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    za_avastfan Guest

    Default ZA 9.083.000 Program Control - Default Settings

    Dear Forum,

    Could somebody please advise what the ZA Pro default settings are for these items?
    They are found under 'Program Control - Main - Custom (Program Control).

    - Enable Advanced Program Control
    - Enable Application Interaction Control
    - Enable Timing Attack Prevention
    - Enable Micro$oft Catalog Utilization

    - Enable Component Control
    - Enable Services Control

    Also, if there are any security implications if they are turned off?

    Specifically, Micro$oft Catalog Utilization and Component Control.

    Thank you in advance and I look forward to your reponse!

    ZA_avastfan

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    Default Re: ZA 9.083.000 Program Control - Default Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by za_avastfan View Post
    Dear Forum,

    Could somebody please advise what the ZA Pro default settings are for these items?
    They are found under 'Program Control - Main - Custom (Program Control).

    - Enable Advanced Program Control
    - Enable Application Interaction Control
    - Enable Timing Attack Prevention
    - Enable Micro$oft Catalog Utilization

    - Enable Component Control
    - Enable Services Control

    Also, if there are any security implications if they are turned off?

    Specifically, Micro$oft Catalog Utilization and Component Control.

    Thank you in advance and I look forward to your reponse!

    ZA_avastfan
    Hi ZA_avastfan:

    The only feature that is checked by default using ZA Pro is the 'Enable Microsoft Catalog Utilization'. There are no security implications if they are turned off - just enhanced security if they are turned on with more alerts. I hope this information helps a bit.

    Regards,
    NNard

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    Default Re: ZA 9.083.000 Program Control - Default Settings

    From the Help file (might be useful to try that before posting :-)

    Enable Advanced Program Control: Prevents trusted programs from being used by untrusted programs to circumvent outbound firewall protection.
    Enable Application Interaction Control: Alerts you when a process attempts to use another process or when a program launches another program.
    Enable Timing Attack Prevention: Detects and stops programs that try to hijack a trusted program's permissions (e.g., to load drivers, change registry keys, or regulate processes). Also known as handle protection. On by default when Program Control is High or Maximum.
    Enable Microsoft Catalog Utilization: When enabled, prevents alerts for programs that are cataloged by Windows as known and trustworthy. Enabled by default. (Depending on your settings, ZoneAlarm may still alert you about such programs if they attempt to act as a server outside your Trusted Zone.)
    Enable component control: Restricts or monitors individual components, such as DLL files or ActiveX controls, that malware programs may use to access the network. If program control is Medium, component control tracks components but does not restrict them. If program control is High, it prompts you to allow or deny new components. See Enabling Component Control for details.
    Enable services control: Alerts you if untrusted programs attempt to install or modify a service or driver. Active when Program Control is set to High or Maximum.
    SeeUnderstanding services control for more information.

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    za_avastfan Guest

    Default Re: ZA 9.083.000 Program Control - Default Settings

    Dear All,

    Thanks for the responses. I had already checked the help file.

    However, apart from 'Enable Timing Attack Prevention' and 'Enable Microsoft Catalog Utilization', I still don't see where it says the default settings for the others are.

    Moreover the information provided seems to conflict. Nnard says 'The only feature that is checked by default using ZA Pro is the 'Enable Microsoft Catalog Utilization' yet the help file also states that at least 'Enable Timing Attack Prevention' is also enabled by default.

    Again I thank you all for your time and contributions.

    Best regards,

    ZA_avastfan

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    Default Re: ZA 9.083.000 Program Control - Default Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by za_avastfan View Post
    Moreover the information provided seems to conflict. Nnard says 'The only feature that is checked by default using ZA Pro is the 'Enable Microsoft Catalog Utilization' yet the help file also states that at least 'Enable Timing Attack Prevention' is also enabled by default. ZA_avastfan
    Why not contacting support and post back the reponse? There is little use to speculate here... I am sure it will help other users with the same question.

    Lets us know!

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    za_avastfan Guest

    Default Re: ZA 9.083.000 Program Control - Default Settings

    Ok.

    Thanks for the response.

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    Default Re: ZA 9.083.000 Program Control - Default Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by za_avastfan View Post
    Dear All,

    Thanks for the responses. I had already checked the help file.

    However, apart from 'Enable Timing Attack Prevention' and 'Enable Microsoft Catalog Utilization', I still don't see where it says the default settings for the others are.

    Moreover the information provided seems to conflict. Nnard says 'The only feature that is checked by default using ZA Pro is the 'Enable Microsoft Catalog Utilization' yet the help file also states that at least 'Enable Timing Attack Prevention' is also enabled by default.

    Again I thank you all for your time and contributions.

    Best regards,

    ZA_avastfan
    Hi ZA_avastfan:

    I was basing my response on my install of ZAP because there are very few changes that I make on the default installation.

    Regards,
    NNard

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    za_avastfan Guest

    Default Re: ZA 9.083.000 Program Control - Default Settings

    Dear Forum,

    Thanks again for the support. It is much appreciated.

    Best regards,

    ZA_avastfan

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