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Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 407
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 441
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...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Alejandro85
I find difficult to understand some points of...

I find difficult to understand some points of your requirements, could you be more specific? Let me explain:



Good point, future proof means you must go somewhat above the bare minimum. As of...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Alejandro85
The first question I always ask when needing to...

The first question I always ask when needing to chose a computer is:

What will you use it for? What things do you expect to do with it?

Depending on what software do you expect to run we can...
Forum: Network & Sharing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Alejandro85
"localhost" always refers to "this computer", the...

"localhost" always refers to "this computer", the one making the connection, so by using localhost you'll only connect to the very same device, no matter what (127.0.0.1 is also equivalent). From a...
Forum: Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Alejandro85
That doesn't gives an icon at all, its still just...

That doesn't gives an icon at all, its still just a bitmap, Paint doesn't handles icon files at all. Changing the filename doesn't makes it an icon or changes anything about the file, it's still the...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By Alejandro85
Time sincronization in Windows is mostly broken....

Time sincronization in Windows is mostly broken. Even while the NTP server may be operating well, Windows (as far as I remember) only uses it only a week by default, so during that week you may be...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Alejandro85
Every request you make must go though your ISP,...

Every request you make must go though your ISP, even though it now goes to a proxy server instead of a real server, as well as every response you get from websites must reach your computer somehow,...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Alejandro85
Your traffic consumtion would be about the same...

Your traffic consumtion would be about the same that if you were connecting directly.
The VPN is actually just a proxy, all it does is to receive your request, forward them to the final server, and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By Alejandro85
That's quite easy to do such a setup. The Windows...

That's quite easy to do such a setup. The Windows installation is a normal single-boot one, the default. Then all the drivers and basic software and runtimes as usual.
VMWare is a normal program,...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By Alejandro85
Individual file encryption just prevents anyone...

Individual file encryption just prevents anyone (without the password) from reading it, but it can still be deleted or completely replaced by another file by someone with sufficient permissions, not...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Alejandro85
The initial "numbering" is actually the IP...

The initial "numbering" is actually the IP address to which the domain name is pointed to, there is no numeration actually.
For blocking unwanted hosts, any local IP will do, common practice is to...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By Alejandro85
Administrators always have full control over the...

Administrators always have full control over the computer, they can do literaly anything they want (that's the main purpose of the administrators group), no matter what restrictions you put, admins...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By Alejandro85
I'm totally convinced that the Windows search...

I'm totally convinced that the Windows search function is irreparably broken by design. The reason is pretty simple, it relies on a completely unreliable "feature": the so called index.

In theory,...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Alejandro85
Download or open files do not depend at all on...

Download or open files do not depend at all on the settings of the computer or the browser, but instead on how the page is made. Some websites explicitly tell the browser to offer the file for...
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 5,816
Posted By Alejandro85
Very good there is no need for a download to...

Very good there is no need for a download to enjoy it ;)

Over time I reached a point where I'm fully convinced that the best antivirus is the one that's NOT installed.
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,743
Posted By Alejandro85
Then why advertise it :p Encryption of own data...

Then why advertise it :p
Encryption of own data on own systems is never illegal, it's your own data, the basic right of privacy (unless you live in a dictatorship that supresses basic human rights).
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Alejandro85
Not that I'm aware of. Forget about official...

Not that I'm aware of. Forget about official support, as Microsoft no longer cares about XP.
A third party driver, possibly open source, seems like the best chance.

Anyway I don't expect serious...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,743
Posted By Alejandro85
I second the idea of VeraCrypt...

I second the idea of VeraCrypt (https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Home.html). It's widely known for making safe storage of sensitive data, without ever hitting the disk, and a somewhat convenient way of...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Alejandro85
It's USB/internal/whatever what doesn't matters...

It's USB/internal/whatever what doesn't matters :p
No matter how do you connect the disk to the computer, the OS must recognize the partitions on it, and it's then when the MBR/GPT issue comes in.
...
Forum: News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Alejandro85
Why do you think those things aren't taken into...

Why do you think those things aren't taken into account?
Security is always a tradeoff of usability/convenience vs security/privacy. And also involves some level of complication in software and...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Alejandro85
No, it won't, it won't be any different from a...

No, it won't, it won't be any different from a single 4TB partition.
The real limitation isn't 2TB at all, XP has no trouble with sizes over it, but the real problem is that it lacks support for...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Alejandro85
XP 32 bits doesn't recognize GPT drives, only...

XP 32 bits doesn't recognize GPT drives, only normal MBR ones, that are limited to 2TB.
By formating the disks in MBR mode you can see them in XP, but at the price of limiting them to 2TB.

64...
Forum: News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By Alejandro85
This is the reason why I consider antiviruses a...

This is the reason why I consider antiviruses a thing of the past
Forum: Installation & Setup 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Alejandro85
Since it happens during the extraction of the...

Since it happens during the extraction of the installation files to your HD, it could be that your installation CD is damaged or its download was somehow faulty. Have you tried downloading it again?...
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