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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Hey all,

One of my customers is looking for a particular solution and I was wondering if you have any experience with those.

Basically, it's a small publishing house, they need a server to exchange files with customers. They need to be able to set up folders for customers and assign logins. Customers shouldn't be able to see each other's files - just the ones in a folder assigned to them.

I've checked out ShareFile - however the bandwidth limit is a killer. Box.net looks good in this respect, except one huge downside: no straighout MacOS support.

Any ideas? Any?.. Ideas?..
 

A:Off-site FTP solutions, anyone?

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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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I am setting up a computer for public use and, amongst other things, need to restrict printing output to 10 pages per session. Is it possible to set up restrictions in windows or will I need to purchase additional software? If so , do you recommend a software that can perform that function?

A:Printing Solutions

The user could sign in again from what you describe. Most businesses that have the problem are hotels/motels. They solve the problem via supervision or supplying paper on request. The built in Windows feature is more for a user/owner who isn't sure of the file size and doesn't want to waste paper.

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I'm planning on dropping a couple bucks on some cooling solutions for my modest system. I'm not planning on doing any heavy overclocking or anything, just want to protect my investment. Anyway, I've got a case with 2 rear 80mm case fan mounts and I'd also like to replace my stock Intel fan/hs combo with something a bit more powerful. Here's what I picked out, I think they're ok... nothing high powered and pro stuff, just simple to keep it cool.

ULTRA Silent 80mm Stealth fan 2 pack w/dual ball bearings

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=862777&sku=U10-80202

ULTRA Socket 478 CPU Cooling Fan for Intel P4 up to 3.2Ghz

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=235454&sku=U10-8600

Anyway, would these upgrades work well? Will 2 rear mounted 80mm fans work ok considering that I now have 1 PSU fan and one CPU fan? Thanks for your time.
 

A:Cooling solutions...

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Hey guys, some time ago I started to have this problem occur. I finally have evidence of the problem but still no idea what is causing it, everything turns up dead ends so far so im turning to as many forums as possible because anyone going through this problem like me and having this much trouble with it is someone I can sympathise with and I would like to help them.

Basically these links show the problem:
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af18/syphodias/Comp screwing me over pics/Image001.jpg
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af18/syphodias/Comp screwing me over pics/Image000.jpg

This happens during gaming, and just now when I was browsing the internet (which is a worrying first) It was originally thought to be a heat issue but since I haven't played games on it in a month I have no idea of the cause and if anyone knows I would be very greatful for any help you can provide.

Comp specs:
CPU - AMD Phenom 9950 Quad-Core Processor 2.60 GHz
Ram - 4GB
OS - Windows vista home premium 32-bit
GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 280
Power Supply - 750 Watt OEM ATX PSU

If any more info is required I'll provide as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for any help.
 

A:What is happening? Any possible solutions?

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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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Hello all, I would like to rise a topic about SIEM solutions and services...What it is all about and are they effective against new generation type of malware like APT`s, ransomware, zero day`s vlunerabilities?
Thank you in advance for sharing your knowledge
 

A:About SIEM solutions

Security Information and Event Management GuideHow the Top Eight SIEM Vendors Stack Up

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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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I am looking for a user friendly NAS backup solutions to use for my company. I need to back up 10 computers to it. I have sen Synology's DS415play http://www.amazon.com/Synology-America-DiskStation-Attached-DS415play/dp/B00LO3KW7S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414706253&sr=8-1&keywords=ds415play and think it looks pretty good.

I want something that will do automatic backups of computers, easy to use, able to log in and pull files off of it if I need fast access to them. Obviously, I don't want to spend more than a couple thousand dollars on it since we are a small business.

I will take any and al advice you have to offer.
 

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Hello Everybody!  I am a young computer geek who ended up with the awkward task of taking over the IT Security management from an outdated employee who still touts ZoneAlarm and Spybot as the #1 Most Necessary Defence against crackers. Perhaps you see my dilemma, and the humor of it all. I also was unceremoniously delegated the title Chief Technology Officer of a Funeral Home holding LLC. At least there I'm building everything virtually from scratch. I already have MBAM Free, ZA Free Firewall, Spybot, CCleaner and Defraggler installed. Seems I'm forgetting something. Oh well. What I'm here for is general recommendations for what I should put on these computers in order to keep them in shape. I could invest hours of research, like I did for those mentioned above, or I could ask all of you professional geeks for your opinion. I do ask that if you recommend X Program for Y Task, please explain why I should use X over Z program. Catch my drift? This is not a repeat of best freeware application topic. Also, I need to know how to make my own bootable disc that contains an operating system that will run my final list of programs outside of an infected OS, and what bootable antimalware discs are best, and how to make an all in one installer and updater for the programs i wish to reside permanently on that PC's HDD. Thank you for taking the time to stop by!Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

A:Best Free IT Solutions

green94337, Welcome to BC Forums!
 
Congrats on your promotion!
 
There is one question that I have of you in regards to your topic.
 

 
Also, I need to know how to make my own bootable disc that contains an operating system that will run my final list of programs outside of an infected OS

 
Do you mean a Windows OS? If so, the only option that I can think of would be to have Windows 8.1 Enterprise. With that, a Windows To Go USB Flash drive can be created. However it's costly.
 
Other than that option, you would need to choose a Linux OS as a portable one & that may or may not run your needed apps, though it's possible with the optional WINE app. This isn't something that I can get into mass detail about in a Windows 7 section, simply put, it would allow you to run some Windows software on Linux.
 
The best way to deal with infections is to have a quality active AV & AM app & run backups daily, considering this computer is for business use. That way, you can be up & running in a short time with minimal data loss.
 
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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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Hi guys
Keep getting bsod. Tried various things (as whenever I took it to a PC expert nothing changed only ended up paying) removed cpu and put it back in, removed graphics card and put it back, same with ram.
Once I do any of those it seems to work for a while but bsod creeps up on me every time, sometimes after a few months sometimes after a few weeks.

Guys you're my last hope of salvation or me reaching for the sledgehammer....

Hopefully you can help
Geezer9999

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A:BSOD every now and again. Run out of solutions

Code:
BugCheck AB, {1, e20, 0, 3}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiCheckSessionPoolAllocations+13f )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Code:
BugCheck A, {1, 2, 1, fffff80003308bdb}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!PoIdle+52a )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Code:
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff88004c85cb7, fffff88008b05560, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+425cb7 )

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First of all, do a clean install on the display driver.

Download GeForce 347.25 WHQL driver download on your desktop.
Then download DDU and uninstall your installed display driver. Disconnect from internet (to prevent an auto installation of the display driver at restart). Then restart the computer.

After restart, install the downloaded 347.25 WHQL display driver. Dont do express install, do a custom install. Uncheck everything other than display driver and PhysX; check a clean install.

When done, Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark. Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
Take a screenshot of the furmark window before closing it. Upload the screenshot for us.

This part will take care of only one possibility of your 0xAB and 0x3B BSODs. We may take some further actions depending on the resulting situation. Do let us know the results, also let us know for any further BSOD.

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