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May
20
comment Will I experience degraded performance on a Ethernet connection through a splitter if I'm the only user on the line?
Just forestalling the inevitable "I was getting 1.9Gbit on my WiFi and after all that work I only got 100Mbit". Yes, except on DVD downloads from CDN services on a 100/7 cable internet connection, it's hard to saturate a 100MBit Ethernet connection. Used to say that 10Mbit was all you needed if you were just using the internet, not so much anymore.
May
20
comment Will I experience degraded performance on a Ethernet connection through a splitter if I'm the only user on the line?
The 100mbps Ethernet specification only uses 4 of the 8 wires, you will lose the ability to run at Gigabit speeds.
May
17
comment Cannot Create User Account Named 'Con' Under Windows 7
Past experience just shows that using reserved words can have bad consequences. You will find out over time where the issues lie. Either take the advice or not as you choose.
May
9
comment Will all drivers for windows 8.1 work on windows 10?
In most cases, you don't know till you try it. Unless the driver specifically says it will run on the newest OS, and even then, sometimes the initial version for the new OS will be buggy as the software developer hasn't had as broad a collection of variant installations and hardware to test on as exists in real life.
May
7
comment Is there spyware in most crack/cracked/keygen software?
Some malwares are smart enough now to check if they're running on a VM. Proves nothing to have it run without incident, once it's up a level, it knows it's got the whole playing field. The newest ones do drive wipes if you try to clean them... Get used to making good backups.
May
7
comment Is there spyware in most crack/cracked/keygen software?
Spyware is the least of your worries... Nothin' like a good file crypter that throws away the key. What can happen in 2015 is much more interesting...
Apr
30
comment Do Servers get bad sectors like computer HD?
Which has nothing at all to do with wear and tear over the lifetime of a manufactured object.
Apr
30
comment Do Servers get bad sectors like computer HD?
Murphy's law started out as an "If something is created in a way such that it can be connected up wrong, it will be connected up wrong." Sensors on a suit that was to be worn while the wearer was subjected to high G forces on a rocket sled. The sled run produced no results. The connectors for the sensors were not polarized. ALL the sensors were hooked up backwards. We had a similar situation on the old IBM compatible AT style motherboards, the connector was two identical six pin connectors with all 4 black ground wires in the middle. If the position was switched, the board smoked.
Apr
19
comment What is the difference between these 2 twisted pairs?
You have to watch out on cable testers, the cheap ones will tell you that all 4 pairs are hooked up correctly, but will not detect if one of the pairs is in the proper position but with the pair reversed on one end (solid/striped connected backwards).
Apr
5
comment How to renew Google Chrome certificate (NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID)?
So, if you go into the Windows certificate store and remove AVG's Man in the Middle certificate for each website you have issues with so it recreates them, you can then reenable HTTPS packet scanning?
Apr
2
comment Virus changed folder to executable
Loaning a USB is like loaning your significant other, you can never be sure what you get back...
Mar
31
comment Is there a virus that can cause a computer to catch on fire or diodes to reverse?
Acid? Have buddies that are into cruel practical jokes? No liquids in a computer besides small quantities of capacitor electrolyte or the lithium battery.
Mar
30
comment Android - recover encrypted images
Then you will have to brute force it, ie try all number combinations that it might have been. They mention PIN which most people use only 4 numbers for. AES is built secure and will only deencrypt when you enter the right pass phrase.
Mar
29
comment Android - recover encrypted images
Any proper use of encryption will not store the key in a config file. You will need to use the original app as it most likely uses a proprietary structure to encrypt the image file. The only option you have at this point is to try to remember the password used as well designed AES encryption renders the original contents unrecoverable by design unless the exact password is used. Use encryption to protect yourself but expect total data loss unless you have a proper password management system in place to prevent losing/forgetting the password/encryption key.
Mar
22
comment Where is the System Restore on Windows Server 2012?
Doesn't exist on Windows Server OS.
Mar
22
comment Where is the System Restore on Windows Server 2012?
System Restore is a user friendly workstation replication of what backing up System State with Windows System Backup does. You may not want to "create a backup" but that is what you need to do on Windows Server OS. The alternative is to get an aftermarket backup software package, which often is quite expensive.
Mar
21
comment Is Gtalk communication encrypted?
Moot point now as GoogleTalk services has been disabled and Google now only supports Hangouts.
Mar
3
comment Windows 7 backup to 3TB Seagate external drive got 0x8078002A error
Yep, drives are shipping with 4k physical sectors and logical 4k format. If it isn't reformatted to 4k physical/512e (emulation), you cannot use it with Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 backup. They create vhd files and those require that the drive appear to have 512 byte sectors (emulation). I had to reformat from 4k logical to 512e on a Western Digital drive a couple months ago, as noted, Western Digital has a format program to do that.
Mar
3
comment Windows 7 backup to 3TB Seagate external drive got 0x8078002A error
@Steve - you find out what drive is used in the enclosure (Seagate, Western Digital, etc. not sure what Touro is) and check the manufacturer specs to see if it supports 512e. If it does, then find their format program.
Mar
1
comment Why are there so many files in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys
ESET does a MITM to decrypt SSL traffic so it can scan the contents. It therefore must generate a fake key for each SSL website you visit so your browser doesn't complain the connection has been compromised. Almost year old question brings into mind the current Lenovo-Superfish-Kommodia debacle where the private key to generate all those faked keys is easy to crack and the error checking is so ludicrous that its key regen will force a self-signed cert to be fully trusted if the cert is generated just right.