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Best Secure Password Manager for Chrome

Question: Best Secure Password Manager for Chrome

Hi guys,

I'm just curious what is in your mind the best secured or the lesser evil password manager that can be used with chrome.

As I'm using mostly Chrome OS, I'm looking for a password manager that does not need to install anything on the target PC.

I'm using Sticky Password Manager now and while it's good, it requires me to install it's based software on a targeted PC in order for it to be used. That cannot work on a Chromebook which I used often.

And given that Lastpass had been compromised multiple times, could I still trust them with my data as they're still being rated as the top choice as a recommended password manager?

Many thanks.

P.S. Apologized if it's not in a correct forum.

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Answer: Best Secure Password Manager for Chrome

I am using LastPass it serves me well.

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Hi guys,

I'm just curious what is in your mind the best secured or the lesser evil password manager that can be used with chrome.

As I'm using mostly Chrome OS, I'm looking for a password manager that does not need to install anything on the target PC.

I'm using Sticky Password Manager now and while it's good, it requires me to install it's based software on a targeted PC in order for it to be used. That cannot work on a Chromebook which I used often.

And given that Lastpass had been compromised multiple times, could I still trust them with my data as they're still being rated as the top choice as a recommended password manager?

Many thanks.

P.S. Apologized if it's not in a correct forum.
 

Answer:Best Secure Password Manager for Chrome OS

I am using LastPass it serves me well.
 

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Greetings,

As the passwords pile up on the computer, so does the need for organization and security. Does anyone know of the best free, secure password managers out there? I'm reluctant to download just any old one since I'm dealing with well, you know...passwords.

Many thanks!!
 

Answer:Best free, secure password manager?

Hi

pen and paper maybe...
 

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I recently started using Mozilla Firefox browser and find it easier to use than IE. Firefox has a Password manager that appears to remember passwords and usernames. Whilst this helps in not repeatedly typing them in I wonder is it secure? If someone hacked into my PC could they steal the list?

Answer:Is Firefox Password Manager secure?

It's the same as the password manager in Internet Explorer, although I would trust any Mozilla product security-wise, before any microsoft product. You also have the option of clearing all saved password lists at the end of a session if you want.

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I keep getting repetitive reminders to install the HP Password Manager for Chrome.   I follow the instructions:Install HP Client Security Manager Chrome Extension.  Open Chrome://PluginsI can't find the HP Client Security Manage Plugin. What do I do to either install the HP Password Manager for Chrome or stop getting the frequent reminders to install it.   

Answer:Password Manager for Chrome

This issue is still occurring in latest Chrome, and latest HP Client Security Manager as of Feb 1, 2016 For my HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 Notebook PC, HP Client Security Manager 8.3.17.2042 Rev A  3 Dec 15 appears to be the latest version for Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. HP Client Security opens a help page for installing in IE, Firefox, Chrome For Chrome, it has a specific link to Step1 - Install the Password Manager extension for Google Chrome by selecting ... http://secure.digitalperson.com/passwordmanager/hp/clientsecurity/chrome/extens ion/ The extension installs. Step 2 - Enable Chrome's NPAPI feature  Copy the following text and paste it into the Chrome Internet address field.   chrome://flags    Locate the "Enable NPAPI" feature and select "Enable". NOTE:  For some time, Google Chrome has deprecated NPAPI supports and suggests alternatives, finally removing the support, so this does not appear to be an option.  Step 3 - Then enable the HP Client Security Manager Chrome plug-in. Copy the following text and paste it into the Chrome Internet address field.   chrome://plugins Find the HP Client Security Manager plug-in and make sure that "Always Allowed" is selected.NOTE:  As described in the above post ... there  is no plug-in listed related to HP Client Security Manager Does HP Client Security support Chrome?   If so, can som... Read more

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Hello,
Chrome browser stores my passwords in the "Password manager". However, some sites ask me annually or half-annually to change the password. But it is not replaced in the "Password Manager", it keeps the old password, and when I try to open that site, the old password is embedded, have to change it manually. Chrome does not open a pop-up window asking if to save the password, as it has one saved.
In the "Password Manager" cannot do any editing.
Answers will be appreciated.
Thanks
Motim

Answer:Password Manager in Google Chrome

I believe you must delete the saved password and then chrome should ask to save the new password the next time you log in.

Or set chrome to never save passwords and use a better password manager like LastPass.

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I was looking at using the LastPass password manager to keep track of all my passwords, but they seem to have gotten hacked awhile back

I use Google products all the time (just about everything but Chrome) and was wondering if someone could tell me what their built-in password manager is like? Are your passwords encrypted and do your passwords auto-fill on webpages?

Answer:Chrome built-in password manager

Rule of the thumb for better security is "do not save passwords".

Yes Chrome encrypts the passwords. But not the usernames. The encryption is done using Windows API. It makes sure that only Windows user who saved the password can view them. A hacker who steals your password database cannot decrypt them. On Linux machines, encryption is done using Gnome keyring.

Yes Chrome also has auto-fill feature.

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Has anybody noticed a small key icon which has appeared in the address bar in the chrome browser? It is a link which opens the password manager.
It is a new addition which was not there before and there does not seem to be anyway of removing it.
Anybody come across this?

Answer:Google Chrome password manager

It's new.

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Problem: When installing KTS and KPM, KPM doesn't install chrome extension...so I have to manually find it...which is brutal.

I contacted Kaspersky support, they sent me to this link:

How to add the Kaspersky Password Manager 8.0 (Windows) extension to Google Chrome

Unfortunately, the extension on that list is different than the one I had 10 days ago (had to re-install). Does anyone know where I can get the updated (if there is one) extension? The one I had before was more polished looking than this one (chrome icon matched the look of the KPM tray icon).
 

Answer:Kaspersky Password Manager Chrome Extension

Found it!

Kaspersky Password Manager
 

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I have a W510, Win 7 pro, 64 I find that Lenovo password manager will not fill the "user name" section of my gmail login in IE10 and Chrome (it only fills the password section and I have to manually enter gnail user name). In firefox it fills both the user and pass of the gmail - so no problem here. Any thoughts how I might be able to fix this problem in IE and Chrome?

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Getting crossed out red x in https . states site may be using outdated encryption. am I being hacked or do the sites need to update thier security. I know it posses a threat or not secure but it is happening on real well known sites. it also happens on all computers in the house but I'm pretty sure only with google chrome.

Answer:secure sites not secure in chrome.

Hi Adams369 If you are using Google Chrome 42, this is normal. Starting in version 42, Google Chrome starts tagging as "insecure" websites that uses SHA-1 algorithm encryption for their certificates, in order to move them to a more secure one since SHA-1 is old and deprecated (less secure). If you want, I created a thread on that yesterday where I show how to get these certificates information on a website, so you can verify yourself. Also, would you mind posting which websites are having this insecure connection so I can test them for my troubleshooting?Google Chrome 42 vs SSL CertificatesThank you

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Reduce Chrome memory usage, get a bird?s eye view of all of your Chrome tabs and get rid of tab clutter with one click.

If you used to use too many tabs open in your Chrome browser then Tabr is what you need. It?s a must-have extension for any Chrome user accustomed to work with dozens of tabs and suffering from computer lagging due to Chrome memory usage. With Tabr, you suspend tabs and can get a bird?s eye view of all of your Chrome tabs in all windows in a sleek interface, manage and open them with a single click.

Key Features:

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Single Tab Suspension: suspend any tabs instead of a whole browsing session;
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Rearrange, rename, open and delete Chrome tabs directly from within Tabr.
Manage your Chrome tabs like never before! Save up memory and increase your productivity. Take care of your computer?s performance by keeping unused pages in one tab, reopening them whenever necessary. See you tabs all at once, with thumbnails, just like in Apple?s Safari browser.

Tabr is optimized for Vivaldi and Yandex.Browser.

Tabr is available in Chrome Web Store.
 

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Hello

I am using Chrome as my default browser and have just spent couple of days removing a back door trojan from my PC (thanks tetonbob). My question is whether Chrome is the best browser to use to protect my security, or whether I'd be better with firefox or something else.

In particular, you can't disable Java in Chrome and people say that is a security risk (though I don't think I'd know when it was appropriate to disable Java even if I could), and you can't install Web of Trust for Chrome, it's only available for IE or firefox.

Interested in any opinions.

Regards

adrianok75

Answer:How secure is chrome?

I read in some article that Chrome as well as a few other top named browsers were being stress tested at some convention in some place some time ago--I know not really helpful. Well they said Chrome held up the longest so was indeed more secure. That could have changed at any time however and, of course, once you challenge a group of people that love breaking stuff to break stuff... they usually break it.

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Which is the safest to use?

Answer:Ie or chrome more secure

Chrome or Firefox would be more suitable to choose from... Personally, I use Firefox.

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Google Chrome was built from the ground up to be a more secure Web browser, and Google and its Chromium developers should be applauded for the attention they have brought to browser security. Google deserves much credit for the wealth of security information posted on the Internet and on the Google Chrome blog, and for making Chrome's source code available for anyone to examine.




The security model Chrome follows is excellent. Chrome separates the main browser program, called the browser kernel, from the rendering processes, which are based upon the open source WebKit engine, also used by Apple's Safari. The browser kernel starts with all privileges removed, the null SID (a security identifier in Windows Vista that denotes the user as untrusted), and multiple "restrict" and "deny" SIDs enabled. On Windows Vista, Chrome runs as a medium-integrity process.



more: Test Center: How secure is Google Chrome?

Answer:How secure is Google Chrome?

Thanks Airbot....I have been "hooked" by Chrome. It's all I have used for about 3 months. I can't even stand the look and feel of Firefox anymore. I hope they keep Chrome secure because as more people try it, it will take market share. It is very nice to use.

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Ars Techica has an article describing how Chrome on Win 10 takes advantage of some new security features in the OS.
Chrome picks up bonus security features on Windows 10
 
 

Answer:Chrome on Windows 10 More Secure

I would use Chrome before even thinking about IE or Edge on Windows 10. I don't believe edge has the ability to use addons currently. I refuse to use a browser where I cannot disable scripts on a page.

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Hello,

Secure Tab Firefox is a new extension, which can be able to hide users' favicon and tabs titles, this is helpful to avoid spying from people in user's browser.

Original Description:

This is a simple extension for chrome browser, that it can hide your favicon and title of tabs to prevents other people from spying you by watching your browser. This can be very helpful tool in your workspace when you want do web browsing and your boss is a intruder man and stupid also.
see Github repository for source code and latest version.Click to expand...

Firefox page: Secure Tab Firefox

Chrome page: GitHub - arVahedi/SecureTabChrome: Secure Tab extension for Chrome browser

Chrome installation:


First cloning or download this repository on your computer.(If it is ZIP?d, extract the contents somewhere)
In Chrome, open chrome://extensions/
Click + Developer mode
Click Load unpacked extension?
Navigate to the extension?s folder and click OK
Click to expand...
 

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Answer:In windows task manager: 8 chrome procceses in chrome built in task manager: 4 procceses

that's normal, Chrome uses multiple processes to increase stability/performance.
 

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Use Google Chrome For Secure Web Browsing

One of the latest additions to the Google Chrome browser is the ability to force SSL. What this means is that the web browser will only open websites using the https protocol. Connections to insecure websites that only make use of the http protocol will not be initiated. Google Chrome will display the message that the webpage is not available in that case.
Why would someone want to force SSL in the web browser? The answer is easy: To increase security. This is an excellent way to deal with most phishing threats. Phishing sites are currently copying the looks and feels of popular financial sites. What they do not do is to make use of the https protocol. This means that those phishing pages would not even be opened in Google Chrome as they are not making use of https.
Here is the idea. Create a Google Chrome profile that forces SSL and that is purely used for accessing sensitive sites. This could be PayPal, Gmail, other financial sites and basically any site that is making use of the https protocol.
The ability to force SSL is only available in the latest developer?s build of Google Chrome. Read the Google Chrome 2 release announcement article for information on how to obtain a copy.
The force SSL option has to be supplied as a parameter during startup. This can be done by appending ?force-https to the Target row in the shortcut?s properties.

Does anyone know if there is a similar option for Firefox or Opera?

Answer:Use Google Chrome For Secure Web Browsing

i haven't for FF and don't use Opera.
doesn't server 2003 IE 7 default to use https only?

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Most Secure Combination: Windows 7 + IE8 or Chrome

Every year for the last few years a contest has been held in British Columbia, Canada. The purpose of this contest is to allow the best hackers to take a crack at browsers, mobile devices, gaming consoles and operating systems and see which they can hack the fastest. While this seems like a shady contest...

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Greetings,

Recently I found a malware on my secure preferences file, and I've scanned with Hitmanpro, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and only Adwcleaner detects a homepage "malware"
Code:
http://www.ask.com/?l=dis&o=14597cr
located in C:\Users\Marky\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Secure Preferences.
After removing it, the "malware" comes back once I restart the system or when I open Google Chrome.
I don't want this "malware" to cause any issues in the future.

Is there any possible way to remove it?

Regards.
 

Answer:Google Chrome Secure Preferences

Hello,
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.

It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

 

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ZenMate Secure Email (beta)

Download from Chrome Web Store: ZenMate Secure Email (Beta)

- Feedback -

This extension is still in *Beta* mode, and we?d like you to tell us what you think. Whether you have ideas for improvements, experience any issues, or just want to tell us about your experience, leave your feedback here:

Beta Testers Feedback
- Description -

Do you have sensitive content to send? Are you concerned about privacy? Don't let prying eyes spy on your email conversations. ZenMate Secure Email extension offers you enhanced security for your Gmail account.

ZenMate Secure Email extension is currently only available on Google Chrome and for Gmail. Recipients using other major web browsers and web clients can receive and read their secure emails in our secure web viewer.

ZenMate uses 128 bit AES encryption to protect the privacy of your emails, and passphrase encryption to lock them - so your email is as secure as the password you create. It seamlessly integrates into your Gmail interface and enables you to send and receive emails securely. Even recipients without the extension will be able to unlock and read your protected emails on our secure web viewer. Just write emails as you always do, but with the added reassurance of ZenMate security.

- Security Advice -

ZenMate strongly advises you to utilize the free extension 'FlashControl' [available in the Marketplace] in conjunction with ZenMate, to prevent security threats caused by ?Flash Play... Read more

Answer:ZenMate Secure Email for Chrome

Might give it a try
 

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I am really frustrated with my lenovo purchase - I find it crazy that you can not submit an EMAIL to lenovo to report a bug or two or ten in most of their bug infested software. In order of priority - here is my problems. If this is not figured out by someone you will lose a customer first and a telecom executive 2nd. 1. Vista SP1 fails.Download Fine.Install Fine.Reboot Starts.>>> LIST OF 100's of .DLLs that are being loaded on DOS like screen on 1st line>>> Hangs on performance monitor or something like that - Can not run recover- Must restore from Original Vista CD Not fun - applied every patch and driver update twice (and yes they seem to be updated once or twice a month) ridiculous! 2. HEY, HAVEN'T YOU HEARD THE WIRELESS MANAGER THAT YOU SUPPLY DOES NOT WORK PERIOD!!!!IT IS A RUNAWAY MEMORY PROCESS - EVEN WITH LATEST INTEL DRIVERS. ALSO BY THE WAY - THE WIRELESS DEVICE NEVER CONNECTS IN WIRELESS "N" MODE. This may be a Vista issue since the same intel controller works fine in both a dell and an HP in "N" mode, So whats up with "N" Support.    3. Diskkeeper is a lousy piece of software and all it is is a gimmick to buy something else you don't need. I keep on removing it and update keeps on putting it back. There is no need for this and much more of the Lenovo startup. 4. PASSWORD MANAGER DOES NOT WORK MOST OF THE TIME - IT has no clue about what websites it should post to - because of xhtml or other dynam... Read more

Answer:R61 7742-CTO Vista SP1 Fails/Must Restore + (Lenovo Wireless Manager, Password Manager, Disk Keeper)

WHY WON'T SOMEONE ANSWER FROM LENOVO! LENOVO IS A REAL PIECE OF WORK WHEN IT COMES TO SOFTWARE. THEY DO NOT SUPPORT THIER USERS OR THEIR PRODUCT. AS A COMPUTER SCIENTIST I UNDERSTAND RELEASE AND BUG ISSUES. BUT THE CULTURE OF LENOVO HAS TOO STOP! THEY NEED TO RELEASE THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE KNOWN - EVEN MICROSOFT DOES THIS. 1. A LIST OF KNOWN PROBLEMS BY SOFTWARE TITLE.2. A LIST OF SOFTWARE THAT IS INSTALLED BY LENOVO. (LENOVO SOFTWARE).3. A SURE FIRE WAY TO REMOVE AND/OR DISABLE ALL OF THIS SOFTWARE. (SETUP MANAGER).- THIS INCLUDES THE BUGGY CONNECTION MANAGER (MEMORY LEAKS).- THE UPSELLING DISKKEEPER PROGRAM.- THE PASSWORD MANAGER THAT AT BEST TAKES 10 seconds LONGER THAN TYPING IN THE PASSWORD WHEN IT WORKS WHICH IS ABOUT 50% of the TIME.- THE 20 or so other programs that are not required (run process explorer and you will see what I mean). 

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Hello,
For some reason I keep getting adware on my computer. I ran an AdwCleaner scan and deleted everything that came up, but it can't seem to get rid of one file. The Secure Preferences file in Chrome keeps getting edited by something, and I cannot figure out what. Here's how the file showed up in AdwCleaner:
When I select clean, it goes through its process, restarts my computer, but the file is still there when I run it again. I've tried manually deleting the file. After that it doesn't show up in adwcleaner, but when I restart my computer, it comes back. I decided to leave it alone for a little, but then more adware files began popping up in adwcleaner. Cleaning removes every file but the Secure Preferences one. AdwCleaner isn't finding any other files so I can't tell what is causing the change in the file. I've looked through my programs and ran a full scan on MSE but I cannot find anything. Chrome keeps giving me the error "Chrome detected that some of your settings were corrupted by another program and reset them to their original defaults". I'm pretty sure this is connected to the Secure Preferences problem.
If anyone could help it would be much appreciated.
Thanks!
 

Answer:Chrome Secure Preferences File Keeps Getting Corrupted

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Ran AdwCleaner it picked up this as an issue within chrome hopefully someone is able to help me resolve this

Chrome pref Found: [C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Secure Preferences ] - lfmhcpmkbdkbgbmkjoiopeeegenkdikp

Attached are the scans required

Thanks
 

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Network Land said:

Germany's cyber security agency today recommended that Windows 7 users run Google's Chrome browser, citing the application's sandbox and auto-update features.

In a security best practices guideline, Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, known by its German initials of BSI, said Chrome was the best browser.

"Your internet browser is the key component for the use of services on the Web and thus represents the main target for cyber-attacks," said BSI in its published advice. "By using Google Chrome in conjunction with the other measures outlined above, you can significantly reduce the risk of a successful IT attack."

BSI ticked off Chrome's anti-exploit sandbox technology, which isolates the browser from the operating system and the rest of the computer; its silent update mechanism and Chrome's habit of bundling Adobe Flash, as its reasons for the recommendation.

"This [sandbox] protection is implemented most consistently in Chrome...[and] similar mechanisms in other browsers are currently either weaker or non-existent," explained BSI.

BSI, for "Bundesamt fuer Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik," has a habit of making software recommendations, particularly about browsers, unlike U.S. agencies. Two years ago, for example, BSI urged Germans to stop using Internet Explorer (IE) until Microsoft patched a vulnerability that had allegedly been used by Chinese hackers to break... Read more

Answer:German gov't endorses Chrome as most secure browser

Ironically it was not long ago that they were recommending against Chrome due to a misunderstanding of their privacy. Apparently that's been cleared up and they recognize a good thing =p
 

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Accuvant recently did a study comparing the security of IE, Chrome, and Firefox. Safari was not included in this study. Is there a security study that compares the 4 browsers - IE, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari?

Answer:Most secure browser: IE, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari?

In my humble opinion it's not the security of one browser versus another. It is the person utilizing the browser and them using safe browsing practices.

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Hi TwinHeadedEagle
I had exactly the same problem and it seemed yoursearching.com keeps being added to my google chrome whenever I removed it and even after uninstalling it when I log in to my google account it returned.
I followed the instructions you gave here to Mark but unfortunately not only the problem is not resolved my synaptic mouse scrolls are not working properly now.
Would you mind helping me to find a solution for that?
 

Answer:Chrome Secure Preferences File Keeps Getting Corrupted

Hello and welcome,
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.

It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

 

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Hello! i have the same problem as the person in this thread SOLVED - Google Chrome Secure Preferences but i saw the help was created just for that user so i thought it wouldn't be helpful to me. I have attached FRST and Addition text files and i have done pretty much everything the person in the other thread has (deleted the files with adwcleaner, uninstalled chrome ect..) but they keep coming back and i really need help, thank you!
 

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ZenMate.io | Features | Privacy Policy | FAQ

About ZenMate said:

ZenMate is the first product of ZenGuard UG (haftungsbeschränkt). ZenGuard was founded in Manchester (UK) and is now a Berlin (Germany) based start-up. We are devoted to putting you first on the Internet and work hard to create tools that protect your privacy and security while retaining full access to information regardless of your location.Click to expand...

Read more on Chrome Web Store: ZenMate

Releases:
- 14 July 2013, v2.2
- 16 July 2013, v2.4
- 29 July 2013, v2.9
- 18 October 2013, v3.1 - Compatible with Maxthon Cloud Browser, Chromium, SRWare Iron
- 14 January 2014, v3.3

ZenMate for Google Chrome said:

Secure browsing made simple: Encrypts your browser traffic. WiFi & Hacker security. Unblock GEO restrictions. Protect your privacy.

ZenMate is the premier security and privacy extension for Google Chrome?. The award winning plugin impresses with unmatched simplicity, superior User Interface and an unrivalled User Experience. ZenMate excites through the following features:

? 100% Encryption of browser traffic
? Built-in Acceleration
? Hassle free setup & very easy to use
? 1-click install
? Lightweight integration
? Instant protection, privacy and security
? Substitution & masking of IP
? Worldwide high-speed servers

Try out ZenMate and see for yourself what everybody is talking about!

It's free and always will be.Click to expand...
 

Answer:ZenMate for Google Chrome - Secure Browsing

Thanks for the share.
 

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Okay, I have a stupid question. How do I change it so that avg secure search doesn't come up when I open a new tab? I've already tried removing chrome from the search engines, changed the page that it goes to on start up, cried in the shower for an hour (not really... more like 40 minutes), disabled avg extensions and still nothing. Not that I don't like avg, I just don't like the fact that it changed this without me knowing. It wasn't like this a few days ago and I can't remember doing updating anything. If anyone can help with this minor annoyance that would be great.
By the way, I am using Version 24.0.1312.57 m.

Answer:[SOLVED] Removing AVG secure search from chrome

Hi try the info here How to remove/uninstall AVG Safe Search | AVG UK

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McAfee SECURE Safe Browsing ( ** This is not McAfee SiteAdvisor ** )

Download from Chrome Web Store
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mcafee-secure-safe-browsi/lkdiimaiohgpacfbgedcipmgigppaofn

Homepage: https://www.mcafeesecure.com/safe-browsing (More browser support coming soon).

"The McAfee SECURE extension empowers online consumers by giving them invaluable website security information. Google search results are annotated so you can know which ones to click on, and which ones to avoid. The security of the site you're on is displayed in the upper right corner of your browser, so you'll always know if you're on a safe site.

Externally validates McAfee SECURE sites, so you can be confident that it's a real McAfee SECURE certified site.
Highlights sites with security issues, helping you avoid problems like malware and phishing attacks before you click.
Warns you before out fill out a form on a page that doesn't have an SSL certificate, so your private information stays private.
This plugin is provided by PathDefender, operators of McAfee SECURE."

McAfee SECURE Safe Browsing > Options


For "Certified" McAfee Secure websites, it should work as advertised.


Final Notes:
I was not able to get it to work on encrypted Google Search results, and it only showed this from the extension. It's not "McAfee SECURE" certified?



But it did provide a warning for an Insecure Form Filling webpage, ... Read more

Answer:McAfee SECURE Safe Browsing for Chrome

this extension alert me whenever I login in malwaretips, saying it has not certified
 

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Any idea why it does that? it usually happens when I first try to enter a website, it gives me this message in the lower corner of the browser and it only enters the site after 10~ seconds or so. The site then loads for the next several hours(if entered continously) and then it 'forgets' the site and does so again.

It also happens when using IE(except it doesn't display the message due to the browser's UI, it simply takes several seconds before loading said site).

This started happening after I format my pc.

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Used Chrome accessing a website dealing with money and although it shown as a 'https:' its marked as 'not secure'.

Yet on the first page just giving you info, it is shown as 'Secure' .

But the next page where you give your details, it is shown as 'Not Secure' yet it is 'https:' but that is crossed out.

Reading on the net about this problem, it is related to Chrome marking most sites with 'http;' as 'Not Secure' since Chrome V56 release. Which is what I have.

So why would a 'https;' be shown as 'Not Secure' when its suppose to the 'http:' sites.
 

Answer:Chrome showing a 'https' site as 'not secure' instead of a '

Because HTTP sites are not secure, so if a site requires a password it will be marked as not secure if it's not using HTTPS. An HTTPS site can also be marked as not secure if the sites certificate has expired or has been revoked, or if it's signed for another site or incorrectly signed or another issue with it's certificate. I would be wary of using a site that deals with money if its showing as not being secure.
 

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Hello,For some reason I keep getting adware on my computer. I ran an AdwCleaner scan and deleted everything that came up, but it can't seem to get rid of one file. The Secure Preferences file in Chrome keeps getting edited by something, and I cannot figure out what. Here's how the file showed up in AdwCleaner: When I select clean, it goes through its process, restarts my computer, but the file is still there when I run it again. I've tried manually deleting the file. After that it doesn't show up in adwcleaner, but when I restart my computer, it comes back. I decided to leave it alone for a little, but then more adware files began popping up in adwcleaner. Cleaning removes every file but the Secure Preferences one. AdwCleaner isn't finding any other files so I can't tell what is causing the change in the file. I've looked through my programs and ran a full scan on MSE but I cannot find anything. Chrome keeps giving me the error "Chrome detected that some of your settings were corrupted by another program and reset them to their original defaults". I'm pretty sure this is connected to the Secure Preferences problem.If anyone could help it would be much appreciated.Thanks!

Answer:Chrome Secure Preferences File Keeps Getting Corrupted

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Most people don?t realize this, but when your PC gets infected from browsing a web site, it?s not usually because of your browser?it?s because of your plugins, like Flash, Java, and others. They are sadly insecure, but Google Chrome has a built-in option to make your PC much safer.
The option is actually called ?Click to Play?, and it?s only enabled inside a hidden page?though we have to assume it?ll eventually make its way to the default Options page. The really great thing is that it works across all plugins, not just Flash, meaning that you can also stop Java and other insecure plugins.



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Answer:How to Enable Flashblock in Chrome (And Make it 5000% More Secure)

Opera has been able to do that for years either globally or on a site by site basis .
Never knew it made Opera 5000% more secure , gives me a warm glow inside knowing I'm safer browsing.
Main reason I use plug-ins on demand is that it speeds up page loading.

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Am using HP Pavilion note book with windows vista premium.  Have made repeated attempts to remove this adware using AdwCleaner with no success. Can anyone help?                                                                                                       john5v7y

Answer:my browser(google chrome)infected with avg secure cleaner

Welcome aboard  Do you mean AVG Secure Search?  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you alread... Read more

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced at a town hall meeting that the U.S. Department of State has already installed the Chrome browser on the majority of its employee PCs (see Google Enterprise blog post here). Moreover, she suggested that this might amount to around 100,000 department computers around the world. Considering that the State Department?s activities involve highly sensitive government information, some of which is directed quite regularly to extremely covert agencies like the CIA, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security, this can be regarded as a mammoth achievement for Google and its cross-platform web browser, not just in regards to widespread adoption, but mostly in terms of enterprise security.Click to expand...

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This how Google Chrome made from the right path through security thus it was one of the reason why they used especially in departments.
 

Answer:U.S. State Department switches to Chrome browser: Is it secure enough for you?

Google is a big contributor when it comes to taxes .. I've got a feeling that Google's political and economical influence had more to do when this decision was taken than the actual browser.....
 

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I seem to be having a host of problems at the moment. 
 
I get the "Privacy Error, your connection is not private" on many websites. I did double check my date/time, I tried resetting chrome, a dns flush, and I'm currently trying to do some windows updates (there are 58) but it is stalled at 0% and not moving. I've run malwarebytes, avira, and spybot. Prior to this I woke up to a message from avira saying something had tried to access my computer, I don't remember the exact details, it may have said PUA/livid in my downloads. I had recently downloaded some tv shows which I subsequently deleted. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! 

Answer:Google Chrome not secure, Windows Updates not updating, etc

Sounds like something has infected and hijacked the SSL system in your computer. I wouldn't even try to sign into a secure website until you know the infection is gone since it could include a keylogger. I would suggest the malware forum. 

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Well I bought dell latitude e5420 from ebay, and finnaly came to me, after several days, but it.s locked with some dell secure manager... I don't kow what is that... I can't even go into bios, nothing, I don't know if this can help... #GGNF4S1-1D3B...
Just can't belive I don't have any possibility to enter onto computer... really sad :(

Answer:Dell E5420 Secure Manager

Please any help or suggestion... 

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l installed sandisk secure access manager and tried to uninstall via control panel with no joy can you help please sandisk cruzer edge 8GB

Answer:how do i get rid of sandisk secure access manager

You have not given very much detail so can only guess as to whether this is what you need. Click here.

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My computer was running slow so I went to my task manager and seen a whole bunch of Google Chrome processes running. I was confused at first because I don't even have Google Chrome installed. As I tried to stop the processes one at a time, more only popped up. Then I looked it up on the net, found others yall have helped on this site, and know there's something wrong. If possible, would like to know how and when the malware was installed as I have multiple students that use the pc and this is the first time ever had this happen, would like to know if it was a user doing something wrong by accident or on purpose (is even possible to know, but mainly would like to just get pc fixed!)

I right clicked and Disabled Antivirus AutoDetect (Norton); Downloaded zoek and have result log attached. Required a pc reboot and did that too. Problem is still happening. It also changed my home page to google.com (I changed it back). I also uploaded a picture of my task manager if that helps any.

Thanks!!!
 

Answer:Fake Google Chrome Process in Task Manager & Don't Even Have Google Chrome Installed!

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Hi TwinHeadedEagle,
I have almost exactly the same problem running on my computer. I have run zoek, malwarebytes, and AdwCleaner and I still have the problem. Rather than create a new post in the forum I have just replied to this post since it seems so similar. I have now run Farbar and have attached the two logs. I also included a pic of my task manager showing the processes that keep loading. Can you help me? Thank you!
 

Answer:Fake Google Chrome Process in Task Manager & Don't Even Have Google Chrome Installed!

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Hello.

I used Malwarebytes adwCleaner on my computer and it detected "3 malwares" :

Chromium préf trouvée:
C:\Users\demky\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Secure Preferences] - hxxp://start.mysearchdial.com/?f=1&a=irmsd0103&cd=2XzuyEtN2Y1L1Qzu0CyEyEyCtCzytA0EtB0CyE0FyCyDtBtBtN0D0Tzu0CyByCyBtN1
Chromium préf trouvée:
[C:\Users\demky\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Secure Preferences] - hxxp://start.mysearchdial.com/?f=1&a=MSD3_14_10_CH&cd=2XzuyEtN2Y1L1Qzu0B0C0E0EyB0ByBtB0EzyzytB0ByEyDtAtN0D0Tzu0SyBzyy
Chromium préf trouvée:
[C:\Users\demky\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Secure Preferences] - hxxp://www.palikan.com/?f=7&a=plk_ir_15_39&cd=2XzuyEtN2Y1L1Qzu0B0C0E0EyB0ByBtB0EzyzytByC0CyBtCtN0D0Tzu0StCtAyCtAtN1L2Click to expand...

When I click "clean", it remove the malware but everytime I restart computer then chrome the malware comeback.

I reinitialised chrome setting but it did nothing.

I don't know what to do, any ideas ?

thanks for your time
 

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The title says it all! Currently using Norton Identity Safe's standalone password manager, but would like to start using Lenovo's instead. Attempted to import .DAT and/or .CSV files from Norton, but no option for these file types appeared in Lenovo's Password Manager. If not an option to import directly, is it possible to add one of the files to the location Lenovo stores the password manger entries?













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Answer:W520 - Lenovo Password Manager - Can .CSV or .DAT files be imported from other Password Managers?

Hello,  No you can't import .CSV or .DAT files into Password Manager. It uses a .PWM file format, and uses a 256-bit key AdvancedEncryption Standard (AES) with Microsoft CryptoAPI. You can export your info to be used in another machine with the Thinkvantage Password Manager installed, but not from another password manager. More info here:Password Manager 4 Deployment Guide Cheers!

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Which free offline password manager would you prefer (without cloud)?

I already use sticky password premium. Sticky password has improved its windows extensions with new graphical identifier for input fields. This has made it very easy to use and autofill works for all sites now.

But i want to know if KeePass is better, being a open-source & free. Does it's autofill works with every site?

Please share & help me decide.
 

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Got half way through install of Secure Download Manager. There is no entry in Programs and Features to run the uninstall. But if I try to install I get the dialog that the install is already in progress. So I cannot take it off and I cannot put it on. On this Laptop I'd rather not do a Restore Point except as last resort. They are unreliable on this machine.

Anyone worked around this catch 22?

Answer:Secure Download Manager cannot remove or install

Have you rebooted?

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I am trying to install secure download manager but it says object already exists. I have run CCleaner, Mircosoft fix it and it still said the same thing. I did remember that I I downloaded it last year but this year I caught a computer is virus this and had to get a new hard drive. I went though the folder from my old user profile to delete all of the old files I know I do no need anymore and I still have this issue. I do have who I take this computer to if needed but I want to find some solutions myself.

Answer:Secure Download Manager said object already exists

Here is a link to a previous thread with the same issue that was solved.

Error in installing some new programs "Object already exists"

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Hi guys I am having an issue with my laptop. It was updated using dell drivers and apps that match the service tag and everything was working smoothly until I rebooted today and now a password is requested on the bios screen before I can go any further. I don't have a password on my OS or my bios but this Dell secure manager must have chosen a default one on my behalf. Now I can't get into anything, it won't boot to CD drive or usb it just stays on this bios password screen. I tried nearly everything I could think of. I removed the cmos battery. Tried various possible default passwords and nothing. I don't really want to try shorting the nvram chip, too much could go wrong with powering up a disassembled laptop and even then it might not work. Any help at all would really be appreciated.

Answer:Latitude E6420 DELL secure manager

Ok update for anyone interested. I was unable to source any help for this and conversations with Dell where non productive. The only safe option I had was to replace the motherboard. So in respect of this option I decided there was nothing to lose in attempting to reset the nvram chip.
The most irritating part is disassembly in the hope that you will detect the chip before complete disassembly is achieved. I found the chips where placed conveniently under the keyboard and are easily accessible. There are 2 x 8 pin winbond chips side by side 25Q16CVsig and 25Q64CVSIG, the one I concentrated on was the 8MB chip 25Q64CVSIG. If you look up the datasheet for the component you will see pins 5 and 6 are signals CLK and Serial Data In, these are the 2 pins we need to short. If you are unsure which pin is which, if you look at the chip you will see a circular impression on the chip face, this is indicating pin1 and the numbers increment in an anti clockwise motion.
First thing I did was reconnect drives and anything that you way have disconnected and then I tested a normal boot to make sure everything was connected correctly and you will notice the Dell secure manager is still appearing. Now reboot and whilst rebooting connect a small wire or loose piece of solder between these 2 pins and the PC should boot up bypassing this password request allowing you to boot into the OS. Delighted this worked first try I wanted to make sure it did not happen again so I opened up dell secure m... Read more

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So, apparently Microsoft distributes it's DreamSpark downloads through a piece of software made in 1999.

Here is the link for your convinience:
https://static.onthehub.com/producti...?3.23.5180.220

I traced the problem back to the fact that Secure Download Manager relies on Internet Explorer which in my case has an outdated version of javascript for the download page.
I suspect that the script stops at .trim() which requires javascript 1.8 according to this page, but IE 8 only has version 1.5.

I tried updating to IE 11 but it requires some updates that I found very problematic to install.

Is there any way around this?

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Which free offline password manager would you prefer (without cloud)?

I already use sticky password premium. Sticky password has improved its windows extensions with new graphical identifier for input fields. This has made it very easy to use and autofill works for all sites now.

But i want to know if KeePass is better, being a open-source & free. Does it's autofill works with every site?

Please share & help me decide.
 

Answer:BEST Offline Password Manager: KeePass Vs Sticky Password Free?

It looks like you want to use them for online form-filling. I would use neither of them, KeePass does not have good browser integration it relies on external add-ons and opens one port just for form filling.It is good for offline secure storage.Sticky Password free is good but does not offer anything extra other than the passwords(for my use).If you are using Sticky password it is good for onlline auto-logins.
 

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Title says it all, has anyone had this problem?I had set up this Fingerprint Manager Pro first day i received my laptop.  Now its been 2-3months and forgot my password.  When pressing the "reveal password" option in the program and after the program has recognized my fingerprint to be mine - it shows a wrong password.  when typing it in  windows says its wrong.....??  help?













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Answer:Fingerprint Manager's "reveal password" shows wrong password.

*bump*.i really need this fixed. but i guess no one has come across nor has any idea how to fix this?

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Tips for a secure password
How to Create a Safe, Memorable Online Password - DailyFinance

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How Secure Is My Password? topic here!

How Secure Is My Password?: http://howsecureismypassword.net/
OK., MY password, my MalwareTips password .. it would take a desktop PC (the mine) hacker - more than 10 quadrillon years to hack my little password ..

At your passwords, guys ..
 

Answer:How Secure Is My Password?

"About 38 quintillion years"

oh yes, should be secure enough
 

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How secure is your password?

Some ideas. Passwords versus Passphrases.

Some links for your consideration.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pass_phrase

http://www.google.com/search?as_q=p...as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&as_rights=&safe=images

http://world.std.com/~reinhold/diceware.html

http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2...place_windows_passwords_with_passphrases.html

 

Answer:How secure is your password?

There are website you can go to that will show you the password you typed and will rate how strong it is. I'll see if I can find one, but I recommend anyone interested in security of their passwords to use one.
 

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Since about 5 minutes after going online today two copies of this process have appeared in task manager. I've had it happen before and i had some severe trouble with my computer a while later. The file is digitally signed by avg and it lurks somewhere within c:\users\myusername\appdata\roaming . there is also another copy of it within c\:programdata\ this second copy is the one which is mentioend in shceduled tasks, the first copy is the one which is running right now and set for startup. It also made two scheduled tasks (as seen through ccleaner's list of startups and scheduled tasks) one which runs it at startup, one which delete it from the system but that second one isn't set to run until 6th december. I don't think it's malicious but it is certainly weird, and when it first started (about five minutes after logging on and connecting to the internet via ethernet cable) i was checking my emails via google chrome (i use chrome to visit gmail and bbc sites, firefox for all other browsing) and the coloured border round the browser flickered and flashed a bit. It was the flickering and flashing that made me think "better check task manager" and hence i saw these two processes had popped up. It's a bit weird and i would like some advice on whether i should be concerned, the flashing and flickering creeped me out a little but i know this file is digitally signed and i have seen it happen before (i did several rounds of system restoring and reinstalling of programs between then a... Read more

Answer:Avg-Secure -Search-Update_1114av.exe has appeared in task manager

AVG Security Toolbar and AVG Secure Search (created by the makers of AVG Anti-virus) are optional add-ons when installing their anti-virus product if you choose "Customized" install instead of "Express". Since most folks choose an Express install they usually are not aware these options are also being installed as they are pre-checked by default during installation. Some users have also reported that after AVG auto-updates, it will install the toolbar as a browser add-on without input from the user.AVG Security Toolbar and AVG Secure Search are also commonly bundled as an option with other free software users may download and install. Many folks overlook that option since it is pre-checked by default and they unknowingly install it. For example, the toolbar is bundled with PDFCreator.So even if you decline the option to use these add-ons when installing AVG anti-virus, you may still end up finding them on your system some point after an AVG update or by unknowingly downloading and installing another program where they have been bundled. This also explains how those who never used AVG anti-virus also sometimes find AVG Secure Search and the Security Toolbar installed. Be careful what you download and read everything during the installation.How To Disable AVG Secure Search Provider In BrowsersHow to uninstall AVG Secure Search in Firefox, Internet Explorer and ChromeHow To Disable AVG Search From New TabHow to remove AVG Toolbar, Homepage and Secure Search from your browser wit... Read more

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Hello, I received a new laptop for Christmas and, while testing out the keys, clicked on what I now know is the 'lock' button above the numpad. It locked the operating system, as expected. I swiped my fingerprint, but when I do so, it goes to Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro and informs me that it must validate my password. I cannot change the username or location, but it has two fields: New password and a second one to confirm the previous. I tried my Lenovo password, my Windows 8 password, writing nothing in the boxes, and creating a new password with all the usual limitations - numbers, 8 characters, etc., etc.. They all return with the same 'Credential Error' that it cannot validate my password. Windows 8 will not log me in unless I complete the Fingerprint login. Restarting does not seem to work. What can I do to fix it? I'd rather not format my PC a couple weeks after I got it, you know?

Answer:T540: Fingerprint Password Manager not accepting new password.

*bump*  after an update- my fingerprint manager is now saying this error as well.  i can't change my password and the revealed password is incorrect.  anyway to reset this? . im afraid one day my fingerprint reader will not be able to read my fingerprint anymore and i will never be able to login ever again

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My problem is if someone uses my laptop computer which is on wireless to the modem-router, they can easily find my router password by highlighting my network connection in the task bar then by viewing the properties, then click the box to view security key all in about 10 seconds they can then go home and if in range use my router connection for free
I know how to hide the connection icon but thats as easy to find as to hide
 

Answer:How to secure my router password

IT shouldn't actually show the key, just a bunch of asterisks.
 

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Hi I am using outlook express, windows 98se, I cannot recieve emails, because it states:-unable to logon to the server using Secure Password Authentication, can somebody tell me where to go to untick this please,
 

Answer:Secure password Authentication

have a look on your ISP websites they usually give pictures of how to set up...

> tools
>accounts
>mail
>highlight your mail
>properties
servers
box half way down the page - untick
 

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I am reluctant to use a password manager for the fear inherent in the old adage, "Never put all your eggs in one basket." Other than that, my question in the title says it all.Anyone know the answer?

Answer:Just how secure are password managers?

Don't use them as I think they are unsafe. I never 'save ' passwords in my browser and after a time you will remember them all.Paper notebook and you are as secure as anything.Just encrypt your notes, easily done.

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Good suggestions on choosing a safe password
How to Create a Safe, Memorable Online Password - DailyFinance

Answer:Tips for A Secure Password

if you need help remembering all those different cryptic passwords, i recommend keepass.

i use it on all my computers, including my phone, keeping the database synced up with dropbox.

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Hi all

Quick question.

I have a friend running XP home. Shes shares the pc with other family members on different accounts.

Is her account reasonably secure from prying teenage eyes with just the login password ? ( a decent one of course )

Thanks
abbyk
 

Answer:Is the XP login password secure enough ?

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I have a horrid memory and a desk full of sticky notes. I cannot for the life of me remember all my passwords. :banghead

I've been told letting FF remember them is BAD, I use Xmarks for FF but it is still FF.

Robo form? someone told me this is THE best, everyone has an opinion LOL

So come on, please tell me which is the SAFEST! Most SECURE!

I even considered a password generator for more secure passwords, but I would never remember them :roflmao
 

Answer:Secure Password program?

Hi

Yes RoboForm is one I know many friends use, but also one that was mentioned to me a while back is KeePass

While nothing is ever 100% safe the options above are good, and why I say nothing is ever, safe is that you will also to keep passwords safe also need to have a malware free PC, as keyloggers can grab your master password to these types of apps, so its a combination of things from using an application to keep multiple passwords safe to also keeping your PC malware free and you are as safe as you can be.


Me I use memory for banks and retailer type passwords, as I use a method of password generation thats strong and unique to me, but many other passwords go into text file on an encrypted drive, using TrueCrypt
 

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I am in the process of trying to determine which password vault to use on my Window's phone and as well on my PC.
 
I am hesitant to install and use one, as I am not familiar with them enough to feel secure putting the key to all of my vitals in one location.
My fear is that the developer has put a call home feature or back door into the program, so I would basically be giving them access to my fortress.
 
So, does that make open source the way to go? Who or what agencies have checked the code to ensure there isn't anything malicious in there?
 
 

Answer:Password vaults...are they secure?

I feel like this would be the same as using the same password for everything that you do. If you feel comfortable doing that, move forward. Arguably if you have a lot of passwords to remember it might be safer to have one generate one for you.
 
 
 
https://securingthehuman.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201510_en.pdf

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Hello

I work at a IT company and I have been tasked with creating a policy for how we do password changes for clients.

We have clients in all fields at different companies and we need to establish a secure way for our helpdesk to verify the person before we perform a password reset.

The company wants this to be human controlled and does not plan on spending any money for a password reset program or an authentication system.

My thought was to leave it up to the clients, for example have 2-3 people designated at the clients office who are the only people we will accept password reset requests from, they would be the point of contact to us and would forward requests.

My other thought is that when some calls us we would request a co workers/supervisors email address ( and confirm that address in our system) then send the reset password to them.

What do you all think, and or anyone got some good suggestions for me?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Ideas for secure password changes?

do you have any federal policies to abide by?
giving a password to a supervisor is, technically, against HIPAA regulations. Anybody not the user having the user's password is a no no.

Use something like a security password the users provide, last 4 of SSN, or something similar.
 

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Sitting on my PC last week, an email popped up from paypal saying that payment was sent to a seller for $280. I didn't buy anything. Paypal tagged the transaction as suspicious, so they limited my account access until went thru the obstacle course of verifying my ID. Apparently, someone got a hold of my paypal password.

I've since gone and changed my critical passwords for online sites. I have been trying to figure out how someone got a hold of my PW. I mainly use 2 PCs - one at work and one at home. Both are desktops and hardlined to the router. I use NOD32 AV and Webroot spysweeper as well as WEP security (for my wife's laptop). I'm considering changing over to WPA security, but I thought that being hardwired prevented hacking like this. My wireless router also has every safety feature activated.

I mentioned it to friends at work and someone mentioned a possible keylogging attack. I thought that spysweeper checks for this already.

Lastly, I checked my email when I got home and I got one of those Outlook test messages that you send to yourself from Outlook when you are setting up accounts. It was from the email account that that was used for the fraud charge in paypal. The scary thing is that the email was sent at 5:22pm and I was sitting in traffic at that time. I'm just getting paranoid that if this test message was sent by the same person that stole my original password that they also got my new password(s) if there is something on my machine... Read more

Answer:password was stolen - how secure am I?

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Does anyone know of a good, safe, legitimate program for storing passowrds?

Answer:Secure Password Storage

I use AI Roboform.  http://www.roboform.com/The free version only allows you to save 10 usernames and passwords.The pro version lets you store an unlimited amount of usernames and passwords.They list on their website that this software contains no spyware--which is always a good thing.I would give this a try.  I used to use another program that was free, but I found out that it contain spyware which allowed the company to spy on the websites the users go to.   

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I just got Winrar 3.71 and want to use it to password certain folders when I compress them into an archive.

However, I have read some things on the internet where people claim they can use a program to open any Winrar passworded file.

Is that true? Or is my Winrar password files secure? I use a 12 character non-dictionary password.

Thanks

Answer:Is Winrar Password Secure?

You can test how secure your password-protected files are by using one of the programs available online. Just be very careful where you download them from, as some are infected.

You'll probably find that most passwords can be cracked by using the right software, including Microsoft documents, WinZip, WinRar, etc. Longer passwords using non-dictionary sequences of characters will take longer to crack, but they're certainly not 100% secure.

A better way to protect your files is to use encryption.

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Cyber criminals have started targeting the password managers that protect an individual's most sensitive credentials by using a keylogger to steal the master password in certain cases, according to research from data-protection company IBM Trusteer.
The research found that a configuration file, which attackers use to tailor the Citadel trojan for specific campaigns, had been modified to start up a keylogger when the user opened either Password Safe or KeePass, two open-source password managers. While malware has previously targeted the credentials stored in the password managers included in popular Web browsers, third-party password managers have typically not been targeted.
While the current impact of the attack is low, the implications of the attacker’s focus is that password managers will soon come under more widespread assault, Dana Tamir, director of enterprise security for IBM Trusteer, told Ars Technica.
“Once the malware captures this master key, then they can use that master key to exercise complete control over the machine and any of the user’s online accounts,” she said.

Malware’s new target: your password manager’s password
 
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Answer:Malware’s new target: your password manager’s password

This can be avoided by creating a on-screen clicking keyboard. I am currently in the development of one such password manager.

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My password manager does not recognize windows password and I get a 'verification failed' after I swipe my finger.My finger print is recognized just fine, its the windows password that does not sync with the password manager since I had to change my windows password.What do I do?Rob

Answer:password manager does not recognize windows password

I have the same issue   any help appreciated

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How can I change the password on the ThinkAdvantage Password Manager so it will be seperate from the password to get into  Windows





Lenovo T61T9300 @ 2.50GHz4 GB MemWindows Vista Ultimate

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I have a ThinkPad SL400 with Windows Vista.  I have installed and am using Lenovo Password Manager.  During the install it sets the master password to match your windows login password.  The tools work good but now when I change my Windows Login Password the Password Manager will not work.  If I bring it up and try to login with the new password it appears to accept and closes the login window, but it does not activate.  If I use the old password it give a login failed message. I had to go and change my windows password back to the old value to get it working again.  Now that my passwords are stored inside the software I need it to work, but I also need to change my Windows Password. What is the method to change the master password for Lenovo Password Manager or sync it automatically with my windows password? Thom

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When I launch Chrome, I find 10 to 12 "chrome.exe *32" processes running in the background and the laptop can get pretty slow.

Chrome regularly displays "Not responding", as the laptop struggles to process what should be a simple opening or closing of a tab.

This is what I have at the moment, with just one Chrome window and one tab:

I have 64-bit Win 7.

Also, I no longer get the Google page, when I open the Browser for the first time, only "about:blank". It appears from the second tab onwards and for every other Chrome window and tab I open and shows the frequently visited sites, as normal.

What can I do?

Answer:1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!

Hi,
Obviously you have some corruption most likely a virus or malware,
What type of extensions do you have installed in Chrome,
Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/316404-instant-savings-app.html
This is what the download button looks like on the BleepingComputer site,

You can use these free tools to see if they find anything,
Manually Update them before running full scans,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
See this tutorial on how to download and run Malwarebytes,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/338716-malwarebytes-anti-malware-free.html
Also use the Custom scan option not the Threat scan,

Please Do Not clean/ Delete or Remove Any detections before posting the scan results first before review especially Malwarebytes,
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
SAS is safe to remove anything it finds
http://www.superantispyware.com/?tag=SUPERANTISPYWARE
This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

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Hi,
Does anyone know how to password protect folders/files?
A simple way plz
I tried to zipp the folder but cannot find the place where I am supposed to password it.
I also tried hamdys version but cannot find properties where they are supposed to be.
Johnwills version looked complicated
I am norwegian and a girl: keep it simple, guys
 

Answer:How to password secure files and folders

Hello and welcome to TSG

How to Set the My Documents Folder to Private
To set the My Documents folder to Private: 1. On the Start menu, right-click My Documents, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Sharing tab, and then click to select the Make this folder private so that only I have access to it check box.
3. Click Apply, and then click OK.

However have a look here for a program

Androsa FileProtector
http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/androsa-fileprotector/t_androsafileprotect.html

I have just tested it and it works
 

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running ME, something to stop it being switched on and used by others.Any recommendations ??

Answer:software to password protect/secure my pc please

click here $20click here freeclick here freeor you could just set up a BIOS password but they can be bypassed reasonably easily, though it would be enough to stop most users. Screensaver passwords are triple easy to bypass ;-))G

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Right now, I'm basically offering free internet to my whole neighborhood

I have a linksys router hooked up to the modem on my other computer but i need to put a password or something on the signals or whatever I have no idea on the correct terms

So can anybody help me or do I need to give you more info or anything?
 

Answer:How do I secure/put a password on my wireless connection?

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hi,
I've read this article
http://www.cxo.eu.com/news/password-protected/ and
I want really strong password for my web and Windows 7 accounts.
But how to create a strong password?

'6ghud3' is probably strongest password I've invented
 

Answer:Solved: How to create secure password?

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I have Microsoft Office 2003 and would like to centralize all my passwords in an Excel document. I have a pretty long password, with letters and numbers, and have selected 128-bit RC4 Microsoft RSA Schannel Cryptographic Provider as the encryption type.

Will this be easy for someone to break?
 

Answer:How secure is Excel password encryption?

It's a case of effort vs return.

If someone deems something worth the effort of breaking and have access to the required resources, most things are breakable.

However, provided you don't say... keep nuclear launch codes in the file and advertise your IP everywhere, you should be fairly safe
 

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Can someone please explain to me the role of Secure Password Authentication (SPA) over that of SSL in email? Regular POP3/SMTP are unsecure - both the account name/password and email itself is transmitted in the open and could be sniffed by someone watching the link. As I understand it, SSL provides a secure connection between the email client and server - email traffic sent over that connection is encrypted/secure, though email relayed beyond the server or inbound from elsewhere would not necessarily be secure (unless the other email account was hosted by the same email server and the other client also used SSL). I assume that mail account/passwords sent over SSL are secure as well, correct? Is the role of SPA to authenticate that the user is who they say they are? Is it based on SMIME? What mail servers support SPA for POP3/SMTP? The only references I found to SPA were for Microsoft/Exchange. Is there support under Linux?
 

Answer:Email and Secure Password Authentication and SSL

SPA - http://www.security.nnov.ru/advisories/oespa.asp

SSL - http://wp.netscape.com/security/techbriefs/ssl.html
 

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My Latitude was 100% password free up to 5 minutes ago.  The hard drive is new, and I did a clean reinstall of Windows 10.  After a successful update of the Broadcom USH firmware via DOS, the computer has now locked me out.

The message is "Dell Secure Manager" - This computer system, <service tag>-6FF1, is protected by a security authentication system.  You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password.  Please type in the system or administrator password.

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Um....can anyone help....I have a Lexar secure Jump Drive...which is password protected......I enter the password and it says invalid !!! I'm 99% certain that I'm entering the correct one.........but can I reconfigure the drive...even if I loose all the data on it ??Grateful of any comments/advice.........would just be nice to go back to square 1....and start again but is it possible !!

Answer:Lexar secure Jump Drive...password

click here may help

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Plz.. HELPI made a dvd with nero 7 secure disc.But i forgot the password.Its very important data.Can any one tell me how to recover the data from that dvd,,,,,,,,

Answer:Password Recovery from nero secure disc...

Nero SecurDisc (That's how you spell it) uses AES-128 encryption. The reason for encrypting a disc is to make it impossible for anyone who does not know the password to get access to the data it contains. If you are the owner of the disc and you have forgotten the password, then you fall into that category. Bad luck. That data is gone. Equally, if you stole the disk e.g. from a business rival or relative or whatever, you cannot get access either. There is one way, however, a "brute force" attack. For this you need (a) a supercomputer (b) a suitable software program (c) plenty of time - a computer that could brute-force the older DES encryption scheme in 1 second, would take 1.49 trillion years to break AES-128. The current record for breaking DES is a bit less than 24 hours.Think about it. What point would there be in an encryption product that could be bypassed by some guy who stole your disc and asked for a crack on a web forum?

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 I went to reboot my compputer, which has Windows 98 installed, and duiring the Set-Up stage, I received a message "Computer is in secure mode--Enter password"  I have been using this computer for 6 years and this is the very first time this occurred.  HELP!!

Answer:Windows 98 --Secure mode--Lost password

Well, you need to be more specific with this problem.If you're rebooting your computer which *already* had Win98 installed on it, it shouldn't be rebooting into the "Set-Up Mode" (I assume you mean Windows Setup?).If this isn't it, what exactly are you talking about? Product name? Splash screen? Know if any extra peripherals (like Centurion Guard or something) are installed? Any third-party disklockers?I'd be more than happy to help if I knew what to help with.For now, all I can suggest is that immediately after you turn your computer on, start pressing "F8" - this should kick you into Safe Mode. You should be able to at least poke around then and see what's up. If that's not even possible, well...get back to me.

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I've got a problem when I try to log on to "secure" websites. I get asked for my password; I fill it in, click on the "continue" button, and nothing happens. The little blue progress bar at the bottom of the screen fails to materialise; sometimes the cursor develops an eggtimer icon, and eventually I get a timed-out message; but most times, nothing happens at all. The "continue" button changes colour, as if recognising that I have clicked on it, but nothing more.So far this has happened on Hotmail (so I can't get to my emails there), and my account with Amazon (so I can't check on my orders). I can still get through to this site, which is something!I've not changed any settings on my computer, so I don't know why this is happening. I run Win98, on an ancient Dell, and have current Norton virus protection which has not alerted me to anything untoward. Help, please!

Answer:Can't get past password request on secure websites

I'm wondering if your firewall might be blocking port 443 over zealously click here

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The objective of this site is to point out that if you use words typically found in the dictionary, you will eventually become a victim where your account (or accounts) will be compromised. In all of my years of computing, this is TRUE!; especially if your accounts are internet based.
Go here to test the strength of your passwords - link
My result :
It would take
About 15 thousand years
for a desktop PC to crack your passwordClick to expand...

What's yours?
 

Answer:How Secure Is My Password? - Test the Strength of Your Passwords

Result: About a million years. Unfortunately, it can't take into account every situation, for example "Mother" turns out to be a frequent used password, while for "M0th3r" it says that it takes 1hr to brute force. In reality, most password crackers will try small variations of dictionary words and "M0th3r" is as insecure as "Mother", imo. Another flaw: 11111...11 is a secure password according to it.
 

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Hi Majorgeeks, I bought a sandisc secure access flash drive some time ago and cannot seem to remember the password

Is their another way to recover my files?
 

Answer:Sandisc secure access; forget password

Greetings, mary7...

Have you tried the Hint option as mentioned on this SanDisk page? You might also consider contacting SanDisk to see if there are further solutions.

There are several free Data Recovery utilities, but to be honest with you it's been my experience that the SanDisk SecureAccess encryption is a tough nut to crack. Be advised that if you do use some type of data recovery utility your data stands a very good chance of becoming corrupted.
 

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Hi all,

I have this problem which is very annoying. I cannot enter a secure site (my bank account, paying bills etc.)with my passwords using IE 7. I checked my security options in Internet Options and made sure my SSL and TSL were checked. Tried it again with no success.

Then I un-installed IE 7 using the '%windir%\Ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe' command line. I then re-installed IE7 from the Micro$oft website hoping to get a clean installation of IE 7. Finally, I ran all the updates and I still had the same problem.

At this point I'm thinking it could be a virus because I can access secured sites in FireFox (my bank account etc.)without any problems whatsoever. So I ran a complete scan using AVG. No success.

The reason I have to use IE 7 is because I am taking a tech course and the use of IE 7 is required to hand in my assignments. I can't do this using FireFox. My school suggested loading IE8 Beta LMAO.

I hope I don't have to do a clean install of XP Pro.

So, any help I can get would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Answer:[SOLVED] Cannot enter secure sites with password

hello

please try this
Click Here to download IEdll.zip. Save it to your desktop.
Right click on IEdll.zip click on Extract all.
Go to the extracted files and double click on IEdll.bat
Follow the prompts.
It will tell you when it is done.
When finished please restart your computer.

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Just got this computer yesterday, when creating the admin account I entered our office email wrong, but when going into the settings it took me to my Microsoft acc and it wouldnt let me change the admin email, it said that it was invailed, when it isnt, now I cant get passed the "login" screen to even get into the computer, there is no "forgot my password" button, and if there was it is the wrong email on the login screen. I am needing to findout how to get around the login screen, or how to just do a factory reset and start over. Which I would prefer to do, due to trying to change the admin email yesterday didnt work. Any help?

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Hey windows 7 people ;-)
I had a problem about following:
I had scanned some books to some of my friends BUT THAT BOOKS shall not be given to another again only them, if your understand. I will therefore ask "Is there af methode to secure files so it had a new password every time the file had been moved so I example can give my friend 3 passwords so he can:
- Download it
- Move it to adobe reader in iTunes
- Take his iPad and open it in iBooks on iPad.
And the files from the computer he had downloadet it to shall be deleted and also them on adobe reader application on iPad?

So is there a method so there is a new password when it had been moved and if it is a copy shall the original be deleted?

Answer:Secure a file with new password every time it has been moved

Are these normal published books?

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outlook not responding. cannot get into change settings.

Answer:checked password secure authentication for new email acct

Ask the experts here: http://support.microsoft.com/ph/928

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Hi. I use lastpass on my laptop and it has made life easier for me. I have about 400 user names/passwords saved for various accounts. I like the program because it helps me to keep track of all of my passwords and because it is free. For more sensitive accounts, like my financial accounts, I tend to rely on my own memory for user names and passwords.

So I am using my smart phone more and more frequently, beyond just checking my emails. I understand there is a free version of lastpass for cell phones, but there is no way to import the user names and passwords from my laptop account onto my cell phone without paying for a fee-based lastpass account. So here is my dilemna, I would like a password program that works with both my laptop and my cell and that is free and secure.

I guess I could manually insert the user names and passwords for about 400 websites into the free version of lastpass for my phone, but I would rather not do that. I have thought about having chrome save my user names and passwords for both my laptop and my phone, but I am not sure if that would be secure enough.

Can you provide me with some ideas. Thanks.
 

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