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Near_Far

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  1. Hi, I've installed Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron Mini 1012. Windows acknowledges that the firewall function is being handled by ESET, but it doesn't seem to get that antivirus protection is as well. I am getting constant notifications that Defender needs to run and I have no antivirus protection on. I have a laptop with the same configuration and Defender has never done this on that laptop. How do I get Defender on the netbook to stay off?
  2. Not long ago, our main e-mail address received an e-mail about the hack at the Avast forum. I've never even used Avast, and I haven't used our main e-mail address to join a message board for many years now. Either the e-mail was fake, or I may have joined with this address a long time ago when I was shopping for AV software and perhaps wanted to ask questions. I don't remember now. Anyway, the e-mail got deleted and I'm not doing anything with it. Unfortunate that the bad guys have this e-mail address, but sometimes it does get a lot of spam and sometimes not. I think someone here a
  3. We're not planning to release this update as a PCU (program component update). Manual download and installation is required. I would have thought the Check for Program Update SHOULD work every time there is an update to the Program so we can always have the latest patched product we have subscribed too? Maybe you guys can setup an email alert service for your customers? I agree. I haven't been to this message board in quite a while and had no idea there was a program update.
  4. Just ran a Smart Scan, came up clean. HitMan Pro found one tracking cookie and the same dds file (from some Malwarebytes troubleshooting I did a while ago) that it's been complaining about from the get-go. Things look fine. I did check event viewer and it mentions the gui error regarding ESS. I had some issues last week with Windows updates getting stuck and I had to roll back to a previous restore point. I've been reinstalling those updates one at a time. Maybe ESS's gui didn't like the most recent one. Anyway, it looks allright now. Maybe all it needed was 'restart' rather than
  5. This time I 'restarted' instead of powering down and powering up, and that appears to have fixed it. When the problem was happening, rt clicking the systray icon actually did not show the usual items, it showed 'enable protection', which I clicked on and nothing happened. The bottom items in the menu did show (can't remember if 'activate your product' was there or not, though). The 'about' function showed properly and clicking the help button brought up the help window properly. Anyway, it looks like things are functioning correctly again, but I will run a smart scan anyway. I should h
  6. Also, right clicking to scan a file shows nothing. I mean, nothing. Task manager shows ESS service is running.
  7. Running 7.0.302.26 on a Windows 8 netbook. Got up this morning, powered up the netbook. The systray icon is showing a green letter 'e' in a green bordered white square instead of the usual letter 'i' in a green square. Right clicking the icon gets the usual items, but when I attempt to open the gui, all I get is a blank window. I tried restarting, and this did not solve the problem. Help!
  8. Telcoman, What browser were you using when this url came up for you? In my case, it only happened with the Opera browser (17.x) and only the first time I visited the blog page I mentioned in my first post. It was a redirect in both cases to the javeupdatecaa page, and then the popup. I closed the tab with the 'x' on the browser tab, I did not ever click on anything on the javeupdatecaa page. I don't have java installed on either one of the computers. The redirect did not happen with IE or Firefox. I figured it must be some particular feature of the Opera browser that allowed this to
  9. When I first ran across this url, I googled it and came up with nothing other than the original web page. Now there is more discussion of it online. Surprisingly, Norton flags it as safe. Actually, virustotal's scan of the url itself only has one product labeling the site as malicious, which is surprising.
  10. OK, thanks for clarifying that, Marcos. I didn't do that. Arakasi, I ran full scans on both rigs today, and everything was fine. It's odd that the redirect only ever showed up only in the Opera 17 browser and only the first time the original blog page was visited. There must have been some java script on that page that caused that behavior only in this browser. That's beyond my understanding anyway. Thanks, guys. Looks like all is good here.
  11. Did you have to click on something on the page to make something download, or did it happen without your doing anything to initiate a download?
  12. Do you mean they were downloaded just from you having the page open? As in a 'drive by' downloading situation?
  13. Thanks, Marcos. Is there any possibility anything got into my computer just from that web page being open? I didn't click on anything on the page. I just closed it by using the 'x' on the tab.
  14. My Opera history list labels the link as "Please update java",
  15. Arakasi, you're quick to respond. That link shows as I expected, no java. Java is not in my list of Programs and Features. To be exact: We are unable to verify if Java is currently installed and enabled in your browser. This was in the Opera browser. Firefox wants me to click on a red button to verify, which I'm not going to do. It was never installed on the Windows 8 machine. We've only had it a few months, and I decided not to install java at all, and to uninstall it from the Windows 7 netbook. I've never missed it. ESET didn't block the site on the Windows 8
  16. Windows 8 computer, running ESS 7.0.302, up to date with sigs. I was using the Opera browser, up to date version 17. I went to a website and while there was redirected to a site telling me to update java. I don't have Java installed at all. The website I was reading was: http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2013/10/26/sony-withdrawing-from-ebook-reader-market-entirely-in-us/ It just happened to me again on this netbook that I am currrently using. I was redirected to a page saying an outdated Java plugin was detected, and there was a popup window in the middle of the screen with an O
  17. Antispam protection logs don't exist. I don't really want to handle these e-mails and I've deleted them entirely. They contain links which would be malicious, I'm sure. The subject lines are "no economic problems since i started it" and "This thing changed my life". I had just wondered if ESET's filter worked by subject line or user, and does it detect links within the body of the message. I don't want to blacklist the user entirely. However, I'm not the only one that opens e-mail here. Had another member of the household opened these, there is a good chance those links would have
  18. We received a couple of e-mails this morning from a friend. The e-mails were clearly spam with malicious links in the body of the message. I googled the subject lines, and I see these e-mail particulars have been around for nearly 2 years. ESET did not flag them as spam. We don't want all e-mails from this person flagged as spam, so I didn't flag them, I just deleted them in Outlook 2013. This made me wonder what criteria ESET uses to detect spam or infected e-mails. I'm using ESS 6.0.361.0. (Yes, I know, I'll do the update to 7 soon. )
  19. Yay, got it! Had to repeat the steps, plus restart the computer. Thank you!
  20. This just started this afternoon. When the program tries to update the database, I get a message that there was an error downloading the database. I am up to number 8915, which was successfully installed this morning. I am running ESS 6.0.316.0. Windows 8, fully up to date. Internet connection is fine. I'm using the affected computer right now. I have a Windows 7 netbook on the same home network and it is not experiencing any issues updating ESS. I've tried rebooting the computer. I've tried temporarily disabling the firewall. These haven't helped. The file em017_64_n6.nup
  21. Just my 2 cents here: I ran MSE on a couple of Windows XP SP3 systems and I don't recall seeing any type of separate controls for Windows Defender within MSE. If my memory serves, you run it with real time protection on or off, and that's it. I had trouble fully and cleanly uninstalling MSE on my XP laptop (recently deceased due to fan failure) before installing ESS, and I tried MS's fix it tools, to no avail. I ended up just going ahead and installing ESS and ignoring ESS's complaint about another antivirus software being detected. On my XP desktop (no longer in use), I was running MSE w
  22. Hi everyone, I almost hate to say this, but...I just happened upon a topic this morning which brought this issue to my mind. A new member joined and asked for help with an issue. Another member replied, this was this second person's one and only post. In that post, he asked for information from the first member which was sensitive and could have compromised the security of the first member's computers had that first member responded. I reported the post, and fortunately it was taken care of within minutes of my reporting it. This is not the first time I have seen something like t
  23. I was on a public wifi and was having trouble getting online. (I later found out that their routers weren't working properly.) As part of troubleshooting, I turned on ESET's firewall logging. I see a few entries written in red during that time frame. The entries are all "Incorrect UDP packet length", protocol is "0". Any significance to entries being in red?
  24. I've seen a couple of posts here with live links to executables. I'm pretty sure one of those posts had unsafe links since the OP was complaining about ESET blocking his site. The other post's link perhaps wasn't unsafe, however I would have preferred that link not be live, just in case. I mean, from an ESET staff member is one thing, but from someone who visits this forum as a guest or a new member, how are we to know that person's true intentions? I know we should all practice safe internet usage and be careful what we click on, but in the interests of safety, perhaps mods could remove
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