'Run safer' in online armor free and system restore

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by cet, Oct 19, 2007.

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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    If I use run safer for IE or limewire will it be the same as drop my rights.I use geswall free for limewire.Can I uninstall geswall free since I use 'run safer'.In the help section of online armor there is no detailed explanation of run safer.
    Also has anyone tried win system restore with online armor free.Does it work.
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hi cet

    Run Safer is exactly like drop my rights, in that it does the same thing. Can't tell you about system restore, as I don't use it.

    Pete
     
  3. MikeNash

    MikeNash Security Expert

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    I've tried it :)

    Yes, it does work. It used to be turned on automatically for programs such as Internet Explorer, ICQ, Yahoo, etc - but now we made it so you manually have to do it.

    The reason is - when IE is running in a restricted mode, it can't do things like save to c:\ (root) - or, alternatively, if you download an EXE and run directly from IE (don't do a save-as) then it inherits restricted permissions as well. These are useful things - but if you are not expecting it, it looks like a problem.

    (for example, you dont want IE to run EXEs with admin rights - and if you want to download something, save it first - then run it from the desktop)

    This was causing people confusion. To turn on RunSafer for IE, open it up in "My Programs" - right click to get the advanced options on the entry for IE and check "Run Safer".
     
  4. zhanwest

    zhanwest Registered Member

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    Hi, Mike

    "Run Safer" = "Normal User"?
    If not, could you elaborate on it?

    Thank you in advance
     
  5. MikeNash

    MikeNash Security Expert

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    Hi,

    It has the same reduced privs as drop my rights. So when a process is created (even if you logged in as admin) and runsafer selected - it will run at reduced privs.

    You can avoid a lot of badness by setting your browsers, ms word, and ms outlook all to runsafer as well as things like MSN Messenger, ICQ, etc.


    Mike
     
  6. 19monty64

    19monty64 Registered Member

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    WOW! Another bonus option in the free version! This app. definitely ranks up there with other freeware security-apps. like SAS. Kind of makes me feel guilty for using the free version. Oh, that's the point! The Pro-version will look awfully good in my Xmas-stocking, and hopefully my wife reads this! :shifty:
     
  7. zhanwest

    zhanwest Registered Member

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    Mike,

    thank you!
    Run Safer is very valuable, really :)

    Rgds,
     
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