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How to tell if my self-signed cert will be expiring soon?

Q: How to tell if my self-signed cert will be expiring soon?

I have lost an ATA environment previously (late last year) because i did not deal with the expiring self-signed cert. How do i tell if my recently built ATA environment is going to suffer the same fate? Is there a quick check i can do to see
when the cert expires?

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Our Nessus vulnerability scanner has been flagging our computers with the following vulnerability: SSL Certificate Signed Using Weak Hashing Algorithm

Basically what it's telling us is that we need to upgrade the local Remote Desktop Certificate from SHA1 to SHA2.

These certificates are self-signed and self-generated by the local machine. If you look at the certificate you'll see that theIssued to: and Issued by: fields show the name of the local machine.

The question is: how do these auto-generated, self-signed certificates, which are currently SHA1, get upgraded to SHA2? Remember, these are not created by the local Enterprise CA, they're auto-generated by the local machine itself for Microsoft-branded software such as AD and RDC.

Looking for ideas/suggestions on how to do this.

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So, like many of us who dont have resources to monitor every little detail of our network/infrastructure, and rely on products being self-sustaining, i did not know i would lose my ATA investment because a cert expired.  Where else does that happen? 
How can there not be any kind of recovery option for ATA Admins if they didnt catch the cert renewal in time?  
That said, since it already happened, it looks like my only option is to start over from scratch.  Does anyone have all the steps needed to remove my current ATA infrastructure completely, and then build a new one in its place?  I know where the
docs are for deploying a new ATA, but my scenario includes an existing, dead ATA deployment that cant be undone normally because i cant get into the system to "undo it".  I would appreciate any guidance on the best approach for removing an ATA
Center and two Lightweight Gateways (and anything else i've forgotten that i would need to know).  And then for starting over, is there anything i should know when about deploying a new ATA Center when an existing one was present.  Finally, is there
anything i can salvage from my dead ATA?
Thanks!

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Hello,
RC1 64 bit is going down soon, purchased a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Intend on using the same hardware with bios updates etc, etc.
Anything that I need to consider or watch out for?
TY

A:RC 1 Expiring

If you have already had the RC running all this time you should see a good clean install of the retail 7 go on without any problems to note. You should back things up in order to have a fresh primary to work with however.

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Over a year ago I bought on the web an OEM copy of Win XP Pro OS while in WA, my sommer home.
Since that time I have installed the OS 7 -8 times in two different Desktops in WA and Ca (all my own desktops.)
Just installed the OS agin in a new Desktop assembled by my self.
Every thing works fine except when I try to register it a window states that I have used up all of the times I can install it???
I have about 10 days to reregister it according the the pop up screen?

Whats going to happen at the end of the days left?

Since I can't register it can any body tell what to expect or do?

TKS Bob A
 

A:Win XP Pro expiring?

I may be a moron in compters, but I think I know this one. Windows XP is installed with a special setting that once installed ona PC, it drops files to make sure you have to reinstall an OS with a different disk. Secondly, the OS has 30 days of trial time in which windows wants you to register with them and 'buy' the OS system. At the end of that 30 days, the OS will stop working and you'll be out on Windows XP.
 

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Q: A+ cert

Hey, im just wondering if ne one knows the answer to this:
(since there are 2 parts to A+ cert.)
I took the old core hardware A+ test, 220-301, last summer, and i have school so i didnt take the other one. Now i want to take it the other half (OS), but there are new A+ tests now, so im wondering if i take the old OS test i still get the cert? Or is it useless? Or do i need to write both new ones?
THanks
 

A:A+ cert

Likely yes. Ask them. It all depends on whether they gave you a time frame by which you had to take the second test?
How much did you spend for the test taken? Did you pass well with a good score?
 

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Q: cert's

will there be certification on win xp?
 

A:cert's

the exams for win2k and XP will be interchangeable, from what i've heard. and so far, there won't be a required upgrade for current mcse's (for windows 2000)

you should check out http://www.microsoft.com/train_cert for more info...

 

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Is anyone certified here??

Am working on and wanting to take the test on the last week of December.

I am watching professor messer vids.
Has any one tried test king?

Am getting the cram exam book next month.
 

A:getting N+ cert.

I am Network+ certified circa 2006. Anything you are looking for?
 

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This has been going on for a year now and my ISP can't figure out why my pw is expiring. They are telling me it's my husband changing it on me. Ummm...no. You are my last resort before I am forced to cancel my service from them - I get kicked offline weekly and have to call tech support.

They told me it's possible it's a keylogger but not likely. I want to be sure, if possible. I know my way around a computer but don't know much about security.

I was referred here by a friend so I've already run hijackthis...

Can you help me?? THANKS!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:11:32 AM, on 1/13/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\GEARSEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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A:My ISP PW keeps expiring, pls help! HJT log included

Nothing obvious

Download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite http://www.ewido.net/en/download/ (W2K/XP Only)
Install ewido.
During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
Launch ewido
It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen
On the left side of the main screen click update
Click on Start and let it update.
DO NOT run a scan yet. You will do that later in safe mode.

Restart your computer into safe mode now. Perform the following steps in safe mode:
(Start tapping F8 at the first black screen after power up)

Run Ewido:
Click on scanner
Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK
When the scan is finished, look at the bottom of the screen and click the Save report button.
Save the report to your C: Drive
This will take some time to run!
Boot to normal mode
Post that log and a new HiJack log
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Do the following for ongoing security

Get all of these and/or verify you have the current versions

SpywareBlaster 3.5 http://majorgeeks.com/download2859.html
SpyBot V1.4 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
AdAware SE 1.06 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
MS AntiSpy - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...a2-6a57-4c57-a8bd-dbf62eda9671&displaylang=en (XP and W2K only)

DownLoad them (they are ... Read more

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Alright, apparently I've reached my quota on reinstalls for my legal version of XP. Basically I can't use the windowsupdate website, but I can still use the automatic updates. Is there anyway to sort this out? Only reason I ask is I'm still a student and can get a copy of XP Pro with SP2 for $67 and if I play my cards right I should be able to get a copy for even cheaper. I just have to pretend I'm a EE or Comp Sci major for awhile .

Let me know if anyone has run into this.
 

A:Windows XP key expiring?

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Hi, my AVG-Antispy 30 day trial has just expired. The icon is no longer at my taskbar.
Does that means it no longer offer 'real-time protections'?
I know it can act as a on demand scanner, but I still hope to have a real time protection from spyware.
Is there other good altenative to AVG-antispy?

Please advice,
Thank u very much!

A:Avg-antispy Expiring

If you still have the programs listed below, you are in good shape. If you want to add one more, Windows Defender is a real time antispyware program.

*Spybot SD
*Ad-aware SE Personal
*AVG antispy 7.5
*AVG Antivirus
*Spyware Blaster
*XoftSpy SE
*Sygate personal firewall

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What does it means that Windows XP SP3 will expire in 2014? WHats the drawback if I don't upgrade to the next OS? My XP computer is fairly New with Core Duo 1.73 GhZ processor and 2 GB ram (yes 2 GB), 80 GB hard drive and ATI X1400 (I think) Graphic card.

A:Windows XP SP3 Expiring

Wikipedian,

At that point MS will no longer update the OS.

Dan

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anyone else getting a message from AVG that the free AV program won't be free Jan 2007? if so, what are some good replacements for it.....or should i just pay for the program? will it be subscriber based? Thanks all.

A:Avg Free Av Expiring?

GRISOFT is announcing a new version of the AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. This new 7.5 version with improved performance and full compatibility with the latest Windows Vista version is available. Users that are using AVG Free 7.1 will be provided with a specific dialog, within the next few weeks, with the opportunity to choose the right option fulfilling their needs. AVG Free 7.1 version will be discontinued on 15th of Jan 2007.New Free Anti-VirusJust a version change.

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Hey all,

We've just set up a Cisco 3000 series VPN on our network, and are using an internal server here as the certificate server for the VPN clients.

Just one problem. I'm still fairly new to doing new things on Windows 2000.

So I've been going through Microslop's site trying to figure out exactly how to set up the certificate server here. But I haven't found anything which explains everything, or if I need to install something, (besdies Cisco's VPN client) on the client computers.

I've created a couple keys through Certificate Server, but have no idea how to go about using them, or how to view the keys like in NT, like;
---------
dsfjsfhajalf
asfsfghsgjhf
2klg4hjglufi
lashg9hgw
---------
You know, that big encrypted key.
So if anyone knows a quick explanation of this, or where to find a description of what I need to do, I will be forever indebted to you.
Thanks.
 

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We have a working DA environment using a single server, we are planning to go NLB  and Multisite but MS advises not to use a self signed cert for NLS which we currently do use.
I have created a Web server cert for our NLS server following the below issued by our internal CA
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-access/directaccess/add-to-existing-vpn/step-1-configure-da-inf-davpn

I add the NLS cert on our DA server, click next and then go to apply the DA settings.
When I do this it says DNS name does not exist. I can create this manually before adding the cert but it gets removed. If I tick use self-signed cert the DNS name gets created automatically.
I can't understand what I'm doing wrong and why DA will not accept our CA issued NLS cert

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I'm currently in 60-780 Operating Systems class and we will be taking the Windows 7 Cert this October. Is there any advice to prepare myself for it other than study? Any links to something I should check out would be helpful. I'm new here so thanks for the help guys!

A:Windows 7 Cert.

Give this ago

Its really helpful

Microsoft Virtual Academy ? Free IT Training, Online Learning of Microsoft Technologies

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Why are so many of my Western Digital HDD's expiring 2-3 years old?
Are Western Digital bad at making Hard drives?
4 Drives have failed in a year and they are only 2-3 years old....
Not covered by warranty...

A:Why are so many of my Western Digital HDD's expiring?

I don't think that is WD specific. Maybe it is due to your particular environment (heat, dust, etc.). I just had an external Seagate fail. But that was the first time any of my appr. 20 disks failed.

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I do have a HP Envy 700 pc series. Model 700.239 it came with windows 8.1 but I upgraded to Windows 10 home.  And now I am getting this message. " Your Windows license expire on May 15 - 2016. Contact your system administrator to get a product key. Error code 0xC004F074. And sometime this message doesn't le use the pc. Could you please help me.

A:Windows lincense expiring

Hi When you say you did the upgrade, did you? OR did the Win 8.1 OS do it? A licence / activation is done automatically when the OS upgrades itself to W 10, the system / mother board is registered. If it is done manually then you will have to buy a licence I think. So a few more details please.




Happy 2 [email protected]

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Hello,

I have a Asus Laptop Model # K550L, which I bought last year in August.
Sing a few days I have been getting the titled message "your windows license will be expiring soon:
I don't understand why this is happening as the windows comes pre installed with the purchase of the laptop.
Please help on how I can fix this issue
Thanks.

A:Your windows license is expiring soon

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

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I use the free trial of malwarebytes and it works well but the trial version is very short-lived all of a sudden. Is there another similar, free, program that will last longer on trial or not expire at all?
 

A:Solved: Malwarebytes Keeps Expiring

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Has anyone else received a notice that their Avast updates will expire July 1 @ 1am? I just started getting this message today. Also, this is the free version.
 

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The Norton Internet security that came with my new laptop is about ready to expire. And, I'm not a Norton fan. I use AVG, and Zone Alarm on my desktop. Just looking for any suggestions on something that may offer hassle free protection, and might be better than what I currently use.
Use Mozilla for browser, and Outlook for mail. Thanks!!!
 

A:Norton expiring, should I switch?

http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html You can go here and read about the different programs

Many , like myself use AVG It has worked well for me I scan daily and look for updates every 5 days .
 

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It appears that for some reason some of the computers in my network are not receiving the message to change their password when the time for it to expire is near. Usually is 14 days prior the password's expiration that this pop up shows up. I have look around but have found no real reason why they are not receiving the message. In some cases the password expires and they never saw the message.

Anybody has any idea, of why this is happening and how I could fix it? thanks.

A:Password expiring pop up not showing

update: I think this is related to the finger print recognition and the credential manager. anybody has any ideas?

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I have been using Symantec (NIS & Norton 360) products for several years now. My current Norton 360 subscription will be expiring in the next couple weeks and I am considering going with either Kaspersky or NOD32 instead of renewing. The reason for this is that Norton 360, like previous versions of NIS, is a system hog and I've had a few issues with Norton 360 such as scheduled scans not running, had to reinstall 3 times in the past year, and a few other minor issues.

I am looking for software with better than average detection, containment, and deletion of malware, viruses, trojans, worms, rootkits, spyware, etc. The firewall is not a major concern for me because I will be setting up a previous system with Check Point R65 running on Splat. I want something that is not going to be as much of a system hog as Norton 360. Any advice or comments will be greatly appreciated.

A:Norton 360 Expiring - Need Advice

I have found some decent reviews for NIS 2009...seems they have improved the amount of system resources it uses.

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Yesterday I received a pop-up message that This Pre-release version of Windows 7 will expire in 9 days. To keep using Windows, back up your files and then install any edition of Windows 7 Ultimate. I didn't even know until now that I have been using a Pre-Release version. I thought I was using an RTM version. Is that a Pre-release version?? So, do I have to do a clean install and re-install all the software I have installed or is there another way?? Your help would be appreciated. Where can I look to show I have a pre-release version? I have never seen anything?? Thanks again.... Bob Bassman

A:Pre-Release version expiring

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rbassman98003


Yesterday I received a pop-up message that This Pre-release version of Windows 7 will expire in 9 days. To keep using Windows, back up your files and then install any edition of Windows 7 Ultimate. I didn't even know until now that I have been using a Pre-Release version. I thought I was using an RTM version. Is that a Pre-release version?? So, do I have to do a clean install and re-install all the software I have installed or is there another way?? Your help would be appreciated. Where can I look to show I have a pre-release version? I have never seen anything?? Thanks again.... Bob Bassman


Start>type winver. It will tell you what version you have. If you are running pre-release (win 7) either your system clock is way, way out of date, or it is a moded system. Pre-release (beta?) win 7 is at least a year expired.

Have you restored your computer from an image? Anything else "un-usual"?

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For years I have been using OWA with various browsers (IE, Firefox, Mozilla) through an exchange server. All my systems are now running Windows XP. Without being aware of any changes on my end except the usual Windows updates (and being told by the administrators of the exchange email service that they had not made changes), I suddenly had the following problem:

Everytime I authenticate, I can read one message without problems. Then every other link I try to follow brings up a new reauthenticate menu and without reauthenticating I can't proceed. Once I reauthenticate, I can do one more thing and then the menu reappears. The exact error message just says the session has expired (even though only a second has gone by.)

I don't think it is a malware problem as I am behind both a software and hardware firewall and I am running Norton 360 software. Moreover, those settings have not been changed during the time everything was working fine and then it wasn't.

Problems occur in all browsers. The administrators running the exhcange server rebuilt my account and even gave me a new one. Problems still occur.
 

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Hi, I have a lenovo yoga 14 inch and i recently started getting a message indiccating that my windows installation will expire soon. The only time I ever reinstalled windows was using my original product key and a USB supplied by lenovo. Is the key that iss associated with my laptop only good for a certain duration? I thought it was good forever? Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks

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Dear all,
ATA cert in lightgateway DC or gateway are going to be expired. how can I update the cert?
regards,
stan

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Hi,

I'm getting an error msg on my own website after installing my Verisign SSL Seal. Certificate itself works fine, but the seal (click here to verify) is giving errors on one IE browser and not another.

Can you guys please help me by telling me if you see an error msg displayed on the IE information bar when you visit my page:

http://applesofgold.com/test.html

I'm getting an error with my new Verisign SSL cert on my computer at work but not at the one at home. Using IE on both computers, same version, v. 7.0. I don't get this error on FireFox on either computer.

The error I get is:

To help protect your security, IE has blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors.

I don't understand why it's showing up on my work computer and I'm hoping it's not showing up on other people's computers.

I would love it if I got a lot more computers checking to see if they get the same error.

Please help!

Thank you,
Afshin

A:Verisign SSL Cert Error on IE?

I did not try the link but I will offer a few words of advice though.

You do not want to go into any restricted sites at work and should wait till ya get home but if you cannot do that then here ya go.

Open IE7

Click Tools
Click Internet Options
Click the Security tab
Click the Internet icon
Click Custom level
Locate Display mixed content
Click the radio button next to Enable (the default setting is 'was Prompt'
Click OK to save your changes

Have fun!

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I am intrested in taking the A+ certification exams. I have no formal training in these areas. I have been an I.S. manager for 7 years but would like to pursue the cert. for personal gratification.
Can someone give me names of the best documentation for both hardware and software exams and any other advice that might be helpful.
thanks, Geno
 

A:Advice please, best book for A+ cert

The best books I found for studying for exams are by coriolis.

http://www.examcram2.com/
 

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I installed ATA with the self signed certs as i was having trouble getting it to work.  Now that I have it working i want to put a real cert on the management site.  What is needed to complete this?  

Do i simply go to iis and change the cert?  
Do i also need to change it in the configuration page where it references it by ip address?
When i do that, do i need to redeploy / update the gateways?  

I am on 1.6 as of an hour ago.  Please reference the version number you are familiar with in your responses.  I would imagine that they are the similar if not identical but i want to be sure we are on the same page.  

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I recently read that a Netherlands CA, DigiNotar, had been hacked so updates are coming out to remove it from the CA list but that it should mostly affect Iran. So today I got an error message trying to access my bank (neither it nor I have any connection with Iran). The error message said "Peer's certificate has been revoked".

It seems too much of a coincidence for this to be unrelated so my question is whether the problem is wider-spread than the article said, or did one of the updates revoke a wider range of certificates than was needed, or did I just get unlucky?

Does anybody know what's going on with this problem? Thanks.
 

A:Revoked cert problem

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 4084 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M, 1536 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463819 MB, Free - 373230 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Qosmio X505-Q894
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I keep getting a popup message about redirecting to a website that does not have a valid certificate, do i still want to proceed. This happens even when there is nothing else open on my computer. My computer had blue screened twice, done a check disk for errors spontaneously and can't successfully restore a previous windows restore point... although i think the windows restore issue is not related. I've had that issue since I bought the computer and even when it was put in for warranty for the issue it still couldn't update windows when they gave it back to me >.< I've backed up all my data. Thanks in advance for the assistance!
 

A:Go Daddy cert not valid.

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Hey guys,

I have a few questions about how Windows 7 handles checking the internet for new certs and CRL's. We are looking to run Windows 7 Embedded in an offline configuration that still relies on creating a secure SSL negotiation with an in-house web application.
We're exploring options such as opening the our network's firewall to allow outbound access to GoDaddy\Microsoft CRL's and Microsoft's cert repository that it can get new Trusted Root certs from

1. When and how often does Windows check for new root certificates?
2. When and how often does Windows check the CRL's for cert revocations?
3. What websites does Windows look at for Microsoft's CRL and cert repository?

Thanks!

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An Introduction to Malware by CERT-UK:

https://www.cert.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/An-introduction-to-malware.pdf

An excellent, easily understood guide that covers the bare essentials of malware types - such as trojans, rasomware, phishing, keyloggers, rootkits, etc.

First rate infos.
 

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http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-024A.html

TCP and IP option leak.

If you, or any Cisco routers that you know of that directly face the Internet / do something silly like allow unACL'd web admin access, please upgrade IOS.
 

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has anyone taken this?
 

A:How hard is the N+ cert test?

your book and transceder together is what i would use. dont bother too much with the vce
 

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Getting an invalid security cert. warning on chase.com. over the last 3 days on a home computer but not on other work computers at a different location. ?
 

A:invalid security cert

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I recently started using Malwarebytes free -trial. It will expire today. I was using free avast, but it started wanting to open everything in sand box. So I removed avst, and got MSE. Is there another free something I can get that will play with MSE.? I would be happy staying with Malwarebytes, if they will continue the free trial. I don't know? TY! TY!
 

A:malware free trial expiring

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Hi, got a message yesterday on my windows 8.1 laptop saying my windows is expiring in a couple of weeks and I need to put in a product key to renew it. So I found my product key and put i tin and it won't work? It says it can't be accepted and to use another one?

It was originally a windows 8 but I did the update to make it an 8.1.

Anyone able to help?

Thanks.

A:Windows 8.1 expiring but won't accept product key?

Hello Curcelli, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if you may be able to activate by phone instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a pop up message appearing on the screen saying the licence will expire 15 August, need to activate Windows in Settings. Contact admin to get product key.
When I go to Settings it says Windows is activated and Product ID as well as Product Key is listed.
I have tried all suggestions from the Microsoft forum to no avail.
I am now wondering if the technician who installed Windows 10Pro, installed the wrong programme.
I believe that the previous Windows in the laptop was Windows 8.1 home.
Could this be the problem.
Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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So today I decided to do the free upgrade to Windows 10. But before that I was running on a Windows 10 Insider Preview (clean installation). So everything went normal, it shows that my Windows is activated but when I type in the command menu "slmgr /xpr" it shows me that my Windows will expire on 12/31/2016

http://imgur.com/1kentBT
Any suggestion how to fix this?

A:Expiring date after upgrading to Windows 10

My Insider Preview shows an expiration date in October. I'd say you are still on the Insider Preview. Didn't know the IP version can be changed to the Free Upgrade version, have always done the Free Upgrade from Win8.1 and Win7 w/SP1.

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Currently, Microsoft is offering an upgrade to Windows 8 pro for only $39.99.
I have several questions about what I should do. The answers I get are all over the map. So, I respect the knowledge base here and would like to know your thoughts.

1. My understanding is the offer is expiring January 31, 2013. Is it really going to expire? Or are they just going to extend it it some form, whether that is simply extending the current offers deadline or creating a different, but similar offer.

2. I have an old Compaq notebook computer that runs on XP, service pack 3. I love this computer. It is a basic work horse that doesn't break and just keeps chuggin-along. The hardware can only handle 1G of Ram. I ran the Windows 8 compatibility tool. It seems to indicate the computer could run Windows 8.

The question is, should I take advantage of the offer to upgrade or an I better off leaving my little work horse alone?

3. I also have a computer that runs Vista Business OS. Vista Business OS is significantly better than any of the other Vista versions, but it is still Vista. The Windows 8 compatibility tool also reports this computer can run Windows 8. I have checked the manufactures website for drivers. They do offer all the drivers and software for this computer in both Vista and Window 7. I see no mention of Windows 8 driver availability.

What do you think? Would you upgrade this computer?

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A:Windows 8 pro upgrade offer expiring

Currently, Microsoft is offering an upgrade to Windows 8 pro for only $39.99.I have several questions about what I should do. The answers I get are all over the map. So, I respect the knowledge base here and would like to know your thoughts. 1. My understanding is the offer is expiring January 31, 2013. Is it really going to expire? Or are they just going to extend it it some form, whether that is simply extending the current offers deadline or creating a different, but similar offer.~~~~UNKNOWN2. I have an old Compaq notebook computer that runs on XP, service pack 3. I love this computer. It is a basic work horse that doesn't break and just keeps chuggin-along. The hardware can only handle 1G of Ram. I ran the Windows 8 compatibility tool. It seems to indicate the computer could run Windows 8.The question is, should I take advantage of the offer to upgrade or an I better off leaving my little work horse alone?~~~Leave alone - in my opinion3. I also have a computer that runs Vista Business OS. Vista Business OS is significantly better than any of the other Vista versions, but it is still Vista. The Windows 8 compatibility tool also reports this computer can run Windows 8. I have checked the manufactures website for drivers. They do offer all the drivers and software for this computer in both Vista and Window 7. I see no mention of Windows 8 driver availability.~~~~Windows 8 should have its own drivers.I upgraded to win 8 pro with no problems.What do... Read more

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Biggest concern is losing all of the software that is on the system---what options do I have available?
Please help!

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH
Windows Product Key Hash: k/l/EMDQdwK9OvdCkPtHG1YdosE=
Windows Product ID: 00392-918-5000002-85598
Windows Product ID Type: 1
Windows License Type: KMS Client
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.004
ID: {4CDB60C5-E495-4B6F-8C98-F33AC978A393}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Enterprise
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 100 Genuine
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003 - 100 Genuine
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
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A:Grace period activation expiring very soon-need new key or help

You have a KMS Volume License Key for Enterprise - such Keys require activation at private servers, not at MS's public servers.

From where did you get this Key? You need to contact your System Admin for assistance.

You will lose NO data when it goes out of grace period - but MSE will start a 30day countdown if installed, and cease working at the end.

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I bought a used Dell D600 laptop with Windows XP SP2 already installed and no disks included. It ran great for over a year and then something killed the operating system (virus I think). I ran the Dell set up and system checks (at boot-up) and everything was OK but after the Dell boot it goes to a black screen. XP would not boot. I bought a new sealed version of XP (with valid key code) off the internet, but the laptop wouldn't recognize it at all (wouldn't even give an error message). I finally managed to format the hard drive and install an update of XP off of a disk that I bought and had already installed on another laptop. I have about 25 more days to activate the software with Microsoft and it's running fine, but of course I can't register and activate it because it's already been installed and activated on another machine. Now that the system is running, I need to remove the expiring version of XP and install the new legal one. The new copy says it's for installation on a new computer. What do I need to do to get it installed and remove the expiring version? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Replacing expiring XP with legal new copy of XP

If the current installation is running correctly, it might not hurt to try to change the old key to the key that came with your newly purchased (and legitimate) copy of Windows XP.

How to change the product key at the time of activation
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810892
 

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