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Forum: System Security 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By iron7
Possibility of Infection from Plugging In Smartphone for Charge?

If the OS's autorun is turned on. and a cellphone is plugged in (but is not selected on the cellphone to act as a storage device), Windows autorun does not activate.

In such a case, does that...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Jul 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 4,095
Posted By iron7
7 Ultimate x64, SHA-256 Checksum?

Does anyone happen to have this?

File info:

File Name: en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_618240.iso
SHA1: 1693B6CB50B90D96FC3C04E4329604FEBA88CD51 ISO/CRC: 8589EE18
Forum: Network & Sharing 02 Jul 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By iron7
let's try: When using a VPN service...

let's try:

When using a VPN service provider, can some applications connect to the internet outside of that VPN connection? If so, how?
Forum: Network & Sharing 01 Jul 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By iron7
Please disregard thread title. Not looking for a...

Please disregard thread title. Not looking for a solution, just info about standard operation, thanks.
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Jun 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By iron7
Thanks. When using a VPN service provider, what...

Thanks. When using a VPN service provider, what is to stop applications from connecting to the internet outside of that VPN connection?
Forum: Network & Sharing 12 Jun 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By iron7
Ensuring All Traffic Goes Over VPN?

When using a VPN service provider, what is to stop applications from connecting to the internet outside of that VPN connection?

Thanks
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By iron7
A fresh install, going through a list of KBs from...

A fresh install, going through a list of KBs from the Convenience Rollup.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By iron7
I was helping on a friend's system at the time,...

I was helping on a friend's system at the time, but saw it referencing some KBs from the rollup list.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By iron7
Searching for specific KB updates on the catalog,...

Searching for specific KB updates on the catalog, some KBs I know are for 7, have no version labeled for 7.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By iron7
Downloading Updates Manually: No 7-specific Version Listed?

Going through some known Win7 updates, a manual search through MS catalog shows options (under one KB number) for xp, vista, and different server versions, but no 7-specific option. How does one...
Forum: System Security 22 May 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By iron7
Malwarebytes doesn't market their free (OD)...

Malwarebytes doesn't market their free (OD) program as an AV replacement and it doesn't incorporate virus signatures. The paid version is a good program, but I'm not looking for an active product.
...
Forum: System Security 22 May 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By iron7
It's the uploading aspect I want to avoid. I...

It's the uploading aspect I want to avoid. I haven't tried a bunch of AVs, but good to know it's always an option in your experience (it's not always so apparent in the gui reviews I've seen).
Forum: System Security 22 May 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By iron7
MSE does well here: Test antivirus software for...

MSE does well here:
Test antivirus software for Windows 7 - February 2018 | AV-TEST (https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/)

While I appreciate you are trying to be helpful, I would...
Forum: System Security 22 May 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By iron7
Hi, MSE is a different program than mrjimphelps...

Hi, MSE is a different program than mrjimphelps posted, and a quick search turns up cloud-based behaviors. Am I missing something?

Thank you
Forum: System Security 21 May 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By iron7
Pardon my perhaps vague inquiry, but this is the...

Pardon my perhaps vague inquiry, but this is the aspect I was really curious about:

Are there any cloud-based AV behaviors that do not upload files in such a way? Or is that the definition of AV...
Forum: System Security 21 May 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By iron7
Hello, do those have context menu scanning...

Hello, do those have context menu scanning capabilities?
Forum: System Security 20 May 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By iron7
Please Help Me Understand Cloud-based AV

This seems to be a strong trend in AV, but companies don't always explain in detail how their cloud-based behaviors work.

I am not comfortable with companies uploading files on my computer to a...
Forum: System Security 19 May 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By iron7
On-Demand, non Cloud-based AV Scanner?

I'm looking for a program with context menu based file scanning capabilities, as well as thorough (incl. rootkit/boot-time scan) scanning capabilities. As noted, program must not be cloud-based, and...
Forum: System Security 03 May 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By iron7
Right, thanks again. I was just curious if you...

Right, thanks again. I was just curious if you yourself have stayed with the native FW only, but I understand if you'd rather not comment.
Forum: System Security 03 May 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By iron7
That was very helpful, thanks. Are you using the...

That was very helpful, thanks. Are you using the native firewall on block all out then?
Forum: System Security 01 May 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By iron7
Firewall: Targeting Tricky Programs Regarding Online Access

Originally posted in Security, but I think this is more of a general help question.

Some programs manage to get online despite my setting up firewall rules designed to prevent it. My method was...
Forum: System Security 30 Apr 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By iron7
Firewall Tweaking: Targeting Tricky Programs Regarding Online Access

I have noticed some programs manage to get online despite my setting up firewall rules designed to prevent it. My method was to scan their programs folder and appdata folder for any .EXEs, and block...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Apr 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By iron7
USB 3.1 Gen2 Motherboard Headers: Dual Ported Cables in Future

Only single-ported cables are current on the market. Is this due to newness of these headers? Will there likely be dual-ported cables (such as those for 3.0 & 2.0) available soon? Or might there be a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Apr 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By iron7
Cool feature. I haven't made use of bookmarking...

Cool feature. I haven't made use of bookmarking (didn't know it existed, and would have been useful), so I will most likely be using a 3rd party registry tool to access a list of modified dates, to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Apr 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By iron7
Thank you. As mentioned, the OS versions will be...

Thank you. As mentioned, the OS versions will be the same. The system hardware, however, will be different, as will be the folder structure and perhaps some installed programs. Do such differences...
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