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Additional Info and Help Process monitoring and AntiSpy functions

Symbol explanation abylon APP-BLOCKER (Program Blocker)

Icons and switches (faded in or out, depending on selection):

  • Info-Ico


    Opens the About dialog or the help page on our homepage.
  • Registration-Icon


    Allows you to enter the registration data
  • Update icon


    Updates the display
  • Start-Icon


    Starts automatic monitoring
  • Stop-Icon


    Ends automatic monitoring
  • Save icon


    Saves the settings
  • Exit icon


    Closes the program interface

Symbols in the list:

  • User icon

    Current user:

    Displays all available programs, entries and services of the currently logged in user.
  • All Users Icon

    All users:

    Display of available programs, entries and services for all users.
  • Autostart-Icon


    Displays all shortcuts in the Start menu folder "Start>Programs>Autostart". These entries are automatically executed after Windows logon. (More info)
  • Registry Run Icon


    Displays all entries in the registry under this key. These entries are executed automatically after each login. (More info)
  • Registry RunOnce Icon


    Displays all entries in the registry under this key. These entries are automatically executed after logon and then deleted. (More info)
  • Programs Icon


    Displays all visible and invisible programs and processes on the computer. (More info)
  • Services Icon


    Displays the Windows system services. (More info)

The status of the program, registry entry or service is changed by clicking on it and switches between:

  • Activated Icon


    Execution without restriction
  • Deactivated Icon


    Execution is permanently prevented
  • Removed Icon


    If possible, permanently removed!

Questions and answers about the software abylon APP-BLOCKER (FAQ's)

Permanently blocks unwanted monitoring, applications, services and drivers

Reason for the message:

The software abylon APP-BLOCKER offers so-called AntiSpy functions. Here, among other things, IP and URL addresses are entered into the Windows host file, which are used for monitoring. This is necessary so that the corresponding "spy requests" are not forwarded. However, Windows sees the modification of this file as an attack. If you want to effectively reduce the monitoring by Windows, you must accept this change and allow the threat from Defender.

See also screenshot:

Screenshot of Defender message and APP BLOCKER window

The monitoring of drivers and services caused some problems. For example, if a driver or service was changed by a foreign program, the software abylon APP-BLOCKER has reset it. For this reason, from Version 2018.2 the default setting has been changed and the monitoring of services and drivers has been deactivated.

This setting is currently NOT available via the GUI. If desired, this setting can be changed via the registry as follows:

  • Value: Change from NO to YES

NOTE Afterwards changes are only possible via the app \"abylon APP-BLOCKER\". Therefore, these changes should only be made by users with experience!

The functionality Reset to the initial state is only available for the Rubies AntiSpy and Services. Just switch to administrator mode in the program and select the appropriate category.

FAQ: Installation

Questions and Answers about the installation of software products from abylonsoft.

Usually, with abylonsoft software, the new version can be installed over the old version. This is also the case if the setup asks in advance and offers the uninstall option. If an over-installation for any reason is not possible, so you will be pointed out during installation. In this case no other option is offered.

Yes, because during the installation the software has to make some settings for which only the administrator has rights. So log in for the installation as an administrator or contact your responsible administrator.

Possible cause of error:

  1. You have entered the registration data incorrectly! The safest way is to copy and paste the name and the registration key from the email directly into the registration dialog of our software.
  2. Each license key is created individually for each program and each version. Check whether your registration data are also intended for the version you have installed!

Updates in the same major version number are free. Updates to the next major version number are subject to an update fee. If you have any questions or problems with us you are welcome to contact us in Kontakt.

This is because when a new user is created, Windows first creates the registry and makes entries. Since our software also has to make registry entries, an operating system restart is required for proper operation.


If this error occurs, you should manually download and install the setup from the download page. All settings of the previous version will be adopted.

FAQ: General

General questions and answers about the software from abylonsoft.

This error is caused by the rights management under Windows
  • If you open a file, the error message The path is not available is displayed.
  • If you open a folder, the error message Unhandled exception in the application - The root folder cannot be retrieved is displayed.
user's root folder or the own files. This causes the above error message and is due to the Windows rights policy. As a workaround, you could adjust the NTFS permissions, for example, add the rights for administrators in the user directory.

Redist Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Redist-Error-Message 0xc0150002

We unfortunately had to realize that Microsoft has changed something since the end of the Windows 7 support. Since that time it seems to be necessary to install a so-called Redist-Pack of Microsoft Visual Studio. This was not necessary before, but now it seems to be absolutely necessary. Please download and install the Redist-Pack of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.

Alternatively please use our contact form for further information! Please indicate the software version and operating system.

From version 19.1 or 2020.1 the appropriate Redist-Pack is delivered with the setup.

Interaction with electromagnetic radiation

First of all, passive RFID tokens (chip cards or key fobs) need a magnetic field or high-frequency radio wave to be supplied with energy. This is usually done by the RFID card reader. The data integrity on the RFID token is not endangered by light magnetic or radio fields. The data is not likely to be erased, for example by a mobile phone, a magnet or a monitor. However, an electromagnetic interference source can lead to an impairment of the reading reliability.

Storing the RFID token in the same pocket as the mobile phone is no problem. In order not to disturb the reading process, the RFID card reader should be placed as far away from electromagnetic sources as possible! In a microwave, on the other hand, the RFID token is likely to be destroyed.

Tray-Icons are small buttons, which are displayed in the taskbar at the bottom right, next to the clock.
These icons are used to display information and call functions. In the preferences, Windows deactivates tray icons of programs so that they are not displayed for the time being. The following section describes how the settings for all or individual icons can be set.
NOTE The description is general. Depending on the program, you must select the appropriate tray icon. You can find this in the help or the FAQ's.

How do I open the settings for the tray icons?

To the left of the clock, there is a small white arrow pointing upwards, which can be used to display the other tray icons.

Adjust Tray-Icons

With "Customize" you can define the behavior of the tray icons. The "Info Area Symbols" window opens.
NOTE Below are alternative ways to open this window.

Information area symbols

In the settings window for info area symbols, you can define the behavior of each individual tray icon.
Select the corresponding icon and select "Show icon and notifications" as option. After that you will find the tray icon on the taskbar to the left of the clock at any time.
Alternatively, you can enable the option "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar". In this case, the tray icons of future programs will also be displayed directly on the taskbar.

Alternative 2 to open the notification area icon settings

Move the mouse to a free area of the taskbar and press the right mouse button. Select Properties from the menu. The dialog for customizing the info area symbols opens on the Taskbar page via the "Customize" button.

Taskbar Properties

Alternative 3 to open the notification area icon settings

As a further option, you can also open the Control Panel via the Start menu. Select "Large Icons" or "Small Icons" in the upper right corner. Now you can open the settings via the "Info Area Symbols" icon.


Because of errors in the operating system or other software, as well as the variety of the hardware used, apparently occurring errors and / or irregularities in the software of abylonsoft must not necessarily be justified in this software. This means that the interactions between our software and software / hardware from other manufacturers are so complex that they cannot be taken into account by us in all cases. Often errors / defects in other software (e.g. the operating system) also occur, which only become effective in combination with our software. These errors usually manifest themselves in a general protection violation or a system crash. For these reasons we subject our software to a very extensive test before release in order to reduce the problems and errors to a minimum.

Should you nevertheless become aware of a direct error in our software, we will correct it as soon as possible. So that we can understand the error / the problem, you should give us all the details:

  • Operating system
  • Service packs
  • Other software used
  • Whereby the error occurred
  • If the error is reproducible
  • Etc.

Please use our support form support form!

for this purpose

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Avatar von  #175 - Eintrag vom: 12.04.2022 um 22:30 Uhr 
Software-Version: 2022.prv - Betriebssystem: win 10

Frage: Problem to report

When the program install it creates a desktop icon. Right click to pin it to the start menu. Problem is: When I right click on the desktop icon and pin it to the start menu, the start menu icon shows no icon and if clicks goes no were. If I follow the desk top icon to the exe file and then right click and pin to start menu it works, it does create a working icon on the start menu. Peace and love from me to all.

Avatar of abylonsoft support #175


Hi Maximomax48, thanks for the info. I just did a test and for me it works without problems. You are welcome to contact me again. Please provide as much information as possible, including the language used.

Avatar von Ant D. #142

Ant D. - Eintrag vom: 25.03.2020 um 01:27 Uhr 
Software-Version: 2020.3.0.0 - Betriebssystem: English 64-bit W7 HPE SP1

Frage: 2/Two Errors in 64-bit W7 HPE SP1

After installation when starting it in my very old, updated 64-bit W7 HPE SP1 PC I get the Error Message install.res.????.dll . Why? Thank you for reading and hopefully answering soon. Smiley lächeln

Avatar of abylonsoft support #142


Right away I would say that the Redist Pack was not installed correctly or incorrectly. Unfortunately this is a known error by Microsoft and they do not offer a real solution. One should update to Win 10.
Another possibility is that the MS framework .NET 3.5 is not or incorrectly installed.
Maybe check with the version for Win 10. This need the MS famework .NET 4.0!

Avatar von Valeriy Z. #96

Valeriy Z. - Eintrag vom: 12.11.2016 um 09:59 Uhr 
Software-Version: unknown - Betriebssystem: Windows 7 Professional

Frage: I can not reinstall the app-blocker program on the same notebook

Dear Sirs,
I can not reinstall the app-blocker program on the same notebook.
I've purchaced this program in the Year 2013 (reference number: 49972044) and 2014 (reference number: 49972044)...

Your registry data are wrong! Please check your name and your registration number and compare your current version with your licence. If your licence is for a later version, please download the latest version from our server. We can not provide support for older versions. New attempt?
Should I stop attemps and forget about your software?
Or what can I do?

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Valeriy Z.

Avatar of abylonsoft support #96


Hi Valeriy,

The following registration-data are for our software abylon APP-BLOCKER in the version 2014.2.


Please download the appropriate Version.

Alternatively you can update to the current version 2016.7. Enter the 3rd part of your previous registration key as a coupon code.

Avatar von Amit PASAD #89

Amit PASAD - Eintrag vom: 30.05.2016 um 08:17 Uhr 
Software-Version: unknown - Betriebssystem: unknown

Frage: while installing i get a error message

while installing as it finishes installation before launching the programme i get an error message saying api-ms-crt-runtime-[1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer, and the program terminates

Avatar of abylonsoft support #89


Hello Amit PASAD,
the error message states that the Microsoft Redist Pack was not installed correctly. Without the Redist package our software will not run.

Please proceed in the following order. Once a point is successful, the other points can be skipped. Please note that a distinction is made between 32 and 64-bit operating systems.

1. Boot the computer and try to re-install our software.
2. Install the Redist pack manually:
a) Download Redist Setup for 32-bit operating systems
b) Download Redfst setup for 64bit operating systems
3. Copy the Redist files in the program directory. For this, the following zip file is downloaded and unpacked in the program directory of our software.
a) Download Redist files for 32-bit operating systems
b) Download Redist files for 64bit operating systems

After each attempt, the computer should be booted.

We would be very grateful if you write us a short feedback and specify the used operating system.

Avatar von anydlsy #86

anydlsy - Eintrag vom: 08.04.2016 um 15:37 Uhr 
Software-Version: unknown - Betriebssystem: win7 sp3 64 bit

Frage: app-blocker can't run

After I install this software,It display "It can't run ,because your computer lost vcruntime140.dll."I
ask Taiwan microsoft,he tell reinstall vc++ 2015 runtime and I try fix my windows installer,but I still can't run app-blocker.(This software is download from two ago)

Avatar of abylonsoft support #86


Please see previous answer...

Avatar von Kernow #85

Kernow - Eintrag vom: 07.04.2016 um 11:22 Uhr 
Software-Version: 2016.PRV - Betriebssystem: Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Frage: Does the software prevent software running that is not currently doing so?

I want to use your software to stop compattelrunner.exe and diagrunner.exe - both Microsoft data collecting items that are not currently running (I killed them earlier). Can I do that? Is there some kind of explorer aspect of your software I am missing?
Thank you

Avatar of abylonsoft support #85


Unfortunately we can not give detailed information about individual processes. We offer the possibility of additional access information on the Internet. Simply click on the right side on "more info".

Unfortunately, the question about "Explorer Aspect" is not clear to me.

Avatar von One Simus #84

One Simus - Eintrag vom: 25.03.2016 um 11:49 Uhr 
Software-Version: Version 2016.PRV - Betriebssystem: Win7 64 pro

Frage: No license key pre-installed

I downloaded the program from Topsoft Bargains.
It stated:
"Download file: Download Here (License not required)"
But after installing it turned out to be a trial without a KEY!
Can you send me a license-KEY/code?

Avatar of abylonsoft support #84


Please use the folling registration-page:

Avatar von ONLY-FOR-PRIVATE-USE-GOTD2015 #75

ONLY-FOR-PRIVATE-USE-GOTD2015 - Eintrag vom: 13.09.2015 um 19:22 Uhr 
Software-Version: 2014.prv - Betriebssystem: Windows 10

Frage: no services to enable

scheduler is disabled and your program block this.No selector for any services in your application

Avatar of abylonsoft support #75


The [b]item "Services"[/b] is displayed only in [b]Expert View[/b]. For this the software abylon APP-BLOCKER must be started with admin rights. Therefore we offer the [b]icon "Advanced view"[/b] in the current software version.

Avatar von Joe Douglas #39

Joe Douglas - Eintrag vom: 10.05.2015 um 17:10 Uhr 
Software-Version: 2014 PRV - Betriebssystem: WIN 7 Home Premium

Frage: Do I have to reboot?

I installed programs but no apps are coming up anywhere. Does it require a reboot to show them? Thx.

Avatar of abylonsoft support #39


No, a reboot is not required.
In the program window on the left, a tree is displayed. If you open up the main-node, comes another level with the users. Among the respective processes or services are displayed. Please send a Screenshot of the program window.

Avatar von Syed #27

Syed - Eintrag vom: 25.04.2015 um 04:42 Uhr 
Software-Version: Adblocker - Betriebssystem: windows 7


Window is checking problem to the solution...
The program does not open

Avatar of abylonsoft support #27


Hi Syed,
we suspect that the software was not installed correctly or a virus or security software prevents the flawless execution. Execute the setup again and sure to disable the antivirus software temporarily.

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