Understanding alerts

Hi, I really have 3 questions.

  1. I am still using CPF, am I still protected?
  2. Component Monitor, what is the best setting, on, off, or learn?
  3. When CPF pops up an alert saying that program or process … has modified the memory of program or process … allow or deny, what should I do? If, for example, I recognize both programs is it safe to allow them? Also, what happens if I do nothing? Does CPF have a default action in such cases?
    Thanks for the help.
    rubi (:WAV)

Yes to all 3 questions in a way :D.

  1. Version does not suddenly “stop” protecting just because a newer version is out :stuck_out_tongue:
  2. The best depends. Don’t we all hate that answer? Leave it on Learn for the first few weeks. I think members recommend this to minimize the alerts on known components. Once you think you’ve used most areas of your computer, try On. Afterwards, whenever new components/dll’s/libraries/etc of programs that aren’t on the list load up, you’ll be prompted to allow/deny.
  3. The rule of thumb is you can safely allow if you recognize the programs. Sometimes denying safe ones by accident might require a restart of your browser or CFP in order to get your internet working again. If you don’t want to see the same alerts again, click the remember option at the bottom of the alerts. The default action if you do nothing, I think is deny.

Thanks soyabeaner, this really helps (:CLP)
I’ve used CPF now for almost 1 month and really like what I see. I also think this forum is, probably without exception, the best there is of any I’ve ever used. So, keep up the good work.
rubi :■■■■

I think you should consider an upgrade, since the new version has fixed/improved some issues that were present in