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Firewall busting my bal*s


Alanon

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Ok, a little back-story first. I use Emsisoft AM, with the new proxy, the same one works with OA which I've not seen in action for years. Some devil forced me to un-install Malware Defender to give this a try. I really like the elegantly designed HIPS, the interface, as ever, is butt-ugly. Everything's OK, I've been playing with it for most of yesterday. Today, my nerves are shot. TORRENTS WON'T DOWNLOAD.

First I tried tweaking the settings - allowed all that was allowable for qbittorrent. NOPE!

Then I tried switching the firewall off. NOPE!

Then I tried randomly clicking rules within the firewall settings. NOPE!

Then I tried switching Online Armor off entirely. NOPE!

Then I installed uTorrent and tried to download with it. NOPE!

I kept OA in Learning mode. NOPE!

I excluded Qbittorrent from all OA interference and deleted all rules. NOPE!

The problem I'm having repeatedly is this: Something (OA?) is choking my torrent downloads. I start off OK, the speed is increasing, all the while no prompts from OA, but within 30 seconds it will choke up, and rapidly decrease to 0. These are torrents which can get to my max download speed, which means it's OA's fault. -.-

In short, WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? Everything else works perfectly. Are there some settings I've missed, some incompatibility? How does OA behave for the guys that use it? I'm giving it a couple of days of lee-way before I chug it's ass out the door.

UPDATE: Tried making a custom ruke for qbittorrent allowing for inbound and outbound connections in UDP and TCP between ports 0-65535, which should've removed OA from the equation. NOPE! -.-

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SnakeMasteR

If you are using Online Armor Premium in advanced mode, switch to standard mode and try again.

Rules will be created and afterwards you can switch back to advanced mode.

BitComet should work without any issues, like suggested here where the quote from is.

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If you are using Online Armor Premium in advanced mode, switch to standard mode and try again.

Rules will be created and afterwards you can switch back to advanced mode.

BitComet should work without any issues, like suggested here where the quote from is.

Firstly, thank you for giving me a suggestion, if I seem on edge, it's because I'm pissed. Either way, a big thank you is in order for your time.

Switched to Standard, Oasrv.exe starts trampling my CPU with 99%, and freezes qbittorrent. The one time it managed to start, it wend exactly as previously. -.-

Rebooted the PC while OA was in Standard Moda, same thing. -.-

Downloading BitComet.....

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OA is a pain in the ass. I used it a few months ago and wanted to install winamp then it asked a hundred questions. I got so mad i uninstalled... :banned:

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OA is a pain in the ass. I used it a few months ago and wanted to install winamp then it asked a hundred questions. I got so mad i uninstalled... :banned:

I actually like that aspect of OA. The only reason to have it IMHO. The problem is when stuff gets fuc*ed up without a question. -.-

Bit Comet is much slower than qbit, but downloads. If I understand correctly, there still isn't an official solution for this issue?

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SnakeMasteR

I'm not sure if they are already aware of this but i think that is a serious issue for many users and needs to be fixed very soon.

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Hello! ;)

OA is a great firewall, but you learn to know him slowly.Many are scrambling to create rules for sw as utorrent, emule and others of this type, but in reality you do not need any rules.

For solve problem, I suggest this:

1.Open OA and delete all existing rules for utorrent or bit-torrent and all ports related to utorrent and bittorrent.Also see if in the firewall "programs" menu utorrent or bit-torrent is marked: if so, delete it: very important!

2.Then, put utorrent or bittorrent in the exclusions of OA: very important! OA has a special menu where you can enter the programs that should be monitored.

Finally open utorrent or bit-torrent and test the connection.
If that fails, launches safety check wizard in OA ... when finished reboot your pc and repeat steps 1 and 2.

Note: In the menu of the firewall that you see in the second screen below, check if your network connection is checked on: active and reliable

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@flaubert: I did that back when I was switching to standard mode as per NO Risk's advice. :(

As far as the connections, I've got a cable connection, so I have only one trusted entry in there.

Hm... I'm going to do two things. Reinstall Online Armor, and reinstall qbittorrent. See if that does anything. Though I'm slowly beginning to wish for my Malware Defender back. xD

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OK, so I've been screw*ng with this thing for hours now. After re-installing qbit only, everything was great. When I added OA into the mix - it wasn't good. Furthermore, I kept everything in standard, and opened IrfanView because I clicked on an image. That resulted in a total lock-down, made my Firefox start up, made explorer crash, made Task Manager freeze, and everything just stopped! (according to the manager, my CPU was idling. xD)

After a manual reboot, there was a painfully slow start-up, followed by a choppy desktop. Even the clock would show numbers every 6-8 seconds. So, to keep things short, sorry for OA, but it's out. Malware Defender is back in. Hell, I might even ditch Emsisoft AM, just for not being able to forget this ordeal. Finally, my PC is back to normal. And I downloaded that movie in 10 minutes.

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