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  1. Freezing and Update Issues

    I think this problem is definitely solved for me, have had 3 successful updates. I will let you know if I find out what I did to get it to freeze up.
  2. To address #1 further. There is one solution I had in mind, I think it may have been shot down in the past with the rhetoric "This program is not for advanced users" One way to solve my behavior of changing a programs status from one state to another, is to have a timer based setup... ie. Let the user decide "how long" before changing from one state to another. I am pretty sure the timer based option would be off the table... but a compromise, might be to add a 4th option to the "Trusted" , "Monitored", "Blocked" and that would be.... an "Ask each time" option. Which would let you put the program into 1 of those 3 states, until it was run again.
  3. I noticed my suggestion came to fruition on the last update... I was hesitant at appreciating it, until i realized this was partly my idea. I really do like the idea that its all in one centralized location, and I think you will find that this streamlines the process. When I went to use it, I did find 2 cons though, that would really simplify the process further. #1. Often times, i have applications that I trust.... but only to an extent. This leads to my behaviour, of 'Trusting' the program... and then setting it to a 'monitored' or 'blocked' status after use. or, setting it to a 'monitored' status, and then maybe changing it to a 'blocked' status when it has completed its task or i'm done using it. The problem though, is that if the program is not running... I no longer have access to the application I want to change the rule to. (Unless of course I used "Add Application", which would not be a good long-term solution.) So a good suggestion... is to have a checkbox on the top right "Show Only Running Tasks", which would be checked by default, and when unchecked... it would show all Application Rules. I believe Application Rules had something similar with "Show Only Trusted Programs" So a carry-over from application rules... I think is necessary... to correct the consolidation between these 2 windows. #2. Not so much a con, as much as a feature suggestion... one that OA V9 had in the past. Is the ability to select multiple entries and change multiple settings at once. For example, I want to select many lines of the Behavior Blocker, and change them to either "Blocked", "Monitored", or "Trusted" Please note, this is a feature I want to see specifically in the "Emsisoft Anti-malware" program.
  4. Freezing and Update Issues

    Well, I didn't quite feel like mucking about and creating BSOD's, so I just reset all my settings to factory default. It appears to update correctly now, so I am thinking, either my application rules were corrupted... or, my applications rules were not compatible with the previous update... or, more likely.... there is a program that may have been monitored and possibly interrupting the normal system operation at the time of update. It still seems like there is a bit of a "delay" in between when it says "Installing ..." and when I can open up new programs to run... but at very least its only for a few seconds and continues working again.
  5. LUPike, its definitely not a solution, but I suspect if you disable the Emsisoft automatic updates... you might be able to correlate the exact timing of the freezes with Emsisoft update. I apologize I can't be more helpful, but I just don't feel I should be giving up my whole day (which i would likely do) to try to solve this problem. i will keep you apprised if i learn anything new.
  6. Freezing and Update Issues

    i sent them to GT500 because they contained license information and personal information.
  7. Freezing and Update Issues

    seems like everytime Emsisoft redesigns their software, I end up donating a giant chunk of my time trying to trouble-shoot these problems..
  8. Freezing and Update Issues

    I thought maybe my problem was that I had a critical program being monitored, so i added some of the system files to the trusted status... and then tried the update. It cycled through the update really quickly, and i think the log said it only updated one file. Then said it was all up to date and wouldn't let me do another update. Then about half hour ago I tried it again... disabled my other firewall, and pressed Update... the logs said it was installing something like 30 files... but when it got to the installing part, it started locking up like it usually does. This time i pressed the 'X' to 'cancel updates'. and i had managed to do this once before.... I ctrl+alt+delete to let the cpu "catch up" and it managed to pull it out of its tail-spin. I checked event viewer, and i didn't notice anything in the time window... other than one event said a dcom event failed to register. since I have the emsisoft debug_log enabled, I did manage to catch the information at that given time, but I don't really see anything useful. also note... since these freezes started... i haven't done any factory resets, or re-installed emsisoft.
  9. Freezing and Update Issues

    Update: my system will still not complete the install of whatever it downloads from Emsisoft Anti-malware and continues to freeze. Emsisoft reports that it is 'up to date', even though it didn't finish the installs that were in its queue. So I can only assume I 'might' be several days late on my malware updates at this point. I am curious whether Emsisoft AntiMalware logs a successful installation at the beginning of the install process, or after the update install finished. If its freezing at the point of install and I have to manually reboot, and it reports that everything is installed in logs and all is well and up to date... that would seem to indicate that it is counting the update as successful pre-install.
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  11. Freezing and Update Issues

    i think i narrowed it down to the last update that is trying to be pushed. when i tried clicking Update, it got to "Installing... 1%" and froze up again. now that i have the debug_output turned on, it doesn't want to give up the update. i recall my last freezing issues, also coincided with Emsisoft updates, getting to 1%
  12. I am also getting the PC freezing issue. Anti-Malware 2018.1.0.8407 Windows 7 Professional sp-1 (32-bit) Intel i3 My PC specifications are different in some ways, so that should help you rule out some particular architectures. My system had been running flawlessly for several months.... until these last installations you did. System has been freezing up as well... I checked the event viewer, and the emsisoft logs, but there doesn't seem to be anything that stands out as being a cause for the PC freezing. I do have a "lot" of applications now under the "monitored" status, but I would think if there was some critical issue with one of them, it would provide me with an alert. If it helps.... the system freezing seems to happen most frequently while I am using my browser... I thought I had nailed it down to the fact that I had 'explorer.exe' monitored, and it seems like the frequency of the freezing has changed.... but it is still occuring. So far, it seems to happen more often while I am in a browser, but I have had it occur other times as well. I have noticed in my Emsisoft logs, "Around" the time time of the system freezes, i notice there is an entry "Auto- Game mode enabled" ... I've never heard of this feature.... but I am quite certain, that I don't like the sound of it. The freezing starts out with the round cursor button saying the system is "busy". Usually i can get 1 or 2 other programs open... like taskmgr.exe at about that stage, Firefox becomes unresponsive and and then explorer.exe refuses to open any new programs... other programs that are still in the active state work for a short time, before 'everything' seems to bind up and stop working. I am also using Comodo as a personal firewall.
  13. EIS merger and NOT using a router

    do you trust so much in your hardware, that there is no room for software protection?
  14. EIS merger and NOT using a router

    i have told everyone my settings of what i needed, in past posts.... how about a little transparency... or is this a case of bill gates using linux? If we're all in the same boat, we're more likely to try to prevent it from sinking.
  15. EIS merger and NOT using a router

    over time i discovered i needed what IP's to allow for svchost, as the bare minimum to connect.... i think, if Emsisoft is going to throw us to the dogs, they need to tell us the bare minimum, of what we need to change.... to keep us secure. If you won't let us use your firewall to connect with the bare minimum settings.... then you should offer a configuration, and telling us what Windows Firewall settings we NEED to change. And if you dare say that Windows Firewall has the perfect configuration as it currently is, as a default setup..... then i will know you are full of it. Because Windows is designed to connect with everything under the sun for compatability.