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Posts posted by JeremyNicoll

  1. @GT500   I've not explicitly looked at them, but I don't they are - that is, as well as seeing one of the cores 100% busy I've had the impression that total cpu use was around  85-87%.

    Also, remember I'm on W8.1 not W10.   There's no VPN software on the machine, no download manager, no VirtualBox (or any other VM).

    While writing this, I glanced at PH and saw cpu for a2start had climbed to about 1% (a2service by comparison is ranging between 0.25% and 0.31%).  I was just thinking "that's odd", for a GUI that's not even open, when I noticed the systray icon pulsating and a few seconds later the "update" notification slid in (and I dismised it).   But now, with the GUI still not open, a2start cpu is around 1.97-1.99%.

  2. It happened again today, though this time I wasn't aware of any particular event at the same time.   I might have been away from the pc when cpu went high, not sure.  This time around I have not shutdown and rebooted.

    I've dumped a2start.exe using ProcessHacker and I'll zip up debug logs (for yesterday and today) and the dump and let you know where they are.

  3. "Connection reset by peer" means the computer (ie server) your machine was talking to terminated the connection.  It's more likely to mean a problem at the far end, than with your machine (though I have read suggestions that if your machine somehow sends an invalid request to another one, sometimes the other might use this method to stop the conversation). That "invalid request" might have been bad when it left your machine, or it might have got mangled en-route.

    In practical terms, you probably can't do anything to fix it.  But a reboot of your PC, and maybe also your router/modem might help, if only because that may force them to drop and remake their connections into your ISP's network, and in turn that might affect the way your future requests are routed (by your ISP and other networks) to the other end's servers... reducing the possibility that a problem at the other end will recur in exactly the same way at your next attempt. 

  4. I've never used Edge but Google tells me that it - as with other browsers - has "development tools".  That's to say, things like a "console" and debugger which would normally be used by programmers trying to find out why a page wasn't behaving the way they hoped.  If you can find your way to the "console" I'd expect there'd be a way to have it display error messages and you might be able to see something going wrong.   On the other hand, some web pages are so poorly written that they generate hundreds of error/warning messages even when they are working perfectly.  

    In Firefox for example there's also a display that shows that when one fetches a webpage, first the browser fetches it itself, then scans through its contents and fetches all the named subsidiary objects (scripts, images, CSS files etc), then scans through those and fetches anything they need, and so on.  The display shows a sort of 'tree' of successive requests from the browser to the network, and whether everything requested actually comes back, at all / in a complete form.  That can be quite useful if it shows eg that all fetch requests from a particular server, eg for script files, don't work. 

    If you use any sort of ad blocker, or script blocker, you should turn that off for a while as you might be blocking some necessary part of the page logic from being fetched.  It's easy to assume that a specific server only supplies scripts you don't want to run, but also block non-malicious necessary scripts from the same place.  Similarly, over-aggressive blocking of cookies can make page code not work properly - that (in Edge) if it's controllable at all, might not be controlled via an extension.


    I just visited the crondall website with Firefox, and I see a "this plugin is old..." warning about Flash at the foot, under the map.   Looking at the page source it's clearly ad-related, as it's (on my page view) trying to do something related to ...   MarketPlace=GB    ...  payless4golf.    Very likely the precise details of what each ad needs will vary form person to person, region to region, even between successive attempts to load a page, and not necessarily all of them will attempt to use Flash.


  5. When you talk about "screens" and "settings"... are these for using AFP within a browser?  

    If you are using a browser you probably need to Google for how each one currently controls use of Flash Player.   It's going to be no longer supported (by Adobe) anywhere quite soon (by the end of 2020, I think) and browsers have been warning about this and/or defaulting to having it turned off even if it is installed for a while.

  6. Well, that shows 11277 objects (files, maybe other things like registry keys etc) were checked in 262 seconds, which means 43 per second.

    Here, using Win 8.1 on a 7 year old laptop, (but it does have a core i7, 4-core 8 thread cpu, and two SSDs),  an EAM scan, not looking at mail files or archives (so similar choices to your EEK scan) typically scans about 1.5 million objects in about 71 minutes... which means about 350 items per second.

    Had scans with someone-else's software previously taken 15 minutes?   Had those scans examined many more than 11277 files etc?


  7. > This means that a license for two PCs would be even cheaper, right?

    No.  A licence for 1 machine costs so much.   A licence for either 2 or 3 costs a different amount. 

    Please note: I am not defending this, just saying: this is the way it works.   If you don't like buying "up to 3" machine licences and only using 2 of them, buy 2 separate licences instead. 

  8. 39 minutes ago, SeriousHoax said:

    I have attached logs in my post above. Does that contain the necessary data?

    Not unless the logs you attached are /debug/ logs - which you'd have had to enable (at the foot of the list of options in: Settings - Advanced).


    39 minutes ago, SeriousHoax said:

    Besides I faced another problem today. Emsi was installed and running fine but suddenly I noticed Anti malware service, the service which is related to Windows Defender was running. Why would that be enabled? Didn't go away after reboot. Even Windows Security center was showing that I have Windows Defender enabled. Other utility programs which can show security center information was showing that both Emsisoft and Windows Defender are enabled. So what actually happened?

    Maybe, but nobody will be able to tell what went wrong without seeing debug logs (which will show the programmers definitely why EAM thinks what it does).


    39 minutes ago, SeriousHoax said:

    Anyway, I had too much trouble with Emsisoft this week and won't install it again till the bugs are fixed. I may try reproducing the issue in a VM and share logs. In the meantime, maybe other users facing these issues can provide the necessary logs.

    Many bugs don't get fixed (in any application) unless programmers can recreate the issue, or they can see from the logs and traces why the program got it wrong.  Of course, the problem might get fixed as a side-effect of aome other change being made in future.


    39 minutes ago, SeriousHoax said:

    To reproduce the bug on your system try installing Emsisoft in a fresh system where it wasn't installed before.

    That might not be enough.  The users who've seen this problem might have systems which share a characteristic that causes the problem.

  9. @stapp  Do you have "Automatically quarantine programs with bad reputation" set in Settings - Advanced?     

    (It seems to me that that option doesn't make it clear under what circumstances reputation would be examined.   It does say in the tooltip, that this follows an "alert", whereas the log above shows "Notification" actions.  Since the difference between "notification" and "alert" is significant, I wonder if that's just loose logging terminology or part of the problem.)

    I would be most unhappy if anything here got auto-quarantined, since that's more than likely to break applications dependent on files staying put.