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09-15-2001, 09:42 AM
Ok, here's another minor upgrade to Script Sentry, bringing us to version 2.1.7.
This one fixes an error that would pop up if you tried to delete an entry from the Safe Files list when that file had been deleted. Also fixed is a bug in the update checking that indicated that a new version was available even when it wasn't. It also updates the URL and e-mail address in the help file.
You can download the new version from...
As always, simply install the new version over your old version. No need to uninstall before updating.
I have featured the value of SS before, if you haven't got it ... then GO & GET IT ... I highly recomend this little utility
09-15-2001, 10:16 AM
Pardon me, braveheart, I've clipped the description of what this little 'engine' does...
From the website http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/scriptsentry.asp
Windows Scripting Host (WSH) is a double-edged sword. On one hand it can be used to make some very useful scripts to automate common Windows functions (for example, the Spell Checker script from PC911). On the other hand, it can be very easy for a malicious user to make a virus using WSH. Script Sentry allows safe scripts to run on your system while alerting you if a script might harm your system. In addition, Script Sentry prevents against malicious scripts hidden in ShellScrap (hidden SHS and SHB extensions) files, Word/Excel macro viruses, malicious HTA files, and accidentally run REG files.
You can specify which scripts/files should be allowed to run and Script Sentry will invisibly allow those to run. Script Sentry is a "set it and forget it" application so it takes up exactly 0MB of memory unless it's needed. NOTE: Script Sentry is not a replacement for a good anti-virus program, but a supplement to it. An anti-virus program might stop a script virus once you update it's virus definition files, but before you do that the virus has a window of opportunity. Script Sentry simply helps close that window.
Posted: Sunday September, 1st, 2001
(Requires Visual Basic 6 Runtimes and Windows Scripting Host.)
Free for Personal Use. Voluntary Donations accepted.
09-15-2001, 10:32 AM
err, not sure of your point Bits...
If you use Scripts, as I do, then SS is a lovely unobtrusive little "defender".
As you are aware MS has "script enabled" as a default installation, it you do not know or want to turn this "feature" off then SS will help protect you. (NO programme is 100%)
Or were you merely pointing out the "benefits" of SS
09-15-2001, 03:07 PM
Pointing out the benefits
09-15-2001, 03:15 PM
In that case ... no reply is necessary. :D
Dam ... I just replied.
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