I just reinstalled CIS on one of my PCs because I have been having issues with VLC and PowerDVD locking up the computer.
I initially thought it was CMF but after uninstalling this (since I found the latest CIS has CMF built in anyway) the problem did not stop
I then uninstalled CPF but still the problem remained
So I have reinstaleld CPF but now I have some new problem.
I cannot remove anything from the “trusted software vendors” list. I remove them, click apply, and when I go back they’re all still there.
Defence+ used to ask me whenever explorer.exe tried to run a program, now it doesn’t.
I have “trust applications that are digitally signed” turned OFF
I have D+ set to Paranoid mode
I have explorer.exe set as “windows system application” which includes asking me if it tries to execute anything else…
and STILL D+ does not ask me!
Also, when I installed, I did not do a scan and I also said I didn’t know if the PC was clean. last time I did all these things, it worked how it should.
How can I fix these problems? is it a bug? is it by design?
Currently you can only remove one vendor at a time. If you select more than one vendor, click remove and then ‘apply’, only the first vendor in your selection will be removed. So what you need to do is:
Select vendor to remove
Repeat the process for each vendor you wish to remove
Thanks, that sorted it. I looked under the settings and found that even though it was set to “ask” for run an executable, there was also a rule under the advanced allowed list called “*” so it was able to execute anything anyway
That worked too. I had been trying to remove multiple items at once
Under allowed everything was allowed (there was just one rule with a * )
When you have the * under Run as executable then that is what the Windows System Application Rule provides. It sounds like you made Explorer.exe a Windows system appliation. You can choose to delete the rule and start from scratch again or delete the *.