PG vs APT

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by Logan5, Jun 5, 2006.

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  1. Logan5

    Logan5 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I am running PG (full version) and also use Advanced Process Termination.

    I ran into this problem again where APT is able to kill anything including PG. Last time I just reinstalled PG and all was fine. But I do not believe I am messing up any settings that somehow allows APT to do this.

    So my question is how should I have the settings in PG (under the Protection Tab) set up for APT. When I looked just after discovering this issue again it was set as follows:

    Allow this application to" (all are checked)

    1. Terminate protected applications
    2. Modify protected applications
    3. Read from protected applications

    As of now I unchecked number 1. Which of course allows PG to do its job including stopping APT from killing PG. But with this setting like this does this not prevent APT from doing its job (that is letting you kill an application that is hanging or will not close using task manager). So which setting is correct? And if I am not mistaken, should not PG be safe from APT no matter what setting I have above?

    Thanks
    Logan
     
  2. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

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    If you want to use APT to test PG then you obviously do not give it Terminate permissions (which is basically saying to PG, don't protect if this application is involved). This accurately simulates the situation of malware on your system trying to close down your other programs.

    If you want to use APT to close rogue applications, then you do give it Terminate permissions (and allow it the Install Driver privilege for v3 of APT also for its "Kernel Kill" option). In this case, you are using it as a process management tool, not a PG-tester.
     
  3. Logan5

    Logan5 Registered Member

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    Paranoid2000

    Thanks for the reply and I understand your point.

    Somehow I must have checked "Terminate protected applications"
    thus allowing APT to kill any and all programs.

    Logan
     
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