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Old 12. May 2010, 12:03 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Might be worth pointing out that it needs .Net Framework installed.
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Old 12. May 2010, 12:07 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Element Browser has realtime malware protection built in, but it's turned off by default.

To enable realtime protection, simply going to Settings > Safety and checking the enable dynamic protection checkbox.
Can you confirm please exactly what this does and the techniques it employs to achieve it?

Is this also likely to conflict with other security software, especially something with browser protection included?

I know for instance that a number of members here will still have active licenses for Emsisoft Anti-malware from when we ran an offer for it a while back (was A-Squared then), which has surf protection and the Mamutu behaviour blocker component.
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Old 12. May 2010, 06:40 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Where is it then?.. Give me a clue - can't find a folder of this name on my XP ?
I think he means this folder on XP :

C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\Application Data\Element_Software

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C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\Local Settings\Element_Software
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Old 12. May 2010, 06:44 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Can you confirm please exactly what this does and the techniques it employs to achieve it?

Is this also likely to conflict with other security software, especially something with browser protection included?
I also have the same question as MC. I have Avast and PC Tools Firewall on my system, along with WinPatrol. So, will the malware protection conflict with these software if I turn it on?

I think .NET framework is required for Element Browser to work, as pointed out by deya, and as can be seen in the errors. So, which version of .NET is required?
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Sometimes these random errors pop up with the new builds of WebKit we have been working on.

I'm sure they will be fixed as the current version matures.
Should we wait for newer versions, because these errors will be fixed then?
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Old 12. May 2010, 10:13 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Should we wait for newer versions, because these errors will be fixed then?
I'm not giving up just yet. I found the right folder eventually but cannot as yet delete the contents from it as one .exe in there is throwing up a protection block. I know there are ways around this which I will look at later if I get time but hopefully Jake might reply again with something else before then.
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Old 12. May 2010, 10:26 AM   #27 (permalink)
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avira detected ebmprot.exe as TR/Antavmu.gpl Trojan !

i deleted the contents..now not getting d rror..thnx jake
It's a false positive, probably to do with the fact that it is compressed with UPX file compression.

http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/4...c91-1265780176
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Old 12. May 2010, 10:30 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I also have the same question as MC. I have Avast and PC Tools Firewall on my system, along with WinPatrol. So, will the malware protection conflict with these software if I turn it on?

I think .NET framework is required for Element Browser to work, as pointed out by deya, and as can be seen in the errors. So, which version of .NET is required?
As I said before, malware protection is turned off by default. You must manually enable it in settings to use this feature.

It's been tested in the labs to work alongside other AV's, not just our own, and it does not cause conflicts. However, I always recommend against using multiple protection software on the same pc.

Regardless, the feature remains optional.

-Element Browser was engineered in C#, and requires a minimum installation of the Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you don't need to install it.

XP however, you will need to install .NET or you won't even be able to run the installer.
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Old 12. May 2010, 10:34 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Can you confirm please exactly what this does and the techniques it employs to achieve it?

Is this also likely to conflict with other security software, especially something with browser protection included?

I know for instance that a number of members here will still have active licenses for Emsisoft Anti-malware from when we ran an offer for it a while back (was A-Squared then), which has surf protection and the Mamutu behaviour blocker component.
It's a more simple version of Element TotalProtect's realtime protection component. Basically, it has a blacklist of known viruses, and will shut them down if they try to start or if they are already running, and will also notify you about this.

However, it is more basic than Element TotalProtect and will only indentify spyware and viruses. It won't find rootkits that may be operating low in your operating system.

Element Browser also allows you to scan your computer if these threats are found to make sure you are safe, but again, its limited in comparison to our AV packages.
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Old 12. May 2010, 11:37 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I'm now advising caution with this one.

Having found where the Element folder was located, I could not delete the contents as advised because of the protection module. This I did in safe mode but still got the same error when trying to launch the browser.

I then performed a Windows update for my XPSP3 which consisted of the MSR tool for May and one security patch. On reboot I got a message from Element saying that a potentially dangerous program had been prevented from running. That quoted was the Microsoft security update.

Maybe Jake can comment on this but my issues all seem to be connected with enabling the malware protection in Element but as I cannot now restart it the only option was to uninstall. I used Revo for this set to advanced and it deleted almost 5,000 registry entries and still CCleaner found more after rebooting.
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