No way to close manually?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security v4 Beta Forum' started by Q Section, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. Q Section

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    Wishing to close ESS 4 manually we find no ability to do so. It is desired to close it temporarily for testing other computer components and need to have this not run. Is there any means to accommodate besides an uninstall?
     
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    Toggle advanced mode, right-click the tray icon and select Disable Antivirus and antispyware protection.
     
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    Your suggestion will not be sufficient. A part of the test is to see if the resources that ESS 4 uses are interfering with another application. What this means is the computer has limited resources and may not have enough to run another (non-security) application with ESS 4 running.

    Unless there is a way to turn ESS 4 completely off and disabled and exited and not running at all then ESS 4 will be uninstalled and discarded. There needs to be a way a legitimate Administrator can shut it down. If there is no way to accomplish this then we can only come to the conclusion that ESS 4 is not ready for prime time.
     
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    Can you not just kill ekrn.exe / egui.exe via services.msc?

    If not, please excuse my ignorance.

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    Not killable via the usual means.
     
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    We all have slightly different requirement.
    I would prefer there was not an easy way to completely disable ESS as this could be exploitable and compromise ESS Self-Defense
     
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