[FAQ] ReHIPS best practices (part 4)

Started by fixer, July 31, 2018, 11:40:01 AM

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7. Keep all your executable files in secure locations. By default Windows tries to provide security. That's why it suggests you to install software in either Program Files (for system-wide installation) or in user profile folder (for user-wide installation). User profile folder is already discussed in the previous paragraph, so it can be called a secure loction. Program Files (also Program Files (x86), Windows, System32 or SysWOW64 folders) are also secure locations. It means no isolated program can write there, meaning all your executable files will be perfectly safe and not tampered with.

8. Use Expert Mode. It's always preferred to use Expert Mode. Yes, you'll get more alerts. At first. But once all the programs that are often started are in ReHIPS database, there will be no more programs to alert of. And that's not a high price to pay for security, right?

9. Use separate desktops. This feature was already discussed in one of the previous blogposts here https://forum.rehips.com/index.php?topic=9483.0 In short words: it's always more secure to use separate desktops even when desktop hooks aren't allowed.