2 questions about hips and clouds

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by mantra, Sep 15, 2011.

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    i have only 2 questions

    1) about the hip , can it block a program to acess to the net ?
    i know there is smart security
    i don't talk about firewall rules but only to block it

    2)about clouds
    where is this feauture?

    thanks
    cheers
     
  2. toxinon12345

    toxinon12345 Registered Member

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    Probably there is a better way to prevent an app from getting connected than avoiding it from running with the "start another application" operation. I would recommend creating a firewall rule instead.
     
  3. dwomack

    dwomack Eset Staff Account

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    1. HIPS (Host-based Intrusion Prevention System) - monitors processes, files and registry keys on your computer for any attempts to negatively affect your computer and blocks or prevents any attempts. I don't believe HIPS will block any files from accessing the net since it's purely "host-based"

    2. Cloud-based reputation has been renamed the ESET Live Grid. To quote our user manual:

    In the program, you can locate this feature by going into the Advanced Setup, expanding 'Tools' and selecting 'ESET Live Grid'
     
  4. toxinon12345

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    LiveGrid: it is the already known sophisticated threat tracking system, now improved thanks to reputation services.
     
  5. Red Dawn

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    With the default settings, HIPS enabled, Automatic Mode with Rules, I notice there are no rules, are these cloud based rules, or? I'm not sure what rules it's working with..
     
  6. Sacles

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    Hello,

    It's very mysterious what the default setting.

    No one really seems able to explain how the HIPS works with this setting ("Operations are enabled, except pre-defined rules that protect your system")

    Where are the pre-defined-rules?
     
  7. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    Afaik. They are hidden, and they are setup by the developers. The users can't access or modify them. And they will be improved overtime via module updates.
     
  8. Sacles

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    This means that the user might have a warning if a HIPS to predefined rules blocking anything?

    If so, ESET should specify the type of message and how the user must respond.

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    I understand that the system is well protected by the default setting of HIPS. Correct?
     
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