Shadow Defender is a comprehensive and reliable software solution designed to protect your computer from malware, viruses and a variety of other threats that can influence and change your system’s settings and contents.
In essence, the utility is fairly simple to understand. It creates a clone of your original PC, using all or just one user-defined system drives when entering what is called ‘Shadow Mode’, similar to a virtual environment. This way, any alterations, attacks or settings were applied in ‘Shadow Mode’, will be instantly discarded when switching it off.
Shadow Defender provides you with two methods of going into ‘Shadow Mode’, namely ‘Exit Shadow Mode at Shutdown’ and ‘Enter Shadow Mode on Boot’, enabling you to select whichever you prefer best.
Shadow Defender prevents any permanent damage from being afflicted on your computer, so regardless of the activities you perform, files you download or documents you modify, when exiting ‘Shadow Mode’, they will instantly be reverted to their initial state.
However, the program allows you to specify certain folders and files that will be excluded from ‘Shadow Mode’, thus keeping any changes you might have made, even when exiting from this protection environment, and committing them to the original volume automatically. Similarly, you can add one or more ‘Registry’ items to the exclusion list, thus applying all modifications to them.
Additionally, Shadow Defender offers a manual method of permanently saving a file or change to the volume, specifically by using the ‘Commit Now’ function. This can be found in the program’s interface, but it also integrates into your context menu, enabling you to right-click the item you want to save and select the ‘Commit by Shadow Defender’ option.
To summarize, Shadow Defender is an interesting application that provides you with a new means of protecting your PC both from virus attacks and their negative influence on your system’s files.