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Improve Deepguard security for unknown applications

Improve Deepguard security for unknown applications

When you're trying out a non-common or unknown software and it tries to connect to internet, Deepguard forces you to allow and trust it in order to keep using it. So if you want to continue using it you're indirectly forced to allow its connections. However, as long as the unknown software doesn't try to make internet connections, then everything's OK! You won't get prompted and asked if you trust or want to block it.

 

This applies to software that Deepguard has identified as "The file’s status as clean or malicious is still unknown" (a type D in Deepguard).

There's lots of great unknown programs on the internet that maybe only has a couple of thousand people using it. I think Deepguard should give us the option of trying those out in a safer way before we can decide if we trust them or not. A solution to this would be an option of blocking them from making connections. Example:

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In the Deepguard settings "Change application permissions..." there's currently only 2 options, Allow or Block. The 3rd option could be: "Block connections"

2 Comments
Champion
deepguard is application monitor. it won't act as firewall. deepguard will allow or block an application to run. you have good point but would require f secure to add its own firewall. for now if u want block internet connection of an application then u will have to add a rule windows firewall.
Advocate

Just so there are no misunderstandings with my idea suggestion:

 

Deepguard is already detecting connections, so to block connections from unknown applications should be a minor modification to Deepguard. I'm not talking about implementing a full firewall solution again.

 

Another current example of F-Secure detecting and blocking connections without having a full firewall solution: Banking Protection.