How to purge rules?

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  1. Sacles

    Sacles Registered Member

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    How to purge rules automatically?

    Hello,

    It there a way to purge the rules of HIPS and firewall for software that are uninstalled?

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  2. Niels

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    Hello Sacles,

    You can delete HIPS, firewall rules manually, but you have to go advanced settings to be able to delete old HIPS/firewall rules.

    Right click on the Eset icon in the system tray next to the Windows clock, in the context menu that will open, click on advanced settings.

    Click on the + icon which is located before Computer, now all the subsections will be expanded. Click on HIPS, press on the configure rules button. Now you just have to select the rule that you want to delete. By left clicking on and press on the remove (delete) button.

    For firewall you need to expand the Network section in the advanced settings menu, expand (personal) firewall, click on rules and zones. Click on the settings button which is located in the zone and rules editor. Now you are able to remove rules for uninstalled software.

    Regards
    Niels
     
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    Yes I know it. I would have liked, it is a automatic cleaning for rules which relate to things that have been uninstalled.

    Watch the rules one to one that is not very practical.
     
  4. Niels

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    Hello Sacles,

    I understand, but there isn't an automated way. The only thing that is automated is the restore of false positives which were quarantined in the past, and are white listed through a signature update.

    To be able to do that, Eset should implement a module which monitors installation of new software and the removal of new software.

    You can post your idea in this topic.

    Regards
    Niels
     
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    Hello,

    Thank you for your clarifications.
     
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