Quirky

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  1. When a program changes (via an update) and the warning alert comes up ("This program has been changed, Update/Remove rule"), a "Do not show again for this program" tick-box would be quite handy, especially for programs that auto-update often. It'd be a quick shortcut to using Protection/Application Rules/specific rule/"Don't alert when this file changes".
  2. For the moment only Delayed helps, but I can't complain about your support which remains excellent.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Try Pale Moon, one of the few sane browsers left. Zero issues with Surf Protection, too.
  8. 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.
  9. Any chance we can have this? Note that this is different from what Lode suggests above. It's not about any of the currently available Notification settings, but a handy, alternative way to this: Protection/File Guard/manually locate or add rule/enable "Don't alert when this file changes" within the Application rule.
  10. I'd give them a bit more credit than that!
  11. 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.
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    Pale Moon a system process?

    I don't think it's currently digitally signed: No more code-signing options
  13. One issue left: since the forum still uses browser user-agent sniffing, it fails with Pale Moon. There's an old issue with some websites: when they see the word 'Goanna' they believe they are dealing with a 'Goa' mobile device instead of a desktop browser and fail in various ways. In this forum, post replies cannot be added so it becomes unusable. The forum works fine when using these user-agent strings for example: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:52.9) Gecko/20100101 PaleMoon/27.6.2 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:52.9) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.9 PaleMoon/27.6.2 The forum does not work properly with any of these native Pale Moon strings: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:3.4) Goanna/20171124 PaleMoon/27.6.2 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:3.4) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/20171124 PaleMoon/27.6.2 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:52.9) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/3.4 Firefox/52.9 PaleMoon/27.6.2 It'd be nice if you could forward this to the forum software guys, so that we won't have to use such overrides. Thanks.
  14. Has there been any recent changes to the forum? It seems I cannot post replies any more, unless I fake the browser's user agent string to pretend it's Firefox. Never had this issue with the Emsisoft forum before. User agent sniffing, is really a bad practice.
  15. 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)
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    CLOSED App lock issue/question

    I've enabled that option and it seems to lock apps more consistently now, but I'll need to test a bit more.
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    CLOSED App lock issue/question

    Same device and Android version. No other security app (All-In-One-Toolbox is installed), EMS 3.2.1 with admin access. I also see a notification access option with only EMS as an option (disabled). Should that be enabled? I don't have any apps that apply power-saving except for what Android itself does.
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    CLOSED App lock issue/question

    I now use the 'Unlock until screen off' option but Apps are not locked consistently. I often open Gmail for example after turning on the device and it opens nornally, no pin asked. I'd say 4 out of 10 times, the lock doesn't work as expected.
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    CCleaner hack

    Open regedit and check your registry: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Piriform\Agomo If the Agomo entry is there then you are probably infected (your PC, that is). Just delete the Agomo key and install the latest CCleaner which will overwrite the infected .exe. A full PC scan can't hurt either. If Agomo is not there, you should be fine. https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/18/ccleaner-compromised-better-check-your-pc/
  20. I think you misunderstood me, hjlbx. I'm talking about a simple monitor of the WF status, as reported by Windows (an additional check wouldn't hurt either, if feasible). If you disable the WF yourself the usual, standard Control Panel way (why mess with cmd/PowerShell?) there will be no reaction from EAM. It will still say "Your computer is protected" - all green status.
  21. Since there's a tighter relation now between EAM and the Windows Firewall (and internet security in general), perhaps EAM should warn when the WF is off? Unless I'm mistaken there's no warning from EAM if the WF is turned off. So, it seems odd to only warn when a program wants to add WF rules, but not when the WF is completely disabled.
  22. I doubt you will have to manually enable it yourself. It will be automatically enabled. If for some wild reason it will be disabled, Windows and EAM will tell you to enable it but I'm sure it will be done automatically. When a 3rd-party Firewall is uninstalled, the Windows Firewall kicks in automatically.
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    Firewall discussion

    No, it disables various privacy-related settings (Microsoft's own) but it does not add Firewall rules or block specific connections. You'll have to check more advanced tools for that, like W10Privacy, WindowsSpyBlocker and WPD. They are all excellent, but make sure you know what you are doing before using/applying them.
  24. It's not really a merge though, is it? EAW: improved, but without getting any of EIS's extra features, so a massive downgrade in Firewall control, not a merge EIS: discontinued EAW users should be happy, EIS users are essentially being told to either use other software (because "there weren't many of them EIS users anyway") or trust Microsoft's Windows Firewall and its feeble interface. The actual merge is between EAW and Microsoft Windows Firewall, not EAM and EIS.