What's with all the orphans?



  • Greetings.

    PA 9.62.03, but this has been happening for quite a while. Every time I use PA, I end up with another POWERARC.EXE after I close the program.

    I currently have 9 running! See attached.

    Sup?

    Cheers
    Darren
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  • conexware

    I believe it is Startup guard causing this issue - it has been posted on forums before. Do you have System Mechanic installed?



  • No System Mechanic/Startup Guard installed. What specifically was causing the orphans? Perhaps I can see if any other apps I have installed doing the same thing.

    I did a search on System Mechanic, but only found another post – regarding BSOD’s. Not happening here.

    Cheers
    Darren

    PS Long delays between my replies – only home on weekends


  • conexware

    Please check:
    http://www.gregorybraun.com/DLLShow.html

    Run PowerArchiver, and DLLShow will show you an list of dependencies for powarc.exe. If it is not made by MS or in our installation folder, it should not be there.



  • Stuff from Logitech (web cam), Patchou (Messenger Plus! 3), and Nvidia. Nothing funky.

    @spwolf:

    If it is not made by MS or in our installation folder, it should not be there.

    Really? I’ve never before heard a software developer say that hooks were inappropriate.

    Incidentally, PA is the only application that has a problem – none of the literally hundreds of other apps I run exhibit this behaviour.

    Statistically speaking, the chances that this is not PA’s problem are pretty slim.

    Cheers
    Darren


  • conexware

    @darrydoo:

    Stuff from Logitech (web cam), Patchou (Messenger Plus! 3), and Nvidia. Nothing funky.

    Really? I’ve never before heard a software developer say that hooks were inappropriate.

    Incidentally, PA is the only application that has a problem – none of the literally hundreds of other apps I run exhibit this behaviour.

    Statistically speaking, the chances that this is not PA’s problem are pretty slim.

    Cheers
    Darren

    hooks that cause PowerArchiver to stay in memory certainly are innapropriate. Try uninstalling Patchou and see what happens.

    So far we only had problems with Startup Guard and this is only time it has happened - I think they might have fixed it in some recent release since we did not get an complaint in a while.

    Statistically speaking, out of 2 million downloads in past 12 months, you are first to report something similar so it is quite possible that it is something very specific, otherwise it would happen to many people. :-).

    Let me know what happens when you try uninstalling, if it still happens, you can upload list from dll show here and we will check it out.

    Dont worry, we will definetly check it out and if it is something on our side, we will fix it, as with everything else we do.


 

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