Setting up SSM?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Bio-Hazard, Mar 17, 2007.

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  1. Bio-Hazard

    Bio-Hazard Registered Member

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    Hello!

    I just installed trial version of ssm and can anyone give me advice how to set it up? Or is it already set up to protect my computer? I have it on learning mode at the moment?
     
  2. Kees1958

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    Hi,

    Everything works out fine when in learning mode. What can help you during the learning period is using CyberHawk free temporarely. CyberHawk will pop-up when a system anamoly occurs. This will give you some extra info on what to decide. You can also download the trial of Regdefend. Regdefens is free for 14 days. After the learning period of 14 days you can remove CyberHawk and Regdefend (because SSM cover more than both in standard settings).

    Regards K
     
  3. Chuck57

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    I'm trying to learn SSM, and I'm going to make a fool of myself and say download SSM, make sure it's in learning mode, and reboot. Maybe do a couple of reboots. Then open all the programs you have, or maybe those you use the most. When you've done that, turn off learning mode. Then, open SSM and make sure rules are enabled on the rules and modules tab. As I understand it, you're well then well protected. You can go in and change some rules but that's way beyond me.

    That is as far as I've gotten so far, in trying to learn SSM. I don't think anybody can say exactly what rules need setting because everybody's computer is set up a little differently.

    Hopefully, someone who knows what they're talking about will post about SSM. I think, for the average user on a clean machine, the above will be pretty close to right though.
     
  4. Bio-Hazard

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    Thanks Chuck57 and Kees1958. I have been reading the ssm help file...i think i am going to have a long learning curve. So far so good. I just wanted to give ssm a try becuase people speak highly of it. I think it would be good addittion to my security set up.

    Kristian
     
  5. TopperID

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    It depends how you want to do it, but quite honestly I didn't bother with learning mode; I just switched it on, to accept the apps already running, did a reboot and then switched off learning mode. You are thenceforth able to create your rules via the pop-ups, making use of the drop-down box as appropriate. Pop-ups quickly diminish with time and use.
     
  6. EASTER.2010

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    TopperID and others, thats exactly how i approached SSM. I let it be the learning tool that it is and from reviewing forum results at SSM and here at Paul Wilder's i quickly was able to make rules that needed made for basic protection; i say basic because our forum specialist on SSM herbalist can take you far deeper into the child-parent relationship and then some if you favor tightening your system structure/rules even further. Personally i let additional apps HIPS fill in those missing pieces and the results have been fine on this end.
     
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    I can,t say of SSM Pro version as I use free one. 7 step tutorial in SSM free version help file makes starting with SSM very easy. Later u learn gradually.
     
  8. Bio-Hazard

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    Thanks guys! I have switched learning mode off and rebooted. I hardly have any pop ups anymore and i have opened up all the normal programs that i use.

    How does ssm compare to prosecurity? I have used prosecurity before, but i didnt like it. Having said that it is much more easy to set up in the begining. Later i started to give me lot of pop ups.
     
  9. Kees1958

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    I would say they are on par with ProSecurity offering some extra file protection and a nicer interface. I prefer SSM because you can learn in the paranoid mode, giving you the assurance of the tightest rule set. And you can run with UI disconnected. I have tried an older version of ProsSecurity. It had a tab where you could set the general permissions, but I could not get a new allowed program to inheritate this tighter rule set. Reading what tremendeous effort the developer of PS is putting in his product, I think this should be solved by now.

    Regards K
     
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