September 12, 2008: We're releasing Spyware Terminator 2.5 for beta testing. This new version includes 3 Real-Time Protection modes with a choice of protection levels, depending on your computer experience, and prevents accidental blocking of wanted applications. Read the whole article to learn more...
Yes, it's true! A brand new beta version of Spyware Terminator is being released to the public! The Spyware Terminator development team has been working diligently to produce this brand new version that will reduce the number of alerts a user receives while still providing the highest level of protection.
Spyware Terminator 2.5 beta includes three Real-Time Shield Protection modes. We invite you to participate in testing and trying them out:
Automatically denies all actions monitored by Real-Time Protection except for HIPS alerts and safe database items.
We're working on extending the safe software database to be able to detect installers of the most popular applications. Most installers will be automatically detected but we still strongly recommend switching to Install Mode when you're knowingly installing software to prevent corruption of the installation.
All actions will be moved to the Review List giving you the opportunity to move an accidentally blocked item to White List when a newly installed application does not work properly.
Asks for all unknown actions. Safe actions are automatically allowed, and threats denied.
Lets you customize Real-Time Shield behavior for safe, unknown and threat items. You can enable this option in the Real-Time Shield tab, by selecting the "Enable Custom Real-Time Shield Settings" checkbox.
During an installation process you can enable:
Temporarily allows installation of unknown items while you're working in Basic mode. When you start installing an application the following window appears:
To enable the Install Mode, just click on the "Switch to Install Mode" link.
When the installation is finished, you can switch back to Normal Mode by clicking on the "Switch to Normal Mode" link.
When enabled, automatically allows all actions. We recommend you to switch to this mode if you experience any installation problems within the Install Mode. To switch to the Allow Mode, right-click the Spyware Terminator tray icon, click on the "Adjust Real-Time Shield Mode" and then select the "Allow Mode" option.
We invite you to test this new public beta version and give us your feedback on our public forum.