Re: Virus Proof version of Windows.

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Jud Hendrix, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Jud Hendrix

    Jud Hendrix Guest

    On Wed, 31 Mar 2010 03:32:38 -0700, "The Flavored Coffee Guy"
    <> wrote:

    >
    >Hello,
    >
    > It's simple, you design the next version of windows to operate on a
    >computer with 2 hard drives. Windows resides on one drive, which will have
    >the write function turned off, and it writes to the second drive for all
    >settings. When you install windows, drivers can be written to that drive.
    >But in the design plan is that a mechanical switch will be used to turn off
    >the hard drive's ability to be written to by the operating system.
    >Eventually, windows would be able to load and start faster because of this.
    >This is a really simplified reason but, a flash memory card can be planted
    >on the motherboard and serve as the installation drive. Then you would take
    >out the flash drive, switch off the write function to make it a read only
    >drive.
    >
    > Then no virus can destroy the operating system. Frankly, it can't write
    >to it. If a virus gets to the other drive that is constantly used, you can
    >then wipe it if you have too.


    Never heard of Sandboxie?

    http://www.sandboxie.com/
     
    Jud Hendrix, Apr 1, 2010
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  2. It isn't the same in that, you still cannot prevent a program from writing
    to those sectors. It depends upon the write mode used by the program. If
    you use save file, that's one thing. But, if you use Open Drive and select
    a given number of bytes to write x bytes into the drive you can still write
    there. You can still use the Open Drive command, say starting from byte 0,
    go to byte 15,323,232,323, write the file you want, and if your program
    recognizes disk formatting, file headers etc, you can't really stop it from
    writing into the sandbox.

    The program most likely uses that method to generate the sandbox. Unless,
    you can stop the programs from writing to that area altogether, you're out
    of luck. With boot disks the MBR is still accessible. There are programs
    written in Linux, that read the formatting and enter that sector. So, even
    sectoring the disk doesn't really protect it.

    If you could mechanically shut off writing to a given drive, then that
    information/those programs are safe.


    "Jud Hendrix" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Wed, 31 Mar 2010 03:32:38 -0700, "The Flavored Coffee Guy"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>Hello,
    >>
    >> It's simple, you design the next version of windows to operate on a
    >>computer with 2 hard drives. Windows resides on one drive, which will
    >>have
    >>the write function turned off, and it writes to the second drive for all
    >>settings. When you install windows, drivers can be written to that drive.
    >>But in the design plan is that a mechanical switch will be used to turn
    >>off
    >>the hard drive's ability to be written to by the operating system.
    >>Eventually, windows would be able to load and start faster because of
    >>this.
    >>This is a really simplified reason but, a flash memory card can be planted
    >>on the motherboard and serve as the installation drive. Then you would
    >>take
    >>out the flash drive, switch off the write function to make it a read only
    >>drive.
    >>
    >> Then no virus can destroy the operating system. Frankly, it can't
    >> write
    >>to it. If a virus gets to the other drive that is constantly used, you
    >>can
    >>then wipe it if you have too.

    >
    > Never heard of Sandboxie?
    >
    > http://www.sandboxie.com/
    >
     
    The Flavored Coffee Guy, Apr 9, 2010
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