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Vista Security Center and Norton Internet Security 2008 by PA Bear [MS MVP]
Forwarded to Vista Security newsgroup via crosspost for more exposure. Symantec Support http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/index.html -- ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002 AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
April 1st 08 10:47 AM
by Mick Murphy Go to last post
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UAC - File Virtualization (VirtualStore missing) by Simonfr
I’m currently troubleshooting a problem with UAC - File Virtualization in Vista SP1. File Virtualization is not working in Vista and is breaking some applications that previously tested good. The difference with this build is that the C:\User folder has now been relocated to the D:\User. It now seems that Vista is not creating the VirtualStore Folder & and respective sub-folders under...
April 1st 08 07:45 AM
by Simonfr Go to last post
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UAC dennied my install without display dialog box by nicolasc
I do lsf installing on Vista, UAC is enabled, type "lsfmon -install" in command line and will call OpenSCManager(), there is no dialog box displayed and give error "Access is denied". If I turn on the feature "Run this program as adminstor" of lsfmon.exe, there is no problem, so I want to know why Vista do not give out UAC dialog box for elevation. -- nicolasc
April 1st 08 02:07 AM
by nicolasc[_2_] Go to last post
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Problem with latest update by Benzmum
I installed the update for Defender KB915597 (Definition 1.29.8167.0) on the 28th, and this morning my computer isn't starting properly: it's hanging just before it starts to install my startup items, and I need to use the power button to turn it off. I'm using Vista on a notebook, and I have read that if my computer begins to behave oddly that I should look at the last thing I installed....
April 1st 08 01:44 AM
by Benzmum Go to last post
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Cannot debug with running VS2005 as administrator by bharath_r
Hi all, I am new to windows vista. I shifted from xp to vista only a few days back. One strange thing i have noticed is every time i try to run a program i am asked whether i want to continue. The other thing is that if i do not start VS2005 by saying 'run as administrator' i am not able to debug my programs. I cannot debug ISAPI dlls, i cannot attach to processes, although i am logged into my...
March 31st 08 04:32 PM
by Jesper Go to last post
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Blocked startup programs by londonblue[_3_]
Hi, Since installing Vista SP1, windows defender alerts me that it has blocked a startup program. The program it is blocking is by eMPIA technology, Inc, BDA Monitor application, file name hcwemmon.exe. Can anyone tell me if this os okay to permit to run or not? Or even if i need to run it? I'm using vista ulitmate 64. Any advice welcome, thanks in advance.
March 31st 08 02:54 PM
by Hank Arnold (MVP) Go to last post
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DEFENDER WON'T LOAD by John[_28_]
Vista Home Premium. Windows defender won't start. Get some error message... 0x800106ba. Also... when I boot all security is turned off. I turn it all on again but when boot again its off again. help John
March 30th 08 07:54 PM
by garysgold[_5_] Go to last post
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Internet Explorer & Microsoft Registr Server issue by PA Bear [MS MVP]
Crossposted to Vista Security newsgroup. ...Ever since I ran the last update on my laptop What updates were installed when you "ran the last update" (e.g., Vista SP1; driver update) and when did you run it? What anti-virus application or security suite is installed? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
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March 30th 08 04:41 PM
by PA Bear [MS MVP] Go to last post
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pop from my toolbar. by helpinfo22
I tried downloading ps trials on the web yesterday. Every since then a pop up from my toolbar has been coming up say that something called Trojandownloader.XS. has been detected. Also when I load explorer the tool bar disappers and my desktop icons disappear as well. Do I a virus??
March 30th 08 06:04 AM
by Mick Murphy Go to last post
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"Encrypt Contents to Secure Data" box is unavailable by Jacob Smith
I've tried to convert my hard drive to nfts, and it says that the drive is already in that format. When i try to encrypt a file or folder, the "encrypt contents to secure data" box" is unclickable.... What's wrong? 0_o
March 30th 08 05:14 AM
by Allan[_2_] Go to last post
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DELETE files FOREVER? by 8-Ball[_2_]
Ok, so when I delete something it goes to the recycle bin. When I delete something from the recycle bin it is gone forever. -THINK AGAIN- I deleted somthing from the recycle bin and got it back a few days later...I also found a ton so stuff I was told was "deleted" forever by Windows. I brought it back (using some uber-simple free program) just to see it it was really there (not just a file...
March 29th 08 11:50 PM
by FromTheRafters Go to last post
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Cant uninstall Norton by StuUK
I have tried to uninstall Norton from my computer as the anti virus software ive been given by a friend says that it is on there and needs to be removed before installation, however, when I try to uninstall, all I get is ' the specified module could not be found'. So why wont it delete? Laymans terms :-)
March 29th 08 11:20 PM
by Malke[_2_] Go to last post
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Buffer Overrun possibly caused by Norton Systemworks? by PHGray
Hello, This is a first for me, getting a "buffer overrun detected" message. So, after researching it, it appears it could possibly be a security issue, but I'm not sure if that's the case as I see online that Quicktime and IE seem to cause buffer overrun issues in some cases, so I'm wondering if it could be software related. Couldn't find much in that regard as far as Nortons goes. I did...
March 29th 08 02:31 PM
by Bob Go to last post
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IE flashes "Windows Installer" on startup by BobF[_13_]
Everytime I start Internet Explorer the screen flashes 20 or 30 windows with title "Windows Installer". After that, it works fine. This began happening after installing Vista64 with SP1. The first time I started IE after the install UAC prompted me about 30 times to allow Google toolbar, Flash, and HP to give administrative access. Every subsequent time I just get the flashing. Long ago I...
March 29th 08 02:28 PM
by Bob Go to last post
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How to create a hide button??? by SerenityMay
Does anyone know how to create a hide button, its where you can press one specific button and the screen you are currently looking at dissapears and it shows a new one?
March 28th 08 07:03 PM
by Steve Easton Go to last post
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VBscript not UAC and IE7 friendly by Deleauvive
Hello Vista heads :) , I wanted to post here on vistax64 forums about my findings, related to VB scripting, with Windows Vista in mind. Firstly, I consider mysef a self-made power user of Windows products mostly for multimedia tasks, so I am not sure my voice will be heard, amongst IT experts and developers. Also, I need to make something clear : There are still many websites where one can...
March 28th 08 07:02 PM
by Steve Easton Go to last post
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allow a program by c
I tried to install Limewire 4.16 basic and when i try to run it it tells me to allow access through my firewall. How do i do this.
March 28th 08 06:33 PM
by Smithsonian[_3_] Go to last post
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firewall joke? or is it me? by Phillip Drummond
trying to create a new firewall rule on vista enterprise 32 bit sp1. any rule i creat immediatelt gets a red sign over it (like a no smoking sign)... WHY is this happening? unbelievably the documentation mentions nothing about this thanks
March 28th 08 05:22 PM
by Jesper Go to last post
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Windows Vista's security features: One year later by [email protected]
TechTarget reports: "When Vista was released to manufacturing, Microsoft co-president Jim Allchin told the press that the number one reason for upgrading to Vista is that it's far more secure than previous versions of Windows operating systems. In the year since Microsoft released Windows Vista to corporations, and just under a year since the OS was released to consumers, Vista's new...
March 28th 08 10:59 AM
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Vista Manager by [email protected]
Software Vista Manager - The Best Tuning and Optimizing Utility for Windows Vista! Windows Vista is the new Operating System for home users and professionals alike. Windows Vista brings clarity to your world, so you can more safely and easily - accomplish everyday tasks and instantly find what you want on your PC. Vista Manager is the powerful software, All-in-One utility to optimize, tweak, tune...
March 28th 08 10:45 AM
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