LUA, Applocker, Sandboxie

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Mamen, Jun 12, 2010.

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  1. Mamen

    Mamen Registered Member

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    I'm looking into using only LUA, Applocker and Sandboxie for security. I have a few questions:

    At the moment I just have the default settings for Applocker set up and I am using an Administrator account yet I can't run .exe files outside of Program Files (and presumably the Windows folder; haven't tried). With default settings, shouldn't an Administrator be able to run all files?

    Are the default settings in Applocker adequate enough, creating allow rules when necessary for programs I use and trust?

    I remember reading somewhere that you need to change Application Identity in services to Started and Automatic to use Applocker properly. Is this true? I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere else.

    Edit: Does UAC in an Administrator account offer similar protection that LUA offers?
     
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  3. Mamen

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    Thank you, Cudni.

    I can run the files if I right click and choose Run as administrator. Is that expected?
     
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    Yes that is correct ok. It is to do with UAC.
     
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