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  1. Hello,


    Go to Options/General Tab/Show update notifications:


    <<Allows you to configure whether Online Armor will display a notification when a program or signature update takes place>>


    Also, go to Options/General Tab/Check for updates:


    <<Allows you to change if or how often Online Armor will automatically check for updates. This includes both program updates and signature updates>>


    More info here: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/info/oa/Options.shtml


    Best Regards



  2. You're welcome. Glad to hear it is working now.

    It seems like you are running an old version of Avast - recent versions (9.x) have a Global Exclusion option where you can add locations that would be ignored by all the shields - not just the File System shield. Unfortunately, many users have experienced problems after upgrading to the latest versions -  just in case, I suggest that you check the official Avast Support Forum before proceeding with an upgrade (anyway, it's advisable to upgrade your AV to the latest version).

  3. Anyother idea?



    While waiting for an official reply, you might try adding to Avast's Global Exclusions all the following OA's folders (or the equivalents):


    C:\Programs Files\Online Armor

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\OnlineArmor

    C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\\Application Data\OnlineArmor

    Also, try adding to OA's exclusions all the following Avast's folders:

    C:\Program File\AVAST Software

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AVAST Software

    C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Application Data\AVAST Software

    You have to reboot the system to apply the changes (especially for Avast's).

    Don't forget to include also the subfolders.


  4. You may want to check the Avast Forum about this specific topic. Here is the main thread about the infamous "20131121 Emergency Update":




    So far, after many days, no real official reply from Avast about what the update was supposed to do and why it is running at every boot, though. That speaks volumes about the current Avast Team, in my personal opinion as a user.


    Some users there gave directions about how it could be easily removed.


    Best Regards

  5. I asked my father to try to download a file in C:\WINDOWS using Firefox 25.0.1 - I checked that Firefox cannot download any files in C:\WINDOWS when running in RunSafer mode.


    So I can now confirm that, as for my father's system, the problem is that sometimes Firefox doesn't show the green borders - but it still runs in RunSafer mode.

    He noticed that opening Thunderbird (set to RunSafer) before Firefox prevents the missing green borders in Firefox.


    Hope this might help.


    System Information:
    Win XP Pro SP3 (Hardware DEP)
    Avast! Free AV 9.0.2008
    Online Armor Free (Web Shield - off)

    Firefox 25.0.1 set to Runsafer

  6. I forgot to mention that I've seen the same issue on my father's computer. He said it started with FIrefox 25. I didn't test it, but it could be only a problem with the coloured borders  - perhaps, the program is running safer, but the coloured borders are not shown?

    It's not my computer and I cannot check it at the moment.


    System Info: XP SP3 with the current builds of Avast! Free, Firefox, OA Free.

  7. Hello,


    Today (22/10) I received no updates for OA.
    Latest update I got was from yesterday (a2wl.dat).


    Perhaps, some server-side issues?


    Best regards



    System Info:

    Win XP Pro SP3
    Avast! Free AV 8.0.1497
    Online Armor Free
    *Avast!/OA mutually excluded

    HostsMan 4.0.95 (MVPS HOSTS + hpHosts "ad/tracking servers only")
    HostsServer 2.0.57
    Norton ConnectSafe aka Norton DNS v2


  8. Lurking here, considering OA for an XP box.

    Is a design such as the one described in reply#4 over on Avast forum


    possible to build in OA?

    Or will "Intercept loopback interface" setting do the job?



    I've been usiig Avast+OA for ages, checking "Intercept loopback interface" did the job in my system.


    System Information:

    Win XP Pro SP3

    Avast! Free AV 8.0.1489

    Online Armor Free

    *Avast!/OA mutually excluded

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