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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1685803)
Posted 29 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Well, I'm pretty well certain that I found the widget that caused my problem, the BOINC widget. Sidebar.exe is right about where it was at yesterday after my reboot... without the BOINC widget running.

Now that you know the "BOINC Monitor gadget" is/was the culprit - can you change the name of this (your) thread? (i.e. do you know how?)

e.g. to something like:
Strange Memory Phenomenon When using "BOINC Monitor" gadget/widget
Strange Memory Phenomenon - Resolved: caused by "BOINC Monitor" widget by Igogo
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1685379)
Posted 29 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Why do you have that dumb Danasoft thing in your signature? ... especially with the picture of Clinton.

I don't know why you find it "dumb" ... and Hillary is the only woman they offer:
http://www.danasoft.com/


I don't remember getting the BOINC widget.

??? It can't appear by itself

You maybe got it from:
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/addons.php

Or more probably from here:
Your post: (18 Jun 2013) "I just updated to v9.07 BOINC Monitor."
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71808&postid=1382483#1382483


You certainly seem to have found the location and got yours.

If "got yours" imply I'm using widget/gadget - I'm not using any


Why yours caused a virus warning, I don't have a clue. It did not cause one for me.

Did you check the VirusTotal link?
Only 10 Antiviruses (of 57) detect this file.

Only if you use AVG, Comodo, DrWeb, ESET-NOD32, GData, Malwarebytes (and some others) this ad-ware will be detected.
If you have any other (e.g. Avast, Avira, BitDefender, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Panda, Symantec, TrendMicro, ...) the file will be missed (Not detected)

From my previous post you can see I use ESET NOD32 Antivirus

(and again: I don't use "BOINC Monitor gadget", I only get it to scan it and then deleted the file (BOINCMonitorSetup.exe) without running it)

P.S.
"BOINC Monitor" gadget by Igor "Igogo" Bushin / myfavoritegadgets.info
is different program than BoincMonitor by eFMer (which is installed with BoincTasks)
23) Questions and Answers : Windows : Malware Alert from Avast AV Software on Win 8.1 (Message 1685367)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
OK, BitDefender is fixed (which fixes also 6-7 Antiviruses depending on it)

If somebody uses one of the remaining (McAfee, Ikarus, Norman, ...) - you already have enough info to know what to do ...
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1685050)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
What is this "BOINC widget" you talk about? (Link where you get it?)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1553919/users-beware-of-boinc-widget

I just tested to Download "BOINC Monitor" from:
http:// www.myfavoritegadgets.info/monitors/BOINCMonitor/update.html

... and it gives 'Orange warning' in ESET NOD32 Antivirus:

HTTP filter
http://cdn.myfavoritegadgetscontent.com/c?x=Mfgn...........cA==&downloadAs=BOINCMonitorSetup.exe&fallback_url=http://www.myfavoritegadgets.info/data/wrong.html
a variant of Win32/InstallCore.ZC potentially unwanted application
connection terminated - quarantined
Threat was detected upon access to web by the application: ...\Browser\IronPortable\Iron\chrome.exe.


https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/3c4854109324edbab08e7eba246da1fb8b8c07e978d2ef33b351b8857e36abb9/analysis/

P.S.
Why do you need any "BOINC widget" when there is BoincTasks

I use Ctrl+` as hot-key to look at BoincTasks
25) Questions and Answers : Windows : Malware Alert from Avast AV Software on Win 8.1 (Message 1684996)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Avast fixed it:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0e3e5d238a68c92965fe38ad7d881406b4f511455b2327f3964b6646c1d00165/analysis/

Now to see when BitDefender will.


Submitted also to:

F-Secure
https://analysis.f-secure.com/portal/login.html

MicroWorld-eScan
http://support.mwti.net/support/index.php
26) Questions and Answers : Windows : I seem to have two accounts according to BOINC stats (Message 1684949)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
The first (stats/0/user) shows only the SETI@home stats
The second (stats/-1/user) is BOINC combined stats (sum of all your projects)
http://boincstats.com/en/stats/-1/user/detail/26369/projectList
27) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not 100% even though number of tasks per core (Message 1683782)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
You also have very few tasks 'In progress' ('In progress' = still not reported as finished)):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7467930&offset=0&show_names=0&state=1&appid=

So You may want to:

Check/set the Local preferences for e.g.:
Minimum work buffer 3 days
Max additional work buffer 0.1 days

(don't use more than 0.1 days for the second value, big value will make BOINC ask for work much less often)
28) Questions and Answers : Preferences : CPU Usage (Message 1683779)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
No, the CPU is set to:

Use at most 100% of the CPUs
Use at most 100% of CPU time

You don't read or do not understand.
Read again my previous post - these 2 values set on web to 100 do not matter at all since it is clear you use Local preferences


Would a full re-install of BOINC perhaps solve the issue?

No
"full re-install of BOINC" do not touch any Settings/Preferences - they will remain as they are now
Un-install of BOINC also don't remove any Settings/Preferences
29) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not 100% even though number of tasks per core (Message 1683724)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
"Where" means:
- in Computing preferences
- or in Local preferences

As you say "processor usage" this means Local preferences (so what you set must 'take' imediately)


Set both to 100
30) Questions and Answers : Windows : Malware Alert from Avast AV Software on Win 8.1 (Message 1683722)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
I also reported to Avast
https://support.avast.com/Tickets/Ticket/View/WSJ-428-96444

I will not bother to fix the:
"McAfee - Artemis"
"TrendMicro-HouseCall - TROJ_GEN"
"Symantec reputation - Suspicious.Insight" (on [Additional information] tab)

... as I find them stupid (these show on almost anything)
31) Questions and Answers : Windows : Malware Alert from Avast AV Software on Win 8.1 (Message 1683658)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Link to the file:
http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/download/setiathome_7.06_windows_intelx86__opencl_intel_gpu_sah.exe

It is 'False Positive' from Avast - Please send the file or the above URL to Avast and say to them: 'False Positive' (so they can fix the detection/signatures)

Also BitDefender is in fault - all Antiviruses that (Falsely) reported "Gen:Variant.Fosniw" are using the BitDefender engine/signatures:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0e3e5d238a68c92965fe38ad7d881406b4f511455b2327f3964b6646c1d00165/analysis/

(I use ESET-NOD32)


P.S.
I just reported to:

Ad-Aware / Lavasoft
http://lavasoft.com/support/securitycenter/report_false_positives.php

BitDefender
http://www.bitdefender.com/site/Main/automaticSampleUploader/

G DATA
https://su.gdatasoftware.com/us/sample-submission/


The following:

http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/download/setiathome_7.06_windows_intelx86__opencl_intel_gpu_sah.exe False Positive - Gen:Variant.Fosniw.1 https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0e3e5d238a68c92965fe38ad7d881406b4f511455b2327f3964b6646c1d00165/analysis/ BitDefender is in fault - all Antiviruses that (Falsely) reported "Gen:Variant.Fosniw" are using the BitDefender engine/signatures



*** I get the links from this List of links to report to Antivirus vendors:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-report-malware-or-false-positives-multiple-antivirus-vendors.htm

Use Ctrl+F for Avast and you'll find:
http://www.avast.com/contact-us.php?subject=VIRUS-FILE
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1683647)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
System Protection is using 9 GB currently and is allowed to use 10 GB - so that seems like a default setting.

10 GB may be 1% of 1000 GB disk
So if you both have 1 TB HDD ...
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/how-much-disk-space-does-system-restore-require

(It seems the default to be 1% on Windows XP - checked on a computer that I think I left this on default)
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Cl file build failure (Message 1683645)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
-- My Bad!

Why "Your Bad"??

(I'm not in the course who 'invented' bool2 - if that was you: I think there was no way for anyone to know that NVIDIA will reserve bool2 in the future)
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Balancing CPU and GPU Downloads – How? (Message 1683407)
Posted 23 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
the thing is: one account is SETi@home, another one has been BOINC_BAM account...which has not merged, evem though I have same emails on all accounts!

Both are SETI@home accounts (See the links? They 'look the same' except for the userid=)
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=9989917
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=9989358

You can't "have same emails" on both SETI@home accounts - the server will not allow that.


another one has been BOINC_BAM account

"another one" is SETI@home account created (by mistake?) by using "BOINC_BAM"
I never used BAM (BOINC Account Manager (BAM!)) so don't know the details how it works.
But it for sure created another SETI@home account using another email


... which has not merged ...

There is no way to merge/combine/join the two SETI@home accounts - it is not allowed to prevent account steal.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Obtaining New GPU AP Apps for Linux ?? (Message 1683402)
Posted 23 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
I did a lot poking around and found the "AstroPulse_Kernels_r2751.cl" file in /usr/sbin/BOINC/projects

If that file was in "BOINC/projects" and not in "BOINC/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu" - it must be you that put it there by mistake.
I don't see any other explanation.

(Nor BOINC nor any app will look for or put any file in "BOINC/projects")
36) Questions and Answers : Preferences : CPU Usage (Message 1683377)
Posted 23 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
I'm also not seeing any work being routed to the GPU

Your computer now don't have tasks for GPU:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7514069&offset=0&show_names=0&state=1&appid=

- Enlarge (make wide) the 'Application' column on your screenshot, now you can't see which tasks are for GPU

- Check on SETI@home preferences 'Use ATI GPU' is checked
But since you have "Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU" it is very probably checked.

Work is not "routed to the GPU" - instead the task is marked/labeled 'for GPU' at the moment it is assigned (Downloaded) to your computer.
Despite the tasks are the same: Tasks assigned 'for CPU' will not be "routed to the GPU" locally


Work ... now it's hanging for a second or so every few seconds

If you talk about CPU load graph in some program (Windows Task Manager, Process Explorer, ...)
- this is clear sign you set:
Use at most XX% of CPU time
... to less than 100%

First read this my post to understand which preferences are/will be in effect:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77325&postid=1679909#1679909

You use Local preferences - I know because of this line:
5/23/2015 8:35:19 AM | | Reading preferences override file

So change the values in Local preferences

If you need to control temperature - don't use the BOINC Setting "Use at most XX% of CPU time" (= set it to 100%)
Use TThrottle instead.


5/23/2015 8:37:20 AM | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
5/23/2015 8:37:22 AM | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks

Check/set the Local preferences for e.g.:
Minimum work buffer 3 days
Max additional work buffer 0.1 days

(don't use more than 0.1 days for the second value, big value will make BOINC ask for work much less often)
37) Questions and Answers : Preferences : CPU Usage (Message 1682878)
Posted 23 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
How many CPU tasks are running?
Only 3? (3/8 = 0.375)

How many CPU tasks do you have on board?
If more than 3 and they do not run - check Status column in Tasks tab
Also check in Event Log (Ctrl+Shift+E) for any 'strange' Messages

Did you changed any of this:
Use at most 100% of the CPUs
Use at most 100% of CPU time
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Latest NV driver - 352.86 (Message 1682611)
Posted 22 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Can avoid the thing (opencl 1.2 *bug) either by avoiding 350.12 driver or using a *fixed driver, if NVidia *fixed that in post-350.12 versions

You continue to talk about some "opencl 1.2 *bug" but there is no such thing.

It was only a name clash:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77133&postid=1665102#1665102
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2182&postid=53981#53981

Raistmer: "OpenCL 1.2 has little or no connection to this issue. AMD has OpenCL 1.2 support long ago and never complained about bool2. It's not in specification. But nVidia decided to reserve this type name."

'bool2' name was used in the SETI@home OpenCL apps but now "nVidia decided to reserve this type name"
So don't expect 'a fix' in next NVIDIA drivers as this is not a "OpenCL 1.2 bug"

P.S.
This is like:
If you make a new car in your garage and give it a name "Car2" you are free to do so.
Then some corporation decides to make its own line of cars under trade name "Car2" and reserves that name by patent/copyright

You will be forced to rename your "Car2" to something else as you can't expect the corporation to 'fix the name' in next release.

But this is not a bug.
And the issue is not because their "Car2" uses "Engine 1.1" or "Engine 1.2"
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Disk space error message (Message 1682557)
Posted 22 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
... while I figure out how to make the volumes talk to each other ...

Volumes/partitions don't "talk to each other"
The "data volume" (made by you? maybe visible as D:) it there for you to manually make directories and copy/save files on it.

There are ways to tweak some Windows Settings to automate this but I don't know how easy or safe this is:
https://www.google.com/#q=windows+8.1+move+user+folder

Redirect a folder to a new location:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/redirect-folder-new-location

Relocation of the Users directory and the ProgramData directory to a drive other than the drive that contains the Windows directory:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949977

! if there are large number/GB of files in current Users directory the above probably will take very long time - all the files will be copied from C: to D: (and then deleted on C: - which is the way 'move' works between different drives/partitions)

"Don't move your Windows user profiles folder to another drive":
http://www.zdnet.com/article/dont-move-your-windows-user-profiles-folder-to-another-drive/


If you already "enlarged the program volume" (so you know how to do that without losing data) maybe it's best to do that again if needed instead of Windows "Redirect a folder"
 
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1681613)
Posted 20 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
... Processes tab. Where you can enabled various memory options for programs & sort by the size.

Uh oh, I forget that only a few columns are shown by default
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-task-manager-memory-columns-mean#1TC=windows-7



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