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January 31st, 2006, 02:28 AM
Same advice from me, also. Norton Internet Security can conflict with XP Firewall (when using VPN client or other programs)
January 28th, 2006, 06:32 PM
Don't forget to disable 'System Restore'.
January 20th, 2006, 05:20 AM
MOST of the computers we have cleaned have been on HighSpeed (mostly Cable) and the majority are single computer families where the kids do one (or both) of the following: Turn off the Firewall to...
December 13th, 2005, 08:51 AM
taudette - In Canada, you complain to the 'ISP' with as much detail as possible. You can also complain to the messenger provider; again with as much detail as possible. Dates, Times are required. ...
December 8th, 2005, 08:35 AM
xierox -- No, not confused about the quotation.......It was said by Microsoft
(possibly at one of their launches of W2K)
However I cannot backup the comment with any written proof.
December 7th, 2005, 10:36 PM
Microsoft LIE ? Never............(tongue in cheek)
Didn't Microsoft say "Windows 2000 was the most secure system, right out of the box" ?
December 6th, 2005, 09:53 AM
These days, a Firewall should be mandatory; especially with HighSpeed.
It surprises clients to see just how many intrusion attempts are made on their
systems every day. Most of the intrusions...
Why not just give the information to the Feds now ?
They probably already know if they still run Carnivore
Belarc Advisor has worked well for us.
Does the password 'box' show stars ?
Or is it blank.
Don't flame me for this one....but - "MOST" Antivirus software programs do not include scans for Spyware. They are seperating 'virus' - as in destructive - (and spyware - as in annoying)
February 28th, 2005, 07:23 AM
Last week my internet surfing / email slowed to a crawl. I have 2.5mbit and have never had a problem....so what happened ? I found the reason by accident (doing a tracert on a mail server that...
February 26th, 2005, 03:48 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong - (Cause I can't find the info in writing just now) but, as long as you're 'private' network doesn't connect directly to the internet, you can use any 'domain name' you wish....
January 27th, 2005, 07:40 PM
Thanks (all) for the info.
I realize the HOSTS file is a form of DNS but thought it was worth a try.
Our router is a Linksys - and limited to either blocking internal IP's, or blocking ports...
January 27th, 2005, 06:14 PM
We have one user who constantly downloads from a 'friends' site via FTP.
(mainly mp3's). The problem is they have read the Acceptable Usage policy, but believe they are above the 'NO download'...
January 17th, 2005, 02:47 AM
Windows 2000 server WILLl 'take ownership' of the files. No encryption on the files.
(I tried taking ownership with XP...but it wouldn't work)
I presume Win2K Server has more 'rights' than...
January 16th, 2005, 03:22 PM
Been there....done that.....(once computer name is changed, files don't belong to the original owner)
My solution was to attach the drive (direct IDE cable, or external USB box) to a Windows 2000...
November 18th, 2004, 12:25 AM
As of 15:20k PST, internal emails from '192.168.1.113' are being refused by the mail server "address found in DNS Blacklist - Spamhaus_XBL"
192.168.1.113 is a non-routable IP addy.....and searches...
November 5th, 2004, 06:25 PM
Some BIOS allow boot via USB
October 7th, 2004, 12:02 AM
You can clean out an MBR virus with the following:
Hasn't failed me yet
October 6th, 2004, 11:58 PM
I'm sure someone is trying.......
There were a couple of virus' that messed with mp3 files. Copied them to root of C:\
VBS.Annod.B - copied itself to an mp3 file (like_a_virgin.mp3 &...
August 26th, 2004, 03:36 PM
If you do a clean 're-install' of XP Pro ....... and then TRY to get the updates (Prior to SP2).....
There aren't any !! The NEW MS update page does not allow you to get any previous updates.
April 9th, 2004, 09:57 AM
We had a similar situation. One user had Kazaa and downloaded a 'spy bot' disguised as an MP3 file.
March 30th, 2004, 03:16 AM
Sounds like you need a VPN. Does Watchguard SOHO allow it ?
March 30th, 2004, 03:14 AM
"Usually" Kazaa runs on port 1214. Try blocking it.