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judson last won the day on August 29 2011

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  1. Your disks appear to be about 90% full: that can slow anything (as used space increases, performance of everything decreases). You mention your 'server PC': please explain what that means. You also mention OA's HIPS: does performance improve if the HIPS is disabled?
  2. Cannot edit the above - just clarifying my post. I upgraded to OA 5.1 - manually rather than automatically - several days ago. Since then, each time that I have attempted an update (of signatures?), I have received the above errors/messages. When I enabled automatic updates, OA updated (signatures?) without any errors/messages.
  3. I am seeing the same and getting a pop-up 'a2wl.dat is corrupted' - manual updating - over several days - Win XP, OA Premium. As a 'test', I switched to automatic updates and did not have the same problem - OA/signatures updated. The issue may be with manual updates. I am using OA 5.1: manual upgrade from v5.0.
  4. My post was not about UAC. It was about W7. The OP requested advice about behaviour of OA compared with the behaviour of the W7 firewall (W7 x64). Your reply may well be correct if UAC is disabled. However, UAC is enabled by default, and the W7 firewall is configurable (inbound and outbound control). I can assure you that UAC does more than just "alert you when a process requires administrative privileges".
  5. Is that correct for W7 (firewall) - in particular W7 x64 - with UAC at its default setting?
  6. If you have 'intercept loopback interface' enabled/checked (which is recommended), you should allow connections to localhost (which is your PC) for any trusted program - don't block, as you state at your post #1. Many programs use localhost loopback. As long as the Program in these requests is one that you trust, you should allow them.
  7. Yeah I understand about drivers/XP/W7/x86/x64, et seq; that is not the issue. It just seems as though I am not alone. However, thanks
  8. Please be careful about providing advice about W7 settings: they are different from those of XP. For example, what you have quoted can be dependent upon a number of other settings. I have no "network and sharing center" on my W7 PC; I have the relevant setting disabled. Furthermore, IE9 is different from IE8 (and earlier versions).
  9. Thanks - reply is appreciated. I tend to agree that the default settings are unlikely to cause issues.
  10. Will (paying) OA users ever be able, or allowed, to understand its ICMP settings?
  11. ... and it appears to result in issues such that reported by the OP. I can assure you that I observe the consequences on our XP PCs.
  12. Thanks, again. I assumed that XP does not experience the issue; but I had to ask. I remain uncertain about x86/x64, as there are insufficient examples (posts) to confirm that it is one, the other, or both. 'Always trust software ...' may indicate that it is unsigned or its certificate has expired. There may be other reasons, but security software should not prompt such alerts. I have not seen a (this) driver alert on my W7 x64 PC with UAC at default (maximum). I have installed drivers with this configuration. I have not installed OA on an x64 PC. It appears to be an OA issue (and should be explained in the OA help pages).
  13. Does the prompt occur for any/every install of OA? Is the prompt dependent upon the OA version (free/premium/++)? Is the prompt dependent upon the Windows version (XP/Vista/7, x86/x64)?
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