Quirky

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  1. I guess you mean Fast Startup - does having it on or off make any difference on when EIS installs its updates? I never noticed any, it always seems to update during startup whether FS is on or off but I could be wrong. I usually have it enabled and this is the default Windows 10 setting anyway (Fast Startup=enabled) so the issue still needs to be addressed, regardless of the Fast Startup status.
  2. In a few places of the interface, multiple selections are not allowed and item deletion can be tedious with large numbers of entries. (Application Rules list, Surf Protection list, Exclusion lists)
  3. As in v11, I've noticed that EIS performs its auto-updates (signatures and software updates) during system startup. While it makes sense to do this as soon as possible, in practice it causes problems on older systems and even newer systems with slow HDD drives (many laptops). There's too much hard disk activity during startup (especially with several programs present in the startup list) and the system can become unresponsive (even unusable) for some time (usually short, but still an issue). EIS can add a significant amount of HDD activity during startup. My suggestion is to add a small delay and perform these updates after the startup sequence is well complete (similar to the "Automatic/Delayed Start" option found in Windows Services). It could be added as a performance option, close to "Activate memory usage optimization" for example. I don't believe it would be a security issue to delay the updates for 1-2 minutes or so.
  4. As in version 11, if I add a folder in the "Exclude from monitoring" list, all programs (.exe processes) that are inside that folder and its subfolders will still be reported as Monitored ('Yes') in the Protection/Behavior Blocker list. The only way to *not* have all processes inside a single folder -and its subfolders- monitored is to add them one by one in the Exclude from monitoring list. Folder exclusion seems to only work for scanning, not monitoring (same problem in v11).
  5. Ok thank you. You mentioned earlier that this could be intended behaviour, so if this setting is expected to work like that (as the QA Manager also said) I hope you'll reconsider and make the logging=off setting to indeed disable logging completely. Currently, it doesn't work as described at all (at least on my system).
  6. Please don't ask me to do more testing on this... I thought the issue was confirmed. I tried yet one more time on a fresh Windows (and of course EIS) installation. I disabled the logging option, cleared all logs (within the UI as usual) and only imported a host file I usually use in Surf Protection and changed a few settings in File Guard (Scan level: fast and unticked "Only scan files with specific..." and "Protect the computer even..."). Give EIS a few minutes (or just restart the PC) and logs will start to appear in the UI. The "disable logging" setting clearly doesn't work, there's nothing more I can do.
  7. I can't test much now, but after a quick check I think the issue happens after restarting like that, too.
  8. I now see logs in the UI (same three categories) with the option still disabled. I hope you can make this work as described (logging disabled), to prevent them from both displaying and saving to the HDD.
  9. This is one fairly important 'bug' that Microsoft seems to be ignoring for years I think, don't know why. As brau said, if a 3rd party firewall is installed, the Security and Maintenance window will correctly report that everything is ok. The Windows Firewall should be turned off at this point (it should turn off automatically during the installation of another firewall, like EIS). But... if you then go to the Windows Firewall settings, you will see: ...and the even more alarming, red-danger-only window: So, the terrified user presses the big, shiny "Use recommended settings" button. The system should be fine now, right? Not at all. Go back to Security and Maintenance (there is no notification or warning btw) and this is what's really happening:
  10. The ones mentioned earlier, except for Scan but that's probably because there were no scans in that short time frame.
  11. Wasn't 100% sure so I cleared all logs yesterday (always from within the UI) and disabled the setting. I've turned it on now and several entries from yesterday appear.
  12. That's the setting. I can see older logs in: Behavior Blocker, Firewall and Scan. It's a recent Windows install so the other categories could be 'affected' too, not 100% sure.
  13. Ok thanks. Are any of these files not related to user-configured settings, and best left alone during import for example in a new Windows installation?
  14. Hello everyone, I usually turn logging off (and had it off for quite some time), but today I've enabled it for a bit of troubleshooting. I now see in the logs that there are many entries from several days back. Does this mean that logging keeps... logging even when disabled? I thought turning it off -completely- might be a good idea for an SSD.
  15. I successfully imported the whitelist but not my application rules (located in a2rules.ini). I have moved some of these applications so the target locations for some app rules are no longer valid, could this be the cause of the problem? Most of them did not move though. And a related question... what happens to such redundant rules? For example, when a program is uninstalled or when portable applications are moved as above? Does EIS somehow clean these rules up or are they a source of clutter? Thanks.
  16. Hello, noticed that exporting the settings creates not one, but five .ini and a .dat file. Is the correct import procedure to import all of them, one by one? Thanks.
  17. Ok did some more testing, and it seems to work globally. If I unlock an app, no pin will be required for all apps (not just the one previously unlocked) in the next 30 secs. so this has probably misled me. I tested Gmail some more and the lock seems to work consistently as above. Consider this solved, I will post if it comes up again. Sorry for the time-waste.
  18. Thank you. About the 30-sec delay, is it application-specific or applies to all apps? Let's say I open and unlock app #1 and in less than 30 sec. I open a different locked app. Will the lock apply here or not? I could've be mistaken here in reporting the Gmail issue...
  19. Yes, same Samsung SM-T230 tablet with EMS 2.0.6, no other security software installed. "All-In-One Toolbox" app is installed however with some Google background stuff disabled by it, haven't yet tried uninstalling it as a test. I've locked 4-5 apps with EMS, problem only occurs with Gmail - EMS is listed & enabled as admin.
  20. I'm posting here for an App Lock issue, it seems it doesn't work properly on the Gmail app. It only activates about half of the times it's launched, including the very first Gmail app launch where the App Lock almost never activates.
  21. Thanks, I had to hold the "Task Manager" button, so I managed to add the delay. Still, I hope you can consider adding the "if app is started initially" option (doesn't have to be the default of course) or perhaps increased/custom delay options.
  22. Thank you Thomas. I see now it says: 4-8 digits. I didn't notice it probably (or a change in the recent update?). About the pin delay, I can't find a 'more options' setting/button anywhere.
  23. Hello, Android novice so please forgive possible wrong terminology. Using the useful App Lock feature but it asks for the pin extremely frequently. There's a button in my Samsung tablet (Android 4.4.2) that reveals all open apps, so I can quickly switch between them. If I finger-hold one of them, I have the option to "remove it from list" which essentially closes it. If I get this correctly, the apps remain open and we are just switching between them. However, EMS asks the pin on every single switch, which is troublesome. I'd expect (or have an option) for the pin to be requested only when apps are closed/opened. Thanks. update: an option for stronger pins would also be nice (6/8 digits etc)
  24. I think it's a great thing for security software to *not* use browser extensions because: a) You add unnecessary bloat to the browser, with a good chance of slowing it down. b) You have to follow the browser's development, its idiosyncrasies, incompatibilities and all sorts of unnecessary problems. c) Possibly the most important point: since you cannot create extensions for all browsers out there, you will be forced to limit user choice and only be compatible with a few, mainstream browsers (which are almost never the best choice, especially privacy-wise).
  25. Modern Windows PC's are complicated beasts, anything can be at fault here and I'm sure your problem will be solved soon if Emsisoft-related. Try a full shutdown to see if your problem happens there, too (Windows 10 default shutdown is not a full shutdown).