BEFORE, Notepad it is flagged "Protect" it would be nice to understand why the default is "Deny". Is it really more dangerous compared to Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access?
This comment was added after posting: I just saw the post about clipboard issues when Internet Explorer is running. I did not decte issues with clipbard as text could be copied to and from the four applications mentioned and Internet Explorer. Only Notepad was impacted and it was flagged Deny.
Reason this question is being asked:
One or two days after reinstalling Webroot the ability to paste into Notepad was lost; other tested applications were fine. (Even text copied from Notepad can't be pasted in Notepad.)
Since I don't want my passwords stolen KeePass was added and flagged "Protect". KeePass won't start. Remove the entry. KeePass works. Nothing in the explanation suggests a Protected Application won't start and since the application has "full access to data on the system" I'm not sure why it would fail to start. Any suggestions?
The definition of "Protect" in "Protected applications" is
secured against information-stealing malware, but also have full access to data on the system.
If desired, you might also want to add other software applications to protected, such as financial
Edited to add comment about Internet Explorer.
Best answer by JimMView original
One thing I would make an educated guess on is that Notepad only would have been set to Deny if Keepass was set to Deny at the time it interacted with Notepad.
I couldn't see how to post the files, logs, etc. normally requested so will wait until requested.
No response about KeePass, yet.
While responding to the Notepad question I noticed that Webroot has added KeePass back to the list of Protected Applications. (I had added, preventing KeePass from starting, then removed the entry.)
Strange that it would be automatically added when it had never been added before!
TechSupport states Notepad should not have been added as it would cause problems.
So, now I have two commonly used applications that Webroot has automatically added as a Protected Application. Notepad (flagged deny) and KeePass (flagged protect).