alexanderG

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  1. Thank you for the quick reply. Sorry to confuse you. I was asking about Online Armor Free version and not EIS. Again sorry to confuse you. What I meant was, "is Emsisoft going to make a standalone firewall based on the EIS firewall (as successor to OA Premium" -- can delete that). Online Armor is not discontinued...the last release date was : 10/15/2013...soon it will be a year...will it be updated?
  2. Have not tried out Emsisoft Internet Security yet (I do not have a license) but I do have OA Premium with me. I see that there is no update from the last version 7.0.0.1866. I aslo see here that in the new Emsisoft Internet Security the core firewall has been re-written differently from OA. Some questions if I may: OA has a free version, will the new firewall have a free version too..? Is Emsisoft going to make a standalone firewall as successor to OA Premium...? As of the moment I like the HIPS of OA(but is nearing it's license end). It's very good when I wanna block some activity that some applications tend to circumvent. If the HIPS feature will not be incorporated in the new firewall, is Emsisoft gonna make a new one or make the HIPS a standalone application in the future? I read here that HIPS seems to be not-needed by the normal user but I read here that the behavioral blocker only alerts the user when it senses a behavior in between the allowed or blocked. And that if the file reputation of the application is generally okay based on it's acceptance by a large number of people, no alerts will also be seen. (It's quite old and I do not know if it's relevant still.) http://support.emsisoft.com/topic/14339-emsisoft-anti-malware-and-emsisoft-internet-security-90-public-beta/page-3 Image Burn is mentioned there, I use it when I make ISO's but I also know that it tends to want to connect to home whenever you run it. It wants to update frequently like other freeware out there. Now since it is mentioned there that due to it's file reputation....the behavioral blocker will allow any outgoing connections of Image Burn, yes? So how can we control that kind of behavior? Of a legit-generally-accepted-application but always want to connect to the internet without my permission? Oftentimes my internet is slow and if there are applications that connect silently to home without me knowing it so I can terminate it then it may hog the bandwidth. I also am thinking of my kids..i usually restrict some of their applications by the HIPS... Just asking so I'd have a grasp as to what I will do..to renew or move on...
  3. -- Well that was the dump that was identified when I came up from the BSOD (the one that was highlighted in an OA window asking me to send or something..). As to "...how running OA on W7 can interfere with running it on XP" I don't know or I can't understand what you mean there..got confused.... I did install OA on the W7 partition alone. The XP partition had Avast IS(complete with firewall). Like I said when I use iReboot to boot to the XP partition I get the BSOD which is specifically Stop 0x08E. I use NeoSmart iReboot to dispose of going to select an OS everytime when I restart. Been using it without any problems with the former firewall. That IVT BlueSoleil has been with my system long before I used iReboot and OA. Using both IVT BlueSoleil and iReboot with the former firewall was not a problem. I even used Privatefirewall with that setup and there was no problem either. Now I mentioned previously that I placed exclusions for both the identified driver by Bluescreenview (IVT BlueSolei driver)and the iReboot folder in the Program Files and doing that I don't have the BSOD. Removing both I get the same BSOD altogether again. It's been 3 days since I was using the exclusions and without it and the observation is the same. The only installation (with that setup) was OA Premium and as observed I'd get the BSOD when I use iReboot to boot to the XP partition. When I dont use iReboot and restart>select OS> I do not get the BSOD. Did not have any problems with the setup prior OA Premium installation so I am keen that something in OA is triggering a reaction to iReboot or the IVT software to cause the BSOD. I reverted using a system image I created with the former firewall with iReboot and the IVT software, booted to W7 and booted to the XP partition using iReboot and there is no BSOD. There was not anything new except OA Premium there. It's kind of strange but hey, I am having this BSOD the reason I went here for help and assistance. I am not that techy but you will agree with me that from setup that was having "no issues" then you install something new and get an " new issue" that factor "is" a part or the "main" of that problem. I just do not understand how so I ask.
  4. Hi GT500, Thank you for the help. Incidentally, the Bluescreenview data shows information about: Crash Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+40938 Stack Address 1 : ntkrnlpa.exe+4071a Stack Address 2 : BTHidMgr.sys+226b Stack Address 3 : BTHidMgr.sys+8a9 that BTHidMgr.sys is in relation to a bluetooth application I have BlueSoleil of IVT Corporation so I place F:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil together with the F:\Program Files\NeoSmart Technologies\iReboot in the exclusions tab. I used iReboot and booted to XP. There was no BSOD. Still observing though.... If that is the culprit or a part of the culprit...I wonder why the OA installation affected that because the previous firewall I used did not.
  5. Hello GT500, I just installed OA Premium again in tandem with Avast IS ver7(no firewall) and went on to boot to XP using iReboot of NeoSmart technologies. I had the same Stop 0x08E. But now I have the details from Bluescreenview and the dumpfile that was created. Can I instead send that one via PM. Previously after installation I clicked Start>Restart and went on to the boot sequence selection (as this was a dual-boot)and successfully booted to XP. So doin that there was no BSOD. I had iReboot prior OA Premium installation and was using it without any glitches so the OA installation must have triggered that or something to obtain a BSOD. I also placed the F:\Program Files\NeoSmart Technologies\iReboot in the exclusions list. Still have not tested if I will get the same Stop 8x08E when I use iReboot though.... Thank you Alex
  6. Hi, Might have anybody experienced BSOD with OA Premium? I can install it okay but after 2 to 3 days when I boot to another OS (XP) I get a Stop 0x8E BSOD. That did not happen when I was using another firewall. In this particular pc the arrangement is a dual-boot Windows 7 x32 and XP Service Pack 3 and I use iReboot from NeoSmart Utilities. With another firewall the arrangement was okay. Only when I install OA Premium. Now I am sure that my ram and har disk is okay as I tested it with MemTest86+ and HDD Tune and Western Digital Diagtools. The BSOD happens when I click to reboot to XP. My XP has a different configuration (Avast IS with firewall and MBAM). The Windows 7 x32 is with Avira Premium Security Suite version 10 and OA Premium. Now I even tried using a clean system image without AV / firewall. Installed OA Premium and then Avira. Same issue appeared. As a result I went back to my previous combination for the Windows 7. Now I wanna use my license for OA Premium and I was not able to use it properly as I get this BSOD when I install OA so when I get that I go back to using my old combination. Any ideas guys? As of this writing I am using the old combination --without OA. I was not able to get hold of the minidump files as I reverted back using a system image. What I may try to make it work? Some ideas to make me use my license please... Thank you.
  7. How does it fair in terms of "lightness"...? I wanna use it on an XP SP3 machine with 3gb ram but the last version was a bit heavy during browsing./ It wasn't so when not. Any ideas...?
  8. Okay thanks. Anyone know when the blocklist at COU will be updated? I used to use that but it outdated since last year I think...
  9. Hello, Where can I find an updated OA Blocklist..? I went to Blocklist Pro Security and it was marked as a malicious site by Norton DNS. Please see image attached. Anyone please...?
  10. With this update OA intercept the Zeroaccess rootkit even with default setting right?
  11. Thanks and all are proud for Emsisoft!!!!!!
  12. Hi, Saw the thread there at Wilders and I see that an update is ready. Is is now as I write available? Regards, Alex
  13. Thanks and I saw your post at Wilders. Yeah!!!!!
  14. Hi, Friend text-ed me this link and I'd like to share it here. Cxxxxx Dxxxxxx Pxxx Byapssed by Zeroaccess rootkit What setttings may be done in OA so that we are protected from this Zeroaccess rootkit? I am using OA Premium at the moment and will soon be in the free version if I can't renew. Any settings that we should adjust for protection? I refuse to believe that OA can't nail this one. OA Premium has really improved imho. Less pop-ups and seems lighter. Regards, Alex
  15. Hi Catprincess, Thank you for the reply. Yes, I saw that but that got me confused on what to select and how to apply it. I downloaded the 'Blocklist Manager' there and some of the zip packages but have not applied it. I still have the OA-COU blokclist applied in OA Premium as of the moment. Please allow me more questions as I really a jittery I might "bork" out something in the set-up. 1. Can I just select a few from the list at the BISS site? Or, I should select all and apply it? 2. What are the advisable blocklist that I should download and apply? On everyday normal surfing, forums, YouTube, Facebook and software sites, etc, what maybe some effective list that I should download and install? 3. Can I remove the existing OA-COU blokclist or they (BISS and COU) can co-exist? What is advisable? Pardon for the questions as I need to understand it first prior installation...Maybe someone using the BISS Blocklist can help me or something... Thank you! alex
  16. Hi, I am currently using the Online Armor Blocklist from COU but it has not been updated since last year and am planning to use the BISS Blocklist or OA Premium. I see that there are quite a number there at the BISS site. What will I select there? I am confused since I was accustomed to use just the COU Blocklist and it only contained one list. Can someone guide me here on hoe to use it please.... Thank you!
  17. @stapp, Hi, I am not in learning mode now. I forgot to mention it in the last thread and reply to catprincess. Working fine now. Only RunSafer seems not to wok smoothly for Opera 11.01..observed that it freezes for about 5-8seconds at intervals especially when there is a lot of mouse movement...still observing though. Saw it in FF4.01 also..same but again still observing. Have removed Chrome browser in Sandboxie and used RunSafer instead to eliminate the on-going Chrome/OA/SBIE problem. Printed the user-guide via PDFXchange viewer lite. Whole user-guide..whew..and it's 17mb all in all...tsk. I really hope a downloadable pdf file will be made available. Not everyone is always online..that's just peanuts to Emsisoft, other's have it available, why not OA? Saw a post of <snip> "majik" about the Blackday stuff. I still am to read the links but I'd like to ask, am I safe from that. I see that Comodo flunked it bigtime.
  18. That was fast! Sorry for that I understood it wrongly. Okay I see listening now! Great! I'll post again when I have regained my wits and read the online user guide. I'll open another topic. You can close this one as "solved". Nice talking to you there! alex
  19. @catprincess, Thanks a lot for the reply. Okay. Thanks for that. I'll use Windows restirctions instead. Okay. Understood. Okay. Understood. I did that when I was on trial with OA Premium ver4. Very nice. Thanks there. Okay. Will check out what can be placed RunSafer or Trusted. Please see image. Sorry for ignorance...where is "listening" there....? Okay. Understood. Allow me to make and check my settings and will be back here. Thanks for the help alex
  20. Forgot to ask these two: About Listening ports Where do I go to see about what "Listening" ports I have on my connection? I do not see that in the Firewall status window. About Stealth While I have just visited GRC ShieldsUP! and got a TruStealth result, where is that setting in OA actualy? Thanks again
  21. Hello, Thanks for the reply. I was really waiting on the reply as I have work tomorrow. @stapp, Thanks did that just now @catprincess, So the files are/or ca be viewed definitely. Hmmm...okay. I'll just change the defualt viewer to one that OA blocks and restrict WPFviewer. Kids you know might see something they must not see. One thing more, if I wanted that particular folder to be blocked and not viewed can OA be set todo that or I'll just use Windows restrictions. Okay will try that later and report back here probably tomorrow. Sorry I meant "KILL" in the Firewall status. Got used to the other firewall I am using in my personal pc. I'd like to ask this one, is this okay blocking it here? Does Advanced options>(Block) use DNS API renders the same function as creating a block rule for apps calling home. I ask because if it ca be done here it's a way a lot safer to teach my eldest about OA Premium(I am starting him off with pc security so I'll not bust my head trying to repair what he breaks. Teaching him about security will make him more sensitive I think). How about the Performance slider there? What's that for? Additional please: About Anti-Keylogger I do not know why PowerDVD,Rocketdock.exe, DVDFlick are classified as Keyloggers..? It's allowed now but are there any settings (maybe in the Program Name>Advanced options>) that I can do make it safe? Or is RunSafer the best way to do it? About Hosts file I use MVPS hosts file(updated last February 2011 I think), will updating that alarm OA? I manually paste it in the Windows>System32>Drivers>etc. Sorry for a bunch of questions here. Can't realy ask anybody about OA Premium. Too many pop-ups they say. For me it's just for starters but Learning Mode will cure that after a week. Most of the guys I know are either using the OAfree or Comodo or Outpost or ZoneAlarm. Thank you and will be waiting for more replies here. alex
  22. OA Premium settings questions First time user of OA Premium ver5.0.1097 here. Have used an older version of OAfreever3.5 and have used a 30day trial of OA Premium ver4. I see there are a lot of changes done and I'd like to ask a few questions please. Files and Registry This is my first time to see this and am happy that u have included this one. OA allows you to view the contents of the folder that is set at 'blocked'. Isn't that supposed blocked when you click it thereby not permitting the user to see the contents. Why does it allow to let the user view the contents when the whole folder is blocked with slash-asterisk -- KMPlayer\Box_1\* ...? But, when I create a new rule for a specific folder, like, C:\Documents and Settings\__\My Documents\The KMPlayer\Box_1 and I set it all to Block(For unknown programs/For trusted programs/For not trusted programs in tandem with 'checked' Create/Delete/Modify/Read) some files can still be accessed. Please see attached images. - Video that I placed inside Box_1 when double-clicked or dragged onto a media player is blocked. - PDF file I placed inside Box_1 when double-clicked is blocked upon launch. - JPEG file when using right-click>Open With>(all other image viewers) are blocked. - same JPEG file when double-clicked and right-click>Open With is 'allowed' to launch and viewed via Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. Isn't this supposed to be blocked? This should be. . How can I add incoming/outgoing block rules for ports in OA Premium? In reference to this link http://forum.hidemyass.com/showthread.php?tid=1416 I am keen on blocking incoming / outgoing connections from ports 123, 135-137, 138-139, 443,445 and 5900-5903/3389, 5800, 5500 as well. I see that OA has pre-blocked access to some of the ports I want to block. I alsoblocked 445 in the registry. I tried to set a port block for port 443(TCP/UDP) in/out but I can't seem to type '443' only '44'...likewise with '5800' only '58'. Now I am not a techy but try to learn as much as I can through questions. Creating block rule for applications that frequently calls home My connection is sometimes flaky and I do not want an application eating up all the precious bandwidth I have. Some that I like to disable are Java update(I download updates and install manually --disabled it in the Control Panel), The KMPlayer, Wondershare products and CyberlinkPowerDVD to name some. Please see image attached adv.jpg, should selecting Program Name>Advanced options>(Block) use DNS API enough? Or, I need to create a rule for the IP address that the program is calling to? Is there a better way of doing this block rule? I see a "terminate" in the right-click,can I use that to terminate an existing connection? Please do share any suggestions that you might deem necessary for an OA Premium user. Maybe tips to make me more secure while using it and the like. Is there a .pdf user-guide or manual I can download so I can read it at my spare time at the office? This really will be a great help to me. Can you point me towards a link for the download please. I hope you can assist me in my questions for using/setting OA Premium. Newbie here really. Thank you very much. alexG