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Vista does not recognize Anti-Virus software by Frank Bright
Hi, (Note: I posted this on a general vista group before I discovered this security forum. Sorry for the double post)... I'm on Vista Home Premium and I've got Norton 2007.2 Anti-Virus software installed (it's Vista compatible). I've even done a successful, full virus scan. I installed the Norton 2007 just after the Vista upgrade. For some reason, Vista does not recognize the Norton program...
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January 2nd 09 07:33 PM
by f/fgeorge Go to last post
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Not remembering log in details by arry
Hi guys :huh: I am using a HP laptop with Vista premium . My problem is that every time i visit a site i have to put in my log in details. The computer never remembers them. What do i need to do to get it to remember ?
January 2nd 09 03:40 PM
by Sam Hobbs[_2_] Go to last post
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Start up security error message. by Harry
Every time I start up my computer (wich now takes 3 minutes against 1 minute normally) I get the following security error message in the event log: Unable to initialize the security package Kerberos for server side authentication. The data field contains an error number. I have tried to solve this thru Google but without any luck. There have been no installations of new soft or hardware, and I...
January 2nd 09 07:05 AM
by Harry Go to last post
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ntuser.dat x2 with only 1 user, i think im infected!!! by husskii[_2_]
happy new year friends, i just formatted my comp & before i did i ran scans with spy-bot, win Onecare & McAfee just to make sure i had no infections. I also made sure i updated all antispyware & virus app & then did my scans whilst i was disconnected from the net. After i reinstalled, i installed Acronis Image Home11, which B4 i have installed with no prob's, but this time i decided to installed...
January 1st 09 09:21 AM
by husskii[_2_] Go to last post
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Hhhheeelllppp by freshcool
i went away and so i locked one of my disk drives and also locked my user account so that a guest user wouldn't have access to any of my stuff. Now i came back and tried to log into my account and it wont let me so i went into guest user and tried to unlock from there but its saying system file cant be found. My password is working because some programs asked me for authorization and it worked...
January 1st 09 07:08 AM
by Jim Moriarty[_2_] Go to last post
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How to configure shadow copy storage? by Neil Jones[_2_]
Hi, I was looking into the Event logs on my Vista system and found the following error message: "The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because the shadow copy storage could not grow due to a user imposed limit." After I perform a disk clean and delete the shadow copies, my System
December 31st 08 11:11 PM
by John Barnett MVP[_3_] Go to last post
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adware, threat level by t-4-2[_99_]
Hello everyone, I had recently downloaded some animated Smiles. My AV programs found adware in the Smiley program, namely MyWebSearch and Fun Web Products. The threat level ( scale 1- 10 ) is 1. I am not sure if I should or should not keep the Smiley program. Please advise. Thank you.
December 31st 08 04:23 PM
by David B.[_3_] Go to last post
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What's a good security suite for Vista 64 home premium? by chas
Windows Live™ OneCare™ , Norton 360? or ??? Any thoughts or comparisons welcome. Thanks, Chas
December 30th 08 08:28 AM
by Donald L McDaniel[_5_] Go to last post
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Disk Encryption with TrueCrypt and Backups by Neil Jones[_2_]
Most companies these days are using disk encryption on their laptops. I am planning to use TrueCrypt for my laptop. The question I have now is about backups and the system restore procedures. I do my backups to an external disk and am assuming that the complete system backup is also going to be an encrypted image. My main concern is about the restore session. If I do have to restore my...
December 29th 08 08:10 AM
by darkassain Go to last post
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McAfee Malware Not Recognized by Barbwire
Just got a new laptop and I keep getting an alert from Windows Security saying no malware protection.....I have McAfee and don't know how to get the alert to stop or to get it recognized. Help! Please! -- Barbwire
December 27th 08 12:25 PM
by Malke[_2_] Go to last post
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Need Advice to form outbound rule -Vista, WindowsMail and Symantec by homerat
I need help forming an outbound rule for the firewall in vista home premium 32 bit. I am using Windows Mail, and the Windows firewall, and Norton internet security 2008. I don't use the Norton Firewall. I have turned on the outbound firewall and have been creating rules for Firefox, Skype etc. this works ok. But Windows Mail is being blocked, because the virus scanner in Norton is not allowed...
December 27th 08 12:00 AM
by Kayman[_6_] Go to last post
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Turn off welcome screen. by Wojciech Nestorowicz
How turn off welcome screen and turn on old logon screen. -- Best regards Wojciech Nestorowicz www.chipset.c0.pl
December 26th 08 06:45 PM
by Tom Allen Go to last post
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parental controll by BULL3T121
hii wen u acess something on vista u are shown a lil menu and are asked hether u want to continue and now when i get that menu it says enter password due to parental control.1st of all there is no text box so i cant enter nothing and 2ndly i did not activate parental control..so i think there is some sort of error on my vista and i reaallly need helpp... please i am begging anybody please help...
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December 26th 08 05:03 PM
by BULL3T121 Go to last post
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What is the alternative to XP's GINA in Vista? by SNI
Hi, I would like to know is there any way to find username and password for a standard user in vista. In XP we have GINA by which we can get these credentials. Thanks. --
December 26th 08 09:38 AM
by SNI Go to last post
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ActiveX EXE in Vista by Adam[_7_]
Hello Can you help me please if you have a solution I have problem with ActiceX Exe (2 Software) in Vista I can open just on, I can't opened the other, I have the error "Unexpected error; quitting" which is the same error I get when running MyExe.exe /RegServer from the Start | Run.
December 24th 08 03:37 PM
by Malke[_2_] Go to last post
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update failure by Alexyy
Hi, I am having my laptop with Vista Business edition, with service pack 1, when iam trying to update OS patches i get this error 80072f78 error on windows update .Pls help me how to sort out this issue Regards Alex
December 23rd 08 01:14 PM
by Mark H[_2_] Go to last post
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XP-VISTA Ultimate upgrade UAC Problem by Dan[_12_]
I have upgraded a XP machine (domain member) to Vista Ultimate (domain member) and am having problems running system utilities that require administrate or elevated rights. I think it is an issue with UAC / security. With UAC enabled many programs in the c:\windows\system32 will not run and return the "path does not exist" error that I show below when I would be expecting the UAC prompt. An...
December 23rd 08 12:54 AM
by Dan[_13_] Go to last post
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Black Screen Vista by Richard Waldron
Hi, I have a problem currently with Windows Vista Ultimate(Integrale), this occurred last Friday evening. I was finishing off a word document when suddenly all went black. As an end user I assumed this was a system crash and so rebooted my system, then ran registry repair, then checked for viruses etc with Live OneCare, eventually reloaded Vista all to no avail. Each time I rebooted I was...
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December 22nd 08 10:30 PM
by shivays Go to last post
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Elevation to Administrator by Bill Clinton
I have three questions regarding elevation: a. How do I do it on the command line for a particular program other than elevating the whole command shell? b. When I right click, some programs have Run as administrator but some not. How do I get those with not to have that option? c. What's the difference between a user in the Administrator group running as administrator and when not...
December 21st 08 05:29 AM
by Peter Foldes[_2_] Go to last post
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Messed up with bitlocker drive encryption by roshan.gautam
i had installed windows vista ultimate in my hp nc6400 laptop before. During that time i used bitlocker drive encryption to encrypt my drive. Later i installed windows xp and now i am not able to read that partition and all my important data is in that partition pls help me out how can i decrypt that partition.. i am in so big trouble.
December 20th 08 04:48 AM
by Paul Adare Go to last post
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