Status of AppGuard Personal

Discussion in 'AppGuard (Blue Ridge Networks)' started by Lockdown, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. cimmay

    cimmay Level 2

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    #81 cimmay, Oct 31, 2017
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    With AppGuard Power Applications active the ZA benefit outweighs the risk.
     
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  2. Lockdown

    Lockdown From AppGuard
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    Get Process Explorer or Process Hacker and study what runs with elevated privileges without the UAC prompt.
     
  3. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    I knew you would say something like that :)
     
  4. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    So it looks like all services, whether security softs or not, run at system level privileges.
    Processes that the user manually chooses to run as administrator will run at "high" privileges, which is one step lower.
     
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  5. Lockdown

    Lockdown From AppGuard
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    Basically. If you study it a bit that's what you will see. One utility has advantages over the other, but basically it is one half dozen, six in the other.
     
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  6. cimmay

    cimmay Level 2

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    ZA Anti-Ransom was taken off the Power Applications option in AppGuard. What was evidenced is installing everyday ESET NOD32 AV and seen a popup and part of it said "elevated client". Then after using it a few days AppGuard never once blocked anything about it, and not only that ESET has not one entry in the AG configuration pages. So there's no longer any AG hole created in Power Applications Lockdown warned about.
     
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  7. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    Yeah, it seems that most AVs do not run into conflicts with AppGuard or need special exceptions.
     
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  8. Glashouse

    Glashouse Level 4

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    Just a quick question. My AppGuard installation is still telling me that it is from BlueRidge... will there be a rebrand?

    Second question, is there a counter in the app how long my license is going to run? If I'll purchase for a new year, is it going to extend my current license or just replace it so that it will start from today for one year?
     
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  9. cimmay

    cimmay Level 2

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    Should have looked up video reviews of ZA Anti-Ransomware first, it's useless. License cancelled.
     
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  10. blueblackwow65

    blueblackwow65 Level 11

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    Hi anyone know how to uninstall appguard ,very hard time ,it stops at service cannot be stopped error when uninstalling?
     
  11. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Level 6
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    Did you turn off the selfprotection on the advance tab
     
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  12. shmu26

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    Go into advanced settings, disable self-protection, and then you can stop service.
     
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  13. Lockdown

    Lockdown From AppGuard
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    You cannot uninstall AppGuard in Locked Down mode.

    Set AppGuard to Protected mode or OFF and then uninstall it.
     
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  14. Umbra

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    or use the installer to uninstall it.
     
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  15. HarborFront

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    If I forget to change from Lockdown Mode can I reformat my drive?

    Thanks
     
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  16. Umbra

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    if you reformat your drive while AG is installed you will lose one activation.
     
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  17. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 33
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    You mean I need to get it reactivated by AG again?

    Thanks
     
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  18. Umbra

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    You have a limited number of activation authorized, once reached you won't be able to activate it unless contacting the support team.
     
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  19. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    How fast does Appguard protection kick in after system startup, and what happens if a user manages to launch a guarded app before then?
    I see that the icon can take a little while to appear in the system tray, but maybe protection starts before that?
     
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  20. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    the icon doesn't matter, only the driver that is loaded way before.
     
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