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  1. To make things clear - I included a high dose of sarcasm when I made the previous posts (except the very first post which is based on facts)
  2. Yea, time to leave the ship Yep, back to Avast. I see. Let us know if their ship is better
  3. Yea, time to leave the ship
  4. Article at WLS: hxxp://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/26/windows-exploitation-in-2015/ Direct link to PDF: hxxp://www.welivesecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Windows_Exploitation_in_2015.pdf
  5. The test(s) were made using Windows 8.1 Professional (64 bit) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-8/december-2015/
  6. Many do, so you can if you want to. But whether YOU need/want it or not is of course up to you to decide. I don't feel I need anything more running in real-time than ESET at the moment. If ESET would only be a real-time scanner to detect malware it would be another matter, but by using the products security features you can lock things up pretty tight. I go by the rule less is more, i.e I like to keep things simple, not only to keep the system resource usage to a minimum but also to minimize the risk for incompatibility problems between different apps. But as with everything in life - we all do things in our own way Though like most people that might not use MBAM in real-time, I of course have it installed for on-demand scans incase I would like to run one. And yes, ESET's products detects all kinds of malware (Malware = Malicious Software) and potentially unwanted/unsafe apps as user optional detection categories, and so does Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes aim from the start was to detect malware that most "traditional" AVs tend to miss, how it is with that today I can't say. But it is a great second opinion scanner in any case.
  7. Happened a few minutes ago.... .....but the AVC 2015 summary thread was published fine in the background despite this error.
  8. "Annually we release a summary report that collates the results of the various tests. We then give awards and comment on product abilities. The Product of the Year award goes to the vendor whose software performed best overall in the main test series. Finally, a number of products which reached a very high overall standard are given the Top Rated award. The Summary Reports also include individual reviews of each of the programs tested by AV-Comparatives in the main test series. The reviews cover the program’s user interface and everyday tasks such as updating and scanning, to give readers an idea of what the software is like to use in real life, and how well-suited it is to both expert and non-expert users. Product of the Year: Kaspersky Lab Top Rated Products: Avast, AVIRA, Bitdefender, Emsisoft, eScan, and ESET." hxxp://www.av-comparatives.org/summary-report-december-2015/
  9. I have 8.0.319 in XP SP3 and using pre-release updates. You can check my posts in this thread and you'll see that I was kinda affected -> not affected -> affected -> and now I am not affected by the leak again. Been fine for the last 1 and ½ month. Ekrn.exe stays within it's normal (for v8 IMO) range between 120-130mb. I have never seen it consume e.g 150-200mb like Marcos suggests under any circumstances, except when there is a leak, and then it doesn't stop at 200 but slowly goes up up up. It doesn't matter how hard I try to make the leak reveal itself again, ekrn.exe's ram usage just stays normal no matter what. Haha I don't believe this, it is back again. ekrn.exe use 180mb right now, but reached as high as 690mb yesterday. Internet protection module: 1242 (20160114)
  10. No, I don't think so. But the forum as been acting normal for the past few weeks for me anyway. Not fast enough ? Okay, then I'll take your 60/6 connection and you can take my 8/1 connection and see if you like it any better
  11. Clicking on the ESET logo in "vendors supporting this feature" takes me to eset.com. (would be better if it pointed to a ESET KB article about LiveGrid IMO) Or did you click on some other link ? If you are the same user from Wilders with a similar username then you use NOD32 right ? If so, do you use a 3'rd party firewall alongside NOD32 ? If so, maybe worth to try and temporarily disable the firewall (plus any other security features it may have) completely and run the test again to make sure all connections necessary are allowed and that no security features blocks anything. Plus any other security apps you may have installed, to troubleshoot this. I am not sure if LiveGrid needs any allow rule created in standalone firewalls to work properly. But I don't think it does And you are sure LiveGrid is enabled ? hxxp://support.eset.com/kb5552/
  12. Yes, it's good you point this out as it may not be 100% clear for everyone. But I take for granted that people actually take time to read (after clicking on one of the links) a little bit about what the test/check is meant for. E.g "By clicking on the CloudCar Testfile link below, your system will attempt to download the CloudCar Testfile. This file is NOT malicious, but by an industry wide agreement this file is detected as being malicious when Cloud Lookups are enabled so that people may verify that their Anti-Malware product’s cloud detection capability is configured correctly."
  13. hxxp://www.eset.com/int/about/technology/#advanced-memory-scanner "Advanced Memory Scanner complements Exploit Blocker, as it is also designed to strengthen protection against modern malware. In an effort to evade detection, malware writers extensively use file obfuscation and/or encryption. This causes problems with unpacking and can pose a challenge for common anti-malware techniques, such as emulation or heuristics. To tackle this problem, the Advanced Memory Scanner monitors the behavior of malicious processes and scans them once they decloaks in the memory. This allows for effective detection of even heavily obfuscated malware. Unlike Exploit Blocker, this is a post-execution method, which means that there is a risk that some malicious activity could have been performed already. However, it steps into the protection chain when everything else fails." I assume you had something like Emsisoft's Behavior Blocker in mind when you made this request. Just wanted to mention the purpose of AMS and what it does. hxxp://static3.esetstatic.com/fileadmin/Images/INT/Docs/Other/ESET-Technology-Overview.pdf Edit: This PDF literally explains the ins and outs of the software itself and what happens behind the scene on the back-end systems. Every customer/user that is interested in this kind of geek information (it is very informative) should take time and read through the whole PDF.
  14. True. It's easy enough to export my settings, and import them into the new version, "If you upgrade v8 to v9, most of the settings should be retained. Exporting the configuration from v8 and importing it to v9 is not possible due to a new configuration system." https://forum.eset.com/topic/6310-importing-settings-from-eset-8-to-9/?p=34885 So installing over the top (installing v9 over your current v8 installation) is your best bet here. Unless you want to install V9 from scratch by uninstalling V8 first. Just FYI
  15. AMTSO -> Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization. Website: hxxp://www.amtso.org/ "The AMTSO web site now hosts a number of easy to use tools to ensure that endpoint security products are configured to protect you from viruses, drive-by-downloads, potentially unwanted applications (PUA), archived malware and phishing and cloud attacks. Because the usage growth of tablets and smartphones, endpoint security nowadays embodies more than just a desktop solution. Besides the Security Features Check for Desktop Solutions, AMTSO hosts similar checks for Android based devices. In the future, the AMTSO Security Features Checks will be extended to cover more features and expanded to cover more Operating Systems." Note: After clicking on any of the links below remember to check "Vendors supporting this feature" by scrolling down and look for your vendors logo/name. (Since this is the ESET forum I can mention that ESET supports all of the tests below) Feature Settings Check for Desktop Solutions. 1. Test if your protection against the manual download of malware (EICAR.COM) is enabled. hxxp://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-download-of-malware/ 2. Test if your protection against a drive-by download (EICAR.COM) is enabled. hxxp://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-drive-by-download/ 3. Test if your protection against the download of compressed malware is enabled. hxxp://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-download-of-compressed-malware/ 4. Test if your protection against the download of a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) is enabled. hxxp://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-potentially-unwanted-applications/ 5. Test if your protection against accessing a Phishing Page is enabled. hxxp://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-phishing-page/ 6. Test if your cloud protection is enabled. hxxp://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-cloud-lookups/ Feature Settings Check for Android based Solutions. 1. Test if your protection against the manual download of malware is enabled. hxxp://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-download-of-malware-for-android-based-solutions/ 2. Test if your protection against a drive-by download is enabled. hxxp://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-drive-by-download-for-android-based-solutions/ 3. Test if your protection against the download of a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) is enabled. hxxp://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-potentially-unwanted-applications-for-android-based-solutions/ 4. Test if your protection against accessing a Phishing Page is enabled. hxxp://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-phishing-page-for-android-based-solutions/ I will try to remember to edit this post if/when more tests are published on the AMTSO website and add them to the list above.
  16. Yeah, I might do that later on if ESET doesn't know the answer, but i'll wait a bit and see what ESET says first.
  17. One way is to use the test at the AMTSO website. On the link below click on "download the cloudcar testfile", if LiveGrid works correctly in your ESET product, then you should see a detection notification. hxxp://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-cloud-lookups/ Note: This file is NOT malicious, but by an industry wide agreement this file is detected as being malicious when Cloud Lookups are enabled so that people may verify that their Anti-Malware product’s cloud detection capability is configured correctly.
  18. I have never needed to call ESET so I don't know if they use any - but does ESET use any "on hold" music that starts playing incase one would need to wait ? If not, then ESET has the perfect use for these songs...."many customers are calling right now, but your call is very important to us, so please stay on the line until one of our customer care representatives can assist you, and to make sure you don't get bored to death, we'll play a nice song for you..."
  19. Hi Gonzalo, Ahh I see, I had no clue what so ever, but thought it would be fun to know the reason behind why they were created in the first place.
  20. If our German friend @rugk was around, maybe he could have explained a thing or two in German to Slashrose and clear a few things up as it feels we go around in circles now.
  21. Cheers. Great job dwomack and that other Mod!
  22. Oh I see I wonder if the songs were created for a certain purpose ? Like to be used in commercials or something like that, or just for fun ?
  23. Hmmm almost sounds like you own one Is this one I found on YouTube one of the songs ? youtube.com/watch?v=9FvwCUIeL4Y "Nod32 theme song" I know I have heard one of these songs before but I am not sure if it was this one that is uploaded on YT or one of the other ones, if there is more than one song.
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