hackerman1

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  1. hi ! i have also noticed a2guard.exe not starting automatically, it has happened several times the last few days. i have not noticed any unmarked settings under "Configuration / Guard settings", but i have not looked for it... i just click on the main EAM-icon on my desktop which starts a2start.exe, then a2guard.exe starts. i have also had some other "weird" problems, so i thought those were causing my a2guard-problems, it´s good to see that i´m not alone with this problem.
  2. a2guard = 236k a2service = 460k it looks normal, i know because the last weeks i´ve tested different setting for the "File guard" so i´ve had my eyes on the taskmanager. anyway, since you didn´t mention any changes in a2´s behavior in your reply, i decided to investigate... i also have Windows Server 2008 installed, and of course i also use a2 with WS-2008. so i shutdown W7 & started WS-2008 instead, also running on a normal USER-account, after having updated a2 to the same version as on W7 i did same tests, on WS-2008 a2 behaves exactly as before, no elevation required, no UAC-prompt. i restarted W7, then checked the desktop-shortcut to a2start.exe, under properties → compatibility, the privilege level is now "Run this program as administrator". so that seems to be the problem. but, don´t ask me how this have been changed... now i just need to find out how to change it back, i´ll tell you later if it works. i´ve also checked properties all other exe-files in the a2-folder, the only file that has been changed is a2start.
  3. hi ! version 5.0.0.61 no beta i have not changed anything, as far as i know...
  4. hi ! a2 now requires to run elevated ( UAC-prompt) ? the problem started a few days ago, when a2 start a scheduled scan or i open the "main window" ( security status ) it triggers UAC asking for my admin-password ? is a2 supposed to run elevated everytime ? i really hope this is a bug in the latest program-update....
  5. hi ! problem solved. but, it´s a long story, posting it later....
  6. hi ! is Emsisoft´s servers down ? i can´t login and can´t upgrade signatures. the problem has been there for several hours now.
  7. hi ! "If you still have v4 installer - you have to deny the very 1st on-line update" oh, yes i have v4. i never delete any install-files, i archive them instead, i got 36GB in the archive now. you never know when you need any of them... so you mean that it´s actually possible to do it ? i installed a2 a long time ago, so i don´t remember all the steps exactly, so that´s why i asked. yes of course i´ll have to get the signatures manually, Fabian already posted how to do it. that part should not be any real problem, i have a few years experience of programming, i know how to create batch-files...
  8. Lynx: yes Fabian answered a lot of questions, but i was wondering if you had an aswer to my last question about possible downgrade, which have not been answered (yet)? Fabian said: "Part of the installation is the configuration wizard that includes an online update which will ultimately bring you back to version 5.0." my question was: and what if i block the online update / internet connection, is it impossible to install then ? and even after upgrade, what about just copy the "old" v4.5 files to the folder ? regarding quotes: oh, i tried but couldnt make it look like fabians replies, so i had to do it the "oldfashioned" way... i´m sorry, but i didn´t have time to read any instructions on how to do it yesterday as i was both tired & hungry and needed a quick answer. but i´m going to see if i can find out how to do it tonight... H_D: "Have you read through the V5 beta thread? A lot of issues are addressed." yes i have read about some problems there, (several weeks ago)that´s exactly why i don´t want any upgrade until i have had the opportunity to get more information regarding those and other possible compatibility problems. i never install any program, until i have got enough information about compatibility & safety etc. and of course this is VERY important regarding something so essential as AV´s & Firewalls.... that´s how i keep my PC safe & working. yes, i´m testing different A/V-programs trying to find a good combination. and yes of course i know how to disable updates. but, the problem is what Fabian said: "Part of the installation is the configuration wizard that includes an online update which will ultimately bring you back to version 5.0." do you have any solutions to that problem ?
  9. "The automatic updated & upgrades are a bit different things in idea. Automatic updates mainly required for the signatures that rather be updated more frequently; and some module changes that is not very often when software is in a stable release. " yes, that is how it normally works, with most other software. fx. Comodo´s firewall is set to notify me of available updates, then i have to click on "Yes" to upgrade. "Then there EmsiSoft has options about the update message when modules delivered. Please see their meaning. That is done in a very flexible way." the problem in this case is that i only got a popup: "Emsisoft v5 released !" BUT , then a2 just upgraded to v5, i wasn´t asked if i wanted to upgrade !? i do NOT like such behavior, just because of the "surprises" with new versions that you mentioned above. i therefore prefer to first get information about possible problems before i do any upgrades. and i also read in the v5beta-thread that v5 might be noncompatible with some other A/V´s because of added functions. "p.s. as for upGrades if the "auto-" is not possible there should be the advice to uninstall / reinstall" yes, of course. btw. did you see my question above regarding reinstalling v4.5 & blocking the update ?
  10. "1st that is always recommended thaving only one AntiVirus that has real-time resident Guard in order to avoid conflicts and increase performance. Other AVs if you want should be left as on-demand scans only." yes i know, but also that it says on the forums that a2 works well together with the others. btw, i´m NOT running Avira, Avast, MSE, & Kaspersky at the same time ! i have used Avira, MSE & a2 together, have used only a2 for several weeks now, i´m using Avast & a2 right now, but i´m going to try Kaspersky & a2. "As for your question there were no conflicts reported with Avira & Kaspersky (except its proactive part sometimes). Please see our compatibility threads in the old forum." ok. "Sure MSE is reasonably new Software but many users reporting running it in parallel despite MS's note not to do that " actually Avast v5 has been designed so it can be used together with MSE. Avira wasn´t on MS´s list of non-compatible A/V´s & MSE didn´t complain during installation. "Another thing to consider – any upgrades / new versions of security can bring “surprises”" oh, yes i know, why do you think i´m asking... and that´s why i do NOT like automatic software updates... "I personally tested Avira though all cycle of Emsisoft beta 5 on win 7 x64. There were no issues." "It would be appreciated if you report problems or normal behaviour if you test mentioned Software in conjunction with Emsisoft Anti-Malware" yes, i will post a testreport.
  11. hi ! "Part of the installation is the configuration wizard that includes an online update which will ultimately bring you back to version 5.0." and what if i block the online update / internet connection, is it impossible to install then ? and even after upgrade, what about just copy the "old" v4.5 files to the folder ? "To mimic the 4.5 behavior you have to enable the extension filter as well and remove .DLL from the list of extensions so no DLLs are scanned." i have also done that now. going to keep a very close look at taskmanager, which is always running (as admin) btw. "There is a slight chance that something went wrong with your upgrade. The usual memory usage is around 10 - 30 MB." interesting, i saw it use 15-20MB but also up to 50-60MB while i wasn´t doing anything else then surfing the internet with Firefox, so that´s why i asked.... "If that is not the case for you you may want to uninstall a-squared Anti-Malware, reboot, delete left over files in your Program Files directory and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware 5.0 using the setup on our homepage." ok, going to do a clean install. any known compatibility-problems with other A/V-programs: Avira, Avast, MSE, Kaspersky ?
  12. hi ! how can i downgrade to v4.5 ? "You can't. Even if you would use a 4.5 setup to install 4.5 you would get updated to version 5." really, how & why ? does the installation automatically update the version ? it seems to be using a lot of memory... "The memory usage is in fact lower in 5.0 as it was in 4.5. " really ? i have had my eyes on the taskmanager since it updated, and it has been using a lot of memory, much more then v4.5, even though i immediately changed the "File guard" to scan on execution. i have posted a lot of info on other forums about a2´s memory usage, so i HAVE had my eyes on the taskmanager before...
  13. hi ! is it possible to download "signatures" manually ? why does a2 automatically update the program-version ? i thought it only updated virus-signatures, as there are no information saying that it also upgrades to a newer programversion. how can i downgrade to v4.5 ? i´m asking because a2 automatically updated to v5, and i do NOT want v5 (yet)! i need more information on how it works BEFORE i upgrade... i also have other Antivirus-programs running, and want to be sure that i don´t get any problems with compatibility or system slowdown. it seems to be using a lot of memory...
  14. hi ! at home now, checking taskmanager again: a2guard: 292kB a2service: 592kB thanks Fabian for your info, yes i have also noticed that a2 uses a bit more when there is some activity. but when i saw a2 using only 640kB yesterday, i thought it was too low to be correct....
  15. hi ! i´m not at home right now, but it was around 160 & 470. on your screenshot i see a much higher number.
  16. hi ! if i´m not doing anything on my computer (that requires files to be scanned), how much memory uses a2 ? i´m asking because in W7-32 when running taskmanager as admin & showing all processes, i only see a2guard & a2service and they use 640kB together. are there any more a2-processes running ? are those numbers really correct, or is taskmanager "lying" ?