Process Lasso Revision History

Latest Versions

Process Lasso v8.9.8.102 - 03/14/17
Process Lasso v9.0.0.211 beta - 03/22/17

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Version 8 For Workstations Version 9 (BETA) For Workstations
Version 8 For Servers Version 9 (BETA) For Servers

Choose ‘Workstation’ if you run Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, etc.. The Server Edition is exclusively for Windows Servers, like Windows Server 2012.

The v9 BETA, while in BETA, we are attempting to keep as stable as possible. It offers a new running process filtered view, better ProBalance Insights with Frequency of Action, a new core engine, play/pause capability in the GUI, and much more!

Change Log:

v9 Beta (not feature complete, so this list will grow)

  • Much better ProBalance Insights with new Frequency of Action (same as CPUBalance)
  • Filter process view to list only the processes you are interested in
  • Pause list and graph by pressing spacebar
  • Quick-terminate is back by menu item (or DEL key)
  • Remove graph ‘map/legend’ BMP and replaced with drawn text for easier localization
  • Context menu on new filtered process list
  • Important Improvements to ProBalance
  • New Lasso Profile Support
  • … MUCH MORE coming

Latest Changes to v9 BETA Branch (see v8 RELEASE branch below) BETA Change Core Remove chrome hard-coded exclusion BETA Change Localization Update Chinese and Italian BETA Change GUI Honor installer selected language BETA Change Licensing Experimental restriction to Gen1 codes – Gen2 codes only to activate. Gen1 users can auto-redeem Gen2 codes soon. BETA Change Localization Update Chinese BETA Fix GUI Fix ProBalance Defaults button BETA Change All Lots of misc work BETA Change GUI Prep for New Lasso Profile Feature BETA Addition GUI Improved ProBalance Insights /w Frequency of Restraint BETA Addition GUI Core engine improvements BETA Addition GUI Automatic language detection BETA Change GUI Enable context menu on filtered process listview – use with caution! BETA Change GUI Add safeties for context menu and accelerators when in filtered view until complete BETA Change Localization Update German BETA Fix GUI Fix flicker and lack of selection persistence on new process view filter (works like log filter now, much better) BETA Change ALL NUMEROUS undocumented changes (some listed above). This list is for beta->beta changes that testers may need.

v8 Change History Fix GUI Fix to several languages that had some lost strings (which present as English) Fix GUI Back-ported fix on the advanced ProBalance Counter graph display when CPUBalance is co-installed Fix GUI Other back-ported fixes Change All Make FREE for all Windows XP users Fix Installer Fixed a case of self-correction error in the installer Change Localization Prep for v9 final with XP/2003 warnings on update Change Localization Update Chinese Fix Installer Fixed 64-bit auto-install of 32-bit edition on 32-bit OSes (secondary sanity check had broken) Change Localization Update Polish and fix Chinese Fix Insights Fix issue with Counters not displaying in last build in some scenarios Change Localization Update Italian and Chinese Fix Core Fix issue with Watchdog security software doing excessive logging Change All Universal governor launch code that uses latest installed Change Insights Back-port of select code for compatibility Change GUI Prep for CPUBalance and Lasso v9 (couple modules backported for compatibility) Change Localization Update several languages Change All Improve compatibility with other Bitsum software going forward Fix Core Fix issue where processes could be logged repetitively as create/terminate events in certain error states. #backport Change Localization Update Chinese buy links #backport Change Localization Update other languages #backport Change GUI Improve new ParkControl integration Change Updater Continued refinement to distinct Lasso alpha/beta/final update channels Change GUI Remove some unused, deprecated code found in v9 work #backport Change GUI WARNING: This update may cause one-time window position reset Change Package Add protection against improper execution of a sub-module Change Localization Updates Russian Change Core Back-port some safe code improvements from active working branch (v9) Change Core ProBalance tweaks Change Licensing Improvements to licensing efficiency Change Localization Updates to several languages Change Settings Minor adjustments to default server settings Change Localization Updates to several languages Fix GUI Fix important interoperability issue with MalwareBytes Anti-Ransomware BETA Fix Core/GUI Improved performance and security software interoperability in general Change GUI Improved user-suspended process handling Fix GUI Fix truncated German text in Activation Dialog Change Localization Update German and minor other Fix Core Fix a ‘greater than or less than’ inversion in a particular advanced process watchdog rule. Change Localization Updated languages from latest v9 alpha branch snapshots. Fix Resources Minor fix to resources; some v9 resources had found their way into the v8 repository. Change Localization Updated languages Change Updater Added command line shortcut for Process Lasso ‘pl.cmd’ (pl) to auto-updater, as it did have a small update a while back, and it’s tiny anyway. Fix Updater Fix for any Server Edition installs that inadvertently got switched to Workstation during previous beta updates (only affected BETA channel!), but won’t take effect until the *next* update. Fix Updater Fix for rare scenario where user installs then changes date backwards (e.g. time zone change). Change Localization Updated languages from latest v9 alpha branch snapshots. Change GUI Improvement to handling of issue with some ‘cleaning’ software that wipes out Process Lasso’s application data storage folder while in use Fix GUI Fixed issue with auto-retries on config file open, intended to support temporarily inaccessible remote paths, as they could cause Lasso GUI menu delays if the config folder is wiped out (an abnormal error condition caused by poorly written third-party cleansing software). Change Core Adjust ProBalance known process awareness database Change Build Reduce disk and virtual memory size by removing unnecessary high resolution renditions of some icons Fix GUI Fix to rare possible crash in ProcessLasso.exe Fix Licensing Fixed Site licenses could not activate Workstation editions of Lasso in some circumstances Fix GUI Improvement to avoid instances in new user sessions confronting users with language selection Fix Updater Fix to Server Edition beta channel auto updates Fix Build Improved module signing consistency of some ancillary distributions and modules. Change Core Improvement to 32-but Server Edition code generation Fix Localization Fix to Spanish graph legend Fix Localization Fix to Korean translation Change Localization Update Spanish, Finnish, others Change ParkControl Update internal ParkControl to latest Change GUI Improve method used to determine user’s default browser Change Localization Update several languages Fix GUI Fix rare issue where ghost audiodg.exe instances could be shown Change Core Server Edition: Improve performance for Audiophiles (and others). Change GUI Adjust font size of graph overlaid text – looks cleaner Change GUI Small performance improvement on processes display Change Core Improve interoperability with Comodo Internet Security and Firewall Change Licensing More adjustments to accomodate Windows XP users where SSL compatibility issues exist due to old IE Change Localization Update Polish, Finnish, German, Russian, others Fix All Minor fix to some code in Task Scheduler management module Change Core Force immediate termination of processes that are in suspended state Change Core Disable process icons by default in Server Edition Change Core Don’t log process launches and terminations by default Change Core Reduce wait time when trying to start Task Scheduler during install (considered an errant OS state) Change Core Minor tweaks Change All Switch to latest URL set (Fix WinXP failure to activate and update) Change All Fix latest version issue with unattended install command line use of activation codes Change All Enable minidumps for all betas Change Localization Update Polish, French, German, Italian, Russian Change Core Add latest Avira processes to tamper resistant list Change GUI Added transparency to some of the larger application icon renditions Change Installer Added section for Desktop Shortcut creation and two new installer strings (note to translators!) Change Localization Update French (shortened some strings for better display) Change All Substantially reduce the already negligible CPU utilization of governor and GUI. CPU cycle savings are linear with the number of processes. #v9backport Change All Improve interoperability with security software and tamper resistant processes (‘Ignore problematic processes’ can now be unchecked for many users). #v9backport Fix GUI Fix an interoperability issue with EIS. #v9backport Fix GUI Fix issue where process context menu CPU affinities (current and persistent) were not being populated right for cores above 31 Change Localization Update Spanish Fix GUI Fix issue in last update where language selection on multi-user systems may be seen repeatedly for other users Fix GUI Fix case where ‘View Log’ button is too short for German and Polish text (by editing text). Change GUI Updated list of tamper resistant processes that shouldn’t be touched. Change GUI Expand width of ‘Show revision history’ button on update dialog to support longer languages. Change GUI ‘Set foreground’ property added to update available dialog to help ensure it doesn’t get hidden (topmost is not set) Change Logging Do not log process termination by default. Some users were confused by this, and they tend to contribute to log flooding. Change Updater Remove ‘bitsumms.exe’ and ‘srvstub.exe’ from update package since they have not had notable updates in years, but frequently false positive’d on – may have caused some users to see update errors on these files Change Build Switch to Bitsum LLC EV code signing certificate Addition Localization Add new Spanish (Espanol) translation Addition Installer Add desktop shortcut to Process Lasso Fix Localization Fix issue with inter-product Bitsum language selection storage, for users who also had ParkControl installed Change Installer Improve uninstall when multiple Bitsum applications are present Change InstallHelper Expanded length of Service Warning message to accomodate some non-English languages Change Build Adjustments to project build order Change Build Optimized build process a bit Change Build Verify every digital signature after signing Change Localization Update Chinese Traditional, PT-BR, Russian Fix Build Adjust code signing Fix GUI Fix and improvement to ‘Indefinite’ Keep Awake setting compared to last build Change Localization Update Finnish Fix Core Inappropriate logging of ProBalance action on some metric excluded processes, even though no action was actually taken Fix GUI Fix to CPU Affinity Selection Dialog. When more than 32 logical cores on system, only frst 32 cores checked for default/’all’ CPU affinity. Fix GUI Keep Awake timer could go askew after timer elapsed Change GUI Change new ‘ProBalance acitivty occurring’ system tray icon to a more orange/yellow hue, instead of the previous Red [thanks Ed Kiefer!] Change Core Add some extra sanity checks Change Updater Include some seldom updated modules in auto-update package since they are now dual-signed Change Updater Have unlicensed copies use the same updater as licensed copies, which is a bit more sleek looking Change Installer Remove deprecated second (direct RC) rendition of the Russian translation from installer (was never installed to disk) Change Build Update copyright notice to 2016 Change Localization Update German, Russian, Italian, French Change Build Correction to dual-signing of all binaries introduced in last version Change Build Make use of freshly rebuilt development VM (for expansion and install of Windows SDK 10) Change Build Switch Bitsum RC Localization Tools to 32-bit binaries for compatibility (only found in the Bitusm Localization Pack) Change Localization Update Chinese Simplified Addition GUI Added ‘Clear’ button to CPU affintiy selection and Default CPU Affinities list dialogs Addition GUI Added ‘Invert Selection’ button to CPU affintiy selection and Default CPU Affinities list dialogs

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