HIPS question.

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus/Smart Security Beta' started by IcePanther, May 7, 2011.

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  1. IcePanther

    IcePanther Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I installed ESS v5 Beta yesterday, and first I must say, pretty stable for a beta (at least for now) :D . It took some time to get used to the new "hierarchical" UI with the hierarchy on top rather than the 'imbricated menu' I was used to when enabling the "advanced' GUI, but why not. It's still the same number of clicks.
    I was also happy to see that ESET finally includes an HIPS, which is IMO a very good additional protection layer. (I was less happy to see a parental control feature, but hey, I could deactivate it completely and it doesn't even show up in the GUI, so, nice. :) )

    I have a question though, regarding the HIPS, well, two in fact :
    • What are all the protected "checkpoints" ? (I saw create process, and set registry key, when I enabled interactive mode, but I guess that's not all) ?
    • Is it planned to include some default rules, so as to be able to put the HIPS in interactive mode without being assaulted by many pop-ups, or is the learning mode intended to be the sole way of filling the rule DB initially ? (It is obviously safer to go with a white-list approach than a black-list one)

    I also had the known "HIPS disabled on install" bug, after a restart it was fine though.

    Thanks in advance for any answer !
     
  2. Marcos

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    You can open the rule editor and create a new rule to see a complete list of operations that HIPS can protect again.
    HIPS is subject to evolution so it will be continually improved.
     
  3. tobamore

    tobamore Registered Member

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    I would like to ask a further question re HIPS, is it a good idea to run it along with the Online Armor 5 HIPS at the same time?

    Thank you.

    P.S> I have asked this question in another thread with no answer as yet and thought it better to ask it here.
     
  4. Marcos

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    Haven't tried it personally but if you hadn't had any problems with self-defense and OA I'd say it should work fine in conjunction with HIPS fine.
     
  5. IcePanther

    IcePanther Registered Member

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    Thanks.
    I did look at the list of operations, seems fairly complete. Good job, especially for a first version.
     
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