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shmu26

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Get Process Explorer or Process Hacker and study what runs with elevated privileges without the UAC prompt.
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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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.
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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Do all security softs regularly run with elevated privileges, or only the ones that Windows recognizes as AV?
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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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.
Yeah, it seems that most AVs do not run into conflicts with AppGuard or need special exceptions.
 
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#87
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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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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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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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?
the icon doesn't matter, only the driver that is loaded way before.
 
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