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Solved: Shared Computer Security

Q: Solved: Shared Computer Security

Anyone know of a good shared computer security software similar to that of Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit?

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A: Solved: Shared Computer Security

I also need a good one to be installed for a local school district..... they are currently using the Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit, however, have many problems with it, thus need to change.

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I shared a Canon Pixma MP170 printer on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine. I can see the shared printer name over the network from the XP machine within Add Printer Wizard screen. When I try to add the shared Canon printer on a Windows XP SP3 computer it says it will connect to the printer to download drivers but than it says no drivers are available.
Then it opens up a screen that asks me to provide an unnamed INF file. I put the install CD for the Pixma in the CD tray and pointed it to all Canon INF files located on the CD (one at a time) but it will not go any further. I also found same type of Canon printer INF files within the Program Files/Canon printer folder, but it would not use those either to complete printer add.

Am I missing some procedure that is needed to add a shared printer on a Windows XP computer from a different operating system such as Windows 7 Home Premium?

The Canon MP170 works both when plugged into XP machine and Win7 machine through USB port

Thanks for any help that someone can provide

A:Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

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I have three computers all Win 7 Home Premium and sharing (Homegroup). Side not I also had them sharing with out Homegroup and still same issue. Also This occurs regardless if PC3 is connected via wire or wireless. Additional notes AV was also disable to rule out. That is the only thing running on PC3 and nothing is running background wise on PC1 or PC2.

PC1 can easily view contents of Shared PC2 instantly.

PC2 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 instantly.

PC3 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 & PC2 instantly.

PC1 & PC2 can not view contents of Shared PC3 instantly; it takes approximately 35 seconds to view contents of main shared folder and same for each additional sub-folder. Also if copying a file initially it takes awhile before it starts and then stars off slow around 585KB/s copying over from PC1 or PC2 to PC3 before it jumps up to around 10MB/s+. However if I copy the same file from PC3 to PC1 or PC2 no speed issues what so ever. Speeds actually get well up into 70MB/s.

Any thoughts?

A:Clicking on Shared Computer is very slow to view shared contents.

Set all your pc's as in this pdf. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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hopefully this is an easy one. I recently purchased an external Seagate drive and added it to one of the PCs on our network and shared some folders on it. However, whenever the external drive is powered down it seems that the shared status of the folders is lost and has to be shared again. This is most tedious...
Any suggestions?
Kind regards,

A:Solved: shared folders on external drive do not stay shared

Is this one solved?

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I install a printer on windows 7 desktop and shared it so my laptop can print to the printer, but when i tried to install it on my laptop i get the error message "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network."
The printer is in fact installed and it is possible to print a test print, just not set the default printer.i can not set it as default either even after changing the printer from USB to TCP/IP

A:Solved: shared printer can not be set as default on one computer

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Hi all,

I have a curious problem on my home network at the moment which means I can access the shared files and ping using the ip address, but not the computer name, of a xp computer. I found lots of other people who had this problem and they fixed it with a few commands at command prompt, but that didn't work for me.

Here is the setup:
1 XP computer - no problems accessing other computer using computer name
1 Vista laptop - where all the problems are
and a router

I have static ips for both computers and I have the dns set up correctly.

Of course as all my music and files are on the other computer, and all the programs are looking for \\computername not \\ipaddress, so the programs are complaining that they can't find anything

Here is an ipconfig /all

C:\Users\Andy>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Andys-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-98-F7-51
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2d76:7bc0:755e:f934%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Solved: Can access shared files and ping using ip, but not computer name

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It prompts me for a password to access my c drive on the 98se computer.
I can see the share on my xphome computer. I only have one administrator password on the 98se computer. I remember this happening when I tried to share the c drive on two xphome computers a while back. Any folders that I shared individually I could access ok. but if i shared the entire drive I was promted for a password as well, in which the admin passwords didnt work. Is there somekind of default password? Ive tried no password also....and no luck. thks

A:Solved: shared drive c: on 98se computer I can see it on the network but


I did assign a new password for the c drive when i initially set up file sharing. Windows 98 has an 8 character limitation for its file sharing passwords. When I tried to access the files when xp promted me for a password i used what i thought was a 10 character password (my usual password) when if fact i should have just typed in the first 8 characters of my password instead of the full 10 characters. I recognized this when I only saw xxxxxxxx(eight characters) when I went into properties-sharing (option) on my 98se computer.


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I have three computers on a network, 2 desktops, 1 laptop. All have XPHome, NIS2007 and SpySweeper installed. All three are networked through a wireless router. All can connect to the internet and all can be seen in My Network Places (all shared files for all 3 computers). The issue is I can't access the shared files on the laptop from either of the two desktops. However, all the shared files on the two desktops can be accessed from any of the other computers. Only the laptop's shared files can't be accessed.

I checked Norton's firewall settings on each computer, esp the laptop, and they all should be accessible from either computer. I even turned the firewall off on the laptop and still couldn't access the files from the other computers. I even added an advanced setting on the laptop's firewall to allow specific IP address computers (the two desktops) access to any files, still no go.

The router shows all three computers on the network being connected.


A:Solved: Can't access shared files on a networked computer

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We have a shared computer. I'm not sure how to back up & migrate
all the files back when I upgrade to windows 7. Do I back up each account individually & will windows 7 migrate them back to the proper account?

A:Solved: Backing up shared computer before windows 7 upgrade

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I am using a shared computer..caould you please give me all the steps that need to be taken in order to delete all internet history..i run disk cleanup & delete all browsing, cookies etc. though the control panel internet option.
Any info you can give me to insure my sites & passwords cannot be tracked would be greatly appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Delete ALL internet history so it cannot be traced on a shared computer

When you did all this were you logged in as the Administrator account?

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Every time I reboot the win 7 comp. I get different networking result
1- Xp sees win 7 but can't access win7 but Win 7 sees Xp computers and access files.
2- Xp sees Win 7 and access share files but Win 7 don't even displays XP computers.
And many variations of above

XP computers talk to each other with no problem. I have not changed any network seetings on XP computers. But I have tried everything on the Win 7

I turned off norton and windows 7 firewall.
I turned off windows 7 password requirement
I set win 7 shared folders to EVERYONE
I set I reduced the win 7 encription from 128 bit to 64

I have seen many other post with similar problem and no clear answer yet.

A:Solved: Windows 7 don't display XP but XP displays Win 7 computer and shared folder


Blame Norton firewall.

The reason why sometimes Win 7 connected with all the computers and share files and sometimes it didn't was because Norton turned the firewall back ON after a period of time.

When I turned the firewall off permanently. All the XP PC's including a Mac were visible to WIn7. and VISIBLE TO NORTON also. So then in Norton I changed the level of protection for each individual in the firewall mapping and turned the firewall ON again.

So I didn't have to patch the XP PC's nor modify the register.

Thanks to all who helped with ideas

I spent days tinkering with the network setting in vane. But in the process I learn a few things.

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I use my network card to connect directly to another computer for backup, and then I change the network cable and connect to internet with the same network card. Does this make my shared folders (with read/write permissions) more vulnerable to attacks?

I use Win XP sp3

A:Shared folders and security

i take it you don't have a router then or you'd be connecting both computers to that?
How is your backup performed? If its just drag and drop copying then you don't need to open sharing on the folders you are copying if its performed on the 'master' pc.

Ultimately its down to this.....Do you have a firewall running?
That's the security you need to invoke in the first instance.

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My apartment building offers free wifi to it's tenants. I believe it is a secured network as I'm required to use a password (provided by the Management) to log in. My concern is that there are over 50 users (some live here and some don't) utilizing this free network. Several people in the neighborhood have the password, Since I've been using this free network both my laptop and cell phone do not act as they once did. SHOULD I be using this free network? The free fits my low income. WHAT should I do to protect my laptop and cell phone if i do use this free network? Laptop info. is below.

Thank you
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3892 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 454 GB (357 GB Free); Q: 9 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, 057826U
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

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hi all,
i have a query . how can i secure my folder which is shared either by password or using any other type of encryption?
i know a few third party tools like folder guard etc but is there any built in facility in windows Xp.
i use Windows Xp prof OS.
thanking u in anticipation

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is there any way of letting people in a workgroup have read/write access to a shared folder but not let them be able to delete the folder (or subfolders)?

A:windows shared folder security

if you give them write access it automatically gives them permission to modify the files or delete them.

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We have a peer to peer shared internet network setup. It is a mix of Win 98 and W2K. We have a studet lab setup for use it consists of about 12 PCS. There has ben some concern about a student downloading a virus and it spreading through network shares. None of the PCs have an e-mail account. Is it possible or likley for a virus to spread via network shares?

A:shared internet connection and security

Absolutely. You should make sure that all systems have a good AntiVirus package installed, and is kept up-to-date.

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Always testing new security software but what's noted is my default go-to set-up.

In various OS VM's I;m currently testing KIS 2015, NVT ERP, HMP.A, MBAE.



A:Thingol's eclectic shared security cinfig

Nice Config, just have a few quirks:
1. Need at least a light primary AV, all you have is Appguard and Sandboxie.
2. Why 3 Ad blockers at the same time? You have full Adguard, Adguard extension, and Adblock Plus running at the same time?!

Thats It

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My current set up is as follows.

I pay my neighbor a to share his internet connection. He uses WEP. I think this is because he has a nintendo or some such that does not support WPA. There is a little bit of a language barrier.

I just put together a couple of machines, and if/when I need to connect them to the internet, I just do it through the wireless cards in them and connect to his Linksys WRT54G Router

What I would like to do is network my machines together so that I can share files between them, and backup between them and all that good stuff. I would also like it if my neighbor could not share files with me. Or even see what computers I have, what folders are shared, etc. I am just a little paranoid, as his network is definitely the low-hanging fruit in my area. Every other router in range is WPA or WPA2 protected, so if someone were to try to hack into someone else's wifi, it would be his.

What is the best way to protect my computers from my neighbor and potentially malicious hackers? I have a WRT54G V2.0 (currently running Tomato 1.27 firmware) as well as a Microsoft MN-700 Router. My place is small, so wiring in my apartment is an option, but maintaining security and wireless would be sweet, for my smartphone and friends with laptops.

Also, my neighbor understandably doesn't want to give me access to his router, is there a way to check to see if he has any ports forwarded, if I were going to access my computer from the Web?

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A:Increase my security on a shared internet connection

Use your WRT54G to connect to your neighbor's Internet connection, but you'd need to buy an Access Point that's capable of connecting as a client... But you'd need an access point. Here's my idea:

Your LAN [Wired/Wifi using WPA2/WPA] --> [LAN/Wifi]WRT54G[WAN]-->An Access Point(client mode)-->Your neighbor's Net.

This way you can "pretend" as if your neighbor's Network is an "ISP", and you are "firewalling" your self off his network...


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im trying to share my user folder from across my network,

the win7_x64 machine is set up a sort of a server.
the win7_x32 is the laptop that im trying to obtain write access to.

i have the user files on the d drive on the server, and i have "UserFiles" folder set to share across the network. this works fine.

the problem comes when i try to write into the directory. i have special permissions set on the folder so other users cant cross access each others files.

lets discuss the D:/UserFiles/Wolfdogg directory, its my files on the user drive.

so in the d:/UserFiles directory i have permissions as follows
SYSTEM - full access - files, folders, and sub folders
Administrators - Full Access - folders, sub folders, and files
Authenticated Users - traverse only - this folder only

on the d:/UserFiles/Wolfdogg directory
Administrators - Full access - folders, sub folders, and files
Wolfdogg - traverse only - this folder only
Wolfdogg - full access - subfolders and files only (not this folder)

I have replaced all child objects each time i make changes.

i can get into all my files using wolfdogg credentials, i just dont have write priveleges.
what setting am i missing

A:permission problems, under security for shared folder

Have you set these permissions in both the Advanced Sharing Security Tab and the Security Tab?

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My friend has setup a VPN via the Windows 7 & 8 (I am on 7 he is on 8) "Connect to VPN via workplace" setting, to use via the internet to his IP address (he lives hours away). He set it up, and I will connect to it using name and password, I have no idea how he set it up. We have not used it yet, but I wondered if there is any privacy or security risk ? As I am connecting to his VPN (not the other way around), does this mean all the shared folders I have set to "Everyone" are viewable his side ? Or Public folders ? I am not worried about my friend viewing folders, as obviously I trust him, but clearly I have no idea if one day his PC might get a virus or if he has other people around whether my folders are still private to me and my network. I often set "everyone" on my shared folders as it makes it easier to share with other devices on my network, such as media servers.

So simply speaking, I am asking if using the Windows built in VPN whether the VPN side can view shared folders on my PC, even if set to Everyone (or Public ones) ?

Thanks all.

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I share an internet connection with a friend who is not bothered about network security.
He is a frequent porn searcher, doesn't update his computer etc etc.
I share the internet via our cable router.
what would be the best advise to stay secure?

A:Shared Internet Connection with someone who doesn't care about security

Who's paying for the Internet?  If it's him, you're better off paying for separate service.  If it's you, then you need to put your foot down or lock him out of it, for the sake of your own computer and data.
The best bet is to make sure everything is up-to-date on your computer and block his computer from accessing yours.  Back in the day, cable routers were notorious for security risks, and I don't know if that has changed so you should be very careful.
Best practice to avoid security risks: turn off your computer, or at least never use the Internet.    If I'm right, that idea doesn't appeal to you, so here's a common trick used in business.  Have two computers - one for Internet and one for actually doing everything.  You'll need a secure way to pass needed info back and forth, of course, but if you do it right you'll never have to worry about sensitive data being stolen (unless you leave it on the Internet computer or transmit it over an insecure connection - which is what the Internet is full of).

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I subscribe to c|net review and this morning's email brought an article entitled Keep deleted cookies from sneaking back and spying on you by Tom Merritt (no relation).

Buried in there somewhere is a scary mention of a potential macromedia exploit that got my attention.

Worth a read, as well as the link to macromedia's site, where they tell you how you can shut this down.



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Hi all,

I have just setup a Shared Folder:

And am wondering if it is actually safe to use if I am testing malware in my VM? I am keeping my new samples in this Partition from one of my HDDs & I have all the samples as .vir files so no one who comes around can click on the .exe files and infect my system

The real question is: should I leave it On or Off whilst actually executing these samples? I think that I will turn it Off but I want to know other people's opinions...

Malware Blocker

A:Internet Security it safe to use Shared Folders whilst malware testing?

MalwareBlockerYT said:

Hi all,

I have just setup a Shared Folder:

View attachment 124783

And am wondering if it is actually safe to use if I am testing malware in my VM? I am keeping my new samples in this Partition from one of my HDDs & I have all the samples as .vir files so no one who comes around can click on the .exe files and infect my system

The real question is: should I leave it On or Off whilst actually executing these samples? I think that I will turn it Off but I want to know other people's opinions...

Malware BlockerClick to expand...

As a precaution I would turn that shared folder off!!
You can never be too carefull,even in a VM!!

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This is a really weird one.
OS is XP SP3 fully up to date.
Primary master 80Gb, 3 partitions - XP, Vista, Data.
Primary slave DVD
Secondary master - removable bay 40Gb 1 partition Fat32 Empty
Sata 1 80Gb 1 partition Fat32 Empty
Promise Ultra PCI Primary removable bay 40Gb NTFS XP from a Laptop

Shared a folder on the Data partition and can see the top level of it from this and other machines on the network, but won't expand.
Tried the whole drive with same result.

So, I tried sharing the Secondary master with the same result.

So I tried sharing the Promise attached one and it worked perfectly, as did the SATA drive.

So I swapped the secondary master and the Promise disks and tried again.

Still the 2ndMaster (was the one on the Promise) seen but will not expand and the Promise attached (was 2nd Master) worked - but obviously they are now different disk contents.

It looks as though the disks attached to the IDE controllers on the Motherboard are blocked in some way.

Removing Firewall and AV software makes no difference.

I'm puzzled.

A:Solved: Shared, but not shared.

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Hi all, just bought a new laptop and it has come with McAffe. I was wondering if that's enough for all the security I need? As in anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall?
On my normal desktop computer, I have Avira, MalwareBytes and I can't remember but something else for firewall.
Anyway, is McAffe all I need? I do a lot of banking etc online so don't want to start doing that on here until I have the security all sorted.

A:Solved: Security for new computer

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I just got my new HP Media Center computer.

I need help with removing Norton antivirus and then putting on some new antivirus software.

What antivirus software do you folks recomomend?

What works with Vista ?

A:Solved: New Computer - Need security Help

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My wife bought a new computer for the household for Christmas. It is a Dell Inspiron 531 running Windows Vista Basic. I use Firefox as my default internet browser.

I have read through several of the old threads. I have read the General Security Information - How to tighten Security Settings and Warnings post, I have read and gone to many of the sites on the Security Help Tools post and have tried to educate myself from this website.

So now here comes more information and the inevitable stupid questions:

In the past when I was running Windows XP I was using Norton Anti virus and Symantec Internet security firewall. These programs seemed to be huge resource hogs and became unstable. I had to disable them in order to check my email or open some websites or CCapp.exe and others would lock up with 100 percent resource use. I would like to stay away from these if I could.

I have downloaded Spyware Blaster, AdAware, Sbybot S&D, AVG anti-virus and Comodo firewall. As soon as I figure out how to turn off the Windows firewall and the Trend Micro PC-cillin internet security that came pre-loaded on my computer, I plan on installing the above mentioned software.

Does anyone see any conflict with installing all of these programs on my computer? Should I notice a major change in my computer's performance from these programs? If anyone has any comments, feedback or advice I would greatly appreciate it. Please keep it simple, I am a special kind of computer stupid.

Thank you,
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A:Solved: security for new computer

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How do I determine the security software being used by my computer. It's not any of the better known ones such as Norton, McFee, etc.

A:Solved: What security software on my computer

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Recently I decided to get rid of Google and use yahoo.com for the internet. So I uninstalled Google. That may have been a mistake because now I am having problems bringing up favorite websites and Webroot essentials (my virus program) is constantly interrupting me. should I go back to using Google and Is Webroot still a good virus program or is there a better one that won't slow me down and have constant interruptions asking me if I want to block a site.

A:Solved: Security program slowing computer

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I turned my laptop on this morning, and updated Avira. I noticed once Avira closed that I had a security alert pop-up that said

"You are about to view pages over a secure connection.
Any information you exchange with this site cannot be viewed by anyone else on the web"

It then had a box to check so that the warning would not be shown anymore, a yes button and a more information button.

I clicked the information button and it just pops up with the Windows Help and Support page - Security and Privacy features in Internet Explorer.

I use FireFox and do not use IE at all.

I restarted my computer, thinking it had something to do with Avira, but it still popped back up and I dont know why.

A:Solved: Security Alert when starting computer

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one word spyware. i havent been able to use my computer properly for 2 days now everything is slow. this message as well other keep coming up with caution exclamation mark on my sidebar icons. guess this is what i get for trying to get a crack for a spyware program...wow

anyways heres my hjt log. please cn someone help me i need tofix this before this weekend beofre my dad comes back...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:31:02 PM, on 11/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 14\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 14\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:Solved: Security warning: your computer may be infected...

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hi should i keep what i have got or should i get something better free.
1.virgin firewall that comes with there broadband service.

2.virgin antivirus that come with there broadband

A:Solved: computer security advice needed

Hi PcGuard is exclusive to Virgin.
How well it performs I do not know,Id check out Google and see if many recommend using it or say it's best to change to an independant Av and Firewall.
Let us know what you find.


Some thoughts here.
It relates to NTL who I think were taken over by Virgin some time ago.

Should you decide to change Av and Firewall.

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How do I get it to save in the shared mailbox folder not my personal folder in outlook 2010?

A:Send an e-mail from a shared mailbox the sent item not saved in shared

The thread in the following link is looking for the same outcome. The first reply suggests using a third-party tool Download UniSent for Microsoft Outlook 2010 / 2007 Free Trial - A useful utility for managing Outlook messages - Softpedia (this is a trial version only).

Outlook 2010 Shared Mailbox Sent Items Saving in Wrong Place : Microsoft Office

I have no personal experience of this, but may be worth trying.

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I'm new here. I have a question about web surfing and download privacy. I share a computer with my ex-boyfriend who is currently still a "roommate," as we share a lease. (It's complicated). He seems to be aware of (or rather, able to retrieve) everything I surf and everything I download, including Real Player downloads -- even though I always clear the cache and run Ccleaner. Can you tell me how he's doing this? I'm especially curious about Real Player since I have the settings to not remember download history. There's nothing particularly private about anything I download, but the fact that I cannot do so with any privacy is upsetting.

I'm also wondering, given his level of skills at seemingly retrieving anything, what the probability may be that he has been able to retrieve my passwords or emails. I also don't know how to find hidden keyloggers. I do run Spybot periodically, but I think Spybot can be told manually to ignore things like keyloggers, right?

I use XP and usually surf with Firefox. I realize the easiest solution here is to stop sharing a computer, but I cannot afford to do that at the moment, so any help would be much appreciated.

A:Help With Privacy on Shared Computer

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Recently purchased and installed Windows 8.1(hard drive crashed in December). During install, I was prompted to set up as shared computer or as part of a group. I have only one computer and mostly am the only one using it. How can I get my computer set as single user (not shared/non group). Often I get alerts that I can't do connect a device, or such, because it is not registered as part of my "group", frustrating. I just want to keep it simple. Thanks.

A:shared/network computer

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I found a trojan on this computer last week. I believe I got rid of it, but the computer has been having issues connecting to the internet. Restarting will usually fix it temorarially.I ran eTrust Anti-Virus, Ad-Aware and Spybot. And then HJT atfer those three scans.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 6:51:23 PM, on 1/30/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\isafe.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exeC:\Program Fil... Read more

A:HJT Log - Shared Family Computer

Hello athraen and welcome to BC. I am presently reviewing your log and will respond back to you as quickly as I can.


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Hi, I've been here before but with my personal laptop but this time I think something may be wrong with a shared computer my family uses. I've been told that a family member was on facebook and had clicked a link telling them they would get free TOMs. This may be very worried and I have noticed this computer has been slower than it normally is as it's an older computer. I've done a few virus scans and nothing has shown up but I know sometimes things can be hidden. Would it be too much trouble for someone to look over the logs to tell me if anything is hidden? I've done all the requested logs but please tell me if you need anymore information!

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.3.0
Run by B at 18:52:30 on 2012-04-13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3319.1918 [GMT -7:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Wi... Read more

A:Shared computer may be infected

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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I had a MacBook 12." The network worked 65% (not sure why), but recently it's not been working. Even when it worked, I could get files from my Windows 10 desktop (hotspot), but NEVER vice versa.

I followed all the instructions and watched videos to see how to set up network and etc. I believe that I have done everything I need on Windows' part.

Now, I am having another Mac, namely MacBook Air. When I typed in the server address (smb ip), it says that I couldn't access it. Ask the administrator......

OK, but I share whatever files I want and turned them on in the Windows, and the previous MacBook worked and could get the files from my Windows PC, why not this new Mac?


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hey helpers,

I am having problems with my shared folders. I have 2 XP computers networked. I can see the shared folders on one computer, but not the other. I have absolutely no idea how to go about it. Any ideas? Sorry for the lack of detail...



A:Can see shared files on one computer, but not other.

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So... I was up way to late last night installing 123 Windows Updates, which, in total, took six hours to finish. That was way too long. I don't want to go through that again.

So I need some security advice on protecting my Windows 8.1 computer so I don't end up having to restore it to factory settings just to get rid of something bad that somehow got onto my computer.

I have been told in previous threads that all I would need for security would be Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, and MalwareBytes Free in terms of programs. In terms of add-ons for FireFox (which is the browser that I like and I like to use) I was told I should install AdBlock Plus, Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon, Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus, and NoScript.

I will also be installing the Web of Trust add-on as well.

Is this really all I will need? Was I told correctly?

Please keep in mind that I am pretty much working with absolutely no finances so I really cannot afford anything that I have to pay for to get/use. Which means my only options are to get stuff that is free but good.

If you could please just help me out here and tell me if all of this will protect my Windows 8.1 computer, or if I should add anything else, I would really appreciate it.

Because, like I just said, I don't want to end up going through 6 hours of Windows Updating again.

I'd really appreciate any help anyone here could give me.

Thank you.

A:Solved: Please give me security advice for my new Windows 8.1 computer (please help)

You start off with listing the kinds of threats you'll encounter. First you should know the threats, then find the counter measures. Here is a list of threats:
. virus
. trojan
. botnet
. keylogger
. rootkit
. screen grabber
. phishing
. worm
. other malware like fake antivirus
. live hacker

Counter measures for virus are antivirus programs ( ESET, BitDefender, Avast, or Norton etc ). Antivirus counters trojans also. Generally, You are looking for best virus detection coverage. There are many antivirus programs to choose from. To help decide which one to buy go visit these 2 antivirus evaluation sites:
It takes a bit of reading but read their reports. Then pick one that is consistently ranks among the top because the top most one will vary from season to season.

Note that antivirus firms take a strict definition of what a virus is and is not. And do not provide coverage for other types of non-virus threats. So for example if a program replicates itself and damages Windows, then it is a virus. But programs that record your credit card numbers and user account passwords are not viruses. And your antivirus program won't even blink.

Botnet enable a hacker's command and control center to remotely control your PC. Your PC can then be used to send spam or attack other computers. I don’t know what will detect and remove botnet clients but a good 2 way firewall with inbound and outbound protectio... Read more

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And no amount of free-to-use scanning I have done thus far detected a virus.

Whatever virus this is, it seems to effect the amount of memory I can use slowing down my computer and causing me crashes in Team Fortress 2.

It also disabled my sound driver.

It has yet to do anything more than annoy me from what I can tell, and it may yet be a hacker.

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I have two computers in the same home network
PC: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Laptop: Windows XP Home x86 SP3

Whenever I try copying a file from laptop to PC (using PC for this process) I get this sickening window:
How do I prevent this windows popping up?

A:How to prevent "Windows Security" dialog box when using shared folders

I have seen this problem when the machines are NOT in the same workgroup. Check that first. Next if the 7 machine is using HomeGroup, XP will not play nice. Turn off HomeGroup and change the Windows 7 machine to Workgroups.

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Help! I can't select a "shared" security type for my wireless internet connection in windows 8 (using WEP encryption). I guess they've removed this due to it being low security. However, to change it, I would have to reset my router!! Is there any way around this? selecting "open authenication" doesn't work....

A:How select "shared" security type for internet?

If your router has WPA2 and AES encryption you will want to use them for most any Windows 8 drivers. Changing pretty much any setting in a router requires that it's reset or rebooted.

WEP is really not supported any longer, with most any Windows 8 drivers it probably won't work.

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In our office, we have multiple computers on one network, however, one needs to be taken off. How do I keep the other computers from seeing these files, and keep them on my computer. I am running XP on the home computer.
We have 4 computers-
The admin,
and 3 others. The admin was set up to save its files on a wireless network, not sure why. However, the files on admin are confidential and are currently available for anyone to see on the otehr computers by going to Network Places: Admin. (it is like a shared folder). I need to get them pass word locked, or taken off completely, while keeping them on the admin computer.

A:How do i take my computer and files off the shared network??

have you turned off sharing on the admin PC ?
what windows version

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I had a server computer that was running windows 7. It was working like a charm, but suddenly I was unable to remote to it. I found a monitor and keyboard that I connected. My server then told me that it had installed windows 10. Wow thanks? That is something I would like to have a say in? But oh well might as well get with the times and use windows 10.
As I am using it as a server it is running, iis, ftp, plex, and some other servers. Most of it were still working after the conversion to windows 10, but I?m been having some real problems with the normal sharing of files. When I use my desktop computer (also running windows 10) to brows the network I get the following error when dobbelt-clicking my server computer:
?\\SERVERNAME is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon faliure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.?
So ok? there are always problems with filesharing with a new windows installation. So I did the following:
? Made sure file and printer sharing were turned on
? It was using: Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computer
? Password protected sharing sharing were turned off
? I turned on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folders
? My network adapter is using my router ip address as DNS server
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Hello everyone,

I have a problem at my work. A person from HR is leaving for a vacation and we will have her assistant working on her computer. However, due to confidentiality of most of the information we want her assistant to have access to only a few of her sub folders. I have tried using share options but it always asks me to share the main folder as well and then everything is shared between the two accounts. Secondly, I have tried to give special permition to the assistant's account going to folders preferences but it did not work at all.

Would you have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

A:One computer, two accounts and only a few sub-folders shared

Have you thought about not sharing and making files with different names for the new help? Then after vacation, you can save the new files with the old name.

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