@ This will not be a help section for any answers to your questions - please realize this point I make. But for questions and the answers you’d think every GW user starting out would need to know about GW settings, functions and the like.
See this section IN THE BOX for posting questions you’d need answers to right away.
If anything - what I’m trying to do is get a centralized resource that can be pulled from to making the GW Product WiKi and UserGuide - Update
easier for the GlassWire Team or anyone tackling it - OK
Gentlemen and Ladies may I suggest your adding here what you’d like to see in the topics as a knowledge based article to be covered in the GlassWire Product WiKi.
Possibly even used in the GlassWire UserGuide - update…
I’ll start this off with answers in what I’ve asked about the 2.0.75 Beta and with the option found of
"Enable administrator account password request" in Settings > General > Lock.
To clarify things somewhat - there is the Lock itself and a Box that you either put or remove a check mark, as the two being different actions separately used. The Locks action allows the Box to be used of the next action.
The lock just keeps another person from changing your security settings without your permission. For example, if you set an admin password on your PC you can lock down your GlassWire settings so nobody can change them, but if you’re the only one using GlassWire you probably don’t need this.
If you uncheck the box, then GlassWire should not require your administrator’s account password to unlock any changes within GlassWire
You should uncheck the “enable administrator’s account password request” options box after unlocking this feature by the lock seen at the end of this request, and then it will stay permanently unlocked.
If that box is check marked, as seen at the beginning of this request, then by the Lock it only gets unlocked to change that setting. Does that make sense? It only unlocks this one setting, not any other option settings where you need to press on that functions Lock.
If you uncheck it then it unlocks everything permanently.
THAT LAST LINE I’m STILL NOT CLEAR ABOUT
Ok I’ve understood this now - sorry for the following being so technical but, it needs it to fully understand it… It’s meant as the other Lock Options as everything permanently unlocked in the settings sections to options of features starting with-
1. Settings > General Tab > General Section > Option > Enable Administrator Account Password Request > Lock
2. Settings > Security Tab > Security Section > Option > Alerts Window > Lock
3.Settings > Data Plan Tab > Data Plan Section > Option > Data Plan Window > Lock
4. Settings > VirusTotal Tab > VirusTotal Section > Option > Enable Manual File Analysis By VirusTotal > Lock
It makes possible the unlocking in these Locks above but, as it doesn’t necessary do the unlock to the Lock of the optional features and actively set it, as the user still needs to do that manually - it only makes that being possible though, and with the Administrator’s account on the PC if set-up in GlassWire to do so.
If you’re not getting a password prompt it’s because GlassWire calls on the Windows OS to give this Admin. Acc. PW Prompt and if you’re already logged on the PC as the Administrator’s account you won’t be getting prompted then from GlassWire for your password.
-Only with a Non-Administrator’s “user” account will that password prompt be given if it’s set-up in GlassWire’s settings to do so.
This is a feature to “Enabled” in the GlassWire settings should there be more than one user on the same PC, and it’s purpose in use is to not allow them to change your GlassWire settings unless knowing the Administrator’s Password answer when prompted by GlassWire.
As all this above is about the Beta version, I’m sure some things are bound to change. I’m capatable of mistakes as well - so if a correction is needed just post and I can change it to read correctly, Thanks
So - Please feel free to add your own answered or learned knowledge of the current stable GW version here too. Remembering it’s a resource to build on