Scanning for trusted and/or signed applications silently and/or beforehand

I was reading the so-called post of hate by AngryCustomer and it came to my mind that Norton had this feature wherein it silently scans the computer for any trusted applications installed and whitelists thems afterwards. This cuts scanning time by more than a quarter of a hundred percent.

Why not add a similar feature to CIS? It could silently run a scan to look for trusted apps, displays the results afterwards (so that they can review and see what they want to whitelist), and then asks the user to confirm or confirm all. This way, whitelisting and scans would be faster and easier.

Database updates? Add an option in the Settings to schedule a complete, custom, or quick scan of the system for every database and/or program update. Although this is necessary for a secure pc, not everyone is as security-conscious as the people here are and opt for performance rather than security, hence, the need for it to be optional. You could configure CIS to simply request the scan after the update, but then, some might not like the unwanted interruption. So to summarize, I’d like to see the following options:

  1. Schedule a “whitelist scan” (options a, b, c and d may all be ticked at the same time)
    a. ask when CIS is updated
    b. silent
    c. for every new installation (note the word installation and not update)
    d. before a quick/full/custom scan
    e. do not schedule
  2. Schedule a quick (registry, memory, c:/windows, System Restore, skips whitelisted items)/full (includes whitelisted items)/custom (may or may not include whitelisted items) scan
    a. at a user-defined time including none
    b. every update
    i. database
    ii. program
    iii. database & program

I think this should really alleviate the “too-many-pop-ups” problem for both the CIS enthusiasts and the Comodo team (fewer complaints to them maybe?).

But it should not be silently
Because I do no wan any overcharge in my computer, maybe you wan it to run silently because the comparison of Norton you made
I prefer the way online armor work in the first install
After install it ASK the user to do a scan for trusted apps or leave it be, then you accept all the apps or not.
After first restart it enter training mode for 2mins
Basically that’s is what I wan in cis but many ppl here don’t wan it to enter in training mode automatically so we can jump this and only do the first scan instead

No, not necessarily. It is optional that it runs silently although it should be the default. Like I had mentioned earlier, a lot of users would actually prefer performance over security. This is not the case for members of this forum, I presume, but majority of the people actually want less interruptions when they work. It will also be a testament to CIS’s intelligence. :-TU

You might argue, Majority of the people want this? What proof do you have? 88)

Well, there has been no proper survey made for this and for good reasons.

  1. Majority of the people don’t give a ■■■■.

  2. Why do you think so few join forums? Even if you argue a few hundred thousands is not few, it is if you’d consider the huge number of people using the internet.

  3. This is the reason why Norton is still a leading company when it comes to making profit.

  4. You can convince others that this is more secure. They’d try your solution. They follow your advice. A virus infects them because of they’re ignorance. And they do either one of two things: (a)they change their suite or (b)they complain, rant, and then change suites. It causes too much headache for both the user and the moderators of forums.

  5. The malware-makers wouldn’t be doing so well if majority was security-conscious.

  6. Silently meant not only just leaving the user uninterrupted. It also meant that it’s going to work in a manner barely noticeable which then translates to it being of lowest priority, hence, using less ram. Systems are different so it might overload a lot of old computers. However, based on experience, I’ve installed antiviruses in computers (3 to be precise) as old as 9 years with an alloted memory of only a puny 220 MB and I hardly saw any “overloading” in these desktops. From what I’ve read, people have begun using computers with a minimum RAM of 1GB nowadays. I hardly see any store here in the Philippines selling RAM cards lower than 512 MB. The systems won’t manage.

  7. We cannot impose to people (most unfortunate, in my view) that they study their computers let alone for them to read the manuals. Hence, to truly show caring for the end-users, you make a product that is intelligent and this is one way of beginning it. Nothing starts perfect. Everything begins at something (no, don’t even try to put religious beliefs in this one).

You don’t need to be a genius to realize that so few are truly conscious of whether or not the computer their using is secure. There are more reasons but it will take me forever (exaggeration) to finish; even then, I might overlook some other reasons. Hence, it is to be made optional, and on by default to start at some time after installation in accordance to Comodo’s developer team’s discretion. This should be fair for both the educated and the non-educated (in relation to internet security, of course), don’t you think? :smiley:

If you still think otherwise and you are absolutely firm and adamant to your statement, do tell me and defend. I always enjoy these kinds of conversations. ;D Nothing personal and it’s not business. I just like my mind pacing and racing. :stuck_out_tongue:

i think if this is implemented it can help a lot with the problem of trusted applications being sandboxed. even with the new v5 i still get some applications being sandboxed and i know they are trusted.