Windows CISV3, xp prof sp3.
CISV3 only firewall and defense+, proactive mode (AV not installed).
Concerning defense+, mode is set to paranoia, no trusted vendor, all parameters checked, image control set to normal.
Let us now suppose that i have ponctual picture conversion and extraction needs (i.e., i don’t want, altough i have several, to use whatever full picture processing software for this).
The choice is Faststone FS Viewer (3.9), as it allows from a single gui to easily both view and convert all the pictures in a said folder.
Executing FSViewer prompt for svchost, denied (it has something to do with mailing the pictures, i don’t want it).
Every following alert is allowed, not mattering if it is remembered or not.
If now i want to use not only picture conversion, but screen capture for partial picture selection (don’t do that, it is lousy in FsViewer, the best no money/quality ratio is probably PrintKey2000), new alerts pop up, notably for desktop and keyboard privileges.
Windows hangs on the keyboard alert (nothing works anymore, everything is freezed including ps2 mice and keyboard), making it impossible to check the allowing box, the only remaining solution being to shut the ac power.
This behavior has already been observed with other applications taking desktop/keyboard privileges.
The “solution”, concerning FsViewer, is to set it as a trusted application, but when running it thereafter, it shall still ask for the desktop/keyboard privileges, but now, they can be allowed, resulting in FsViewer being at the end of it set not as a trusted application, but as custom, where svchost is still denied, but desktop/keyboard allowed.
Really a lousy “solution”, and probably definitely a cis bug.