Shadow Defender is an alternative security software for your windows system, actually, it’s a Virtualization software that protects your system getting infected with viruses, trojans, rootkits, and malware.

Unlike traditional antivirus software’s which rely on signature database to detect known malware, Shadow Defender is a light Virtualization software that creates a virtual environment on your system and when you revert to the previous state or reboot your system, the changes will be removed which include malware,viruses,files modified or deleted, files downloaded and anything you done in the virtual space created by shadow defender will be wiped after a reboot.

This way Shadow Defender(or SD for short ) will protect your real system affecting from malware, but I think we cannot consider Shadow Defender as a complete replacement of antivirus or anti-malware software because some new trojans/rootkits can bypass light virtualization applications.

So, you can utilize Shadow Defender as a security add-on with your existing security suite. The software works in conjunction with any antivirus software, for instance, you can use it along with Kaspersky Antivirus

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Shadow Defender has a simple interface, the main window of the app shows the current status of partitions/drives with their storage capacity, free space, and space used for a virtual environment or SD. So, you can notice whether the partition is in normal mode or shadow mode.

In mode setting section, hitting the ‘Enter shadow mode’ will apply the virtualization to the specified drive/partition, you can select to start shadow mode on boot and exit the mode when your system is shut down.

The application also provides options to exclude files/folders from virtualization, also you can exclude certain registry items from shadow mode.Another good feature is, you can set a password for the app under administration section and further you can use this section to enable a tray icon and context menu features.

The only downside of the application is, you have to reboot your system  for every change, to know more about how SD works visit http://www.shadowdefender.com/help.html

Key Features:

  1. Light virtualization for any drive on the system.
  2. Create a list of items exempt from protection.
  3. Reboot system to restore it to its original state.
  4. Password protection.
  5. Protects your privacy and prevents viruses, malware.

Get Shadow Defender Free  from GOTD:

A license of SD will cost around $35, today  GOTD site is offering it for free. Just visit the site, either share the giveaway on Facebook or enter your email address to receive the download link.

Also, you can skip all the steps and directly download the Zip file here.

Note: This freebie will be available for 24 hours, also do read the readme document in the zip file you downloaded.

My view :

It’s a  good deal, as it’s nice virtualization app for sandboxing your system partitions to protect from malware and I can say its a must have security addon for your PC. So my suggestion is to grab the deal before it expires.