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Posts posted by JeremyNicoll

  1. Win 8.1 64bit, EAM 2019.9.0.9753

    I've just updated Firefox to V70 and am getting BB alerts, don't know why yet.   Wondering if the alert panel might tell me something useful I clicked on its View Details arrow, which was not helpful.  I don't know whether there's no info to be shown (in which case, why was 'View Details' offered?), or what.  See screenshots of (a) the pane offering 'View Details' - EAM BB - ViewDetails 1.jpg?dl=0  and (b) what clicking that then displayed EAM BB - ViewDetails 2.jpg?dl=0

  2. Win8.1 64 bit, EAM 2019.9.0.9753

    Clicked Pause in scan GUI, which did change to show Resume, but scan continued.   Probably complicating things, a signatures update happened around the same time.   There was definitely communication happening between the scanning service and the GUI. because the display of a just-scanned filename continued to change.   

    Debug logs sent to @GT500 

  3. I don't understand what you mean by:  "then this user does not need to use up a computer and surf the Internet."

    Pretty much everyone needs at least access to a computer these days as governments require more and more to be done online, eg applications for state benefits.  It's a problem for people who cannot afford a recent new machine.   I wouldn't want to be using a public machine (eg in a library or even internet cafe) if I had to use it to send confidential personal information anywhere.

  4. > I f you have in mind a slightly smart user, then programs that can correctly delete pre-installed unnecessary software are suitable for him

    How is this user supposed to choose such a program?    Most of the 'tune-up' programs available are likely to damage a properly configured machine.  The user is completely dependent on the programmer having been very careful.  (And of course quite a lot of such programmes are quite likely to contain, or come bundled with, PUPs or malware.)

  5. I understand that you (somehow) disabled Powershell, and you know you did that.

    Earlier you asked for a way for BB not to tell you (that Powershell is disabled).   If Emsisoft change EAM so that no user sees these messages then that is dangerous for people whose Powershell has been tampered with.   I don't care if there's a way for just you not to see the messages, but I don't think other EAM users should lose the information.

  6. @Amigo-A... so which is it?    Above you say "Buttons, keys for brightness control - this is on the side of drivers and software from manufacturers.  We talked about software that does not belong to this area, but is obtrude oneself into the user".

    But that's not what you said before.  You said "If the pre-installed programs were set by the /PC manufacturer/ or its partners, then /these are not your partners/, these are completely alien people with their intentions and commercial purpose. You do not know what they set and what goals they pursued.   Therefore, the verdict should be unambiguous - delete all pre-installed programs without a doubt.".

  7. It's not really just an "opinion", if the end result is an unusable machine.

    Some of these programs are required to make eg a laptop's screen brightness, volume control, wifi on/off switches etc work.    If you look in the support forums for specific makes of laptop you quite often find people who are desperate to find out why these things no longer work.

    It's like reading on linux forums about how people can't get some features of a particular model of laptop to work in a certain linux distro - because there's no open-source drivers for the specific hardware.

  8. No, the screenshots are fine.    You asked " ... to remove from the settings of the EAM Behavior Blocker what has been proposed and how" ...

    I think that if that is possible, it should be something that Emsi tell you how to do, but they should not change BB so that other people don't see the BB messages.   Other people, and certainly me, will want to know if powershell has been disabled IF IT WASN'T DONE BY THEM.


  9. @Amigo-A   " Therefore, the verdict should be unambiguous - delete all pre-installed programs without a doubt. "     I disagree.   /Some/ of the vendor-installed programs are necessary.  Eg on several of my Samsung laptops, those programs include the logic to make the Fn+F2 (etc) buttons perform their ancilliary functions.  Another of the programs is one that offers and installs updates to that program and others.    

    If I get rid of the latter program, how do I get updates/fixes for the first program I mentioned?  

  10. Interesting.  Mostly - as I have the max display time for the slider set to 999 seconds - it's visible.  It's rare for the slider to dismiss itself.   Usually I click the X on it, and focus shifts.   But (at the moment) focus isn't changing absolutely every time I click on the X... but often enough for me to notice that focus just changed .... again.    I've not yet worked out if there's a pattern to the behaviour.

    I'm not well, almost always in bed, and the laptop is on a table-thing above the bed.   If an update happens while I'm elsewhere - eg loo, kitchen - and dismisses itself, I probably wouldn't notice whether the focus had changed because by the time I return to bed, I'm unlikely to care about which program I was using earlier.   But if I'm actually actively using a specific program and the slider pops out and I dismiss it and some other program's window pops to the front, I definitely notice that.

  11. > even if you don't use the workspace functionality, my emsisoft allows you to manage  ...

    The thing is, I already have to do all of that for every other software product I install, licence and pay for.   So I already have my own way to do it.    If every vendor invents their own extra system, each one is just one more thing to have to learn how to do - and (presumably) one more userid and password to have to maintain.

    I'm sure it's useful for corporate users, and maybe resellers, managing tens, or hundreds of users.

    I'm also a little curious about your statement: "allows you to view details of your current, and historic licences".   If older licences were associated with email addresses I no longer use, how would their system associate them all with my current email address?  Or is their system tracking users' machine ids?   Somewhat contradicting myself, I seem to remember asking how they know in the first place and I think maybe I was told that users have to populate the "my emsisoft" thing with relevant data in the first place.   If that's still the case and it's only telling you things you told it, it's hardly magic.

  12. 6 hours ago, Ken1943 said:

    In My.Emsisoft your license shows. The three horizontal lines to the right of each license has an option to cancel auto renew. Just checked my license and it was set to auto renew and got confirmation when I changed it. Checking dates I found the date of when the license was renewed.

    The information is there, you just have to look. It does not say "license ends on xx/xx/xxxx.

    That may be so, but I don't see much point in setting up "My Emsisoft" just for that.  Does "My Emsisoft" provide any service that one actually needs?   I've never used it.