Pop Up with Warning Message for Trusted Files List

1. What actually happened or you saw:
I removed a single file from the Trusted Files list. That single file controlled my system’s display and power setting drivers.

CIS 7 immediately placed it into the Unrecognized File list. As the file was already running, CIS did not generate a HIPS alert and the Behavior Blocker did not auto-sandbox the file. Once placed into the Unrecognized Files list, CIS’ CPU usage jumped to > 30%, the cursor perpetually showed the Hour Glass (“Busy)”, and CIS as well as the entire desktop was unresponsive. A system reboot did not fix the issue.

Eventually, after two more reboots, the system then became unbootable (“Black Screen”).

2. What you wanted to happen or see:
It might be best for a Pop Up Warning Message to be integrated into newer versions of CIS. Something to the effect:

"WARNING! Removing files from the Trusted Files list is intended for Advanced Users only. It may cause software instability to severe system malfunction! Applications and processes should be closed or terminated prior to removal!!

3. Why you think it is desirable:
To prevent unintended consequences - sometimes severe ones - of removing a file from the Trusted Files list.

4. Any other information:
The Trusted File contains virtually all of the processes and applications needed for a computer to run correctly and smoothly. Removing files, especially while they are running, can cause critical malfunctions.

At least that’s what I learned by tinkering when I didn’t know what I was doing.


Is this wish request still valid?


Hello qmarius,

Oh, yes. Most definitely…otherwise, there are those instances where someone will remove a file from the Trusted list, HIPS and/or the sandbox will do their job, and bam!!..Black Screen.

Many thanks,


Needs to have a “Don’t show again” tick box in my opinion.

Interesting. Normally* , the mentioned files would be added back.
This wish request might be useful under certain configurations. Can we elaborate a bit more on this one with that idea in mind?



I think this verges on a bug, and would be better reported in the bugs board if replicable.

Not good for the user to be able to create a black screen so easily.

Is the black screen replicable hjlbx?

Kind regards


As there has been no response, I will move this one to “Added/Rejected Wishes” section.

Thank you.