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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


  4. 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?  

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.  

  10. 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:)

  11. Windows 10 64-bit will not shutdown after the most recent update. I don't know what you guys did since the last update but tinkering around with something that was obviously working before just makes no sense to me. I'm positive that it is Emsisoft Internet security causing it because without it my Windows 10 shuts down just fine. I tested the default Emsisoft Security installation and it still does it with Emsisoft installed. It's almost time for me to renew my subscription but this situation has me questioning that now. Why should Emsisoft have anything to do with my computer shutting down or not? That's the big question that raised a few eye brows over here.

  12. Hello, I've been troubleshooting a problem with the most recent version of Emsisoft Internet Security.


    As you can see what the title says. They close immediately. To test things out just to make sure what the culprit was, I uninstalled Emsisoft and just ran with Windows Defender at stock settings. The problem did not occur without Emsisoft. I did an install with Emsisoft and left everything at the default settings and sure enough, I couldn't open the Windows Store or Microsoft Edge. Strangely enough, this started happening yesterday evening and I've had this version of Emsisoft since it came out and did not have any issues until yesterday.


    Emsisoft Internet Security version

  13. It does seem a bit odd that a web browser would save a JavaScript in your Downloads folder without asking. Have you tried this in any other web browsers to see if this happens anywhere else?


    I should've mentioned that I am using Microsoft Edge. It does seem a bit flakey to me so more than likely I will pick another browser. It was just more simple to have only one browser to deal with.

  14. Yesterday I wanted to uninstall Emsisoft Internet security and just reinstall with the new file on your site. The installation seemed to go well. It goes through the whole thing about enabling pup detections and then it says it wants to restart so I do that and then I come back and run a scan to get everything green and good to go. Then I import my application rules and go to change my scan performance settings to high like I always do but one thing I noticed is that all the boxes for my processors were unchecked. It may have been the imported application rules but it really doesn't make sense to me because that's just application rules and should not effect whether processor check boxes remain checked or not.

  15. When going to this site,




    A file is automatically downloaded called adserveresl.js when I click on the video down towards the middle of the page. It's put in my downloaded files folder but it has 0KB so maybe it's nothing. It's still a little strange for that to download automatically and not be caught by Emsisoft.

  16. Yes, I do understand. I was just worried there might have been some hacky stuff going on with microsoft because I couldn't get those updates either until I typed that I was having a problem. I always wonder just how much key logging is going on with Windows 10. They seemed to make it more difficult to keep yourself private. Also the peer to peer windows updates. Yes, that was a bad idea in my humble tech opinion. Sure we can turn it off but who's to say there's not going to be a problem when everything does hit the fan and that a malicious person is able to use it maliciously in such a way that all of the pc's using the peer to peer updates won't be affected because that stuff just slips right in with no checks as far as I can see. This is also coming from someone that has been increasingly creeped out with advertising that targets users. Even my internet service provider Verizon does that and man it just creeps me out like almost to the point where I feel like someone else is in the house watching me eat, sleep and listening to what I say or sometimes even thoughts possibly lol. I'll just be sitting in the living room and be like I sure could use one of those roast beef sandwiches form Arby's and sure enough a commercial comes on to help me out with my decision. Scary.

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