While I was looking around the settings of CIS this evening I came upon an idea and I wanted to see what you guys thought of it. I have my Defense+ set to Paranoid, due to my paranoid nature of computer security, and I added files that I know I can trust to the “trusted file” list and the thought dawned on me. If I did a complete scan of my system and confirmed it was clean of viruses and I added my entire C drive of files to the trusted list would that help or hinder protection?
My thinking with this is two fold:
- this could help out because all the files I know are trusted and if anything tries to attack me or modify I would get an alert and be able to act
2)on the other side I might not get an alert on a trusted file that is being attacked and that would cause damage to my computer.