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What’s the cost of a free lunch?

Q: What’s the cost of a free lunch?

We are all familiar with the concept ?there is no such thing as a free lunch?. There is always an agenda that involves us giving information up or doing something to earn the lunch.

Recently Kaspersky Lab announced their adding of a free antivirus to their portfolio, making them a member of the growing list of vendors that give away their security software, apparently for free.

We all know that there is no such thing as a free lunch, or security product, so what?s the catch?

I?ve taught my son that when you download an app that?s ?free? you need to understand how the company makes money ? maybe advertising, cross? and up?selling, in?app purchases ? and if you can?t see how then you are probably what they make money from. Of course, it may be by all the methods mentioned, the key is to understand what you are trading to use a free product.

There are numerous ways free products can potentially make money and, like me, you may have experienced ?some (or all)? of the examples below at some stage. All these methods are examples in use by free security products being offered for download at the time of writing.

Preferred Solution: What’s the cost of a free lunch?

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A: What’s the cost of a free lunch?

There is nothing for free. Someone or somehow it's getting paid. Now the question is are you directly paying for it or the company benefits in some other way that doesn't really affect you.

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My son downloaded a game which had adware attached. now when I start Firefox I get something called "free lunch design" by a company called conduit. How can I get rid of this and have the Firefox home page instead?

A:free lunch adware overriding firefox start page

Hello, try this on firefoxGo to Tools—>Add-onsthen disable the tool bar or uninstall it.Go into Control Panel.ADD/Remove ,If this is XPand unistall itNext run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then ... Read more

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Hi everyone..
I am looking for a program whether it is free or low cost is fine..I will try to explain what it is I am looking for..

Ok, you know how societies that are having a fund raiser for one reason or another has those big pictures of a glass thermomater that has got numbers at the side then at the top it has the amount they are trying to reach?? I am looking for some thing like that..I know I could use paint and make one, but what I am hoping to find is either a program or someone who can make one for me, of a program that all I have to do is each time we have made some money towards the goal we just click the button or enter some info about the amount of money we saved or got, and then at the end when we get to our goal it shows that, maybe like fireworks exploding or something..
I hope I am making sense...
Thank you in advance...

A:Low Cost or Free??

Lots of free images you can easily edit at Google: thermometer goal.

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by the looks of it im going to have to go with the HP USB recovery option is there anyway i can obtain one for low lost or free i bought the tablet off craigslist and i dont want to spend that much money on it:/ please help its a brick right now i tried every other option already @The_Fossette

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Dial Up Internet Service - Free or Low Cost
Dear Experts,

Thank you for your help with the following.

We currently have Cable Internet Service through Comcast.

However, over the past few weeks we had a few occurrences where
the service was interrupted for between a few hours and a couple of days.

We would like to have available a backup Dial up ISP to use when required.

Please let us know of any Dial up ISP's you can recommend that are FREE or
of a low cost.

Thanks again for your expertise.


A:Dial Up Internet Service - Free or Low Cost

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Hi, wife got new laptop. Has no DVD burning app except Vista's built in. Very limited.

Have Nero 7 on a desktop, and could switch it to the laptop - then get something else for the desktop (XP). But I use the desktop burner more. So, prefer to find burning prgm *truly* compatible w/ Vista for the laptop.

Doesn't have to be free, but if I'm gonna pay, it's gotta work RIGHT in Vista. Remember, wife has to use it.

Also needs to handle large files for DVD - at least 4 GB or more, for backing up HDD image files (split). Windows' burning util will handle just copying a CD & simple jobs.

Most of the free ones have VERY little / poor documentation (or none).
Have tried so far:
ImgBurn - couldn't get it to burn large files;

Infra Recorder - pretty much same

CDBurnerXP 4.0.013 - looks great, decent help files & forum. Lots of crashes, errors running in Vista. Don't know - maybe not ready for prime time in Vista?

Thanks for suggestions. (reminder - wife is not a geek!)

A:Suggestions- free / low cost burning prgm for Vista & XP

Try www.clickcooldeals.com for ultra low prices on Nero, Roxio, Sonic, RecordNow and others... not always in stock, but certainly the lowest prices.

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My Son won a laptop for getting good grades in school, its a Dell Inspiron 2200 Intel Celeron with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2 Service Pack 2 installed on it. The processor is 1.50 GHz and he has 248MB of RAM.

Problem 1, is that something happened to the laptop and now nothing can be played, music wise, on the laptop because it says there is no device installed. Now I figured I could just use the recovery disk on it when I came up to visit but since he won it through his school all he got was the laptop and the packet with information in it and he didnt get any disks with it.

Problem 2, is that I bought my son a Logitech mouse for his laptop and ran the disk on the computer and then plaugged the mouse into it but the cursor will not move.

So basically that the two problems I have and was wondering if anybody can assist me so I can get my sons confuser straightened out.

A:Computer Sound and USB out to lunch

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When i put CD in, later then it says:
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

Inside the CD have installer , i click the installer and the installer can't launch. I tired to install inside VMware workstations Windows xp also can't work. Then i try other windows 10?same. Try Windows 7 can install?? Installer not support Windows 10???

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Is there any way to get the Windows 8 and Hotmail calendars to keep appointments and not shift them around when my computer changes its time zone?

I always eat lunch at 1 PM, it doesn't change when I fly to Ireland from Germany.
And when I make an appointment with someone in Israel at 6 PM in a week's time, I really do not want to calculate what the difference is to my current time zone so as to avoid having dinner at 4 PM or 8 PM depending on wether I was east or west of Jerusalem at the time of making the appointment.
Basically I want the calendar to work like a paper calendar. If I tell that I will do X at time Y, I want X to remain set for Y, not Y+Z with Z being the difference in hours between the two time zones, the one I will be in and the one I am in when making the appointment.
What should I do?

A:Lunch doesn't have a time zone. Neither have I.

Hi there
I tend to use a phone for appointments - but I think on a computer there is some software (paid) to do this
Godot & Co

I haven't tried this so I don't know if it's any good - the phone though does it all automatically.


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I have a Linksys 10/100 PCI card thats been purring like a kitten in my machine for months.

After changing a few BIOS settings my WIN98 setup went south and had trouble finding files and associations?! This wasn't a biggie because I was about to reinstall everything anyway.

So I reinstall everything, then follow the procedure I've used several times to reinstall my Linksys card. I load the correct drivers, but this time a message pops up in the System Properties of my LNE100TX Ethernet card it says:

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>This device is not working properly because windows cannot load the file(odiload.vxd)that loads the drivers for this device(code 8)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I managed to find a copy of odiload.vxd on the net and put it in the Windows/System directory, but the same message pops up.(The file might be a bit old, not sure if this effects things or not).

Any help would be great, this ones got me completely foxed. Especially since the cards installed perfectly many times.

A:Network Card is eating my lunch

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The only problem is that the usual things that come to mind don't seem to apply here...

I have done the following:

- made the usual adjustments in the Power Settings
- have disabled items in Task Scheduling that start when idle
- have scanned the Event list, searched log files, etc.
- disabled Search related
- have sat and watched Task manager processes
- disabled screen savers
- performed all updates to windows and drivers
- used system restore to backup to a known working condition

What happens is that if I work on this computer all day, there are no problems. However, if I go away from the computer for approximately 20 minutes or so, when I return I have a computer that will allow me to move the cursor around, etc., but as soon as I click the desktop background, right click the taskbar, etc. we're done. The cursor spins, the mouse still moves, but the computer is completely unresponsive and the only recourse is to reboot...

The Event list always includes an item that says the following (different time/date):

The previous system shutdown at 7:11:24 PM on 3/11/2009 was unexpected.

even though the system still appears to be running. With regard to the previous shutdown, I've not been able to determine exactly what caused or invoked it, though it sure sounds like standby - even though it didn't actually standby...

I'd have contacted HP, but I know they just have you reinstall the OS and that's something I'm not interested in doing ever... Read more

A:Solved: Vista goes out to lunch after 20 minutes or so

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So basically I tried this with many games. For example when I ran Gmod and when the game moves me to the text menu the computer restarts. I did look into it online and there is something wrong with my charger. I bought a charger which is not Dell Brand( My Computers Brand) and I guess it doesn't supply the power it needs. However, when I am playing the game without the charger plugged in it works fine.

I would like to know if there is anyway to change some settings so I can fool my computer, so I can play the games with my charger on.

I don't want to buy a new charger because I might get a new computer this Christmas.

A:Computer restarting every time I lunch a game.

Try changing your power settings to save more energy while playing a game. Your laptop is probably overheating while the charger is plugged in because it freely uses more power. Make sure the fan vent is clear of dust.

If that doesn't help, the other likely problem is that your charger might not be a sufficient wattage. Newer games require chargers that are above 100w. If your charger is <100w, this could be the problem.

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How can this even happen?

I downloaded from zip files 16 new albums--all by the same artist (an audio series)--named those 16 albums as I wished, divided them into 4 folders (4 albums in each) and named those folders as I wished. All in my MY Music folder. Then I went to lunch.

I came back, the folders were no longer there. After I did a search, I found them in a new general folder named by the computer, the 4 main folders were gone and all the names on the 16 album folders were changed.

The important fact on this is that none of the music had been played by any player. Why this is important is that not only these 16 new albums but also 12 other unplayed albums (divided into 3 folders of 4 albums each) were also all moved/name changed. I had had those albums on my computer for weeks and they happily stayed put.

All changes were made to some internal name of the files--that is to say, the main folder to which they were all dumped (with no more 4 to a folder delineation) was some name from the original files.

It would certainly seem I either got the weirdest of bugs or I hit some command that said "take all my unplayed music and make it the downloaded name instead of the name I gave it and put it all in 1 folder."

This also happened to me one other time with itunes. But there, i ripped some cds, put them in folders as I wished, and each time I played something the name was automatically changed and it was put in a new folder; same thing, some original name fro... Read more

A:Win 7 renamed/moved all my new music folders while i was out to lunch!

its because probably you need to take ownership How To: Take Ownership Of A Folder/File In Windows 7

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I need a formula that will keep track of hours worked (I can do that part of the formula) AND subtract 30 minutes for lunch if the employee works 5 hours or more.

Ex. Start time 7:00 (A1)
Quit time 15:30 (A2)
Total Hours 8:30 (Clocked In)

I tried A2-A1 and got the total hours but I need to have Excel automatically subtract :30 for lunch and I can't figure out how to do that.
Someone on another forum suggested =IF((A2-A1)>5,A2-A1-0.5,A2-A1) but it didn't subtract the lunch break.
Thanks for your help in advance.


A:Excel Timecard minus Lunch Break

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Is it possible to create a resource/user calendar in Outlook 2010 that:
1) everyone can add meetings/events to.
2) anyone can subscribe to, or get notifications if a meeting is added/updated.
3) anyone can add themselves to a meeting

Thank you!

A:Can I create office lunch calendar everyone can add to & subscribe to?

Hello ozasaurus, and Welcome to Seven Forums.

I see you asked the same question before and never got a reply.

I think that's because nobody that has read your question knows the answer, not that you are being ignored.

It sounds like this is for a Business/Corporate environment.
If so, is there an IT Department, Administrator(s), 24x7 Email Server(s), ... ?
Are you trying to create a public calendar on your Local PC using Local Outlook, at work?

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I have a message that pops up alerting me that I have the c:\WINDOWS\system32\fltmgr.dll and that symantec email proxy won't load correctly. So basically I have no internet connection and Norton can't delete the problem. But I do have a Hijack This log to show. Please help! Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:43:17 PM, on 8/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe... Read more

A:Trojan virus has blocked my internet and... ruined my lunch

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greetings from poland.

oweral situation: PC has 4 months. i had no problems while this time. 3 days ago i've returned from a 3 week holiday. there is posibility that during this time my PC has been used by rest of my family but i'cant say that for sure.

problem: PC starts fine, but after opening too many programs (winamp, opera, and for example two additional) or playing games for some time strange thing happens.

i'm not able to lunch anything from start-up tab, nor run new windows explorer window, nor close programs (in fact i can close them but the last visible windows stays on desktop). another thing is that desktop freezes so i'm not able to refresh it, nor start anything from desktop shortcuts nor close windows properly (the only thing is to press the power button which causes closing windows properly). apart from that hot keys from my keybord worls perfectly so i can lunch winamp from a hotkey but not from a shortcut.

main issue is this freezing desktop, because ewen though i cannot lunch anything the pc runs underneth this freezed desktop so i can still hear that winamp is playing and things like that. thie second problem is possible virtumonde aplication.

before posting this i've read and did Your 5 step walkthroug

thx for any help

here are logs from combofix and hijack this (panda activ scan tried to run 3 times -always stops at 90%) (combofix is additional but hey -You probably need it anyway)


ComboFix 08-08-12.01 - tomv1 2008-08... Read more

A:desktop freezez, lunch bar problems, posible virtumonde

sorry but i couldn't find how to edit previous post

here's log from kaspersky online scaner

Thursday, August 14, 2008
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Dodatek Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version:
Program database last update: Thursday, August 14, 2008 09:13:21
Records in database: 1092570

Scan settings:
Scan using the following database: extended
Scan archives: yes
Scan mail databases: yes

Scan area - My Computer:

Scan statistics:
Files scanned: 101182
Threat name: 8
Infected objects: 23
Suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan: 02:00:59

File name / Threat name / Threats count
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cbXPiJyW.dll/C:\WINDOWS\system32\cbXPiJyW.dll Infected: Trojan.Win32.Monderc.gen 1
C:\Documents and Settings\tomv1\Dane aplikacji\Opera\Opera\mail\store\account2\2008\03\15\2647.mbs Infected: not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.SnadBoy.2011 2
C:\Documents and Settings\tomv1\Dane aplikacji\Opera\Opera\mail\store\account2\2008\03\15\2648.mbs Infected: not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.SnadBoy.2011 2
C:\Documents and Settings\tomv1\Dane aplikacji\Opera\Opera\mail\store\account2\2008\06\07\2805.mbs Infected: Trojan-Banker.Win32.Banbra.cex 1
C:\Documents and ... Read more

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greetings from poland.

oweral situation: PC has 4 months. i had no problems while this time. 3 days ago i've returned from a 3 week holiday. there is posibility that during this time my PC has been used by rest of my family but i'cant say that for sure.

problem: PC starts fine, but after opening too many programs (winamp, opera, and for example two additional) or playing games for some time strange thing happens.

i'm not able to lunch anything from start-up tab, nor run new windows explorer window, nor close programs (in fact i can close them but the last visible windows stays on desktop). another thing is that desktop freezes so i'm not able to refresh it, nor start anything from desktop shortcuts nor close windows properly (the only thing is to press the power button which causes closing windows properly). apart from that hot keys from my keybord worls perfectly so i can lunch winamp from a hotkey but not from a shortcut.

main issue is this freezing desktop, because ewen though i cannot lunch anything the pc runs underneth this freezed desktop so i can still hear that winamp is playing and things like that. thie second problem is possible virtumonde aplication.

before posting this i've read and did Your 5 step walkthroug

thx for any help

here are logs from combofix and hijack this (panda activ scan tried to run 3 times -always stops at 90%) (combofix is additional but hey -You probably need it anyway)


ComboFix 08-08-12.01 - tomv1 2008-08... Read more

A:posible virtumonde, freezing desktop. lunch bar problems

>> bump <<

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I?m curious what?s different between my two machines. I have XP Pro on my desktop, which I updated to SP2. I have XP Home on my notebook, which came preloaded with SP2.

When I receive graphics in an email (using Outlook or OE) the notebook (preloaded with SP2) blocks the graphics with a pop-up warning letting me know potentially dangerous graphics have been blocked. I can click on the warning to allow the graphic to open.

My XP Pro machine with the SP2 update does not do this. The graphic just loads with no warning. I don?t really care one way or the other, but I'm curious what setting might cause the difference?



A:What’s the difference?

To me, that sounds like a difference in Settings, and not something intrinsic to either Xp Home or Pro.

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I have 3 computers:

A Dell Optiplex GX260 with 2 GHz Pentium 4, 2 GB RAM
A Dell Dimension 4700, with 2.8 GHz Pentium 4, 3 GB RAM
An IBM T40 Thinkpad, with 1.3 GHz Pentium 3, 1.5 GB RAM

All are running WinXP Pro

I recently got a Flip USB mini camcorder, which works fine on the Thinkpad and Dimension, but is not recognized by the Optiplex. When I plug the Flip into any of the 6 USB ports, a balloon pops up saying USB Device not recognized. The Optiplex recognizes all my other USB devices, but not the Flip. None of the computers has USB 2.0.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be wrong, and how I can fix this?

A:What’s wrong with my USB?

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Hello All:

So, loads of people use Lastpass - just wanted to know, under security challenge, what's your score? Mine currently stands at 96%

P.S. Sorry if this is the wrong section to place this under, never too sure which one to choose from.

A:What’s your Score?

Well yours is better than mine at 86%.

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What&#8217;s wrong?

I was playing a freeware game when suddenly the computer hangs. I pressed ctrl + alt+ del to stop it in the Task Manager. Before the task manager appeared the resolution changed from 1024x768 to 600x400. I could stop the service, changed the resolution back and restarted the computer. Everything seemed to be fine.
But now games often go back to the desktop after I played it for a few moments. I click again on the game, it works fine for another few moments and then it goes back to the desktop again. Or some hang.
I ran a memory test, virus tests, Spybot, Adaware, Spydoctor, Hijackthis but nothing came out.. I have installed all new drivers.
I only have some freeware games at my computer. I&#8217;m not a big gamer. All other applications are running well.
What's wrong?

Asus P5LD2
Intel PT4 630
Kingston Ram 2x512 GB
Asus EAX 300
HP PSC 1600
Seagate Sata 2 HDD
Asus DRW 1608 P2
Asus CD S 520
Windows XP Pro SP2

A:What’s wrong?

The joys of freeware ,they often come bundled with crap you don't even know you are getting.
I suggest you uninstall the freeware than run spybot an adaware also do a few online scans for piece of mind.

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My HP PC isn?t working. I came home one day and the monitor?s display was completely white, nothing would make anything show up. I tried to fix it by just turning my PC off and back on, but when I did that the monitor had no display at all but the monitor?s light is flickering randomly.

The only problem I?ve ever had with this PC was its RAM, which I thought I had gotten fixed last year. I took it to a local computer repair store, and had my 6GB of RAM upgraded to 8GB. I came home with it, and it wouldn?t connect to WIFI and the sound wouldn?t work, so we took it back. I don?t know very much about technology, but I think the new RAM was incompatible with the WIFI driver/adapter and the audio drivers. Forgive me if any of my terminology or assumptions were incorrect or not possible.

I?m just trying to see what could possibly be wrong. From looking at the PC itself, everything seems to be fine. The fans are running properly, there?s no abnormal lights blinking or off. The only problem I?m seeing is my monitor.

Also, from looking it up before I saw that it could be the video card? That doesn?t seem right to me, but like I said I have no idea what?s going on. I?m just worried about this, because I can?t lose my files. If need be, I?ll take it to get repaired again but I?m hoping this is something I can do myself.

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What processor is better? AMD or Intel? Why?

A:AMD vs Intel, what’s better?

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so iv'e been downloaded some software from utorrent (i know it's a bit risky), and when i unrar the file, and entered to the directory, all of a sudden all the setup.exe files's icons become blank and when i try to lunch them, they wont open. 
even when i've try to run them as admin. and even when i shut down all my antivirus defendes(windows defender). 
thank for you all.

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I am trying to run a automated test in IE 8 with Perl and Selenium RC. The Selenium RC server is freezes up at this point: (1 0:59:57.675 INFO - Launching Internet Explorer HTA...) and then locks up.
At the Perl prompt I get the Error message: (Error requesting http://localhost:4444/selenium-server/driver/: 500 read timeout # Looks like your test exited with 255 before it could output anything.
The browser does open up but the test site does not launch. Has anyone every experience this problem. (Fire Fox runs great I am only having the problem in iexplore 8
Selenium RC Server command: java -jar selenium-server.jar


A:Perl & Selenium RC unable to lunch test site in iexplore 8

no one knows

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So i returned to my work computer after lunch and the resolution had been changed to 800x600, very odd.
Now i have spent 2 hours trying to get back my resolution to the 1680x1050 that is was before but i still can not choose anything higher then 1600x1200 under Screen Resolution settings. The one with the correct ratio i can choose is 1280x960 and i'd like to bigger one back.

I have updated the driver for my graphics card (ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics accoridng to Device Manager). I have updated the driver for the Monitor (HP LE2201w), but the monitor still shows up as Generic Non-PnP Monitor under Device Manager and now i am out of ideas... I really have no idea what the hell happened when i was gone.
(And yes, the computer was locked so it wasn't someone else changing something)

Uninstalling the driver for the Generic device does nothing, it pops back up again after installing the correct display driver, or after a restart. It's like the display driver i downloaded from HP is not being installed, no idea why.

I thought i'd post this and the boot into the bios and prod around see if i can find something, because at the moment i've lost all hope...

A:Resolution got changed over lunch, cannot revert back to prev. setting

I don't think monitors require drivers. I know you said you uninstalled the driver for the 'Generic Device', but have you tried your graphics driver? It could either be the driver or a third party software messing with the setup.

I'm curious, run a DXDiag by typing into Start Menu Search or typing DXDIAG in Run Command. Check the Display tab for any errors.

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FLocker Mobile Ransomware Crosses to Smart TV - http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/flocker-ransomware-crosses-smart-tv/

What?s on TV Tonight? Ransomware - https://www.onthewire.io/whats-on-tv-tonight-ransomware/

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I had this computer for about four years now, and Ive been using it only for some pretty brief processes and tasks, it was working just fine.
I could play some considerable games recommended for that computer, watch 720p movies while having some background apps working such as Skype, Kasperski Internet Security, Steam, TweetDeck and some others without any troubles using Windows 7 Ultimate.

One month ago, I decided that it was time to re-format this computer, so I eventually did and installed pretty much the same applications, but when I started using it I noticed that it was running considerably faster than before. (I had a lot of viruses and threats before re-formatting on my system drive so I guess thats the reason for my computer being faster) However, since I use this computer to watch a lot with it, I tried to play my Anime episodes. And when I start playing the video (which is 720p) after about 2-3 mins of playback, the computer freezes and nothing responds so I have to restart it. Same about video-games, after not of a long period the computer freezes. It happens when using the webcam for more than about 20 minutes too.
Also, when using Google Chrome browsing sites and looking at videos I once got this black screen on my monitor, and the screen shows a box saying No Signal.
After about five minutes, I get to see my desktop back but some distorted weird lines appearing on my monitor with a notification in the bottom saying Nvidia has stopped workin... Read more

A:What’s this computer’s problem?

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In my HP d4996t

Im thinking about installing Vista SP2.
Ive got the Vista SP2 download But the instructions say I need SP1.

According to attach #1 From what I can see I have no Vista SP ??
But if this was so .. Wouldnt the Vista updates tell me in attach #2 ???

Do I need to install SP1 first ??

A:Solved: What’s my Vista SP ???

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I'm working on a computer and I've searched and found all the drivers except for the tun miniport adapter. And I don't even know what it is. I know its someone related to the USB controller. Any suggestions. The computer is an emachines w3050, and the mother board is made by FIC.

A:Does anyone know whata tun miniport apadter is?

Hi I found this Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter problem - Microsoft Answers

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I was watching Netflix and when I was done turned my pavilion i5 7gen off a few hours later I turned my laptop back on and it said creating diagnostics then repairing then it said it couldn?t repair itself I tried to restart my laptop and erase everything but that didn?t work then searched in some drive and it gave me a $I30 for file 3DB5A code. Please help me I got my laptop for Christmas and I?ve had it for a month and 2 days

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HP Probook 6570b Quick lunch botton (MUTE) Stuck in Orange...  


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A:HP Probook 6570b Quick lunch botton (MUTE) Stuck in Orange

According to the message you have recently posted I would like to confirm that this could be a hardware issue and I strongly recommend you to immediately Contact HP Technical Support over the Phone for further assistance without any delay to get your Notebook diagnosed and serviced by an authorized HP Certified Engineer You can also Check your warranty Here to verify the warranty status  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again **Click the KUDOS star on left to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R KAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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Hi all! I?m new and learning all these tech things as I go. So any and all help/suggestions are welcome please.

I?m filming a virtual show. All participants are via Skype. I?ve learned how to record the NDI Sources on OBS. I drag the sources into my template so i can save and do final edits. But my first attempt, the playback recording was frozen but the audio continued. From some help I?ve read on the net I?ve ordered an Ethernet cord to cancel out if WiFi was the issue.

Is there another platform I can use instead of OBS for what I?m trying to accomplish? The show is not live. I just need something that allows me to place my participants in the backdrop template. So I can later put on YouTube.

Also I?m using a Mac.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

A:What’s best options for recording NDI Sources?

Please do not start more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.

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Windows Ink is about transforming the way we think about computers, from a tool that is great at getting things done, to one that harnesses your personality and your emotions into the things you create. It?s about bringing back the human aspects that a mouse and keyboard (and even touch) cannot express fully, it?s about making personal computers more personal, and an extension of yourself, not just a tool. We want you to feel empowered to create from the moment you pick up the pen, and have the confidence that Windows understands you, knows what you want to do ? by understanding your handwriting, your words and your expression. This is the journey we?re on.

With the Creators Update, Windows Ink is now better than ever! When used with the Surface Dial, it allows you to discover new ways to work and interact with Windows. With Windows Ink, we continue to make it possible for you to do more than with pen and paper. Applications like Photos and Maps have added incredible inking functionality in the last year, and continue to evolve and expand. With Paint 3D in the Creators Update, Windows Ink can now create 3D objects! As we evolve what Ink means to users, we?re also introducing new Smart Ink capabilities to Windows Ink. These capabilities allows developers to understand the ink that is being laid down by the user, using AI to help create, connect and complete user actions on ink. We?ve also improved and added features to the building blocks for Windows Ink, introduc... Read more

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Hello! I?m new to Lenovo products and since I?m moving on with my education I?m looking for a good laptop that I can use for light gaming, but as well as school work of course. I?ve so far narrowed my choices down to the X1 Carbon 6th Generation laptop and the X1 Yoga 3rd Generation laptop.I was wondering if anyone could give me suggestions on which one is best. I?m aiming for a laptop that isn?t too buggy, but has a sufficient amount of features that I will find helpful. Thanks!

A:X1 Carbon 6th Gen vs X1 Yoga 3rd Gen - What’s the better choice?

The big difference is the touchscreen on the yoga - either you want/need that or you don't.

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What?s new from Webroot in early 2017?
Throughout 2016, many of the attacks and risks in the world of cybercrime followed ?analog? crime: holding something for ransom/extortion, propaganda, theft, and identity scams. You might expect a cybersecurity vendor to see these trends as good for business, but in fact it?s the opposite. The modern world relies heavily on the internet and web applications for all types of transactions. For these technologies to continue advancing, users have to feel safe when they conduct those transactions online. That means those of us in the cybersecurity field are dealing with trust as our most valuable commodity. Erode the trust too deeply and many internet users will either take their business elsewhere, or try to avoid online transactions altogether.

Maintaining customers? trust should always be the core of any cybersecurity provider?s strategy. In 2017, we plan to continue coming up with new ways to use our threat intelligence and cloud-based security platform to do just that. Here?s a look at what?s in store.

Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection
To kick off the year, we?ve introduced our new Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection service. By redirecting users? internet traffic through the Webroot DNS cloud, businesses now get enhanced visibility, control, and peace of mind. Web requests are checked in real time to ensure they are not malware connecting to a Command and Control server, or requests to visit high risk ... Read more

A:What’s new from Webroot in early 2017?

i hope this one " Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection " help their customers against Ddos attacks becuase at the moment Webroot users have not any protection against such attachs.

they need to stop increasing number of their products/services , and instead, increase their zero-day protection, Webroot don't offer a prevention, just curing(their rollback), and in terms of spywares/keyloggers, rollback cannot be usefull because informatin sent already, rollback cant do anything, rollback is not able to bring back the informatin which sent and are out of the system/local network already !
hope you underestand guys and excuse me for my not-good English consider that i'm doing my best please xD

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Whats going on with my internets?

A new windows 8 Dell machine with intermittent internet, simply sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Currently which I find baffling Im streaming the Golf flawlessly on the BBC website and have been all morning although I cant connect to any webpages (Although as we speak webpages are loading again), its on and off like this most of the day.

Webpages stop loading at completely random parts of the day, in fact at these times Thunderbird etc will not connect to mail servers also.

Ive tried disabling various things in task manager, although have not yet completely disabled McAfee which I presume is on a years trial via Dell. Connection wise its fibre optic although Im quite a while from the router, it never drops below 3 bars, and when it works it works well.

Can you point me in the right direction? Its strange the fact that it seems to randomly drop out, yet it will still stream online content thats been going for a few hours.

Im fairly new to windows 8, I have my concerns that its windows 8 or McAfee related rather than hardware, of course I might well be wrong

(Off again as we speak, not loading pages, Golf still streaming, restarted and took 3 attempts to post this lol)

Using Chrome
Same thing using IE

A:Solved: What’s going on with my internets? Or lack of

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after updates on this KB4093112 issue my whole ofice packet 365 dont work the programs are crashing immediatley after start. im clocking 4 hours on the issue , this is monie waisted . somebody have to fix it. im uninstalling the update each day and
everything works. but this is horrible business practice. i also noticed that Foxit reader also crashes when the office 365 crashes.

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With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, we are introducing some fun, new ways to get creative ? from bringing mixed reality and 3D to the masses, to faster broadcasting for gaming, to turning photos and videos into real memories, and so much more. The Fall Creators Update can be experienced on a wide variety of Windows 10 PCs and on a range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

You can get the Fall Creators Update in a few different ways. If you already have a Windows 10 PC and have automatic updates enabled, the update will be delivered to you when it?s ready. If you are an advanced user and would like to get the update manually, visit this blog post to learn how to get the Fall Creators Update.

Here?s what?s new in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update:

Windows Mixed Reality

With Windows Mixed Reality, you can escape to the most immersive experiences ? touring top travel destinations, getting inside the most exciting games, attending the most popular events, even travelling across time and space ? right in your own home, with you at the center of everything.

Amazing experiences don?t need to be expensive or complicated. All you need is a headset and a compatible Windows PC. And, to enhance your experience, try out the extras like headphones and advanced motion controllers. A variety of headsets and motion controllers are available from leading makers like Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. Headset-motion controller bundles start as low as $399. Check here to see... Read more

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Recently my computer had been running really slow, so I thought Id check my processes and see what they were... apparently, that wasnt a very good idea. Not only is it running even slower, but I can no longer access any website (firefox opens but nothing happens). I also get these warnings that say I have a virus and recomend me some antivirus.
I have Nod32, ad-aware and Spybot S&D and run them frenquently. Nod32 doesnt recognize any virus, but for how the situation is right now, I know Im bound to have some.
Do you think you could give me a hand?
Heres the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:17:56, on 22/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Archivos de programa\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\DUE\DUESystrayCD.exe
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A:Solved: I don´t know what´s wrong anymore

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It?s time to compress some files, so what format do you use? Zip, RAR, 7z, or something else? We performed some benchmarks to determine which format gives you maximum compression.

Compression ratio isn?t the only factor, of course. Some of these formats are just easier to use because they?re integrated into desktop operating systems, while some require third-party software.

File Compression Benchmarks
This is more complicated than it seems. How much compression you achieve will depend not only the on the archive type you create, but on the application you use to compress it and the settings you use. We stuck with popular applications at their default compression settings to simplify things.

Rather than messing with some of the usual file types here ? like Word DOCX documents, which already use a form of Zip compression, and JPG images, which also use a form of compression ? we decided to compress a few installed PC games. Games incorporate graphics, music, text files, executables, and various other different types of files, so they?re a good real-world dataset with various different types of files.

First, we installed Bastion and compressed its folder ? about 863 MB in size of music, graphics, executable files, and various different types of documents:
Zip (Windows 8.1): 746 MB (86.4% of the original size)
Zip (WinZip): 745 MB (86.3% of the original size)
RAR (WinRAR): 746 MB (86.4% of the original size)
7z (7-Zip): 734 MB (85% of the original size)
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A:Benchmarked: What’s the Best File Compression Format?

7zip with ultra-LZMA2 style compress gives the best compression to me.
Thanks for the post!

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My computer is currently updating to the newest BIOS on my Yoga 730. Does anyone know what is different about this BIOS?

A:What’s New In Lenovo Yoga 730 BIOS update?

You were not very specific on which model Yoga 730 you have.  Below is the readme file for Yoga 730-13IKB.  If its a different model go to your models download page and you can see the BIOS download page with readme files.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:22:33 PM, on 4/24/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\dvd43\DVD43_Tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
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A:Slow computer, Fast broadband, What’s the use?

You have a few nasties that want removing...

Ok.We need to download ComboFix.exe. This will give a better view to the files running and also hidden on your computer.

Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you. Please copy and paste the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new 'HijackThis' log so that we can continue to do any further cleaning that your system may require.

Caution: Never run and remove files with Combofix unless supervised by a qualified security analyst who is experienced in the use of Combofix. Mal use can cause serious computer problems

NOTE: Combofix prevents autorun of all CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you - please let me know.

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This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
Addresses issue where Internet Explorer stops working when using F12-based developer tools.
Addresses issue with printing XML documents with Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Updates legacy Document Mode cell visibility in Internet Explorer.
Addresses issue with pinch and zoom gestures on some hardware in Internet Explorer.
Addresses issue where Internet Explorer is unresponsive in certain scenarios when a Browser Helper Object is installed.
Addresses issue to prevent media and other applications from becoming unresponsive or failing when upgrading graphics drivers.
Addresses issue where customers receive "Check your account, you don't own this content? errors when attempting to play or install owned content. This issue can also result in customers getting kicked out of a game in the middle of play.
Addresses issue where, after installing KB4056892,KB4073291, KB4058258, KB4077675, or KB4074588 on a server, you may not be able to access SMB shared files in directory junction points or volume mount points hosted on that server. The error is "ERROR_INVALID_REPARSE_DATA?. As a result, editing some group policies using GPMC or AGPM 4.0 may fail with the error "The data present in the reparse point buffer is invalid. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80071128)".
Addresses issue where an AD FS server issue causes the WID... Read more

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source: Android Oreo: What's new on the security front - Help Net Security
The newest version of the OS contains many new features and behavior changes, as well as many security improvements and security-related changes.

Android Oreo security improvements
With Android 8.0 Oreo, the platform no longer supports SSLv3 (it was about time), does not fall back to earlier TLS protocol versions and retry establishing a HTTPS connection if a server that incorrectly implements TLS protocol-version negotiation, and apps? Web content is now handled in a separate, isolated process from the containing apps? process.

It was already known that the newest addition to the Android OS line will prevent apps to draw on top of system UI, in an attempt to foil screen-hijacking malware.

A new restrictive permission called TYPE_APPLICATION_OVERLAY will block pop-up windows from being positioned above any critical system windows, such as the status bar and IMEs, allowing users to access settings and block the app from displaying alert windows.

Oreo also features Google Play Protect, a security suite for Android devices that scans and verifies apps users want to download from Google Play, monitors apps users have downloaded from a third-party app store (looking for any change in behavior), periodically scans the device for potentially malicious apps, and more. The suite constantly updates itself, and is on by default.

Finally, the Allow unknown source setting is no longer offered to fac... Read more

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