Forum discussion tagged with security.
  1. P

    Question How do I get Admin access to a user's Roaming Profile folders ?

    I set up roaming profiles and the roaming profiles functionality seems to be working. We tested this yesterday with our test user account, and the test user's profile was created on its own, as expected, on the share But as domain admins, we can't get into the user's folder. The only way I...
  2. T

    Question Computer virus is active, but can't find it.

    Recently my computer got infected with a virus, which encrypted all my files with a .zzla extension and demanded a payment to get them back. Since all my valuable data was backed up, i decided that i would just reset windows entirely and it would kill the virus. I reset it from the settings...
  3. P

    Question How does Chrome know which passwords have been compromised?

    Wasn't sure which board to post this question. Majority of my passwords are unique for each site, so if something is breached it can't cascade to other accounts. When I log into one particular site using Chrome, I get an alert telling me my password was found in a data breach and should be...
  4. Siegant

    Question ftmp attestation not ready ?

    Hello, i have a ryzen 7 2700 cpu and asrock b450m pro4 mainboard. In the bios settings i enabled ftmp. On windows security there shows that the storage is ready, but the attestation is not ready. I already tried to clear tmp. But it doesn't help. Can anyone help me?
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    [SOLVED] Security concerns with switch

    Hello, I recently purchased a used Dell PowerConnect 6248 switch for use in LAN parties with my friends (I'm aware it's quite overkill), but I have absolutely zero experience with managed switches or anything network related. I am motivated to learn more about operating and configuring this...
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    Question Port trigger - how to setup

    Dear all 1. What is best security wise, Port forward or port trigger? 2. What ports shall I put in "Port target" and "Port trigger"? 3. CSGO use for example 27000-27031 UDP, so it opens up for 31 ports? Thank you for replying Best regards
  7. editor1

    Question setting up security cameras and other stuff ?

    Hi All I'm wanting to setup my camping/traveling gear with outside cook station and a freezer chest. I don't have any gear yet. Only a bunch of old off brand smart phone's and a few raspberry pi's SBC's. I want to have live access to cameras. I'm thinking loud bear horn and lights would keep...
  8. editor1

    Question Dell latitude e6400 BIOS security question's

    Hi all How important is it to have the newest BIOS/motherboards for security on my home network ? Throw away laptop or look into custom flash for security fixes if is needed ?
  9. E

    Question Router remote access settings?

    Dear all I was looking through my Router settings, and this one confused me: 1. Does it mean remote acccess to my network, or only remote access to the router? 2. The setting below, does it mean, that now everyone can get access to my network or router, from the...
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    Question Risk of system getting hacked through the internet or Wi-fi?

    Dear everyone I am not a high profile person or anything like that. I just dislike the idea, that someone with bad intentions could access my personal files, documents, photos etc. (personal diary, baby pictures of my children etc.) I am not worried about anyone getting a look at my internet...
  11. JustGarryA.

    [SOLVED] Can a virus leak without scanning

    Hello,my friend give me one external disk and me plug in this in my computer ( Dont scan yet ).Im use Avast free.If this external disk have a any malware can infected my computer?I'm talking about scanning before.Can malicious files leak into my computer before I scan, or can Avast block...
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    Question Android Unix query

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping for some Unix experts to sort this cafuffle. Recently, I was looking through documents on my phone and discovered a txt file named project.txt in the folder. Unfamiliar, I opened it in Docs and all it showed was: Unix Can someone tell me exactly: why...
  13. _dawn_chorus_

    Question Xfinity Gateway Login auto opened and tabs crashed with a security error

    Woke up to my brave browser having randomly opened a tab for Xfinity's Gateway Login. Two other tabs had crashed and showed this error message: "Attackers might be trying to steal your information from (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more...
  14. M

    [SOLVED] Opening a bank account online

    Hi, I have 0 knowledge in these stuff, so bear with me please. I want to open a bank account in Europe (France), but I cannot travel so I found that I can open it online and then transfer money from my local bank. However I'm afraid that my pc is hacked or contains a virus that may steal my...
  15. 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...
  16. sadmanwithbrokenpc

    Question [HELP] Cloud Delivery Protection managed by your Administrator (Window 10 Professional 64-bit, 20h2 Version)

    So I was scrolling about my PC to check everything was in order until i open my window security and it says both Cloud Delivered Protection and Automatic Sample Submission is managed by your Administrator. Now I am allergic to anything in MY PC that I as ADMINISTRATOR doesn't have full control...
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    Question “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?”

    Hello everyone! I use Windows 10 home Whenever I install some new software, the window appears, where I get asked the following: “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” 1) Where can I see a list, with all the apps that has been granted access? 2) What parts of my...
  18. Spiderkeys

    Question Can malware disable/corrupt Windows Security ?

    The reason i'm asking I have relied on Windows Security Center as my own form of virus/malware protection since the release of Windows 10, and somehow I discovered I had a problem with it when I tried to add a folder into it's exclusion list, It wouldn't let me add anything. The ON/OFF Real...
  19. M

    Question network security

    hi there, i want to start learning about network, website security and other stuff u know? I mean, I always wanted to, but I never knew from where should i start! is there anybody that got some info about these?! i need a schematic of this major way to understand the deal and finding what stuff...
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    Question How to add DRM protection to a video file

    Hello. I have recorded a tutorial for a software and am looking for a way to add DRM to those video files so that those files could only be played from the computer or phone that has downloaded them, also the user should not be able to take a video capture from the file, if possible i prefer for...
  21. NJackson7

    [SOLVED] Best cloud storage solution

    Hello all. I am currently doing a project that is trying to determine how useful a personal cloud storage device would be for a business compared to using options such as Onedrive (as well as how economically viable it would be). As part of this project, I need to determine which would be the...
  22. web design agency uk

    [SOLVED] How many support engineers would be required to handle these requirements?

    Hi, I belongs to software development industry, networking is a new field for me, my customer wants me to hire networking experts for the requirements mentioned below. (detailed requirements attached) S: No Services Count 1. Virtual Machines (Window & Linux) 60 2. MS...
  23. F

    [SOLVED] Root-certificate on Chrome

    Hi, Where do i find information about root-certificate on Chrome?
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    Question Urgent! :(

    Guys Help. I have very rich steam account and I clicked suspicious scam link but downloaded nothing so how can I be sure my pc and steam acc are safe. I've scanned my pc, nothing found. I changed my passwords on steam acc and email. What happened.. I clicked on link where "shroud" (but it...
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    [SOLVED] Isolate LAN from WIFI through switch

    Good morning, first post here for me. I've tried to find some help over the italian tom's hw forum but with no luck (i'm from Italy, sorry for my english). I've got a 48 port Netgear GS348T managed switch with the following devices connected: -Port 1: Modem router TIM (italian internet...
  26. chad2625

    [SOLVED] Remove Login faliure lock out?

    I am pretty sure this is a core feature of WIndows.... But my son is Bipolar and ADHD. Some times he gets mind rushed, and forgets his pin, and locks out his computer. This is particularly no big deal, but when he gets like this it trigers him. My Partner or my self have to come log in him and...
  27. velocci

    [SOLVED] POE security cameras

    hi all, I want to get security cameras for my home and want to use poe for them and plug them all into my switch. do both the cameras and switch have to be poe or just the cameras?
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    [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...
  29. RyzenNoob

    Question How do I get my windows to display a message before it logs out?

    I have set my Windows install to log out if there is a 10 minute inactivity, but I would like it to display a message before it logouts How do I do it through group policy editor?
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    [SOLVED] How to be sure that a device on the local area network is not accessible over internet?

    How can I check that a device connected to my local area network (LAN and WAN) is not accessible from outside over internet? I use a router and its firewall seems enabled but I want to be sure that it actually works.
  31. kingston97bg

    [SOLVED] remove password, netplwiz doesnt work anymore on new version?

    Hello. Simply question how can i remove my startup password for login into my PC without netplwiz Reason > picture >
  32. Wolfie9182

    Question Security Camera Recommendations?

    I'm looking for a couple of security cameras to watch a couple of doorways. I don't want anything cloud-based. I want to be able to just go to my room and check the footage on my PC. What does everyone recommend?
  33. 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...
  34. louietien

    [SOLVED] Is Vanguard Safe?

    Hey guys, I must admit I haven't really been doing much research on the subject, and haven't exactly traced it back to Valorant. But I just need an expert opinion. My friend notified me recently that he did a malware scan and had a bunch of backdoors, trojans and bitcoin miners on his computer...
  35. T

    [SOLVED] What AV is everyone using these days?

    Hello everyone, As the title states, I am looking for information on what AV software everyone is using and how they like it. I am in the market for AV software and am willing to pay for it. I have looked around and it seems like a lot are going either Kaspersky, BitDefender, or Norton for paid...
  36. W

    [SOLVED] Website security

    Hello! I am creating my first websites in WordPress. They are going to be local business pages. I estimate about 200 visitors per month and do not know up to which extent I should worry about security. Please, any suggestions?
  37. clancefergie_

    Question suspicious things in Task Manager

    Recently I looked into my Task Manager to find two applications called "YourPhone.exe" and some program named "腾讯手游助手" I know its a virus or something so I don't want to touch the two programs at all. What exactly are these things and how do I remove them? I don't want to fiddle with it at all...
  38. 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.
  39. 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...
  40. J

    [SOLVED] Trojan Virus

    I suspected about some virus and checked it with BullGuard security. It found this file I went to the path and opened .dat as a text file and it had random letters in it, nothing intelligible. Is it wrong to open this folder or what kind of Trojan is it, i couldnt find much info about it on the...