While playing around once again with HIPS (Safe mode) I’ve found an interesting file/directory read-only access feature which is applicable to all trusted or untrusted applications.
For a file or a directory for which you want to have read-only access do:
- Add a file or a directory to “HIPS → Protected Objects → PROTECTED FILES”.
- Add the same file or directory to “HIPS → HIPS Rules → All Applications → ACCESS RIGHTS → Access Name → Protected files/folders → Exclusions → Modify → BLOCKED FILES/FOLDERS”
I had never thought that it would be that easy to have a long desired read-only access feature to protect my own files or directories against modification by trusted or untrusted applications.