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Forum: General Discussion 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Alejandro85
In addition to what LMiller7 said, I would add...

In addition to what LMiller7 said, I would add that being very difficult isn't the only part of the problem. There are some projects that modify programs from the binaries alone, but yes, it takes an...
Forum: Installation & Setup 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Alejandro85
Nobody mentioned video or any other kind of...

Nobody mentioned video or any other kind of drivers.
Problem is the bootloader, that requires a normal BIOS and the Surface only has UEFI mode, which precludes booting from a Windows 7 drive. This...
Forum: Software 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Alejandro85
You're almost there. The main.db file is where...

You're almost there. The main.db file is where all chats are stored locally and it's where Skype pulls them from. You can attempt to scroll to old enough dates with the normal Skype chat window, but...
Forum: General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By Alejandro85
If a hacker got unrestricted access to your...

If a hacker got unrestricted access to your computer, you have MUCH greater problems than a few services missing. They guy could have done literaly anything to your computer, and most likely he...
Forum: General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By Alejandro85
Why is that even important? SSDs aren't the...

Why is that even important?
SSDs aren't the terribly unreliable monsters they were right after their introduction. Any reasonable disk will endure many TBs out of writes nowadays, not to mention...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By Alejandro85
When you say a "MICROSOFT TECHNICIAN", are you...

When you say a "MICROSOFT TECHNICIAN", are you talking about one of those phone scams used by bad guys to get access to your computer? And your dad actually gave such access?
Forum: Customization 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Alejandro85
There is no such thing in Windows like a "dot...

There is no such thing in Windows like a "dot file" (or there is, but aren't special in any way). Windows Explorer uses the file extension to determine the "file type". Dot files are 100% extension,...
Forum: Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Alejandro85
The fundamental problem is right within your...

The fundamental problem is right within your post:


The standard way Control Panel expect to find such date it the "InstallDate" registry value, and when this is missing, there is no way Control...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 3,034
Posted By Alejandro85
The above picture is crystal clear. The faulty...

The above picture is crystal clear. The faulty driver comes from the Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit antivirus. Uninstalling it should stop the concrete problem, and the found key points to the problematic...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 3,034
Posted By Alejandro85
Since you have the faulty driver name...

Since you have the faulty driver name (ESProtectionDrive), look for it in the registry and see if you can find the path to the driver. Delete both the entry and the file.
However I find unlikely...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 3,034
Posted By Alejandro85
Clearly there is a misbehaving driver in the...

Clearly there is a misbehaving driver in the system, and that could become a serious issue, including hangs, BSODs and even security vulnerabilities.

Searching a little I found this page in the...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 2,649
Posted By Alejandro85
A quick guess is that your regional settings are...

A quick guess is that your regional settings are wrong. It seems like the decimal separator has been changed to /* instead of the normal . or ,.
Have a look at control panel => regional settings =>...
Forum: News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Alejandro85
There is no such "performance hit". Or better...

There is no such "performance hit".
Or better said, there is, an extra process that must be done locally and ultimately ends up avoiding a network roundtrip, which is orders of magnitude slower than...
Forum: System Security 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Alejandro85
Any sane antivirus program would never require...

Any sane antivirus program would never require internet connection for operating, ever. Updates are the only exception to this, certainly having a need for internet connection, totally...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 4,095
Posted By Alejandro85
What's the problem with that observation, why...

What's the problem with that observation, why does it matters?
And how are you measuring used memory?
Forum: System Security 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Alejandro85
Antiviruses (or any other software) don't bundle...

Antiviruses (or any other software) don't bundle "Google Analytics" or anything like that. That's included in some (well, many) websites to track visitors and get statistics. Any decent ad-blocker or...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 3,400
Posted By Alejandro85
No. There is no difference at all between any...

No.
There is no difference at all between any administrator account. Individual accounts can be subject to different permissions, but as an administrator, accounts are always able to lift those,...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 3,400
Posted By Alejandro85
TrustedInstaller is a virtual service account...

TrustedInstaller is a virtual service account...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 4,341
Posted By Alejandro85
That's totally program-specific. F3 does that for...

That's totally program-specific. F3 does that for the built-in registry editor, but other tools could have different ones. By no means there is a standard. F3 happens to be a common choice for that,...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Alejandro85
Why are you even trying to install programs in...

Why are you even trying to install programs in safe mode? Why not simply use normal mode directly?
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By Alejandro85
What's the exact problem you're facing? The...

What's the exact problem you're facing?
The built-in chkdsk with /f modifier does exactly that.
Forum: News 16 Aug 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Alejandro85
We all know that, since the Microsoft takeover,...

We all know that, since the Microsoft takeover, Skype communication is all but private, everything goes though MS' servers and could be promptly delivered to the NSA or sold to the best bid.
Forum: General Discussion 16 Aug 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,090
Posted By Alejandro85
If it's a temp file, there is no reason to worry,...

If it's a temp file, there is no reason to worry, specially about an empty one. Many programs keep creating all sort of temp files, and sometimes they "forget" to delete them. Since the file occupies...
Forum: System Security 09 Aug 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Alejandro85
I don't think there is a fundamental security...

I don't think there is a fundamental security difference between safe and normal modes, even the absence of many programs could make your system more secure (less chances for an exploit).
Security...
Forum: Chillout Room 06 Aug 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Alejandro85
Software about what? There could be zillions of...

Software about what? There could be zillions of possible programs out there.
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