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Forum: Security 29. Mar 2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,518
Posted By astrowabbit
Just one of those funny things I guess. Anyways...

Just one of those funny things I guess. Anyways things are running okay tonight, so I guess I can rest easy. :)
Forum: Security 27. Mar 2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,518
Posted By astrowabbit
I'm running cable and I did a speed test and am...

I'm running cable and I did a speed test and am running at 10 mb/s.

Maybe I'll look on this siote for Hitman Pro and try running that and also a full scan with my other tools.
Forum: Security 27. Mar 2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,518
Posted By astrowabbit
>> Check your HOSTS file and DNS settings. Also...

>> Check your HOSTS file and DNS settings. Also check your router settings.

I'm afraid I don't know how to do this.
Forum: Security 27. Mar 2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,518
Posted By astrowabbit
New PC acting funny

I got a ping range from 37ms to 40ms.

That problem has not re-occured.

Could it have been a problem at my ISP's end?
Forum: Security 26. Mar 2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,518
Posted By astrowabbit
New PC acting funny

I just have a quick question. Today I brought bothy my browsers up and both were unable to connect on first try to a bookmarked website. It too 2 or 3 tries then the website came up unformatted and...
Forum: Linux 26. Mar 2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,791
Posted By astrowabbit
Thanks for the advice. I came across several and...

Thanks for the advice. I came across several and didn't know what to chose.

I will try Puppy Linux. Should be a good starting point.
Forum: Linux 25. Mar 2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,791
Posted By astrowabbit
Can I make a bootable Linux DVD to try it?

I only have 9GB left on my drive so I can't install Linux on my PC, but I was wondering if any of the Linux programs out there will allow me to make a DVD or CD and run Linux from the DVD drive?

I...
Forum: System 02. Mar 2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,713
Posted By astrowabbit
I use the free version and it works well for me....

I use the free version and it works well for me. After using it for a little while due to some positive post, it has got my system running a bit better. There is also TweakNow which a link can be...
Forum: General Computer Support 25. Feb 2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,334
Posted By astrowabbit
I should mention as a univesity alumni I can...

I should mention as a univesity alumni I can still get OS software from them at a reduced price. So this system even with say Windows 7 is still pretty inexpensive. But if they are supporting XP for...
Forum: General Computer Support 25. Feb 2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,334
Posted By astrowabbit
If I was to make a dual boot machine, would I...

If I was to make a dual boot machine, would I need to go somewhere to get a utility to make this possible or does this come with each Linux distibution?

I'm curious how it works. Does it come up...
Forum: Security 24. Feb 2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,274
Posted By astrowabbit
I had a similiar problem a month or so ago. I had...

I had a similiar problem a month or so ago. I had SAS pick up several related (by name) dll's in my Windows System 32 folder. They were flagged as trojans.
Virus Total turned up 0/41 on all files....
Forum: General Computer Support 24. Feb 2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,334
Posted By astrowabbit
Advice for my new PC.

I'm retiring my 8 year old PC. The system I have been looking at is a barebones system with no OS on it. Currently I run XP Pro SP3 on my old PC and use Office XP 2002.

This new system is not a...
Forum: Security 09. Feb 2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,780
Posted By astrowabbit
The lightest I have found so far on my older XP...

The lightest I have found so far on my older XP Pro SP3 system has been MSE, WinPatrol and PrivateFirewall. I was using Windows firewall until a week ago with my setup and I have had no problems or...
Forum: Security 06. Feb 2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,989
Posted By astrowabbit
It would be interesting to find out if any TSA...

It would be interesting to find out if any TSA users used these add on's and if the freeware programs they got here caught them.
Forum: Security 06. Feb 2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,767
Posted By astrowabbit
Private Firewall adjustments

I would like more protection and have Private firewall that I want to try again.
Before when I used it most of the items I gave permision to would show as Filtered. Is it okay to leave them like...
Forum: Security 25. Jan 2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,909
Posted By astrowabbit
Smile Plus I disabled Ghostery and will try it again...

Plus I disabled Ghostery and will try it again later once they release a new version, as I like it.:)
Forum: Security 25. Jan 2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,909
Posted By astrowabbit
I am finally back to the forum and Ghostery was...

I am finally back to the forum and Ghostery was the culprit.

I ticked the "Forbid Web Bugs" option in NoScript and it is unloading properly now.
Forum: Security 25. Jan 2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,955
Posted By astrowabbit
The tutorial certainly helped. Thanks. This...

The tutorial certainly helped. Thanks.

This experience with Comodo is much better than my previous tries to use it.

The sheer volume of configurable setting looks daunting and that was what...
Forum: Security 24. Jan 2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,955
Posted By astrowabbit
I had some issues with Avast 5 being disabled and...

I had some issues with Avast 5 being disabled and it would just crash when I went to open it up. I changed to Avira and so far so good.

Comodo Firewall and Defense+ are in Safe Mode right now.
...
Forum: Security 24. Jan 2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,955
Posted By astrowabbit
Thanks. I couldn't locate it myself. I...

Thanks. I couldn't locate it myself.

I installed Comodo and followed the tutorial and it is actually running suprisingly well right now. I just might keep it!

I asked this before but I'll throw...
Forum: Security 23. Jan 2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,955
Posted By astrowabbit
Which firewall should I try now?

I have an issue with firewalls and currently am running Windows firewall.

Outpost free was mysteriously adding stuff I didn't authorize even though I have the auto-create rules disbaled. Some...
Forum: Security 23. Jan 2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 50,554
Posted By astrowabbit
Anyways my question is in regards to Avast 5. I...

Anyways my question is in regards to Avast 5. I tried it, but decided to wait till it matures a little bit before I keep it on full-time. I had a nasty job unintsalling it. The programs uninstaller...
Forum: Security 18. Jan 2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,909
Posted By astrowabbit
Okay so I switch to Opera. What about the add-ons...

Okay so I switch to Opera. What about the add-ons I've come to rely on with FF?

They are part of my defensive strategy.:D
Forum: Security 17. Jan 2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,909
Posted By astrowabbit
Firefox issue? Is it a security risk?

Lately I have found that my Firefox 3.5.7 will not unload from memory after I close it. It is still running in task mananger and gobbling up RAM while it sits there. I don't know how long it's been...
Forum: Security 02. Jan 2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 63,532
Posted By astrowabbit
Is Iobit Software okay to use?

I was in on the drama with Iobit a few months ago, but overall is their software safe to use?

ASC & 360 seem to be decent enough software. I don't care about stolen signatures.

Heck, every...
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