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Q: Password Management solutions?

Does Microsoft offer any password management solutions? We have hundreds of service accounts that we maintain passwords for and today keep them in an encrypted file (with a password on that file). Any alternatives in the Microsoft solution suite?
or 3rd-party recommendations?

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Preferred Solution: Password Management solutions?

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As with a lot of people, I have many tens of web accounts of various sorts, including one on this site. While I do not have the exact same user name and password for all of them, there is a fair degree of repetition. In addition, I do not change the passwords all too often.

So, I am interested in some secure password management solution that can lead to more secure practices and if possible, help with more occasional use of public shared computers. I came across WIseKey / WIseForm solution here. While not free, it is well within what I'd pay to sleep better. I have two questions:

What are the better solutions for consumers (not corporate networks)?
Has anyone have view on or experience with WIseKey or another solution that they can share?
Am I being over sensitive to this threat?
I know this is not the typical 'Help! Blue screen!" posts even I usually post, but I am hoping I can get some advice from the highly knowledgeable people that post on this board.
 

A:web single sign on / password management solutions... WIseKey?

I haven't used WIseKey, but I really like KeePass Password Safe, a free open-source password manager. It's easy to use, you open it with a single password, then when go to a site you just drag-and-drop your username and password into the appropriate boxes.

There's a portable version that you can put on a USB stick for when you use public shared computers.
 

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Hiya

These documents provide an overview of the Microsoft Solutions for Management (MSM) patch management solutions, which are composed of service offerings on the following: Patch Management Using Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS), and Patch Management Using Microsoft® Software Update Services (SUS).

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...af-7e88-416c-8404-56912f886e8d&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hiya

Service Management Functions (SMFs) provide operational guidance for Microsoft technologies employed in computing environments for information technology applications. SMFs are a core part of Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF), which provides guidance through courses, services, guides, and other media that enable organizations to achieve mission-critical system reliability, availability, supportability, and manageability of IT solutions.

System Requirements

Windows operating system

Operating System - Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=45377&area=search&ordinal=2

Regards

eddie
 

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Its another great article, this time on how to make a secure connection over the net to your windows 2000 box for means of remote administration. As this is a very current interest of mine, I've posted a link to the article here for your enjoyment....






Remote Management of Win2K Servers: Three Secure Solutions

by Mark Burnett
last updated September 25, 2002

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It's a common scenario: your company has an IIS Web server sitting 300 miles away at a high-bandwith, air-conditioned and power-regulated co-location center. The network is stable and the price is right, but you must completely manage the server remotely; you can't just go sit down at the console whenever you want. Remote management presents several problems, the most obvious being that the traffic between you and the server is travelling across the public Internet, available for others to sniff. Another problem is that remote administration normally involves installing software and opening ports, both of which increase the attack surface of your server. The goal when selecting a remote administration solution is to make sure that you (and only you) can do your job without exposing the server to additional risk.

In particular, the concerns when administering a remote server are:

Access Control
Integrity
Confidentiality
Auditing
Access Control

Access control is making sure that ... Read more

A:Remote Management of Win2K Servers: Three Secure Solutions

SSH2 is a great solution for UNIX administration whether it's remote or not. I disable telnet, ftp, and similar on all of my systems. SSH2 with X-11 tunnelling works great with either Cygwin, Exceed, or similar!
On the other hand, I haven't had good results tunnelling VNC over SSH2. I've tried it between my RH 7.3 workstation and my Win2K laptop using a D-Link 10/100 Switch. The problem that I had was that the client would lock up and/or miss screen updates from the server. Direct VNC between the two worked great. I tried both the regular VNC and TightVNC with the same results. TightVNC did work a bit better (it lasted a minute before locking rather than 30 seconds).

If you're using OpenSSH I recommend the following: 1) Disable root logins, 2) Use shared key authentication over userid/password, and 3) Disable SSH1 protocol. You might also consider the added support/security of a non-open source SSH2 distro like F-Secure if you're in a corporate environment.

I'm not really sure about the advantages of using Zebedee over SSH2, if there are any. I don't see any known expoits for Zebedee while there have been several found for OpenSSH. You could look at this as either good or bad.
 

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Hiya

The primary purpose of these documents is to give organizations using Microsoft® Solutions for Management (MSM) to manage their Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 environments a plan and strategy for designing and implementing testing solutions for a test lab environment. Preliminary tests give information technology (IT) managers a high degree of confidence that the solutions will work in their production environments.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

For Microsoft® Windows NT or Microsoft® Windows 9X or Microsoft® Windows ME or Microsoft® Windows 2000 please read the important section of the instructions below.
Microsoft® Word and Microsoft® Excel are required to view the documentation

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...a5-176d-42c9-ba28-585c81eb388c&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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I've been thinking about the use of password managers lately and wondering whether it's worth exploring an alternative.

The problem, as I see it, is with having one master password - I know this is supposed to be kept securely by the developers, but I've heard of several security scares in the last few years. Of course, this is much more secure than simply using the same password everywhere, but if hackers were able to gain access to people's master passwords, surely it would be a goldmine for them and disatrous for everyone else! Even if the master passwords are well protected, this is possible, right?

Back to the alternative... what do you think about the possibility of devising a new unique password each time, writing it down, and physically guarding it. However, this would just be for the accounts you deem most vital, so a password manager could still be used for less important accounts. I know it sounds inconvenient, and I suppose it would only work if you're not prone to losing things, but could be a viable option?

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Avast has just released its 2016 line of security products, and the biggest change compared to previous years is the addition of a free password manager to aid users in protecting their online identities.

The Avast 2016 line is made up of Avast Free Antivirus 2016, Avast Pro Antivirus 2016, Avast Internet Security 2016, and Avast Premier 2016. Additionally, the Avast Mobile Security has also received a redesign.

The highlight of this release train is the addition of a password manager, for both desktop and mobile security products.

"While people are rightfully concerned about privacy, there is a disconnect between that concern and the steps they take to protect themselves," says Vince Steckler, Avast's CEO. "Users have a multitude of devices and passwords to keep track of, which can be overwhelming. When users feel overwhelmed, they tend to default to unsafe practices that put their privacy at risk."

The new password manager encrypts passwords and stores them on Avast's online cloud. It can also generate stronger passwords for users, and even checks online for leaked passwords and warns you about similarities between them and your passwords.

For Avast's premium versions, SafeZone Browser is also included, creating a secure session for all online shopping, payment, and banking websites.

You can download the free version of Avast via Softpedia (Mac and Windows), and you can buy the premium versions from Avast's website. Avast Mobile... Read more

A:Avast Adds a Password Manager to Its Line of Antivirus Solutions

So even Avast free since 2016 going to have Passwords - the password manager. Nice to learn this.
 

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does anyone know where does windows vista backs up the passwords and how to manage them??

A:password management

Hello roqkster, welcome to Vista Forums!



In the Vista start menu click this and you can manage the password in the window that opens; be sure to post back to keep us informed.

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which password management software do you recommend? i'm looking for something along the lines of roboform, which not only stores a database of your usernames and passwords but also autofills relevant fields. i'm running vista home premium.
 

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Can anyone reccommend a password management software similar to the one below that is not as expensive?:
http://www.manageengine.com/products/passwordmanagerpro/index.html
Currently, for 5 Administrator licenses it is $1,195.00
 

A:Password Management Software

I highly recommend the Pro version of Roboform, I use it all the time http://www.roboform.com/
 

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Hi

What is the 'best practice' for managing one's passwords?

A) HOW SHOULD I STORE PASSWORDS?
Problems:
1. I need to manage a fairly large number (i.e. 50+). So there are too many to remember.

2. Obviously I don't want to keep them inside a simple unencrypted text file, in case my data gets hacked.

3. If I download dedicated password application how can I trust it?(!)

4. I don't trust 'The Cloud' nor any of the big data owners: google, apple, amazon, drop-box et al.

5. I don't want to be tied to anything that I cant migrate with me onto my next hardware, when I come to upgrade my PC(s).

Either way I dont really want to pay anything (certainly not more than a few dollars) for this security.

I was thinking of using something like TrueCrypt to create a virtual drive (that I encrypt robustly) and then storing my passwords in an ordinary text file.
That way I would have a single master password (for TrueCrypt) which would give access to all the other passwords.
[Aside: Obviously if I forget my master password I'm screwed!]
B) PASSWORD CONVENTIONS
As you know many sites require passwords that meet specific rules e.g.
- At least one upper AND one lower case letter
- At least one digit
- No tripplets (three characters the same next to each other) (iTunes!)
- No more than 16 characters

Double-click problems
Some sites allow extended ASCII characters (e.g. ?$%^&*) , which give VASTLY better security of course. BUT they are a mighty pain to use regularly because if you... Read more

A:What is 'best practice' for password management?

I have gone through the same thing. Most of mine I don't worry too much about, like this site. If anyone discovered my password here, what harm could come to me, except someone typing messages under my name, no big deal. The only ones I really worry about are my bank, paypal and ones like that where money is involved. I have a word document with Passwords that is buried in a file and is doubtful anyone could find it.

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Hi

What is the 'best practice' for managing one's passwords?

A) HOW SHOULD I STORE PASSWORDS?
Problems:
1. I need to manage a fairly large number (i.e. 50+). So there are too many to remember.

2. Obviously I don't want to keep them inside a simple unencrypted text file, in case my data gets hacked.

3. If I download dedicated password application how can I trust it?(!)

4. I don't trust 'The Cloud' nor any of the big data owners: google, apple, amazon, drop-box et al.

5. I don't want to be tied to anything that I cant migrate with me onto my next hardware, when I come to upgrade my PC(s).

Either way I dont really want to pay anything (certainly not more than a few dollars) for this security.

I was thinking of using something like TrueCrypt to create a virtual drive (that I encrypt robustly) and then storing my passwords in an ordinary text file.
That way I would have a single master password (for TrueCrypt) which would give access to all the other passwords.
[Aside: Obviously if I forget my master password I'm screwed!]
B) PASSWORD CONVENTIONS
As you know many sites require passwords that meet specific rules e.g.
- At least one upper AND one lower case letter
- At least one digit
- No tripplets (three characters the same next to each other) (iTunes!)
- No more than 16 characters

Double-click problems
Some sites allow extended ASCII characters (e.g. ?$%^&*) , which give VASTLY better security of course. BUT they are a mighty pain to use regularly because if you... Read more

A:What is 'best practice' for password management?

Remember ,i just keep trying till i get it right ,

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I am looking for software or another good idea to organize user names and passwords for emails and accounts on different websites. How do you keep up with all of your information for your emails and accounts?

A:User Name and Password Management Software

Hello, there are several listed at the end HERE.  Some free and some not.
 
I have to add that I find the Address book I have where I write ALL of them in is invaluable.
I once had a drive die and ughhh!!

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I'm drowning in a mix of scrambled uppercase, lowercase, letters, numbers and symbols here. Drowning, I tell you.

I'm looking for one of those apps that remembers them all for you, and even enters them into webpages for you when you hit a preset key combination, e.g Ctrl. X.

Now, these are passwords, mind you. The program should be encrypted and secure. And preferably of a small size, so I can install it on a thumbdrive.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 

A:Any good password-management utilities? (XP)

Look at A1 Roboform.
Gene
 

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Hello,

Keepass and similar softwares have "edit/view" button where the password can be seen easily.

Do you guys know if there are any similar softwares where it is not possible to edit/view/see the password?

So: Only one master password and all the usernames and passwords would be under that for copy&pasting?
 

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I am thinking about creating a password database in MS Access. Does anyone know where to find a template for type of database. I would want to encrypt it but I have found a lot of software to get the password of a Microsoft Access Database, Is this software good enough to protect all of my passwords? I had bought one, but it seems like Microsoft Access could do a much better job than the one I bought.
Thanks,
Joe
 

A:Password Management Database Microsoft Access

Joe, are you talking about a Database that contains Passwords?
Which I assume that you want to protect?
 

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/01/password_management_site_xss_bug/Password management site LastPass has plugged a security hole in its website that created a means to extract the email addresses - though not the passwords - of enrolled users. The cross-site scripting bug meant that logged-in users induced to visit a malicious site would disclose their email addresses and sites associated with a LastPass account, along with password reminders and a list of IP addresses used to access the site.The bug was discovered by independent security researcher Mike Cardwell, who was unable to exploit the flaw to extract passwords.LastPass - which boasts close to a million members - stores website login details in an encrypted container, safeguarded by a master password. Users log in to extract this information either directly via the website or by using a browser extension.

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how do I download Windows Media Digital Rights Management (WMDRM) PC music management client? AT&T Wireless- Sideload (Transfer Music) from a Personal Computer (PC) to a Samsung Flight II (A927) says that it needs it to download music to my phone.

A:Windows Media Digital Rights Management (WMDRM) PC music management client

Your phone should be WMDRM supported. But you can try this update

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well its blowing my mind...
im not able to do any thing in computer management-disk management page
my account is an administrator but format, extend and delete volume optiones are grayed (disabled) even when i want to shrink a drive ( not the one with the Vista installed on) i recive an error saying you are not allowed and access is denied .
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Farzad/Desktop/Capture.JPG[/IMG]i dont understand whats the problem... can anyone of you folks help me?
there two pics attached below one is the error it self and the other one is the disk management snapshot.
thanks before answering

A:computer management-disk management problem

Hi farad4me

Windows is using this drive for page filing, DO NOT DELETE.

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Hiya
Networked, distributed computing environments require continuous maintenance, including the application of patches and fixes. The need to apply patches is not necessarily the result of flaws or deficiencies in operating systems or applications. Patches may be required to maintain a viable IT environment in the face of software updates, to block opportunities to exploit extended technologies, or to neutralize emerging security threats. These factors exist in all development and production environments. The critical question facing IT managers is how well their organizations will manage the inevitable patch management process.
This solution accelerator is designed to help consultants, partner organizations, and internal IT support staff develop a comprehensive patch management solution for their organizations
System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Microsoft Word is required to view the content.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ef-2d53-444c-b29b-31e9c169c5a5&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

A:Patch Management Using Systems Management Server 2.0

unsticking
 

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Hello HP community, I've been upgrading our organization's laptops to Windows 10 and turning on BitLocker for TPM-enabled machines. We have a decent volume of the 6460b model (around 75), and I have gone through well over half of them without issue. I've had to turn the TPM on for several of them, but that's no problem. However, last week, I was getting two more of the laptops updated and suddently encountered an error message when going to the TPM Management interface within Windows: "Cannot load management console "Loading of the management console failed. The device that is required by this cryptographic provider is not ready for use. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80090030) Try again." The TPM shows in the device manager, but not in Speccy. The option in the BIOS for TPM controls is greyed out. I've tried the following and seen no change in symptoms:Uninstalling the TPM from the device manager and letting it re-install.Checking for any additional Windows updates.Updated the chipset drivers directly from the HP support site.Modifying the permissions in the BIOS to ensure that TPM options are set to "Change" rather than "View" or "Hide."Updating the BIOS with files from the HP support site.What other information could I provide that would help identify the issue here? It seems like the TPM is there because it continues to re-install itself after I remove it from the device manager. Further, the error indicates that it's not ready for use, implying ... Read more

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kindly let know about winRM services used in powershell
scenario WINRM service is stopped by default on all machines  means WINRM is stoped? my understanding is just start WINRM service on the any workstations where running powershell script will conncet to all machines (even WIN RM is stopped on target
machines) it is right?

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Hello folks, My y510p is painfully slow after bootup, highly annoying.  I have tried researching it and see several references to lenovo power management possibly being the issue.  When I look in startup via task manager, I see both lenovo battery management and lenovo energy management.  What is the difference?  Should I have them both?  Can I uninstall one or both, and if so, how?  I do not see them in control panel or elsewhere. ThanksChad

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This is nothing new to me, that is to say, managing shares from the Computer Management Snap-In. What is "new" to me is why on certain machines on the network the "Properties" and "Stop Sharing" items are not listed int he context menu when you right-click on a share. Is this a permissions issue? I can't see that it would be seeing as how the "Computer Administrator" is ticked in the "Users" control panel. Any ideas? I've actually wondered about this for a long time, but now it's essential that I know.

A:Share Management via "Computer Management" Snap-In

Yes this is permission issue. You have to give user file sharing permission and security permission.If you give premission to user to use files or share have to check your security permission.Also make sure users power user permission on local computer.Check your GPO for users instead.

You can also try SFC scan:

The System File Checker tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions.

To run the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:
1. Click Start and then type cmd in the Start Search box.

2. Right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue
3. At the command prompt, the following line, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow

4. Hit Enter.

The SFC scan should replace the corrupted files.
I hope this helps you, Good Luck.

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I'm hoping someone who has done a bit of network administration can figure this one out. Take a look at this post, in which I tried to get an answer on the subject in question.
 

A:Share Management via "Computer Management" Snap-In

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hi.
can anyone help me with '180 solutions'
i run spybot,spyware doctor,a squared,ad-aware and ewido...
only ewido finds this and says error during cleaning?
i can not find it anywhere,
any help would be appreciated.
thank you
esther x

A:'180 solutions'

If you think you are infected submit a hijackthis log here.How to submit a hijackthis logDownload Hijackthis

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Hello friends!

At the moment, I'm trying to rid my parents' computer of spyware/malware/adware, and I must say, I'm almost done. But it comes to HJT and it's log, and I have no experience analyzing the log. So... if anyone could, and tell me what to get rid of and how.. that would be excellent.

One of the main things I know of is an old installation of WinMX and it's modifications the the host file, so I want to get rid of that, but I don't really know how.

Highlighted in red are what the log auto analyzer at netorktechs.com told me to remove, but I know that the last one (Wireless adapter) is not bad.

Anyway, here.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:17:41 AM, on 1/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:HJT log and solutions?

Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ca.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://ca.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c.../www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://ca.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c.../www.yahoo.com

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".
ctfmon.exe: http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/ctfmon/
xpnetdiag.exe: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914440
Download the Hoster and unzip it to your desktop.
www.funkytoad.com/download/hoster.zip

Next, open the Hoster
Make sure that you see "Your hosts file is editable" if not click the button in the upper right corner
Now, click on 'back up Host files'
then click on 'Restore Microsoft's orginal host files'
Finally, close the hoster.
 

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Just looking at the PC for a friend as they said it was running slow. It doesn't seem too bad but having just run an online scan with Trend shows 180 solutions and bhot-imyonbar which it says it has dealt with.

I have just run HJT and wonder if someone can have a look at it and see if there's anything which needs dealing with.

Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:19:54, on 31/07/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
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A:180 Solutions help please

Just wondering if anyone can help?
 

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Im going back and forth pounding my head against a metal spike trying to figure out just why I cant install this, almost for the past week now. I get error code 80004005.
I tried the following solutions
Fix It (No availe)
Scan And Error Repair (Did Nothing)
Checked my computer upside down for malware.
And when I try the Reapir Install solution, it says "YOU MUST FIRST INSTALL SP1 TO CONTINUE" Ironic.
And my last resort of using the Contact Us button was denied.
A couple of other rather complicated solutions asking me to go into scripting.

So now I go on to the most frustrating part of fixing something. Asking the damn question myself on the forums. I have never had a succeful forum event in my life. Maybe Im missing something REALLY simple. I dont know, just so many things I have to fix giving me a headache. Please help.

A:SP1 Out of Solutions

11 minutes and only 1 view. Cant I just spend 5 hours on a phone and call you guys?

At least I would eventually know that you will pick up the phone.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop that needs a full restore of the OS, which is Vista. The OS will run when booted normally but then immediately crashes roughly 15 seconds later. Doesn't even give me enough time to enter my user log in password and reach the desktop. I can, however access safe mode. Basically my computer has been useless for quite some time and I've been off and on trying to play around with it and fix it myself to avoid bringing it in for repair.

Here's the catch... For some time my DVD/CD rom drive doesn't work, so it's not like I can pop in a restore CD and go that route. The device is detected by windows, however it does not light up, spin, eject, or anything of that nature. I was thinking that if windows detected the device, then it's not a hardware issue. So...

Here's what I've done:
1. System restore. Tried every remaining check point I've had on there.
2. Upon research I've learned that Dells include the software to restore the computer without the disk. Supposedly you hit the F10 button when a www.dell.com logo appears while starting up before windows starts. I've checked into this. My computer does not display this www.dell.com. I've researched if other dell users of this laptop have the same issue and I guess some do, and it's all about partition modifications and such. That's kind of a headache for me so I didn't really want to mess around with that.
3. I have a windows... Read more

A:No other solutions I can think of...

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my problem happened after i let norton control what my PC does. after i did it blocked all connections from getting through the firewall. so i had to uninstall the program and every thing went back to normal. next i downloaded trend micro wrecked everything. apparently wildtangent has a dormant virus called crypt_mangled that rewrites it self before any scanners picks it up, that only TM can detect and because of that the virus started spreading through out my pc. so i search google for 2 weeks on what to do and finally i found some one with the same problem, but had fixed it. so after removing the virus or maybe it went back into a dormant state, i uninstalled TM. but now every time i open WIN7. i get all these problems.

1) services keeps reseting to the service settings in safe mode after a restart.

2) i get these messages after a diagnostic
a. local area connection does not have a valid IP address
b. default gateway is not available

3) while playing a downloaded mmo i get a message indicating a network error.

4) my internet connection is not only irritatingly slow. it stops, yet my network connection is still working fine.

5) every 17 or more minutes the network connection stops then after 5 or more minutes it comes back.

i had the same problems on my win7 64 bit and my sis win7 32 bit before i downloaded TM, but i cant remember what i did to fix them. so far my sister has not use any antivirus programs for more than 8 weeks nor is she connected to any ... Read more

A:your solutions

sorry about the misleading name...was going to change it but win7 internet completely shutdown..found out the probs. so prob solved.

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I am trying to figure out a way to setup my PC to send recieve faxes. I used to be able to when I had dialup service, but now I have cable. Is there a way to do it with cable or can I hook up both a cable connection and a landline phone line and just configure it to work only on faxes. What is the best solution?
 

A:Fax Solutions

You can do it over the net, see below, or you can use a modem along with your cable, they should not interfere with each other. This is also a good use for an older computer, modem and printer - hook it up and use it for faxes. There are also tons of multifunction printers that can copy, fax and print if you have a modem

http://www.savetz.com/fax/
 

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Hello everyone! My office is currently looking for a robust VPN solution that will allow employees working on the road to connect to the network easily and seamlessly. I am not worried about the price of the equipment I might need. Does anyone have any suggestions hardware or software wise?

The network is running Windows Server 2003 servers and Windows XP Pro PC's.

Thanks!
 

A:Looking for VPN solutions!

Since money isn't an issue, you can go with a Cisco ASA VPN firewall. Depending on how you want to provide remote access, you can do either IPSEC VPN client based connections or you can do WebVPN. WebVPN can be run either clientless or client based.

You also have to consider how you'll integrate this new firewall. Is it going to replace an existing firewall router? Or do you intend on running this device purely as a VPN concentrator?

If you want to save a little money, you can go with a Netgear SSL312 web VPN concentrator. From what I've read in reviews, it works pretty well.
 

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I am looking for a backup solution for our company. I need software that will run on a Linux server. Could be Windows also. I am not sure which direction to go with the backup or what exactly is available. We have about 150 Windows PC's some in-house, some remote that need to be backed up regularly. I don't like the idea of copying data to a shared folder to be backed up. Would like more of a server/client way of backing up where each user would have a logon and password and be able to backup their data securely.
 

A:Backup Solutions

I don't have a specific solution, but I'm not sure that depending on each user to backup his data is the right way to go. I know tons of users that would never backup, so unless they're forced to keep valuable data on a server, it's probably likely to be lost.
 

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I'm new to this site but it's helped me in the past so i figured i might as well try it.

Anyway. I've had this computer for almost 2 years now and it's worked semi-flawlessly.
Current Specs:
Intel Core i5 661 3.33Ghz x2
12GB RAM
(2) 1TB Hard drives. Seagate and Hitatchi (Seagate is master)
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2GB 972Mhz
Motherboard: EVGA P55V 650.
Dual Monitors (Different Resolutions)
CPU is liquid cooled.
Before it had 4GB of Ram
1tb hard drive
and a Geforce GTS 250

But before any of that changed. the problems already began

It really started when playing games on the GTS 250. After about 20min the computer would lock up and the sound would loop while the display gets distorted and finally results into a STOP Error. Great fun.

At first i decided it was because the games files were bad or the graphics were too intense for the older card.
Slowly bluescreens persisted even with lower graphical games
eventually all the drivers for the old card just stopped working and would report "Display Drivers stopped and have recovered." while the screen is still distorted and pixels are just flowing all over the place... suffice of to say i considered the OS to have finally failed. after exploring all other solutions. Backed up what i wanted to keep. and then formatted the drive via Windows 7 Installation disk. During installation.. got BSOD.. Ntfs.sys error. Searched everywhere and found this may be because of a bad hard drive. Replaced the hard drive. installe... Read more

A:BSOD Out of solutions!

Here's some Dumpfiles btw

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My wife just got hit with this a few days ago and I see many people here did as well. She got it via a driveby on a Real Estate web site. Even though I knew it was fake, I could easily see how someone could be frightened into purchasing the program just to get control of their PC back!

This is the site that helped me get rid of it:

http://remove-malware.net/

Scroll down that page to "How to Remove Antivir Solution Pro Antispyware"

Here's what they say:

"Malware Description:
Antivir Solution Pro (aka Antivir Solution) is an extremely aggressive program that inherits all the worst traits of AV Security Suite rogue security software. Once Antivir Solution Pro came into active rotation, it invaded thousands of computers within one night. Such unbelievable propagation rate is explained by the fact that the hackers who are responsible for Antivir Solution Pro malvertising are really good at blackhat SEO and fraudulent social engineering. So you should beware as there is a trojan virus around these days which is distributing the trial version of Antivir Solution Pro malware. If this scareware manages to break through your system authentication, it will promptly change some of your system settings and modify the Registry. If all goes well for the rogue, it will completely take over your computer. Since there will be a new startup entry, Antivir Solution Pro will be launched every time you start your workstation. A new boot-up will be followed by a new scanner... Read more

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My notebook has been showing several problems for the past several months. I have been pretty good about clearing caches/temporary files, defrag, disk cleanup etc. and cleaning the notebook itself on a regular basis. I had IE until a few weeks ago, then switched to Firefox, but I am still experiencing some of the same browser problems in Firefox. I had Norton in the fall, switched to McAfee Enterprise, recently downloaded Spybot and have been running it fairly regularly. They've all found problems that I'm not 100% sure whether or not they belong to existing programs on my computer (for example, WildTangent stuff). I've even run the free Kaspersky online scan a couple of times. But they can't seem to agree on what exactly is wrong. I'm reluctant to get the free version of AVG since it seems to not cover some things that McAfee does (got that free from university).Some of the specific problems I've been experiencing: besides general slow-running, the computer itself just stops for a minute or two from time to time (4-year-old Dell Inspiron 1501 notebook, Windows XP sp2 by the way, and I keep the back raised to let the computer underside cool off so I don't think it's an age or overheating problem); it takes anywhere for 2-5 minutes for either browser, iTunes, AIM and almost every other program to start (it once took Firefox 7 minutes to load...); in IE but it has even happened in Firefox too - I click to open a new tab and all of a sudden new ones just keep opening up, and new... Read more

A:Several problems, no solutions yet

Hello MusePyraverne,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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System :
HP 2.9ghz
3GB DDR Ram
350GB hd
ATI Radeon 9550 256MB vid card
XP Pro


Issues :
- Time no longer stays set, resets every 10 minutes to 3 hours to last time I set the clock, this causes most programs to shut down when the clock resets.

- Illigal operations start appearing for most programs after a little while

- Blue screen of death, on occasion, apon shutting down computer

- Computer restart required every 30 minutes to 3 hours, as the system becomes unusable

- McAfe anti-virus does not work properly (I installed this to see if it would pick up anything AVG didn't, however scan stops due to an unspecified error. Error message : Scan has been stopped due to an error)


Attempted Fixes :
- CCleaner scanned registry/computer
- Spybot scanned in both safe mode and regular
- AVG full scan both if safe mode and regular
- Complete defrag
- Changed battery


I have not attempted to reinstall windows because my system never came with a Windows XP disk.

Any ideas of what might be wrong or how to fix it? These are problems that have only showed up in the last month. Typically, I take necessary actions to keep my computer free of viruses, however I suspect I may have a pretty severe virus right now. AVG didn't pick it up, McAfe won't finish its scan. All suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I also am opened to the idea that there is a internal problem with my system, however apon close inspection I have not found any issues or evidence of... Read more

A:Several Issues, have tried several solutions

Generally it is not recommended to run more than one Anti-Virus program. That might be a cause of some of your problems.

Check to make certain the CMOS battery is still good. That might explain why you are losing your time.

Inadequate Power could also be a cause for some or all of these problems.

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I'm in need of a good wireless box to stream media to. Not really for Netflix or Hulu or anything, just files on my (Windows 7) computer downstairs . A Youtube app would be nice.

I have quite a few "nontraditional" formats like mkv or ogm.

My WD Live is pretty terrible. It's constantly lagging/restarting/can't play media. Plus, I don't like the interface. It's very bland.

I have a Zotac ZBox I bought pre-loaded with XBMC from a friend. It's really awesome, it pulls movie artwork and backgrounds. It can be fussy sometimes, and it was a harder learning curve, but leaps better than WD Live. Don't know if I'd be able to set it up myself from scratch though.

I'm kinda tech illiterate, so the easier to setup, the better. I'm alright with dropping some $$ if it's a good solution.

I'm using TVersity currently. Plex seemed to mess my file structure up, but I remember enjoying its layout. Windows Share seems to miss like half of my files.

All the files are on my computer, so won't need to store anything locally or plug any drives in. All the box needs is wireless capability and HDMI.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Media Box Solutions

If you put the computer that has the video files and the Zotac Zbox onto a Local Area Network you should be able to stream the video to the Zbox without needing anything else.

There are many different versions of Zbox on Zotac's website, which one do you have ?
https://www.zotac.com/us/product/mini_pcs/all
 

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AFTER AN UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10 I HAVE LOST THE FUNCTION OF MY "START" ICON AND CANNOT ACCESS MY "START" MENU; IF ANYONE HAS, OR HAS HAD, THIS PROBLEMATIC SOFTWARE QUANDARY, AND HAS SERIOUS INPUT THAT MAY REVERSE THIS SMALL YET TRAGIC
SITUATION, PLEASE, PUT IT IN THE AIR. MY LAPTOP:  DELL LATITUDE D620, CURRENTLY RUNNING W-10 FROM AN UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS 7. 
'PRECIATE IT, CRASHBRAKE.

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Is there anyone using the CMS Backup Ultimate ver 14? I have been reading about it and would like to hear from anyone who has used it. Thanks!

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Hi,My laptop is infected by the Virtumonde trojan. This was recognized by the Spybot S&D. I have tried using Spybot S&D (in normal and safe mode). It deletes the dlls and registry entries but then the trojan regenerates itself. I have tried Vundofix - but this does not find the Virtumonde in the scan (again in normal and safe mode). Tried deleting the dlls using KillBox - but that obviously did not work. Am currently running on Safe mode with Networking as thats the only way i can work uninterrupted.Would appreciate any help.RegardsSM The following is the Hijackthis log - Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:38:29 PM, on 4/23/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning 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\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXEC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer&... Read more

A:Virtumonde - Tried Quite A Few Solutions

Hi SM1978!My name is Pat and I'll be taking your log today. Please allow me some time to examine it, and I'll get back to you with some instructions as soon as I can!While we are fixing your computer, if I haven't replied within 24 hours, please send me a private message as a little reminder.Thanks!

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Hi
who can find decrypter for data that are encrypted with ctb locker and cryptolocker i will pay for services
 
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A:CTB Locker Solutions

rroni151,
 
I'll be assisting you with your troubles here.  Unfortunately, at this time there are no methods of decryption available for this particular malware.  There are however a few methods that can be used to attempt recovery of files.  If you would like, I can help you with some of these options.

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Hello fellow computer enthusiasts!

I'm seeking information on a global backup solution for my multi-OS, multi-disk system. I need something that is EASY, reliable, and fast, with the ability to image entire partitions (NTFS, FAT, ext2-3, and Reiser file systems) and compress them to manageable sizes to store on a large (50Gig) archive partition on one of my drives with later transfer to DVD.

A couple folks here and elsewhere have recommended the following to me:

PartImage

BootitNG

What are your favorite backup solutions?

Thanks in advance for your input.

~Eric
 

A:Best Backup Solutions?

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Computer freezing up constantly, and is very slow.. It freezes at various times, this virus was one described above, basically was not to computer savvy until this infection,so I am proud to say I got this donefollowing your very simple instructions...DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Shamrocks Bail Bonds at 18:40:43.97 on Fri 08/27/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2037.589 [GMT -4:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssc:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroupC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\Windows\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Windows\System32&... Read more

A:Antivar solutions pro

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We 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 wit... Read more

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