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Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By Barman58
Showing Red is just a warning that the system is...

Showing Red is just a warning that the system is not up to date, so it's not a worry given your usage pattern, obviously if you were using a system 24/7 as I do, the red status would be a potential...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By Barman58
No problem, but most AV/Security apps depend on...

No problem, but most AV/Security apps depend on downloading definition files which keeps the program up to date with the latest Viruses and other malware. these are downloaded on a regular schedule...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By Barman58
A quick check gave me these 2018 contact details...

A quick check gave me these 2018 contact details ...


Contact | Spectrum (https://brighthouse.com/support/contact.html)

Hope it helps a little
Forum: Network & Sharing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Barman58
Just to clarify the way that "Dotted Decimal"...

Just to clarify the way that "Dotted Decimal" notation works ...

the first two numbers show that this network is in a range that is used for internal, (non internet) addresses - The third number...
Forum: Network & Sharing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Barman58
Hi Don The IP address you quote for the...

Hi Don

The IP address you quote for the Internet connected PC 169.254.2xx.xx is actually a default used when the system cannot decipher the actual IP address in use, this is basically a place...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By Barman58
What I've done in the past for Myself and for...

What I've done in the past for Myself and for clients is specified a Bare Bones PC (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Bare+Bones+PC&oq=Bare+Bones+PC&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8) unit...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Barman58
Erm, Russia and the Ukraine affected - perhaps...

Erm, Russia and the Ukraine affected - perhaps it's just Vladimir checking next years election results
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Barman58
Strange thing is that the first thing I do in any...

Strange thing is that the first thing I do in any new windows install is to switch on file extensions view, I come from an industrial background where files would be created in many formats with the...
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Barman58
First thing to do is change any passwords you...

First thing to do is change any passwords you have anywhere online, obviously concentrate with any that deal with financial matters and transactions - THIS SHOULD BE DONE FROM ANOTHER SECURE SYSTEM...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Barman58
The SMB protocols are microsoft software, created...

The SMB protocols are microsoft software, created to interface with the pre-existing SAMBA protocol used for many years by Unix systems (and more recently with Linux, (or baby Unix ;) ). Microsoft to...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Barman58
The whole thing with Wanncry did cause chaos here...

The whole thing with Wanncry did cause chaos here in the UK, as the national Health Board was still running Unpatched versions of Windows 7 (they had been notified of the availability of the patch...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Barman58
The Small Message Block, (SMBv1), protocol was...

The Small Message Block, (SMBv1), protocol was the one that was compromised in Windows 7 by last years Wannacry Malware attack and prompted the issue of a special security patch, from Microsoft, to...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Barman58
They're fine but I would always use Bleeping...

They're fine but I would always use Bleeping Computer (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/) , it's the site that the pros use, and run - Follow instructions precisely, ( they can get a little confusing...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Barman58
Glad to help :)

Glad to help :)
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Barman58
I can't explain the creation of the "new" folder...

I can't explain the creation of the "new" folder but it may be older than it seems. I have seen applications change the wrong field in the file dataset where rather than the last modified field the...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Barman58
You could run whatever anti Malware suite is...

You could run whatever anti Malware suite is running on the system and perform a deep /full scan and see if anything comes up, although I've not heard of this sort of malware "payload" since the days...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Barman58
Don't recognise the tool you describe but this is...

Don't recognise the tool you describe but this is an excellent Snipping Tool built into Windows 7 that may replace your old favorite until you can locate it

Here is a Video on the tool and it's...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Barman58
Also due to the fact that Edge is the default...

Also due to the fact that Edge is the default browser with Windows 10 you should really include that in your range of browsers, (IE is in the process of being depreciated but still has a good market...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By Barman58
It's just another illegal cracked version of...

It's just another illegal cracked version of windows it will be around for a little while then disappear like the others - even if they give it away they are not licensed Microsoft distributors so...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Barman58
Your only recourse, other than what you are...

Your only recourse, other than what you are doing, is to complain to the site owners or find an alternative source for the information you are looking for that does not use this particular method....
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Barman58
One other thing I would do for the Windows 10...

One other thing I would do for the Windows 10 install is log in at least once with a Microsoft ID (you can even create one just for this purpose).

This will provide the fullest protection to the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Barman58
It should be, if you have a retail licence that...

It should be, if you have a retail licence that is unlimited re-installs. The drivers may be more of an issue but sometimes you can get a driver for something like a network card or Bluetooth radio...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Barman58
There are two issues I can see... If the old...

There are two issues I can see...

If the old system came with the windows 7 installed it would likely be an OEM copy and thus not movable to new hardware - Changing a hard disk is acceptable with...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Barman58
You have not mentioned if you're discussing...

You have not mentioned if you're discussing ethernet or wireless, but in either case the both systems are fully backwards compatible with the previous standards so you should get at least the same as...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Barman58
Also the "AC" Card you have will support wireless...

Also the "AC" Card you have will support wireless speeds much higher than the 30 Mb/s (my New Router will support 600 Mb/s on 2.4Ghz and 1650 Mb/s on 5Ghz) - Most systems of of your age should...
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