Giving permissions - ie create GH, or anything come to that!

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by DaveH6, Dec 10, 2005.

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  1. DaveH6

    DaveH6 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    This is one of my 1st post in Wilders.

    I've used other Diamond software, eg tds, and thought it was good in comparison with the alternatives. Process Guard is though, imo, a couple of notches above. The idea afaik was´unique - in any case I feel way safer than with just a conventional signature or heuristic based scanner.

    The downside, and maybe why again imo, PG is much more a personal than 'corporate' tool, that is it takes a lot of time to set/alter permissions. Anyway that's fine by me. The problem I'm having is in giving permission to *certain* appz. And it's weird, like pressing the 'add application' in the 'Protection' page never does squat. Even more worrying is that right-clicking to 'add to protection list' in the 'Security' page invariable invokes a dlg box informing me that the program either isn't an app (er, but its of the form <>.exe), or that it is already present in the list. Neither is the case.
    I've ignored this for ages now, but when I think back I've never had success giving any of these progs. permission to do anything. I feel there's a problem here.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Gavin - DiamondCS

    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    I suggest you do the following

    a) Press RESET TO DEFAULT for Protection, but also then enable Learning Mode. Reboot as well, to catch startup programs, protect them, and allow everything installed to run.

    b) Keep Learning Mode on. Make a conscious decision not to run anything NEW or UNKNOWN. Spend 20 minutes starting any security program or programs you use, browser etc, anything with internet access. Just start it up, close it down. Under learning mode nearly all programs auto configure.

    c) Reboot again, disable learning mode. Now you can make adjustments and tick always allow to allow any programs you run. Anything doesn't work right ? check the alerts it probably just needs a global hook :) the maintenance is much lower if you used a) and b) effectively, there can be almost no maintenance

    Then all you need to remember is disable for Windows Updates. I have Windows Update set to alert but not auto download, and then I know ok disable PG, do this update and reboot then get back to work :)
     
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    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    This relates to a bug when you have too many protection list items I believe. Pretty sure that bug also causes this exact behaviour. You should not need more than 256 items protected unless you use a LOT that need global hooks allowed and thats why they get added.
     
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