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Abylon App-Blocker Private 2020 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Abylon App-Blocker Private 2020

Permanently blocks unwanted monitoring, applications, services and drivers!
$24.50 EXPIRED
User rating: 57 (83%) 12 (17%) 26 comments

Abylon App-Blocker Private 2020 was available as a giveaway on March 24, 2020!

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Many processes and services are started automatically during Windows logon. These programs are partially invisible to the user and perform tasks such as monitoring the machine and user, checking for updates, or performing periodic tasks.
The software abylon APP-BLOCKER groups the entries in categories, such as Autostart, Registry, AntiSpy, programs, services and drivers. Here you can deactivate them permanently or remove them completely. Information about the individual processes is displayed in the info block and online on the homepage.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

Abylonsoft

Homepage:

https://www.abylonsoft.com/app-blocker/

File Size:

47.6 MB

Price:

$24.50

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#11

Both giveaways today give the same message when run...


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Reply   |   Comment by Rock  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

TK said, "Is it non-expiring or an expiring license?"

This question has been asked twice already with no response from abylonsoft. Please may we have an answer?

Reply   |   Comment by Paul B  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Paul B, I have answered both questions!
Once again for everyone, we (www.abylonsoft.com) currently only offer covermounts (for example via GOTD) which are NOT limited in time!
## non-expiring >> LIFETIME license ##

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Is anyone else getting errors during installation and starting its installed app in 64-bit W7 HPE SP1?

Reply   |   Comment by Ant  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ant, see "Support request" on https://www.abylonsoft.com/app-blocker/support.htm

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Free bitsum Process Lasso has the ability to block ( "disallow" ) unwanted programs from loading.

Any number of free programs allow us to toggle off auto run entries.

But, yes, it's the programs that re-engage themselves and their babies against our will that need blocking, one way or another.

I've used free Bitsum PRocess Lasso live, "disallowing" a virus in progress, each time it popped up, I "disallowed" it, at some point, I won, and was able to them remove it completely, otherwise, it would have accelerated taking over my computer.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Download, registration and install went smoothly on win10 home.

I am really amazed at what this software revealed. Abylon have outdone themselves with this app. I have also used the Crypt in a box and the EXIF cleaner - both great apps.

Thank you for this giveaway

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Kyle, thank you very much. It makes our work even more fun.
We are always happy to receive suggestions and ideas for improvement via our contact form on our homepage. Of course you can also post criticism there.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

I've got an issue here where something is loading at startup that often disables networking. It doesn't happen at every boot, just most.

I've been looking for something that allows me to control the loading of programs, utilities, and drivers one at a time so I can figure out which of 5,000 things loading causes the issue. I was hoping this would be that program, but it's not.

Anyone know of anything that allows me to control, one at a time, the stuff that loads at boot? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

I did not receive any license info, just an email with both the CD key and license key blank.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jim,
In this case you have not accessed our registration page with the correct parameter or your browser prevents functions. Please call the following link again:
https://www.abylonsoft.com/covermounts.htm?id=125

In the following tutorial you will also find help for registering our software:
https://www.abylonsoft.com/tutorial/software-update-offer-discount.htm

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Is the license for life or a time limited offer?

Reply   |   Comment by Nimit Muni  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Nimit Muni, this is a version without time limit. However, the GOTD setup can only be installed today.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nimit Muni, that is not clear from GOTD, neater from the developer.

I installed the GOTD version, changed the date of my computer to year 2023, ran the software- it was still registered and didn't show any signs of "give us money".

In other words- it looks like a lifetime license, which means- it looks like a real giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Majkata Vi Mirizliva  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Majkata Vi Mirizliva,
Yeah, it's a lifetime license.

So far we have not yet implemented a function that queries the time. These pseudo-offers get on our nerves too. Nevertheless, we are very happy about the users who update to our purchase software. Here the 3rd part of the registration key can be entered as a coupon code. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Thanks, Jerry for warning us. Much appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by JACOBUS KOTZE  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#2

Any advantages over autoruns?

Reply   |   Comment by Curd  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

This software can ruin a PC and require a complete reinstall of the operating system. A better way to stop these services is to simply type Services in the Search box and go through the listing of running services on Windows 10 with a Search Engine and a notepad. That way one can change back the value if it causes trouble. There is no way to do that with this software as it does not offer to backup the system.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+109)

Hi Jerry, it is of course correct that services can be manually disabled, for example. But Windows partially resets them. Also not all services can be deactivated this way. So a permanent change is only possible for certain services.
Furthermore, our software offers even more options, such as AntiSpy.
With our software the services can also be reactivated. In addition, our software remembers the status and resets it after uninstalling.
Of course a system restore point should be created in advance. Starting with the next version this should be taken over by the software.
Finally I would like to point out again that changes should ONLY be made if you are familiar with the subject. It is not designed for laymen!

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

Jerry, is correct, you don't need a third party app to do what is already included in Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick Wallace  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

"A better way to stop these services is to simply type Services in the Search box "

Win10 Settings -> Apps -> Startup. Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services. Control Panel ->Administrative Tools -> Task Scheduler. Win10 Task Mgr. Startup & Services tabs or panels [right click individual entries]. Win7 Start Menu -> Run or Win10 right click Start Button -> Run, type msconfig & click OK.

"This software can ruin a PC and require a complete reinstall of the operating system."

Backup 1st -- something you should be doing anyway -- setting a restore point may work, and there's always Safe Mode. That said, the most likely way to damage Windows is to stop drivers &/or driver-related apps/services. Not all drivers for services are listed in Admin Tools -> Services BTW. Software can add unneeded drivers, and since they start with Windows, they're a favorite malware target.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

"... you don't need a third party app to do what is already included in Windows."

Actually Windows doesn't provide a way to remove or stop drivers. Uninstalling drivers is left to the developers who wrote the software and it's install/uninstall routines, which show up in Settings -> Apps &/or Control Panel -> Programs. In some cases however, if the driver shows up in Device Mgr. you can right click -> uninstall the corresponding device.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

abylonsoft, please could you give the name of a service that cannot be disabled using windows controls and tools that NEEDS to be disabled for personal privacy reasons and does not also cripple some desrired functionality? There are more ways to disable a service than the user interface in the Services snap-in in the managment console. It can be done manually in the registry, then to prevent windows reseting it one can change the key permissions to deny write/modify writes to everyone. Or deny execute to the executable if it's a unique executable rather than svchost for instance. BTW what is the license duration offered with this giveaway? Is it non-expiring or an expiring license?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Jerry,
First, a few general remarks.

As apreciable as any helpful comment may be, I would summerize your statement to what has been said in this thread a couple of times: this software is not for unskilled users, who thoughtlessly click, hit keys and make "experiments" wondering what result may have their playing with icons, buttons etc.

And it is not true that MS Windows system may be customized in any reasonably desired aspect. Just opposite. Users of MSW software are given only few, strictly limited options to chose from while other settings are hidden allegedly for security purposes, against misuse by unskilled users etc. But it is a common knowledge that there are also other reasons for MSW to hide how their system work and I would be really happy to believe MSW’s claims of security. However, my almost 30-year experience in using MSW’s software does not justify such naive view.

Therefore, any decent and well-developed software to extend user’s capability to customise his/her system should be welcome.

These were general remarks. For the time being I have not thoroughly tested Abylon yet, but I hope that the software falls within the class of such desirable software extending user’s capabilites to enjoy his/her system.

Reply   |   Comment by Marek  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK,
Yes, I see you are familiar with the matter. As written above, this is a lifetime license.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

mike, I presume you mean WINDOWS 10 doesn't provide a way to remove or stop drivers?
As earlier version DID provide a user interface in the device manager snap-in. WHile in the device manager snap-in go to the View menu and select Show hidden devices. In earlier versions of windows a new subsection in the device listing would apear called "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" and that is where virtual devices drivers and other non-hardware related drivers can be found.

ALSysIO startup type "Demand" can be Stopped or the startup changed to Automatic, Boot, System, Demand and Disabled.

These are also exposed the registry just like the Services snap-in listed Service are...

Or Acronis Snapshots Manager Driver snapman.sys service name "snapman"

Also these can be controlled using SC command line utility.

This is the place that rootkit drivers used to hide away.

Try the following command in an admin cmd prompt in windows 10:

SC QUERY type= driver | more

and you will see all the software drivers and their service names you can use to STOP the specific driver service and change it's startup type. The Managment Console may have been slightly castrated but if you are happy in a command line (either cmd.exe or powershell) you can still get the information you need to stop a software only device driver and to delete it if you want to be overtly heavy handed and do not mind re-installing everything if you shouldn't have deleted a service... or restore a recent system image backup...
Note the SC command above lists ALL drivers not just the non-pnp hidden ones so you can get the service names for non-hidden hardware drivers and make quite a mess ... just like any 3rd party developer that becomes over zealous in stopping and disabling services which could better be handled by an outbound firewall rule blocking the service or particular executable from making any form of network connection.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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