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CCleaner v5.33.6162 (15 Aug 2017)

Question: CCleaner v5.33.6162 (15 Aug 2017)

Changelog :

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

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

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

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

Stability
- Improved CCleaner launch sequence to resolve a UI lock

Download link
CCleaner - Builds

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Preferred Solution: CCleaner v5.33.6162 (15 Aug 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 http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: CCleaner v5.33.6162 (15 Aug 2017)

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

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12279 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 931 GB (869 GB Free); D: 298 GB (257 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., SABERTOOTH X58
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

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Hello to all. This is my first post in the "TechGuy" Forums.

So I was reading about the hacking of CCleaner installer and its resulting problems. I have been using CCleaner for many years without problems.

I run Microsoft Security Essentials for antivirus and the Windows Firewall in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit OS.
I also run Spyware Blaster, Super AntiSpyware, Malware bytes free all programs are updated frequently and run often. Once in a while I run roguekiller from Adlice.

After reading about CCleaner Ver. 5.33.6162 I ran all my programs and found a hit for (Backdoor:Win32/Floxif) in Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes cleaned it out (I thought)

I uninstalled CCleaner and ran all the security programs again and ran what I could in Safe Mode as an added precaution. I am on the verge of doing a clean re-install but I would like to see if you folks can help me clean this machine without a re-install because I would rather not deal with 7 years of Microsof... Read more

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CCleaner  v5.33.6162 (32-bit version) has been compromised (security-wise).    Anyone still using this particular version should upgrade to 5.34, which was released on 12 September.
The following was copied/pasted from http://www.piriform.com/news/release-announcements/2017/9/18/security-notification-for-ccleaner-v5336162-and-ccleaner-cloud-v1073191-for-32-bit-windows-users

Security Notification for CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 for 32-bit Windows users

We recently determined that older versions of our Piriform CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 had been compromised. We resolved this quickly and believe no harm was done to any of our users. This compromise only affected customers with the 32-bit version of the v5.33.6162 of CCleaner and the v1.07.3191 of CCleaner Cloud. No other Piriform or CCleaner products were affected. We encourage all users of the 32-bit version of CCleaner v5.33.6162 to download v5.34 here: download. We apologize and are taking extra measures to ensure this does not happen again.
Issue Summary: Our new parent company, the security company Avast, determined on the 12th of September that the 32-bit version of our CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 products, which may have been used by up to 3% of our users, had been compromised in a sophisticated manner. Piriform CCleaner v5.33.6162 was released on the 15th of August, and a regularly scheduled update to CCleaner, w... Read more

Answer:WARNING: (32-bit) CCleaner v5.33.6162 compromised

Additional information, c/o Bugbatter's post at SpywareHammer:
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ccleaner-compromised-to-distribute-malware-for-almost-a-month/

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v5.34.6207 (12 Sep 2017)
Browser Cleaning
- Firefox: Internet History cleaning rule no longer removes Favicon content

General
- Minor GUI improvements
- Minor bug fixes
 

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

Charlotte at Eastern Michigan Eagles

COMPUTER PREDICTIONS STRAIGHT-UP

TEAM SCORE PERCENTAGE TO WIN GAME
Charlotte 22.903 26%
Eastern Michigan Eagles 30.181 74%

COMPUTER PREDICTIONS AGAINST THE SPREAD

TEAM SPREAD TOTAL
Charlotte +14.0 59.5 over
Eastern Michigan Eagles -14.0 59.5 under

Get full analysis, detailed write-ups, and official picks at goo.gl/Xf3NiR
 

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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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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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CCleaner for Mac v.1.09.311(CCleaner by Piriform)-for Mac OS X 10.5 or later

download page:http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/22949-ccleaner_for_mac

"CCleaner is a straightforward Mac OS X application that enables you to clean your Mac?s hard disk by deleting unnecessary files.

Quickly clean and optimize your Mac from within an intuitive interface

CCleaner comes with a user-oriented interface that helps you view basic information about your Mac, such as the running OS X, computer model, processor and RAM info. The side panel offers you access to the built-in Cleaner, Tools and Options tab.

Thanks to the Cleaner tool, you can delete Safari?s Internet history and cache along with your download history and all stored cookies. In addition, you can empty the System Trash, Logs and other temporary files. On top of that, you can clear the Internet cache, history, cookies, download history, site preferences and more from other installed Internet browsers.

Analyze, examine and clean your Mac with just a couple of mouse clicks

The great thing about CCleaner?s is that you can first analyze your Mac?s hard disk and view how much disk space you can recover by running the cleaning utility. You can also preview the items that need to be removed before initiating the cleaning process.

By accessing the Tools tab, you can safely uninstall various applications from your Mac or from the Startup list. In addition, you can repair permissions and erase free space to prevent u... Read more

Answer:CCleaner for Mac v.1.09.311(CCleaner by Piriform)

Official site and download:
https://www.piriform.com/mac/ccleaner
 

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CCleaner-Updater (Formerly CCleaner+)

Developed by ~heilnizar

(Updated) Download at https://code.google.com/p/ccleaner-updater/

Features:

Auto update CCleaner and/or Winapp2.ini.
Auto update and execute CCleaner silently on startup (Optional).
Supports command-line.
Portable.
Open-source.
Update-able.

Remarks:

Free to use.
It will create a folder called CCleaner and download data there, you can also place CCleaner+.exe where your CCleaner.exe portable is.
For bugs and suggestion send me a note.

CCleaner-Updater
(Formerly CCleaner+)
​Click to expand...
 

Answer:CCleaner-Updater (Formerly CCleaner+)

RE: CCleaner+ (CCleaner + Winapp2 Updater)

I dont use it coz I not seen it till now
I use CCleaner and CCEnhancer
But I will give it a go
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Question: best pcs 2017

Which one to buy from these?

1. Aspire TC Desktop - TC-780-UR12

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

3. New XPS Tower Special Edition

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

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

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

 

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My current set-up which i have recently changed.

Any comments or suggestions welcomed.

Many Thanks

Andy
 

Answer:AMD's set-up for 2017

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

Thanks for sharing your config!
 

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













Solved!

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

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

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Question: F-Secure 2017

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

Answer:F-Secure 2017

nastavnikhe said:


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

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

nastavnikhe said:


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

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

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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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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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Any other forum regulars in attendance today/tomorrow?
 

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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​
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Answer:F-Secure 2017

is that ultralight antivirus included in the new product line?
 

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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: 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: 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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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 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,
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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Hi all,

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

Here are the FRST and MBR logs:




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

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

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

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

Answer:2017-03-11 - Back for more

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

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

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

ZHP Scan.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Question: 2017 4K V nitro?

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

Answer:2017 4K V nitro?

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

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

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

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

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

Microsoft System Engineer

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

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Released: Beta updates ? 2017-07-03

Changelog:
---------------
Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2017.6.0.7694 ? with BETA updates enabled:
Improved: Feature for easy switching to Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
Related Posts:
Beta updates ? 2017-06-29
Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2017.4 released
Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2017.2 released
Beta updates ? 2017-05-01
Beta updates ? 2017-02-27
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Source: Beta updates ? 2017-07-03
 

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

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

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

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Hi there

Before you BUY Windows 10 note :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Update from W7 still FREE (May 2017)

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

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

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

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

Answer:Technozz 2017 Config

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

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Has anyone ran tests to compare the performance of ESET Smart Security 2017 (v10) to previous versions?

I ask because I really do not like ESS v9. I uninstalled it and re-installed v8 because it performs much better IMHO. I would like to know the direction of ESET. Are there any performance gains with v10 or is ESET continuing to loose focus on performance.

I've been using ESS since v4 and have been very happy over the years but it seems they are adding more and more bloat. A few times, I've tried others such as KIS and BitDefender but they truly did not perform as well as ESS; for me at least. That's why I want to stick with ESS.

I searched the forum but did not turn up any info. My apology if I missed it.
 

Answer:Has anyone tested performance of ESS 2017?

ESET 10 works great for me, I don't feel any slowdown. Memory usage is smaller than previous versions.
 

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I have "AShampoo Burning Studio 2017". I want to take for example, certain songs from 3 CD's and burn them to one CD.
However, I'm lost on how to do it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Phil

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changed from windows 10 to 7. Because i found it a little heavy on my 2gb ram. also i am thinking of upgrading ram as at this moment my ram usage is 66%(though it was 75-85% for Windows 10!).
 

Answer:New Configuration of sona 2017

I recommend doing a system image backup .
 

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Bonjour tout le monde, permettez moi de me pr?senter. Je m'appelle Laura, J'ai 35 ans,  je viens de grenoble - France.  J'ai fais des ?tudes en  informatique et   je travaille en tant que  responsable dans agence de communication.  En visitant quelques forums, je suis tomb?e sur le votre et j'ai ?t? impressionn?e par la qualit? de votre contenu:  http://www.oovatu.com/agence-de-voyage/ocean-indien/sejour-voyage/maldives

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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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Mcafee AntiVirus Plus 2017 Features:
1- Unlimited Licensees Windows,Androis,IOS.
2-Antivirus + antispyware + Malware + spyware
3-Web Protection : Site Adviser URL Malicious Blocking (Firefox + Chrome + IE)
4- File Shredder
5- Firewall Two Way
6-Qiuck Cleaner
7-Vulnerability Scanner
8- Free Support
9-Award Winning Usability (AV-TEST)
10-Top Rated Performance after ESET (AV-Comparatives June 2017)

 

Answer:McAfee AntiVirus plus 2017

And that's why performance tests shouldn't be taken very seriously.
Mcafee had top rated performance in Av-comparatives? Because I believe they did pretty bad in Av-test.
 

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I saw on many blogs  about  Windows 10 update.  Is that true? http://techindroid.com/microsoft-preparing-two-updates-windows-10-2017/

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Question: Avira 2017 Edition

Source : https://www.avira.com/en/free-security-suite
1. Free Security Suite


Essential protection

Stops ransomware & other threats
Scans unknown files in real-time
Blocks phishing & infected sites
PC clean & tune (free trial)

Fixes your speed, memory, and privacy
Wipes traces of your online history
1-time full system optimization
VPN Anonymity (500 MB/month)

Encrypts your communications
Masks your IP address
Bypasses geo-restrictions on content
2. Internet Security Suite


Premium protection

Stops ransomware & other threats
Scans unknown files in real-time
Blocks phishing & infected sites
Scans USB devices
Secures your shopping/ banking
PC clean & tune

Fixes your speed, memory, and privacy
Wipes traces of your online history
Accelerates your boot time
Deep cleans your PC for extra space
Encrypts files, or digitally shreds them
VPN Anonymity (500 MB/month)*

Encrypts your communications
Masks your IP address
Bypasses geo-restrictions on content
*Although VPN is not integrated with Internet Security Suite, you can download Phantom VPN for free separately.

3. Total Security Suite


Premium protection

Stops ransomware & other threats
Scans unknown files in real-time
Blocks phishing & infected sites
Scans USB devices
Secures your shopping/ banking
PC clean & tune

Fixes your speed, memory, and privacy
Wipes traces of your online history
Accelerates your boot time
Deep cleans your PC for extra space
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Tor Browser v7.0.5 Released ( 4 Sep 2017)

https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-705-released

This release makes HTTPS-Everywhere compatible with Tor Browser on higher security levels and ensures that browser windows on macOS are properly rounded.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 7.0.4 is:
All Platforms
Update Torbutton to 1.9.7.6
Bug 22989: Fix dimensions of new windows on macOS
Translations update

Update HTTPS-Everywhere to 2017.8.31
Update NoScript to 5.0.9
Bug 23166: Add new obfs4 bridge to the built-in ones
Bug 23258: Fix broken HTTPS-Everywhere on higher security levels
Bug 21270: NoScript settings break WebExtensions add-ons

Download Tor
 

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Hello, I'm needing to buy an internal battery for my T470 but seeing different suppliers for the cells- LGC, SMP, and PAN which I'm guessing is LG, Samsung, and Panasonic (although the sticker on the Panasonic battery says "Panasonic manufactured by SANYO").  If I have a choice of cell supplier/mfr which should I select for a battery built in 2017? I've read that in the past Panasonic is one of the best and Sanyo one of the worst (which leads to question of how are their new ones?). Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks

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

Answer:Spectra x360 (2017)

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

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Before you install the update released today (9 May) be careful and take precautions.

It installed to my PC when I started it earlier, though I didn't know it. The PC had restarted and was stuck at the blue window start up screen, the little dots just happily spinning around. It sounds like Windows has started but the start up screen won't go away.

I got on my laptop to start researching the problem, not knowing about the update/restart. I found a couple things online I tried and even posted a question in the general forum. As I tried accessing my PC with a Win10 repair disk, my laptop updated and requested to restart. I wasn't using it right then and told it okay. Lo and behold, after it restarted, the laptop did the same thing as the PC, the start up screen that won't go away.

Hardware wise, there is no cross over between. The PC is a 4 year old BYOPC with an i7 processor and NVidia graphics. The laptop is a 10 year old HP Pavilion with a Core 2 Quad processor and AMD graphics.

I have had to resort to using my wheezy HP Slate10 HD tablet to post this warning.

Answer:Be Careful With The 9 May 2017 Update

My Win10 RTM Version 1607 Build 14393 updated this afternoon and no problems.

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hi guys
i have a situation
when i try to install adobe premiere pro cc 2017 it launches adobe creative claude and after a few seconds it fails and i can't install the program
what's the problem
Sincerely Yours
My Pc runs x64 version of Windows 7
 

Answer:adobe premiere pro cc 2017

Try right click on the install icon and selecting

Run as Administrator
 

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I've been using my X1 Yoga 2017 for a few weeks now and I've noticed that when I'm doing simple things like checking email, browsing the web etc. the fan kicks in sporadically. The is most noticeable when I first power on the computer, or wake it up from sleep The problem is that the fan is pretty loud, for example, if I'm sitting in a meeting and the fan kicks in then its pretty audible to most people in the (small) room Is there a way to control the fan RPM or at least reduce the fan noise in some way so that its not so noticeable? I would prefer not to have to open up the computer to do any work (e.g. reapplying TIM) Currently my CPU temp is 48C, but it goes up to 84C usually straight after windows starts and thats when the fan really kicks into high gear

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Hi all,

having Kasperky in place and application control configured so that just special applications are allowed to access my private files (docs, pictures, ...) I am asking my self if there will be a benifit of playing with AppGuard.
I know that there are people here on MT that are big fans of AppGuard, so here is my question:

What can I do with AppGuard that I can't archive using Application Control from KTS?

Thanks and cheers
 

Answer:KTS 2017 is there any benifit of using AppGuard?

@Glashouse
Can you write how did you make Kapsersky like you say?What is you changed settings?Can you put here Kaspersky setting pictures?
 

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

So here you go.

Nothing special.
 

Answer:In2an3_PpG's 2017 Config

Nice secure Windows 10 config! Thanks for the update
 

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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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Intel has released new Microcode Data File for N4200 processor and many other processors, when Acer going to update bios for ES1-533, last one was from February 2017 (1.08)https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26925/Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-File?product=95592

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Hi, my office upgraded our one computer to Windows 10, now we are unable to login using our regular password. This is a local account- no Microsoft Account has ever been on there. I've tried three reps from ms and after a half hour all have told me the only option is to reset windows and lose all the files. I read online that this problem happen two years ago, and that Microsoft would make a fix for this problem. However it's 2017 and this is still an issue. I had an IT guy try to hack into the admin account and he was unable to do so after several attempts. What else can we do?

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Hi all,

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

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

Thanks,
Malware Blocker
 

Answer:Conflict between KIS 2017 & Uplay

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

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

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This is my new Security Configuration for 2017.

Comments are welcome, thank you!

This is a screenshot of my PC:


Intel Core i5 (2.70 Ghz)
RAM: 8 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
HDD: 1 TB

 

Answer:JM Security Configuration (2017)

Looks pretty good but both Emisoft and Zemana have anti-malware capabilities that might conflict. You should choose one or the other in my opinion. Looks good thanks for sharing!
 

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This advisory says, concerning an Outlook vulnerability:
Exploitation of this vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted
file with an affected version of Microsoft Outlook. In an email attack
scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending a specially crafted file to the user and then convincing the user to open the file.
The wording is a bit confusing ? by ?file? do they mean the email message itself or an attached file that you?d have to open? If just clicking on the email to preview or open it can trigger the code, I find that more worrisome than if the user must open
an attachment.
Thanks,
Eric

Eric Hodges

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My plan is to replace my old samsung phone with a new phone.I like the windows phone platform and it satisfies all my basic needs(mail checking, using skype and whatsapp, managing office files)if i bought it. My question is can i buy a lumia phone (lumia 640 xl) now and i cant afford a surface phone as it costs higher to my budget.How long microsoft wiil support windows 8.1 and windows 10.Can it provide support minimum for five years. how long will whatsapp support in lumia phones?

Answer:Can i buy a Lumia phone in 2017?

I just bought a Lumia 640XL a few days ago.
8.1 is very long in the tooth these days and has for the most part become unsupported as far as apps.
Windows 10 mobile is still supported and growing for now.
I can't say for sure if support for 5 years is going to happen.
All we can do is go with the flow for now.
Welcome and please consider joining Windows Central as a member for the best experience with discussions such as the future of WinMobile.

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Hello,
I have an old PC with an OEM Windows Vista License key. Is it possible for me to downgrade this license to XP?
If it is possible, is the process still the same as the one i found on other forums (i.e. install XP on that machine, enter the Vista key, and for the activation call Microsoft)? Or did the procedure change since neither of these OS are supported anymore?

Thank you in advance!

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Exactly what the title says... I never really use laptops.. but with some local and national confrences coming up I will need to attend because of work.. I think I need more than my old 2004 Toshiba running a year old version of Mint..

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Hello All

Some good news for XP and Vista users.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/
Regards SilverSurf
 

Answer:Firefox supports XP at least to Sep 2017

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...or-windows-xp-and-vista-until-september-2017/

http://news.softpedia.com/news/mozi...-firefox-on-windows-xp-and-vista-511294.shtml

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Well it's that time of year where we have some interesting new Hardware choices

So Kaby-Lake has been released but honestly no need for it because Skylake performs pretty much the same or better at the same speed given Kaby-Lake can OC higher

Also we have The New Z270 Platform

Bunch of Intel refresh ......

Now we are on to AMD they have Ryzen that can compete with a 6900k CPU @3.6 Ghz with a Turbo that goes to 4.0 with more room to push

Also Vega GPU's

So what are your thoughts.............

Answer:2017 Hardware Thread

Im falling behind a few generations now. May take the plunge this year for Z270/7770K

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

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

The logs are attached herewith.

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

Answer:Malware- Compaq- 2017-08-17

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

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

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

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here is my new 2017 Config , waiting for your opinions on it

( come on guys tell me its great : )))) )
 

Answer:Mr.Pr Security Configuration 2017

First of all, you are at risk: you shouldn't play with Malware on your host machine. System utilities are optimising software (CCleaner, for example)
 

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