Add ability to set rules based on time

1. What actually happened or you saw:
Currently, you cannot set time variable in any rule (under Defense+, Firewall, etc). As for example, the end-user is unable to :

  • disallow Internet access at scheduled time (eg between 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm on all weekdays) ;
  • schedule program updates in weekends only ;
  • configure application access rights, such as ‘Run an executable’, for 1h ;
  • etc.

2. What you wanted to happen or see:
The ability to schedule rules (with time variable).

3. Why you think it is desirable:
Provides the ability to granularly modify existing tasks as well as create new tasks and increases productivity.
Make a user’s experience more consistent and satisfying.

4. Any other information:
If possible, rules should be independent of windows date & time settings.

What are some specific places you’d like to see rules? Rules are certainly a part of the firewall, and HIPS too. Are the rules there sufficient? Can you give an example of a module and a rule you’d like to be able to make in it?

examples? ok.

  • make custom rules for schedule the automatic reset sandbox;
  • make custom rules for schedule the automatic set up of security modes (so user can make for example CIS goes paranoid with HIPS from 00:00pm to 06:00 amd and from 06:01 amd to 23:59 pm CIS goes to game mode without HIPS);
  • make custom rules for schedule procedure updates (not update in 6 x 6 hours but instead update when I want it to, for example, I could want to have CIS doing the updates 3 days in a week especifiyng these days and seting different days for each week).

these kind of freedom for us to make custom rules.

Sounds like mostly time-based scheduling. Some sort of control-program might work for that too and be more flexible. And something like this to the Windows scheduler:

 sandboxControl.exe -reset sandbox1

But I’m having a hard time envisioning that b/c you don’t ever create “sandbox1”. You just run an arbitrary process in its own, totally temporary, never-saved-or-named sandbox. So right now when you run something in a sandbox are there any controls on it? I’m trying it now and can’t find any.

I just noticed a couple things:

  • I think Virtual Desktop is “virtkiosk.exe”, so this really may be a great replacement for my aged kiosk software! Just drop a shortcut to that into my Startup group and BAM! Maybe. Must research…

  • a change I made while running that Virtual Desktop was accessible while running a program from my real Desktop in a sandbox. (I started Virtual Desktop, ran Notepad, created a file, closed Virtual Desktop, noted that the file didn’t exist, started Notepad in a Comodo Sandbox, and lo! The file created from within the Virtual Desktop was there!) So, I guess there’s just one sandbox and every process, even the Virtual Desktop, shares it.

Import/Export for anything related to rules is on the list.

However, ‘time scheduled rules’ wish request is not present in the tracker. :slight_smile:
Please reformat your first post.



You actually have two wish requests in one topic.

That’s one.

That’s two. (if generalized)

oh, i see now.

can you edit the topic so it can be right?

yro can you please reformat your wish so we can further process it

The idea is rather complex and this report could be improved.
I’ve made some edits. Does everything look correct?

Thank you.

qmarius, I think its good.

Any mods, devs or adv users can comment about this request so we can improve it for the devs pay attention on this?

Thank you for submitting this Wish Request. I have now moved this to the WAITING AREA.

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Thanks again.

I’m sorry, but as it has been 6 months since the Wish Request has been submitted, and it has not received the required 15 points, I am forced to move this Wish Request to Rejected. I hope you understand.

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Thank you.