Partha

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  1. Peter, please read what I've stated carefully first before you ask someone else to be careful. Thank you.
  2. Arthur, this is exactly the reason I've been saying that you guys should check properly what I write. It is not that difficult. You just have to read with your eyes. Try it. This would be like the millionth time I am saying that I know that they are test sites and I intentionally wanted to test the software. Test sites designed to check how effective an anti-malware is, are not supposed to be safe just in case you didn't know If a test site that is designed to test how an anti-malware performs, turns out to be completely safe, then it just defeats the purpose of having a test site I have already specified that the files that were downloaded were detected as threats by the File Guard. THIS MEANS THAT THE SITES THAT HOSTED THOSE FILES WERE NOT SAFE I have also specified that those links have been reported as unsafe by various other trusted vendors and I have verified it. If you want the names, just check my previous posts. AGAIN, JUST READ. I AM NOT ASKING YOU TO BUILD A ROCKET I mean Emsisoft's built in list has been updated with that host after I made the request. Why on earth would you guys blacklist the host then if it had been safe? If the File Guard wouldn't have stopped those threats, my computer would've definitely been compromised BUT, THIS IS NOT ABOUT FILE GUARD AND THIS IS THE LAST TIME I WILL BE SAYING THIS THIS IS ABOUT THE FIRST LAYER OF DEFENCE - SURF PROTECTION AND NOTHING ELSE I have to say that you guys know how to test someone's patience. Please stop this, Arthur.
  3. I am so tired of these cocky one liners by the staff of Emsisoft. It has to stop now. I am seriously tired of these arrogant replies. If you really think Emsisoft considered it unnecessary, then all I can say is that it shouldn't have because after all, that host was blocked right after I made the request and so there has to be a reason for blocking the host The problem is that Emsisoft didn't think what should've been necessary in the first place and that was to block the host I've lost count of the number of times I've stated that those sites were not safe and I have given all the evidence. If you still continue to say that they weren't, I would have to say that you are in denial.
  4. That is true and a casual user might probably not even end up visting such sites but there's still a very little chance that he just may or maybe he is just like me who likes to experiment and test things out That said, even if the malware make their way in somehow, the file guard or the behavior blocker would probably block them right away but still, why take a chance I therefore believe that it's always better to prevent the malware from accessing the PC in the first place and that is why it is important that the Surf Protection performs well
  5. This reply of yours just made my day. If just blocking malware is what you are concerned about, then why even have something like Surf protection. It has a purpose after all and it should fulfil it. I know that EIS/EAM excels in blocking malware. No complaints there. I was actually pretty sure that if for some reason, some malware was able to make their way in to my PC, Emsisoft would be able to block the malware. The reason I performed this test was to check how effective just the Surf protection component was and I expected Emsisoft to excel in blocking suspicious sites as well but sadly, it didn't Like I said, I ran the same test with K7 and Kaspersky and then later with Bitdefender and some other FREE anti-malware too and their web protection components were pretty effective in blocking the sites I also decided to give a free Firefox add-on called Fox Web Security a try and it was able to block all the sites in the test too Microsoft's Smartscreen filter which is known to offer the most basic levels of protection against installing any malicious software and that helps detect suspicious websites, was also able to detect that the sites in the test were suspicious Emsisoft's Surf protection on the other hand was not even able to detect a single site in that test, until I made a request here to block the host and so as a customer who has paid for the software, it was not pleasant and it did let me down. I am sure no one would've liked that. I am not so fortunate. I barely make ends meet. Someone like me cannot afford to pay for an anti-malware, let alone a rather expensive anti-malware but I still wanted to use Emsisoft and the reason was that I didn't want to compromise with security If I were you, I wouldn't have made such sarcastic remarks. It only makes matters worse. If there is a software component like Surf Protection that is meant for a specific purpose, it should work well and that was the only reason I started this topic.
  6. I prefer the present large interface. It looks nice and all the options are very nicely spaced out. It also sets itself apart from the other anti-malware because of this.
  7. I am not quite sure if this remark of yours was supposed to be sarcastic or not but nevertheless, I just want to say that be it a test site or any other site meant for any other purpose, if the site hosts any malicious content, it should be blocked.
  8. Surf Protection works in Microsoft Edge if the beta version is installed. I have verifed it.
  9. Yes, that's right. It blocked the URL because that subdomain has been added to their built in list. This is exactly why I had started this topic and I am glad that the host is being blocked now.
  10. I know it can only block domains and subdomains and that is exactly what I meant, Arthur and by the way, malware.wicar.org is already blocked. I never spoke about any specific files that could be blocked by Surf Protection because I know Surf Protection is not meant to block files. If you check my first post, I clearly stated that the files that were allowed to be downloaded, were later detected by File Guard and so I never said that Surf Protection could detect or block malicious files. Let's not make this complicated please. I would appreciate if you check properly what I have specified . The reason the other thread turned out to be a disaster was that someone did not check my posts properly It's very simple. The reason those URLs are now blocked is that the subdomain malware.wicar.org is in the built in list of known malicious hosts, where it is set to blocked. If you click on Surf Protection from the main user interface and unhide the built in list, you will see this subdomain there and that it is set to blocked. This is exactly what I wanted in the first place when I started this topic. Since all those URLs are part of this subdomain malware.wicar.org, they are now being blocked by Surf Protection. So basically I've got what I wanted.
  11. I never asked you to block their entire website and the objective was not to pass the tests. The objective was to make sure that the URLs which are reported unsafe by the other vendors and by Microsoft, are blocked by Surf Protection. The malicious host malware.wicar.org is now added to the built in list and because of that, those URLs are blocked. That's what was expected in the first place. By the way, the problem with Edge that I was talking about does not occur if the beta updates are installed.
  12. The problem is not fixed yet. I've verified that.
  13. Yeah, I just saw that it's added to the built in list and the sites are now being blocked but for some unknown reason, if I try accessing those sites from Edge, they are still not blocked by Surf Protection. I therefore thought of creating a rule where bing.com would be blocked. I created the rule and as expected, it wouldn't let Firefox and Chrome load the site. Interestingly, the site was allowed to load on Edge
  14. All those sites are now also blocked by Microsoft Smartscreen because they were reported as unsafe but the Surf protection doesn't block any of those sites yet. It will continue to allow those sites unless their database is properly updated. I do not understand what more evidence does Emsisoft require about the unsafe behavior of those sites. Microsoft knows about this too.