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Mar
6
comment What does the errorFORBIDDEN popup mean on a https server while sending an ajax post to the server?
Is the user using some kind of rewriting proxy or other tool (GreaseMonkey or similar) that would insert something like this? Or some kind of flawed cross-site scripting detection?
Mar
5
comment How safe is port forwarding in general?
And it's important to also keep in mind, this is only a potential exploit. It doesn't mean that your machine is actually vulnerable to anything, just by enabling port forwarding. The specific context - what application is servicing that port - matters.
Mar
5
comment How safe is port forwarding in general?
If the application is exploitable and runs in the context of a high-access user, possibly. However, this level of exploit is relatively rare and is usually patched quickly. In this context, you wouldn't normally run D2 as an administrator, which reduces the potential attack surface.
Mar
5
comment How safe is port forwarding in general?
I would add - forwarding a port to an internal computer doesn't expose a "folder" (as one of the other answers/comments suggested) but exposes whatever process is configured to listen on that port. If that process is properly configured and implemented, it shouldn't expose anything beyond its own public "interface" (services, etc.) but it is possible that specific applications are vulnerable to attack vectors such as buffer overruns. A vulnerable application may be exploited to provide access to far more than its own folder - anything within the security context of the user it runs as.
Feb
25
comment How to schedule a task to be run in the morning but only once a day?
To clarify, you need one to run on startup and the other to run 30 minutes later, regardless of when startup occurs? (I.e. if you rebooted at some point during the day, you'd need the same thing to happen?)
Feb
19
comment What does it mean if a “Unknown Device Installed” message appears?
You could try looking in Device Manager (Control Panel, or right-click on "Computer" and hit "Manage").
Jul
1
comment Why does Outlook 2007 lose connection to Exchange when Windows 7 64-bit turns off display?
How are you connected to the network? (Wired/wireless)
Jun
30
comment Suggestions on keeping laptop cool
+1 I love love love Notebook Hardware Control. I use it on a Toshiba tablet PC that's in a tablet case, which means that it has a harder time cooling. I also have it set to alert me when the temperature reaches certain ranges.
Jun
24
comment Computer resets when put under load
300W is pretty low for a modern PC, particularly if the PSU is having other problems.
Jun
10
comment Is it recommend to use Windows XP System Restore?
Yeah, it's saved my butt from a bad driver more than once. :)
Jun
9
comment Dell e4300 Random Beeps
What kind of beep? A "system" beep? (motherboard speaker) Is it only when you're doing something specific?
May
18
comment Officially announced RAM support size doesn't apply to one of twin rigs with just one difference
What power supplies are you using? Some boards are not compatible with high-efficiency power supplies, and will behave oddly as a result.
May
13
comment Windows 7, weird/annoying explorer problem
Are you running as a standard user, or administrator? Where are you trying to create/delete these folders? I'm not familiar with BitDefender (we use Forefront) but this has not ever happened to me on 3 different Windows 7 x64 machines. (home premium, business, ultimate)
May
13
comment Windows 7, weird/annoying explorer problem
On a related note, on at least two occasions I have unintentionally deleted a folder because I clicked a file or subfolder in the right-hand pane but Explorer was still "active" on the folder in the left-hand pane. :[ Thank Bill for the recycle bin...
Aug
4
comment Ubuntu program most compatible with Microsoft Office?
Also, StarOffice is a commercial version of OpenOffice, and they offer additional utilities and support that may improve the experience. (Never used it, but I do use OpenOffice and have been very happy with it...) Since it's a commercial product it might bypass some FLOSS-haters, and at $35 it's a much better value prop...
Jul
28
comment How can I easily switch between computers on a home network?
Though I think the "Remote Assistance" feature of Windows/RDP does allow a shared session.
Jul
21
comment Dispose or Recycle Hard Drive
And wear safety glasses. O_x
Jul
17
comment PC runs very slowly for no apparent reason
I was running AV (Microsoft OneCare) until well after the performance problems started, so I'm reasonably sure it's not a virus.
Jul
17
comment How do I detect keystroke loggers in a reliable way?
"Every successful test worked."
Jul
17
comment PC runs very slowly for no apparent reason
Thanks. I replaced the RAM a while back thinking that might be it, but it hasn't made any difference. I might try the HD suggestion - I've got one around here somewhere that I was using to test Windows 7 on another computer.