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Re: Scanning SMBv3 shares

4 months ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

SoftPerfect Network Scanner will use whatever SMB versions are installed and available in Windows. In recent builds of Windows 10 it usually means SMBv2 or SMBv3, as Microsoft is retiring SMBv1 due to its security vulnerabilities.

Re: Can a non-admin user use NetMaster?

4 months ago, by Ann in NetMaster Forum

That is correct, it will be displayed.

Re: Duplicate IP address detection

4 months ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

The macOS version is currently a separate product, and it does not have all the features available in the Windows version. The Windows version was created nearly 10 years earlier, and so its functionality is significantly more advanced. We are planning on adding new features to the macOS version in the future, but at any time the free trial for both Windows and macOS gives you an accurate repr

Re: Can a non-admin user use NetMaster?

4 months ago, by Ann in NetMaster Forum

You don't need to be an admin user to use NetMaster. However, administrative privileges are required for its installation, because it needs to install a network driver.

Re: Loading programs from RAM disk

4 months ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

It is usually possible, and you can try it if you wish, but it is likely that you will not see much improvement and may run into some issues. We have a Knowledge Base article about installing applications on a RAM disk, please have a look at it for more information. Though, with 32 GB RAM and the fact that you normally do not reboot your system, it looks like the relatively slow starting time o

Re: API for RAM Disk

4 months ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

There isn't any API unfortunately, but there is a command-line support. Specifically, SoftPerfect RAM Disk has a console version (the ramdiskc file in its program folder), designed for use in batch files and scripts. You can simply execute the console command with the required arguments and analyse the exit code to see if it succeeded. This is what the console version looks like:

Re: How to display unlocked shared folders only

4 months ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

It sounds like you are using an old version of Network Scanner. In the latest version, it is possible to filter out the share types you want via View - Quick Host Filter - Shared Folders in the main menu. This way you can have only common (unprotected) shared folders displayed. After that, you can save the filtered results to a file, and only those shares will be included. 1. All discovered

Re: How to set the source port

4 months ago, by Ann in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Simply choose IPv4 TCP/UDP under the protocol section on the General tab. The concept of ports is only valid for transport protocols such as TCP and UDP. If the rule is configured to capture some other protocol(s), it will not let you choose ports, just as you describe.

Re: HTTPS redirects

4 months ago, by Ann in Bandwidth Manager Forum

There is a solution, but it may not work the way you would wish it to. As you may be aware, HTTPS requires the domain certificate and the domain itself to match. For example, a user opens https://www.facebook.com, but since we don't have Facebook's private key, we will need to present a self-signed certificate. Many browsers will not allow users to proceed past this point due to security violat

Re: How to add a program to autorun in Server 2019 Core

4 months ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

Thank you, we'll test it once again with Windows Core and perhaps add a way to enter file names directly. In the meantime, you can simply add an application to be launched directly in the config file. For that, open C:\ProgramData\SoftPerfect\RAM Disk\ramdisk.xml and replace the autorun section with something like this: <autorun> <filename>C:\Path\To\My\App.exe</filename>

Re: Why some devices may not be picked up by scanning

4 months ago, by Ann in WiFi Guard Forum

Sometimes WiFi Guard may be unable to detect some devices connected to your network. In particular, mobile devices (like your Blackberry) that are in sleep mode most of the time. Wake, activate, or turn them on, and try rescanning the network again. Sometimes it takes a couple of scan rounds to detect everything. The IP addresses and MAC addresses you mentioned are the so-called multicast addre

Re: How to add a program to autorun in Server 2019 Core

4 months ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

The reason your RAM disks were created is probably that you created a boot-time RAM Disk. This type of disk is created by the system driver, whether the GUI is launched or not. User applications are however launched by the GUI, which itself is started at logon by a registry entry in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. I am not sure whether Windows Server core processes this key.

Re: RAM disk volume label length on FAT32

4 months ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

I can confirm that this is not a local issue: the label indeed gets trimmed to 8 characters, i.e. "My Ramdi" instead of "My Ramdisk". Unfortunately, it is not clear why the truncation happens in this case, as the file system structures written to the disk appear to be correct, and FAT32 file system limits volume names to 11 characters (while NTFS volume labels can be up to

Re: How to add a program to autorun in Server 2019 Core

4 months ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

The Add button is supposed to open the standard file selection dialog. I guess it's not available in Windows Server core. Even if the Add button did work, it is likely that your file will not be launched. As you mentioned, you are using a custom shell, which means the RAM Disk GUI may not be launched by Windows and consequentially none of the configured applications will be launched. I would

Re: Setting up a transparent bridge

5 months ago, by Ann in Bandwidth Manager Forum

It is hard to tell how it will work in your network with multiple VLANs. The bridging simply switches two NICs to promiscuous mode and follows this procedure: When BM receives a packet on NIC 1, it checks the destination MAC address. If the MAC address belongs to NIC 1, the packet is forwarded to the stack. If it does not, the packet is transmitted unchanged via NIC 2. A similar thing happens

Re: How to stop "The app you're trying to install isn't a verified app from the Store" pop-up

5 months ago, by Ann in WiFi Guard Forum

This pop-up warning appears because of a setting in Windows 10. To disable it, go to Start - Settings - Apps - Apps & features - Installing apps, and select either Allow apps from anywhere or Turn off app recommendations (the exact words vary depending on your Windows version).

Re: How to resize and change colors of the tray graph

5 months ago, by Ann in NetWorx Forum

If you are referring to the graph in the notification area, next to the clock, like this: then to resize the graph, you may need to unlock your Windows taskbar first. Simply right-click an empty space on the taskbar and untick the Lock the taskbar menu item. Then resize the graph and lock the taskbar again. You can also turn the whole graph on and off by right-clicking the taskbar and choos

Re: Traffic is not displayed by IP

5 months ago, by Ann in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I am not quite sure what you mean by saying "it is not captured". Your screenshot shows some data recorded today. The reason traffic is not displayed by IP is because it's a non-tracking mode. See Rule Properties - Advanced - Tracking Mode. By the way, you also appear to have a large number of duplicate rules. There is no point in doing that, and it reduces performance.

Re: "Failed to setup system event" error when starting emulation

5 months ago, by Ann in Connection Emulator Forum

It looks like you still have some left-overs from an older version on your computer. Try this: completely uninstall the Connection Emualtor application and reboot, then install the latest version of the Connection Emualtor again. Everything should work well after that.

Re: Simply invaluable

5 months ago, by Ann in WiFi Guard Forum

Thank you for your feedback. It is nice to hear that you find WiFi Guard useful. If you have any ideas/suggestions on how we can make it even better and more useful - please feel free to share.

Re: How to suppress security alerts during a scan

5 months ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

That is most likely a coincidence. Intrusion detection systems (IDS) are supposed to detect scanning no matter which application is used. You can try these (in order of relevance): In Options on the General tab enable the Scan in random order option. This will scan devices and ports in random order, and may help to avoid triggering some IDS. Use fewer threads. Set the Maximum threads paramet

Re: How to suppress security alerts during a scan

5 months ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

It is not very clear what you mean. The Network Scanner itself doesn't display any security alerts as such. If some of your other software does that (like an IDS), it's exactly what they are supposed to do, i.e. detect a scan.

Re: Not seeing drive R: after RAM Disk installation

5 months ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

You are not seeing the newly created R drive because you have chosen the RAW option in the RAM disk settings. RAW means no file system. You should select a file system, for example NTFS or exFAT.

Re: How to block everything except for white-listed applications

5 months ago, by Ann in NetMaster Forum

I am afraid you are mistaken: blocking a directory blocks everything inside it, including what's in its nested folders. If you wish, you can block the entire system drive and then manually unblock the applications you trust. For example: Block the whole disk C:\ Switch the list display mode from Online to All. Launch the application you want to unblock - it should appear in the list. Righ

Re: Per-IP logging removal

5 months ago, by Ann in NetWorx Forum

I am afraid that is the case. We rarely remove features from our products, except where the functionality has become obsolete or impossible to maintain. In this case, NetWorx is nearly 20 years old, and in that time operating systems, Internet speeds and surrounding applications changed dramatically, severely affecting the efficiency of IP address logging. The removal of the functionality rela

Re: Software tool for logging Internet dropouts

5 months ago, by Ann in NetWorx Forum

Yes, our NetWorx application has the Connection Monitor feature designed to do exactly that. It however will not detect drop outs that last less than 1 minute. If you want to record short drop outs as well, you would need a graphical ping monitor. For example, there is another company by the name of NetSan Tools that has a tool like that.

Re: Shared folders names in exported CSV file

5 months ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

It is hard to tell why you don't see them. I have just checked this, and the shared folders are correctly displayed in the Shared Resources column, as shown in the screen shot below. Perhaps you didn't notice that all shared folders were placed in one cell? CSV format has one item per row, so the list of shares is displayed as comma-separated line.

Re: Friendly name somehow 'moved' to a wrong device

5 months ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

IP addresses are dynamic in nature. If you assign an IP address to a WOL entry, it may soon become invalid due to that IP address used by some other device. If however your IP addresses are static, you can simply enter the IP addresses as friendly names, if that's what you want to see.

Re: Friendly name somehow 'moved' to a wrong device

5 months ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

Device host name is retrieved from each device automatically, while the friendly name is assigned to it manually. The friendly names feature allows network administrators to assign custom names to devices, to aid device identification and be user-friendly (hence they are called 'friendly'). If a device has a friendly name, this means that you (or someone else using the same NetScanner) added it

Re: Driver version hasn't changed after update

5 months ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

There are two possible situations that could lead to this issue: The driver version number was incorrect during the first few days after the release of 4.1.0. If you happened to download RAM Disk during those days, simply try downloading the latest build again and installing it over. The driver can only be updated after a reboot, so if you hadn't rebooted yet, the driver will still be showing t