Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (w/ Latest Updates)
Anti-Virus: Outpost Pro Security Suite (v6.5.4 w/ Latest Updates)
Graphics Card: NVidia GeForce GTX 285 (w/ LATEST 185.85 Drivers)
Display Resolution: 1440x900 @ 32bpp w/ 60Hz Refresh Rate
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550
Program In Question: Adobe After Effects CS4 (from the Adobe CS4 Master Colleciton)
Every so often I'll open After Effects, and then Outpost will inform me that "Sniffer_Gpu.exe" is trying to access some part of my system. It then goes on to ask me if I want to allow it to do so, and then one of two things happen.
- If I don't click Allow in time, AE hangs and my system crashes causing me to reboot.
- If I click Allow in time, AE seems to load but then hangs and my system crashes causing me to reboot yet again.
Strangely enough it's not happening everytime I open After Effects, but every OTHER time. I've read everyone else's reports on here in terms of them having problems with this, and none of the "Suppossed" solutions have helped NOR are the cause of my problems. I'm extremely sure and 100% positive that this has to do with a flaw with the Sniffer_Gpu.exe program.
I need serious help, as I need to access this program on the regular, and this problem just started happening. I've saved my System Information to a .txt file, and also have downloaded and installed that "OpenGL Extension Viewer 3.0". The .txt files are provided with this post.
Also...Someone mentioned that Adobe released a Registry Patch for AE CS4 that tells the program either to NOT look for a GPU or to NOT start Sniffer-Gpu.exe. Where is this so-called patch?