I have always been confused by Programs settings. I've read the blogs and advice- but am still confused.On one hand it seems smart of Zone Alarm to offer 'recommended settings'... and I would
have hoped that I can trust these settings, but I cannot, as noted
from the advice I read by Zone Alarm users and experts!
I read via the experts that very few if any programs should have server rights, yet this is what Zone Alarm does.
green checks across the board.
I reset my Programs' rights --and they change.
Here is my first question...RE: McAfee Virus scanner and all of its components... auto update, online scanner, integration tools, hacker watcher etc.
I want McAfee to be able to do its job - and I've noticed that when I restrict it, there are lots of requests for server rights. Sadly, Zone Alarm is quiet concerning what is recommended for McAfee. If I am confident that McAfee is not hacked and I have no viruses... should I give it carte blanche?
Secondly... am not clear on Server rights Internet vs. TrustedExample:
What would be an instance of
Internet Explorer acting
Trusted Server or Internet Server?Currently Windows Explorer has
Trusted Server rights.. Is this a bad thing?
I downgraded Internet Explorer to only have first 2 check marks:
Access (Internet & Trusted)
Microsoft Feeds Synchronization set itself with 5 Green Checkmarks across the board- should I be concerned?
If this is not recommended then Zone Alarm is not protecting me with these settings. I think I understand I should turn off Auto set, and manually adjust.
I waited a very long time to renew my old Zone Alarm Pro... hoping that when I did - the Programs settings issues would be more intuitive and less confusing... and not tell me that I don't have Virus Scan software computer when I do.
Any advice is greatly appreciated,Thanks,Kathy