HIPS has been auto-blocking certain specific applications no matter what I do. I can unblock them in the blocked applications list, I can rate them as safe in the options… nothing, they still wind up in the blocked apps again. The only solution I’ve found is to temporarily turn HIPS off just to run them. What should I do?
I run the latest version of CIS Pro on Win10 2H22.
Another thing you could try if you are sure the application is safe. Uninstall one of the applications blocked by CIS.
Before reinstalling :
disable auto containment
go to File Rating > File rating Settings and check “Trust files installed by trusted installers”
Launch the installer of your application and at the first prompt of HIPS check treat as installer or updater.
Can we please try to figure out what’s wrong with HIPS and why does it behave this way instead of trying to cheat through it? Even if I somehow trick it into leaving the app alone, it shouldn’t behave this way in the first place once I whitelisted it.
And please don’t suggest I just reinstall Comodo again. I sure am doing a lot of reinstalling on an AV that hasn’t updated in years.
Better to switch off HIPS “Create rules for safe applications” as setting it to on could cause (due to a nasty bug) HIPS rules corruption.
So do switch it off.
Next try. Add one or more HIPS rules for “Application” set to all the involved Crystal Rich Ltd.'s LockHunter’s executables and set each application “Use Ruleset” to “Allowed Application”.
And, important, after creating the HIPS rules move all the created HIPS rules to the very top (click and drag) of the HIPS Rules list. (The HIPS rules at the top have highest priority).
Now check if HIPS still blocks Crystal Rich Ltd.'s LockHunter.
Are there any other HIPS rules on the list related to Crystal Rich Ltd.'s LockHunter apart from the ones that you’ve just created yourself?
Look carefully from top to bottom through the HIPS rules list and check if there are any duplcate rules related to Crystal Rich Ltd.'s LockHunter.