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Developers' Blog / [BUG] Modern UI applications icons
« Last post by fixer on May 10, 2018, 01:09:43 am »
Modern UI applications were introduced in Windows 8. But while legacy applications usually have icons embedded into their files, Modern UI applications have separate folders where they keep their resources including icons. Sometimes there are icons of different size or different icons for different color schemes. The following official document descusses these icons https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/design/shell/tiles-and-notifications/app-assets#high-contrast-assets and it explains what different high-contrast schemes mean:
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high-contrast white (white background with black text) and high-contrast black (black background with white text)

And if you take a look at default Modern UI applications shipped with Windows:
AlarmsStoreLogo.contrast-white_scale-200.png is indeed a black icon
StoreLogo.contrast-white_scale-100.png is also a black icon
CalculatorStoreLogo.contrast-white_scale-200.png is a white icon for some unknown reason.

And
AlarmsStoreLogo.contrast-black_scale-200.png is a white icon
StoreLogo.contrast-black_scale-100.png is also a white icon
CalculatorStoreLogo.contrast-black_scale-200.png is a black icon.

Not sure, whether this is a bug or a feature, but definitely doesn't look consistent to me.
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Windows Filtering Platform (or WFP) is a set of API and system services that provide a platform for creating network filtering applications. One of these API functions, FwpmFilterCreateEnumHandle0 allows to enumerate a set of filter objects. According to the official MSDN documentation it supports an array of filter conditions to specify which filter objects you want to enumerate. But don't get your hopes high for FWP_SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE filter or in other words trying to filter by a security descriptor. It'll return FWP_E_TYPE_MISMATCH error. For some reason (that eludes me) filtering by security descriptor isn't supported.
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ReHIPS / Re: Ask Questions Here - ReHIPS Features & Unexpected Behaviors
« Last post by Reset on May 02, 2018, 11:47:08 am »
Thank you for all your replies. ;D
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ReHIPS / Re: Ask Questions Here - ReHIPS Features & Unexpected Behaviors
« Last post by Umbra on April 30, 2018, 08:16:17 am »
Just don't use lockdown Mode during an OS update.
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ReHIPS / Re: Ask Questions Here - ReHIPS Features & Unexpected Behaviors
« Last post by shmu26 on April 29, 2018, 04:12:32 pm »
Hi, it's true that on Windows 10, an update is likely to be downloaded and installed in the background. But it is pretty unlikely that ReHIPS will cause problems. This is especially true with updates that are installed during shutdown/startup. ReHIPS will not interfere with those updates, because your programs -- including ReHIPS -- are not running.

If you don't like to turn ReHIPS off, so just let your updates run normally, and don't worry, everything will go okay. :) If an update fails, then you should turn off all your security, and try again. But usually it fails for another reason, not because of ReHIPS.

The danger with lockdown mode is mainly what happens AFTER the update: if there is a new file or two that was installed, and it needs whitelisting, it could cause hiccups with your desktop loading properly.
This has happened to me -- Umbra can probably tell you more about that. 
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ReHIPS / Re: Ask Questions Here - ReHIPS Features & Unexpected Behaviors
« Last post by Reset on April 29, 2018, 02:51:36 pm »
Thanks to all of you for your replies  :D

It's always a good idea to disable security apps when updating

I ever heard that Win10 Home could install the updates automatically with no prompt (I am not using Win10 now so I am not sure). If it is true, one may not be able to disable the security apps in advance. I also often worry about the case that I forgot to turn on the security apps after the updates. 

You may see some alerts though, just allow them and it'll be OK.

Sometimes the installation of the updates happens during the shutdown/startup period of the operation system. In those periods, the user cannot answer any alerts. In such case, would everything still be fine?

never had any issues while updating Windows

Your config (https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/what-is-your-security-setup-these-days.111264/page-1569#post-2748497) shows that you are using the Lockdown mode of Rehips. Does this mean that Rehips in Lockdown Mode has not interfered the windows updates on your machine?
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ReHIPS / Re: Ask Questions Here - ReHIPS Features & Unexpected Behaviors
« Last post by Umbra on April 29, 2018, 07:28:21 am »
Hi. I hope to know that with Rehips installed, would it be essential to disable the protection of Rehips during the system updates? Would it be possible that Rehips blocks the updates and causes stability issues?
never had any issues while updating Windows
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ReHIPS / Re: Failed To Start and Failed to create user environment !
« Last post by fixer on April 28, 2018, 09:20:57 pm »
Hello, maskelilincoln. Welcome to our forum and thank you for your interest in our product.
Could you please provide more details? Does DeployHelper always show this error? Does any other ReHIPS component show this "Failed to create user environment" error? What OS do you have? Any other security tools installed? Anything unusual in configuration, like it's a domain PC?
Thank you for your help and time.
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ReHIPS / Re: Ask Questions Here - ReHIPS Features & Unexpected Behaviors
« Last post by fixer on April 28, 2018, 09:09:26 pm »
Hello, Reset.
We haven't seen or got any reports that ReHIPS blocks Windows updates. The vast majority of them are Microsoft signed. This along with default rules should provide most updates installation without any alerts. You may see some alerts though, just allow them and it'll be OK.
The only thing is Lock-Down Mode that can interfere. But like I wrote in one of blogposts this is tricky mode and it should be enabled only when you know what you're doing.
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ReHIPS / Re: Ask Questions Here - ReHIPS Features & Unexpected Behaviors
« Last post by shmu26 on April 28, 2018, 09:08:25 pm »
It's always a good idea to disable security apps when updating, but ReHIPS is better prepared than most for a smooth update, even if you don't. This is because there is a separate set of rules for System, it lets the system do what it needs to do.
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