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    Lunarsoft Forums updated to 4.1

    The Lunarsoft Forums have been updated to the latest version, 4.1.0. Please remember to clear your cache. If you encounter any issues please let me know. All of the update notes can be found here.
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    Venturing into the land of Linux

    Over the past few days I've been messing with my home server and trying different Linux distros. I've gone from: Ubuntu > Xubuntu > Arch (trying to set it up but realizing I'm not ready for it yet) > Xubuntu > Manjaro So far, Manjaro XFCE has been to my liking. Fewer issues and things have been much easier to set up on that old machine. Just a shame the hardware is so old. P4 3.4GHz, 3GB RAM, and recently had to downgrade the PSU and graphics card (128MB card because the one before - a 512MB - had the fan go bad and make a lot of noise despite trying to fix it) in order to have a working, silent server PC once more.
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    Windows 10 free upgrade

    No doubt that was the problem. Another reason to do a clean install, if you don't have lots of extra HD space. I just did some research and found out you can remove those recovery files with the Disk Cleanup utility, just select clean up system files. You lose the option to roll back then, of course.
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    New Computer Advice/Comments.

    Thanks for the comment Tarun regarding the potential monitor i am planning to purchase. Trying to Future-Proof the system the best i can at this present moment in time Might need to try and re-build the community here Tarun...
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    Microsoft is removing part of its controversial Wi-Fi Sense feature from Windows 10. "We have removed the Wi-Fi Sense feature that allows you to share Wi-Fi networks with your contacts and to be automatically connected to networks shared by your contacts," says Microsoft's Gabe Aul. "The cost of updating the code to keep this feature working combined with low usage and low demand made this not worth further investment." Wi-Fi Sense was originally introduced on Windows Phone and then updated and included with Windows 10. It's a feature that lets you automatically connect to open hotspots, and share your Wi-Fi passwords with contacts. Some security experts had expressed concerns over Windows 10 automatically connecting to open hotspots, but Microsoft is keeping this feature in place. Wi-Fi Sense's password sharing feature generated unnecessary noise from people who didn't understand it wasn't sharing all Wi-Fi passwords by default, but Microsoft has clearly received enough data and feedback to show that it's not widely used. View the full article
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    A commissioner at the US Federal Trade Commission who is leaving the agency after six years of working on consumer privacy issues has some critical words for the ad industry. Speaking with Ad Age, departing FTC commissioner Julie Brill lamented the current state of consumer tracking and data collection on the web, linking the rampant rise of ad blockers with the ad industry's foot-dragging and non-cooperation in the commission's efforts to create privacy systems based on user consent. "We've seen an incredible rise in consumers taking matters into their own hands, which is precisely what I said would happen back then," said Brill, who has tackled a host of consumer privacy issues during her tenure at the FTC. Like many critics, Brill points to Do Not Track, the failed system meant to allow consumers to opt-out of invasive tracking by flagging their browsers, which the ad industry fought tooth-and-nail and eventually killed by ignoring the flags outright. She says that the industry's resistance to doing things the “easy” way is at least partly to blame for the consumer response. View the full article
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    Firefox 64-bit launch?

    It looks like Firefox 64-bit may have launched to the stable channels. I was poking around earlier when I saw 42.0 b1 x64 had landed. I checked for a stable build and when I added 64 after win, I got a successful download. https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-42.0-SSL&os=win64&lang=en-US It sure looks like a stable build, is this official? I hope so!
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    Microsoft Edge comes with Microsoft's own default search engine, Bing.com. That's not a problem if you like Bing but it is if you want another search engine, such as Google. The solution is a bit elaborate. - Open Microsoft Edge and goto 'Google.com' - Select the “…” more menu in the top right corner - Select Settings from the menu - Scroll down to “View advanced settings” and hit the button - Scroll down to “Search in the address bar with” and hit the button - Choose “Add new” - You'll now see a list of available search engines - Choose “Add as default”
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    A change was made behind the scenes that has further optimized the forums. Scores and page load times have improved.
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    removing meteoroids

    I found a few sites (a couple of them reputable) that have removal instructions for "Meteoroids", an adware that hooks itself into web browsers - perhaps that's what you have? It appears that you can remove it with AdwCleaner: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/adwcleaner.html   (I've used it myself, good program).<edit> see 2 posts down for details
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    There's lots of talking going around about the free upgrade. I'd like to get myself Windows 8 just to try it and be able to get the free upgrade to Windows 10.   Why is it now Windows 10 instead of 9? Because of third party programmers using the wrong code.   Quote source: http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/2hwlrk/new_windows_version_will_be_called_windows_10/ckwq83x   A huge offender is Java, just take a look at https://searchcode.com/?q=if%28version%2Cstartswith%28%22windows+9%22%29
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    How do you increase the print size?

    Changing the DPI under Display is the only way I know of off the top of my head.   Doing a quick Google to check, it seems that's the only way.   Source 1, Source 2.
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    Both Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware create scan logs by default - unless you've either deleted the logs or uninstalled the programs, the logs should be there.   Also, it may have hijacked the shortcuts that open the browsers. I skimmed through a thread on the Malwarebytes forum where they assisted a user in removing DOSEARCHES, and after everything should have been cleaned out there was still a problem - turned out that the browser shortcuts were opening DOSEARCHES. Right-click on the browser shortcuts, select "Properties", and check the Target - it should contain nothing but the path to the browser program, for example: "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe".   Edit out anything else.
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    How do I unlock Service Manager?

    You're welcome.   I hope you know what you're doing - there's lots of advice spread on the Internet about disabling various services, much of it bad advice. Be very careful.
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    Welcome to Lunarsoft.
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    Hi from Germany

    Thanks a lot, and hopefully I'm not gonna be here just for the toolkit. When I get help, I will help others in return as far as my knowledge goes :)
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    0 A.D.

    "Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of "0 A.D. Alpha 11 Kronos", the eleventh alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This alpha features new Celtic factions, many improvements to the graphics, functional gates, a new sound system, improved AI and more!" - from the Wildfire Games web site. I've been trying out 0 A.D., very good-looking game. As it's an alpha, there are a few bugs and missing features, but it's very playable. It's a real-time strategy game along the lines of Age of Empires/Age of Kings, with beautiful 3-D graphics, built on its own unique game engine. Campaigns haven't been implemented yet, but there are a variety of scenarios that can be played, or you can play on a random map. Unfortunately, lag gets to be very bad if you play with more than 2 factions on the map; I would recommend sticking to the "2-player" scenarios until that's fixed. Check it out, it's at http://wildfiregames.com/0ad/
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    Need a Wireless Router

    I swear by the Linksys WRT54GL and putting Tomato firmware on it.
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    free defragging program ?

    I use UltraDefrag, it even has a visual representation so you can (figuratively) watch paint dry!
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    new twist of trouble

    Sounds like a good idea to me. Both companies have shady practices. Comodo has issued SSL certificates to known malware websites and even allowed malware through their firewall as trusted. IOBit has stolen Malwarebytes definition database that is used for the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware application and IOBit used it in their own products without permission.
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    new twist of trouble

    i am back from hell with comodo software and iobit -the two caused more trouble stay away from both !!!
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    In order to help stop some of the spam registrations here on the forums I have just added and enabled a StopForumSpam hook. This hook will check registrations against the StopForumSpam database, checking key factors such as email addresses and IP addresses. If their IP or email is matched in the StopForumSpam database, this user is automatically banned and cannot use the forums. If you come across a spammer or even a potential spammer, please don't hesitate to hit the Report button so the Lunarsoft Team can look into it. Edit: Since installing this it's blocked eight spammers within three hours.
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    Here's a "heads up" for a very useful recent (January 2012) webcast recording at the O'Reilly Community site. It's title is Diagnosing and Repairing Difficult Problems in Windows 7 with speaker Mike Halsey, who's the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out This is an excellent book, and I paid for a copy for my personal tech library -- you should consider doing so too -- if you need some help in sorting out Windows 7 problems such as diagnosing and recovering from the dreaded Blue Screen Of Death. The webcast was recorded and is (currently) replayable at http://event.on24.com/r.htm? e=386403&s=1&k=B7EC888CFE5FB5674D433A36D59316AE I don't know how long O'Reilly leaves such webcasts online, so get in early in case it gets deleted. (There are lots of other interesting webcast replays available at the O'Reilly site too.)
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    Lunarsoft is against SOPA and PIPA

    Thread cleaned. Stay on topic, this is a topic about SOPA/PIPA. No country is perfect. If all the countries in the world were perfect, we'd have world peace, no one would be starving and many other common world issues would not exist. It is not the fault of one country or another. That said, I will reinforce what I have already said. This is about SOPA and PIPA, something that will hurt all of the Internet. I suggest everyone takes the time to learn about it and help stop it now. If there is some sort of problem on the forums - or any such post that violates our rules - use the Report button and let the Lunarsoft Staff handle it. On a more positive note, the blackout did have a positive effect:
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    Sup, My name is Aaron and I hail from California. I am a GW Guru patron and recently I have been having some problems, the biggest one being my computers CPU hitting 100% capacity with just GW running while its a DC 2.7 Pentium 4. This immediately brought me to the conclusion that it was malware and so embarked on a crusade to rid my computer of it. Norton, being my primary firewall, AV and AS, couldn't detect anything even while running in safe mode. This was very frustrating because it meant I now had to search for a suitable solution on the internet. Right after Norton had failed to do what it was meant to do I remembered a certain Guru mod who would help people often in the tech part of the forum and that he always gave people links to an anti-malware toolkit. Luckily I remembered the name of the webiste. Soon after downloading the anti-malware I installed many of the programs beginning with malwarebytes. It immediaty detected a virus and sent it to digital oblivion. Soon after, I downloaded the anti-spyware tools and found a number of threats, one being whitesmoke which I have heard of many times and I apprently had 13 of them :'( . Thats what I get for downloading torrents and using norton. In all I had about 50 threats that were detected and stomped out. Now my pc runs like the day I bought it. +10 internet points to Tarun and his team for this awesome tookit.
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    It's just as well I wasn't drinking my coffee when I read that, otherwise I might just need a new keyboard. On a more serious note, I also don't like downloads from cnet/download.com. Didn't Agnitum used to have a direct download link? .
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    JavaRa Info

    The update for version 1.16 is simply a definitions update. No update to the base software. Regretably, they've made almost exactly the same mistake as was made in some previous updates (see my first post ) and this 16-12-11 update will also trash the Registry by removing some JavaScript entries. For this reason, the update is NOT recommended! .
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    December 2011

    she has a hat?
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    Google easter eggs

    That was not as exciting as I thought it would be. Starfox is still better.
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    Dennis Ritchie 1941-2011

    Found on many sites about his death:
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    Brokenpete - log 01

    Fantastic! Thanks for the help, everyone. Behaviour fixed, files cleared, so back to normal - and thank goodness for that! Tarun: I'll swap out AVG for MSE this afternoon. Thanks for the recommendation. As for toolbars, it's always a balance of risk vs convenience. Personally, the benefit from Lastpass' toolbar (and system) is worth it to me. And I'm using Easylist too - it's great. Big thank you everyone - I really appreciate it, and I've just made a small donation to show my gratitude.
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    Awesome. I hope Firefox finally gets an official 64 bit build out.
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    Also, if you don't like the previous change, made in Firefox 6, which was to have only the base domain in black and white and the rest of the URL in the address bar in a rather weedy pale grey, then you can modify browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled to false as well. So, setting browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled to false will put everything back to black and white and setting browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false will show http:// again, which is doubly useful because there is a bug with cutting and pasting URLs when it is missing. That bug is marked WONTFIX for Firefox 7. .
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    Windows Startup

    Hi, I am trying to start my friend's laptop but it doesn't want to boot up. When I start it normally it says "windows is loading files", but just stays there and never loads up. I tried starting in in Safe Mode and it say's "no bootable device, insert boot disk and press any key". I do not have a boot disk for this lap top. What are my options? Any help is apprciated. Thanks.
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    VB.NET Help, with MDI interface

    I may still have the code. Keep in mind it was made for VB6, and if you're writing in .NET you may prefer C# a bit more.
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    Okay recently the Anti-Malware Toolkit started this first problem a month or so ago, it stopped downloading the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Program, I had to use the link in the program when the Malwarebytes program was highlighted to go to the site and download it manually, I think it is due to they redid their site and the area the toolkit went to to download isn't there anymore, it has been either changed or moved. Also today the CCleaner isn't downloading right anymore, it downloads but the program is not working, I had to go to Priliform to get it as well. That may have been a corruption in the download but not sure, but wanted to let you guys know this issue and the other above, so you guys can get on it and fix it, so the toolkit will work as needed, because it is the best thing there is to get the programs needed for keeping infections out, I have been a longtime user and did have an account in the forums but seems the account somehow got dropped when going to new setup, but no big thing. I just recreated the account, and okay with that. Also the downloads from the main site seem to not be working right as well. and if you go to the wiki site to down load, you get an error 404 there as well. I know you guys are revamping things and the new look looks great, and hope things go smoothly when you are done. I just wanted you guys to know what issues I found and help out on things. Also are the forums in php or asp? I may have some scripts that run background security to help out with keeping spam down, other than what you have already, I have hosted and written some scripts for php for sites and forums in the past, and may have something to help you guys if you need it. You can either PM or Email me to let me know if you are interested in those scripts. Vulcan
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    CCleaner breaks because we use the Slim build in AMT. That's because Slim has no browsers or toolbars bundled. Whenever they update they take weeks to get the Slim build out - which is very annoying. I may have to link to the standard build and include a warning with it, though I would prefer to keep it with the Slim build. I usppose it ultimiately comes down to if people want the Slim build without fear of toolbars and browsers (Chrome) or the Standard which can offer one or both of those, but have an up-to-date CCleaner. The Malwarebytes issue is fixed, thanks for bringing that issue to my attention. If you PM me with your username and email address used prior, I'll see if I can find your old account for you and get those issues sorted. The download links in the wiki have also been fixed. The forums are php based and we're using a StopForumSpam hook that so far has been working extremely well. Since we upgraded the forums there's been a huge drop in spam too.
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    No, and not likely to, because Google is making ALL profiles public as part of Google+ Any that are not public will be deleted at the end of this month. If you haven't reviewed your Google Account settings lately, you should check sooner rather than later. See the writeup from The F-Secure AV people, who consider this a Google privacy failure: Is this a Google privacy fail? .
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    Firefox 4.0

    Firefox (referred to as Fx) is an open source browser developed by Mozilla. The second most popular browser worldwide, Firefox features a customizable user interface that allows you to enhance it using custom themes and Personas. Personas change the appearance of the user interface without rearranging the elements. Themes however, can completely change the UI ranging from the types of buttons to the color sceme used. Add-ons allow you to customize Firefox to your liking to make a more enjoyable web surfing experience. Some examples of popular add-ons that you can use to customize Firefox are AdBlock Plus, DownThemAll!, TabMixPlus and many more. Firefox has tabbed browsing, bookmarks, a built in session manager, private browsing, personas, themes, add-ons and more. Firefox does not use ActiveX which helps make it a more secure browser. Firefox does make use of many plugins to enhance your web experience. From Shockwave, Flash, Quicktime and more; your browsing experience reaches new levels with the Firefox browser. Downloads: Firefox 4.0 | All builds View: Release Notes Homepage: Mozilla Firefox View the full article
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    Topic preview on hover added

    I agree progress must move forward, but... ...you can add all the widgets you want (including ads), if the site has an identity crisis - people wont stay, they may register, but what's the average post count after say 2 or 3 (beyond asking for help)? Are they contributing to the site, do they stick around to create a social community or network as you put it? I admit, the recent changes left me (just my opinion) with the impression you're going for a more automated format - with the news etc - and were turning away from a social site. All I know is, I don't blame any site for lots of content and my slow connection's inability to deliver it fast - if the content is there I will wait for it. On the other hand - lack of content=no good reason to stay=byebye - I believe this is the standard reaction from most visitors to a floundering internet presence. Anyway, good luck :)
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    It might be more accurate to say that "Microsoft marketing does not want to improve privacy of IE", rather than Microsoft as a whole. I understand the sentiment, but when the product group makes a product, management is paying for it. If they want it to be less secure so that marketing can push ads, development complies or finds a new job .
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    You think Google respects your privacy? Dream on; they collect more information than anyone. Chrome is not the browser for those who want to avoid being tracked on the Web.
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    Welcome to Windows 7

    its pretty solid, i think that what really makes windows 7 a great piece of software is the fact that the company listened and designed around what people were really after. not to mention that their campaign is amazing, with the RC's and betas being public. the only reason in my mind that this OS is doing SO well is because of their approach and marketing tactic.
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    Shall We Use Extra-Ordinary Words ?

    I think that is why you have 0 reputation points - (like me) We should refer to things as they are usually - Many posts say they have a 'virus' or 'trojan' when it is an 'infection' - I think that is a much better term - It is also more realistic as some 'bugs' do not fit either description - Some 'rogues' are neither but can be put in more as scam type infections - ;)
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    Just going out on a limb here, but does Avira have any file permissions windows? cause from what i gather, the computer boots up fine in normal mode, runs the necessary files, but after something loads(Avira for example) you can no longer run them. So i'd recommend looking around in Avira to see if theres any permissions settings, and making sure the trusted windows apps all have their permissions set to Allowed. (Explorer.exe, regedit.exe, cmd.exe, etc..)
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    Windows 7?

    Synapse and I are working with DjLizard on the next Dial-a-fix. Unfortunately he hasn't done too much to it as of yet aside from GUI design.
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    IP.Board 3 has been released and we will be upgrading soon. The forums will be offline for the duration of the upgrade. Since this is a major version upgrade the time that it may take is unknown. The frontpage will have news about the upgrade, however. When it is complete the forums will be back online and there will be a post on our frontpage.
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    Outpost Firewall Free 2009

    Outpost Firewall Free gives you solid firewall protection with standard packet and application filtering to safeguard your data against unauthorized third parties. Plus, you get advanced protection against illegal program activity that will help stymie unknown threats. All this coupled with minimum impact on your system resources makes Outpost Firewall Free a must-have instrument for an unprotected PC. Features: Firewall (network protection) Proactive host protection Self protection The free edition of Outpost Firewall gives you: Bidirectional firewall Protection that can’t be shut down by hackers Application behavior monitoring Intuitive, resource-friendly operation Activity monitoring capabilities Windows Vista and 64-bit compatibility System Requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista Pentium 200 or faster 10 Mb HardDisk 32Mb RAM Product Info: Agnitum Outpost Free Download CNET: Outpost Free Screenshots:
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    Outpost Firewall Free 2009

    I've been testing it out and considering what they give you it's not too bad. Though with how they have disabled some things in it that makes it a tad rough to use. Still, it works quite well.
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