Wormguard & Installing Programs

Discussion in 'WormGuard' started by darkmatter, Jul 30, 2004.

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  1. darkmatter

    darkmatter Registered Member

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    Ive just installed wormguard on my xp machine with no problems. However I was wondering if I have to remove the protection when I install new programs or whether it is safe to let it run in the background?
     
  2. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

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    hi darkmatter
    i have discovered thru trial and error that its safe to let it run in the background.

    Rita
     
  3. Pilli

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    Hi DarkMatter, WormGuard does not run resident as such, you will not see it running in Task Manager for instance as it hooks the files as they are opened.
    This is very efficient and uses little resources.

    From the DCS website:

    Uses a unique non-resident execution hook method to render WormGuard immune to the TerminateProcess and SuspendProcess vulnerabilities that affects all other active security systems.

    Provides worm-detection for ALL executed files and filetypes, ensuring the file is safe BEFORE it is allowed to run, making infection almost impossible.


    HTH Pilli
     
  4. darkmatter

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    Thanks for the reply ritaann & pilli, just wanted to make sure before i went ahead and installed any more programs, Thanks again.
     
  5. Jooske

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    On some individual systems it is best to remove temporary the WormGuard protection during installing other programs, but on most systems this is not necessary at all.
    This is trying and see how it goes.
     
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