how to tighten up OA Premium?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by ams963, Apr 29, 2012.

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  1. ams963
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    ams963 Registered Member

    Hi,

    I want to tighten up OA Premium as much as possible. I read a lot about how OA has many configurations and can be tightened up. So now I want to know how to do that.

    Please help me tighten up OA so that malware don't get a chance. Guide me.

    Your help will be much appreciated.

    Best Wishes,
    ams963
  2. Brummelchen
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    Brummelchen Registered Member

    dont do it! otherwise name the exact restrictions you want to modify!
    OA default action is "deny" or "ask"
  3. ams963
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    ams963 Registered Member

    I don't know what restrictions......I mean when I asked about tightening up wsa a couple of months ago or when I ask about tightening up sbie others just give ways of tightening up like in sbie the file access restrictions, etc ......
    I was expecting something similar here.....
  4. Scoobs72
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    Scoobs72 Registered Member

    One of the beauties of OA is that its out-of-the-box configuration is already near full strength and it needs little, if any, tightening up. However there are a couple of things you can do if you want...

    1. Under "Option" untick "Automatically allow trusted programs to access the internet". You'll now get a prompt for every program that tries to access the internet regardless of whether it is considered "Trusted", i.e. you are over-riding the in-built trusted publishers list and list of other known good software.

    2. Under Programs>Options you can select to run safer unknown programs by default, i.e. drop-rights for unknown programs

    There's a few other things you can do which will increase the pop-up intensity but it's really not necessary and would probably lower the level of security eventually due to user pop-up fatigue.

    HTH
  5. ams963
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    ams963 Registered Member

    thx a lot......well from what Brummelchen and you said.......I guess I better leave OA as it is......thx a lot you guys for showing me the light....
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