I almost never read about GoBack as a preventing solution for malware infections at SWI.
It seems to me that GoBack is almost taboo. What's wrong with GoBack ? Is it such a bad solution ?
The last time somebody talked about GoBack was in this interesting threadhttp://forums.spywar...6&hl=shadowuser
In stead of GoBack, I'm told to install at least the following softwares :
01. Spybot SD
02. AdAware SE
05. MVP Host File
10. Kerio firewall
(Let us not start a discussion about these softwares, that's not the purpose of my post. Fact is that these softwares are recommended in general)
ELEVEN softwares and that's the absolute minimum I need to protect my computer, while most members have several backup-softwares and other softwares that are indirectly related to solve malware problems, in case the other softwares fail.
Let us assume you need about 15-20 softwares to protect my computer and the real paranoid has probably alot more softwares.
Well it's VERY FUNNY to read that GoBack saved your computer in one hit rimrim, while all your other softwares failed.
Dragonslore is probably right, but that doesn't really matter to me.
Personally, I think that GoBack solutions like ShadowUser have more future, than all the other softwares.
Solutions, that use a "Definition Database" (and they all do) makes them at the same time very weak.
Every day new malwares are created and these malwares need to be discovered first and when that doesn't happen, they can infect any well protected computer.
The most notorious malwares in history damaged many computers all over the world, because they weren't discovered in time and there are more malwares on the internet, than malwares in the definition databases.
What kind of protection is that ?
GoBack solutions DO NOT ACCEPT ANY CHANGE on your harddisk, so they protect you better against discovered malwares and above all UNdiscovered malwares.
It seems to me that the only disadvantage of Goback is that GoBack also doesn't accept any GOOD change on your harddisk.
Is that really such a big disadvantage ?
I'm still waiting for alternate solutions, but at this moment I find GoBack solutions more perfect, than any other protection solution and ALOT EASIER for ignorant users (the majority).
Microsoft buys Giant. Well I'm very disappointed in MS, because MS will offer the same solution like any other anti-spyware company, based on definition databases.
I expected from Microsoft a TOTAL NEW solution and not a business deal to copy someone else's OLD ideas.
Edited by ErikAlbert, 22 December 2004 - 07:39 AM.