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My Windows 7 administrative tweaks don't survive a reboot

I have made a couple of usability tweaks to my Win7 Home Premium laptop. As explained in this SuperUser answer, I reduced the QuickLaunch integrity level to medium on my ...
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What's the difference between a public, private, or work WiFi network, and what risks are there with each?

In Windows, you get asked if you are connected to a trusted or not trusted network. It gives you the option of deciding whether it is public, work or home. Why doesn't Linux ask me anything like ...
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I don't use antivirus software (just MSE). Am I insane? [closed]

I know my way around computers, yet I feel safe using only MS Security Essentials. I feel that Norton (et al.) are bloated software suites, that aren't that useful and suffer from massive feature ...
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What does Windows Firewall do if I don't add a specific firewall rule?

Suppose I have a program which needs to connect to the Internet in order to work. Let's also say that I only want this program to communicate on private networks, so I add a firewall rule allowing it ...
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Why does this message 'Your internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened' pop up?

On several occasion the message that your internet settings prevented one or more file from being opened pops up and I am unable to carry out the tasks further. Why is that ? One of the instance ...
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can in-browser flash be stopped from interacting with the network, either via configuration or through firewall (on Windows)?

suppose I want to allow loading of SWF files (like ads, simple games etc) but I don't want to allow them transmit info back to the server. How do I go about doing this on Windows? Is there such ...
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How to find key loggers or such kind of softwares in my computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I usually try different kind of software which are available on net those can be trial versions or ...
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Why inputting 'nul' in windows cmd gives a certain error-message

Whenever I type 'nul' into the command prompt (whichever directory Im currently in) I get a "Windows Security"-popup saying this: Windows Security Your Internet Security settings prevented ...