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23 views

Permission errors when copying files from the former internal drive of a defunct WIndows Vista laptop

I'm helping a friend resurrect data from the internal drive of a Windows Vista laptop which survived a house fire -- call this SingedDrive. We bought a new Windows 8 laptop, and I've installed ...
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1answer
26 views

Where can I ask Windows security related questions that are not product specific [closed]

Following up from this I'd like to know if there are any Windows Security forums that are not product specific. I want to use such a forum to ask about combinations of Free Firewalls and Virus ...
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2answers
133 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 ...
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0answers
50 views

Is there a way to decipher the urls at safebrowsing-cache.google.com ?

I see there is at least one other post regarding this URL and an answer was given regarding why it appears this way. What I would like to know is how do I see what these urls are. I have content ...
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1answer
137 views

Malicious website stopped: But is the infection diverted?

I was searching for wallpaper images on Google Images and I stumbled upon what appears to be a malicious website. I saw an interesting image in the search results and I clicked on the Visit Page link ...
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0answers
57 views

Vista won't recognize Kaspersky Pure 3.0 security software

My Vista 32 bit Windows security center won't recognize Kaspersky PURE 3.0 software and keeps turning off Windows Defender. I need help please.
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1answer
1k views

Block extensions from being installed in Google Chrome

System Information OS: Windows Vista Home Premium User: Standard User Objective Stop the Standard User from installing any extensions in Google Chrome. There is one currently installed for AVG ...
0
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2answers
279 views

How do I enter hibernation mode from the Windows lock screen?

When you lock the desktop, there is no option to shut down, reboot, or to put the computer in hibernation mode. It is only after you unlock the desktop that you can go to the start menu and click the ...
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2answers
206 views

How to fully uninstall Adobe Flash?

Unfortunately a game bundled Adobe Flash in its installer, thus it clawed its way onto my PC. I haven't been using Windows for a while (Used it for a long time but took a hiatus with another OS) so I ...
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1answer
141 views

is Windows Vista x64 Ultimate secure with replaced shell explorer.exe? [closed]

I've replaced explorer.exe as the default shell with steam.exe using a program called instant sheller. I don't want to run the stock firewall, and want to invoke the firewall and antivirus from the ...
4
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1answer
161 views

Why does Secunia PSI display a list of insecure Microsoft applications however they are not deemed critical when running Windows Update?

We have a personal laptop that is installed with Microsoft Windows Vista x86 and Service Pack 2. I have run Windows Update several times but no more updates are available however Secunia PSI continues ...
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1answer
993 views

Why can't we turn off firewall And file sharing?

I was under the impression that turning off file sharing "makes it more secure". Especially when I like to have my firewall switched off, turning off file sharing becomes more important to me. But ...
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1answer
1k views

Do we need to turn on DEP for all programs?

I was wondering do we need to turn on DEP for all programs or only essential Windows programs and services? Also, how do we turn off DEP for essential Windows programs and services?
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1answer
164 views

Vista won't let me save a backup of applicationHost.config

I am trying to make some changes in the applicationHost.config file on Windows Vista, and an important step is to back the file up in case I screw it up. Well, it won't let me save a copy in the ...
3
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2answers
116 views

Windows Vista - Best way to protect “secret” files from being unseen

I live on my computer, so therefore I put a lot of secret information on it (passwords, personal documents, etc.) I'm concerned that people that are part of my network (at work, or at home) may ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Is there anyway to remove denied permissions from a group for a folder if I dont have access?

I'm hoping the answer is yes. Due to my ignorance, I denied the 'Everyone' group all read access from one of my folders containing needed information because I did not want people on my network being ...
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1answer
273 views

Windows Vista - How to add/remove security for folder structure via command prompt

In Windows Vista, I'm looking to remove a user group from having access to a set of folders. I'm trying to remove the group from the folders completely. I'm wondering how I would do this in a ...
1
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1answer
110 views

How can I remove what I think is to be a virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I have used everything that I can think of. I'm not even sure how I even got this virus, if it is a virus. ...
2
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3answers
291 views

Which software do I need for complete online banking protection?

I have Norton (Symantec) antivirus software on my system and have also installed Rapport after recently starting to use online banking. Do I need both systems for complete protection?
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1answer
156 views

Hard disk c drive which has windows vista installed on it, want to secure with restricted permissions

Hard disk c drive which has Windows Vista installed on it. I want to secure with restricted permissions, so that user or client will not be able to install ot to delete or to modify any programm on ...
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2answers
155 views

set a password to a file in windows Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Password protect a folder Is there a way to set a password to a text file in Windows Vista i.e. when I try to open the file, it should prompt me for the password? do I ...
0
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1answer
213 views

Reality of a Windows Vista “recovery disk” virus?

I recently borrowed a disk from a guy I don't really know. It was a Windows Vista install disk (lost my old one, and needed to reformat). The disk was a copy of the original, and I was wondering how ...
2
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1answer
64 views

Why are my Vista directories visible to other machines on wifi networks?

I log on to various Wifi networks with my Vista laptop. The problem is, the other computers can view my Public (and any shared) directories, even though I have chosen Public Location when I logged on. ...
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1answer
374 views

Workstation trust relationship missing on domain member PC

I have a PC that my colleague tried to switch from domain membership back to workgroup a short while ago. I corrected most of the ensuing chaos with a system restore, but now although the PC seems to ...
1
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1answer
183 views

How to get a PC back on a domain without logging on to the PC itself

A colleague removed a PC from our NT domain by changing the network config to use a workgroup. Now we cannot log on to the machine at all, because the only two local machine accounts, Administrator ...
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2answers
557 views

How to lock down Win Vista Firewall for HTTPS only access?

When I'm on public WiFi (laptop), I want to configure my firewall through its advanced settings to allow only HTTPS web traffic. My first attempt was to block incoming and outgoing by default, then ...
3
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1answer
10k views

Lack of permission to open user folder

I've experienced some error with my windows vista installation for reasons unknown (just a DELL from late 2008). Whenever I try to start up, the computer immediately reboots without letting me in. I ...
3
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2answers
120 views

Windows/global setting to allow only SSL when on public Wifi?

Rather than going through each of my apps and modifying settings, or tweaking individual browser settings (I use three different browsers) or just being careful not to type non-SSL URLs into the web ...
2
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2answers
3k views

Windows Vista: Open file - security warning on local exe: “Unblock” does *not* work - why?

I use Process Explorer on a Windows Vista (Business 32bit) box. I have extracted the files from the zip file to C:\Program Files\Process Explorer. Every time I open the executable (procexp.exe) I get ...
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2answers
685 views

Serial port RS-232 and Security

If I have a device connected to serial port RS-232 on my computer and an application that is communicating with it. How secure is this? Can another application communicate with the device at the same ...
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3answers
105 views

Malware without symptoms [closed]

Let's say one of the users on my home computer opened a questionable executable / image / document or allowed a questionable website through NoScript. I'm sure it's possible to have malware (or a ...
1
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1answer
297 views

Yahoo Messenger vs. UAC

Lately I've been needing to play with limiting user rights on some machines, UAC is turned on. We use Vista, and we also use Yahoo Messenger. When I use Yahoo Messenger as an Administrator, ...
0
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1answer
419 views

Taking ownership of trustedinstaller files?

vista32-sp1: I am unable to delete some files on my system that were installed with 'special permissions' by 'trustedinstaller'. I find the usual help suggestion to use 'takeown' is not working, all I ...
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4answers
1k views

Unauthorized computer use via keyboard or remote access?

I’m suspecting my computer is being used when I’m not at home. This is happening either physically or remotely. My wireless switch is off. Is there any way possible to detect and/or monitor activity ...
3
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4answers
502 views

How do I get Vista security to accept my antivirus status with Kaspersky?

I'm running Windows Vista (32 bit Home Premium SP2) and despite having Kaspersky Internet Security on, fully up to date and activated, cannot stop the security warning icon from showing. I click on ...
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2answers
244 views

Am I affected by the Windows Vista SMBv2 Flaw?

I have read about a new security flaw in Windows Vista and SMBv2. What is it and how does it affect me? What is SMBv2?
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2answers
978 views

Get rid of Vista security warning

I have process explorer as a shortcut in my 'Startup' folder. When I log in Vista pops up a box ("Open File - Security Warning") that asks several times "Do you want to run this file?". No matter ...
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1answer
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How to disable folder (and registry) virtualisation in Vista

I'm sick of being caught out with this, looking at a file in the program files directory and wondering why it is not the same as the data in my application, only to remember after much head scratching ...
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3answers
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How can I access data on my Vista hard drive if the computer crashes?

Every couple years I get a new computer with a new hard drive and then just connect the original hard drive as the second one so I have access to all of my data in case I forgot to back something up. ...