The default settings... good enough?

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  1. raven211

    raven211 Registered Member

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    Of course I don't believe anything else, considering the company deciding them, but I would still like some reflections and opinions from both staff and members - on the protection settings overall, that's.

    Thanks for any input! :)
     
  2. trjam

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    raven I go 1 setting higher on all 3 with no issues.
     
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    Same here, I went High / Medium / Medium on settings and nary a problem...:cool:
     
  4. raven211

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    Okay, nice - thank you so far. :D :)
     
  5. Saraceno

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    I've just left it on default.
     
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    I exceed default until I believe that the fp detections are piling up. Then I usually dial it back down close to or slightly above default. I do have a confessed preference for maximum heuristics until and unless things get out of hand. :)
     
  7. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    The same settings I use without problems! :thumb:
     
  8. Threedog

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    I've been using Max/Medium/Medium all along without any problems. Occasional FP when installing an updated version of a program but I know it's a "trusted" FP so just allow it.
     
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    Just out of interest. What are the default settings. It's been so long since I used them I forget what they are? :D
     
  10. trjam

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    3-2-2
     
  11. Threedog

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    Medium-Low-Low I take it.....thankee kindly Sir Trjam.
     
  12. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    That is correct :) I was unaware that Trjam was knighted! Congratulations :D
     
  13. pegas

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    Hi all,
    Am I correct guessing the Program Age Heuristics set on High will trigger only an alert but won't block a program and will rely on decision of a user instead? Whereas the Program Popularity Heuristics set on High will directly block a program without interference of a user?
    For more reference pls see the snap below.
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    Can somebody shed a light?
    Thx,
    pegas
     
  14. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Both of these settings will cause Prevx to show a modal block warning (i.e. blocking the program execution until you decide to allow it).

    Whether it will produce too many warnings is generally dependent on the user's setup - if you frequently install new programs, High/High/High might be a bit overly cautious. Similarly, Max/Max/Max essentially creates a whitelist environment blocking any program which is untrusted that exhibits even the slightest degree of suspicious characteristics.
     
  15. pegas

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    Thx Joe for your jet response :D. It's clear to me now. I was confused a bit from the description read in Prevx GUI. I will stick with High/Medium/Medium.
     
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