Discussion in 'Prevx Betas' started by Sherlock_Holmes, Oct 28, 2013.
IS this normal ?
what.. wow. hopefully joe will chime in im curious on this one myself.
That sounds like you have some applications which are unknown and modifying a lot of files. I suggest writing into our support inbox and having them whitelist your system. I suspect you'll have a couple large files with the name db[Numbers].db. If your system is clean, you can delete these, but I suggest first writing into our support inbox to ensure everything is legitimate.
I havent changed my apps and everything was normal till saturday when i had last checked
I have 2 large .db files one 945 mb and one 525 mb
have deleted them and restarted the pc - lets see if again a big file builds up
Could you save a scan log and send it to my username @ gmail.com to take a closer look at what was being monitored?
What is the normal (average) folder size?
If it may be ok to delete db files why does'nt WSA clean up now and again?
The files in The_ChamP's system are still untrusted, which is why they're still being monitored. In one of the next releases, we're going to be optimizing the existing databases and cleaning out old data, but the best approach is still to have it whitelisted within our cloud. In this case, a couple applications which are untrusted on The_ChamP's system are creating most of the data as they are writing a great deal of temporary data to the disk.
So how can i whitelist them ?
Our threat research team has already finished whitelisting them. Just run another scan and you should be good to go!
Thanx a lot - and u dont sleep ?!
I have some sleep planned in late 2016. Before then...
What's happing in late 2016 Joe? Inquiring minds want to know!
He will become millionaire after many years of development of Prevx/WAS, so he can finally take a rest in his new a multimillion-dollar house.
Hopefully not before he's helped the WSA Mac Developers re-write the buggy WSDaemon for Mountain Lion/Mavericks!
(Well I patiently waited 7 years for Prevx to write the first Mac P4 client agent so I guess 2016 isn't that far off for a de-bugged working module that is worthy of Joes' Prevx (PC) quality standard! )
FYI - we're working on a few changes to the agent which will significantly reduce this size moving forward. These should be included in the next update which will automatically reduce the size.
Thanks for that. I've just deleted 267 of these files weighing in at 2.7GB on a squeaky clean system.
That's great news Joe! Thanks very much IMHO controlling the varying/often greatly increasing size of the WRData folder would be a significant and really worthwhile achievement. Looking forward to the next update
Great! My WRData folder takes presently 1,7 GB where only 5 files of name "db[Numbers].db" occupy 1,687 GB! The oldest file is a week ago.
Thanks, I received the log and the size is due to some applications being monitored, as could be expected. If you wouldn't mind, can we keep this as-is until the next update, just to visually see it improve immediately once the update is applied?
Sure! Just drop me a message here or send a mail reply that the update (please state build number) is out. I will then revert with result.
Joe, WSA drastically slows browsing in Opera 18. As soon as WSA is shut down browsing speed is immediately back. Another workaround is to change Opera executable from Protect to Allow in Application Protection under the Identity shield but it seems that the browsing speed is not back completely but surely it is better.
I don't know if this is somehow related to WRData folder size? Maybe ...
I have noticed that Opera stores a lot of tmp/cach files (currently 2356 files!!!) in directory c:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Cache\ and if these files are continually checked by WSA I wouldn't be surprised of the slowness. Anyway something has to be wrong because without WSA browsing is fast.
P.S. Opera 12.16 without speed issues.
Joe it is far worse than I originally thought ... not only Opera browsing is slowed but complete performance of the whole PC. Once I restart WSA the PC performance is back until I start to browse in Opera 18 what makes performance slower and slower again.
Have you manually installed the web filtering extension into Opera? There could be an issue supporting it, but I'm surprised the entire system is slowing down. Could you see if anything is crashing (based on a process named WERFault.exe starting)?
Yes, there is no other way how to get the new web shield extension to work in Opera Chromium than to drag and drop file Chrome_1.0.0.XX.crx.
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