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  • Windows 2000
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  • Windows 7
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  • Windows XP
  • Windows 8.1

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Shadow Defender has a nice user interface that is used only if you want to change anything. There are no menus on top. In fact, they are replaced by tabs that are placed to the left. System Status is the first one that shows you the current program status, capacity, used space, free space and exclusion list path. In the Mode Settings tab, you can observe what the current volume status is and enable or disable it. This can happen with a single mouse click. A Schedule button allows you to schedule whether your computer will be in Shadow Mode next time or not. You can freely change that schedule upon your needs.

The File Exclusion List tab is where you add files and folders that you wish to exclude from the shadow protected volume. When certain apps or processes want to access these files and folders, all performed changes will be committed to the original volume automatically. Users can also add Windows registry items that will be excluded by the program and any changes will affect them as well. 

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Basic Operations

The Administration tab is mostly filled in with checkbox items. Some of them are enabled by default, but you can change that if you want to. Password control and shell integration are two of the possible things to tweak. In addition to that you can click on More Details to change the threshold space size. Shadow Defender 1.3.0 does not come with a help file, but helpful information about it can be found on the developer's website.


The straightforward application requires moderate-to-high CPU and system memory resources and it is pretty responsive to commands. We have not come across any issues during our tests; Shadow Defender did not cause the operating system to freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs. Thanks to its intuitive layout, first-time users may seamlessly figure out how to use this app.


  • Prevents permanent PC damage
  • Automatic or manual mode
  • Lightweight program


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Reviewed by: Igril Hristov

Shadow Defender is VIRUS-FREE!

Our security scan shows that Shadow Defender is clean from viruses. The current version of Shadow Defender has been scanned by our system, which contains 46 different anti-virus algorithms. That ensures that Shadow Defender is 100% safe for your computer.

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