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Do you trust WOT again? - 2017

Question: Do you trust WOT again? - 2017

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."

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Preferred Solution: Do you trust WOT again? - 2017

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Do you trust WOT again? - 2017

No i do not use WOT.

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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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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?
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?
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.
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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 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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Question: Dont TRUST TRUST

I have a trust [email protected] which is 3 years old, i changed from 98 to xp a few months ago and i cant get a driver for the cam so I emailed trust.. Only to be told thay wont support it as the gurrantee is only for 2 years !!! on the site thay say its because of older chips in the cam ?? this is all crap !!! a product of 3 years old should be supported and trust wont get no more of my money !!!


consumer watch is best place for thisjohnny.

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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 ?
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...

OS is Windows10 Home and updated with latest security patch.
Main browser is the latest of Mozilla Firefox with ublock origin.
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
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 :

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 had IE7, with web of trust in my links bar. Trying IE8. Web of Trust now has it's own bar with nothing else in it. Tried moving it into the links bar with no success. Can it be moved? I see no difference in IE7 to IE8, so would be no problem keeping IE7. Would like to keep the tool bars from taking up space on the screen. Thanks for any help!

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When it comes to fighting unwanted adware and spyware, CNET has always been in your corner.Click to expand...

I knew it was going downhill from here, this line was hilarious. I almost spit my coffee on this one.

During the past few years, we've brought you the best tools and tips in our Spyware Center, and we've maintained strict policies surrounding adware found in our download library. But in the first quarter of 2005, we launched a zero-tolerance policy toward all bundled adware.Click to expand...

Good times, better late then never.

Although you may come across software from other sites on the Internet that contain adware or spyware, you can feel safe knowing that has tested software products included in our CNET listings. These types of applications usually serve advertisements via browser pop-ups, or record your Web surfing and computer usage habits. For more information on adware and spyware, as well as recommendations on how to remove them, visit our Spyware Center.

Trusted, safe, & secure?
That means every time you download software from, you can trust that we've tested it and found it to be adware-free. We have also removed all existing products on that we've identified as containing adware. This has eliminated nearly 600 products from our library.Click to expand...

Awesome, so basically you had 600 ... Read more

Answer:You can trust us. LOL.

Laughing out load with Ya, MA.
Remember d'loading bonzzie buddy etc, etc and more etc and what not, yrs and yrs and yrs ago - and learning a lesson the hard way :-D

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I have installed the free IE Add-On called WOT. Having no issues. Interestingly, on one computer the WOT icon is quite large and created its own row underneath File/Edit/View while on the other computer the WOT icon displays on the same row as File/Edit/View as a smaller icon.

Both displays on each computer use small icons and limited text to maximize the viewing screen. Tried to move the larger WOT icon from the 2nd row to the same row as File/Edit/View, but cannot. Thought it was a Toolbars Locked issue but isn't.

Any ideas what the differences are?



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Long story short, I was using eTrust EZ Anti-virus for a long time, and it worked very well. but it did not detect a kakworm that Symantec's site did detect.

So I took the plunge and installed NAV2002 last night and scanned my system with it. It found 2 kakworm files. So I downloaded the removal tool for it. BUT... that tool said there is no kakworm on my system.

So who can I trust? The eTrust AV is very good, and never let me down (I got infected with klez this week due to my own ignorance). And eTrust never detected a kakworm, but NAV did, but their removal tool says it isn't there.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Who can I trust....?

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Question: Trust

When i visited this link to test my pc for security issues i got the warning that this is not a secure site and info may not be safe, ect.

Just wondered if anyone else can advise me if it's ok to use and trust this site?



Who is the one who gives you the warning?
The one who is responsible for many security flaws.
OK,it's a typical message.
This Site is more than secure.

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Question: WOT (Web of Trust)

I originally ended up here in Techguy looking for info concerning an article I read, and in reading various threads concerning that and other threads that piqued my interest, I noticed that WOT is rarely mentioned here.

Is WOT not as recommended as other security programs? Or is it just not as widely known? I would think it would be a top program to mention in order to prevent us from accessing the bad sites most likely to cause us harm. And since I rarely see it mentioned here, I'm now questioning its integrity, lol.

For anyone who hasn't heard of this browser extension, WOT (Web of Trust) keeps track of websites and lets you know which one are trustworthy with a colour-coded system.

It bases the "trust system" on user experience who then rate the sites using the rating system built in the program. The ratings are from millions of users and trusted third-party sources.

You then know which sites are safe due to the "reputation icons" which are the coloured circles beside each website. They show up for search engine hits, social media platforms, online email, shortened URLs, and many popular sites.

So what are your views of this extenion? Is is not quite on the up-and-up or just very underated?

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I've been a longtime user of the WOT and was dismayed to see just now at the head of the BC site an article indicating that German broadcaster NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk so far as I know) had caught them selling imperfectly anonymized user information.  Question arising: do i need to remove or disable WOT, or has Google already done that for me?  Or put another way, is this something to worry about?
Thanks as always for enlightenment

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Question: No Trust In Trust

I bought a Trust sound card and it has *messed* up my PC!!! Their tech support is pance and so are their cards...

Prob is.. my PC takes ages to start now.. even now that I have gone back to my previous card and removed all the drivers for the Trust card.. I have also used the restore function and gone back a month.. but stillll takes ages to start..

Windows Xp shows up .. says its loading, then the screen goes black for anytime between 20 seconds and 10 mins!

Anybody got any idea how to fix this problem

..PS.. Obviously do not buy any Trust Sound Cards! Think you know why now!

Answer:No Trust In Trust

Please keep the language appropriate. This board sees visitors of all ages and sensitivities.

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Question: who to trust

Hey everyone,
I have been using Ccleaner for about six months and until now thought it was great. Yesterday i came across Registry Booster. Well immediately after running Ccleaner Registry Booster says it found 350 registry problems.
Now do i trust that Ccleaner did it's job or do i get rid of it and trust Registry Booster. Any comments on either program welcome.

PS I did not remove the entries that Registry Booster found. I am very apprehensive about messing to much with the registry.

Answer:who to trust

It seems OK. I use CCleaner in conjunction with RegScrubXP. I looked around on Google for reviews and Registry Booster has good reviews all around. Also, it is a pay program so unless you decide to buy it, I'd stick to CCleaner because you'll have to get back to using CCleaner anyways.

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Hi All

Recently I have had assistance from the Tetonbob, and on completion have installed WOT as he advised.

As he is very busy I dont want to bother him about something very small, so here I am.

WOT has installed a new toolbar across the top of the screen for just its one icon, If this continues I will have all toolbars and no viewing area!

Is anybody able to give a master class on organising toolbars please?

I have tried but with no luck.

I think I am running IE7 on windows XP SP3.

I posted here as on searching TSF TheFANforRPM looks to have had the same problem - Only no one has helped him in 7 months, which has not been my experience with TSF so far , perhaps it is something that cannot be solved? Perhaps I just need to buy a much bigger monitor?

Regards PC Numpty

Sorry forgot to add this requested report

Browser Add-on Report generated by ToolbarCop v3.4
23/10/2009 11:02:12

Browser Extension: Download all with DF Manager - {D5AD327A-A089-4F04-89FD-4EA9812B3913} - E:\DEPOSI~1\DEPOSI~1\DEPOSI~1.DLL - Enabled - All Users

Browser Extension: Money Viewer - {E023F504-0C5A-4750-A1E7-A9046DEA8A21} - C:\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll - Enabled - All Users

Browser Extension: n/a - {E2E2DD38-D088-4134-82B7-F2BA38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe - Enabled - All Users

Browser Extension: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11D2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program... Read more

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Has anyone tried Web of Trust? It's a rating system for websites that's on Mozilla's recommended list. Works with IE too.

Free Internet Security | WOT Web of Trust

Answer:Web of Trust add-on

Using it now - since it is end user based (primarily) you have to take a lot of what users rate with a grain of salt. For example, many user have rated BroSoft, a downloader hoster for app developers, as a bad site because of a particular problem they may have had with *one* program - not understanding that this site only hosts the download for the app developer and has nothing else to do with the development of the app that they used.

For more accurate results I'd go with FinJan and SiteHound as well (and possibly RobotGenius).

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Question: Don't trust 'em

I had a middle-eastern type put Win 7 on my computer and it turned out to be a developer copy (illegal copy). being reasonably hionest, I purchased a real versin of Win 7 Ultimate. What kind of problems will I encounter installing the legal version?

Answer:Don't trust 'em

You shouldn't have any issue installing the legal version just format and install that is it. After you install you will have to go to your manufacturers website and install all of your device drivers though.

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Well, in November of 2003 I built what was then the ultimate gaming machine, it has worked wonderfully except for burning up a power supply once. But about a month and a half ago it started giving me an audio notification of an error (the MB says specific phrases according to what is wrong). Now since I have surround sound with a subwoofer I'm not sure I understood what the voice said, but it seemed like it said "System failed VGA test" I could just simply turn the machine off and back on and it would usually go through without doing it again. VGA failure would mean a problem with my graphics card of course, BUT, my question is if the CPU was burning up or let's just say reaching the end of its days, could it cause strange things like that to happen? BECAUSE, now when I turn the machine on I get nothing on the monitor, and within a few seconds it begins to repeat the phrase "System failed CPU test" I'm positive that is what the MB is saying this time because I've had numerous people listen, turned down the bass on speakers and all, I just hope that I misunderstood her voice the first few times it happened.

I need some serious advice or ideas here before I order my replacement CPU from newegg today, I've just assumed that it is the problem, but I want to get some oppinions from people more experienced than myself whom may have had a similar problem. Another thing I want to mention that may help the decision, it is an Athlon 64, and it did run over recomm... Read more

Answer:Should I trust what my MB says?

In addition to above I forgot to mention that I have changed the MB battery. I've took the CPU up and turned the power on and the error changes to "No CPU installed". So I've put it back in, and then took the VGA card out and powered up, the error didn't change from the usual "System failed CPU test". Hope this bit of information helps. It's killing me I have to play WoW on my laptop.

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i have been using spyot for awhile and yes i update it and it never finds anything and i have a feeling that is missing a bunch, so i tryed a spy killer that a friend uses, and that found 7 traces of VX 2 i was going to use it to fix VX 2 but to my horror it wanted $30.00 for the key, no way i said. So i got adawareSE (how do i make sure that the deep scan is on , set up right ?) and the VX2plug in and it finds nothing, so whom do i trust and assuming something finds this VX2 umn how do i make sure that this virus gets killed - i am using w98se. ! ?

I am using Free Bit Defender 8 virus scan and that finds stuff but no VX2 , this B D seems to work best for me compared to Free Avast or AVG - i do run one time vs scans from trend micro to double ck and nothing - any ideas - thanks . . .

Answer:VX2 - whom to trust

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Question: Don't trust others

About 2 weeks ago, i formatted my computer. After finally getting what I wanted back up, my computer was faster than ever. I left, only to come back to my much older(about 20 years older) cousin on my computer. I let her check her e-mail and whatnot. Soon she was doing things randomly to pass time.I thought, "Why is she waiting? My computer isn't that slow!" When I got on the computer, it was freezing nearly constantly, and I spent a good 4 hours attempting to fix it. Now, I had to delete nearly 2 gigs of programs just to get it salvaged again. Now she is blaming it on my games. Could someone diagnose this please?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:44:58 AM, on 11/25/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Answer:Don't trust others


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Question: who to trust?

Have a PC here that needs a memory upgrade, I have downloaded Everest Free Edition onto the machine and it is reporting that the PC takes DDRSD RAM PC2700...but Crucial is tellin' me it's DDR PC2700 ..not a whole lotta difference I know...but I don't want to make any stupid mistakes here before forking out on non compatible RAM.

How can I be absoultely certain about this before I just trust Everest?


Answer:who to trust?

All memory is SDRAM, just like all cars are vehicles.

SDRAM = Syncronous Dynamic Random Access Memory

Your computer takes DDR SDRAM, which means you want Double Data Rate SDRAM. So the difference is just in the label, much in the same way I refer to my 1994 Nissan as either "my car", or "my Pathfinder".

Makes sense?

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I use this add on my browser since sometimes i find it useful. I wouldn't say its uncommon for some sites that are good and legit to be marked red but for the most part i like display function it shows besides a website or picture.

I have this installed in all my computers however one of them doesn't show the green, yellow, or red icons next to a website when i search it on Google. This is the main feature i like about it and i can't seem to get it working.

I uninstalled and reinstalled it and have the same settings as some of my other computers but yet it won't display those red, green or yellow icons..

Answer:WOT ( web of trust)


What Windows version are all the PCs and especially the one thats not displaying the feature as it should?

What Browsers are you using on these PCs and is the same one using the addon and displaying correctly on some and not on the one in question?

Are all PCs upto date with Windows and updates for browsers if 3rd party is used?
Do they all have the same security apps and if not list each PC with what Windows version, browser and security apps they have and highlight the none compliant one?

Troubleshooting is never easy and worst still remotely via the web so many questions and answers are needed to find a commonality then the non conformist part that could be the issue.

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Spring is comming and in my part of the country, that means horrible thunderstorms. I have an APC 650VA/390Watt USP. I was wondering if it would be safe to put my faith in it to protect my system from lightning strike (i've lost a computer to lightning before), or should I continue to unplug everything during storms?

Answer:Should I trust my UPS?

UPS wont protect against a bad lightning storm

Unplug your gear in a bad storm. Or use a laptop with wireless and a cheap wireless router.

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I have multiple computer some of which were just upgraded from NT4 to 2k3. There were trusts set up before and now I would like them again. I can set it up as a one way but not two way. Would it help if I switched to Native instead of leaving it in mixed? Next when I add the domain name like in the box for the trust it comes back with "AD cannot verify the domain RPC server is not running". But when I use LDN by itself it goes through. And after the setup is done the whole FQDN is displayed if I try to verify I get the same message about RPC. Thank you for the help.

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Question: Web of Trust

Hi,Probably somebody already know this application but I'll just share it anyways.When searching on google and you dont know if this website has malicious things on it well try to install WOT

Answer:Web of Trust

WOT has saved me many times, thanks for posting this

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Here are my 2 questions

1st) I bought a computer directly from the HP company and on the box It says the RAM is 256mb pc2700. Then I used PC-Doctor ( Runs tests to see if parts of computer are working right and gives system info ). Anyways it says the RAM is 256mb pc 3200. The question I have is does it matter what kind of RAM I buy for the computer or does it have to be PC2700 or PC3200 specifically? If it needs to be the specific type should I trust what the box says ( the hp website too ) or what the PC-Doctor says?

2nd) I have 2 memory slots with 2gb available memory ( 1 slot has 256 and the other has none ) so I can take out the first slots 256 and then place a 1gb RAM in both of the 2 spots right? ( just making sure so I dont mess nothing up )

If you know this stuff plz help and if not thanks for reading the thread.

Answer:Who/what can i trust more?

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None. Check on the memory stick itself.
Download sisandra from SiSoftware and do a memory bandwith test. If the numbers are in the 2000's it's probably pc2700, if it's high 3000, low 4000, it's pc3200.

Dell might have put a 3200 because thats what they had in stock. If so, cool for you.
PC-Doctor might get some wrong informations. A hardware's bios might be wrong or simply PC-Doctor can't find a perfect match for the product and theres some sort of deductive code that matches it with the closest match it has in database. Which would be the pc3200 it's displaying.

You can never be 100% sure. I had a celeron processor that showed up as a p2. I had a video card with an r480 gpu core, but it showed up as r423.

You have to check on the piece of hardware itself.
Benchtests can also give you an idea .. but you can't be 100% sure with them.

2) Yes.

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FBI paid Geek Squad ‘informants’
Who knows what other personal info and data they collect while fixing a PC?
Next thing you know, Geek Squad (and others) will be installing spyware so be sure to scan for malware after you get it fixed...

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I've been a longtime user of the WOT and was dismayed to see just now at the head of the BC site an article indicating that German broadcaster NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk so far as I know) had caught them selling imperfectly anonymized user information.  Question arising: do i need to remove or disable WOT, or has Google already done that for me?  Or put another way, is this something to worry about?
Thanks as always for enlightenment

Answer:Can we trust the Web of Trust (WOT)?

It's up to you whether or not you uninstall it, it would not be removed/disabled automatically from your system. You can be aware that
    Your Internet Protocol Address;
    Your geographic location (e.g., France, Canada, etc.);
    The type of device, operating system and browsers you use;
    Date and time stamp;
    Browsing usage, including visited web pages, clickstream data or web address accessed;
    Browser identifier and user ID;
may have been sold, and so may any of these in the future. This could be valuable information for targeting attacks against your machine, but there's nothing you can do about that now apart from uninstall the plug in.
Personally I never liked the plug in as it was reputation based blocking rather than fact based. Though others seemed to consider it valuable.
You may consider installing things like AdBlockPlus, NoScript, Ghostery, Disconnect and Privacy Badger to increase your browser security rather.

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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?

No i do not use WOT.

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Question: trust this pc

trust this pc error in windows 8

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This is tuff going trying to work out what is a "real" message and what is an advert. I cant figure it out so thought maybe someone could help this newbie work her way through the maze. If I get pop up menus saying there is a problem in the registry should I trust the message and go looking for fixes or are they coming from a company who wants me to buy their product? the boxes are from and and know I did have a virus but I think I finally managed to get rid of the beast but maybe these are warnings that I should be paying attention to?

Answer:How do I know who to trust?

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i saw this auction on eBay, i haven't yet bidded but does anyone think it is worth the gamble(What if i see its going to end in under ?5.00)


Answer:Should i trust this guy

NO a thousand times NO.

He has no feedback. It's Ebay. You know nothing about him. If it is legit, it's got nearly a week to get into the hundreds of pounds.

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Question: Web of Trust

I recently installed the WOT add-on for Firefox. To my surprise, many of the recruiting and job search sites I visit are red flagged ( is one example). Why in the world would this be??

Answer:Web of Trust

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Question: Do I trust them


i have done a hijackthis on my system and I have attached the log file. How do I determine whther I trust a site eg without actually going in to it with the risk that that would entail.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 9:51:08 PM, on 28/03/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\PavProt.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\APVXDWIN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
C:\Program Files\Hello\Hello.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\Firewall\PavFires.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium... Read more

Answer:Do I trust them

Welcome to TSF.

You can look up the IP to see a general idea of who it's from. Why? Do you need to go to that site?

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's ... Read more

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Recently, for about a few weeks now when I go online with my Mozilla browser a window pops up claiming to be from Microsoft. In the upper corner it says Microsoft Internet Security. Then warns that my browser is in high risk for infection unless I give permission to install Online Protection Tool by Microsoft Windows. Has anyone seen this before? Is this legitimate software from Windows? I tried asking the people at windows directly and I am still waiting a week later for a reply. Help! if you can, greatly appreciated jhonni107(Moderator edit: Email address removed to prevent spambot harvesting and for privacy protection. Post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

Answer:To Trust or Not to Trust

Read this link - Online Protection Tool, fake pop-up alert that looks like a Windows warning: could try to resolve the problem with Malwarebytes - if the problem persists,report back and you can get help from the more experienced members of this Forum.

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Question: E-trust av!

Can anybody tell me if ca e-trust anti virus is any good.And is it better than avg,which is what ive got now.Im asking because i can get e-trust free for a year,and i want to know how good it is before i get it.

Answer:E-trust av!

It is a good product but if you have AVG and are happy with it, then why change? AVG is trusted by many here.

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Sorry this is going to be a long one.

OK here is the scenario. To access my mail I log into my ISP and click on a link which is placed on my home page. So this morning - like any other day - I did just that.
Wham!! Big warning from my antivirus software (Kaspersky). Telling me that the file I was trying to open contained a trojan. Remember all I have done so far is click on the link - I have not yet even go to the screen containing my mail. Clicking on deny access I am informed that if I think that there is something wrong I should contact the ISP.
I made a note of the URL given by Kaspersky and sure enough it was the URL for my ISP's mail server. Ok I thought they have a problem (Note I say they not me). I rang them up and was politely told that their mail serve does not have a virus. So I asked the rep to link to my pc so he could see for himself what my antivirus was telling me. Oh - I also informed him at this point that I was running Windows 7 with Kaspersky as my antivirus.
He agreed - took a look at the message and agreed it did look as if it was on their server however it was likely to be an email I was trying to open. (Remember what I said earlier - I havent got that far yet!!).
Anyway he told me he would ask one of the technicians to contact me. However he did tlell me that there would be little they could do for me as I was not running the antivirus software provided by them (more on this later).
Now comes the next major issue. He asked me to click on th... Read more

Answer:Would you trust this ISP?

First rule of call desk support ... blame the software...

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"Your browsing history may have been sold alreadyBy Martin Brinkmann on November 1, 2016
Add-on companies are selling the browsing history of millions of users to third-parties according to a report that aired on German national TV.
Reporters of Panorama managed to gain access to a large data collection that contained the browsing history of roughly 3 million German Internet users.
The data was collected by companies that produce browser extensions for various popular browsers such as Chrome and Firefox.
Panorama did mention only one add-on, Web of Trust or WoT, but did not fail to mention that the data was collected by multiple browser extensions."
By coincidence, I was trying to download WOT today from the author's site, and I can't find the green download link anywhere on the site, using any browser on Win 7 or Win 10 systems.
Something is up ...

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I am finding all kinds of 6800 GTs on ebay for anywhere from $100-$200, which is a price that seems too good to be true. Should I trust these? Or should I buy from a retail store or online store?

*EDIT* X800 Pros are running for as little as 99 cents on ebay, so I don't know if I wanna go that route.

Answer:Should I trust ebay?

I would be wary about buying from ebay. Most of them are just good deals (i.e. the seller got his rebate and now doesn't care or he/she has surplus). But there are some crappy people on there so check their ratings and feedback.

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Question: trust aida32?

aida32 gives me 2 memory module reportsthe first report says maximum memory modulesize 512mb. it describes it as 128mb 1 rows4 banks. the second report says 64mb 1 rows4 banks. i have 192mb right now but wantto add more. i have 2 slots does it meani can put 256mb in each slot. i have 3 y op111 450 running win98se. thanks

Answer:trust aida32?

If you don't know what motherboard you have, download the Advisor utility from click hereOnce you know what motherboard you have, download the manual from the manufacturer's web site - it will tell you what memory the board will support, and in what combination(s).Or simpler, go to and take their advice. They offer a no-quibble guarantee if it doesn't work.

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Anyone ever had any success establishing a two-way forest trust between the following:

Forest A
# of forests = 1
# of domains = 1
Forest function level = Windows Server 2000 Native
Domain function level = Windows Server 2000 Native

Forest B
# of forests = 1
# of domains = 1
Forest function level = Windows Server 2008 R2
Domain function level = Windows Server 2008 R2

It seems that it is possible, however it isn't supported by Microsoft. I keep finding articles that the lowest function level should be Windows Server 2003.

Thank you.

Answer:Two-way forest trust help

I am sure you can't do a trust between 2000 native and r2

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Hi there,
This is my first post on this forum, so hello to all!
Here's my problem - a while ago I started getting tabs opening redirecting to '', which quickly became annoying.  This is an adware problem (?)
I run a paid AVG subscription on my computer, which didn't pick anything up.  I downloaded and tried a few free spyware/virus detection packages, which didn't find anything either.
I then downloaded Spyhunter4 which then found about 395 threats from both MySearchDial toolbar and Speedial Search!
I tried looking on the Control Panel to uninstall these toolbars, but I can't seem to find them!
Is Spyhunter legit?  is it really possible for a lesser known spyware package to find nearly 400 threats that all the others can't, and how do I get rid of this f****** adware?

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I just received a laptop from my school. I teach here. And here happens to be in China, whereby not all that should be legit is necessarily so. Along with my Dell laptop I could see Office 2010 Pro had been installed and, having installed Avast antivirus, it detected and took care of "AutoKMS.exe" A search shows it to be a hack tool in some cases and perfectly legit in other cases. For the time being I have uninstalled the Office 2010 (If it is a legit copy I could always have it reinstalled--I would assume), Anyhow, though the 'exe' has been quarantined by Avast the folder, found in the 'Windows' directory, along with 2 files still exist. One file is 'AutoKMS.ini' and the other is 'AutoKMS.log'.
So is it legit or what? Meanwhile as I wait for a reply here I am upgrading my laptop's OS to Windows 10.
Thanks :-)

Answer:Can we trust AutoKMS.exe, or not?

Let's keep it to one forum,

Is AutoKMS legit or not? - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Question: Trust Cleaner

Greetings all i have followed the guides to removing trust cleaner the problem is that all i need to do is to remove it from my taskbar it still pops up and says spyware infection detected how do i remove it from my taskbar??thank you.Mod Edit: Topic moved to a more appropriate forum

Answer:Trust Cleaner

If the self-help guide did not work, please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may even have performed some of these steps already.When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, not here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. Please be patient. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have no replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, a team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.If after 5 day... Read more

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One more victim of Trust Cleaner...Here is my log from hijackthis :Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 20:19:17, on 2006-07-06Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\ASUSKBService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\ASUS\WLAN Card Utilities\Center.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional ... Read more

Answer:Can't Get Rid Of Trust Cleaner

You may want to print out these instructions or save it as a text document, and use them as a reference. If you have any questions regarding the fix, please ask us before proceeding. It is also important for you to don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order.=====================================Uninstall ProgramsClick Start ? Run ? type: appwiz.cpl ? OKFind and remove the following program(s) (if present):

TrustIn Popups
Trust Cleaner

Close Add/Remove Programs window after uninstalling.=====================================Please open HijackThis, click Do a system scan only, and then place a checkmark beside each of these entries: O2 - BHO: (no name) - {07A78AEA-4A54-4967-9A60-4B68592D30C7} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {590FFB84-6A29-4797-9C0E-B15DF2C4CDCB} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {da7ff3f8-08be-4cac-bc00-94d91c6ae7f4} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FE6C16C4-16AD-47B6-B250-26AD1829E49A} - (no file)O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TrustIn Popups] "C:\Program Files\TrustIn Popups\TrustInPopups.exe"O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Trust Cleaner] "C:\Program Files\Trust Cleaner\Trust Cleaner.exe" After placing all the checkmarks, close all windows (except HJT), and then hit Fix Checked. When it finishes, exit HJT.=====================================Locate and delete the following folder(s), if present : C:\Program Files\TrustIn PopupsC:\Program Files\Trust Cleaner =========... Read more

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Question: AD Forest Trust

Hello [H] Members,

I'm fairly sure I know the answer already but want a second opinion. If we have say, DomainA and DomainB (both Server 2003) and establish a forest trust between them, does the AD info/schema from A replicate to B and vice versa?

My impression/thought is that they don't but A will honor logons for B and vice versa. That should, as far as I know, be generally the thing that trusts are used for.

Thanks in advance for any guidance.

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Question: trust pc problem

ok I just installed Windows 8 for XP and I am trying to trust my pc but the email I was using for my live id was one from school so long ago and does not exist so I created a new one( and now my phones messed up) and my computer and xbox go to the new live id but when I go into trusted pc it only lists my old live id and not the new one. is there a way to fix this or am I going to have to wait a month for it to delete the old live id so I can finally trust my pc. any help would be great

Answer:trust pc problem

I got an email saying so one replied and gave me this to try
In ?Account summary?, click on Update email address
link.In the left pane, click on Security info.Under ?Alternate email address?, Add your new email address
if not already there, then Delete the old one.

Hope this helps, Shawn .

I tried this already and still nothing works also when I try to add my new live id as an alternate email it says "The security info you entered is too long or contains characters that aren't allowed."

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hey can someone explain to me why when i run sisoft sandra my 2.8c cpu scores higher than others faster processors like 3.4 etc... ?

Answer:can you trust sandra?

No, you cannot trust Sandra. The program often makes mistakes.

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Question: Trust issue?

Hi everyone::wave. I'm not sure where to post this or even if I really want to, but I need to know the answer even if it is one I don't want to hear.
Here's the issue, problem whatever you want to call it, I ran my superantispyware tonite and discovered tracking cookies from different porn sites, all under my husband's user name. I wrote them all down and asked him about them. What you should know is that two weeks ago I went to bed leaving my husband playing on-line poker. I woke up about three in the morning, he was in the bathroom, and upon passing the computer on my way to the kitchen I saw on his screen a chat room for finding dates in our area and a open e-mail from "naughty girls" inviting him to call them to meet them, this was from a site on craigs list. I waited to confront him so that I could do a little investigation. I found him listed on a porn site looking for action. I confronted, he said that he had not been on those sites, that he had peeked at some over a year ago, that he didn't know why these things kept popping up but that he could not get rid of them. He had been hiding his web activity from me before this. I said fine we would fix that. I had him delete his e-mail address and create a new one. Then I searched for a program that would keep an eye on him. This program did not pick up these new sites. This is my question, is it possible that his user i.d. was hijacked? Is it possible for him to somehow erase where he h... Read more

Answer:Trust issue?


To your question of the PC hijacked then its possible, however not very likely if he has been viewing the sites while you are passing the PC and can see whats onscreeen, but having said that the best way for you to know if any malware (malicious software) has infected your PC is to run the below, and you will need to to it on both user accounts, do when running the guide start a new thread for each of the user accounts and attach the logs as described below.

Please read and follow the following READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide and once finished please start a new thread in the Malware Forum plus a guide on how to attach the logs HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post Click to expand...


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Someone who was using my computer accidentally downloaded the Virus Protect program. I used Smitfraud and Panda Security and I think I got all of it out. The problem is I scanned with Spy Hunter (the free scan) and it shows that my computer is still infected. Spybot, AVG (free version) Spy Sweeper (expired subscription and not updated for about six months) and Ad-Aware all show that my computer is clean. Is the problem Spy Hunter (Spybot read Spy Hunter as a problem) or is Spy Hunter noticing something the other programs aren't?

Answer:Which Program Should I Trust?

Spy Hunter has a controversial reputation

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Question: Trust WB3400T

I can`t find vista x64 driver for webcam Trust WB3400T.Item no.14383.Can enyone help me.Thanks.

Answer:Trust WB3400T

have you fixed this problem?
I also bought same web cam and I have a problem. Please let me know how you fixed it (if you did this).

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Hello Friends!,
Well I have great news, Since giving up on that belkin router I was able to purchase a Linksys wireless access point, model #BEFW11S4, ( I'm still not clear on the difference between a router and an access point). Now my home network is up and running. I am very carefull about where I go and what I download, my kids....not so muchrolleyes. Although I have told them....well you know. My question (finally) is this. Since these computers are hard wired can they give my machine something (undesired)? Is there a way to insulate my machine from the kids? I have tried to install the McAfee security suite but it requires more ram than the kids machine has. I installed AVG free but it slowed their machine down so bad I took it off. I have just downloaded the must haves and will try on both machines but I don't think their machine can run most of it. My machine has all the recommended protection including McAfee Security Suite and the safeguards Comcast puts in place (Which are supposedly formidable) but that only protects me from the outside and I don't know if I'm vulnerable from the other computer on my net.
I plan to give them this dual core when my quad is operational but until then I would like some suggestions for keeping safe until then. Any help will be welcomed as usual thank you so much.
Cmdr Chill

Answer:I don't trust my kids

A Routing circuit is an electronic circuit that directs Internet connection to few commuters using one shared connection (like a Cop directing traffic).

A switch is a device that acts as a center to connect few computers together (like hallways that connect between rooms in the house.

An Access Point is a device that allows replacing the wires that connect computer to a Network it is sort of a Wireless switch.

An Entry Level Cable/DSL Router is a combo unit with Routing Circuits and a Switch to connect few-wired computer.

An Entry Level Cable/DSL Wireless Router is a combo unit Routing Circuits and a Switch to connect few-wired computer and an access point to allow wireless computer too.

These three aspects (Routing, Switch, Access Point) of Networking are put together in a plastic box to work together but otherwise each one is an independent entity.

As for Kids Internet behavior.

If File Sharing is Not On your computer, and you use Software Firewall that can block local traffic you are probably safe.

For real extra security, you can use something like this,

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Question: Trust 320 spacecam

Hi all,

I obtained an outdated Trust 320 spacecam webcam from my parents, who, in being the great IT bods that they are, have lost the driver disk. No problem I thought, but installing the driver I can find on the net does not provide an active webcem for skype or anything else. Any ideas on how I can get the original software or an alternative for my cam to work in Win XP (SP 3)?


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Hi. This is my first topic here.

There is another one talking about this problem, i tried to reply, but for some reason, i hadn't enough priviligies to do it.
But help me anyway, because this is driving me nuts!

I have this "Trust Cleaner" program always appearing (even after i unninstall it), and a red cross on the right top bottom of my screen, warning me of spyware (it's also from the program)

I cant activate the windows firewall, i think also because this mallware.

Tried "Adaware", and "Spybot Search and destroy". Solved some other problems, but not this one.

What can i do?

Answer:Trust Cleaner! Huh!

Hi and Welcome

First off you could try this guide SpywareQuake & SpyFalcon Removal Procedure but if that doesnt remove your issue then please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.

- Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support

Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.

- Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.
Click to expand...

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:

Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too (these scans are covered in steps 6 & 7 of the READ & RUN ME sticky)
Panda Scan


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The free online panda virus check is a hoax. When they emailed me they gave me a file defanged. I checked it with norton and what do ya know panda sent a virus before you run online program they'll ask for your email and tell you to dl the defanged and open it. Then once that it is done they'll tell you to run the online virus checker. Once youve installed the defanged it installs the virus. All Panda wants is to feel allmighty and powerful, meanwhile they plauged you and the online checker will say *hey you have a virus blah blah blah*. Panda is not to be trusted.

Answer:Panda!! Don't trust..

Dorian Galli .......If you want a reliable online virus checker ......try .......   scroll down to the Symantec security check and then choose the virus scan........This will take a while depending on the number of files on your pc........It works.dl65  

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Ok, I put a 500GB Western Digital (Green) HDD into a custom built system, running Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), to replace a dying Western Digital 160GB HDD. Both drives are SATA drives.

When I first got the 500GB drive, I put it in the system and ran Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test tool to test the drive to make sure it was sound. DFT gave the drive a thumbs up. (I ran the advanced test). I transfer the data from the old hard drive to the new one and get everything up and running. Cool.

I go to defragment the new hard drive and the system reboots itself. I try again, it works. Fine. I run a "chkdsk c:" command and it reports finding some errors and wants me to run the "chkdsk c: /f" command. I do so and it wants to schedule it to run at the next system boot. Cool.

I reboot and get a "data read error" and the system doesn't boot. So, I test the hard drive with the Seagate SeaTools HDD test utility and the quick test checks out fine but the extended test finds a failure. I then try the Hitachi DFT and the quick test checks out fine but the advanced test finds a failure. I then try the Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostic tool and both the quick and long running tests pass cleanly. I reboot the system and it boots normally and runs the "chkdsk c: /f" command I had scheduled.

Two of the three hard drive diagnostic tools I tried found issues with the drive but the Western Digital tool didn't.

Would you trust the drive... Read more

Answer:Would you trust this drive?

Personally? Nope. I've yet to find a hard drive that will go and have bad errors magically fix themselves. IMO, they will only get worse. I may use it for temporary data storage of stuff I already have backed up, but other than that, I'd see if I could return it.

Peace indeed, good buddy.

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This concerns two good soundcards; A Trust 512DX (Created for/with the 5.1 Surround set that I use) and a Soundblaster Live! Digital 5.1. The Trust 512DX is only capable of 17 channels, I am not too certain about the Soundblaster Live! Digital 5.1. Both are from post-2001. What would you install? Since most soundcards seem to be compatible with the Soundblaster standard, should I even bother using a non-Soundblaster audio card? On the side; What kind of sounds should emanate from a 5.1 Surround middle speaker? It does not seem to make any sound at all, even when I disconnect all the other speakers. The whole 5.1 idea is a bit vague to me as well, the front speakers are always louder and I never get the feeling that there is 'something' happening behind me. Most likely because I dance all over the screen in any sort of game, but still, aren't I supposed to feel like I'm really there?

Answer:Soundblaster or Trust?

Still quite perplexed. If the volume reaches a certain point, the left front channel becomes less dominant.

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Windows XP. IE7 Word 2000Use e Trust antivirus version7.0.405 for last 2 years no problems with a sub. for updates etc for 4 years.It did an update on Thursday since when its scheduled updates have not been possible with the message "An update of the InoculateT engine for WindowsNT/2000/XP/2003(386) will be used to update the local machine" This is then followed with a message "can't find information on the Innoculate T engine for Windows NT etc on the remote site" "Download unsuccessful"Any ideas anyone.

Answer:Using e Trust antivirus

Can you contact their Support?

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I am currently using Outlook WA which is located within the DMZ. My Exchange box is located with my NT4 domain. I am received an authorized login message when trying to authenticate the username and passwords which are members of the NT4 domain.

I believe that I need to create a trust relationship between the NT4 PDC on the domain and the PC on the DMZ which has the OWA client loaded on it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Question: Trust the webcam !

Hi everybody,

One of my colleagues recently bought a new webcam Trust USB2 WB-3500T.
He downloaded and installed the last version of drivers and it doesn't work on his desktop MEDION MD8083 (Windows XP Home).
But it works perfectly on another computer, a laptop DELL Latitude D505 (Windows 2000 Pro).

I found the following thread created by arizonabay :

I suggested my colleague to unplug the other USB devices and to try plug his webcam, but his desktop has no PS2 port (the keyboard is USB) !

Any idea is welcome !

Answer:Trust the webcam !

A cheap and quick solution might be adopting the use of an additional PCI USB2 card:

> Example <
(I'm not recommending the use of "")

If it fails, you still have some extra USB ports.

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Question: Domain trust

How do i establish trust beteen two domains. The one is called and the other testking.local. I am able to ping the two different domain controllers but i dont know how to establish trust Also in the active directory and trust i am only to see one dc not both. Also how do i establish trust between two forests? anyone please?

Answer:Domain trust

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Hello i have a Trust 56k v92 PCI Modem and everytime i shutdown xp it does not disconnect the modem. It stays connected to the line so you can't make or receive calls. To make it disconnect from the line you can pull the power cable from the back of the system or unplug the cable from the modem.



Answer:Trust 56k v92 PCI Modem

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I am running XP and IE 7 on my pc at work. We have a server containing all of our shared software, files, etc. There are 2 programs in particular that I cannot get IE to trust. One is called PhoneSlips, the other is Prosystems Practice. When I try to open the two programs (which I use daily), it gives me an "open file - security warning" saying the publisher could not be verified and asks if I am sure I want to run the program. It is rather annoying.

I have added my server path as a trusted site under Tools, Options, Security, Trusted Sites (I removed the checkmark from the box that says "require server verification (https)..." but that didn't work.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!:confused

PS: It does this for everybody in the office

Answer:IE 7 won't trust my software

Is this XP home or XP pro and what policies are set if Pro?

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I really like this application but have continually had issues installing it.
This is the error message I get when I try:

Could Not Open Key:

32. Verify that you have a sufficient access to that key,
Or contact your suport personnel.

Please let me know if anyone can figure out what i need to do to install this application.
Thank you

Answer:Installing WOT (Web of Trust)

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By Nate Mook, BetaNews

November 30, 2005, 10:53 AM

Microsoft is waving goodbye to Symantec and McAfee it seems. On Tuesday, the company opened the doors to its Windows OneCare Live beta, a PC protection and maintenance service that offers an antivirus and firewall, along with tune-up and backup functionality.

Any Windows XP SP2 user can now register to download the latest beta release.

"Windows OneCare is built on the goal that protecting your PC should be easy and intuitive" ...Click to expand...

So it will un-install Internet Explorer and install Firefox ... no?

Windows OneCare Live is not compatible with other antivirus software and requires it be removed.Click to expand...

oops ... poke in the eye for all AV venders there then.

OneCare will not work with Windows VistaClick to expand...

haha ... double oops ... AV venders reprieve ... yes/no?

Full story

Think I'll stick to Linux.

Answer:Do you trust Microsoft ... ?

You dont HAVE to install it ya know

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Question: MS Anti Trust

I read somewhere that Win7 is going to be required to include Firefox and Google Chrome browsers in addition to IE8 as stated by that whole anti trust thing years ago. Does this strike anyone as not "right"?

Let me give an example of the same thing but for let's say a car manafacturer and that would be to tell Chevrolet that they had to include a Ford and a Honda radio in the trunk in case you would prefer to use one of those instead of the one that came with it. Another example would be to tell Intel that one of cores in it's I7 CPU must be an AMD core. Telling Dunkin Donuts that 10% of the sprinkles on their Donuts must be half Krispy Kream and the other half Donut Connections's sprinkles.

I could go on and on but this is government overstepping their boundaries once again.

Answer:MS Anti Trust

I?m not sure that?s the case. These browsers aren?t usually installed on Windows machines. Users have the ability to download them if they want, correct?


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This is a bit long, but considering the number of people duped by rogues, I think it is worthwhile repeating here from Microsoft, Help & How-to on When to trust a website.

Knowing when to trust a website depends in part on who publishes the website, what information they want, and what you want from the site. If you're not sure whether to trust a website, consider these questions:

Are you visiting a secure site?

If you are visiting the website with a secure connection, you will be able to identify the website through the site's certificate. A secure or encrypted website address will begin with HTTPS rather than HTTP, and you will often see some sort of icon in the browser such as a padlock indicating that the website is secure. Secure connections use certificates to identify the website and to encrypt your connection so that it will be more difficult for a hacker to view. For more information on secure websites, go to the Windows website and search for "transaction is secure."
Depending on the type of certificate the website has, you can see the website address or the company address that the certificate was issued to. Extended Validation (EV) certificates will turn the address bar green in some browsers, and will contain a confirmed name and address for the website owner. Non-EV certificates will contain the website address or the domain of the site. If you can view a secur... Read more

Answer:When to Trust a Website

Good info. I used to see the green bar in the browser URL bar and think to myself "whats the point?". Well, I recently had to order a new SSL cert for an important customer facing service at my company. The CTO says " I want it to display the green bar in peoples browsers". I say no problem ( I have to order SSL certs all the time and can usually get them within an hour). LOL, weeks later I'm trying to get documents printed on company letterhead and signed by Company legal teams, and having them send letters for verification, verifying phone calls, etc. I had to jump through so many hoops, I now have a new respect for the green bar.

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i want to download winamp, the mp3 player, but first want to know if you think it is trust worthy as far as spyware and viruses go,

Answer:do you trust WinAmp ?

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Can I trust this site?

Here is a link to their security warning page:

I am worried about my IP address being viewed by hackers.



Answer:Should I trust this site?

In the end, only you can decide.

I assume this is the part of the Registration Agreement that concerns you;

"The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of Phrasebase forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempts that lead to the data being compromised."

To me this wording looks fairly standard. It doesn't even include the proviso that they will pass info to any authorised law enforcement agency that demands it, possibly because that can be implied (or it might be on the page I didn't read!). I'm no expert on these documents though, because I don't register at that many sites, I tend to 'lurk'!.

I understand that the bad guys have tools that can collect the IP's of active computers from our browsers without having to break into databases to get them. Someone with more technical knowledge may be able to shed more light on this point.

The good news is that Phrasebase are using Apache/Unix, not MS, servers, so that improves their chances of avoiding getting hacked.

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I Have A Dell Inspiron 2650 And I Dont Know What My Bios Password Is And I Tried Everything I Could Find (,ibios,etc.). So I Called These Guys Who's Website I Found And They Sell Replacement Bios Chips. I Offered To Pay For The Chip And Have Them Tell Me Which Chip It Is And Just Short It On Start Up. The Guy Says There Is No Way To Do Such A Thing And That By Purchasing This Chip I Will In Turn Recieve A New Chip And The Location Of The Chip To Replace.
Now My Question Is Should I Just Go Ahead And Do This, Or Should I Do Soemthing Else? I Am 4 Days Late Of My Deadline And If I Order This Chip It Will Take A Week To Get To Me. What I Dont Understand Is Why Do So Many Others Have Success With Those Cmoss Destroy And Whatnot Programs But I Dont??? And Yes, I Called Dell And They Are About As Helpful As A One Legged Man In A Two Man Soccer Tournament....

Any Ideas????


Answer:Should I Trust

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I have AVG-free, use IE7, and search with Google.
My AVG says certain sites are 'ok,' green-check, good to go, but when I click on them, Google says they are not ok. BUT when I try to enter the 'badware' explanation of why, I always get a 'server error.' I trust AVG or should I find another way to get the information I need for my research?
NEVER MIND--JUST FOUND IAN'S POST THAT GOOGLE'S GONE NUTS ON WARNINGS. Since I was searching 'pagan', I thought it might be a real threat, but model trains??? So...cancel my question.

Answer:Whom to trust--AVG or Google?

Don't worry about it if it's a site that you checked in the last hour, Google has had a problem today. I've made a post on it ( but it seems to be back working now for me.

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after downloading a torrent file yesterday...a patch avg caught the executable as a trojan, forgot the exact name...(on a friends computer)....then today, downloaded the very same file and e-trust didnt catch it at all....couldn't believe it...avg managed to heal the file before i used it...however e-trust didnt...and e-trust ( boasts about being the company that most fortune 500 companies use? you gotta be kidding me.

so, i kinda like avg here...score 1 for them....

Answer:avg - e-trust antivirus

jak3y said:

after downloading a torrent file yesterday...a patch avg caught the executable as a trojan, forgot the exact name...(on a friends computer)....then today, downloaded the very same file and e-trust didnt catch it at all....couldn't believe it...avg managed to heal the file before i used it...however e-trust didnt...and e-trust ( boasts about being the company that most fortune 500 companies use? you gotta be kidding me.

so, i kinda like avg here...score 1 for them....Click to expand...

You could always send the file too e-trust. So they can analyze it.

Read this:
Then submit sample:


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I have always liked the Norton Utilities package, but recently read complaints about the windows repair sections. Does anyone else have any concerns about fully trusting Norton to remove and repair things?

Answer:Do you trust Norton 2k4?

Look below this thread for similar threads or search the forum for Nortons. Countless complaints about system slowdown and problems, massive registry entries, installed programs, poor uninstall and more. Try a better free anti virus like AVG or Avast. Just reformatted a Dell for an acquaintance whos sytem would not start after the bought Nortons suite.

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Sorry guys, I'm kind of new to VPN and want to know more about it while asking some questions.

I know VPN has tons of benefits when it comes to connecting to internet, but since we're connecting a VPN thru a server, how do i know that server is not keeping track of my stuff? And also, how is my connection encrypted?

Answer:Should I/we trust VPN services?

Well, You need to know that you can really trust the VPN company! Next investigate if they support different types of encryption.

But as with all software you can never get a 100% guarantee. This was reported recently:

WebRTC in Firefox and Chrome Reveals IPs Behind VPN - Softpedia

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To start with, I inherited this PC with 2 SATA drives and 1 IDE drive. Jacked up from the beginning as it naturally boots off the IDE master then has to search out the primary OS partition on SATA 1, but that's not my real problem since it boots ok.
The problem is a 320gb drive on SATA 2, which recently garbled its boot sectors and crashed. It's now been reformatted as a single partition and seems to work ok again ( of course almost everything was lost) but my question is whether there is anything I can do to to protect it from crashing again?
I don't think there's anything physically wrong with it, it always showed in Bios just couldn't be accessed by windows. I edit video and use this as a cache for ginormous raw files which can't be backed up anywhere else.
I feel like I caught a really hot girlfriend who got drunk and started messing around with somebody else, you know? How to restore the trust....

Answer:HDD crashed, can I ever trust it again ?

Hello there, did you wipe the HDD and align it?

Search for CMD and run as administrator...

Follow this hehe:

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hello all 1ce agane i want my windows XP Pro to Logon to my windows NT SERVER 4.0 Domain but it says it cant because of the Trust Relationships so how do i get Windows NT Server to Trust Windows XP Pro (NT WOrkstation 5.1) Or for windows XP to Trust Windows NT Server??
Thanks for any Reply
P.s All Windows 98,ME,95 all logon Fine!!!
Thanks for any help!

Answer:Trust Between Win XP PRO and NT Server 4.0

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Question: Trust relationship

Does anyone knows how this comes? I know how to fix this but don't know the reason.
The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domein failed.

Answer:Trust relationship

Could be a few reasons...
corruption on the domain controller (or someone was testing restore functions?)
workstation is using DNS other than the DC (your DC is doing DHCP/DNS right?)
someone created a new computer using the same name
Someone or some app removed the PC from the domain (do you still see the pc name in AD users&computers on the DC?)

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The inevitable happened. Web of Trust is back at Chrome Store, and re-enabled on my browser. Guess they modified their underlying code.

WOT: Web of Trust, Website Reputation Ratings

Answer:Web of Trust is back!

Hahahah they can forget it if they think I'm gonna put my trust in them and recommend them again after what happened last time... They messed up badly, I felt so foolish for recommending them after I heard about what happened, not making the same mistake again.

But good luck to them

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I seen a lot of time people using lastpass, so I decided to try it out, I installed it but it ask me to register ..

- Why should I register for something personnal and confidential ?
- My passwords will be sent somewhere ?
If yes : if they are hacked what will happens ?
If no : do I have total control over it ?
- Should I trust in lastpass and in these kind of software ?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Should I trust in Lastpass ?

I've been using it for a while, no problems so far.

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Question: trust relationship

I have one computer running Windows 7 Professional and she keep getting this Message.
The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed.
I now cant log into her computer locally or remotely.  Need Help

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I have a local network drive on which I archive a lot of my files, generally in compressed (zip) folders. Ever since I moved to Windows 7 I've been getting a warning from 'Windows Security' that my internet security settings blocked one or more files from being opened. Note that this pops up even when all I'm doing is right-clicking on the file for whatever reason. (Sometimes I'm copying or moving it, sometimes I'm renaming it, sometimes I'm deleting it.)

All the 'solutions' I've found, by the way, assume I'm trying to open/download these via IE. I'm not but it does appear (as far as I can tell) that IE (or CP/Internet Options which looks to be the same thing) is the only place that 'internet security settings' are shown-even though they obviously control the entire system.

I've tried adding the IP address as a Trusted site & setting that security to Low. Didn't work. I've tried setting security to Low for my entire Intranet. Didn't work. I really don't want to set security to Low for the Internet but you know, that seems like all that's left-so I've got to be missing something. What?


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with so many scares about security on computers,how do I know who to trust when it comes to needing some repairs. whom ever it is they would have acess to all my personal info and files.?

Answer:who can I trust to fix my computer

The best way is by personal recommendation. If you have any particularly sensitive files, I'd save them to an external hard drive, then delete them from the PC. From then on, only save sensitive documents to the external drive. Then, if it goes wrong in the future, not only is the technician unable to see anything you don't want him to, but also your documents are safe.

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