Malware Defender Default settings

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Badcompany, Sep 26, 2009.

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  1. Badcompany

    Badcompany Registered Member

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    Hello Forum,
    Installed MD 24hrs ago,Stayed in leaning mode for 30mins while I started all my programs.Since then not one pop-up,I have stayed with the default settings.Is there anything I should change.I like to have only 3 programs in real time, AV FW AS. Am I going over the top with adding MD.
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  2. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    MD's default is very strong. Only needs tweaking if you are a very high risk surfer (or paranoid like me). Bonus: MD will alert you for keylogging actions when using the default rule set. You need not do anything special.

    Your set-up -- including MD -- affords excellent Layered protection IMO. I have pretty much the same set-up except I use an SPI-capable router, vice a FW.
     
  3. demoneye

    demoneye Registered Member

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    my way of viewing this "learning mode for 24hrs " is like follow.
    put md in learn mode , and do as much software action as u can (open win word, run firefox ....etc) , than export you rules in safe place (just in case) and set MD protection to "normal mode" .
    in this method your pc exposed less to any threat out there. and u get less pop ups in normal mode;)


    cheers :)
     
  4. 0strodamus

    0strodamus Registered Member

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    I added "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\General\*" to the registry System Settings rules in order to pass the Comodo Firewall Leak Test Suite's "Hijacking : Active Desktop" test.

    I also add C:\ and C:\Windows\* file rules to all applications that are capable of accessing the internet (permit read and ask for all others).

    I use learning mode as sparingly as possible (i.e. 1 reboot cycle after installing MD). It means clicking many more popups while running apps, but is a great learning experience about what the programs you use are doing behind the scenes.
     
  5. DOSawaits

    DOSawaits Registered Member

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    Exactly, that's what I prefer also, It only takes 1 click to allow a rule permanently, you know what the program does, and you have the option to set "smarter" restrictions, while i don't know what Learning Mode actually chooses.
    Using the manual mode you can refine for example "only read *.dll" in \system32 folder, dunno if the learning mode is that strict.
     
  6. _kronos_

    _kronos_ Registered Member

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    I use Learning Mode only for the first reboot and to create rules to log in every account.
    After that, Manual Mode is the best:D
     
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