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UTube Website Security Scan?
Hi, I'm wondering if the Webroot Antivirus scans all of the links/sites that are sometimes listed under UTube videos to check if they're OK to use. I've been searching for a movie but have come across lots of links to other sites that stream the full film on-line, are these sites also checked by Webroot?
colorado peeps! What good isps are there in boulder/denver area?
I know you are located in that area and I might be moving there. I really want to move there but I've hit a snag most of the ISPs seem to be on the bit bad side like comcast and centurylink. I've been with both of them and they both sucked. Are there any alternatives to those two other then a WISP and DISH??? This will prolly make or break the move plans. I CAN NOT deal with a crappy ISP, as what I do REQUIRES stable connectivity. Thank you!
Windows 8 CAFADEBUG text file CAudioFilterAgent64.exe
My Lenovo laptop/notebook is running fine. I happened on a file in my "Public" Folder titled CAFADEBUG. Microsoft doesn't claim it, but they do claim VS7DEBUG. I have this text activity log named CAFADEBUG and I have copied/pasted it below. What the heck is this? I'm finding confusing/conflicting information on the web when I Google Searched this. Like I said, my computer isn't giving me error messages. Everything appears to be normal. Thoughts? CAudioFilterAgent64.exe(tid ad4) 0:[ J_STATE] - wWinMain CAudioFilterAgent64.exe(tid ad4) 0:[ J_CMDLINE] - ParseRegistrySettings - AFA_Settings = 20008 CAudioFilterAgent64.exe(tid ad4) 15:[ J_CMDLINE] - ParseRegistrySettings - dwCmdLineOption | AFA_Settings = 20008 CAudioFilterAgent64.exe(tid ad4) 31:[ J_CMDLINE] - Option - Run AFA as DTM CAudioFilterAgent64.exe(tid ad4) 46:[ J_CMDLINE] - Option - Detect Screen Orientation CAudioFilterAgent64.exe(tid ad4) 46:[ J_WINDOWS] - Windows Version i
Microsoft sets Oct. 31 as stop date for Windows 7 consumer PC sales
"Computerworld - Microsoft has set Oct. 31 as the end of sales of new consumer-grade Windows 7 PCs, but for now has left open the do-not-sell-after-this-date for business machines. On the site where it posts such policies, Microsoft now notes that Oct. 31, 2014, is the end-of-sales date for new PCs equipped with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium or Ultimate. All three are consumer-oriented versions of Windows 7; Home Premium has been the overwhelming choice of OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) for consumer systems." [i] [/i] [url=http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246387/Microsoft_sets_Oct._31_as_stop_date_for_Windows_7_consumer_PC_sales#comments]Full Article[/url]
Windows 8.x reaches 200 million licenses sold
Microsoft marketing chief Tami Reller announced that the company has sold 200 million Windows 8 licenses in the 15 or so months that it has been on the market. This number includes only OEM and retail copies of the operating system and excludes volume licenses. The company previously announced that Windows 8 had reached 100 million copies sold in May of last year, a rate of sales that matched Windows 7. That operating system, however, reached 240 million sales within the first 12 months, demonstrating that Windows 8 is clearly not selling as fast. Still, in a PC market that's shrinking—and which started shrinking even before the release of Windows 8—200 million copies is perhaps not too shabby. PCs as a whole are not selling as fast as they were during Windows 7's heyday, and both Windows and Office are suffering as a result. As is almost always the case with these numbers, this is a sell-in figure rather than sell-through, which is to say that it represents the number of licenses sold
CNN Survey: Online trolls are 'everyday sadists'
One of my favorite subjects! [img]http://i59.tinypic.com/14mqudw.jpg[/img] [b](CNN)[/b] -- If you've ever complained that the trolls junking up online comment sections are a bunch of sadistic psychopaths, you might be onto something. [url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886914000324]An online survey[/url] by a group of Canadian researchers suggests that Internet trolls are more likely than others to show signs of sadism, psychopathy and "Machiavellianism": a disregard for morality and tendency to manipulate or exploit others. "It was sadism, however, that had the most robust associations with trolling of any of the personality measures," says an article by psychologists from the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and University of British Columbia. "In fact, the associations between sadism and ... scores were so strong that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists." Sadism is a tendency to take pleasure in oth
New Executive Leather Bag of Holding
Those of you who, like myself, are ThinkGeek fans, are already familiar with their [url=http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/aaa5/]Bag of Holding[/url]. They've just launched the [url=http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/16ad/]executive leather version[/url], in case you need to look respectable at the office while still being able to carry around a ten foot pole with ease. They also have a [url=http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/14b2/]handbag of holding[/url] for the ladies (or gents, I'm not judging).
E-mail dissapeared from computer...
WHO knows and want to help me? Thanks. I have been receiving e-mails normally until this week: when I clicked "STAR", "Windows Mail"... noticed that the most important "INBOX" folder shows the message [b]"There are no items in this view" and my e-mails are not showing.:womansad:[/b] However next to the word[b] "Inbox" [/b]the number of e-mails increases after I click the[b] "Send/Receive".[/b] I want to see the incoming e-mails in my computer...so any ideas of resolving this issue is appreciated. Thanks!
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
I had a red bordered alert pop up with an alert for Microsoft Security Essentials which said my computer was infected with 3 different virus's one a trojan and two others. Webroot did not pick it up immeidately, but when I ran a scan it said there were 3 infected files and removed them. The only problem is when I open my internet it still keeps appearing and I can't close it or X out of it. Anyone else with this problem? I keep running my webroot but it says there are no problems. Can anyone help. I tried closing out with control/alt/delete and shutting the page down, rebooted and went into the control panel/internet options an removed all temporary files, cookies, etc. and restarting again, but the pop up came back as soon as I opened an IE page. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.
Zeus malware re-purposed for tech support
[b]An unorthodox alternative to long phone calls with relatives.[/b] A security researcher has detailed a novel approach to tech support that uses a modified version of the infamous Zeus malware. The Windows malware and its Android derivative were hugely popular in cyber criminal circles and best known for its man-in-the-middle keystroke -logging and form grabbing. The malware has infected untold scores of computers causing massive amounts of financial losses. But its many features have now been re-appropriated for good. David Schwartzberg (@Schwartzberg ) began building a modified version of the malware for tech support after undergoing an [url=http://dschwartzberg.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/reboot.png]arduous computer repair task[/url] with family. "Just because you have a knack for technology, people you know seem to think that you enjoy fixing all their problems, most self-inflicted," said Schwartzberg, a Barracuda Networks senior security engineer. [url=http://www.itn
ThinkGeek is having Geek Fashion Week
Any other ThinkGeek fans out there? They're having a fun promotion this week to coincide with New York Fashion Week, called [url=http://www.thinkgeek.com/fashion-week]Geek Fashion Week[/url]. They're giving 30% to all apparel items. Which reminds me, I still haven't had a chance to try on the [url=http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/14d5/]Technomancer Digital Wizard Hoodi[/url]e since I broke my arm. I think it might be healed enough to give it a shot, and I'll post pictures and video once I do.
Dead Kim Jong-il's OS makeover takes a page from Dead Steve Jobs
There just seem to be so many good but weird/bizarre technology-based stories around...and this one is superb: [H2]New glorious people's UI brings fruity flavor to NORKS PCs[/H2]By [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/2665] Neil McAllister[/url], 4th February 2014 The latest version of North Korea's official operating system has been given a makeover that lends it an all-too-familiar look and feel. The Norks have maintained a state-sponsored Linux distro – [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/07/linux_north_korea/]RedStar Linux[/url] – since 2010. The earliest version [url=http://ashen-rus.livejournal.com/4300.html]looked like[/url] a fairly stock KDE desktop Linux, for its time. But with the new version 3.0, Pyongyang's OS has taken on a decidedly Cupertinian flair. As shown in [url=https://plus.google.com/photos/+WillScottName/albums/5971170378888343185?authkey=CNbu4tv79cH5-QE]screenshots[/url] gathered by web hacker Will Scott – who spent l
And I thought MY boss was rough....
I was reading over CNN and ran into this little gem. If you thought your boss or company was bad about micromanaging and trying to squeeze every last drop out of you possible, remember that things could ALWAYS be a LOT worse! [url=http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/02/opinion/greene-corporate-surveillance/index.html?hpt=hp_t4]Full Article[/url] The Hitachi Business Microscope. "The device looks like an employee ID badge that most companies issue. Workers are instructed to wear it in the office. Embedded inside each badge, according to Hitachi, are "infrared sensors, an accelerometer, a microphone sensor and a wireless communication device." "Hitachi says that the badges record and transmit to management "who talks to whom, how often, where and how energetically."" "It tracks everything." I read over the entire article. A workplace with CCTV + Audio can be unnerving I think, but with this thing is just plain scary. . All
Problem with my HP Deskjet 1050 printer
Hi, Pleeeese could you help me out with this printer of mine! It just wont print. I've been using it for a few months with no probs but since I changed the cartridges, apart from five or six pages from the web, it dosen't print anything, dead as a doornail. All the print jobs are queing but one is trying to delete and is stuck, it won't cancel. I've also noticed that next to it's name on the control panel, it has (Copy 1), is this OK? I've tried diagnostics which had corrected it for that one time but has made no overall difference. Can you help? It's an HP Deskjet 1050 J410 series.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks on the web ahead of its March release
The Verge [img]http://cdn0.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/9785079/win8leak5_1020_large_verge_medium_landscape.jpg[/img] 32 inShareMicrosoft’s first update to Windows 8.1 has leaked today on various file-sharing websites ahead of its March debut. The early build includes a number of changes that Microsoft is making to improve the keyboard and mouse experience in Windows 8.1. The most obvious change is a new title bar for Microsoft’s Windows 8-style apps, allowing you to close, minimize, and snap apps to appear side by side with a mouse. It occupies a small amount of space at the top of all "Metro" apps, and it appears to be included as more of a helpful option for mouse users to quickly navigate through apps. Similar improvements have also been made to the Start Screen, where right-clicking on Live Tiles now produces a context menu with options to resize, unpin, and more. Microsoft is also bringing the [url=http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/25/5344066/windows-8-1-update-1
Virus from www-dot-appround-dot-us
Whenever I go to the Intellicast.com weather site, a second tab pops up advising me to go to appround-dot-us and download something to make the PC run or stream faster. I use Webroot anti-virus, which immediately blocks any forced downloads, but I have a suspicion that something might have been downloaded that triggers the second tab to appear. I searched Control Panel, but couldn't find anything. No issues when not using a browser, but I do get this pop-up when using either Firefox or Chrome. Forgot to mention that the pop-up tab takes me to this web site: www-dot-.mypcbackup-dot-com, by means of this URL:www-dot-lpcloudsvr302-dot-com/725A482A73486B6671742822343A614E.. Sometimes an ad for something called "Lightspark Player Pro" pops up in yet another tab. Has anyone here encountered this virus? Thanks, Roy
Microsoft backpedals: Windows 8.1 update hides tile interface by default
More changes to come! [b]From the Verge[/b] [img]http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/9772325/windows81handson1_1020_large_verge_medium_landscape.jpg[/img] inShareMicrosoft is once again planning to alter the way its Start Screen works in Windows 8.1 Update 1. While the software giant originally released Windows 8.1 last year with an [url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/16/4229900/windows-8-1-boot-to-desktop-option]option to bypass the "Metro" interface[/url] at boot, sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to[i] The Verge[/i] that the upcoming update for Windows 8.1 will enable this by default. Like many other changes in Update 1, we’re told the reason for the reversal is to improve the OS for keyboard and mouse users. We understand the latest internal builds of Windows 8.1 Update 1 have the boot-to-desktop option enabled by default, a change that [url=http://wzor.net/13050.html]Wzor noted[/url] earlier today. The update is still in develop
February 1st is National Change your Password Day
National Change your Password Day is coming up this Saturday. If you haven't changed your passwords in a while, now is the time to do so (just like you check the batteries in your smoke detector every year :) I'm as guilty as the next person of not managing my passwords well, so I'll be taking this opportunity to finally install a [url=http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C7_PasswordManagement/CH7_PasswordManagement.htm]password manage[/url]r. Here's a couple good resources for password management: [url=http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/436610-seven-security-steps-to-take-on-national-change-your-password-day-february-1st]Seven security steps to take on National Change Your Password Day (February 1st)[/url] [url=http://blog.lastpass.com/2014/01/start-2014-right-with-these-security-to.html]Start 2014 Right With These Security To-Do's[/url]
Lan over powerline or wireless adapter?
Hey everyone! I have a gigabit router and download speeds of 100Mbps (on a wired connection). I have a desktop that is 50 feet to the left and then one story higher than the router. I know I can't expect a full 100 down speed without being directly wired to the router, but which of these would give me a faster speed? The powerline adapter where one is plugged into the wall and router, and the second one is plugged into the wall and computer; or just a USB wireless N adapter? Thanks :D Shran
For anyone still looking for an alternative to the formerly free LogMeIn
Here's a nice list of alternatives: [url=http://resources.intenseschool.com/now-that-logmein-is-no-longer-free-what-are-some-free-alternatives-available/]http://resources.intenseschool.com/now-that-logmein-is-no-longer-free-what-are-some-free-alternatives-available/[/url] Any others that you've found?
Have an extra computer that won't turn on
Hi all, Your friendly Andorian again :D. I have a second computer, and it just flat out will not turn on. At all. I don't mean it won't boot up, I mean it won't even power up. When I plug in the power source, the power light blinks orange, but that's all it does, even if I don't actually press the power button, as soon as I plug it in it just blinks orange every second or so. I've checked the bios battery, and all the cables, nothing is loose or missing. Any ideas? Thanks, Commander of the Kumari :D
CryptoLocker's crimewave: A trail of millions in laundered Bitcoin
[i][u]Summary: CryptoLocker has infected an estimated 250,000 victims, demands an average $300 payout, and is trailing millions in laundered Bitcoin. Dell SecureWorks' new paper sheds light on the unstoppable ransomware[/u].[/i] Dell SecureWorks estimates that CryptoLocker has infected 250,000 victims. The average payout is $300 each, and millions in laundered Bitcoin have been tracked and traced to the ransomware's money runners. Spreading like wildfire from offices to homes, it arrives in email attachments (or over infected networks) to aggressively encrypt all files on a system (including mapped drives, Dropbox files, and all locally connected, network-attached, or cloud-based storage) - while an ominous onscreen timer demands payment within 72 hours. Mess with the files or decline to pay and forget about ever opening your files again. To date, no one has successfully defeated CryptoLocker. The Windows-only ransomware has held rapt the attention of malware fetishists since its f
Hotmail user swamped with thousands of unwanted emails, after Gmail goes down
If you think you receive a lot of unwanted email each day, spare a thought for Hotmail user David S. Peck of Fresno, California. He’s the owner of an email account that received thousands of unwanted messages, as Gmail went down for a few hours last week. As Sarah Perez from [url=http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/24/gmail-glitch-is-causing-thousands-of-emails-to-be-sent-to-one-mans-hotmail-account/]TechCrunch reported[/url], a bizarre glitch in Google’s search results meant that users hunting for Gmail could find themselves sending an email to Peck’s Hotmail address instead. Clicking on the “Email” link in the Google search results for “Gmail” took Gmail users directly to a compose message form, pre-filled with Peck’s Hotmail address. In time, Google confirmed that the bizarre bug was not related to the [url=http://mashable.com/2014/01/24/gmail-down-012414/]downtime[/url] which affected Gmail and Google Plus on Friday, but the timing seems unfortunate. Especially for David S Peck, who
Hi'ya peeps! I've just got a Kobo Touch e-reader (£30 through the Money Saving Expert website!) and have been trying to connect it to the web but don't know which password to use, there is a password and a passphrase on the router and (as instructed by Virgin help) I've tried putting the passphrase (wireless settings) in but it dosen't accept it; not sure if I should try the password (super hub settings) in case I somehow muck things up. Yet again, any help would be brill. :@
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