Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by ams963, Jan 22, 2013.
Is WSA compatible with NoVirusThanks Exe Radar Pro?
I can answer that one too. I'm using NVT EXE Pro, sandboxie and WSA. No conflicts. Everything works with any issues. It also runs very light. Not sure why I didn't think of this combo earlier.
You can also change the heuristics settings to apply a whitelist/default deny
Simply change the popularity setting to "max". This will allow only executables which are seen by a large share of the WSA/PrevX3 community. It is like crossing a street behind a lot of other pedestrians, chances of being hit by a car are minimal.
On wife's laptop I have set all program execution sources to max (harddisk, USB, Internet), except DVD. Make sure she only goes safely with the flow.
Combine this with http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2177285&postcount=6 and you have a fort knox like security setup
It is still different from Prevx 3 popularity setting, I have it to max for quite some time now and never saw a pop-up, and I use less popular software and sometimes betas as well.
If you want it to be really tight, the only way is to set Heuristics to warn on execution of everything untrusted.
Yes, you're right. I have also all heuristics set to Max and never have got a pop-up. It's really different to Prevx. Had I set maxed heuristics in Prevx, it would be a prompt by prompt. I also tried in WSA "warn for untrusted applications" and I wouldn't recommend this option right after WSA installation otherwise you won't be catching all prompts. If you want to run this option, do it after running all applications you usually use. I also suggest to avoid this option if you're often updating.
OK, did not know that, question to prevxhelp
Did the whitelisting criteria become looser or did the community got that much larger that Boerenkool never noticed pop-ups
The maximum settings still take program attributes into account, only the pure whitelist mode (warn if unknown) will show a warning in every case if U. Most of the complaints about Prevx 3.0 FPs were from users who raised their heuristic settings and then complained that we blocked legitimate programs, which is exactly as designed, but we've moved away from the pure popularity/age designations to avoid similar complaints.
Ah thanks a lot guys.
Separate names with a comma.