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"Microsoft engineer" rang me on saturday 17-07-10

Q: "Microsoft engineer" rang me on saturday 17-07-10

I was awoken with a phone call from an Indian supposed "Microsoft Engineer in the Technical department" telling me that my PC was generating and sending out enormous amounts of files and that I should get onto my PC in order for them to freely provide me with tools to eradicate my supposedly bad files causing this. Going onto my PC, I was "shown" (Told how to run it) the Event Viewer (Never previously used by myself). It showed 100's of ERROR reports that gave some credence to their statements. I did not realise at the time that these were merely common errors reported by the system. I later deleted them after finding out how to. A security-conscious individual of many years I am ALWAYS sceptical of such phone calls but sadly this time I decided that I may indeed be speaking to a Microsoft engineer and must allow them access or perhaps my PC would indeed be a major problem in a week's time. According to the con man my PC would close down eventually and I would be unable to retrieve any of my files again as the PC would not boot. I felt uneasy and still being rather sleepy, I was unsure as to his chat. Taken in by his speil I suspected a scam, especially since it was an Indian speaking and experience of bad business with such warned me off, but I felt that I may indeed be causing a problem to the Internet world and foolishly decided to allow them access to my PC. Once decided, they gained access via a software programme which they downloaded (Teamviewer) and ran on my PC. I was still rather sleepy and trying to remember what was happening. Alarm bells were ringing but I was still unsure. They also downloaded "Advanced Windows Care" ver.2 and ran it which appeared very similar to my own Advanced System Care programme (IOBIT). I later discovered that it was a much earlier version of my own software albeit several versions back. What they did once on my PC I have no idea as all I could see was the progamme checking my PC. They then said that my "software maintenance" programme had expired after running another programme. It reeled off dozens of files and at the end stated "Software expired". My suspicions were already on edge but I was foolishly under the impression that it may be genuine and that if I did not allow them access then I would be unable to get my PC up again if it did indeed stop functioning in a week as they stated. Told early on that it was free, I was then told that my PC had a "temporary software manager" that controlled all my programmes, that it had expired and that I had to renew the contract. I felt that this was rubbish and demanded to know why I would be sold an expensive machine with a "temporary" software programme that needed renewing and was never told of it. I did not like his explanations especially when he said that it would be ?65 to renew and then later said that it was ANNUAL and would be payable for 4 years. At this stage I dissed him from my PC and stated that I could not pay and laughed at his suggestion. Sadly I may be the last one to laugh as he had control of my PC for some time and obviously may have uploaded god knows what onto my PC. I am now on tenterhooks and will be for some time as to just what he may have stolen\downloaded onto my machine. I update and run my AVs and other malware programmes regularly. However, my PC has been doing funny things in the last week or two and this made me think that the call may be genuine. Several times I have been unable to switch the PC off and have had to hold the ON button for 8 seconds to close it down. On reboot, everything appeared to run Ok until I could not close it down again. Naturally I have run all my AVs again and also downloaded\run MALWAREBYTES Anti-Malware programme. This unlike my other programmes, showed up a "REG-TOOL" (dozens of them which I immediately cleaned). I will need to go through my information to change passwords etc. which he has possibly found. However, all seems ok otherwise but I need a programme which will check for some sort of malware that may be allowing remote access or may be sending information from my PC. Anything else possibly needed would be appreciated. For many years I have always looked after my own PC but this has been a first which goes down badly for me. No excuses, I was fooled. Indians are now persona non grata in my opinion. All tainted for some\many crooks. I shall enclose the DDS text as asked for and attach the other. I suspect that my accounts are now greatly at risk. I have spent the last 12 hours renewing and scanning with AVs and other programmes, Spybot, Super-Antispyware etc. GMER crashed my PC twice (Bsod) so I can not upload the result. Thank you for your time. 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Preferred Solution: "Microsoft engineer" rang me on saturday 17-07-10

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: "Microsoft engineer" rang me on saturday 17-07-10

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. *Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies. See HERE*It is important not to make any further changes or run any other tools/updates unless instructed to. This may hinder the cleaning process of your machine.*Please be patient, all Bleeping Computer helpers are volunteers and have lives outside this forum.*You must reply within 5 days otherwise this topic will be closed.=================================Please try to run GMER in safe mode. How to boot in safe mode: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/Double click GMER.exe and if you are asked if you want to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please allow it to do so. If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan, please click on NO. In the right panel you will see several boxes that have been checked. Unchecked the following checkboxes: IAT/EAT Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\) Show All (don't miss this one) Now click on the Scan button and wait for it to finish. Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in ark.txt and save it to your desktop.Post the contents of that report when you reply.

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I have encountered those delightful folks who get call you out of the blue, try to make you think that they are from MicroSoft, and tell you that there are horrible things wrong with your computer (it's been sending out signals, you see) that only a Microsoft Engineer can fix, and they will make it all better and cover you for a year for around $200. Right, sure, and I'm a Surgeon General of the United States Engineer and I will keep your nose out of your ass for a year for $200.
 
But--I have been using Avast as my antivirus for some time now, and it seems to be effective and user friendly. But now I had occasion to call them, and they ran some diagnostics and told me essentially the same thing as the above-mentioned scam agents. Deep down in my computer, it seems--so deep that it would make no difference if I replaced the hard drive and installed the OS (Windows 7 currently) from a new disk, I think they said even if I replaced the motherboard), there are baddies that only a Microsoft &c &c. And of course they offered to do it for around the same price.
 
Now I ask myself: Is there really anything that Microsoft Engineer from Avast can do that, say, Bleeping Computer cannot? Is there really a subbasement in the bleeping computer that only God or the mighty MS Engineer can get to? I'm skeptical, and I would much rather have you guys run Hijack This and ComboFix and do whatever is needed, because I know from experience how good you are. What he found was a l... Read more

A:"only microsoft engineer can fix your computer" for $$$?

I've never had occasion to contact Avast! support, so I don't know what they do or do not do.  I will say that there is nothing a Microsoft Engineer can do that taking the steps that you stated would not accomplish.  If the problem can't even be resolved by replacing the motherboard then it just isn't getting fixed.  Guess you'll just have to switch to Knoppix
 
What is the problem that you are having?  I'm from the nuke and reload school of thought.

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My cd player/writer is not recognizing discs in the drive. Also, the "Record" tab has disappeared from the properties section.

This started when I was listening to a cd, and a phone call came in thru my pc. The cd stopped playing. When I tried to start Realplayer again, nothing happened. I tried a different music cd, and the same thing.

I then tried a data cd. After clicking on the CD drive icon, the message I kept getting was "Please insert cd".

I've uninstalled/re-installed the driver. I've updated the driver. Still nada.

The little green light keeps blinking when I put a cd in. If I click on the cd icon (on my desktop), the cursor will "stay normal", then show a little cd, then change back to it's regular cursor, then change again to the little cd, etc. Until I get the message telling me to put a cd in the drive.

From what I've read on-line, it may be as simple as cleaning the cd lens -- which I tried to do with compressed air -- or my drive might be dead.



Thanks for any insight you can give me.

Diana
 

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Context: I'm not a newbie but far from a pro. Small business situation.

I'm trying to set up a PPTP VPN on a pretty bare bones Windows Server 2008 R2, connect to it from Win10 machine and map a shared folder on the server as a networked drive.

I can RDP into the server, Network Policy & Access is running, user is set up with dial-in network access permission, I think the right ports are being forwarded - physical networking might be the problem (Comcast into a Netgear C3000 into a Linksys router.)

I'm basically out of googling skills, could use some solid input into what I should look at.
Server:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2420 0 @ 1.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 12
RAM: 8029 Mb
Graphics Card: LogMeIn Mirror Driver, 8 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 599 GB (538 GB Free); G: 797 GB (696 GB Free);
Motherboard:
Antivirus: None

Win10 Machine:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6600U CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16309 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 475 GB (334 GB Free);
Motherboard: Microsoft Corporation, Surface Book
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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I'm wondering if I have a problem....because my internet connection always shuts down at 3:22 pm saturdays....
I use Windows Vista

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Hi all,1st posted this on Saturday, can anybody help me.Thanks,TristanHi all,Need help. Below is my log file. Computer is too slow to work.Any help would be greatly appreciatedThanks,TristanLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 17:51:16, on 05/01/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Google... Read more

A:Hijack This Log Posted Since Saturday

If after 5 days one has not received a response, please follow the instructions in this thread.Do not repost duplicate logs, as they will only be closed, merged with a previously log, or deleted.Please be patient. Your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.This thread is closed.

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***I guess this could be shorter reading if u just know I'm switching from an older to a newer computer & I have some questions & u could just start reading where u see the word questions in red***

Hi folks - I used this category because it is the only one I think I've ever used here so I think a couple folks might have an idea where I'm at in my computer learning knowledge curve.....which compared to almost everybody here is novice. And I do have some software questions here so I think its OK to post this here.

I'm going to be switching out my old, used computer this Saturday. Even though its so old, I'm so used to its idiosyncrasies that I might miss it. Anyway, enuf about that. I got a guy coming with my next (3rd) computer on Saturday to hook it up & get me going with it. I've been writing down questions for him & I thought it might be a good idea not to overload him & get some of them answered here.

Its the same deal as my 1st two computers. It will be a used (slightly on this one) computer from my brother-in-laws marketing company & one of the computer guys who works for him is bringing it & hooking it up.....with me helping in any way I can.

We've spoken once & I was told the computer I'm geting is a Powerspec Desktop Computer which is a Micro Center brand. One good thing about that is that there is a huge Micro-Center store 5 minutes from where I live. I don't know which model it will be.... Read more

A:Need some help & ideas for big computer changes Saturday

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Hi all,

I installed Win 7 onto my pc which had XP beforehand. My ATI HD4650 is AGP 8x (it runs on an ASUS P4R800VM Mobo) and I previously had Catalyst 9.10 on XP with the hotfix.

Win 7 only detects my card as standard VGA adapter, I manually install drivers (from device manager) from the CD that came with the card. This works fine after reboot and Windows detects HD4650 card but with the exclamation mark (card has been stopped because not functioning properly message).

I have tried to follow some steps on here regarding installing 9.10 catalyst, e.g. make installer vista compatible and install, tried vista hot-fix drivers, uninstalled all drivers and tried again, I even re-installed xp and upgraded to win7 again, nothing has worked . Has anyone got any ideas how I can get my card to install catalyst 9.10? Or at least get recognised and functioning properly?

Thanks in advance

A:Please Help! ATI HD4650 hasn't worked since Saturday :(

"I manually install drivers (from device manager) from the CD that came with the card. This works fine after reboot and Windows detects HD4650 card but with the exclamation mark (card has been stopped because not functioning properly message)."

Going by this, there are only 2 possible problems to look at and consider.

1) The AGP to CPU driver for your machine needs some kind of update. Your motheboard only supports latest XP it says. In this case, it could very well be true that they aren't kidding. Or perhaps they just don't want to "offically" support later OS. ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

2) Perhaps a bios update could help. Possible but rare.

The way it seems to me is that if you want graphics acceleration, you must use XP and XP only. No Microsoft OS later.

Go into bios after you update it and set it to AGP Aperature 128MB. You could also try setting it to work at 4X which may rid it of error code 43, but I don't think so. Worth effort to try, however.

That error code 43 does not look good in this case. Use my post to research if you are interested in going the last mile to try to fix your problem. It's my educated guess you can not, but I wish good luck.

Let me know if you find anything reasonably related.

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Hello Experts Last Saturday, I bought this laptop and having issues with the driver  I am unable to use a camera and getting this error "(You do not have the compatible VGA Hardware or Driver to run YouCam)" when I click on it. Please suggest me the driver for the same. Screen brightness also not working, please suggest driver for also. Whenever I start my computer, widows suggest me to download these drivers, I am completely new with the laptop so not taking any risk. Should I Download This? Downloading suggestion getting from the window 

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I just reinstalled Windows XP Pro. I'm unable to get Windows Update to work. If I click on it, a new blank white page is opened, and that's it. I'm not getting an error message, because I'm unable to even get that far. I've tried it with Firefox, and IE7, which I will soon update to IE8. Nothing in the device manager has a yellow exclamation point or question mark. I also tried Microsoft Fixit for Windows updates, but to no avail. Please help.

A:Win Update problems on a Sunny Saturday

Do you at least have service pack 3 installed? If not download that separately and install it.

SP3:
Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center

IE 8 Download:
Download Windows Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP from Official Microsoft Download Center

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Hi!

I`m running a Win2000 Server, and for the last 5 weeks, it has automatically shutdown every Saturday 1.43am (GTM) (Friday 10.43pm GTM -3).

The Event Log has not reported anything, and all I get is "The previous system shutdown was unexpected".

I´ve changed the time and date on the system to try and watch what happend on the console (usually no session is started), but nothing will happen (guess it works getting the date from the internet).

Tonight I rebooted the system at 10.40pm GTM -3 (just 3 minutes before shutdown, using a remote connection with Terminal Service) and forced a scandisk on all units (90 mins aprox) to try to skip the 10.43pm minute, but the server did not come up again. Had to turn it on again today.

The fact that every time I try something new must wait 1 week to find out if it worked is driving me crazy.

Things I´ve tried:

- Removed Norton Antivirus (was getting hundreds of logs on "Event Viewer´s Application Log")
- Run Lavasoft Addaware (AdWatch running)
- Spy Sweeper
- Windows Update
- Checked every process and found nothing irregular (watched if any new process started at 10.40pm).

I don´t get the shutdown alert; the system just crashes. The Server is not rebooted, but just turned off (I discard vulnerability is lsass.exe since I don´t get the Reboot alert and because the system does not reboot but turns itself off). Every saturday (after I turn it on again) it does a checkdisk and the event log reports an Unexpect... Read more

A:Windows 2000 Server shutting down every Saturday

I suppose a Registry search for "Saturday" or "01:43" might find something.
 

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i am trying to run pro engineer on my dell xps 210. i can start the program but when i try to use it, it just vanishes, any ideas please.
 

A:Pro engineer help

Is the machine powerful enough to run the program?

Have you had this copy installed on a different machine before?

What version of Pro Engineer do you have?
 

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I am using Firefox and had an auto upgrade. Since then my hard drive seems to be in a perpetual seek mode, two days. It has done this before but after an hour or so it would stop. I have "Acronis True Image Home" installed. I have two 500G hard drives installed. Task manager shows no appl running and no CPU usage.

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british gas alarm kp55010z

please can someone here tell me hjow to or what the engineer code is for this alarm? its a long shot but would be brill thanks.
 

A:engineer code?

don't know if this is you too...
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100525125233AAtdVGe
 

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Hi can anyone suggest a solution to my problem.
I am trying to run Pro engineer wildfire 3 on my Dell XPS 210, it has a the standard grafics card that came with the machine which has 512 on board, i have upgraded the Ram to 4gb.
Proengineer installed ok and will start but as soon as i try to use the program it just vanishes . If i just let it fireup and stand there it is fine.
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
 

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My pc has given up the ghost! The video drivers have now packed in along with many other problems. Does anyone now a good PC Repair Engineer in the North West Kent area (near Swanley)?

Cheers.
 

A:PC Engineer in Kent?

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Im having a crap time with a dell pc and engineer is visiting me tomorrow to install new hard drive and then hes supposed to be setting my pc up so everything is running,the hard drive isnt going to have the facory preset of having the option of returning the pc back to its factory fresh mode so im wondering after the guy installs vista and my drivers for me,if i have problems in the future will i have to load drivers every time i use the vista recovery disc im a computer novice and im sad it seems i have the more complicated way of now doing things,i should add i only received the pc last thursday and one of their tech guys over the phone asked me to re install windows as the computer wouldnt set up properly or at least it did but when i re booted i just had a blank screen on my monitor,,which they have said is a known problem with vista and i have seen it mentioned on many forums,so basically it seems to be like pulling teeth getting any joy from dell
 

A:When engineer re installs visitor?

Confirm with the Dell engineer if your Vista recovery disc is just for the Windows OS only or if it also has all of the needed drivers and programs that came bundled on the computer. If it was Windows only and it was my computer, I would would be insisting that Dell supply me for free with any other recovery discs needed to restore the computer to full factory fresh conditions.
 

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Hi,

I'm looking to purchase a specialist piece of software and am trying to search out any recommendations or advice from experiences you may have had. I work with AutoCAD and would like a package that can be used to analyse / model ground profiles to calculate the volume of earth contained within a section of ground.

In simple terms, I am looking for software to help with cut and fill estimating.

Any pointers would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Help a Civil Engineer...

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Hello,

I have recently been scammed with a transaction via PayPal but at the same time I was sent a file which I think was an attempt to take full control of my PayPal account.

It's a little kid that's doing this and he's using a VPN to access the Internet and a VPS to route the traffic of the RAT.

Is it possible to reverse engineer a Trojan at all to find some information I can send to his VPS provider to help track this guy down?

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Hello,

I'm entering my junior year in college majoring in Computer Science but would like to eventually work as an IT Specialist or a Network Engineer in the future. What are some things that I can do or read that will help me to familiarize myself and get an early start in the networking field? Thanks.

Regards,

Jerry
 

A:Would like to become a Network Engineer but need some advice.

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I am almost done with my associates degree in Computer Networking. So I am not a total noob at this, but my friend's computer has me stumped. Here's the scenario.

They have a wireless network. The router and modem is upstairs, with a mac connected to it. Downstairs are two pcs, both wireless. Things have been working for about 7 months just fine. Then, the other day both the wireless computers couldn't get on the internet. Running an ipconfig shows both computers still on the network. Both computers were able to ping each other and the router. I released the ip addresses and renewed them, DHCP server works fine, issued them the ip address. Both were once again connected to the network, able to ping the router. Still can't get on the internet though. I checked the access lists, which I set up for them 7 months ago so just their computers can get on. Nothing has changed, their mac addresses are still the only ones that can get on.

So I got rid of the access list anyway. Same thing, computers are on the network but can't access the internet. Shut encryption off on everything, nothing changes. Reset router to factory settings. Nothing changed.

So, has anyone encountered this before. I am completely stumped. The computers are on the network, they can ping each other, ping the router, but the wireless pc's cannot access the internet, only the directly connected computer can. Signal Strength is excellent. Sharing files printers, everything is grea... Read more

A:Need a really good Network Engineer here

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Hello,

I have recently been scammed with a transaction via PayPal but at the same time I was sent a file which I think was an attempt to take full control of my PayPal account.

It's a little kid that's doing this and he's using a VPN to access the Internet and a VPS to route the traffic of the RAT.

Is it possible to reverse engineer a Trojan at all to find some information I can send to his VPS provider to help track this guy down?

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Hi,

Sorry for posting this in 'Multimedia', but I wasn't sure where else it might go. Our Sky unit went wrong, so a Sky engineer came out (friendly chap) and replaced the decoder. However, when you press the ‘Sky’ button on the Sky remote now the TV doesn’t switch to SCART anymore. How can I get this working again? Everything’s working fine, apart from the fact the TV won’t switch to SCART when you turn the decoder on. You now have to use the TV remote to enable Sky. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks a lot,
Dan
 

A:Sky engineer messing up TV setup (help)

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Hi All,

I am interviewing some desktop engineers soon and as part of the interview I would like to do a practical test.

I am would like some of your recommendations / experiences of what practical tests you have ever had to do or given.

Nothing too simple, something challenging.

We use windows XP and Dell machines

Also maybe some questions to ask

Look forward to your responses.

Thanks
Elliot

A:Desktop Engineer interview

This is a good start: desktop support interview tests XP - Bing

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I'm thinking of possibly minoring in computer engineering in college because of its supposedly high demand in the job market.
What do I need to know to become one? What type of "code" of whatever is needed? Is it like C++ or HTML or Java? I'm a newbie, so if you can just explain what I need to know and why would be nice!
 

A:What do I need to learn to become a computer engineer?

If you check the college prospectus, it will tell you the minimum requirements to study the course. You will generally need a basic understanding of how a computer works as well as how to compile code, with a basic knowledge of coding if possible, as you will be taught more on the course.
 

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Does anyone know what the options are for telecommuting in the Software Engineering field?
 

A:Software engineer telecommuting?

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Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know.

Note: This article is one software engineering writer's opinion - not every computer scientist or software engineer would agree that these are the "Top 10", but they do quite nicely for an article post here.

-- Tom
 

A:Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know

lotuseclat79 said:


Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know.

Note: This article is one software engineering writer's opinion - not every computer scientist or software engineer would agree that these are the "Top 10", but they do quite nicely for an article post here.

-- TomClick to expand...

Very interesting, Tom !
 

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Madam / Sir, on my Lenovo SFF   desktop 510s-08ISH- 90FN00BYIN I have three sata ports for 3drives. There are 2 drives pre installed. These drives get power from a cable with two sata power connectors and are connected to the motherboard with a 4 pin plug. Can this 4 pin power connector on motherboard support 3drives ??Regards John

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My workflow is normally Solidworks, ANSYS, Matlab, and some other engineering software. I prioritized single core processing effeciency, and the GPU, so I ordered the following:2.8 GHz Intel Core Xeon E-2276M Six-Core64GB DDR4 | 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD15.6" HDR 400 FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS ScreenNVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q (16GB)So, a few questions: i.) It was hard for me to say no the the 8-core i9 as a gear nerd, I know the benefits of more cores. Would be interested in hearing feedback on if any performance differences between my setup and the i9 would even be noticable other than on a benchmark test? ii.) I wanted the 16GB VRAM in the GPU, so that was a factor in why I went with the GTX 5000. I am a bit ignorant to how hungry software are on resources, and where we are in technology today if 16GB VRAM is even utilized and beneficial? Are we a bit ahead of time with this one or is it worth having? Would my engineering software benefit from and utilize the additional VRAM? I know work load of course is a factor but please answer as best as you can. iii.) I was worried about the thermals with the i9 and even having a RTX 4000 paired with it. As we know the RTX 5000 is not offered with the i9. Am I ignorant in saying the setup I went with will have lower thermals and a more reliable and consistent performnce curve than any of the i9 iterations? iv.) Overall thoughts on my setup with my given workflow compared to a a different spec'd P53? Would you have... Read more

A:Just purchased a P53, have a few questions (Mechanical Engineer)

Fellow ME here. I work in the AEC industry and my work loads benefit the most from a few fast CPU cores. Autocad, for example, was optimal on up to 8 cores, and the user consensus was that you could get by with a decent gaming GPU (as opposed to an expensive workstation version). As I remember (and I haven't touched ANSYS and Matlab in more than 10 years), what you're using is very heavily bound by the CPU. Puget Systems has some Solidworks benchmarks that may highlight this. I got the Core i7 9850H with the Quadro T2000 and 32 GB RAM (16 GB from the factory, bought a matching stick and installed it myself afterwards) and two NVME SSDs (but my projects are on an external HDD, so these don't help as much). I'm satisfied with my decision. Back in August, when I ordered the laptop, there weren't any options for custom configurations. I would have liked the Xeon paired with the T2000, but it doesn't seem like this is an option even now. The 8 core i9 seemed very appealing, but I had to remind myself time and again that:- Turbo is no substitute for base clock, as much as the marketing hype says otherwise- I don't need as many cores (I upgraded from a 2c/4t Core i7 with a 2.8 GHz base clock and a 3.2 GHz turbo, and the actual speed in single threaded loads is not that different)- The price was better (paid for it myself), and the difference went into accessories (dock, cooling pad, RAM, additional USB hub, new carrying case). I'm not sure how much of a benefit the RTX5000... Read more

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I am currently having a problem with my video in Pro/Engineer Wildfire and AutoCAD 2004. In both of these drafting programs, the cursor skips when it is moving across the screen. It is not solid like it should be.

The computer is a Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz, 256 MB RAM, 36.4 SCSI hard drive, 32MB Matrox Millenium Video G450 video card and a Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 OS. There was no problem before I upgraded this computer from Windows NT 4 workstation. In NT4 the video was flawless. Certainly not in XP.

When I upgraded the computer, I installed the newest drivers. When I noticed the problem, I rolled the driver back to its previous version which did not work. I also have the video card set to full hardware acceleration. I have swapped the current video card with one just like it with no luck. I do not have a better video card to put in the machine.

Why would the video perform flawlessly in Pro/Engineer and AutoCAD 2004 while in a Windows NT 4 environment, but be skipping around in the same programs in a Windows XP Pro SP2 environment? Would a video card with more memory solve the problem? Are there any other steps I could try to troubleshoot and find a solution to this problem? Any advice I could get on this problem would be great.

Thank you.
 

A:Video Problems in Pro/Engineer and AutoCAD

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Madam / Sir, on my Lenovo SFF   desktop 510s-08ISH- 90FN00BYIN I have three sata ports for 3drives. There are 2 drives pre installed. These drives get power from a cable with two sata power connectors and are connected to the motherboard with a 4 pin plug. Can this 4 pin power connector on motherboard support 3drives ??Regards John

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My workflow is normally Solidworks, ANSYS, Matlab, and some other engineering software. I prioritized single core processing effeciency, and the GPU, so I ordered the following:2.8 GHz Intel Core Xeon E-2276M Six-Core64GB DDR4 | 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD15.6" HDR 400 FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS ScreenNVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q (16GB)So, a few questions: i.) It was hard for me to say no the the 8-core i9 as a gear nerd, I know the benefits of more cores. Would be interested in hearing feedback on if any performance differences between my setup and the i9 would even be noticable other than on a benchmark test? ii.) I wanted the 16GB VRAM in the GPU, so that was a factor in why I went with the GTX 5000. I am a bit ignorant to how hungry software are on resources, and where we are in technology today if 16GB VRAM is even utilized and beneficial? Are we a bit ahead of time with this one or is it worth having? Would my engineering software benefit from and utilize the additional VRAM? I know work load of course is a factor but please answer as best as you can. iii.) I was worried about the thermals with the i9 and even having a RTX 4000 paired with it. As we know the RTX 5000 is not offered with the i9. Am I ignorant in saying the setup I went with will have lower thermals and a more reliable and consistent performnce curve than any of the i9 iterations? iv.) Overall thoughts on my setup with my given workflow compared to a a different spec'd P53? Would you have... Read more

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I will be starting the first year electrical engineering program at my university next semester. I don't know much about computers. I just want your opinion on what model of laptop would be able to perform good with engineer-related software. I really don't want to break the bank but any opinion would be great.

P.S. I hear that lenovo is good but I'm not sure what kind of features I should customize it with.

Thanks for your time
 

A:Need an opinion on engineer capable comp

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Madam / Sir, on my Lenovo SFF   desktop 510s-08ISH- 90FN00BYIN I have three sata ports for 3drives. There are 2 drives pre installed. These drives get power from a cable with two sata power connectors and are connected to the motherboard with a 4 pin plug. Can this 4 pin power connector on motherboard support 3drives ??Regards John

A:Power supply question for an engineer

Should not be a issue. Drives these days do not use a lot of power. Only real concerns for power supplies these days is graphic cards and CPU's. If you Google PSU calculator you should be able to enter in all your information and get a correct answer.  

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Hi, I'mtrying to run Pro-Engineer Wildfire 4 student edition to run on Windows 8. Ican?t get it to launch, and I get a message that says it?s not compatible. Isthere anything that can be done as it did run on Windows 7?

Any help would be most appreciated.

Thank you

Ray

A:Compatability, Pro-Engineer Wildfire 4 student edition

Have you tried running all of the exes in the program folder in Windows 7 Compatibility mode, as well as the main program itself?

You may need to check on the programs website for compatibility.

Ah, that's Pro-E, which has always been a huge pain to install. Wildfire is too old, you are lucky to have been able to run in in Windows 7. You might have to update to Creo.

It may be incompatible with any 64 bit OS too.

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this is one of the only logs that i can actually get.
please help.
ROOTREPEAL © AD, 2007-2009
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Scan Start Time: 2009/09/18 12:17
Program Version: Version 1.3.5.0
Windows Version: Windows XP SP3
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Drivers
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Name: dump_atapi.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_atapi.sys
Address: 0xAAC0E000 Size: 98304 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: dump_WMILIB.SYS
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_WMILIB.SYS
Address: 0xF7A8E000 Size: 8192 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: PCI_PNP3408
Image Path: \Driver\PCI_PNP3408
Address: 0x00000000 Size: 0 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: rootrepeal.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys
Address: 0xAAA36000 Size: 49152 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: spnh.sys
Image Path: spnh.sys
Address: 0xF740C000 Size: 1052672 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: sptd
Image Path: \Driver\sptd
Address: 0x00000000 Size: 0 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: win32k.sys:1
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\win32k.sys:1
Address: 0xF7816000 Size: 20480 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: win32k.sys:2
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\win32k.sys:2
Address: 0xAABD6000 Size: 61440 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

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A:ive got a malware nightware...i cant even run system repair engineer

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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So this will be round 3-4 for this.... too many children and PCs at home with only me as tech support!

A:Next Round for an older mech engineer vs malware.

Hi and Welcome!!   
 
My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
If you happen to have a flash drive/thumb drive please have that ready in the event that we need to use it.
Please be sure to subscribe to the topic if you have not already done so.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your operating system and losing all your programs and data.
 
Having said that....     Let's get going!!  
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 Could you tell me a little bit about the problems that you are experiencing with your computer?  
 
Are you having any malware related problems??  

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Team,
Please release the entity framework reverse engineer tool for visual studio professional 2017.
Regards,
Saravanan

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Street is a master of deception: a social engineer, specializing in security awareness and physical compromise engagements. He’s outspoken, friendly, always wearing a smile, and besides working in the field, he’s also the InfoSec Ranger at Pwnie Express, and is well-known for his books and conference talks around the world.
 
The life of a social engineer: Hacking the human
 
Pretty good article about a social engineering guy. I'd say he is probably one of the best out there. One thing I don't think I ever really thought about with social engineering attacks, is that the people that do it are incredibly smart. Their skill set has to be broad. You gotta be confident and willing to talk to complete strangers and at least know above average IT related stuff.
Being a Security Engineer myself it is pretty fascinating reading these types of articles.

A:"The life of a social engineer: Hacking the human"

Nice little article, I enjoyed it quite a bit. I don't think I'm the kind of person that will fall for social engineering that easily, since I'm aware of that concept, how to protect myself against it, etc. but I'm sure that I would be totally helpess against pros like him (he could get me at any moment).

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I was curious as to whether or not anyone here knew the progam.

A:System Repair Engineer --kztechs Anyone Familiar With?

Some HijackThis experts use this program in the detection of malware. You would be better off checking with them.

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SHOCKING Interview with NVIDIA Engineer about the GTX 970 fiasco

A:SHOCKING Interview with NVIDIA Engineer about the GTX 970 fiasco

I wonder if this explains some of the problems over in the BSOD Forum??






Quote:
Upcoming driver could improve GTX 970's memory performance

Nvidia really stepped in a pile of PR poo when it was discovered that there was an internal communication gaffe over the way the GeForce GTX 970 handles its 4GB of onboard memory and the resulting specs.
Source: Nvidia Will Help Disgruntled GTX 970 Owners Get a Refund, Says a Driver Update is Coming | Maximum PC

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I had a Dell engineer arrive this week to replace the hard drive and screen on my Dell 7537 laptop. Dell customer support downloaded windows onto my usb key so that it would be ready for the installation.

Everything went fine and he installed windows on my laptop, but we didn't connect to wifi as I said I would use a faster internet connection later to download the drivers.
Now it turns out that the windows key used by the dell engineer wasn't the correct one and I can't activate my version of windows. Error code 0xC004C003. Is this because I originally had windows 8 on my laptop and then took the free upgrade to windows 10? I have asked if dell support could provide me with a key repeatedly but they keep deflecting the question.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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