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  1. Is it possible to set the update time-of-day for OA, i.e. as per Anti-Malware ? Many thanks haiku
  2. For myself, I find that OASRV starts off at around 2% then gradually increases until it consumes 50%. This appears to happen irrespective of whether or not I am using the machine e.g. during the week-end, when basically all I do is retrieve my email using Outlook. I'll grant that it takes longer to get to 50% when the machine is not used, but the end result is the same. This (to me) indicates that the problem might lie with OA fighting with one of the services, rather than an application. My current "solution" - as suggested by Arthur (above) - is to restart Online Armor when the machine slows <sigh> PS I use IE11 for browsing.
  3. Just to clarify: my OA starts normally, but over time - and this does not appear to relate to keyboard activity i.e. files opened etc. - OASRV usage increases to 50% on a dual core PC.
  4. bobbonomo - I reboot my PC every morning. Even then I find that I have to stop/restart OA at least twice a day in order to 'reset' OA. Worse still, I find that if I leave my PC for a couple of hours - with no applications running - the OA usage still climbs. This makes Fabian's suggestion (i.e. close down all applications and monitor OA) a tad difficult since the "interaction" appears to point to one of the Microsoft services or one of those TSR (terminate and stay resident) stubs. My network traffic is limited to browsing with IE11 with only the Shockwave add-in enabled, so network traffic is minimal. I would be very interested to hear if Wireshark reports anything of interest. Finally, you will find a number of topics on this forum - going back some time - complaining about OA's high utilisation. Unfortunately we all still wait a resolution <sigh> - haiku
  5. Hi Fabian - I have brushed up on my understanding of 'private bytes' and find that I was half-right <sigh> That said, I have noted that - over time - the figure increases, which may be an indication of a memory leak. Many thanks haiku
  6. I unfortunately do not still have the log. That said: reading through the log I discovered that File Guard was looping, calling repeatedly for details of a set that included "C:", "C:\Windows" plus a few others - and it looked as though it was stuck in the loop. Once I disabled File Guard the EAM scan times dropped to four hours plus: better than six hours but nowhere near the previous < two hours. BTW is there a forum setting than will notify me of any new postings in a thread that I am following ? Many thanks haiku
  7. I have isolated one of the problems: File Guard. Process Monitor reported that File Guard was doing some real strange things, so turned it off.
  8. Of serious proportions <sigh> And which is being ignored by Emsisoft.
  9. I also note that a2service consumes 500,00 K after a reboot. Sounds wrong to me.
  10. I have just rebooted my PC and find - using Process Explorer - that a2service is using 500,436 K, I also note that the memory usage is climbing. This doesn't sound right to me. Kind regards -- haiku
  11. J - The recent updates to EAM have also got my machine in a tizzy, with scan times having tripled. <sigh>
  12. Found my machine totally hung this morning - something that never happens ...
  13. I regret to say this but the latest update(s) to EAM will probably cause me to drop all of Emsisoft's products. After reinstalling (twice) my scan times remain at three times what they were. And this morning I found my machine hanging - something that never happens <sigh> - with the result that none of my overnight processing took place In short: damn & dash !
  14. This morning it was 6:10. Guys, I love your product, but I simply can't live with having to do multiple re-starts per day (thanks to Online Armor) plus now a six-hour scan time !!!
  15. Hi - Following an update problem - that caused my PC to permanently run at 100% - I uninstalled EAM, then downloaded and installed the latest version of EAM. The reinstall took place on the 11th July. Since then my PC's daily scan - which in the past took less than two hours - took 6:57 hours (on the 12th) and 5:33 hours (on the 13th). Herewith the log report for this morning: Emsisoft Anti-Malware - Version 9.0 Last update: 2014/07/13 02:01:47 AM User account: *****\***** Scan settings: Scan type: Custom Scan Objects: Rootkits, Memory, Traces, C:\, D:\, E:\ Detect PUPs: On Scan archives: On ADS Scan: On File extension filter: Off Advanced caching: On Direct disk access: Off Scan start: 2014/07/13 03:30:04 AM Scanned 414203 Found 0 Scan end: 2014/07/13 09:03:33 AM Scan time: 5:33:29 Any suggestions appreciated. I also have a second problem: the scan appears to insist on displaying a report when it ends. This prevents other automated tasks - including a reboot - to execute. Any ideas as to how I can prevent this ? Kind regards haiku
  16. Many thanks for the prompt reply. I am also having problems with oasrv chewing memory <sigh> so maybe a complete reinstall of both products wouldn't go amiss. Any idea of how cleanly the products uninstall ? I hate the thought of little bits of code hanging around ...
  17. I restarted my PC - as per Emsisoft's requirements - after the update that I received yesterday. Since then (nearly twelve hours ago) - and despite two (additional) restarts - my system is now running at 100%, with a2service consuming as much as 49%. a2guard is consuming as much as 18%, a2start up to 20%, with an associated (?) svchost consuming most of whatever is left. All Anti-Malware updates show as successful. A full Anti-Malware scan at 03h30 this morning shows no problems. In short: HELP !!!
  18. Hi trujwin / Arthur - I returned to this posting to find the suggestion re Process Explorer. I have Process Explorer. How do I see which processes are affecting OASRV.EXE ? Many thanks
  19. Hi Arthur - I did try - unsuccessfully - closing down OA on one occasion, but that was a long time ago. Will give your suggestion a whirl. Thanks -- haiku
  20. Hi Arthur - Any progress on this problem ? I am now at the stage where I reboot my machine several times a day just to reset Oasrv <sigh> A few days back I sat watching Task Manager. With no applications running (other than services) the CPU & memory utilisation for Oasrv continued to increase ... haiku
  21. Hi Arthur - I wasn't very busy (on the computer) today so was able to create the requested log file - see attached. NB: I also note the Oasrv.exe starts relatively small (7,500Kb) but soon increases in size (over 50,000Kb) averaging this afternoon around 36,000Kb. haiku
  22. Hi Arthur - Your request will require me to run in debug mode for most of the day, as the load builds. This is not exactly practical. Given that there are several threads with the same complaint surely you should consolidating / escalating the problem ?? haiku
  23. Hi Arthur - No change with Dropbox added to the Exclusions. BTW my last post appears to be missing ?? My machine has a dual-core processor, so when I say that the CPU is running at 50% utilization I mean that OAsrv is hogging one of the CPU's. I therefore believe that this thread should be read in conjunction with the thread started by ruirib: "OA taking up 100% CPU" Regards -- haiku
  24. Disabled the DoNotTrack plug-in and rebooted the system at 15h00 NB: The DoNotTrack service did not start. At 21h00 OAsrv,exe was running at 48% Regards -- haiku