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April 30 2015

DefenseWall v3.25 released.
1. Privilege escalation from within trusted zone solved (many thanks to Parvez Anwar).
2. Untrusted zone bypass method covered.
3. Whitelist has been extended.
4. Help file updated.

March 27, 2014

DefenseWall v3.24 released.
1. Digital certificate issue solved.

March 20, 2014

DefenseWall v3.23 released.
1. Support for new Chromium-based Opera.
2. Minor improvements.

July 30, 2013

DefenseWall v3.22 released.
1. Google Chrome crashes when untrusted solved.
2. Windows 8.1 Preview support.
3. Internal browser "Tab" issue solved.
4. Untrusted Zoom Player issue solved.
5. Internal improvements on performance.

February 15, 2013

DefenseWall v3.21 released.
1. Now it's possible to update FireFox, uTorrent and ICQ out of box, without need to run them as trusted first.
2. Windows 8 Mail Metro is set as untrusted by default.
3. Minor internal improvements.

November 13, 2012

DefenseWall v3.20 released.
1. Automatic cleanup for internal lists enhanced.
2. Whitelist extended.
3. Solved an issue with FireFox can't play Flash-based content.
4. One new hotkey (Win-Alt-'R') added for displaying trusted and untrusted processes currently running.
5. Number of untrusted processes, displaying with tray icon, up to 50. Creer, thank you for the icon's artwork!

August 27, 2012

DefenseWall v3.19 released.
Windows 8 compatibility improved.
FireFox Aurora/Nightly update issue solved.
An issue solved with the main executable.
Whitelisting list enhanced

April 29, 2012

DefenseWall v3.18 released.
Every binary module is digitally signed.
Found and solved an issue with copy control functionality. Now it puts untrusted attribute correct way.
Found and solved an issue with Windows events were triggering once per two seconds.
Found and solved an issue with inability to start WMP initialization in trusted zone for Windows 8.
Whitelisting enhanced.

February 10, 2012

DefenseWall v3.17 released.
Internal improvements on various 3.16 issues.

November 18, 2011

DefenseWall v3.16 released.
1. Anti-TOCTTOU protection issues solved.
2. Windows 8 pre-beta compatible.
3. Project is re-written with safe string functions.
4. Initialization scripts are improved.

July 20, 2011

DefenseWall v3.15 released.
1. Internal lists caching implemented.
2. Anti-TOCTTOU protection hardened.
3. New protection methods implemented.
4. Few issues are solved.

June 30, 2011

DefenseWall v3.14 released.
1. "Go Banking/Shopping" mode is enhanced with built-in elementary browser. From now on, this mode does not terminate all the untrusted processes.
2. Opera auto-updates are supported.
3. Protection algorithms are improved.
4. Various compatibility issues are solved.
5. BitCoin client for Windows is covered by "Resource Protection" to prevent walled.dat stealing.

May 26, 2011

DefenseWall v3.13 released.
1. A serious issue may allow malware to execute on every Windows restart solved.
2. "Stop attack" now restarts services that were terminated in order to restore full computer functionality without restart.
3. Minor updates and fixes.

May 12, 2011

DefenseWall v3.12 released.
1. Now DefenseWall push its logging reports into the Windows "Application" log.
2. MS10-73 covered for unpatched Windows instances.
3. Compatibility issues with third-party software solved.
4. White list extended.

April 7, 2011

DefenseWall v3.11 released.
Multiple kernel memory leaks issues are solved, as well as two BSOD ones.

March 24, 2011

DefenseWall v3.10 released.
1. Tray menu re-built.
2. New popup dialog on new "Program Files" folder making by untrusted process.
3. "Untrusted Applications", "Rollback", "Firewall" and "Defense Excludes" dialog's lists are much faster.
4. Untrusted status visualization with Windows Explorer.
5. Whitelist is enhanced.
6. Two BSOD issues solved.
7. Minor security and compatibility issues solved.

December 06, 2010

DefenseWall v3.09 released.
1. Windows Vista/7 Scheduler issue solved
2. Windows Vista/7 login/logout issue solved
3. Overal protection level increased

October 13, 2010

DefenseWall v3.08 released.
MS Word, AVG 2011, Norton Online Family, IIS, Apache and some other compatibility issues are solved. Programming errors in protection are fixed.

September 05, 2010

DefenseWall v3.07 released.
This build contains a number of security improvements and compatibility issues solved.
Greek UI translation added.

August 05, 2010

DefenseWall v3.06 released.
This build solves several issues, including a BSOD one.
German UI translation added.

July 26, 2010

DefenseWall v3.05 released.
Windows Shell .LNK exploit coped.

July 17, 2010

DefenseWall v3.04 released.
Anti-TOCTTOU (race conditions) protection has been improved.
Shared folders issue has been solved.

July 06, 2010

DefenseWall v3.03 released.
Strong anti-TOCTTOU (race conditions) protection is integrated into.
Untrusted document files, not allowed to be modified by untrusted, running with MS Office, are able now to be modified.
Various issues are improved.

June 10, 2010

DefenseWall v3.02 released.
This build solves multiple issues, including a BSOD one.

May 20, 2010

DefenseWall v3.01 released.
This build solves multiple issues, found with v3.00.

April 20, 2010

DefenseWall v3.00 released.
New DefenseWall Personal Firewall edition is created.
Dynamic Trusted/Untrusted zones control for installation software is added.
System shutdown control is added.
Screen capturing control for untrusted processes is added.
Whitelisting for new "known as good" installation programs is added.
Multiple stability and security-related issues are solved.

June 29, 2009

DefenseWall v2.56 released.
Various third-party compatibility issues are fixed. DDE launch is improved. IBM Lotus Symphony support is added.

May 27, 2009

DefenseWall v2.53 has been reviewd and tested by the AV-Comparatives test laboratory.

May 21, 2009

DefenseWall v2.55 released.
New Windows 7 Release Candidate compatibility issues are fixed.

May 1, 2009

DefenseWall v2.54 released.
This version fixes various issues alongside with sandbox defense hardening. Atlantics Word Processor support is added.

April 7, 2009

DefenseWall v2.53 released.
This version fixes various issues found with the 2.52 one.

March 19, 2009

DefenseWall v2.52 released.
This build fixes main module high CPU usage as well as a number of third-party software compatibility.

March 8, 2009

DefenseWall v2.51 released.
1. This build fixes a number of serious flows with the previous versions as well as a few kernel memory leaks.
2. System time protection is added.
3. Symbolic links protection is added.

February 27, 2009

DefenseWall v2.50 released.
This build fixes a number of minor issues with 2.49 release.

February 22, 2009

DefenseWall v2.49 released.
A serious error have been found with 2.48 release.

February 19, 2009

DefenseWall v2.48 released.
1. Correct DOS named identification for remote resources under Windows XP.
2. Mount manager critical functions protection.
3. "Plugins" folder manipulatons protection.
4. Complete MS Office processes separation. With it, its trusted processes won't be turned to untrusted state.
5. You can disable logging.
6. Complete Fast User Switch function support.
7. BlockInput function is blocked.
8. "Resource Protection" notification windows are off by default.
9. Compatibility issues fixes.

January 20, 2009

DefenseWall v2.47 released.
This version fixes a number of problems found with the 2.46 version.

January 15, 2009

DefenseWall v2.46 released.
1. Advanced COM protocol control.
2. Improved localization abilities (dwall_res.dll). Now on, you can make any localizations by your own hands.
3. Performance improvements.
5. OpenOffice3, Google Chrome, SWR Iron, Windows Media Recorder 12, Reply Media Catcher and other software support with default ruleset.
6. Removable HDD's are supported as removable devices.
7. Process separation for MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Word Viewer.
8. Removable sources are untrusted by default.
9. Buggy ActiveSkin is dropped off. Software is temporary unskinned.
Also, version contains a number of compatibility fixes.

July 30, 2008

DefenseWall v2.45 released.
1. Significantly increased the number of auto-protected files extensions in order to improve GpCode protection.
2. Added an ability to automatically launch browser for "Go Banking/Shopping" as trusted.
3. Added an ability to save DW's logs into one text file.
4. Added "Query Google" function for keys/files/folders from the rollback list.
5. Added "Save Details" function to save keys/files/folders info from the rollback list.
6. Added "Secured Files" excludes feature.
7. Added protection against account rights removal.
8. Re-organized shell extension menu.
9. Added additional resource protection for aMSN, Windows Address Book and Outlook Express mailing folders.
Also, version contains a number of compatibility fixes.

June 27, 2008

DefenseWall v2.44 released.
This version contains a number of fixes and improvements.

June 6, 2008

DefenseWall v2.43 released.
This version contains a number of fixes and improvements.

May 22, 2008

DefenseWall v2.42 released.
1. [Improved] Under some conditions, processes under Vista didn't inherited untrusted status if running with higher privileges with UAC.
2. [Improved] Support of the Vista built-in unzip utility is improved.

May 21, 2008

DefenseWall v2.41 released.
Fixed various errors within application and kernel mode made during new version building process.

May 13, 2008

DefenseWall v2.40 released.
1. [New] Innovative "resource protection" technique allow to protect game accounts, passwords and other types of sensitive data.
2. [Fixed] Kernel memory leak.

March 27, 2008

DefenseWall v2.30 released.
1. DefenseWall HIPS Windows Explorer context menu supports multiple selections to add files to untrusted, defense excludes and secured lists.
2. Added autonatic ruleset support for Portable Opera.
3. A great portion of inner improvements and fixes.

 February 20, 2008

DefenseWall v2.20 released.
1. [New] Total untrusted files movement control.
2. [New] Option: 'Run files from local area network as untrusted'.
3. [New] Option: Go Banking/Shopping push button:: 'Set Browser for Go Banking/Shopping mode'.
4. [New] Option: Save DefenseWall HIPS settings push button:: Save main options/untrusted lists/additional lists/internal lists registry file.
5. [New] Enhanced/upgraded Internal Updater functionality (see Help file).
6. [New] Notification on program start when protection is disabled.
7. [New] Portable Firefox and Thunderbird are now supported: .exe must be added manually to Untrusted List.
8. [Add] Windows Explorer Context Menu: 'Run as trusted all'.
9. [Add] PDFs now supported as untrusted (right now with double-click only).
10.[Fixed] Minor bugs and user issues fixed.

January 06, 2008

DefenseWall v2.10 released.
1. Automatic updates scheduler is added.
2. Added new "Untrusted application excludes" feature.
3. An ability to remove files with "Defense Excludes" dialog is added.
4. A great portion of inner improvements and fixes.

November 17, 2007

During improvement process, there is a serious error have made with 2.08 build. Thanks to one of DefenseWall's users, it have been quickly discovered. I'm terribly sorry for that. DefenseWall HIPS 2.09 is released in order to fix.

November 16, 2007

DefenseWall HIPS 2.08 is released. This version fixes EndTask issue and adds new keylogging method protection.

November 8, 2007

DefenseWall HIPS 2.07 is released. This version fixes one BSOD issue.

November 6, 2007

DefenseWall HIPS 2.06 is released.
1. Added protection against GetKeybnoardState AKLT keylogging method.
2. "Run as" command is working right way with .msi packages now.
3. More accurate work with advanced Microsoft Installer's features.
4. Fixed various problems with Windows Explorer's crashes/freezes under MS Vista.
5. Improved OpenOffice support.
6. Driver is hardened against buffer manipulations that may cause BSOD's.
7. "Terminate" button is now working with "You have untrusted processes running as trusted" notification window.
8. Many internal improvements.

September 9, 2007

DefenseWall HIPS 2.05 is released. Fixed two BSOD issues and Vista's Windows Explorer's crashs.

September 1, 2007

DefenseWall HIPS 2.04 is released. But standard bugfixing, it contains new feature- notifications on secured files access attempts to prevent "shoot in the foot" support requests.

August 15, 2007

DefenseWall HIPS 2.02 and 2.03 are released. Those versions covers very important issues found.

August 12, 2007

DefenseWall HIPS 2.01 is released. This version fixes different issues found into previous version.

July 28, 2007

DefenseWall HIPS 2.0 is released. This next generation of sandbox HIPS has following improvements:

1. Full Windows Vista 32-bit support.
2. Defense level is mighty increased.
3. GUI works under limited-rights user accounts.
4. Local network resource defense is hardened.
5. Hardened defense against advanced keylogging and clipboard data reading.
6. Untrusted movement control for Windows Explorer.
7. Additional GUI options and functions, its usability have been improved.
8. Online updates.
9. "Shoot into foot" defense.
10. Early defense initialization.
11. Program's registration by double-click on registration key file.
12. Special "Go Banking/Shopping" mode for online banking and shopping.
13. Many errors are fixed.
14. Added a lot of new known programs into "built-in" untrusted applications list.
15. New help file.


January 21, 2007

DefenseWall HIPS v1.74 is released. This version fixes several compatibility issues and minor bugs. WMI control is hardened. Alternative malware installation way is covered. Now on rules are active for MS Office files.


November 26, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.73 is released. FireFox 2.0 issues and some other problems are fixed.


November 15, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.72 is released. Dynamic disks support (USB ones, for example), support for .hta files runs directly from Internet Explorer, multiple fixes (Acronis products compatibility issue, freezes with some AV products, multiple kernel memory leaks).


October 04, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.71 is released. Improved sandbox protection against process termination and shattered attacks.


October 01, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.70 is released. Added strong defense against screen capturing. ICQ 2003b is added into built-in untrusted list. Minor sandbox improvements.


October 01, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.70 is released. Added strong defense against screen capturing. ICQ 2003b is added into built-in untrusted list. Minor sandbox improvements.


September 08, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.65 is released. Sandbox speed and strength are improved. Minor GUI improvements. Also, because it is one of the last 1.xx versions, shatter attack module is switched on to check it's work in full effect under real conditions.


August 11, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.64 is released. Some minor improvements are released. uTorrent is added into built-in list.


August 10, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.63 is released. Sandbox protection is improved against new physical memory manipulation technique, added menu item help you add untrusted items from built-in applications list.


August 03, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.62 is released. There are a lot of inner perfomance and compatibility issues are solved. The list of the build-in untrusted applications is mighty enlarged: now it consists of IE, Outlook, Outlook Express, Opera, Mozilla, FireFox, SeaMonkey, AOL Explorer, Netscape, Maxthon, Avant, Slim browser, K-Meleon, NetCaptor, ICQ Light, Yahoo IM, AOL IM, AIM PRO, Trillian, Google Talk, Miranda IM, QIP, mIRC, eMule, Azureus, BitComet, BitTorrent, Peer2Mail, BitTornado, LimeWire, StrongDC, The Bat!, Eudora, PocoMail, IncrediMail.

Also, DefencePlus (SE) is updated to 2.20 version.

July 05, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.61 is released. There is Opera's slowdown, Sun Java 1.5.0.07 and some other issues are fixed.

June 27, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.60 is released. This is highly important release- there are a lot of the important issues are improved and fixed (fixed "shadow untrusted processes", KillDisk, Rollbacks, FireFox downloads and a lot of the other issues, added process creation/termination via WMI protection, support for the .lnk, .key and .reg files, additional protection against ransomeware, some interface staff). Must have for all the DefenseWall users!

Independent DefenseWall's review have been published- the product has been admited as "Definitively Excellent"!

April 30, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.55 is released. There are some important inner errors fixed.

April 11, 2006

More issues have been fixed. DefenseWall HIPS v1.54 is released.

April 9, 2006

One more bug have been found. DefenseWall HIPS v1.53 is released.

April 8, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.52 is released. One more bug have been discovered and fixed.

April 7, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.51 is released. There have been found two critical bugs within 1.50, so 1.51 is a bugfixed version.

April 4, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.50 is released. There are many improvements and fixes.
1.DefenseWall now protects archive (.zip, .rar,....) and document (.doc, .rtf, .pdf,...) files.
2.Script applications (.js, .vbs, .hta, .shb,...) are working now according the rules like regular executable files.
3."Rollback" and "allow to be modified" lists are separated, items within "allow to be modified" lists are automatically removed after a 15-day period if they are within "My Documents"/"Desktop" folder (and standard download folders).
4.Extended support for downloaded archive files. Now, if you open a downloaded file from the Internet archive with your archive program via double-click, this program starts as untrusted. Built-in Windows XP unzip tool is supported too.
5.Many internal improvements.

March 12, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.40 is released. There are many improvements and fixes.

"Plugin injection" and MS Office protection, and file and registry key "Rollback feature" (it allows you to erase all the malware pieces under your full control!) are added. Multiple kernel memory and handles leaks, user-mode module memory leak (thanks to todd!), CPU over-usage and security issues (thanks to kareldjag!), and many other internal issues, are fixed.

February 7, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.32 is released. It is one more bugfix version. It was impossible to add empty CD Rom drive/Floppy drive within the untrusted list with v1.30/1.31. Fixed.

February 6, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.31 is released. As usually, it is bugfix version. System Safety Monitor compatibility issue, short names within start process routine and occasional freezes of the untrusted processes are fixed. Also Disable protection feature is improved- restart is not in need anymore.

February 2, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.30 is released. There are a lot of the improvements. The list of the registry keys controlled is increased, DefenseWall's registry root is now forbidden for the untrusted to access, program now supports two work mode- regular mode and expert mode. See "FAQ" section within online/program documentation for more information.

January 24, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.21 is released. It have been found that because of fixed mshta record within v1.20, "Add/Remove Programs" system window became untrusted (it is mshta-based script). The issue is now fixed.

January 22, 2006

DefenseWall HIPS v1.20 is released! Online Armor compatibility issues are fixed, the program's speed is improved, enable/disable protection feature is added (reboot needed).

December 27, 2005

DefenseWall HIPS v1.11 is released! It was discovered that the it doesn't block modification to the IE seetings policies. Fixed.

Desember 21, 2005

DefenseWall HIPS v1.10 is released! The main features improved are GPF errors fixed and windows directory protection from .cpl files creation by the untrusted processes.

Desember 5, 2005

DefenseWall HIPS is released! This is an easy, simple and strong protection against spyware, adware, keyloggers. You will like it!
Total Text Security is removed from the listing as useless for the users.


September 1, 2005

Version 2.10 is released. Some compatibility changes are made.


April 18, 2005

I've decided to change Anti-Cracker Shield program's name to DefencePlus. Version 2.0 is released. UI, functionality and defence quality are improved, help file is rewritten.

January 15, 2005

Anti-Cracker Shield v1.45 is released. Full long name support, AsProtect 1.32+ compatibility.

January 9, 2005

Anti-Cracker Shield v1.40 is released. IE JavaScript buffer overflow support.

Desember 6, 2004

Anti-Cracker Shield v1.31 is released. IFRAME buffer overflow support.

October 13, 2004

Anti-Cracker Shield v1.30 is released. Now it is compatible with XP SP2, silent mode installation support, bugfixes.

September 29, 2004

"Anti-Cracker Shield" version 1.20 is released.

June 15, 2004

Added new program - "Anti-Cracker Shield". See "Programs" topic for more information.

September 30, 2003

Added new program - "Total Text Security". See "Programs" topic for more information.