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purplePHofHP
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Function of HP Sure Click?

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I'm not sure why, but in my 1st attempt posting this question, it got lumped as an answer to my preceding question.  It is a different question.  Here is my 2nd attempt.

 

I'm debating whether to disable HP Sure Click. I understand the idea of protection from malware online. I'm not sure, however, what the benefit is of asking me whether I want to remove protection of email attachments or files linked to from web pages, e.g., Word/PDF files, image files. It significantly interferes with my work flow to browse a document using Chromium (which Sure Click uses for PDFs), use MS Photo intsead of Firefox for images, and not being able to use the former to advance/regress through a sequence of saved *.jpg files.

 

Other than simply asking to remove protection from all files, what other benefits is there from HP Sure Click? I assume that sandboxing is no longer in effect if I choose to remove the protection.

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@purplePHofHP 

 

Did you read the following document ?

 

         https://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/4AA7-2638ENW.pdf

 

There are all sorts of nasty traps on the internet and none of AV or similar software can give us 100% protection. It is up to you to use or not ti use.

 

Regards.

BH
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purplePHofHP
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Yes, I appreciate that it is my choice. I am trying to inform that decision. As I described, I am currently prompted to remove protection, so it seems to me that I'm not benefiting anyway. I really don't need PDF files opened in Chromium, and malware in Word/*.jpg files aren't something that I've heard of. I describe a lot of hindrance for that kind of protection, so before I disabled Sure Click, I was wondering what plausible scenarios I may not have considered. That was the main gist of my question. Your response does not address this.

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P.S. If Sure Click provided the ability to white list file types, this decision & question wouldn't be necessary.

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