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ReHIPS / Re: HWID- computer activation managable in account settings after purchase?
« Last post by Umbra on March 20, 2020, 05:03:03 am »
The Offline activation is good enough, Fixer is quite fast to send an updated license key if the HWID changes. 

The only thing i would change is the demo, the limitation of 10 processes will reduce the user overall security while he waits the new key.

I would suggest the demo to give a time windows of 2-3 days with full ReHIPS capabilities, normally Fixer would already send the new key during this time.




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ReHIPS / Re: Ask Questions Here - ReHIPS Features & Unexpected Behaviors
« Last post by winuser on March 17, 2020, 03:37:17 pm »
Sir, not sure but I think this is what happens:

- Firefox (or maybe any other multi-process browser) is set to run isolated in Rehips
- I set Rehips to disabled mode
- I run Firefox. Since Rehips is disabled, Firefox will run as the real user (i.e. not isolated). It creates (lets say) six processes
- I set Rehips to standard mode
- I open some more tabs in Firefox, this makes Firefox create another process (now total of seven processes)
- Rehips is now enabled and tries to isolate that new "Firefox.exe" process. Rehips "separate desktop" pops up along with an error window (mentioned in the previous post)

I wonder if anybody else has noticed this. BTW, I'm not a tech savvy, maybe you're right and it's all AV's fault

ps: Does Rehips check the state of the parent process before isolating its children? I mean if the parent is "firefox.exe" in the real user account, trying to run "firefox.exe", Rehips should be smart about it and show an alert to the user, something like:
" hey dude! you have a rule to isolate that browser, it's not isolated now and is trying to run multiple instance of itself, what would you like to do? "
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ReHIPS / Re: Ask Questions Here - ReHIPS Features & Unexpected Behaviors
« Last post by fixer on March 17, 2020, 11:36:50 am »
Thank you for your report.
That's a hard thing to diagnose without having a way to reproduce it. Besides it may have nothing to do with ReHIPS like antivirus injected its DLL and something went wrong in it.
Is it reproducible? Any detailed step-by-step guide to reproduce it?
Thank you for your time.
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ReHIPS / Re: Ask Questions Here - ReHIPS Features & Unexpected Behaviors
« Last post by winuser on March 13, 2020, 11:03:39 pm »
Hi, I don't know whether it's an unexpected behavior or not:
yesterday I disabled Rehips temporarily and installed a new antivirus. to test it, I opened Firefox normally (ie not isolated) and searched for eicar test file on google, then I noticed Rehips' state and enabled it (standard mode) and went to the website (www.eicar.org I guess) but suddenly Rehips' alternate desktop poped up causing Firefox to freeze with the following error:
The Instruction at 0x[SomeNumbersHere] referenced memory at 0x00000000. The memory could not be read. Click OK to termnate the program
pressing the ok button didn't help, it poped up again and again, so I had to kill Frefox in taskmanager
OS = Windows 7 x86
Rehips = Demo v2.4
Firefox = v74 set to run isolated in Rehips
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I can't see a better alternative too right now. But fact is - if this system would apply to any software, many people would stop to use computers.
Or would stop using Windows/Apple software and start running Linux.

It has it benefits, but I still want to have a little bit of my life left for other things. Windows is not as hardcore as Linux and not as restricted as Apple. I've choosen it for over 20 years for a reason. No need to start an argument over this though. All systems have their strenghts. I use Linux live and in a VM and I even have an Apple device. (iPad + good microphone for hq outdoor audio recordings with good and inexpensive Apps, a lot of battery (8+ hours) and little hassle)
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I can't see a better alternative too right now. But fact is - if this system would apply to any software, many people would stop to use computers.
Or would stop using Windows/Apple software and start running Linux.
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I can't see a better alternative too right now. But fact is - if this system would apply to any software, many people would stop to use computers.
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ReHIPS / Re: HWID- computer activation managable in account settings after purchase?
« Last post by fixer on March 07, 2020, 11:08:18 am »
I agree, current licensing scheme has some inconveniences. But there is no perfect solution. At least I don't see one.

Switching to online activation won't completely solve it. As deactivation may become an issue. Like my PC is dead dead, how am I supposed to deactivate my license from it. If deactivate it from another PC, it opens a path for abuse or it'll require regular online access, but even that won't completely solve it. Besides like I said we prefer offline approach and making it online just for licensing purposes is not a good thing.

So current scheme is the best compromise we could come up with.
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That's fair I guess. I'm just thinking about all the backup tools that enable you to replace the system drive without having to re-install Windows.
In case it breaks, or just when you want to upgrade to a faster and/or larger drive.

Just recently I had a serious series of issues with my computer - especially my system drive - after which I have purchased basically every backup and clone software that the market delivers - Acronis, AOMEI, MiniTool, etc.
I also have purchased a SATA Dock with two slots and a hard disk for both, where I clone my system drive twice now, with two different programs, just to decrease the chances of being unable to restore it because of a program error.
A drive is just a container. Even the mainboard is just an object that I don't want to be bound to and responsible for. Not for my own errors and especially not for the manufacturer's ones.

There could be a user that would need the tenth activation within two months already, just because of bad luck.
Or he probably can't afford a computer from the store and builds one himself out of old and used parts, that need to be replaced several times until the system is running stable.
Or the same but for a user that wants to create a customized high-end PC.

It's not that I don't trust you to reactivate my computer if something happens. But I think there could be a system that's better for both sides.
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ReHIPS / Re: HWID- computer activation managable in account settings after purchase?
« Last post by fixer on March 06, 2020, 04:03:39 pm »
When I was posting the previous answer, I tried to be less direct so I wouldn't provoke any abuse and won't be caught like "hey, you promised to renew my license for the 10th time this week". I'll be more direct now.

Graphic cards don't matter. Additional drives also don't matter as long as you don't reinstall OS changing system drive.

Online activation is possible, but ReHIPS is a completely offline solution, so we decided not to do online licensing.

For now for the whole ReHIPS lifetime we've never detected any abuse and hence never denied a license reactivation.
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