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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Alejandro85
Restore points are a number one cause of "lost"...

Restore points are a number one cause of "lost" HD space, stored in the "system volume information" folder (which you don't account for). By default also you don't have read access into it. See if...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Alejandro85
Nobody mentiones anything being cracked or...

Nobody mentiones anything being cracked or similar, even the OP mentioned his "office" to begin with, which hints that Enterprise might have been provided for his use. Besides, he didnt asked for...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Alejandro85
Look in task manager how much memory consumes the...

Look in task manager how much memory consumes the miner. If it does try shutting it down and see if the problem persist (all resources must be released at that point).
Also, check if your pagefile...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Alejandro85
What problem do you have with memory exactly?

What problem do you have with memory exactly?
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Alejandro85
Once malware managed to run on your system, you...

Once malware managed to run on your system, you already lost the battle, the virus got control of your computer and, as Microsoft says, "it's not your computer anymore".
Among the things it could do...
Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Alejandro85
Backup software don't work like that, you're...

Backup software don't work like that, you're trying to take the opposite approach.
Backups will consist of all files that you chose, but it's up to you to tell it what must it copy over. No software...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Alejandro85
Most vulnerabilities found aren't actually...

Most vulnerabilities found aren't actually problems in PGP, but in software rendering the decrypted emails instead. PGP is still the best possible choice.

One time pad is great and theoretically...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By Alejandro85
Not only that, the license of pretty much every...

Not only that, the license of pretty much every single piece of software out there (or "terms of service" for services) almost universally disclaims responsabilities from the developer, making the...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Alejandro85
"Seems" is the key word here, quotes included....

"Seems" is the key word here, quotes included. That's exaclty the problem with security compromises, once a virus manages to run, you have no idea what it really did and how it could be hiding or...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Alejandro85
You'll only see an improvement if the bottleneck...

You'll only see an improvement if the bottleneck was your own connection speed. Actual load times depend on other factors too, like your browser and computer speed, how well designed is the site is...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Alejandro85
The message "self-destruct" seems very unlikely...

The message "self-destruct" seems very unlikely to come from a legitimate source, and the further "diagnostic" is very similar to the one that malware uses to trick the user to run it ("click here to...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Alejandro85
To complement the previous answer, I would add...

To complement the previous answer, I would add that "installing" or even "updating" isn't a special privileged procedure or something to be held in a throne. All that an installer do is to copy files...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Alejandro85
It's just a monitoring program with some...

It's just a monitoring program with some capabilities to affect running processes (only when you explicitly tell it to), but otherwise it's just yet another program. Leaving it open all the day long...
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By Alejandro85
I still use the built-in Windows Firewall, and...

I still use the built-in Windows Firewall, and for most simple purposes I can recommend it (since Vista and later, not the one in XP). Not a great secret really :p and neither though it would matter...
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By Alejandro85
Yes, block everything by default. At first that...

Yes, block everything by default. At first that means you'll lose all network connectivity, but then you allow those programs you know need network access and add exceptions for them. Everything else...
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By Alejandro85
First of all I must ask, how do you know that...

First of all I must ask, how do you know that some program managed to escape your blocks? What behavior are you noticing?
Then, what rules exactly are you adding?

Have a look at enabling the...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Alejandro85
What you've shown is not a problem at all. It's a...

What you've shown is not a problem at all. It's a feature of the website to ease the (potentially long) waiting time for the initial screen to load. It's completely normal and is a common thing...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Alejandro85
First of all, why do you think that's a problem...

First of all, why do you think that's a problem at all? :p

What you're seeing is a very common design pattern known as "skeleton screen...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 1,564
Posted By Alejandro85
The program does launch....... on the remote...

The program does launch....... on the remote computer. Problem is that WinDirStat is a normal GUI program, and it will appear on the desktop of the remote computer. Moreover, since psexec usually...
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Alejandro85
First of all, "just copying files elsewhere" IS a...

First of all, "just copying files elsewhere" IS a backup! It could seem a rudimentary one, but it fulfills the function of a backup.
Basically, a "backup" is a redundant copy of something for use in...
Forum: System Security 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Alejandro85
It sound quite strange and I highly doubt that...

It sound quite strange and I highly doubt that it's really a rootkit. You're using 64 bit Windows, and driver signature enforcement should prevent any rootkit from running. It's not 100% impossible,...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 2,255
Posted By Alejandro85
It depends on each software, programs decide what...

It depends on each software, programs decide what to do with the attribute, or if even look at it at all. Consider this a coincidence rather than a rule, and don't expect that the simple attribute...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 2,255
Posted By Alejandro85
The read-only attribute is an obsolete thing of...

The read-only attribute is an obsolete thing of the past, a leftover from DOS, pretty much like all file attributes.

Nowadays, Windows doesn't pays any attention or does anything special for it,...
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Apr 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By Alejandro85
What are exactly all those "settings",...

What are exactly all those "settings", "customizations", "registry tweaks" and the like you are talking about? Specify as detailed as possible what you're trying to do.

For starters, all registry...
Forum: System Security 21 Apr 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Alejandro85
A first point of investigation could be to search...

A first point of investigation could be to search for those processes in the standard autorun locations, to monitor what process launches them and track back to the root of the problem.

I don't...
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