Kill.

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hugger

    Hugger Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Posts:
    1,003
    Location:
    Hackensack, USA
    How about a Kill button in the tray?
    Stops internet access instantly.
    Reset with user specified password.
    Really.
     
  2. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Posts:
    6,005
    Location:
    Last Breath Farm
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Specialist

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Posts:
    12,622
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    I wouldn't want that feature for Prevx as Page42 said it's a firewall feature!

    TH
     
  4. Hugger

    Hugger Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Posts:
    1,003
    Location:
    Hackensack, USA
    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

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Posts:
    8,242
    Location:
    USA/UK
    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! :)
     
  6. Hugger

    Hugger Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Posts:
    1,003
    Location:
    Hackensack, USA
    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
     
  7. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Posts:
    6,005
    Location:
    Last Breath Farm
    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. :)
     
  8. Hugger

    Hugger Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Posts:
    1,003
    Location:
    Hackensack, USA
    Sorry if you thought it was aimed at you.
    I enjoy reading what others are thinking too.
    Hugger
     
  9. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Posts:
    6,005
    Location:
    Last Breath Farm
    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. :)
     
  10. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Posts:
    9,100
    Location:
    North Carolina USA

    Prevx 4 maybe Page.;)
     
  11. MaxEntropy

    MaxEntropy Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Posts:
    101
    Location:
    UK
    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.
     
  12. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Posts:
    6,005
    Location:
    Last Breath Farm
    Me too.
     
  13. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Specialist

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Posts:
    12,622
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    I agree also!

    TH
     
  14. Nunes

    Nunes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Posts:
    103
    Location:
    AMADORA,Portugal
    different from some opinions here I would like to see a feature like blocking processes from connecting outside.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.