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I am THE leaset tech savvy person on the planet and felt that I had scaled the summit of Mt. Everest when I figured out how to hook my laptop up to my personal Hot Spot device without having to call for help, so that should tell you what a remedial techie I am... The laptop I have is a HP Pavilion g7 with a full keyboard ( includes the 10 key pad on the right) and while I really enjoy using it, I am working with Windows 8 and when I tried to do the 8.1 upgrade it froze up my system, so I went back to version 8 and haven't upgraded since, which means that Windows 10 free upgrade passed me by, and, based on the complaints I heard about it, I don't really mind that I don't have it, however, Windows isn't sending me security updates anymore so that compromises my system, apparently. I am going to be going on a road trip in a few weeks and I wanted to have something smaller than the laptop I have now to take with me and keep up with business matters. Nothing like lugging
Petition: What Computer users want changed in Windows 10 (Very Important) [img]https://d22r54gnmuhwmk.cloudfront.net/photos/8/jf/no/PXjfnOvWPVjwHtF-800x450-noPad.jpg[/img] To effectively implement and use Windows 10 in our homes and businesses, Microsoft must make changes to both the operating system and the policies the company put in place to support the new OS. Those changes fall into two categories: 1) Microsoft must give Windows 10 users more control over when updates are installed. We need the ability to delay or hide damaging updates that impact the computing experience, have undesirable side effects such as blue screens of death, or reduce the functionality to attached devices. Under the current system of mandated updates, we have been adversely impacted by forced driver and firmware updates plus other patches; we've wasted hours dealing with the unwanted side effects. As long-time Windows users, we understand the need to have quicker and more agile sec
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Welcome to another spooktacular Q&A. I’ve just returned from braving the darkest corners of the web to discover the nastiest malware of 2021. I’ll be available until Halloween to answer your questions on the worst infections featured in our latest Nastiest Malware. Add your questions in the comments below.AS PART OF OUR ONGOING COMMUNITY CONTEST - THIS WEEK ONLY WE’LL BE GIVING AWAY A LEGO X-WING FIGHTER TO A RANDOM COMMENTER ON THIS POSTHelp me community members, you’re my only hopeIf you don’t have any questions then we invite you to cast your vote for the malware that you think is the NASITESTMake sure to take our Nastiest Malware Quiz to test your knowledge.
[As HTC's new flagship smartphone, the HTC One is packed to the rafters with top-notch components and technologies including some of the latest processing gear from Qualcomm. In addition to being state of the art, the successor to 2012's [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/htc-one-x-at/4505-6452_7-35477659.html]HTC One X[/url] is lovingly crafted from [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57569709-94/htc-one-aims-to-make-good-first-impression-with-all-metal-body/]premium metals[/url], leaving no doubt that the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has put a considerable amount of blood, sweat, and tears into this handset.] Read here [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/htc-one/]http://reviews.cnet.com/htc-one/[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/2770iF3751A493C915759.png[/img]
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/12418i36945C928CC75075.jpg[/img] The arguments of there being no viruses on a Mac aren't realistic and it's time to accept that OSX isn't malware-proof. Mac's are increasingly vulenerable and are becoming bigger targets as they enter the BYOD market. ZDnet recommends you protect your Mac with antivirus/antimalware software, and you can read more about it right [url=http://www.zdnet.com/dont-be-a-bonehead-run-antivirus-on-your-mac-7000031395/]here[/url]. Webroot offers [url=http://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/products/mac]Mac protection[/url] for the Flashback Trojan and other OS X threats without the performance impact and system slowdowns that come with free solutions. Also, we provide the [url=https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/webroot-secureweb-browser/id460986853?mt=8]SecureWeb app[/url] for free on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
Webroot's and PrevX's history apart and together are a very long story. Many, like me, know parts of it. People from the Wilders Security Forums know most of all (where power-user TripleHelix hails from.) Has anyone assembled a history of everything that's known? I know it's going to sound like brown-nosing - posting this on the Webroot forum, identified as a Webroot Community Guide - but I think it's a really interesting business story. Webroot saw what PrevX was doing, something completely different, and in the end dropped all its consumer products in the belief that PrevX was the right path. It's not often you'll find a company that will replace the core tech it has been building for a decade with that of a small team's from another country.
We recently received an email from a friendly "hacker" attempting to scam us. Posting it here to share what these look like, and to inform you that this is a real method criminals use day to day. [i]Hello![/i] [i] My nickname in darknet is eugene56.[/i] [i] I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago, through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time.[/i] [i] If you don't belive me please check 'from address' in your header, you will see that I sent you an email from your mailbox.[/i] [i] Even if you changed the password after that - it does not matter, my virus intercepted all the caching data on your computer and automatically saved access for me.[/i] [i] I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history.[/i] [i] Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos.[/i] [i] I was most struck by the intimate content si
Hey everyone, Commander Shran here. Many thanks to [user=15059][/user] for giving me permission to post this, since it isn't officially supported, and many thanks to [user=780][/user] , [user=9186][/user] , [user=14289][/user] , [user=4764][/user] , and [user=758][/user] for their suggestions [img]https://webroot.i.lithium.com/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif[/img]. And a thanks to [user=20798][/user] for his requesting of the Password Manager! That being said, before I begin, PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS [b]NOT OFFICIALLY[/b] SUPPORTED BY WEBROOT, and therefore this could stop working at any time. I've seen a lot of people asking if they can get the Webroot filtering extension - the one that Webroot installs in IE, Firefox, and Google Chrome - in Opera. The short answer is: yes [img]https://webroot.i.lithium.com/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif[/img]. The long answer is: since the new versions of Opera use
Hi everyone, I’m Randy Abrams, Webroot’s newest senior security analyst. I published a [url=http://wbrt.io/ur86e]blog post[/url] on antimalware testing and would like to get your thoughts on the subject. As I mentioned in the [url=http://wbrt.io/ur86e]blog post[/url], antimalware testing is one of the most contentious topics in the security industry. [b]Why do you think antimalware testing is so hard to get right?[/b] Let me know in the comments below. Looking forward to discussing this further with you.
I'm just looking for Community input and how they regard WSA as a Full Anti-Malware or just an Anti-Virus. We know that WSA is designed to work with other AV's and other AM's so give us your feedback and lets keep it on topic and not get into details of other products as this is the Webroot forum. Like [b]ProTruckDriver[/b] uses WSA with MBAM and I use WSA alone with Look'n'Stop Firewall as it was a one time payment. Thanks, [i][b]TH ;)[/b][/i]
March 1, 2019 10:02 am By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/dona-sarkar/]Dona Sarkar[/url] and [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/brandonleblanc/]Brandon LeBlanc[/url] Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview [b]Build 18348 (19H1)[/b] to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. If you are looking for a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring – head on over to [url=https://aka.ms/flighthub]Flight Hub[/url]. You can also check out the [url=https://aka.ms/wip-docs]rest of our documentation here[/url] including a complete list of new features and updates that have gone out as part of Insider flights for the current development cycle (which currently is 19H1). [h1][b]What’s New in Build 18348[/b][/h1][h2][b]Emoji 12.0 Update[/b][/h2]With Build [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/11/07/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-18277/]Build 18277[/url], Insiders got their first look at
A couple of days ago and every day since I checked my Windows 10 Network and observed some strange devices that showed up on it. My PC is Ethernet-connected only; I am using a TP Link Archer C7 wireless router. After much research, I found people have been complaining about this (Windows 8, too) since 2013 and as recently as December 2016. The number of threads is huge, including from MS itself, and I don't believe any of the reasons for this stuff happening or most of the suggested solutions. Most suggestions are that machines are picking up nearby devices or drive-by's. I don't believe that explanation because most of the specific device names are the same in many cases with people spread out all over the USA and beyond. Here's just one example of somebody else that saw "full-ford": [url=http://www.overclock.net/t/1583033/strange-unknown-devices-on-my-network]http://www.overclock.net/t/1583033/strange-unknown-devices-on-my-network[/url] I've noticed
[b][/b]By [url=http://betanews.com/author/npeers/]Nick Peers[/url] Posted on 10/11/2014 Moonchild Productions has released a major update to its Firefox browser variant for Windows with the release of [url=http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/21323-pale_moon]Pale Moon 25.0[/url] and [url=http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/21353-pale_moon_x64]Pale Moon x64 25.0[/url], which sees the browser drop support for Windows XP. Version 25.0 sees the version number jump for the first time since the browser forked away from its Firefox parent due to major changes in the way the browser identifies itself. Pale Moon 25.0 debuts a new browser GUID (Globally Unique IDentifier) to properly differentiate itself from Firefox, plus solve a number of what Moonchild terms as "development issues" that were holding the browser back. Unfortunately, the new GUID creates implications for a number of Firefox add-ons that hard-code the Firefox GUID into them, including AdBlock Plus. &nb
The world of malware, including the teams that build and orchestrate malware attacks, has been drastically changing over the past decade. One of the biggest changes that has occurred is the configurability and modularity of malware payloads. The Ransomware business model is a prime suspect in this development. The biggest ransomware attacks that take place nowadays are often orchestrated by different pieces of malware, all developed by different teams. It is less common to see a “one size fits all” form of malware anymore; instead, multiple malware payloads are utilized for each step of the process to eventually lock data behind a ransom demand. There are a few main steps involved in dropping a ransomware payload on a computer network. In this article we are going to analyze each of those steps by describing how they are carried out, which piece of software is being used, and how all of the modular malware pieces fit into the larger puzzle of a ransomware attack. There are many configu
As we [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/end-of-life-microsoft-finally-terminates-support-for-windows-xp]bid farewell to Windows XP[/url], Microsoft has released a rather significant update to Windows 8.1. Sure the features may not be revolutionary, but for those of you who use a keyboard and mouse, the update is a big boost to functionality for the platform. Download links for [b]Windows 8.1 Update x86[/b]: [url=http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/crup/2014/02/windows8.1-kb2919355-x86_de9df31e42fe034c9a763328326e5852c2b4963d.msu]KB2919355[/url] [url=http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/crup/2014/02/windows8.1-kb2919442-x86_94ee3d715e732ed28c64b8096327375a35f5d211.msu]KB2919442[/url] [url=http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/crup/2014/02/windows8.1-kb2932046-x86_bfd8ca4c683ccec26355afc1f2e677f3809cb3d6.msu]KB2932046[/url] [url=http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/crup/
Somehow an add-on on my IE started showing up, it is called yontoo. I am not sure if it is bad or innocuous? I suspect it installed from some other program I installed in the last month. I did find it in the control panel and I did un-install it. I went to yontoo.com and it looked legit, but I am not sure. Has anyone heard of it? Thanks, Dan
March 20, 2019 10:02 am By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/dona-sarkar/]Dona Sarkar[/url] and [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/brandonleblanc/]Brandon LeBlanc[/url] Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview [b]Build 18362 (19H1)[/b] to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. If you are looking for a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring – head on over to [url=https://aka.ms/flighthub]Flight Hub[/url]. You can also check out the [url=https://aka.ms/wip-docs]rest of our documentation here[/url] including a complete list of new features and updates that have gone out as part of Insider flights for the current development cycle (which currently is 19H1). [h1][b]General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC[/b][/h1][list] [*]We fixed an issue resulting in the Connect app crashing on launch for some Insiders. [*]We fixed the issue with Microsoft Store app upates not automatically installing.
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