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    Windows Defender Latest Eval

    Not intending to rekindle the debate, but I experienced a recent trojan attack by clicking on a search result using WD. My system was infiltrated with over 100 pups/advertisements/browser hijacked. While I accept responsibility for being aware of suspicious links, many AVs would have...
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    Solved Website Security Certificate Errors

    The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website's address. I received subject error several times with the above statement when trying to access my bank credit card info. I contacted the bank and explained the problem. Bank stated problem was my browser...
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    Win10 Edge Browser Test

    Lengthy, but interesting article on Edge from ZDNet. Can these tests really determine best browser for everyday use ? My personal experience running 8.1 with an i3, 4GB, laptop is that IE 11 actually performs the best for my needs. â (link)
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    SChannel Errors

    A fatal alert was received from the remote endpoint. This may result in termination of the connection. the TLS protocol defined fatal alert code is 10. The Windows SChannel error state is 106. I received 49 of the above errors within a 24hr period. Researching the error on this forum and...
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    Microsoft Safety Scanner

    Microsoft Safety Scanner - Free Virus Scan with the Microsoft Safety Scanner MSN's scanner does not get alot of publicity. Interested to know of others' experience, pro or con. Probably the same as Windows Defender ? (I had used it once/twice before. Had trouble installing an...
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    Solved Possible Security Issue - Event Viewer

    Recently I have received 2 DNS Client Events in the Event Viewer which may indicate malware attempt. Event Viewer Name resolution for the name a.rfihub.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded...
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    Solved Disk Mystery

    Win 8.1 on Toshiba laptop. Only 1GB documents, <500MB of software No Windows Old files, etc, Only <300MB could be free by running disk clean. Any idea where 36GB is being utilized ?
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    Solved Windows Update Mystery

    This morning, Friday, 27th, I was surprised when I connected that 10 Windows Updates downloaded. (Win 8.1) - I researched the update numbers and they were issued in 2014. - Updates installed and computer restarted successfully, but at the end of my session (approx. 1.5 hrs) the...
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    Chrome Extensions

    Saw this article today. Anyone have comments, pro or con ? ClicknClean Ghostery Privacy Badger Project Naptha Disconnect Search Page Monitor MultiAccount Launcher Text Mode Eight Google Chrome extensions to boost your privacy and productivity 6 - Page 6 | ZDNet (Infamous slide...
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    An Unidentified Program Wants

    To Change Your Search Provider Anyone familiar with this notification ? (Win 8.1/IE11) I ran AdW Cleaner which recommended to uninstall the StumbleUpon/Favorites Folder, which I did. Immediately after, I searched for an item and my search provider had been changed to Bing from...
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    Spartan and IE11 to Coexist

    Somewhat confusing. Does not mention if browser will automatically convert to IE11 if page does not render (doubtful). I still have problems on some sites not properly rendering with IE11. Part of lengthy article: [/I] Spartan and IE11 to coexist in Windows 10 | PCWorld
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    Sony Attack - Just Got Real

    Though the target of these type attacks is the Enterprise, it is a vulnerable world. "Be safe, my friends" (full article) Antivirus software powerless against Sony hackers
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    Solved Google Chrome Cookies

    When I remove cookies from Chrome, the following cookies remain after reopening the browser. I do visit You Tube, but I do not have an account. As stated, they are removed but automatically reappear when I open the browser without visiting YouTube. Why does Chrome automatically restore...
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    Solved Hitman Pro

    I occasionally run Hitman Pro as a secondary malware check. Yesterday when performing a System Restore I noticed Hitman Pro had established a restore point. Not a fan of 3rd parties effecting restore points. Is this a concern ?
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    Solved IE 11 Problem (Shockwave Flash)

    IE11 crashes each time I visit a news site that has the video stories that automatically run after the page loads. In other words, those small news vids that run automatically on the side of the page as you are reading the main article. Newspaper sites are the main culprit. When I disable the...
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    Bookmark List Mystery - Chrome

    On 2 occasions (about 3 weeks apart) my bookmark list in Chrome has inexplicably reversed. Meaning the latest bookmark added is at the top of the list not by my choice. Normally, it would be at the end of the list. I do not use any particular method to organize bookmarks or folders. I...
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    Educate me Please - Win8/IE10

    So for a normal user, it is best to use another browser with Win8, or upgrade to 8.1 ? I have tried 8.1 but returned to 8 which came with my computer. Lots of error messages in 8.1 and no noticeable improvements that I need. After seven months and no Microsoft patch, Internet...
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    Can't Sign Out of Yahoo Mail IE11

    Anyone have an answer for this issue ? Appears browser related as problem is only in IE11. Have googled issue and can find no definitive answer. Clearing cookies, etc and resetting IE11 does not help.
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    Schannel Errors

    Received 4 - 5 of these errors recently. Can someone please explain in layman's terms. Thanks ! An SSL 3.0 connection request was received from a remote client application, but none of the cipher suites supported by the client application are supported by the server. The SSL connection...
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    Yahoo Mail Mystery

    My Yahoo accts automatically reverted back to the old format prior to Yahoo's update a few weeks ago. Yesterday when I checked mail it was the old format, which I actually prefer. Should this be a security concern ? Anyone experienced the same ? I did not adjust/click on settings...