Forum discussion tagged with Privacy.
  1. RitSin

    Question Window Defender is unable to start

    I have a laptop dell XPS 14 l421x with window 10 pro when I restart my laptop window defender it works fine but after few seconds Windows Defender is not working. Threat service has stopped. restart now this warning shown after few seconds I tried to restart the services of window defender...
  2. NoPuhi

    [SOLVED] Keyloggers and Wi-Fi equipement

    Fun story. My mother picked up a Wi-Fi repeater from some e-shop for $20. I set it up for her. It works fine. After everything was done i noticed there was no way of me identifying this thing. The packaging is fairly well designed, it has the products features printed out on it, the manual is...
  3. Eggz

    Question Security - Employer IP Phone at Home

    Hi All, I know about hardware but I have a major blind spot when it comes to data security in networking, so I need some guru advice and hope you can help. With Covid, I've been working from home for almost a year now. Just today, my job said we need to connect an IP phone to our home...
  4. T

    Question TP-Link deco mesh m4 - does it violate my privacy?

    I was told that this product will solve my problem with not enough WiFi coverage throughout the house. But now when I read some reviews on Amazon people noted how the terms of user agreement say that tp-link will have access to your personal information and that it shares your information in a...
  5. E

    Question Regarding Windows 10 file system access and privacy

    Dear forum English is not my first language, and my Windows is in danish, so please excuse spelling mistakes etc. "Allow that apps gain acces to file system" = ON "Choose which apps that shall have access to your file system" = List is empty / there is no apps I have read the support site and...
  6. M

    [SOLVED] Microsoft Teams roles and permissions.

    Hello everyone! I'm a middle school teacher, and our school started to use Microsoft teams as a remote platform. I have been signed as an "owner" in each class I teach in the school, and the students as "members". the question is: am I the superior role in the team? or is there a higher "admin"...
  7. Y

    Question How can i check my work account data, Microsoft Business Account

    Hey, I will keep it short and get straight to the point, i would like to view my data which are being collected just like i can see on my personal Microsoft account through this website It works fine to check my personal account data associated with it...
  8. A

    [SOLVED] Could you guys recommend an AV?

    I mostly used ESET, but right now I'm starting to value my privacy. ESET with it's ssl filter is pretty good imo, but since I don't feel confident about my IT security skills, I'm asking you guys. I've read 2 articles about AV's privacy, but honestly it's kinda hard to find more article. I've...
  9. C

    [SOLVED] Security breached and data compromised

    I work at an independent repair shop and a woman came in yesterday with a HP Probook 445 saying she had a "Jerry Spring esq" security problem. She than described to me a situation where an ex husband who 'works in IT' has been stalking her digitally. It seems he had access to most of her...
  10. A

    [SOLVED] Does downloading from OneDrive give the uploader my name?

    I went into a link of someone who shared his file on OneDrive and I saw my username and all at the top corner. Does it give him my username when I download his file?
  11. J

    [SOLVED] Virtual Cards Privacy card app

    I'm wondering how these virtual cards work in depth. Privacy Card is one of companies that offer virtual cards that give you randomly numbered debit cards. 1) Are the randomly assigned virtual cards created within the app, and somehow these cards are approved by the bank to make transaction...
  12. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Which Policies Are Safe To Enable & Disable? Group Policy Editor

    Hello everyone. I found out recently about the Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Pro. I was looking through it and found out that there are a lot of policies that can be enabled and disabled in order for the user to increase the privacy and security on their computer. The question is, which...
  13. System32_76

    [SOLVED] How Many Times Needed to Securely Erase An HDD?

    The title explains itself. I'm using Darik's Boot and Nuke to securely erase an HDD. I'm using the RCMP option, which involves 8 passes, and it seems good enough for that. I also saw an option called Gutmann Wipe, which involves 35 passes, but it seems overkill.
  14. K

    [SOLVED] Computer is super slow after suspected virus - Malwarebytes found 8 cases

    My computer has been really really slow and at times I cannot control it at all, cannot CTRL + ALT + DEL, move mouse (it actually disappears), or type. At times I get the error - the sign in process couldn't display security and sign in options. I got McAfee and ran scans, it found no viruses...
  15. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] Stop Windows Photo from storing Pics?

    So I had a friend over and mistakenly clicked on the photo app and on my 55" screen pops up Windows Photo App which has apparently been saving every photo I open in its own library... good thing it was only a bunch of naked photos of my girlfriend!!! I cannot find a way or any suggestion as to...
  16. W

    Question Windows blocks microphone in certain program

    In Windows 10, my microphone works fine with some apps like Skype. I've installed Teamviewer and the microphone is blocked, so the other side doesn't hear me. I suppose it is blocked by Windows. I opened Settings > Privacy > Microphone with the intent to allow Teamviewer to use the...
  17. F

    Question oracle vm freezes/ unresponsive right after turning it on (not the guest os just the actual program)

    as the title states ive got a problem with oracle vm, ive scoured the entire internet to no avail, my problem seems to be different from other peoples, instead of the guest OS freezing (being unresponsive) the ACTUAL program i.e the main thing you see when you double click the oracle vm icon...
  18. H

    Question what psu/ how many watts? I plan on overclocking the 1080 and r5 as best as i can and i’m not sure what kind of psu to get. Would 600 watts do or like 550 maybe i have no clue so any suggestions?
  19. K

    [SOLVED] Would it work to only upgrade my GPU?

    I got i5-4690k 3,5 ghz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 atm. If I want to play 1440p 144hz on high/ultra (on newer AAA-games etc.) or even 4k resolution, is it possible to only upgrade my gpu to a rtx 2070 or 2080 and keep my current 4690k CPU? And how future proof would that be? Here is more detail...
  20. T

    Question M.2 SSD not showing up in bios

    Hello! Very recently I bought a Crucial P1 500GB SSD that I installed on my Z170A PC Mate Motherboard. I asked on a PC building subreddit before I bought the SSD if it would be compatible with my motherboard, and everybody told me it was. After installing the m.2 the way every video and the...
  21. F

    [SOLVED] HyperX DDR4 3200 Fury or Predator?

    I have been suggested to buy some DDR4 3200 to go with the new MODO/CPU i am going to buy: asus strix Z390+I9-9900K Online many people talk about the g.skill tridentZ, but I currently have some hyperX DDR3 that I found really good, so i wanted to go for the same brand: But now i am unsure if...
  22. G

    Question Threadripper 2950x ridiculous temp readings

    I built a machine a while back with a TR2950x with the ASROCK X399 phantom gaming 6 motherboard (Firmware P1.10) and enermax liqtech tr4 360 cooler running ubuntu server 18.04. It has been very unstable. The temperature in the bios reads 70C instantly on boot after being powered off for a...
  23. Spirals

    Question Is it a good idea to pair the i5 8400 with the RX 570? (4gb)

    Yeah so, I've been thinking of upgrading my PC, I have a i3 8100 here, but I just want to change the CPU, is it a good idea tho'? the i5 8400 with the 570
  24. <3HeoXinh

    Question Can CMOS die???

    I have a problem with turn on my Sony Vaio SVF143A1YW. I tried adding one more RAM for my laptop, It has already worked well for 2 months. Now when I push the power button my laptop has noise fan spin but the screen does not start up, I wait about 30 minutes then everything fine the screen on...
  25. T

    Question Overclocking Xeon x3440 increasing BCLK

    My spec: Processor: Xeon X3440 Mobo: Asrock P55m pro RAM: Kingstone Hyperx 2x4gb 1866mhz I don't have much knowledge on Overclocking. I heard increasing BCLK will increase bus speed for all the components and can cause damage to RAM, SSD As my CPU don't have unlocked multiplier, is it...
  26. B

    [SOLVED] Could someone please recommend what motherboard would be best to use?

    I am new at this situation. What I have basically been thinking is that I would use: 4GB DDR3 RAM 250Gb or 500GB HDD Intel Core i5 - 4th gen upwards About 3 USB 3.0 Ports It is an outline of what I want to do. The pc is for a starting up retail store that wants 3 pcs. A recommendation for the...
  27. I Josh I

    [SOLVED] Looking for New PSU

    Hi all! So my current PSU is an EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W and I was talking with some else on this forum, and he suggest I get a new PSU for my system. I have had this PSU for basically 3 years, and since...
  28. K

    [SOLVED] Corsair LL140 RGB lightning without Lightning Node Pro or Commander Pro

    Do I need a Lightning Node Pro or Commander Pro, to light up / control the RGB light on my 3x LL140 fans or am I able to control it from my ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E motherboard in the Phanteks Evolv X case?
  29. A

    Ryzen 1600 - Temperature spikes and don't know why

    Hi all, Firstly - Setup: Motherboard: Asus B350-F Gaming CPU: Ryzen 1600 OC'd to 4.025Ghz Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite ML120L AIO RAM: 2x8gb G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 3000Mhz (running at 2666mhz - damn you Ryzen!) GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1070 Case: Rosewill something something mid tower...
  30. C

    [SOLVED] Search Bar Black/grey box and in windows search bar it's doing this I don't know how to get rid of it and it's pissing me off so much I don't know why please someone help me get rid of it I fixed it. I have to go to cursor settings and change the thickness
  31. T

    GL553VD 120hz monitor upgrade, will it work?

    my gl553vd's warranty is coming to an end soon, so i'm looking to upgrade it's monitor the current monitor is NT156FHM-N41, which is only 60hz if i replace with B156HTN05.1 will it work? do i need to flash firmware or...
  32. D

    **SOLVED** - VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE error 116 - Please help I'm at wits end

    Hopefully this is somewhat the correct place for this but this is my first ever post on a forum so please forgive me if I have made a mistake. I'm at wits end with an issue that's been giving me grief for months now. I have been plagued with BSOD (doesn't actually bluescreen but I can see in...
  33. T

    Stuck between 2 mobos

    Hello all! Happy Thanksgiving and thank you all who served in the military or LEO. I am shopping for mobos for Black Friday and am stumped on which motherboard to get! I am probably not going to overclock but am stuck between the Aorus Gaming 5 and the Aorus Gaming 7. I am probably getting the...
  34. R

    Which Egpu will be good enough for my i5 4200u ?

    Which egpu will be good enough for my i5 4200u ? can i make it run with an rx580 8go ???
  35. L

    AMD wifi motherboard suggestion

    I'm planning to build a 2600x based system and I was wondering what board should I buy. I do want a board with built in wifi as that is my only source of internet. It is doubtful I will be overclocking and if I was it would be a small overclock. 2 boards I was looking at was: MSI B450 Gaming...
  36. S

    Gtx 1070 or RTX 2070?

    Hello, I am currently using a gtx 960 but I wanted to upgrade to gtx 1070 since a long time but now RTx 2070 popped up. But RTX 2070 costs almost double the price of gtx 1070 here in India. And I don't have budget for RTx 2070. I play only on 1080p. What to do? Please help :(
  37. D

    Mix two 4GB CL8 CL9 kits or replace with 2x8 kit?

    Hello, I have 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical running in double channel (DDR3, 1600Mhz, 1,5v, 8 8 8 24) and I'd like to upgrade my nemory to 16GB, MoBo GIGABYTE GA-H87M-D3H) I'm considering three options, 1. get the same kit (for the same price) as I first bought it 4 years ago 2. get a cheap...
  38. E

    RTX 2080 msi Z370

    Stupid Question I know, but will an Nvidia RTX 2080 work with an MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS motherboard i.e will I be getting the most out of the GPU?
  39. PaulAlcorn

    AMD Announces Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X availability, Adds Dynamic Local Mode

    AMD announced that its Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X processors will be available on October 29, 2018, for $1,299 and $649, respectively. AMD Announces Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X availability, Adds Dynamic Local Mode : Read more
  40. Grogar123

    High ping spikes randomly

    I play a lot of games online and randomly during the day I will get high ping spikes that will kick me out of games and kick me out of discord it lasts for about 30 seconds up to a minute and its very frustrating because im not sure what the cause is ive called att and they said there is no...