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1answer
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Open File Security Warning at boot

Every time I boot my laptop I get this annoying message. I trust this program and I want it to run on-boot without prompting me with this annoying message. Even if I unchecked "Always ask before ...
0
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0answers
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My WD My Book World (blue rings) is not accessable

My drive shows up under the network devices. When I click on it a windows security pop-up shows asking for my network username and password to connect to the drive. I have tried I am running windows ...
1
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0answers
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Is it possible to restrict access to certain URLs for individual programs?

I have a certain use case where I want to whitelist a list of URLs that a certain application can access. In other words, I want to sandbox it, but don't have access to blocking or white listing those ...
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0answers
28 views

Windows: How do I recognize that someone has access to my PC?

I'm a Windows user (Windows 7 and 8.1). How can I see that somebody has access to my system and how do I block this? I mean both scenarios: Some person somehow knows my password and can access my ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

In Thunderbird, how to prevent users from creating new mail accounts?

I have just setup our company e-mail with a popular online e-mail provider. E-mails will be retrieved from the online server via Thunderbird installed on Windows 7 PC's. I wish to exercise ...
3
votes
2answers
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Is it insecure to use a swap file that multiple systems can read?

I'm setting up a dual-boot system with Ubuntu Linux and Windows 7. Both systems are installed on an SSD, each given around 50GB. However, there is an additional internal HDD with a single ext4 ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Is Windows 7 Administrator user meant to be activated?

I just started to work on a Windows 7 Environment for one of our products which is, until now, still shipped with Windows XP. Now my question: The customer only has access to a very restricted ...
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votes
1answer
27 views

How to take a clean backup from a compromised laptop?

My laptop has been infected by malware. How should I take a clean backup from my files on the other drives than C: (OS) to prepare for a clean reinstall?
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0answers
116 views

Windows 7 Security Auditing being turned off - By what?

This has been driving me nuts. I've searched high and low for a solution but have found nothing. I did find this question which I thought held the solution through auditpol.exe. No dice. I can set my ...
42
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4answers
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Should I install Internet Explorer updates although I disabled it?

I have disabled Internet Explorer in the "Windows Features" dialog. Nonetheless Windows Update alerts me that there are security updates for IE. I am aware that I cannot uninstall IE and it remains ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

How to identify what permissions are needed to access a server share

Using Windows Exploer, I enter the following UNC path in the address line and hit ENTER: \TestServer I see a share folder, MyShareFolder. I right mouse click on the folder name and clicl ...
0
votes
3answers
346 views

Admin Account Keeps Getting Locked Out

Ever since I changed the admin password on my work domain, the admin account keeps getting locked out in the morning when users start logging on to their computers. I am not sure why a user logging on ...
0
votes
2answers
45 views

How to set up a highly restrictive browser? [closed]

I need to configure a machine so that users can only use it to browse the internet, and that Internet access is permitted to just a small set of whitelisted URLs. I don't need fanatic protections but ...
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votes
4answers
102 views

I've run wipe programs, yet recovery programs can still recover my pictures. Why? How do I wipe these pictures? [duplicate]

I have some images on my drive that are persisting after an operating system install and multiple high strength drive wipes. Programs like Cipher and CCleaner aren't effective. The partition is small ...
0
votes
0answers
225 views

How can I import a security template in Windows 7 using command line?

I would like to remotely deploy some specific change in Security Policies to several computers via remote console (SSH). This is my just exported security template .inf file, extracted according ...
0
votes
3answers
629 views

How to prevent the sethc.exe hack?

There is an exploit that allows users to reset the Administrator password on Windows. It is done by booting from a repair disk, starting command prompt, and replacing C:\Windows\System32\sethc.exe ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Is it possible to keep several files on windows partition after re-installing windows?

Is it possible to keep several files and programs on windows OS after re-installing it? because of someone can steal the device that uses windows OS, then just removes the windows and install another ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

System Integrity event on wpshelper.sys

In the Windows Event Viewer, I noticed many events of type 5038 "System Integrity", with the following text: Code integrity determined that the image hash of a file is not valid. The file could be ...
10
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I know if someone has logged into my account in Windows 7?

In Windows 7, is there a way to know if somebody has logged into my account when I was absent? Specifically, is it possible to know if a person with administrator privileges somehow entered my ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Is it bad to have a stand alone firewall that disables the native system firewall?

I've heard claims that firewalls such as the one that comes with Avast are better than others that disable the system firewall. Is it correct that it could lead to problems disabling a firewall built ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Perfmon and trustedinstaller working on boot on Win7, small 16 pixel window?

I booted up my Windows 7 system, which is a nearly fresh install. I've only installed Chrome and Citrix reciever on there. However, it seemed to be going very slowly for about 5 or 10 minutes, and ...
0
votes
1answer
395 views

How to display the last user logged in Windows 7 PRO x64 logon

I want that Windows shows the last user logged, so I only need to type my password, and I don't need to select my username. I tough it should be the default Windows behavior, but I've just installed a ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

“Cannot connect to the real Gmail.com”

Dunno what happened, but suddenly I cannot connect to Gmail from Chrome on this computer: Under "more" it says: What does this mean? gmail.com normally uses encryption (SSL) to protect ...
0
votes
4answers
99 views

What's the best and 'fastest' way to secure data on an external HDD?

I have a transcend 1 TB HDD that has some sensitive data in it. I want no one to be able to access that drive. I know that there's an option to encrypt the whole drive but I think it will be ...
3
votes
2answers
128 views

Having no password on windows 7 log in physically, but with password through RDP

So I am trying to make my main desktop be able to reboot right into the desktop without asking for a password, but I still want to be secure when I'm accessing it remotely. No one is ever going to ...
3
votes
2answers
206 views

Infected, back-doored Windows 7, is it safe to keep it using after Kaspersky Anti-Virus clean up? [duplicate]

So I got this computer from my cousin. As far as I can tell, it has LOTS of back-doors, trojans etc. installed. You can see the installed programs as below w/ lots of activeX: I fear these ...
80
votes
8answers
20k views

My colleague often shuts down my machine through the LAN - how do I prevent it?

This might sound weird. My colleague and I were working on a Windows machine. He frequently shuts it down through the LAN. He usually follows these steps: Access command prompt, enter shutdown -i. ...
1
vote
2answers
129 views

Why does after Installing new windows folder and file asking for Permission?

When I install new Windows OS (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7), many files and folders become inaccessible. I mean I cannot access those folders and files, cannot copy, rename or move them, and I ...
106
votes
8answers
8k views

What is the danger of inserting and browsing an untrusted USB drive?

Suppose someone wants me to copy some files to their USB stick. I'm running fully-patched Windows 7 x64 with AutoRun disabled (via Group Policy). I insert the USB drive, open it in Windows Explorer ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

How to apply created by mmc .msc file

In widnows 7 Professional, I just have created new .msc file using mmc for specifying user (hiding drives in my computer and disabling Ctrl+alt+del as it was written here: How to hide drive for ...
0
votes
2answers
175 views

Windows 7 copy User folder

I damaged the hard drive in my laptop and had to replace it with a new one. I purchased a device that allows me to connect my damaged hard-drive with a USB port just like an external hard-drive. I can ...
0
votes
1answer
177 views

How to respond to Windows Security Alert in Windows 7?

I got a "Windows Security Alert" in Windows 7. This is because a program (Spotify) on my computer wants to use the Internet connection. But I'm not sure what these options mean. Windows Firewall ...
1
vote
1answer
568 views

Automatically lock screen on lid close in Windows 7

I'm a longtime Linux user, and I just recently got a laptop that runs Windows 7. I recently stepped away from my workstation for a few minutes, and returned to find, to my horror, someone else sitting ...
0
votes
3answers
540 views

What's the best way to copy data without leaving a trace? [closed]

I was wondering if uploading data from system disk onto a file sharing online service, but it seems like the system logs these and they could be traced by the cookies of that website. Is it the same ...
0
votes
0answers
303 views

Windows 7 Error Applying Security

Hi I have discovered that other people are able to view my files on my Win 7 Pro under the C:\Users\ directory. I want to rectify this for myself and other users. I am the Admin so my login belongs ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Mount encrypted volume before / during login

To reduce impact of possible computer theft, I would like to have my user profile protected using a robust encryption, so that even if someone can get a physical access to my computer, he will not be ...
1
vote
0answers
97 views

I want to be able to have a daily task run showing the times users log on and off

GOAL: I want to be able to have a daily task run showing the times users log on and off ENVIRONMENT: Windows 2008R2 domain ACTIONS SO FAR: I have enabled Account Auditing via: start -> ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

How can file permissions be different for 2 files downloaded from the Internet?

Have downloaded 2 .ZIP files but both have different permissions for reasons I don't understand. These 2 files among other files were in public directory of source laptop through which I wanted to ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

How to disable a service when “access is denied”?

Some services sometime cannot be disabled in Windows 7, even though I think they could be (such as annoying antiviruses). When I try to do so from services.msc, there's an "Access is denied" error. ...
3
votes
2answers
180 views

Why shouldn't I turn off UAC?

I've read in a few places that you should not turn off Windows User Account Control (UAC), but there are guides all over the internet explaining how to do it, and some people say I should have nothing ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

How to remove the pen drive shortcut virus> [duplicate]

Background: I have the common Pendrive Shortcut virus(creates a shortcut within the pendrive), Question: How can I remove it? Some additional info: There is a hidden .ini file included with the .lnk ...
0
votes
1answer
329 views

Windows - “users” folder shared with everyone

Today I found something strange on my newly installed Windows 7 OS - my "users" folder C:\Users was shared and "Everyone" had full access... I disabled that and now it seems fine, however I'm a bit ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

What is the Windows 7 command-line to remove all remember passwords in Credential Manager?

We can remove remembered/cached passwords via Credential Manager as here and via a command cmdkey as here. I want to have one command that quickly clear all the passwords. How can we do that?
2
votes
0answers
65 views

How to allow a secure remote desktop login, yet keep things convenient?

So I want to have RDP on my main desktop machine and while I did this countless times already, I always used just the hardest possible random passwords. Which indeed works quite well on servers, as ...
2
votes
2answers
84 views

In Windows 7 Pro, is it safe to set the “Current owner” to “Administrators ([Name]-PC\Administrators)” of the whole C drive …?

In Windows 7 Professional, is it safe, within the Advanced Security Settings of the C drive, to set the "Current owner" to "Administrators ([Name]-PC\Administrators)" of the whole drive including ...
0
votes
0answers
558 views

Can non-admin user add himself administrator privileges?

Whenever I reboot Windows 7, I find that my domain user, under which I login and work, is not any more part of local Administrators group (or any groups included into Administrators group or domain ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

Security Issues when mounting WebDAV on windows

When ever I try to access files/folders in my WebDAV that I have set up, It throws an error saying that My internet security settings suggest this file may be harmful. Where can I change this setting? ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

Disable harddrives to limit what space the OS can access as a security measure

I have a laptop with 2 internal harddrives. One of them with an operating system (OS). This setup is what I use mostly. I have an external harddrive also with Windows 7/8 that I boot from sometimes. ...
-1
votes
2answers
89 views

How to block all ethernet traffic destined to any MAC address other than the gateway?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate. I want to be invisible on the LAN. It means that other hosts on the same LAN must not be able to see my computer. Based on this comment, I want to block all ethernet ...
0
votes
0answers
73 views

Last interactive logon only for one user

I would like the last interactive logon to only appear when I log in with my administrator account. I don't want it to show when logging in as a standard user. Is it possible to do this or am I ...