Optimal Settings for Voodoshield Pro (2017)

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brod56

Level 12
Feb 13, 2017
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Default-Deny
#1
After deciding to combo Windows Defender with Voodoshield in my main PC and activating the Pro version, I am wondering what do you guys recommend in VS Settings. There were no posts here in MT about this, so had to create a new discussion.
Im an average user who likes to test software, but would not like to be slowed down or disturbed too much.
Anyway do not mind regedit/cmd/powershell blocks as they me feel more protected.
 
Mar 19, 2017
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Operating System
Windows 10
#2
In my experience, and from a fairly large number of users of VS, the vast majority of defaults are fine as is. The one that really should be changed though in the Advanced section is to uncheck the setting for "allow by parent process."
Beyond that, even the developer has said he pretty much uses the default settings.
That is my experience anyhow. If someone else has other suggestions, that is fine. But really, I don't think you will need to change too much more.
 

brod56

Level 12
Feb 13, 2017
557
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Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Default-Deny
#3
In my experience, and from a fairly large number of users of VS, the vast majority of defaults are fine as is. The one that really should be changed though in the Advanced section is to uncheck the setting for "allow by parent process."
Beyond that, even the developer has said he pretty much uses the default settings.
That is my experience anyhow. If someone else has other suggestions, that is fine. But really, I don't think you will need to change too much more.
Thanks. I already had that setting unckecked anyway.
 

shmu26

Level 57
Jul 3, 2015
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Operating System
Windows 10
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Default-Deny
#7
If you have moved your desktop or your downloads folder to a custom location, you must add it to the protected locations when VoodooShield is "off". Otherwise, you will not have protection where you need it most.
If you have VS set to "always on", this is irrelevant.
 

shmu26

Level 57
Jul 3, 2015
4,670
14,868
Operating System
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#8
I would add that disabling "allow by parent process" is not as important as some people think, because it is already disabled for sensitive locations, such as temp folders. This security feature is hard-coded.
 

brod56

Level 12
Feb 13, 2017
557
1,568
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Default-Deny
#9
If you have moved your desktop or your downloads folder to a custom location, you must add it to the protected locations when VoodooShield is "off". Otherwise, you will not have protection where you need it most.
If you have VS set to "always on", this is irrelevant.
I have it always in AutoPilot Mode. I guess it is irrelevant too.