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  1. Could you please elaborate more on this? What makes ESET unreliable? Your Internet Security solution has made me a lot of problems. One of them was the block of svchost.exe without giving me the opportunity to allow it connect with the net. I opened a thread here in this forum and the only thing that I got was some ironic comments. No serious solutions were given and I was forced to format my pc in order to solve my problem. This cost me enough money. And this problem with the upate process is not new. In the past one or two more times I noticed that it was not upgrading and I had to ins
  2. Thanks a lot for your answers. What I get is ESET, for one more time, seems unreliable in my eyes. One point down for ESET. In a month my home lic expires, so do my company's machines. I will have to find a better utility.
  3. I have Smart Security 7.0.302.29 and every time I press the "Check for updates" button it says that it updated. Everyone know that the latest version is 7.0.317.4. Why does it do this? Virus signature database is getting updated without problems but the latest program version is not visible? Why?
  4. Thanx a lot for your words. They are really helpful. I just wanted to say that NOD can be better than it is. Obviously some people is not sharing the same perceptions with me. I am really-really sorry about my topic. I should write nothing. Please delete my topic.
  5. I am afraid we do not communicate correctly. I have a 4-core cpu in my system at home. When I scan my computer for threats, NOD uses ONLY ONE core. I am wondering…… I have 3 more cores waiting for a job to do….. I paid to buy the program, it is NOT freeware…….. so, as I customer I have demands…… and I would like to see all cores scanning my drives…. not just ONE. It could save my time as I do not have the luxury of waiting… and waiting….. and waiting for hours…. for scanning to end. If the programs are unable to use all of my cores then I do not see the need to buy/have a cpu with more than tw
  6. It is because I run smart scan or custom scan for a disk drive. I have to wait for hours to complete scanning. In this case, NOD should have multi-core support to reduce the time. In the case you mention, you couldn't do anything else. You were forced to create a new thread to scan the new file because the program cannot wait forever until the current scanning is done. I can't believe that it is September of 2013 and we don't have all the programs supporting multi-core cpus. It is inconceivable. As long as someone creates a commercial program, he should offer multi-core support as so
  7. I read it and I think that Marcos is wrong. I am a programmer (a small one) and I now that multi-core support is inside the application you make using SetThreadAffinityMask Windows API to send a thread to a specific core to run (that means we need to make seperate thread for each core). If Marcos is right then how can he explain the fact that cpu usage with my AMD quad-core cpu is always up to 25% and never above? Tested at work and usage is up to 50% with INTEL dual-core cpu. Τhat means NOD uses only one core. (both computers have Win 7 Ultimate edition.) And something else, not relavant
  8. It could be nice to support multi-core CPUs for scanning, couldn't it?
  9. I reported the issue in the support forum of utorrent and after disabling all advertisement options the problem solved. I still cannot understand why this message appeared when firefox was closing.
  10. I just unchecked utorent's startup option and I am running firefox normally (Add-ons enabled) and the message has not appeared since then. I did no unistallation/reinstallation. As the message appeared 99% after closing firefox, can somebody explain me why the message was appearing then? Was utorrent creating problem to firefox? Is that possible?
  11. I compared the running services and did some tests and found out that the service responsible for the logs is "Peer Networking Identity Manager". For stopping it, "Peer Networking Grouping" and "Peer Name Resolution Protocol" are stopping too as they depend on "Peer Networking Identity Manager". Now I have a little less logs. I need to search more, as it seems that more services might be responsible. I am wondering why these services are not running on the first computer, when the startup type is set to manual to both computers.
  12. As I told you above, this message appeared rarely when utorrent's window popped up or closed. Yesterday utorrent updated itself to beta version 3.3.2 build 30067. Since then, every time pc starts up the above message appears without any action by me.
  13. I totally agree with you. I use SS since version 4 and I had never problems with viruses. From the other hand, every now and then I have serious problems with the firewall/network.
  14. In my case, I changed nothing. I cannot understand this: I have two computers with similar hardware and the same software, OS and programs. One computer works fine and has too few logs about blocked svchost and the other computer with brand new installation logs blocked svchost every 2-3 seconds. I understand that a Windows service is responsible for this but which is it? Why does a service from the second pc need eagerly to connect to the internet and the same service to the other pc doesn't need?
  15. As you can see in the picture above, there is no other rule for svchost than the ones that SS has by itself and is not allowing me to edit or delete them. Some hours ago, I opened the computer and the audio service was not running and my network card was not working at all. I couldn't ping the router or open router's main page. Weird a lot. I ran SS and performed smart scan and a deep one. Nothing found. So I formatted my disk and Installed all over again. Now I do not have the problem but the only thing i am worried about is the logs that keep appearing in the list talking about blocks of
  16. If I enable logging of all blocked communications, every 2-3 second a new log is writen mostly about rule blocked svchost.exe. Take a look: 27/8/2013 11:42:56 πμ Communication denied by rule fe80::1d81:9cc7:2bdd:ed3c.:60099 ff02::c.:1900 UDP Block outgoing SSDP (UPNP) requests for svchost.exe C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE 27/8/2013 11:42:52 πμ Communication denied by rule fe80::1d81:9cc7:2bdd:ed3c.:60099 ff02::c.:1900 UDP Block outgoing SSDP (UPNP) requests for svchost.exe C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe NT AUTHORITY\LOC
  17. Extensions installed: Adobe Acrobat - Create PDF 2.0 FireFTP 2.0.16 Plugins installed: Adobe Acrobat 11.0.1.36 AdobeAAMDetect 1.0.0.0 Google Earth Plugin 7.0.2.8415 Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.250.17 Java Platform SE 7 U25 10.25.2.17 NVidia 3D Vision 7.17.13.1407 QuickTime Plug-in 7.7.4 Shockwave Flash 11.8.800.94 Shockwave for Director 12.0.
  18. I ran all these commands with no error. After that, I ran Windows update and error 80072EFD still exists.
  19. I get the same error sometimes after it asks me to allow or block a communication, regardless my choice.
  20. 1. I did it and all reports are about this rule: "Block outgoing SSDP (UPNP) requests for svchost.exe". The point is that this rule is under "Host Process for Windows Services ("Κεντρική διεργασία για υπηρεσίες των Windows" in greek)" and it was created by the program, not me and I am not allowed to change it. 2. I did the reset as described in that page but no rule deleted. They are all still there. @Arakasi: I did what you said and nothing changed. The two computers never communicated and I would like to make them "talk" at some time.
  21. I have the latest version of firefox (23.0.1) and sometimes, not always, when I close it a window pops up telling me this: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because either: 1) Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page, or 2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the controls. As a result, the page may not display correctly." I did a google search but nothing helped me. Some registry settings like "1200" in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0 are as they should be. I also posted my
  22. I want to have full control of my computer's communication and I do know how to respond but it seems that something escaped my attention. The point is what is it. I have a second computer with the same settings (that works fine) and compared the rules. All the rules are the same, no difference. I attached a png file with the rules. If anyone can find which rule is my pain it would be highly appreciated.
  23. I formatted my hard drive and installed SS 6.0.316.0. I selected interactive filtering mode for the firewall. After that I installed many programs that required to connect ot the internet. For most of them I selected to create rule to block them as there was no actual need to connect (I have installed them many time to computers without internet connection and installation didn't actually need internet). Since then, Windows update cannot connect to the internet giving error code 80072EFD. If I turn off the firewall and run Windows update, then it runs normally. I took a look at the list with t
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