Process Guard Problems

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by Mike20041, Jul 13, 2004.

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  1. Mike20041

    Mike20041 Registered Member

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    I have had this problem for a week now...

    Protection is enabled
    Program Checksum is Enabled
    General Protection 1-4 Enabled

    Program Checksum area is just black with nothing in it.
    Program Protection Lists 1-14 no file names, no paths, allow is none, blocked is none, options none. 15-28 Shows up just fine

    I have reinstalled PG multiple times hoping to fix it that way. Disabling and enabling different startup options also in MSCONFIG.

    Addon to original text:

    Under log I get this even when I uninstall and reinstall the program:

    [1 of 2] Failure: Driver is not correctly installed or active.
     
  2. Pilli

    Pilli Registered Member

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    Hi Mike, You need to disable Process Guard and delete pguard.dat and pghash.dat in your *:\windows\system32\ folder.

    Run defrag and before reboot go to Start - Run - and type chkdsk /f - You will be asked if you want this to occurr after the next reboot Answer Yes.

    Reboot, Re-enable process Guard. You will have to re-add your files, it may be a good idea to allow learning mode for a while as you run all your trusted programs.

    Once complete reboot again anf turn learning mode off.

    Once you have rebuilt your lists, Back up your pguard.dat & phash.dat to a zip file in case this happens again.

    A request to incorporate a backup sytem has been made for future versions :)

    HTH Pilli
     
  3. Mike20041

    Mike20041 Registered Member

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    That did it, thanks for the assistance...

    One more question you...

    Say I do a reinstall on my OS:

    What files should I backup to restore the settings now on a new OS, thanks.
     
  4. nick s

    nick s Registered Member

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    For PG it would be pguard.dat and pghash.dat. My preference would be to do a clean install of PG after patching Windows and installing security software.

    Nick
     
  5. Pilli

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    Good point Nick, As many checksums and loctions might change when re-installing. :)

    Mike, I hope all goes well with you now, I have found that once Process Guard "settles down" it is very stable but I also recommend regular defrags to help keep everything running smoothly.
     
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