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  1. Thank you. I like the excellent features in EAM and hopefully both programs will continue to work well together.
  2. Thank you very much Fabian. I've been very impressed with EAM and, since it co-exists very well with NIS, I shall buy a license. I haven't been aware of any difference at all in overall performance since installing EAM on this PC. Madeline
  3. Hi, For various reasons, it's a few years since I posted here, so I hope I'll do things right. My question is this - can I run Emsisoft Anti-Malware alongside Norton Internet Security 2014 without problems? I saw the following thread which is almost a year old now: I wondered if things are still the same with the latest version of EAM. Is it essential to set up "Mutual Exclusions" as mentioned there? I used to have the free version of a² some years ago which I used as a scanner and remover of anything it found only.At the moment, I'm running the 30 day trial of EAM Version, this has been working fine alongside NIS for over 3 weeks now and as far as I can tell there is no sign of incompatibility between the 2 programs. Scans with Norton take about the same length of time as they always did, it does its auto-updating and the "Emsisoft Protection Service" is allowed by the Smart Firewall. Quite honestly, I don't want to mess about with settings such as "Mutual Exclusions" if it's not really necessary, I'd rather just go to the free version of EAM when the trial ends. On this PC, I'm running Windows 7 SP1 64-bit. The real-time protection I have comes from NIS, SpywareBlaster and EAM. I use the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware as scanners and removers only. I saw this on the page about EAM which I found very encouraging! I hope I've given you enough info, but I'm a bit out of practice! Thanks for any advice you can give me. Madeline
  4. This is interesting even though I'm now an ex-user of a-squared and I'd like you to answer a question for me. Do Emsi do anything to help dial-up users like me? I have such a connection because it's all I can get where I live - it's that or nothing. My fastest connection speed is 45.2Kbps and I get cut off after 4 hours although I can reconnect almost immediately if I want to. My question is does a-squared support resuming a download? If I was to be disconnected, would my download be allowed to continue from where it left off after a delay of 1-2 minutes or would I have to start all over again? I normally use a download manager for all downloads as, if my connection is dropped for any reason, it will resume a download from where it left off even after a reboot. I can't do this with very large a-squared updates and I can't stay on line long enough to get them.
  5. I can almost see you shrugging Fabian. My situation is very similar to that of Dr. John since I have a dial-up connection too. This is not by choice, but it's all I can get in my rural area. So we need to update less than every 3 days, do we? Well what if we either wish or need to be away from home for a week or more? It is ludicrous that we should have to download the entire database again. This doesn't happen with other programs that I know of and it shouldn't happen with a-squared, unless you wish to lose customers of course. I think this system should be improved as soon as possible if you want to be competitive.
  6. Late yesterday, I checked a-squared for updates and guess what? It announced that an update of approximately 49MB was available. This despite the fact that it was less than 18 hours since my previous update. Over 50 updates in less than 18 hours? I don't think so! How much longer is this farcical situation going to go on for? As it happens, the program backed down after I cancelled the update, checked again and was offered an update of 954KB which I got, followed by an update of 274KB a few hours later. Maybe this was a rare glitch, but I doubt it. If it ever happens that I can't get rid of the apparent need for an enormous update, a-squared will be promptly uninstalled. I would be sorry to do this as a-squared is basically a good program apart from flagging up too many false positives, but I can't be spending hours in getting unnecessary updates. Just a quick rant! At least my number of malware signatures agrees with the number on the Homepage.