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CVE-2017-9948 in Skype before 7.37.178

Question: CVE-2017-9948 in Skype before 7.37.178

Hallo,
I did not find any official information on this vulnerability in Skype Changelogs or the SUG. The researcher claims acknowledgment by Microsoft in
Microsoft Skype v7.3.6 - Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
> Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
> ==================================
> 2017-05-16: Researcher Notification & Coordination (Benjamin Kunz Mejri)
> 2017-05-17: Vendor Notification (Microsoft Security Response Center - MSRC)
> 2017-05-24: Vendor Response/Feedback (Microsoft Security Response Center - MSRC)
> 2017-06-08: Vendor Fix/Patch (Microsoft Service Developer Team)
> 2017-06-25: Security Acknowledgements (Microsoft Security Response Center - MSRC)
> 2017-06-26: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)Is there a place I can look for citable sources by Microsoft in this regard?Cheers


-- lewas

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Preferred Solution: CVE-2017-9948 in Skype before 7.37.178

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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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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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the question involves using skype to skype. i have a skype phone number, however my friend doesnt want to pay for a skype phone number. can we call each other for free on skype? we both have the skype app installed. do both phones have to have a skype number?

Answer:do both phones on a skype to skype call have to have a skype phone number to b free?

If you are using the Skype app, calls between users will be free, you will call their username and not their phone number (data rates apply). Calls to phone numbers require a Skype calling plan.

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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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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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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 ... Read more

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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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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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,
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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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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Hi there, I have a problem with Skype app in Windows 8. When I use the Yoga in tent mode, my webcam video in Skype is upside down. I have checked the Windows' camera app and in tent mode the video is OK. But when I go to Skype, Skype does not rotate the video. This is while I have seen in Yoga's advertisement that people use the tent mode to do Skype calls. It seems to me more of a Skype problem. Does anyone have a suggestion how to resolve this? By the way, Yoga is really a great product. Thanks Lenovo!

Answer:Upside down webcam video in tent mode when in Skype. Is it Skype app problem or Yoga's?

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
 
 Please try the following settings to check when Yoga is in Tent mode
 
Open Skype, click on tools, and go to Options, Left panel click on Video Settings
 
Select Camera as integrated, Click on webcam settings, Click on Camera control tab
 
Here you can change the values of tilt , Pan  to check
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hello and good morning to u all. I have skype installed on my windows 7 desktop pc,...and it seems that I left auto-recharge to enabled, so it charged me and topped up with another tenner, and I thought to myself fair enuff, so I just switched OFF the auto recharge feature. Now ive gone to look at my balance and it shows silll £3.68, so i'm thinking where is the new balance as nothing appears to have been added. I have NOT used it to make any chargeable calls in last 3-4 weeks but ti shows in my skype account settings that i was charged the nteer yesterday(11.50 as it includes the VAT) but no sign of this new credit!!
Any suggestions please, as im a bit baffled by this.

Answer:Accidentally left Skype Auto-recharge to Enabled,...BUT new £10 credit not showing on my skype acc

Account balances are updated centrally, so you may need to wait several minutes for your account balance to reflect recent purchases. If you have just made a purchase, please ensure you check the status of your purchase in your account.
Sign in to Skype.
In the menu bar, click Skype > Account...
In the top right corner, click Show Purchase History.

Only orders with a Delivered status will appear in your account balance.
You may want to make a call even if your account balance does not show your purchase. Often the balance shown can take longer to update but calls can still be placed. If your call goes through successfully the balance will be updated immediately.
Important: If you have bought a subscription to call one or more countries, this will not show up on your Skype Credit balance. It will be displayed as a delivered order in your account.
You can contact Microsoft direct (they took over Skype on 14th Oct.2011) from this link enter link description here

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Skype Preview does not work on my lumia with redstone, Microphone is inactive. Previous version did work.

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Windows 7 32 Bitand Skype 5.0 new version of Skype no more freezing lost other topic. I am so happy finally skype works on Windows 7 32 Bit Home Premium
 

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Help. I recently installed latest version of Skype (version 4.2) and program will not launch. I get the following error message

Exception EAccess Violation in module Skype.exe at 0002E0F6. Access violation at address 0042E0F6 in module 'skype.exe'. Read of address 00000000.

Uninstalled Skype using Revo Uninstaller and used their Advanced mode to clean out any leftover files in registry and folders. Then used Error Fix registry cleaner to clean out system. Have Avast! Internet Security version 5.0 (not using its firewall function) and Zonealarm Pro firewall. Have Windows XP.

Re-installed Skype and still get above error. Program will not launch nor install properly. How can I fix this?
 

Answer:Error message: Skype EAccess Violation in module Skype.exe at 0002E0F6

Hi

What Windows Service Pack is your XP?

If you disable ZoneAlarm Firewall does it work ok?
Try booting to safe mode (F8 at boot and choose Safe Mode with networking) and see if it works?

This I have noticed seems to be an bug in the latest version of Skype for some users, so did the older version (older versions HERE) of Skype work ok before you updated? if so I would be tempted to re-install that or test the beta version of Skype 5 HERE


I would also update to the latest Adobe version HERE also update Shockwave HERE

and Java HERE[/QUOTE]
 

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Dear
 
I noticed that skype has send to all skype contacts a certain link, to one contact even multiply links.
 
this all happens on the same day: 17th december from 14:30 -14:39.
 
I haven't seen any spam send anymore after that.
 
Skype support told me to reset my password, I did, and to download safety scanner from microsoft. they proviced me with the link.
 
when I try to open the link, the browser cannot load the page, it is stuck in a loop:  sometimes I see a page, but just for a second or even less, then mostly white page, and browser keeps trying to load the page. and in chrome : a  little shield symbol on the right side of the address bar says that it's trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources. this message dissappears very quickly.
 
 
I have skype installed on two laptops, and on my smartphone (iphone).
 
The problem I told about, is on one laptop that has no antivirus. I did not yet checked the other laptop, if the microsoft page opens or not. but I do have bitdefender internet security (paid) installed on the second laptop.
 
I want to be sure the laptop that has the problem, is virusfree.
 
 
 
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Answer:spam send in skype account to all skype contacts - cannot load page safety scan

I downloaded the safety scanner from microsoft from my other laptop without any issue.
 
copied it to a usb, put it on the problem laptop, a full scan and nothing found.
 
I realize I did had a antivirus paid version (kaspersky internet securuity) on the laptop, as I first said that it had no antivirus.
 
I only disabled it because it had problems running.
 
Now I enabled it, updated it and run a full scan. nothing found.
 
I don't know if skype is the cause and not a virus?  the skype workers told me that the cause could be anything (email, virus on computer).
 
I mostly use skype on iphone, and here I'm confused with what the skype workers said: one said that iphone can not be infected, so no need to check the iphone.
an other said: you can download an app from app store to scan for viruses, because it is possible that the virus is on the iphone.
 
This is really not clear anymore.

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skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do not seem instead shows a small null icon, well what to do to be seen ?

Answer:skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

Hello Ise,

You might see if creating a new shortcut for it directly from the .exe file of Skype may work instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have 8.1. I installed Skype in my typical folders of "c:\programs" (I never install in "program files" unless program is forced to do so. All associated files should be, as they are coded, in "C:\Users\main\AppData\Roaming\Skype."My question....Will uninstalling the Metro Skype from its (memory hogging, fake) desktop affect, in anyway, my actual Skype (including logs)?Thank you.I reply as fast as I can, but it could be hours or months. Always busy.

Answer:Uninstall Windows 8 Metro Skype Affect Regular Skype?

Well for starters you shouldn't really install two versions of Skype on the same PC.Uninstall both, then install the version you prefer.Accept the default install location as I can see no good reason for doing otherwise.

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New to WM, would like to ask a question about Skype. Do not find a way to post an attachment showing the snip in question. When last updated, Skype installed a small blue Skype button in top right corner of menu bar. It pertains to country selection and number highlighting. Also an uninstall..Remove Skype click to call for Firefox,,,Button. Also new to Skype and wondering exactly what this does and if it needs to be removed...Thanks for any advice ...Thanks...Jay

Answer:Question about Skype - small blue Skype button in top right corner

I have the most updated version of Skype and I do not see what you are talking about. PM me with a link to a photo hosting site of a snapshot?

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Skype asked me to link my account with Hotmail and then wouldn't accept my login. When i tried resetting the password, Skype said it would send the code to my phone, then to my secondary email. i received neither notification and now Skype has locked me out.
Help?

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I've experienced some problems and discomfort with skype for win8:
- not able to show screen,
- terrible design,
- very slow response (i.e. when I click RMB, the menu shows up in several seconds, and I expect to see it immideately),
- doesn't understand links to skype chat like skype:?chat&blob=blahblahblah, when I click it nothing happens.

I've also tried skype for desktop, it was even worse:
- when I changed online status to invisible (i've also tried with N/A), skype stopped to receive and send messages,
- when this or another error occurs, I try to kill skype process via task manager, TM then firstly says that skype is not responding (so i am trying to kill process), after that TM stops responding as well.
So when i've tried skype for desktop i had to reboot my laptop about 5 times in a day.

Now I've installed skype from Store back, but I still need to go to skype chat.

Could anyone please help me either make skype 5.x/6.x work on win8, or enter the chat which i need?

Here's my system: http://i.imgur.com/Fu65f57.png

Thanks in advance!

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My skype contacts are missing with newest skype and the support gives me
"Carissa M.
First, ensure that you are signed in with the correct Skype Name." 
Could anyone upload skype 6.1 or lower please... 
Also does anyone know why the skype crashes when trying to login with microsoft account on newest version 6.3.60.105
Thanks 

Answer:Skype retarded support: Anyone upload Skype 6.1

You can find 6.1 online with a quick google search, such as at http://www.filepuma.com/download/skype_6.1.0.129-2261/For even older versions: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/skype-5-9-0-123Don't have version 6.3 to verify the crash issue using the microsoft log in.

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I wanna save my Skype snapshots other than Skype gallery, i have no idea about saving snaps.i already have these pics in Skype snapshot gallery..

Answer:Save my skype snapshots other than skype gallery

Various methods of locating them given here:http://community.skype.com/t5/Windo...The first response is quick and easy to do.Once you have them they can be copy pasted into your usual Pictures location, or anywhere you like for that matter.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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ThinkPad T520, Windows 10 Pro. The Skype application sees the integrated camera and video calling works. The Skype Video app that is part of Windows 10 does not see the camera and reports "No video preview available. Your device might not have a camera, camera disabled, or another app might be using it". None of that is true. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Answer:Skype video doesn't see camera but Skype app does

Hi mixz1,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
As I see for the system T520 windows 10 upgradation is not compatible, however I request you to find the link given below for your clarification.
https://support.lenovo.com/in/hi/documents/ht103535
 
And also please find the link to check the compatibility view for the windows 10 upgradation.
https://support.lenovo.com/in/hi/documents/ht103611
 
However, I suggest you to try reinstalling the drivers and check whether it is updated to the latest drivers in device manager. Once you reinstall or update the driver restart your system and check whether the issue persists.
 
Please post back whether the above steps helped you.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
Did someone help you today? Click on the ?upper half star? at the left side of the post to thank them with a Kudo!
 
Regards,
Naveen.v

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I have money on my pc-skype account. How can use that account and pay from it when phoning from my android tablet with the newly installed skype on that one?

Answer:How do I link/merge Skype on my tablet with Skype on pc?

By using the same inlog credentials you can do it.

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Hi all,

This may seem like an odd question, but I'll explain what I mean.

I always try to reply to my friends on Skype, but sometimes I don't have time to write well-thought out reply so I check Skype for messages from my contacts and then lock my Windows 10 PC and reply to my Skype contacts at a later time.

The Skype app runs 24/7 on my Windows 10 PC.

Is it possible for my Skype contacts to see that I "checked" my Skype if I didn't reply to them?

Thanks!

Answer:SKYPE Question: Can My Contacts Know That I'm Actively Using Skype?

By the way, my Skype is running the most recent updates, but it's not the "Skype for Windows 10" if that makes sense?

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I have skype and skype video installed on my 1520 W10. Do I need both? Is one any better than the other?

Answer:What's the difference between Skype video and skype app?

Its basically down to Microsoft / Skype working through a couple of 180 degree U turns. About a year ago they were not going to release a Universal app and you had to use the desktop version or the old 8.1 app on the phone or the new "Skype" integrated apps of Skype Video, phone and messaging, now they are releasing a new Universal app and I am guessing the will ditch the other apps but we will have to wait for the Anniversary update in early august to see how far they go, messaging will lose the integration of SMS, MMS and Skype IM's and they will go to the Skype app, I would expect Skype video to become redundant as well.
Use whatever you get on with but when the Anniversary update comes out we will hopefully see the new app released and it will finally work and have one standard across devices (Like what we all asked for last year).

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Hello,

I am working in the middle east and their governement has blocked VOIP programs such as skype. At the moment you can still log on if you already have skype, but you can't credit the account or download any updates. I have just bought a K-jam mobile/pda and I wish to use skype on it, however because I bought it in the middle east, they have kindly removed the pre-installed skype software. Soooooooo, what I am after is the skype program (preferably the latest, 1.4 I think) so that I don't have to visit the skype page. Is this possible.

Cheers
 

Answer:Download Skype without visiting Skype.com

kaula,

Thank you very much...........That was indeed what I was after....perfect, wonderful, you have made my day!

Cheers.
 

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I have both on my Windows 10 pc and only Skype Preview seems to actually work. What's really weird is I can't find much about either online, so I'm not even sure if Messaging + Skype is being continued or even still functional. Does it require a companion phone app to work? (I use Android). Messaging + Skype can't seem to find any of my Skype contacts while Skype Preview can.
Just really confused on how barebones and non-functional this all seems, even after some Googling. Can anyone shed some light for me?

Answer:Skype Preview vs. Messaging + Skype

Messaging + skype has been discontinued. Everything will be focused on Skype Preview now
Links: http://www.windowscentral.com/skype-...d-mobile-works http://www.windowscentral.com/messag...versary-update
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I have tried everything imaginable to get rid of these two.  I can delete Skype via 
control panel, but it comes back and re-installs itself.  
Click to call will not go away.  When I try to use the control panel I get a message that 
says, "close Chrome browsers to uninstall".   I've tried doing that and still get that same message.
I've even uninstalled Chrome and re-installed it with the same result.
These two are like a bad dream.   
Any help with completely deleting both would be appreciated.
 
Regards, 
Len

Answer:I can't get rid of Skype or Skype Click To Call!!

If you haven't followed the instructions given in link below....try that.
How can I completely uninstall and then reinstall Skype for Windows desktop?
 
You can also try using Revo in Advanced Mode to remove Skype.
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware

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Hello everyone,
I need to use skype and leave no trace of it on my PC. That is, I want my new skype account to have no actual info on me. I got tails 0.17, but as far as I understand they don't support skype. Now, I am trying to do my best with True Crypt to create a boot disc and have my skype there, but it's beyond me, I fail to understand 50% of the information. I suppose, placing skype in an encrypted volume is no good?
Any suggestions, please?
sorry if I sound dumb, but I really am a desperate dummy.
 

Answer:run skype from a separate OS, can skype be safer?

Skype Portable might be a solution for you. See http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/skype_portable. This version runs off a flash drive; it is not installed on your computer's hard drive.
 

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I have always used Skype for Desktop and only recently found that there is a Skype Modern App on my system.
From what I have read it would seem the best plan would be to ditch the App and just continue with the desktop version.
Have there been any recent changes that would make the the Modern App a better solution than the Desktop version?

Answer:Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

They have updated it recently so it doesn't continue to ring even when you have answered the desktop version which is why I uninstalled it in the first place. This means in theory you could install both and answer whichever you felt like at the time.

I prefer the look of the desktop version personally so I never re-installed the Modern App version.

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Hello,
two days ago a company I am starting to work for has created an account on Skype for me.
The Skype email address is on their domain, and I entered password, pressed ENTER,
account was created. I was able to get in on my Android device the next day (yesterday) and
also by using Skype Preview on my office PC. So far so good. Today, however, when launching
Skype Preview on my office PC Skype displayed my previously created list of contacts
for a while, then got disconnected, and a message stated that something went wrong
with my account (account temporarily disabled) and could I please go to accounts.live.com
to fix the problem. The same appears on Skype app on my Android device. So I did, entered
the Skype acount mail and Captcha and a code has been mailed to me, I entered it and changed
the password and the message appeared that the password has been changed. OK.
I tried to log-in to my Skype account again and the story started to repeat itself .
Something went wrong with my account and could I please go to accounts.live.com.
What the heck is going on here?

Regards

Roman Krejci

Answer:Skype (Preview) - canot log in to Skype

Hi Roman Krejci.

As this is account was created by corporate and you are using one of their PC I would see their support group. Sounds like they didn't set the account up correctly or you are not entered into domain correct. That is where I would start.
Ken

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Used to have Skype and it was always called Skype. Now I see this Skype for Business - what is that?

Answer:Is there a regular Skype or just Skype for Business?

Skype For Business is the most recent name for what was called Lync.
Register with this site so you can join and follow the threads.

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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 :
Quote:




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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I don't understand what are the benefits of using UWP vs desktop apps (like Viber and Skype) and having two versions installed on my PC seems a bit strange.

Answer:Should I use Skype UWP or Skype Desktop app on my PC?

The future is the UWP app. It will be replacing the desktop app. Benefits are notification integration and security.
I would go with the new app. It appears to work well here as a preview, and only expect it to get better.

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I have been using Skype paid calls for business usage and have huge problems with the Other side not hearing me well or at all. It used to work OK but now I have to restart hub or reconnect or just wait . This is for calls to International. If I call skype to skype it is OK most of time. My provider BT has checked all hub settings and network seems fine. I am about to give up on skype to non skype as a business option and the fact I am spending good money and cant get instant support really doesnt help. I am out of ideas
Using Vista with Broadband wireless hub and have good connection with other devices.
 

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so is there any differenced between thses two and I nedd both of them?

Answer:Do I need both Skype app and Skype for desktop?

Unless you are on an RT tablet I would just use the desktop version, from the reviews the app is not very good, perhaps after some future updates it will be better.

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i have tryed to log in to skype to day but all it does is log in for ages then come up with an error "skype can't connect" i have tried everything to fix it but nothing works. i have uninstalled it, restarted pc, restarted modem. i can connect to everything else but skype and it was working earlier today.

Answer:skype error "skype can't connect"

no one gonna help -_-

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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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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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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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Any other forum regulars in attendance today/tomorrow?
 

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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Source: Anti-virus4U.com Blog: Bitdefender 2017 Available for Download!
Exclusive News by ANTI-VIRUS4U.COM
The New Bitdefender 2017 Available for Download!
Bitdefender has released its 2017 product (Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017, Bitdefender Internet Security 2017, Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device 2017, Bitdefender Family Pack 2017 and Bitdefender Mobile Security 2017).

What's new in Bitdefender 2017?

Improved product Usability (windows)

The new user interface greatly improves product usability. It offers 2-click access to most of the product modules and up-to-date information about threats being blocked on the device.
The front-end framework has been completely redone for improved responsiveness and performance.
Features like Safepay include significant improvements that create a more natural browser-like interaction with the user.

PROTECTION

Complete Data - Protection Absolute power in the most efficient antivirus available today. Bitdefender works against all threats, from viruses, worms and Trojans, to ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits and spyware. Your data and your privacy are in good hands.
Active Threat Control - We use an innovative technique called behavioral detection to closely monitor your active apps. When Bitdefender detects anything suspicious, it takes instant action.
Ransomware Protection for YOUR important files - Keep your work documents, vacation pictures and videos safe from any malware that could steal, delete or encrypt y... Read more

Answer:Bitdefender 2017 final is here

Wow, I was a long time Bitdefender user and this looks tempting.
I am always impressed each year with BD's improvements this year
looks to be no exception. I would almost go back to a sig based AV
for this one
Awesome share Dima007
 

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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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The exponential number of devices that are connected to the internet increases the possibility for cybersecurity mishaps. The hyper-connected world we live in continues to complicate our IT security which is the main reason users should entrust an easy-to-use multiplatform security solution.

The objective of Panda Security is to make the digital lives of their users safer with a new range of antivirus solutions that are light, flexible and stable with Panda?s complete protection.

Protection for Every Device
Independent laboratories evaluated the effectiveness of Panda Security?s solutions. The results show that the products have a low impact on devices when viruses and threats are detected. The new range of products includes Panda Free Antivirus, Panda Antivirus Pro, Panda Internet Security, Panda Global Protection, Panda Gold Protection y Panda Mobile Security, this range of products adapts to clients? needs by combining the best security with VIP services, all included in Panda Gold Protection.



According to Panda?s malware laboratory, more than 200,000 new malware samples are discovered daily. The best way to avoid infection or theft is by entrusting a security solution that fights against all types of threats: viruses, hackers, online frauds, information theft, and ransomware that will kidnap your PC.

Users can experience complete protection, lightness, flexibility and stability on any device with the new range of products. Designed to offer you the best pro... Read more

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Hi guys, I have quite a simple question : is it possible to open the X1 Carbon (2017) and change easily the SSD ? Or is it like on the MacBook Pro totally soldered on the motherboard ? Thanks for your answers,  Regards, Achille

Answer:Upgrading the SSD on the X1 Carbon (2017)

Good day and welcome to the community.Looking at the hardware manual for the 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 and 20K4 machine types: https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1_carbon_5th_hmm_en_sp40m11925.pdf pages 70-71 show the SSD as removable.
 
Hope this helps a bit.Regards.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 7913 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 922 GB (833 GB Free);
Motherboard: ECS, A960M-M4
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

Gentlemen -again I am having a problem with Windows 7 and now the newly installed Office 2017. I seem to have corrupted files somewhere on the system . I used Advanced System Care Ultimate to find the errors and correct them. If finds errors but does not seem to get rid of them even after acknowledging them. When I restart the computer I get the search for systems page as windows won't start properly and it corrects some problems then it actually starts the second time. I have had BSOD related to dump files? and now the whole system is so slow I can take walks while it starts a program - any program, outlook, excel, whatever. So I need someone with more knowledge than I to help me fix this mess. So I go to you.
I have Malwarebytes and ASCU installed on this computer.
Let me know what files are needed to decipher the problem and get the computer back to normal.
Thanks
 

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Well, it finally happened. Got fed up with M$/Windows policy.. no, upda... no, sys... no, everything and went Linux as my main system, with existing Windows 10 in dual boot. Not wanting to type again here, I'll just paste a part of my post form Level1techs (Also a great community, btw):

Well, I finally stopped reading about this or that distro, and jumped into it by installing OpenSUSE Leap 42.2. I actually know nothing about Linux except what I read on different distros' websites, DE's, etc. I know I will still need my Windows system for the time being, but I want to see how much of it will remain in Windows. If I manage to get 90% of things working in Linux, I'll dump Windows for good. Why OpenSUSE?
Main reasons: It's an rpm distro. I work a lot with 3D & vfx - Maya, Houdini, Foundry (Modo, Nuke) which all work on Linux. Maya's and Foundry's official supported distros are CentOS/RHEL, but I've read that it can be a pain to utilize properly (nvidia drivers etc.), and it uses way too old kernel, but, people say it's rock solid. Anyway, I thought OpenSUSE is as close to it as possible.
It's one of the major distributions, stable (well, that's what people say, I actually have no idea, but being used as a server OS also, I tend to believe that) and well documented. It's unlikely to disappear any time soon.
Versatile. OK, again, being a noob at Linux, I have no idea in what way it is versatile, but I'll go wi... Read more

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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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Despite what you may have heard, your Apple computer isn't immune to malware. We tested the top programs to find the ones that will keep your Mac the safest.
Even Macs Need Antivirus Protection
Did you ever think about the people who write viruses, spyware, ransomware, and other malicious software? Why do they do it? The answer is simple?for money. Trojans steal personal data to sell. Bot herders rent out their victims to spammers. Ransomware goes for the jugular; give us your money or your files are toast. More computers use Windows than macOS, but there's no reason for these malware entrepreneurs to ignore the macOS market. There are even some attack types?phishing in particular?that are completely OS-independent. Like it or not, in this dangerous world you need antivirus protection on your Macs, not just on your Windows boxes.
https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/355173/the-best-mac-antivirus-protection

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​First up is build 15063.540, which is available for users with the Creators Update installed on their PCs and phones. You can install it manually here. Here's what's new:

Addressed issue where the policies provisioned using Mobile Device Management (MDM) should take precedence over policies set by provisioning packages.
Addressed issue where the Site to Zone Assignment List group policy (GPO) was not set on machines when it was enabled.
Addressed issue where the AppLocker rules wizard crashes when selecting accounts.
Addressed issue where the primary computer relationship is not determined when you have a disjoint NetBIOS domain name for your DNS Name. This prevents folder redirection and roaming profiles from successfully blocking your profile or redirects folders to a non-primary computer.
Addressed issue where an access violation in the Mobile Device Manager Enterprise feature causes stop errors.
Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows Search Component, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Windows PDF Library, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Server, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows shell, Common Log File System Driver, Internet Explorer, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.
Obviously, there aren't a lot of fixes for version 1703, as it received an update just a week ago. There is one known issue to be aware of though:

Symptom Workaround
Installing this KB (4034674) may change Czech and Arabic languages to E... Read more

Answer:Patch Tuesday [8/8/2017]

All went well here gain.
 

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I am having to do a search in my browser TWICE before it sticks. Visited links no longer change colors. There is NO DOUBT something that has changed with the Microsoft updates. So, in all of the messing around Microsoft does to "fix" security,
they have now managed to screw up IE 11.
No amount of changing colors and accessibility resolve the change of colors satisfactorily.  If I get the colors to change for the visited links, the colors of the web pages are messed up.  Other clicks and colors only make matters worse so that
now my email format is screwed.  So are most of the web pages I visit.
You people definitely did something and I just don't know if I do a system restore all the way back to August will fix the problem.  I don't know if I have to remove all the Updates that Microsoft has told me I needed.  I do not want to reset IE. 
That is only as the last resort and I am not confident that will fix the problem since I clicked and changed colors in all manner of scenarios and I just want my computer browsing to go back to the way it looked for the past year or more.

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