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Internet Speed tests post your results!
I'm on a 150/15 Plan on Cable so tell us about yours! My results are via 5G Wireless connection. Daniel ;) Here is my link to Rogers Speed Test if you want to try it: [url=http://www.rogers.com/web/Rogers.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=support_internetServices_&cm_mmc=grdrt-_-all-_-en-_-speedcheck]http://www.rogers.com/web/Rogers.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=support_internetServices_&cm_mmc=grdrt-_-all-_-en-_-speedcheck [/url] also if you have any other speed tests sites that are good post them. [url=http://www.speedtest.net/]http://www.speedtest.net/[/url] [img]http://www.speedtest.net/result/3564098168.png[/img] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/11140iB75DF87DFE7E390F.png[/img]
How Well is Your System Protected?? --Five Simple Test from AMTSO
If you want to check whether your Webroot defences are working properly, AMTSO has a series of tests you can perform. These are relatively simple, which will check to see whether your browser, operating system and other software are configured to block malicious and drive-by downloads, and phishing attacks. I ran the tests on my systems, and Webroot scored 5/5 on every computer. [url=http://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check.html]http://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check.html[/url]
How to get the Windows 10 October 2018 Update 1809
October 2, 2018 2:00 pm By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/john-cable/]John Cable[/url] / Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery[img]https://blogs.windows.com/uploads/mswbprod/sites/2/2018/10/5e70c9ee5f9aa2266ee663963dba1713.jpg[/img] Earlier today, Yusuf Mehdi announced the [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/?p=168651]Windows 10 October 2018 Update[/url], the newest feature update for Windows 10. I’m excited to share our October 2018 Update rollout plans, how you can get the update today, plus some new update experience enhancements. [h1]How to get the Windows 10 October 2018 Update[/h1]As with prior Windows 10 feature rollouts, our goal is to deliver the October 2018 Update in a phased and controlled rollout to provide a great update experience for all. We are beginning the global rollout out via Windows Update in the coming weeks. As with previous rollouts, we will use real-time feedback and telemetry to upd
Forum Trouble with Win. XP
I have been having trouble with the Webroot Forum loading on my XP computer using IE-8. This has been happening for awhile and it seems the more posts in a thread the longer it takes to load. This happens on [b]both[/b] XP machines. I have done all I could, clean cookies / IE / defrag etc. and it's still doing it. I have no problems with FF on the forum. This only happens on the Webroot Forum. Other forums load normal with IE-8.
Microsoft accused of Windows 10 upgrade 'nasty trick'
By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News "Microsoft has faced criticism for changing the pop-up box encouraging Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10. Clicking the red cross on the right hand corner of the pop-up box now activates the upgrade instead of closing the box. And this has caused confusion as typically clicking a red cross closes a pop-up notification" [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36367221]Microsoft accused of Windows 10 upgrade 'nasty trick' - BBC News[/url] Couldn't see this story posted (in another thread)? The tactics that Microsoft is using to spread Windows10 are becoming more and more unacceptable IMHO. :( :@ Ghacks: [url=http://www.ghacks.net/2016/05/25/get-windows-10-malware/]Get Windows 10 has the characteristics of malware - gHacks Tech News[/url]
Control Panel will be phased out in Windows 10
[b]October 9, 2015 By Arun Kumar [/b] The [b]Control Panel[/b] had been an integral part of Windows since the beginning and helped in tweaking and customizing the operating system. In a tweet by Gabriel Aul, the chief of Windows Insider Program, he said that Control Panel will be removed from Windows 10 in coming days. [img]http://news.thewindowsclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/PC-Settings-in-Windows-10-400x299.png[/img] [url=http://news.thewindowsclub.com/control-panel-will-phased-windows-10-80386/]Full Article[/url]
I didn't know where this would be appropriate, but a mod can move this post, if they like... But, this is mystery to me, that when logged in you can check how long you have been logged, it can show the number of minutes one is idle. But, for me I can never achieve this feat. ;) How does one get to show up as being idle? I have a screenshot showing what I mean, but as per usual I can't get it to show, here.
Data Disasters - Fool Me Once (and hopefully never again)Blog
World Backup Day is March 31stWe love using this time to reflect on our habits around data - both personal and professional. There is a very common belief out there that can be summed up as “My data is safe - I don’t think I need to worry much about backing it up.” This belief is held by the tech-illiterate as well as self-described tech “pros” across the world. And even if they don’t have this belief, per se, there is a trend of people putting data backup at the end of their to-do list. Getting an antivirus solution, a VPN, or shiny new hardware tends to feel more important to most people in regards to their technical “must acquire” list. If there’s one idea I want you to start believing today, it is the following: Incorporating an automated Data Backup plan is one of the most important actions you can take to save yourself time, energy, and frustration. World Backup Day serves as a useful reminder for all of the things that can go wrong with your data:A hard drive can reach the end o
World Password DayBlog
Today is World Password Day and we wanted to take that opportunity to have a discussion with our community about “Password Integrity”. With every passing year, it seems like we need five more accounts for our business and personal lives. That means five new passwords and five new opportunities for someone to access your information or steal your identity. On top of all that, how many of you can honestly say you use a unique password for every one of your ever-growing list of online logins?The truth is, it has become nearly impossible to create and remember long, secure passwords for all of our online accounts. The solution that most people have begun to adopt is the use of a password manager such as LastPass which is included in SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus and Complete. Using a password manager solves a number of problems such as:Generating randomized, secure passwords Locks your huge list of account passwords behind a singular “master password” or biometric password such as
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18351 Fast Ring
March 5, 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 18351 (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] [*]If you haven’t been able to get the game [i]State of Decay[/i] for free (for a limited time), we’ve just made more slots available! Whether you’ve tried it in earlier builds
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17746 Fast Ring
August 24, 2018 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 Build 17746 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. [h1][b]General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC[/b][/h1][list] [*]We fixed an issue where Narrator would incorrectly report some standard combo boxes as “editable combo box” instead of “combo box”. [*]We fixed an issue in Windows Mixed Reality causing motion controllers to need to be re-paired after initial setup before appearing in the headset. If you still experience this, please file feedback in Feedback Hub. [*]We fixed an issue for Japanese and German where when you reset your PC (from Settings > Update & Security > Recovery) the progress percent would be written in the middle of the string rather than at the end. [*]We
Data Privacy Week 2022: What Is Your Convenience Worth?Blog
January 24-28th is Data Privacy Week! Given the ever evolving state of data privacy, this is a great opportunity to discuss how we can protect ourselves against data breaches and identity theft. Originally, this tradition started as a day observed on January 28th as a result of a European Council meeting on the subject in 1981. This was “an educational initiative focused on raising awareness among businesses as well as users about the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information online, particularly in the context of social networking.” (Wikipedia)Clearly the people who started this initiative made an extremely accurate prediction: The breadth and usage of the internet would expand rapidly and data privacy laws would fail to keep up with the times. While there have certainly been some recent advancements in data privacy laws such as GDPR it remains true that we have a long way to go before we, as a society, can consider our personal data adequately legally protect
Windows 7 (Not Windows 10) Wins 2016
Microsoft has been pushing very hard (and sometimes very aggressive) for users to move to Windows 10 and 2016 was quite a controversial year in this regard, with many people saying that the company went a little too far in its attempt of boosting adoption of its latest operating system. And while Microsoft itself also admitted that it was wrong to become so pushy on Windows 10 upgrades, statistics show that despite all of these, it’s still Windows 7 the desktop operating system that was number one last year. [b]Desktop OS market share in 2016[/b] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/28475i48E59EB245AAE5E5.jpg[/img] [url=http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-7-not-windows-10-wins-2016-511501.shtml]Full Article[/url]
Microsoft to end Windows 10 support on October 14th, 2025
Another sign that a new version of Windows is on the way!Jun 14, 2021, 9:06am EDT Microsoft is ending support for Windows 10 on October 14th, 2025. It will mark just over 10 years since the operating system was first introduced. Microsoft revealed the retirement date for Windows 10 in an updated support life cycle page for the OS. Thurrott reports that this is the first time Microsoft has ever described the end of support for Windows 10.It’s not clear exactly when the support document was updated, but Thurrott reports it only previous documented “when specific Windows 10 versions would leave support,” and not the entire OS. It could be another hint that a new version of Windows is on the way.Microsoft keeps dropping Windows 11 hintsMicrosoft has been dropping lots of hints that it’s ready to launch Windows 11. The software maker is holding a special Windows event to reveal the “next generation” of the OS next week. The event starts at 11AM ET, and the event invite includes a window tha
How do you keep your kids safe online?
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/f1141a0e-e5ae-4c56-a271-b9f76a1f9380.jpg[/img] Discussions with children about online safety often revolve around the topics of cyberbullying and avoiding online predators, but what about staying safe from cybercriminals? It's quite easy to think that hackers and nefarious actors out there are only after adults. However, kids are just as likely to be targeted. We've compiled a few ways to keep your kids safe online that you can [url=https://www.webroot.com/blog/2018/11/21/keep-kids-safe-online/]read about on the Webroot blog[/url]. What I'm most curious about is hearing from you, the Webroot Community. How do you keep your kids safe online? Did we miss anything in our post? Let's kickoff a discussion in the comments below and share real life examples so that everyone can benefit. For those of you that open up and share, [b]we'll be giving away a Webroot whiteboard and laminated #CyberSmart checklist[/b] until
Hello...I was just reading about MS windows 9 and it's not coming out for another year...maybe earlier.. I am anxious for W9 because the interface looks like it'll be a lot different then W8. And I'm guessing people will be more likely to buy W9 over W8..any opinions or facts that anyone would like to start posting..hmmmm Sherry
Software Removal Tools
After some debate, the [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Ideas-Exchange/Knowledge-Base-Article-with-Removal-Links-Information/idi-p/26746]Software Removal Tool Idea[/url] has been approved. Thank you! While I started this thread, and will maintain it, I am not an employee of Webroot or any other software company. I do not endorse any software product, nor imply that any product is better, or worse, than any other product. This is simply a listing of software removal tools I have found along the way that have been made available by the devoloper of the software. These are intended to be used as a handy reference for folks with damaged installations, expired software, or otherwise undesired software for which they wish to use a removal tool. In no way should the removal list thread be taken as a suggestion to remove the software listed. Webroot is designed to be compatible with all other software, and this list is not intend
SanDisk is making a 128GB MicroSD card
We live in the future! [url=http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/press-room/press-releases/2014/sandisk-introduces-worlds-highest-capacity-microsdxc-memory-card-at-128gb/]http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/press-room/press-releases/2014/sandisk-introduces-worlds-highest-capacity-microsdxc-memory-card-at-128gb/[/url]
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20175 (2021 Build)
July 22, 2020 10:02 am By Brandon LeBlanc / Senior Program Manager, Windows Insider Program Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20175 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. Windows Insiders with PCs that have AMD processors will be able to receive this build. IMPORTANT NOTE: Insider Preview Builds 20161 and below will expire on July 31st. To avoid hitting this expiration, please update to Insider Preview Builds 20170 or newer. What’s new in Build 20175 Improving pinned sites in Microsoft Edge Earlier this month, we announced ALT + TAB between apps and sites, the first of our new productivity enhancements coming to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Today, we’re announcing another feature we’ve been working on to make you more efficient when browsing the web: quick access to tabs for your pinned sites. Clicking a pinned site on the Taskbar will now show you all of the open tabs for that site across any of your Microsoft Edge windows, jus
Using the latest webroot V22.214.171.124 on my windows 7 pc. With the latest version scans are now taking about 19 mins. I submitted a support ticket last week. I uploaded logs as requested on thursday and as I had not recieved any response to confirm they had been recieved I contacted weboot. I spoke to a representative this afternoon who said the logs where being analysed and I would recieve a response either today or tomorrow. Just a few momments ago I got a response saying they had not recieved the logs and could i send them again. What is going on? I have replied and sent the logs a second time. Not very good customer service!
[Discussion] - Twitter is a hotbed for crypto scam bots
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/33403iFFA52A4818B56AB9.png[/img] In case you haven't seen it [user=9060][/user] published a [url=http://wbrt.io/bf3jx]blog post on crypto scam bots[/url] crawling all over Twitter as of late and casuing utter chaos, similar to the classic, 'Nigerian letter' scam. If you haven't seen it, be sure to [url=http://wbrt.io/bf3jx]give it a read here[/url]. It's an in-depth look at how these cyrpto scam bots are working and what can be done to combat them. [b]Have you heard about this yet? Do you know someone who has fallen for this? Have a question for [user=9060][/user]? [/b] Let's get it kicked off below and get into it!
Google Earth Pro for Free
Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using [url=https://www.google.com/work/mapsearth/products/earthpro.html]Google Earth Pro[/url] for everything from planning hikes to placing solar panels on rooftops. Google Earth Pro has all the easy-to-use features and detailed imagery of Google Earth, along with advanced tools that help you measure 3D buildings, print high-resolution images for presentations or reports, and record HD movies of your virtual flights around the world. Starting today, even more people will be able to access Google Earth Pro: we're making it available for free. To see what Earth Pro can do for you - or to just have fun flying around the world - [url=https://geoauth.google.com/gev0/free_trial.html][b]grab a free key[/b][/url] and download Earth Pro today. If you're an existing user, your key will continue to work with no changes required. [url=http://google-latlong.blogspot.in/2015/01/google-earth-pro-is
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