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  1. Thank you for the response. I should have made that more clear - I'm talking about the Firewall rules list. If I search on the 2nd page on, I get no results. Could you please confirm that? Thx.
  2. 3) A small correction to my 3rd issue - it turns out the multi-page searching is even less intuitive than I thought. The search ONLY works when I'm viewing page #1 of the rules list. It doesn't return any results if I search while viewing a different page. The whole multi-page format of the rules list is just pointless at the least, but it actually makes using the list too difficult. Here is why. In order to see the latest entries to the list, I have to click several times to go to the last page (of course there is no sorting here, and there is no button for "last page"). Then, if I want to perform a search, I have to click all the way back through all the pages to page #1, and THEN type in the keyword. Sorry but this seems ridiculous. I really hope I'm missing something here...
  3. Hello, 1) Is there any way to categorize or filter the rules list by manufacturer? For example, I want to see all applications signed by Microsoft, Adobe, etc. Recently I tried Avast which has that feature. 2) How can I turn off the multi-page listing? How can I display all entries on the screen, instead of just 200 at a time? Why make the user flip through multiple pages? 3) It seems that the search only works on the current page, it doesn't search the entire list. This makes searching cumbersome. How can I search the entire list, without having to flip through the pages and repeat the search on every page? Thank you.
  4. same problem with update, my last update was from 2016-11-13 and ever since then the Update screen says that virus signature database is UP TO DATE, but the Home screen says databse is OUT OF DATE.
  5. Well, it turns out the v10 firewall rules list looks just as bleak and difficult to navigate as v9, and it's hard on the eyes, so I am re-posting my suggestion for a user-friendly list that was present in v8 and earlier.
  6. Description: A few suggestions to make the Firewall rules list more user-friendly, again. Detail: Up until (and including) version 8 the rules list had the following useful features which are now missing in v.9: - "Detailed view" was available where the list could be sorted by various categories, most importantly by name and date modified. Detailed view is gone in v.9 for not apparent reason, and so the list cannot be sorted anymore. Please either bring back Detailed view with sorting, OR enable sorting in the main rules list. - Program icons were shown next to each application name. The icons made the list very easy to browse and made all safe applications easy to identify. Icons have been removed in v.9. Please bring back program icons in the list. - The application column in v.9 shows the full directory path, and the app name at the very end of it. This makes the rules list even more difficult to read. The whole thing is just a big blob of text, very tedious to go through. I have to extend the app name column, scroll to the end of the line and find the actual app name at the end of the path. In version 8 only the app name was shown, and the full path was displayed as a tooltip when scrolling over the app name. That was much more user-friendly. Please either use a tooltip for the path, or create a separate column for the path. - The column width is reset every time I enter the rules list. I have to extend the application name column every time in order to read the name. This is especially hard with the long path name shown in that column. Up until v.8 ESET remembered the column widths and it did not reset them every time the list was opened. Please let ESET save the column width settings. The list in version 8 worked well and it didn't need 'fixing' since it wasn't broken. I understand the need to modernize the GUI once in a while, but that really doesn't mean just gutting a bunch of useful features and replacing them with a 'search' button (the magnifier glass icon in the top right corner), which is not a replacement for all the things I mentioned above. The search is useful, but most of the time I do not need to search for a specific application. Instead, I regularly go through the entire list to remove any outdated entries and look for anything that may seem suspicious, or revise the list for whatever reason. That's very difficult to do in version 9. I'm not asking for any new features, all I'm asking is bring back the user-friendly list style from previous versions, or give us an alternative, instead of just gutting the user-friendly sortable list. Thank you for your consideration. EDIT: - Another feature that's been removed, that was present in the Detailed View in v.8, was the green / red arrow-icon identifier for 'allowed' and 'denied' inbound or outbound traffic. This allowed me to very easily identify all blocked and non-blocked programs in the list. All this color-coding was very convenient. I don't understand why it has been removed. For comparison: v.8 hxxp://s5.postimg.org/akn0j22yf/ESET_rules_list_v8.png v.9 hxxp://s5.postimg.org/45nzmdw8n/ESET_rules_list_v9.png
  7. Thank you for the response. I'm just not sure what it means that programs are evaluated in the order they appear, or how that's relevant to the questions I asked about the sorting or the program icons.
  8. Hello, Thank you for keeping ESS great! I've tried many security suites and I find this one to be one of most user-friendly and most functional. That is, up until I started using version 9. Unfortunately the Firewall rules list is one area that seems to have undergone some major changes in version 9, and most of them for the worst. I always use the interactive-mode firewall, and I like to see everything that requires internet access, and determine every single rule myself. My list grows very long very quickly, and it becomes very difficult to find anything in it. Up until version 8 I’ve been a big fan of the rules list capabilities which made it easy to sort through. For example, there was an option called "Detailed View", where we were able to sort the list of applications by name, date modified, and many other categories, which was very helpful, and without which it would have been much harder to locate stuff. Also, in version 8 the applications list showed the icons of the various programs, making it very easy to recognize most of them without even reading the executable name. This helped with quickly recognizing trusted programs and moving on to the next. In version 9, Detailed view with the sorting feature is seems to be missing. The program icons are missing making the list very difficult to read. The ‘Application’ column now shows the full path of the executable making the app name even more difficult to identify. Version 8 only showed the exe name, and displayed the path as a tooltip when scrolling over the exe. That was also better. The application column width is reset every time I enter the rules list, so I have to expand it every time. Version 8 remembered the column settings. The newly added search feature helps to identify a particular program in the list, but it doesn’t solve the issue of having a list which is hard to look at and understand. Most of the time I just want to see the full list of recent additions, and be able to recognize most of the trusted ones immediately. That’s not possible anymore. Is there a way to enable sorting, or program icons in version 9? Why was the rules list made so user-unfriendly? Your assistance is appreciated. Thank you.
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