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Q: Protection software


Can anyone recommend good and effective freeware for web filtering to make surfing safe for kids.



Preferred Solution: Protection software

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Protection software

i found this one its free.K9 Web Protectionhope it helps.

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I recently purchased a accer laptop that had a prior owner,who installed,a program called K9 WEB PROTECTION I have tried to uninstall it but it keeps asking for a password,of course the prior owner would know this,ive tryed e-mailing the prior owner but haven't had any luck there either.is there a way for me to bypass the password,or unistall this program or am I stuck with it?

A:web protection software

Pretty much stuck with it. As it's a parental control app, we can't assist with removing it, so I'm going to close this. May want to read the rules page at www.techguy.org/rules.html.



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Is loJack also a security system for computers or webcams? Or is it merely for car theft?

A:Protection software

It's laptop recovery software for stolen laptops. Google is your friend. http://www.absolute.com/en/lojackforlaptops/home.aspx

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Just as a general rule of thumb, assuming I'm not having specific problems, about how often would it be prudent to run my protection software such as AVG, Spybot, Ewido, and Ad-Aware? I know about keeping their defs up to date, and so forth. I'm just curious how often to have them do scans. Each one of them tends to take upwards of an hour per scan on my machine. That's no big deal, but it's not something I can just start and fuggedaboutit, so I'd like some opinions on how often to fit it into my usual routines.

A:How often should I run protection software?

Hi we all no doubt have our own routines of running scans...for me it's about once a week.

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I currently protect my system with Norton antvirus 2002, this came bundled with my system (Compaq presario 6000, XP home).

And my only firewall is the built in one.

I have adaware and spybot which I run, and I have just got Regcleaner (for better or worse!)

I'm sure this is not protection enough but I'm really unsure of what else to add, ask a 100 people and get a 100 differant answers it seems. So what would people recommend. I'm not sure in my Norton protects against trojans, is there a decent all in one protection software out there that will cover virus/trojan/spyware and firewall issues or am i talking stoopid?

I don't mind paying to get it if its good.

I use Yahoo instant messenger quite a bit too, I don't know if this is an issue with protection software or even if its sensible to use yahoo messanger in the first place.

Hope the above makes sense to someone, thanx in advance

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Is there a way, a software, whatsoever, to add self-protection to softwares who actually lack of it? Say VoodooShield. I find it a really good piece of software, but so far, has no self-protection, which actually makes it vulnerable to killswitchs. Are there programs that will protect other softwares?

A:How to add self-protection to software lacking of it?

I think it would need something like Veracode Runtime Protection
Veracode Runtime Protection

When a security event in an app occurs, RASP takes control of the app and addresses the problem. In diagnostic mode, RASP will just sound an alarm that something is amiss. In protection mode, it will try to stop it. For example, it could stop the execution of instructions to a database that appear to be a SQL injection attack.

Other actions RASP could take include terminating a user's session, stopping an application's execution, or alerting the user or security personnel.

Developers can implement RASP in a couple of ways. They can access the technology through function calls included in an app's source code, or they can take a completed app and put it in a wrapper that allows the app to be secured with a single button push. The first approach is more precise because developers can make specific decisions about what they want protected in the app, such as logins, database queries, and administrative functions.

Whichever method is used with RASP, the end result is like bundling a web application firewall with the application's runtime context. That close connection to the app means RASP can be more finely tuned to the app's security needs.Click to expand...

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I had a pretty nasty virus awhile back and ended up doing a reformat/reinstall. It really surprised me to get a virus since I'd like to think I'm pretty smart about these things, keep everything up to date and had protection software installed (which never even found the virus, btw). I am now using Firefox instead of IE. I just got a notice that my Trend Micro PC-cillan subscription is about to expire. since that service didn't really protect me from the last one, I'm not too likely to renew. Can you please recommend an alternative?EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

A:protection software recommendation

There is a list of resources in the AV, Firewall and Privacy section that is fairly complete, and will eliminate googling av for results. Another good list can be found at gizmo's freeware the address is techsupportalert dot com. I have been using avast home free for over 2 years no major problems.

Good Luck

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I am currently looking at options for security for my computer as my Norton subscription just expired. I am looking at switching to NOD32 for antivirus. I've read on this website that Windows Firewall is plenty of firewall protection. The only thing I'm unclear about is spyware. Most utilities that I've seen (Spybot Search & Destroy, Super Antispyware, Ad-Aware Antispyware, and AVG Antispyware) have free versions, but have paid versions as well. What is the best route to take? Paid or free? One more thing, it seems some people like to have more than one antispyware program running? Is this a necessary thing? Thanks!

A:What software is the best protection against Spyware?

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THis is my issue and hope someone can HELP.

My husband was using the internet when the Best Malware Protection Software downloaded itself on to the home computer...

I am 3 1/2 hours away and he has no computer experience outside of researching car sites. We tried for several hours to attempt to get this soft ware off but it won't go away! Can anyone please help!

A:Best Malware Protection Software HELP!!!!!!!

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Please ask him to register and then follow the steps outlined below, communicating directly with us. The instructions are very clear and he should not have any problem following them:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If there is trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hi all,
I am trying to find a child protection program that does these things:

-Records e-mail
-MSN Messanger
-Records log names and passwords - like those you'd use at a members site.

I've tryed iambigbrother but it doesn't record e-mail.

ALso I'd like a full version no trials. Hopefully you know of a free
one. As its christmas and I'm broke, but need the pro ASAP.


A:Child Protection Software???

Home Keylogger is a free keylogger, it has some good features and has a hidden mode.
The next version up, if you need more features is Family Keylogger for $30.

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So the other day I got hit with some malware and ended up reformatting my hd. I would have avoided the problem if I had some protection software. So I am looking for some recomendations on a program/s to buy for virus & spyware/malware protection. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Recomend protection software

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hi everyone
can anyone suggest a software for preventing access to files for unauthorised users? in short i dont want anybody else to have access to my files. i use windows 2000 SP4.

A:file protection software?

If your formatted as NTFS you have MS inbuilt encryption capabilities [read the help file] other than that there are literally hundreds of freeware and shareware encryption applications from passworded Winzip files to PGP encrypted drives.

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i have several programs on my computer (such as spybot and threatfire) that never seem to find anything when I scan. is it worth keeping, even if it never finds anything? how do i know if it really is protecting me, or just slowing me down?

A:unecessary software protection?

Threatfire, I would definitely keep installed. It's primary function is to run in the background guarding against any type of malicious activity, not as an on demand scanner. If you don't have PC Tools AntiVirus installed then Threatfire's on demand scan will only search for rootkits.Where Threatfire really comes into play is guarding against zero day threats or possible threats that your other resident security may not detect. So it is quite normal to not see any kind of notification from Threatfire. You can configure it to pop up a "security status report" every two weeks, which I believe it is set to do by default.I've had Threatfire installed for quite some time(years) and no slow down attributable to it.As for Spybot Search and Destroy, it's probably better not to use it's resident protection "TeaTimer". If you use Opera then the immunization feature, similar to that of SpywareBlaster, includes immunization for the Opera browser. For on demand scans, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and or SUPERAntiSpyware would be good alternatives to Spybot.

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hi all. I am new member here. i faced an error.when i try to start software protection service, an error appear. I was researching for hours but have no result. and i don't know why all options are gray and i cannot change them. can any one help me?. i dont want to reinstall win 8.1, because i was install many programs in my windows. and may be... after reinstall and some days use, this error may happen again.

A:win 8.1: software protection cannot start

What issue is driving you to try and start the service manually. Are you having Windows Update or Licensing issues? Mine is set to delayed start and triggered as required by the task. I also have certain buttons greyed-out. So, what is your real underlying issue?

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Hello everyone so a question I have ands peobally others have is should we use exploit peotwxctrion software? Why should we use it? I have seen staff configurations and some of them have software that does include or is exploit software. Some guides involving layered security say exploit protection is important, but what if your activities have never given you an exploit attack. Wouldn't a software that gives protection from exploits just make the system more bloated or unstable at times.

What do you guys think? Do people NEED exploit protection?

(I know that !many other software encorperates exploit protection but I mainly only know about MBAE)

A:Should I use a Exploit Protection Software?

I would say yes, you need an anti-exploit program.
Because even if you strive for up-to-date software or OS, cyber criminals are clever and they are many. If many cyber criminals try to find a vulnerability in a software, there's a higher probability that it will be exploited.

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I'm running Windows XP SP 2 and currently using AVG Free Edition 8.5, As for my Firewall, it's the default windows firewall.Occasionally, I think there are still some malwares that passes through the type of protection I have (though I know that it's almost impossible to have malware free computer). Please suggest software that I can add to my list of protections.I also consider the size of my HDD (60G) so please suggest only those that are crucial for basic protection and troubleshooting. Thanks!P.S. To make the scenario more complicated: Our computer is shared by 3-4 "hardcore" users. Each has about 2-3GB My documents

A:Basic Software for Protection

Avg is a good program to have. You have to keep in mind that there is no single program that can find every Infection. We like to recommend the use of several.As for the firewall I would dissable windows firewall and go with Zone Alarm.And for the Spyware/Malware:Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware Free.

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I have a Vista machine that suddenly will not logon to desktop. It boots up and displays logins. When you login you get a box that says "Windows software protection" an unauthorized change was made to windows. Choices are close or more information. When you click more information a browser window opens and you are taken to www.microsoft.com with some stuff about windows validation. But nothing helpful. If you close the box the computer goes back to the login window. I can start in safe mode. Ran several virus scans with malwarebytes. Removed a few things. However no more viruses are detected. I still get the unauthorized box when booting normally. I can boot with safe mode.
Here is the dds log FWIW.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.17037
Run by Becks_Admin at 17:43:54 on 2012-03-27
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.1982.1587 [GMT -7:00]
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:windows software protection

Hi there,

This may not be a virus issue. However, since you ran some scans and they "Removed a few things" I'd just like to see those scan logs. Could you please find your scan logs and post them here?



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I need a free virus protection software link. I did have one that I signed up for a free year, but I do not remember what the name of it was. Can anyone help me?

A:Virus Protection Software

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Working in a local computer store for five years where we developed a system of cleaning up viruses for clients.
We use Avast, Avira, AVG, Malwarebytes, Kaspersy, and Nod32.
I found that Avast finds the most viruses out of the three free AVs, and coupled with malwarebytes pretty much covers my computer.
Now, First questions is: Did any of you find other AVs that are free and have higher detection rate?
What software do you have on your computer?
And aside from these programs what would you put on your computer to protect from misc malware? (spyware, rootkits etc.)

A:Best all around protection from free software?

Avast is a great program, and it can't get much better since it is free.

I personally use Avast, Comodo Firewall; and Malwarebytes & SUPERantispyware as on-demand scanners.
Spywareblaster is another great tool that helps prevent access to malicious sites/content.

I run firefox with AdBlock Plus, WOT, and SiteAdvisor.

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Hello,Today I tested my website ,there are not any virueses in my website,but i want to Protect my Website hxxp://www.jewels-airport-transfers.co.uk/heathrow-taxis-1099.html and i want install Norton antivirus but some people says me dont download Norton ,it is not trusted some time it will become virus itself. so please Suggest me some Virus protection software.

A:Need Virus Protection Software?

Norton (Symantec) is as good as any other well known anti-virus program. Whoever said it was bad and can turn into a virus provided you with incorrect information.However, if you are looking for an alternative...see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program

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After reading the forum rules, I'm not sure if this would be considered against the rules, or not. This reason for this post is to find out how to remove copy protection software from my computer, and the reason for this is that I want to play the CD from Windows Media Player instead of the horrible application that is now installed.

If this is against the forum rules I appologize in advance, and please delete this post.

OK, I should know better, but...

I recently bought the new Velvet Revolver CD from RCA (BMG). So I popped it into my laptop(running Windows XP Professional) at work, and it asks me to agree to some software licence agreement (looks pretty standard, like any other software install), which I do, and then it says something along the lines of "Do you agree to install this software on your computer? It contains important licence information that is required to play this CD... blah blah blah." So, silly me, I agree.

Apparantly, it installed some copy protection software on my laptop, and now the CD can only be played via this awful full-screen Web-looking type application. What irks me the most the the complete lack of mention that the software is for copy protection and makes it impossible to use normal media player prorams for this CD.

Now that this horrific software is on my computer, does anyone know how to get it off? I don't see any new installations in Add/Remove Software, and there's so much crap on this thing from work, ... Read more

A:CD copy protection software

you have pm

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I have been infected by the "Software Protection" malware.

When I login, I get that popup and I cannot kick off any other program.

I went into "SafeMode with Networking" to run DSS, however the program just gets stuck and does not popup any log files (the dos screen does come up and it does run with the hashes but no log files are produced), which is why I did not post any DSS logs. I also went into "SafeMode" and same thing happened.

I was however able to run GMER and log file is posted.

A:Infected by "Software Protection" malware

Welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please download OTL from... Read more

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Once i recover my laptop with recovery options. After that i install rest of the hp softwares likevalidity s/waudio drivergraphic driversimplepassetc.and also update them but still simplepass is not showing fingerprint reader and also checked in bios either is enable or not and it's not showing in bios. In device manager\biometric devices\validity sensors does not have power management and it device status is This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful. does any know how to solve this problem? please forgive me for my english. 

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Hello people,

I have created a game for windows7 platform and want to put it on the internet and on CD for a small fee. I was wondering if anyone knows a good copy protection mechanism which i can use.
I already found a few anti copy protection mechanisms, does anyone know these systems, or maybe do you know a better system instead?
- lockPE doesnt seem to work for me because it causes errors when I try the program
- the tool from logicprotect.com is way too expensive, i need something familair, but cheaper.
- exesecure.com offers an exesecure tool which seems to fit my needs but i cannot find anything about it on the web, has anyone used exesecure ?

Please let me know which mechanism you use if you ever did, I would like to have some tips.

A:Need copy protection for programmed software

Hi davidson and welcome to W7 Forums

You could try asking some gaming websites for advice on what they use. It certainly doesn't come cheap (as you have already stated), and virtually every method will be, is being, or has been, circumvented at some point in time.

I've just checked the exesecure site, and it does offer a guide on how to use it, plus a support and faq section. It would be counter-productive for them to provide too much information (and I'm not sure as to how much they do offer), as this would only help those who want to circumvent it.

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I'm having an issue with Office 2013.  When starting an Office app it doesn't respond for about 30 seconds and then displays an error message.  The Software Protection service is failing to start when I start and Office app and I get an error 1053
if I try to start the service.  The event viewer shows event ID 7000 and 7009 from the Service Control Manager that the service did not respond to the start request.  If I reboot my computer this service starts fine and I have no problem starting
Office apps, but after a few hours this service won't start anymore and the Office apps hang when trying to start them.
I'm running Office 2013 on Windows 8.1 and this happens to many PCs in the organization.

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Not sure if this is correct forum but im wondering whats the best software to install on childrens laptop?

Both paid and if there are any free?

A:Child Protection Software - filtering

There's a ton of child protection options already built into Windows 7. See this MS site for more protection ideas: Web Security: Tips to Protect Kids Online | Microsoft Protect

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About 4 or 5 yrs ago I subscribed to McAfee until I got a virus that it didn't protect. I then switched to free Avast (actually a suggestion from this site) and liked the service so actually bought it and have renewed once since. It is up for renewal and I am thinking of letting it expire - long story - but not servicing me. When I google best anti virus software, McAfee keeps showing up but unless they have imrpoved tremendously over the past 4 yrs, I am reluctant to buy it. Kaspersky also shows up favorably on some sites. What you you recommend? I have 2 computers to cover and perhaps my smartphone.

A:Which is really the best anti virus protection software

What OS are you running?

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I am newbie on this website...looking for a way to fix this problem on my own.
I am running windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 5150 and I get this screen "virus protect new age of antivirus software" when I boot up and I cannot get pass this screen to the icons or close it.
Does the same thing in safe mode....really frustrating.
please help....i would greatly appreciate it.

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I got my antivirus program bitdefender total secuirty 2015/Malwarebytes pro.Now I'am looking adware/spyware protection and scanner. I know there's superantispywareI rember when lavasoft was good but I think it isn't what it use to be if I'am right. Whats a good spyware/adware protection and scanner to run with my setup?

A:Adware/spyware protection software

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware protects against adware and spyware. The Premium (Pro) version includes a real-time Protection Module that uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and provide real-time protection to prevent the installation of most new malware, stopping malware distribution at the source.I recommend using SUPERAntiSpyware Free as a separate stand-alone on-demand scanner. The free version does not provide real-time protection or scheduled scanning so there is no need for it to run at startup and waste system resources. This gives you another tool to use as a second opinion or in the event of malware infection where some of your tools may be disabled.I also recommend using SpywareBlaster and WinPatrol.If you have not done so already, you may want to read:Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware ToolsFor a list of other security tools and resources, please refer to:* Bleeping Computer's Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps* Bleeping Computer's List of Anti-virus, Antimalware, And Antispyware Resources

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A technology used by the U.S. Department of Defense to protect software from piracy and tampering has been released to the commercial sector to help software companies avoid loss of intellectual property, the makers of the product announced Monday.http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/052107-arxan.html

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The error I'm having is:
Failed to schedule Software Protection service for re-start at 2018-02-26T19:56:25Z. Error Code: 0x80070002.

I look and have not found anything on this error if someone can tell me on how to fix that would be greatly appreciated.

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Though fortunately at this time I see no serious outward infection symptoms, I have the following problems with my system...I have done several things to determine if I have a virus / malware in my system. I have determined two exe files that are known to be problems in Task Manager - wintems.exe (Trojan.w32.mitglieder and Trojan.w32.bagle) and an exe file that goes by various similar names to 4exhmunml35dl.exe and variants with different numbers at the start but basically ending the same way. They are put out by a company that has a file icon of MFC and is described as TODO:<File Description> etc. I noticed someone else had the same problem with this on December 24, 2007 posting in this forum, and was helped out by skyetsu (Richie). I have terminated them from running in Task Manager, but they pop up again every time I reboot. Following the advise given here and in preparation for this posting I ran the following cleanup programs successfuly - Ad-Aware and Stinger. However, when I tried to load Spybot I had a problem: it loads, but when the icon for Spybot appears on my desktop it is a generic Windows icon and when I double click it Windows tells me it doesn't know where the file to open the program is located. In addition and maybe related to that problem...Until January first I was running V-Com System Suite 7 on my computer and decided to upgrade to System Suite 8. In order to do that I had to uninstall Version 7. Then the problems started. Since then I have tried l... Read more

A:Virus Protection Software Won't Install

Hi, Wellcome to Bleeping Computer Forums!You might want to save this page on your favorites, so you can find it again when you return.Please take note of the following:I will be handling your log and helping you, please do not make any system changes yet. The process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean. Be patience.The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machineIf there's anything that you don't understand, please ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.Please give me some time to look over your log and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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As often happens, the new software you installed to enhance your web surfing experience, in fact slows down or even crashes Internet Explorer. And you home page is changed to some goods catalogue.

This all is most likely the consequences of installing buggy software, adware or even spyware. The worst thing is that it is next to impossible to completely uninstall that kind of software!

But now you have got a solution! Browser Sentinel lets you control what software can integrate into Internet Explorer.

Browser Sentinel will notify you if a program wants to penetrate into Internet explorer, add itself to the Windows auto-run list or change your home page.

Lots of spyware add themselves to the Windows auto-run list. This allows them to be started automatically every time you start Windows and work silently in the background. With Browser Sentinel you will always be aware of what programs are started automatically at Windows start-up.

Browser Sentinel lets you export Internet Explorer's integration settings to a text file, so you could share this information with others to get help if something is going wrong with the browser.

With Browser Sentinel you will finally clean up the mess in Internet Explorer context menu deleting or temporarily disabling useless or rarely used items.

Shareware - $39.95

More Info & Screenshots: http://unhsolutions.net/Browser-Sentinel/
Download: http://files.unhsolutions.net/BrowserSentinel.exe (742 KB)

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Windows 7 Professional (x64) - (Pre-installed by HP.)
My automatic Microsoft Updates stopped working sometime after 2/9/2010,
with a Error Code C0000022. My system still runs good, just can't get updates.

After digging around, I found that it is because Software Protection Service is failing to start (error 0xD0000022) on bootup and cannot be started manually, with 'Error 5: Access is Denied'.

This OS was fully (legally) licensed and now it states that the Windows Activation - Status Not Available. (I have NOT used any cracks.)

Can anyone help me with this?

A:Software Protection Service will NOT start.

You might want to try uninstalling Update (KB971033). It could have installed improperly. That's the new Microsoft validation update. Those particular updates are known for being garbage.

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Hey! I'm new so sorry if I'm not all smart on some subjects. Well everyone has been tellin me what kind of virus software to buy to protect my comp,but I dont know which one is the best? Does anyone have any good suggestions? oh and does anyone know a good spyware/popup blocker protection? if anyone can help,I'd really appriecate it,thanks!

A:Whats the best virus protection software to buy?

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Well, for some weird reason I can't restart the software protection service of my windows 8.1 .I tried to fix it by restarting my computer, however, that doesn't help. Reinstalling or restoring my computer isn't an option for me right now. After starting up
and logging in, my windows gives me warning that- it is unable to connect to a certain group policy of client service.
Because of this problem I am also unable to start ms-office related products.
Can anybody help me regarding the problem? 
Note: I am currently using windows 8.1 core single language pack interface edition.  

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How do I protect myself on AOL without a firewall against "trojan" spam/virus type software?

A:Trojan software protection on AOL without a firewall

Why do you not want to use a firewall?

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Hi Not sure what happened to my original post, seems to have been removed for some reason...  Last week I purchased the above notebook, a HP Envy 17-N152NA, model N9Q54EA which both the store specification and the specification on the HP website say that the note book has HP SimplePass Identity Protection Software but for some reason mine does not...  I have looked in Recovery manager and it does not even list it to be reinstalled..  It does have the fingerprint scanner, and the biometric option in device manager and I can set up a PIN and then setup fingerprint in setting although that is greyed out as I have yet to add a pin. I have noticed that i DO NOT have biometric options listed in control panel which it seems it should, or would this appear when the software is installed? If I go to the HP Support and drivers page for the notebook HP SimplePass Identity Protection Software is listed, do I just need to download this? Is it not needed as it appeares Windows 10 will use its own method? or are the specifications incorrect? I suspect not as both HP and the store say it has the option and HP show the software to download. Thanks and sorry sorry for all the questions and if my original post broke any rules.. Hope you can offer advice (again) on all the questions above.  Stuart 

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On a Dell computer running Windows 8.1 (all current patches installed), the SOFTWARE PROTECTION service has been failing to start SOME mornings when the user logs in. The event log shows "service failed to respond timely..." and it retries
3 times and fails. This is causing Office 2013 (click to run) to act badly, etc.

BUT.... it does not happen all the time. I tripled the service timeout value in the registry but it still does the timeout error. If I manually start it later, it starts and then everybody is happy.

It is NOT the commonly reported "Access Denied" error because it can and does run most of the time. This is one of about 50 computers (mostly the same) here and no other has this issue. I have scanned for malware and find none.

I am currently trying to determine if some other service is causing a general slowdown that might explain this.

Does anyone have a clue about why the SPP service will timeout?????

(All Microsoft licenses are valid)

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These are the instructions I found googling my problem:

1. Type services.msc, and then press Enter.
2. In the list of services locate Software Licensing
3. Right-click it, select Properties
4. Change ?Startup type:? to Automatic, then click OK
5. You may then need to select Software Licensing again then click ?Restart the service?
(from Windows Activation Error, Error Code 0x80070426? - Microsoft Community)

My problem is I can't start the Software Protection. A few minutes later, it just turns itself off. So without starting it, I can't even change the Startup type.

A:Error 0x80070426. Also can't activate Software Protection!


I found a way to change start-up type by editing regedit.

Here's how:
ctrl + r
Double click 'Start' key to change value
Do the same for 'DelayedAutoStart'

Change accordingly:
Automatic (Delayed Start)
DelayedAutostart = 1

Start = 2

DelayedAutostart = 0

Start = 2

DelayedAutostart = 0

Start = 3

DelayedAutostart = 0

Start = 4

Now, my problem is that the service turns itself off automatically, after a few minutes. Someone please chip in.

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I have tried all the solutions that are possible with Windows, and I haven't once gotten the service to work because of error 1058: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. Can anyone please help me? I have my Windows 10 reserved already, because I hope that OS will fix this problem. Everything to do with the Software Protection service is gray and I cannot do anything with it. I may replace the sppsvc.exe entirely with a retail 8.1's copy and see if that helps.

A:Windows 8.1 Software Protection service cannot start

Swapping files is not advisable...
The cause could be AV blocking it, or some thridparty app...
Try verifying with the sfc /scannow and Dism /Restorehealth commands.
The service must be run from the Task (SvcRestartTask\Microsoft\Windows\SoftwareProtectionPlatform) as it needs NT Authority credentials.

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A:Cant Get Real Time Protection On Any Antivirus Software

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It looks like Windows 10/anniversary update is not compatible with ESET32 Node 32 Antivirus or with Kaspersky. What antivirus program do you use that doesn't seem to have a problem with win10/AU?

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I'm about to clean re-install my laptop and am currently getting all the drivers for it again. Now I am curious about one thing. I have this HDD ST9500420AS Momentus 7200.4 SATA 3Gb/s 500-GB Hard Drive | Seagate and according to HP, my laptop Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion dv6-2020ev Entertainment Notebook PC - HP technical support (Middle East - English) has 'HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection', "provides protection for the hard drive by "parking the heads" if the notebook is accidentally dropped, or is abruptly impacted by another object." Now that's all good, but when getting the drivers from the HP website for my notebook, it lists 'HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection' as a software to download for this feature. My question is, would I need to install this software to get the feature to work, or would it work without the software.


A:HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection Software Necessary?


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Still waiting when the free version of zonealarm will be compatiable with vista. So what other free firewalls are there that offer great protection and monitors inbound/outbound traffic?

A:need a software firewall with great protection for vista

I don't think there are any for vista at this time, I would be interested myself if there are, but the other big name to watch at this time is Comodo, I believe they are getting closer as well.

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Once or twice a day I get a half second of stutter where my video and audio will stutter for half a second. The only thing I've found in the Windows Logs seems to be the Software Protection Service starts when the stutter happens. Any ideas? I've done a full format with no luck, stuttering still occurs.

A:Software Protection Service causing stutter

Just an update on this, it seem with the PC in "High Performance" mode these stutters don't occur. My processor is overclocked, perhaps that has something to do with it. I know I never had any issues with the same setup on Windows 8.

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