SpyShelter Change List (03/Jun/2024)

  • SpyShelter now detects Mic and Webcam activity, then allows you to terminate that activity in real-time. You can also make rules for webcam/mic activity, and see that activity on SpyShelter's Events, Activity Screen, and Rules Screen.
  • We've redesigned SpyShelter's Activity and Rules tab, where they are much easier to operate and understand. It's now much easier to create and control custom SpyShelter security and application control rules.
  • It's now possible to see the country code of where an executable came from. For example any Microsoft executable will show "US" as the country. This will appear under any executable information when clicking its icon in SpyShelter.
  • Tired of the same old executable sitting in your SpyShelter rules? Due to your feedback, older executables will now be automatically removed when SpyShelter detects those executables are no longer present on your PC.
  • We've updated our driver to work in a more efficient and stable way.
  • Fixed an issue with SpyShelter's installation under a standard Windows user account.
  • We've included more Microsoft processes that shouldn't be terminated by SpyShelter, to avoid SpyShelter causing a system instability.
  • SpyShelter also has many other small fixes and improvements due to feedback from SpyShelter users. Did we miss something? Let us know in the SpyShelter forum so we can keep improving. (13/Mar/2024)

  • SpyShelter 15 is now no longer in beta testing. Thank you for all your feedback via our helpdesk and forum so we could improve SpyShelter! Please keep providing feedback in our public forum so we can keep improving.
  • SpyShelter now supports PUP protection. PUP means "Potentially Unwanted Programs" and was requested by many SpyShelter fans. To turn this on, go to the Protection tab "Threat Protection" area (click the right side arrow), or leave it turned off if PUPs aren't an issue for you. SpyShelter will now stop unwanted programs before they can even launch. If SpyShelter catches a program you want to install, just unquarantine it to use it by going to the Rules tab.
  • Now when threats or PUPs are quarantined, SpyShelter shows you an alert on the desktop, and an event. Previously you could only see this under SpyShelter's Rules.
  • Go to SpyShelter's settings to only show red dots and red event alerts for threats only, or unsigned executables and threats only.
  • SpyShelter has had many UI fixes and enhancements due to user reports and feedback.
  • The SpyShelter software already doesn't collect any identifiable information, but for those who want an extreme level of privacy, SpyShelter now has a built-in extreme privacy mode for all free or paid users. A SpyShelter fan requested this mode via a private message in our forum, so we built it for that person. To use this mode, install SpyShelter from the Windows Terminal with the command /privacy. Now SpyShelter Threat Detection, Insights, and any other features that may send data (that's already non-identifiable as is) are disabled from SpyShelter's installation. Therefore, now even non-identifiable data isn't sent anywhere when using SpyShelter while in /privacy mode. Unfortunately this causes you to miss out on any threat detection or insights, to it's not recommended for most people. However, this mode may be useful for some work environments or IT requirements. To leave this privacy mode you have to uninstall SpyShelter and reinstall it without the /privacy command.
  • SpyShelter yearly subscriptions are now live. Thanks for considering supporting our work on this project so we can keep building new features and improving SpyShelter! Unlike many subscription companies we make it easy to cancel your subscription. You can purchase, then immediately click "unsubscribe" in your email to cancel rebills if you prefer. We don't make you have to contact us to cancel subscriptions. (12/Feb/2024)

  • We added support for older Windows 10 versions, with our driver, and installer.
  • SpyShelter now handles Trusted Microsoft Publishers in a slightly different way. Please let us know in the forum if you notice any issues.
  • SpyShelter now has a new startup animation.
  • When you turn on "Do not disturb" a counter will appear to let you know how much time is available until that mode ends. (06/Feb/2024)

  • Released the completely redesigned SpyShelter Antispyware Beta, with Pro and Ultimate paid versions.
  • The Paid versions are not yet available for sale.
  • All new user interface.
  • All new website.
  • Threat Detection and Automatic Quarantine.
  • System requirements are any 64-bit Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer with an Intel CPU.
  • "Classic" SpyShelter software versions are still available on our help page under "Classic SpyShelter Apps" and fully functional (both paid/free).

14.0 (02/Nov/2022)

  • Added App Exec Control to Premium under “Rules” tab
  • Skipped version 13 just in case it’s an unlucky number

12.9 (14/Sep/2022)

  • Fixed Application crash at start on some systems

12.8 (05/Sep/2022)

  • Added support for Windows 11 22H2
  • Added support for Windows 10 22H2
  • Fixed Windows 11 encryption issue
  • Minor fixes

12.7 (12/Oct/2021)

  • Improved support for Windows 11
  • Fixed bug with black screen while OS loading
  • Compatibility fixes

12.6 (27/Sep/2021)

  • Attempt to add support for Windows 11
  • Added support for Windows 10 21H2
  • Small internal updates

12.5 (07/Apr/2021)

  • Compatibility improvements for Keystroke encryption feature
  • Added support for Windows 10 21H1

12.4 (05/Jan/2021)

  • Added optional custom (not OS based) notification
  • Added possibility to disable all tray notifications
  • Minor fixes

12.3 (13/Oct/2020)

  • Added support for October 2020 Update (20H2)
  • Fixed rare BSOD on 32 bit version of Windows 10

12.2 (29/May/2020)

  • Added support for Windows May 2020 Update (20H1)
  • Fixed bug in GUI (Thread creation error)

12.1 (08/Apr/2020)

  • Added new anti screenshot feature (Screen Phantom)
  • Improvements with Keystroke encryption exclusions
  • Installer fixes
  • Small internal updates

12.0 (21/Oct/2019)

  • Fixed bugs with protection handling from tray icon
  • Internal database with signatures of trusted signers updated

11.9 (17/Sept/2019)

  • Added initial support for Windows 19H2
  • Minor internal updates and fixes

11.8 (12/Jun/2019)

  • Small compatibility and general improvements

11.7 (13/May/2019)

  • Fixed rare BSOD on Windows 10×64

11.6 (25/Apr/2019)

  • Added Windows 10 May Update (1903 build 18362) compatibility
  • Few security improvements

11.5 (18/Mar/2019)

  • Added option to specify custom path in Restriction Apps feature
  • Minor internal updates and improvements

11.4 (18/Feb/2019)

  • Added new(3rd) tree view mode display of Rules list
  • Replaced all images with new style and kind (vector based glyphs)
  • Implemented scaling feature for GUI (Auto, 125%, 150% PPI)
  • Many small general look improvements including scalable logo and other small improvements
  • Fixed few issues with protection state

11.3 (26/Nov/2018)

  • Fixed memory related issue in SpyShelter kernel driver
  • Squashed bug with BSOD and source of another potential crash

11.2 (09/Oct/2018)

  • Added Windows 10 Redstone 5 (October 2018 Update) compatibility
  • Addresses an issue with multithreading
  • Minor changes

11.1 (06/Jun/2018)

  • Fixed rare issue with freeze on alert window on Windows 10 RS4 (April Update)
  • Minor improvements

11.0 (17/Apr/2018)

  • Revised compatibility with Windows 10 RS4 build 17134
  • Updated Farsi language

10.9.9 (12/Apr/2018)

  • Fixed driver loading issue

10.9.8 (10/Apr/2018)

  • Added Windows 10 Spring Creators Update compatibility
  • Fixed uninstaller and settings problem
  • Fixed issues with license key installation
  • Azerbaijani language added
  • Other small internal improvements

10.9.7 (09/Jan/2018)

  • Self defence improvements
  • Firewall: Packet capture self test feature implemented
  • Improved registry protection
  • Process ID (PID) column added in Log Tab&Log file

10.9.6 (05/Dec/2017)

  • Automatic saving columns order implemented
  • Uninstaller improvements

10.9.5 (17/Oct/2017)

  • Added Windows 10 Fall Creators Update compatibility
  • Notification Balloons updates and fixes
  • Other corrections

10.9.4 (29/Aug/2017)

  • Certificate updates
  • Minor fixes

10.9.3 (10/July/2017)

  • Fixed security issue in KE encryption driver
  • Improved sound and webcam protection
  • Added new option to disable system sounds for notifications
  • Added feature to import/export processes to Keystroke encryption feature
  • Autoaccepted signatures database update
  • Minor Fixes

10.9.2 (17/May/2017)

  • Security issue fixed
  • Minor updates

10.9.1 (11/Apr/2017)

  • Added support for Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Added import/export feature for “User defined protected files”
  • Added import/export feature for “User defined protected registry keys”
  • Used defined protected reg keys improvements with expression patterns
  • Squashed small GUI and general bugs

10.9 (05/Jan/2017)

  • Added “All except below” for IP and Ports options to Firewall Zones and Rules
  • Added searching for IP collisions with new Network Zones
  • Improved Sound record protection under Windows 8/10
  • Changed logic of autoallowing registry entries in “Ask User” mode
  • Exec Rules: Now it’s possible to input path to avoid Wow6432 issues
  • Changed behaviour of tooltips showing to avoid multiple alerts
  • Fixed freeze issues common with launching Task Manager on alert
  • Improved compatibility with gaming platform clients
  • Few small internal fixes

10.8.9 (28/Oct/2016)

  • Fixed issue in export/import “no-hash” rules
  • Minor fixes

10.8.8 (14/Oct/2016)

  • Fixed bug in App Exec common with creating more than one ignore hash rule
  • Translations updates

10.8.7 (13/Oct/2016)

  • Added new feature to define custom protected registry keys
  • Extended internal registry protection feature
  • Solved freeze with some critical registry keys protection
  • Improved system protection on 64 bit systems
  • Added Hyper-V compatibility on Windows 10 AU Pro
  • Application execution rules improvements
  • Small improvements in GUI
  • Other minor fixes

10.8.6 (07/Sep/2016)

  • GUI: Added option to disable lists skinning
  • Language updates
  • General small improvements

10.8.5 (01/Sep/2016)

  • Added full support for new installations of Windows Anniversary Update
  • Improved Keystroke Encryption for Windows 10 Anniversary Update East-Asian languages versions
  • Implemented own virus scan result window + added option to rescan
  • Added SHA256 and MD5 hash support for custom scanner configuration
  • Minor fixes

10.8.4 (05/Aug/2016)

  • Improved compatibility of Keystroke Encryption on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  • Fixed GUI issues with disappearing translations
  • Repaired problem with displaying translations for some dialogs

10.8.3 (03/Aug/2016)

  • Firewall driver status improvement on Windows 10 Anniversary update
  • Language updates

10.8.2 (02/Aug/2016)

  • Added support for Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  • Added (new) Online Virus Scan feature
  • Added new feature: External custom file scanners
  • Decrease false alerts on Windows 10
  • Improved performance of Rules Editing dialog on some systems
  • Fixed security issue with protected GUI
  • Fixed encrypted keys issue in Mail app(Windows 10)
  • Few minor improvements

10.8.1 (14/Jul/2016)

  • Added new licensing system
  • Further installer improvements

10.8 (27/Jun/2016)

  • Fixed updater and autoupdater bug with program malfunction after install
  • Fixed an issue related to installer and displaying program version number

10.7.9 (23/Jun/2016)

  • Fixed rare issue with unpredictable OS behaviour while loading SpyShelter drivers

10.7.8 (17/Jun/2016)

  • Added cleaning rules feature for parent/child processes at App Exec control
  • Added option to improve compatibility with remote control tools
  • Keystroke Encryption driver compatibility improved
  • Fixed BSOD in KE driver on 32 bit systems

10.7.7 (13/Jun/2016)

  • Removed online virus scanning feature

10.7.6 (15/Apr/2016)

  • Fixed a critical issue with Windows XP 64 bit support
  • Fixed an issue with loading 32 bit applications under 64 bit of Windows Vista/SP2

10.7.5 (31/Mar/2016)

  • Fixed Keystroke encryption driver load on Windows 10 32 bit
  • Added compatibility support for custom build of VirtualBox
  • French language update

10.7.4 (29/Mar/2016)

  • Added support for Windows 10 Redstone Insider build 14295
  • Fixed hooks settings for Windows 10 Redstone Insider build 14291
  • Language updates

10.7.3 (23/Mar/2016)

  • Improved compatibility with VirtualBox under Windows 8.x and 10
  • Added new option to show notifications for encrypted keys
  • Added support for Windows 10 Redstone Insider build 14291
  • Improved “Run as restricted” feature
  • GUI fixes

10.7.2 (9/Mar/2016)

  • It’s possible now to specify 64bit path while adding components
  • Added support for Windows 10 Insider build 14279
  • Fixed problem with shell context menu and “Run as Restricted” feature on Windows 8/10

10.7.1 (1/Mar/2016)

  • Added support for Windows 10 Insider build 14271
  • Fixed issue with PID display in Alert Window
  • Small fixes

10.7 (24/Feb/2016)

  • Added custom global network zones feature for Firewall feature of SpyShelter Firewall
  • Firewall rules are now allowed to use masks
  • Small cosmetic improvements

10.6.9 (5/Feb/2016)

  • Added support for Windows 10 Insider builds 14251 & 14257
  • Small installer improvements and fixes

10.6.8 (29/Jan/2016)

  • Added support for Windows 10 Insider builds 11099 & 11102
  • Fixed truncated captions issues in User Interface
  • Fixed visual issues with corrupted grid lines in lists
  • Removed Skins select feature – more info on Blog

10.6.7 (21/Jan/2016)

  • Added an option which allows disabling pop-up messages for automatically created rules
  • Improved drawing of dialog windows linked with Alert window
  • Fixed tray menu display issues for the disabled skin
  • Fixed minor color issues for Alert window

10.6.6 (15/Jan/2016)

  • Fixed Network Zones icons rendering issues on Windows 10 with custom DPI scaling

10.6.5 (14/Jan/2016)

  • Improved alert display as a top-level window
  • Fixed application crash while skin changing
  • Fixed rule deleting confirmation dialog focus
  • Various improvements with look on non standard system font size
  • Added support for Windows 10 Redstone build 11082

10.6.1 (21/Dec/2015)

  • New Default GUI implemented
  • Various bug fixes and improvements in interface
  • New stronger digital signatures for core application files
  • Language updates

10.5.2 (14/Nov/2015)

  • Added official support for Windows 10 Threshold 2 update

10.5.1 (7/Nov/2015)

  • Added support for Windows build 10586

10.5 (5/Nov/2015)

  • Implemented Alternative View for Rules list
  • Compatibility improvements for gaming platforms client applications
  • Added support for Windows 10 insider build 10565
  • Decreased number of false positive alerts on Windows 10
  • Added program icons on App Exec Control tab
  • Usability improvements

10.4 (12/Oct/2015)

  • Extended configuration options for AntiNetworkSpy feature
  • Fixed rare bug in Firewall WFP driver which caused very high CPU usage

10.3 (25/Sep/2015)

  • Firewall network activity monitor now includes UDP traffic
  • Fixed bug with multiple instances on different accounts
  • Fixed issue with account switching on Windows 10
  • Decreased number of false alerts on Windows 10
  • Added support for Windows 10 Insider Build 10547

10.2.2 (18/Sep/2015)

  • Security improvement on Windows 10×64

10.2.1 (17/Sep/2015)

  • Fixed problem with proper digital signatures recognition on some x64 systems

10.2 (17/Sep/2015)

  • Added full Keystroke Encryption support for Edge browser
  • Fixed numpad digits encryption on some systems with USB keyboards
  • Fixed firewall bug with firewall packets filtering
  • Improved protection on Windows 10
  • Added support for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10532
  • Fixed problem with disabling shell context menu integration
  • Fixed the update-installer on Windows 10.

10.1 (28/Aug/2015)

  • SpyShelter Free Anti-Keylogger now supports 64bit systems
  • Free version offers now limited keystroke encryption feature
  • Fixed a crash that occured in Network List
  • Fixed a freeze problem in Windows 10
  • Added early support for Windows 10 build 10525
  • Other small improvements and fixes

10.0 (29/July/2015)

  • Added support for Windows 10 system
  • Small visual changes

9.9.1 (21/May/2015)

  • Added support for East Asian languages to Keystroke encryption driver
  • Fixed context menu handler bug when program starts from service
  • Added French version of User’s Manual
  • Few small improvements

9.8 (01/Apr/2015)

  • Self defence improvements

9.7.2 (17/Mar/2015)

  • Fixed issue security issue with password protection of GUI access
  • Farsi installer language update

9.7.1 (13/Mar/2015)

  • Fixed issue with process removing in KED
  • Installer and general language updates
  • Minor fixes

9.7.0 (11/Mar/2015)

  • Fixed hook issues and improved compatibility
  • Added new Autoupdate feature
  • GUI: Sorting feature implemented for Restricted tabs, KED, Process Execution
  • Added new feature to block network traffic
  • Minor fixes

9.6.5 (18/Feb/2015)

  • Self defense enhanced
  • Com protection improved
  • General protection improvements

9.6.3 (06/Feb/2015)

  • Fixed problem with truncated information in alert and automatic resizing
  • Added Polish, German, Spanish version of User’s Manual
  • Added Romanian GUI language
  • Other translation fixes and improvements

9.6.2 (10/Jan/2015)

  • Fixed bug with folder/component exclusion
  • AppExec Rules storing issue fixed
  • Component name & location are fixed for some dll hooks
  • Minor alert changes and improvements

9.6.1 (22/Dec/2014)

  • Fixed Keystroke Encryption driver issue on 32 bit systems
  • Japanese language update

9.6 (21/Dec/2014)

  • Blocking execution feature for all processes added
  • New menu item in General Rules: Block component execution
  • Performance optimizations
  • Implemented rules templates with save/load feature
  • Action alert reorganized and redesigned
  • Start SpyShelter by service feature
  • Changed default program look

9.5 (23/Oct/2014)

  • Fixed rare BSOD on Windows 8.x
  • Fixed bug in editing rules window on higher DPI scaling

9.4 (04/Oct/2014)

  • Fixed checking for update on start-up bug
  • Fixed new licenses issue on some systems

9.3 (02/Oct/2014)

  • Added new feature: Users can now block selected host directly from Network Activity tab
  • Added new feature: Users can now choose calculation method of sent and received data speed.
  • Improved system protection
  • Fixed Restricted Apps compatibility issues with Internet Explorer
  • Optimized GUI start time and program files size
  • Licensing system improvements
  • Few small GUI improvements

9.2 (18/Sept/2014)

  • Adjusted version number of SpyShelter Firewall to fit other SpyShelter products
  • Added new feature: Custom rules creator
  • Added new feature: Rules editor
  • [Firewall only] Custom firewall network rules control implemented
  • [Firewall only] Added “Network activity” under Firewall tab
  • Fixed bug that caused delayed taskbar response
  • Fixed Virtual keyboard launcher problem
  • Improved keystroke encryption compatibility
  • General compatibility and stability improvements
  • Several minor fixes

9.1 (01/Jul/2014)

  • SpyShelter now fully support Unicode
  • Fixed application freeze at system start-up when 2 dialog windows are displayed by SpyShelter
  • Fixed double decryption bug of keystroke encryption driver
  • Added new option – Full folder exclude
  • Added search bar for log tab
  • Rules tab now contains 2 subtabs General & Application Execution Control (Firewall edition only)
  • Export rules to file feature improved (Firewall edition). Now App Exec Control rules are also exported
  • Minor bug fixes

9.0 (13/Feb/2014)

  • Support of WinXP & Vista for keystrokes encryption driver

  • Improved firewall protection on Win8.x

  • New option for advanced users: Auto allow the action for the components signed by trusted signer

  • Improved alert window drawing with DirectX apps

  • HIPS improved (for additional driver only)

  • Firewall: Fixed fake ICMP alert issue

  • Few small GUI changes

  • Other minor fixes

8.9 (23/Dec/2013)

  • Added protection against browser extension keyloggers(Firefox) – Premium&Firewall only
  • Minor installer updates

8.8 (30/Nov/2013)

  • Anti keylogging module has been improved
  • HIPS module has been improved
  • Restricted applications module has been improved
  • Run Dialog bug on Windows 8×86 has been fixed (keys were not decrypted)
  • “Search” feature has been added to Rules tab
  • “Date” column has been added into table of Rules.
  • Improved Keystroke Encryption emulation (now some application work without adding them to KE filter exception list)
  • Chinese alert locale issue has been fixed
  • Several small tweaks

8.7 (25/Oct/2013)

  • Windows 8.1 32 & 64 bit is now supported
  • Minor fixes

8.6 (15/Oct/2013)

  • Webcam logging improved, new protection method added
  • Anti-DDE improved for Win8x64 (Only with keystroke encryption driver)
  • HIPS module improved
  • Self defense improved for Win8x64
  • New signers added

8.5.1 (25/Jun/2013)

  • Fixed bug in installer and updater
  • Added new skins: Ubuntu, Gplus
  • Help files updates
  • Language files updates

8.5 (25/Jun/2013)

  • Several core security updates against new malware attacks
  • Anti kernel mode logger support for new 64 bit systems
  • User defined untrusted signers list is implemented
  • New monitoring action added
  • Few smaller fixes
  • GUI: New skin implemented

8.4 (23/May/2013)

  • Keystroke encryption driver now supports 32 bit editions of Windows 7 and 8
  • Improved anti keylogging features on Windows 8×64
  • Improved process execution rules in Installer Mode
  • Implemented new anti-sound record protection for Win8
  • Improved compatibility with other security software on Win8x64
  • Added option for log creation status
  • HIPS module improved to cover more areas of possible security vulnerabilities
  • Minor anti-keylogging improvements
  • Other minor improvements

8.3 (02/May/2013)

  • Improved compatibility with third party software
  • Anti-keylogging improvements
  • GUI improvements
  • Hungarian translation added
  • Other fixes

8.2 (04/Apr/2013)

  • Improved KeyStroke encryption driver, fixed bugs
  • Improved compatibility for Windows 8×64
  • Fixed bug with Windows 8 logon
  • Licensing problems fixed
  • New skins added (Metro UI and Windows 8)
  • GUI small visual bug fixes
  • Updates in some language GUI translations

8.1 (26/Mar/2013)

  • Fixed GUI crash at program start-up on some computers.
  • Improved compatibility(fixed OS freeze at load) with other security software on 64bit systems
  • Small security improvements in core
  • Minor GUI look tweaks.

8 (22/Mar/2013)

  • Added support for Windows 8 Free, Premium, Firewall
  • Keystrokes encryption driver added
  • Improved registry protection
  • Improved Anti-keylogging
  • Wow64 improvements
  • VirusTotal Uploader Fixes
  • Many small changes and fixes
  • Other GUI Fixes

6.5 (22/Oct/2012)

  • Win8 32bit Support added Free, Premium, Firewall
  • Zeus trojan protection improvements
  • System protection has been improved = Free, Premium, Firewall
  • AntiKeylogging protection has been improved = Free, Premium, Firewall
  • Removed some false positives for system and anti-keylogging protection = Free, Premium, Firewall
  • Added Cleanup feature for Process Execution Rules = Firewall only
  • Added new context menu items for Process Execution Rules = Firewall only
  • Added showing command line parameters for process execution alerts on Vista+ = Firewall only
  • Update rules Dialog = Free, Premium, Firewall
  • Several small visual fixes in displaying skins
  • Various smaller FIXES

6.1 (17/Feb/2012)

  • Improved system protection
  • Self defense improved
  • Creating ADS is allowed for restricted apps.
  • New auto-created rules have additional icon in list
  • Small GUI display fixes
  • Rule creating date is saved and displayed in status bar
  • Improved signature checking routines.
  • Changed ‘Cleanup Rules’ dialog

6.00 (20/Oct/2011)

  • Registry protection was improved for 64bit and 32bit
  • Signature checking was improved
  • Now it shows registry category in alert window
  • Improved AntiNetworkSpy protection
  • Improved system protection for 32bit OS
  • Small GUI changes
  • Alerts were decreased for 64 bit & 32 bit OSes
  • Small fixes

5.42 (11/Aug/2011)

  • Fixed possible compatibility issue
  • Clean up process “stop” button paint on some skins issue fixed
  • Removed license problems
  • Language updates

5.41 (09/Aug/2011)

  • Autoclean option added
  • File changing detection implemented
  • Languages updates
  • Minor fixes

5.40 (04/Jul/2011)

  • Fixed BSOD on 64 bit systems and Restricted Apps
  • Huge BWList support – storing rules into file instead of registry
  • Important false alerts were removed
  • Alerts multithreading is implemented
  • Improved registry protection
  • Sorting feature extended reset sorting feature added + all columns support
  • Cleanup feature improvements and new options
  • Auto cleanup old rules feature added
  • Tooltip has new functional – now clicking on autoallow tooltip BWList is showed with recently added rule
  • Log extended – added new column
  • Help file reorganized and optimized(smaller file size)
  • Removed issue with multiple help file launch
  • Languages updates
  • Many small fixes and improvements

5.20 (30/May/2011)

  • Restricted mode implemented under 64 bit systems
  • RM mode compatibility and security improvements
  • Driver optimized: Faster read-write file opening
  • GUI load time is much faster now on Vista and above
  • New system protection features and updates (32 and 64 bit)
  • Improvements with showing alerts
  • Self defense improvements
  • Added “Web” skin
  • Russian language added
  • Minor fixes

5.14 (06/Apr/2011)

  • Improved compatibility with other security programs
  • Fixed issue with corrupted displaying paths spaces on BWLists when skin was used
  • Signature control procedures improved
  • GUI translations updated

5.12 (25/Mar/2011)

  • Improved dll injection detection under newer 64 bit Windows systems
  • Added options to kill child processes and all instances
  • Virustotal.com scan lock problem solved
  • Updated registry protection
  • New security option for program process protection
  • Added themes support for GUI option
  • Minor GUI fix with translations display

5.11 (08/Mar/2011)

  • Decreased number of false alerts: Huge internal signers database update – added over 9400 new positions (previously ~300)
  • Signatures processing function rewritten and strongly optimized
  • Fixed issue in AntiKernelModelogger module which blocked keys on some configurations
  • Added import export function for Trusted signers list
  • GUI translations display issue fixed
  • Language updates
  • Minor fixes

5.10 (01/Mar/2011)

  • Enabled AntiNetworkSpy module functionality under 64 bit systems
  • Fixed bug with special keys (control and shift keys functionality) on some systems
  • Extended process termination feature with BWLists
  • Added custom signers list feature
  • Added option to turn off skin
  • Added possibility to resize main form
  • Added Snow Leopard skin
  • Many small GUI fixes

5.04 (07/Feb/2011)

  • Added GUI skins support
  • Added support for VirusTotal.com scanning files in BWList and shell context menu
  • Small improvements

5.03 (25/Jan/2011)

  • Fixed bug in Cleanup function under 64 bit systems
  • Solved problem with double program instances on task bar
  • Fixed security leak with shell extension library
  • Small bug fixes with GUI
  • Spanish language update

5.02 (18/Dec/2010)

  • Solved problem with processing files under x64 systems
  • Installer fixes
  • Minor updates

5.01 (01/Dec/2010)

  • Fixed bug with autostart option on x64 systems
  • Fixed cosmetic bugs with some dialog windows display
  • Language updates

5.00 (29/Nov/2010)

  • Added new modes: Medium and High security level protection
  • Added virustotal.com scan suspicious files support
  • New option in alert window for terminating processes
  • Context menu added to OS with some program functions
  • GUI draw speed, minor fixes and improvements
  • Added Danish language
  • Many small tweaks

4.56 (02/Nov/2010)

  • System security protection updates
  • Added new signers to decrease false alerts
  • Fixed bug dot Net programs and false alerts
  • Fixed bug with program password protection
  • Fixed alert window look on dual monitor

4.55 (20/Sep/2010)

  • Decreased number of false alerts
  • Improved compatibility with other security applications
  • Fixed system crash in some specific situations
  • New localization: Dutch

4.54 (14/Sep/2010)

  • Digitally signing executables and installer of program
  • Help file updates
  • Minor fixes

4.53 (07/Sep/2010)

  • Added compatibility for Windows 2003 Server
  • Added Control for webcam capture and sound record in RM
  • Other updates to Restricted mode feature
  • Self defense was improved
  • Language files updates

4.52 (25/Aug/2010)

  • Several optimizations (optimized access to the driver)
  • Improved protection
  • Improved compatibility for virtual machines
  • File access violation list implemented for Restricted mode
  • Support for removable drives in Restricted mode
  • Other new functions and optimizations for RM
  • Added progress bar to cleanup function

4.51 (09/Aug/2010)

  • Several improvements to restricted mode feature
  • Process path detection improved
  • Japanese language added
  • Small fixes

4.50 (30/Jul/2010)

  • Added new feature (Restricted mode for 32 bit systems)
  • Fixed bug which with occasional exception on alert
  • Security updates
  • Small language corrections and other bug fixes

4.21 (14/Jul/2010)

  • Fixed hook restoring problem
  • Fixed a problem with the text length in non-default language GUI
  • Colored captions on alert window added
  • Improved self defense protection
  • Some other improvements and optimizations

4.20 (08/Jul/2010)

  • Monitoring of suspicious activity by specific action added
  • Autodetection of installer mode added
  • Minor fixes and AutoAllow updates

4.19 (02/Jul/2010)

  • System protection updates and fixes
  • Parent processes now showing in alert window
  • Log file and log window extended
  • Fixed cleanup feature issue on some systems

4.18 (30/Jun/2010)

  • Added new feature (Installer mode)
  • Added actions notes for BWList entries
  • Improved anti keylogging routines
  • Minor general and language fixes

4.17 (19/Jun/2010)

Note: Program is released in two versions from now on SpyShelter Personal Free and SpyShelter Premium

  • HIPS, many security and performance updates
  • Added protection for drivers and services against modification
  • Added protection against blocking keyboard and mouse input
  • Extended functionality of cleanup function
  • New function added to BWLists
  • Setup improvements (localization)
  • Minor changes and fixes

4.16 (11/Jun/2010)

  • Updates to System protection module, some changes regarding security vulnerabilities
  • Registry protection improved
  • Added proxy feature to update function
  • New language added
  • Minor fixes and AutoAllow updates

4.15 (07/Jun/2010)

  • Few new system protection functions (HIPS)
  • Improved clipboard protection module
  • Installer improvements: Update mode added and other
  • Improved self defence
  • GUI: New toolbar in BWList tab
  • Minor bug-fixes

4.14 (01/Jun/2010)

  • New keylogging method protected
  • System protection updated (protection for some system files)
  • Fixed issue with update checking function on some configurations
  • Self defense updates
  • Decreased number of false alerts
  • Small installer improvements
  • New language added

4.12 (26/May/2010)

  • Fixed issue in „Report bug” function
  • Updated “AutoAllow” settings (less false alerts)
  • Some minor general fixes and changes

4.11 (21/May/2010)

  • Fixed bug with closing GUI on system shutdown
  • Fixed protection state saving issue
  • Installer updates: It’s now possible to run the program after the installation without the need to restart on all configurations
  • Small language updates

4.10 (19/May/2010)

  • New screenshot method protected
  • More registry autostart methods protected
  • Fixed stability issues on 64 bit version
  • Alert window now displays full registry path with value
  • Improved Self defense
  • Small installer fixes

4.09 (17/May/2010)

  • Fixed bug regarding the storing of the settings with selected GUI language

4.08 (15/May/2010)

  • General change in the way alerts work: when the user selects to remember the choice for some action, other activities belonging to the same group are automatically allowed
  • Extended alert information for some system protection actions
  • System protection module improved:
  • new hooks protection
  • new registry keys autostart methods protected
  • new screenshots method blocked
  • Updated installer, reboot is now not required after installation
  • Better self defense
  • Minor changes

4.06 (10/May/2010)

  • Fixed BSOD on some configurations during system load
  • Fixed issue with password protected GUI while the program was closing

4.05 (8/May/2010)

  • Performance optimizations:
  • Better SHA1 implementation included. ~ 50% faster than before, driver ask GUI for action and other file hash checking functions work now faster
  • Implemented driver internal cache for dll hook modules
  • Other optimizations
  • Improved compatibility with other programs
  • Fixed occasional BSOD on 32-bit systems
  • Added new Tab for logging actions
  • Added auto update program feature
  • New protection against screen capture method
  • New features added to context menu at BWList (Module details and cleanup rules)
  • New languages added
  • Improved Self defense
  • Other Few minor changes

4.00 (4/May/2010)

  • System protection was updated: Improved dll injection detection, new protections: – Changed default debugger path, Winlogon notify, Startup programs
  • Added two new options to Alert window
  • Auto Accept internal rules updated. Many vendors signatures have been added as trusted (resulting in a lower number of false alerts)
  • Black/White List changes: Added possibility of sorting by process name or module path, new ‘Protection Module’ Column, action status indicator replaced with icon
  • Bug fix: Sometime icon in the Alert Window was displayed corrupted
  • Added option to tray menu to switch protection state
  • New option in Settings tab added
  • Many small User Interface bug fixes (e.g. clearing statistics while changing language)

3.90 (24/Apr/2010)

  • Fixed bug with BWList
  • Added handling for some Asian filenames (e.g. Chinese, Japanese)
  • System protection updated: Added shield against some rootkit install methods, driver registering and injections;protection against Hard Drive direct write access (for physical and logical Hard Drives)
  • Improved self defense
  • Improved compatibility
  • Added icon of processed program in the Alert window.
  • Added new languages in the user interface
  • Minor updates in Internal rules for trusted programs

3.80 (21/Apr/2010)

  • AntiScreenCapture module updated: added protection against 3 new screen capturing methods.
  • System protection module updated: protection against injection of remote dll and defense preventing access to system debugger.
  • Fixed problem with Windows Logon User Interface module.
  • Fixed issue with notification icon showing settings on Windows 7
  • Minor general GUI fixes

3.70 (15/Apr/2010)

  • Black/White list updated:
  • Export/import rules added
  • Added options: Manually exclude file or folder (Autoallow all actions)
  • Function optimized for better performance with large lists
  • (64bit version) improved compatibility with some security programs
  • Some new features for the System protection module including:
  • Protection against remote process memory patching,
  • Prevention from another new method of driver loading and auto-loading dll’s
  • Minor GUI changes (Minimize on close added, minimize button removed)

3.60 (08/Apr/2010)

  • Improved system protection module against the load of drivers
  • Improved driver performance
  • Minor GUI look change (protection switch)
  • Internal rules for “Auto allow” settings updated

3.53 (1/Apr/2010)

  • Improved security and internal rules for “Auto allow” settings
  • Minor changes

3.52 (31/Mar/2010)

  • Improved compatibility of AntiNetworkSpy module with other security products
  • New language added

3.5 (28/Mar/2010)

Added new module AntiNetworkSpy

  • Improved clipboard protection module
  • Minor general fixes

3.3 (21/Mar/2010)

  • Improved clipboard protection module
  • Improved protection against fake signed processes
  • Other security fixes
  • Added two new GUI languages

3.2 (16/Mar/2010)

  • Updated main program look

3.1 (12/Mar/2010)

  • Fixed bug with counting of file sizes for some files under 64 bit systems
  • Added hotkey “Delete” to Black/White list
  • Minor bug fixes

3.0 (26/Feb/2010)

  • Added new module Anti Sound Logger, which protects against trojan sound loggers of VOIP programs
  • Fixed bug with some printers under Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Improved program stability
  • Minor bug fixes

2.0 (24/Oct/2009)

  • Added support for Windows 7 Final 32 and 64 bits

1.0 (06/Oct/2009)

  • First public release