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    peteyt received kudos from TomFace in Blank screen when pressing F5. Cannot launch scanning either...   
    The best way is always to create a support ticket
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    peteyt gave kudos to TomFace in AV-TEST and ESET   
    I use the daily "seat of my pants" results. I know what works for me.
    No A/V program is 100%...that's why they get updated and evolve.
    In my opinion, these A-V test results (no matter who publishes them) only provide the trolls with food (in addition to being (for me) worthless data). We all know (or at least should know) that you never feed a troll.
    Regards,
    Tom
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    peteyt received kudos from TomasP in ESET was automatically uninstalled   
    And eset has a password option if enabled. As i have pointed 100s of times and probably shouldnt anymore, the AV is only part of a security setup. Its no good using an AV with for example a no longer supported update or without all the latest patches. Until people realisle the importance of this problems like this will happen.
    But again as also mentioned we dont know what has happened and all we can do is suggest. 
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    peteyt gave kudos to itman in ESET was automatically uninstalled   
    Worthless if the attacker has remote control of the system. He will just enter the CAPCHA characters as you would if physically present at the device. As far as the CAPCHA validation server is concerned as long as the response are the valid characters requested, it satisfies the validation.
    Solutions such as Emsisoft primarily use CAPCHA to control disabling of real-time protection; not to validate software being uninstalled. Your best protection against hidden misuse of software uninstallers is to always keep UAC at its maximum level. This will ensure you get a UAC alert when such activity is taking place.
    Your overall best protection against unwanted system activities is to always use a standard user account for normal system activities. As such, any unwanted system activities requiring elevated privileges such as software install/uninstall will fail since that account lacks those privileges.
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    peteyt received kudos from Aryeh Goretsky in ESET was automatically uninstalled   
    And eset has a password option if enabled. As i have pointed 100s of times and probably shouldnt anymore, the AV is only part of a security setup. Its no good using an AV with for example a no longer supported update or without all the latest patches. Until people realisle the importance of this problems like this will happen.
    But again as also mentioned we dont know what has happened and all we can do is suggest. 
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    peteyt received kudos from camelia in EIS New Scanner Option Feature?   
    The best way to look at pua also is there are many programs that people use that could be risky e.g. there are many people using registry cleaners and similar stuff. They are often risky and its debatable if they should be used, sometimes they may also try to install unwanted extra stuff, nag you to upgrade and other suspicious stuff but people use them and they like them. 
    I often see people asking why their favourite software gets classed as a pup and its usually for something like that. With pups its not a virus so its down to the user to decide if the risks are acceptable
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    peteyt gave kudos to itman in Eset To The Rescue Again!   
    Some "free press" courtesy of bleepingcomputer.com:
    Windows 10 Apps Hit by Malicious Ads that Blockers Won't Stop
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-10-apps-hit-by-malicious-ads-that-blockers-wont-stop/
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    peteyt received kudos from Nightowl in Another AV to complement ESET   
    Cheers for the clarification. Never use it so wasn't sure. 
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    peteyt gave kudos to Nightowl in Another AV to complement ESET   
    You still get to set a scheduled scan or use it as on demand scanner but not as real time , indeed it does get disabled when ESET is installed in order to avoid conflicts.
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    peteyt received kudos from jadinolf in ESET version 12.1.34.0 have been released.... ?   
    Hope all is okay
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    peteyt received kudos from PassingBy in The Logic of your user interface (y/n)   
    I can get behind the search option but not the different protection bits with the paranoid option causing more issues. People will activate it not knowing what it is just thinking it will give the best protection then will get shocked when they get asked to confirm every action. In the long run it could lead to people being unhappy about the amount of prompts, possibly blaming eset and damaging their image.
    As Itman has noted eset is very customisable so you can do what you want, add custom stuff etc. but users do this at their own risk and eset reccomends the default setting for average users 
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    peteyt received kudos from TomFace in The Logic of your user interface (y/n)   
    Could maybe removing the more tools part help e.g. all tools shown in tool area by default?
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    peteyt received kudos from Aryeh Goretsky in The Logic of your user interface (y/n)   
    Could maybe removing the more tools part help e.g. all tools shown in tool area by default?
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    peteyt received kudos from TomFace in User monitoring   
    Yeah as the above mentioned there are programs you can use for logging. Does your company have a USB policy as a lot ban USBs from home and taking work ones out to avoid loss/infection.
    As mentioned speak to HR and warn the person that failing to comply could lead to dismissal. Remember no Antivirus solution is 100 percent and so users going to risky sites etc. could put your company in danger e.g. ransomware.
    For the reason mentioned above I would also make sure you have a good routine backup system in place. Also make sure to inform staff about the dangerous of things such as social engineering, getting them to sign things to cover you 
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    peteyt received kudos from Azure Phoenix in Future changes to ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium   
    Eset doesn't have a way for users to directly test programs in a way for example like Sandboxie does. However Eset does use sandbox technologies. This link talks briefly about the technologies used by Eset https://www.eset.com/uk/about/technology/
     
    As mentioned by Azure Phoenix Eset does use machine learning. Like he said they have done articles about the issues of ML and AI - Right now it seems to be a buzzword and often spoken about as something new yet it's not. I'm sure a group of people released a new ML/AI product that just used buzzwords and was fake and everyone jumped on the bandwagon - it was done to show how easily it is to hype something up as something it isn't with a few words
     
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    peteyt received kudos from Aryeh Goretsky in Future changes to ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium   
    Description: More information in system cleaner
    Detail: I have mentioned this previously. System cleaner is the new tool in version 11 that alerts you to system settings that have been changed from default the idea being that they could have been changed by malware.
    The issue is they give no information on the actual setting just the type of setting. I tested this feature by clicking to change settings hoping I would be shown the changes and able to make a decision.
    What would make more sense is having a way to see the actual changes and a way to ignore certain changes that the user wants to keep. Many people change things themselves e.g Windows tweakers and this feature could cause issues if they change things without realising. This could always be a more advanced option disabled by default.
    If this cannot happen at least have a lot for this feature so that advanced users can see the changes made. If eset is changing a Windows option it shouldn't be too hard to log the change somewhere. Also an undo feature might be handy as when I tried it out hoping i would be given options eset just changed them and with no lot I have no idea what got changed 
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    peteyt received kudos from persian-boy in Future changes to ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium   
    Description: More information in system cleaner
    Detail: I have mentioned this previously. System cleaner is the new tool in version 11 that alerts you to system settings that have been changed from default the idea being that they could have been changed by malware.
    The issue is they give no information on the actual setting just the type of setting. I tested this feature by clicking to change settings hoping I would be shown the changes and able to make a decision.
    What would make more sense is having a way to see the actual changes and a way to ignore certain changes that the user wants to keep. Many people change things themselves e.g Windows tweakers and this feature could cause issues if they change things without realising. This could always be a more advanced option disabled by default.
    If this cannot happen at least have a lot for this feature so that advanced users can see the changes made. If eset is changing a Windows option it shouldn't be too hard to log the change somewhere. Also an undo feature might be handy as when I tried it out hoping i would be given options eset just changed them and with no lot I have no idea what got changed 
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    peteyt received kudos from persian-boy in Eset Internet Security and Eset Nod32 Antivirus 10 Beta is available   
    It's only available for a couple of countries at the moment but I think they are rolling out to more very soon
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