Shadow Defender is alternative security software for your windows system.
Actually, it’s virtualization software that protects your system from getting infected with viruses, trojans, rootkits, and malware.
Unlike traditional antivirus software, which relies on a signature database to detect known malware, Shadow Defender is light virtualization software.
This application 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 have 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 from malware, but we cannot consider Shadow Defender as a complete replacement for 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.
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 the 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 the 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
- Light virtualization for any drive on the system.
- Create a list of items exempt from protection.
- Reboot the system to restore it to its original state.
- Password protection.
- Protects your privacy and prevents viruses and malware.
Get Shadow Defender for Free:
Install it and restart your PC. As the installer is pre-activated, you don’t need any license code.