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  1. I'm guessing you are using higher-end routers. The ones I typically see are supplied by the ISP and try to make things pretty easy for beginners. I suspect that it is actually using the mac address "behind the scenes". The list of connected devices shows the device name, IP address, and the mac address.
  2. From the description it sure sounds like it is the router that is shutting off the connection. One way to check this would be to change the computer's name, as that is often how the router identifies the connected devices. Unplug the Ethernet cable, rename the computer, then reboot and plug the cable back in. The router should now see it as a different computer. Alternately, you could login to the router and see if your computer name has inadvertently been added to the Parental Controls section. If changing the computer name makes no difference, then you can try creating a "test" user account and see if it has the same issue. Login to the test account around 8:00 pm or later and see if it has Internet. If it does, then we need to dig into the Windows settings for your regular account. If the test account does not have Internet after 8:00 pm, then we will need to look at the hardware. We will need to have more details about the computer and what version of Windows is installed (i.e. have you upgraded to the Windows 10 Creator's Edition?). Also, and I probably should have suggested this first, have you already tried doing a Windows System Restore back to a point before the problem began?
  3. That's a lot of info to sort through. Let's try to break this down into smaller pieces: 1) Are there other devices that receive their Internet from the same router that are not being affected? 2) Can you make the Internet shut down on your computer by changing the clock to read 8:00 pm when it is actually earlier? 3) Does unplugging/plugging in the Ethernet cable have any effect after 8:00 pm? Does the LAN light go out after 8?
  4. That's great news. Hang in there CB.
  5. If you have the license key you can download W7 from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7 If you download it on another Windows 7 computer, you can just right-click on the downloaded ISO file and select "Burn disk image" to make a CD/DVD.
  6. Please open a ticket at our help desk so that we can get some more information about the computer and see what is going on. You can open a ticket from here: PC Matic Help Desk You can show the help desk staff a link to this forum posting by copying and pasting this URL into the ticket: https://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/206513-pc-matic-and-ccleaner-system-restore/&do=findComment&comment=1810937 Thank you
  7. Please navigate to Computer>Local Drive C>Program Files (x86)>PC Pitstop>PC Matic and right-click on Remove-all.cmd and select "Run as administrator". For 32 bit systems the tool will be at Computer>Local Drive C>Program Files>PC Pitstop>PC Matic If the tool runs as intended, PC Matic should attempt to open on the screen and you should see the Active X install request. Please verify for us if you see the request to download the new Active X control or not. If you do not see the request, navigate to Computer>Local Drive C>Windows>Downloaded Program Files and manually delete all of the files that are present in that folder that match the files in the attached image. Once that is completed, open PC Matic and let us know whether or not you see the request to download a new Active X control.
  8. Thank you for the additional information. The problem does not appear to be a systemic bug as I just tested PC Matic on my own Windows 10 installation and it did create a restore point, just as it was supposed to: The Restore point was also detected by CCleaner: At this point the problem appears to be a one-of-a-kind with that computer. Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling PC Matic yet? Be sure to reinstall as Administrator. If that does not resolve the issue, we can post instructions for updating the Active X control. Let us know how it goes.
  9. Try the uninstall/reinstall procedure referenced in this topic: https://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/206485-definations/&do=findComment&comment=1810795 Let us know if that does not resolve the issue.
  10. Check the reply here: https://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/206440-how-do-i-add-a-program-to-the-whitelist/ Let us know if that does not resolve the issue.
  11. Say goodnight, Jerryfap...
  12. That sounds like an issue we are seeing when the Vulnerable Apps update feature through Super Shield is crashing because the Active X control is outdated. To update the Active X control run the Active X control removal tool from the link below: http://files.pcpitstop.com/support/Remove-All.cmd For all versions of Windows other than Windows XP, first save the file above to your desktop, then right-click on the file and select, "Run as administrator". Once the removal tool completes, run PC Matic again and verify that it downloads a new Active X control. An Active X control install request will look like the image in this link: http://s24.postimg.org/vepw60lmt/active_x.jpg Let us know if the issue is not resolved.
  13. Thanks for the additional information. It looks like a couple of Anti-Exploit .sys files got caught because the digital signature had an issue. Should be fixed now.
  14. The problem was fixed a couple of weeks ago. Make sure that you have the latest versions and latest definitions for both programs.
  15. This cooler here: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608045 I changed the front fan to a 120 mm to clear the memory. 4860 is for 3D benchmarks. Can't load the CPU for more than 30-40 seconds at that speed. It's stable for most burn tests at 4728:
  16. Wow. Now THAT makes me want to upgrade!!
  17. My max OC when "racing" is 4861, so I lose 61 MHz and that can sometimes be the difference between first and second place. I could probably hit 4900 if I wanted to go with water cooling but after using sub-zero cooling for many years I'm really enjoying the simplicity of air cooling. The loss of drive speed is not even noticeable as I was going from a six-SSD RAID 0 array to the nvme. I think I'll use the nvme on my daily driver and for now stay with the RAID 0 on the racer. If I remember (getting a little forgetful these days...) I'll try it again if and when I upgrade to a newer platform. Thanks again for the input.
  18. I finally got around to checking this out. As long as I only overclock using the multi and leave the bclk at 100 everything is fine. Learn something new every day.
  19. We have resolved the issue with Malwarebytes. The two programs should now work together again. Thank you for your patience while we worked through this issue.
  20. noknojon, Of course I took the time to read your entire post before answering. I always do. The fact that I do not agree with you does not indicate that I did not read your post. Cox910 asked if anyone has been successful in using the PCPitstop Broadband Quality tool, not for an alternative suggestion or an opinion as to the value of the software. He is asking for users of the tool to post their experiences. Speed test gives the user the speeds from one point in time. To match the PCPitstop Broadband Quality tool the user would have to run speed test every hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or whatever interval they choose, and record the results. Of course anyone can do that if they want to, but as that would be rather inconvenient to do, we developed the PC Pitstop Broadband Quality tool to do that for them. If you take the time to read the topic here you will understand why the tool was developed: https://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/204527-how-bad-is-your-internet/ The PC Pitstop speed test that is used for the PC Pitstop Broadband Quality tool is licensed from Ookla and uses the exact same algorithms as used by SpeedTest: http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop_new/speed.asp I have been building computers and networks, deploying hardware, diagnosing issues with the same, overclocking, doing virus removal and data recovery, IT administration, and providing Windows support (DOS support in the beginning) to paying customers since 1969.
  21. noknojon, you are missing the whole point of the PCPitstop Broadband Quality tool. You are correct that it does not improve the connection in any way. But of course it was not designed to do that and doesn't claim to do that. The purpose of the PCPitstop Broadband Quality tool is to monitor the connection speeds over time and detect when the speeds are falling below the advertised rate that the customer is paying for. A report can then be created and presented to the ISP as proof that they are not delivering what they claim. @cox910, you can post in this topic for help getting the tool to run: https://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/206091-broadband-quality-tool/
  22. Hey Gary! Glad to see that you're still building and benching! Nice rig!
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