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Should I Disable Ping Requests ?

Q: Should I Disable Ping Requests ?

Hi I havent posted here in quite some time.. I have a question regarding my home network..
 According to Shields Up my computer is pretty much in Stealth Mode.. everything was good except it did respond to  ping requests.. should I disable this for added security,or does it really matter? I take great care to minimize the risk of malware and so forth and have good encryption on my network.. I really want to be as safe as humanly possible. Thanks in advance.

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A: Should I Disable Ping Requests ?

Can you provide more details about your network setup?
 
Is it like the classic setup: computer - router/modem - Internet
Does your computer have a private IP address (like 192.168.*.*)?

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Please tell me how to configure the Windows Firewall to block, drop, and ignore ping requests!

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Hi folks,

I'm wondering what the best way (without firewall of AV) to drop ping requests is.

I'm using an ActionTech GT701 modem, which does have a built in firewall. Set onto high, ping replies are still given, but set to custom i can select to deny both incoming and outgoing ICMP requests, which (according to Shields Up! worked.

So i'm wondering if there is a better technique you people would recommend..?

Also, i will soon be getting a [replacement] d-link wireless router, which I'll be plugging the modem into. From there, am i better off to configure the D-Link to silently drop the packets (and a firewall?), or should security settings like that be left to the actual modem (the ActionTech.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!
 

A:How to drop ping requests silently..

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Please tell me how to configure the Windows Firewall to block, drop, and ignore ping requests!

A:Windows Firewall ping requests

For record:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/5bf17b89-e588-45ae-a7c2-34c1bf0bdf43/windows-firewall-how-block-icmp-echo-ping-response-?forum=w7itprogeneral
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786463%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

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My friend is invisible to ping requests. I know he is online because he is on my Gtalk friend's list. This is because he is using Windows 7. Earlier, when he was on Win XP, he responded to ping requests. He said that he didn't mess with the firewall settings. Therefore this feature comes default with 7.
I'm using XP and I don't want to change to 7 right now. Can I get this feature? How?

I tried a firewall (Ashampoo) but it blocked my net connection

Thanks in advance!
 

A:How to make oneself invisible to ping requests?

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I really don't know what's going on here, can anyone explain? (Did ping tests for both riftgame.com and google.com) They time out however I can connect to google/ect on my browser.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Hannah>ping www.riftgame.com

Pinging www.gslb.riftgame.com [208.94.26.135] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 208.94.26.135:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Users\Hannah>

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Hannah>tracert www.riftgame.com

Tracing route to www.gslb.riftgame.com [208.94.26.135]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 * * * Request timed out.
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 * * * Request timed out.
5 * * * Request timed out.
6 * * * Request timed out.
7 * * * Request timed out.
8 * * * Request timed out.
9 * * * Request timed out.
10 * * * Request timed out.
11 * * * Request timed out.
12 * * * Request timed out.
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 * * * Request timed out.
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * * * Request timed out.
20 * * * Request timed out.
21 * * * Request timed out.
22 * * * Request timed out.
23 * * * Request timed out.
24 * * * Request timed out.
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A:Connecting to internet but ping/tracert requests time out

Are you actually having any problems or is it just the ping fails?

The sites, and routers between you and them, have probably been configured to ignore ICMP Echo requests (as used by PING and TRACERT) as while it may only be 4 packets of data to process, if thousands of people try it at the same time the servers and routers cannot perform the functions they are designed for.
 

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I've already made a rule for inbound requests, but it doesn't seem to be working.
Ran a security check at grc.com and the reply to a ICMP ping was the only problem.
Everything else was "stealth."

A:How Do I Stop My System From Answering ICMP Ping Requests ??

See if this is of any help:

Prevent hacker probing: Block bad ICMP messages | TechRepublic

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im having a problem with someone who is using a program named "netcut" that uses arp protocol to fool the gateway and other connected devices with a fake MAC addresses. this causes to disconnect the fooled devices from the network.

im thinking now of a solution for the problem. as far as i know that arp requests connot be blocked by firewall application. is there a way to block the arp and use only static arp entries instead of dynamic. i want a practical solution to this problem.
thank you
 

A:how to disable arp requests in my network ?

any ideas ?
 

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My system system seems to randomly try to access my floppy drive for no apparent reason. It didn't do this when it was new. How to I disable it ?

A:How to Disable Floppy Requests

I found this maybe it'll help you

If you have a Windows PC, you will sometimes get into a situation where the computer randomly access the floppy disk drive every few minutes -- for no apparent reason! Typically, the harmless annoyance occurs because some program "thinks" it needs to read or write some data to a diskette.

In most cases, there may be a document in your recent history folder (Start >> Documents) that was once on a diskette. Here are the steps to clear the document history file Windows uses:

1. Click Start
2. Click Settings
3. Click Taskbar
4. In the Documents area, click Clear
5. Click OK

Other causes of the problem:

* Microsoft Office's Find Fast utility may be running and trying to index your FDD. Remove it from the Startup group, or in Control Panel, look for Find Fast and disable it from starting. Find Fast installs automatically with Office and can be a resource hog as well!
* The System Agent may be running a task; if present, click the System Agent icon in your System Tray for further information.
* A virus scanner program may be trying to check the drive. Check the setup of your virus scanning software for further information. A diskette scan at startup or shut down may be normal, but a scan between these times is typically a user-controlled option.

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How can I disable incoming pings (without a firewall)? Whenever ping.exe in %systemroot%\system32 is renamed a new copy is made when someone attempts to ping. Are there other files that need moving/renaming?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Disable Ping

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Hello forum,

This is just a simple unanswered question: can anyone explain how to enable / disable a wan ping to make the pc more stealth against hackers and port scans?

merci,

florent.
 

A:enable/disable ping

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Hi,
I posted in 'Am I infected' and was told to run the diagnostic program DDS and post files here.

I have malware that redirects the browser to a number of places I don't want to go nor where i typed. Places like *topsearches6*. It happens on both Firefox and IE. I have Windows 7.
I have Kaspersky installed now as well as Malwarebytes. Neither can find the issues and fix them. I've run Kaspersky's TDSSKiller. It found 2 medium risks, which I deleted, but it didn't help.

When i look at Task Manager, I can often see ping.exe running at up to 90% of cpu.

Kaspersky just informed me that "C:\windows\syswow64\ping.exe downloading object hxxp://domain1for8.in/?site=8 containing Trojan program" Detected: Trojan-Downloader.JS.Iframe.com
I get a lot of these types of messages from Kaspersky.

When I look at Kaspersky report, it shows ping accessing bad places every 2 seconds or so.

Another symptom, perhaps of a different virus/malware was it hid many of my files and almost all of my programs like Paint, MSOffice, etc.. I've since then unhidden all my files and they seem to be working fine.
Thanks for any help,
Andrew
Here is the DDS log:
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Run by Emily at 20:52:00 on 2011-11-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3831.1969 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {56547CC9... Read more

A:Search engine redirect, ping.exe using high % of cpu, ping attempting to download trojans

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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Hi,
It looks like I have malware that redirects the browser to a number of places I don't want to go nor where i typed. It happens on both Firefox and IE. I have Windows 7.
I have Kaspersky installed now as well as Malwarebytes. Neither can find the issues and fix them. I've run Kaspersky's TDSSKiller. It found 2 medium risks, which I deleted, but it didn't help.

When i look at Task Manager, I can often see ping.exe running at up to 70% of cpu.

Kaspersky just informed me that "C:\windows\syswow64\ping.exe downloading object hxxp://domain1for8.in/?site=8 containing Trojan program" Detected: Trojan-Downloader.JS.Iframe.com

When I look at Kaspersky report, it shows ping accessing bad places every 2 seconds or so.

Any help would be appreciated. I have a GMER.log that I ran last night.

Thanks!

-Andrew

A:Search engine redirect, ping.exe using high % of cpu, ping attempting to download trojans

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.Including a link to this thread will be helpful. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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Hello,
I hope someone have a solution on this.  I cannot ping window Server 2012 Domain Controller with DHCP services.  We are using IPv4 but when I try to ping from command prompt, I get general failer (see below)
Pinging server.domain [2002:c00a:102::c00a:102] with 32 bytes of data:
General failure.
General failure.
General failure.
General failure.
I noticed that the IP it is using is IPv6 which I am not using IPv6.  I can ping the 2012 server by IP address but not by hostname of the server.

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I would like some expertise to look at this hijack this post and help to determine if there is malware at work with this problem. I am running windows XP SP 3 on an acer aspire AOA150 netbook. I scanned the system with avast anti-virus (free) and Malwarebytes (both updated) but both programs were unable to locate any infected files. Any help is appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:17:48 PM, on 1/19/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\PLFSetL.exe
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A:Can ping but cannot browse or ping ip address of local host.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedWe also need a log from the GMER anti-rootkit scanner. Please first dis... Read more

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Hi All,
I am having a weird issue with my Cisco 7200 router. From the router I am able to ping and reach out to the internet but from the client I am able to reach out to the internet but unable to ping I am not sure where is the issue but when I traceroute to it my packets are dropped at my routers interface. All my pings from the client time out. I checked the Access list to make sure ICMP is not blocked.
Following is my running conf

ip audit notify log
ip audit po max-events 100
ip ssh break-string ~
ipv6 unicast-routing
no ftp-server write-enable
!
no scripting tcl init
no scripting tcl encdir

!
no voice hpi capture buffer
no voice hpi capture destination

!
interface Loopback0
description *** abc ***
ip address 192.168.2.2 255.255.255.255
!
interface FastEthernet0/0
description * Connection to officeswitch *
ip address 10.0.2.1 255.255.255.240
duplex full
speed 100

ipv6 rip abc enable
no ipv6 mfib fast
!
interface FastEthernet0/1
description * ISP1 *
ip address 172.16.17.2 255.255.255.248
ip access-group ISP1-IN in
ip access-group ISP1-OUT out
ip route-cache flow
duplex full
speed auto
!
interface Serial3/0
description * ISP2 *
ip address 10.23.21.2 255.255.255.252
ip access-group Verio-IN in
ip access-group Verio-OUT out
ip route-cache flow
serial restart-delay 0
!
interface Serial3/1
no ip address
shutdown
serial restart-delay 0
!
interface Serial3/2
no ip address
shutdown
serial restart-delay 0
!
interface Serial3/3
no ip address
shutdown
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A:Can ping from router but unable to ping from client machines

I am able to reach out to the internet but unable to ping Click to expand...

ping is not required to have connectivity - - it is only a test & traceroute tool.

From the client, get a command prompt (or in Linux a Terminal) use nslookup google.com
If it returns the IP address of google, then you can ignore the ping problem
 

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My brothers computer is doing something rather strange. If you try to view a website in Firefox, it won't display the home page until you refresh.

If you open a terminal window and type "ping google.com", it will tell you to check the name. Do it again immediately after, and it suddenly is getting replies from google. Ping again quick, and it still works. But if you wait a few minutes and try again, it fails.

My networking background makes me think there is something going on with an address cache (DNS?). I've just flushed it and if it works out, I'll report back and let you all know. But what else might cause this odd behavior?

Edited to add quote:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\John>ping google.com
Ping request could not find host google.com. Please check the name and try again
.

C:\Documents and Settings\John>ping google.com

Pinging google.com [72.14.207.99] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 72.14.207.99: bytes=32 time=80ms TTL=239
Reply from 72.14.207.99: bytes=32 time=81ms TTL=239
Reply from 72.14.207.99: bytes=32 time=89ms TTL=239
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 72.14.207.99:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 80ms, Maximum = 89ms, Average = 83ms

C:\Documents and Settings\John>Click to expand...
 

A:Ping google once, fail. Ping google twice, works. Wait, ping again, fail. Repeat.

You want to post an ipconfig /all? It sounds like the primary DNS server is experiencing problems and the fallback to secondary is not happening smoothly.
 

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I am setting up a new network at my home with a Dlink AirPlus Xtreme G Wireless Router DI624 and 2 cabled PC and 1 laptop. On one PC (PC1), I can ping the Dlink router (192.168.0.1) just fine and can ping the other PC and I have internet.

But from the other PC, I can't ping the router or get internet but I can ping the 1st PC and see its files and use its printers so I know that the network connection is working.

Here's the settings:
DHCP disabled
PC1: 192.168.0.30 - working PC
PC2: 192.168.0.15 - not working PC
Dlink: 192.168.0.1
subnet 255.255.255.0
gateway is set to 192.168.0.1 for both PCs
Firewalls are disabled on both the PC's

when I ping the router 192.168.0.1 on PC2 I get Request Timed Out
when I ping PC1 from PC2, it replies just fine.

Anyone have any ideas why PC2 is a no go?

Thanks,

Lorane
 

A:Solved: Can't Ping Router-No Internet-Can Ping PCs

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Hi,

I have this problem, I'm playing "steam" online games like CSS, CS Team Fortress2 and
I have a problem with pings inside the games on servers that are not in my country.

The problem is in the game and also out side when checking the ping through HLSW.
When I send ping through the CMD It fine (80) but inside the game or in the HLSW I get 500 ping.

I contacted my ISP and they said that everything is OK with my line (ADSL).

any idies?

Thanks, Tobi.
 

A:Problem with ping in games but not when sending ping via cmd

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I have an interesting situation that I need help with. I have a total of 3 computers, one desktop with Windows 7 64-bit, one laptop with Windows 7 64-bit and another desktop with Windows Vista 32 bit. Both Windows 7 computers are upstairs and the Windows Vista is downstairs. The Windows 7 desktop is hardwired to my router and my laptop is wireless and the other desktop is downstairs wich is also wireless. So, my ping on both Windows 7 computers range between 86ms to 300ms and the browsing is a little slow. I have a 20mb connection with Time Warner. Now, the ping time on my Windows Vista computer downstairs is between 25ms and 45ms. As far as security goes, I have Avast IS 7 on both Windows 7 pcs and MSE on the Windows Vista pc. Both Windows 7 pcs are also connected to the Homegroup I set up to share files and printers over the network. The Windows Vista is not set up at all to share. Now, I took my Windows 7 laptop to my parents and my brother in-laws house, and my pings were no higher than 50ms at both places. The ping is only high when connected to my wireless here at home. What could my problem be???? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: High Ping on 2 PC's, Low Ping on third

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I'm practicing how to ping and do various other things on Cisco. But i am stuck on one part.

It says Ping using extended ping with a datagram size of 200.


What exactly does this mean and what is the command. I tried various commands but they don't work.

I tried this:
Code:

Router#ping 10.2.0.2 size 200

% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

help!
 

A:How can i .. Ping using extended ping on Cisco

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Greetings All,
I can see (ping) my workgroup with the Ethernet cable plugged in.
Can't see (ping) my workgroup on the wireless.
I did reset my power on my Buffalo Wireless Broadband Router WZR2-G300n.  No joy.
Any thoughts to my ipconfig /all below?  Please.

Windows IP Configuration
   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : FamilyAlexander
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B8-AC-6F-62-84-18
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1520 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-7B-CB-36-36-79
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cd78:764c:b676:c00f%11(Preferred)

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i cannot enter captcha on any site as i cant see it for some reason i have attached few images which shows the cause of my problem.i have scanned my pc with multiple antivirus but nothing found."]3rd image is tested using Ubuntu but of no use. hope some one can help me as i found no solution for my problem which is causing problems in registering on various sites.i can enter captcha on very few sites eg. - YouTube.but it also says too many request from my network.thank you.

A:too many requests but from where??? help!!!!!!!

Hmm, have you tried clearing you cache?

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I don't know if this should go here or elsewhere but I am attempting to find a new gamertag for my xbox profile on the xbox.com account management page. After I make 20 or so checks for availability an error shows up below the input field saying an unexpected
error has occurred. This message does not stop showing up unless I wait a couple days which makes finding a new name very difficult. Am I being blocked by the server or is this another issue?

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Well, when I installed IE8, it requested to run add-ons on websites:On some web-sites I ran this add-ons:but, when I run add-ons IE displays Security Warning:I have already installed Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX and Adobe flash player plugin, but I think one of them is Opera's Which of them should I run? Run add-on on each website or run add-ons on all websites?

A:IE 8 requests to run add-ons on websites

You can safely run Adobe flash player. That warning is just to let you know that this add-on was already there and asks you to confirm that you want to run it.
Its up to you if you want to decide for every site apart with flash-content if you want to run it or if you want to enable it for all sites. Its no security risk to allow it for all sites.

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I suspect some kind of phishing bug but I am not sure what might cause this issue.
In the 17 years since I started using a computer I have gotten only a few requests to log into the server when I opened my email client. It has been more than a decade since I saw one.
In mid October this happened randomly and I ignored it. Instead I opened my properties folder and checked each tab and closed it. Then I was able to get my email.
After that I think the next day maybe a couple of days later it came back only this time it wouldn't let me get my email when I checked the properties. I ran an MSE scan and it seemed to fix the problem.
Then a week later the same thing happened. This time checking properties and doing an MSE scan had no effect. I was able to send a test email but I did not receive it. I ran an ESET online scan. This seemed to "fix" whatever was causing the log in request. Since about 28 Oct until today there was nothing then this morning it has come up again with a twist; When I check the properties folder my user name and password lines were blank!
I am running an MSE scan and ESET is on deck to run right after. I feel like I am getting a bug from somewhere that is raising a false need to log in so that my password can be gotten. IDK ?????
 

A:Suspicious log in requests

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Please read this carefully before posting.
The idea:
This thread is meant to collect user's request of new features to add to Windows 7, or to bring back features that were taken out since XP / Vista, and are sorely missed.
The idea is to create a list that MS might want to take a look at.
For this to have a chance, we need to keep the thread clean, and free of unnecessary comments and discussions.
So we need a set of rules.
The rules:


   Information

1. No rants, no debates or discussions, no personal comments, no reactions to other posters, no MS bashing, period!

2. Maximum of 10 lines. So make sure your post is clear and to the point.
One or two words more won't matter, but don't push your luck.

3. Posting of screenshots is allowed to clarify your point.

4. No utopian requests, keep it reasonable.

5. Double posts and posts with features already requested by others will be deleted.

6. Adding a reason why you want it is allowed, but remember the 10 line rule.

7. If a user posts a problem that can be fixed, no help allowed other than saying poster should open a thread about his problem.


   Warning

Not complying with these simple rules, will get your post removed.


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1. Please examine the list to see if your request is already there.

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A:Requests to Microsoft.

A small (IMO not needed) but greatly requested feature reinstated. Put back the wireless icon activity in the tray of the Superbar

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I'm a programmer, and installed wireshark on my xp machine to do some tcp/ip work. I noticed, even with no programs running I get a constant stream of dns requests to my routers ip.

the requests look like this:
46189 3959.607565 192.168.2.2 192.168.2.1 DNS Standard query PTR 4.160.15.219.in-addr.arpa

46247 3991.834562 192.168.2.2 192.168.2.1 DNS Standard query PTR 210.168.161.188.in-addr.arpa

46201 3972.852314 192.168.2.2 192.168.2.1 DNS Standard query PTR 20.71.103.82.in-addr.arpa

and the responses look like this:
46212 3985.801191 192.168.2.1 192.168.2.2 DNS Standard query response PTR WL.hsd1.fl.comcast.net

46206 3980.680231 192.168.2.1 192.168.2.2 DNS Standard query response PTR pool-173-67-9-33.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net

46199 3968.951943 192.168.2.1 192.168.2.2 DNS Standard query response PTR c-75-70-255-177.hsd1.co.comcast.net

From what I can gather, the requests all look like home isps. There also seems to be a lot of foreign countries like .br and .jp a lot. Has anyone seen anything like this before?
 

A:weird dns requests

welcome to TSG

have you googled all those names? there seems to be no warnings about them
 

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I set up family safety for my 12 year old daughter, and ticked all the apps she can use freely. Every time she logs on the computer it pops up little messages telling her to request permission to use all the apps that I didn't give her access to. It's very annoying, so how do I stop it, other than the obvious but unhelpful step of letting her access everything?

A:Permission requests

Hello Andy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The apps that are checked are the ones that are blocked instead. Only the unchecked ones are allowed.
Family Safety App Restrictions - Set and Manage in Windows 8
When you get a request to allow an app and either allow or block it as per the tutorial below, you and the user should not see the messages for that app anymore.

Family Safety Requests - Send and View in Windows 8
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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this keeps coming up day in day out and it's getting o be a pain

pic of IRQ's from device manager attached

is there a fault/issue with any?
 

A:Multiple IRQ Requests

This May Help
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=54401
 

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O2 - BHO: (no name) - {cd6caa5d-7035-43dc-abea-a89090a098fd} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\boheyuje.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kagizoriha] Rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\kuririme.dll",s
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\WINDOWS\system32\rirebuva.dll

The above lines from hijackthis seems suspicious and is persistent (returns after deletion). I think they are linked to the problem I am having with kasperski detecting requests to get to the address 77.74.48.105 to download what it thinks is malware from programs IE and win 32 services. It may even be causing my IE7 to not function once opened (currently using firefox).

A:PC slowdown; requests to 77.74.48.105

Howdy, my name is Hoov, and I will be helping you with your dilemma. I appologize for the delay in getting you help.Please make sure you watch this thread for responses. If you click the options tab at the top of your first post, you can select to track this thread. Here is what I am asking you to do during the repair of your computer*Tell me everything that you have done, if anything, to try and fix this problem.*Please only use 1 forum to help clear up your problem. Posting on more than 1 and following instructions from more than 1 forum will cause those helping you to pull out thier hair.*Follow my instructions - If you can't for some reason, or if you don't understand something, please tell me. If you deviate from my instructions, tell me, it may make a difference on where we go. Don't install anything, even other programs that have nothing to do with security or malware, it could cause things to change, and I would never know it. *Have faith. I will do all I can to get your computer working, and if I can't - someone else here will know something else to try. *Stick with me to the end. My aim is to fix your problems, and give you the tools and knowledge to keep this from happening again.Now onto trying to fix your computer.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, f... Read more

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Hello I am looking forward to an updated P72!! Some features I would like to see added vs P71: HDMI 2.0a support and DP 1.44k touchscreen option and a precision stylusTablet mode like the yoga hasHDR optionGsync external and LCD variable refreshUHD optical drive option10GB Ethernet or the interim 2.5/5Gb would be fineLatest WiFi standard .axtitanium to reduce the weightintel real3d camaracamera mechanical cover

A:P72 and features requests

Agree with all suggestions. Hoping for pen digitizer support mostly as I have the P51 version with digitizer presently.

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hello mates... i am facing problwm from few days back that when i send request then i get a message i forgot.. can any one plz help me?

A:MSN requests problem

plz help me frieds..

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I certainly appreciate your position. Indeed you are correct that I originally posted a request for assistance on another forum. After getting a reply from another user on that forum and nothing from the moderators for 2 days I decided to post on your site/forum...thinking that the user reply had suggested to the moderators on the other site that I was already receiving assistance.I have since received a request for my HJT log and info files from the other site so I will rely on them for assistance, My apologies for any confusion this may have caused. It was not my intent. More it was my misunderstanding of how these forums work.Thank you again and again, my apologies for duplicate postings. It was not my intent to over-tax either forum. I was simply getting impatient and after some reading thought erroneously that the user reply to my original post suggested to them that I was already receiving assistance when I was not.

A:Multiple Requests for help

This thread will now be closed since the issue seems to be resolved.If you need this topic reopened, please send a Private Message to any one of the moderating team member or myself. Please include a link to this thread with your request. This applies only to the originator of this thread.Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread. Thanks!The fixes and advice in this thread are for this machine only. Do not apply the instructions from this thread to your own machine. Please start a new thread describing your issue and someone will be along to assist you.

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Hi there all,

I am using a Vodafone 3G Modem om my pc, however I cant send receive USSD commands .. is the software that you can direct me towards that I can use. I am using the Cell C Network in South Africa. I have searched on the net and most of the stuff I find simply doesnt work. If possible could someone assist me wit this request? Just a nice & simple interface that actualy works.
Kind regards

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Is there a place that we can leave feedback or requests for the ATA product?

There are a few things i would like to see changed.  

1.  Alerting
We get alerts during backup windows that the ATA cant keep up but it doesn't seem to have anything to do with CPU or RAM.  In addition, we have no users in the system at that time so i find it very hard to believe
that this is true.  I would like to set time windows where we can exclude these alerts or maybe thresholds where if it is seeing that for 5 minutes, 10 minutes etc.
2.  Email Audience
I would like to be able to say these types of emails go to this distribution list and those go to another so that we keep the number of alerts the team gets down a bit.  
3.  Suspicious Activity
When we get an alert warning of suspicious activity and click the link to take a look, the first thing you have to do is answer whether it is normal or not, but we cant click the link to see the suspicious activity unless
we open the excel file in the email.  This should be adjusted.  

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pl plllllllllllllllllll help
its urgent as my windows is showing stop screen error
i hav done antispyware scanning an then it asked for reboot i said yes an wen i started da windows its saying multiple irp requests
i cant even uninstall antispyware in safe mode as it is sayind windows installer is not proper pl reply soon..........

A:multiple irp requests

Hello and Welcome to TSF

You should have been patient and let the security team in the Hijackthis forum help you remove your infection, improper removal has caused your issue.

Use System Restore to a previous date to see if you can at least access windows in normal mode, then Look over the First Steps at Removing Malware and post the logs requested in the thread you started over in the Hijackthis forum.

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The network that I am currently trying to patch up is peer to peer with about 20 machines (win 98 and nt workstation). The company is not willing to switch to a server based configuration at this point. However I am trying to do as much centralized administration as possible.
I want to be able to view the connections (net watcher) to any given computer on the network from one 98 machine. It was easy to set this up on all of the 98 machines, how can I view this information on the nt boxes from the 98 machine. When I try to access the nt machines with net watcher it tells me that the computer does not accept remote requests. If this is not possible can you tell me how to view this information on all of the nt boxes from one nt box.

Thanks,
Monty
 

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It's time for me to replace my old HP 200LX, and I can't seem to find a PDA that is suitable. Here are my search criteria:

I am 50 & my eyes aren't as good as they used to be.
I need a decent sized display (Palm Pilot types are
too tiny).

Besides the usual PDA (calendar, contacts, etc.), I want
to be able to run some Excel spreadsheets. My spread-
sheets can be robust, so I prefer a landscape display,
not the portrait shape of Palm Pilot type PDAs). Bonus
points for syncing up with my Quicken on my PC.

Connecting & syncing with my Windows PC is a good
idea. This device should augment my PC, not replace it.
(I do use MS Outlook).

My handwriting is horrible -- I need a keyboard, but
the keyboard can be small -- I don't mind hunting &
pecking on the PDA. I also don't mind navigating with
arrow keys.

Ideally, I'd like something about the size of a paperback book. I don't want a full sized laptop -- laptops are a bit big & too expensive. Finally, it would be nice if the device had modern conveniences, like ability to play MP3 files, surf the net, play some basic games, etc. I also wouldn't exclude from consideration any PDA / cell phone combination (although I don't have/use a cell phone yet).

Thanks in advance.run some Excel spreadsheets
 

A:PDA Recommendation Requests

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Whenever I plug a device into a USB port it says cannot proceed without formating the device, even though the device (photo card, flash drive, etc) always worked before. I don't dare format the device because I don't want to lose the information stored. I've tried everything I can find and still cannot solve the problem. Sure do need help.
Operating system is Windows 7, 64 bit pro. Exployer 9. Every thing else seems to be working OK except after updating my drivers the other day Exployer 9 seems to have problems downloading many graphic displays from websites. May be entirely different problem not connected to USB problem as that started more recently. USB is my main problem. I work from home so I'm usually around the computer much of the day or evening.

A:usb requests any and all devices be reformated

Hope that helps.

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I've spent the last hour or so looking over several pages of these activation threads and haven't found one that addresses the problem I've recently had with my Win8 x64 activation. My copy of "8.0" Win8x64 has been activated since I bought it direct from Microsoft in January for $39.99 and burned the iso to DVD and installed it (This post does not concern "8.1" as I installed that on another partition entirely just to play with until it is ready for prime time.) I also got the free copy of Windows Media Center with its separate key. For the past six months I've had no problems at all relative to activation. I've actually never had any problems with activation (that I couldn't fix pretty quickly) ever since Microsoft initially started doing its activation bit with its OSes several years ago.

Yesterday, (I've listed my system specs) I'd been experimenting with using my UEFI bios to push the clock rates for my cpu with an attendant .15V rise in power to the cpu core--standard clock is 3.5GHz with Turbo to 4.1GHz--and I incrementally moved the cpu clock to 4.515GHz and turned off Turbo mode (of course), and found that my idle temps while running AMD's Cool 'n Quiet mode (through a UEFI setting) averaged 38C-45C; and ~55C under load (@4.515GHz), which is not much different at all from the standard stock-clocked temps. OK, that's as it should be for a well-binned, good-yielding chip, etc. It overclocks well with very little resistance... Read more

A:Mistaken OS requests for activation

Hi waltc,

Wow, you really know how to write a book with no stone left unturned! Anyway, since you have had 0 responses from the forum, I decided to just throw in my two cents. First off, my reactivations have been much more simple than yours; however, I can tell you that I have been successful every time. Some of these reactivations have included major components and the phone reactivation has always worked for me but the key to success in this area is, when they start to ask you questions, always respond with "one" as the answer. Now, since nobody knows for sure what information MS collects to identify an installation configuration, you can probably expect more of the same down the road but since Win 8 Pro is actually a retail license you should be able to get through a reactivation time and time again (if necessary). Remember, the answer is always "ONE." Cheers.

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Recently I am seeing these pop up's for updating.   Are they safe? 1.  Evernote 2.  7-Zip 3.  Out of date driver detected How do I know when a pop up is safe to download? thankyou  

A:do not recognize update requests that pop up

> Recently I am seeing these pop up's for updating.   Are they safe?> 1.  Evernote> 2.  7-Zip> 3.  Out of date driver detected> How do I know when a pop up is safe to download? They are "safe", but they are commonly called 'PUP' (Potentially Unwanted Programs). Chances are that you do NOT need any of these programs on your computer. Also, some of these 'PUPs' will ask you to "pay for a subscription".  Do not! I would access "Add/Remove Programs", click to select each program, and click "uninstall".  

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The device manager is asking for a driver to be installed  for a class compliant device (Casio USB MIDI controller) and gives me error 28 (driver not installed). No driver is needed for this device per Casio. This is a new developement, it worked for a year or more. I am using Pro-Tools version 11.1 which includes virtual instruments only accesible via a midi controller. I thought the Casio may have failed so I bought an M-Audio controller, also class compliant and got the same message, install a driver. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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When ever I go into m email. I am getting emails from people I don't even know, wanting things i have no interest in, and pop u text message requests
 

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I want to find out what URL/IP is being requested by some software. Do I need software to do this? Is there a log on my computer already? What can I do?
btw, sorry if my terminology is not correct, I don't really know what I am taking about hahaha
 

A:Log/Software of all internet requests?

Some third party firewalls can be configured to log every outgoing connection.

Parental Control software may also be able to log connections.

Most routers will have a log of some kind, but will only show which PC made the connection, not which application on a PC

You can use the netstat command in a Command Prompt as well:
Click Start | Run (or press WinKey+R), type cmd, press Enter.
Type netstat -b and press Enter.

This will show all current connections and the FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) (if it can determine it), and the executable file that is associated with it.
(For Vista and later, you must also use the -F switch to get the FQDN and it must be run from an elevated prompt).

You can redirect the output to a file, and specify an interval and it will repeat every X seconds until you press CTRL+C
netstat -b 60>>"%Userprofile%\Desktop\ConnectionLog.txt"
 

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Hello All,
My computer keeps telling me to install a driver on a brand new M-Audio Keystation 49es Midi controller, that is advertised as a "plug and play", class compliant device. Have the same problem with a Casio CDP120, also advertised as class compliant. How do I tell the computer that these devices do not need a driver? No drivers exist for these products. I am trying to access the virtual instruments feature in Pro-Tools 11.1., which worked fine till I went to 8.1. Does anybody have a fix?
Thanks in Advance!
TonyAmadore

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