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  1. microsoft os is the "serious virus" :laughing:


    welcome to the pit realbigswede, and glad to know your happy with the new windows 10 os even though i don't agree with your point of view of microsoft producing the best os. ;)


    personally i haven't even seen windows 10 os which is unusual because i like to test them out even if i won't actually use them full time on my pc's, but this os version just took to many liberties with my hardware and privacy for me to even consider installing and testing it out even in a vm and so i will only ever get to see/use it when i fix someone else's pc.



  2. wouldn't let that malware m$ likes to call windows 10 anywhere near my machines, even in a vm..


    just in case you didn't already know here's another "feature" you might like to check into and disable on your windows 10 os.




    seems m$ now thinks it can use every windows 10 pc as a torrent seeder by default to spread it's updates.



  3. lets hope it's viral then, that seems to be the one to get if your unlucky enough to get meningitis at all.


    best wishes to you and your wife tomk.


    and caintry if you don't start taking better care i'll send guns back down to you so he can box your ears. :IG:



  4. there is a way to disable and enable protected mode in firefox that may have worked for you too.




    Disabling Protected Mode in Flash 11.3

    To disable (or re-enable) Protected Mode in Flash 11.3 and above, use one of these methods:

    • Toggle the preference "dom.ipc.plugins.flash.disable-protected-mode" in about:config (Starting in Firefox 35 on Windows 7/Vista, Firefox 36 on Windows 8)

    To disable Protected Mode, set the preference dom.ipc.plugins.flash.disable-protected-mode to true in about:config and restart the browser. To re-enable Protected Mode, set the preference back to "false". [45]. [46] [47]

    Note: Mozilla is running a test in Firefox 36 Beta to disable Flash Protected Mode by default, by setting the "dom.ipc.plugins.flash.disable-protected-mode" preference default value to "true". For more information, see bugs 1119941 and 1120993.



  5. Please read PC Magazine's lead analyst's article "Think Windows's Built-In Antivirus Will Keep You Safe? You're Wrong".






    top 6. ;)




    bolded by me.

    This report is supplementary to AV-Comparatives’ main report1, already published, of the March 2014

    File-Detection Test. No additional testing has been performed; rather, the existing test results have

    been re-analysed from a different perspective, to consider what impact the missed samples are likely to have on customers.

    It is conceivable that a product with a lower score in the test may actually protect the average user better than one with a higher score, under specific circumstances.

    Let us imagine that Product A detects 99% of malware samples in the test, but that the 1% of samples not detected are very widespread, and that the average user is quite likely to encounter them.

    Product B, on the other hand, only detects 98% of samples, but the samples missed are either not as prevalent, or only run on a specific operating system.

    In this case, users would probably be more at risk using Product A, as it misses more of the malware that is likely to present a threat to them.

    like i said in my opinion if you get malware using defender then you'd get it using anything.


    like juliet says layered protection is what windows users need and not to rely on any anti virus software, also use chrome or firefox as your browser and not ie.



  6. in my opinion that video is bogus and you really didn't need that registry recycler program, and to be honest i wouldn't recommend anyone download and use it either, stay away from any registry fixing programs is my advice because they can cause a lot more problems than they are supposed to fix. windows doesn't need it's registry cleaning out because there are no performance gains to be made by doing so in the first place.


    what i believe fixed your problem is running the sfc /scannow command shown at the end of the video which checks windows files and repairs them.




    and that was really all you needed in the first place to fix your problem. ;)


    personally i'd pop into the malware forum and get your pc checked over, from what i understand that error code used to usually mean you had been infected by malware so even tho things may seem to be working ok now it may not last.



  7. yes everything stops and the only time i've ever run into such a problem was when i saturated my upload connection running my ftp server, needing me to limit the amount of bandwidth it could use.


    you sure nothing/ nobody in your home is uploading anything maybe a cloud backup program or something, might be worth going into the router settings and blocking each device connected to the network one by one and see if you can narrow the problem down to a single device or something.




    and told me that the reason that it goes from 20 mbps down to .2 mbps is related to my home network. Is that possible?

    yes it is, but you'd have to be doing something to saturate your bandwidth like uploading a video file or something to take such a hit on your speeds so i'd think you'd know if it was anything your doing that was causing such dismal speeds.


    don't you have a network expert working for you who can explain or further diagnose where your problem may be?


    still don't like that 2nd step request timed out in your trace, that definitely points to a problem somewhere to me, after all it should be the first step to your isp provider which is out side your lan.


    think the first step would be to log everything in your router and then study them to see if anything jumps out at you.


    really can't offer any better explanations or advice because i don't know a lot about networking, but if your upload is saturated then it is unable to handshake for the downloads so you get packet collisions and slowdowns far as i understand how things sort of work.



  9. that step 2 that timed out looks suspicious to me, not being anywhere near a networking expert or really understanding how things work, i'd guess all your problems are caused by that initial connection to your isp, so again i'd think i'd get them out to check your line.


    being in uk my traceroute is going to be completely different to yours but here's 2 i did, first is to yahoo.com 2nd is to the same ip as your last hop.

    mainpc:/home/suse13-1 # traceroute www.yahoo.com
    traceroute to www.yahoo.com (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
     1 (  0.480 ms  0.576 ms  0.675 ms
     2  host-92-21-160-1.as13285.net (  14.034 ms  14.186 ms  14.276 ms
     3  host-78-151-230-139.as13285.net (  21.208 ms  21.306 ms  23.611 ms
     4  host-78-151-230-134.as13285.net (  25.147 ms host-78-151-230-142.as13285.net (  32.384 ms host-78-151-230-136.as13285.net (  33.384 ms
     5  host-78-144-0-157.as13285.net (  32.805 ms host-78-144-8-241.as13285.net (  33.293 ms (  36.402 ms
     6  host-78-144-10-144.as13285.net (  42.602 ms ge-1-1-0.pat1.the.yahoo.com (  17.333 ms host-78-144-10-140.as13285.net (  17.109 ms
     7  ge-1-1-0.pat1.the.yahoo.com (  44.562 ms ae6.pat2.iry.yahoo.com (  28.497 ms ge-1-1-0.pat1.the.yahoo.com (  45.262 ms
     8  ae6.pat2.iry.yahoo.com (  31.430 ms ae-3.msr1.ir2.yahoo.com (  30.753 ms  31.617 ms
     9  et-17-9.bas2-2-prd.ir2.yahoo.com (  36.929 ms et-18-10.bas2-2-prd.ir2.yahoo.com (  34.174 ms et-17-18.bas1-2-prd.ir2.yahoo.com (  37.070 ms
    10  et-18-10.bas2-2-prd.ir2.yahoo.com (  37.201 ms et-17-18.bas2-2-prd.ir2.yahoo.com (  37.332 ms *
    mainpc:/home/suse13-1 # traceroute
    traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
     1 (  0.348 ms  0.396 ms  0.457 ms
     2  host-92-21-160-1.as13285.net (  11.775 ms  12.896 ms  12.948 ms
     3  host-78-151-230-139.as13285.net (  15.560 ms  16.786 ms  18.020 ms
     4  host-78-151-230-136.as13285.net (  18.476 ms  19.210 ms host-78-151-230-134.as13285.net (  20.182 ms
     5  host-78-144-0-159.as13285.net (  27.344 ms host-78-144-11-45.as13285.net (  25.370 ms host-78-144-11-49.as13285.net (  26.121 ms
     6  ge-1-1-0.pat1.the.yahoo.com (  28.075 ms  25.205 ms  26.068 ms
     7  ae8.pat1.nyc.yahoo.com (  114.978 ms ge-1-1-0.pat1.the.yahoo.com (  18.766 ms  17.730 ms
     8  ae-2.pat1.bfz.yahoo.com (  117.214 ms ae8.pat1.nyc.yahoo.com (  104.391 ms  104.275 ms
     9  ae-2.pat1.bfz.yahoo.com (  114.220 ms  114.481 ms ae-3.msr1.bf1.yahoo.com (  111.266 ms
    10  ae-4.msr1.bf1.yahoo.com (  114.915 ms ae-3.msr2.bf1.yahoo.com (  114.218 ms UNKNOWN-98-139-129-X.yahoo.com (  111.025 ms
    11  UNKNOWN-72-30-22-X.yahoo.com (  116.513 ms xe-1-2-1.clr1-a-gdc.bf1.yahoo.com (  108.747 ms xe-2-2-1.clr1-a-gdc.bf1.yahoo.com (  117.927 ms
    12  UNKNOWN-72-30-22-X.yahoo.com (  116.187 ms po-15.bas2-7-prd.bf1.yahoo.com (  116.915 ms UNKNOWN-72-30-22-X.yahoo.com (  115.207 ms
    13  * * po-12.bas1-7-prd.bf1.yahoo.com (  114.824 ms


  10. I am buying the Turbo version. Notice that it says "up to" for the internet speed. So if I read that right, they only need to give me that speed every once in a while.


    for the speeds your getting you might as well be paying for the basic package.

    personally i'd suspect there's a fault on your line with such dismal speeds and get them out to check it unless the speeds dramatically increase at certain times of day.



  11. sorry no idea what you mean by wire hookups? and without having a clue on the design or placement of the pc when in use it is hard to recommend anything anyway, personally i'd stick to how a normal pc case is layed out even tho this is going to be a cube case.


    so power and motherboard connections at the back, power switch,reset switch, etc etc on or near the top front.



  12. what happens if a user gets taken to a web page that is infected ?

    what happens is you'd get a javascript popup on your screen saying something like this url web address/ this page wants/says you need to update something please press ok, or you have x amount of viruses press ok to remove etc, etc.


    now the clue is the "this url web address/this page wants/says" so you know it is not a legitimate system/os update process so when you see something like that you just close/back out of it and NOT click ok. which would then start the install process and you'd probably have to click ok again to double check before the malware got installed too, a simple 1 click will not usually install anything.


    as bruce said YOU have to install malware on an android device, it can't just get on there without you installing it.

    it doesn't matter if the malware tries to get in by wifi or bluetooth or an infected web page and javascript.


    here's an example of what i'm trying to explain :- https://blog.malwarebytes.org/mobile-2/2013/12/android-pop-ups-warn-of-infection/

    Contrary to what you’ve heard, Android is almost impenetrable to malware :- http://qz.com/131436/contrary-to-what-youve-heard-android-is-almost-impenetrable-to-malware/



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