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  1. AMD AthlonXP 2500 @ 1,46 GHz | 1 GB DDRAM 333 MHz | ATI Radeon 9600 256 MB
  2. To give users an illusion of control over the PC. Microsoft just tries to protect users from themself.
  3. Is Windows Firewall service disabled and stopped? Start - run - services.msc - Windows firewall service. By the way, do not believe, if Windows claims something, like that WF is not running. If you have a public IP, do a port scan here, to see, if you get closed or stealthed ports.
  4. Hi, here are some reg tweaks I have gathered around. I would like to ask, if anyone know to do those 5 things: 1. Enable "Links" 2. Uncheck "Require Server Verification (https:) For All Sites In This Zone" 3. Uncheck "Enable FTP Folder View" 4. Check "Enable Memory Protection To Help Mitigate Online Attacks" 5. Check "Empty Temporary Internet Files Folder When Browser Is Closed" About 5-th: I have found those 2 tweaks to empty TIF, but none of them work: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache] "Persistent"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main] "Delete_Temp_Files_On_Exit"="yes"
  5. Thanks Acheron, it works great.
  6. Hi, I almost completelly set up IE via a reg file, but I still miss 3 settings. If anyone know, how to do it, please let me know. Here is my raw problem: 1. Enable - Links 2. History - Sort By Order Visisted Today 3. Enable Memory Protection To Help Mitigate Online Attacks The 3-rd requires admin permission. I tried Process Monitor to catch it, but no luck.
  7. I have now 32 auto and 16 manual services and after startup I get about 273 MB usage. I have found out, that high memory usage may be related to enabled or disabled Superfetch. I am not sure yet, but there seems to be a connection. I will keep testing with Superfetch ON. But since Superfetch preloads apps to memory, I would guess, that it causes that RAM usage. But, I have no startup apps at my Vista, there is nothing to preload, so I can not really test it. I have also disabled creating lastknowgood, volume shadow copy, hibernation, system restore.
  8. yorkie16 I would try to close Windows Sidebar to see, if it helps, because it uses quite much RAM. I have 1 GB and when I use it, my RAM usage gets to 800 MB and up, 950 MB is not a suprise. Without it, my RAM usage is about 300 MB. As for the rest, it is exactly as Aero said, so unless everything works, do not worry about it, Vista is smart enough to handle it. But there are also other things, which could do it, like creating a hibernation file, volume shadow copy and etc.
  9. Hi, I would like to ask you, if you know any speech commands for Internet explorer. So far I use keyboard shortcuts, but I'd like to use a more direct approach. Thank you. I'd be interested to know, how to put the focus on the page to be able to scroll down, etc.
  10. I used to be a system admin on XP Pro, I did not use any realtime security software except firewall and I guess, that I have never got infected even when I was visiting infected pages. Now I use a limited account, since there is no other alternative in Vista except disabling UAC, but it is not a good idea. Simply put, common users would benefit from the limited account, but they have no idea, how to do it or they are not willing to do it since it would not be really comfortable and those, who know, how to use the limited account, do not really need it, since they know, how to protect PC.
  11. Maybe, I have WSH and CMD disabled and it is disabled. As well as other settings, which are in fact the part of GPO.
  12. Like User rights managment or Security policies. But as you can see, those are just setting, so changing them should not have any effect on performance. maybe I get lower RAM usage only thanks to vLite? No, I think, that I got 200 MB before vLite.
  13. You know, when I instal Vista, I apply my reg file, restart PC and the RAM usage is still about 400 MB. Then I apply security policies and after restart, it drops to 200 MB. It could not be due to services, there are only about 5 of them and they could not take 200 MB. But I can not imagine, what would have security policies with RAM usage anyway.
  14. Hi, I have 2 questions about Google Talk in Vista acting weird: 1. How it is possible, that GT is the only exe, that UAC ignores? 2. Why does GT install into start menu instead of Program files? "C:\Users\TheTOM.SK\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk" If you know, how to fix this (if it is a bug), please let me know.
  15. Ok, I have 16 automatic and 2 manual services now. Thanks man. But the holiday is comming, can not you give me a break, please. I do not like services at Manual, only those, which will start & then stop. I need Network Connections to see and set up my IP assigned by DHCP. WMI could be disabled, but it is not worthy of all troubles, that would follow. It is mentioned, that Application Experience is needed by Aero, in the first post of this thread as well, but who knows, I will try to keep it off. I have disabled SAM, because I guess, that it can actually decrease security, since it could allow "bad" services to be started. I have also disabled Event Log and Protected storage, but this little devil will most likely start anyway, I have no idea, why it does that. For those, who do not understand, why I tweak services. It is not becauce of performance, that is just the second product, the main reason is the security. I have not played any games for 2 years, so I do not care, if the memory footprint is 200 MB or 400 MB. The point is, that if the service is disabled, it can not be exploited (itself, its files still can). Talking about XP, there was at least one vulnerability for almost every service, including DHCP, Network connections and etc. I expect the same with Vista and since the number of my security aplications is zero, I just have to find another way to secure my PC. Any ideas are wellcome.