Kill.

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by Hugger, Jan 19, 2010.

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  1. Hugger

    Hugger Registered Member

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    How about a Kill button in the tray?
    Stops internet access instantly.
    Reset with user specified password.
    Really.
     
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    That seems more like a firewall feature.
    I right-click my ZoneAlarm tray icon and select "Stop all Internet activity".
    The red padlock appears and
    everything is locked down.
     

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    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    I wouldn't want that feature for Prevx as Page42 said it's a firewall feature!

    TH
     
  4. Hugger

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    Some of us use the W 7 firewall. I haven't found a the kill switch yet.
    Also, why say you wouldn't want a feature that you would not have to use or even have it showing. You want to prohibit others from having what you don't want?
    Prevx 3 offers pretty much all around protection. If I observe something that I think is wrong it would be nice to kill the connection quickly.
    This probably would be just as good as hot key function.
    I don't remeber seeing that direct combo.
     
  5. PrevxHelp

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    While this does seem to be more of a firewall feature, we are planning a possible feature which could function as a "lockdown mode" for software or network access.

    More to come on this later as we get further into Prevx 4.0 but thanks for the suggestion! :)
     
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    You're welcome.

    As far as this being a firewall feature, please look at previous versions of DW. It came with a 'stop attack' switch. Earlier versions were not firewalls. Yet I don't remember hearing people complain about it being there. They had the option of using it or not.
    Hugger
     
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    Hi Hugger

    I'm not complaining, and I don't want to prohibit others from having what I don't want. I was just giving you my thoughts when I said it seems like a firewall feature. And I was sharing with you that I already have that feature. So it would be redundant for me. But I'm not crapping on your idea. I like reading suggestions. Whatever makes you happy, man. :)
     
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    Sorry if you thought it was aimed at you.
    I enjoy reading what others are thinking too.
    Hugger
     
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    Right. And PrevxHelp even indicated that the devs are thinking about something just like what you suggested. So there you go. I will tell you this... the number of times I have needed to engage that ZAP internet lock over the years? Zero. It strikes me as an idea that is better in theory than in practicality. :)
     
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    Prevx 4 maybe Page.;)
     
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    Since Prevx relies on an internet connection to protect a PC properly, one presumably wouldn't want the equivalent of ZoneAlarm's panic button, which blocks all internet access.

    I'd be surprised, though, if many malware programs can access the internet in a potentially harmful way without Prevx's protection algorithms cutting in to stop them. So, I wonder if a 'kill' feature would offer users significant additional protection.

    If not, I'd rather keep the Prevx UI as simple as possible.
     
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    Me too.
     
  13. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    I agree also!

    TH
     
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    different from some opinions here I would like to see a feature like blocking processes from connecting outside.
     
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