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Everything posted by iWarren

  1. Not really having any issue here, but some positive feedback on the product. I tell all of my friends online about how amazing Emsisoft is, and every opportunity i get, i promote how amazing this software is. Have been with Emsisoft for several years now, and while i do miss some of the older features. I can still speak about how many great features it has, the ability to block unwanted applications... and the diligent team of developers work diligently behind the scenes to combat the malware. Although, as much praise as i have given it, i haven't really convinced anyone to
  2. i just wanted to say, i am happy you created an alternative skin/theme we could choose from. extra easy-to-use customizations are always favorable. earlier today on twitch, i just saw an IT engineer building a network firewall in python. it made me think back to when Emsisoft, and how it had its own network firewall... and what a benefit it was, especially over the Windows firewall. there is definitely still a demand for this type of software... routers are not immune.
  3. in regards to steam being safe. i would say it is as safe, in the context of how safe we believe the Chrome browser to be. Which, the chrome browser, would have to make any of the same allowances as any of the other browsers out there, in regards to use of javascript and plugins. We would also have to factor in.... that steam is going to have its own settings for what the chromium browser would allow. I play a game called "Half life 2: source", and there is an intro page, that back in the HL2 days, it was designed as a portal to offer up a custom HTML page. Apparently, some us
  4. I think v9 of 'Online Armor' could be configured to work that way, as i remembered having it setup in such a manner. You could turn on/off whether OA used settings from trusted applications, and if it was off, it would rely on your own settings (via firewall menu) Which, then if you had another option in the firewall settings, to always treat new connections as "trusted/untrusted/ask for permission", and this was really helpful, because you could be informed of connection attempts by particular programs, and then make informed decisions, on whether to allow/deny. Onc
  5. it has been but a year, since you have made the changes, to go without a firewall. my urge for you to reconsider the firewall. I sincerely believe, that your firewall made a difference, because the people who used it.... understood that what was not implicitly allowed, would be denied. and thus, there would be no service, for what was not implicitly allowed. i know i have come a bit late into the game, but i still believe, one year later. that the Emsisoft firewall, did me more good, than any other alternative. I do not trust the Microsoft firewall, and for good reason..
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. i sent them to GT500 because they contained license information and personal information.
  10. seems like everytime Emsisoft redesigns their software, I end up donating a giant chunk of my time trying to trouble-shoot these problems..
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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%
  14. 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 "monit
  15. do you trust so much in your hardware, that there is no room for software protection?
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. short of Christian, who I think is the main developer of this suite.... giving us exact firewall rules for Windows. I will never feel secure with the changes made here.
  19. i had a similar setup with Charter before... its internet service.... directly through a modem setup. a firewall setup is crucial, and who wants to remove edit, delete, add all of the existing rules. has anyone even iterated through the current microsoft rules... is there not a rule to allow Windows Media Player? Seriously, who uses that, and feels safe about their computer.
  20. i have had some time over the past week or two, to consider the things i've said here... and how i felt about the EIS change. I still, sincerely wish that it was the same... the setting changes were so simplistic in nature.. if only you could overlay your firewall protection, with that of the Microsoft Firewall. but anyways. I accept this is the direction you have chosen. I went with Comodo, and the protection is the same... but not equal, i do highly enjoy its verbosity in whats going on, but sometimes its like i say something is "okay", like i did
  21. maybe the purpose of our sense of security, was not just for the peace of mind it brought us. but it was to find each other. lol others.... who are interested in securing our systems. and making sure no one is taken advantage of.
  22. The Firewall tab has been removed, and don't be fooled by the Application Rule firewall settings... as i don't think those are currently working. i think the "filter" is still in place, but the functionality is gone. am i wrong?
  23. as far as i can tell, the conversion has already taken place, as its no longer blocking through the emsisoft firewall.
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