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ReHIPS / ReHIPS and Shadow Defender
« Last post by Stephen on August 07, 2020, 09:17:04 am »
Has anybody tried this a combination of ReHIPS and Shadow Defender?

Are there any benefits or disadvantages? Does the PC performance suffer from such an arrangement?

Please note that I have no experience with Shadow Defender, but I have always been curious about how it works and I didn't find any recent discussion in the forum.
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ReHIPS / Re: Ask Questions Here - ReHIPS Features & Unexpected Behaviors
« Last post by winuser on August 06, 2020, 03:28:54 pm »
hi, I was very busy during the last few months and I think you were right ( I use a modified Default.rdb )

anyway, I think ReHIPS "Network Protection" (or whatever it's called) is not compatible with some VPN software. I use ProtonVPN and whenever ReHIPS is enabled, ProtonVPN shows the following error message:
https://ibb.co/CQFGpsV
BUT when I run "net stop ReHIPSService" it can successfully connect to the same server.
ProtonVPN has a free plan so you can easily check it out on your test machines.

ReHIPS v2.4 (Demo)
ProtonVPN v1.16.3
Windows 8.1 (it happens on windows 7 too)
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ReHIPS / Copy User Data enable and then disable?
« Last post by Stephen on August 03, 2020, 08:09:43 am »
After re-installing Windows and programs the folloing question has come to mind. I read the FAQ on the Copy User Data feature https://forum.rehips.com/index.php?topic=9560.0 and I'm wondering if I understand it correctly. After enabling Copy User Data and if everything works fine, should we then disable it? If so, I've not been using it as I should!

A second question concerns how to update User Data. Is it a simple matter of enabling this feature or should something more involved be done, for example deleting the appropriate ReHIPS User folder?
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ReHIPS / Re: questions about Administrator mode and bug in the deploy heller?
« Last post by fixer on July 05, 2020, 05:11:29 pm »
Hello, Osmw.
Welcome to our forum and thank you for your interest in our product.

I don't see anything wrong in your description of installed software. It required Administrator rights, so most likely was installed into Program Files and thus it's in the list of installed programs. Desktop shortcut (along with some other shortcuts) is usually copied by DeployHelper for your usability. You can launch it... it's supposed to be this way, no? The main question is when you start it, does it start isolated by default? If yes, then it's OK, it was installed into isolated environment and is started in it.

Regarding Administrator rights. DeployHelper is not for security purposes. It's for usability, it doesn't provide protection and it expects programs to behave. So it's OK to run them with Administrator rights. Especially since some installers refuse to install under user accounts. Running programs in isolation on the other hand is for security. And this security is based on Windows built-in principle of users separation from each other and from OS. And trying to start them with Administrator rights here may bring damage. And ReHIPS will try to stop you from doing this.
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ReHIPS / questions about Administrator mode and bug in the deploy heller?
« Last post by Osmw on July 05, 2020, 04:58:19 pm »
Hello,

I tried to install an application in the isolated environment with Re:hips deploy helper, the software to install asked for Administrator mode, so I used deploy helper as administrator. Except that once the installation of the program is finished, it was not installed in the isolated environment but directly on my computer (I can launch it, it has a shortcut on my desktop and is in the list of my installed programs) .... So I wanted to know if I made a mistake or if there was a special procedure to do or if it is a bug? (the program is bluestack)

Then, I take advantage of this topic to ask another question because I did not find an answer in the help part of the software: is it dangerous to give an administrator right to a isolated software (can it get out of his isolation etc., I imagine so and I imagine it can do everything je want but...).

Regards,
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ReHIPS / Re: Is there a conflict with sandboxie?
« Last post by fixer on April 10, 2020, 10:08:39 pm »
Thanks for the update. Heard about it, but haven't taken a look yet.
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ReHIPS / Re: Is there a conflict with sandboxie?
« Last post by Ozone on April 10, 2020, 09:46:47 am »
Hi I don't want to create new thread. Just to inform you.

Looks like Sandboxie and Chrome issue is different. It's something Sandboxie-related and ReHIPS interference just provokes its fault. Some kind of race condition as if I make some delay after Chrome process is started it works OK. ReHIPS has nothing to do with this as process is suspended and basically does nothing. Though Sandboxie may throw some error that it failed to hook something in the process. It's quite complicated to debug Sandboxie when you don't know their internals with their complex inter-process dependencies. So I'll mark this one as not our fault :)

Sandboxie is now open-source: https://community.sophos.com/products/sandboxie/f/forum/119641/important-sandboxie-open-source-code-is-available-for-download
and someone has already uploaded it to github https://github.com/DavidXanatos/Sandboxie.

This should make it easier to debug it.
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ReHIPS / Re: Ask Questions Here - ReHIPS Features & Unexpected Behaviors
« Last post by fixer on March 23, 2020, 05:23:25 pm »
If I remember correctly, by default Allow to create child processes is Allowed for Firefox. This means that child processes are created as is without ReHIPS interference. But maybe it's different for you? Could you post ReHIPS logs from Control Center main window Logs tab? They may have some clue.
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ReHIPS / Re: Some issues I've had while testing the demo
« Last post by winuser on March 21, 2020, 02:19:35 am »
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3. I had to disable the virtual desktop, because it freezed/crashed repeatedly. Basically anytime one of ReHIPS's own dialogue popups appeared while being on the virtual deskop, it froze. I couldn't click any oft the buttons in the dialoge window. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del to get back to the regular desktop, revealed what the problem was - the button for switching the desktops became white/unresponsive. I had to kill the process manually ever time.
After disabling the virtual desktop, I hadn't any issue with freezes anymore.
Same here. I've had the issue with powerpoint and reported it in the other blogpost. Now the same bug is happening to all isolated programs. In my case Rehips' DesktopTools32.exe process was the one causing the freeze after any kind of popups (whether alerts from Rehips itself or other programs like vpn killswitch alerts)

Rehips as an anti-exe is a solid product and I love it but the isolation mechanism (specifically separate desktop) is unstable for now. hopefully the devs fix it soon, no worries!
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ReHIPS / Re: Some issues I've had while testing the demo
« Last post by Umbra on March 20, 2020, 05:21:17 am »
1. Some programs won't start anymore with Sandboxie.
that is expected, i made a post about it long time ago.
Sandboxie and ReHIPS both inject  dlls in every process they sandbox, i guess that this is conflicting and prevent proprer use of both ReHIPS and Sbie.
You can't use both at same time for the same program.
To use both on your machine, at same time, without conflicts, you must decide which of Sandboxie or ReHIPS will sandbox the given application.
For example, if you have say Chrome and Firefox, you can protect FF with Sandboxie (and delete any ReHIPS rules for FF) and give Chrome to ReHIPS (and disabling sandboxie's sandbox for Chrome).

That is the reason i'm totally against stockpiling similar programs  (beginner's behavior thinking more softs = more protection), in reality it won't protect you much more (except in cleverly made setups), and without serious computing skills, this will create many issues ordinary users can't fathom.

Anyway sandboxie is almost dead, not maintained anymore (or barely), i dont even see the point of keep using it while you have ReHIPS.



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2. The program "Rambox Pro" doesn't work with ReHIPS isolation. This is unrelated to Sandboxie. It just says that it was unable to start the program. Rambox is one of my most important programs and at the same time one of the programs which I would like to run only isolated.
you probably didn't give enough access to it. for some programs, deeper tweaks must me done.

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I had to disable the virtual desktop, because it freezed/crashed repeatedly. Basically anytime one of ReHIPS's own dialogue popups appeared while being on the virtual deskop, it froze. I couldn't click any oft the buttons in the dialoge window. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del to get back to the regular desktop, revealed what the problem was - the button for switching the desktops became white/unresponsive. I had to kill the process manually ever time.
After disabling the virtual desktop, I hadn't any issue with freezes anymore.
Normally you can switch to between virtual and real desktop via the key combo.
sometimes what creates the freezes are from blocked processes the user is unaware or using several similar security softs at same time, like you seems to do.
You want evaluate properly a program, you use it alone first.

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Question: is the "normal desktop-mode" less safe? I don't need it to be visually seperated im such a manner. If it's just that.
yes; but not so much, i only use Virtual Desktops for the most vulnerable applications or risky uses (PDFs and other Docs readers for files downloaded from the internet, etc...), if not i just use ReHIPS a la sandboxie (on the real desktop with just the colored border, more convenient).

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4. When installing/uninstalling ReHIPS, any popup dialogue that's coming from the installer appears *behind* the installer window. When clicking on it, the "locked" sound plays, that occurs when you try to click a window that is locked by a dialogue box.
But there's no way to bring the dialogue box into foreground. Pressing enter to confirm whatever the dialoge box says doesn't work.
The only solution is to open Task Manager and kill the process of the dialogue box - then the install/uninstall process continues. This is highly disturbing. Now I have no idea what the dialogue box said / what the uninstaller did to my computer.
I have installed/uninstalled ReHIPS 4 times within my testing period, and this issue happened every time.
Never had this issue, and i installed/uninstalled ReHIPS hundreds of times already. Your OS setup is probably in cause.
doing a screenshot when this appears and posting it here would be helpful

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5. There was a myriad of popups. For example when opening a new tab in a browser that runs within ReHIPS, the demo popup appeared about 30 times simultaneously. Sometimes even more. My fingers already started to hurt from all the clicking after some hours with the demo.
the demo is limited to 10 active processes, modern browsers run more than 20+ processes simultaneously (especially if you have lot of extensions), so that is expected it alerts you with one popup for each additional processes created...
If you use an old browser like IE or FF (before Quantum's multi-process), the problem won't appear.

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