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Major Flaw? (Win 7)

Q: Major Flaw? (Win 7)

I think I've found a major flaw in the audio systems for Windows 7. I'm not sure if it could just be my computer, but it's quite annoying, since I change audio ports a lot for recording.

What happens is if I change my Sound out -> Headphones/Speakers port to the other one like lets say from Headphone port (front) to the Speakers port (back) all my sounds will completely cut out, and Windows will begin to lag until I restart my computer. In iTunes, if I try to play a song at this point, iTunes will either lock up or refuse to play the song.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
My sound card is a Realtek HD Integrated Audio Chipset.

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Major Flaw? (Win 7)

Do you have the latest drivers for your sound card?

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 In Win10's game, Minesweeper, the entire far-right section of the game is not visible and I can not complete a level!
Worse, the exact same problem exists in Treasure Hunt!
This is just terrible!
I haven't been able to sleep for days.
Please tell me there is a fix, 'cause I need one!

A:Major, unforgivable, Windows 10 flaw...

I am only guessing but have you tried dragging where you want it?

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Mac OS X Users Vulnerable To Major Java Flaw.

"Security researchers say that Mac OS X users are vulnerable to a critical, 6-month-old, remote vulnerability in Java, a component that is enabled by default in Web browsers on this platform. ...this vulnerability differs from typical Java security flaws in that it is 'a pure Java vulnerability' and doesn't involve any native code. It affected not only Sun's Java but other implementations such as OpenJDK, on multiple platforms, including Linux and Windows. 'This means you can write a 100% reliable exploit in pure Java. This exploit will work on all the platforms, all the architectures and all the browsers,'

Note: Patched by everyone but Apple!

-- Tom

A:Mac OS Users Vulnerable To Major Java Flaw


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I just read this article on IE having a major security issue and I have to say it makes me very concerned. They say to use Firefox, Chrome, or Opera. Are these really secure?Which is the best one?Here is the article: http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/111811Thanks

A:Major flaw revealed in Internet Explorer

IE has always been targeted by hackers and malware programmers because it has the lion's share of the browser market and will cause the most disruption (just as they like it) This makes vulnerabilities look worse than they are.

I think there is a general move to recommend alternative browsers such as Firefox or Opera because of this and there is certainly no big reason to stick with IE other than familiarity.

My advice is to try FF or Opera (or Chrome, though this is still in the early stages) and see what you think. The basic features are similar in style and use so it isn't a big step.

Of course, If (or some people would say, when) FF overtakes IE and the malware developers switch their attention to another browser they may decide to offer advice the other way

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? This is my second P70 and the touch screen seems to have an issues every time This time I have light leaking between the bezel (again) after a repair I have gone through maybe 5 screens each time there has been a diffrent issue ranging from screen bleeding to light leaking from the edges to chips in the screen. It also dosen't help that screen has the same product number as the regular non-touch screen. I had 2 on-site techs come out with wrong screen because of this issue. lenovo's phone support couldn't find the correct part number (apparently its not listed). Me and the on-site tech were very confused when the lady on the phone told us that she wasn't sure what screen she was ordering because they all had the same part number.  after my 2 weeks of waiting (not as long as my frist time with this issue) It's back and looks good but I have light leaking from the bottom of the bezel. This has happed because the screen was put together wrong, or the service tech is supposed to cover something that wasn't. rant over - guess ill be sening it back again and again .. and again until its fixed correctly https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P70-screen-bleed/td-p/3304282

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Android is the most popular mobile operating system on Earth: About 80 percent of smartphones run on it. And, according to mobile security experts at the firm Zimperium, there's a gaping hole in the software — one that would let hackers break into someone's phone and take over, just by knowing the phone's number.
Just A Text
In this attack, the target would not need to goof up — open an attachment or download a file that's corrupt. The malicious code would take over instantly, the moment you receive a text message.
"This happens even before the sound that you've received a message has even occurred," says Joshua Drake, security researcher with Zimperium and co-author of Android Hacker's Handbook. "That's what makes it so dangerous. [It] could be absolutely silent. You may not even see anything."
Here's how the attack would work: The bad guy creates a short video, hides the malware inside it and texts it to your number. As soon as it's received by the phone, Drake says, "it does its initial processing, which triggers the vulnerability."

Unfortunately, contract phones like Tracfone or Virginmobile never get patches.

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Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking | PCWorld

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By James Walker
5 Feb, 2016
"A major security flaw has been found in Avast's SecureZone browser, also known as Avastium, that allows an attacker to remotely read any file on the user's computer, over the Internet. Antivirus firm Avast quickly patched the embarrassing bug.


Avastium is based on Chromium, the open-source browser engine originally developed by Google for Chrome but now available for everyone. Avast modified a key security feature in Chromium, removing the protection it offers and exposing the user's filesystem to the Internet."
Major security flaw found in antivirus firm's 'secure' browser

A:Major security flaw found in Avast's Secure Browser

These "Secure browsers" Who can tell how much safer are them from other browsers outhere?, I think you should always use a browser because you know a bit about it and it works for you good and safe, not because it's named "any AV Secure Browser".

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A couple of weeks ago I installed Windows 8 (fresh install from scratch, not an update) on my computer. I do a lot of web browsing and over the last couple of weeks I've been using Windows 8, I could swear the web browsing wasn't as fast at it used to be on Windows 7.
I then noticed I was having major issues bringing up my router's control panel (ASUS RT-N56U) so thinking it was my router I upgraded the firmware. Turned out, the Avast Anti-Virus I was running has issues with Windows 8. I removed AVAST and turned on Windows Defender (which in Windows 8 is also an anti-virus program now referred to MSE - Miscrosoft Security Essentials). MSE has gotten fairly good reviews so I decided to use it, for maximum compatibility with Windows 8.
However, although the router control panel would now come up okay, browsing still seemed to not be quite as fast as it used to be. I sat down at the old 5-year old Dell Desktop next to me that is running Windows 7, both computers were connected to the router via Gigabit Ethernet. I tested network speeds with Speedtest.net to make sure they were both getting the same Internet speeds (which they were.) I found a couple 'heavy' web pages to test:
www.epicurious.com (home page)
sports.yahoo.com (home page)
The browsing was MUCH faster on the Windows 7 machine!! So I decided to do more of a controlled test.
The Samsung Notebook is a Series 6 Core i5 with 6GB RAM and 64GB SSD running Win 8 Pro 64-bit. Windows Experience score of 5.9.... Read more

A:Major Flaw in Windows 8 Slow Browsing on Chrome, Firefox?

I have not noticed any slowness in Chrome or FF in Windows 8. Are you using chrome in Desktop mode or in Metro mode?

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This is one of the major flaws with McAfee Total Protected which, as of Aug 2009, still remains to be an issue for many owners. There was some conversation among McAfee forum administrators that the ability to manage the ?Trusted Programs? list would be added (back) to their Total Protection suite, prior to the release of Microsoft IE 8. Obviously, McAfee did not keep that promise.

Without this ability, McAfee *will* mark legitimate applications (files / programs) as POTENTIALLY UNWANTED PROGRAMS (PUP) and thereby quarantine them ? rendering your apps useless.

A:McAfee Total Protection suite 2008, 2009 - MAJOR FLAW

Although McAfee's (home) products lack an Exclusion or ?Trusted Programs? option, you do have the option to upload the False Positive to McAfee's labs, where if the file is determined legit, you will most likely be supplied with an EXTRA.DAT to cover the FP until McAfee's main database is officially updated. They are usually pretty quick to respond and you should receive the EXTRA.DAT within a couple of hours. I've had very few FP's with McAfee in 3 years of use and I'm a fairly heavy computer user. They have quite a low level of FP detections compared to some other Antivirus vendors. AVG had one such (fairly big) FP just the other day.

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can access Command Prompt,reg-edit, and task manager on a computer where its disabled with no admin rights. You can do this by copying the files for Cmd,regedit, and task manager, to a writable location. Then you can edit them with a binary editor to run regardless
of the policies set up. . The reason this works is because when Microsoft was coding Windows, , they decided they'd rather have it be more open than closed. When the command line starts, it checks a value in the registry to see if it can run. When you do this
your changing the registry location it looks in. Therefore it doesn't find the restriction in the registry. As a result, it allows execution. Once you've changed this one binary value, it will work on any school, work, or home computer that has it disabled.
Also on 64 bit versions of windows 7 and 8 you also need to copy the En-US folder from System32 and paste it in the folder with the binary edited CMD file. This is so it can load all the commands properly. I am not responsible for what you do. Have fun. The
unicode strings are CMD- disablecmd, Regedit- disableregistrytools. You can also use this method to access a disabled task manager. 
Note: When doing this put the files
into a place you can write to like a flash drive or the desktop, or else you won't be able to make the edits. You can do this all on a standard account. You don't need to be a Administrator. 

Video link that demonstrates flaw

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A couple of weeks ago I installed Windows 8 (fresh install from scratch, not an update) on my computer. I do a lot of web browsing and over the last couple of weeks I've been using Windows 8, I could swear the web browsing wasn't as fast at it used to be on Windows 7.
I then noticed I was having major issues bringing up my router's control panel (ASUS RT-N56U) so thinking it was my router I upgraded the firmware. Turned out, the Avast Anti-Virus I was running has issues with Windows 8. I removed AVAST and turned on Windows Defender (which in Windows 8 is also an anti-virus program now referred to MSE - Miscrosoft Security Essentials). MSE has gotten fairly good reviews so I decided to use it, for maximum compatibility with Windows 8.

However, although the router control panel would now come up okay, browsing still seemed to not be quite as fast as it used to be. I sat down at the old 5-year old Dell Desktop next to me that is running Windows 7, both computers were connected to the router via Gigabit Ethernet. I tested network speeds with Speedtest.net to make sure they were both getting the same Internet speeds (which they were.) I found a couple 'heavy' web pages to test:

Epicurious.com: Recipes, Menus, Cooking Articles & Food Guides (home page)
sports.yahoo.com (home page)

The browsing was MUCH faster on the Windows 7 machine!! So I decided to do more of a controlled test.

The Samsung Notebook is a Series 6 Core i5 with 6GB RAM and 64GB SSD running... Read more

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I have noted the above news item.  One of the links is here.
I would be grateful if someone could advise if  this affects Dell computers and, if so, how and when will a fix be issued.
Any information would be appreciated.

A:News item "Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs"

If your Dell computer has a Skylake or Kaby Lake CPU it is affected. I am also interested in how this issue will be addressed whether through a Windows 10 microcode update or a BIOS/UEFI update. IF you have a Kaby Lake CPU and the update is a microcode update to Windows you may be out of luck if you don't have Windows 10.

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I have been having major problems with my Pc Desktop for quite some time. Major Symptoms include, slow bootup, endless wait for windows to open or get the PC to do anything, disapperaing desktop, files keep getiing duplicated in the upper right hand corner,etc etc Below please find the contents of the HKT log. Please provide assistance at your earliest.Many Thanks in advance.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:34:59 PM, on 10/10/2007Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc&... Read more

A:Hjt Log: Major Major Problems, Win32, Virtumode, Key Loggers...et

Hello echeckpost,We can definitely help you, but first you need to help us. The first step in this process is to apply Service Pack 1a for Windows XP. Without this update, you're wide open to re-infection, and we're both just wasting our time.Click HERE. Apply the update, reboot, and post a fresh Hijack This log.Install all critical updates except Service Pack 2. Some hijacks interfere with the installation of Service Pack 2, so please wait until your computer is clean before installing it.

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ok so i accidently left my laptop on over night last night, got up to opened it and the screen was black. turned it off and turned back on again to get this message:
No bootable devices--strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility, f5 to run onboard diagnostics'

i pressed f5 and let it run, everything passed accept the hard drive with this messgage
'** Hard Drive - DST Short Test **
Test Results : Fail
Error Code 2000-0141
Msg: No drive detected.'

there is a hard drive in the laptop!
ive only had it for about 2 weeks so please can you help!

A:Solved: major major problem with vista laptop

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HEY GUYZ, i have a problem, everytime i go on a website, it says those certificate errors and i also cant access my usual chess server to play chess . the server tech said its becuz the date and time is set wrong but i have checked the date and time on the system system tray icon and its perfectly right and i also looked under the system setup ( pressing F12 at boot menu) to try and change/reset the time but when im about to, the date and time is correct so i didnt change it.


this is the hijackthis logfile

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:21:11 PM, on 7/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe... Read more

A:Major Major Rare Certificate Problem

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:26:57 AM, on 2/21/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\csrss.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Free Surfer\fs20.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivera.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivera.exeC:\Pro... Read more

A:Major Pop Ups And Advertising Spyware Major Problem

Welcome blackstallion Download SDFix and save it to your desktop.http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.zipPlease then reboot your computer into Safe Mode by doing the following :* Restart your computer* After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;* Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;* Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".* Choose your usual account.* In Safe Mode, right click the SDFix.zip folder and choose Extract All,* Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.* Type Y to begin the script.* It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.* Press any Key and it will restart the PC.* Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.* When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.* Finally open the SDFix folder on your desktop and copy and paste the contents of the results file Report.txt into your next reply.Also post a new Hijackthis log please.

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I found it in my startup through msconfig. I have no idea what it is.
Loads from the c:\docume~1\admini~1\applic~1\find01~1\dvd flaw.exe

A:Dvd Flaw.exe What Is It?

to BC easye35Googling on this name came up empty. The single flaw.exe was reckognized as malware. If you do CTRL ALT DEL do you see it running under processes?Please downloadProcessExplorer and see where it is refering to by selecting the process and post it here

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Zero day IE7 security flaw:


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Microsoft Corp., a worldwide leader in operating systems and Internet technologies, announced that it has found a major flaw in Windows XP operating system that is related to the JPEG image format.

An attacker could infiltrate the user's computer by tricking the user into opening a specially coded JPEG file. Microsoft has released a patch and a specialized tool that will scan for the aforementioned vulnerability. The software giant stated that this flaw does not affect users with Windows XP Service Pack 2.

The flaw affects Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server Edition, and later versions of Microsoft Office. Some users with older Microsoft operating systems may also be affected only if they are running specialized image editing software such as Digital Image Pro and Visio 2002.

Here is a link to a plethora of information on this flaw.

A:Another Flaw With MS?

Deke said:

The software giant stated that this flaw does not affect users with Windows XP Service Pack 2. Click to expand...

So the moral is - get SP2 !

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A German mathematician called Martin von Gagern found a bug in GnuTLS , an open-source library that implements TLS...http://www.malwarecity.com/blog/devil-in-t...etails-287.html

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Here's another beauty - JavaVM is at it again
Flaw in Microsoft VM JDBC Classes Could Allow Code Execution (Q329077)

Just noticed it's been rolled into the security post at the top - mod should delete this one.

A:JavaVM flaw

That's ok, the additional heads-up can't hurt. They really should provide another download link for the patch other than the update site, as not everyone can get there; it's not on any of their other download sites yet that I can see.

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Microsoft is investigating a new flaw in the Windows operating system but didn't provide details on their Security Response Center Blog....we?re looking into new public proof of concept code around a possible vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. So far we?re not aware of any attacks attempting to use vulnerability or any customer impact, but we wanted to let everyone know we?re investigating.What we know at the moment is that the vulnerability can be attacked through Internet Explorer and requires user interaction on the page before the attack can occur...blogs.technet.com

A:Another Windows Flaw

Astronaut: Houston we have a problem...

Houston: What is it?

Astronaut: We can't tell you.

Houston: Why not?

Astronaut: Because it hasn't occured yet...

Houston: Then how do you know it will happen?

Astronaut: We saw some code laying around...

Houston: So.. we always have sloppy work

Astronaut: Correct, however, this is leading to an "unknown" problem...

laymans terms of what Microsoft is doing.

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See: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1850357,00.asp
'Killbit' Workaround for Zero-Day IE Flaw Available <-- DO NOT USE!!!!!!!!!

Note: Use Microsoft pre-patch workaround instead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The utility sets the "killbit" for Msddds.dll (Microsoft DDS Library Shape Control), the COM object that can cause browser crashes—and remote code execution—via specially crafted Web pages.

Once the "killbit" is set to prevent the use of Msdds.dll as an ActiveX, all applications that use the COM object utility will break.

Microsoft has already issued an advisory confirming the severity of the flaw and providing pre-patch workaround to help block known attack vectors. See advisory here:

-- Tom

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Found this today.

"New Windows zero-day flaw bypasses UAC"

A:New Zero-Day Flaw Bypasses UAC

good read

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Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002
Security Flaw Found in Microsoft Web Browser
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Security researchers on Monday
said they have found serious flaws in Microsoft Corp.'s
Internet Explorer browser and in PGP, a widely used data
scrambling program, that could expose credit card and other
sensitive information of Internet users.
The Internet Explorer (IE) problem has been around for at
least five years and could allow an attacker to intercept
personal data when a user is making a purchase or providing
information for e-commerce purposes, said Mike Benham, an
independent security researcher based in San Francisco.
"If you ever typed in credit card information to an SSL
site there's a chance that somebody intercepted it," he added.
Internet Explorer fails to check the validity of digital
certificates used to prove the identity of Web sites, allowing
for an "undetected, man in the middle attack," he said.
Digital certificates are typically issued by trusted
certificate authorities, such as VeriSign Inc., and used by Web
sites in conjunction with the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
protocol for encryption and authentication.
Anyone with a valid digital certificate for any Web site
can generate a valid certificate for any other Web site,
according to Benham.
"I would consider this to be incredibly severe," he added.
Cryptography expert Bruce Schneier agreed.
"This is one of the worst cryptographic vulnerabilities
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Lately ...
Many things I try to do, I get a popup notice that this contains a security flaw .. Do I want to continue ???

Is this because I've installed XP SP3 ??

A:Security Flaw

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Alright, let the rant begin:
A month back, Comcast backstabbed us and gave us <1 Mbps, when we were paying for 40+ Mbps. After three different routers and three different tech support guys came over, we "solved" the problem. Only not really.
It seems everywhere else the internet is fine. On this computer though (HP Pavilion p7-1534 PC, running Windows 8) it's anything but fine. The problem is that the connection randomly drops and says "Limited" in the Networks panel. I can reconnect immediately, but I play Wizard101 and once you lose connection for the slightest second, you have to restart the entire program (Which takes close to a minute). It has also been bothering other users of this computer.
Another odd thing is that, when I try to check the "Connect Automatically" box, and we lose connection again, the box NEVER stays checked. Even weirder, ALL of the other networks in my area have the "Connect Automatically" box checked. I think this may be part of the problem.
I am an avid hater of Windows 8 because nothing seems to work, including this. The internet was working fine until Comcast backstabbed us, but now I think it is just the computer.
Any ideas how to solve this? I am getting REALLY tired of it.
Thanks in advance for any help.
One more thing: We have no bandwidth problems, it just randomly dorps. My parents are considering buying a booster, would that solve the problem?

A:Internet Flaw

It seems everywhere else the internet is fine. On this computer though (HP Pavilion p7-1534 PC, running Windows 8) it's anything but fine. The problem is that the connection randomly drops and says "Limited" in the Networks panel. I can reconnect immediately, but I play Wizard101 and once you lose connection for the slightest second, you have to restart the entire program (Which takes close to a minute). It has also been bothering other users of this computer.
Any ideas how to solve this? I am getting REALLY tired of it.
Thanks in advance for any help.
One more thing: We have no bandwidth problems, it just randomly dorps. My parents are considering buying a booster, would that solve the problem?

Try replacing the network cable for that computer if that doesn't resolve the issue. Then next thing you can do is to try to do a system restore/ or update your Ethernet adapter drivers.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 6:50:59 PM, on 3/31/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exeC:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ScsiAccess.EXEC:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Common F... Read more

A:HJT Log-urbxangel24(major MAJOR problems)

You are using an outdated version of hijackthis. Please download the newer version.Download HijackThis from:HijackThis Download SiteThen post a new log

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Ok, Im DESPRATE for help right now, and im going to explain my whole situation which is grim...
I have a SONY VAIO 2.53 GHZ P4 Processor, 512 RAM, Windows XP pro (not so valid edition) 2 year old Comp. And I have 2 hard drives both 200GB, C: (windows and programs) D: video editing files...

I have a project to turn in TOMORROW... I could get in Big trouble and Fail a class if i dont get this done TONIGHT


Last Night I noticed when I was editing that some of my avi exports were all distorted and fragmented... So i figured "I havent EVER ran defrag (stupid me) on this hard drive maybe I should defrag it" So I looked into a defrag program called "diskeeper" I defragged C: (windows drive) and attempted to defrag D:.... I came to my comp and discovered an error that just said failure with the drive or something... After that I could not access (D I restarted, diskcheck did not work, and I dont want to do system restore... I posted on another websites forum and someone said I probably went over the 137GB limit... I think when I went over the 137GB limit, it possibly overflowed over some kind of boot files or something that lets windows read the disk i dont know (not that techincal with computers)So i looked into that, and I have an ATA card... and Windows NO service pack XP pro... Ive heard things about having a 48 bit bios or something... And after installing WINDOWS XP SP1... I try to get on my computer and i load windows.... It says "welcome&... Read more

A:Major Major Urgent Issues!!! Help!!!

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I'm working to clean this computer out today, except I've ran across some problems. Here's what going on. This computer first off has some crazy partitions. The C drive has 15 GB with 2% free space (used to be zero), and the D drive (where a backup is, this is a HP) has 60 GB with 94% free space. Everything on the computer is on the C drive. Music (theres a ton) programs, everything. The last thing I want to do is a reformat, since right now I have no way of transporting all these files elsewhere. There are a few users logged in, but their mom wont be back for an hour or two, and she has Admin rights with a password I dont know. That means I cant install some programs for now. I have gotten Ad-Aware and Hijack This though. Here's a few pics of the outcome.

Here's a HiJack This Log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:57:30 AM, on 8/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
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A:Solved: Major Help with Major Problems

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This was written by me a week ago. If you want the background story, please skim over it

---------------------------------------------------------About a month ago, I started to randomly recieve these errors which would result in the blue screen of death including error messages such as page_fault_in_nonpaged_area and IRQL_not_less_or_equal. I googled them and found that various factors including faulty drivers or even hardware problems were to blame. But then other problems starting to arise, such as missing dll files messages at startup, etc. It might've been a virus too...after 1000x system checks, no such luck in finding one. It got so bad that I coudln't stay on the desktop long enough to save my files. Even while attempting to reformat, the computer wouldn't last long enough before the blue screen attacks. At the time I thought it was hardware problem. I had opened my case to find a ridiculous amount of dust built up. After a few days the computer wouldn't turn on altogether.

So I ordered a new case, speakers, monitors (I needed an upgrade from my previous ones...this is unrelated to the problem) and a new motherboard. After essentially building a new computer from old parts, I start up only to find the same problems. Okay, so it's a software problem...probably some ******* virus that caused all of these problems. Too confirm this I removed other hardware and replaced it and the same error messages came up at random times....so this is a virus. Or is it? Could it... Read more

A:Major MAJOR problems...virus?

Both of these messages are generated for one of two reasons either a conflicting driver trying to access areas it shouldn't or memory.

After the IRQ not less message there should be the name of a file, which will be a driver, update or remove that device driver and the device if needed (USB 2 devices are notorious for this), if there is no file name your memory is suspect.

Its very unlikely these are the symptoms of any virus, after all they can only proliferate if your machine runs, so its not much use if it keeps keeling over!

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9 March 2007A serious flaw was found in opensource encryption software GNU Privacy Guard (GPG).It allows a cybercriminal to launch a phishing attack. The flaw allows to insert text in trusted e-mail. Ivan Arce from Core Security, who discovered the vulnerability says attacker can insert malware or lead user to malicious website. Arce decided to inform of the flaw because it was patched two weeks ago.It affects email clients like Kmail, Evolution, Sylpheed, Mutt and GNUMail, so its users should install patches as soon as possible.Source:http://www.arcabit.com/infobase.html?show=...ion&id=1154

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A:FireFox 3.5 Zero day security flaw

Nobody's perfect...
IE7 user

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From the Business Insider:

Flaw in Micosoft's strategy.

Microsoft's strategy for Windows 10 hinges on what it calls "Universal Windows Apps",
or "it runs the same on every platform".


1) developers have no real reason to build Universal Windows Apps.
2) legacy apps run just fine, so why reinvent just for mobile devices?
3) lack of win/10 adoption (so far)
4) lack of Windows Phone market share
5) existing successful mobile apps were never deployed on desktops, so migration is not an incitement.
6) the Universal App has restrictive APIs
7) the coup de gras; many successful applications are agnostic to the Windows PC.

See the original article for details here.

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Latest update on Adobe Reader Flaw

Users are being advised to update their systems after the emergence of a new rash of attacks targeting a previously-patched flaw in Adobe Acrobat.
The attacks use specially-crafted PDF files to exploit a vulnerability in the Java component of Adobe Acrobat Reader to perform malware installations on targeted systems.
Users can protect against the attacks by updating Adobe Acrobat and Reader to the latest versions. Users running version 9 of either product are not vulnerable to the attack.
Full info Here ...
Attackers gun for Adobe flaw - vnunet.com

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On my old XP laptop I was able to come back from "sleep/stand by" and had to re-enter my log in information. I set up my new laptop, an HP X16-1044nr 64 bit Vista to do the same. What I found was that if I left an internet website page open and it went into stand-by, hitting any key; the system doesn’t produce the security log in window. Thus leaving my system vulnerable for anyone to use should I forget and leave a page open. I now make sure I close every window but that’s disturbing. Thanks in advance.

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I'm using this mobo


It currently runs a Pentium 4 3.2Ghtz Prescott socket 478,
and 1 GB (2 X 512) PC 3200 OCZ brand memory.

It originally had a Geforce FX5700LE but I went online and bought a 7800GS AGP to upgrade it.

To my dissapointment, I cannot succesfully install the video card because the close proximity of the memory slots makes it impossible to seat the card in the AGP slot ( as you can see in the picture), and the large size of the 7800GS.

I'm so sad now, I have to get a new mobo

edit: The picture is actually false, the securing clips on my mobo extend to the middle portion of the AGP slot and that's the problem.

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This might be worth keeping an eye open

A:Serious security flaw found in IE

The same article has already been noted in another section: "Web & Email"

But thanks anyway.

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About this flaw mentioned in the following articles:

New Web Attack Exploits Unpatched IE Flaw
Robert McMillan, IDG News Service
Dec 9, 2008 8:20 am

Microsoft Security Advisory (961051)
Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Published: December 10, 2008 | Updated: December 13, 2008

Microsoft is continuing its investigation of public reports of attacks against a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer. Our investigation so far has shown that these attacks are only against Windows Internet Explorer 7 on supported editions of Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and Windows Server 2008.Click to expand...

I am using IE7 and Windows Vista, does the security update KB958215 fix the above IE7 zero day flaw on Windows Vista?

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista (KB958215)


A:Internet Explorer 7 zero-day flaw

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Microsoft Admits Flaw in Windows Software
AP Technology Writer

Microsoft Corp. acknowledged a critical vulnerability Wednesday in nearly all versions of its flagship Windows operating system software, the first such design flaw to affect its latest Windows Server 2003 software.

Microsoft said the vulnerability could allow hackers to seize control of a victim's Windows computer over the Internet, stealing data, deleting files or eavesdropping on e-mails. The company urged customers to immediately apply a free software repairing patch available from Microsoft's Web site.

The disclosure was unusually embarrassing for Microsoft because it demonstrated the first such serious flaw in the company's powerful new computer server software, billed as its safest ever.

The software is aimed at large corporate customers and was the first product sold under a high-profile "Trustworthy Computing" initiative organized last year by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

At the product's launch in late April, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer declared the new version of Windows to be a "breakthrough in terms of what it means, in terms of its built-in security and reliability."

The flaw, discovered by researchers in western Poland, also affected Windows versions popular among home users.

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A:Widows Security Flaw

Go to Windows Update and get the fix.

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In an advisory released Wednesday July 10, Thor Larholm, a security researcher and partner at risk-assessment company PivX Solutions, warned that HTML objects embedded in Web pages and e-mails could carry code that allows an attacker to check out victims' cookie files, read their documents, and execute programs on their computer.

The bug, known as a cross-domain scripting flaw, was discovered on June 25, and information about it has been posted on several security lists since then. Larholm also informed Microsoft of the bug the day it was discovered.

To repair the current problem, Larholm recommended that users disable ActiveX in the security settings for Internet Explorer, or run IE and Outlook in "Restricted" mode, at least until Microsoft releases a patch.

Microsoft said a patch will be available soon.



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Secure USB Flaw Exposed.

USBs go under the microscope as vulnerability discovered in Sandisk secure USB leads to recall of other vendor's products

-- Tom

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A lot of members in here seem to be praising 360 IS and TS. But 360 suffers from a huge flaw. This flaw has been around for over 6 months and 360 seems to be refusing to address it. With every new version this huge problem is not corrected. I have about 6 emails with 360 support and they are aware of this issue. What is the issue you may ask? 360 products do not work in a standard user account. You can install and run 360 IS or TS in an Admin account perfectly fine. Log out and login in under a standard account and the account is unprotected. You can try all day long to force it to start and it will not work. So think again before recommending and praising 360. Never mind that TS comes with features that are completely and totally unnecessary to any security product. Avast is a far superior free security solution and Eset is a top notch paid product. No reason to start an argument either. I can copy and paste the emails from 360 support. Anyone can duplicate this flaw also.

Another thing. 360 China version and this new 360 TS version are completely different. AVC and AV Test.org are testing 360 China. Not 360 TS Free.

A:Huge Flaw (Qihoo 360 )

Interesting post, would be great if you could post those emails to and from support (obviously blanking any personal info). Obviously this is a pretty serious claim. If anybody on the forums can verify this, please give me a PM

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Intel chip flaw--but what of it?.

"This is the scariest, stealthiest, and most dangerous exploit I've seen come around since the legendary Blue Pill!," writes Jamey Heary in a Network World blog. He is a consulting systems engineer for Cisco Systems.
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-- Tom

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...Called XSS fragmentation, the vulnerability consists of multiple chunks, or fragments, of JavaScript malware that can slip by a filter or firewall because individually they don't constitute a security risk. But when they are combined after hitting the site, they can then be dangerous.XSS fragmentation is rare, but a potentially powerful vulnerability that could be used against community-based sites such as MySpace or Web-based mail systems...MySpace in particular is vulnerable because it takes user-supplied content and stores it without adequate filtering...darkreading.com

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