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Mcinwwl last won the day on January 5

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  1. Malwarebytes antivirus

    Problem is, that you see the problem in a very binary way. Yes, knowledge and habbits are the best for safety, however, they require time, interestand persistence, which you won't get from most people. And even the interested ones, well, our skills aren't limitless, and there is always some point of failure. As for the zero day attacks, if they are well crafted, nothing can protect you, unless you disassemble and analyze every program before running. Never said that AV will make you fully protected. But it might be part of the defence line, the more important, the less experienced you are - as it will most likely protect you from obvious traps, that power users tend to fall into less likely :> And I'll end with that, as I think we were far too off-topic.
  2. Malwarebytes antivirus

    I am aware of that - look at point three. And I remember Stuxnet. But keep in mind that most attacks are not personalized, it's more likely to get infected by a trojan residing in a massively sent e-mail campaign or connecting a pendrive borrowed from a friend. Yes, these are common threats that aware Nerd will easily mitigate, but only if you do not use a shared machine, and that you can vow for life that you'll never do anything negligently under stress, time pressure or bowed down by boredom. @i430VX - thanks for the interest, but i was rather looking for proverb in common use than a direct translation. However, Internet gives such a clues: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/324801/english-equivalent-of-polish-an-ox-forgot-how-it-was-when-it-was-a-calf if any of these are fitting, id be glad to know :>
  3. Malwarebytes antivirus

    Which is cool as long as: 1) You are the only use of a computer; 2) You are really, really aware of what danger lies ahead in the web; 3) You are not a target of a persistent, personalized attack. Form most laptops, first point is gone - it might be enough to let a friend 'check an email' to get the ransomware playing. Second is an arcane for most users. I get it, we spend time here amongst geeks, many of whom are IT pros, or even were a pros beck in the Dark Days Before Internet and who have seen the growth of the malware. In Poland we say 'zapomniał wół, jak cielęciem był' - credit for anyone who will give me English counterpart of this proverb. Personally, I am trying to keep myself secure, but the longer and deeper I dwelve into literature and System, the more conscious about how fragile and unaware I really am I become. Truly, get into non-techies community and try to convince them to the safety practices you call the most obvious. Lucky if you won't get called a paranoid, and even then they'll about to loose track in the middle of the lecture. For the third, most of us are not politicians or bank systems admins and thus this most likely away from us. But you'll never know when you'll cross the path of a wrong man, and as history shows, it's enough for someone to want to use your internet camera without your knowledge to obtain unique nudes To sum up - if someone asks about specific anti-malware solution, answer 'lol better use no AV' is not an answer. ------------------------------ And, about Malwarebytes AV module, independent tests performed by users I've read on some polish-only forums say it is not as sensible as other engines, and the signatures are not the most strict. Cannot confirm, because I don't use it daily - it lasts in my magazine, and I use it twice a year for double checking if everything is okay. Only thing I can confirm that it is really good in detecting PUP (Potentially Unwanted Software in bloated installers), as it always asks what to do with my old installers I keep on my disk :>
  4. I didn't need to panic, fixed it myself changing this %Version% to 51.0.
  5. Case is, that I also have supermegaüberparanoid security settings. And it works. He must have supermegaüberultraparanoid settings.
  6. Hey! I am glad to confirm, that after installing manually Office 2007, Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 and Internet Explorer 8 security updates manually scanning for remaining updates using Microsoft Update lasted for about a minute. Not to mention that it means 'less than half updates' but uh, who cares... I can also confirm that update for WordViewer was not applicable for Office 2007/Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3. And I have no problem with 'Gray boxes', neither on XP SP3 with Firefox 52 ESR nor on my Win 7 machine with Firefox Quantum. Most likely mixit is innocent.
  7. SRP and all sorts of security are interesting stuff for me, but they have their own drawbacks - they require 'higher' editions of Windows, at least the Professional one, to be fully functional, and they are hard to configure in home environment (except when you like a lot of risky experimenting). In Home editions of windows, many of it's features are still working, the problem is that they can only be edited by manually editing the registry, which is far from convenient. Someone thought for a workaround for that and released a program named Hard_Configurator - SRP GUI for VIsta Home and higher. the program does not offer full replacement for solutions built into Enterprise editions of Windows and is not a complete interface for these SRP. Instead, it offers easy to use way to enable some hardening tweaks and set them up in a way that fits needs of not-so-advanced users. And, well, dev's site will be more informative than me: https://github.com/AndyFul/Hard_Configurator And, uh, as we have some experienced IT pros here, I'd love to hear your opinion about that and how does it compare to the 'Real' SRP :>
  8. Printer Software for HP Deskjet

    So much true! I still own nearly 10 years old HP AIO device. It's been far before I started lurking into how computer works, but even the, with my nearly zero skills, i was surprised to see that my printer made a copy of itself in device manager, and refused to work with 'original' one! Few years later, i decided to clean it out, and after a few reinstalls it seems that HP digital Imaging monitor refused to work without having a copy of the same device seen by windows. It ended up that I gave up HP bloatware and stick with driver. I cannot scan using on-device button and have to go through crappy windows 'wizard', but oh, it works...
  9. Firefox Quantum

    And I don't. At home it's unnoticeable, but at work, where I run really slow PC, it's new, optimized way is a real improvement, and ability to kill freezing tab without the whole window is a miracle. Ok, it's windows 10 ugly, but aesthetics are a minor thing to me, and as long as they preserve good old menu bar, I can use it. I will only grieve about 'toggle animated GIFs' add-on, but it's not as common-use as it was when I installed it.
  10. Clicking on 'Date' column header.
  11. What About #5? Have you forgotten cross-design of UWP apps for Xbox One. :>
  12. To make it clear - we speak about Office 2007 with OR without compatibility pack and/or service pack for Office? We are glad you help to enrich MSFN 'collective mind', But if it's to be stored in first post, I want to be sure. not to put glnz into a shame :>
  13. If I'll have anything to add, I'll connect my 3277 terminal and PM you with it.
  14. From obvious things - didn't you forget to update Windows Update to Microsoft Update first? That's the only thing that comes to my mind. Oh, and please, try to edit previous posts instead of posting one after another.
  15. Due to bug in Windows Update, if you have office 2007 installed and not patched, system will be looking for updates for ages. Some on this topic also reported, that IE8 updates could be slowing down the process. There are three ways: 1) Wait for the updates to pop up... and yes, it can take DAYS on slower machines. 2) Manually install Office patches and maybe IE8 patches. AFAIK there is no full list of Office 2007 patches to install, you will need to make your own investigation which patches supersedes which and install them. After that, WU will work in more gentle manner, and take <1 hour to find updates. 3) Go for Harkaz unofficial XP SP4. Info about slow patch lookup should be in the first post, I think. Maybe I'll send one or two suggestions to you, @glnz, when I'll have more time :>