Paul76

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  1. Paul76

    CLOSED Emsisoft Internet Security migration feedback

    I have to say that it actually works better. I am enjoying the change. Windows FW has come a long way. I didn't even have to add my special rules. As many of the admin already know from past conversations. I deal with hackers on a daily basis with games and let me tell you. They really hate me now.
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    handling of Liscense

    Sorry for getting getting back so late. I think I was just having one of those days.
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    handling of Liscense

    I think everything is okay. It just seemed like it was going down very quickly. I did find the proper receipt. It was on my old downloads folder before windows 10 updated again. Sorry for the confusion on my end. Take care.
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    handling of Liscense

    I'll just check my own records and get back to you in hopefully 12 hours or less. The purpose of my post was to hopefully change formats for the receipt so that it shows when a license is actually renewed instead of showing when the original license started because what's done is done as far as I'm concerned.
  5. I know it sounds a bit smug but I really don't like the way that licensing is handled. For the start of the license it shows when I started 2years ago. I really would rather it showed when my license was renewed in 2016 instead of showing how it started in 2015. The problem with this format is that you can literally short us on days unless we go digging for our credit receipts which most of us don't do. What has me up in arms? Well, I don't know if anyone else experienced this but here's an example. I wake up one day to check it and it says 88days and the next day it says 84 days and before I know it 2 days later it says 79 days. Maybe it just reports the days late? I'll have to look through my 2016 records to be sure but it seems like it always happens in the last 100days or so of a subscription. In the future, if someone purchases a renewal could we please have that date displayed on our receipts rather than the first time the subscription was activated? It would resolve any questions I think and I know others have been curious as well so please enlighten us so we don't have to go and sift through 100's of charges. Thanks.
  6. For me this issue happened after the most recent large windows update. To fix ,I went to Windows Update settings and selected troubleshoot and then windows update. It will run and then ask you to run as administrator and then it will fix items like bits for instance and couple other problems. After it fixed the problems I was then able to shutdown very quickly. So I'm thinking it's when windows changes things and they don't always share that info so it ends up causing problems where people might blame Emsisoft for it. But rest assured it's usually 99% of the time Windows fault.
  7. The AMD FX 8350 is apparently 4 physical cores with two threads each making it like 8 cores. Straight up marketing gimmick of course. Although I'm not sure if the emsisoft software is geared for that correctly. It does show 8 processors but I know that's not true. I guess the other question is. When it shows 8 processors does it mean 8 physical or is it somehow accounting for the 8 threads?
  8. What is the reason that yesterday I had 33days and today I have 30days left? This isn't the only occurrence. Sometimes I've seen an entire week skipped. Anyone else notice this?
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    license lost after update

    This happens to me to. But on my end it's just random. Doesn't matter if it's an upgrade or not.
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    Windows 10 not shutting down

    Absolutely, it seems that it doesn't like dual ethernet cards because as soon as I disabled one of the ports it was shutting down just fine again. To duplicate the problem. First, I have an Intel Pro 1000/PT dual port server adapter. It was only $40 so I couldn't resist lol. It was shutting down fine until I started making custom application rules. With Emsisoft NDIS packet filter installed on both ports and in the Emsisoft firewall/managenetworks section itself, it was showing the 2nd port that was not being used but perhaps it didn't know when to stop communicating with it. So you say it was a2service.exe failing to stop. Well I guess so if it has a problem with dual Ethernet cards that only have one wan connected to it or maybe it's just this specific dual Ethernet card?
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    Windows 10 not shutting down

    Nevermind, I fixed it. I have a dual ethernet card and apparently since the drivers for emsisoft were also on the port that was not being used, it seems to have caused the shutdown issue. Perhaps something was looping because of that. So all of the stuff about ccleaner and even though I hate that program. It was not at fault, this time. I believe the problem occured when I started making custom application rules in emsisoft and since the filter is also installed on the other card which has no ethernet connected it was probably in what I would like to call, a conflagration. The loop, in my imagination is as follows. Made some rules did ya? Ok no problem put them on both cards. Then when I went to the shutdown button from the start menu or even manual on the case itself, this loop started. Windows: (in a polite voice as always.) Hey, let's shutdown now. Emsisoft: but hey, I see you have some rules on that card over there but no connection. WTF is that. Windows: Hey, I would like to shutdown now pretty please. Emsisoft: we don't have any connection on that other card man and stop being so polite Microsoft, I am trying to find the connection on the other card after Paul made some rules like he always does. Emsisoft : Why don't you just blue screen like you always do. Windows: We try not to do that anymore because most people nowadays have a sensitivity complex and hey, would you mind if I shut down please. Continues into infinity. In short, I disabled the other card for now until Ethernet Teaming is enabled in Windows 10. It should be happening sometime around the end of this month if the article that I read was correct.
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    Windows 10 not shutting down

    Scratch that, it's doing the same thing again. It started after I manually cleared the caches in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Didn't use any tool this time. Also, I did add some application rules today that I always add. Anyways, I'm going to do a refresh sometime in the near future. Not just for Emsisoft. But at one point I did have a moment of boredom about 5 months ago and used Spybot anti beacon and Spybot Search and destroy. SS and D modified my hosts file and I don't like that. Even though I changed it back to default I have to wonder what else it may have changed.
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    Windows 10 not shutting down

    Ok, it was not Emsisoft's fault. I made one of the dumbest mistakes and decided to use Ccleaner out of boredom on the 28th of June. Thankfully I created a system restore point right before pressing that idiotic button to delete registry files. That's one of the greatest things about windows 10. It will, unlike other OS's before it, restore the registry during the system restore operation. Ccleaner is something no one should be touching in this day and age. The bad thing is that it always has been terrible and something in my brain said hey, maybe they know how to differentiate the good and the bad now in the registry. The answer is no. Just like always, never use the registry cleaner part of Ccleaner. I'm never using the program again, because who knows what else it deletes when just clearing out internet cache. So the answer to that question about computers being Complicated beasts could change to something like we humans are complicated beasts. The computers are simple. What did we all learn from this? If boredom sets in and even if for the most part, you know what you are doing, and could probably steal someone's botnet if you wanted to. Even with that level of knowledge, boredom takes full priority over your brain so stay away from it. The boredom beast is a scary one. Even scarier than us human beings. If you happen to glance at the clock and it's like 2:45am, eyes blinking, nodding off and just typing random stuff on your computer, stop, the boredom beast has come to get you and will take your computer for a ride if you don't just go to sleep. That's all I have to say. Have a good one. Sorry for stirring things up over nothing. I will be renewing my license along with my learning experience.
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    Windows 10 not shutting down

    I'll have to get back with you on that. Currently I am not running emsisoft due to reinstalling it about 8 times yesterday out of desperation to see if it would fix it so I'm a little tired of messing with it and I do have things to attend to until Monday or Tuesday. At first I was thinking it might be my pfsense box causing it but I disabled squid and clam antivirus that comes with squid and still the same problem. I just wish that we could go back a couple upgrades when it was working fine. But, on Monday or Tuesday I will do the FRST stuff. Again thank you for replying.
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    Windows 10 not shutting down

    Already did that. Thought it was implied. Doesn't matter to me for now. Not using it and everything works properly again. I am actually waiting for someone that is an employee so If you would please leave my post alone. Thank you:) Reading my post again and quoting myself which I should never have to do. "I'm positive that it is Emsisoft Internet security causing it because without it my Windows 10 shuts down just fine." Got that? Thanks for trying to help though. Just perhaps read the entire post first before replying is my advice to you. There would be less collisions that way. Take care:)