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I did the unthinkable and chose a 2017 iPad over a 2017 Surface Pro M3

Question: I did the unthinkable and chose a 2017 iPad over a 2017 Surface Pro M3

A couple of years ago I moved myself and some of the fam from Apple Everything to Windows 10. Yesterday however, I bought an new 2017 iPad. I really love the Surface devices, so why?
LEAVING THE PLATFORM BECAUSE OF WINDOWS MOBILE
First, because Microsoft are no longer supporting the phones that are in our house, we are being forced from that platform. So rather than living and breathing completely and happily inside the Microsoft ecosystem, I am now forced to diversify and go elsewhere. This really is a big deal, and changes my thinking from the unthinkable (leaving the MS ecosystem) to the possible (shifting back towards Apple). That being the case, why should I then buy a Microsoft Surface tablet (I was planning to buying a new Surface Pro M3) when I an now FORCED to be open to Apple and Android?
EASE OF MOVING PLATFORMS
Second, Microsoft have made my leap back to Apple so easy, because they have done what Apple and Google have refused to do, which is to make their software available on the others' platforms. Thus the transition to iPad is easy. For example, Word and PowerPoint are effectively free (via my 365 account that I will not be renewing at full cost next time; I will use the academic version which costs me almost nothing). Outlook on iPad is a great app (better than on PC platform). Lots of other apps that Microsoft that I use are also really nice on iPad (e.g. Wunderlist) and made the transition really simple and clean.
FACEBOOK
Third, the Facebook app on iPad is great and the PC version is terrible. Just read the comments on the Microsoft Store. The tight Facebook integration and simple sharing on iPad is a big thing for me, and not having it on PC was a big part of the final deal breaker.
PRICING, PEN, KEYBOARD, MEMORY
Fourth, the Surface Pro M3 could have had pricing available already, but a couple of stores that I visited did not even know the new Surface Pro was coming in really soon, let alone knowing pricing. I chose an iPad because $630 (New Zealand) is about half the guestimated Surface Pro M3 price. Further, the RAM in the SP M3 is only 4 GB and as the Eve V people know well, the people who want tablets want a minimum of 8 GB. Lastly, no pen and no keyboard just pushes the price up further to around 2.5x the iPad price. And there is no USB-C.
SIZE AND KICKSTAND
Fifth, I wanted a tablet for reading books, researching, highlighting passages, Bible study, and watching videos (I am an academic and the device was not for watching movies or playing games). The 9.7" iPad is slightly too large to be ideal for reading, and lacks a kickstand. And yes, I really do think the kickstand on the surface is a big deal, because it makes reading and watching a lot easier since it props the Surface Pro up so nicely at any angle. At the end of the day however, the surface was really nicely and tempting, but slightly oversized (A4 paper sized). If there was a Surface Mini in the same space that Apple fills (they have 9.7" iPad and the large Surface-sized iPad) then it would have been even more tempting. But no signs of other sized devices have come from Redmond or even from their partners and the selection of tablets on the Windows platform is really quite pathetic.
DOWNSIDES OF THE IPAD
Sixth, the Opera web browser that works so well on PC and Mac is not well supported on iPad. I never expected to ever use Opera, but the speed, stability, and importantly the cross platform syncing is brilliant. This cannot be mimiced using Edge or Safari as they are platform locked, and I will not use Google's Chrome trojan browser.
And finally.....
No kickstand is unfortunate but something I will live with.
iPad battery life is not as good as Microsoft's claimed 13.5 hours.
Availability for the iPad was here and now compared to the slower released Surface Pro.
CONCLUSION / SUMMARY
Don't get me wrong -- I love the Surface concept and the hardware and would have preferred to stay with Windows 10 which I also really love (I am an Insider). What weakened me in the end was the phone problem (I love my Lumia 650) which forced open the door to leaving, and the ease of leaving thanks to Microsoft's cross platform strategy.
I wonder how Microsoft would view these thoughts of mine? If they are simply mine, they they will not care, but if it is a trend then how are they going to gain market share in this space? As for revenue, sure it may go upwards due to Android and Apple apps making $$$ for Microsoft, but at what cost? How are Microsoft planning to take money from my wallet in future since I just gave most of it to Apple? What apps and services am I going to pay for in future? Pages and Keynote are free (compare that to Office 365). pCloud is a great service with 20 GB free space and proper encryption if you want to pay a bit more.

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Answer: I did the unthinkable and chose a 2017 iPad over a 2017 Surface Pro M3

Microsoft are no longer supporting the phones that are in our house, we are being forced from that platform
Can't make sense of that. Presumably you have really old windows phones that no longer get updates?
And what does that have to do with what tablet you use? Windows has timeline, cloud clipboard and a whole host of platform agnostic features coming this fall, so Windows will play nice with android or ios (better than those OSes play with any other).
You don't even need your tablet, desktop and phone to be the same platform. You just need the same services, which for MSFT, exist on every platform.

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Hi ,  I am trying to download the BIOS update for X1 carbon 4th gen 20FB and i couldnt find that in this page. Can you please difrect me where to get it ?  https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/LEN-18282 Thanks,Ramesh

Answer:LEN-18282: Reading Privileged Memory with a Side Channel CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-575

Welcome to the CommunityThe BIOS update is published on the laptop' download pagehttps://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...
 
UPD
The link to the BIOS update is present on the page you've mentioned, unfortunately without laptop' MT code or x1 Carbon its generation #:
 
ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga - Affected - N1FET59W - https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/downloads/DS111756 - 1/7/2018
 

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Hi everyone, i have quite a few questions so i'll post separate threads rather than pollute one thread. I'm wanting to get something a lot better than windows defender. Comcast is my ISP so i can get NIS for free. As most of you are aware of Norton hasn't been doing a great job these days. There has been multiple vulnerabilities in its products that actually decreases the security of windows. Still NIS still does a pretty good job of scoring pretty well in the various test in terms of protection. I was thinking on going with either bitdefender or KIS but of course i would have to pay for those. If you were me would opt for NIS because its still pretty dang good and worlds better than bit defender or would you opt for one of the better products like KIS or bitdefender?
 

Answer:Kaspersky IS 2017 vs Norton IS 2017 vs Bitdefender IS 2017

bitdefender free+ CF and SAP i think will be good
 

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I want a something new to replace my old computer. I really like the Surface pro 2017 and Surface Book, but not their price.
Are their any cheaper alternatives to these computers that would almost the same features? I'm not talking about specs but features like a type-cover or detachable form-factor. A few USB ports, and a nice touchscreen. I also would like if I could connect it to an external monitor wired while I'm at home for a better experience. And when I'm travelling, the touch screen or maybe sometimes the type-cover will be enough for me.
Well I would really like it to be under $600 and have an i5 processor and more than 4 GB of RAM. I know I'm demanding a lot, but even less-famous brands like Chuwi will work.
Thanks!

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I don't get it, can someone explain to me why the new is NOT included and why is it more money?? i don't see why it's more money. okay i get it, it has 4x the pressure sensitivy levels.......but that can't be the reason why its $40 more right?

Answer:Surface Pen comparsion (Surface Pen that was included with SP4 vs new 2017 surface pen)

Income opportunity.?

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Is the new Surface Pen still the best choice for inking on the new Surface Pro, or does Bamboo offer greater performance and control?

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I can get either the Surface Pro (2017) for $1199+100 or the i5 Surface Book (Refurb) for $1199.
I love the SB touchpad and I love the idea of the Dgpu for video editing (not 4K). But i also dislike the hinge a bit (since i don't know how it will hold over time) and the weight. The choise is between these because i sketch alot for apps, concepts and illustrations.
I've had the SP3 for almost 3 years, love the format but hated the SP3 post windows 10 update. I dig that the new SP is fanless and Kaby Lake equipped. I know it's capable. but....
What do you guys think!??? I have till friday to decide and am curious if anyone has some neat points that i could take in considerations.
Thx
Any recommendations?

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Good evening everyone. Thanks for your access to this thread. I hope you to read and answer for this question.

I want to ask everyone that which software should I use for keeping security of my PC.

Now I am using Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as main anti-malware soft on my main desktop PC.
And also I was using F-secure SAFE as anti-malware soft on my PC until last week.

Yesterday, I heard that new Avast Antivirus 2017 was released, and new Avast Free is including behaviour scanning system.

I am having trouble deciding which software should I use as anti-malware soft.
Please tell me about your recommend.

I think that...

?Protection features
Better : Bitdefender 2017 > F-secure SAFE > Avast Free 2017

?Performance and speed
Lighter : Avast Free 2017 > F-secure SAFE > Bitdefender 2017

?the risk of false positive trouble
Bigger risk : F-secure SAFE > Avast Free 2017 > Bitdefender 2017

?SSL (HTTPS) Scanning is enable without fake SSL certificate to browser
Unnecessary fake certificate : Avast Free, F-secure
Need fake certificate : Bitdefender Total

F-secure SAFE is the very nice solution as protection from malwares and keeping speedy PC. But it is having big risk of false positive ratings; especially the website blocking is not good with many many false positive ratings. And, sometimes slow down my PC.

Bitdefender Total Security 2017 is the best solution as protection from malwares. This software is providing users very nice anti-malware solu... Read more

Answer:Avast Free 2017 vs F-secure SAFE vs Bitdefender Total Security 2017

Quick question, why Bitdefender Total Protection? Do you need ALL those additional features, or looking for an Antivirus only, because there are Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and Free versions.

What about other protection software like Emsisoft Anti-Malware/Internet Security or ESET Nod32 Antivirus/Internet Security?
 

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My BD sub expires soon. Trying to decide whether I should switch to Norton 2017. It's my understanding that Norton is no longer the grand POS it used to be.

What say you?
 

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College Football Picks 2017-2018 Season Charlotte at Eastern Michigan Eagles September 01, 2017 @ 06:30pm

Charlotte at Eastern Michigan Eagles

COMPUTER PREDICTIONS STRAIGHT-UP

TEAM SCORE PERCENTAGE TO WIN GAME
Charlotte 22.903 26%
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Get full analysis, detailed write-ups, and official picks at goo.gl/Xf3NiR
 

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Hello, Guys!
I'm new on this forum but I Really Really like this good Forum
So I had Emsisoft for couple of months now
But Recently I've switched over to Avast Premier Beacuse I've never used Avast before So I wanted to try It out
But now I'm without any AV As I do not know what to Install Avast or Emsisoft!
I have licences for both So thats not the problem
Thanks In Advance And btw This forum really nice.
 

Answer:Avast Premier 2017 Vs Emsisoft Internet Security 2017

Both have excellent protection functions, but certainly they are two different security solutions.
I think the choice of one or the other one is really subjective, I've used Emsisoft for many years and it is my first choice
 

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I am really inclined to get the new Surface Pro, and was wondering if it could run this game.
Here are the gaming specs off of Origin.com.
Minimum Specifications:
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 - 64-Bit
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.1GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4 GHz
RAM: 8GB
Hard Drive Space Required: 30.0 GB
Minimum Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GTX 460 or AMD Radeon R7 260
DirectX: 11.0
Recommended Specifications:
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 - 64-Bit
CPU: Intel i5-3550K @ 3.40GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6GHz
RAM: 8GB
Hard Drive Space Required: 30.0 GB
Minimum Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270
DirectX: 11.0
Thank you so much!

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Should I buy the surface pro 2017 I7 16GB or I5 8GB? Or maybe even look at the Surface laptop with the same specs? The only reason I am more leaning for the Surface pro is because the keyboard is replaceable. I don't know how well the laptop keyboard will hold up. Thank y'all for the help.

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Microsoft Surface Phone 2017

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I saw that the new 2017 kaby lake spectre x360 was compatible with n-trig pens so I bought the surface pen (the one that comes with the new surface pro 4/surface book), I connected the pen via bluetooth however it wont write, the eraser button works and it lauches one note however it doesn't ink, amI missing any drivers? Why isn't it working?

Answer:Surface pen on new 2017 spectre x360

Hi, No, it won't work. No one can explain why, only NOT compatible. (a) I've tested HP stylus on MS Surface and it won't work.(b) I've tested HP stylus (same as above) on my loan HP Spectre x360 15" and it won't work I believe at this stage, no universal standard otherwise Belkin, Logitech .... would make heaps of them. Please check the following list which shows 3 HP styluses:      http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05166879 Stylus for Spectre x360 13-ac0xx is coming soon (still to be tested and probably firmware upgrade).    Please wait. Regards.

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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review ki

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Just got a new Surface Pro 2017. when click on the battery icon or hovering over it, it only shows the percent remaining and not the time remaining. I have a Pro 4 also with the Creators Update and it shows the time remaining along with the percent. Does anyone know if this is a setting? If so, where? I searched the device and web and cannot find it.

The time remaining is also not showing under settings/system/battery.

Thanks,

Mike

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The article on Surface Pro indicates 8gb model as the i5 you would want, if you are considering the i5 as necessary. I would like to know how true that is for i5 users that do heavy Office work, and perhaps layman's level of photoshop or video editing. I've done all of these with dinosaurs, and got the job done. With a blazer like the Surface Pro i5, is 8gb really essential?
Of course, the reason I'm asking is money - a thousand dollars is already a lot to me, so to increase that cost by a third for something that really isn't necessary for me would be silly. So, have you had experience with the i5 4gb and could you please share? Thank you!

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I was considering buying the surface pro 2017 (i5, 8GB RAM) and saw that it would almost cost me $1500 with keyboard and pen on the other hand the surface book would cost me approximately the same with a student discount. My question is, is the surface book a worth contender in 2017? Its tough to make up mind here.
FYI: I recently graduated from college and looking for something swanky

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Hi guys
Wich do you perfer?
 

Answer:avast 2017 or F secure 2017?

Avast has nicer user interface and more features besides that everything else is pretty similar.
 

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Hello,
I'm trying to push out the update for the CVE-2017-11937 and CVE-2017-11940 vulnerabilities through WSUS but I can't find the KB# for either of them. Anyone know what KB# these two have?
Thanks!

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Hello,
On my Windows 10 pro PC, I'm running (BDTS 2017 + Voodoo Shield Pro + Malwarebytes 3), and this combo is very smooth for me, but when I saw the results of MT tests here : AV Test - MalwareTips - Bitdefender Report - March 2017 and here : AV Test - MalwareTips - Kaspersky Report - March 2017, I think that these tests demonstrated that Kaspersky did a better job then Bitdefender
So my question is to know if it is a good idea to replace BD by KIS on my config ?
Thanks
NB: I have paid keys for both
 

Answer:Bitdefender Total Security 2017 vs Kaspersky Internet Security 2017

1/ kaspersky with tweaked settings alone

2/ kaspersky, slightly tweaked + Voodoshield

3/ bitdedender with ATC = aggressive + ransomware protection enabled | Heuristics = normal
 

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Hello all.
I'm looking for a replacement for my 5 year old laptop.
Decided to try MS product.
Spec will be
i5
256gb
8gb ram
Which one is value for money between this 2?

Answer:Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4?

Surface Pro has a newer generation CPU and integrated graphics compares to the Pro 4.

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Good evening everyone! Thank you for your access to here and reading my post.
Tonight, I want to ask you that how much the Avast Free Antivirus reaches some solid anti-malware software, which are the paid version.

Now I am using F-secure SAFE as Trial license on desktop PC, which is one of the mine.
It seems to nice for protect PC and F-secure SAFE is light despite it is one of the very strong scanning system as consumers.

But now, I am worrying about false blocking by browsing protection of F-secure SAFE.
In usually, f-secure is not making something to bad situation for me, I am feeling it.
But the Browsing protection feature of F-secure SAFE blocks websites too many times.
The most of sites,which were blocked by F-secure are obviously safe. Of cause, they are judged safe sites by other major antimalware soft (e.g. Avast, Bitdefender Total Security).

So I want to compare them; Avast Free Antivirus 2017 and F-secure SAFE 2017(or Internet Security 2017).
I want to ask you that which is the more strong software under the below situation...

1.
OS is Windows10 Home and updated with latest security patch.
2.
Main browser is the latest of Mozilla Firefox with ublock origin.
3.
If I use Avast Free 2017, I will configure some setting (e.g. File Shield, Mail Shield, Web Shield, and Behavior Shield) to aggressive security level. For example, I will configure by referring to this page avast! Optimal Protection settings by RejZoR​
I heard that the latest edition of Avast Free A... Read more

Answer:"Avast Free 2017 with aggressive setting" vs "F-secure SAFE 2017"

Try Avast with these settings. How to setup Avast Internet Security for Maximum Protection (2016 Guide)
 

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I know 2017 version of avg devoloped from Avast. And also both of them use the same engine. But i want to ask you a question. Which one have more feature at the moment? And which one do you recommend to install my computer?

Sorry for my bad english.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards.​
 

Answer:Avast 2017 vs AVG 2017

Hey man. Of the two I would choose Avast, much more reliable and customizable.
My personal choice is Bitdefender though. I believe you could do some research on Youtube so that you form your own opinion. Here are some interesting channels:

The PC Security Channel [TPSC]
Malware Blocker
cruelsister1
Aca Faca

Make sure to post on Security Configuration Wizard forum your full setup after you made your choice
 

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Just threw this article together, I want all the brain's in this forum to chip in and if there is anything missing from this article (at all!) let me know ASAP, in this thread.

A top quote :
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Previously we wrote a long post about Best Laptops for Hackers, which included a run-down on the best laptops for programming and penetration testing (pen-testing). This article turned out to be very popular even though it wasn't exactly intended to be that, now we are proud to finally publish the long-requested article of 'Best Laptops for Video Game System Emulation'.

The idea of this post is to give an accurate summary of which laptops are suited for, or adept at emulating various consoles and their games, and which ones also can easily perform these duties, at the lowest possible cost.

Now obviously, the better hardware you have the better your system will be at emulating other hardware/software. That doesn't necessarily mean a more expensive laptop. Where the demands of hacking and pen-testing demand vital and significant internal storage, the prerequisites for game emulation are generally just a good graphics processor, and good RAM/CPU.

Your laptop should also be in good working order and not muddled with high-risk pirated downloads and large bits of video. To emulate efficiently, you should also have as little processes and programs running in order for the emulator to run smoothly.

These are all common sense tips but...
If you are lo... Read more

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Hi there, i am looking for any and all advice/opinions. I have been using a WP for 2 years and currently have a nokia 520. Love my windows phone and will never use anything else. I have a an ipad 2 (for about 2 1/2 years) and also have a kobo tablet which runs android ( hate android)...I want to purchase a windows tablet and am definately leaning towards a surface, just unsure of whether I should get the RT or the surface 2. I have finally had the opportunity to try both out but unfortunately not side by side.
I actually have the RT on order from the shopping channel (I am in Canada) and it is the 64 GB version and comes with 2 type covers (not sure why) and the mouse for $449. From trying the RT it felt like it was on par with speed with my ipad and I actually prefer the screen of the RT over my ipad. I am struggling with deciding if i should cancel the order and go with the surface 2. So many reviews on the RT are not good, but yet so many user reviews are very good. Just wondering what the thoughts are here, and all opinions are welcome. The surface 2 I would only end up getting the 32 GB as the price is higher, I just want to make sue I make the right purchase. Of course being in canada, we are not seeing the prices that are being offered in the US for the upcoming Black Friday. Thanks for anything you can tell me, I appreciate it. I am very excited to gift my ipad to my husband and move over to the windows side :)

Answer:Ipad 2 moving to surface Rt or Surface 2

Originally Posted by jakoky Hi there, i am looking for any and all advice/opinions. I have been using a WP for 2 years and currently have a nokia 520. Love my windows phone and will never use anything else. I have a an ipad 2 (for about 2 1/2 years) and also have a kobo tablet which runs android ( hate android)...I want to purchase a windows tablet and am definately leaning towards a surface, just unsure of whether I should get the RT or the surface 2. I have finally had the opportunity to try both out but unfortunately not side by side.
I actually have the RT on order from the shopping channel (I am in Canada) and it is the 64 GB version and comes with 2 type covers (not sure why) and the mouse for $449. From trying the RT it felt like it was on par with speed with my ipad and I actually prefer the screen of the RT over my ipad. I am struggling with deciding if i should cancel the order and go with the surface 2. So many reviews on the RT are not good, but yet so many user reviews are very good. Just wondering what the thoughts are here, and all opinions are welcome. The surface 2 I would only end up getting the 32 GB as the price is higher, I just want to make sue I make the right purchase. Of course being in canada, we are not seeing the prices that are being offered in the US for the upcoming Black Friday. Thanks for anything you can tell me, I appreciate it. I am very excited to gift my ipad to my husband and move over to the windows side :)
Cancel and get the PRO... Read more

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Question: best pcs 2017

Which one to buy from these?

1. Aspire TC Desktop - TC-780-UR12

Windows 10 Home
Intel® Core? i7-7700 processor Quad-core 3.60 GHz
Intel® HD 600 Series with Shared Memory
16 GB, DDR4 SDRAM
2 TB HDD
Keyboard and mouse included
30-day Microsoft Office trial included
2. Inspiron 24 7000 Touch

3. New XPS Tower Special Edition

4. Hp Pavilion All-in-one-27-a24ose

Windows 10 Home 64
7th Generation Intel® Core? i7 processor
16 GB memory; 1 TB SSHD storage
NVIDIA® GeForce® 930MX (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
27" diagonal FHD UWVA touch display
DVD-Writer
5. HP ENCY Curved All-in-one

Windows 10 Home 64
7th Generation Intel® Core? i7 processor
16 GB memory; 2 TB HDD storage; 256 GB SSD storage
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
34" diagonal WQHD UWVA display

 

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My current set-up which i have recently changed.

Any comments or suggestions welcomed.

Many Thanks

Andy
 

Answer:AMD's set-up for 2017

I recommend Zemana Anti-Malware as a second on demand scanner.
Think about getting system image software (Macrium Reflect is great for this) in case very bad things happen and you want to restore your whole system in a few minutes.

Thanks for sharing your config!
 

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I have a consult about my old XPS410 /Dimension 9200.It came with a mobo Dell E210882 zocket LGA775   Ram DDR2-800  (I have 6GB running goog) The bios's version is 2.5.3 SMBios version 2.3.Brings a processor Intel Core(TM)2 CPU [email protected] SL9ZL  3718A945.I was trying to install an Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 and mobo does not accept it..My questions are: Can I get a fastest processor that fits in the mobo? I have (perhaps) to change the mobo? You now better, wath can I do??
Best Regardas,
Fesco. 

Answer:Hi, I wish the best for everybody in 2017!!!

The E6700 is the fastest CPU you can use in that system.
The Q6700 should also work.

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Question: Emsisoft 2017.11

Released: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2017.11 released

Changelog:
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Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2017.11.0.8247 released. This release includes fixes, enhancements and stability improvements.

This update will require an application restart.
Improved: Beginning of update schedule after computer start.
Improved: Extended forensics logging.
Improved: Integration with Windows Security Center.
Fixed: Missing Emsisoft Security Center icon after being deployed from Emsisoft Enterprise Console.
Fixed: Visibility of the Connect/Disconnect buttons related to Enterprise Console, in Administrator mode.
Fixed: Processing of the exclusions list for the command line scanner (A2CMD)
Many minor tweaks and fixes.
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Source: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2017.11 released

Released: Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2017.11 released

Changelog:
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Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2017.11.0.8219. This release includes fixes, enhancements and stability improvements.
Fixed: Rare SSL connection issue with updating and activating.
Improved: Extended forensics logging.
Minor tweaks and fixes.
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Source: Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2017.11 released

Released: Emsisoft Enterprise Console 2017.11 released

Changelog:
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Emsisoft Enterprise Console 2017.11.0.3270 released. This release includes fixes, enhancements and stability improvements.
Several minor tweaks and fixes.
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Source: Emsisoft Enterprise Console 2017.11 released
 

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Here is a Best Answer from a google product forum:

"When a Chrome extension is removed from the store, the developer of that extension can then submit a new version that doesn't violate the Chrome web store terms. If that new version is ready, they can submit it on his store dashboard page. However, because they violate the Chrome web store program. This extension will also get a manual review by a Google employee, to check if they meet Chrome web store guideline (that takes 48 hours). If OK, then you see the Chrome extension back in the store.

So the Wot Chrome extension is now safe."
 

Answer:Do you trust WOT again? - 2017

No i do not use WOT.
 

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Question: F-Secure 2017

F-Secure products for home


F-Secure total security and privacy​
Complete protection for online safety and privacy​
Protect all your devices against viruses and online threats​
Surf the web anonymously and access blocked content​


F-Secure SAFE​
Protect all your devices (PCs, tablets, smartphones and Mac's) with one service​
Quick and easy for you to install​
Stay safe from online threats​


F-Secure Freedome​
Block intrusive tracking to protect your privacy and browse faster​
Access blocked content by changing your virtual location​
Connect safely to any public Wi-Fi with an encrypted connection​


F-Secure KEY​
Store all your passwords and credentials securely​
Generate strong and unique passwords​
Auto-fill your passwords on log-in pages​


F-Secure Booster​
Clean up your devices​
Get better performance and stability​
Speed up your devices​


F-Secure Internet Security​
Simple, affordable and dependable​
Automatic protection against viruses, malware and all online threats​
Secure Internet surfing with Browsing Protection​


F-Secure Anti-Virus​
Protect your computer against viruses, spyware and other malware​
Advanced malware removal technology​
Stop harmful attacks on your computer​

Free products and tools
F-Secure SEARCH​
Ensures safety of your search results​
Provides website... Read more

Answer:F-Secure 2017

is that ultralight antivirus included in the new product line?
 

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Question: Kaspersky URP 2017

URP 2017: ????????????????? ?????? ?? ???????? ????????????? - Kaspersky Lab Forum

Usability Research Project

Does anyone have a good idea then it writes in Forum to time unfortunately only in Russian

enjoy
 

Answer:Kaspersky URP 2017

For 2015 version it was also an URP In English section of the forum... We'll see if this time They do the same...
 

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I'm sure there are similar older threads, but things change quickly for VPN services and extensions.

I have used ZenMate, DotVPN and GOM VPN extensions in the past. But it's been over a year, and they seem to have changed. DotVPN didn't require sign-up when I used it for example, now it does.

Which VPN extension (for Chrome) do you use/recommend in 2017
 

Answer:Which VPN extension do you use in 2017?

None of those, I use Private Internet Access. However, it is paid
It has an extension for chrome but I mostly use the windows app.

My favourite free alternative in Chrome used to be ZenMate. I have some friends who use Hola free vpn but I've never tried it so I'm not sure it's any good. Well, it depends on what you want it for.
 

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Read more: http://pcmag.com/security-devices-p...er-box-wants-to-help-you-avoid-phishing-scams

The new Box V2 includes all of these features, plus an enhanced assessment tool that scans for weak or default passwords and other vulnerabilities hackers could exploit.

New Features
Leverages heuristic data gathered by Bitdefender about what safe and normal network traffic looks like, should it detect anything untoward?exploits, brute-force attacks, port scanning?the Box blocks access.

Monitor where you enter personal information?such as address, Social Security number, etc.?and prevent you from accidentally submitting that data on fraudulent or insecure websites.

Improved Hardware
Dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor
1GB of DDR3 memory
4GB of eMMC/NAND storage
Supports Dual Concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz
802.11n MIMO 2x2 + 802.11ac MIMO 33 AC1300
Two 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet ports

The beefier hardware is designed to run more activities locally, from the Box V.2 itself.

Price and Licensing
The Box Version 2 is expected to retail in the sub-$200 range, and will go on sale later this year with pre-orders beginning in summer 2017. Bitdefender says it will likely keep both devices on the market to provide different price points. Either device comes with a free year of security coverage from Bitdefender, which will cost consumers $99 a year afterwards.

Both BOX devices are now part of Bitdefender Total Security £34.94 at BitDefender UK and provide consumers with unlimited lic... Read more

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Hi all,

About a week after my last visit I noticed a browser hijack. I opened a page and in just under a second the browser loaded a page claiming to be a Firefox update page, and it popped up a download window asking me to download a javascript file. It's been busy at work so I haven't had time to deal with this, but today it happened again and I was in the middle of typing in another application when this download popup took over and I'd hit the spacebar before I knew what was going on. So now I probably have something malicious and definitely need to make time to deal with this crap again.

Here are the FRST and MBR logs:




Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 11-03-2017 01
Ran by ****** (administrator) on ******-PC (11-03-2017 15:10:28)
Running from C:\Users\******\Desktop\Virus Stuff
Loaded Profiles: ****** (Available Profiles: ******)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCP... Read more

Answer:2017-03-11 - Back for more

Let's clean some trash from the machine before a FRST fix...

Clean up temp files and reduce startup load with CCleaner.
Note: This tool will clean your browsing history as well.

Download CCleaner from here.
After install Click Options.
Go to monitoring.
Uncheck All Monitoring items.
Go to advanced -- Click close program after cleaning.
Go to settings -- click run ccleaner when the computer starts.
Now that you have ccleaner installed and set-up:
Open the program.
Go to Tools
Go to Startup
Now double click each item. To Disable.
Leave only your antivirus enabled.
Then disable All items in your scheduled task as well.
Unless they are related to windows defender.Or your antivirus.
Reboot the machine.

ZHP Scan.

Please download Zhp Cleaner to your desktop. Right Click the icon and select run as administrator.


2. Once you have started the program, you will need to click the scanner button.

The program will close all open browsers!
3. Once the scan is completed, the you will want to click the Repair button.

At the end of the process you may be asked to reboot your machine. After you reboot a report will open on your desktop.

Copy and paste the report here in your next reply.
Rogue Killer Scan.

Download RogueKiller -- (Portable) -- from one of the following links and save it to your Desktop:

Link 1
Link 2
Close all other the running programs
Disable ALL Antivirus -- Antimalware -- Applications.
Right Click Rogue Killer and Run as Administrator.
Cli... Read more

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I Just bought a 2017 XPS 13 ; Touchscreen Model ; i7 Processor with 16 GB of RAM 
and this *** machine is a toaster! 
Its just out of the box with windows 10 Pre Installed and its heating with or without the power plugged in. 
It  is getting hot to the point where I cannot use it anymore ( At the Table or in my lap ) 
Also on a full charge the battery capacity is reflecting as 3 hours and 30 minutes only. 
Is it normal? How do I fix this? I have done the BIOS update , System Firmware Upgrade etc. and everything is up to date. Tried reinstalling windows and also tried with the power saver mode but issue still persists. 
What to do?

Answer:XPS 13 , 2017 OVERHEATING!

You don't mention which XPS 13 you have but my 9365 gets warm when something is working.  Anti-virus scans, system maintenance and others will heat the system even when you are not using it.
My system will get to 112 °F near the back and mostly on the left side.

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Question: Gin update 2017

UAC is on before
 

Answer:Gin update 2017

Add uBlock/Adguard and HTTPS Everywhere to your browser.
Enable Smartscreen for File Reputation in the entire system.
Consider a backup solution such as Macrium Reflect or the default Windows Backup.
Thanks for sharing!
 

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Any other forum regulars in attendance today/tomorrow?
 

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Question: End of Vista 2017

I understand that Vista finishes in 2017. Can you expand on this for me?

I have Home Premium 32 bit at present and Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor seems to recognise only minor adjustments to be made. Would you suggest I upgrade now or wait until Vista ends?

Answer:End of Vista 2017

It will be just like XP. What it basically means is that there will be no updates from Microsoft for it. Vista will still work just like xp does still work.

If your happy with Vista then you can continue to use it for the rest of your life if you want.

What I recommend though is that do not use internet explorer use another browser. if you use it after the finish date as it will be vunerable and make sure you have a firewall and AV software protecting your system, but you should have that now anyway.

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ummmmmm... This is July 16, 2017 and this just started up for me in the last 3 weeks or so.... thought it was me or the result of an update. Any new ideas?

Answer:Still happening in 2017!

erm... hard to say as happening/event to which you refer isn't exactly clear from what you post here...?Perhaps a few more details might be in order?

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https://youtu.be/LbVKKYjCrjI
https://youtu.be/y9QrTrkuGQs
https://youtu.be/k_YtTDfrIfs

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Is the X1 Carbon 2017 with or without a fan. Is it useable with a dock having the screen lock'ed down, - without getting hot?

Answer:X1 Carbon 2017 fan?

Hi rodding,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding X1 Carbon 2017 is a fanless or not
rodding wrote:
Is the X1 Carbon 2017 with or without a fan.

The system is having fan & it requires Active Cooling. Also you can use system with dock and put the display on off it should work fine. 
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Question: 2017 X1 Update?

I was waiting for Apple to update the macbook pro line to replace my older x1, since I can't stand the touch row function buttons.  Of course Apple goes and releases their own version of the touch function buttons, which is the biggest reason I want to get rid of my machine.  So back to square one, I will probably just get another X1.  Are there any big updates due for 2017?  I know updated machines usually get released around late January / early February and was curious what is expected for next year. Thank you.

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Spoiler: Changelog
This version fixes the following issues:
? Fixed a rare Chrome crash when accessed from the upgrade page
? Fixed Profile not scrolling to the bottom
? Fixed a crash when downgrading the product
? Fixed a crash caused by Device Management
? Fixed a issue where the Anti-Spam events would not show up in the Notifications tab
? Fixed a rare crash where the installer would crash at system check
? Fixed a issue where the Drives and Devices would be greyed-out on a limited account
? Fixed a issue where the Vulnerability Scan would show notifications when there are no vulnerabilities
? Bitdefender Agent Schedule has been set back to 1 min
? Fixed a graphical issue in Scan Reports
? Fixed a issue where the Firewall would block the printer
? Fixed a issue where the WMI Provider Host would eat unnecessary CPU
? Fixed a issue where the Remember This Website on SafePay would have no effect
? Fixed a crash on systems with their language set to Greek
? Fixed a rare crash when the system comes out of sleep
? Fixed a issue where the Scan USB Devices function would automatically immunize them as well
? Fixed a issue where the Paranoid Mode will remain enabled even after disabling the Firewall or the AV
? Fixed a issue where the Agent login page would be blank due to IE security settings
? Added Whitelist option under Web Protection
? Fixed a crash caused by IE
? Fixed a rare crash caused by the Update engine
? Fixed a issue where P... Read more

Answer:Bitdefender 2017 21.0.18.967

The best AV in the world for 5 years nowand the best interface(i think).
Bitdefender 2016-17 have saved me from 4 ransomeware attack the last 3 weeks.
 

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I haven't used Mcafee in years, but thought I'd try out their new 2017 version for fun. It's fast, and much different than previous editions.

We should have some of you guys who are skilled at testing, give it a shake.
 

Answer:McAfee 2017 - I KNOW But This is Different.

Yes i have heard good things about it too,so i think it is a splendid request
 

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Question: pes 2017 crash fix

My pes 2017 crashes when am tryin to open general settings....
Am using
Windows 10 64 bit
Amd a10 8700p 6g+4c
Crimson relive
8gb ram
 

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Anyone know when will the new 2017 Envy AIO 34 All-in-one be available in Australia?













Solved!

View Solution.

Answer:Anyone know when will the new 2017 Envy AIO 34 All-in-one be...

Even the newer products are available in Australia. Here are the link: http://www.harveynorman.com.au/computers-tablets/computers/desktops-and-all-in-one/hp-envy-34-b010a-curved-34-all-in-one-desktop.html

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Question: F-Secure 2017

When will the new version of the F-Secure 2017?
Competition already has new versions.
What new can we expect from the new version of F-Secure in 2017 in addition to the improved engine?
 

Answer:F-Secure 2017

nastavnikhe said:


When will the new version of the F-Secure 2017?Click to expand...

Hmm... Either before 2017 starts or sometime during 2017 maybe?

nastavnikhe said:


What new can we expect from the new version of F-Secure in 2017 in addition to the improved engine?Click to expand...

Hopefully good zero-day behavioural protection features, such as virtualisation utilisation (via usage of hardware technology like VT-x/AMD-V SVM).
 

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Not sure if this is the result of the ?Creator Update or coincidental hardware fail.
Yesterday my HP6735S laptop running W10 Home since last year was offered an update from v1607 (I think) to the latest. I allowed this to go ahead and waited .. and waited for about 4.5 hours all told.
Eventually it finished and after logging in again it appeared to be working.
After being left for a while it turned itself off - as normal.
I then tried to turn it on with the following result:-
Blue power light ON
WiFi LED Orange (Off)
HDD activity LED flashing Orange (Normally Blue)
DVD drive seeming to try accessing (Empty at the time)
Display Blank
Caps Lock LED flashing occasionally
Pressing and holding the power button turns Off as normal.
Tried removing battery and starting with adapter - same.
Tried putting in W10 *.iso DVD - same.
I can read the HDD in a caddy on another PC and it seems to be OK
(Except the small (100M) system partition reports empty)
I have 3 normal partitions:
Windows 7 (~100G)
Windows 10 (~100G)
Data (~500G)
I usually had to select W7 or W10 at start up.
Unfortunately I cannot run your SysInfo utility for obvious reasons.
Procesor is dual core AMD Turion X2 64bit with 4G RAM (2 x 2G)
Laptop came with (250G HDD)/Vista originally which I replaced with XP.
The HDD was later replaced with 1T HGST and installed W7.
W10 was installed using the code from W8 (bought) as a dual boot.
Any ideas?
 

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Hello Forum
Windows 10 Pro + K?s 2017
+
Appguard
or
HMP.A
or
Re-HIPS
or
Shadow Defender?

No shady or nasty stuff
Safe browsing

Tnx
 

Answer:Which one(s) to complement KIS 2017?

Shadow Defender for system wide virtualization.. or you could uninstall KIS and use AppGuard + HMP.A + Re-HIPS + Shadow Defender for signature-less protection
 

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Hi there- At http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad_X1_Carbon_5th_Gen it doesn't appear you can order a US Region laptop with WWAN.  Are the US models WWAN upgradable?  Am I simply missing something?  We nabbed a couple 20HR000FU but there no WWAN slot and no antenna pigtails.  I'm guessing we're sending these things back? What should be our strategy for getting laptops with functioning WWAN? Thanks!Ryan

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Hi,
I buy a new computer with this specification: Desktop PC ASUS K31CD-RO017D cu procesor Intel® Pentium? G4400 3.30GHz, Skylake?, 4GB, 1TB, DVD-RW, Intel® HD Graphics, Free DOS.

I want certainly know that I can install to it the Win 7 Pro 64 bits. 

And how / where I can buy this program for Romania?

Thanks!

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I know that the ram is solidered on the motherboard, however I want to have 16G version and I just can purchase the 8G on school offer. If I would like to upgrade into 16G, does it possible to pay for do this. Thanks!

Answer:X1 2017 ram upgrade

It is usually better to sell your machine and buy the configuration you want

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What's new in version 5.0.0.1 (04.10.2017)

- Fixed: During to a failed commit/build, the previous version did not display
anything in the Action column. Rules Panel and Connections Log were affected.

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What's new in version 5.0.0.0 (04.10.2017)

- New: Connections Log contains now an "Auto refresh on open" check box which will
automatically trigger Refresh when the window is opened.
- New: Connections Log contains now an "Auto receive updates" check box which will
automatically add the newest entries on top of the list. More info can be found in
the user manual.
- New: Main Panel displays now the currently connected location of Windows Firewall.
- New: Added "Open the website" functionality in the About tab.
- Fixed: Duplicate notifications may be displayed if the location of Windows Firewall
changes after WFC service start-up and there are rules defined for specific locations.
- Fixed: Merge rules functionality from Rules Panel does create the merged rule, but
does not remove anymore the old rules.
- Fixed: Import policy displays a successful operation result, even if the import has
failed due to a file access denied error.
- Fixed: Refresh does not work anymore in Connections Log after using the search.
The window must be closed and reopened to be able to refresh again the data grid.
- Fixed: Some group names from Windows 10 are not recognized.
- Fixed... Read more

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I have an old compaq laptop that uses windows xp. When I turned it on and connected to the internet it didn't go to any websites. Can I still use this computer? If so, How do I get online? Also, How do I upgrade to a newer version of windows?
 

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Backup browsers: stock, preinstalled M$ IE / Edge set to clear browser data on exit
Clearing TEMP folder manually
Thread might be updated in case i switch to another AV vendor for testing purposes
My main machine has the same config, however uses M$ Windows 10 x64 Pro, with M§ Account
AVG is set up to max HEUR on my main machine
Suggestions are welcome
& thank you guys for reading

 

Answer:Der.Reisende Sec 2017+

Nothing to add. How is AVG 2017? Wanted to test this one in my VM
 

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Trang soi c?u chúng tôi gi?i thi?u cho cac b?n dàn xiên 3 mi?n phí víp cho các b?n tham kh?o là 15-68-87.

Lô 15 trong 100 ngày ra 36 ngày hi?n t?i 2 ngày ch?a ra.

Lô 68 trong 100 ngày ra 19 ngày, hi?n t?i 3 ngày ch?a ra.

Lô 87 trong 100 ngày ra 33 ngày, hi?n t?i 7 ngày ch?a ra.

Chúng tôi cung c?p dàn xiên 3 là mi?n phí nên nó ch? mang tinh ch?t tham kh?o. Tuy nhiên t? l? ra c?ng cao, b?n có th? tham kh?o ? nh?ng ngày tr??c ?? bi?t t? l? ra c?a nó nhé. N?u b?n mu?n l?y c?u t?t h?n th́ hăy vào c?u lô ?? l?y.
 

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More info: KFA\KAV\KIS\KTS\KSOS 2017: 17.0.0.577 - Kaspersky Lab Forum

Be a bit patient, still uploading installers
 

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A video resume lets the employer see you and hear your story via our Happy Minds APP, In fact, your 60 second video resume can give you a better chance at showcasing your skills and work you've accomplished. Take few minutes of your time to get your career graph shaped. Download our app to search and apply for jobs. Create your video profile right from your mobile, go video and get noticed.
 

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Question: 2017 4K V nitro?

Sorry if this is the wrong thread, couldnt find anything in regards to the v nitro series.  Ive been looking at a new laptop to replace my V3-771g from 5 years ago and im looking at the V nitro series. The 2017 models are finally for sale but none have a 4K screen. I was wondering if this feature will be released on later models or not at all. Thanks

Answer:2017 4K V nitro?

Hi,  It is likely that 4K models will be released, however, acer hasn't confirmed this and it is only public speculation. The top tier models seem to have a GTX 1060, which isn't good enough for 4k gaming. I'd still recommend the 1080p version 

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Hi, I just bought an XPS 8910 with 256 GB M2.SSD + 2GB HDD with 16GB DDR4 RAM.(Win10Pro) I installed whole necessary Sotwares, updates, etc.When I finish, I pluged in USB 3.0 Extern HDD (1TB)Then rebooted and started with Acronis TI 2017 CD.Till here everything works fine.TI does not recognised C:\ [M2.SSD] as normal but Extern HDD C:\ itself.So, I cant make any image copy with Acronis Live CDANY IDEA

Answer:M2.SSD Does not appear on Acronis TI 2017

The Chipset 8910 M2 drivers are not native to windows. You need to talk with Acronis about mass storage drivers.  There is support from Dell for Windows PE and DISM but it is not free.
Imaging using anything other than windows PE 10 and Microsoft Tools
is not supported by Dell or Microsoft. When you deploy a duplicated or imaged Windows installation, it is required that the System Preparation (Sysprep) tool is used before the capture of the image.
Dependencies
   You must run Windows Setup before you use Sysprep.
   You need a tool to capture an image of the installation, such as Microsoft DISM

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Question: Nero 2017

Hi...
I installed nero 2017 in my windows 10. After then i tried to uninstall it and uninstall process completed but it is still showing in programs and features. I deleted all files manually from the computer (like from programs x86 folder) but it is still showing in programs and features. Now i can't reinstall the same or any other version. I have cleared registry entries too. I have deleted files from windows installer folder too.
Please help

Answer:Nero 2017

How did you "clear regsitry entries"?
 
If you did not do a very detailed removal of such, chances are there are entries remaining in the registry.  The easy way to find out is to go into regedit...do a search for "Nero 2017" or "Nero".
 
Louis

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What would you choose? I need it for faculty(read a books, learning, do something productive, seminars, coding... Not for games)

Answer:Ipad air 2 vs surface 3

I have a surface pro 2 and an ipad air. The ipad is better for connecting to Bluetooth headphones without a fuss, reading comics, and having more tablet apps. The surface is much better at productive work, browsing, multitasking, and being a real computer (with mouse and windows applications) when you want one. If I had to choose one, I'd pick the surface for sure. For coding you'd want a surface with eclipse or visual studio, not some ipad app, right?

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Dears,
I have installed vs 2017 , when I try to login to my account for activation I got the below error .
what should I do ?
 

Microsoft System Engineer

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I have just purchased the new spectra x360 and everytime I take out a connected cable whether it be charger or hdmi cable the laptop shuts down and reboots. Is this normal

Answer:Spectra x360 (2017)

No, that is not normal.  It is likely to be a systemboard issue. Contact HP directly for warranty service.

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My current configuration
 

Answer:Sundaram999 Config 2017

Nice config, I think Bitdefender Free + Zemana Antilogger is a good combo.
You can also try Macrium for OS images, it is fast and reliable and you can create a boot CD to restore the computer in case of critical problems.
Thanks for sharing
 

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Looks like I never opened a new thread for this year.

So here you go.

Nothing special.
 

Answer:In2an3_PpG's 2017 Config

Nice secure Windows 10 config! Thanks for the update
 

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Hi can anyone help please. I'm looking for a PC that I can use sketchup pro with. Could anyone help with a few ideas please?
Thanks

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Bitdefender 2017 Beta is ready for feedback. Starting July28th you can use your great skills and join the bug hunt.

You?ll have the opportunity to test Bitdefender's new security products for Windows, Mac OS, and Android, as well as our improved security hub, Bitdefender Central.

We?ve prepared really cool prizes for the best of you and an awesome surprise!

Answer:Bitdefender 2017 Beta

I'm more interested on their free antivirus beta version than this. Don't need PC optimization, junk cleaner or their firewall feature as Windows firewall and CCleaner is already good.

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Solus released snapshot 2017.04.18.0 today. Release notes are here for those interested.
 

Answer:Solus 2017.04.18.0 Released

Interesting. I've been playing alot with Ubuntu MATE recently and its by far the least annoying of the Linux distros I've tried in recent memory. This looks similar. Are you familiar with Solus? What about it stands out from the Mint's, Ubuntu's and others?
 

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Much has been made of the demise of WP/W10M. I myself have owned almost every WP flagship, but sadly have moved on (though I might by one as a secondary device).
But I'm curious what everyone thinks about the state of W10 as a whole in 2017 (especially compared to Mac OS and Android's Desktop like experience)?
Also, how do you think the MS ecosystem is doing? We may have lost ground in mobile but I'm curious to get your thoughts about the rest of the W10 world.

Answer:Penny for your thoughts: W10...in 2017?

Originally Posted by Byrese Much has been made of the demise of WP/W10M. I myself have owned almost every WP flagship, but sadly have moved on (though I might by one as a secondary device).
But I'm curious what everyone thinks about the state of W10 as a whole in 2017 (especially compared to Mac OS and Android's Desktop like experience)?
Also, how do you think the MS ecosystem is doing? We may have lost ground in mobile but I'm curious to get your thoughts about the rest of the W10 world. Coming fresh off the build day two conference I think the future looks very bright.
MS is clearly ahead in its OS intergration of mixed reality.
Cortana skills offered contextually, will likely put MS ahead of the curve on voice, given a) its offered proactively not merely triggered b) it's a platform 100's of millions of people have access to already (unlike speakers).
There are also definite gains in terms of AI in general, and all those are available to use by developers.
Across device intergration makes windows open arms policy towards other platforms very attractive. Whether you are an android user, or a ios, your devices will work better together with windows and MS services than the other way around.
The incoming UI changes, make windows more attractive visually than other OSes. And they better suit mixed reality.
With system wide pen intergration, windows will be WELL ahead of other OSes in terms of the stylus.
UWP is picking up some steam with windows s (before release ... Read more

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This is my Updated Security Config!
 

Answer:Bergo Security 2017

UAC set it to max
HTTPS Everywhere to firefox
Pls update your profil status, its says Webroot and not KIS
Thanks for sharing.
 

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Which software is best for virus scanning, for low profile computers. Currently I am using KIS anti-virus software but the machine is running too slow, there is no way to fix it

Answer:What is the best antivirus software 2017

Hello,
 
In this case that KIS Is too slow for you so I'll suggest you to move to ESET Internet Security.

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The Operating System of the Compaq Laptop was upgraded to Windows 7. I ran READ & RUN ME FIRST Malware Removal Guide Procedure, to check whether there were any threats.

The logs are attached herewith.

Dr. K.D.J.H. Manilka Jayawardena,
Medical Officer,
National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (NTRL/Central Laboratory of NPTCCD),
Chest Hospital Premises,
Welisara.
Proud to be a Sri Lankan!
 

Answer:Malware- Compaq- 2017-08-17

I am not finding any malware in your logs. If you are having issues, I suggest you post in another forum.

Since you are not having any malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:

We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware.
Renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it in step 4 of the READ & RUN ME.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis. If you don't see it or it will not uninstall, don't worry about it. Just move on to the next step.
If running Vista, Win 7 or Win 8 or 10, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Now goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click ( if running Vista, Win7, or Win 8 Right Click and Run As Administrator ) on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
After doing the above, you should work thru the below link:
How to Protect yourself from malware!
 

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Hi there, I recently purchased a X1 Carbon 5th Gen (i7-7500u, 16gb, wqhd, 256gb) and ran a few benchmarks on it out of the box. I was completely perplexed to see that the SSD speeds measured with CrystalDiskMark were not even close to those I had seen in multiple reviews. In fact, they amounted to around 45% of the scores I would have expected. I then checked the hardware listings and was surprised to see that my device does not have the blazingly fast Samsung PM961 which I had seen in every single review of the X1 Carbon (and thus assumed it was standard), but an Intel 600p NVME drive. The speeds measured match those advertised on the Intel website. Lenovo, what the hell? I honestly do not care if they source hardware from different suppliers as long as performance stays consistent. Here, you get either one of the fastest or one of the slowest NVME drives on the market for the exact same price. Meanwhile, every reviewer out there seems to be getting a device with a PM961 equipped.  Regardlessly, I am wondering if the difference between the PM961 and the 600p is actually there in real life. Given that I use Office/Chrome/Matlab, would it be worth upgrading to a faster drive? Many thanks in advance.

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Hi there

Before you BUY Windows 10 note :

The FREE update from W7 to W10 is STILL working. (13 May 2017). Just done one and finished at 12.40 local time today.

1) download the media creation tool.
2) from within W7 run the setup
3) all done - and you'll see you have a digital license.

Note W7 must be activated BEFORE you start and do the updates.

W7 Ultimate / PRO to W10 Pro, Home to Home.

Probably works for W8 / W8.1 too but I don't have any systems running those.

Just to remind people -- check out before Paying - if you are running W7 / W8 / W8.1

(Backup old OS first in case the upgrade gets hosed up or youwant to go back).

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Update from W7 still FREE (May 2017)

Just upgraded a Windows 8.1 machine to Windows 10, no issues. I guess Microsoft wants everyone on Windows 10.

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So for next year I am required to bring a laptop I heard our school provides HP probook 430 g3s to buy but I opted to go for the Hp probook 450 G4 with the specs here  http://h20386.www2.hp.com/AustraliaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?sel=NTB&id=Z3Y47PA&opt=that we would this Hp probook 450 G4 do well for school.? ill mainly use it with for doing school work on it but it must succeed 8 hours or more but I'm read claims it offers 12 hours from the HDD or 14 hours from the ssd another part says it has 16 hours going for it too.I really want to but this laptop fro school so if you could help me out it would be helpful also I wanted to ask quickly does the battery in this  be replace I mean can be taken out of like normal laptops where you hold the two buttons together cause I don't want to be stuck which a 3 cell battery  PS: I'm taking up IST next year so I want to know if this cna handle visual studio with the nvidia 930MX and can I also swap out the hdd internal 1 tb link listed above for a third party ssd? but I heard they offer batteries for the 450 G4 here http://h20386.www2.hp.com/AustraliaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=P3G16AA&opt=&sel=ACC 1.10.8 screen or higher this probook 450 has a 15.6 screen 2. A screen resolution of 1024-7683.802.11n or better event though  were getting AC wireless next year4.audio/mic ports 5.full qwerty keyboard 6. a MININUM OF 8 hOURS (Very important Here!)7. Robust carrying... Read more

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Changelog :

Settings
- Fixed an issue where Automatic Update continued to inform users of an existing update after the setting had been disabled

Browser Cleaning
- Updated Edge cookie cleaning definitions to include new tables from Microsoft
- Fixed an issue in Firefox where extensions could not be deleted due to withdrawal of support for Netscape Plugin API
- Fixed an issue in Firefox & Thunderbird where cleaning 'Site Preferences' would also clean 'Last Download Location'

Browser Plugins
- Browser Plugins list now saved as browserplugins.txt (not startup.txt)

Disk Analyzer
- Fixed an issue where analysis results did not display the full filepath

Stability
- Improved CCleaner launch sequence to resolve a UI lock

Download link
CCleaner - Builds
 

Answer:CCleaner v5.33.6162 (15 Aug 2017)

I am using Kerish Doctor, great software ok... but I've to admit that CCleaner is unbeatable in cleaning the junk files, so I'm going to update it, thanks Bora!
 

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Hi all,

When KIS 2017 is running Uplay starts to update/download a game & then after about 50 Mb downloaded it stops & Uplay has a connection of 0 Mbs. I believe that KIS 2017 is blocking Uplay access to the internet.

Is there a way of fixing this? Every time I open Uplay I have to Exit KIS 2017 to get games to update!!!

Thanks,
Malware Blocker
 

Answer:Conflict between KIS 2017 & Uplay

Have you tried to create a exclusion rule for uplay services in Kaspersky's AV/Firewall?
 

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Hello,
Please will you verify the version?
Current version of the Bat is 7.4.2 (Website)
Your version [7.4.4] actually downloads as version 7.4.0
Totally confused.
Appreciate some guidance.
 

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My new configuration focused on being lightweight while not shitting on protection. Webroot with whitelisting on stops most malware in its tracks, UAC as well, Anti-Exploit stops payloads from even hitting, and DNSCrypt secures DNS. Acrylic DNS and uBlock gets rid of all advertisements that lead to malware, and a strict popup blocker to prevent popunders. Syncthing syncs with a central server at home running a hardened Arch Linux box. Bitlocker acts as endpoint protection. No system imaging is used.

Note; I used pruned EasyList and EasyPrivacy lists here (without the whitelisting). They are all separated into modules giving me the ability to pick and choose. GitHub - easylist/easylist: EasyList filter subscription
 

Answer:SecurityDolphin New Security 2017

Hello and welcome to MalwareTips. I hope you enjoy your time here in our forums.
 

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hi,this summer i bought the x1 carbon with 16gb and 1tb.it arrived with a battery lasting only 2-3 hours. i opened a case and lenovo sent a repair box. i decided to keep it because i cannot be without a computer for three weeks and  i decided to operate it mostly plugged in. lenovo had old me that they would not take the  broken computer back unlike good american companies like apple or costco. are they not interested in happy customers? i have to travel a lot and yesterday the ssd gave up on the five months young computer. i am shocked. this has never happened  to me before even with cheap consumer rated computers. the x1 carbon was almost 2500 loonies. lenovo sells it as a premium business class computer. now i am stuck in asia without a working computer. for the first time in my life. thanks to lenovo.fred

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5.2017.365.6848 (RC1) - 31 Dec 2017
Improved non-standard display size support.
Added wildcard support for exemptions, blocks, and backup paths.
Added ability to manually add files and directories to block.
Added UI color change settings.
Improved process loading performance for Win8.1 and greater.
Fixed password reset bug.
Other minor bug fixes and UI tweaks.

 

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Microsoft states after you install the patch needed for CVE-2017-8563 on domain controllers that you need to also create a registry key (LdapEnforceChannelBinding) on your DCs. My question is, do clients need to install the related KB for this CVE as well
in order for things not to break? Or do clients only need the KB installed if you set the DWORD to value 2 for enabled,always? "Before you enable this setting on a Domain Controller, clients must install the security update that is described
in  CVE-2017-8563. Otherwise, compatibility issues may arise, and LDAP authentication requests over SSL/TLS that previously worked may no longer work. By default, this setting is disabled."
This is the article I am referring to:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4034879/how-to-add-the-ldapenforcechannelbinding-registry-entry 
Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services/NTDS/Parameters
Key: LdapEnforceChannelBinding
?DWORD value: 0 indicates disabled. No channel binding validation is performed. This is the behavior of all servers that have not been updated.
?DWORD value: 1 indicates enabled, when supported. All clients that are running on a version of Windows that has been updated to support channel binding tokens (CBT) must provide channel binding information to the server. Clients that are running a version
of Windows that has not been updated to support CBT do not have to do so. This is an intermediate option that allows f... Read more

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Windows Defender : Enable PUA Detection, Create task schedule for check update signature every 2 hours
Windows Firewall: Enhanced with Windows Firewall Control
Zemana AntiLogger: Weekly Schedule Scan
Keeweb: Database on One Drive and automatic backup in local Drive every changes content
keepass database

I have disable filtering Microsoft Edge in Adguard for Windows cause incompatiblity in this Windows Insider Build, so I install Adguard Extension from store for Microsoft Edge.

This is my current Security Config. Any Suggestion will be appreciate
 

Answer:Technozz 2017 Config

Howdy Technozz! Thanks for sharing your config Look's good for me, stay safe dude!
 

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Hello,

Who uses Norton to do tests against malware ?
 

Answer:How many of you use Norton 2017? Is it worth it?

I have Norton Security installed on one machine here and it does okay in my testing, Sonar is very good.
 

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Bitdefender 2017 Beta is ready for feedback. Starting July28th you can use your great skills and join the bug hunt.

You?ll have the opportunity to test Bitdefender's new security products for Windows, Mac OS, and Android, as well as our improved security hub, Bitdefender Central.

We?ve prepared really cool prizes for the best of you and an awesome surprise!

Answer:Bitdefender 2017 Beta

I'm more interested on their free antivirus beta version than this. Don't need PC optimization, junk cleaner or their firewall feature as Windows firewall and CCleaner is already good.

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I'm not sure if it was caused by / related to KB4025631 installation, which was near the same time, but ATA Center is no longer starting.

This is the latest version of ATA (Advanced Threat Analytics 1..8)
Microsoft.Tri.Center-Errors log shows:
2017-08-21 14:02:14.7071 5832 5   00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 Error [CenterConfigurationManager+<GetConfigurationAsync>d__7] System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Center.Service.CenterConfigurationManager.GetConfigurationAsync(?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.ConfigurationManager`2.UpdateConfigurationAsync[](?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.ConfigurationManager`2.OnInitializeAsync[](?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Center.Service.CenterConfigurationManager.OnInitializeAsync(?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.Module.InitializeAsync(?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.ModuleManager.OnInitializeAsync(?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.Module.InitializeAsync(?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.Service.OnStartAsync(?)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.Service.OnStart(String[] args)
The MongoDB service is running.
System restart made no difference in behavior.
ATA is installed to a dedicated drive (not the OS drive... Read more

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