file protector question

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by snowman, Apr 28, 2002.

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  1. snowman

    snowman Guest

             what is the proper way to un-install file protector?

     due to the high priority of the files I'll be putting into file protector I want to be certain that I can remove those files without any lost therefo.....an un-install fileprotector should I ever choose to.

           I ran a test run...by entering the adaware files.
    re-booted....took file protector out of start-up.....an simply right clicked on the file protector file and deleted it........is this considered the correct way to un-install?
    adaware appears to be working fine.


                 thanks for your time

                 snowman
     
  2. spy1

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    Good question, snowman! (And sorry I didn't see it before this!)

    I noticed in the other thread that jc did say that filechecker puts reigistry entries in for configuration stuff - perhaps the next step in the programs' evolution should be a complete un-installer? Pete
     
  3. javacool

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    If you are referring to PepiMK's FileProtector then I believe all you have to do is remove the file.

    If you mean my FileChecker program, then using the uninstaller program will remove the files - but configuration options will stay in case you are installing a new version, or will want to reinstall later. No configuration registry entries point to the location of any FileChecker files.

    If need be, I can make a quick program to remove the configuration registry entries for FileChecker, if you want.

    -javacool
     
  4. PepiMK

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    If you mean my (PepiMK Software) File Protector, I would simply run it, select 'setup' from the tray icons context menu, deactivate 'run on system start', exit it and delete the main .exe and the .ptp file (that contains the info about what files are to be protected).

    I haven't thought about an uninstaller when I wrote it... I just wanted a quick protection instead of just a warning... and besides the registry Run entry which can be removed from within the program, there are no other traces of it inside the registry.
    And uninstall settings would give malware another chance to find the protector and uninstall it, thus stopping the protection :(
     
  5. spy1

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    Excellent point, Pepi - but wouldn't the fact that you can (and should) re-name the path and place it in a non-standard directory take care of that? Pete
     
  6. snowman

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          my apology for this delayed reply:




          pepiMK


          thank you for responding.....my main concern..was wondering if any of the protected program files placed in   "filePROTECTOR" would be deleted when a person un-installs the fileprotector application.......by your reply it appears that the answer is no......also, as I mentioned I did test by un-installing Fileprotector after putting adware into it.....then ran adaware an did not notice any ill effects.....adaware working fine.

         to un-install fileprotector I simply took fileprotector out of start-up ( I had set it to start at start-up)..then I deleted the  .EXE........seems to have worked quiet well.

         until now that you mentioned it I did not think to about the ptp file......so I just checked for this file but was not able to locate it....(I just woke up LOL) but if its there I'll locate it.    actually it does not appear "absolutely" necessary to delete the ptp.file unless just to keep a clean system....everything is working fine on my os following the un-install steps I listed above.......so like they say "if its not broken..don't fix it"              I certainly see your point about not having an un-installer.......sooner or later someone is going to ask how to un-install fileprotector.....so at least now we know that its really very easy to do so even without a un-installer.
                                           THANKS PEPI



                    JAVACOOL

            an thank you for your reply also.  an yes I also have  "FILECHECKER"   an I also took it for a test un-install.....worked beautifully!


                  SPY1

            an of course I must think my old friend for dropping in......hope all is well.   your reply has set me to thinking.....these days I am getting much more serious about all-around computer security....an trying differant programs to boost security.   an have found a free program called SECURECOMP which is password protected....I am going to try "laddering" my security in a way that one program protects another program...complimenting each other.....of course this is just in the testing stage.

                         Regards To All

                          Snowman
     
  7. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Yep !

    Firewall, AV (and back-up on-demand AV's), AT (and back-up on-demand AT's).
    NISFileCheck checking on-demand for changes in important files. NISfileCheck using a strong HASH algorithm.
    NISFileCheck protecting its own database by: "The Database will be encrypted (blowfish) when the program is closed. The encrypted file will also be checked with a hash value and if it has changes then a new empty database will be created".
    The databases of NISFileCheck also on-demand monitored by the CRC32-feature of TDS-3.
    RegRun Gold monitoring the registry and some files put in its File Protection feature.
    And ADinf32 monitoring almost every file on my system for changes on-demand with the first start-up of my machine every day.
     
  8. snowman

    snowman Guest

                 FANJ

          NICE....you seem to have a very nice set-up there.
    thanks for sharing...

          finding the right programs to compliment the entire system has been rather difficult....fileprotector offered by PEPIMK has been a wonderful addition....

          my knowledge of computers is limited...so if I can succeed in this goal than any average user should be able to do so also.........

                                          snowman
     
  9. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Hi Snowman,

    Thanks!

    There is always something which you think that could be better; for example:
    I'm aware I don't have a "real" real-time monitoring app. in this field. FileChecker from Javacool could well fix that gap, or maybe FileProtector from PepiMK (or FileChangeAlarm from Albert, but I cannot use that one cause I'm running W98SE).
    TDS-3 could use a stronger HASH algorithm instead of CRC32, and have its database encrypted.
    The use of ADinf32 Pro instead of ADinf32.

    ;)
     
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