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Forum: System Security 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Alejandro85
I would add the obvious things here. Always...

I would add the obvious things here.

Always use a standard account for normal use, leaving an admin account only for doing admin-only things.
Use a firewall, with a proper set of very restrictive...
Forum: System Security 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Alejandro85
Just use the standard Windows file permissions...

Just use the standard Windows file permissions system to prevent other users to see your files. As long as your user account password is good and others don't have administrative rights that should...
Forum: General Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Alejandro85
No, unless you explicitly click "format" or just...

No, unless you explicitly click "format" or just let all to be the default. Don't have an installation handy to take screenshots, but from memory, if you choose "personalize" when asked (instead of...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Alejandro85
It's a "security feature" implemented in Hotmail,...

It's a "security feature" implemented in Hotmail, it does ask for an alternative authentication by requesting another email account or a cell phone to send you an activation code, then they let you...
Forum: System Security 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Alejandro85
When kept disabled, user accounts pose NO...

When kept disabled, user accounts pose NO security risks, even with no or weak passwords, since no one will be able to login with them. As long as the built-in administrator account is disabled, it...
Forum: Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Alejandro85
Standard NTFS file permissions can easily do...

Standard NTFS file permissions can easily do that, but any administrator account could also easily lift and bypass such protections. Also, the external drive must use NTFS file system.
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By Alejandro85
Remote desktop activity log

I want to see an activity log of the incoming connections (I have suspicions of where connections come from a phone app).
Exactly, I would like to know client IP/username used and connection time...
Forum: Chillout Room 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 375
Posted By Alejandro85
Right now I have a Samsung ML-1865 laser printer...

Right now I have a Samsung ML-1865 laser printer working. So far so good with it, almost 3 years old and still without major problems.
My first printer is still in home, now collecting dust, a...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Alejandro85
Are you setting your local IP to be static? You...

Are you setting your local IP to be static?
You probably want to leave your external IP to whatever your ISP gives to you, since that might break your internet connection.
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Alejandro85
Thanks, handy link. In the end I used the...

Thanks, handy link. In the end I used the following command:

netsh advfirewall export c:\temp\test.wfw

In the backup pre-events, then backup the resulting file, and deleted in a post-backup...
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Alejandro85
No idea about that particular program, but in...

No idea about that particular program, but in general, a propertly configured firewall is an excelent security precaution against such leaks. In the event that the program actually collects private...
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By Alejandro85
Have you tried to properly reset the CMOS? Look...

Have you tried to properly reset the CMOS? Look at the motherboard manual for the reset jumper, there is always one that, when switches, completely clears the memory and all its settings. Switch the...
Forum: Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Alejandro85
Have a look on this very same question on...

Have a look on this very same question on StackOverflow:
Public, reputable sources of time sync via HTTP to use where NTP is blocked? - Super User...
Forum: System Security 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Alejandro85
Automatically backup Windows firewall rules

I'm setting up my computer so that it back up automatically. For most files I have no problem, but now I want to include my entire firewall configuration in it.

Manually, I can just open the...
Forum: Backup and Restore 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Alejandro85
Do you have some software to perform the backup...

Do you have some software to perform the backup operation? Does it need to be automatic or all will be manual?
Since many users will be using the same device, would you like to have per-user...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Alejandro85
It's trivial to do, just delete the calculator...

It's trivial to do, just delete the calculator executable file and you're done. Or remove the shortcut if you want.
It's located in c:\windows\system32\calc.exe

Backup to somewhere else if you...
Forum: System Security 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Alejandro85
Actually, Microsoft made it easy to bypass UAC by...

Actually, Microsoft made it easy to bypass UAC by introducing a critical bug in Windows 7:
Windows 7 UAC whitelist: Code-injection Issue (and more)...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Alejandro85
Really nice feature, but I still have to see a...

Really nice feature, but I still have to see a computer with that many physical HDs to make use of it. In my entire life, counting own, friends' and work computers, I've seen PCs with just 2 HDs at...
Forum: Free Developer Programs and Projects 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Alejandro85
Hi, nice try, seems much better! With a few...

Hi, nice try, seems much better!

With a few more toys it may even attempt to replace the command line ping with this, really handy for a GUI ;)
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Alejandro85
Stealthed ports are just for blocking incoming...

Stealthed ports are just for blocking incoming connections, which NAT routers deal with quite sucesfully, and even then, it's about the only thing the Windows firewall protects you by default.

The...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Alejandro85
If you did not install it and don't know of...

If you did not install it and don't know of anything actually needing it, the best is to completely disable it and only reconsider when something crashes badly.

Specially for VPN, if you explictly...
Forum: System Security 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Alejandro85
Sure you can, but it's highly NOT recommended,...

Sure you can, but it's highly NOT recommended, because you get every program you use to have full access to the system and that has security implications you may not prefer to face.
It's much better...
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Alejandro85
It surprises nobody mentioned setting up a...

It surprises nobody mentioned setting up a firewall, configuring it according to your exact needs and blocking everything else by default. Windows built-in firewall is nice, but by defaultblocks...
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Alejandro85
As far as I understand, the permissions work as...

As far as I understand, the permissions work as expected, and it's due to UAC that you're seeing tht behavior.

When UAC is enabled and you login with an administrator user, Windows silently...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By Alejandro85
There is no problem at all in putting dots in a...

There is no problem at all in putting dots in a filename, the only thing to watch out is the last one, as the extension part is what is typically used to determine file type and hence the default...
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