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CF/CS Settings/ - Trusted Vendors List - A Vulnerability?

Q: CF/CS Settings/ - Trusted Vendors List - A Vulnerability?

I have setup CF according to Cruel Sister's settings.

In the course of installing the new KAF, I posted questions about using it in conjunction with CF and a BB and came across a posting by Umbra referencing the Trusted Vendors List being the weakest link of CIS in his opinion. That posting is here:

Comodo Internet Security Setup/configuration thread (Setting Only)

Now Cruel Sister does not reference this in her video in terms of unchecking the option, and I would not think to question Comodo being a top notch security firm, and left this feature activated in File Ratings.

However, after reviewing this list I came across the following which gave me pause. There were three vendors listed entirely in Chinese, which I can neither read, nor speak. Should I trust these unknown vendors? If this be the situation, and Comodo is able to list these as supposed "Trusted Vendors", any vendor could be listed, in any language, compromising one's security by allowing software written by them to operate if one were not a linguist to try and interpret it, and decide whether it could then be trusted.

Maybe Trusted Vendors should be unticked?

I am hoping Cruel Sister weighs in on this, too.

Maybe this is of no concern but listing an indecipherable unknown as a Trusted Vendor could be considered a vulnerability in my opinion.

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Your thoughts?

Preferred Solution: CF/CS Settings/ - Trusted Vendors List - A Vulnerability?

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A: CF/CS Settings/ - Trusted Vendors List - A Vulnerability?

I am also a bit confused why they not translate the list so all can read it?
The first thing i do is to remove the Chinese and Russian certificates in that list.


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Cruelsister's video regarding her procedure to edit the TVL is very helpful but I discovered that it was applicable to version 8. When I tried the same to v10, every time I de-selected what I wanted to keep, it also de-selected the ALL check box as well, so I could not remove all of the selected items.

I posted on the Comodo forum, and they were telling me that this is normal behavior:

Editing the Trusted Vendors List in Comodo Firewall v10 - Defense+ / Sandbox Help - CIS

That being said, I found a workaround where I deleted all entries in the TVL, and then ran a Ratings Scan which repopulated the list with almost all the software on my PC except for Unrecognized which I then submitted for analysis.

I am not saying this is the cure but it might be useful to others here facing the same dilemma in version 10.

In my case, it proved satisfactory but I caution others here to use it at your own risk, and think it through.


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Hey guys,
I've been using CIS for years and it's great, I played with the configuration lately and found out that TVL is full of alot of vendors I don't know and never use their software, I would like to remove everything from there and let CIS rebuild this list with software vendors from my computer, is it ok? I read somewhere that I might encounter issues with drivers and BSOD if I clear this list, is it true? would I encounter any issues with my Windows installation if I do this?
I also remember that if you cleared this list in version 7 or below the the TVL list will get recreated if CIS get updated ,is it still an issue? will it happen again or my list will be fine?

A:Question regarding Trusted Vendors List (TVL)

Theoretically, I think it would be fine if you enable Cloud Lookup and "Trust files installed by trusted installers".

However, "theory" can be different from "practice". So, I think reserving Microsoft and vendors of the drivers in your TVL could be a good practice.

Please note that, when the Cloud Lookup is enabled and you execute a signed file that is recognized as "Trusted" by Comodo Cloud, then the digital sign will be automatically added to TVL.

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Where is the tab? Looking at the manual for v2.7.8 and there is a Trusted Vendors tab under WhiteList. Not seeing it there in v3.0.0.

Added a vendor to the Trusted Vendors to see if it would appear, it did not. Now I don't even know where the vendor I added has been stored.

A:NVT - Trusted Vendors?

after click Managed Trusted Vendors > right click Vendor list for options

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Kaspersky Lab's ongoing fears that it would lose US government contracts due to its alleged links with the Russian government have been realised. The Trump administration has removed the Moscow-based cyber security company from two lists of approved vendors covering IT services and digital photographic equipment.

According to a spokeswoman for the US General Services Administration, the decision was made "after review and careful consideration". However, the move represents the most concrete action taken against Kaspersky since US government officials became suspicious of its involvement with Russian authorities.

Kaspersky Lab has repeatedly stated that it "has never helped, nor will help, any government in the world with its cyberespionage efforts," with founder Eugene Kaspersky claiming he is willing to provide source code to demonstrate his company's innocence. The American government, however, has proven unreceptive to Kaspersky's assertions, with reports suggesting the Trump administration is considering implementing a broader ban that would block all agencies from using Kaspersky software.

In a statement, Kaspersky Lab said it had not yet received updates from any US government agency abut its vendor status, but added that it believed it has been "caught in the middle of a geopolitical fight where each side is attempting to use the company as a pawn in their political game."Click to expand...


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Hi All,

I have a list of over 20 or so web sites and their corresponding advertisers and how much money they spend with each web site.

The list of web sites looks like this:
Weather Channel............Dollars..............About.com.......Dollars......etc...for 18 columns

My goal is to consolidate all the advertisers into a SINGLE COLUMN then to the right of it, have all my web sites across as COLULMNS reporting.

should look like this:

............................Travelocity.............. Expedia ....................Orbitz
AT&T Corp...............$78,100................$94,700....................$271,200
Starwood Hotels.......$696,500...............$30,600....................$124,100
Hilton Hotels............$306,700................$900........................$64,200
etc....(for at least 150 rows)

I'd like to be able to have the flexibility to add as many columns (Web sites with advertiser dollar amounts) as possible but have the macro paste the result to a NEW worksheet.

Does anyone know how to do this?


A:Consolidating list of web sites and their vendors into one column - EXCEL Macro

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Dear board members,
I have a Dell Studio 1558 Laptop, its motherboard (graphics card) is not working.
I know its old system but wanted to replace the motherboard.
So does anyone have a list of genuine motherboard vendors in India (Bangalore), Or international one?
Thanks and regards,

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this question, but as its related to IE I am putting this here
What difference does it make whether or not a website is added to the trusted Sites list. The reason I ask is some of the icons on a website do not show up when not in the trusted sites list and I cannot figure out which setting I can change to make this
work without adding this to the trusted sites list.

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Just purchased a new Dell 4700 desktop. SOftware was previously installed. When accessing Window Media Player, a Security Message pops up and reads "The current web page is trying to open a site in your Trusted Site list. Do you want to allow this?
Current Site: go.microsoft.com
Trusted Site: wwwp.musicmatch.com.

Regardless of the answer I select (yes or no), this message appears every time and it is getting annoying. How do I fix this problem?

A:Trusted Sites List

Copy your link (http://wwwp.musicmatch.com/) into the buffer.

Go to "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Internet Options > Security > Trusted Sites > Sites". Paste your link in the upper window and click "add".

It may "choke" on your link because it wants a secure connection. Add an "s" to the "https:...". Maybe that will work. Maybe that is why it hasn't been working in the past.

If there is already a similar link in there, delete it.

See if that helps.

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What's the best place to come up with a rock solid list of Trusted Publishers for NVT ERP? I want the pop ups to mean more and so happen less.

Does making the list long slow down a PC substantially?

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Here is list of sites that offer a vulnerability scanner. All these are absolutely free.

What is a vulnerability scanner?
A vulnerability scanner searches for security weaknesses or security holes in computer systems, servers, networks, or applications/services and reports them in details about possible vulnerabilities and probable defense or ways to prevent it. They let you know which applications are patched, which are insecure, and which are no longer maintained.
Network/Web Vulnerability Scanners (scans your networks, ports, and web applications)

1. GFI LANguard: scans your entire network and ports for missing security patches, service packs, open shares, open ports, unused user accounts and more. (Registration required: name & email)

2. Wapiti: vulnerability scanner for web applications. It currently searches vulnerabilities like XSS, SQL and XPath injections, file inclusions, command execution, LDAP injections, CRLF injections.

Application/Service Vulnerability Scanners (scans your software/hardware and services)
1. Secunia Software Inspector (PSI): scans your computer for thousands of known programs, checks for missing security patches and vulnerabilities in those programs(insecure program versions), and reports back to you with information and link on how to update them. Provides links to the vendor's homepage, technical details, and the installation folder.

2. F-Secure Health Check: checks that you have up to date security applications and finds... Read more

A:List of Vulnerability Scanners with Descriptions

Great stuff here, Kenny.

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I've been having some serious problems getting my IE trusted sites list configured properly via InTune.  I've gone over it a ton and still cannot figure out why it keeps failing to deploy. 
Not really sure what i'm doing wrong so any assistance would be great.
Configuration profile info is as follows:

UMA-URI: ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/InternetExplorer/AllowSiteToZoneAssignmentList

<Data id="IZ_ZonemapPrompt" value="
https://mail.mot... Read more

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Of the 15 most exploited vulnerabilities observed by M86 Security Labs during the first half of this year, four involved Adobe Reader and five in Internet Explorer, the lab wrote in its latest security report for January through June 2010.

Also on the Top 15 list were vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer, Real Player, Microsoft DirectShow, SSreader, and AOL SuperBuddy. Most of the exploits observed had been first reported more than a year earlier and were addressed by vendors, "highlighting the need to keep software updated with the latest versions and patches," the report said.

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Report: Adobe Reader, IE top vulnerability list | Security - CNET News

Meanwhile, attackers are finding new ways to dodge malware detection mechanisms, the M86 report concluded. "Over the last few months, we have observed a new technique of code obfuscation that combines JavaScript and Adobe's ActionScript scripting language," which is built into Flash, the report said.

A:Report: Adobe Reader, IE top vulnerability list

Only one of the reasons that I will not have Adobe Reader on my system.

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We have many trusted root and intermediate certificates in the cert's store by default. Where to check these lists? To exclude "not default", "maybe potentially mаlware" root certs.

A:Trusted Root&Intermediate system certificates. Where check the list?

You can find certs as shown in the guide here: https://www.sslshopper.com/move-or-c...ws-server.html

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Where is a listing of trusted and blocked apps in Comodo 3?

A:Solved: Can't find list of trusted/blocked apps in Comodo 3

if you mean for the firewall trusted and blocked then
firewall tab > advanced in the left bar > Network security policy

if you mean the defense+ part of comodo firewall then
Defense+ tab > advanced in the left bar > computer security policy

those places are where you can set rules for blocking and allowing applications the network security policy blocks and allows internet access for apps and the security policy blocks and allows access to apps and what those apps can do on your computer,

is this what you mean?

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I am having difficulty adding myself to the Trusted developer list in Excel 2000.

I have a digital signature (unauthenticated) that I have used to sign the macro I recently developed.

The Security Level is set to High.

I am using MS IE6.0

When the Security Warning Dialogue Box comes up, the Always trust macros from this source check box is greyed out so I am unable to check it to add myself to the Trusted List.

Does anyone know how to get the Always trust macros from this source check box highlighted so it can be checked and the developer listed in the Security Warning Dialogue Box added to the Trusted list?

Thanks for any suggestions.


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Kaspersky's Trusted Application Mode (TAM) at maximum settings will protect the system.

Technical infos:


Trusted Application Mode performs a system scan and, after a user review of the scan results, "white-lists" (= Allows) only those applications and scripts on the system that are included in the Kaspersky databases or approved by the user.

Any unknown files are by default blocked by TAM from start-up unless the user creates an exception allowing the file to run. In other words, TAM "black-lists" all unknown files except unrecognized system critical files (which require user verification and permission to run).

For best security...

The Trusted Application Mode scan must be run on a clean\dis-infected system; a completely clean system is critical for default-deny to work. A complete PC reset is the most reliable method to ensure an absolutely clean system. Then install Kaspersky and enable TAM.

The user must carefully review the TAM scan results to confirm no unwanted\malicious files\scripts are allowed on system.
User must configure Application Control, after the TAM scan, with the following settings:

Automatically move unknown applications to "Untrusted."
Dis-able "Trust digitally singed applications."
Dis-able "Load rules for applications from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN)."
System "Lock-Down":

Using the above settings will block the installation\execution of any file\script - Trust... Read more

A:Kaspersky Trusted Application Mode (TAM): Maximum Settings

Will Kaspersky block everything if I disable trust digitally signed applications? I have run all my applications all are trusted in Virus Total, but I had to add Samsung (god knows why!) portable SSD applications and Tweaking.com Windows repair. What I did find funny, on my old laptop Kaspersky blocked a few files from Office 365. I have gone back to Kaspersky on my new laptop, it kept blocking the NHS software I had to install, plus any Windows Metro app I brought.

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hi all
I can't set Trusted Zone (Site) with GPO Preferences - Internet Settings because it is grey?Chris

A:Group Policy Preferences - Internet Settings - Trusted Sites

Hi Chris,
The Trusted Sites cannot be added using Group Policy Preferences. But you can add it by native group policy.
The group policy settings are here:
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Page\Trusted Sites Zone
If you really want to use the GPP, please manually add the registry keys through GPP.
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your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I was informed by (HP Staff Member) to do a Reset to Factory Settings.I have done this a few times on my laptop- so I knew what I had too do. I selected the Option: Remove Everything- Re,oves all of your personla files,apps and settings.Once it got to 100%- this Message NOW show's up- Black Screen- In the Blue screen it states.  "The following configuration change was requested to this computer's  Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Clear TPM Warning: Clearing erases information stored on the TPM. You will lose all created keys and access to data encrypted by these keys. Press F1: Accept                  Press F2: Reject Can anyone tell me "What To Do" to fix this ?

Kind RegardsSonia McMahon

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I have my settings set to allow active x on all trusted sites, yet when I go to CNN.com, a trusted site, I keep getting the message that my settings DO NOT allow active x to run on the site. I checked them twice, and it is set correctly. Any ideas?

A:I keep getting "security settings dont allow active x" on a 'trusted" site

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My e-mail account is through wm.connect (wal mart- which is Netscape, which is handled by AOL now.  When I am browsing craig list or e-bay and send a e-mail, their e-mail is stored in my contact list.  Their address pops up in my contacts.  And it is time consuming to go through and delete each one individually.  If I hit the control button and check all of them and then hit delete, it will only delete one.  Is there a way around this?.

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I have a new, home-built, hi-spec desktop pc with Win 8 Pro OEM and MS Office Home & Business 2010 installed. I have a Canon Pixma MP990 all in one with Win 8 drivers installed and it shows up in my list of devices under PC Settings/Devices.

I have no problems locating my printer (device) and printing within Office applications . However, I am not able to print a .pdf via Adobe Reader or anything which uses the Win 8 Start page. Ctl+P doesn?t produce a print dialogue and WinKey+K produces Devices but no printers. If I go to Charm/Devices, it lists no printers either. It?s early stages but I?m beginning to regret moving to Win 8 on a desktop pc.

Any ideas, please?

A:Printer not in charm/devices tho list under PC settings

Hello Pedro,

It appears that the "Adobe Reader" Store app currently doesn't have a print feature available for it yet according to this link below at Adobe.

Adobe Community: Printing from Adobe Reader for Windows 8 Tablets

I would recommend to use the default Reader Store app that comes included in Windows 8 by default. It will allow you to print a .pdf in it.

Printing in Windows 8 Store Apps

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Here is the updated list of services to change to AUTOMATIC and do a one by one RESTART.

There are a few new ones listed which when set to automatic and restarted got my network displaying
once again in the File Explorer panel.

RUN SERVICES.MSC to get to the services panel.

If you find any set to MANUAL, go to that service Right Click > Properties > Then change the STARTUP TYPE in the dropdown menu to AUTOMATIC.

Click APPLY > RESTART that service.
* Computer Browser
* DHCP Client
* DNS Client
* Function Discovery Provider Host
* Function Discovery Resource Publication
* HomeGroup Listener
* HomeGroup Provider
* IP Helper
* Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup
* Network Connections
* Network List Service
* Network Location Awareness
* Peer Networking Grouping
* Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
* Server
* SSDP Discovery
* TCP/IP Netbios helper
* UPnP Device Host
* WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service
* Workstation

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Hi Everyone,
I'm wondering if this is related to our Nitix server (Like MS Exchange), or Outlook in general.

If we change a contacts settings for Internet Format "Let Outlook Decide...", it still show's up as "Plain Text Only" on someone else's computer. This is very annoying because the user won't be able to accept meetings if they are getting it in plain text.

Thanks in advance guru's!

A:Outlook Shared Contact List not keeping settings

Any takers?

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I recently added several devices to my wireless-g network: Xbox 360, an HTC Smart phone, and an old laptop my buddy gave me (in addition to the 2 desktops that were already on the network). Since doing this, I've had occasional buffering problems when streaming music or video, even when I'm only using 1 of the devices. I suspect that the Xbox (or maybe phone) is downloading updates in the background, even when it's turned off, and that is consuming bandwidth. Is there any way I can see a list of devices that are connected to the network and maybe even the amount of data being transmitted to/from each so I can find the culprit?

The other question I have also relates to the Xbox... when I play online, it says that my NAT settings are not open and that this makes it take longer to connect to other players. What are the risks involved in loosening the NAT restrictions?

A:Solved: Wireless network: list of devices and NAT settings

I changed the port settings as described in this post: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/695571-router-nat-settings.html

And while I was fixing that, I found a list of active IP addresses on the network in the router configuration pages. Turns out the Xbox remains connected even while "off", so it was probably downloading updates. I haven't had any buffering issues in a while, so it's probably done updating.

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Hello all. I've got a strange problem which has already seemingly stumped someone (can't post a URL so go to forums dot spywareinfo dot com, search under members for threepwood and it's called "ie shutdown, explorer process at 60% on startup, possible virus hijack of explorer") but seeing as it seems less likely to be a spyware problem and more like a windows problem i thought i'd post here and give up on the other thread.

Anyway here are the problems:
Process list doesn't fluctuate when it is opened. On startup explorer shows a stupidly high cpu usage and doesn't change while the window is open. Also if i leave the list open and open up another program, for example notepad, the program will start up but wont come up on the process list. This happens only on the one account, even if i open it in safe mode. No other accounts seem affected until i try copying all my settings over to another account. I need to know what the problem is and how to solve it so that no other accounts will be affected.

Another problem cropped up a few days ago. My bookmarks list in IE seems to have gone. Don't know why. IE isn't my main browser so im not too upset, although im sure i had some decent links saved which i cant remember now. Also today the computer decided to say it had found and installed some new hardware, my scanner, when my scanner had been fuly installed around 3 years ago.

System restore isn't possible because i have no poin... Read more

A:Process list and user settings problem, windows XP

If you haven't already done so, check out this information: http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/explorer.exe.html

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How can I raise items such as, Power and All settings in the start menu list on the left a little higher? Its down at the bottom and I need to raise these items up. Let me know!

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What undervolting settings worked on your ThinkPad? There are several threads about successfull undervolting different P series machines. I suggest we make a thread where we can list the successful undervolt settings, so we don't have to re-answer the same questions again and again. Please list:1. Thinkpad: Model and configuration2. Undervolting: software and settings3. Results: temperature, fan noise, stability You can add screenshots if you want. Some articles: Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) Undervolting Guidehttps://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Extreme-Tuning-Utility-XTU-Undervolting-Guide.272120.0.html ThrottleStopPrimer https://www.notebookcheck.net/ThrottleStop-Primer.213140.0.htmlGuide http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/the-throttlestop-guide.531329/ Youtube searchhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=undervolting+guide Note:"Note: If you are already using Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) and you intend to use ThrottleStop, it is very important that you reset your XTU settings to default, uninstall XTU, then restart your PC before running ThrottleStop for the first time. XTU and ThrottleStop control many of the same registers and so do not play well together. If you start ThrottleStop with CPU registers from XTU set, it will read those settings as your defaults when they are not. " 

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I would like to find out if a site can automatically be added to the list in Compatibility View Settings.
A having issues with a certain site and see it's listed under Compatibility View Settings, once they remove it, the site shows up as fine.
As far as i know, only way to add something there is to manually added or via registry. Barring this, is there any other way this site could have come up in there?


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First off Hello everybody and sorry this is my first post I am normally just a lurker. This forum, even though I have never posted ,has been a huge help with quite a few things and a great resource in general.

Trying to clear out the All Apps list on the start menu. Most apps I have uninstalled and utility folders deleted. The 3 things left on there that I would still like to remove are Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and Settings. I do not want to uninstall Cortana or Microsoft Edge. I simply do not want those three things to appear in the list. i.e. I deleted the Administrative Tools folder from programdata/microsoft/windows/startmenu which stops the shortcuts from appearing in the list but I still have access to all the things within.

I know its small but its important. On a side note I could have sworn i read somewhere that microsoft was going to be updating their upgrade system so you no longer had to do an in place upgrade before you could do a clean install. Does anybody know anything about that or is that not a thing. I do not seem to be able to find the original article I was reading and may have misread.

A:Removing Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Settings from all apps list

Originally Posted by Kabby

First off Hello everybody and sorry this is my first post I am normally just a lurker. This forum, even though I have never posted ,has been a huge help with quite a few things and a great resource in general.

Trying to clear out the All Apps list on the start menu. Most apps I have uninstalled and utility folders deleted. The 3 things left on there that I would still like to remove are Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and Settings. I do not want to uninstall Cortana or Microsoft Edge. I simply do not want those three things to appear in the list. i.e. I deleted the Administrative Tools folder from programdata/microsoft/windows/startmenu which stops the shortcuts from appearing in the list but I still have access to all the things within.

I know its small but its important. On a side note I could have sworn i read somewhere that microsoft was going to be updating their upgrade system so you no longer had to do an in place upgrade before you could do a clean install. Does anybody know anything about that or is that not a thing. I do not seem to be able to find the original article I was reading and may have misread.

Bit of a late reply here, but the issue is still relevant so I thought I would reply.

As yet there still seems to be no solution to this problem. Microsoft have bypassed the normal folders that list apps in the start menu so that some apps can't be removed from the list. This includes Edge, Cortana and... Read more

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I am currently having a problem with trying to set the thumbnail art for my MP3 folders.

Previously I adjusted my settings to increase the speed of my PC by disabling Aero and other settings but cannot get the full list of settings in the "Visual Effects" menu.

I know there is supposed to be a checkbox in their to enable thumbnail as preview for folders, but it does not seem to be in the list.

A:Limited list for Visual Effects in Advanced system settings

Hello ChoboBot, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yeah, when you disable Aero, you lose some of the visual effects settings until you enable Aero again.

However, you should be able to use a method in the tutorial below to enable thumbnail previews even with Aero disabled.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,

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Hi there.
Is there a way to backup MSE settings which include scheduled scans & exceptions list? And if possible, the updated database too?
I just went through a tedious task of a clean install and while MSE is not intimidating, configuring it from the ground up takes days in my case so I could better monitor its behavior to take necessary adjustments.


A:Backup MSE settings which include scheduled scans & exceptions list?

The settings are in the Windows registry. Just search for one of the folders or files in your exceptions list. However, the info in the registry only applies to the version of MSE that you have installed at the time that you backed it up. For that registry info to be of value, you would need to save the MSE installation file.

Saving the updated database would not be a good idea since it would be out of date by the time that you needed to use it on another clean install.

If you did this type of clean install, then you should consider making an image of that install. Then install all of your stuff (including MSE) & make another image. That is far better than just saving the MSE settings.

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Hi i can't find the driver: ACPI\VEN_ACPI&DEV_000C Can you please help me.

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WHat do PC vendors use to create a system restore CD, and how do they make it so that that CD only runs on their machine?

A:Question about PC vendors?

the program to read the resore cd is usually a dos based system but they make alterations that make it only capable to be ran by certian bios.

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Can someone recommend a good antirootkit vendor ?Edit: Moved topic from All Other Applications to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Antirootkit Vendors

got my answers from another forum. thanks anyway.

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I am really confused and when making decision regarding the purchase of HP laptops in Pakistan customers are in doubt that HP laptops sold by the local vendors are either refurbished or the warranty which they claim is fake. I recently bought HP probook g4 450. While I was surfing the market there was an opinion that was revolving i.e. if you'll buy this notebook and if its without the backlit keyboard then it is refurbished. Is it so ?

A:Confused whether the laptops I buy from the vendors from my ...

Look at the Product Number on the box or in the system properties...fn + esc. If there is an R in it then the unit is factory refurbished. Can't really tell if a unit is privately refurbished. Official specs say the keyboard is backlit so if you run across one with a non-backlit keyboard I would be skeptical as refurbishers will often apply a new keyboard of the cheapest type so it looks new. This laptop, however, has a 7th gen Intel Core processor so there is not likely a supply of used laptops in service long enough to have worn keyboards. 

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Legitamate Website?

I am looking to buy a monitor for my new comp. Pricewatch.com came up with a good price for me at www.partspc.com
have any of you heard anything about this site or know it its safe to buy from? i dont wanna get ripped off. Thanks

A:PriceWatch vendors legitimate?

also what about www.emscomputing.com ???

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Making a PC to watch movies on. It has 4 RAM slots and at present time has 2x512mb in the first channel and a single one gig stick for the second channel. it maxes out at 4 gigs want to buy approved RAM

A:HP DX200 approved RAM Vendors

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This item was thought provoking.


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If device manager is happy that W7 has managed to find drivers for everything automatically, would the team recommend leaving well alone or going for the mobo vendors drivers?

(I ask because all was well until I installed the Asus W7 drivers for my P5Q...)


A:Mobo Drivers - MS or vendors?

Personally, I would get the latest drivers I could from the manufacturer. If anything goes wrong, uninstall them and let Windows Update install automatically.

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i want to buy a new laptop that would be good for gaming and stuff and i live in australia. i also want the stuff to be cheap but godd quality
please help

A:Boutique laptop vendors in Australia

Try using Google.com...

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Here is a quote from Eric Howes(eburger68) from a thread over at DSLR:Hi All:If you were ever wondering where so many of the anti-spyware programs listed on the Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware page come from...?www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyw.....the post leading off this thread is a good start at an answer. Right now the anti-spyware market is hot -- see:?www.internetnews.com/security/article...?www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=pr2..Because the market looks so lucrative, we have a large number of people and companies jumping in with whatever they can get their hands on in the rush to get an anti-spyware application to market and start cashing in.The problem for these people, of course, is where to get an anti-spyware application quickly and on the cheap? They usually have no experience in the anti-malware industry and they're not that interested in investing the effort to hire a quality research and development team to create an anti-spyware application themselves and do a proper job of it. That would simply take too much time and money.Depressingly, there is a market out there for "rent-a-coder" anti-spyware applications and definitions databases, and many individuals and firms are perfectly happy to snap these up in order to speed the process of getting an application to market.Anti-spyware applications are tough to do right, though. Not only are the spyware and adware pests we're seeing becoming ever more devious and difficult to remove, but the numb... Read more

A:Anti-Spyware Vendors Buy Databases?!

I know that to be absolutely true. I have the source code for AdAlert. AdAlert?, a complete spyware/adware/trojan scanner for your computer. It features a powerful and neat GUI, quarintining of malware files, 3 scanning modes (COMPLETE, CUSTOM, and QUICK), Active Malware Scanning that alerts of you of ANY adware/spyware running in the background, and then suspends the process from running (warning process monitor will not work on 9x OS), live updates and defintion downloads off the internet, a comprehensive help, and plently of customizable settings. --- What is AdAlert? 1.0 Personal? --- AdAlert? 1.0 Personal is an adware, spyware, trojan remover, it also is able to detect some viruses.With bad intentions I could modify it and sell it to these "band wagons". Stick with the reputable ones:Lavasoft, JavaCool, Spybot S&D.Don't be taken in by a program claiming you have spyware and for 30 dollars it will remove it.

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TPM chips can be used for a variety of purposes, but are principally employed for data encryption or DRM. The basic concept behind a TPM is that it has "write-only" memory. A cryptographic key is baked into the chip when it is manufactured. This key can be used to decrypt data, but is only accessible to the chip itself and can't be read.

I have a MS Windows 7 64 bit Dell Notebook and have been told (several months ago) that Dell doesn't provide these TPM chips period! I'm wondering if anybody here knows if this is true and if not, what models of Dell or other vendors do offer these chips.

Please don 't guess the answer. If you know and have a link or two for me great!

Thanks in advance

A:Which PC Vendors provide TPM chips on their Products?

IBM (now Lenovo) has been doing this for years with ThinkPad notebooks. You can set passwords that effectively lock both the hard drive, and the computer if they are not typed in.....

Fingerprint readers can use the same technology.

Takes a re-programming if the chip itself to release the password. (unless you can answer the security questions in versions that use that method) I have an older ThinkPad that has both the drive and the comptuer locked, the drive cannot be used or even formatted at least in a Windows computer.

I caused the lockdown by trying to set defaults in the machine's BIOS- when the CMOS battery is taken out, it must be being detected as a threat.

I have nothing further for you.

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How long does the AV vendors keeps their malware sample signatures? I know a fact that Malwarebytes will not detect malware that is more than 2 months old, but what about the others such as Kaspersky, BitDefender, ESET, Avira and others you name it.

A:How long does the AV vendors keeps their malware signatures?

user102 said:

How long does the AV vendors keeps their malware sample signatures? I know a fact that Malwarebytes will not detect malware that is more than 2 months old, but what about the others such as Kaspersky, BitDefender, ESET, Avira and others you name it.Click to expand...

They should put malware older than two months old in the cloud, so users are still protected but signatures are not taking up a lot of space.

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Is there a way to check if notebook hardware is native or has been replaced? Is it possible to check vendors and id of Wi-Fi module , RAM module, motherboard, CPU and drive by notebook serial number? Thank you.

A:HP ProBook 430 G2 (J4T97ES) Hardware specifications (vendors...

Hi, This ia a series of many laptops using the following parts:              http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=J4T97ES You can check (can not check from serial number): (a) RAM, using the following tool (look at SPD tab):          http://download.cpuid.com/cpu-z/cpu-z_1.77-en.exe (b) Wifi: Using  Hardware id from Device Manager       http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Hardware-ID (c) Motherboard: it is from HP. (d) Drive and CPU : also using Device Manager, Regards. 

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AMD graphics chip shortage hitting PC vendors

Offshore TSMC foundry slow to ramp up production of AMD's new 40-nanometer GPUs

By Sharon Gaudin
November 6, 2009 01:44 PM ET

Computerworld - An offshore Advanced Micro Devices Inc. foundry is having trouble ramping up on production of a new 40-nanometer graphics processing unit, forcing PC makers to delay shipments of desktop and laptop computers, AMD confirmed today.

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC) is struggling to get up to speed manufacturing AMD's 5800 series, 40-nm GPUs (graphics processing units), according to Jim McGregor, an analyst at In-Stat. He added that the foundry is in full production but so far yields are below expectation.

Matt Davis, a spokesman for AMD, confirmed to Computerworld that TSMC is having issues in ramping up production of the chips. He added that it's not clear how far behind the foundry is on production expectations.

"The design is sound. It's just a matter of trying to get TSMC to a point where they can yield. They're feeling the manufacturing crunch," said Davis. "We're a little bitter under yield but we're working back into a manufacturing schedule we want for these parts. TSMC can only kick them out so fast at this point."

Davis said that PC vendors are being affected but declined to say how many vendors are feeling the pinch or which ones. "It's the end of the whip," he added. "[The vendors] are going to ... Read more

A:AMD graphics chip shortage hitting PC vendors

I know that 5850's and 5870's are becoming as rare as hens teeth in Australia because of this.

It looks like I'll be hanging on to my cards for just that little bit longer

It's good news for Nvidia though.

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