on the client side… but it certainly will not hurt.  Thanks again, talk to you soon!
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    Triple Helix
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    Telos:

    PSS: what is the letter “P” doing in the box below this post?

    It’s part of the forum software and nothing more!

    Microsoft® Windows Insider MVP - Windows Security - VoodooShield Pro - Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete - Glasswire Elite
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    khanyash
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    WhitelistCloud snapshot scan uploads the files every time?
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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US

    khanyash: WhitelistCloud snapshot scan uploads the files every time?

    WLC will first check to see if that specific file (by SHA-256) has been analyzed before, and if it has then it does not be analyzed again, so it just returns the result (very quickly).  If that specific file has not been analyzed before then it needs to upload the file for analysis, which can be slow depending on the user’s upload speed and the size of the file.  WLC then stores the result in the cloud database so that the next time an endpoint analyzes that specific file, the file does not need to be uploaded again, it simply looks up the result in the database.

    If for some odd reason you find that WLC is uploading every single file, that means that your connection to the WLC database is being blocked, in which case, please let me know because we need to figure out why.

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