Gawg

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  1. Thanks for that little gem Jeremy. I never knew about that 5 times a day remap bit. Useful and very interesting. Cheers.
  2. A bit off topic I guess, but re-starting is a good way to solve weird various problems of any nature that just happen on occasion. It cannot do anything for a piece of bad code in a program, but it does clear many temp files, and volatile active RAM. So it certainly won't always work, certainly not. But I've learned that all manner of weird issues are gone after a reboot. For lack of better words it seems that all versions of windows from time to time loose the plot. Rebooting resets, and clears out faulty temporary files and that's often enough. I don't want to imply it's a magic cure, it's not and a reboot will not solve a non temporary error in apps, so it's just one more thing to try fairly early on if trouble shooting. Blame windows mixing whatever up in temporary files and RAM and whatever it does. A reboot often solves strange issues that crop up in programs/apps that were previously working, when in fact it's just windows that got "confused." Obviously, it can NOT solve a problem due to non temporary system files corruption or an error in the code of any program or app update. Just mentioned it because while it's not a magic cure all, it's saved me a lot of time over the years.
  3. I think the original question has been clearly answered and makes sense too. Still, a worth while question so this thread has served it's purpose well.
  4. Right again I imagine. Any how thanks, I had been wondering about that for since I started using Emsisoft, about 2 years ago I think. Solved!!
  5. GT500 I think you are correct. Thanks. The minute I read your post above I realized that's it. I wondered why it never got fixed. At least I know now the reason for it. Thanks again!
  6. What I mean is I click custom scan, then scan the whole disk, that's it. Takes a while. I only use direct access for things which have been flagged by realtime monitoring, but which I white list as I know it's not harmful. Probably not necessary, but just an extra precaution. By custom scan all I meant was the third option 1. Quick scan. 2. Malware scan. 3. Custom scan. I suppose I wrote it poorly and made a very simple procedure sound complicated. It's not. Edit: By direct disk access I simply mean't I tick the box "Use direct disk access." which is in the options for custom scan. Can be used for a single file, or whole disk, but Emsisoft recommend NOT using direct access for a whole disk. It's just a very thourough check, and good for rootkits too. To repeat, I check the box "Use direct disk access " It's always available regardless of file, folder. or whole disk. Edit: I just realized what you mean't and you are correct it's not possible to scan whole disk with select bits only Direct access. I never even considered that because it''s impossible. Just to be clear. I scan the whole disk without direct access. Then a new scan or scans of flagged program only. It only takes a few seconds. Absolutely it's not both in one scan. A misunderstanding I think. Is that right?
  7. My protection is as follows: Emsisoft monitoring always on. Frequent scans (Emsisoft) Emsisoft Browser security. Windows firewall But also a well known solid ROUTER based firewall. Occasionally turn on Defender and run both quick scan and custom full disk scans. Keep everything up to date - everything. Very important: Educate myself on current threats and be constantly vigilent. So simply put Hardware firewall. One good Antimalware product (Emsisoft). Being aware. Up to date everything. I have a clean and very zippy PC. The above has worked for years. I emphasize Vigilence and keeping up to date with current environment. I doubt any software, or combination of will automatically make any PC immune to any infections. Below 2 approaches. This is just my opinion and could be wrong, but for over 10 years never any malware. This is my opinion: A: (You will need to be lucky) Top security soft ware and router based fire wall, but just trust your software and never care about anything. Probably get something nasty at some point over long time. Good software will catch most stuff. Not 100% This is what I do B: (Best possible way IMHO) The above, plus user vigilence As save as you can be. No software can prevent all careless actions of a human. WE users, should be able to notice something not quite right. Software will hopefully prevent anything that gets through an educated and aware human user. Consider software as an assistant - another layer of protection. Ultimately the User is to blame if infected.
  8. Seems sorted to me. One related thing that may or may not be of interest is that I have to exclude several programs in the"exclude from monitoring"box. But I have never had to add anything to the section " Exclude from scanning." I suppose that means protection is only blocking it when it's active? The files themselves with any scan are fine. (Often in more than just the program folder of windows, also could be users and program data too. I just exclude all files from the particular program from monitoring. All is fine. Need do nothing at all for scanning, which I do daily. Occaisionally I custom scan whole disk, and use the direct disk access option for anything that's ever or currently being flagged. Never had any malware thanks to Emsisoft for over 2 years, since signing up, so very happy overall, just a few quirky things which are easy to work around. I would like to have my "exclude from monitoring." box empty like my "exclude from scanning" is. If I don't add to exclude from monitoring those programs simply wont work.
  9. I mentioned this about 2 years ago. Anyhow, I have to white list 3DMark, probably only,sys info.exe program, but I white list the whole program, and have continued to do so. It's no problem, and I have nothing white listed in the scan. Quick, Malware, and even full disk custom have never flagged this, so it's only the realTime part. One more, first mention is a steam game called Waves 2. I have to do the same , no action for demand scan, but exclude for realtime protection ) Note: both of the two above do go deeply into the PC, and may alter things for logging. (Im not sure about the changing bit.) Specifically Waves 2 is Beta, and all play info, probably PC too is sent back as Telemetry for the developer. Like I said, it's not a problem, but I like to put as few as possible files/folders/programs as ignore, or excluded. Not sure what the difference is between excluded and ignore is, but both work. The reason why I posted again is because with both of these, if not white listed the programs simply won't work, but there is no popup from Emsisoft (Yes every check box is checked - I get ALL notifications). With Waves 2 I remember there was some ambiguose mention of firewall. With 3Dmark opening the prog is fine, but impossible to run a bench mark, and impossible to update the frequently updated, system info. executable In other words at least the system info exe small program is flagged and blocked. Easy to white list then no issue at all. But never detected as bad or anything in the on demand scan. Even with direct disk access on for those two programs whole folder/folders.