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Default settings of Behavior Monitoring in Worry-Free Business Security Services (WFBS-SVC)

    • Updated:
    • 13 Apr 2016
    • Product/Version:
    • Worry-Free Business Security Services 5.7
    • Worry-Free Business Security Services for Dell 5.6
    • Platform:
    • Not Applicable N/A
Summary

This article discusses the default settings of WFBS-SVC's Behavior Monitoring.

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Behavior Monitoring constantly monitors clients for unusual modifications to the operating system or on installed software. Administrators (or users) can create exception lists that allow certain programs to start while violating a monitored change, or completely block certain programs. Programs with a valid digital signature are always allowed to start.

Below are the descriptions and default values of the monitored changes:

Monitored ChangeDescriptionDefault Value
Duplicated System FileMany malicious programs create copies of themselves or other malicious programs using file names used by Windows system files. This is typically done to override or replace system files, avoid detection, or discourage users from deleting the malicious filesAsk when necessary
Hosts File ModificationThe hosts file matches domain names with IP addresses. Many malicious programs modify the Hosts file so that the Web browser is redirected to infected, non-existent, or fake web sites.Always block
System File ModificationCertain Windows system files determine system behavior, including startup programs and screen saver settings. Many malicious programs modify system files to launch automatically at startup and control system behavior.Always block
New Internet Explorer Plug-inSpyware/grayware programs often install unwanted Internet Explorer plug-ins, including toolbars and Browser Helper Objects.Ask when necessary
Internet Explorer Setting ModificationMany virus/malware change Internet Explorer settings, including the home page, trusted web sites, proxy server settings, and menu extensions.Always block
Security Policy ModificationModifications in Windows Security Policy can allow unwanted applications to run and change system settings.Always block
Firewall Policy ModificationThe Windows Firewall policy determines the applications that have access to the network, the ports that are open for communication, and the IP addresses that can communicate with the computer. Many malicious programs modify the policy to allow themselves to access to the network and the Internet.Ask when necessary
Program Library InjectionMany malicious programs configure Windows so that all applications automatically load a program library (DLL). This allows the malicious routines in the DLL to run every time an application starts. Ask when necessary
Suspicious BehaviorSuspicious behavior can be specific action or series of actions that is rarely carried out by legitimate programs. Programs exhibiting suspicious behavior should be used with caution.Always allow
Shell ModificationMany malicious programs modify Windows shell settings to associate themselves to certain file types. This routine allows malicious programs to launch automatically if users open the associated files in Windows Explorer. Changes to Windows shell settings can also allow malicious programs to track the programs used and start alongside legitimate applications.Ask when necessary
New ServiceWindows services are processes that have special func­tions and typically run continuously in the background with full administrative access. Malicious programs sometimes install themselves as services to stay hidden.Ask when necessary
System process modificationMany malicious programs perform various actions on built-in Windows processes. This action can include terminating or modifying running processes.Always allow
New Startup ProgramMany malicious programs configure Windows so that all applications automatically load a program library (DLL). This allows the malicious routines in the DLL to run every time an application starts.Ask when necessary
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