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novarm44

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Bear in mind that DipTrace modifies the security settings of the Documents folder.  In my opinion, the behaviour borders on that of a virus.

How does it do that? DipTrace installer just creates its folder in My Documents, also for installation process we use QInstall from Pantaray Research and its standard features without any security settings change.

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Stanislav Ruev
DipTrace Team

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I ran the DipTrace install.  The security settings for My Documents had been altered.

I removed DipTrace then rebooted.  The security settings were not restored.

I restored the security settings and rebooted.   The security settings were what they should be.

I reran the DipTrace install.  The security settings for My Documents had been altered.

novarm44

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Jan 13, 2013, 12:50 pm Last Edit: Jan 13, 2013, 01:13 pm by novarm44 Reason: 1

I ran the DipTrace install.  The security settings for My Documents had been altered.
I removed DipTrace then rebooted.  The security settings were not restored.


Seems you are right: I have tried to install DipTrace on fresh system. I did not get any alert, but the installer changed settings of My Documents (not all user folders though) and added all permissions for all users item (not network sharing though). This is actually installer and not DipTrace software itself as I didn't run it at all - I will check installer settings how to change that.

Added later:
Contacted Pantaray (developer of QInstall) regarding the issue.

Regards,
Stanislav Ruev
DipTrace Team

Coding Badly

(not network sharing though)


Sometimes.  Sometimes not.  There are circumstances when anything that can access the network will have full access to My Documents.  Which is why I said, "In my opinion, the behaviour borders on that of a virus."

novarm44

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Jan 16, 2013, 10:22 am Last Edit: Jan 18, 2013, 11:37 pm by novarm44 Reason: 1
The issue has been fixed and installation files updated on web-site!
Thank You for your help!

Added later:
We receive complains from users the software doesn't work from any account (admin,user, etc.) in Win x64 (actually option was enabled because of that),
so access for all users were returned, but for DipTrace folders only (not all My Documents)

Regards,
Stanislav Ruev
DipTrace Team

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