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  1. Most likely the moderator of and related websites were tired of moderating too much. I don't think it is the right place to discuss political matter. Also most likely the french government isn't involved in any way in the moderation of the comments of as it is owned by a private group. I suppose they had to reduce the number of moderators to reduce the costs as usual and perhaps they banned IP from foreign countries.
  2. Unless you need w3svc for web hosting, you should disable this service. Or at least filter it with the firewall.
  3. From what i remember, at least in the older trial versions (i didn't try it recently), the trial wasn't limited by a number of host. Another tool (the trial is said to be only limited in time): Or the freeware: There are so much tools (free or not) that are already do what is needed to the OP that i don't think he wanted to learn how to script/program the functionnality. Also Jaclaz your code isn't multi threaded and for example with a lot of IP (about 40 as the OP stated) , it might ping only one every 40 seconds. Then it wouldn't be an effective monitoring. It would be very complex to do a multi-threaded batch to properly ping and report the result for a lot of IPs as in batch you can't make a child process speak to his father.
  4. Or use an already made monitoring program created for this for example Ipswitch whatsup gold:
  5. Beside the real challenge of having really clever progress bar (a progress bar should be based on the time needed to do the whole process but in most cases you can't predict it accurately) , i'll add that doing this kind of thing (progress bar) with autoit could be perhaps easier for a newbie.
  6. You should look at this code project page :
  7. Applocker seems to be the best defense but it isn't available for most versions of windows 7 (only enterprise or ultimate are supported: ).
  8. Usually you should avoid using those kind of software as most functions included could be easily handled by hand but some people prefer relying on this kind of software to do it in thier place (but i can't understand why as i hate not knowing exactly what a software do).
  9. Both servers seem to be used for the same purpose: the dns alias is shown for both of them when you do a nslookup. So as you disabled the check on IE side, both should not be contacted anymore.
  10. It seems possible: I didn't try it myself.
  11. Powershell is object based (a good thing). Microsoft promoted it as the future language that would replace batch and vbs. But it is extremely slow (slower than vbs and batch), it can't really work without wmi call (for a lot system related action) and buggy (write-host "hello world" > file won't be written to file). It also has drawback of its nature (object based language): most value needs to be extracted from the object to be used (or exported to text) but they will be printed on the screen just fine. So for people knowing many other scriptings language (or even compiled language), why using powershell unless it is really easier/faster/cleaner to create the needed script/program ?
  12. The real good new is that it should be a native port of bash not an emulated version of bash like cygwin. As i used both cygwin or (unixtools) to script on windows servers, i can tell that it could improve a lot scripting on windows. Anyway as it is MS they may still render it useless just like they did with powershell.
  13. The decrease in interesst and use could also comme from the fact the free upgrade is very limited: - you can't change any material part of your computer. If you do, you lose activation and when you call Microsoft activation services, they'll tell you that you need to restore your old os then upgrade again unless you want to pay for a retail win 10 license. - the uac is extremely anoying and MS force the users to let it enabled as you won't be able to launch metro apps if you disable it and even calc became a metro apps in win 10. It looks like to me that they are just trying to force people to buy win 10 license eventhough they are still offering the free upgrade.
  14. From the log files, it could be coming from your system user32.dll and ms visual c++ runtime 10 also seems missing. Perhaps you could post your user32.dll version and date and install the c++ runtime.
  15. Thanks, Victoria 4.3 seems perfect for the job. I'll try a full erase and report here the results. In the end whenever i try to access with Victoria (i suppose that any tool will have the same problem) to the LBA between 2183266048 and 2224268463 the disk disappear.