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  1. I don't want to change anyones mind, or persuade anyone to make a decision they don't truly believe in. but when I consider Emsisoft, and its functionality.... well, lol to be honest, i thought v9 was perfect regarding functionality.... maybe the window load time was a bit long, due to the application rules screen refreshing. but that sort of thing is understandable. i truly consider Emsisoft Internet Suite, to be a perfect setup... which why this news has come to me... it is not perceived well. i respect the developers of this program 1000%, and everyone here, would rather have this program existing and working.... than to have it not about... honestly, i would tell everyone in the world about emsisoft, lol and to use this specific product, but the problem is.... you tell someone what security software works... and people start attacking it. so i kind of liked its anononymity.... lol i was always told that security in obscurity is not security... but i still kind of took to it. lol anyways, you have already made your terms clear, and what is done is done... however, there is a new way out... call it a new program.... Emsisoft Firewall.... profit is profit.... you don't have to go the extra mile, because what exists is already there... and you have at least one supporter (me). as long as profit is rolling in, even if its on older software... that is money in the bank. perhaps not your style... but we want, what we want... and we need... what we need. and if there is a real issue, you would be alerted, to our needs.
  2. The test of a good salesman, is to turn a disadvantage, into an advantage.... Instead of cutting the firewall out, put it at a higher price.... so that the ones of us, who truly love this service.... can enjoy the quality of it. Thank you.
  3. If the developer needs to take a vacation.... any one of us, would wait a month, for your return.... and deal with any security issue that arrises amidst.... meanwhile, let the work... that stands, stand for its-self.
  4. I think, if everyone gives a little.... nobody needs to give a lot. and we would never need any security at all.
  5. I mentioned my neural project, because.... if i have to stop, and work on my security.... possibly, maybe my work might not be completed.
  6. I currently took a huge loss, on some neural products, because i sincerely believe i have the capability to make something of it.... lol I'm already taking a loss in another manner... but that does not matter to me, I just want to say that... your current firewall solution is in so many ways right. I critique it hard, and give troubleshoot... not because i don't like it, but because i want to help "improve" it. Emsisoft, is an amazing company.... but i feel, its because of its diversity... that makes it even better still... I develop software... i know exactly how hard it is, and it is 100x harder to create, than it is to destroy. If you fold now.... on the firewall end of things, you are saying, you give in to Malware.... and, Emisoft, gives in, to nobody. You can take a break.... but you can never give in. If I had more money, i'd invest in you, but I am but a simple man. lol so all I can do, is say nice words. and in another world, nice words.... mean much more than profit.
  7. Here is a consideration.... you said less people are interested in the firewall to make it worth your while. There are still people here who consider it valuable, so instead of taking a loss.... take a profit. You want to make your time worth your while.... we sincerely want to pay you what you are worth. Offer the EIS product at a higher price... you might not have to focus on it entirely, many of us, would rather keep a half maintained product, than a product that does not exist. Meet us half way. means, you would not be on the losing end, and giving away product at 50%, but keeping the people who adore your current product.... and want to keep what we have alive. If the firewall software is removed, my current project might not come to fruition, because i will be focused on learning new security.
  8. people don't mind change, when its "good" change. like changing from Online Armor to v10, that was a change... but we all stuck around, because it was still going in a good direction. i sincerely feel this decision makes absolutely no sense... the firewall is already in place, and working.... and the problems associated with it, at its current stage of development, are a lot fewer than when it first started. I talk to people all of the time about Windows 10, and one of the most frequent things I hear about why they don't upgrade to it, is because they do not trust Microsoft, due its embedded spyware. So why then should any of us feel inclined to 'trust' Windows firewall... especially when its default setup, allows some undesirable connection preferences. We might have to use Microsoft's infrastructure, but at least with Emsisoft, we had the choice to circumvent the Windows firewall. This whole arrangement just seems like a bizarre step backwards, considering it seemed like it was working quite successfully. Its almost like it worked "too well", that someone out there.... maybe just doesn't want us to have decent security. I don't want an extention.... I want the "already created and completed" firewall that currently exists. just stop updating/supporting, it if you have to... but don't remove it.
  9. I am most displeased with this evolution of events. I really feel a bit short-changed, because only a couple weeks ago I purchased 2 years with EIS, because it has been improving so well, and has FINALLY reached a state, where I can call it a stable build. I think its really quite unfair to make such a decision like this, without even consulting this community, you had to of known there would be a backlash from this decision. You might "consider" yourself only in the anti-malware business, but I think most people are less interested in the malware protection, half as much as the features this software offers. people don't just want malware protection, they like EIS because it is the "whole" package. I have you know, I've never trusted the Windows firewall, I find it cumbersome, and like all Windows default settings allows just about everything under the sun. I don't care if Windows Firewall is the last program in existance... i will _never_ use it. One reason why I left Emsisoft Internet Security for a brief period, was because I felt I was wasting too much of my own personal time, giving bug fixes, and was just spending too much time in general trying to resolve the stability of the product.... and apart from all of the great features EIS offers, another main reason why I purchased 2 more years protection, was because I was no longer using up my large portions of my free time. and the time I was giving, i felt happy to, because EIS has reached a state I am content with. This decision you have made, completely reverses my state of contentment with this product. For the past week i've been bleeding my heart and brains out, saying i want MORE features, and MORE control... and now you want to rip out a core feature that I use "daily". by removing EIS, in so many words you are saying that my time is not valuable, because that is what I will be losing over this.
  10. The original issue here, is applications being set to "All Allowed" when addressing the firewall alerts. It means that if a program connects first. BEFORE it initiates any program behavior, a rule will be created, setting the custom behavior as 'All Allowed' ... Also, if you also 'expect' someone to change the custom behavior to "Custom Monitoring", could you not then... put it in "Custom Monitoring" and then 'expect' them to change it to "All Allowed" ? I mean, by your logic, we should be configuring our application rules as well, so its just as easy setting it to "Custom Monitoring" by default, as it would be to put it into "All Allowed", as it is currently. You said yourself, that there is confusion between Firewall and Application rules. And.... by your own statement, you are trying to simplify EIS for 'average' users. So by recognizing that, you would also want to 'separate' the distinction between Firewall Rules vs Application Rules. Have Firewall Alerts, address "only" firewall settings. (No adjustments to application rules can be made from here) Have Application Alerts, address "only" application settings (No adjustments to firewall rules can be made from here) Because when I am prompted with firewall alerts... 'average' users, would not go about changing application rules.... That would be something, someone who has the time and know-how, would fiddle with.... which you would have to classify as an 'advanced' user behavior. All I really want GT500, is for the developers to really consider adding this as a feature. lol and maybe have them weigh in too, on the rammifications. Advanced Firewall Rules, has this "Ask" feature.... and it doesn't have any issue. What would it harm to setup an "Ask" feature for the application rules as well? Thank you for your time.
  11. Well, if a user cancels the rule editing.... they still have the option of going back to the Alerts window, and "Allow once" or "Block once" etc. I haven't tried with behavior block alerts, because I can't get my applications into a Custom Mode "before" they run (didn't some user mention that recently?) also your bb_Test for elevations, did not trigger the behavior blocker for me, and it did ask (and got) permissions. Also..... I've been noticing, there hasn't been a "Create Custom Rule" on some of the alerts.... even when the application has no rules created for it either.
  12. I realize this probably best of all. As when I first used this feature, I ended up blocking every vital Windows program. I ended up, having to restart in safe mode, disable emsisoft, restart, fix the settings, restart again. So I, more than anyone probably understand what kind of issues this creates. The goal was, to find what was the absolute minimum required to run windows. The feature in question, I remember now, in EIS v9, it was called "Paranoid Mode", and when it was activated, it would put everything in this custom detection, and give you all of the alerts.... which in my eyes, is still useful. Much of the "major issues" you speak of, could easily just be worked around by warning a user, not to block specific things. There are plenty of people who don't see the difference, and/or don't understand it. I think in this case, you are really over-simplifying the user here. there are distinctly different Tabs. marked "Application Rules" and "Firewall" and then in the application rule, its-self there are 2 distinct tabs for Applications, and Firewall... However, if you insist on going the route of what might confuse a person, I think the "Behavior Blocker" and "Application Rules" tabs, seem more confusing. Behavior Blocker tab, serving as a sort of task manager. Every program that is running should already have an application rule... and you really only need to have the 1 tab listing all of the running tasks, and then split up and grayed out showing tasks that are not running, but still have rules. then just click on one to modify an application rule. and having a Firewall tab, with "general firewall rules", is more confusing, because the applications have their own set of firewall rules, which are found in the application rules. So initially, there are a few things that could be confusing, and its just a matter of becoming familiar with the application. i think, what is more of a crime, is thinking you are protected in a certain way, and discovering you might not be, all because someone thought that "you wouldn't understand" If they want things to be as simple as possible, they still have that option.... no one is forcing them to change their "advanced" settings. The same theory applies to the firewall rules, for "Automatic rule settings", no one "has" to change those settings, but when they do.... the behavior will change, and if they don't like it... they can change it back. Same applied to every time in EIS v9, that i clicked the "Paranoid mode", and i had to reboot and change my settings every time i "screwed up", it was my choice... and I must have found something of value, to try to get it to return. I've seen that remark about catering to the average person, and it doesn't cut it. you want a product that is easy to use, so do i. lol but bottom line is..... EIS is here for one thing, and one thing only. Security. It is a "perfect" example of the security pyramid, compromising Security, for ease of use. "Security" - "Functionality" - "Ease of use" any time you compromise one of the 3 sides of this triangle, the other 2 suffer. In this case, you are willing to compromise the most important.... to satisfy Ease of Use, and that is not good. Functionality also suffers here too.
  13. EIS 2017.7.0.7838 Windows 7 32-bit Try opening a program with no firewall rules, trigger the firewall. (Tested with svchost) Click "Create Custom Rule" click "Add new Rule" then press the Enter key. The focus seems to toggle back to the original Alert, but locks you out from doing anything, press Enter again, to get the focus back to the rule creation dialog.
  14. When I am alerted to a firewall conflict, I have almost never or rarely set the application rules for a program, because the Alert, is to address a specific firewall issue, of whether this port should be allowed or blocked. granted, that might come down to my specific habits, but i don't think i'm alone, in that when you are questioned about a firewall issue, I'd guess most other people probably address the issue confronted with, and don't go poking around the applications behavior blocker. its like, if your boat springs a leak, you plug the leak... you generally don't stop there, and decide there are other maintenance issues that need fixing. (even though its probably a good idea). if the user is allowed to address one little issue at a time through these custom alerts... they typically won't have to do them all at once.... and then, providing they made the right choices, their system will be more secure overall. as far as the confusion over the application alerts vs the firewall alerts... i personally have never found any confusion there... the firewall alerts, and the application alerts are dinstinctly different... Surely even novice users would know there is a difference between internet activity, and application activity. If the Firewall has the "Advanced Settings" to (Ask) a user for permission, why wouldn't the Application Rules have it as well?
  15. I realize v10 has always worked like this, but i do believe that it shouldn't be like this. setting a firewall port, should not affect the monitoring condition of the application rules. as they're separate entities. (under the same roof) If no port activity was detected, everything is simply allowed, until it either does something critical or an application rule is created. i really think setting everything to all allowed, is a mistake. that is one of the features i loved in v9, was that you could have it question every custom behavior. you would get a handful of alerts at first, but after a bit of computer usage, alerts became minimal. I've seen other firewalls do similar things, with an "All Allowed" arrangement by default, and in my eyes, that isn't really protecting you, if its not making you aware of all that is going on. By setting utorrent to monitor custom events, the following were observed: These behaviors, in my eyes, seem pretty serious... with the "All Allowed" setting, I would not know these events are taking place. sure I might get a few more alerts, and EIS might not be as "seamless" in the background as you might like, but I think everyone here would rather take 10 more alerts, than not knowing that something questionable was taking place in the background. Its the Alerts, that are letting us know we are protected... Not the text in the right corner of the screen that says "Your computer is protected!"