Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by erikloman, May 25, 2012.
build v561 installed on top of previous one, no issues so far.
There is also a Getting Started in the Downloads section of www.surfright.nl.
This is the direct link: http://dl.surfright.nl/HitmanPro Alert Getting Started.pdf
Under XP SP3 (32bit) the Service: HitmanPro.Alert Service (hmpalertsvc) do not start. It Shows only a yellow Mark under Services with a (!)
The official Version (V_18.104.22.1688 ) was fine, but in all Office-Products we could not print.
I'm having a strange issue using HMP.A 22.214.171.1248 with Maxthon 126.96.36.1990 (which is the latest stable build of this browser)
It was perfect until I upgraded to this version of HMP.A and now when I open Maxthon, instead of going to: mx://last-visit/ which gives you a list of the last open tabs I get a full screen of garbage and I have to forcefully kill Maxthon via the task manager.
If I disable all mitigations and then re-open the browser, it displays perfectly again.
I can get you a screenshot of the garbage if you want?
I ran across an unusual side effect from the HMPA Risk Reduction function "Block Untrusted Fonts" with Firefox.
Normally Firefox enables "Use hardware acceleration when available" by default. Firefox normally has no conflict for me with HMPA.
But the other day I was messing with Firefox on a completely unrelated issue, and turned off Firefox hardware acceleration.
Now on certain web pages, control buttons and share buttons were now missing, showing up only as little rectangular icons for placeholders. I think the browser downloads these buttons as web fonts. The best test for this is, go to www.twitter.com and see if the little birdy is showing at the top of the page.
I confirmed that this also happened with Firefox in "safe mode", as well as with a new default profile. If I switched Firefox acceleration back on, the problem went away.
I finally thought to try disabling the HMPA "Block Untrusted Fonts" . This fixed my problem with Firefox, without hardware acceleration. A reboot was required for the change to take effect.
I am really puzzled why this could have anything to do with hardware acceleration in the browser If it was going to break the web fonts, I would expect it to break them in accelerated mode too!!!
I've just been on a Sophos Intercept X webinar and they hinted at it protecting Windows servers "soon".
Will this include Terminal Server support? i.e protecting Windows Terminal Server desktop users?
I think this will be CryptoGuard-only at first (protect against endpoints trying to infect the files on the server).
CryptoGuard-only allows updating the server without rebooting.
But I think Sophos is still in doubt which HMPA features to roll in the server product.
The Untrusted Font feature is not a feature of HMPA, but a feature of Windows 10. HMPA just provides a UI to enable this in Windows 10.
The fact that you lose fonts is because Firefox tries to load fonts from the internet, which is blocked in Windows 10 (if you enabled the feature).
More info here:
Can you try disabling LoadLib mitigations on Maxthon? Or try turning off the mitigations one-by-one to find out which one is causing the behavior.
Any changes regarding previously reported 3DMark issues?
Hey Erik! Thanks for that info. I found the feature in gpedit.
FYI: The weird thing here is that Firefox does NOT block the fonts when it has hardware acceleration enabled in the browser Advanced options.
But I suppose that issue lies somewhere between Microsoft and Mozilla
I ain't gonna go there, LOL!!!
But thanks again, anyway!
Should be no longer an issue. Is it still an issue?
I did what you said & it was Load Library that seems to be causing my issue.
Any ideas why & if this can be fixed as I'm not comfortable using a browser without all possible mitigations enabled?
I've planned to install Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update.
Do I have to expect problems after the upgrade using the current Release of HMPA?
Should i wait?
At the moment everything works as expected. I also have no problem with the Bitdefender installation.
Upgrading isn't the problem, it was when doing a fresh installation of Windows 10 AU that Microsoft switch on the signed driver thing.
Correct, but it shouldn't be a problem now; IIRC except for the current beta ( 561 ) the HMPA driver is signed.
I'm running HMPA in the Anniversary Update with no issues.
HitmanPro.Alert 3.5.3 build 562 PreRelease
Fixed typo in Dutch language string
Updated Danish language
Driver counter-signed by Microsoft
Please let me know how this version runs on your computer
And the driver in this beta-build is now "Microsoft-signed"
Thanks! I adjusted the release notes.
All seems well on my Windows 7 x64.
OK so far with 562 at this end. Win 10 x 64 latest.
No issues here on Win10 Pro 64
Working good here Win. 7 x64.