Please explain log

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by dallen, Jun 28, 2004.

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  1. dallen

    dallen Registered Member

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    I run Process Guard by Diamond CS and I recently downloaded, and ran, Lavasoft’s VX2 Cleaner plug-in. I noticed something very strange in my Process Guard log. I'm going to paste it below and I know that it is going to be long, but I want someone to tell my why Ad-aware is doing what it's doing. Here it is:
     
  2. Dan Perez

    Dan Perez Retired Moderator

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    Hi Dallen,

    That activity is quite normal for any scanner-type application or applications that poll processes to gather process statistics. You can ignore it. On my system I set Adaware to be allowed Write, SetInfo, Terminate and Suspend and that way I do not get flooded with the log entries since it is a known safe program.

    Hope this helps

    Dan
     
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    Thanks Dan Perez. I figured that Ad-aware is safe because I trust the developers at Lavasoft. The only reason that I was mildly suspicious is that the log never showed any entries under my current configuration until right after I installed the VX2 Cleaner plug-in and ran it. So...logically I was a bit suspicious of the plug-in, although not really worried. I can easily make the configuration adjustments to allow Ad-aware those privilages. I just wanted to make sure.
     
  4. Pilli

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    Hi Dallen, To augment what Dan has stated, AdAware is usually a non active program except when run. I assume by adding the addin you are giving AdAware an always on active component. I use Lavasofts's AdWatch which also has an always running component which I have to give the necessary allows to stop excessive logging.

    Pilli :)
     
  5. dallen

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    Pilli,
    Actually, the plug-in is an on-demand component. The only time the log would go crazy was when I initiated the plug-in. I've since, changed the privilages associated with Ad-aware and all is well.

    I also use Ad-watch and I've included it in PG's list of protected programs. However, I've noticed that the only "allow" privilages that it needs to run quietly are "Get info" and "Read."
     
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    I'll have to take a look at the VX2 component to see what it does ;)

    Yep, allow only what is necessary.

    Cheers. Pilli :)
     
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