Block removable media - almost useless as is?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by tanstaafl, Jul 12, 2010.

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  1. tanstaafl

    tanstaafl Registered Member

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    Hello,

    The 'Block removable media' feature is mostly useless as it is currently implemented.

    There needs to be more fine-grained control. Most importantly, there needs to be a way to treat *storage* - ie, floppy/CD/DVD drives - media differently from *non*-storage media - ie, USB keyboards, mice, printers...

    Something like:

    For all removable storage media:

    [x] Block all access [x] Allow read-only access

    [x] Always allow access to USB keyboards, mice and printers

    Where should I go to make this feature request?
     
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  3. tanstaafl

    tanstaafl Registered Member

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    Re: Block removable media - useless as is?

    That is silly... having one big thread for *all* feature requests is certainly one way to make sure that all feature requests are immediatley lost in a maze.

    There should be a dedicated forum called 'Feature Requests', where each request is its own thread.

    Anyway, posted there, too bad it'll disappear in a few hours/day or three...
     
  4. Brambb

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    That option will not block a usb keyboard/mouse. It blocks USB removable media, not usb keyboards or other usb connected devices. But the read only option would be a nice suggestion. According to this thread they are improving this functionality so maybe they pick this suggestion up, who knows.
     
  5. tanstaafl

    tanstaafl Registered Member

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    I could have sworn I couldn't get a USB printer working with this enabled, and ass-u-me-d that it would block keybds/mice too... I'll have to check again.

    Thanks...
     
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    Indeed this should have been posted in Future Changes to EAV thread as suggested.
     
  7. Marcos

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    The purpose of blocking removable media is to completely eliminate the possibility of Autorun-like trojans being executed. Blocking other devices not carrying data as well as providing only read access to removable media would not serve any security purpose.
     
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