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AM I ELIGIBLE FOR BUG BOUNTY PROGRAM (screen share even though restricted on teams)

Q: AM I ELIGIBLE FOR BUG BOUNTY PROGRAM (screen share even though restricted on teams)

HI ,
I am a 17 years old student , and while attending school meetings using microsoft teams , i found out a way to start sharing my screen even though i am denied to share my screen . The admin of my organisation has granted permission to only the organisers
of the meeting to start sharing their screen , and the students are denied to share their screen to prevent misuse. But I have discovered a way of sharing my screen even though I am prohibited from doing so . Is this vulnerability eligible for the bug bounty
program?

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Is there a way to specify certain windows not to occupy a certain area of the screen? For example, when you maximize a window, the bottom edge does not exceed the taskbar at the bottom. Also I have a program at work that does the same thing so I guess its built into some programs. However, I recently got an app called RocketDock (its amazing). Its basically a better taskbar and you can set it for always on top but you cant stop full screen windows from going behind it. Are there apps out there that restrict a space certain program windows can take up and allow the space for others? I searched Google but a program like that is not easy to find. Thanks for your help!

Also I have attached a screen shot the Rocketdock app (looks really cool) and I maximized Wordpad and as you can see, it hides behind Rocketdock. I have two monitors so you can see what it looks like on both.
 

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as of today , AVG has opened up their own bug bounty hunter program . they challange hackers if they can find critical bugs in the following area's :

We are interested in security related bugs only:
- Remote code execution
- Local privilege escalation: e.g. situations when AVG allows a non-privileged user to gain Administrator or System rights
- Denial of service (DoS): e.g. crashes of AVG processes or BSOD caused by AVG drivers
- Self Protection bypass: e.g. causing corruption of AVG files, registry keys or running processes or making key components of AVG product nonfunctional
- other security related bugs with a severe impact on the system security or stability

discription of the program :

We appreciate all security concerns brought forth and are constantly striving to keep on top of the latest threats. Being pro-active rather than re-active to emerging security issues is a fundamental belief at AVG Technologies. Every day new security issues and attack vectors are created. AVG Technologies strives to keep abreast on the latest state-of-the-art security developments by working with security researchers and companies. We appreciate the community's efforts in creating a more secure world.

read more about the AVG bounty hunter program here :

https://bugcrowd.com/avgtechnologies
 

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Starting this fall, Apple will pay up to $200,000 for iOS and iCloud bugs

As part of a security presentation given at this year's Black Hat conference, Apple today announced that it would be starting up a bug bounty program in the fall. The program will reward security researchers who uncover vulnerabilities in Apple's products and bring them to the company's attention. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and many other companies have offered bug bounty programs for some time now, but this is Apple's first.

For now, Apple is intentionally keeping the scope of the program small. It will initially be accepting bug reports from a small group of a few dozen security researchers it has worked with in the past. For now, bounties are only being offered for a small range of iDevice and iCloud bugs. The full list is as follows:
Secure boot firmware components: Up to $200,000 (~150,000)
Extraction of confidential material protected by the Secure Enclave: Up to $100,000.
Execution of arbitrary code with kernel privileges: Up to $50,000.
Access from a sandboxed process to user data outside of that sandbox: Up to $25,000.
Unauthorized access to iCloud account data on Apple servers: Up to $50,000.
As the program continues and Apple works the, um, bugs out of its processes, the company will expand the list of eligible security researchers as well as the list of hardware and software bugs for which bounties are offered.

Researchers who want to claim the bounties will need... Read more

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The convergence of connectivity technology and the automotive industry is creating a more enjoyable driving experience. Features such as self-diagnostics, keyless entry and ignition is becoming commonplace. However, they can also introduce IT security issues.

Last month we learned that the Mitsubishi Outlander can be easily broken into by attackers exploiting security weaknesses in the setup that allows the car to be remotely controlled via an app. Last week a researcher unveiled two vulnerabilities in the BMW ConnectedDrive web portal/web application.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bug bounty
Today, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles launched a public bug bounty program on the Bugcrowd platform to enhance the safety and security of its vehicles and connected services.

?Bugcrowd was chosen based on the scale of their existing programs, the pool of researchers already engaged in their programs and their model for triage and recognition of identified vulnerabilities,? Titus Melnyk, senior manager of security architecture, FCA US LLC, told Help Net Security.
read More. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles launches bug bounty program - Help Net Security
 

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Source: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Vulnerability Disclosure

In early November, a well-known and respected security researcher by the name of Tavis Ormandy alerted us to several security vulnerabilities in the consumer version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Within days, we were able to fix several of the vulnerabilities server-side and are now internally testing a new version (2.2.1) to release in the next 3-4 weeks to patch the additional client-side vulnerabilities. At this time, we are still triaging based on severity.

The research seems to indicate that an attacker could use some of the processes described to insert their own code onto a targeted machine. Based on the findings, we believe that this could only be done by targeting one machine at a time.

However, this is of sufficient enough a concern that we are seeking to implement a fix. Consumers using the Premium version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware should enable self-protection under settings to mitigate all of the reported vulnerabilities.

Unfortunately, vulnerabilities are the harsh reality of software development. In fact, this year alone, our researchers have found and reported several vulnerabilities with other software. A vulnerability disclosure program is one way to accelerate the discovery of these vulnerabilities and empower companies like Malwarebytes to fix them.

I?d like to take this opportunity to launch the Malwarebytes Bug Bounty program which I hope will encourage other security researchers to re... Read more

A:Malwarebytes starts 'Bug Bounty' program after discovery of vulnerabilities

That is a good sign, a step towards better security for sure...well done Malwarebytes.
 

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My business had been using TeamViewer for awhile but my boss isn't happy with it, so I was tasked with finding a new screen share program. After a lot of research I chose Glance, which has worked very well for us.
 
Two weeks ago, however, it was brought to my attention that we now need a program that can provide remote login in addition to screen share. I can't find a lot of information about this, and most sources point back to TeamViewer. Are there any alternative programs to help me out?

A:Screen share/remote login program

RemotelyAnywhere is what we use here, and it works well.https://secure.remotelyanywhere.com/template.asp?page=home

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My business had been using TeamViewer for awhile but my boss isn't happy with it, so I was tasked with finding a new screen share program. After a lot of research I chose Glance, which has worked very well for us.
 
Two weeks ago, however, it was brought to my attention that we now need a program that can provide remote login in addition to screen share. I can't find a lot of information about this, and most sources point back to TeamViewer. Are there any alternative programs to help me out?

A:Screen share/remote login program

RemotelyAnywhere is what we use here, and it works well.https://secure.remotelyanywhere.com/template.asp?page=home

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Hi,

I have recently experienced some strange behavior on my Win XP Pro machine. I had a 'corrupt or missing' hal.dll file that required a repair in order to start back up. Upon start up things have progressively gotten worse.
-My Windows Firewall would randomly get turned 'Off'
-Google Installer and ViewMgr would 'encounter a problem' and then close

Sensing something was clearly wrong, I rebooted and ran MacAfee. MacAfee found elements of the TDS Trojan which were then deleted. The behavior still persisted.

At present, I cannot go to any websites that offer 'online virus scans'. My browsers (IE and Firefox) say the websites are unavailable. I was finally able to load HiJackThis in safemode after renaming the install file.

I have attached the outputs in Safe Mode and after a Normal Boot up.

I appreciate any help/advice that you may be able to provide. Thank you.

A:Random Program crashes & restricted Browsing

I wanted to apologize for not following the specific instructions in my initial post. I have now run the Gmer and DDS tools (had to rename them as well!). Please let me know if you need any additional information. Thank you in advance!

DDS.txt:


DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Home at 17:13:49.50 on Sun 11/30/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.582 [GMT -8:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Desktop\dds.com

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: {06849... Read more

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I am an independent consultant who uses Dropbox rather frequently. I have a client with 10 users in an accounting firm that need to share documents. I would like to recommend Dropbox for Teams but am confused by the 5 user license? All 10 users will be sharing and have access to the same folders, no access control needed, do they still need 10 separate accounts even if there is less than 10 computers, and all 10 users are sharing the same folder?
 

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I am trying to delete my teams from yahoo sports dose anyone how to ?

A:Yahoo! Sports Teams ?

See here:

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN6532.html

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Hey TechSupportGuy Forums!

When I turned on the computer this morning (Windows Vista 64bit home premium) I got to the login screen (You know, with the picture you selected and a text box to put your password) and after about 1 second, it looks like it adjusts the resolution or something and everything dissapears. All thats on the screen is an enlarged mouse. I cannot get anywhere else. I emergency restarted my computer and the problem still happens. I am able to run on safe mode without this happening, only when I choose to boot it up normally does this happen. Please Help
 

A:Windows Vista Login Screen Restricted View

use system restore in safe mode.safe mode only loads basic systems,so something you recently installed may be doing this.if that doesnt work,use your install discs to repair it.
 

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Hello, i'm lately kinda into the windows custom theme's stuff and my first theme that i installed worked fine then when i rebooted my pc my taskbar and just well.. all the windows changes to windows-classic instead of just normal windows 7 taskbar

I also tried another hard drive of me and same on that one well even worse, i don't get a desktop at all anymore (my explorer.exe closed on me and it wouldn't let me put it back)
can anyone help me

A:With every custom teams my window appearance changes to classic

Hi welcome to SevenForums,
Work you way down the list,
Troubleshooting for win-7,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/220165-troubleshooting-steps-windows-7-a.html
Optimizing windows,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11728-optimize-windows-7-a.html

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Every time I login to my PC microsoft teams opens. This started around a week ago. I have it disabled in task manager and have uninstalled it multiple times through control panel and going to C:\Users\(my user)\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft and C:\Users\(my user)\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft Teams and deleted everything related to it that I could see. Yet it continues to open at startup for whatever reason and seemingly reinstall itself. I have tried scanning with Malwarebytes and Windows Defender to no avail. Restarting does nothing and I have no pending updates in windows update. I never prompted this, and was never even aware that MS Teams existed before this happened. How can I stop this from happening?
 

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Hi,
I've heard that Microsoft offers a reward for bugs on Windows 10.
I found an interesting bug, but it doesn't have any security implications on Windows, but it actually causes a commercial Antivirus to not function properly.
My question is, should I apply to the Microsoft bug bounty reward ?
If so, how is the payment processed ? by paypal, check ?
If my windows bug is eligible for a reward, then Microsoft would be supporting a greater cause, which is my antivirus:
http://centerofmalwarecontrol.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CenterOfMalwareControl
Thanks in advance!

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Has anyone heard of a program called "NO SHARE" ? ( It is found on GRC site by Steve gibson). If you are familiar with it , can you tell me about it? Thank you. YOYO.

A:What Is The Program: "no Share"

^ JFI --> from net search : pls see Link

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So, here's the situation:

I'm currently trying to help a business set up their client-management program to work in two separate locations on two different high speed connections. On a LAN, the program essentially runs in two separate instances from the same executable. I'm not able to transfer the program itself, because the license does not carry over to the second computer; so basically, I have to run it from a shortcut to the primary PC.

My question is this: does anybody have an idea to run the program (as a shortcut or some type of server) from this location to the primary location, in a similar manner as the LAN computer using the shortcut?
 

A:Program share outside LAN?

I suggest they buy the proper multi-user version of the application. There are a multitude of issues trying to run a program installed on one machine over the network on another machine!
 

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Bug Bounty Programs are programs whereby an individual is rewarded by the company or website concerned after they have pointed out a bug in such website. They are also called vulnerability bounty programs or hacker bounty programs. And researchers who do reporting of the bugs and defects in such programs or websites are called bounty hunters. These reportings help companies to get rid of such bugs at the right time before they are exploited by hackers and other miscreants.
The job of a bug bounty hunter is straight, find a bug and get rewarded. This is turned into a great profession for many. In this article, we shall be enlisting the names of 10 famous bounty hunters who are trusted by companies all around and are famous for their good deeds.
Read More
 

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Can anyone tell me the best prson to person file sharing program
that is reasonably secure.

it is so that i can share files with a freind without having to search through hundreds of other users to find them over the internet.

i have been looking for days now and have had no luck whatsoever, Any help with this problem would be massively welcomed by myself and the freind i am trying to share the files with.

As said before the kind of program i am talking about is one where we could directly connect, or one where we could easily find each other, maybe just by typing in username ect.....
 

A:The best file share program ??????

the easiest way to do what you want is to set up an FTP Server.

FTP is secure if you make sure that you assign accounts and not set it up as anonymous!

many different FTP Programs out there! F-Serv seems to be one of the most popular!

check out Downloads.com or TUCOWS.
 

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I was hoping one of you knew how I could share a DVD Drive over the internet. I know that I can set up a network and share the DVD Drive but it cannot play an actual DVD movie. How do you think I would be able to do this? When I try and run it, it opens up instead of playing and trying to play the video_ts.ifo is VERY glitchy. There must be a better way. Perhaps if you could mount a Video_TS folder that might work.
 

A:Program to allow DVD Drive Share

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Hi All, I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. I had some issues with my wifi card (long story, and I guess it's not relevant) and decided to update my BIOS. The original version was H1ET75WW (1.18). I made a bootable USB with Rufus and the updating process was started. During the update I got a message like ?System will be restarted?. However, it didn't turn on anymore, the update seems failed. Now when I push the power button, the power led lights up, the fan starts and after a few seconds it restarts again and again endlessly. The first ?boot? is a bit longer 6-8 seconds, the next ones shorter, 3-4 seconds, but the screen is always blank. It's a bit promising that when I plug in an USB and while holding the Fn+R buttons and turning the laptop on, then the first ?boot? is a bit longer, and it tries to read the USB drive - at least it's led light starts blinking. So I hope that there is a solution to repair the BIOS by using the appropriate files ont the USB stick. What I tried so far:Taking out the battery and plugging out tha AC power, and holding the power button for a minute.Taking out the CMOS battery for half an hour and pushed the power button without battery/AC power.WinCrisis (even though I couldn't find a BIOS.wph file, but tried to rename EXE and CAP files).Creating a bootable USB again, with the DOS files on it from the official Lenovo site.Trying to rename/edit autoexec.bat and other files endlessly... Lot of different combination of files/... Read more

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I'm fixing this system for someone and they had the typical antivirus 2012 popup rampage BS. I got process explorer to run, found where its process launched from (application data/local) and there were three 3-character executables sitting there, all created on the same date, one of which was repeatedly starting up. So I terminated and deleted those three and the system was acting mostly normal. There were no unable-to-account-for items in any of the various ways to view startup lists but now windows update is broken :(

It's Win7 so I ran the built in Windows Update utility and 1 installed and 14 didn't but they were already downloaded. So I deleted the update cache with a batch file containing:
CD\
CD %Windir%
CD SoftwareDistribution
DEL /F /S /Q Download

and that worked so I re-checked for updates and it was the same ones so I hit download and they did redownload successfully then all failed to install pretty quickly. So I picked one of the Win7 security updates from the list and downloaded the WIn7 64 bit version of that KB# from download.microsoft.com and tried to install it manually via a standalone installer download of it. It went through the steps nicely then just said it failed.
I unhid the administrator account and logged in as that (for the first time on this system by the way) and got the same result trying to run it. So apparently something isn't quite right.

So I ran the SFC utility and it came up with a result that some... Read more

A:viruses appear to be stopping windows updates - BTC bounty btw

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Thanks for being honest in telling that you are a professional, getting paid for fixing computers, and that you're willing to pay a sum for for the service you may receive here.

However, this forum is set up to assist non-professional home users with their personal computers.. The analysts/helpers donate their free time for a good cause, not for payment in return. Therefore, not only offering payment, but also expecting them to do your work for you, may be considered unfair, bordering on offensive and ethically questionable.

If you're interested in becoming an analyst/helper yourself, you can apply here to get trained. It's offered to those who would commit themselves to helping at the forums, as it's a very time consuming process, both on the part of the trainer and the trainee.

Please Read Before Applying To Join The Academy - Tech Support Forum

Thanks for understanding.

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cant connect to the internet with any other program besides internet exployer
 

A:share program connection problems

You'll have to give more information, TerryAzul. At the least your Operating System and what your exact problem is.
 

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Program opens ok but under status it keeps telling that it cannot connect to server.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5879 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941818 MB, Free - 855974 MB; D: Total - 11752 MB, Free - 94 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2A92
Antivirus: PC Cleaners, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
 

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Basically I am looking for a high end form of Skype, but because there are only two computers needed with this, I don't need any "middle-men" and the bad latency.

I am trying to collaborate with another musician. We've seen websites where you can pay something like 10 dollars a month to have live jam sessions with each other online but it's more ideal for groups of 4 people. We both have high speed connections and I figured there's got to be a free 2-person oriented alternative we could use to directly connect to each other over the web while achieving high audio quality and low latency. Any ideas?
 

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Hi all

Just curious to know if there is an app out there that can enable and disable a group of shares under one button? Or is this wishful thinking?

Thanks in advance
BW
 

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I saw a commercial on TV last night and went to the website, but it didn't give specifics unless you download the software first. I do not want it if it is like kazaa or morpheus. The commercial said it was completely legal, how does it work?
 

A:Is Rhapsody a P2P file share program?

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Posting this while in the middle of a THREE HOUR call with technical & customer support.  I'm connecting my TB16 to an Alienware 15 R3 and the TB16 has issues with USB peripherals (mouse, keyboard, and audio interface) where it would disconnect periodically.  Sometimes it would work for a week, sometimes for only 10 seconds...extremely inconsistent.  BIOS and Drivers are all up to date.  So I basically connect my peripherals directly to the laptop, and use TB16 for display port and ethernet.
Prior to purchasing the TB16, Dell confirmed that it would work with my AW 15 R3.  I finally called Dell tech support to resolve this issue, but they sent me to Alienware Premium support because they say this is an Alienware issue.  Alienware then say they do not troubleshoot Dell docks at all and sent me back to Dell support, who (not surprisingly) say they can't solve this issue because it is an Alienware issue.  So all this back and forth, from speaking with 7 different reps, I finally get sent back to Alienware premium support team again, and they tell me that Alienware do not support the TB16 and that they ABSOLUTELY cannot help at all.  My biggest gripe is that no one is taking responsibility for this and I'm being passed along from 1 rep to the next. (I almost think I'm on the phone with Comcast customer service)
I'm past 30 days for a return and refund, so they only option I have now is to exchange it for another TB16... Read more

A:Dock TB16 USB connection issues - Tech support teams not taking responsibility

Some recent BIOS updates for various systems have caused intermittent disconnects and reconnects for USB devices attached to TB16 docks (and I think I've seen the WD15 mentioned too, but I can't remember).  There are several threads on this topic right now just in the first page or two of this forum because they're all very active. Unfortunately, downgrading back to an earlier BIOS does NOT seem to resolve the issue, perhaps because some component that's updated in the BIOS update can't be (or simply isn't) downgraded even when the main BIOS firmware is. The good news is that Dell has acknowledged the issue, and just today a Dell rep advised that a new BIOS update currently being tested internally appears to have solved the issue and should therefore be released shortly.  That thread admittedly pertains to the XPS 13 9360, but since this problem was introduced on several systems at around the same time when they all got BIOS updates, it's reasonable to expect that the fix will come for all affected systems around the same time.So if you haven't already, don't bother sending your TB16 in for an exchange.  It will very likely prove a waste of time -- and if you DO somehow turn out to have a lemon TB16, presumably your warranty will still be active after the new BIOS updates are released, so you can do the exchange then.

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A researcher has unearthed fresh evidence of cyber criminals' growing attraction to Apple's OS X platform with the discovery of a now-disbanded group that offered 43 cents for every infected Mac.
Mac-codec.com was just one of hundreds of "codec-partnerka," a term researcher Dmitry Samosseiko uses to describe the well-organized affiliate networks that pay a small bounty each time their malware is installed on an unsuspecting end user's computer. What makes this one stand apart is its dedication to the Mac platform.



Read further -
Malware house offered bounty for infected Macs ? The Register

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Hello, I'm Richie. Let's skip the introduction stuff and get straight to business! I've been planning an upgrade on my PC (GPU & PSU wise) Will it be able to run? These are the parts as listed: -Zotac Geforce GTX 1060 Mini 3GB (NewEgg Product Page) (Not SC'd) -EVGA 450W B1 Power Supply (Newegg Product Page)  So just wondering if these will be eligible for my current build and that nothing will blow up?  Thank you!-Richie

A:Will these upgrades be eligible for my PC?

@RichieWhy,Interesting introduction, to the point.No problem, just disable Secure Boot.   The PSU is adequate based  on the previous draw of 65W (GT 635),  your adding just 55W with GTX 1060 (120W total), and you committed an overall 150W increase.

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Is it possible to set up the Windows 7 Program Files folder as a share on another networked PC ( also running Windows 7 ) ?
I understand this was also a problem with Vista, but I was an XP man myself and it was never an issue on XP.

Andrew

A:How to share Windows 7 Program Files Folder

Well, since you are not the "owner" of the files and folders in Program Files, I don't think you are allowed to share them. Although I've never tried.

Try it and see what you get.

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Hi all,

Having this problem for several months, suspected HDD first but bought new M500 and seems there's something else is responsible for this "fun" I'm having with the PC.

Basically, the nature seems to be the same all the time - when I playing video games (currently it is Kings Bounty, used to be the problem with Max Payne 2012 even during the installation), also used to play Flash games and used to watch video online, it was crushing.
Most common BSOD problem was "page fault in non-paged area" and "IRQL is not less or equal". Sometimes it gives me just a black screen and nothing else at all so I have to go "hard reboot". Sometimes, it hangs with the destroyed, "torn in pieces" video and annoying repetitive sound like ding-ding-ding, so I need to reboot it again, sometimes it goes into BSOD with some errors and exceptions.

I have tried numerous times different Windows 7 versions, both x86 and x64 architecture, and tried XP. Same issues.

I have noticed although, that when the W7 has a clean installation and almost no updates installed, it gives me less headache. Recently I have stopped installing the Catalyst suite for the graphics and thought the problem was just with that but after going through all Windows updates it started again.

I think that there is something with the video, but cannot get to the bottom of it.

Please help as this is becoming now a paranoia for me and I cannot sleep properly.... Read more

A:BSOD playing Kings Bounty, random errors and hang ups

Attachment 298675
Apologies, please find the right attachment now.

Thanks a lot

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I've had many difficulties upgrading my Dell Inspiron from seven pro to Ten. Now that I finally have Ten up and running, it needs an activation key. Apparently in order to keep it running.

I have the slmgr -dlv report attached. What does it tell WRT my eligibility. If it says no, how do I get a good key? My original product key is for Vista and my upgrade was with a seven Pro OEM disk purchased from Amazon a couple of years ago. There is no product key on the packaging or the disc. I used ShowKeyPlus to get an activation key but the windows install says that it is a general application key (or something like that) and won't work.

Thanks for your help.

Lee

A:Is my copy of Ten eligible for activation? How?

Originally Posted by lbeck


s my copy of Ten eligible for activation? How?



Yes, it is eligible for activation. You just have to enter a valid Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Pro product key.







Originally Posted by lbeck


my upgrade was with a seven Pro OEM disk purchased from Amazon a couple of years ago. There is no product key on the packaging or the disc.



A genuine Microsoft product would have come with a product key sticker. You probably did not get a valid genuine Microsoft product that was eligible for you to use in the first place. Microsoft is improving their product key checking.

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HI, I've just purchase Thinkpad P50s, I'm looking for a way to upgrade SSD (which is currently 256GB SSD) by adding 2nd SSD. Is it eligible to do that ? Thanks

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Hi I have a Switch 10 32gb, it seems to be an eligible device. However, I don't receive the icon tray notification. But, in addition, how could I even think to update it to Windows 10 if this requires 16 gb free disk space? I guess this amount of GB was not even free when I bought it! So, how did you manage to update it?  ThanksFabio










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A:Switch 10 eligible, but space will be never enough...

I solved with a "radical" solution and i got 18 Gb of free space after installing Win10 and Office. This is what i done: 1) Back up of all my data (documents, pictures etc)2) Hard Reset of my Switch 10 (Alt+F10 at startup, complete recovery option). With hard reset you'll have about 17 Gb free after Win 8.1 recovery. This will be enaugh for avoiding the "not enough space" error during Win 10 upgrade.3) Installation of the only required update to upgrade to Win 10 (KB 3035583)4) Upgrade to Win 10 by using Windows Media Creation Tool.5) Check for Windows 10 activation.6) Make a bootable USB stick using Windows Media Creation Tool.7) Perform a clean installation of Windows 10 by deleting ALL partitions (also the Win 8.1 recovery). (Power button + volume up to enter BIOS settings and set USB as primary boot device, remember to remove USB stick after first installation reboot, you'll not asked for) Steps 4 and 5 are mandatory because if you don't activate Win 10 by upgrading from Win 8.1 you will have activation issues (the product key of Win 10 is not the same of Win 8.1). With this solution you'll lose definitely your software warranty and support (that covers only pre-installed Win 8.1) but the hardware warranty is kept (i had this information by Acer Support Service). If you want to keep Win 8.1 recovery partition you'll have about 8 Gb less (10 free) after installation of Windows and Office. After installation i... Read more

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I am currently planning on ordering a refurbished Gateway MD7321U laptop. I checked Gateway's website and the MD73 models are eligible for the free upgrade, and I did not see anything about refurbished laptops in their FAQ, so I assumed it is.

But becaue I am not sure, before I make the purchase, can someone tell me if the fact that the laptop is refurbished takes away it's eligibility for the free upgrade?

A:Eligible for upgrade offer?

I would imagine that it is still eligible, but the only way to be sure would be to contact Gateway.

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I am not seeing the windows 10 upgrade option appearing in windows update. How can i get this update to my laptop?

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Hello. I have this PC, it came with windows 8, specs seems perfectly ok for Windows 10 upgrade. It mounts an i3 3220 w/ 4GB ram.Yet the product is not listed in the eligible model list. http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/windows10-eligible-models The W10 advisor shows this info:  I don't know what is going on here. Any clue??

A:Veriton X2611G not eligible for W10 ??

I think "eligible" in this case means "eligible for Acer driver support".  My unoffical opinion (I don't work for Acer)  In other words, if you upgrade an Acer computer that's not on the list, then you're on your own to find drivers.  In most cases, Microsoft will automatically give you the drivers you need during the upgrade.   Windows 10 provides a 30 day rollback feature, but be sure to backup your files and make recovery discs or recovery USB drive prior to upgrading....just in case.   http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDQ0MTU1ODA... Edit:  So you can click "ok, notify me when ready" and it will let you know when it is ready (Microsoft has all your drivers).Edit2: As to why a fairly recent computer isn't on the list...I don't have a guess.    

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I purchased an OEM version of Vista Home Premium 64-bit on June 26 and activated it that day. Does this make me eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 7? If so, how do I go about getting it? Thanks!

A:Am I eligible for a free upgrade to Win 7?

from what I've read, you have to get it from the manufacturer of the PC you bought that had it on it. You may want to call them and inquire about it. But according to the dates microsoft has supplied, you *should* be elligable

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I purchased my HP computer in 2009 with "Windows Vista" O/S installed. I wasn't aware that I was eligible to upgrade my O/S to "Windows-7". Recently Microsoft stopped servicing "Vista" & I may have security risks. While HP healthcheck, I just had this message popped up on my computer, "Any HP PC preinstalled with Windows Vista Home Premium, purchased between June 26th 2009 and Jan 1st 2010 will be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 7 when it becomes available". I tried to update but it is no longer available. Can anybody help?

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Hello. I have this PC, it came with windows 8, specs seems perfectly ok for Windows 10 upgrade. It mounts an i3 3220 w/ 4GB ram.Yet the product is not listed in the eligible model list. http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/windows10-eligible-models The W10 advisor shows this info:  I don't know what is going on here. Any clue??

A:Veriton X2611G not eligible for W10 ??

I think "eligible" in this case means "eligible for Acer driver support".  My unoffical opinion (I don't work for Acer)  In other words, if you upgrade an Acer computer that's not on the list, then you're on your own to find drivers.  In most cases, Microsoft will automatically give you the drivers you need during the upgrade.   Windows 10 provides a 30 day rollback feature, but be sure to backup your files and make recovery discs or recovery USB drive prior to upgrading....just in case.   http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDQ0MTU1ODA... Edit:  So you can click "ok, notify me when ready" and it will let you know when it is ready (Microsoft has all your drivers).Edit2: As to why a fairly recent computer isn't on the list...I don't have a guess.    

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I have an Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 and am wondering if it is eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade?  (i.e. Was the stock Windows 8.1 installed with the PC actually Win 8.1 RT? How do I find out? Thanks, Jim










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A:Aspire S3-391-604 with Win8 eligible for Win10?

jlandwehr61,
 
The system in question is not on Acer's eligible model list, but that doesn't mean that it cannot be upgraded. What that means is Acer will not be providing driver support for the upgrade to Windows 10. In fact I upgraded one of our S3-391 notebooks here for Windows 10 use and it is working just fine. 

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Hi, I have just received my new HP 250 G5, with an information slip stating: "You are eligible to receive one copy of Windows 10 recovery media and HP driver media. For more information or to register your computer and request your copy, either use the registration app or go to http://register.hp.com" I have registered my laptop, but cannot find any information on obtaining Windows 10.

A:Eligible to receive one copy of Windows 10

Paris2801 Sorry, but you are misunderstanding the offer. It is NOT for a free copy of Windows 10; instead, it is for a free set of Recovery Media to use on Win10 with your PC. This is used to restore your PC to its original factory condition.

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I have an Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 and am wondering if it is eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade?  (i.e. Was the stock Windows 8.1 installed with the PC actually Win 8.1 RT? How do I find out? Thanks, Jim











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A:Aspire S3-391-604 with Win8 eligible for Win10?

jlandwehr61,
 
The system in question is not on Acer's eligible model list, but that doesn't mean that it cannot be upgraded. What that means is Acer will not be providing driver support for the upgrade to Windows 10. In fact I upgraded one of our S3-391 notebooks here for Windows 10 use and it is working just fine. 

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I purchased a Windows seven OEM cd from Amazon to upgrade from vista. I'm now wanting to upgrade to ten and the installation using a usb stick gets to the screen where it asks for a product key. The OEM disk doesn't have one.
the install apparently will not proceed.

Is is there a workaround?

A:Is 7 pro OEM version eligible for upgrade to Windows 10?

Just a clarification needed to address your question, lbeck. Are you booting from install USB intending a clean install or just running the setup.exe in the root of the USB to perform the upgrade per se? If only upgrading, you need to make sure your USB has precise edition of Win10 needed to upgrade from your Win7 edition.

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Hi,

I bought a used Laptop and recently found out that it has Volume license Win 8 Pro, which does not allow for Win 8.1 Upgrade... really painful to miss out on some useful apps that only for 8.1

To make thing worst, my license seems to expire in about 6 months. Does anyone know if Volume License Win 8 Pro can be upgraded to Win 10 ?

Thanks

A:Is Win 8 Pro Volume license eligible for upgrade to Win 10

Hi... just found out that Win 8 is not to be upgraded at all!

"We will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year!"

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