Options available in expert mode only.
Block autorun function
If this option is enabled, the execution of the Windows autorun function is blocked on all connected drives, including USB sticks, CD and DVD drives and network drives. With the Windows autorun function, files on data media or network drives are read immediately on loading or connection, and files can therefore be started and copied automatically. This functionality carries with it a high security risk, however, as malware and unwanted programs can be installed with the automatic start. The autorun function is especially critical for USB sticks as data on a stick can be changed at any time.
Exclude CDs and DVDs
When this option is enabled, the autorun function is permitted on CD and DVD drives.
Only disable the autorun function for CD and DVD drives if you are sure you are only using trusted data media.
Protect Windows hosts files from changes
If this option is set to activated, the Windows hosts files are write-protected. Manipulation is no longer possible. For example, malware is not able to redirect you to undesired websites. This option is activated as the default setting.
The product protection options are not available if the Real-Time Protection has not been installed using the user-defined installation option.
Protect processes from unwanted termination
If this option is enabled, all processes of the program are protected against unwanted termination by viruses and malware or against ‘uncontrolled’ termination by a user, e.g. via Task-Manager. This option is enabled as the default setting.
Advanced process protection
If this option is enabled, all processes of the program are protected with advanced options against unwanted termination. Advanced process protection requires considerably more computer resources than simple process protection. The option is enabled as the default setting. To disable this option, you have to restart your computer.
Password protection is not available for Windows XP 64 bit !
If process protection is enabled, interaction problems can occur with other software products. Disable process protection in these cases.
Protect files and registry entries from manipulation
If this option is enabled, all registry entries of the program and all program files (binary and configuration files) are protected from manipulation. Protection against manipulation entails preventing write, delete and, in some cases, read access to the registry entries or program files by users or external programs. To enable this option, you have to restart your computer.
Please note that, if this option is disabled, the repair of computers infected with specific types of malware may fail.
When this option is activated, changes can only be made to the configuration, including changes to scan or update requests, by means of the user interface.
Protection for files and registration entries is not available for Windows XP 64 bit !