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  1. Thanks, Arthur, but from what I checked (this morning) about Glasswire, it does not support XP so I'm not going to begin fussing with it. I removed OA Premium this morning (what's another few months?) and will look into other alternatives (or just using the Windows firewall). Since I rarely ever use XP for any online activity of any kind, the point will be kind of moot. (Using Chromebook for virtually all online activity these days.) If you could, Arthur, perhaps you can freeze and preserve the time remaining on my two licenses so it will be available to me should I continue with a Windows product down the line.
  2. That is disappointing to hear. I thought that you'd at least be able to use the free features available (without the benefit of the black / white list updates). Since my license won't expire until well after they no longer update OA, I certainly hope I will be able to continue using the app in at least a limited fashion. If not, I probably would be much less inclined to patronize Emsisoft in the future (as I have maintained more than one license with them for several years) should I move on to another Windows platform. EDIT TO ADD: I just read Arthur's reply which was posted as I was typing. While I understand what he is reporting, it is disappointing nonetheless.
  3. Thanks for that update re XP, Fabian, as that is precisely the setup I currently use with OA and would be using with EIS until the time comes when I decide to augment my chromebook with a newer so called "real" computer OS.
  4. I downloaded and installed via Stapp's link and all was fine.
  5. I had the same warning (twice) and decided to wait to install a future version of CC since there was nohting monumental in regards to my system in this release. Good that OA is ever on watch.
  6. Fabian, I only have Web Sheild running in real-time, (despite it's not working within Sandboxie and its redundancy with other layers of protection in place), due to its BITS job protection. Is it worth keeping it enabled for just this one particular feature if other web related activity is protected via other security layers? Thanks in advance. Always appreciated.
  7. I had some issues with 1866 when installed on top of the old version but it has run just fine after a clean install on my XP Pro SP3 (32 bit) setup.
  8. I've never used the colored borders on my system so it wouldn't apply in my case. Can't speak for any other setups.
  9. Nick makes a good point. I only put FF into run safer mode after installations are completed. That said, it does revert to run normal oftentimes on its own after various events, such as certain plug-ins being employed (Flash, etc.) and other instances that I can't specifically identify. This never used to happen until relatively recently. (WIthin the last year or so.) Fortunately the Sandboxie setting for drop rights does not have the same issue.
  10. I got one about 6.35 yesterday evening.
  11. Fabian, I've said it before and will say it again...thank you for both the information and always providing an honest and thoughtful response. (If only such were the norm throughout the industry.)
  12. I get the occasional alert (I have plug-in container set to "ask" under the keylogger tab) and I ordinarily just "block" the request (current session). I can't remember the last time that prevented whatever I was doing from working properly. In the event that it causes a failure, just reload and allow the alert if it's not something you have reason to be concerned with. (I've noticed in past months that if Firefox and Thunderbird aren't allowed permission as "keyloggers" that they will not update properly via the site menus.)
  13. Frequently bank sites use multiple IP's, some of which the trusted DNS server used by OA may be unaware of. I have come across this myself and was informed of this by either Arthur or Fabian.
  14. Have you tried ticking (and unticking if applicable) the "memory usage optimization" box on the "General Configurtion" page? Perhaps that might provide some relief.
  15. Another odd thing I found during my testing of "Banking Mode" yesterday, Arthur, is that even with a brand new Firefox profile which has no bookmarks or retained history of any sort, I can connect to various (non-banking) sites that are not saved within my domains list (even with "ignore Online Armor domains list" checked under options). This is true whether used with or without Sandboxie. Additionally, these extraneous sites (as well as banking sites) don't necessarily even have https enforced. I'm a huge fan of OA and EAM but I have to be honest when I say that Banking Mode is in need of a serious overhaul. (And I believe that Fabian has mentioned in the past that this is in the works, thankfully.) It seems to me that something like a dedicated banking browser within OA ,in concert with a trusted DNS service and forced https might be a way to go...with strict enforcement of connecting only with sites related to the domains listed by the user...but I'll leave that to the experts to ponder. Thanks for letting me vent.
  16. Arthur, my post #3 above would seem to indicate that (at least on my system) the DNS checker for OA's Banking Mode is being rendered inoperable (or bypassed) within Sandboxie. Wouldn't you agree?
  17. Okay, I have found out something interesting... There is a bank in the U.S. called "Ally". While in "Banking Mode" outside of Sandboxie I typed in ally.com, hit enter and got the following: I then went into "Banking Mode" under supervision of Sandboxie and entered "ally.com" and was connected to www.ally.com When I went back to an unsandboxed "Banking Mode" browser and re-enered, ally.com, the page was blocked with a message in red across the page that OA had blocked the site. So...it seems that Banking Mode is not functioning properly (at least on the DNS level) within Sandboxie. Now the question is, which setup is more secure against real world threats? Thanks for any light you can shed on this situation.
  18. Hoping everyone had a pleasant weekend and now will have an opportunity to weigh in on this important matter.
  19. Have any of you (OA techs and members) done any extensive testing when using "Banking Mode" along with Sandboxie? I am curious about whether "Banking Mode" is fully functional when connection to the net is made via a sandboxed browser, Firefox (latest version) in this instance. The reason I bring it up is that I know, for example, that "Web Shield" does not operate properly via a browser under the supervision of Sandboxie...but as far as I am aware, "Banking Mode" had no such issues. This morning I logged into one particular financial (credit card) website in "Banking Mode" without using Sandboxie and got a warning from OA, "Potential DNS Problem Detected", on that site as the IP's didn't match OA's trusted info. I've logged in to that site via the same method daily for months (at the very least) when using "Banking Mode" with Sandboxie so naturally I was quite surprised by the alert. So, in a nutshell, do you know whether the DNS check is running successfully in "Banking Mode" if Sandboxie is employed? (I know that "Banking Mode" will still not allow connection with certain sites via Sandboxie if they are not on the user's or OA's list of trusted / protected sites.) I'm now wondering if it's preferable and more secure to do all of my banking and financial connections in "Banking Mode" outside of Sandboxie. Thanks in advance! (Running XP Pro SP3, Sandboxie 3.76, OA Premium & EAM (latest releases) and Firefox 19.0.2)
  20. Not muh gets by the crack security staff at Emsisoft...
  21. By the way, as withThunderbird, I found that if I blocked Firefox within the keylogger menu of OA and then went within Firefox to "Help", "About Firefox", "Check For Updates" it would not work. However, If I went back and "allowed" the Firefox entry within OA's keylogger menu, then all was copacetic. Looks like Firefox and Thunderbird require these permissions to function properly. From here on I'll just let OA, EAM & Sandboxie do their respective jobs to protect both Firefox and Thunderbird as well as the overall system from any intruders.
  22. Thanks, Arthur. I'm not too concerned, more curious. With Sandboxie, any changes would be deleted once the program is closed in any case. I suppose I was more concerned about the possibility of a malware initiating the screen or key logging though I'm pretty sure OA or EAM would pick up any attempt at code injection etc. I'm not going to bother with debug logs at this juncture but do appreciate the info for future reference.
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