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  1. Thank you both. Yes, I restarted several times. No, not using the beta. I meant that it I disable Defender manually, usually via the reliable O&O ShutUp10 tool. So, even if I temporarily disabled or uninstalled EAM, Defender did not kick in automatically. This is probably why I don't ever remember seeing those processes at all in Task Manager, Defender was permanently turned off. I think I've solved this though, hopefully. I tried accessing Defender's settings but couldn't, so: 1. Uninstalled EAM 2. Enabled Defender, restarted 3. Turned off Tamper Protection, disabled Defender, restarted (never had to do this in previous W10 versions - not sure if it's recommended to do, even if using another protection software) From this point on, those two processes were finally gone. Re-installed EAM and restarted a few times. Everything looks good. Next time I see these processes, I'm back at 1909. 😬
  2. So, I was feeling adventurous and updated to the new Windows 10 2004 version (19041.264), released yesterday/today. I know, I shouldn't have. All seems ok, except that I'm noticing high CPU usage from both MsMpEngCP.exe and MsMpEng.exe. Not constantly high. but in spikes. Aren't these Windows Defender and its scans? What's strange is that I've always had Defender disabled entirely. It looks like it doesn't want to stay disabled? Perhaps there's some sort of conflict with EAM and the new Windows version?
  3. I personally wouldn't touch any Chromium-based browser. Apart from the obvious privacy issues, I never liked the limited UI and monoculture design and mentality.
  4. Caring about privacy and paying attention to browser extensions is perfectly fine, but you seem to ignore the main component: the browser. Google Chrome is possibly the worst choice you could make.
  5. For the moment only Delayed helps, but I can't complain about your support which remains excellent.
  6. Yes, you should turn it off. No, the tooltip is correct (although indeed somewhat confusing) because performance issues are most likely to come if you turn it on (= pagefile used, more disk activity, Windows becomes slower etc.). We want to use the RAM here, not the pagefile. Some confusion may arise because a user intuitively assumes that "performance issues" could be caused by the ~300MB needed by EAM so the user feels the option should be on (= less RAM used). It seems like extra, unnecessary RAM usage. But it is not. Most systems can spare 200-300MB of RAM nowadays and that option should only be enabled in critical situations, like not having enough RAM to even open and run programs, for example.
  7. Am I wrong in assuming that EAM initially decides on its own whether to enable that option or not? I seem to remember on a PC with limited memory that it was turned on by default. Tarnak, if you have enough memory you should let EAM use it and leave that option disabled - everything will work better this way.
  8. I also confirm an unusual amount of issues (already reported) with some programs crashing or displaying high CPU usage, all caused by the recent EAM updates. 2018.8 is fine. Excluding/disabling doesn't work (this makes me wonder about the effectiveness of these options), only a full EAM uninstall does, or a switch to 2018.8.
  9. That is not a given at all. They are very different browsers now and distance in only growing. Such a "merge" might not even be applicable due to the aforementioned differences, both in underlying technology and even developer mentality. In any case, we will see. Now Surf Protection works, as always. The future? No one can predict that.
  10. Try Pale Moon, one of the few sane browsers left. Zero issues with Surf Protection, too.
  11. Chiming in about the new UI: 1. I use 125% DPI. The UI window (2018.8.1) needs to be much larger (almost full screen) in order to contain most of the information it did before the update. This also applies when using the "slim icon-only bar to keep it as compact as possible". I'm sorry but what I read at the beginning here is simply not true - or does not apply at all on my system. 2. The scrolling: it does not "make things more user-friendly", because: unless fully memorised, you don't really know where settings are. You have to keep scrolling to find them. I've mentioned it elsewhere, it's an "eyes" issue, not just personal preference and all this extra scrolling (on an almost full-screen UI no less) makes the whole thing very uncomfortable. Really sorry that I can't report anything positive about it. In the years I've been using EIS/EAM, I don't recall any "feature reversions" so I can only suggest this: please consider the use of themes/skins etc. so that we could have the previous, "steady" UI as an option.
  12. But WFC is not a firewall -totally unrelated to Online Armor and even EIS- and it'd make an excellent in-built companion to EAM which actually promotes the Windows Firewall. Anyway, I guess it's too late for that.
  13. I don't think it's currently digitally signed: No more code-signing options
  14. I've enabled that option and it seems to lock apps more consistently now, but I'll need to test a bit more.