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Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By tidybear12
I am apparently missing the Firewall Rule...

I am apparently missing the Firewall Rule Wizard.:mad: Isn't this something that comes with the Windows Firewall??
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By tidybear12
How do I close ports, including those needed for sharing files

I just realized there are suggestions at the bottom after you post a new thread which I did a minute ago.


Unfortunately I used the word OPEN so all the suggestions are for that. I rephrased my...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By tidybear12
Home Network: Which Ports must be open when no need to share files

I am still trying to tighten my firewalls etc, and when googling (or DDG'ing in my case) I noticed that any question related to network security automatically is answered with the assumption in mind...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By tidybear12
I highly recommend That One Privacy Site |...

I highly recommend That One Privacy Site | Welcome (https://thatoneprivacysite.net)


This guy reviews most if not all VPN services known to mankind, and in the most granular way. And - the ones...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By tidybear12
Thanks Nazem. (My router's firewall is set at the...

Thanks Nazem. (My router's firewall is set at the highest level, if that means anything.) But as for the different ports, are you saying that as long as I leave port 80 open, (plus, 445 I think for...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By tidybear12
Is net tcp port sharing a good thing or TERRIBLE SEC RISK?

I saw last night that nettcp port sharing is running, and can't even be stopped. I don't remember ever seeing this, and research doesn't turn up anything terribly worrisome about it, except, so many...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 3,379
Posted By tidybear12
I feel your pain! I had this exact problem until...

I feel your pain! I had this exact problem until I became aware of the Temporary Files folder in Windows. I found out I was the proud owner of 204 GB worth of temporary files!!! (Go to C drive,...
Forum: Backup and Restore 22 Sep 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By tidybear12
Thanks Paul. I think it IS usable with Win7...

Thanks Paul. I think it IS usable with Win7 though I never got around to it. There is actually a stunning number of utilities that wipe/erase anything you want. Not all are created equal!
Forum: Backup and Restore 21 Sep 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By tidybear12
Which Utility to "Erase" or Wipe external HD

I am returning a Seagate portable back up drive that I'm disappointed in.



Unfortunately, instead of reading first on how to TRULY get rid of the one folder on it in such a way that it can't...
Forum: System Security 16 Sep 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By tidybear12
Snick - lol, Google is most definitely NOT your...

Snick - lol, Google is most definitely NOT your friend. I can't even remember when I last used it. I'm all DuckDuckGo with gets better every day. (I only used Google as a verb for convenience sake...
Forum: System Security 04 Sep 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By tidybear12
Needing to tighten Advanced Firewall Settings

I was wondering if anyone knows of a tutorial of some sort that explains in easily understandable non-geek plain English with or without curse words How to Eliminate ALL UNNECESSARY port openings,...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Sep 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 3,059
Posted By tidybear12
Quick update! It's all good! I feel foolish now....

Quick update! It's all good! I feel foolish now. After posting the above I scrolled to the end of the key files, and the other folder keys were there as well, and when I scrolled up again I could see...
Forum: Backup and Restore 02 Sep 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By tidybear12
loninappleton, sorry to come here late, but did...

loninappleton, sorry to come here late, but did you ever learn how to use the slider option in the section that lets you create Restore points? I'm baffled by it myself. Any which way I slide, it...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Sep 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 3,059
Posted By tidybear12
Registry Backup Gone Wrong Wrong Wrong

I am still looking to fix the internet access problem (now Day 3!!!) that I posted about elsewhere on the forum. (Connected to network but no internet access.)


So I read that the problem with...
Forum: System Security 01 Sep 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By tidybear12
Thanks lolnotthankyou! I will look into all of...

Thanks lolnotthankyou! I will look into all of these.
Forum: Network & Sharing 01 Sep 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By tidybear12
I just see that Wondershare Application Framework...

I just see that Wondershare Application Framework is not on the list of installed programs in Chanel anymore.
Forum: Network & Sharing 01 Sep 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By tidybear12
I haven't done a System Restore in a while and...

I haven't done a System Restore in a while and the only one it offers now is for the day all this happened which would mean Microsoft Visual C ++ etc. is implicated. But it can't even do that because...
Forum: Network & Sharing 01 Sep 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By tidybear12
Can't connect to internet - NDIS user mode I/O gone!

Once again I foolishly messed around in Task Manager, deleting processes I should have left alone - since I don't know what I'm doing and not everything that looks suspicious actually is.
So one of...
Forum: System Security 01 Sep 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By tidybear12
Alejandro85, it's funny you say that. Every time...

Alejandro85, it's funny you say that. Every time I ran either MBAM pro or their ADe or whatever Cleaner, they would find PUPs from Panda, and before that Auslogics, and Acura, etc. I don't know what...
Forum: System Security 01 Sep 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By tidybear12
Thanks, dsperber. There really don't seem to be...

Thanks, dsperber. There really don't seem to be that many on the market that cover all the bases. I think I'll give AVG another try. (I seem to be rotating these things, lol.)
Forum: System Security 01 Sep 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By tidybear12
"Best" antivirus for 10 year old laptop Win7

By "best" I mean it


Doesn't hog my attention by hyperventilating all day long over imagined threats (Alvira)


Doesn't bundle with Google f^}}*}* Analytics so that my every move is...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Aug 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 3,492
Posted By tidybear12
I see. Lol.

I see. Lol.
Forum: General Discussion 27 Aug 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 3,492
Posted By tidybear12
Thanks Samuria. I don't know what hda scan is...

Thanks Samuria. I don't know what hda scan is though I googled it. But you gave me the idea that the profile might be corrupted. I'll look into that.


I was thinking of synching files and folders...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Aug 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 3,492
Posted By tidybear12
locked out of my User Account with CORRECT password

A few days ago on my HP laptop Pavilion I was locked out of my user account. Yes, CAPS were off. Yes, I restarted the laptop. It didn't matter. And no, nobody has access to my machine.


I was...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Jul 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 4,625
Posted By tidybear12
How to enable JIT (Just In Time) debugging

I downloaded EventId to get a handle on the event logs. But - bummer - it cannot start doing its job until I enable JIT. (Who says anything could ever be easy??)



It gives me a hint on how to...
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