"Antispy" settings

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by redwolfe_98, Jul 2, 2006.

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  1. redwolfe_98

    redwolfe_98 Registered Member

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    when installing ewido 4, does ewido automatically adjust any of the settings in "tools"/"antispy" without asking the user? i noticed that some of the settings there were already checked..
     
  2. OldRebel

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    Re: "antispy"

    Hi redwolfe! I think only a couple of the "antispy" tools are checked by default. Disabling the Windows Messenger Service is one of them. That's a known risk and is the service is generally only used on a corporate network. If you are using the personal version of Ewido, this would make sense. Also, I believe that show known file extensions is also checked by default. The rest have to be deliberately chosen by the user.
     
  3. Bubba

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    Re: "antispy"

    There are 7 of 26 settings already checked by defualt upon install. You also have the option to resort back to the default "recommended settings" by selecting Reset in the bottom right next to Apply Settings with the "tools"/"antispy" section open.
     
  4. ericfr

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    Re: "antispy"

    Thanks for info, Bubba.
    I have 11 settings checked, because of tweaking some of the settings before installing Ewido. What I really miss is an overview of what the different settings really do.

    Some are obvious, others are definitely not, and the manual says very little about this as far as I can see. Are the 7 set by default taking effect without we doing anything? Which one are they? Do you know about an overview about what the different settings really do? What if you already have tweaked in another way than the default?

    I have all the time assumed that what was checked, is what is the current state of that option, e.g. disable time-sync service is checked here because I earlier have disabled that service.

    Please enlighten us. :)

    Regards
    ericfr

    Edit: By pressing reset here nothing happens at all with my 11 already checked, and apply continues to be greyed out.

    I also tried to disable Win error reporting, and apply. I then had 12 checkmarks. Pressing reset, and then apply I got back to my original 11.
    (have never changed anything here before this little try. :)
     
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  5. Bubba

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    Re: "antispy"

    Hmmm....well the below settings is what mine default back to after checking all items....Apply Settings....and then Reset.
     

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    Re: "antispy"

    I only had the two about disabling the Windows Messenger Service and show known file extensions shown as default. I believe Ewido is reading the settings that we already have in place upon installation and setting that as our individual baseline. None of the tweaks regarding Windows Media Player were checked when I installed Ewido.
     
  7. HelpFromFrance

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    Interesting thread, guys. Made me look :cool: closer at "tools. I noticed a small check mark at the bottom that says "show only recommended settings". I unchecked that and it opens a whole new world that could maybe be dangerous for a noivce. Here is a screen shot. I did not dare change any of these.

    Have a good day,
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  8. ericfr

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    There is definitely something odd that needs to be worked out here.
    Bubba has, when forgetting the expert checkmark that HFF mentioned, 36
    possible checkmarks. I have 40 instead.

    One more under Error Reporting maingroup.
    And a new maingroup under that named Internet Explorer with 3 possible checkmarks that Bubba doesn't . Thererfore mine 40 against his 36 possible checkmarks. And I have not looked at the wordings.

    All mine under Mediaplayer are set because I have tweaked them before installing Ewido.

    With one exception:'Allow removing MP', which is not possible to tweak easily without hacking the registry.

    But something needs clarification here.

    I think OldRebel is right in his assumption about individual baselines.

    But, to sort it all out, what about an answer to clarify all this from the Ewido guys?
    Thanks in advance.

    Regards
    ericfr

    Edit: I think all the findings reported here support the theory about individual baselines. We will see. What needs to be seen is if that baseline is dynamic or not.
    With dynamic I mean changing a setting from outside Ewido, and see if Ewido adjusts its baseline after the new 'system setting'. :)
     
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  9. vinzenz.ewido

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    The settings and how much are available is depending on your operating systems, installed prodcuts and so on. Mainly it depends on the registry settings.

    BR
     
  10. Bubba

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    Yep and just to clarify....I have 26 settings not 36 recommended settings ;)

    OS=XP SP2
     
  11. ericfr

    ericfr Registered Member

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    Sorry, Bubba, My misspelling. :(

    It should read : " you have 26 possible and I have 30 possible checkmarks." :)

    But the whole thread is a bit confusing, ewen without my misspelling. ;)

    I think I will tweak my system by other methods than through Ewido, anyway.
    :)

    Best regards
    ericfr

    Edit: XP SP2 here,too.
     
  12. Get

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    Re: "antispy"

    Use xp-AntiSpy . I prefer the packed zip archive without installer btw.
     
  13. ericfr

    ericfr Registered Member

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    Got it, Thanks!
     
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