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Re: Network scanning suddenly became very slow

3 days ago, by Andrew in WiFi Guard Forum

Would you be able to post a screen shot of your WiFi Guard settings? In particular I need to see the Network Adapter section from the Basic tab in the Settings (highlighted below). It sounds like you may be scanning a virtual network, which may also explain the unknown MAC addresses.

Re: Filter consolidation

7 days ago, by Andrew in Switch Port Mapper Forum

Thank you for the suggestions. I think it's best if multi-value matching is done with regular expressions. This way it's not only easy to include/exclude certain strings in a single filter, but more complex filters can also be made. We have added regex support in filters in the latest builds. In a regex multiple matching alternatives are separated with a vertical bar, so you can do something li

Re: Disk runs out of space if Comodo Internet Security is installed

10 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

I have tested it with mounted VHD file as you suggested and encountered the same issue. In this test the I:\ drive is a mounted 8GB VHD file and there is 1.2 GB difference in free space reported in Windows Explorer and chkdsk output. Microsoft has this article on NTFS disk space misreporting, but none of the points are relevant to our case. I have come to the conclusion that it's not ou

Re: Disk runs out of space if Comodo Internet Security is installed

11 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

I am afraid this is not reproducible. Here is my test case: Create 600 files 2 MB each with random contents totalling 1.2 GB Create an 8 GB RAM disk with compressed NTFS Copy these 600 files ten times from D:\TEMP to R:\TEST and query free space There is a space discrepancy with 2.2 GB been used while the files occupy 1.2 GB but that's not unusual and not related to the pro

Re: Restored taskbar on Windows 11

12 days ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Indeed, we have tested this setup and it works. Looks like StartAllBack either enables the old taskbar buried somewhere in Windows 11, or provides its own implementation. Either way, it does a good job of improving usability. Thanks for sharing this tip!

Re: Disk runs out of space if Comodo Internet Security is installed

12 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Sorry we were unable to reproduce this. We have installed the latest version of CIS and our RAM Disk, and copied a 300 MB file to a 1 GB RAM Disk a few times. The used disk space remained correct, as you can see in the screen shot below. I guess in your case it may be caused by CIS antivirus that retains a copy of written data for checking, but it should behave the same way with any volume, eve

Re: No speed shown in the taskbar on Windows 11

14 days ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Since Microsoft have crippled the taskbar, I am afraid apps can no longer customise areas of it or install custom toolbars. You could use a floating NetWorx graph sitting somewhere in a corner of the screen, or dock it above or below the desktop. In the latter case it will always be visible even with other windows maximised. If that's not suitable, you can stay on Windows 10 for the time being.

Re: Automatically saving speed meter results as CSV

24 days ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

There isn't anything special about sqlite3.exe, it's just a regular console program. I have tried this in a batch file and it worked as expected. How exactly do you run it?

Re: Automatically saving speed meter results as CSV

24 days ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

It sort of depends on how frequently and where you need that CSV file. Speed test results are saved to an SQLite database, so you can extract them periodically or on demand. Download the SQLite command line tools and extract sqlite3.exe. Then in a command prompt execute something like this: sqlite3 -csv -header "%PROGRAMDATA%\SoftPerfect\NetWorx\NetWorx.db" "SELECT * FROM SPEE

Re: File spvve.sys crashes when unmounting

26 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

The RAM Disk uninstaller will not unmount RAM disks or unload drivers, so there should be no BSOD upon uninstallation. Simply close the GUI via File - Exit in the main menu and uninstall the application from Apps and Features. It will then ask you to reboot, so at next boot drivers won't start and any files that were locked before reboot will be removed.

Re: Feature suggestion: Dark mode

26 days ago, by Andrew in NetGenius Forum

There is no need to stop the service as the installer handles that. You are only asked to close the GUI which can be done via the Exit menu item following right-clicking the notification area icon, or choosing File - Exit from the main menu. Having said that, you raised a good point. We will update the installer so that it closes and restarts the GUI automatically.

Re: Feature request: Additional filter lines

26 days ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Good idea, thanks! There is no harm in allowing more filters, so we have just raised the limit from 5 to 10. You can download the new builds here.

Re: Feature request: Ability to display the graph only

27 days ago, by Andrew in NetGenius Forum

We will check if this can easily be done, but if not, you can keep using NetWorx for this purpose. By the way, at the moment we're merging NetWorx for macOS and NetWorx for Windows into one product. Some old features like dial-up will be removed, others will be enhanced and unified between these platforms. Here is work in progress:

Re: Feature suggestion: Dark mode

27 days ago, by Andrew in NetGenius Forum

This Windows setting does not really apply to Win32 applications (e.g. if you open Notepad, it will also be in light mode regardless of the setting). You might notice that applications that use their own UI rendering like Chrome or FireFox respect this setting, but regular Windows application do not. The only way for us to implement dark mode in NetGenius is to use a custom skin. Luckily that's

Re: Retain column sorting in NetScan GUI

27 days ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Thanks, we will test that too. It's probably related to some specific scan in your config.

Re: Retain column sorting in NetScan GUI

4 weeks ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Would you be able to send us your config file and result file? It looks like this only happens with a specific set of settings. You can wipe out any passwords or sensitive data from those files before sending.

Re: Retain column sorting in NetScan GUI

4 weeks ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

So what's happening when you try to rescan an old XML file?

Re: UEFI RAM disk or OS boot loader driver

4 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

No, our RAM Disk requires a functioning copy of Windows to run on, so it can't be used to create a RAM disk on bare metal. The only workaround is to run a virtual machine like VM Workstation or Oracle Virtual Box on Windows and place a disk image on a RAM disk. Essentially there will be two OS running: Windows as host OS from SSD and any other OS as guest from RAM.

Re: Download/Upload label position on taskbar graph

4 weeks ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

That's a good point. We have reverted the software to use the original display order (D/U). The alternative order (U/D) can be now set in the hidden settings as shown below. Please download and try the latest build.

Re: Retain sorting in NetScan GUI

4 weeks ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

That's a good point. Thank you for the suggestion. We have just updated NetScanner application to remember the sorting order between sessions and maintain it during scanning. You are welcome to download and try the new builds.

Re: How to protect application from being closed via Task Manager

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

That's just how operating systems work. If an application is killed from the Task Manager, it does not receive any notifications and it cannot refuse to close. Normally, a workaround for this is revoking user's administrative permissions and running NetWorx under a different user account. In this case the user will not be able to terminate processes of another user. Alternatively, the system

Re: Scan in v8 is slower than in v7

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

It's either that the settings are not exactly identical, or you found a regression. It may be some specific scan that is taking time, so I would recommend turning scanning options off one by one until you determine which one is culprit. We can then look into it. If the Display inactive devices is unchecked, but inactive devices are still shown, it is usually because Allow ARP outside current su

Re: The meaning of '2x' in friendly names

8 weeks ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Most likely, you have more than one identical names assigned to one device, e.g. once by its IP address and once by its MAC address. You can simply delete the redundant records under Options - Friendly Names / Comments in the main menu. Alternatively, you can set the application to hide duplicate values in Options - View tab, by setting Repeating values in a column to Hide repetitions:

Re: General setup for packet loss

2 months ago, by Andrew in Connection Emulator Forum

If, as you describe, you have Zoom on one laptop and Connection Emulator on the other, it's not going work. Zoom's network packets will travel directly to the Internet and back unaffected. The laptop that has Connection Emulator installed will never receive Zoom packets. The simplest way to make it work is to install both Zoom and Connection Emulator on the same computer. In this case, all or s

Re: The meaning of "Disable hybrid boot" option in the installer

2 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Yes, this will turn off Windows Fast Startup, though the system will still boot comparably fast. It's okay not to disable it, but there may be some side effects like files and folders remaining on a RAM disk after shutdown.

Re: Feature request: Dark Mode

2 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

That we can do. Simply download the latest build and you should be able to set different fonts to the column headers and data rows.

Re: How to move Windows Temp files to RAM disk

2 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

There are two kinds of TEMP environment variables in Windows: user-level and system-level. The former is used by regular applications you launch. The latter is used by the system and services. When you change the TMP/TEMP variables from the RAM Disk app, it only modifies the user-level variables. This is done for safety, because the system-level temporary folders are crucial for normal operatio

Re: Multi-user access or shared config database

2 months ago, by Andrew in Switch Port Mapper Forum

We have updated Port Mapper, and now the portable version can be safely shared over network. The new build can be downloaded here. Simply place it in a writable network folder, and it should handle concurrent access correctly. Opening the first instance will create a lock file. Opening a second instance will result in a message like shown below. Please note that it must be launched from a s

Re: Multi-user access or shared config database

2 months ago, by Andrew in Switch Port Mapper Forum

This is indeed a challenging issue. In order to be multi-user friendly Port Mapper would need to handle concurrent additions, deletions and modifications to its data. Yet as you correctly mentioned, it's a single-user piece of software and adding that functionality is far from simple. Instead, we can modify it so that when it's open, it will refuse to open more than one instance. Then you could

Re: RAM disk .IMG file corruption

2 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Unfortunately it's not that simple. RAM Disk would need to keep a list of blocks somewhere else in an external file, deal with keeping two images up to date, and that's a lot of extra functionality and instability risks for something that is an auxiliary function and something that may not even solve the original problem. On a related note, we did run a continuous cycle of writing random files