Process Lasso Changelog

New in version 8.0.2.7 Beta

April 10th, 2015
  • Fix:
  • Core [beta2beta]: Fix issue where some terminations were treated as failures, despite their success

New in version 8.0.2.5 Beta (April 6th, 2015)

  • Fix:
  • Updater: Non-critical fix to some permissions when shutting down Lasso, had no real world impact

New in version 8.0.2.3 Beta (April 6th, 2015)

  • Addition:
  • Core: Added registry setting to control how long to wait for a graceful termination before terminating or restarting a process
  • Change:
  • Core: Beta2Beta - Improved wait for graceful termination mechanism
  • GUI: Increased amount of detail included in minidumps (these are only enabled in beta builds)

New in version 8.0.2.1 Beta (April 6th, 2015)

  • Change:
  • Core: Always attempt a graceful close for all termination functions, before resorting to forced termination

New in version 8.0.2.0 (April 4th, 2015)

  • Change:
  • Localization: Update Italian, Finnish, French, Russian, and Chinese Simplified

New in version 8.0.1.0 (April 4th, 2015)

  • Fix:
  • Core: Fix SmartTrim exclusions so that they allow either full pathnames, process basenames (e.g. notepad.exe), or wildcard patterns
  • Core: Fix issue with migration of the 'show process icons' setting from earlier versions
  • GUI: Fix issue where system tray icon was temporarily lost and irrecoverable if user selected to not start the GUI at login. Now terminates GUI, left to user to relaunch after the change (since the user did select to start manually).
  • Change:
  • GUI: Change 'Steam Game Detection' to 'Automatic Game Detection'
  • Localization: Update Finnish and Italian

New in version 8.0.0.3 (March 25th, 2015)

  • Fix:
  • Core: Fix issue with 'Allow SmartTrim while gaming mode engaged'

New in version 8.0.0.2 (March 25th, 2015)

  • Fix:
  • Core: Fix a case where a trim could occur on a process marked as both a game and exclusion, under the right conditions and non-default settings
  • Core: Fix issue in 8.0.0.1 where version 7 'show process icons' setting could be lost during update (was not a problem in v8.0.0.0)
  • Change:
  • Localization: Update Italian

New in version 8.0.0.1 (March 24th, 2015)

  • Fix:
  • GUI: Fix to name of registry location new 'Show process icons' value (and migrated any old setting)
  • Change:
  • Localization: Update Finnish

New in version 8.0.0.0 (March 23rd, 2015)

  • Change:
  • GUI: Add a considerable number of new SmartTrim options to tune the algorithm to user desired behavior
  • All: A large number of small fixes, major additions, and important adjustments
  • Core: Ajust SmartTrim minimum working set per-process to 196Mb for workstations, 384Mb for servers
  • Core: Change variable name for SmartTrim minimum working set per-process - this will cause it to reset to default if you have used a prior beta
  • GUI: Expanded a static text control in the IdleSaver dialog
  • GUI: Add code to migrate existing process icon setting
  • Core: Remove some of the high-def process icons of the governor, which may have caused some troubles
  • GUI: Default height adjustments
  • GUI: Restored 'restart of Lasso required' message when user disables process icons, so they realize what is going on
  • GUI: Minor UI painting optimizations and misc legacy code cleanup
  • GUI: Don't check for HOSTS file modification (by cracks and such) more than once, may look suspicious and speeds Lasso GUI load
  • Installer: Improve some confusing text asked during certain upgrades
  • Build: Considerable build system refinement
  • Signing: Improvement to the digital signing and timestamping efficiency of our binaries (faster builds)
  • GUI: Adjustment to minimum UI height for mini-PCs (work on-going)
  • Insights: Continued ProBalance Insights polish into an application in its own right.
  • Insights: Added place-holder menu to ProBalance Insights application to control ProBalance.
  • GUI: Added place-holder menu items and dialogs for user-specified SmartTrim thresholds and exclusions.
  • GUI: Remove some SmartTrim menu items from Server Edition
  • GUI: Remove some deprecated code
  • All: General code improvements, compatibility fixes, and maintenance
  • Core: Handle another Symantec (Norton) tamper-detection issue
  • Core: Remove prior beta's Steam game auto-detection adjustment, pending refactoring to achieve 100% accuracy under all conditions
  • Core: Misc maintenance
  • Settings: Migrate 'Show process icons' GUI setting to HKCU registry value for easy mod
  • All: Continued code optimization (replacing legacy code with more efficient renditions)
  • Localization: Update German, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Finnish, Polish, Japanese, and French
  • Addition:
  • Core: Add SmartTrim exclusions
  • GUI: Add SmartTrim exclusions dialog
  • GUI: Add SmartTrim exclusion process context menu item
  • GUI: Add 'Allow trim when gaming mode is engaged' menu item, and retitled dialog option
  • GUI: Add 'Clear all' to exclusions dialog used by SmartTrim and other features
  • Core: Add SmartTrim setting 'Allow while in gaming mode' (defaults to false)
  • Core: Add SmartTrim setting for users to manually configure minimum per-process working set (globally) before SmartTrim would act on a process
  • Core: Continue refinement of the SmartTrim algorithm
  • UI: Continue adding SmartTrim parameters, menu items, and related dialog
  • Fix:
  • GUI: Fix to remembering of last main window position and some child window positions (a one time reset will occur)
  • GUI: Fix default CPU affinity whole list dialog when cores > 31 were specified (alternate means and dialogs to create rules using cores greater than 31 would work fine)
  • Core: Fix scenario where a user-configured ProBalance action not priority related (e.g. CPU affinity change) may be inappropriately taken on a process with a non-normal priority class, despite processes with non-normal priorities being excluded from ProBalance
  • Core: Fix issue where Gaming Mode might be induced in web browser opened from within Steam
  • GUI: Fix ProBalance Insights dialog could have truncated text with some languages
  • GUI: Fix Issue that could cause the UI to potentially deadlock when removing a gaming mode process from the list via the process context menu, under the right circumstances (very rare, if ever)
  • Core: Fix a potential SmartTrim inefficiency when the user manually uses 'Trim Now' manually (under certain conditions)
  • GUI: Fix removal of default (always set) process I/O priority may not have immediately been saved in configuration file.
  • GUI: Removed a couple memory priorities that had compatibility issues and could cause what seemed to be a 'loss' of the setting, or a failure to set the memory priority
  • GUI: Fix SmartTrim would log even if log disabled
  • Installer: Fix automatic update checks not enabled for new installs by default, occurred during recent installer streamlining (workstation edition only)
  • All: Fix cases where trailing spaces weren't removed from user input when they were intended to be (e.g. activation code).
  • Removal:
  • Localization: Serbian

New in version 7.9.5.9 Beta (March 13th, 2015)

  • Fix:
  • GUI: [beta2beta] Fix checkbox for SmartTrim not acting under 65% load not working
  • Core: [beta2beta] Fix governor crashing while performing a trim (affected only recent betas - since user provided exclusions were added a day or two ago)
  • Core: Fix issue where Gaming Mode might be induced in web browser opened from within Steam
  • Change:
  • Localization: Update Finnish
  • Signing: Improvement to the digital signing and timestamping efficiency of our binaries (faster builds)
  • Addition:
  • Core: Continue refining the SmartTrim algorithm
  • UI: Continue adding SmartTrim parameters, menu items, and related dialog

New in version 7.9.3.5 Beta (March 7th, 2015)

  • Addition:
  • GUI: add SmartTrim exclusions in all place in UI (work continues)
  • Core: Enable SmartTrim exclusions
  • Fix:
  • GUI: Fix ProBalance Insights dialog could have truncated text with some languages
  • GUI: Fix Issue that could cause the UI to potentially deadlock when removing a gaming mode process from the list via the process context menu, under the right circumstances (very rare, if ever)
  • Changes:
  • GUI: Adjustment to minimum UI height for mini-PCs (work on-going)
  • Core: Handle another Symantec (Norton) tamper-detection issue

New in version 7.9.3.1 Beta (January 31st, 2015)

  • Change:
  • Core: Remove prior beta's Steam game auto-detection adjustment, pending refactoring to achieve 100% accuracy under all conditions
  • Core: Misc maintenance
  • GUI: Remove some SmartTrim menu items from Server Edition
  • GUI: Remove some deprecated code
  • All: General code improvements, compatibility fixes, and maintenance
  • Settings: Move 'Show process icons' GUI setting to HKCU registry value for easy mod
  • Settings: Make 'Show process icons' setting default to TRUE for all installations now (had seen rare third-party shell extensions that would crash within Lasso while trying to draw overlays on the icons)
  • Settings: Change to key name for process icons, so the default can be easily changed if the user has shell extension problems with the final build
  • All: Continued code optimization (replacing legacy code with more efficient renditions)
  • Localization: Updated Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Italian, Russian, and French
  • Fix:
  • Core: Fix a potential SmartTrim inefficiency when the user manually uses 'Trim Now' manually (under certain conditions)
  • GUI: Fix removal of default (always set) process I/O priority may not have immediately been saved in configuration file.
  • GUI: Removed a couple memory priorities that had compatibility issues and could cause what seemed to be a 'loss' of the setting, or a failure to set the memory priority
  • GUI: Fix SmartTrim would log even if log disabled
  • Installer: Fix automatic update checks not enabled for new installs by default, occurred during recent installer streamlining (workstation edition only)
  • All: Fix cases where trailing spaces weren't removed from user input when they were intended to be (e.g. activation code).
  • Enhancement:
  • Insights: Continued ProBalance Insights polish into an application in its own right.
  • Insights: Added place-holder menu to ProBalance Insights application to control ProBalance.
  • GUI: Added place-holder menu items and dialogs for user-specified SmartTrim thresholds and exclusions.
  • Removal:
  • Localization: Serbian (temporary)

New in version 7.8.2.0 (January 31st, 2015)

  • Fix:
  • Core: Back-ported fixes to SmartTrim

New in version 7.9.1.7 Beta (January 30th, 2015)

  • Changes:
  • Improve Steam game auto-detection for Gaming Mode 2.0 (backport eligible)
  • Misc maintenance
  • Updated French

New in version 7.9.1.5 Beta (January 29th, 2015)

  • Change:
  • GUI: Remove some SmartTrim menu items from Server Edition

New in version 7.9.1.3 Beta (January 26th, 2015)

  • Fix:
  • GUI Fix SmartTrim would log even if log disabled

New in version 7.9.1.1 Beta (January 24th, 2015)

  • Fix:
  • GUI - Fix removal of default (always set) process I/O priority may not have immediately been saved in configuration file.
  • GUI - Removed a couple memory priorities that had compatibility issues and could cause what seemed to be a 'loss' of the setting, or a failure to set the memory priority
  • Installer - Fix automatic update checks not enabled for new installs by default, occurred during recent installer streamlining (workstation edition only)
  • Enhancement:
  • Insights - Continued ProBalance Insights polish into an application in its own right.
  • Insights - Added place-holder menu to ProBalance Insights application to control ProBalance.
  • GUI - Added place-holder menu items and dialogs for user-specified SmartTrim thresholds and exclusions.
  • Change:
  • GUI - Remove some deprecated code
  • All - General code improvements, compatibility fixes, and maintenance
  • Settings - Move 'Show process icons' GUI setting to HKCU registry value for easy mod
  • Settings - Make 'Show process icons' setting default to TRUE for all installations now (had seen rare third-party shell extensions that would crash within Lasso while trying to draw overlays on the icons)
  • Settings - Change to key name for process icons, so the default can be easily changed if the user has shell extension problems with the final build
  • All - Continued code optimization (replacing legacy code with more efficient renditions)
  • Fix:
  • All - Fix cases where trailing spaces weren't removed from user input when they were intended to be (e.g. activation code).
  • Change:
  • Localization - Updated Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Italian, Russian, and French
  • Removal:
  • Localization - Serbian (temporary)

New in version 7.8.0.6 (January 24th, 2015)

  • Fix:
  • Installer - Fix automatic update checks not enabled for new installs by default, occurred during recent installer streamlining (workstation edition only) - backport from latest beta
  • Change:
  • Localization - Several languages updated - backport from latest beta

New in version 7.9.0.9 Beta (January 22nd, 2015)

  • Fixes:
  • GUI: Removed a couple memory priorities that had compatibility issues and could cause what seemed to be a 'loss' of the setting, or a failure to set the memory priority
  • Fix cases where trailing spaces weren't removed from user input when they were intended to be (e.g. activation code).
  • Changes:
  • GUI Remove some deprecated code
  • Settings: Make 'Show process icons' setting default to TRUE for all installations now (had seen rare third-party shell extensions that would crash within Lasso while trying to draw overlays on the icons)
  • Continued code optimization (replacing legacy code with more efficient renditions)
  • General code improvements, compatibility fixes, and maintenance
  • Settings Move 'Show process icons' GUI setting to HKCU registry value for easy mod

New in version 7.9.0.5 Beta (January 20th, 2015)

  • Fix:
  • GUI: Fix removal of default (always set) process I/O priority may not have immediately been saved in configuration file.

New in version 7.8.0.4 (January 19th, 2015)

  • Change:
  • GUI: Backport from v7.9 beta - Updated several languages
  • Fix:
  • GUI: Backport from v7.9 beta - Fix removal of default (always set) process I/O priority may not have immediately been saved in configuration file.

New in version 7.9.0.3 Beta (January 16th, 2015)

  • Enhancement:
  • Insights: Continued ProBlanace Insights polish into an application in its own right.

New in version 7.9.0.1 Beta (January 15th, 2015)

  • Enhancements:
  • Insights: Added placeholder menu to ProBalance Insights application to control ProBalance.
  • GUI: Added placeholder menu items and dialogs for user-specified SmartTrim exclusions.
  • Change:
  • Settings: Change to key name for process icons, so the default can be easily changed if the user has shell extension problems with the final build
  • Update:
  • Updated Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, and French

New in version 7.8.0.1 (January 14th, 2015)

  • Change:
  • GUI: Update Chinese Simplified
  • GUI: Update Chinese Traditional
  • GUI: Update Finnish
  • GUI: Update Russian
  • Fix:
  • Installer: Fix a rare uninstall/reinstall scenario with the custom power plan

New in version 7.8.0.0 (January 13th, 2015)

  • Enhancement:
  • GUI: New presentation and options for SmartTrim, the first-ever intelligent RAM optimization algorithm.
  • GUI: IdleSaver dialog will now select appropriate defaults.
  • CPUEater: Add ProBlance on/off toggle to the CPUEater Demo (and appropriate text if Lasso not running).
  • Fix:
  • Core: Fix handling when user has specified both a default application power plan and also Gaming Mode for a process (causing a failure to revert back to the proper prior power plan)
  • GUI: Fix potential disparity between settings displayed (e.g. ProBalance on/off) when manipulated by the user via multiple modules simultaneously, like ProBalance Insights, the Lasso UI, and CPUEater demo
  • Removal:
  • GUI: Remove legacy 'show threads and modules' menu item

New in version 7.7.0.7 Beta (January 10th, 2015)

  • Changes:
  • GUI: Some safety reloads of configuration prior to additional changes (e.g. to make sure some manual user change wasn't lost)
  • GUI: Update Italian

New in version 7.7.0.5 Beta (January 8th, 2015)

  • Fix:
  • Installer: Fix issue in installer of 7.6 that would cause XP auto-start to not be set for first-time installs
  • Change:
  • GUI: Update German
  • GUI: Update Polish

New in version 7.7.0.3 Beta (January 6th, 2015)

  • Enhancements:
  • GUI: New SmartTrim options
  • GUI: New ProBalance toggle to exclude (or not) children of the foreground process.
  • Changes:
  • GUI: Consolidated sub-menus for popular primary features
  • GUI: Improve some strings (e.g. menu items). Work continues.
  • GUI: Improve interoperability with Norton Internet Security
  • GUI: Remove legacy 'show threads and modules' menu item
  • GUI: Update German
  • All: Change copyright to 2015

New in version 7.7.0.1 Beta (January 6th, 2015)

  • Changes:
  • Settings: Reset 'show icons' setting since default changed (will also be moved to registry)
  • Settings: Disable process icons by default, temporarily, for beta versions (report of another rare third-party shell extension crashing when it tries to draw overlays on them)
  • Settings: Adjustments to some localization customizations
  • All: Internal code and build system work

New in version 7.6.4.0 (December 30th, 2014)

  • Fix:
  • Core: Fix case of Gaming Mode being induced due to Steam dependencies (not games)
  • Change:
  • GUI: Update Japanese
  • GUI: Update French

New in version 7.6.0.0 (December 27th, 2014)

  • Fix:
  • Core: Fixed a theoretical race condition that could have resulted in a crash (never known to)
  • Addition:
  • GUI/Core: Add ability to auto-trigger improved Gaming Mode via any Steam child process, with others coming soon
  • GUI/Core: Added first rendition of 'SmartTrim', the first ever non-braindead RAM optimization algorithm in the world. Refinement continues, still early dev.
  • GUI: Add 'limit CPU use' in parenthesis of CPU affinity menu items so users better understand their effective use.
  • Change:
  • Core: Allow manually set refresh rates w/o sanity checks (a user request, enabled in beta builds only)
  • GUI: System tray tooltip abbreviated app name now 'Lasso' not 'ProLasso'
  • GUI: Minor menu consistency improvements
  • GUI: Move gaming mode process designation for more intuitive access
  • Installer: Remove local CHM from installer. ~1Mb savings, new installer size about 1Mb.
  • GUI: Update Japanese
  • GUI: Update Chinese Simplified
  • GUI: Update Chinese Traditional
  • GUI: Update German
  • GUI: Update Italian
  • GUI: Update Finnish

New in version 7.4.0.0 (December 18th, 2014)

  • Addition:
  • Core: Add toggle to disable change to Bitsum Highest Performance power plan on entrance to Gaming Mode
  • Change:
  • GUI: Rename EnergySaver to IdleSaver
  • GUI: Reduced with of log filter edit control in main UI
  • GUI: Change process icon retrieval method
  • GUI: Change a few control captions
  • GUI: Add 32/64 bit size back to About dialog by user request
  • Settings: Change default to disable IdleSaver while Gaming Mode is active
  • Settings: Add ability for user to manually set 50ms poll interval (not recommended)
  • Core: Improve handling when governor terminates while gaming mode is active
  • Core: Improved interaction with Comodo and Norton Internet Security 2015
  • Core: Minor code refinement
  • Localization: Clear deprecated strings, reduce size of localization pack
  • Localization: Update Chinese Simplified
  • Localization: Update Chinese Traditional
  • Localization: Update German
  • Localization: Update Italian
  • Localization: Update Polish
  • Fix:
  • Portable: Include ParkControl in portable edition (not officially supported)
  • Log: Fix issue where log events for gaming mode power plan changes in XP may have been written (would show 'unknown' as target plan)
  • GUI: Improvements when user resizes main window to an excessively small size

New in version 7.2.0.0 (November 16th, 2014)

  • Enhancement:
  • Add custom 'Bitsum Highest Performance' power plan for NT6+
  • Core: Gaming Mode automatically induces the new 'Bitsum Highest Performance' power plan
  • Change:
  • Core: Add a couple COMODO processes to the list of ignored processes (use of this list can be toggled in Options menu)
  • InstallHelper: Change manifest to force run with administrative rights
  • Localization: Update Japanese
  • Localization: Update Italian
  • Localization: Update German
  • Localization: Update Russian
  • Fix:
  • ParkControl: Minor fix to display of number of cores parked when parking disabled

New in version 7.1.2.0 (November 11th, 2014)

  • Enhancement:
  • ProBalance: Change to default settings
  • Addition:
  • GUI: Add 'Restore ProBalance Defaults' menu item
  • Fix:
  • Core: Fix for a user reported rare crash
  • Change:
  • GUI: Immediately clear log display in GUI when cleared in LogViewer
  • Includes changes from the previous Beta versions.

New in version 7.1.0.5 Beta (November 10th, 2014)

  • Change:
  • Localization: Update Italian
  • Localization: Update German

New in version 7.1.0.3 Beta (November 5th, 2014)

  • Changes:
  • GUI: Reduce Active Processes list size after GUI reopened after minimized a while, improving performance of GUI in some cases (reverts to 6.9 behavior).

New in version 7.1.0.1 Beta (October 28th, 2014)

  • Fix:
  • LogViewer: Correct caption of 'Open log file' dialog
  • LogViewer: Ensure archived log files are included in default file mask for 'Open log file' dialog
  • Changes:
  • GUI: Improvement to the way delta I/O is calculated on first check, or first recent check
  • GUI: Decrease population of Active Processes tab under some scenarios
  • GUI: Do not check for updates when Gaming Mode is active
  • GUI: Remove idleness check before update is allowed
  • GUI: Decrease frequency of update checks
  • Localization: Added a few strings to the resource module for localization, particularly from ProBalance Insights

New in version 7.1.0.0 (October 27th, 2014)

  • Fix:
  • GUI: Fix for a reported crash
  • GUI: Fix for process icon mismatch that could occur under certain circumstances
  • Enhancement:
  • Build Synchronize and fix all module metadata
  • Build Add sanity check for translations to ensure they are never inadvertently tossed out (reset to English)
  • Build Misc source code improvements, new unit tests, and pre-emptive maintenance
  • Change:
  • Localization: Update Chinese Traditional
  • Localization: Update French

New in version 7.0.5.5 Beta (October 22nd, 2014)

  • Fix:
  • GUI: Fix for rare process icon incoherency (mismatched icons in list)
  • Enhancement:
  • Build: Add sanity check for translations to ensure they are never inadvertently tossed out (reset to English)
  • Change:
  • Localization: Update Chinese Traditional

New in version 7.0.4.0 (October 18th, 2014)

  • Enhancement:
  • No longer show startup and scope config dialogs by default for the workstation edition. Users can still select the section during install, or later reference the 'Reconfigure the way Process Lasso starts' menu item.
  • Have unattended (silent) install set GUI and Core to start at login w/o additional parameters specified to dictate such.
  • Allow certain types of watchdog rules to be repetitively reapplied on the same target process instance (experimental and on-going work)
  • Change auto-update download links to SSL
  • Fix:
  • Fix to the new 'Clear' button added to the game list dialog in the last version
  • Switch to a different first-try mechanism to get process icons as a work-around for faulty third-party shell extensions (DLLs) that crash when they attempt to put overlays on the process icons retrieved by the Shell APIs.
  • Fix incorrectly packaged Chinese Traditional resource DLL [refresh-990300]
  • Change:
  • Increase fill rate of process icons for new instance of PL main window
  • Add new processes to the list of problematic tamper-proof security software
  • Download and run update from Program Files folder instead of %appdata%, since CryptoPrevent style local security policies may restrict execution from %appdata%
  • Made some additional strings localizable, including the ProBalance restraints
  • text overlaid on the primary graph
  • Update Italian
  • Update Chinese Traditional
  • Update Chinese Simplified
  • Update Japanese

New in version 7.0.2.4 (October 13th, 2014)

  • Fix:
  • InstallHelper: Fix inappropriate reset of config when user chooses to reconfigure Lasso's startup behavior (including manual reinstall)
  • CPUEater: Fix manifest not embedded in 32-bit CPUEater
  • GUI: Fix issue with manually unticking default affinity CPUs greater than #31 in process context menu
  • GUI: Fix issue where saving a secondary watchdog rule that closely resembles a prior rule would cause it to be lost
  • Change:
  • Localization: Updated German
  • Localization: Updated Polish
  • Localization: Updated Simplified Chinese
  • Localization: Updated Japanese

New in version 7.0.2.1 Beta (October 11th, 2014)

  • Enhancement:
  • CPUEater: Improved application icon for CPUEater ProBalance Demo
  • CPUEater: Add 'ProBalance just acted' notification to show clearly when ProBalance acted on the CPU consuming demo
  • GUI: Improvements to ProBalance Advanced Options Dialog
  • GUI: Cosmetic improvements to ProBalance Exclusions Dialog
  • GUI: Cosmetic improvements to Game and Multimedia Processes Dialog
  • Insights: Improve response of ProBalance enable/disable toggle
  • Addition:
  • GUI: Add 'Clear' button to Game and Multimedia Processes Dialog
  • GUI: Add ProBalance menu item for 'Disable core parking during restraint'
  • Change:
  • InstallHelper: Default to managing the process of all users
  • Localization: Updated Japanese
  • Fix:
  • GUI: Fix issue saving config ProBalance advanced option 'disable core parking during restraint'

New in version 7.0.1.7 Beta (October 10th, 2014)

  • Enhancement:
  • CPUEater: Cosmetic overhaul of CPUEater ProBalance Demo
  • Fix:
  • InstallHelper: Fix inappropriate reset of config when user chooses to reconfigure Lasso's startup behavior (including manual reinstall)
  • GUI: Fix issue with manually unticking default affinity CPUs greater than #31 in process context menu
  • GUI: Fix issue where saving a secondary watchdog rule that closely resembles a prior rule would cause it to be lost

New in version 7.0.0.0 (September 22nd, 2014)

  • Enhancement:
  • Insights: Improve accuracy of embedded responsiveness meter
  • GUI: Added manual Gaming Mode toggle to system tray menu. Workstation Edition only.
  • GUI: Add 'Gaming Mode' graph overlay indicator
  • GUI: Add button to launch ProBalance Insights
  • GUI: Use total process I/O as a criteria to be placed in the Active Processes list
  • GUI: Added 'Delta I/O' column to Full and Active process lists
  • Fix:
  • GUI: Fix some columns in the Active processes list not updating in some circumstances
  • Change:
  • GUI: Improve performance of Active processes list
  • GUI: Remove per-process memory graph embedded in Active processes list
  • GUI: System tray icon changes on ProBalance restraint
  • GUI: Some small code optimizations and improvements
  • Installer: Don't prompt before downloading correct edition
  • Installer: Allow silent/unattended install to correct edition via dynamic download
  • Installer: Consolidate installer options 'Reset defaults' and 'Reset window positions' into the first of the two, and ensure it is not selected by default
  • Localization: Update Japanese
  • Removal:
  • Installer: Remove deprecated is_writable install module

New in version 6.9.8.1 Beta (September 15th, 2014)

  • Enhancements:
  • Insights: More improvements to ProBalance counters (stats) collection
  • Change:
  • GUI: Added 'Total Bytes I/O' column to primary process list
  • GUI: Minor restructuring of process context menu
  • GUI: Consolidate 'Terminate' and 'Force terminate' process context menu items. Now only offering forcible termination by the item 'Terminate'.
  • GUI: Fix issue seen when new column added; could cause some saved column widths to be a bit out of whack
  • Localization: Update Italian

New in version 6.9.8.0 (September 6th, 2014)

  • Enhancement:
  • Log: Add hashtags to #ProBalance log events, for easy filtering
  • Log: Refine text of some log entries
  • Change:
  • GUI: Move ProBalance count text up a bit on graph
  • Updater: Remove modules that haven't been updated for a long time. Will help with false positive rarely seen on 'bitsumms.exe', and reduces update size.
  • Core: Minor optimizations
  • Localization: Update Italian
  • Removal:
  • GUI: Remove a deprecated submenu item (elevate)

New in version 6.9.5.9 Beta (September 3rd, 2014)

  • Addition:
  • GUI: New module, ProBalance Insights, to show per-process ProBalance statistics
  • GUI: Add item to View submenu, 'Open Log Viewer'
  • GUI: Add item to View submenu, 'Open ProBalance Insights'
  • Enhancement:
  • GUI: Move and rename menu item 'Open Log Viewer' to View submenu
  • Log: Add hashtags to #ProBalance log events, for easy filtering
  • Log: Enable sortable columns in the Log Viewer
  • Change:
  • GUI: Move and rename some menu items
  • Launcher: ProcessLassoLauncher.exe now can raise main window of existing instance w/o elevation. This is for those who pin Lasso to the Taskbar or prefer to open an already running instance via the Start Menu
  • Localization: Update German
  • Removal:
  • GUI: Remove a deprecated submenu item (elevate)

New in version 6.9.3.0 (August 24th, 2014)

  • Core: Enable new ProBalance statistics collection
  • GUI: Show ProBalance counts over graph (total restraints and restraints today)
  • GUI: Add toggle for new ProBalance counters shown over graph
  • GUI: Add link to Windows Power Options in EnergySaver dialog
  • GUI: Some refactoring of Energy Saver dialog
  • GUI: Process icons shown by default
  • All: Licensing system improvements
  • GUI: Minor adjustments to ProcessLassoLauncher behavior
  • GUI: Continued refinement of log entry action descriptions
  • GUI: Continued refinement of informative and error message texts
  • Update: Delete some deprecated registry values
  • Localization: Update Finnish
  • Also includes some changes from the previous Beta versions

New in version 6.9.2.11 Beta (August 22nd, 2014)

  • GUI: Show total ProBalance restraints and ProBalance restraints today over graph
  • Core: Enable new ProBalance statistics collection
  • GUI: Minor menu and text adjustments
  • Logging: Continued refinement of log texts, begun adding hashtags to quickly search for particular events
  • All: Fix compatibility issue with Windows Vista and Windows 7 in previous betas v6.9.2.5-7 only

New in version 6.9.2.7 Beta (August 21st, 2014)

  • StartMenu: Minor adjustments to ProcessLassoLauncher behavior
  • All: Switch all executables to embedded manifests
  • Updater: Delete now deprecated external manifests

New in version 6.9.2.4 (August 20th, 2014)

  • GUI:
  • Added safety check to see if system HOSTS file was modified by a crack or keygen. This is done to prevent updates of Lasso, but also blocks all access to Bitsum.com!
  • Improve GUI load speed when application icons are shown in the process listview
  • Switch to embedded manifests

New in version 6.9.1.7 Beta (August 19th, 2014)

  • GUI: Enabled minidumps for GUI in beta builds (in recent betas these were only enabled in the governor)

New in version 6.9.1.5 Beta (August 18th, 2014)

  • Core: Fix case of some ProBalance events being logged regardless of log settings
  • GUI: Fix license update eligibility message incorrectly shown when updating from v6.9.1.1 beta *only* (product will remain licensed regardless). Only affected prior beta.
  • LogViewer: Fix to LogViewer application icon in last release
  • Localization: Fix to Japanese resource module x64 build
  • Core: Unspecified additions (to be detailed soon)
  • Logging: Change logging when ProBalance ends due to process termination
  • Logging: Reduce max log size before rotating to new file (improves Lasso GUI load speed)
  • Logging: Adjust text associated with some log entry types
  • ParkControl: Update ParkControl to v2.1.8
  • GUI: Extended checks for potential causes of activation failure
  • GUI: Minor adjustments and code improvements

New in version 6.9.1.1 Beta (August 14th, 2014)

  • Change:
  • Updater: Add note to update error about CryptoPrevent software blocking Lasso updates (should whitelist pl4sfx.exe)
  • ParkControl: Update ParkControl to v2.1.6 (continued UI refinement)
  • Licensing: Small tweaks to licensing system
  • LogViewer: Minor cosmetic
  • GUI: Minor cosmetic
  • GUI: Update French
  • Updater: Improve post-update code to better clean up deprecated modules
  • Installer: Removed PTBR and Hungarian languages

New in version 6.9.1.0 (August 9th, 2014)

  • Change:
  • ParkControl: Further refinements to ParkControl (core parking) dialog UI
  • LogViewer: LogViewer UI refinements
  • Updater: Remove deprecated pllogtocsv.exe binary
  • GUI: Improve control spacing in CPU affinity selection dialogs
  • GUI: Cosmetic improvements
  • GUI: Improvements to appearance and functionality of About and Activation dialogs
  • GUI: Minor text corrections and improvements
  • Fix:
  • GUI: Cosmetic fixes to UI of Server Edition
  • GUI: Fix to text shown in the activation dialog of Server Edition

New in version 6.9.0.7 Beta (August 7th, 2014)

  • Addition:
  • LogViewer: Add 'File / Load Log File' to load archived log files for view, filter, and/or export to CSV
  • LogViewer: Add 'File / Open Log Folder' to open the log storage folder in Explorer
  • LogViewer: Rename 'Export Log to CSV' to 'Export View to CSV' to better represent the actual function, which exports the current filtered view to CSV
  • Fix:
  • GUI: Fix mutually exclusion system tray icon types could be checked
  • Change:
  • LogViewer: Improve About dialog of this ancillary freeware tool
  • ParkControl Update to 2.06, continued refinement
  • GUI: Optimization to graph painting
  • GUI: Improve CPU affinity selection dialog control spacing
  • GUI: Cosmetic improvements
  • LogViewer: Cosmetic improvements
  • Localization: Update German

New in version 6.9.0.0 (August 4th, 2014)

  • Change:
  • GUI - Make text background transparent graph overlays, looks much better
  • GUI - Increase font size of text overlaid on graph (e.g. active power profile)
  • GUI - Change Lasso GUI start-up behavior so that it minimizes to tray and/or shows main window when appropriate
  • GUI - Make all bitsum.com links SSL, update to latest URLs
  • GUI - Replace occurrences of 'Energy Saver' with 'EnergySaver'
  • Licensing - Product activation subsystem additions and optimization
  • Licensing - Further reduce nag shown at start-up after long-term free use
  • ParkControl - Revamped ParkControl UI
  • ParkControl - Change UI behavior when power profile selection is changed with unapplied tweaks pending
  • Fix:
  • Core - Fix ProBalance restraint ended log events being written even if logging disabled
  • GUI - Fix crash seen with some types of input
  • GUI - Fix case of main window briefly appearing before being minimized to system tray (when minimize to tray is desired)
  • Addition:
  • ParkControl - Add ability to change minimum CPU frequency allowed from within dialog, instead of having to open Power Options

New in version 6.8.0.8 (July 28th, 2014)

  • Change company name from 'Bitsum' to 'Bitsum LLC'
  • Change Licensing: Reduce nag timer for long-term free users
  • Change Core: Minor adjustments

New in version 6.8.0.6 (July 2nd, 2014)

  • Change to exception handling
  • Fix to some of the static controls in About box
  • Fix to /code command line switch for unattended install

New in version 6.8.0.4 (June 9th, 2014)

  • Change: GUI: Change position of current Power Profile overlaid on graph to lower right quadrant
  • Change: GUI: Change position of Keep PC Awake timer overlaid on graph to upper right quandrant
  • Change: GUI: Remove some less than useful menu items to improve overall presentation
  • Change: GUI: Remove gaming mode from system tray menu (workstation edition)
  • Change: Core: Tweak to ProBalance behavior
  • Change: Core: General source maintenance
  • Fix: Core: Fix to recent Keep Running refactoring
  • Fix: Core: Minor fixes
  • Fix: GUI: Fix slow app init in recent builds due to large log files
  • Fix: GUI: Minor presentation fixes

New in version 6.7.0.64 (June 5th, 2014)

  • Includes changes from the previous Beta versions

New in version 6.7.0.63 Beta (June 2nd, 2014)

  • Fix issue with default CPU affinities referencing cores greater than 31 not being applied correctly.
  • Fix control tab ordering in Keep Running config dialog
  • Refactored the 'Keep Running' (auto-restart process) feature. You can now keep multiple instances of the same process running with differing command lines.

New in version 6.7.0.59 Beta (May 26th, 2014)

  • Allow IP based activation in the event DNS resolution fails

New in version 6.7.0.55 Beta (April 28th, 2014)

  • Fix failure to set governor to run as service under specific (non-system) user account. This broke a few months back.
  • Revert to older behavior of Gaming/Multimedia mode. (work in progress)
  • Language updates.

New in version 6.7.0.52 (March 24th, 2014)

  • Fix:
  • GUI: Fix behavior of double click on system tray icon in recent builds. It now does not respond to double clicks.
  • GUI: Fix Win 8.1 issue of 'zombie' processes listed
  • GUI: Fix 'Clear all' button in ProBalance exclusions dialog
  • LogViewer: Fix CSV export not compatible with Excel
  • Change:
  • LogViewer: CSV export now dumps current view, filters applied
  • LogViewer: Don't show log entries with no text translation
  • Core: Expand max size of log file before it gets rotated
  • Installer: Remove plLogToCSV demo/benchmarking tool
  • Includes changes from the previous Beta version

New in version 6.7.0.49 Beta (March 14th, 2014)

  • Fixes:
  • Core: Fix change to refresh rate was being logged even if logging was disabled
  • LogViewer: Fixes to CSV export
  • Changes:
  • LogViewer: Have export to CSV obey any current filtered log view
  • Core: Ignore some critical Comodo processes
  • Distribution: Remove ThreadRacer demo/benchmarking tool
  • GUI/Core: Remove confusing 'forced active' power profile from Energy Saver

New in version 6.7.0.42 (January 23rd, 2014)

  • GUI: Add 8 hour option to keep awake
  • GUI: Do not stop governor service when GUI is exiting.
  • Core: Improve migration of watchdog rules when updating from old version
  • Core: Restore code to migrate process watchdog rules from older versions
  • GUI: Double-click on system tray icon now opens context menu
  • GUI: Allow watchdog (advanced) process rules to be created with expired trial version
  • Build: Switch to VC10 Platform toolset, drop last bit of W2K and XP

New in version 6.7.0.31 Beta (December 18th, 2013)

  • GUI: Fix issue in last version where lodctr run could slow down every launch of the GUI when performance counters can't be successfully repaired. Now will run lodctr once more, then stop trying for future launches.
  • Core: Fix issue in recent versions where slow to initialize processes could be ignored entirely by the governor

New in version 6.7.0.28 (December 12th, 2013)

  • GUI:
  • Automatically repair performance counter registrations if found to be broken.
  • Fixes failure of CPU core utilization/parking graph to display.

New in version 6.7.0.17 Beta (December 9th, 2013)

  • Core:
  • Fix issue with 'drop one core' CPU affinity changes with ProBalance restraint
  • Change:
  • Debug output enabled
  • Languages Update several languages

New in version 6.7.0.14 (December 3rd, 2013)

  • Core:
  • Improve interoperability with Symantec security software
  • GUI:
  • Default to process icons off, due to some malfunctional third-party shell extensions trying to draw overlays on them, and crashing the Process Lasso GUI
  • Cosmetic changes to update notification dialog for unlicensed users

New in version 6.7.0.11 Beta (December 2nd, 2013)

  • Core:
  • Fix certain user-configured ProBalance CPU affinity adjustments didn't restore original affinities
  • Fix performance issue with start of GUI
  • Reduce PC energy consumption when using Keep Awake mode
  • Build:
  • Build system improvements

New in version 6.7.0.7 Beta (November 25th, 2013)

  • Core: Improve interoperability with Symantec security software
  • GUI: Default to process icons off, due to some malfunctional third-party shell extensions trying to draw overlays on them, and crashing the Process Lasso GUI

New in version 6.7.0.6 (November 18th, 2013)

  • Change:'Auto update' buttons on update notification dialogs to 'Update Now' and remove deprecated manual update option
  • GUI: Move per-process restraint count column to default position 3, instead of lost in the wilderness near position 10
  • Core: Improve performance under some scenarios
  • Update: PostUpdate.exe launched after automated update
  • Update: Fix failure to handle running logviewer.exe instance(s) on update
  • Startup: Fix inappropriate UAC elevation prompts shown at user login under some scenarios
  • Licensing: Fix error with some types of license codes

New in version 6.7.0.0 (September 25th, 2013)

  • LogViewer: Make window background standard dialog background color
  • LogViewer: Minor cosmetic and localization improvements
  • GUI: Make dark graph background fully black
  • GUI: Extended duration of 'restraint in process' system tray icon
  • GUI: Dramatically reduce frequency of 'Go Pro' dialog
  • GUI: Minor code improvements
  • Languages Update Polish, Traditional Chinese, others

New in version 6.6.1.6 (September 21st, 2013)

  • Add 'Keep PC Awake' countdown timer overlaid on graph
  • GUI: Add 'Disable' option to Keep PC awake timer
  • GUI: Fix newly specified disallowed process would not be immediately saved
  • GUI: Fix GUI bug when trying to select cores 32 and above
  • GUI: Selection of new current CPU affinity wouldn't initialize affinity selection dialog with current CPU affinity
  • GUI: Selection of new default CPU affinity wouldn't initialize affinity selection dialog with existing default CPU affinity
  • GUI: Fix affinity selection dialog CPU checkbox controls overlapped a pixel
  • Core Work around another Symantec (NIS) process that has 'tamper detection' issues
  • Core: Allow preservation of CPU affinities in excess of current system CPU count
  • Installer Don't create a start menu short-cut for 'Reset to defaults'
  • GUI: Additional minor changes
  • Languages Updated Simplified Chinese, Serbian, German, Italian, and others

New in version 6.6.1.0 (September 5th, 2013)

  • LogViewer:
  • Move Log Viewer resources to primary resource module
  • Add 'Emit log to CSV' menu option to stand-alne Log Viewer
  • GUI:
  • Fixes to recent changes in the Energy Saver configuration dialog
  • Fix system tray icon menu setting could have two choices checked, when they are mutually exclusive
  • Fix 'reset window positions' may have mispositioned controls around the lower tab
  • Other window management and painting adjustments and optimizations
  • Don't force graph legend visible after graph is toggled on
  • GUI/LogViewer:
  • Fix order of log entries when filtered (were ascending instead of descending)
  • Fix to real-time update of log listview in filtered view (new matching log events may not have been shown due to a character case issue)
  • Updater:
  • Fix srvstub.exe not included in automated updater (prior fix to it not propogated if auto updated)

New in version 6.6.0.92 (August 29th, 2013)

  • Fix some GUI child window painting anomalies (e.g. log filter edit box not visible until clicked on)
  • Fix a problematic condition when relaunching the governor after a fatal crash (recommended update to v6.5+)
  • Fix to a synchronization object, though no real effect
  • Update French

New in version 6.6.0.90 (August 26th, 2013)

  • New stand-alone log viewer, logviewer.exe, allows for fully resizable view of full or filtered process activity log in real-time
  • Fix:
  • Fix failure to sign TestLasso.exe
  • Fix failure to demarcate secondary copies of the menu items 'Elevate' and 'Manage processes of all users'
  • Change:
  • Switched to standard CPU affinity selection dialog, expanded support to 64 cores in this external utility
  • Build Verify digital certificate of all modules before packaging
  • GUI - Energy Saver dialog improvements
  • Energy Saver improvements
  • GUI:
  • Remove menu item 'Show [log] grid lines', now always show
  • Includes changes from the previous Beta version

New in version 6.6.0.81 Beta (August 19th, 2013)

  • Run elevated by default
  • Work continues on Energy Saver improvements
  • Language updates
  • GUI:
  • Fix a cosmetic issue in the process listview where some processes may have missing fields
  • Remove Energy Saver exclusions. Users who need this rare feature should simply define them as game processes and check to turn off Energy Saver during gaming mode

New in version 6.6.0.78 (August 11th, 2013)

  • GUI:
  • Don't exit activation dialog on activation failure

New in version 6.6.0.77 Beta (August 10th, 2013)

  • GUI:
  • Fixed an issue launching some external tools when silent updates are enabled
  • Improved memory load bar graph painting so that it's more accurate at certain sizes

New in version 6.6.0.75 Beta (August 5th, 2013)

  • GUI:
  • Expanded width of memory load dashed blue line on graph (experimental)
  • Move log filter to the right, remove 'buy now' button

New in version 6.6.0.73 Beta (August 2nd, 2013)

  • GUI:
  • Added 'Emit log to CSV' menu option to emit process actions log to a CSV file in real time
  • Logger:
  • Use a mutex to better synchronize local log reads and writes
  • PLLogToCSV:
  • Add '/clear' command line parameter to optionally clear the log after dumping to CSV
  • InstallHelper:
  • Encapsulate governor service pathname in quotes
  • Languages:
  • Update German

New in version 6.6.0.72 (July 22nd, 2013)

  • GUI: Re-enable 'Core Engine Not Running!' text on graph when core engine isn't running
  • Core: Reduced CPU utilization of the governor when many processes are outside management scope
  • Core: When dumping log to CSV, skip entries whose action has no string defined
  • Core: Improved behavior when ProBalance is toggled off while there are restrained processes
  • GUI: Limit scope of DEL keyboard shortcut (only in all or active processes listview)
  • GUI: Change terminate confirmation message box so that default button is 'NO'
  • Languages Update Chinese Traditional

New in version 6.6.0.67 Beta (July 20th, 2013)

  • GUI:
  • Fix filename column wasn't populated in last final version
  • 'Export LOG to CSV' now also grabs archived log files too

New in version 6.6.0.65 Beta (July 19th, 2013)

  • GUI:
  • Added log filter, allowing easy searching or filtering the log!
  • Change terminate confirmation message box so that default button is 'NO'
  • Package:
  • New PLLogToCSV utility, converts all log files to a CSV!

New in version 6.6.0.63 Beta (July 15th, 2013)

  • Core:
  • Added toggle to allow matching of ProBalance exclusions by pathnames
  • Handle case of system date/time moved backwards after a process launch, causing process runtime to show wrong in 'termination' log events
  • Default priority log action type was wrong
  • GUI:
  • Added 'clear all' button to ProBalance exclusions dialog
  • Added 'match pathnames' checkbox to ProBalance exclusions dialog
  • Begun implementation of log filter edit box (not yet exposed on GUI)
  • Always show Energy Saver dialog on toggle on
  • Adjustments to solicitation dialog
  • Minidumps turned back on for all betas (off for finals) from this point forward
  • Fix and improve registry key deletion detection and notification (e.g. our key deleted by a registry cleaner)
  • The usual collection of obsessive micro-optimizations

New in version 6.6.0.60 (July 11th, 2013)

  • GUI: Added new log filter for easy searching and filtering of the displayed process log entries
  • GUI: Fix a user reported crash
  • Core: Crash dumps disabled in final build
  • GUI: Improve graph tooltip text alignment within window

New in version 6.6.0.59 Beta (July 10th, 2013)

  • Fix minor cosmetic issue when upgrading from very old versions and the core engine is configured as a service
  • Fix issue where average historical process CPU utilization as shown in termination log events could be represented as '1.#J', a floating point notation
  • Refactored more highly trafficked code blocks for increased efficiency
  • Improved error handling on log write failure
  • After so many sequential non-sharing errors while trying to write to the log, give up for the duration of the instance
  • Remove an unnecessary refresh/repaint of the graph legend
  • Set elevation state to true when the user checks 'Manage processes of all users', so that the user doesn't have to toggle both

New in version 6.6.0.57 Beta (July 9th, 2013)

  • Experimental fixes to some user reported crashes

New in version 6.6.0.56 (July 5th, 2013)

  • GUI: Fix application power profile dialog full clear would not immediately save
  • Core: Minor fix to Energy Saver when used with non-idle power profiles
  • Core: Disallow Energy Saver when Governor running as a service (can't detect idle time correctly)
  • Core: Improve Energy Saver logging
  • Core: Disable logging of process launches and terminations by default
  • GUI: Several code optimizations
  • GUI: Show additional log entry types
  • GUI: Show version number in log
  • GUI: Show governor refresh rate log events

New in version 6.6.0.54 (July 5th, 2013)

  • GUI: Could inappropriately restart the governor after it was stopped by the user
  • GUI: Fix to Clear Log's thoroughness
  • Core: Fix issue in top level exception handler appearing in .48
  • Core: Exception handler will now let you explore to the dump
  • Core: Don't set high I/O priority for core engine
  • Core: Priority class of governor children (e.g. keep running, watchdog restart/execute) now set to normal priority class
  • GUI: Show additional governor startup log entries
  • GUI: Several code optimizations
  • Core: Show version number in log
  • Core: Show governor refresh rate log events
  • Core: Several code optimizations
  • Core: Decreased memory footprint slightly
  • Core: Replaced process tracking meta-container with a more optimal data structure, improves efficiency (even further reduced CPU utilization)
  • rcTools: Major improvements to our in house localization tools
  • Languages: Updates to German, Italian, Chinese, and others

New in version 6.6.0.48 (July 1st, 2013)

  • Fix to 'Reset all configuration to defaults'
  • Minor cosmetic changes

New in version 6.6.0.41 Beta (July 1st, 2013)

  • Add new watchdog action: Launch/execute a command!
  • Force process icons to repaint under some circumstances
  • Improvements to Watchdog configuration dialog
  • Allow more process icons to load faster during first start
  • Do not try to restart governor service after abnormal termination
  • Ensure processes are fully initialized before we mess with them
  • Do not try to recover from errors, dump and exit
  • Updates to Traditional Chinese

New in version 6.6.0.37 Beta (June 28th, 2013)

  • Increase time system tray balloon notification for updates is displayed to 20 seconds
  • Force process icons to refresh (otherwise their painting may get out of sync and they might appear mismatched)

New in version 6.6.0.35 Beta (June 27th, 2013)

  • Silent updates! Hide download window for automated updates, making them truly silent (though see next item)
  • Re-enable system tray balloon after an automated update, since there may otherwise not be any indication. Can be disabled by setting HKLM\Software\ProcessLasso\(dword)DisablePostUpdateNotify=1

New in version 6.6.0.33 Beta (June 24th, 2013)

  • Core: Implement 'reduce CPU affinity by one random core during ProBalance restraint'
  • Core: Micro-optimizations
  • GUI: Several improvements to ProBalance Configuration Dialog
  • Languages Updates to Polish and others

New in version 6.6.0.30 (June 24th, 2013)

  • GUI: Check 'None' when no application power profile selected
  • GUI: Fix current 'Avoid non-physical cores' current CPU affinity was acting as persistent
  • GUI: Fix 'exit core engine too?' message shown on GUI self-restart on elevation change
  • Core Fix 'log power profile change events' not behaving as expected, nor had full coverage of all pertainent log events
  • All: Fix Norton Internet Security's tamper detection triggering when Process Lasso merely looks at its processes
  • CPUEater: Improvements to accuracy of responsiveness metric
  • CPUEater: Rewrote 'Wall of Text' on CPU Eater
  • GUI: Major improvements to accuracy of our unique PC responsiveness metric shown on graph
  • GUI: Improved responsiveness of the GUI itself during unmitigated high loads
  • GUI: Reset memory page priority when a persistent memory prioriy removed
  • GUI: A few small optimizations
  • GUI: Rename 'Configuration and Log' sub-menu to 'File'
  • GUI: Remove 'Run GUI and core engine' at lesser priority classes, as we have them tuned to be just right, and rules can over-ride anyway
  • Logger: Fix to log file pruning
  • Logger: Misc adjustments
  • Languages Updates to Serbian and others

New in version 6.6.0.18 (June 17th, 2013)

  • GUI: Fix failure to toggle 'log all executed processes'
  • GUI: Fix new automated update checkbox on update dialog would always appear unticked
  • GUI: Fix default memory priorities configuration dialog 'Remove' and 'Clear' not persisting
  • GUI: Minor fix to the attributes of some configuration dialogs
  • GUI: Fix issue where saved main window state (e.g. maximized) could be lost, but position retained, when user closed the GUI without ever opening main window
  • Updater: Fix an errant license expired message seen during some automated updates
  • GUI: Enable previously disabled watchdog rules with CPU affinity actions and virtual memory thresholds
  • GUI: Remove arg0 (pathname) from process launch log entry command lines to improve clarity
  • GUI: Remove process memory page priorities 6 and 7 since they aren't intended for application use
  • GUI: Minor misc
  • Languages Update Serbian, Japanese

New in version 6.6.0.12 (June 13th, 2013)

  • New range specification in CPU affinities, e.g 0;2-4 for processors 0;2;3;4
  • All: Add termination log entry type
  • GUI: Add 'automatic updates' checkbox to update dialogs for quick application of silent, automated updates for future events
  • Core: Fix Energy Saver non-idle power profile initial change upon toggle during core engine session
  • Core: Fix 32-bit edition watchdog rules broken in v6.5. The 64-bit edition was not affected.
  • GUI: Fixes and enhancements to GUI and Governor startup configuration and toggles
  • GUI: Fix single process selection context menu's foreground boost exclusion check state
  • GUI: Fix governor status monitoring in certain multi-user environments
  • GUI: Fix old log events might be taken into consideration with regards to process restraint history on initial load
  • GUI: Fix secondary non-applicable events showing up in some graph tooltips, might appear as duplicated process name
  • InstallHelper: Fixes to installer command line specification of GUI and Governor startup type
  • InstallHelper: Force GUI to start with elevated permissions when Governor run as a service under *all* scenarios
  • ThreadRacer: Fix a cosmetic defect on stop
  • GUI: Simplification and re-organization of process context menus
  • GUI: Move log options submenu to 'Configuration and Log' menu
  • GUI: Further improve accuracy of restraint history
  • GUI: Re-enable system tray notifications
  • GUI: Remove 'power profile' prefix from active power profile display overlaid on graph
  • GUI: Named memory priorities in process context menu
  • GUI: Prune resource modules
  • GUI: New code signing certificate
  • GUI: Speed response time of change to system tray icon to reflect Governor running status
  • GUI: Standardized single and multi-selection context menu item titles
  • InstallHelper: Improvements to management of GUI and Governor startup type
  • All: Code optimizations
  • Updater: Change initial updater check interval to every 7 days for final builds, 2 days for beta builds
  • Core: ProBalance ignore processes of non-normal CPU priority class now only applies to CPU priority adjustments by ProBalance. Other adjustments, such as CPU affinity, will still be made.
  • Core: Add another Symantec process known to have interoperability issues with regards to its tamper detection
  • Package: Renewed code signing certificate

New in version 6.6.0.5 Beta (June 11th, 2013)

  • Fix 32-bit edition watchdog rules broken in v6.5. The 64-bit edition was not affected.
  • Fix a cosmetic defect on stop
  • Named memory priorities in process context menu

New in version 6.6.0.1 Beta (June 10th, 2013)

  • Fix governor status monitoring in certain multi-user environments
  • Add termination log entry type
  • Add 'automatic updates' checkbox to update dialogs for quick application of silent, automated updates for future events
  • Simplification and re-organization of process context menus
  • Move log options submenu to 'Configuration and Log' menu
  • New code signing certificate
  • Speed response time of change to system tray icon to reflect Governor running status
  • Standardized single and multi-selection context menu item titles
  • Change initial updater check interval to every 7 days for final builds, 2 days for beta builds
  • ProBalance ignore processes of non-normal CPU priority class now only applies to CPU priority adjustments by ProBalance. Other adjustments, such as CPU affinity, will still be made.
  • Renewed code signing certificate

New in version 6.5.0.25 Beta (June 7th, 2013)

  • Fixes to installer command line specification of GUI and Governor startup type
  • Fixes and enhancements to GUI and Governor startup configuration and toggles
  • Fix single process selection context menu's foreground boost exclusion check state
  • Core Fix Energy Saver non-idle power profile initial change upon toggle during core engine session
  • New range specification in CPU affinities, e.g 0;2-4 for processors 0;2;3;4

New in version 6.5.0.21 Beta (June 5th, 2013)

  • Replicate log options submenu to 'Configuration and Log' menu
  • Remove 'power profile' prefix from active power profile display overlaid on graph
  • Remove deprecated 'Show ballon notifications' option from Options menu
  • Prune resource module
  • Fix Energy Saver non-idle power profile initial change upon toggle during core engine session
  • Add another Symantec process known to have interoperability issues with regards to its tamper detection

New in version 6.5.0.20 (June 1st, 2013)

  • This build fixes up some lingering problems with the new 64-bit CPU affinity bitmasks introduced throughout Process Lasso in v6.5.0.18
  • GUI: Fix to cancel/close of all CPU affinity selection dialogs
  • GUI: Fix to ProBalance configuration dialog affinity selection
  • All: Fix to 32-bit build watchdog rules

New in version 6.5.0.16 (May 31st, 2013)

  • Added support for 64-bit (64 core) CPU affinity masks throughout and expanded core selection dialogs
  • Core: Fix to prevent sleep modes (e.g. allow display sleep, but disallow system sleep)
  • Core: Fix to Energy Saver non-idle forced power profile inappropriately applied on governor start when energy saver toggled off
  • GUI: Fix failure to clear log when a global log folder is configured
  • GUI: Fix cases of process icon mismatch
  • Launcher: Fix failure to run task in Task Scheduler as opposed to directly launch when started manually
  • InstallHelper: Fix default log path when user opts to use a global log folder
  • Installer: Fix CPUEater.exe not validly signed
  • GUI: Performance optimizations to GUI's 'sleep state' when main window not visible
  • Change Languages: French, Italian, Serbian

New in version 6.5.0.11 Beta (May 27th, 2013)

  • Product activator made a little more robust and reliable
  • Fix a failure to persist memory type attribute for some watchdog rules

New in version 6.5.0.9 Beta (May 21st, 2013)

  • (WiP) Refactoring of Watchdog code to support new action types, to be announced soon

New in version 6.5.0.7 Beta (May 20th, 2013)

  • Corrected a layout defect in default affinity dialog
  • Improve behavior when logical core count exceeds maximum that can be shown on affinity selection dialogs
  • Expand affinity selection dialogs to 64 logical cores
  • Transition to 64-bit CPU affinity bitmasks throughout to support 64 logical cores

New in version 6.5.0.3 Beta (May 18th, 2013)

  • Fix to user-invoked 'Keep PC Awake' timers
  • Remove CDN references
  • Updated French language

New in version 6.5.0.2 (May 15th, 2013)

  • Change Languages:
  • German, Italian, Japanese
  • Fix Installer:
  • Minor fix to installer regarding German language

New in version 6.5.0.0 (May 15th, 2013)

  • Additions:
  • New flat file log format that improves the logging performance, particularly noticeable while in the GUI
  • New log file rotation allows archiving of old log files, improved pruning performance, and faster log load by the GUI since the current log can be smaller
  • Add distinct polling interval setting for governor and GUI
  • Enumerate all log entry types
  • Add active processes column selection to View menu (can also right-click on tab to select)
  • Add check to make sure nobody has disabled the Performance Data Helper for system services (e.g. Processor) that we may monitor
  • Added back debug log toggle in beta versions after code refinement
  • Additional logging optimizations
  • Fixes:
  • Fix flicker sometimes seen in actions log listview header
  • Fix failure to properly manage parking of some power profiles
  • Fix EnergySaver forced non-idle power profile not switching to that power profile on startup
  • EnergySaver non-idle power profile was not being forced during startup
  • Fix header of log listview in GUI could appear incorrectly painted or blank
  • Fixes to watchdog configuraton dialog
  • Fix View menu column selection submenu not working in activated installs
  • Fix case where memory metric columns may have appeared blank
  • Fix 'Log application power profile change events' toggle
  • Fix case of application power profiles not reverted when the core engine terminates if target processes are still running
  • Handle some anomalous configuration scenarios
  • Fix Energy Saver non-idle power profile initial switch when core started
  • Changes:
  • Refactored code in the primary process enumeration loop to improve efficiency
  • Show hard page faults by default
  • Report hard page faults in page faults column (ignoring soft page faults)
  • Show hard page faults and hard page fault delta columns by default
  • Adjust display behavior of 0 for some fields (empty instead of 0, as is the standard)
  • Re-enable process icons by default
  • Allow matching process power profile [wildcards] to pathnames as well as PL-basename notation
  • Hide log entries with no defined textual description of action
  • Remove deprecated ProBalance defaults check
  • Optimize system tray balloon notification thread
  • Log can now be written and read at the same time, given the new flat format and file rotation
  • Restraint history seconds abbreviation included in process listview
  • Added more strings for log action types
  • Improved precision of per-process ProBalance restraint historical time
  • Don't show system tray balloon tip when automated updates are enabled
  • Reduce logging depth options to 'pruned' or 'not pruned'
  • Restore warning message overlaid on graph when governor not running
  • List some processes previously ignored
  • Cosmetic and menu changes
  • Add 100ms polling interval option for governor
  • Dynamically disable non-applicable log context menu items
  • Show more previously ignored (protected or tamper protected) processes when 'ignore problematic processes' is false
  • Act on some processes not previously allowed to be acted on when 'ignore problematic processes' is unchecked
  • General code optimizations and improvements
  • Add several new log entry types
  • Double click will also open context menus (continued change proliferating)
  • Enable logging of new process executions by default
  • Remove inter-process pipes, replaced with log backed mechanism
  • Move the configuration file to a subfolder of its own so that folder change notification events used to detect configuration changes fire only when the configuration has actually changed
  • Move the log files to a subfolder of their own
  • Reduced disk accesses
  • Performance improvements
  • Use VC9 platform toolset on 32-bit builds (only), restoring compatibility with W2K and XP pre-SP2
  • Many optimizations
  • Languages Chinese Simplified, Japanese, Italian, French

New in version 6.4.0.1 Beta (May 8th, 2013)

  • New flat file log format that improves the logging performance, particularly noticeable while in the GUI
  • New log file rotation allows archiving of old log files, improved pruning performance, and faster log load by the GUI since the current log can be smaller
  • Add distinct polling interval setting for governor and GUI
  • Enumerate all log entry types
  • Add active processes column selection to View menu (can also right-click on tab to select)
  • Add check to make sure nobody has disabled the Performance Data Helper for system services (e.g. Processor) that we may monitor
  • Added back debug log toggle in beta versions after code refinement
  • Additional logging optimizations
  • Fix failure to properly manage parking of some power profiles
  • Fix EnergySaver forced non-idle power profile not switching to that power profile on startup
  • EnergySaver non-idle power profile was not being forced during startup
  • Fix header of log listview in GUI could appear incorrectly painted or blank
  • Fix View menu column selection submenu not working in activated installs
  • Improved precision of per-process ProBalance restraint historical time
  • Don't show system tray balloon tip when automated updates are enabled
  • Reduce logging depth options to 'pruned' or 'not pruned'
  • Restore warning message overlaid on graph when governor not running
  • List some processes previously ignored
  • Cosmetic and menu changes
  • Add 100ms polling interval option for governor
  • Dynamically disable non-applicable log context menu items
  • Show more previously ignored (protected or tamper protected) processes when 'ignore problematic processes' is false
  • Act on some processes not previously allowed to be acted on when 'ignore problematic processes' is unchecked
  • General code optimizations and improvements
  • Fix Energy Saver non-idle power profile initial switch when core started
  • Add several new log entry types
  • Double click will also open context menus (continued change proliferating)
  • Enable logging of new process executions by default
  • Remove inter-process pipes, replaced with log backed mechanism
  • Move the configuration file to a subfolder of its own so that folder change notification events used to detect configuration changes fire only when the configuration has actually changed
  • Move the log files to a subfolder of their own
  • Reduced disk accesses
  • Performance improvements
  • Use VC9 platform toolset on 32-bit builds (only), restoring compatibility with W2K and XP pre-SP2
  • Many optimizations

New in version 6.0.3.5 Beta (April 13th, 2013)

  • Fix failure to properly manage parking of some power profiles
  • Code optimizations and cleanup
  • Cosmetic and menu changes
  • Add 100ms polling interval option for governor
  • Add distint polling interval setting for governor and GUI

New in version 6.0.3.3 Beta (April 9th, 2013)

  • Fix language given on installer command line (required numeric code page for previous versions)
  • Fix to error condition on some small percentage of NT 5.x (e.g. 2K/XP) systems, possibly running specific third-party apps or drivers, when 'Show per-core CPU utilization' is ticked. This can cause substantially delayed start of the GUI and/or excessive resource consumption.

New in version 6.0.3.1 Beta (April 8th, 2013)

  • Allow wildcards for application power profiles
  • Solution/project restructuring
  • Language updates

New in version 6.0.2.96 (April 6th, 2013)

  • Fix ParkControl message box when user hits OK without applying, now exits after user chooses yes to apply
  • Fix a very rare crash in the GUI that could occur as it starts up
  • Newly improved minidumps
  • Kill the debug log to reduce CPU utilization in betas (may be forcibly enabled or disabled on whim in betas)
  • Remove option to toggle debug log
  • Remove option 'place technical columns first' (users can always re-arrange columns themselves, changes in column order and width will be preserved)
  • View menu item position shifts
  • Code optimizations
  • Use new application icon of a car (parked)
  • Language updates

New in version 6.0.2.82 (March 28th, 2013)

  • Add option to toggle beta version debug log (off by default), hidden in final builds
  • Fix missing string in special processes action confirmation message
  • Fix preservation of child windows for some arrangements that broke after v6.0.2.48
  • Fix to automated update on some systems (won't be seen until update *from* fixed build)
  • Make minimum max log lines 500 and remove deprecated '100' menu item
  • Decrease maximum log lines shown in actions view to conserve resoures
  • Adjust debug output code
  • Remove 'system operations' menu
  • Code optimizations
  • Debugging Turn off frame pointer optimizations for improved call stack analysis when evaluating minidumps
  • Debugging Reduce size of minidumps for easier and more frequent submission

New in version 6.0.2.76 (March 24th, 2013)

  • Fix new elevation state change mechanism's self-restart showing exit confirmation message box, which interferred with the self-restart
  • Fix /showwindow command line switch of GUI
  • Fix to preservation and management of startup configuration in NT6+
  • Misc improvements and optimizations
  • Adjustments to many strings
  • Remove submenus from main Options menu for easier finding of configuration dialogs
  • Remove topmost style from automated update download progress dialog
  • Include CHM docs
  • Only enable minidumps for beta versions
  • Language updates

New in version 6.0.2.74 (March 22nd, 2013)

  • Fix GDI handle leak in GUI that started in 6.0.2.66 with core parking display (could cause GUI to stall, and larger display painting problems)
  • Don't invoke Install Helper dialog on manual elevation state change, simply toggle it, reconfigure start items, and relaunch
  • Remove 'Apply' button from Energy Saver dialog, and instead switch power profiles as the user selects one
  • Change parked core color
  • Fix /showwindow
  • Adjusted compiler settings a bit for a marginal increase in performance
  • Add debug output for config file change event signal and rework a bit of the change detection code
  • Many misc. revisions
  • Add Energy Saver to force active (non-idle) power profile, as opposed to relying on current user setting
  • Languages Language updates

New in version 6.0.2.73 Beta (March 21st, 2013)

  • Fix failure of GUI to start at user login in 2K/XP/2003 under some configurations (background core engine would start fine)

New in version 6.0.2.69 Beta (March 20th, 2013)

  • Don't invoke Install Helper dialog on manual elevation state change, simply toggle it, reconfigure start items, and relaunch
  • Remove 'Apply' button from Energy Saver dialog, and instead switch power profiles as the user selects one
  • Fix /showwindow
  • Many misc. revisions
  • Add Energy Saver to force active (non-idle) power profile, as opposed to relying on current user setting
  • Language updates

New in version 6.0.2.67 Beta (March 19th, 2013)

  • Fix flash of main window when starting up after being closed while maximized (maximized state is still restored)

New in version 6.0.2.66 (March 17th, 2013)

  • Added the real-time CPU utilization and core parking display from Process Lasso's GUI
  • Show core parking status by in core utilization bar graphs
  • Added physical CPU count to status bar
  • Change Process Lasso main icon
  • Other misc adjustments and fixes
  • Revert a prior adjustment to the listview process icon management

New in version 6.0.2.62 (March 14th, 2013)

  • Adjustments to debug log (only enabled for beta builds)
  • Fix new Keep PC Awake timers
  • List processes that have no accessible base module pathname

New in version 6.0.2.59 Beta (March 10th, 2013)

  • Clear debug log every instance
  • Add debug output of ignored processes and rationale for ignoring
  • Change debug log format

New in version 6.0.2.58 (March 10th, 2013)

  • Remove warning/confirmation when opening the watchdog configuration dialog
  • Fix some system tray menu items for timed keep PC awake were not functional
  • Language updates

New in version 6.0.2.56 (March 7th, 2013)

  • Added manual keep PC awake for timed periods
  • Added new option to show previously hidden processes, Ignore Problematic Processes (defaults to true)
  • Added new debug log (not yet used extensively)
  • Add confirmation prompt when resetting defaults from start menu
  • Re-enable interprocess pipe (maintenance continues here)
  • Several internal changes
  • Cosmetic and string changes
  • Change core utilization graph minimum size and per-core bar width for most systems
  • Remove a confusing 'Restore Defaults' menu option that referred to ProBalance defaults; the global configuration reset still exists
  • Added manual warning if process could not be terminated
  • Removed informative warning when running governor in system context instead of as a specific user (as a service)
  • Disable Back button when only second dialog invoked (e.g. elevation setting change)
  • Languages Updated several languages

New in version 6.0.2.51 Beta (March 4th, 2013)

  • Added manual keep PC awake for timed periods
  • Added new option to show previously hidden processes, Ignore Probelmatic Processes (defaults to true)
  • Added new debug log (not yet used extensively)
  • Add confirmation prompt when resetting defaults from start menu
  • Re-enable interprocess pipe (maintenance continues here)
  • Several internal changes
  • Cosmetic and string changes
  • Remove a confusing 'Restore Defaults' menu option that referred to ProBalance defaults; the global configuration reset still exists
  • [beta2beta]Remove a debug message that would emit lots of new entires in the log when hovering over the graph
  • Removed informative warning when running governor in system context instead of as a specific user (as a service)
  • Disable Back button when only second dialog invoked (e.g. elevation setting change)
  • Updated a few languages

New in version 6.0.2.48 (February 26th, 2013)

  • Change: Added inverse operator to wildcards ('!' or '~' must prefix the wildcard string)
  • Change: Enabled wildcard comparison on usernames in ProBalance exclusions
  • Change GUI: Expanded minimum per-core utilization view horizontal size
  • Change Installer: Minor adjustments
  • Change Languages: Updated German, Polish, Italian, Finnish, others..

New in version 6.0.2.45 Beta (February 20th, 2013)

  • Added inverse operator to wildcards ('!' or '~' must prefix the wildcard string)
  • Don't restore window state, an attempt to fix the GUI flash some see at launch
  • Expanded minimum per-core utilization view horizontal size
  • Updated German, Polish, Italian, others

New in version 6.0.2.44 (January 16th, 2013)

  • Improvements of interoperability with Windows recovery mechanisms when service failure occurs
  • Better service coordinator process description for use when running the core engine as a service
  • Several unspecified changes and improvements ongoing
  • Removed a couple deprecated languages
  • Cleanup a couple more deprecated resource modules
  • Make sure srvstub and bitsums are updated (service support) since they have changed
  • Double the max length of time we wait for termination of processes to be updated, for high load situations
  • Fixes automated update in XP (will be seen working again in next update)
  • Fixes theoretical failure to use localized auto update download progress dialog
  • Fix compatibility with CPUs that don't support SSE or SSE2
  • Fix main window position not preserved

New in version 6.0.2.38 (January 10th, 2013)

  • Fix bug that could cause crash in governor or GUI if use used default I/O priorities AND allowed matches based on pathnames
  • Fix issue where main window would briefly show at startup before being minimized (depending on its state when you exited it)
  • A promotion dialog appearance was improved in 2K/XP
  • Least significant digit in progams list may have been inaccurate in last few versions
  • Adjustment to 'Show CPU parking in Power Options'
  • Reduced minimum allowed horizontal and vertical saved main window size by 100 pixels each (further work coming)
  • Updated Simplified Chinese
  • Updated Traditional Chinese (partly from Simplified Chinese)
  • Don't use special font for RAM Load for Chinese languages, only Japanese
  • Unpublished minor adjustments
  • Server Edition trial expiration handled more gracefully
  • Font change on CPU usage caption for Japanese, Chinese

New in version 6.0.2.34 (January 7th, 2013)

  • GUI: Fix conflict with third-party software in some Asian regions (unrelated to process adjustments, it is a bug in their application that crashes while its code is within PL's process space)
  • GUI: Fix some web links not opening in certain circumstances, especially when PL elevated, and depending on default browser and OS
  • GUI: Process shell icons not shown by default and this setting reset. See View menu to turn back on.
  • Update: Attempt to make download dialog less obtrusive when automated updates are turned on
  • Languages: More language updates

New in version 6.0.2.33 Beta (January 4th, 2013)

  • Process shell icons not shown by default again and this setting reset
  • More language updates

New in version 6.0.2.32 (January 3rd, 2013)

  • Fixed issue where default memory priorities configuration dialog would clear the list
  • Fixed an uninitialized iterator that could have caused crashes in either the GUI or core engine, theoretically
  • Changed some settings to work-around issues with some meddlesome third-party software that uses DLL injection to crash within Process Lasso
  • A couple menu items moved
  • Change copyrights to 2013 (doc refresh pending)
  • Misc Internal adjustments and fixes
  • Updated nearly all supported languages

New in version 6.0.2.30 (December 22nd, 2012)

  • Less annoying startup nag for free edition
  • Installerhelper Slight tweaks
  • All Minor tweaks and polishing to last build and start of new 'ignore excessively minor updates'
  • All Clear up releaes channel confusion
  • Build Continued minidump archival improvements

New in version 6.0.2.28c (December 22nd, 2012)

  • Refreshed list of up to date translations in a-c versions
  • Change Japanese Updated

New in version 6.0.2.28b (December 22nd, 2012)

  • Old Spanish forcibly removed - was causing crashing where it still existed
  • Languages Russian, Simplified Chinese no longer marked out of date

New in version 6.0.2.28a (December 22nd, 2012)

  • Fixed priority class string too long cauusing crash
  • Chinese-Simplifed Updated

New in version 6.0.2.28 (December 22nd, 2012)

  • Core Full 'Sticky' (default) Memory Priority support
  • ParkControl Added function to toggle on/off core parking settings in Windows Power Options
  • Re-designed controls
  • Disabled controls not applicable when user changing elevation state
  • When silent, automated updates in use, update window or dialog progress is no longer shown (only balloon tip afterwards)
  • Added UAC Shield for ParkControl
  • Lots of general polishing
  • Core Numerous internal adjustments and improvements
  • Moved system shutdown function to a submenu so not to be confused with shutdown of Process Lasso
  • Re-arranged menu structure and renamed top-level submenus
  • Other internal changes and adjustments
  • Russian Updated
  • Italian Updated
  • Serbian Updated
  • Japanese Updated
  • Chinese Updated
  • Added Hungarian

New in version 6.0.2.11 Beta (December 19th, 2012)

  • Moved system shutdown function to a submenu so not to be confused with shutdown of Process Lasso
  • Other internal changes and adjustments
  • Added Hungarian

New in version 6.0.2.9 Beta (December 18th, 2012)

  • Some logic changes inside governor to improve behavior and speed
  • Change GUI Renamed some menu items
  • Addition GUI Enabled Memory Priority options - still being polished
  • Addition GUI Enabled menu option to open Windows Power Options

New in version 6.0.2.8 (December 18th, 2012)

  • French Updated
  • Japanese Updated
  • Russian Switch to alternate Russian translation using text files
  • Fix bad looking shell icon in .6

New in version 6.0.2.6 (December 17th, 2012)

  • v6.0.2.4 lasted just a few minutes, but the version number was incremented anyway
  • Core/GUI (6.0.2.4 problem): Disable default memory priorities while polishing continues (coming very soon)
  • Core/GUI (6.0.2.4 problem): Core engine may crash in some cases due to new default memory priority support
  • GUI: Updated Japanese

New in version 6.0.2.4 (December 17th, 2012)

  • GUI: Made minidump archives more robust
  • GUI: Default to shell icons on
  • GUI: Misc. code improvements and large amounts of regression and code review testing occurs
  • GUI: Started to move a few more Pro only features to the Free Edition
  • GUI: A lot of internal code maintenance continues
  • GUI: Don't launch CPUEater with elevation, which could cause test to fail from within product
  • Core/GUI: Misc small fixes
  • Hungarian Temporarily disabled while I work on some build issues
  • Simplified Chinese Updated

New in version 6.0.2.2 (December 10th, 2012)

  • GUI: Fix crashes seen in watchdog, disallowed processes, and other dialogs in the last final (cause was change to the MSVC++ CRT - no more trying VC11-XP without extensive regression testing)
  • Core: Fix disallowed processes wasn't working when full pathnames given and drive letter specified (was being truncated due to engine thinking a username specification followed)
  • GUI: Allow memory priorities to be set - default memory priorities currently greyed out until implementation complete
  • GUI: Added browse buttons to Disallowed Process Configuration Dialog
  • GUI: Adjust text of some process context menu items
  • GUI: Add Memory Priority column for Vista+
  • GUI: Slight code optimizations
  • GUI: On elevation request, advance to second InstallHelper dialog and invert elevation setting automatically
  • Core/GUI: Set memory priority of self
  • Serbian: Updated

New in version 6.0.1.96 (December 4th, 2012)

  • Fix stall/hang of Process Lasso GUI during user induced exit under certain scenarios
  • Fix 'unlimited' log entries setting may get lost
  • Add hard coded exclusion of winsat.exe from ProBalance restraint
  • Updated to VS2012 SP1
  • Elevation/de-elevation via main menu now invokes InstallHelper to make sure startup config is correct (no UAC prompts should appear, elevated or not)
  • Updated a few languages

New in version 6.0.1.92 (November 23rd, 2012)

  • Adjustment to system tray Exit mechanism (fix potential failure to shutdown issue)
  • Force one time reset of all saved message boxes
  • Switched back to VC11-XP
  • German Updated
  • French Updated
  • Italian Updated
  • Other languages Updated

New in version 6.0.1.91 Beta (November 19th, 2012)

  • German Updated
  • Japanese Updated
  • Adjustment to system tray Exit mechanism
  • Force one time reset of all saved message boxes

New in version 6.0.1.88 (November 16th, 2012)

  • Added option to change activation codes (in Help menu)
  • Change some ProBalance option descriptions since they now apply to more than just priority optimizations
  • Change update eligibity check message so that it is better descriptive
  • Changes to improve reliability
  • Removed a static file from automated update, reduced size and fixed error seen if 'bitsumms.exe' could not be overwritten

New in version 6.0.1.86 (November 15th, 2012)

  • Fix GUI Adjustment of shutdown code to handle cases of the governor running as a service
  • Fix GUI Fix watchdog dialog may lose % CPU or X MB setting when manipulating rules
  • Fix GUI Fix unused watchdog field may propagate from another entry when using up/down (has no functional impact)
  • Fix GUI Fix other minor issues with watchdog dialog
  • Fix Licensing Fixed some licensing message boxes had OK instead of YES/NO, as their texts indicated
  • Fix Licensing Fixed some keys that were not being processed correctly on server side (very small percent of users affected)
  • Fix GUI Fix system tray 'Shutdown Process Lasso' could fail if saved option for message box question on some systems, depending on uninitialized upper portion of a DWORD of memory - so affected users are random.
  • Change GUI Licensing changes
  • Change GUI Adjustments to some message boxes
  • Change GUI Other internal adjustments
  • Change Revision history Use javascript to hide older hidstory unless user wants to see it, to reduce clutter
  • Addition GUI Prep for new 'Run' options (not yet enabled)
  • Addition GUI Add system shutdown option to GUI application menu
  • Change GUI Sped shutdown of Process Lasso
  • Change Licensing Change some key formats for specialized users (email support@bitsum.com)
  • Change GUI Clean up log context menu, adding full process context menu to it [a]
  • Change GUI Small adjustments for pending additions
  • Change GUI Added version number to INI file for later use
  • Change GUI Increased default priority class of GUI
  • Change GUI Improvements to newly restored Windows 2000 compatibility
  • Change Hungarian Continued improvements as integration is completed
  • Change Traditional Chinese Updated
  • Change Serbian Updated
  • Change Italian Updated

New in version 6.0.1.85 Beta (November 14th, 2012)

  • Adjustment of shutdown code to handle cases of the governor running as a service
  • Fix watchdog dialog may lose % CPU or X MB setting when manipulating rules
  • Fix unused watchdog field may propagate from another entry when using up/down (has no functional impact)
  • Fix other minor issues with watchdog dialog
  • Licensing changes
  • Adjustments to some message boxes
  • Other internal adjustments
  • Use javascript to hide older hidstory unless user wants to see it, to reduce clutter
  • Updated Italian

New in version 6.0.1.76 (November 6th, 2012)

  • Added custom feature to avoid core 0 in round robin affintiy selection when used with ProBalance
  • Change GUI W2K USERS: THIS BUILD IS COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 2000 & 2000 SERVER! These will be issued from time to time, so grab them up if you are a W2K user and make your money heard through your wallet ;)
  • Change All Misc very minor tweaks and fixes throughout
  • Fix GUI Work on some of the newer languages continues
  • Fix GUI Changes to Process Lasso GUI shutdown procedure to fix system tray artifiact after attempting to close (also related to failure to close under some circumstances)
  • Fix GUI Fix issue with revision history not shown when user clicks on system tray icon
  • Addition Hungarian Added translation from Brechler Zsolt
  • Fix Russian Fixed ProBalance round-robin log entry description
  • Change Traditional Chinese Updated
  • Change Simplified Chinese Updated
  • Change German Updated
  • Change Serbian Updated

New in version 6.0.1.75 Beta (November 5th, 2012)

  • Fixed ProBalance round-robin log entry description
  • Experimental changes to Process Lasso GUI shutdown procedure to fix system tray artifiact after attempting to close (also related to failure to close under some circumstances)
  • Fix issue with revision history not shown when user clicks on system tray icon
  • Added custom feature to avoid core 0 in round robin affintiy selection when used with ProBalance
  • Added Hungarian translation
  • Updated Traditional Chinese, German and Serbian

New in version 6.0.1.74 (October 24th, 2012)

  • Fixed 'Export configuration file' would export default configuration, not actual configuration under some circumstances
  • Add ProBalance option to do a round robin CPU affinity selection on physical cores as it restrains processes
  • Added clickable system tray popup after an update - click takes you to revision history (won't show until *next* update)
  • Changed some log descriptions to be more descriptive
  • Grid lines now on by default, setting key name changed to reset everyone to new default
  • For asian languages, change fonts of both Memory Load and Per-Core % so that it fits better (vertically)
  • Change GUI (beta->beta)Revert a previous top margin change to per-core metrics
  • Added clickable system tray popup after an update - click takes you to revision history (won't show until *next* update)
  • Renamed anti-sleep system tray menu option to 'Keep PC Awake'
  • Switched self-correction (wrong bitsize) download links to CDN links (super-fast)
  • Improvements to licensing system to improve ease of use
  • Switched resource only DLLs and modules with small amounts of code back to VC9
  • Updated: German, Italian, Serbian, Russian, Polish, Finnish

New in version 6.0.1.68 (October 15th, 2012)

  • Fixed a slow GDI object leak when main window open and graph visible, under some conditions (seen as severe display corruption of the Process Lasso GUI)
  • Fix to use of critical section in the main graph window painting code (no big functional impact, but could cause problems)
  • Watchdog Dialog: After rule added, process name now always cleared so you aren't prompted if you want to store the current entry, etc...
  • Some adjustments to the process watchdog core engine logic
  • Speed start up at user login a bit
  • Improvements and standardization of some of the graph painting code
  • Some tooltip changes
  • Changed 'No default ...' to 'None' in all cases for consistency
  • Adjustments to internal logic of watchdog code - continuing refactor, wanted to test this new incarnation in beta though it should be better
  • Increased entropy of config file password digest (if one set by admin)
  • Updtae Finnish

New in version 6.0.1.63 Beta (October 11th, 2012)

  • Switched to VC11 Update 1 CTP /w NT5 target support - meaning we can now take advantage of all the great new optimizations in Microsoft's latest C++ compiler
  • Fix GUI Watchdog Dialog: After rule added, process name now always cleared so you aren't prompted if you want to store the current entry, etc...
  • Change Core Adjustments to internal logic of watchdog code - continuing refactor, wanted to test this new incarnation in beta though it should be better
  • Change GUI Increased entropy of config file password digest (if one set by admin)

New in version 6.0.1.62 (October 11th, 2012)

  • Added horizontal per-process % memory load graph to active processes (private bytes for NT6+, commit size otherwise)
  • Addition GUI Added support for optional grid lines toggle for main process view
  • Addition Docs Added preliminary documentation for Watchdog Rules syntax in configuration file
  • Fix GUI Improved appearance of per-core metrics
  • Fix GUI Fixed Watchdog Configuration dialog memory metric may not be cleared when unused for the rule while using UP/DOWN (has no functional impact)
  • Fix GUI Fixed GUI recovery system trying to relaunch governor before system shutdown is complete under some rare scenarios where the difference in notification of shutdown between the governor and GUI exceeds a certain time
  • Fix GUI Fixed several Watchdog Configuration dialog malfunctions
  • Fix GUI Fixed Watchdog Configuration UP/DOWN buttons that started malfuntioning due to a recent change that also broke other things in this dialog
  • Fix GUI Watchdog dialog would not properly add I/O priority settings
  • Fix GUI Fix watchdog dialog leaving names of processes in edit box after an add operation
  • Fix GUI Fix improper rendering when memory load graph is hidden under some circumstances
  • Fix Core Fix to 'notify' watchdog rule
  • Change All Renames watchdog rules configuration value to 'Watchdog Rules'
  • Change All Removed extended sanity checks from beta builds
  • Change Dumps Improved debugging subsystem
  • Change All Some optimizations to shared code between all of Process Lasso
  • Change GUI Force some metric for 'notify' watchdog events (reversion of a prior change)
  • hange GUI Improvements to Watchdog configuration dialog
  • Change GUI Increased what it takes to get on the Active Processes list a little
  • Change GUI Increased responsive time of governor watch thread, in the case of system shutdowns
  • Change Italian Updated

New in version 6.0.1.59 Beta (October 10th, 2012)

  • Fixed several Watchdog Configuration dialog malfunctions (more coming)
  • Fixed Watchdog Configuration UP/DOWN buttons that started malfuntioning due to a recent change that also broke other things in this dialog
  • Renames watchdog rules configuration value to 'Watchdog Rules'
  • Removed extended sanity checks from beta builds
  • Improved debugging subsystem
  • Some optimizations to shared code between all of Process Lasso
  • Added support for optional grid lines toggle for main process view
  • Added preliminary documentation for Watchdog Rules syntax

New in version 6.0.1.57 Beta (October 8th, 2012)

  • Added horizontal per-process % memory load graph to active processes (private bytes for NT6+, commit size otherwise)
  • Force some metric for 'notify' watchdog events (reversion of a prior change)
  • Improvements to Watchdog configuration dialog
  • Watchdog dialog would not properly add I/O priority settings

New in version 6.0.1.55 Beta (October 8th, 2012)

  • Fix watchdog dialog leaving names of processes in edit box after an add operation
  • Fix to 'notify' watchdog rule

New in version 6.0.1.53 Beta (October 8th, 2012)

  • Fix improper rendering when memory load graph is hidden under some circumstances
  • Increased responsive time of governor watch thread, in the case of system shutdowns

New in version 6.0.1.52 (October 8th, 2012)

  • Fix problem in previous build - main window always opening when Process Lasso GUI started (annoyed some users)
  • Fixed bad timestamping description on 64-bit server installer setup EXE
  • Improved capability for processlasso.exe itself (not launcher) to, when launched, tell an existing instance to open its main window

New in version 6.0.1.50 (October 5th, 2012)

  • Fix to a shared function determining elevation state desired by user
  • Several non-critical elevation related fixes due to misnamed external manifest being referenced
  • InstallHelper Preserves elevation and other startup config state settings more accurately
  • Fix bottom row of memory load graph not being painted sometimes
  • Add new launcher for Process Lasso's GUI to handle invoking existing session instance, or inducing a new one
  • Show 'Preventing PC Sleep' over the GUI when the user is using the temporary 'prevent PC from sleeping' option of the GUI
  • Fixed failure to run under XP (NT5) and below
  • Fixed failure of per-core metrics in some recent builds that had debug code
  • When saved child window positions reset, also force graph visibility setting reset, else can have unpainted but shown child graph windows
  • Allow full wildcards for some watchdog rules
  • For betas, let user know that beta updates are forced on via message box
  • Launching GUI will now bring any previous instance in that session to foreground
  • Only prevent broad scope on watchdog entries for non-harmful action types
  • Misc small optimizations throughout

New in version 6.0.1.43 Beta (October 4th, 2012)

  • Fixed inability to add 'log occurrence' events to Watchdog dialog
  • Show 'Preventing PC Sleep' over the GUI when the user is using the temporary 'prevent PC from sleeping' option of the GUI
  • Updated Italian

New in version 6.0.1.42 (October 1st, 2012)

  • Added temporary rule to system tray and main menu, 'Force PC to stay awake'. This prevents the PC from sleeping while the GUI is running - until that option is unchecked. It does NOT persist when Process Lasso restarts.
  • Process Lasso Window state (e.g. maximized) could be unnecessarily lost after some Process Lasso updates due to change in number of child windows - now is preserved
  • Disable solitician dialog at startup while it undergoes maintenance
  • Further improved painting of memory load graph
  • Change process context menu to give top-level access to 'Prevent sleep when running', made copy of those more granular anti-sleep menu items in 'less common actions'
  • Remove license revalidation, now that it served its purpose
  • Disable double click on memory load graph to hide it, until we standardize behavior across new controls
  • Force reset of listview column positions and states due to changes in prior build
  • Remove licensee name from About dialog if not known (activation code identifies license)
  • Include CHM Docs in Server Edition
  • Updated: Russian, Serbian

New in version 6.0.1.36 (September 25th, 2012)

  • Some processes not terminated or restarted in a timely manner despite being target of a watchdog rule (due to 'polite' termination attempt).
  • Fixed problem with memory load top overlapping its background group control after a size change
  • Fix per-core metrics turned off if any data is unavailable during startup, sometimes resulting in a corrupted right side of graph
  • Experimental painting adjustments for some non-compositing (mostly XP) systems showing artifacts
  • Fix error that caused empty per-core % time utilized graphs to, rarely, be shown a minority of non-English NT5 systems that didn't meet the pre-requisites
  • Fixed Watchdog Dialog assigning 'Working Set' to run regardless of actual user selection
  • Removed unimplemented options, preparing for next final
  • Added shell icons to complimentary executable modules, such as QuickUpgrade and InstallHelper
  • Removed start at login context menu items - at least for now - keeping our focus dedicated.
  • Removed all code to manage processes start at login. Specialied utilies can do this, and Windows itself.
  • Launch InstallHelper.exe in a non-blocking way, then handle its exit code when it is done (for 'Reconfigure the way Process Lasso starts')
  • Further painting adjustments for non-composited dekstops (for internal and external testing purposes prior to finalization)
  • Strings finalized for translators to begin work
  • Move Private Bytes beside current total CPU % time graph in Active Processes tab
  • Don't show per-core metrics for single core systems
  • Don't temporarily zero per core metrics while being moved
  • Added border to per-core metrics
  • Don't clear process name control in Watchdog Dialog if entry is rejected (an annoying quirk in prior builds)
  • Enhanced rule verification while intiially adding to dialog
  • Preserve last window state (e.g. maximized or minimized)
  • Adjustments to memory load rendering (work continues)
  • Adjustments to active processes column sizes and ordering
  • Various components reviewed and code being committed for finalization (though much work remains!)
  • Adjusted graph click behavior (more work coming)
  • Made white default color scheme
  • Adjustments and optimizations to vertical array of progress bars control (thus all instances of it)
  • Dynamic size per-core metric graph (grows or shrinks depending on number of cores)
  • Moved per-core CPU % utilization to left, outside main graph - has a flicker in this beta
  • Improved efficiency of graph painting in some situations
  • Graph now 'feels' more smooth
  • Changed apperance of graph (reduced background lines)
  • Server Edition governor and GUI instances now manages all users by default
  • Removed CHM download prompt for registered users (replacing it)
  • Spanish enabled - about 60% complete now - experimental/testing
  • Italian Updated
  • German Updated
  • Chinese-Simplified Updated

New in version 6.0.1.14 (September 18th, 2012)

  • Fix GUI Adjustments to system tray icon code to mitigate issue where it could become unresponsive (and static) in rare scanarios
  • hange GUI This is an interim minor minor update pending larger changes in the next beta series
  • Change GUI Reduced graph lines
  • Change GUI Reduced history depth
  • Change GUI Optimizations to per-core metric display
  • Change GUI Fixed some link issues with Server Edition
  • Change GUI Added a small right border to graph tooltips
  • Change Core Adjustment to system shell icon
  • Change Japanese Updated
  • Change Languages Other updates

New in version 6.0.1.12 (September 8th, 2012)

  • Added button to ProBalance dialog to quickly change elevation configuration of Process Lasso - only shown when Process Lasso is running non-elevated
  • Added 1, 2, 3, and 4 second settings to Energy Saver combo box (though they could be typed in). It is recommended to turn Energy Saver logging off if you use aggressive settings like this.
  • Added safety mechanism to recover changed core parking parameters in rare circumstance of governor improperly terminated during a ProBalance event when core parking is set to be disabled (and that differs from the current setting)
  • Nixed remaining log messages that were emitted despite logging being disabled
  • Fix NIS 2013 tamper detection problem
  • Fix possibility of self-recovery system going haywire and causing a repeated restart of Process Lasso (under some worst case scenario)
  • Save 'someprocess.exe has been excluded from ProBalance restraint' message box 'do not show again' setting, which was formerly dependent on the actual process name in the message box
  • Change default of Energy Saver to NOT write out log events (conserves resources, and you can see the power profile change on the graph and elsewhere)
  • Change recovery mechanism on GUI (only), re-enable minidumps
  • Logging/notification action can now be added in the watchdog without any metrics other than filename given
  • Misc small optimizations
  • No longer make update dialogs a System Modal (so it won't block everything) - will be first noticed in *next* update you do *after* installing this build or later
  • French Updated
  • Italian Updated
  • German Updated
  • Serbian Updated
  • Updated bitmaps, included DLL (prepping for Spanish translation)

New in version 6.0.1.9 Beta (September 6th, 2012)

  • Added quick Start Menu shortcut to reset all Process Lasso settings to defaults (for emergency user misconfigurations)
  • Disallow or warn about overly broad rules
  • Added general warning to wathchdog dialog
  • Adjustments to Watchdog dialog (will continue this beta series)
  • When 'Reconfigure the way Process Lasso starts' selected, but no changes made, no automatic restart of Process Lasso is initiated

New in version 6.0.1.6 (September 4th, 2012)

  • Disable process icons by default in listview (can enable in View menu) - existing users retain current setting

New in version 6.0.1.5 Beta (September 3rd, 2012)

  • Added block that ParkControl is only for NT6+ (Vista or above)
  • Removed ParkControl as a Pro-only feature (this was a mistake)
  • Updated ParkControl to v1.0.0.9, with new sliders for easier understanding of the parking settings, and more
  • French translation updated

New in version 6.0.1.3 Beta (September 3rd, 2012)

  • Fixed Russian per-core metrics not showing up when they should in Vista+ (localization error) - could affect other languages
  • Fixed typo in 'muiltimedia'
  • Japanese translation updated

New in version 6.0.1.1 Beta (September 3rd, 2012)

  • MANDATE and automatically perform license eligibility check prior to update so the user is not surprised if their license has expired
  • Further improved compatibility of license revalidation with certain keys
  • Fixed issue with lost licensee names during license revalidation
  • Fixed truncated ParkControl EULA in last beta (due to embedded quotes breaking localization tools).

New in version 6.0.0.98 (August 30th, 2012)

  • Change: Chinese-Simplified Updated
  • Change: GUI Updated shell icon with graphics from Graphic Designer
  • GUI: Fix double colons shown in licensee name in About dialog
  • Core: Additional fix to core parking settings being lost in some circumstances when user has turn on the disabling of core parking during ProBalance

New in version 6.0.0.96 (August 29th, 2012)

  • Fix a theoretical crash when writing log events for instance count limit violations under some conditions
  • Only change CPU Parking on first ProBalance event entered, and last exited
  • When CPU Parking disabled for ProBalance, fix not always restored to prior state
  • Fixed behavior when 100% of cores are unparkable (disabled by effect)
  • Don't even start to write log entries when logging is disabled
  • Updated German translation
  • Updated Russian translation
  • Updated Serbian translation
  • Fixed some typos

New in version 6.0.0.94 (August 27th, 2012)

  • Optimizations and size reductions
  • Installer: Removed CPU Eater demo, left to live as a stand-alone app for downloading on demand
  • Installer: Removed TestLasso, will be available as a stand-alone diagnostic tool (part of CPU Eater)
  • Installer: Removed deprecated secondary Japanese resource DLL from different partner
  • QuickUpgrade: Removed above modules, and optimized archive
  • Change: GUI/Core Improved highest resolution shell icon (more work remains)
  • Change: All Combined gaming mode and multimedia processes
  • Change: Licensing Adjustments
  • GUI: Removed missing metric parameters from Stop Processing Rule in the Process watchdog. It can be used alone without al metrics or quotas
  • Core: Fix core parking changes not always applied in real-time by ProBalance (if set to disable core parking)
  • Change: All Adjusted some helper code to remove any remote chance of a sparse handle leak in rare situations
  • Build:First build under fresh physical install of Windows 8 Enteprise
  • Core: Added some al error messages
  • GUI: Adjusted the text of several menu items
  • GUI: Added some al strings for translation
  • Change Italian Updated translation

New in version 6.0.0.89 Beta (August 25th, 2012)

  • Many more small items on the todo list are being taken care of before final
  • Core Fix core parking changes not always applied in real-time by ProBalance (if set to disable core parking)
  • Adjusted some helper code to remove any remote chance of a sparse handle leak in rare situations
  • First build under fresh physical install of Windows 8 Enteprise
  • Added some additional error messages
  • Adjusted the text of several menu items
  • Added some additional strings for translation

New in version 6.0.0.88 (August 23rd, 2012)

  • Fix English silent/unattended install asking some for CHM download
  • Updated German translation

New in version 6.0.0.86 (August 20th, 2012)

  • Migrated to VC11 and VS2012 - though still must use VC10 platform toolset due to XP not (yet) being supported by VC11 (VS2012). It will be in a pending out-of-band update 'later this fall'. Windows 2000 support is gone (as of VC10).
  • Removal Removed deprecated.exe srvstub.exe from package - reduced software footprint a slight bit
  • Removal Config 'Restart core engine' removed because it is deprecated by 'smart' recovery if needed
  • Core Minor adjustments and fixes
  • Startup/Install Fix issue with Process Lasso start at login configuration in XP for v6+ (requires new run of installer or InstallHelper.exe in this beta)
  • GUI: Fix some licensing issues
  • Chinese-Trad Fixed possible old and/or wrong module in use in prior build(s)
  • Installer Remove test_gdiplus_present.exe from installer [deprecated, was for win2k]
  • Re-enable self-recovery mechanisms (dropping minidumps after a short bug check period)
  • Found and fixed a possible flaw in a supporting tool
  • Dropped Windows 2000 compatibility
  • GUI: Windows 8 enhancements (a couple more being worked on)
  • GUI: Adjusted About Box user name to show more characters
  • GUI: Other minor adjustments
  • GUI: Other minor adjustments
  • Licensing Removed one-time license validation for older users - it was not as painless as hoped for some.
  • German Updated translation
  • Addition GUI When an instance of the GUI is already running in the local session, open its main window on subsequent attempts to launch the GUI (as PL once did)

New in version 6.0.0.81 Beta (August 16th, 2012)

  • WARNING: This beta build (only) has compatibility issues with XP, caused by switch toVS2012. We are going to use a work-around until support for XP is restored in a pending out of band VS2012/VC11 update. Support will be restored in the next build.
  • Fix Startup/Install: Fix issue with Process Lasso start at login configuration in XP for v6+ (requires new run of installer or InstallHelper.exe in this beta)
  • Fix GUI: Fix some licensing issues
  • Change Installer: Remove test_gdiplus_present.exe from build
  • Change German: Updated translation
  • Change Build: Re-enable self-recovery mechanisms (dropping minidumps after a short bug check period)
  • Change Build: Found and fixed a possible flaw in a supporting tool
  • Change Build: Dropped Windows 2000 compatibility - a last compatible beta and final build were stored at http://bitsum.com/pl_last_w2k.php
  • Change Build: Migrated to VC11 and VS2012 RC

New in version 6.0.0.79 Beta (August 12th, 2012)

  • Increased minidump size (more info, more capabilities)
  • Don't show solicitation dialog in Windows 8/2012 (NT 6.2) since boot is to Windows 8 Style (new touch tile shell, formerly Metro)
  • Adjusted About Box user name to show more characters

New in version 6.0.0.78 (August 10th, 2012)

  • Fix rare crash of the GUI seen by some while in Active Processes tab
  • Fix Activator Newly activated users were being presented with activation revalidation in some cases
  • Addition GUI Added option to change licensed user name (in About Box of licensed copies)
  • Change GUI Adjustmensts to About Dialog controls
  • Change GUI Changed bitmaps to new PL images by Jennifer Cripps
  • Change All Re-enabled minidumps as opposed to self-recovery, as we want to know of any critical error - not just recover from it
  • Change Finnish Updated translation
  • Change Italian Updated translation
  • Change German Updated translation

New in version 6.0.0.76 (August 6th, 2012)

  • Addition Core: Added 'Allow Display(s) to Sleep, but prevent PC' new (third) No Sleep option
  • Addition GUI: Added Japanese Trial Mechanism at behest of Japanese reseller
  • Addition All: Added 'Allow Display(s) to Sleep, but prevent PC' new (third) No Sleep option
  • Addition Installer: Added splash screen by Jennifer Cripps
  • Addition Licensing: Added license revalidation dialog
  • Addition GUI: Added 'D' rule indicator for new third prevent sleep option (allow display, prevent PC sleep)
  • Change All (beta->beta): Substantial improvements to new license revalidation procedure and dialog
  • Change GUI: No longer require restart if change to 'Manage all users' if Process Lasso already running elevated
  • Change GUI Accelerate updates of per-core metrics
  • Fix GUI: Fixed No Sleep Configuration Dialog appearance and behavior
  • Fix GUI: Fix No Sleep checkboxes on process context menu only allowing one to be shown checked
  • Fix GUI: Fix No Sleep processes would persist even after removed from dialog
  • Fix GUI: Fixed self-delevation in NT6+
  • Change GUI: Removed query asking if you want to manage all user processes only once or always
  • Change Licensing: Expanded and changed license revalidation dialog - including new bitmap
  • Change rcTools: Improvements to internal translation tools
  • Change GUI: Change process context menu to better indicate what the 'Prevent Displays from Sleeping' option does
  • Change GUI: Change the way the GUI launches the governor on startup in Vista+, if it is found to not already be started
  • Change: Italian Translation updated
  • Change: Finnish Translation updated

New in version 6.0.0.71 Beta (August 4th, 2012)

  • Added 'Allow Display(s) to Sleep, but prevent PC' new (third) anti-sleep option
  • Addition GUI Added Japanese Trial Mechanism at behest of Japanese reseller

New in version 6.0.0.69 Beta (August 3rd, 2012)

  • Added 'Allow Display(s) to Sleep, but prevent PC' new (third) anti-sleep option (NOT YET FUNCTIONAL IN BETA - UNFINISHED)
  • Added splash screen by Jennifer Cripps
  • Added license revalidation dialog
  • Added 'D' rule indicator for new third prevent sleep option (allow display, prevent PC sleep)
  • Substantial improvements to new license revalidation procedure and dialog
  • Fix anti-sleep checkboxes on process context menu only allowing one to be shown checked
  • Fix anti-sleep processes would persist even after removed from dialog
  • Expanded and changed license revalidation dialog - including new bitmap
  • Improvements to internal translation tools
  • Italian translation updated

New in version 6.0.0.67 Beta (August 1st, 2012)

  • Fix license validation dialog showing up for unlicensed copy (in last beta only - lasted a few hours)

New in version 6.0.0.65 Beta (August 1st, 2012)

  • Change: process context menu to better indicate what the 'Prevent Displays from Sleeping' option does
  • Change: Japanese Trial mechanism enforced for Japanese language users, at behest of Japanese reseller
  • Fix: GUI: Allow in process context menu BOTH prevent sleep options to be checked
  • Fix: All (incomplete)Testing some new code applicable to NT6+, details coming as it is completed
  • Change: Finnish Translation updated

New in version 6.0.0.64 (July 31st, 2012)

  • Fix GUI: Fix some of the column justifications (e.g. left or right justified)
  • Fix GUI: Fix weblinks not working for a minority of users
  • Change Installer: Minor adjustments
  • Change German: Translation updated (large)
  • Change Serbian: Translation updated (small)
  • Change Finnish: Translation updated (small)
  • Change Italian: Translation updated (small)
  • Change Japanese: Translation updated (small)
  • Change Chinese-Traditional: Translation updated (small)
  • Change Chinese-Simplified: Translation updated (small)

New in version 6.0.0.63 Beta (July 30th, 2012)

  • Fix some of the column justifications (e.g. left or right justified)
  • Fix GUI Fix weblinks not working for some minority of users
  • Change Installer Minor adjustments

New in version 6.0.0.62 (July 28th, 2012)

  • Fix Core: Fixed bug that could cause core engine to crash when a Keep Running process is first launched when logging of these events is enabled. Governor may recover and continue afterwards depending on config, but obviously no crash is acceptable. Caught in extended debugging.
  • Fix Updater: Fix 'missing string' error seen briefly by some during auto-update download (won't be seen update *after* this)
  • Change GUI: Removed some now deprecated code in 2K/XP
  • Change GUI: Added safety code to updater to prevent user-induced direct edit misconfiguration
  • Change GUI: Reduced 'don't bother me' (for gamers) to 15 seconds of inactivity before any update announcement is made
  • Change GUI: Add 'default' style to Buy Now button, causing it to glow in/out depending on your visual effects
  • Change Core: Renamed Disable Thread Priority Boost INI value name (options preserved from old name)
  • Change Updater: Perform additional cleanup in post-update operation (instead of at start of GUI)
  • Change Serbian: Updated translation
  • Change Finnish: Updated translation
  • Change Chinese-Traditional: Updated translation
  • Change Chinese-Simplified: Updated translation

New in version 6.0.0.61 (July 26th, 2012)

  • Fix rare incorrect total CPU % calculation when minimized (does not affect core engine). May cause an errant see-saw type CPU usage pattern on graph.

New in version 6.0.0.60 (July 25th, 2012)

  • GUI: Web links switched from HTTPS to HTTP (fewer complications)
  • Fix: GUI Web links from within not working in 2K/XP
  • Fixed web link targets to localized pages
  • Fix: French language incorrectly marked as out of date (and now completely up to date)
  • French Updated

New in version 6.0.0.59 (July 24th, 2012)

  • Improved update migration docs and change log
  • Updated Serbian Translation
  • Updated Japanese Translation
  • Correct Russian Auto-Gaming Mode menu item
  • Relocated Russian Terminate Always (Disallowed Process) menu item to match English resources
  • Cleanup languages no longer included (Indonesian, Dutch, Spanish, ...)

New in version 6.0.0.58 (July 23rd, 2012)

  • Fix some installer self-correcting edition anomalies
  • Removed message about governor not warning (see BIG RED system tray icon and its tooltip)
  • Adjusting timing of governor monitor thread

New in version 5.1.1.2 (July 12th, 2012)

  • Change color of memory load when theme toggled
  • Fixed issue with commas in log events, a condition that could cause a crash under rare scenarios. The UNICODE escape character was lost when the source code was converted to ASCII, causing the problem

New in version 5.1.1.1 (July 2nd, 2012)

  • GUI: Update button disabled after clicking to prevent any incidental double click in cases of high loads that it doesn't immediately disappear on
  • Build: Changed DS installer names and other DS adjustments
  • GUI: German language updated

New in version 5.1.1.0 (June 29th, 2012)

  • Fixed Japanese Docs
  • Adjust Chinese Traditional and Chinese Simplified Links
  • Installer security and integrity checks improved

New in version 5.1.0.98 (June 25th, 2012)

  • GUI: Only change themes (white/black) when use clicks in graph region, not on any other unrecognized click (backport from v6)
  • GUI: Updated German translation via new translator
  • Fix: Core Minor fixes and adjustments (backport from v6)

New in version 5.1.0.96 (June 25th, 2012)

  • GUI: Fix theoretical race condition that could cause a crash of the Process Lasso GUI on startup if the CPU load is very high (backport from v6)
  • GUI: Further improved appearance of active processes tab (backport from v6)

New in version 5.1.0.94 (June 18th, 2012)

  • Improved appearance of per-process CPU utilization graph in Active Processes tab (backport from v6.)

New in version 5.1.0.92 (June 18th, 2012)

  • Fix possible crash on 'search for process on internet' if said process crashes between click and selection (encapsulated in sync object now)
  • Fix possible crash on 'locate process file on disk' if said process crashes between click and selection (encapsulated in sync object now)

New in version 5.1.0.90 (June 14th, 2012)

  • Fix some modules in some distributions not having valid digital certs due to inadvertent modification after signing (e.g. seeing quickupgrade.exe is not signed, etc..)

New in version 5.1.0.88 (June 13th, 2012)

  • Adjustments for unattended/silent install deployment

New in version 5.1.0.82 (May 15th, 2012)

  • Improved installer language auto detection
  • Fix Updater Fixed unlicensed update dialog too small in some cases (won't be seen until next update)
  • Fix Updater Fixed auto update may not wait long enouugh if updating during high loads (won't be seen until next update)
  • Change GUI Reduced GUI memory consumption by approx 50% with default options (further reductions coming)
  • Change GUI Improved more translations that got mixed and matched with v6 branch (e.g. Traditional Chinese)
  • Change GUI Expanded width of unlicensed update dialog, as it was too small
  • Change GUI Better handled cases where certan malfunctioning third-party software may have caused the GUI to hang or crash
  • Change GUI Misc fixes and adjustments

New in version 5.1.0.80 (May 11th, 2012)

  • For licensed users, reduced extraneous UAC elevation prompts on 'automated' update when license is valided (changed completely in v6).
  • Fix: GUI Fixed a few lost translated strings due to the v5 and v6 branches co-existing (an issue now resolved forever).
  • Fix: GUI Further adjusted shutdown ordering and governor recovery mechanism, as some users still had complaints in 2K/XP under rare conditions.
  • Fix: GUI Added English placeholders for some untranslated Russian strings.
  • Change: GUI Improved localization of automated update dialog that is shown briefly, though this won't be seen until the next update.
  • Change: GUI Misc small tweaks, fixes, and adjustments.

New in version 5.1.0.78 (April 23rd, 2012)

  • Fix an interoperability issue with some (a specific) security software.
  • Updated translations.

New in version 5.1.0.76 (April 21st, 2012)

  • Change explicit shutdown order to eliminate error message box seen in some 2K/XP shutdowns

New in version 5.1.0.74 (April 17th, 2012)

  • Fixed XP/2K system shutdown problems that appeared in .68. An original fix was made to .72, but a back-port complication prevented it from being complete, and its change could have prevented shutdown of some XP and 2K systems unless Process Lasso was closed first.
  • Signed a couple modules that were not signed in previous few versions (for reasons no longer necessary)

New in version 5.1.0.70 (April 12th, 2012)

  • Changed to latest internal data structures (backported from v6)
  • Changed to latest PE tools from Bitsum (backported from v6)
  • Allow wildcards for watchdog rules (backported from v6)
  • Fixed issue where power profile could be left in selected Energy Saver power profile when using Energy Saver and an unattended shutdown occurred (backport from v6)
  • Fixed issue where power profile could be left in selected Energy Saver power profile when using Energy Saver if improper termination of governor occurred without user interaction (backport from v6)

New in version 5.1.0.68 (April 6th, 2012)

  • Added dedicated thread to monitor governor status at all times, and recover from any abnormal condition. Starting 60 seconds after GUI launch, it is self-waiting (meaning it sleeps until there is any problem). Note that in the event of a problem, it does wait a few seconds before taking action, in case the issue is an intentional termination or temporary condition. (backport from v6)
  • Removed deprecated code to monitor governor status, saves a few CPU cycles

New in version 5.1.0.66 (March 27th, 2012)

  • Fix.All: Possible fix for some rarely seen crashes

New in version 5.1.0.62 (March 26th, 2012)

  • These are more backports from the new v6 code base. Specifically, it backports better internal support when dealing with services and a new watchdog feature 'Trim Virtual Memory', even though that's something that should be used with caution and awareness.
  • Addition.Core: Process Watchdog terminations and restarts will now act in accordance with the process type (service or regular process), transparent to the user
  • Addition.Core: Upgrade to other governor code (using latest from v6 branch)
  • Removal.GUI: Removed non-function restraint timer from restriant history column
  • Change.GUI: Updated a few languages
  • Change.All: Upgraded some components to stable code from v6
  • Addition.GUI: Issuing a restart on one or more processes that are services will cause induction of a stop/start of the appropriate services
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Trim Virtual Memory' as a Process Watchdog option (must be configured in Watchdog Config dialog, no process context menu access)
  • Addition.Core: Added support for 'Trim Virtual Memory' as a Process Watchdog option
  • Change.Core: Encapsulated some synchronization objects in exception handlers to better deal with potential timeout exceptions

New in version 5.1.0.61 Beta (March 24th, 2012)

  • These are more backports from the new v6 code base (FYI: all users who register now WILL have access to v6). Specifically, it backports better internal support when dealing with services.
  • Addition.Core: Process Watchdog terminations and restarts will now act in accordance with the process type (service or regular process), transparent to the user
  • Addition.Core: Upgrade to other governor code (using latest from v6 branch)
  • Removal.GUI: Removed non-function restraint timer from restriant history column
  • Change.GUI: Updated a few languages
  • Change.All: Upgraded some components to stable code from v6
  • Addition.GUI: Issuing a restart on one or more processes that are services will cause induction of a stop/start of the appropriate services

New in version 5.1.0.60 (March 22nd, 2012)

  • Backports from version 6 (in development)
  • Fix.GUI: Fix handling of 'Any memory metric' in some cases in the Watchdog configuration dialog
  • Fix.Governor: Fixed I/O priority of governor being set too low (due to a background logging thread)
  • Fix.Installer: Fix inability to press NO on install to continue if edition detected wrong
  • Fix.Installer: Fix use of /S switch for unattended install as a means to bypass installer self-correction
  • Fix.Installer: Fix for Windows 2003 Server detection
  • Fix.GUI: Improved graph a bit during high loads, less jerky
  • Fix.Core: Eliminated (or greatly reduced) rare cases of crashes due to extended high loads causing inter-process communication lags and critical section timeouts
  • Change.GUI: Several language updates
  • Addition.GUI: Added current power scheme selection to Energy Saver dialog (except in some non-updated languages)

New in version 5.1.0.59 Beta (March 17th, 2012)

  • Addition.GUI: Added current power profile selection to Energy Saver configuration dialog
  • Change.Installer: Silent installation overrides any auto-correction of installation
  • Change.Build: Testing back-port build system
  • Change.GUI: Updated Russian

New in version 5.1.0.58 (March 15th, 2012)

  • Fix.Installer: Japanese now included in standard installer (it was excluded inadvertently after the new merger into a single build)
  • Fix.Installer: Improved Windows Server detection
  • Change.Resources: Added a URL for revision history that can be localized/redirected
  • Change.Installer: Made self-correcting installer have a YES/NO/CANCEL option when wrong edition detected. NO will continue the current install, regardless of the system detected. This is for cases that fall outside the norm, for whatever reason. CANCEL will abort the install.
  • Change.Installer: Silent installation overrides any auto-correction of installation
  • Change.GUI: Message box modality adjustments, to help keep them from getting lost behind other windows and such (on-going)
  • Change.GUI: Moved Trim Virtual Memory to root process context menu
  • Change.GUI: Updated several languages
  • Change.GUI: Modalized more message boxes

New in version 5.1.0.57 Beta (March 14th, 2012)

  • Fix.Installer: Japanese now included in standard installer (it was excluded inadvertently after the new merger into a single build)
  • Change.Resources: Added a URL for revision history that can be localized/redirected
  • Change.Installer: Made self-correcting installer have a YES/NO/CANCEL option when wrong edition detected. NO will continue the current install, regardless of the system detected. This is for cases that fall outside the norm, for whatever reason. CANCEL will abort the install.
  • Change.Installer: Silent installation overrides any auto-correction of installation
  • Change.GUI: Message box modality adjustments, to help keep them from getting lost behind other windows and such (on-going)
  • Change.GUI: Updated several languages

New in version 5.1.0.56 (March 12th, 2012)

  • Addition.Installer: The installer will now download the correct edition if you have not already selected the correct one - However no progress bar at the moment, experimenting with a new mechanism here
  • Fix.Installer: Added new safety to prevent a certain error condition (crash) seen in user reports. Secondary safeties added to apps for Portable Edition.
  • Change.GUI: Mandates (and automatically does) a check for license validity before update, warning under if they are going to be downgraded to free edition
  • Change.Docs: Slight changes
  • Change.Licensing: Removed some debug code
  • Change.Licensing: Lots of internal changes to improve accuracy and efficiency
  • Change.Installer: Misc changes and adjustments
  • Addition.Updater: Added 'Revision History' button to take you to change list on web
  • Change.Build: Removed support for deprecated custom editions
  • Change.GUI: Several languages updated

New in version 5.1.0.54 (March 9th, 2012)

  • Change.Language: Updated Italian graph legend, which was in the wrong dimensions
  • Change.GUI: Changes preparing for next major upgrade
  • Change.All: Adjusted critical section spin count for improved performance

New in version 5.1.0.52 (February 27th, 2012)

  • Fix.Updater: Portable (USB Key) Edition automated updates will now work (starting v5.1.0.54)
  • Change.GUI: Changed Responsiveness line to a less bright green color, much better visibility in white theme
  • Change.GUI: Changed white theme background to an off-white background
  • Change.GUI: Updated Russian, Traditional Chinese

New in version 5.1.0.50 (February 23rd, 2012)

  • Change.GUI: Updated Japanese, Russian, Polish
  • Change.GUI: Process context menu items re-arrangement more intuitively (text not changed, yet, to maintain compatibility with translations)
  • Change.GUI: Removed some depcecrated code found during code anlaysis
  • Fix.GUI: Reset ALL defaults was not clearing process watchdog rules

New in version 5.1.0.49 (February 18th, 2012)

  • This update is *not* pushed out to existing users
  • Change.GUI: Updated Serbian Latin, Polish
  • Change.Mirrors: Try to reset mirrors so they get the right edition (an issue with the last update)

New in version 5.1.0.48 (February 10th, 2012)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed crash in core engine when using Watchdog rules in some cases - erupted in .46 (last build)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed crash in GUI when 'nicely' closing applications (related to above) - erupted in .46 (last build)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue in Watchdog dialog when adding new rule with 'Any memory metric'
  • Fix.Portable: Fixed issue with Auto-Updater not being present in Portable Edition archive
  • Change.GUI: Updated German

New in version 5.1.0.46 (February 6th, 2012)

  • Addition.GUI: Clicking the graph will rotate through available application color schemes (currently only white and black)
  • Addition.GUI: Added support for color schemes selectable within the application
  • Addition.GUI: Added addition options for Keep Running feature
  • Addition.GUI: Add space before and after power profile drawn on graph
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue with I/O priority being reported as Low due to non-critical background threads with lowered CPU priorities
  • Fix.GUI: Reduce rare cases of Process Lasso GUI briefly stalls in very high loads
  • Change.All: Some internal refactoring
  • Change.GUI: Refactored user induced process restart code
  • Change.GUI: Optimized graph painting
  • Change.GUI: Language updates (Traditional Chinese, Italian, Simplified Chinese, German)
  • Change.All: Adjusted spin count on critical sections objects
  • Change.All: Misc changes and adjustments
  • Change.LocalizationTools: Added additional syntax checks
  • Change.Docs: Refreshed with latest content from online

New in version 5.1.0.45-2 Beta (February 3rd, 2012)

  • Addition.GUI: Add space before and after power profile drawn on graph
  • Change.GUI: Optimized graph painting
  • Change.GUI: Language updates (Traditional Chinese, Italian, Simplified Chinese, German)
  • Change.All: Adjusted spin count on critical sections objects

New in version 5.1.0.45-1 Beta (February 1st, 2012)

  • Change.GUI: Experimenting with alternate graph colors

New in version 5.1.0.44 (January 26th, 2012)

  • Fix.GUI: [#102] Fixed a theoretical memory leak in event history tracking that could occur on high activity systems after a long duration
  • Fix.GUI: [#104] Fixed rare anomaly in the handling of multiple events coming through the inter-process pipe during the same time frame
  • Change.GUI: Language updates
  • Change.Licensing: Adjusted some unspecified licensing code

New in version 5.1.0.42 (January 23rd, 2012)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed bug when user disabled energy saver log events
  • Change.Core: Prohibited redundant practice of changing power profile when unnecessary for Energy Saver
  • Change.Core: Adjusted inter-process communication timeout treshold, reducing 'lost' events during high loads that could have affected accuracy of ProBalance event reporting and history in the GUI (aside from log, which is always accurate and not affected by this)
  • Change.GUI: Language updates

New in version 5.1.0.40 (January 22nd, 2012)

  • Fix.Core: Discovered and fixed an event handle leak under certain situations when interprocess communication is enabled
  • Change.GUI: Updated several languages

New in version 5.1.0.38 (January 17th, 2012)

  • Addition.GUI: Added configuration password to start/stop core engine and shut down Process Lasso menu options
  • Addition.GUI: Added warning when Server Edition is running on a workstation PC, as there has been some build confusion
  • Change.Core: Fixed an an SEP compatibility issue where SEP would trigger tamper detection events repeatedly
  • Change.Core: Temporary adjustment to prevent another interoperability issue with some other Symantec software
  • Change.GUI: Starting/stopping the core engine now requires the configuration password, if one is set
  • Change.GUI: Some language updates
  • Change.GUI: Changed licensed updater dialog so that key fits into entry field completely

New in version 5.1.0.36 (January 13th, 2012)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where recognition of a change to a multimedia classification wouldn't take effect until the core engine, or the designated multimedia classified process, would start or restart. If using Energy Saver with multimedia exclusions, this could cause it to not behave correctly until the core engine (or applicable multimedia process) restarted after the configuration change.
  • Change.Core: Auto exclude multimedia classified processes from ProBalance restraint
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where wrong text could show up in ProBalance exclusions dialog (functionality not affected)
  • Change.GUI: Cosmetic tweaks
  • Change.GUI: Updated mentions of 2011 to 2012

New in version 5.1.0.35-1 Beta (January 11th, 2012)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where wrong text could show up in ProBalance exclusions dialog (functionality not affected)
  • Change.GUI: Cosmetic tweaks

New in version 5.1.0.35 Beta (January 11th, 2012)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where recognition of a change to a multimedia classification wouldn't take effect until the core engine, or the designated multimedia classified process, would start or restart. If using Energy Saver with multimedia exclusions, this could cause it to not behave correctly until the core engine (or applicable multimedia process) restarted after the configuration change.
  • Change.Core: Auto exclude multimedia classified processes from ProBalance restraint

New in version 5.1.0.33 Beta (December 28th, 2011)

  • Update.GUI: Updated Finnish, Polish, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Serbian, and others
  • Addition.GUI: Added new 'Enable Energy Saver' quick toggle to system tray, application menu, and Energy Saver dialog

New in version 5.1.0.31 Beta (December 26th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Some of the multi-selection process context menu items were not saving configuration changes immediately
  • Addition.GUI: Also show processes with a >200MB commit size in Active Processes view
  • Change.GUI: Some cosmetic adjustments
  • Change.GUI: Double length of time an inactive process may stay listed in the Active processes tab after it has gone inactive
  • Change.GUI: Moved 'Prevent sleep' process menu option back out to the main context menu, instead of hid in the classification - adjusted Russian translation as necessary
  • Update.GUI: Updated Finnish, Polish, German, Simplified Chinese, Serbian, and others ...

New in version 5.1.0.30 (December 21st, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where in W2K or XP pre-SP3, 0 CPUs could be shown in app status bar
  • Fix.GUI: Windows Dynamic Thread Priority Boost setting may not have been applied if no other changes were made to the config file (not saved)
  • Fix.GUI: Self-restart menu did not preserve on application restart
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed 'any memory metric' radio button could stay checked, though it wouldn't affect behavior
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed some issues with setting default priorities on multiple processes at once
  • Update.rcTools: Updated test batch file that invokes test tool. New Batch file provide by our Polish translator (gtweak).
  • Fix.Core: Fixed an issue with the relatively new user-allowed default on Windows Thread Priority Boost setting
  • Change.GUI: Update Serbian
  • Update.GUI: Updated Polish

New in version 5.1.0.29 (December 19th, 2011)

  • Change.Core: Adjustments to ProBalance defaults changed in previous 2 minor updates
  • Addition.rcTools: Included syntax checking in translation package
  • Fix.All: New syntax testing tools allow for identification of possible anomalies and crashes due to improper translations, several errors were fixed in some languages.
  • Change.GUI: Updated French
  • Change.GUI: Updated Italian
  • Change.GUI: Updated Simplifed Chinese
  • Change.GUI: Minor fix to Traditional Chinese

New in version 5.1.0.28 (December 17th, 2011)

  • Fix.Core: Improved ProBalance system service handling over .27
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed behavior of new ProBalance defaults prompt in certain cases, and decreased width of the prompt
  • Fix.Uploader: Fixed upload scripts that caused auto update to stay at .26 for those with 'include betas' turned on
  • Change.GUI: A few misc tweaks
  • Update.GUI: Updated German
  • Update.GUI: Updated Italian
  • Update.GUI: Adjusted Russian resources to work with new 'any memory metric' option

New in version 5.1.0.27 (December 17th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed failure in unchecking process watchdog rules via the context menu.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed disabled 'Change CPU affinity during restraint' ProBalance menu option
  • Fix.Core: Fixed theoretical issue where certain services could be lowered in priority class by ProBalance even if services were set to be excluded (the default)
  • Change.Core: First step of a series of ProBalance adjustments planned (incrementally being phased in for maximal safety)
  • Addition.Core: Added 'any' memory metric for watchdog options
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI (dialog) support for 'any' memory metric for memory watchdog actions
  • Addition.GUI: Added new mechanism to check to see if you are using the latest recommended defaults (only asks once per change of the defaults, unless you tick 'do not ask me again')
  • Change.GUI: New process watchdog memory rules now are created with default of 'Any Metric'
  • Change.All: Adjusted ProBalance defaults for better system-specific auto-tuning
  • Change.GUI: Several languages updated

New in version 5.1.0.26 (December 15th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: New German graph legend
  • Change.GUI: German out of date warning removed
  • Change.GUI: Russian out of date warning removed (an oversight, as it was / is up to date)
  • Change.GUI: Updated Traditional Chinese
  • Change.GUI: Updated Italian
  • Change.GUI: Updated Polish
  • Change.GUI: Updated Finnish
  • Change.Core: Default ProBalance parameters tweaked a little for higher end systems (more mods under testing)
  • -Post-release silent additions:
  • Change.GUI: Updated German further
  • Fix.GUI: Updated German further

New in version 5.1.0.25 (November 30th, 2011)

  • Fix.All: Fix small activation state problem in .24 that lasted a few hours

New in version 5.1.0.24 (November 30th, 2011)

  • Change.Core: Improved important code that has implications throughout, boosting performance and thread safety both in many places
  • Change.Core: Decreased CPU consumption of core engine
  • Change.GUI: Minor string adjustments
  • Change.All: Refactored some internal code to improve performance
  • Change.GUI: Several language updates

New in version 5.1.0.23 (November 25th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue with the some metrics of tamper protected security products being shown incorrectly - though most are unavailable
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue with tamper protected processes being listed in the Active Processes list
  • Change.GUI: Gray out Vista Multimedia Scheduler menu option in XP
  • Change.GUI: Graph is hidden by default in NT5 or below, unless user preference overrides (reset this version only)
  • Change.GUI: Improved code efficiency related to avoidance of tamper protection processes
  • Change.GUI: Updated German

New in version 5.1.0.22 (November 24th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Made some minor string fixes and adjustments (auto-updated translations, as they were very minor changes)
  • Change.GUI: Removed 3 unused strings
  • Change.Core: [experimental] Adjustments to help avoid intrusion detection of some security software
  • Change.GUI: Updates to German, Italian
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed Vista Multimedia Scheduler Config being created as a shortcut in XP

New in version 5.1.0.21 (November 21st, 2011)

  • Fix.Update: Fix auto update failure due to new upload script - would upload you to v5.0.0.52 unless you had beta checks turned on
  • Fix.GUI: Fix 'instead' typo
  • Fix.GUI: Fix EULA typo
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed Traditional Chinese translation showing English
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed error in Simplified Chinese translation that would cause crash and recurring open/close sequence of PL (mismatched % formatting in translated string)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed error in Traditional Chinese translation that would cause crash and recurring open/close sequence of PL (mismatched % formatting in translated string)
  • Change.GUI: Updated Russian translation
  • Change.GUI: Updated Polish translation
  • Change.GUI: Updated French translation
  • Change.GUI: Updated German translation

New in version 5.1.0.19 (November 19th, 2011)

  • Addition.GUI: Added 'M' rule for Multimedia classified processes
  • Change.GUI: Renamed Default Power Profiles to Application Power Profiles

New in version 5.1.0.17a Beta (November 19th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed failure to save GUID of target energy saver power profile
  • Fix.Core: Fixed multimedia classified processes would not prevent induction of Energy Saver when set to do so
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed case where empty power profile was given in Energy Saver configuration dialog
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed Do not Invoke Enery Saver if Gaming Mode Process running is config not being stored/changed
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed Do not Invoke Enery Saver if Multimedia Mode Process running is config not being stored/changed

New in version 5.1.0.17 Beta (November 19th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed a corrupted description in Power Profiles dialog (truncated and corrupted)
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fix missing title string if pre-mature abort on first config dialog
  • Fix.Core: [beta2beta] Fixed some issues with Energy Saver log
  • Fix.Core: [beta2beta] Prevent Energy Saver if no target Power Profile set
  • Fix.GUI: Properly disable AND grey out some menu options not available in 2K or XP (some would appear to do nothing)
  • Change.Core: Tweaked ProBalance settings to improve effectiveness especially on multi-core systems during high load
  • Change.Core: Allow multimedia processes to match based on wildcards in pathnames
  • Change.GUI: Allow wildcards to be used for gaming mode pathnames
  • Change.GUI: Reduced resources size a small bit
  • Change.GUI: Changed gaming mode dialog to indicate acceptance of wildcards and full pathnames
  • Change.GUI: Updated Russian translation

New in version 5.1.0.16 Beta (November 18th, 2011)

  • Change.Installer: Updated to NSIS 2.46.3 UNICODE, multiple changes and fixes, regression testing on all platforms
  • Fix.GUI: Self-restart checkboxes (build 2)
  • Testing new upload scripts with verification
  • NOTE: [beta2beta] This build's intent is doing some broader testing of recent changes (mainly NSIS)

New in version 5.1.0.15 Beta (November 18th, 2011)

  • Change.Languages: Re-included Traditional Chinese translation
  • Change.Revisions: Started removing beta2beta revisions

New in version 5.0.0.52 (November 17th, 2011)

  • Fix.Version: Fix contradictory minor version number and resultant confusion

New in version 5.0.0.51 (November 17th, 2011)

  • Change.Core: Improved code efficiency
  • Fix.Core: Backport fix for problem with some backup, archiving, or imaging software complaining about no access to .pg-active file, which is created while the governor is running
  • Fix.All: Misc backports from current beta

New in version 5.0.0.50 (November 15th, 2011)

  • Fix.Server.Edition: International build was not updated due to build system malfunction

New in version 5.1.0.14 Beta (November 14th, 2011)

  • Change.Updater: If beta, always include betas in update check
  • Fix.GUI: Energy Saver dialog could be invoked in XP after warning that it does not work in XP or below
  • Fix.GUI: Fix theoretical race condition during initialization that could cause GUI to crash under rare (if ever seen) conditions
  • Addition.Core: Added multimedia classification handling
  • Addition.Core: Added another process to exclude from ProBalance by default
  • Fix.Installer: Addressed some issues when updating Japanese build, hope to enable updates to Japan again once the system is retested
  • Change.GUI: Translation updates

New in version 5.1.0.13 Beta (November 14th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: [beta2beta] Fixed incorrect graph legend width in previous beta (squished legend)
  • Fix.Core: [beta2beta] Fixed default thread priority boost setting not applied unless a default process priority class accompanied it (only introduced last beta build)
  • Change.Installer: Removed some deprecated conditions, please report any edition or build anomalies (though we are of course testing too)
  • Change.Core: Logging of disable thread priority boost actions adhere to priority change log setting
  • Change.GUI: Change 'Power Scheme' to 'Power Profile' in text overlaid on graph
  • Change.GUI: Updated list of languages considered out of date
  • Change.Core: Minor optimizations
  • Change.GUI: Several translation updates (Italian, Polish, Finnish, Serbian, Simplified Chinese)

New in version 5.1.0.12 Beta (November 14th, 2011)

  • Addition.Core: Added ability to set the default 'thread priority boost' setting for a process
  • Addition.GUI: Added option to set default thread priority boost to single selection process context menu
  • Addition.GUI: Added option to set default thread priority boost to multiple selection process context menu
  • Addition.Build: Added more unit testing to verify various operational functions
  • Change.GUI: Removed 'Do not ask again' option from closing message box warning if process name is in field
  • Change.Core: Refactored wildcard matching code
  • Change.Core: Refactored case insensitive wildcard comparison for better efficiency
  • Change.Core: Added more robust wildcard and regex handling (not full regex by any means, that would be too CPU intensive)
  • Change.GUI: Add actualized process name when using multi-select context menu, same as process context menu
  • Change.GUI: Made setting thread priority boost option part of free build
  • Change.Core: Refactored some code here and there

New in version 5.1.0.11 Beta (November 4th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Localization of short string "I/O" (exclusion added to our in-house rc tools)
  • Fix.Core: Fixed case sensitivity issue with (seldom used) pathname matches (a bug caused by the obsession with saving every last CPU cycle, *sigh*)
  • Change.GUI: Other menu changes
  • Change.GUI: Minor string change in status bar memory load part
  • Change.GUI: Duplicated Memory Watchdog menu option in 'Memory' group

New in version 5.1.0.10 Beta (November 1st, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed some discrepencies in the startup code, a by-product of the numerous different editions
  • Change.GUI: Added 'of usable RAM' to memory load status bar portion, and better localized this region ('of' previously not localized)
  • Change.GUI: Adjusted status bar positioning accordingly
  • Change.GUI: Now forces termination of Server Edition after trial expiration, instead of only having governor not run
  • Change.GUI: Only check for updates when system idle for 30 seconds
  • Change.GUI: Several language updates

New in version 5.1.0.9 Beta (October 29th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fix classification of multimedia process via process context menu.
  • Change.Build: Updated to VS2010SP1, continue use of older VC9 build tools for W2K compatibility
  • Change.GUI: Several translation updates

New in version 5.1.0.8 Beta (October 29th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed crash in modules tab
  • Fix.GUI: Temporarily ignore Comodo processes again 100% until I evaluate its tamper protection, as it, like Symantec, emits dupe log entries in its tamper protection
  • Change.GUI: Renamed Power Saver to Energy Saver
  • Change.GUI: Adjustments to Energy Saver configuration dialog
  • Addition.GUI: Added option to not log Energy Saver events
  • Addition.GUI: Added option to not induce Energy Saver when multimedia classified process is running

New in version 5.1.0.7 Beta (October 22nd, 2011)

  • Addition.GUI: Added configuration dialog for new Poewr Saver feature
  • Addition.Core: Added new Energy Saver (aka Energy Saver) functionality to core engine
  • Change.Core: Start logging [system] for certain system wide chhanges
  • Fix.GUI: Misc fixes and adjustments
  • Change.Installer: Reduced size very slightly (more reductions coming, docs being 50% of the size)

New in version 5.1.0.6 Beta (October 22nd, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Several misc cosmetic changes
  • Change.Core: [beta2beta] Experimental code speed improvements
  • Change.GUI: Some code optimizations
  • Fix.Updater: [beta2beta] Fixed issue with new Server betas not being properly uploaded in some cases

New in version 5.1.0.5 Beta (October 7th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Re-arranged Options menu in a big way, with subcategories and such
  • Change.Core: Some code optimization and refactoring
  • Fix.Core: Minor code fixes and refactoring
  • Change.GUI: Added new message for sanity check failure

New in version 5.1.0.4 Beta (October 7th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Improved cosmetics and behavior of new items in InstallHelper config dialog 2
  • Fix.Core: Adjusted sharing permissions on .pg-active, a filesystem based locak the governor uses, and an issuing for some backup and imaging software
  • Build.System: Misc adjustments throughout

New in version 5.1.0.3 Beta (October 4th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Updated Serbian, Polish, Italian.
  • Change.GUI: Improved cosmetics and behavior of new items in InstallHelper config dialog 2

New in version 5.1.0.2 Beta (October 3rd, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed I/O priorities of multi-selection process context menu not grayed out in XP
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed sort of process restraint history column
  • Change.GUI: Updated Serbian, Polish, Italian.

New in version 5.1.0.0 Beta (October 1st, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Changed startup code to avoid condition where solication dialog may become hidden, and prevent Lasso from starting
  • Change.Core/GUI: Add Symantec (Norton and other) and F-Protect processes with tamper protection back to the list *without* triggering tamper protection events (in testing)

New in version 5.0.0.49 (September 28th, 2011)

  • Fix.Core: Automatically terminate newly configured disallowed processes, don't wait for next attempted launch to start enforcement
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed context menu not popping up in the Active Processes tab in some cases (started last minor build)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed double click on process in Active Tab not taking you to corresponding process in All Processes tab (started last minor build)
  • Change.GUI: Japanese included in internaational server Edition
  • Change.Core: Internal code refactoring on hard coded exclusion list (which user can selectively over-ride)
  • Change.Core: Further improved NIS2012 compatibiilty
  • Addition.GUI: Added more Server Edition indications in About box of Server Edition
  • Addition.GUI: Added 64 to About box of 64-bit build
  • Change.Docs: Updated docss

New in version 5.0.0.48 (September 20th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Do not show 'Activate Now' menu item after activation
  • Change.GUI: Adjusted logging thread CPU and I/O priorities, which may improve fluidity of Process Lasso and its core engine during high storage I/O loads
  • Change.GUI: Some code speed optimizations
  • Change.GUI: Addressed discrepancy between 'K' and 'KB' being used in the all and active process listviews, respectively
  • Change.GUI: Re-arranged active process listview column default positions (note existing installs will have saved positions for old default positions)
  • Change.GUI: Adjusted handling of more known applications for better default behavior
  • Change.GUI: Better integration with Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed sorting issues in the Active Processes listview (only) - sort of memory metrics and priorities

New in version 5.0.0.47 (September 9th, 2011)

  • Change.Core: Some minor internal cleanup and refactoring
  • Fix.Core: Fixed a very slow memory leak when in the presence of certain security applications and other specific processes (a handful of named processes that have special handling)
  • Fix.AutoUpdate: Fixed automatic update files not digitally signed

New in version 5.0.0.46 (September 7th, 2011)

  • Addition.All: At startup, wait for Terminal Services (or RDS in Vista+) to fully initialize (with timeout), unless service disabled
  • Addition.Core: Added to default exclusion list
  • Fix.Core: Fixed rare, slow memory leak seen *only* in XP or 2K installs with Terminal Services disabled. This turned out to be a known memory leak in a Windows TS API. Microsoft says: Don't call this API when Terminal Services is not running, else memory leak will occur. Ok, done. Fixed. This issue never affected Vista and above RDS (new name of TS), or any intall of 2K/XP where TS has been explicitly disabled by the user (a non-default system setting, and one Process Lasso has long warned about not being ideal). The governor would have recognized a leak and restarted itself periodically on affected systems, a safety added for cases like this.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed cosmetic error that appeared in .44 in InstallHelper config dialog #2 (extraneous static group controls)
  • Fix.All: Fixed error message 'error cleaning up global config folder' for some older installs that still used prosuper.ini as config filename (instead of newer prolasso.ini)
  • Change.GUI: Licensed update dialog now automatically populates activation code, for easy optional validation of your license prior to update (for updates after this one)
  • Change.GUI: Improved handling of potential error condition where corrupt listview column settings could cause an empty listview (no columns are shown)
  • Change.GUI: Language updates

New in version 5.0.0.45 (September 2nd, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Language updates
  • Change.Updater: License validation on update marked as OPTIONAL

New in version 5.0.0.44 (August 31st, 2011)

  • Addition.All: UNC pathname support for global configuration and log folders, BUT use of these incur a performance penalty in the GUI (to be improved in subsequent updates). The core engine is mostly fine, though logging may want to be tuned down if network I/O is an issue.
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Recursively create given global configuration folder and any necessary parent folders if it does not exist (as manually typed in configuration dialog, or given as a command line parameter during unattended installation)
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Recursively create given global log folder and any necessary parent folders if it does not exist (as manually typed in configuration dialog, or given in command line)
  • Addition.InstallHelper: More robust and expanded auto-cleanup of situation where prolasso.ini was embedded in a redundent subdirectory by the same name
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added new command line parameter /key for unattended installs
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Provide more descriptive errors on unattended/silent install
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Abort with error code 3 on critical config import errors
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Abort with error code 4 with failure to create specified or default folder(s)
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Abort with error code 5 with failure to create necessary registry key(s)
  • Change.Logging: If specified global log folder does not exist, it is created along with any necessary parent folders
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Improvements and fixes to /importconfigfrom command line switch
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fix bug where 'prolasso.ini' could be created as an unnecessary subdirectory, with prolasso.ini stored inside
  • Fix.Licensing: Adjusted activation key code for server edition
  • Fix.All: Fixed improper handling of empty global configuration path
  • Docs.Update: Fixed poor sizing in Docs index
  • Docs.Update: Updated command line options page

New in version 5.0.0.42 (August 28th, 2011)

  • Change.Core: Adjusted some safety catch code to handle unusual or unexpected error conditions with a self-restart
  • Change.GUI: Added new safety catch code to handle unusual or unexpected error conditions with a self-restart

New in version 5.0.0.41 (August 22nd, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Graph tooltips are now dynamically sized, instead of static height and width
  • Change.GUI: Finnish and Serbian language updates

New in version 5.0.0.40 (August 18th, 2011)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed bug in .39 that would cause processes to show as 'Suspended' when they really weren't

New in version 5.0.0.39 (August 18th, 2011)

  • Fix.InstallHelper: Auto-cleanup of bug where the INI file of global path was created as a directory, depending on user specified input
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed bug in handling when specifying a folder as the INI path (without filename)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed RAM Load graph upper portion of display at certain sizes
  • Change.GUI: Substanstially reduced tendency for small click-through nag to be shown when GUI brought visible
  • Change.Core: Adjusted some code, very minor optimizations
  • Change.Core: Increased aggressiveness of throttle levels considerably

New in version 5.0.0.38 (August 3rd, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed 'CPU %' field on process tooltip in XP/2K
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed Private Memory field in process tooltip in XP
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed 'Manage processes of all users' Terminal Services disabled warning in XP errantly asking a question of the user to re-enable, when no such option was available
  • Fix.Localization: The three-letter word 'Day' was not being localized correctly
  • Addition.Core: Added safety catch for possible unusual error conditions
  • Change.Core: Minor code optimizations
  • Change.GUI: Dialog adjustments for some longer languages
  • Change.GUI: Use dynamic unique ID for system tray icon to address a theoretical race condition in the creation of a new instance after an old instance remained active in an abnormal error condition long enough to prevent creation of the new system tray icon
  • Change.GUI: Process Lasso system tray identifer is now variable between instances, an issue that could have caused problems during certain timing when two copies of the GUI were launched at approximately the same time
  • Change.BuildEnv: Removed unnecessary and deprecated build configurations
  • Addition.Activator: Added version resource to provide description of EXE and more

New in version 5.0.0.37 (July 23rd, 2011)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed auto-reload of config changes might fail to occur for shared, remote configuration files
  • Fix.Updater: Fixed automatic update download dialog still not localized (will again take 2 updates to first see fix)
  • Fix.GUI: Fix flicker in 'RAM Load', 'Show Graph', and 'Buy Now' buttons when changing window size, it is now very smooth. This was seen most prominently in the 'RAM Load' graph.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where lower view tab did not extend to right most edge after activation (to cover space of old buy now button)
  • Change.Core: A few code optimizations
  • Change.GUI: Substantially sped up icon retrieval
  • Change.GUI: Instead of blank icons for processes w/o icons, the 'default no-icon' icon is used
  • Change.GUI: Changed GUI memory management a little
  • Change.Updater: Quick upgrade is no longer system modal, to prevent inteference with fullscreen games when it goes to do an automatic update

New in version 5.0.0.36 (July 14th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed and improved cleanup of auto update files (nothing that would accumulate)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed bad alignment of CPU % in listview tooltips
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed memory graph would briefly flicker on maximize of main window
  • Fix.GUI: Improved code and workings of several configuration dialogs
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed prompt to save unadded new Watchdog entry in Watchdog Configuration dialog (behaves as others do now)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed prompt to save unadded new I/O priority entry in Default I/O Priority Configuration dialog (behaves as others do now)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed prompt to save unadded new Throttle entry in Default Throttle Configuration dialog (behaves as others do now)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed prompt to save unadded new Keep Running in Keep Running Configuration dialog (behaves as others do now)
  • Fix.GUI: Improved compatibility with Comodo Defense+ (log events do not keep repeating, filling up the log). This can also be fixed by adding ProcessLasso.exe to the correct trusted processes list in Comodo Defense+.
  • Change.GUI: Increased aggressiveness of process icon loads
  • Change.GUI: Re-enabled asynchronous process icon retrieval
  • Change.GUI: Double click a rule in the Watchdog configuration dialog to bring into edit mode
  • Change.GUI: Double click a rule in the Default CPU Priorities configuration dialog to bring into edit mode
  • Change.GUI: Double click a rule in the Default I/O Priorities configuration dialog to bring into edit mode
  • Change.GUI: Double click a rule in the Default Throttle configuration dialog to bring into edit mode
  • Change.GUI: Double click a rule in the Default Instance Limits configuration dialog to bring into edit mode
  • Change.GUI: Double click a rule in the Keep Running configuration dialog to bring into edit mode
  • Change.Core: Prevent excessive error messages, limit 1 error message per process - particularly important in Forced Mode
  • Removal.Core: Removed message box if minidump was generated, goes to auto-restart and log
  • Removal.Core: Removed log entry about where the log was being written to (seems quite redundant at present)
  • Addition.Core: Core engine writes LOG message if it performed a self-restart
  • Addition.Core: Added new self-restart feature if a crash or other anomaly occurs
  • Change.Installer: Some in-house istall facilitation tools not previously signed now are
  • Change.QuickUpdater: Allowed for proper localization of it (brief download dialog was English only before)
  • Change.GUI: More efficient switch on process listview notification messages
  • Change.All: Adjusted size of minidumps again (still much smaller than they once were)
  • Change.All: Updated Russian
  • Change.All: Updated French

New in version 5.0.0.35 (July 8th, 2011)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed some rules not being always applied after a config file reset until governor restarted

New in version 5.0.0.34 (July 8th, 2011)

  • Fix.Translations: Fix translations in .33

New in version 5.0.0.33 (July 8th, 2011)

  • Fix.Core: Expanded memory metric widths to 64-bits to handle processes that use more than 4GB of virtual memory on x64 servers (for watchdog thresholds in particular)
  • Change.Core: Increased caching of log file reads and writes
  • Fix.Log: Fix a missing string error on one type of entry
  • Change.GUI: Imrpoved memory load painting (vertical slack space at certain sizes)
  • Addition.All: Added new error log for later debugging of issues
  • Change.GUI: Default memory watchdog type is 'working set' instead of 'commit size', which is the more likely choice for most users
  • Change.GUI: Minor cosmetic tweaks
  • Change.Licensing: New license method for Portable Edition
  • Change.Installer: Restored Traditional Chinese selection to installer (outdated, but not terribly so)
  • Change.Minidump: Decreased size of minidumps for easier user submission

New in version 5.0.0.32 (July 6th, 2011)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed watchdog timer could be reset continually if Forced Mode was enabled or in other inappropriate conditions
  • Change.Core: Improved efficiency when Forced Mode is on while watchdog entries are active
  • Addition.Licensing: Added support for new offline based activation system

New in version 5.0.0.31 (July 6th, 2011)

  • Addition.GUI: Added ProBalance menu option 'Lower I/O priority during restraint' to options menu (was only in dialog before)
  • Fix.Core: Fixed watchdog 'time over threshold' not beind adhered to in all cases. This is NOT related to ProBalance./li>
  • Fix.Core: Fixed watchdog entries not always being enforced when they should be (sometimes deferred). This is NOT related to ProBalance.
  • Change.Core: I/O Priority Lower during restraint now reset if ProBalance defaults restored
  • Change.GUI: Allow manual entry of CPU % in Watchdog dialog instead of forcing use of combobox
  • Change.GUI: Rearranged configuration dialog menu items a little
  • Change.GUI: A few small cosmetic fixes for some languages
  • Change.GUI: Improved handling of system tray icon recovery if explorer crashes (near instant instead of delayed a few seconds, and more redundancy on failure)
  • Change.GUI: Other misc cosmetic tweaks
  • Change.GUI: Several other misc code tweaks
  • Change.GUI: Updated Russian
  • Change.GUI: Updated French
  • Change.GUI: Updated Finnish
  • Change.GUI: Restored older Traditional Chinese translation
  • Change.Installer: No longer force language reselection (Japanese build only), as automatic update is now most common method to upgrade and it doesn't reset language anyway

New in version 5.0.0.30 (June 30th, 2011)

  • Addition.GUI: Added default I/O priority listview rules characters (ic,ih,in,il,ib)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed ProBalance parameters dialog would not recognize changed settings if manually typed in, as opposed to selecting from the drop-down combo box
  • Fix.GUI: Process restraint status shown in listview could have gotten out of sync when the GUI was in the minimized, CPU conserving, 'sleep mode'
  • Fix.Core: Fixed 'EMPTY STRING' seen in ProBalance end log message description column (not shown by deafult) - was supposed to be in v5.0.0.29
  • Change.Build: Made some adjustments to in-house localization tools
  • Change.Installer: Restored 'recovery system tray icon' start menu shortcut, as some still need it
  • Change.Docs: Added new I/O priority rule characters
  • Change.GUI: Adjusted startup timing
  • Change.GUI: Added new French translation
  • Change.GUI: Updated Serbian
  • Change.GUI: Updated Chinese Simplified
  • Change.GUI: Updated Chinese Traditional
  • Change.GUI: Updated German
  • Change.GUI: Updated Japanese
  • Change.GUI: Updated Finnish
  • Change.GUI: Updated Italian

New in version 5.0.0.29 (June 16th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Graph now laid out in horizontal rectangles instead of squares
  • Change.GUI: Change increment/interval length on graph
  • Change.GUI: Updated Italian, Polish
  • Change.GUI: Optimized graph painting some
  • Change.GUI: Removed some performance profiling code from release build
  • Change.Core: Adjusted hard-throttle levels for wider spread and more aggressiveness at higher levels
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed Memory Load graph could be unpainted for a second after another window clips it in 2K/XP only
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed lost first character on some rundll32 formatted process names
  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where default power scheme may not stay or wouldn't revert as expected in some circumstances when multiple default power scheme processes were running
  • Fix.Core: Fixed 'EMPTY STRING' seen in ProBalance end log message description column (not shown by deafult)

New in version 5.0.0.28 (June 13th, 2011)

  • Addition.GUI: Persist current upper tab view across restarts (save upper tab selection)
  • Change.InstallHelper: Reworked Terminal Services non-critical, but suggested, dependency check
  • Change.InstallHelper: Reworked Task Scheduler service non-critical, but suggested, dependency check
  • Change.Installer: Removed 'Restore system tray icon' start menu item
  • Change.GUI: Increased number of horizontal graph lines, improving look of graph
  • Change.GUI: Slowed process icon retrieval in cases where the GUI is first opened during a high disk load
  • Change.ServiceMgr: Wait for service to stop when requested
  • Fix.All: Fixed issue with an improper registry key path, auto-cleanup
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where when Terminal Services is disabled in XP, a logic error in the GUI would cause configuration to reset
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed message box warning when Terminal Services is disabled ask a question, but no Yes/No option is actually available
  • Fix.GUI: 'Configure Default I/O Priorities' application menu item was not being properly disabled and grayed in XP and 2K
  • Fix.InstallerHelper: Fix date/time format could get misremembered
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed issue when reconfiguring the governor startup type when was/is set to start as a service, would fail until next reboot with a pending service deletion error

New in version 5.0.0.27 (June 10th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed crash seen in Windows 2000. Note that process icons are disabled in W2K, at least for now, as the issue is in the new code to more efficiently resolve them using system APIs not available in W2K.
  • Fix.Core: Fixed premature exit of default power scheme in certain cases where multiple default power scheme processes were running
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed Russian activation dialog had User and Code captions reversed
  • Fix.All: Fixed theoretical cause of settings being reset under rare circumstances

New in version 5.0.0.26 (June 7th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Updated Italian
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed bug that started a few minor updates ago, causing automatic updates to not actually be turned on (though it appeared checked at first)
  • Change.InstallHelper: Further consolidated the service creation code
  • Change.InstallHelper: Added critical section timeout system registry value check, to ensure no user set it to an improperly low value
  • Change.InstallHelper: Removed warning about running service in system context instead of as a specific user (not applicable)

New in version 5.0.0.25 (June 6th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Automatic updates no longer marked as experimental
  • Change.Portable: Changed distribution to simple ZIP archive of Process Lasso program with a batch file to start
  • Change.Portable: Configuration file and log file now stored alongside program file
  • Change.Portable: Automated updates now work with the portable edition, though only automated updates at this time
  • Addition.SrvStub: Added version resource
  • Addition.GUI: Added /configfolder command line option for optional use instead of /configfile
  • Change.All: /configfolder now expands '.' as current working directory, as does /logfolder
  • Change.GUI: Remove random nag shown 1/6 main window opens from system tray
  • Fix.GUI: Fix 'Keep Running' processes were sometimes associated with the PL main window, depending on if the GUI had launched the governor or not
  • Fix.All: Fixed a command line parsing issue with quote encapsulated paths
  • Change.Build: Improved speed of build environment (internal)
  • Fix.Log.subsystem: Fixed global log folder command line specification
  • Fix.Log.subsystem: Fixed a string reference not properly defined as const and written to improperly by a subfunction (no actual bug manifests as it was unused)
  • Addition.Core: Added new log entry indicating the log path
  • Change.GUI: Changed first minimize to tray message so it is slightly less ugly
  • Fix.Portable: Disabled manual updates, automatic updates now work for this edition

New in version 5.0.0.24 (June 5th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Hide unavailable I/O priority column by default in 2K/XP (for new installs or listview reset)
  • Change.Installer: Don't warn about Terminal Services disabled
  • Change.Core: Decreased memory utilization in environments with a lot of processes
  • Change.Core: Re-enabled full memory optimizations, they had been disabled in a previous build while I studied utilization
  • Change.Core: Removed non-visible debug output entirely, a call stub had previously remained.

New in version 5.0.0.23 (June 4th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed 'Edit INI' Advanced option
  • Change.GUI: Added more assertive cleanup of auto update archive
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed new throttle dialog warning truncated and corrupted
  • Change.All: Reworked log queue synchronization object
  • Change.Core: Reworked hard throttle mechanism - Note this is not ProBalance, this is a separate non-recommended function for advanced users
  • Change.Core: Changed throttle timing levels quite a bit, should offer wider range of hard throttling

New in version 5.0.0.22 (May 31st, 2011)

  • Change.Updater: Re-enabled Server Edition automated updates
  • Change.GUI: Added warning to hard throttle configuration dialog
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed manual process suspension
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed 'Edit INI' Advanced option
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed quirk in Power Scheme Defaults configuration dialog
  • Change.GUI: Tweak to synchronization objects referenced in configuration dialogs
  • Change.GUI: Updated Italian

New in version 5.0.0.21 (May 31st, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed failure of web links to launch on some systems, depending on installed browsers and security software (failure of simple ShellExecute API call)
  • Change.Updater: Reduced update check interval to every 2 days instead of 3

New in version 5.0.0.20 (May 30th, 2011)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed a logic error in memory reuse optimization (unknown if manifested in real world)
  • Fix.Core: Fixed a very small memory leak seen in exhaustive testing under XP, and possibly seen elsewhere
  • Change.GUI: Updated Serbian Latin
  • Change.GUI: Updated Finnish

New in version 5.0.0.19 (May 30th, 2011)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where No Sleep and Auto Gaming mode may not take effect on time
  • Change.Core: A few other minor fixes and tweaks

New in version 5.0.0.18 (May 30th, 2011)

  • Change.Updater: Output more error messages in the case of failure.

New in version 5.0.0.17 (May 30th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Clear All fixed for watchdog rules dialog
  • Fix.Core: Watchdog rules may not have went into effect immediately after creation or change, fixed
  • Fix.Updater: Fixed auto-update in XP and possibly other systems (would appear to stall at end of download). Please note it will begin working in the update AFTER this one.

New in version 5.0.0.16 (May 30th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Tweak to process icon code (prevent mismatches)
  • Change.GUI: Updated Russian and Italian
  • Fix.Upload: Beta URLs were not being updated, now fixed

New in version 5.0.0.12 (May 27th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed handle leak in GUI in last beta build or two
  • Fix.GUI: Improved compatibility with NIS2011 DeepGuard when Active Processes tab is open
  • Change.GUI: Moved process suspend menu item to less common actions
  • Change.GUI: Re-enable minidump support for GUI
  • Change.GUI: Disable auto update for Server Edition due to complications with highly restricted IE

New in version 5.0.0.11 Beta (May 27th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Reduced updater wait time that was increased a couple builds ago, as it may never be invoked for some users
  • Change.Build: Fixed auto-updater build generation
  • Fix.GUI: Cosmetic fix to new updater dialog
  • Fix.GUI: (minutes since v5.0.0.10) Fixed small memory leak introduced to GUI in last build

New in version 5.0.0.10 Beta (May 26th, 2011)

  • Addition.All: Added I/O priority support for NT 6+ (Vista+)
  • Addition.All: Added hyper-threaded core avoidance
  • Addition.All: Added new optional automated updates
  • Change.All: Tweaks to ProBalance algorithm
  • Change.Core: Major rewrites and performance improvements
  • Change.GUI: Navigation improvements and cosmetic adjustments
  • Fix.All: Improved interoperability with NIS 2011 SONAR and F-Protect DeepGuard
  • Change.All: Faster, reduced overhead even further

New in version 5.0.0.9 Beta (May 25th, 2011)

  • Change.Installer: No longer direct user to uninstall page on uninstall
  • Change.AutoUpdater: Increase internal download step size to 64KB
  • Fix.AutoUpdater: Prevent new caching of auto update file and prevent using any existing cached copy
  • Change.GUI: Removed some experimental code, load time faster
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed HyperThreaded core avoidance menu items disabled on HyperThreaded systems
  • Addition.GUI: Added physical and logical CPU counts
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed a possible crash found during code review

New in version 5.0.0.7 Beta (May 25th, 2011)

  • Fix.Updater: Fixed handling of bad input data
  • Change.GUI: Improved handling of bad input data to updater (in cases of server misconfiguration, as occurred a couple hours near midnight EST on 05/24/2011 resulting in a crash)
  • Change.GUI: Make updater wait longer before first check
  • Change.GUI: Removed secondary EULA acceptance on automatic update since the EULA never changes
  • Change.GUI: Removed 'beta' checkbox on automated update dialog
  • Change.GUI: Several changes to updater
  • Change.Core: Replaced 'DEAD' with 'EMPTY STRING' for string error checks

New in version 5.0.0.0 Beta (May 23rd, 2011)

  • Addition.All: Added I/O priority support (default and current)
  • Addition.All: Added hyper-threaded core avoidance
  • Addition.All: Added new optional automated updates (zero-click)
  • Change.All: Tweaks to ProBalance algorithm
  • Change.Core: Major rewrites and performance improvements
  • Change.GUI: Navigation improvements and cosmetic adjustments
  • Fix.All: Improved interoperability with NIS 2011 SONAR and F-Protect DeepGuard

New in version 4.09.56 Beta (May 2nd, 2011)

  • Addition.GUI: Added option to disable the inter-process pipe, which will also disable graph tooltips (but not highlights) and system tray balloons. It will conserve a small amount of CPU cycles though.
  • Addition.GUI: Added automatic update
  • Change.GUI: Cleaned up some mess from a previous beta quick patch
  • Change.GUI: Updated Polish, Serbian Latin
  • Fix.GUI: FINAL fix for random crash seen at startup
  • Addition.GUI: Write log entry after automated update
  • Addition.GUI: Added preliminary menu strings for new file cache purge

New in version 4.09.54 Beta (April 29th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Change location of governor launch by GUI to after main window creation
  • Change.GUI: Changes to governor launch sequence by GUI
  • Fix.GUI: Mitigated reported crash at system startup that some see to some degree (we'll see how much, pending a proper fix)
  • Fix.Core: Fix file based synchronization object being created in wrong location (will self cleanup)
  • Fix.Core: Fixed core engine would not start under some circumstances (due to above bug)

New in version 4.09.51 Beta (April 28th, 2011)

  • Change.Core: Tweaked default ProBalance parameters (undergoing testing now)
  • Change.GUI: Fixed menu item cosmetics
  • Change.Installer: Fixed version number

New in version 4.09.50 Beta (April 27th, 2011)

  • Addition.GUI: Added new default I/O priorities configuration dialog (Vista/7+ only)
  • Addition.GUI: Added total GB of memory to status bar memory load
  • Change.GUI: Some optimizations
  • Change.Core: A few tweaks

New in version 4.09.49 Beta (April 26th, 2011)

  • Addition.GUI: Finish Delay Start (of governor only now)
  • Addition.GUI: Finish Periodic Self-Restart
  • Change.GUI: Auto updater not made available for Server Editions (yet)
  • Addition.Core: Added log entries for entering startup wait state, and entry when coming out
  • Change.Core: Tweaked OOC defaults for some hardware
  • Change.All: Some minor other tweaks

New in version 4.09.48 Beta (April 26th, 2011)

  • Addition.GUI: Created simplified update dialog for unlicensed version (no license verification)
  • Addition.GUI: Licensing system adjustments to provide ability to automatically check if an update is eligible or not
  • Change.GUI: Cosmetic tweaks in several places
  • Change.GUI: Bring Russian up to date and functional (though some newer strings not translated yet)

New in version 4.09.47 Beta (April 26th, 2011)

  • Change.Core: Inserted new delay before it begins 'talking' to the GUI
  • Change.GUI: Updated Serbian, Serbian Latin, French, Polish, others

New in version 4.09.46 Beta (April 26th, 2011)

  • Change.Core: New dual lock mechanism to detect existing instances within the same user context (or globally under some configs)
  • Change.GUI: Reduced number of times you'll be asked if you want to start the core engine too (added only last build)
  • Change.GUI: Updated Polish

New in version 4.09.45 Beta (April 26th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed some startup issues - may not be the last though
  • Change.GUI: Rewrite of startup and initalization code
  • Addition.GUI: Added new message box (can save choice) as to whether to start the core engine when GUI is launched
  • Change.InstallHelper: Changed text from 'Do not start core engine' to 'Have core engine started by GUI'
  • Change.GUI: Faster load time

New in version 4.09.43 Beta (April 23rd, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Rewrote startup sequence of all windows, threads, and inter-process communication
  • Fix.GUI: Final fix for 'random' crash at startup (race condition) that has nagged at me for a while
  • Fix.GUI: Fix very rare case where at startup the GUI may think the license is lost (temporarily)

New in version 4.09.42 Beta (April 21st, 2011)

  • Fix.InstallHelper: Not remembering startup configuration in exactitude for Vista+
  • Fix.GUI: Hopeful final fix for 'random' crash at startup (race condition) that has nagged at me for a while

New in version 4.09.41 Beta (April 21st, 2011)

  • Addition.GUI: (disabled for now) New self-restart capability can restart Process Lasso at an interval (no interaction required)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed internal build that was accidentally published, causing a restart of the GUI every minute (we were testing the self-restart feature)

New in version 4.09.39 Beta (April 21st, 2011)

  • Change.All: Misc internal changes
  • Fix.AutoUpdater: Fixed failure to launch downloaded auto-update EXE in Windows 2K and XP (will see effect in *next* update)
  • Change.GUI: Some language updates

New in version 4.09.38 Beta (April 15th, 2011)

  • Fix.Core: Restored proper operation of watchdog (broke at some point in some cases)
  • Addition.GUI: Added new delay start feature as requested by users
  • Fix.GUI: Removed a technically unnecessary redundant configuration file load from startup
  • Fix.GUI: Minor fixes to GUI startup procedure
  • Change.InstallHelper: Allow parallel instances to start via Vista+ Task Scheduler

New in version 4.09.37 Beta (April 15th, 2011)

  • Change.GUI: Re-enabled unofficial I/O priorities (silent build update)
  • Change.Core: Lengthened time before keep running processes are restarted to avoid accidental restarts
  • Addition.GUI: Added I/O priorities (default and current) to multi-selection process context menu
  • Change.GUI: Cosmetic tweaks in several places
  • Change.GUI: Other undocumented

New in version 4.09.36 Beta (April 15th, 2011)

  • Change.Docs: Some fixes here and there, continued editing is ongoing
  • Change.GUI: Changed startup procedure a bit for experimental reasons
  • Change.GUI: Improved new update dialog appearance
  • Fix.Core: Fixed automatic gaming mode that broke in a previous beta

New in version 4.09.35 Beta (April 11th, 2011)

  • Addition.GUI: Added MessageBox on 'Manage processes of other users' to ask if user wants to do it once, or every time
  • Change.GUI: Tweaked some code to avoid known crash that has rarely and randomly popped up
  • Change.GUI: Made thread ID in threads view both decimal and hexadecimal
  • Change.GUI: Disabled all I/O priorities not supported in NT6 (Vista) until we confirm there is low-level support for them in Win7
  • Fix.GUI: Fix sort by thread ID column in threads view
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed self-restart capability that became broken
  • Fix.GUI: Improved behavior of 'Manage all users' when elevated rights is disabled (does a one-time elevation)
  • Fix.GUI: Induced better wait to ensure elevation change completes before next launch
  • Change.Core: Better interoperability with Norton Internet Security 2011
  • Change.All: Memory allocation code change

New in version 4.09.34 Beta (April 11th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: (beta2beta) Work around for very small memory leak in previous beta
  • Fix.GUI: (beta2beta) Temporary fix for icon troubles as I decide to use the old or new (problematic) code
  • Fix.GUI: Fixes case where a change to default I/O priority doesn't immediately adjust the existing priority's I/O priority. This fix needs to be made to the governor, so a secondary fix will be issued as well to complete this.
  • Change.GUI: Disables unused I/O priorities
  • Change.GUI: Lots of other little things

New in version 4.00.34 (March 16th, 2011)

  • Fix.InstallHelper: (backport from beta) Fixed issue where Vista+ startup configuration could become 'stuck' (not changable or properly detected). First appeared in v4, as part of our new startup mechanism in Vista+.
  • Fix.GUI: (backport from beta) Fix for issue where graph highlight tooltips would fail to appear over time.
  • Fix.GUI: (backport from beta) Fix for Norton Internet Security 2011 warnings flood as the GUI 'looks at' the threads of Norton's process.
  • Change.GUI: (backport from beta) Updated all languages.

New in version 4.09.30 Beta (March 14th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed (lack of) minidump support in pre-XP sp2 machines
  • Fix.GUI: (beta2beta) Reduced free user nag annoyance in last build, it was too annoying (I use myself to determine)
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed unable to change the startup type in Vista+ because leftover Task Scheduler entries were sometimes in place
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed rare cases of reconfiguring causing redundant auto start entries in Vista+
  • Fix.GUI: Worked on W2K and XP pre-SP2 issues, though not verified to be resolved yet
  • Fix.Other: Misc fixes and code review throughout
  • Fix.Core: Fixed case where core engine could have a redundant launch at startup in Vista+
  • Change.Installer: Various tweaks

New in version 4.09.28 Beta (February 22nd, 2011)

  • Fix.QuickUpdater: (beta2beta) It seems the SFX archive mysteriously wasn't silent for some reason in the 32-bit build, likely having to do with the SFX archive being updated instead of wholly recreated each build iteration
  • Fix.QuickUpgrade: (beta2beta) Fixed inability to terminate Process Lasso's GUI in most cases (new bug last build)
  • Fix.Core: Keep Running processes were being launched and having Process Lasso's taskbar icon under *some* circumstances
  • Fix.GUI: (beta2beta) Fix truncated text of new update available dialog
  • Addition.QuickUpdater: Now has the ability to self-update
  • Change.Core: Tweaked delay on Keep Running processes (to allow for system startup)
  • Change.Core: Keep Running now doesn't force an exact match of process path, it will count instances via their base name too
  • Change.Core: Change process launch flags for keep running processes
  • Change.GUI: Shortened update dialog - less text, more direct info

New in version 4.09.27 Beta (February 21st, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Added new safeties if process is terminated while operations are being performed upon it (possible cause of some crashes)
  • Fix.All: Rundll process name parsing had a spurious quotation mark at the end
  • Change.All: Reverted back to our own drop-in replacement for the COM string alloc/free function, as we continue to migrate ancient code
  • Change.GUI: Added a little more room for About box information, as it was sometimes vertically truncated with some character sets
  • Change.GUI: Updated Serbian translation by Ozzi
  • Change.GUI: Optimized a few more pieces of code
  • Change.QuickUpgrade: Now does its own closing of running instances, instead of relying on InstallHelper (should fix some issues)
  • Change.QuickUpgrade: Can now be used stand-alone, and files will be updated to the right place
  • Addition.QuickUpgrade: Added new status bar to show what is currently going on in the background thread
  • Addition.QuickUpgrade: Runs better in stand-alone situations
  • Fix.QuickUpgrade: Fixed any failure to terminate and some other little issues
  • Fix.QuickUpgrade: Fixed issue where error messages were in the background
  • Fix.QuickUpgrade: Reduced max wait time on Stop command

New in version 4.09.25 Beta (February 16th, 2011)

  • Addition.All: Added new minidump support, allowing us to track down the cause of bugs with precision and speed. When/if a crash occurs, a minidump is generated. At your option, you can send this to us for analysis. You may want to compress (e.g. ZIP) it first if the dump is large.
  • Fix.AutoUpdater: Fixed issue where PL EXE UAC level would be downgraded, causing potential failures
  • Fix.AutoUpdater: Fixed issue where it says PL can be upgraded due to files in use (you won't see change until NEXT update)
  • Fix.Updater: Fixed crash in XP (again, for real - cause was a simple typo in debug output)
  • Change.All: Crashes in the GUI *or* core engine (governor) now generate a minidump that you can send to Bitsum Technologies. This will allow us to track down the cause of bugs easier in many cases.
  • Change.GUI: Updated Finnish translation
  • Change.GUI: No longer force betas to include betas in their update checks

New in version 4.09.24 Beta (February 14th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where duplicate core engine instances could end up existing, depending on a race condition between the GUI and governor's start
  • Change.QuickUpgrade: Improved speed by checking until files are writable in cases where it takes a few milliseconds for them to be. This also allows it to wait longer on really slow systems, fixing any failure to over-write problems.
  • Change.GUI: Updated Russian and Serbian translations

New in version 4.09.16 Beta (February 1st, 2011)

  • Addition.GUI: Finished new Default Power Scheme configuration dialog
  • Addition.GUI: Finished new Default Power Scheme context menus
  • Change.INI: Auto-converts high-performance processes to Default Power Scheme processes with High Performance profile
  • Removal.GUI: Removed visual depictions of high-performance process option, now superceded by more powerful Default Power Scheme
  • Change.Core: Several core engine optimizations to tighten that primary loop even further
  • Change.Core: No longer send notices of events to the GUI that aren't currently in use (no reason to) - this is not speaking of log entries
  • Change.GUI: Changed meaning of 'p' to apply to any default power scheme, instead of the old high performance processes
  • Change.All: Various code cleanup throughout

New in version 4.09.12 Beta (January 27th, 2011)

  • Fix.Startup: Fixed issue in Vista+ where, if started at login via the Task Scheduler, Process Lasso would be terminated after 3 days of continuous running
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed issue where language was defaulting to Maylasian on upgrade
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed issue with backup server being case sensitive, and installer of 32-bit build referencing an old 64-bit build
  • Removal.QuickUpgrade: Removed due to language assignment bug in a previous version. Will be restored.

New in version 4.00.31 (January 27th, 2011)

  • Fix.Startup: Fixed issue in Vista+ where, if started at login via the Task Scheduler, Process Lasso would be terminated after 3 days of continuous running
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed issue where language was defaulting to Maylasian on upgrade
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed issue with backup server being case sensitive, and installer of 32-bit build referencing an old 64-bit build
  • Removal.QuickUpgrade: Removed due to language assignment bug in a previous version. Will be restored.

New in version 4.00.30 (January 27th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where ProBalance graph highlight tooltips would quit working after some time
  • Change.Licensing: Backport from beta, made easier to skip past licensing during startup
  • Change.GUI: Backport of main menu re-arrangement (Updates and related options has own submenu)
  • Change.GUI: Backport - Allow RAM graph to be unhidden with a mouse click
  • Fix.GUI: Fix issue where Status column sometimes still showed 'Restrained' even after restraint ended
  • Fix.GUI: A couple other small fixes backported from last final

New in version 4.00.29 (January 27th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: Fix GUI hang if user tries to choose alternate log or config file under some circumstances
  • Change.Installer: Changed path storage location back to HKCU
  • Fix.Misc: Misc backported fixes

New in version 4.00.28 (January 27th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: When selecting process context menu item 'No default affinity', the CPU affinity is now reset to all CPUs while removing the default CPU affinity. This applies for both single and multi-process selection context menus.
  • Fix.GUI: Fix for rare process icon mismatch bug
  • Change.GUI: Updated Serbian and French

New in version 4.00.28 (January 27th, 2011)

  • Fix.GUI: When selecting process context menu item 'No default affinity', the CPU affinity is now reset to all CPUs while removing the default CPU affinity. This applies for both single and multi-process selection context menus.
  • Fix.GUI: Fix for rare process icon mismatch bug
  • Change.GUI: Updated Serbian and French

New in version 4.09.05 Beta (December 27th, 2010)

  • Change.GUI: Re-arranged columns
  • Addition.GUI: Added I/O Priority column
  • Change.All: Performance boost in low-level process control code, resulting in decreased CPU utilization throughout

New in version 4.00.27 (December 14th, 2010)

  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed browse buttons for global config and log paths were causing hang of application under some circumstances
  • Change.GUI: Updated Italian

New in version 4.00.26 (December 13th, 2010)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed problem with Process Lasso GUI deadlocking (hanging) in XP when the user sets a new default process priority via right-click context menu, under some circumstances
  • Change.GUI: Updated Finnish and French

New in version 4.00.25 (December 11th, 2010)

  • Fix.Installer: When starting with elevated rights in Vista+, the task configuration specified only to start Process Lasso and its core engine for users of the Administrators group. This is now fixed, changed to Users group so that Standard/Limited rights users also have it launched for them at login.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed 'Disable ProBalance when user is away for *other* amount of time' menu option (invokes config dialog now as it was supposed to)
  • Fix.Installer: Installer wasn't remembering last install directory during quick upgrades
  • Change.Installer: Switched installation directory storage (for upgrades) back to HKLM
  • Change.GUI: Some minor improvements to activation procedure
  • Change.GUI: 'Reset listview columns and sizes' now resets actions/log (lower) listview too
  • Change.GUI: If configured to check, the updater now checks once every 2 days (was 4 days)
  • Change.GUI: Changed the update checker so that it will be more likely to check while you're around and can take action
  • Change.GUI: Grammar and language changes (translators: languages files already updated in most or all cases, but you may want to verify)
  • Change.GUI: Slight View menu reorganization and other minor changes
  • Addition.GUI: Log column changes now persist when you exit/start GUI
  • Addition.GUI: Added ability to use per-machine instance count limits instead of per-session instance count limits on applications (see instance limits config dialog)
  • Addition.Core: Added ability to use per-machine instance count limits instead of per-session instance count limits on applications
  • Addition.All: Created first v4 build for Japanese partner (still in QA)
  • Change.Docs: Updated text and a few screenshots

New in version 4.00.24 (December 4th, 2010)

  • Fix.GUI: Sometimes system tray icon would be missing at startup depending on how long it took explorer to initialize (race condition)
  • Fix.Docs: Fix script present error on 'About Probalance' page of CHM docs
  • Change.GUI: Allow extra characters to be entered into activation code field, to handle preceeding space problem truncating the code
  • Change.Activation: Added auto-retry once

New in version 4.00.23 (November 28th, 2010)

  • Fix.All: Fixes memory leak that appeared in v4.00.21. This leak did NOT exist in v4.00.20 and earlier builds. The leak was slowed in v4.00.22, but this is the proper fix.
  • Change.GUI: Updated Russian, Japanese, Italian

New in version 4.00.20 (November 25th, 2010)

  • Change.GUI: Reset column layouts and sizes now resets both All Processes and Active Processes listviews
  • Change.GUI: Add menu item to restore only ProBalance defaults
  • Change.GUI: Change 'Disable all logging' to 'Enable logging'
  • Change.GUI: Some improvements to Options menu layout
  • Change.GUI: Further optimized due to continued profiling
  • Change.GUI: Possible fix to a theoretical crash under certain very rare circumstances
  • Change.Core: Further optimized due to continued profiling
  • Change.Core: Tweaked ProBalance default parameters a tiny bit further, based on continued real-world findings
  • Fix.CPUEater: CPU Eater Demo was not always using localized language, or asking for one if not selected

New in version 4.00.18 (November 20th, 2010)

  • Fix.ServerEdition.x64: X64 (only) Governor of Server Edition (only) of v4 (only) may not have operated under certain circumstances last build
  • Change.GUI: Expanded a handful of control widths for German and other non-English languages
  • Change.rcTools: (localization) Fixed handling of 3 letter word 'for'

New in version 4.00.17 (November 20th, 2010)

  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed issue with setting global configuration file path on some new installs
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed Browse button for global paths for config or log set up during install under certain environments
  • Change.GUI: Updated more languages

New in version 4.00.16 (November 20th, 2010)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed cases of missing graph highlights or inaccurate restraint timing or counts
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed checkmark on graph legend visible menu after user hides/shows the graph using accelerator or button

New in version 4.00.15 (November 20th, 2010)

  • Change.GUI: Several language updates

New in version 4.00.14 (November 20th, 2010)

  • Addition.GUI: Added Suspended state to proces Status column
  • Fix.Core: Fix to the hard throttling (not ProBalance, the unrecommended hard CPU limit)
  • Fix.Core: Watchdog events weren't being triggered when forced mode was on
  • Fix.GUI: Fix suspend/resume process
  • Fix.GUI: Fix F1 was not invoking CHM help file
  • Change.GUI: Moved Suspend Process into less common actions submenu
  • Update.Docs: Updated docs in several places

New in version 4.00.12 (November 20th, 2010)

  • Fix.Core: (beta2beta) On new process log, emulated arg0 being omitted, or duplicated, under certain circumstances
  • Fix.Core: (beta2beta) Fix multiple restarts resulting in multiple instances during restart affinity trigger
  • Addition.GUI: (beta2beta) Click on RAM graph to disable it
  • Addition.Docs: Some minor docs additions and updates, but an overall reduction in size
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fix problem with global paths

New in version 4.00.11 (November 20th, 2010)

  • Change.Core: Now sends unrestraint events for processes that are terminating while in restraint, just for completeness
  • Change.Core: Now logs occurances of probalance ending due to restrained process terminating
  • Fix.All: Fixed main Reset to Defaults not setting ProBalance parameters to same value as Restore Defaults in ProBalance config (tweaked to hardware)
  • Fix.Core: Delay at startup before 'Keep Running' proceses are started is now dependent on how powerful your hardware appears to be
  • Fix.Core: Hardware suggested default ProBalance values now in use
  • Fix.All: Many misc fixes and adjustments

New in version 4.00.10 (November 20th, 2010)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed blank processes list under some XP installs (applies only to new beta)
  • Fix.Misc: Other misc fixes and adjustments
  • Change.GUI: Language updates

New in version 4.00.09 RC1 (November 7th, 2010)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where logging was disabled or re-enabled until core engine restart
  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where keep running processes might be started at login before they have a chance to launch via their normal mechanism (can result in duplicate instances)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed a startup issue in Vista/7 (actually was fixed in a silent update to previous beta)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed Yes/No/OK string translations (were ignored due to short length)
  • Change.GUI: Several language updates
  • Change.Installer: Now shows least significant digit of verison in installed programs list

New in version 4.00.08 RC1 (October 30th, 2010)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where main window is shown at login
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed inability to unelevate via Main options menu once you've elevated the rights of Process Lasso (beta2beta)
  • Fix.GUI: Manual selection of affinity for new watchdog entry via process context menu may have initialized CPU selection dialog to a seemingly random value (beta2beta)
  • Change.x64: X64 build now built with VC10 platform toolset for better operation. The 32-bit build remains FULLY Windows 2000 and XP pre-SP2 compatible, and can even run on x64 editions of those OSes. However, the x64 build is limited to XP SP2+.

New in version 4.00.07 RC1 (October 30th, 2010)

  • Fix.GUI: Fix for cases of system tray icon not appearing after reboot
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed new system tray recovery ability (ironically now that it hopefully isn't necessary anymore)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where main window is shown at login
  • Fix.Core: Fixed inappropriate 'new process' log entry for 'System' process at startup under some circumstances
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed issue where GUI and Core Engine would be stopped by Vista+ Task Scheudler when switched to battery power (due to settings bug in task scheduler entry)

New in version 4.00.06 RC1 (October 30th, 2010)

  • hange.GUI: Reorganized Main menu
  • Change.GUI: Removed duplicated menu items I had created for ease of access
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed restart required prompt so that it operates more like you'd expect

New in version 4.00.05 RC1 (October 30th, 2010)

  • Addition.Core: Added option to restart or terminate a livelocked process (restart/terminate process if consuming X% CPU for Y time)
  • Addition.Core: Added option to restart or terminate a memory leaking process (restart/terminate process if consuming X% of VM for Y time)
  • Addition.Core: Added feature to disable ProBalance after system has been idle X minutes
  • Addition.Core: Added log entry indicating if restoration of a ProBalance process occurred to due maximum restraint time reached
  • Addition.Core: Added core ability to disable log completely
  • Addition.Core: Created new config group for the optional and seldom recomended foreground boosting options (should migrate old config just fine)
  • Addition.Core: Added option to run ProcessLasso and ProcessGovernor at less than their default priorities (useful in certain environments)
  • Addition.Core: Added affinity change watchdog toggle to divide CPU threshold by number of system cores
  • Addition.InstallHelper: No more UAC prompts or Windows Defender issues when auto-starting Process Lasso at login with elevated/highest rights (for Windows Vista/7 and later)
  • Change.InstallHelper: Now defults to run with elevated rights in Vista and Windows 7 (multi-user support is still perfectly retained even in this mode)
  • Addition.GUI: Added ability to completely disable log
  • Addition.GUI: Added ability for user to override hard-coded ProBalance exclusions (simply uncheck 'Excluded from..' to unexclude)
  • Addition.GUI: Added facilitating ProBalanace settings for new feature to disable ProBalance when PC idle
  • Addition.GUI: Added facilitating settings for overloaded (livelock or memory leak) process handling
  • Addition.GUI: Added tooltips to highlighted ProBalance events on the main graph. Roll over highlighted portions to reveal what happened during that time period.
  • Addition.GUI: Added menu option to Reset ENTIRE configuration
  • Addition.GUI: Added an exception handler to allow users the option to continue or restart Process Lasso after an exception (in some locations)
  • Addition.GUI: Added greeting message the first time you 'close' the GUI to the system tray, informing that the GUI is down there sleeping
  • Addition.GUI: Enabled watchdog features on virtual memory
  • Addition.GUI: Polish watchdog config dialog and fix broken things
  • Addition.GUI: 'Remove all' buttons now remove multiple selections in many config dialogs
  • Addition.GUI: Added new top level exception handler for polite automatic restart if a crash were to occur
  • Addition.GUI: New 'Exclude from' process context menu item
  • Addition.GUI: New process context menu items for Watchdog capabilities
  • Addition.GUI: Finished watchdog auto-terminate context menu items and overall code
  • Addition.GUI: Added more critical system processes for user confirmations and special handling
  • Addition.GUI: Show current power scheme on graph
  • Addition.GUI: Added special Pro bitmap to About box after activation
  • Addition.GUI: Added registered user name to About box after activation
  • Addition.GUI: Added Finnish translation
  • Addition.GUI: Per-process CPU history now drawn on graph also in Active Processes tab
  • Addition.GUI: CTRL-A now also works in 'Active processes' tab to select all processes
  • Addition.GUI: Added support for Finnish translation
  • Addition.GUI: Added Indonesian language by Ivan Chin
  • Addition.GUI: Added Serbian (latin char set) by Dražen Milovanović - Note Serbian Cyrillic is already avaialable and kept up to date by the diligent Ozzii
  • Addition.GUI: Added context menu item for new CPU affinity change of specific processes on demand
  • Addition.Installer: Added new Start Menu shortcut to launch Process Lasso in a 'restart' mode to recovery any lost system tray icon
  • Addition.Core/GUI: Wrote new inter-process communication framework that is more robust and efficient - allowing feature additions coming in subsequent builds. It also allows for much better inter-process communication when running the governor as a service and/or in multi-user environments.
  • Addition.Core: Added new throttle level 'High'
  • Addition.Core: Added new ability to change the CPU affinity of specific processes when they exceed a specified CPU usage threshold
  • Addition.Core: Tweaked handling of certain system processes
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Integrates with Task Scheduler 2 on Vista/7 to set up Process Lasso and/or core engine startup tasks
  • Addition.TestLasso: Added '-m' switch to eat memory indefinitely (for testing watchdog)
  • Addition.CPUEater: Added new affinity selection, to test CPU Eater or specific CPUs
  • Addition.CPUEater: Added new total processes and threads in status bar
  • Change.CPUEater: Re-arranged dialog
  • Change.CPUEater: Allow specification of maximum threads and CPU affinity
  • Change.CPUEater: Tweaks to default aggressiveness (was unnecessarily aggressive on single CPU systems)
  • Change.CPUEater: Added status bar
  • Change.CPUEater: Added total system process and thread count to status bar
  • Change.All: Licensing and authentication system improved
  • Change.GUI: Re-arranged configuration dialogs to cause less confusion with pressing 'OK' without adding the process to the list first
  • Change.GUI: Remove UAC shield from 'manage processes of all users', as it hid check state
  • Change.GUI: Removed PL logo from ProBalance settings to make room for new options
  • Change.GUI: Tweaks to single and multiple process selection context menus
  • Change.GUI: Added menu options for quickly setting 'disable ProBalance while user away' feature
  • Change.GUI: Added total system thread count to status bar (with existing total process count)
  • Change.GUI: Set keyboard focus to active process listview on initial open or switch (accessibility improvement)
  • Change.GUI: Fixed some typos/misspellings
  • Removal.GUI: Removed 'beep when' settings from the ProBalance configuration dialog to make space for new, more important features
  • Change.Core: Made governor the first process to shutdown when shutdown is requested, as opposed to the last (previous setup)
  • Change.Core: Change to default ProBalance settings of Server Edition
  • Change.Core: Changed default value of 'maximum log lines' to 1000 for a server
  • Change.Core: Tweaked process suspension and throttling code
  • Change.Core: Added a hard-coded exclusion for Symantec Endpoint Security since ProBalance on it was triggering tampering warnings
  • Change.Core: Tweaked Server Edition ProBalance defaults
  • Change.Core: Minor continued code optimizations, in the never ending pursuit to save another CPY cycle
  • Change.Core: Several additions of third-party applications to hard coded exclusions, to reduce need for user configuration
  • Change.InstallHelper: Added back ProBalance default settings check to let Server users know of tweaks to default/recommended values
  • Change.Installer: Updated to NSIS 2.46 unicode build
  • Change.GUI: Allow deletion of multiple selected list entries at once on some config dialogs
  • Change.GUI.Watchdog: Show/hide extra options when user selects watch/monitor type (CPU or memory at present)
  • Change.Core: Added duration to watchdog action log entries
  • Change.CPUEater: Continued cosmetic improvements
  • Change.GUI: Removed 'total VM size' from available watchdog memory metrics, as it is not likely to be needed
  • Change.GUI: Made 'commit charge' default virtual memroy metric for watchdog memory entries
  • Change.All: Consolidated all inter-process communication into single mechanism for maximum efficiency
  • Change.GUI: Added Finnish translation
  • Change.GUI: Re-arranged process context menu items a little, moving the hard CPU throttling to 'seldom used' features
  • Change.GUI: Allow 1% increments in CPU settings for ProBalance config and Watchdog config dialogs
  • Change.GUI: System tray balloons now use consolidated inter-process communication
  • Change.GUI: System tray balloons have been reformatted and improved
  • Change.GUI: Further optimized multi-threaded efficiency on multi-core systems
  • Change.GUI: Allow proper translation of 'Add', 'Low', and 'CPU' - all words not handled right due to their small size
  • Change.GUI: Expanded more control widths to better fit more languages/translations without modifications
  • Change.GUI: Changed ProBalance parameters default setting change message to something more understandable (hoepfully)
  • Change.GUI: Behavioral changes and new warnings in relation to elevation vs. managing the processes of other users
  • Change.GUI: Further differentiated UAC elevation from 'Manage processes of all users'. You can now run elevated, but still manage only the current user processes
  • Change.GUI: Improved efficiency of graph painting
  • Change.rcTools: Many improvements to help translators
  • Change.Updater: Made update check message box application modal, not system modal (so it doesn't interfere with a full screen game, for instance)
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Considerably expanded Task Scheduler 2 code to allow better enumeration/detection of existing sttings (unfinished)
  • Change.InstallHelper: Expanded height of Highest Rights control on startup config dialog 2
  • Change.GUI: Renamed the 'Manage processes of all users' to 'Manage processes of other users too' (feature unfinished)
  • Change.GUI: Added new 'Elevate now' option, since it is now independent from the 'Manage processes of all users' option (feature unfinished)
  • Addition.GUI: Added Spanish translation by Valentin Sanz Gonzalez (in first test stage)
  • Change.InstallHelper: Rewrote the security portion of config dialog #2 (multi-user options)
  • Change.InstallHelper: Change high rights warning, shown now only when high rights and 'manage processes of all users' are both selected
  • Change.Core: Rewrote large parts of the guts of the new watchdog feature
  • Change.Core: Improved handling of multiple watchdog entries on the same process
  • Change.Core: Further optimized primary thread, especially when system tray balloon notifications are on
  • Change.All: Other improvements not indicated here
  • Change.Installer: Sped up installer, removing long deprecated things
  • Change.Installer: Attempts to mitigate strange stall bug seen with NSIS unicode ExecWait function
  • Change.Installer: Other changes and rewrites to improve general install process
  • Removal.Installer: Removed helper executable plp.exe, which facilitated launch with highest rights prior to Windows Task Scheduler integration
  • Change.Licensing: Removed delay in startup nag (well, set it at 1 second) [beta only]
  • Change.Languages: Several languages updated
  • Change.GUI: Extended CPU affinity support in configuration dialogs to 32 CPUs (config file and core engine support infinite)
  • Change.GUI: CPU affinity of all CPUs is now sometimes represented as 'all' instead of a long sequence of CPU indexes
  • Change.All: Continued enhancements and fixes as the march to v4 continues
  • Change.GUI: Language and string changes in places
  • Change.Installer: Added uninstall web page
  • Removal.InstallHelper: /Rights parameter removed, merged with /*_start_type
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Modified command lines to support new Task Scheduler compatibility (added optional elevation setting to start type parameters) - applies to silent install
  • Addition.GUI: Implemented first stage of icon memory usage optimization to decrease GUI memory use when process icons are enabled (second stage optimization is pending, and will reduce usage even more)
  • Change.GUI: Switched to singular edition - the free build can now be Activated and turned into Process Lasso Pro via an activation code
  • Change.All: Misc undocumented changes advancing alpha
  • Change.GUI: Switching languages is now done by picking your new language, then restarting Process Lasso (instead of wiping out old pick and restarting Process Lasso)
  • Change.GUI: Switched icon code to alternate method for faster performance and less overhead
  • Change.GUI: Reduced virtual memory usage even further when process icons enabled
  • Change.GUI: Removed 'Exclude from ...' process context menu and put its two entries into the main menu.. less traversal for these common actions
  • Change.GUI: Improved behavior when single instance of governor manages entire multi-user system with more than one GUI instance running
  • Change.GUI: Improved communication with GUI when core engine is running as a service (for informative tooltips)
  • Change.GUI: Eliminated process listview flickering seen when sorting by highly dynamic fields
  • Change.GUI: Made watchdog dialog and default priority dialog drop down lists non-editable type, as there is no reason to allow user to edit
  • Change.Core: Improved logging subsystem to help ensure any pending writes get flushed out at shutdown
  • Change.Core: Logging subsystem improvements
  • Change.Core: Optimized a few places
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed some typos and mispellings
  • Fix.GUI: Fix licensing anomaly with multi-selection process instance limit set on some editions
  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where user disabling ProBalance while processes are under restraint may cause restrained processes not to be restored to original priority and affinity settings
  • Fix.Core: Automatically create directory if found missing for global log and/or config path overrides
  • Change.Build: Migrated to Visual Studio 2010
  • Fix.GUI: (beta fix) Fixed watchdog change affinity would immediately revert in some cases
  • Fix.GUI: (beta fix) Fixed watchdog terminate could fail in some cases
  • Fix.GUI: Tweaked inter-process communication to hopefully fix cases of 'lost' events (fixes process showing restrained even after restraint stopped)
  • Change.GUI: Default control for password box is password edit box (for both get and set password dialogs)
  • Change.GUI: Cosmetic fixes and adjustments
  • Change.GUI: Removed solicitation dialog until user has used product X days (still no timed nag, ever - and only happens at first start after a long period of use)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed affinity selection in Watchdog dialog when uninitialized, resulting in random value
  • Fix.Core: Fixed circumstance where processes of other users were being ignored, regardless of configuration (even if you set it to manage all users)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed problems with possibly blank process listview under some configurations in Windows 2000 or XP
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed annoying default of Chinese on installer under some circumstances

New in version 3.99.36 Beta (October 12th, 2010)

  • Addition.GUI: Added easy menu option to reset entire configuration (all of it)
  • Addition.GUI: Added Indonesian language by Ivan Chin
  • Addition.GUI: Added Serbian (latin char set) by Dražen Milovanović - Note Serbian Cyrillic is already avaialable and kept up to date by the diligent Ozzii
  • Change.GUI: Language selection is now saved in HKLM, but can be overridden by HKCU
  • Change.GUI: Switching languages is now done by picking your new language, then restarting Process Lasso (instead of wiping out old pick and restarting Process Lasso)
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed language being reset to English on silent upgrade
  • Fix.GUI: (beta2beta) Potential/likely fix missing system tray icon in Vista or Windows 7 afer user login (PL GUI was being launched before explorer by the Task Scheduler)
  • Fix.GUI: (beta2beta) Fixed positioning of RAM graph outline (group control surronding RAM graph)
  • Change.GUI: (beta2beta) Experimental switch back to non-persistent pipes
  • Change.GUI: Better handling of user configured selection to manage only their processes, or not (for XP and Vista/7)
  • Change.GUI: Faster handling in cases where lots of processes are ignored for one reason or another

New in version 3.99.35 Beta (October 7th, 2010)

  • Addition.GUI: Added user column to Active Processes tab
  • Change.Core: Use binary search instead of sorted linear search on larger process lists
  • Change.GUI: Fix Finnish graph legend and possibly other text
  • Change.Core: INI change certification disabled, as it was deemed useless
  • Fix.InstallHelper: (beta2beta) If user selects 'Manage processes of all users' then unselects the auto-selected 'Elevate at login', then it is now implied they wanted elevation anyway
  • All.Fixes: Misc improvements and fixes throughout

New in version 3.84.8 (October 7th, 2010)

  • Change.GUI: (backport) Add extra warning on 'services.exe'
  • Change.InstallHelper: (backport) Default global paths to All Users appdata directory
  • Change.All: Resigned with new certificate (last one expired 1st of October)

New in version 3.99.34 Beta (October 7th, 2010)

  • Change.GUI: Several languages updated, Finnish introduced
  • Change.All: Code signing updated, maintenance release

New in version 3.99.33 Beta (September 30th, 2010)

  • Fix.All: (beta2beta) Restored Windows XP pre-SP2 compatibility to this beta series
  • Fix.GUI: (beta2beta) Fixed watchdog affinity change configuration via process context menu
  • Fix.GUI: (beta2beta) Fixed infinite loop bug in watchdog affinity change via process context menu
  • Fix.GUI: (beta2beta) Don't allow multiple 'restart?' message boxes from the top level exception handler
  • Fix.GUI: (beta2beta) Fixed crashes of the GUI that could have occurred under certain conditions
  • Change.Defaults: ProBalance defaults tweaked (hardware dependent)
  • Change.All: Now linked with VC9 CRT instead of VC10 CRT

New in version 3.99.30 Beta (September 26th, 2010)

  • Addition.GUI: Added to 'Status' column if a process is currently in ProBalance 'restraint' of any type (priority of affinity change)
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Times restrained' column
  • Change.Core: Cleaned out some deprecated systray balloon code now replcaed with the inter-process communication framework
  • Fix.GUI: Fix truncated system tray tooltip in Windows XP (the long version number had caused the string to exceed its bounds, resulting in fail-safe mode)
  • Fix.Installer: Reduce external launches due to rare ExecWait infinite wait condition
  • Change.Installer: Give existing install more time to terminate upon request from installer

New in version 3.99.29 Beta (September 24th, 2010)

  • Addition.GUI: Added new 'Status' column to 'All processes' list, to indicate hung or terminated processes
  • Addition.GUI: Added option to disable 'RAM Load' bar graph in View menu

New in version 3.99.28 Beta (September 23rd, 2010)

  • Fix.GUI: Fix taming change to system tray icon that broke in previous build (beta2beta)
  • Change.GUI: Main window resizing more smooth than in previous builds
  • Change.GUI: Improved memory load graph looks and fixed a painting accuracy bug
  • Change.GUI: Changed process listview painting to reduce occurances of briefly (

New in version 3.99.27 Beta (September 22nd, 2010)

  • Fix.GUI: Brightened new memory load fill color (was accidentally a little too light)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixes to new memory load graph painting
  • Change.Core: No longer verify digital certificate, as this induces attempted communication with the certificate authorities to check to ensure the certificate hasn't been revoked. This might look suspicious, so is disabled (was first enacted last week).
  • Fix.Core: No longer terminate governor when Emergency Stall Recovery is toggled in certain cases

New in version 3.99.26 Beta (September 21st, 2010)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed excessive CPU utilization when graph is open (unnecessary constant repainting due to error in previous beta) [beta2beta]
  • Change.GUI: Improved resizing performance by not repainting immediately every time the window is stretched a pixel (experimental)
  • Change.GUI: Changed new Memory Load graph to depict memory load in 5% increments
  • Change.GUI: Decreased new Memory load graph default width a little
  • Change.GUI: Updated Italian, Finnish

New in version 3.99.25 Beta (September 20th, 2010)

  • Addition.GUI: New current memory load bar graph shown to right of main graph
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed watchdog entries not removed if all removed from configuration dialog
  • Change.Core: Configuration certification now stritly enforced
  • Change.GUI: Temporarily give warning about incompatiblity with W2K and WXP pre-SP2 (to be fixed before final)
  • Change.GUI: Expand lower tab control to full width after activation
  • Change.GUI: Improved efficiency of graph painting
  • Change.GUI: Hide buy now button immediately after activation
  • Removal.GUI: Removed new max CPU frequency from status bar (beta2beta) - now makes room if even large fonts used
  • Misc.All: Other misc fixes, additions, and enhancements

New in version 3.99.24 Beta (September 20th, 2010)

  • Change.All: Increased max allowed pathname character count (beta2beta fix)
  • Change.All: Licensing and authentication system improved
  • Change.All: New protection against unauthorized configuration changes

New in version 3.99.23 Beta (September 20th, 2010)

  • Fix.Core: Fix build-up of 'happened events' queue in cases where no GUI instance is found running

New in version 3.99.20 Beta (September 13th, 2010)

  • Change.GUI: Multiple system tray tooltips of the same type now get merged into a single one if they occur during the same interval
  • Change.GUI: New dedicated thread just for balloon tip display and queuing
  • Addition.GUI: Added the million other balloon tooltip actions
  • Change.Core: Enabled more compiler optimizations (anomaly of recent migration to VS2010)
  • Fix.GUI: Fix licensing anomaly with multi-selection process instance limit set on some editions
  • Change.Core: Renamed ShowBalloons key to EnableTrayNotficationBalloons and set default to TRUE the workstation editions of Process Lasso (server version defaults to FALSE, as before)
  • Change.GUI: Process context menu re-ordering and improvements

New in version 3.99.19 Beta (September 10th, 2010)

  • Change.Core: Further optimized primary thread, especially when system tray balloon notifications are on
  • Change.All: Consolidated all inter-process communication into single mechanism for maximum efficiency
  • Change.GUI: Added Finnish translation
  • Change.GUI: Re-arranged process context menu items a little, moving the hard CPU throttling to 'seldom used' features
  • Change.GUI: Allow 1% increments in CPU settings for ProBalance config and Watchdog config dialogs
  • Change.GUI: System tray balloons now use consolidated inter-process communication
  • Change.GUI: System tray balloons have been reformatted and improved
  • Change.GUI: Further optimized multi-threaded efficiency on multi-core systems
  • Fix.Utils.TweakScheduler: Fixed licensing detection issue in this seldom used advanced util
  • Fix.Utils.MMSC: Fixed licensing detection issue in this seldom used advanced util
  • Fix.GUI: Fix thread sync error in previous betas that could have caused a deadlock (beta2beta)
  • Misc: Etc...

New in version 3.99.18 Beta (September 10th, 2010)

  • Summary: Lots of work, though you probably won't notice it
  • Addition.Core/GUI: Wrote new inter-process communication framework that is more robust and efficient - allowing feature additions coming in subsequent builds. It also allows for much better inter-process communication when running the governor as a service and/or in multi-user environments.
  • Addition.GUI: Added support for Finnish translation (translation not yet completed)
  • Change.GUI: Improved behavior when single instance of governor manages entire multi-user system with more than one GUI instance running
  • Change.GUI: Improved communication with GUI when core engine is running as a service (for informative tooltips)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed some typos and mispellings
  • Fix.Core: Fixed possible management of processes in alternate user sessions in XP or W2K even when configured not to, depending on system conditions
  • Fix.Core: Automatically create directory if found missing for global log and/or config path overrides

New in version 3.99.17 Beta (September 10th, 2010)

  • Change.Installer: Switched to 'newadvsplash' plug-in, allowing for GIF splash banner, reducing installer size a bit
  • Change.GUI: Re-enabled Russian after update provided (actually was provided 2 days ago, but I missed it, sorry)
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed Task Scheduler integration problem with non-English versions of Windows

New in version 3.99.16 Beta (September 10th, 2010)

  • Change.Core: Made governor the first process to shutdown when shutdown is requested, as opposed to the last (previous setup)
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added new code to check status of Windows Task Scheduler service, then try to reconfigure and start as necessary
  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where user disabling ProBalance while processes are under restraint may cause restrained processes not to be restored to original priority and affinity settings
  • Fix.GUI: Made watchdog dialog and default priority dialog drop down lists non-editable type, as there is no reason to allow user to edit
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue with new watchdog dialog added entries sometimes being rejected as 'invalid' for no good reason
  • Fix.CPUEater: Fixed controls that got mislocated somehow
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Default global (all user) log and configuration paths, when used, now default to All Userse Common application directory
  • Change.GUI: More string changes (some auto applied to translations)

New in version 3.99.14 Beta (August 23rd, 2010)

  • Addition.Core: Added option to restart or terminate a livelocked process (restart/terminate process if consuming X% CPU for Y time)
  • Addition.Core: Added option to restart or terminate a memory leaking process (restart/terminate process if consuming X% of VM for Y time)
  • Addition.Core: Added feature to disable ProBalance after system has been idle X minutes
  • Addition.Core: Added Emergency Stall Recovery feature which will take highly aggressive action if system responsiveness drops below a certain threshold for too long. The difference between ERS and ProBalance is that ERS is much more aggressive, acting on anything (i.e. even the foreground process, which would be ignored by ProBalance in its default settings)
  • Addition.Core: Added log entry indicating if restoration of a ProBalance process occurred to due maximum restraint time reached
  • Addition.Core: Added core ability to disable log completely
  • Addition.Core: Created new config group for the optional and seldom recomended foreground boosting options (should migrate old config just fine)
  • Addition.Core: Added option to run ProcessLasso and ProcessGovernor at less than their default priorities (useful in certain environments)
  • Addition.GUI: Added facilitating ProBalanace settings for new feature to disable ProBalance when PC idle
  • Addition.GUI: Added facilitating settings for overloaded (livelock or memory leak) process handling
  • Addition.GUI: Show maximum CPU frequency in status bar
  • Addition.GUI: Added an exception handler to allow users the option to continue or restart Process Lasso after an exception (in some locations)
  • Addition.GUI: Added greeting message the first time you 'close' the GUI to the system tray, informing that the GUI is down there sleeping
  • Addition.GUI: Added all facilitating menu items and dialogs for Emergency Stall Recovery
  • Addition.GUI: Enabled watchdog features on virtual memory
  • Addition.GUI: Polish watchdog config dialog and fix broken things
  • Addition.GUI: 'Remove all' buttons now remove multiple selections in many config dialogs
  • Addition.GUI: Added new top level exception handler for polite automatic restart if a crash were to occur
  • Addition.GUI: New 'Exclude from' process context menu item
  • Addition.GUI: New process context menu items for MEM and CPU watchdog capabilities
  • Addition.GUI: Added ability to completely disable log
  • Addition.GUI: Added menu option to disable log completely
  • Addition.GUI: When user tries to un-exclude a hard-coded ProBalance exclusion, they are now given the option to override this exclusion via a message box
  • Addition.GUI: Finished watchdog auto-terminate context menu items and overall code
  • Addition.GUI: Added more critical system processes for user confirmations and special handling
  • Addition.GUI: Show current power scheme on graph
  • Addition.InstallHelper: NO MORE UAC PTOMPTS (or WinDef issues) auto-starting Process Lasso at login when running it with highest rights
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Integrates with Task Scheduler 2 on Vista/7 to set up Process Lasso and/or core engine startup tasks
  • Addition.TestLasso: Added '-m' switch to eat memory indefinitely (for testing watchdog)
  • Addition.CPUEater: Added new affinity selection, to test CPU Eater or specific CPUs
  • Addition.CPUEater: Added new total processes and threads in status bar
  • Change.CPUEater: Re-arranged dialog
  • Change.CPUEater: Allow specification of maximum threads and CPU affinity
  • Change.CPUEater: Tweaks to default aggressiveness (was unnecessarily aggressive on single CPU systems)
  • Change.CPUEater: Added status bar
  • Change.CPUEater: Added total system process and thread count to status bar
  • Change.All: Migration to Visual Studio 2010, which turned out to be a rather tedious migration, but well worth it
  • Change.GUI: Re-arranged configuration dialogs to cause less confusion with pressing 'OK' without adding the process to the list first
  • Change.GUI: Remove UAC shield from 'manage processes of all users', as it hid check state
  • Change.GUI: Removed PL logo from ProBalance settings to make room for new options
  • Change.GUI: Tweaks to single and multiple process selection context menus
  • Change.GUI: Added menu options for quickly setting 'disable ProBalance while user away' feature
  • Change.GUI: Added total system thread count to status bar (with existing total process count)
  • Removal.GUI: Removed 'beep when' settings from the ProBalance configuration dialog to make space for new, more important features
  • Change.Core: Change to default ProBalance settings of Server Edition
  • Change.Core: Changed default value of 'maximum log lines' to 1000 for a server
  • Change.Core: Tweaked process suspension and throttling code
  • Change.Core: Added a hard-coded exclusion for Symantec Endpoint Security since ProBalance on it was triggering tampering warnings
  • Change.Core: Tweaked Server Edition ProBalance defaults
  • Change.Core: Minor continued code optimizations, in the never ending pursuit to save another CPY cycle
  • Change.InstallHelper: Added back ProBalance default settings check to let Server users know of tweaks to default/recommended values
  • Change.Installer: Updated to NSIS 2.46 unicode build
  • Change.GUI: Allow deletion of multiple selected list entries at once on some config dialogs
  • Change.GUI.Watchdog: Show/hide extra options when user selects watch/monitor type (CPU or memory at present)
  • Change.Core: Added duration to watchdog action log entries
  • Change.CPUEater: Continued cosmetic improvements
  • Change.GUI: Removed 'total VM size' from available watchdog memory metrics, as it is not likely to be needed
  • Change.GUI: Made 'commit charge' default virtual memroy metric for watchdog memory entries
  • Change.Core: Rewrote large parts of the guts of the new watchdog feature
  • Change.Core: Improved handling of multiple watchdog entries on the same process
  • Change.GUI: Expanded more control widths to better fit more languages/translations without modifications
  • Change.rcTools: (internal rcTools that facilitate translation process) They now use 100% CSV compatible files, meaning you can import/export directly from your spreadsheet software
  • Change.rcTools: (internal rcTools that facilitate translation process) Other misc changes
  • Change.GUI: Changed ProBalance parameters default setting change message to something more understandable (hoepfully)
  • Change.Updater: Made update check message box application modal, not system modal (so it doesn't interfere with a full screen game, for instance)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed Tradational Chinese and Simplified Chinese getting mixed up sometimes
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Considerably expanded Task Scheduler 2 code to allow better enumeration/detection of existing sttings (unfinished)
  • Fix.Core: Fixed crash in Vista x32 and possibly other x32 editions of Windows (was only present in v3.99.2 alpha)
  • Change.InstallHelper: Expanded height of Highest Rights control on startup config dialog 2
  • Change.GUI: Renamed the 'Manage processes of all users' to 'Manage processes of other users too' (feature unfinished)
  • Change.GUI: Added new 'Elevate now' option, since it is now independent from the 'Manage processes of all users' option (feature unfinished)
  • Addition.GUI: Added Spanish translation by Valentin Sanz Gonzalez (in first test stage)
  • Change.InstallHelper: Rewrote the security portion of config dialog #2 (multi-user options)
  • Change.GUI: Behavioral changes and new warnings in relation to elevation vs. managing the processes of other users
  • Change.GUI: Further differentiated UAC elevation from 'Manage processes of all users'. You can now run elevated, but still manage only the current user processes
  • Change.InstallHelper: Change high rights warning, shown now only when high rights and 'manage processes of all users' are both selected
  • Change.All: Other improvements not indicated here
  • Change.BetaCode: Improvements to new task scheduler code (with more improvements coming)
  • Change.Installer: Sped up installer, removing long deprecated things
  • Change.Installer: Attempts to mitigate strange stall bug seen with NSIS unicode ExecWait function
  • Change.Installer: Other changes and rewrites to improve general install process
  • Removal.Installer: Removed helper executable plp.exe, which facilitated launch with highest rights prior to Windows Task Scheduler integration
  • Addition.Core: Allow users to over-ride hard coded exclusions
  • Change.Core: Some changes to hard coded exclusions
  • Change.Licensing: Removed delay in startup nag (well, set it at 1 second) [beta only]
  • Change.Languages: Several languages updated
  • Change.GUI: Extended CPU affinity support in configuration dialogs to 32 CPUs (config file and core engine support infinite)
  • Change.All: Continued enhancements and fixes as the march to v4 continues
  • Change.GUI: Language and string changes in places
  • Change.Installer: Added uninstall web page
  • Removal.InstallHelper: /Rights parameter removed, merged with /*_start_type
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Modified command lines to support new Task Scheduler compatibility (added optional elevation setting to start type parameters) - applies to silent install
  • Addition.GUI: Implemented first stage of icon memory usage optimization to decrease GUI memory use when process icons are enabled (second stage optimization is pending, and will reduce usage even more)
  • Change.GUI: Switched to singular edition - the free build can now be Activated and turned into Process Lasso Pro via an activation code
  • Change.All: Misc undocumented changes advancing alpha
  • Change.GUI: Switched icon code to alternate method for faster performance and less overhead
  • Change.GUI: Reduced virtual memory usage even further when process icons enabled
  • Change.InstallHelper: Now defults to run with elevated rights in Vista and Windows 7 (multi-user support is still perfectly retained even in this mode)
  • Change.All: More changes throughout

New in version 3.99.9 Alpha (July 28th, 2010)

  • Addition.GUI: Per-process CPU history now drawn on graph also in Active Processes tab
  • Addition.GUI: CTRL-A now also works in 'Active processes' tab to select all processes
  • Change.GUI: Set keyboard focus to active process listview on initial open or switch (accessibility improvement)
  • Change.GUI: Fixed some typos/misspellings
  • Change.Governor: Improvements to ProBalance algorithm under some circumstances
  • Change.GUI: Reduced listview flickering in GUI All Processes column in Vista/7

New in version 3.99.8 Alpha (July 28th, 2010)

  • Change.GUI: Switched icon code to alternate method for faster performance and less overhead
  • Change.GUI: Reduced virtual memory usage even further when process icons enabled
  • Change.InstallHelper: Now defults to run with elevated rights in Vista and Windows 7 (multi-user support is still perfectly retained even in this mode)
  • Change.All: More changes throughout

New in version 3.99.7 Alpha (July 28th, 2010)

  • Change.GUI: Language and string changes in places
  • Change.Installer: Added uninstall web page
  • Addition.GUI: Show current power scheme on graph
  • Removal.InstallHelper: /Rights parameter removed, merged with /*_start_type
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Modified command lines to support new Task Scheduler compatibility (added optional elevation setting to start type parameters) - applies to silent install
  • Addition.GUI: Implemented first stage of icon memory usage optimization to decrease GUI memory use when process icons are enabled (second stage optimization is pending, and will reduce usage even more)
  • Change.GUI: Switched to singular edition - the free build can now be Activated and turned into Process Lasso Pro via an activation code
  • Change.All: Misc undocumented changes advancing alpha

New in version 3.99.6 Alpha (July 28th, 2010)

  • Addition.GUI: Finished watchdog auto-terminate context menu items and overall code
  • Addition.GUI: Added more critical system processes for user confirmations and special handling
  • Change.GUI: Extended CPU affinity support in configuration dialogs to 32 CPUs (config file and core engine support infinite)
  • Change.All: Continued enhancements and fixes as the march to v4 continues

New in version 3.99.5 Alpha (July 28th, 2010)

  • Change.BetaCode: Improvements to new task scheduler code (with more improvements coming)
  • Change.Installer: Sped up installer, removing long deprecated things
  • Change.Installer: Attempts to mitigate strange stall bug seen with NSIS unicode ExecWait function
  • Change.Installer: Other changes and rewrites to improve general install process
  • Removal.Installer: Removed helper executable plp.exe, which facilitated launch with highest rights prior to Windows Task Scheduler integration
  • Addition.Core: Allow users to over-ride hard coded exclusions
  • Change.Core: Some changes to hard coded exclusions
  • Addition.GUI: When user tries to un-exclude a hard-coded ProBalance exclusion, they are now given the option to override this exclusion via a message box
  • Change.Licensing: Removed delay in startup nag (well, set it at 1 second) [beta only]
  • Change.Languages: Several languages updated

New in version 3.99.4 Alpha (July 28th, 2010)

  • Addition.InstallHelper: Considerably expanded Task Scheduler 2 code to allow better enumeration/detection of existing sttings (unfinished)
  • Fix.Core: Fixed crash in Vista x32 and possibly other x32 editions of Windows (was only present in v3.99.2 alpha)
  • Change.InstallHelper: Expanded height of Highest Rights control on startup config dialog 2
  • Change.GUI: Renamed the 'Manage processes of all users' to 'Manage processes of other users too' (feature unfinished)
  • Change.GUI: Added new 'Elevate now' option, since it is now independent from the 'Manage processes of all users' option (feature unfinished)
  • Addition.GUI: Added Spanish translation by Valentin Sanz Gonzalez (in first test stage)

New in version 3.99.2 Alpha (July 28th, 2010)

  • Addition.InstallHelper: NO MORE UAC PTOMPTS (or WinDef issues) auto-starting Process Lasso at login when running it with highest rights
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Integrates with Task Scheduler 2 on Vista/7 to set up Process Lasso and/or core engine startup tasks
  • Change.All: Migration to Visual Studio 2010, which turned out to be a rather tedious migration, but well worth it
  • WARNING.Core: Windows 2000 compatibility may be temporarily broken, I am working to restore it prior to the final release

New in version 3.85.0 Beta (May 25th, 2010)

  • Addition.Core: Added feature to disable ProBalance after system has been idle X time (immediately re-enabling when user activity begins again)
  • Addition.GUI: Added ProBalanace options to turn off ProBalance if system is idle for X time
  • Addition.CPUEater: Added new affinity selection, to test CPU Eater or specific CPUs
  • Addition.CPUEater: Added new total threads selection
  • Change.CPUEater: Re-arranged dialog
  • Change.CPUEater: Allow specification of maximum threads and CPU affinity
  • Change.CPUEater: Tweaks to default aggressiveness (was unnecessarily aggressive on single CPU systems)
  • Addition.GUI: Added an exception handler to allow users the option to continue or restart Process Lasso after an exception (in some locations)
  • Change.GUI: Remove UAC shield from 'manage processes of all users', as it hid check state
  • Change.GUI: Removed PL logo from ProBalance settings to make room for new options
  • Change.All: Experimental compiler configuration changes
  • Addition.GUI: Added greeting message the first time you 'close' the GUI to the system tray, informing that the GUI is down there sleeping
  • Update.Installer: Updated to NSIS 2.46 unicode

New in version 3.84.1 (April 27th, 2010)

  • Change.GUI: Changed Asian date format to YYYY-MM-DD
  • Change.GUI: Updated Russian translation
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed sort issue with All Processes tab (not resorting on update, appeared in v3.84)

New in version 3.84 (April 23rd, 2010)

  • Change.GUI: Active Processes fills instantly when it is switched to
  • Change.GUI: Reduced CPU utilization to virtually zero when minimized to system tray while using the Active Processes tab (entering sleep-like mode as with other views)
  • Addition.GUI: Added menu items for the two new refresh intervals
  • Addition.GUI: Show Vista+ UAC Shield icon on menu items that require user elevation
  • Addition.Core: Added two new refresh intervals (5 seconds and 10 seconds)
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added selection of date/time format used throughout product (Euro, US, or Asian)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed double click on process in Active Processes tab whose existance may not have been recorded in the All Processes tab because that tab hadn't been visible since the process creation (double click did nothing instead of go to that process)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed a redundant handle close in Active Processes tab that could theoretically cause complications
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed new updater was not always returning beta versions when configured to do so
  • Fix.Docs: Fixed an external link in FAQ about differences between Free an Pro builds
  • Change.Licensing: Don't show non-timer random rare nag unless product has been installed a while
  • Change.Licensing: Reduce nag timer maximum delay again
  • Removal.GUI: Removed most active process from system tray tooltip. The overhead in tracking this even when the GUI is minimized is just not worth it at this time.

New in version 3.83.1 Beta (April 22nd, 2010)

  • Change.GUI: Active Processes fills instantly when it is switched to (instead of a 2 second delay)
  • Change.GUI: Reduced CPU utilization when minimized to system tray while using the Active Processes tab
  • Addition.GUI: Added menu items for the two new refresh intervals
  • Addition.GUI: Show Vista+ UAC Shield icon on menu items that require user elevation
  • Addition.Core: Added two new refresh intervals (5 seconds and 10 seconds)
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added selection of date/time format used throughout product (Euro, US, or Asian)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed double click on process in Active Processes tab whose existance may not have been recorded in the All Processes tab because that tab hadn't been visible since the process creation (double click did nothing instead of go to that process)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed a double handle close that could cause complications under certain rare scenarios
  • Change.Licensing: Don't show non-timer random rare nag unless product has been installed a while
  • Change.Licensing: Reduce nag timer maximum delay again
  • Removal.GUI: Removed most active process from system tray tooltip. The overhead in tracking this even when the GUI is minimized is just not worth it at this time.

New in version 3.82.5 (April 14th, 2010)

  • Change.Installer: Changed CPU Eater shortcut titles to reflect new default of 30 seconds (all languages)
  • Change.GUI: Improved French translation
  • Change.All: Fully branched Server Edition
  • Change.GUI: Added warning when standard edition used on a server
  • Change.Core: Added log entry warning when standard edition used on a server

New in version 3.82.4 (April 2nd, 2010)

  • Fix.GUI: Fix to DEL keyboard accelerator when in new 'Active Processes' tab
  • Change.GUI.Server.Edition: Use CHM help docs like the standard edition now does
  • Change.GUI.Server.Edition: Post-activated text in about box tweaked a bit
  • Change.GUI.Server.Edition: Licensing for the Server Edition is now performed entirely via activation codes
  • Change.GUI.Server.Edition: Removed 'Highest Rights' warning, as it is not applicable to Server installs
  • Change.GUI: Rewrote 'Highest Rights' warning so its more concise
  • Change.GUI: Message box warning now emitted when installed on a server (should use Server Edition)
  • Change.GUI: Tweaked synchronizaton objects used by the Active processes tab code
  • Change.Core: Log entry warning now emitted when installed on a server (should use Server Edition)
  • Change.CPUEater: Changed default CPU Eater demo time to 30 seconds

New in version 3.82.3 (April 2nd, 2010)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed crash that could rarely occur when terminating system processes (the ones with extra warnings)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where, under certain scenarios, the system tray icon wasn't being recreated after the shell (explorer) crashed
  • Change.Versioning: No longer change file version for files that weren't changed in minor updates
  • Change.Installer: No longer check for changes to ProBalance default settings, as we've not changed them in a long time

New in version 3.82.2 (April 2nd, 2010)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed pressing F1 was opening the help documentation twice
  • Fix.GUI: Fixes to the behavior of 'Manage Processes of All Users' menu item toggle
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where the 'close governor too?' prompt could be shown while Process Lasso is restarting due to a configuration change
  • Fix.GUI: Toggling graph visibility was still inducing config file save and reload due to a code artifact
  • Fix.GUI: (XP/2K only) Empty power scheme management submenu was visible when it should have been removed (appeared in v3.82)
  • Change.GUI: After user manually resets language, only show languages whose backing files are installed

New in version 3.82 (March 2nd, 2010)

  • Addition.GUI: Sort by column now supported in new 'Active Processes' tab, as was already the case in the 'All Processes' tab
  • Addition.GUI: Last sorted column of new 'Active Processes' tab is remembered
  • Change.GUI: Repositioned some of the newer menu items for easier location
  • Change.GUI: Moved graph visibility setting to the registry, so a config reload and process recheck event won't be triggered every time the graph visibility is toggled by the user
  • Change.Core: No longer restore the original priority of a process whose priority was externally adjusted while it was in a changed state due to a ProBalance event (i.e. if user changes the priority after ProBalance makes a temporary adjustment)
  • Change.Core: No longer restore the original CPU affinity of a process whose CPU affinity was externally adjusted while it was in a changed state due to a ProBalance event (i.e. if user changes the CPU affinity after ProBalance makes a temporary adjustment)
  • Addition.Installer: Included a CHM copy of the docs for easy readability and offline access (increased installer size though)

New in version 3.81.1 Beta (February 25th, 2010)

  • This new beta does some polishing of the initial v3.80 release. It will quickly transition to v3.82 final given the very few, minor, and relatively safe changes. Of course, standard regression testing must still be performed though. Many of the changes have been requested several times, so some users should definitely be pleased with this new version.
  • Addition.GUI: Sort by column now supported in new 'Active Processes' tab, as was already the case in the 'All Processes' tab
  • Addition.GUI: Last sorted column of new 'Active Processes' tab is remembered
  • Change.GUI: Moved graph visibility setting to the registry, so a config reload and process recheck event won't be triggered every time the graph visibility is toggled by the user
  • Change.Core: No longer restore the original priority of a process whose priority was adjusted while it was in a lowered/restrained priority class due to a ProBalance event

New in version 3.80 (January 14th, 2010)

  • Addition.GUI: Added new 'Active Processes' view with nifty bar graphs to depict per-process CPU utilization
  • Addition.GUI: Added CTRL+G keyboard accelerator to toggle visibility of graph
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Run as administrator' toggle to instantly have the current instance manage the processes of all users, or only the current user
  • Addition.GUI: Added easy button to toggle graph visibility
  • Addition.GUI: Added new log/actions context menu option to search for process name on the internet
  • Addition.Core: Added safety mechanism to revert the power profile to its original setting in the case of a PC crash or improper termination of the Process Lasso core engine
  • Addition.Core: Added new 'very high' refresh speed
  • Addition.InstallHelper: When user wants to launch PL with highest rights at login, they can now optionally choose UAC elevation prompts instead of the Windows Defender manual approval mechanism (Vista/7 with UAC only)
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added warning about running Process Lasso with highest rights (its not ideal in most cases, even though it may 'sound' better)
  • Addition.Updater: Added version number to new simplified update notification message
  • Change.Updater: Beta versions now always check for beta updates, regardless of user settings
  • Change.GUI: Organized toggle of things to show on graph into new submenu
  • Change.GUI: Hide/show graph now preserves bottom pane position
  • Change.GUI: Buy now button position adjusted to compensate for new shortened tab controls
  • Change.GUI: Optimized GUI resizing and repainting code
  • Change.GUI: Ensure graph is initially large enough to show graph legend
  • Change.GUI: Make initial window size better for small screens
  • Change.GUI: Force updater to always include betas if beta version installed
  • Change.GUI: Changed 'buy now' bitmap button into a standard button
  • Change.GUI: Standardized 'Instance Limits' config dialog OK/Cancel buttons (they deviated in order from the other dialogs)
  • Change.GUI: Reposition update options in menu
  • Change.GUI: Removed the naggy text overlaid on the graph
  • Change.GUI: Rewrite of processes listview update function. Negligible performance increase, but simplified code
  • Change.GUI: When per-process CPU utilization display turned off, tracking is also disabled
  • Change.GUI: Some optimization to per-process CPU utilization calculation code
  • Change.GUI: Tweaked ProBalance restraint highlight color
  • Change.GUI: Restored 'buy now' button to trial build
  • Change.GUI: Implemented proper automatic self-restart capability for the couple rare option changes that require a restart
  • Change.GUI: Restored 'buy now' button
  • Change.GUI: Changed 'hide process icons' into 'show process icons' and removed the redundant 'hide process icons' in the general options submenu
  • Change.GUI: Remove 'All sounds off' from system trya menu
  • Change.GUI: Restore power scheme setting to system tray menu
  • Change.GUI: Advanced option to manually edit INI file now opens whatever editor is registered with INI files
  • Change.GUI: New simplified update available message now shows what new version is available
  • Change.GUI: Rewrote handling of child window positioning code, in preparation for larger UI changes
  • Change.GUI: Increased font size of Pro solicitation dialog
  • Change.GUI: Improved behavior of hide/show graph
  • Change.GUI: Removed gaming mode warning since its now more safe for general use than before
  • Change.GUI: Expand lower tab to window edge on registered build (where no 'Buy now' button exists)
  • Change.GUI: Further improvements to default window size and positioning for all size screens
  • Change.GUI: More memory use optimizations to reduce RAM usage even when user interface is visible
  • Change.GUI: Changed deafult ordering of process info columns a bit
  • Change.GUI: Changed default memory info displayed to simply working set and total commit size
  • Change.Core: Gaming mode now induces high performance power scheme (disabling CPU frequency scaling, etc..)
  • Change.Core: Improved response time of ProBalance
  • Change.Core: Improved ProBalance response time
  • Change.Core: Improved handling of process creation logging
  • Change.Core: Improved response time during periods of frequent new process creation and destruction
  • Change.Core: Minor code tweaks
  • Change.Core: Rewrote 'keep process running' mechanism
  • Change.Core: Improved ProBalance handling of certain unusual circumstances
  • Change.Core: Other minor code optimizations
  • Change.Core: Tweaks to gaming mode to solve conflicts with some games
  • Change.Installer: Add version to branding text
  • Change.InstallHelper: Reduced vertical size of first dialog, for lower resolution devices
  • Change.InstallHelper: By default, the GUI now starts at login for all users, except for Server Edition
  • Change.Licensing: Lowered maximum nag wait to 10 seconds
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed badly formatted caption when using the DEL key to terminate processes
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed issue on update for previously installed core engine running as a service

New in version 3.79.19 Beta (January 13th, 2010)

  • Change.GUI: Reverted child window sizing code to its previous behavior, which users prefer (doesn't reset pane positions upon resize)

New in version 3.70.8 (January 5th, 2010)

  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed issue on update for previously installed core engine running as a service [backport from beta]
  • Change.Updater: Don't allow checking for new beta versions, since new simplified updater didn't allow way to easily toggle this setting in v3.70
  • Change.GUI: Reversed position of OK/CANCEL buttons on Instance count limits dialog to conform with others [backport from beta]
  • Change.GUI: Better initial positioning on low resolution screens [backport from beta]

New in version 3.79.9 Beta (December 16th, 2009)

  • Addition.GUI: Added new 'Active Processes' view with nifty bar graphs to depict per-process CPU utilization
  • Addition.GUI: Added CTRL+G keyboard accelerator to toggle visibility of graph
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Run as administrator' toggle to instantly have the current instance manage the processes of all users, or only the current user
  • Addition.Core: Added new 'very high' refresh speed
  • Addition.InstallHelper: When user wants to launch PL with highest rights at login, they can now optionally choose UAC elevation prompts instead of the Windows Defender manual approval mechanism (Vista/7 with UAC only)
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added warning about running Process Lasso with highest rights (its not ideal in most cases, even though it may 'sound' better) [.7]
  • Change.GUI: Removed the naggy text overlaid on the graph [.7]
  • Change.GUI: Rewrite of processes listview update function. Negligible performance increase, but simplified code
  • Change.GUI: When per-process CPU utilization display turned off, tracking is also disabled
  • Change.GUI: Some optimization to per-process CPU utilization calculation code
  • Change.GUI: Tweaked ProBalance restraint highlight color
  • Change.GUI: Restored 'buy now' button to trial build
  • Change.GUI: Implemented proper automatic self-restart capability for the couple rare option changes that require a restart
  • Change.GUI: Restored 'buy now' button
  • Change.GUI: Changed 'hide process icons' into 'show process icons' and removed the redundant 'hide process icons' in the general options submenu
  • Change.GUI: Remove 'All sounds off' from system trya menu
  • Change.GUI: Restore power scheme setting to system tray menu
  • Change.GUI: Advanced option to manually edit INI file now opens whatever editor is registered with INI files
  • Change.GUI: New simplified update available message now shows what new version is available
  • Change.GUI: Rewrote handling of child window positioning code, in preparation for larger UI changes
  • Change.GUI: Increased font size of Pro solicitation dialog
  • Change.GUI: Improved behavior of hide/show graph
  • Change.Core: Improved ProBalance response time
  • Change.Core: Improved handling of process creation logging
  • Change.Core: Improved response time during periods of frequent new process creation and destruction
  • Change.Core: Minor code tweaks
  • Change.Core: Rewrote 'keep process running' mechanism
  • Change.Core: Improved ProBalance handling of certain unusual circumstances
  • Change.Core: Other minor code optimizations
  • Change.Installer: Add version to branding text
  • Change.InstallHelper: Reduced vertical size of first dialog, for lower resolution devices
  • Specific changes in the latest minor release:
  • [.9]Fix.GUI: Fixed badly formatted caption when using the DEL key to terminate processes
  • [.9]Addition.GUI: Added easy button to toggle graph visibility
  • [.9]Change.GUI: Organized toggle of things to show on graph into new submenu
  • [.9]Change.GUI: Hide/show graph now preserves bottom pane position
  • [.9]Change.GUI: Buy now button position adjusted to compensate for new shortened tab controls
  • [.9]Change.GUI: Optimized GUI resizing and repainting code
  • [.9]Change.GUI: Force updater to always include betas if beta version installed
  • [.9]Change.GUI: Reposition update options in menu
  • [.9]Change.Core: Tweaks to gaming mode to solve conflicts with some games (more tweaks planned for 3.79.10)
  • [.9]Change.Licensing: Lowered maximum nag wait to 5 seconds

New in version 3.79.7 Beta (December 13th, 2009)

  • Change.Installer: Add version to branding text
  • Change.InstallHelper: Reduced vertical size of first dialog, for lower resolution devices
  • Addition.GUI: Added CTRL+G keyboard accelerator to toggle visibility of graph
  • Change.GUI: Rewrote handling of child window positioning code, in preparation for larger UI changes
  • Change.GUI: Increased font size of Pro solicitation dialog
  • Change.Core: Improved ProBalance response time
  • Change.GUI: Improved behavior of hide/show graph

New in version 3.70.6 (December 3rd, 2009)

  • Change.Core: Server edition default ProBalance timings tweaked
  • Change.InstallHelper: Service warning changed to be more clear
  • Change.InstallHelper: Removed ProBalance settings defaults check on install of registered build
  • Change.Licensing: Server edition timeout is now properly set at 30 days

New in version 3.70.5 (November 25th, 2009)

  • Change.GUI: Updated Serbian, Simplified Chinese, and French translations
  • Change.GUI: Implemented proper automatic self-restart capability for the couple rare option changes that require a restart (backported from beta)
  • Change.GUI: Restored 'buy now' button (backported from beta)
  • Change.Core: A couple minor optimizations (backported from beta)

New in version 3.79.1 Alpha (November 19th, 2009)

  • Addition.GUI: Added new 'Active Processes' view with nifty bar graphs to depict per-process CPU utilization
  • Addition.Core: Added new 'very high' refresh speed
  • Change.GUI: When per-process CPU utilization display turned off, tracking is also disabled
  • Change.Core: Improved handling of new process logging
  • Change.Core: Improved response time during periods of frequent new process creation and destruction
  • Change.Core: Minor code tweaks

New in version 3.70.4 (November 19th, 2009)

  • Change.GUI: Translations refreshed

New in version 3.70.1 (October 26th, 2009)

  • Post-release updates (minor maintenance):
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed overwritten log listview items when maximum listview size (100) is reached
  • Addition.GUI: Added view option to toggle visibility of threads and modules tab
  • Addition.GUI: Added new log menu item to jump to the backing log file in Explorer
  • Addition.GUI: Added information about what forced mode is when the user enables it
  • Change.GUI: A couple minor menu item text and ordering tweaks
  • Change.GUI: Removed active power scheme and force mode settings from systray menu (too crowded)
  • Change.GUI: Hide threads and modules tab by default
  • Change.GUI: Prompt for optional restart of Process Lasso after startup configuration change
  • Change.GUI: Improved efficiency when updating log listview, reducing CPU utilization
  • Change.GUI: Improved appearance of new High Performance power scheme and Anti-Sleep dialogs
  • Change.GUI: Removed runas dialog of high priviledge external tools for admin users of W2K and WXP (appeared in 3.70)
  • Change.Core: Some minor tweaks to the code, none worth mentioning explicitly

New in version 3.70 (October 26th, 2009)

  • Addition.Core: Now supports rules on specific service groups hosted by svchost.exe instances
  • Addition.Core: Added new feature to prevent PC sleep when selected processes are running
  • Addition.Core: Add copyright log message
  • Addition.GUI: Shows distinctive group names for services hosted by svchost.exe instances
  • Addition.GUI: Added private working set metric (hidden by default)
  • Addition.GUI: Added new feature to prevent PC sleep when selected processes are running
  • Addition.GUI: Added informative tooltips to processes list (hover over process name)
  • Addition.GUI: Auto-select and make visible process that corresponds to the user selected log entry
  • Addition.GUI: Added menu option to switch the active system power scheme, for convenience. Available in Vista+ only.
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added helpful tooltips to the configuration dialogs
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Tweaks to the dialogs
  • Addition.Installer: The 32-bit installer can now automatically download and run the 64-bit installer when necessary
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed delay when switching between lower view tabs
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed log view could have missing entries after it exceeded 500 list items and a log resize hadn't occurred at any point (rare)
  • Change.Licensing: Unspecified changes for future reseller product activations
  • Change.Updater: Changed product name shown from 'ProcessLasso' to 'Process Lasso'
  • Change.GUI: Advanced tools that require permission elevation can now be launched directly from the unelevated GUI
  • Change.GUI: Reduced total stack use
  • Change.GUI: Made custom message boxes more narrow
  • Change.GUI: A few misc. code tweaks and rewrites
  • Change.GUI: Some misc. UI performance enhancements
  • Change.Core: Switched to NT native session ID resolution
  • Change.Core: Disallow multiple log events in the same millisecond (auto-increment millisecond field), for correct sorting
  • Change.Core: When an actively restrained process is marked to be excluded from ProBalance, any adjustments made to that process are immediately reverted [unreleased]
  • Change.All: Converted entire project to UNICODE (previously only portions were UNICODE)
  • Change.All: Removed COM interface to process management engine (more optimal, less memory use, can run without install, and no interference from registry cleaners)
  • Change.All: All additions and changes from minor version updates to v3.64
  • Change.InstallHelper: Renamed auto-start registry value
  • Change.Localization: Updated Russian, PTBR, Serbian, Chinese (simplified), and French translations
  • Removal.Installer: Remove deprecated processcontrol.dll
  • Removal.Installer: Remove deprecated common.dll

New in version 3.65.0 Beta (September 25th, 2009)

  • Addition.Core: Now supports rules on specific service groups hosted by svchost.exe instances
  • Addition.GUI: Shows distinctive group names for services hosted by svchost.exe instances
  • Change.GUI: A few misc. code tweaks rewrites
  • Change.Core: Switched to NT native session ID resolution
  • Change.InstallHelper: Renamed start key registry value
  • Change.All: All additions and changes from minor version updates to v3.64

New in version 3.64 (August 19th, 2009)

  • Addition.GUI: Added '*' beside process priority classes to indicate whether Windows dynamic thread boosting is enabled for that process
  • Addition.Installer: Added start menu shortcut for TweakScheduler and Vista Multimedia Scheduler Configurator, in Advanced sub-folder of ProcessLasso group
  • Change.Core: Improvements to CPU Throttling (re: not ProBalance out-of-control process priority adjustment, the actual CPU throttling feature)
  • Change.Core: Governor now accepts /ConfigFolder=xxx on the command line. Previously, regarding the configuration file, it only accepted /ConfigFile=xxx to indicate the full path and filename of the INI configuration file
  • Change.Core: A command line provided argument now supercedes any global configuration and log path indicated by the registry
  • Change.Core: Log entries milliseconds time expanded to 3 digits always
  • Change.GUI: Some other minor string and cosmetic changes
  • Change.GUI: Use the system theme window background and text color for process list view (others we were already)
  • Change.GUI: Improved core engine inactive system tray icon
  • Change.GUI: Improved main window appearance with customized Windows themes
  • Fix.Core: Fix to governor command line handling of /ConfigFile
  • Fix.GUI: Elevate permissions to launch TweakScheduler and VistaMMSC from GUI in UAC environments with PL running with normal permissions
  • Fix.GUI: Re-launch governor after successful activation of time limited trial builds, since the governor would have terminated due to being expired
  • Fix.GUI: Some adjustments to new external process command line support that first appeared in v3.62
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed lower (log) listview header disappearing briefly in XP
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed a little wasted space below log list view
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where when updating product from some old versions of Process Lasso, child window positioning problems could occur
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed /language=x command line parameter for silent installs not always working
  • Change.Installer: Changed filename case of setup executable, for impreved readibility
  • Change.Localization: Updated Serbian translation

New in version 3.63.0 Beta (July 31st, 2009)

  • Change.Core: Improvements to CPU Throttling (re: not ProBalance out-of-control process priority adjustment). These improvements should fix issues some had with throttling certain processes
  • Change.Core: Other internal changes
  • Fix.GUI: A couple misc fixes
  • Fix.GUI: Some adjustments to new external process command line support that first appeared in v3.62
  • Change.Localization: Updated Serbian translation

New in version 3.62 (July 14th, 2009)

  • Addition.Core: Added the ability to automatically restart select processes if they terminate (keeps them running always)
  • Addition.Core: Added new 'lowest' throttle level
  • Addition.Core: Extended our NT Native code to include support for process command lines
  • Addition.GUI: Added facilitating UI code to 'keep running' processes (dialog, context menu, rule indication)
  • Addition.GUI: Added back Modules tab (removed a year ago as we streamlined the product)
  • Addition.GUI: Added option to automatically restart the core engine if it is terminated for any reason
  • Addition.GUI: Added new 'lowest' throttle level - now four tiers: highest, moderate, low, lowest
  • Addition.GUI: Added system uptime to status bar
  • Addition.GUI: Added command line column to process listview
  • Addition.GUI: Added keyboard shortcut 'Del' (delete key) - it will terminate all selected process(es)
  • Addition.GUI: When adding process to 'keep running' via the context menu, the current command line is also configured
  • Addition.GUI: Add improved command line support to process restart capability (for both single and multi-select)
  • Change.Core: Tweaks to ProBalance parameters
  • Change.GUI: CPU affinity menu items now disabled for single-CPU systems
  • Change.GUI: Some cosmetic and usability enhancements
  • Change.GUI: Swapped working set and commit size default column locations
  • Change.GUI: Improved message box appearance and functionality by updating to XMessageBox 1.10 (by Hans Dietrich) and migrating our customizations to his code
  • Change.GUI: Changed 'Exit GUI on close' to 'close to system tray' (its more understandable inverse)
  • Change.GUI: Rewrote days installed tracking code
  • Change.GUI: Some tweaks to keyboard shortcuts
  • Change.Build: Tweaks to compiler optimization settings
  • Fix.Core: Improved handling of an extremely rare error returned when querying process information from the NT kernel
  • Fix.GUI: Fix for a theoretical rare crash that could have occurred during startup
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed some missing MessageBox icons in x64 build

New in version 3.61.1 Beta (July 1st, 2009)

  • Addition.Core: Added the ability to automatically restart select processes if they terminate (keeps them running always)
  • Addition.Core: Added facilitating UI code to 'keep running' processes (dialog, context menu, rule indication)
  • Change.GUI: Improved message box appearance and functionality by updating to XMessageBox 1.10 (by Hans Dietrich) and migrating our customizations to his code
  • Change.GUI: Changed 'Exit GUI on close' to 'close to system tray' (its more understanble inverse)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed missing MessageBox icons in x64 build
  • Fix.GUI: Fix possible occaisional crash at startup
  • Fix.GUI: Fix for a possible theoretical rare crash of the PL GUI during startup (system tray icon could disappear). It is unknown if this possible bug ever actually manifested in the real world

New in version 3.60 (May 27th, 2009)

  • This version represents a major product overhaul. Virtually every function of the software has been improved. Several new features have also been added. One of the new features is the much requested CPU throttling, where a hard limit is imposed on the amount of CPU time a process can consume. Other new features include exclusions from foreground boosting, automatic game mode toggle, handle and thread counts, a thread management tab, and the ability to suspend/resume processes. ProBalance, along with the core engine in general, has also been tweaked to react more quickly. See the complete list of changes below. This has been bumped up a few version numbers to represent the magnitude of its revisions.
  • Addition.Core: Added CPU throttling (both persistent and temporary). This applies a hard limit on the CPU time a process can consume. This is not meant to replace ProBalance and should be used only in certain, appropriate situations
  • Addition.Core: Added ability to exclude specific processes from foreground boosting
  • Addition.Core: Added automatic game mode entry for user specified processes
  • Addition.Core: Added pathname to process launch log events
  • Addition.GUI: Added to the graph CPU history of currently selected process(es)
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for excluding processes from foreground boosting
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for CPU throttling
  • Addition.GUI: Added ability to suspend and resume processes
  • Addition.GUI: The system tray icon now will change to a special icon when the governor is inactive
  • Addition.GUI: Added thread count column
  • Addition.GUI: Added handle count column
  • Addition.GUI: Added application name column
  • Addition.GUI: Added thread management tab
  • Addition.GUI: Added CPU Time column
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'cancel' button to 'shutdown governor too' message box, allowing to abort the close of the GUI
  • Addition.GUI: Added minimum time for restraint parameter to ProBalance configuration dialog
  • Addition.GUI: Added maximum time for restraint parameter to ProBalance configuration dialog
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for automatic game mode entry for user specified processes
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Show CPU Utilization' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Show CPU history of selected processes' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Show Responsiveness' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Show Memory load' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Mark ProBalance events' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added secondary warning about out of date languages, specific to unupdated languages.
  • Addition.GUI: Added Process Lasso version to system tray balloon tip
  • Addition.GUI: Added right-click context menu on processes listview header, to select what process info (columns) are visible.
  • Addition.GUI: Added right-click context menu on running processes tab, to select what process info (columns) are visible.
  • Addition.GUI: Added configuration dialog to specify game processes
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Give warning if user set a global configuration and/or log path that may not be accessible by other users
  • Addition.Installer: On upgrades, added message box asking if user wants to skip install wizard
  • Addition.Installer: Added start menu shortcut to run the test application for a continous 60 seconds
  • Addition.Installer: Added build date and time to branding text
  • Change.Installer: Added warning that non-English languages may not be current
  • Change.Installer: Merged 'Advanced shortcuts' section into 'Create shortcuts' section
  • Change.Installer: Don't create shortcuts for Vista/Windows7 utilities during XP or Win2k install
  • Change.Installer: Updated to NSIS 2.42.5 unicode
  • Change.InstallHelper: Rewording of rights selection (for each isntance to manage processes of all users or not)
  • Change.InstallHelper: Cosmetic adjusments
  • Change.GUI: Set placement of OK and CANCEL buttons to conform to Windows standards (for all dialogs).
  • Change.GUI: Brightened RED used for total CPU utilization
  • Change.GUI: Improved memory load dotted line
  • Change.GUI: Consolidated 'reset column order' and 'reset column sizes' into a single menu item
  • Change.GUI: Overhaul of status bar control for main window
  • Change.GUI: Other tweaks and optimizations
  • Change.GUI: Tweaks to process context submenu ordering (standardized)
  • Change.GUI: The warning message when the governor isn't running will not be shown continuously, instead of intermittently
  • Change.GUI: Tweaks to default column sizes
  • Change.GUI: A considerable amount of other tweaks and optimizations
  • Change.GUI: Increased refresh/poll speeds
  • Change.GUI: Some optimizations to graph painting code
  • Change.GUI: More strings and code switched to unicode (the rest will be deferred until full switch to 100% unicode)
  • Change.GUI: Improved accuracy of system responsiveness calculation through algorithm changes
  • Change.GUI: Expanded width of responsiveness line of graph to better disinguish it
  • Change.GUI: Decreased default initial graph veritcal size and increased default lower listview size
  • Change.GUI: Edited new large application icon, removing the words since they didn't highlight well
  • Change.GUI: Edits to governor not running icon
  • Change.Core: Tweaks to gaming mode to mitigate potential problems
  • Change.Core: Changed default so that all new processes are logged
  • Change.Core: Major internal overhaul to minimize complexity and maximize efficiency
  • Change.Core: Tweaked default ProBalance parameters
  • Change.Core: Added milliseconds to log times
  • Change.Core: A considerable amount of other tweaks and optimizations
  • Change.Core: Added more hard coded exclusions for popular applications that should be excluded from ProBalance restraint
  • Change.Core: Made extensive changes to the ProBalance algorithm
  • Change.Core: Decreased high, normal, and low refresh intervals so that process info is updated quicker, and processes are acted on quicker
  • Change.LocalizationPack: Improved clarity of translator instructions
  • Change.InstallHelper: Change icon on for specific user suggestion when core engine set to run as a service (to warning, not error)
  • Removal.GUI: Removed menu items to set the GUI startup type. These are now found in the InstallHelper.exe program, which is run during installation.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed menu item 'Options / Log settings / Log default affinity adjustments' - as it wasn't unchecking, even though config was toggled
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed condition where resource consumption could grow indefinitely over time if the user had changed the maximum log size to 'unlimited'.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed keyboard accelerators (CTRL-A=select all, F5=refresh)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed missing space in beta version number shown in update checker
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where core engine couldn't be restarted by the GUI in Vista+ /w UAC and running with normal rights.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed thread synchronization error that could cause log display issues (blank fields) under rare circumstances
  • Fix.GUI/Core: When running the core engine as a service, ProBalance restraint events will now be highlighted on the graph
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed missing PL application icon in Windows 'Programs and features' (Vista) or 'Add/remove programs' (XP)
  • Fix.All: Date and time format is now localized (dependent on user locale setting)
  • Fix.TestLasso: Better command line argument handlng
  • Fix.TestLasso: Some adjustments to continuous mode

New in version 3.59.13 Beta (May 22nd, 2009)

  • Addition.Core: Added CPU throttling (both persistent and temporary). This applies a hard limit on the CPU time a process can consume. This is not meant to replace ProBalance and should be used only in certain, appropriate situations
  • Addition.Core: Added ability to exclude specific processes from foreground boosting
  • Addition.Core: Added automatic game mode entry for user specified processes
  • Addition.Core: Added pathname to process launch log events
  • Addition.GUI: Added to the graph CPU history of currently selected process(es)
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for excluding processes from foreground boosting
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for CPU throttling
  • Addition.GUI: Added ability to suspend and resume processes
  • Addition.GUI: The system tray icon now will change to a special icon when the governor is inactive
  • Addition.GUI: Added thread count column
  • Addition.GUI: Added handle count column
  • Addition.GUI: Added application name column
  • Addition.GUI: Added page faults and page faults delta column
  • Addition.GUI: Added thread management tab
  • Addition.GUI: Added CPU Time column
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'cancel' button to 'shutdown governor too' message box, allowing to abort the close of the GUI
  • Addition.GUI: Added minimum time for restraint parameter to ProBalance configuration dialog
  • Addition.GUI: Added maximum time for restraint parameter to ProBalance configuration dialog
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for automatic game mode entry for user specified processes
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Show CPU Utilization' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Show CPU history of selected processes' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Show Responsiveness' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Show Memory load' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Mark ProBalance events' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added secondary warning about out of date languages, specific to unupdated languages.
  • Addition.GUI: Added Process Lasso version to system tray balloon tip
  • Addition.GUI: Added right-click context menu on processes listview header, to select what process info (columns) are visible.
  • Addition.GUI: Added right-click context menu on running processes tab, to select what process info (columns) are visible.
  • Addition.GUI: Added configuration dialog to specify game processes
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Give warning if user set a global configuration and/or log path that may not be accessible by other users
  • Addition.Installer: On upgrades, added message box asking if user wants to skip install wizard
  • Addition.Installer: Added start menu shortcut to run the test application for a continous 60 seconds
  • Addition.Installer: Added build date and time to branding text
  • Change.Installer: Added warning that non-English languages may not be current
  • Change.Installer: Merged 'Advanced shortcuts' section into 'Create shortcuts' section
  • Change.Installer: Don't create shortcuts for Vista/Windows7 utilities during XP or Win2k install
  • Change.Installer: Updated to NSIS 2.42.5 unicode
  • Change.InstallHelper: Rewording of rights selection (for each isntance to manage processes of all users or not)
  • Change.InstallHelper: Cosmetic adjusments
  • Change.GUI: Set placement of OK and CANCEL buttons to conform to Windows standards (for all dialogs).
  • Change.GUI: Brightened RED used for total CPU utilization
  • Change.GUI: Improved memory load dotted line
  • Change.GUI: Consolidated 'reset column order' and 'reset column sizes' into a single menu item
  • Change.GUI: Overhaul of status bar control for main window
  • Change.GUI: Other tweaks and optimizations
  • Change.GUI: Tweaks to process context submenu ordering (standardized)
  • Change.GUI: The warning message when the governor isn't running will not be shown continuously, instead of intermittently
  • Change.GUI: Tweaks to default column sizes
  • Change.GUI: A considerable amount of other tweaks and optimizations
  • Change.GUI: Increased refresh/poll speeds
  • Change.GUI: Some optimizations to graph painting code
  • Change.GUI: More strings and code switched to unicode (the rest will be deferred until full switch to 100% unicode)
  • Change.GUI: Improved accuracy of system responsiveness calculation through algorithm changes
  • Change.GUI: Expanded width of responsiveness line of graph to better disinguish it
  • Change.GUI: Decreased default initial graph veritcal size and increased default lower listview size
  • Change.Core: Major internal overhaul to minimize complexity and maximize efficiency
  • Change.Core: Tweaked default ProBalance parameters
  • Change.Core: Added milliseconds to log times
  • Change.Core: A considerable amount of other tweaks and optimizations
  • Change.Core: Added more hard coded exclusions for popular applications that should be excluded from ProBalance restraint
  • Change.Core: Made extensive changes to the ProBalance algorithm
  • Change.Core: Decreased high, normal, and low refresh intervals so that process info is updated quicker, and processes are acted on quicker
  • Change.InstallHelper: Change icon on for specific user suggestion when core engine set to run as a service (to warning, not error)
  • Removal.GUI: Removed menu items to set the GUI startup type. These are now found in the InstallHelper.exe program, which is run during installation.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed menu item 'Options / Log settings / Log default affinity adjustments' - as it wasn't unchecking, even though config was toggled
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed condition where resource consumption could grow indefinitely over time if the user had changed the maximum log size to 'unlimited'.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed keyboard accelerators (CTRL-A=select all, F5=refresh)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed missing space in beta version number shown in update checker
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where core engine couldn't be restarted by the GUI in Vista+ /w UAC and running with normal rights.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed Windows 7 RC1 message about possible failure to install correctly
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed thread synchronization error that could cause log display issues (blank fields) under rare circumstances
  • Fix.GUI/Core: When running the core engine as a service, ProBalance restraint events will now be highlighted on the graph
  • Fix.All: Date and time format is now localized (dependent on user locale setting)
  • Fix.TestLasso: Better command line argument handlng
  • Fix.TestLasso: Some adjustments to continuous mode
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed missing PL application icon in Windows 'Programs and features' (Vista) or 'Add/remove programs' (XP)

New in version 3.59.11 Beta (May 20th, 2009)

  • As of v3.59.11 beta (releasing shortly), translators can begin working to update their translations. There will be few string changes from here on out. I am hoping to have a new final version out within 2 weeks, possibly sooner depending on how testing and translations go. I anticipate the official release candidate to come in the next 1-3 days. This build would be a release candidate, but there are some minor adjustments I want to make before rc1.

New in version 3.59.10 Beta (May 18th, 2009)

  • v3.59.10 beta, makes an important fix to the per-process CPU history shown on the graph. In the prior couple betas, when you minimized Process Lasso to the system tray, it quit collecting per-process CPU utilization. This caused a severe timeline discrepancy when the per-process history is shown the graph. It also made the GUI appear like it was consuming substantial CPU cycles while it was minimized to the system tray

New in version 3.59.1 Beta (April 25th, 2009)

  • Addition.Core: Added CPU throttling (both persistent and temporary). This applies a hard limit on the CPU time a process can consume. This is not meant to replace ProBalance and should be used only in certain, appropriate situations.
  • Addition.Core: Added ability to exclude specific processes from foreground boosting.
  • Addition.Core: Added automatic game mode entry for user specified processes.
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for excluding processes from foreground boosting.
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for CPU throttling.
  • Addition.GUI: Added ability to suspend and resume processes.
  • Addition.GUI: The system tray icon now will change to a special icon when the governor is inactive.
  • Addition.GUI: Added thread count column.
  • Addition.GUI: Added handle count column.
  • Addition.GUI: Added application name column.
  • Addition.GUI: Added page faults and page faults delta column.
  • Addition.GUI: Added thread management tab.
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'cancel' button to 'shutdown governor too' message box, allowing to abort the close of the GUI.
  • Addition.GUI: Added minimum time for restraint parameter to ProBalance configuration dialog.
  • Addition.GUI: Added maximum time for restraint parameter to ProBalance configuration dialog.
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for automatic game mode entry for user specified processes.
  • Addition.Installer: On upgrades, added message box asking if user wants to skip install wizard.
  • Change.Installer: Added warning that non-English languages may not be current.
  • Change.Installer: Merged 'Advanced shortcuts' section into 'Create shortcuts' section.
  • Change.Installer: Updated to NSIS 2.42.5 unicode.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Rewording of rights selection (for each isntance to manage processes of all users or not).
  • Change.InstallHelper: Cosmetic adjusments.
  • Change.GUI: Other tweaks and optimizations.
  • Change.GUI: Tweaks to process context submenu ordering (standardized).
  • Change.GUI: The warning message when the governor isn't running will not be shown continuously, instead of intermittently.
  • Change.GUI: Tweaks to default column sizes.
  • Change.GUI: A considerable amount of other tweaks and optimizations.
  • Change.Core: Major internal overhaul to minimize complexity and maximize efficiency.
  • Change.Core: Tweaked default ProBalance parameters.
  • Change.Core: Added milliseconds to log times.
  • Change.Core: A considerable amount of other tweaks and optimizations.
  • Change.Core: Added more hard coded exclusions for popular applications that should be excluded from ProBalance restraint.
  • Change.Core: Made extensive changes to the ProBalance algorithm.
  • Change.Licensing: Reduce nag annoyance.
  • Change.Licensing: Nag shown at 30 days instead of 14.
  • Fix.TestLasso: Better command line argument handlng (now backported to last final release).
  • Fix.TestLasso: Fix continuous mode, as it wasn't actually consuming all available CPU cycles in some cases (now backported to last final release).

New in version 3.54.8 (April 22nd, 2009)

  • The changes are a change to the default width of the CPU % column, a back port of fixes to TestLasso, language updates and fixes, and some tweaks to reduce nag annoyance.
  • As for the revision history being rendered wrong.. I dunno about that. I will check the HTML to see if it has any gross errors.

New in version 3.55 Alpha (April 20th, 2009)

  • Addition.Core: Added CPU throttling (both persistent and temporary). This applies a hard limit on the CPU time a process can consume. This is not meant to replace ProBalance and should be used only in certain, appropriate situations.
  • Addition.Core: Added ability to exclude specific processes from foreground boosting.
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for excluding processes from foreground boosting.
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for CPU throttling.
  • Addition.GUI: Added ability to suspend and resume processes.
  • Addition.GUI: The system tray icon now will change to a special icon when the governor is inactive.
  • Addition.GUI: Added thread count column.
  • Addition.GUI: Added handle count column.
  • Addition.GUI: Added page faults and page faults delta column.
  • Addition.GUI: Added thread management tab.
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'cancel' button to 'shutdown governor too' message box, allowing to abort the close of the GUI.
  • Change.Installer: Added warning that non-English languages may not be current.
  • Change.Core: Major internal overhaul to minimize complexity and maximize efficiency.
  • Change.Core: Tweaked default ProBalance parameters.
  • Change.Core: Added milliseconds to log times.
  • Change.Core: Other tweaks and optimizations.
  • Change.Core: Added more hard coded exclusions for popular applications that should be excluded from ProBalance restraint.
  • Change.GUI: Other tweaks and optimizations.
  • Change.GUI: Tweaks to process context submenu ordering (standardized).
  • Change.GUI: The warning message when the governor isn't running will not be shown continuously, instead of intermittently.
  • Change.Licensing: Reduce nag annoyance.
  • Fix.TestLasso: Better command line argument handlng (fix for laziness in original code).
  • Fix.TestLasso: Fix continuous mode, as it wasn't actually consuming all available CPU cycles in some cases.

New in version 3.54 (March 28th, 2009)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where log entries could sometimes cease to write when using a global log folder.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where update checks would sometimes still continue after the user disables them, until Process Lasso is restarted (config change wasn't always immediately propagating).
  • Fix.Package: Fixed possible mismatch of some localized resource DLLs with installer (x32 in x64, or vice-versa). It is unknown if this ever occurred.
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed a few missing strings in various languages.
  • Addition.GUI: Added new menu group 'Options / General Process Lasso settings / Administration options'.
  • Addition.GUI: Added password protection of configuration changes. [enterprise feature]
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Select process columns' to allow for selection of which process information is shown in the listview.
  • Addition.Localization: Added Simplified Chinese translation.
  • Addition.Localization: Added Traditional Chinese translation.
  • Addition.Installer: Added support for silent installs (/S). See command line argument docs for details.
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added several new command line switches to provide options for silent installs.
  • Change.All: Further optimized compiler settings.
  • Change.Core: Renamed log file to prolasso.log.
  • Change.Core: Renamed default config filename to prolasso.ini.
  • Change.GUI: Limited number of process icon retrieved per iteration, deferring disk I/O in cases of heavy system load.
  • Change.Installer: Switched to UNICODE build of NSIS.
  • Change.Localization: Made the Start Menu shortcut strings localizable.
  • Change.Localization: Updated Serbian translation (as of v3.53.9).
  • Change.Localization: Updated Russian translation (as of v3.53.9).
  • Change.Localization: Updated Japanese translation (as of v3.53.9).
  • Change.Localization: Updated Chinese-traditional translation (as of v3.53.9).
  • Change.Docs: Updates to many sections.

New in version 3.53 Beta (March 11th, 2009)

  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Select process columns' to allow for selection of which process information is shown in the listview.

New in version 3.52 (March 8th, 2009)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed licensing error in free build - the core engine would have mysteriously quit working after 7 days in v3.50.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed occasional failure to retrieve process icons for processes launched while GUI window is open.
  • Addition.GUI: Added option to hide process icons in the listview, reducing RAM use by the GUI considerably when hidden.
  • Addition.GUI: Added option to hide the graph.
  • Addition.GUI: Main window now accepts drag and drop of a new INI configuration file.
  • Change.GUI: Slightly improved performance of window painting.
  • Change.GUI: Many internal optimizations and tweaks.
  • Change.GUI: Renamed process context submenu 'Misc. advanced' to 'Other actions'.
  • Change.GUI: Added 'Search for process name online' option to process context menu, in the 'Other actions' submenu.
  • Change.GUI: Removed graph overlay message, 'commercial users: You must purchase a license within 7 days'.
  • Change.Installer: Updated to NSIS 2.44.
  • Change.Localization: Updated Serbian translation.

New in version 3.51 Beta (March 6th, 2009)

  • Addition.GUI: Added option to hide process icons in the listview, reducing RAM use by the GUI considerably when hidden.

New in version 3.50 (March 5th, 2009)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed a very small memory leak under specific circumstances.
  • Fix.Localization: Fixed InstallHelper untranslated string in Japanese.
  • Fix.Localization: Several fixes and updates inherited from v3.48 post-release updates.
  • Fix.Licensing: Fixed days installed counter.
  • Change.Licensing: Use type (commercial or home) is no longer asked.
  • Change.Licensing: Commercial installations no longer have a forced expiration.
  • Change.GUI: Some minor data structure size optimizations.

New in version 3.49.0 Beta (March 5th, 2009)

  • Change.GUI: Licensing system changes (unfinished).
  • Fix.GUI: Reduction in virtual memory use under certain conditions.

New in version 3.48 (February 25th, 2009)

  • Fix.Installer: Fixed second, redundant query for language selection in Vista+ /w UAC.
  • Fix.Localization: Changed much internal string handling to wide-character (unicode).
  • Fix.Localization: Fixed installer component names in Japanese translation.
  • Fix.Localization: Fixed update checker not translated in Japanese.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: (XP/2k only) Fixed preservation of last selected rights assignment between installs.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Default rights assignment to highest when running the core engine as a service, and disable normal rights selection.
  • Change.AdvancedTools: Merged TweakScheduler and VistaMMSC resources into main resource module.
  • Change.AdvancedTools: Readied TweakScheduler for localization.
  • Change.AdvancedTools: Readied VistaMMSC for localization.
  • Addition.Localization: Added Serbian language by Оzzii, српски.
  • Addition.GUI: Added new 48x48 @ 24bpp application/shell icon, by Vitor Machado.

New in version 3.47.0 Beta (February 9th, 2009)

  • Fix.InstallHelper: (XP/2k only) Fixed preservation of last selected rights assignment between installs.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Default rights assignment to 'highest' when running the core engine as a service, and disable lower rights selection.
  • Change.AdvancedTools: Merged TweakScheduler and VistaMMSC resources into main resource module.
  • Change.AdvancedTools: Readied TweakSchedule for localization.
  • Change.AdvancedTools: Readied VistaMMSC for localization.
  • Addition.Package: Included advanced tools TweakScheduler and VistaMMSC in freeware build.
  • Addition.GUI: Added new 48x48 @ 24bpp application/shell icon, by Vitor Machado.

New in version 3.46.2 (February 6th, 2009)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue when governor installed as a service, launching the GUI can sometimes result in redundant instance(s) of the governor launched as a normal process.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where Process Lasso would exit after load during system startup when user had enabled 'Exit GUI on window close'.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed sort of process creation time in listview.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed sort of log entry times in actions listview.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Warning message about Pro only features now shown in localized language.
  • Fix.Installer: Don't create shortcut for Vista Multimedia Scheduler Config tool when not present in free build.
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed is_writable utility briefly opening console window.
  • Addition.Localization: Japanese translation added.
  • Addition.Core: Added new shell icon by Vitor Machado.
  • Addition.GUI: Added CTRL-A keyboard short-cut to select all processes.
  • Addition.GUI: Added message about Real Time priority class and how Windows may change it to High, unless the security policy is adjusted.
  • Addition.GUI: Added secondary warning and confirmation when user is terminating, restarting, or closing multiple processes that include one or more system processes.
  • Change.GUI: Made system tray icon type menu items more intuitive.
  • Change.GUI: Single click on system tray icon opens main window, instead of double click. This was for better standards adherence in Windows 7 beta.
  • Change.Core: Tweaked compiler settings.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Enabled Process Lasso rights selection in XP, as it pertains there too for limited users who want to see 'all processes' (not recommended).
  • Change.Localization: Updated Portuguese/Brazilian translation, by Vitor Machado.
  • Change.Localization: Updated Russian translation by Dmitry Yerokhin.
  • Change.Localization: Localization text files are now all saved as UTF-16-LE (Unicode).
  • Change.Localization: Improved internal utilities and build environment. Resource changes are now automatically propagated to all languages. Untranslated new and changed strings remain in English until a translator updates the applicable language pack.
  • Removal.Installer: Removed 'uninstall' shortcut from start menu folder. User should uninstall from Add/Remove Programs, to ensure administrative run mode.
  • Change.Installer: Don't try to UAC self-elevate during uninstall, instead force user to run (or re-run) uninstaller with admin rights.
  • [.1]Change.Localization: Updated Russian translation.
  • [.1]Fix.Localization: Improperly converted (by NSIS) Japanese characters in installer section names removed pending proper fix.
  • [.2]Fix.Localization: Improperly converted (by NSIS) Portugeuse/Brazilian section names fixed (Japanese fix pending).
  • [.2]Fix.Localization: Fixed update checker component not localized.

New in version 3.46.1 Beta (February 5th, 2009)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue when governor installed as a service, launching the GUI can sometimes result in redundant instance(s) of the governor launched as a normal process.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where Process Lasso would exit after load during system startup when user had enabled 'Exit GUI on window close'.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed sort of process creation time in listview.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed sort of log entry times in actions listview.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Warning message about Pro only features now shown in localized language.
  • Fix.Installer: Don't create shortcut for Vista Multimedia Scheduler Config tool when not present in free build.
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed is_writable utility briefly opening console window.
  • Addition.Localization: Japanese translation added (beta).
  • Addition.Core: Added new shell icon.
  • Addition.GUI: Added CTRL-A keyboard short-cut to select all processes.
  • Addition.GUI: Added message about Real Time priority class and how Windows may change it to High, unless the security policy is adjusted.
  • Addition.GUI: Added secondary warning and confirmation when user is terminating, restarting, or closing multiple processes that include one or more system processes.
  • Change.GUI: Made system tray icon type menu items more intuitive.
  • Change.GUI: Single click on system tray icon opens main window, instead of double click. This was for better standards adherence in Windows 7 beta.
  • Change.Core: Tweaked compiler settings.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Enabled Process Lasso rights selection in XP, as it pertains there too for limited users who want to see 'all processes' (not recommended).
  • Change.Localization: Updated Portuguese/Brazilian translation, by Vitor Machado.
  • Change.Localization: Updated Russian translation by Dmitry Yerokhin.
  • Change.Localization: Localization text files are now all saved as UTF-16-LE (Unicode).
  • Change.Localization: Improved internal utilities and build environment. Resource changes are now automatically propagated to all languages. Untranslated new and changed strings remain in English until a translator updates the applicable language pack.
  • Removal.Installer: Removed 'uninstall' shortcut from start menu folder. User should uninstall from Add/Remove Programs, to ensure administrative run mode.
  • Change.Installer: Don't try to UAC self-elevate during uninstall, instead force user to run (or re-run) uninstaller with admin rights.
  • [.1]Change.Localization: Updated Russian translation.
  • [.1]Fix.Localization: Improperly converted (by NSIS) Japanese characters in installer section names removed pending proper fix.
  • [.1]Fix.GUI: Fixed slight inaccuracy in new time sort, could result in new log entries not moving to top of list.

New in version 3.45.4 Beta (February 4th, 2009)

  • Addition.Localization: Japanese translation added (beta)
  • Addition.GUI: Added CTRL-A keyboard short-cut to select all processes
  • Addition.GUI: Added message about Real Time priority class and how Windows may change it to High, unless the security policy is adjusted
  • Addition.GUI: Added secondary warning and confirmation when user is terminating, restarting, or closing multiple processes that include one or more system processes
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue when governor installed as a service, launching the GUI can sometimes result in redundant instance(s) of the governor launched as a normal process
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where Process Lasso would exit after load during system startup when user had enabled 'Exit GUI on window close'
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed sort of process creation time in listview
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed sort of log entry times in actions listview
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Warning message about Pro only features now shown in localized language
  • Fix.Installer: Don't create shortcut for Vista Multimedia Scheduler Config tool when not present in free build
  • Change.GUI: Made system tray icon type menu items more intuitive
  • Change.InstallHelper: Enabled Process Lasso rights selection in XP, as it pertains there too for limited users who want to see 'all processes' (not recommended)
  • Change.Localization: Updated Portuguese/Brazilian translation, by Vitor Machado
  • Change.Localization: Updated Russian translation by Dmitry Yerokhin
  • Change.Localization: Localization text files are now all saved as UTF-16-LE (Unicode)
  • Change.Localization: Improved internal utilities and build environment. Resource changes are now automatically propagated to all languages. Untranslated new and changed strings remain in English until a translator updates the applicable language pack
  • Removal.Installer: Removed 'uninstall' shortcut from start menu folder. User should uninstall from Add/Remove Programs, to ensure administrative run mode
  • Change.Installer: Don't try to UAC self-elevate during uninstall, instead force user to run (or re-run) uninstaller with admin rights

New in version 3.45.2 Beta (February 3rd, 2009)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue when governor installed as a service, launching the GUI can sometimes result in redundant instance(s) of the governor launched as a normal process.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where Process Lasso would exit after load during system startup when user had enabled 'Exit GUI on window close'.
  • Addition.GUI: Added CTRL-A keyboard short-cut to select all processes.
  • Addition.Localization: Japanese translation added.
  • Change.GUI: Made system tray icon type menu items more intuitive.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Enabled Process Lasso rights selection in XP, as it pertains there too for limited users who want to see 'all processes' (not recommended).
  • Change.Localization: Updated Portuguese/Brazilian translation, by Vitor Machado.
  • Change.Localization: Updated Russian translation by Dmitry Yerokhin.
  • Change.Localization: Localization text files are now all saved as UTF-16-LE (Unicode).
  • Change.Localization: Improved internal utilities and build environment. Resource changes are now automatically propagated to all languages. Untranslated new and changed strings remain in English until a translator updates the applicable language pack.

New in version 3.44 (January 25th, 2009)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed a possible failure to always exclude foreground processes from ProBalance restraint.
  • Fix.Core: Safety catch for rare condition where multiple instances of the governor, all managing the same set of processes, take restraint action on the same process at approximately the same time. Note that under the default configuration this scenario won't happen anyway.
  • Addition.GUI: Added multi-process context menu function: default priority
  • Addition.GUI: Added multi-process context menu function: default affinity
  • Addition.GUI: Added multi-process context menu function: excluded from ProBalance
  • Addition.GUI: Added multi-process context menu function: instance count limits
  • Addition.GUI: Added ProBalance option to not change priority class, only adjust CPU affinity.
  • Addition.Core: Added support for ProBalance option to not change priority class during restraint.
  • Change.GUI: Updated Portuguese/Brazilian translation and images, by Vitor Machado.
  • [.1]Fix.Core: Fixed issue where log subsystem would fail under some circumstances, causing no log entries to be written.

New in version 3.44.1 Beta (January 25th, 2009)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed a possible failure to always exclude foreground processes from ProBalance restraint.
  • Fix.Core: Safety catch for rare condition where multiple instances of the governor, all managing the same set of processes, take restraint action on the same process at approximately the same time. Note that under the default configuration this scenario won't happen anyway.
  • Addition.GUI: Added multi-process context menu function: default priority
  • Addition.GUI: Added multi-process context menu function: default affinity
  • Addition.GUI: Added multi-process context menu function: excluded from ProBalance
  • Addition.GUI: Added multi-process context menu function: instance count limits
  • Addition.GUI: Added ProBalance option to not change priority class, only adjust CPU affinity.
  • Addition.Core: Added support for ProBalance option to not change priority class during restraint.
  • Change.GUI: Updated Portuguese/Brazilian translation and images, by Vitor Machado.
  • [.1]Fix.Core: Fixed issue where log subsystem would fail under some circumstances, causing no log entries to be written.

New in version 3.43.1 Beta (January 24th, 2009)

  • Addition.GUI: Added multi-process default priority and affinity context menu selections.
  • Addition.GUI: Added ProBalance option to not change priority class, only adjust CPU affinity.
  • Addition.Core: Added support for ProBalance option to not change priority class during restraint.
  • Change.GUI: Updated PTBR translation and images.

New in version 3.43 Beta (January 20th, 2009)

  • Addition.GUI: Added ProBalance option to not change priority class, only adjust CPU affinity.
  • Addition.Core: Added support for ProBalance option to not change priority class during restraint.

New in version 3.42 (January 17th, 2009)

  • Addition.GUI: Added Portuguese/Brazilian translation by Vitor Machado.
  • Addition.TestLasso: Added new command line switch (-c) to run with a sustained CPU load for X seconds.
  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where instance count limit process matching was inadvertently case sensitive under some circumstances. This would cause some name matches to fail, resulting in the Process Lasso taking no action where it was configured to act.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed incorrect verb in confirmation message box of multi-process terminate and close.
  • Change.GUI: Changed date/time formats.
  • Change.Core: The username field in log events now is the user owning the target process, instead of the user context of the core engine instance that performed the action.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Edited second configuration dialog to improve clarity.
  • Change.Installer: Language selection of installer now propagates to Process Lasso application.
  • Removal.Installer: Removed localization pack for translators from installer, is packaged separately now.

New in version 3.41.2 Beta (January 16th, 2009)

  • Addition.GUI: Added Portuguese/Brazilian translation. This is the first translation imported from new text file format.
  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where instance count limit process matching was inadvertently case sensitive under some circumstances. This would cause some name matches to fail, resulting in the Process Lasso taking no action where it was configured to act.
  • Change.GUI: Date/time fields now shown in localized format.
  • Change.Core: The username field in log events now is the user owning the target process, instead of the user context of the core engine instance that performed the action.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Edited second configuration dialog to improve clarity.

New in version 3.40.1 (January 12th, 2009)

  • Summary: This build fixes an anomaly in v3.38, where each configuration change would only get detected by either the core engine, or the rules column. The configuration file load and save functionality has also been completely rewritten, and is now much more optimal. File system accesses and CPU usage have been reduced. Lastly, multiple process selection support has been added.
  • Addition.GUI: Added ability to select multiple processes in the listview.
  • Change.Core: Completely rewrote configuration file load/save code. It is now much more efficient.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed sporadic failure of configuration changes to propagate to the core engine, appeared in v3.38.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed some other minor issues.
  • Fix.Governor: Fixed unnecessary accesses to the configuration file.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Improved W2k auto-termination of Process Lasso for install.
  • [.1]Addition.GUI: Restored rules column.
  • [.1]Change.GUI: Updated Russian translation (continued thanks to Dmitry Yerokhin).
  • [.1]Fix.Core: Minor fixes and tweaks to new settings code.

New in version 3.38 (January 7th, 2009)

  • Change.Core: By default each instance of the governor now only manages processes in its own user context, unless it is running as a service. This helps clarify operation and improve efficiency in XP and non-UAC Vista multi-user environments.
  • Addition.Core: Added new log entry at startup to indicate which user's processes are being managed by current instance.
  • Addition.GUI: Added new process 'rules' column, to give a quick depiction of matching rules (default priority, default affinity, etc..).
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'No default affinity' process context menu item.
  • Addition.INI: Added boolean key 'ManageOnlyCurrentUser'.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where main window wouldn't unminimize upon double click of systray icon, in cases where it had previously been minimized by the user.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed failure to install service as a domain user.

New in version 3.37.1 Beta (January 7th, 2009)

  • Change.Core: By default each instance of the governor now only manages processes in its own user context, unless it is running in the system user context. This helps clarify operation and improve efficiency in XP and non-UAC Vista multi-user environments.
  • Addition.Core: Added new log entry at startup to indicate which user's processes are being managed by current instance.
  • Addition.GUI: Added new process 'rules' column, to give a quick depiction of matching rules.
  • Addition.INI: Added boolean key 'ManageOnlyCurrentUser'.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where main window wouldn't unminimize upon double click of systray icon, in cases where it had previously been minimized by the user.

New in version 3.36 (December 29th, 2008)

  • Addition.Core: Added support for matching wildcards to process pathnames for default affinities and priorities.
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'match wildcards to pathnames' to default priority and default affinity dialogs.
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'more strictly enforce affinities' to default affinity dialog.
  • Addition.GUI: Reinstated updated Russian translation.
  • Addition.GUI: Duplicate item detection added to dialogs.
  • Change.GUI: Some spelling and grammar corrections.
  • Change.GUI: Added dialog close confirmation if unsaved text is in edit box, to prevent accidental closes.
  • Change.GUI: Improved appearance of default affinity dialog box.
  • Change.Installer: Reduced size of installation for all builds.
  • Change.Installer: Reduced size of helper utilities is_writable and test_gdiplus_present substantially (both now less than 4KB).
  • Change.Installer: Upgraded to NSIS 2.42
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Improved automated termination of Process Lasso under Windows 2000.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fix issue installing core engine as service with non-local user context.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where 'exit GUI on window close' option would cause the system tray icon to act incorrectly when double clicked.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed last character of log entries being sometimes lost in log item display.

New in version 3.35 Beta (December 22nd, 2008)

  • Change.Installer: Reduced size of installation for all builds.
  • Change.Installer: Reduced size of helper utilities is_writable and test_gdiplus_present substantially (both now less than 4KB).
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Improved automated termination of Process Lasso under Windows 2000.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fix issue installing core engine as service with non-local user context.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where 'exit GUI on window close' option would cause the system tray icon to act incorrectly when double clicked.

New in version 3.34 (December 20th, 2008)

  • Change.All: Licensing changes, some features Pro only.
  • Change.Core: Further reduced resource usage.
  • Change.GUI: Further reduced resource usage.
  • Installer.Change: Reduced size of free build installation.

New in version 3.32 (December 14th, 2008)

  • Addition.GUI: Added RAM load display on graph as a dotted blue line.
  • Removal.GUI: Remove duplicated 'Configure ProBalance parameters...' menu option.
  • [.1]Change.Core: Removed use of a now redundent synchronization object for log writes, improving performance of log writes.
  • [.1]Change.Core: Moved a forgotten log string to the localizable resources.
  • [.1]Change.GUI: Minor fix to size of graph map display, resulting in clearer and more efficient rendering.

New in version 3.30 (December 11th, 2008)

  • Fix.GUI: Now utilizes XP/Vista themed common controls (v6), an accidental omission. This improves the GUI display considerably.
  • Change.Core: Optimized foreground window change detection code, resulting in an even further reduction in CPU usage.
  • Change.GUI: Change links to processlasso.com domain.
  • Addition.GUI: Ask once whether home or commercial install.

New in version 3.29.1 Beta (December 10th, 2008)

  • Fix.GUI: Now utilizes XP/Vista themed common controls (v6), an accidental omission.
  • Change.GUI: Change links to processlasso.com domain.

New in version 3.28.1 (December 5th, 2008)

  • Summary: This version represents the most major changes to Process Lasso in several months. It adds the ability to restrain out-of-control processes by changing their CPU affinities in addition to their priority classes. There is also a wide array of functional additions and enhancements, as well as some fixes that could improve ProBalance performance for some users.
  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where some applications, under certain circumstances, could end up with incidentally lowered priority classes that persist throughout the process lifetime.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed improper behavior of confirmation message boxes introduced in v3.26.
  • Fix.GUI: Various ongoing adjustments to windowing code.
  • Fix.Installer: [.1] Fixed failure to start Process Lasso with administrative rights when configured to do so.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: [.1] Fixed detection of running Process Lasso with highest rights.
  • Addition.Core: Added support for ProBalance restraint by changing the CPU affinity of offending processes.
  • Addition.Core: Emits log entry when an instance of the governor starts, also indicating the config file in use.
  • Addition.GUI: Added support for ProBalance restraint by changing the CPU affinity of offending processes.
  • Addition.GUI: Added option to exit the GUI on window close, instead of minimizing to system tray.
  • Addition.GUI: Created a new log/action column for process ID.
  • Addition.GUI: Added build date to about box.
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added extended error codes from MakeService to help track down service install problems.
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Created new switches '/terminate' and '/uninstall', which were formerly combined in '/remove'.
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added explicit '/checksettings' switch, to check for default setting changes the user should be prompted about.
  • Addition.Installer: Now detects if Process Lasso instance(s) are still running after attempted termination, and prompts user to terminate them.
  • Change.GUI: Instance limits dialog now populates process name field when process removed from list, for easier changes to limits.
  • Change.GUI: Don't open another instance of the update check dialog if one is already open.
  • Change.GUI: Edits to log entry descriptions.
  • Change.GUI: Minor optimizations.
  • Change.GUI: Reduced stack memory usage throughout.
  • Change.Core: Excluded explorer.exe from restraint.
  • Change.Core: Always exclude services.exe from restraint.
  • Change.Core: Tweaks to ProBalance restraint algorithm.
  • Change.Defaults: Now clears log at each exit by default to help reduce memory use and log clutter.
  • Change.Defaults: Default log size decreased to 100 lines.
  • Change.Localization: Don't show language selection dialog since only English is available (instead of show and close).
  • Change.InstallHelper: Cosmetic improvements.
  • Change.Installer: Several upgrade related changes.
  • Change.Installer: Less safety wait time for termination of running instances.
  • Change.Installer: Startup settings now preserved better.
  • Change.Installer: No longer asks Windows 2000 users to terminate Process Lasso, unless necessary.

New in version 3.27 Beta 7 (December 2nd, 2008)

  • Addition.Core: Added support for ProBalance restraint by changing the CPU affinity of offending processes
  • Addition.Core: Emits log entry when an instance of the governor starts, also indicating the config file in use
  • Addition.GUI: Added support for ProBalance restraint by changing the CPU affinity of offending processes
  • Addition.GUI: Added option to exit the GUI on window close, instead of minimizing to system tray
  • Addition.GUI: Created a new log/action column for process ID
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added extended error codes from MakeService to help track down service install problems
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Created new switches '/terminate' and '/uninstall', which were formerly combined in '/remove'
  • Fix.GUI: Various ongoing adjustments to windowing code
  • Change.GUI: Don't open another instance of the update check dialog if one is already open
  • Change.GUI: Edits to log entry descriptions
  • Change.GUI: Minor optimizations
  • Change.Defaults: Now clears log at each exit by default to help reduce memory use and log clutter
  • Change.Defaults: Default log size decreased to 100 lines
  • Change.Core: Minor optimizations
  • Change.Core: Tweaks to ProBalance restraint algorithm

New in version 3.26 (November 26th, 2008)

  • Summary: This version fixes a problem some people experienced with saving of the window positions of Process Lasso. It also adds confirmation prompts for termination, closing, and restarting of processes. Additionally, secondary confirmation is required for operations on critical system processes.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed failure to remember window size and position in some circumstances.
  • Addition.GUI: Added prompts confirming process close, terminate, and restart operations initiated by the user.
  • Addition.GUI: Added additional prompts for operations on critical system processes.

New in version 3.24 (November 21st, 2008)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed failure of imported configuration (menu - File / Import configuration) to persist after application closes.
  • Fix.GUI/Core: Fixed issue where the core engine, when running as a service, was being inappropriately terminated by the GUI upon user logoff.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed failure to determine that the governor was previous installed as a service.
  • Addition.GUI: Added message box notice in case where GUI fails to restart governor as a service.
  • Addition.GUI: Added menu item 'Help / Visit Bitsum Technologies'.

New in version 3.23 Beta 2 (November 20th, 2008)

  • Fix.GUI/Core: Fixed issue where the core engine, when running as a service, was being inappropriately terminated by the GUI upon user logoff

New in version 3.23 Beta 1 / 3.22 (November 14th, 2008)

  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed failure to determine that the governor was previous installed as a service
  • Addition.GUI: Added message box notice in case where GUI fails to restart governor as a service

New in version 3.22 (November 8th, 2008)

  • Summary: This version performs minor maintenance.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed ProBalance settings dialog condition when 'Restore Defaults' button used, then 'Cancel' button pressed and changes aborted. Previous versions would show the unsaved settings when you reopened the ProBalance dialog, possibly causing user confusion.
  • Change.Localization: Removed some strings that need not be translated from the localization file.
  • Change.Core: Minor tweaks to NT native API client code.

New in version 3.20 (October 30th, 2008)

  • Addition.Installer: Process Lasso is no longer launched after install with administrative rights (showing processes of all users) unless configured to be launched that way.
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Now force users who choose to start the governor as a service to user global INI and log path over-rides.
  • Change.Installer: Removed IntallHelper from start menu shortcuts, you must now re-run the installer to make install related changes.
  • Change.Installer: Removed config/LOG migration from very old versions.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Removed 'Process Lasso must restart' message and functionality, intending for the InstallHelper to only be run during an install, when Process Lasso is already closed.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Allow blank passwords in service run-as user configuration.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Restore 'back' button on second dialog.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Auto-populate global log folder over-ride.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Other changes related to run-as-service support.
  • Change.InstallHelper: If error during service installation, don't allow user the option to continue without changing startup type or service config.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed issue where log events are not written when running the governor as a system service not in any user context, and a global log folder is not specified
  • Fix.Core: Fixed issue where core engine, when running as a service, it in some cases wouldn't detect configuration changes.
  • Fix.GUI: Process creation time now shown in local time.
  • Addition.GUI: Appended PID to process name in log item display.
  • Change.GUI: Fixed tab ordering on several dialogs.
  • Change.GUI: Changed menu organization slightly.
  • Fix.Core: [from 3.18.2] Fixed critical Windows 2000 error in cases where a large number of processes exist.
  • Change.ProcessControl: [from 3.18.2] Optimized loading of dynamic imports. Reduction in CPU use.
  • Change.Installer: [from 3.18.2] Force Win2k users to manually close instances of Process Lasso during upgrade to avoid problematic older versions.
  • Change.GUI: [from 3.18.2] Improved ProBalance configuration dialog behavior.

New in version 3.18.2 (October 25th, 2008)

  • Summary: This release adds an important new feature: the ability to limit the number of instances of a program that can be running per user session. Of course, this feature is only for users with a need for it, and by default no new action is taken. This release also makes important changes to ease translation by providing plain text files users can translate and submit. It further makes some usability and efficiency improvements.
  • Addition.Core: Added new functionality to limit the number of instances a process can have per user session.
  • Fix.Core: Improved handling of cases where unexpected results come from the NT kernel, usually indicating a rootkit or other kernel-level hooking.
  • Fix.Core: Fixed improper handling of cases where syntactical errors were present in the default process priorities (they would attempt to be applied anyway, in contrast to the error shown).
  • Change.Core: Some memory optimizations.
  • Change.Core: Some minor CPU optimizations.
  • Change.Core: Improved efficiency of COM components calls.
  • Addition.GUI: Added config dialog for new feature to limit the number of instances a process can have per-session.
  • Addition.GUI: Added new log toggle for terminations due to instance limit.
  • Change.GUI: Some reducation in memory use.
  • Change.GUI: Make 'buy now' button initially not visible.
  • Change.GUI: Config dialogs no longer ask to save changes when close button hit if no changes were made.
  • Change.GUI: Made default button on the process list config dialogs the 'Add' button so you don't accidentally close the dialog by hitting enter.
  • Change.All: Changed compiler optimization settings.
  • Change.Defaults: ProBalance priority restorations (end of restraint) events are now logged by default.
  • Installer.Change: Upgraded to NSIS 2.40
  • [.1]Change.ProcessControl: Optimized loading of dynamic imports. Reduction in CPU use.
  • [.2]Change.GUI: Improved ProBalance configuration dialog behavior.
  • [.2]Change.Core: Fixed critical Windows 2000 error in cases where a large number of process instances exist.
  • [.2]Change.Installer: Force Win2k users to manually close instances of Process Lasso during upgrade to avoid problematic older versions.

New in version 3.18 (October 18th, 2008)

  • Summary: This release adds an important new feature: the ability to limit the number of instances of a program that can be running per user session. Of course, this feature is only for users with a need for it, and by default no new action is taken. This release also makes important changes to ease translation by providing plain text files users can translate and submit. It further makes some usability and efficiency improvements.
  • Addition.Core: Added new functionality to limit the number of instances a process can have per user session.
  • Fix.Core: Improved handling of cases where unexpected results come from the NT kernel, usually indicating a rootkit or other kernel-level hooking.
  • Fix.Core: Fixed improper handling of cases where syntactical errors were present in the default process priorities (they would attempt to be applied anyway, in contrast to the error shown).
  • Change.Core: Some memory optimizations.
  • Change.Core: Some minor CPU optimizations.
  • Change.Core: Improved efficiency of COM components calls.
  • Addition.GUI: Added config dialog for new feature to limit the number of instances a process can have per-session.
  • Addition.GUI: Added new log toggle for terminations due to instance limit.
  • Change.GUI: Substantial reduction in memory use.
  • Change.GUI: Make 'buy now' button initially not visible.
  • Change.GUI: Config dialogs no longer ask to save changes when close button hit if no changes were made.
  • Change.GUI: Made default button on the process list config dialogs the 'Add' button so you don't accidentally close the dialog by hitting enter.
  • Change.All: Changed compiler optimization settings.
  • Change.Defaults: ProBalance priority restorations (end of restraint) events are now logged by default.
  • Installer.Change: Upgraded to NSIS 2.40

New in version 3.16 (October 9th, 2008)

  • Change.All: Digitally signed all modules and installer.
  • Change.GUI: Minor cosmetic and maintenance work.
  • Change.Core: Changed Product Name in version info block to match other descriptions of the core engine.

New in version 3.14.2 (October 6th, 2008)

  • Fix.InstallHelper/MakeService: Removed inadvertently included user name and password from the ProcessGovernor service command line.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed operation of service error message, where clicking 'Yes' to try an alternate config did not represent the startup config dialog.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fix handling of user passwords containing spaces.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed general problems with log-on service as user functionality.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Added error message describing how to change the local security policy to allow a service to run as a specific user.
  • Fix.InstallHelper: Fixed inability to restart service, it was getting relaunched as a normal process when restart necessary due to config change.
  • Fix.MakeService: Fixed handling of quote encapsulated parameters.
  • Addition.MakeService: Added new /start function.
  • Change.MakeService: Returns more detailed error information in exit code.
  • Change.MakeService: Cosmetic and licensing revisions (now at v2.01).
  • Change.Defaults: No longer exclude services from ProBalance.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Now asks to change ProBalance settings if services are excluded, since this default has changed.
  • Change.InstallHelper: No longer inform user about Process Lasso restart events.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Now exits completely if user quits first dialog and responds Yes to prompt, instead of advancing to second dialog.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Now prompts with error if no service username or password given, and 'run as user' is checked.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Now auto-populates global configuration file path when 'use global over-rides' is checked by the user.
  • Change.Installer: Writes more product information to registry, for display in the Add/Remove Programs list.
  • Change.Core: A global config file or log path found in HKLM now takes precedence over any command line specified paths. This is mostly only relevant when running ProcessGovernor as a system service.
  • [.1]Fix.GUI: Fixes for integration with ProcessGovernor running as a service.
  • [.1]Fix.GUI: Reverted edit to graph legend in first build, there wasn't enough contrast for the greener text to be readable.
  • [.2]Addition.Installer: Added batch files to properly start and stop the governor, running as a service or not. The advanced start menu items to control the governor now use these.
  • [.2]Change.Core: Changed service name to ProcessGovernor, instead of ProcessLassoGovernor.
  • [.2]Change.Core: Changed service description to something more descriptive.
  • [.2]Change.InstallHelper: Removed back button on second dialog. It was more a nuissance than anything.

New in version 3.12 (October 3rd, 2008)

  • Fix.GUI: Fixed lost first digit of log date/time in first column of log listview. This would cause a display and sort error. Note that the backing log file was/is written correctly.

New in version 3.10.3 (September 29th, 2008)

  • Addition.GUI: Added capability to delete a running process's executable at the next system boot. This is for malware and such that you may otherwise have a hard time getting rid of.
  • Change.GUI: Renamed out-of-control process restraint to 'CycleShare'.
  • Change.GUI: Removed 'beep when priority is restored' menu item. It is still in the CycleShare config dialog.
  • Change.GUI: Re-arranged process context menu items, creating a 'Misc Advanced' menu with trim, restart, and other functions.
  • Change.GUI: Removed 'Aggressively trim GUI RAM' menu option, as part of streamlining effort. This setting can still be manually changed in the INI file.
  • Change.GUI: Disabled Russian, as out of date and can't guarantee proper operation since its binary only.
  • Change.GUI: Disabled Polish because it is too out of date.
  • Change.GUI: Added the word 'Current' to 'CPU Affinity' submenu heading in the process context menu, to better differentiate between the current and default affinities.
  • Change.GUI: Consolidated View menu.
  • Change.GUI: Removed, renamed, and relocated other menu items.
  • Change.GUI: Cleaned up every dialog. Fixed errant titles. Fixed bad formatting. Fixed language errors.
  • Change.InstallHelper: Changed first config dialog title.
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added a little security icon to the Vista UAC settings and path over-ride dialog.

New in version 3.08 (September 24th, 2008)

  • Change.InstallHelper: Cosmetic and string changes. Reduced size of first dialog, more consolidated look now.
  • Change.GUI: Reduced some buffer sizes, in accordance with continuing policy to streamline the code.
  • Rollover.changes: Several post-release changes were made to v3.06.

New in version 3.0.5 Beta 8 (August 28th, 2008)

  • Change.GUI: Now has a much more accurate per-process historical average CPU utilization calculation
  • Change.GUI: The 'aggressively trim GUI working set' option now defaults to TRUE. This will cause it to more aggressively trim its virtual memory. This does not affect the core engine, whose memory use is negligible already
  • Change.Core: Changed default OOC settings a bit, lowering the per-process restraint threshold
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added capability to set the 'show all processes' option for Vista UAC at install-time
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Added capability to tweak GUI startup type as well as governor startup type
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Second dialog, wizard-look, to make room for more options
  • Change.Installer: Added new section to launch the InstallHelper and let the user configure Process Lasso before starting it
  • Change.Installer: Several misc. tweaks
  • Change.Installer: Update to NSIS 2.39

New in version 3.04 (July 27th, 2008)

  • Fix.Core: Fixed high CPU load when Lasso update speed set to 'Pause' and the Process Governor is started/restarted.
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed issue where two instances of ProcessLasso.exe could end up running after initial install, depending on timing.
  • Update.VistaMMSC: Now properly describes network throttling index, removes percentage mark from that value, enforces new max limit (70), and supports disabling of throttling.

New in version 3.02 (July 24th, 2008)

  • Addition.Installer: Added new section to reset only out-of-control process restraint settings. You'll be prompted at install to do so if that section is checked (it is by default).
  • Fix.Core: Restoration of restraint process priorities when they move to the foreground has been improved. It is now more rapid in its response time and possible errant conditions have been addressed.
  • Fix.Core: Fixed rare case of restrained processes sometimes never being restored to their original priority of their total CPU utilization never drops below 10%, regardless of the configured value.
  • Change.Core: Changed out-of-control process restraint defaults so they are slightly less aggressive.
  • Change.Core: Improved code efficiency in some places.
  • Change.GUI: Reduced max depth of per-process and global CPU utilization history, there-by reducing RAM use per-process slightly (very).

New in version 3.00.1 (July 19th, 2008)

  • Addition.Package: Added utility to configure Vista's multimedia scheduling service. This utility still needs a little work, so keeping it in beta until its done (next week or so).
  • Addition.GUI: Added menu option to launch Vista multimedia scheduling configuration tool.
  • Addition.GUI: Renamed 'Vista UAC' start menu folder to 'Vista Tools' and added option to launch vistammsc"
  • Addition.GUI: Added a 'No default priority' menu item for the process context menu default priority menu. This seems more clear than having to uncheck the current default priority to remove it.
  • Change.GUI: Minor adjustments and optimizations.
  • Change.GUI: The default behavior is now to exclude foreground processes from OOC restraint. Users may wish to restore the process restraint defaults (use the Process Restraint variables dialog).
  • Fix.UACBatchFiles: Fixed unupdated filenames and other errata.
  • Change.GUI: Disabled Polish and Russian until updates are provided (they were crashing).
  • Change.GUI: Removed beg balloon.

New in version 2.98 (July 9th, 2008)

  • Addition.GUI: Added option to enable/disable out-of-control process restraint to the system tray 'main' menu and the Process Restraint submenu of the Options menu.
  • Change.GUI: Changed forced mode system tray menu option text so its more clear what it does.
  • Change.All: Changed compiler and linker optimization settings.

New in version 2.96.1 (July 8th, 2008)

  • Addition.GUI: Added 'forced mode' (keep default priorities and affinities enforced) option to system tray menu.
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'show ballon tips' option to system tray menu.
  • Addition.Core: Now writes log entries when the virtual memory of all processes is trimed (paged out) periodically, per the user configuration. The log entry reports the percentage of free RAM before and after. As usual, I again note that people shouldn't carelessly use the 'trim all processes' feature.
  • Change.GUI: Some minor code optimizations (as always).
  • Change.Core: During system shutdown processgovernor will now be one of the last processes to quit, and if there is an excessive delay the user will not be prompted (termination forced). This is just typical tweak using the Windows SetProcessShutdownParameters API, nothing fancy.

New in version 2.94.3 (June 19th, 2008)

  • Addition.GUI: Added new 'Restart' submenu to process context menu. It has two functions 'Restart gracefully' and 'Restart immediately'.
  • Addition.GUI: Made disallowed processes log and balloon strings localizable (they were overlooked before).
  • Addition.GUI: Added menu items to trim all processes memory at interval, something I don't recommend, but some users desire. Note that other language users won't see the new menu items until an update is relesed, but existing menu items should function fine.
  • Addition.Core: Added support to trim all processes memory at interval, something I don't recommend, but some users desire.
  • Addition.Core: Added milliseconds to log entries since they get queued now and a lot can be written out in the same second, which might be confusing after the log listview is sorted.
  • Addition.Installer: Added Polish translation raw input files to the installer to proliferate any changes I make to them to the translators. Other languages raw files will be added as people submit them. This also makes a great example of how to translate Process Lasso, as the Polish translator has done excellent. If you are Polish, give him your support, he is working hard for you.
  • Addition.Installer: Added back renamed shortcuts to the UAC manifest adjustment batch files..
  • Addition.TestLasso: Added '-infinite' switch to run the tests infinitely, mostly for internal testing.
  • Change.Core: New, more sophisticated and optimal log queue system that can more efficiently dole out log entries, especially when multiple instances/clients are all writing to the same log file. It can also prevent the possibility of 'lost' log entries that may exist in previous versions.
  • Change.Core: More logging code optimizations, log entries are processed even faster now, especially on multi-cpu systems.
  • Change.Core: This affects only users of non-English languages: Priority class names are now stored in the INI file always in English. They can still be read correctly if they are in their translated/localized names though, so you should not lose your default priority settings during this upgrade.
  • Change.Core: Minor code tweaks and optmizations.
  • Change.GUI: Put close/terminate of process control menu into a submenu together.
  • Change.GUI: Updated Polish translation.
  • Change.GUI: Adjusted dimensions of Polish graph legend bitmap so its not scrunched.
  • Change.GUI: Added black border around graph legend and increased its English size to match Polish (166x50).
  • Change.GUI: Added black border around logo in about box.
  • Change.Core: Changed OOC restraint defaults and variables a bit. Restraint will occur a little less frequently now by default.
  • Change.Core: Reduced some max string sizes, if localizers run into troubles I'll make them all dynamically allocated.
  • Fix.Core: Fixed problem with foreground restraint occurring even when its not supposed to.
  • Fix.Core: Fixed general problems with foreground detection in some cases.
  • Fix.GUI: Made product language selection dialog a system modal like it should be.
  • Fix.GUI: Improved accuracy of the start of highlighted OOC portions.
  • Fix.GUI: Expanded width of OOC highlight band to be more accurate.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed sorting of priority class names so they sort properly on their precedence instead of name.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed 'trim all processes' function reporting an error becuase not ALL processes were trimmed, which was very misleading.

New in version 2.86 (May 5th, 2008)

  • More accurate system responsiveness calculation
  • Reduced memory consumption
  • Re-named GUI executable
  • Experimental run-as-service support for the core engine
  • Many other fixes, enhancements, and functional additions

New in version 2.64 (March 10th, 2008)

  • License change to specify free for home, personal, and academic use only. No trial mechanism or nag screens inserted, commercial users are just encouraged to register their copies
  • Minor optimizations and changes to the GUI

New in version 2.42 (January 3rd, 2008)

  • Addition.Core: Added optional exclusion of non-normal priority processes from OOC restraint (defaults off).
  • Addition.Core: Added optional exclusion of foreground processes from OOC restraint (defaults on).
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Do not lower priority of foreground process' to OOC (out-of-control) config dialog.
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Lower priority only of processes of normal priority' to OOC (out-of-control) config dialog.
  • Change.GUI: Improved look of OOC config dialog slightly.
  • Fix.TestLasso: Fixed for Vista (and elsewhere if there was a problem).
  • Change.Defaults: Changed default OOC config to 2 seconds before restraint, from 1.5 seconds. This will reduce sensitivity just a bit. Remember, for upgrades defaults are not reset now; you must check the applicable section in the installer or use the GUI.
  • Change.Defaults: Changed default show balloon tips back to off.
  • Installer.Change: Changed so reset default config is optional.
  • Fix.Core: Fixed applicaton of default CPU affinities even when unnecessary (affinity already set right).
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed processes listview flickering in Windows Vista.
  • Fix.Core: Propogated previous Vista fix to the GUI to the core engine, which should save a few CPU cycles, though probably not noticable since consumption was so low to start with.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed change of systray icon type not immediately taking effect (required a restart of Process Lasso before).
  • Change.GUI: Turned systray balloon messages on by default.
  • Change.GUI: Moved balloon tip notification menu item setting to its own submenu.
  • Addition.Core: Added default CPU affinity management.
  • Addition.GUI: Added default CPU affinity rules config dialog.
  • Addition.GUI: Added default CPU affinity right-click process item.
  • Addition.GUI: Added toggle to log default CPU affinity adjustments.
  • Change.GUI: Changed balloon text when priotity automatically lowered due to excessive CPU utilization to include the word 'temporary', as the log file already does.
  • Change.GUI: A few misc. tweakes, fixes, and changes.
  • Addition.Installer: Included TweakScheduler utility to set scheduler time slice parameters.
  • Addition.GUI: Added menu option to launch TweakScheduler utility.
  • Installer: Removed OOC config dialog display at initial start.

New in version 2.33 Beta 1 (December 18th, 2007)

  • Addition.GUI: Added CPU affinity column to processes list view
  • Addition.GUI: Added process affinity setting to process right-click menu
  • Addition.Core: Added process affinity facilitating code
  • Change.GUI: Changed color of responsiveness graph plot line. Hopefully its more visible now
  • Change.GUI.Systray menu: Changed exit item text to 'Shut down Process Lasso'