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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US
    I believe the default settings and running VS in Smart / Aggressive mode provide the best balance between usability and security.  There are tons of options that we added throughout the years, but most of them are not necessary for most users.  But it is nice to be able to tweak a setting or two if needed.

    No, it is not possible for a clean whitelisted program to become infected, simply because if something were to change in the code, the hash would be different.

    As a secondary check, you could always run WhitelistCloud, and it will tell you if all of the apps running on your computer are safe.  So if it says “All Safe”, you can be essentially certain that only safe apps are running on your computer.

    When it comes to detection, nothing is perfect, but WhitelistCloud works on file reputation, ML/Ai, digital signatures and other features.  So the odds of WLC returning a false negative is ridiculously low.  Last night, someone was testing WLC efficacy and 2 of the files were PUP/PUA, with a lot of hits on VT (as PUP/PUA).  WLC determined these files were safe, and upon further inspection, they were not malware at all, they were PUP/PUA.  In short, about the most dangerous file WLC will determine to be safe is a PUP/PUA.  They were both digitally signed with valid signatures that had not been revoked… one was signed in June 2019 and one signed in April of 2018.  If these files would have been malicious, the signature would have certainly been revoked by now.

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