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  1. OOPS Sorry this is an old story from March, 2019 that was re-posted on Today's BBC News Website "Hated and hunted The perilous life of the computer virus cracker making powerful enemies online... ...He’s a man who has devoted himself, at huge personal cost, to helping victims of ransomware around the world. A man who guards his privacy dearly to protect himself, because for every message of gratitude he receives, almost as many messages of abuse come at him from the cyber criminals who hate him. In fact, they hate him so much that they leave him angry threats buried deep inside the code of their own viruses..." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/hated_and_hunted_the_computer_virus_malware_ransomware_cracker
  2. While Fabian's explanation makes a lot of sense (as always) -- here's the thing: The timing of this decision to suspend participation in AV-C testing is far from ideal -- in fact, it could not have come at a worse time. It is no secret that compared to its stellar performance over time in the AV-C RW Tests, in the past 2-3 RW Tests, EAM's results, while good, have not been up to the stratospheric levels of prior results. We were told that these subpar results were caused by some bugs in a new driver. I, for one, would have liked to have seen that these bugs had been eradicated as demonstrated by an AV-C RW Test in which EAM's performance was in-line with it's historical top-of-the-charts results.
  3. I had been using the Beta/Early Release version of the Browser Extension. After updating EAM to V. 2018.12.0.9137 via Auto-Update the version number of the Browser Extension I have installed is: 2018.12.0.9 -- Last Updated December 26, 2018. Is this the latest version of the Browser Extension?
  4. Why am I not given the option to opt-out of auto-renewal at the time that I renew my license? How does a customer access the referenced "Your Account" that allows the customer to change the auto-renewal setting ?
  5. Hello :-) Win 1083 Spring Update has been causing issues on my PC. I use WIN 10 Home so to try to try to prevent prevent WIN 1083 from downloading I have marked my network setting to "Metered Connection." Will a Metered Connection interfere in any way with EAM updates/operation/downloads?
  6. As per the following it appears that the current version of EAM has not yet been updated to accept The WIn 10 Meltdown Update. "...If users aren't willing to search their antivirus product's homepage for such info, if they find the following registry key on their systems, the antivirus product has already been updated to support the Meltdown and Spectre patches. Key="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" Subkey="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat" Value="cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc" Type="REG_DWORD” https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-releases-emergency-updates-to-fix-meltdown-and-spectre-cpu-flaws/
  7. "Firefox is getting a Tor-based security upgrade... The non-profit Mozilla Foundation will remove a “feature” called canvas fingerprinting from Firefox, which allows user-tracking across multiple sites without cookies, in it’s upcoming build. It’ll do this by imitating Tor browser, which was built on modified Firefox code and already blocks tracking... Canvas fingerprinting, which happens in every major browser, lets websites extrapolate your data — without asking permission — by tracking you across multiple sites with an amalgam of unique identifiers. This method doesn’t require you to carry any tokens or accept a cookie. This is great for advertisers and websites, but anyone opposed to having their data commoditized without being asked first may take exception..." https://thenextweb.com/security/2017/11/01/firefox-is-getting-a-tor-based-security-upgrade/
  8. Whatever Thanks @GT500 for taking the time to give an upfront and thorough reply.
  9. Hello @soilentgreen With EAM installed: Left-Click Start > Settings > Update and Security > "Windows Defender" (in left-side column) > Click On "Turn On Windows Defender Antivirus > "Firewall & Protection" should say "no action needed" OR Right-Click Start Button > "Search" > "Contol Panel" > "System and Security" > "Windows Defender Firewall" [Handy to right-click on Control Panel and Pin to Task Bar if you like the old-style Win Control Panel.]
  10. K, thanks @GT500, but not sure I understand. Emsisoft uses a third-party analytic service to help it determine what pages on its website people visit and how they found them ? If the above is correct, does Emsisoft's agreement with such 3rd-party place any restriction on what that 3rd-party can do with the data it collects? Who "owns" the data collected by the third-party analytics firm ?? The thing is browser fingerprinting is an underhanded practice cuz most, while they may use anti-tracking extensions, do not use anti-fingerprinting extensions and are thus unaware of and not protected against the deployment of browser fingerprinting. In addition, it's permanent -- it can't be defeated or remediated by cleaning cache and cookies etc. IMHO, it's a bad idea for a company who otherwise, to its credit, is so centered on/protective of customer privacy.
  11. Why is a visit to Emsisoft Blog Page on browser-crypto-mining triggering a Browser Canvas Fingerprinting Warning by Canvas Defender in FF 56 and Chrome ????????? FP ??
  12. EAM does show as "on" in the Control Panel App ("search" > "Control Panel")
  13. The accumlated EIS loyalty years are intended to be applicable to new EAM licenses of Pre-Oct 2 EIS license holders. Did you try to renew by "Renewing an EAM License" and entering your license code? If that does not work looks like cuz of your circumstances might have to submit a CS ticket.
  14. In the settings under Protection > Behavior Blocker, what does "Auto-resolve with notification" mean/do ? NB: The Help Section in converted EIS programs still shows the EIS v. 2017.x help section. Was this same Help Section also used for EAM?? Originally posted under EIS out of habit. Sorry
  15. Will accumulated years of EIS Loyalty Program be applied when renewing new EAM licenes ?
  16. We have been told time and again that it is not adviseable to use EMIS with another security program that uses Windows Filtering Platform such as Malwarebytes. The reason being that EMIS uses Windows Filtering Platform and the two could conflict. Is it only the EMIS Firewall component that uses Windows Filtering Platform ??
  17. I'm curious (a mental state known to kill cats and other things). I just received the latest Emsisoft Newsletter -- Not a word about the major upcoming change to/obliteration of EMIS. Are you guys gonna try to send out some kind of notification to your EMIS customer base or just wait and let currently uniformed customers update their EMIS on D-Day and see their EMIS firewalls disappear? "SURPRIZZZE!!! Heh-Heh." Just Ask'n
  18. Hi Peter2150 Not surprised to hear that :-) Thanks for the info. After the "conflicting" modules were turned off, did you still have the same alert/block/block once/allow control over all outgoing connections by "Unknown programs" that you had with EMIS ? Did you have to pre-whitelist ? Have you tried the free firewall? Wondering if what you wound up with after the modules were turned off was ZA Free FW.
  19. FWIW: At the bottom of The ZoneAlarm Firewall Pro 2017 Chckpoint states: "Compatibility Requirements ZoneAlarm 2017 is only compatible with MS Windows Defender, and is not compatible with any other antimalware software. To install ZoneAlarm 2017, you must first uninstall other antimalware software. Otherwise, you may experience OS stability and computer performance issues." https://www.zonealarm.com/software/firewall/ Note that there is no CheckPoint product named "ZoneAlarm 2017" so it is fair to assume these compatability requirements on the page cut across the entire ZoneAlarm paid product line and are aimed at/inclede ZA FW Pro 2017. Whether or not this really means anything - your guess is as good as mine. Would need someone from Emsisoft Support to theorize or debunk why ZA FW Pro 2107 would be OK with WD but not with other AV/AM products. On Wilders Security Forum at least one highy respected member stated that he was running EAM with ZA FW Pro 2017 with no issues. But for me the issue really is not whether or not the two can run together smoothly, the main question is whether or nor one would interfere with the others' protection capability in an attempted malware event. The compatability requirements for Zone Alarm Free Firewall 2017 are different: "ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2017 is compatible with MS Windows Defender, and is also compatible with all other antivirus solutions." https://www.zonealarm.com/software/free-firewall/ Finding an alternative, simple-to-configure, EAM compatible FW with all the features of EMIS' "Kick-Ass" Firewall has for me been a confusing and frustrating business.