It is NOT a HACK but a properly engineered solution that *avreage joe* wont have problems when CIS is installed.
It takes 10 minutes to write a HACK which simply checks each applications right to enumerate files and folders and thats it. You are there. And what would be the cost? Joe's photo editor will create a popup asking him if he wants some application to list files. Or Marry, while his new MP3 player builds a playlist, it might conflict.
i don't see ANY single problem there.
When application is whitelisted user don't get any popups.
Prompts abour direct disk acces, hook setting also can be very problematic for avreage joe but they are exist. Other firewalls (like OA) have it, and i don;t see anyone who complain about this alert...
The same will be with getting the list of the files. Another method to protect the user's files - TO PROTECT the user finally.
You mentioned about AV, as we (you especially) know AV is very unreliable .
Some day it may not detect new variant of Gpcode etc. (this is why you create a deafult deny system - Melih was talking about this in his video).
So, i don't see any reason to not to do this D+'s funcionality. It will be a prompt as any other (will not be appear with whitelisted apps, etc. - just like others prompts now!).
Here are the good sites:-it'll prevent the GpCode (user won't lose all his/her pics, docs, movies),
-it'll prevent blackday virus (vulnerabilites mentoined by aigle in this topic)
-and any other unknown Threats...which want to do bad thing with you files
-alert as any other... (actually bad site? good site!)
none which i can see.
mod edit: 15pt changed to 12pt for readability. kail