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  1. I have been having similar problems as detailed in this thread. The workaround that I found was to enable pre-release updates. The pre-release Eset Personal Firewall 1283B (20150821) seems much more stable than Eset Personal Firewall 1278.1 (20150803) which crashes Windows regularly. Hopefully Eset will soon add this version of the firewall to the standard (non pre-release) update stream.
  2. I've just tried running with pre-release updates. It has run about 24 hours non-stop connected to the same Internet Radio station as before and other sites without crashing. Performing the same test with Eset Personal Firewall 1278.1 (20150803) would repeatedly crash within 10 to 15 minutes. I looks like the problem may be fixed with Eset Personal Firewall 1283B (20150821). How long before this is released to the standard (non pre-release) update stream?
  3. My computer has been running without a single crash for over a week now since I disabled the Personal Firewall module and used Windows Firewall instead. Has any progress been made on fixing this bug? Is there any information that I can supply to help you fox it?
  4. According to the About Box I have Personal firewall module 1278.1 (20150803) which, I presume, means that it was released on August 3rd not August 17th. Is there a newer version? Do I need to enable pre-release updates? My computer has now been on for over 24 hours and I have not had one crash since disabling the Personal firewall. I disabled it with the Eset GUI and also unchecked "Epfw NDIS LightWeight Filter" in the network adapter settings.
  5. I changed the System failure settings to generate a small memory dump and not automatically restart. I then rebooted. Unfortunately when Windows crashed it went suddenly (just like someone pulling the plug) and did not generate a minidump in "C:\Windows\minidump" (%SystemRoot%\Minidump) or show the error on a blue screen. The computer also restarted. I found that I could easily crash the computer within a few minutes just by listening to Internet Radio. I repeated this test several times. I disabled Eset Personal Firewall in ESS but kept everything else enabled. I also enabled Windows Firewall. So far the computer has been running for several hours with Internet Radio playing, uploading files to OneDrive and watching YouTube videos etc. and not crashed once. The finger of suspicion does seem to be pointing at Eset Personal Firewall.
  6. I took a risk and re-installed ESS. After 1 day of use I am getting the random crashes again. The first time I was watching a video on YouTube when Windows crashed. The second time was about a minute after Windows re-booted. The last 3 weeks without ESS were crash free but just after re-installing it Windows crashes again. I have uninstalled ESS and will have to rely on Windows Defender and Windows Firewall. Windows seems to have got upset by the crash as I have had to reset my OneDrive settings again. Unless Eset can say they have fixed the problem I will not be installing ESS again. If that does not happen soon then I will have to look for an alternate anti-virus and firewall. I have been using Eset for many years and had very few problems with it but I can not afford to have my computer crashing and possibly losing data etc.
  7. Has the firewall component been updated since Windows 10 was launched on 29 July? If you look in the About box there will be a list of components with a version number and date for each one. What is the version and date for the firewall?
  8. I previously had problems with the ESS firewall crashing Windows after upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10 as detailed in this thread. Since then I have wiped my hard disk and done a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro (x64). For several days afterwards I got random crashes and reboots of Windows. The only common factor is that there would have been Internet activity at the time (e.g streaming music or video, uploading files to OneDrive or just browsing the web). I guessed that ESS firewall might be to blame again so I uninstalled ESS and rebooted. For almost the last 3 weeks I have been running without ESS installed and Windows 10 has been very stable and not crashed once. ESS 8.0.319 and previous versions were always very stable on Windows 8.1. Have the compatibility problems between ESS and Windows 10 been solved yet, or will I start getting crashes again if I reinstall ESS?
  9. I updated Eset Smart Security to 8.0.319 in Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) and rebooted. Everything was working well. I performed an in place upgrade of Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Pro (x64). After the upgrade had completed successfully ESS seemed to be working OK. I rebooted and every time that Windows 10 started it crashed due to a "DRIVER: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" error in epfwwfp.sys, the Eset Personal Firewall driver. I eventually fixed the problem by booting into safe mode and deleting epfwwfp.sys from C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Windows 10 then booted successfully. I uninstalled ESS and rebooted. I then reinstalled ESS 8.0.319 from the offline installer and rebooted. Windows 10 booted successfully and ESS seems to be working fine. I have seen a few other reports of this on the Internet, therefore I suggest people remove ESS before upgrading to Windows 10 and then reinstall it afterwards.
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