I would like to announce the availability of COMODO DiskShield 1.0.51539.35 BETA.
NEW! Session Saving: CDS now allows administrators to save the sessions
NEW! Virtual Drives: You can define a virtual drive in which all the data will persist after a reboot
IMPROVED! Raw disk access handling
FIXED! Many bugs reported with the previous BETA have been fixed
BETA NOTICE: This product is intended for a special group of users, called BETA testers and may contain major bugs. Please do not use it in production systems.
This sounds like a great release. Maybe I can do my idea of doing a fresh install, installing DS and other security, and then install all applications on top of DS. A complete virtual system That would be cool.
Good work guys! Just tested it on an old machine, and although it was a little slow (probably due to the age of the machine and low memory) it worked and worked well! System changes kept until I said otherwise. Brilliant!
Due to the lack of a manual, can somebody explain what the difference is between session saving and virtual drives?
Lets say you want to use CDS permanently and you use the PC/Laptop for your stuff and create docs, have music etc. You want a drive that does not get resetted at every startup! So by having this virtual drive and using it as lets say “my documents” folder, then you can do whatever you like to your system and let your system recover using CDS at the next start up without loosing your docs etc that are stored in this virtual drive!. (its don’t reset this drive kind of drive! its a persistent drive that keeps the data and doesn’t get reset).
Congratulations on the new release!! A question to the regular users of CDS. Aside from allowing you to make virtual drives, do you have the option of protecting a specific drive for a multi partition/physical drive system? For example, my system has two drives, the system drive and the data drive and only want to protect the system drive/partition. So basically by only protecting the system partition, I can save all downloads to the data drive without making a virtual drive. Is this possible with the current build of CDS? Thanks!!!
Why to bother with virtual drive in this scenario which is dependent on 3rd party software looking from OS point of view. It is much more simple to use your second hard drive or second partition. Computers with one hard drive which has just one partition are very rare in these days.
I think most people would like to have an option to exclude some folders and/or files from shielded partition without a need to move or reinstall software to a second partition whether it is virtual or real one. Exluding folders and files from shielded partition should be transparent for a user and system. Returnil 2.0 beta has similar function. I wonder why it isn’t included in CDS nor even considered to be added.