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About baker7

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    USCG: Semper Paratus: "Always Ready"
  • Birthday 05/08/1972

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    Barre, Vermont USA
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    Computer Consultant and advocate for the disabled community at large - I enjoy technology, Networking, Webdesign,Providing Tech Support and Teaching others how to use the internet

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    Main Machine:HOST: BRIAN SPECS: DELL STUDIO XPS 435MT 6.00 GB DDR3 RAM, Intel i7 940 (@2.93 GHTZ) Processor 2 500 GB HDD's, 1 GB Nic Card and Wireless Adapter, CD/DVD Rom and CD/DVD-RW Drive(Running: Windows 10 PRO 64-Bit)
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    All Windows OS's to 10: (XP/2000,7,8,10 (Pro) Linux: Debian to 8.0

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  1. Chuck: I understand that, but the new Creator's Update won't let some programs even launch without disabling the SmartScreen filter, and in some cases it may stop some of the Antimalware programs we may ask users to run: I had to do that once when I was trying to clean an infection - it would delete the tool that was trying to remove the infection. I know that you may have to disable the SmartScreen Filter though. - and sometimes it would make the tool useless because it detects it as a PUP or a Hacktool or something along those lines. Brian
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    Rootkits

    hpg3: That's no problem at all - a lot of the time, they try to throw stuff in a download that you do not need. Google Chrome is notorious for doing this, and another program that do this include Mcaffee AV, and other adware and Junkware. Chuck is very good at what he does and he keeps up with this pretty well. I do understand that some of this stuff can be challenging for older folks - I have had to assist my Dad and Stepmom a few times because they run into trouble sometimes. My Dad is 71, so I try to answer his questions as straight as I can - My stepmom can get really edgy about technology, so I try to set her mind at ease by telling her not to worry - Last Time out, it was a printer problem, and the USB cable was loose in the back, and once I pushed it in, it was OK Take Care, Brian
  3. Hello Everyone: Because there have been people that have to be able to download files from Internet Sources, I figured that I would provide a Tutorial Here for this purpose. In past setups, before defender, you could simply turn off your Antivirus, and download the file. then add the exception. Chuck has provided instructions for disabling Windows Defender for Windows 7. so I will provide information on how to do this when you have a machine with Fall Creator's Update installed. You Will Need: · A windows 10 machine that has been upgraded with the Fall Creator's Update [Either Home, Professional or Enterprise Editions] · A copy of the following Reg files: disableSmartScreen.Reg and UndoDisableSmartScreen.reg (Attached) Why is it Different: Previously, all you had to do was to disable your Antivirus or Antimalware program to allow for you to download the files you need. Now, with the advent of the Fall Creator's Update, it takes a few extra steps to download the file(s) you need. What would happen is that Windows will NOT allow you to run the file, because it detects that it is not advisable to run it - Instead of letting the user decide, it just locks the ability to run it: So, we have to remove these barriers before proceeding to the next step. Step 1: Disable SmartScreen Filters: In order for the files to be able to be downloaded without being blocked, SmartScreen has to be disabled, or the files you download will not run. this is because not only will Defender warn you, but it will not allow you to run the file. Disabling Smartscreen takes care of this: a:) Download the 2 reg files that are attached to this post to your desktop - Once you do that, find the file " disableSmartScreen.reg " and double click on it. When you do this, it will ask to open Windows Registry Editor - Click "OK" and it will launch the reg file. b:) You will get a popup box that will ask you if you are sure you want to add the registry entry to the registry. Click "Yes" and the next box should say that it was successfully added. This now means that SmartScreen Filters are DISABLED: We will reenable them when we are finished downloading the files you need and they have been run. Step 2: Windows Defender: You have to also disable the Windows Defender so that you can download the files you need and run them as necessary: a:) Click on the white shield on the taskbar to open Windows Defender b:) Click "Virus and Threat Protection" c:) Click "Virus and Threat Protection Settings" d:) Turn OFF: Real Time Protection e:) Turn OFF Cloud Delivered Protection f:) If needed. scroll down to the bottom, click on "exclusions" and add them - (File, Folder, Filetype or Process) This is so that if you need to run a particular file, Defender won't disable and or delete the files folders, filetypes or processes you exclude when you reenable Defender. This should allow the file to run unimpeded. Step 3: When done running whatever it is you need, simply go back to Step 2, and repeat steps 2a 2b 2c 2d and 2e, BUT You want to Turn ON Real Time Protection and Cloud Delivered Protection. Step 4: Close Windows Defender after reenabling the Real Time and Cloud Delivered Protection Step 5: Go back to Step 1 and run UndoDisableSmartScreen.reg - Click on this, and open the reg file - It will tell you that the file has been successfully added to the registry. That's it! This way, you will be able to disable the SmartScreen Filter and Windows Defender on a Windows 10 machine running the Fall Creators Update ~ Brian DisableSmartScreen.reg UndoDisableSmartScreen.reg
  4. baker7

    Rootkits

    You are welcome hpg3 - Glad to be of service I do not recommend running Google chrome - This is because I do not believe it is as safe (secure) as the latest version of Firefox. Google seems to want to have EVERYONE running it, and whenever you download anything nowadays, you seem to get a Google Chrome download as part of the process. I would be very mindful of this when downloading anything from the net - Choose to Install a program with "Custom Installation" options, because if you don't, it will install everything bundled with the software. Custom Installation lets you UNCHECK the junk that you do not want or need - most times, this is a way for malware to get into your system. A PUP file is a "Potentially Unwanted Program" This designation does not necessarily mean that the file is "bad" - it is a file that malware removal programs mark for a user to check - There are some files that may show up as a PUP, or there may be files that a Malware Removal Specialist may have you download that show as a PUP or a virus - sometimes, you need to run these things, so you would have to follow the Specialist's advice for this situation. Removal of PUP''s is up to you, and if you have any questions about that, Chuck (Flashh4) would be able to provide more information on these. according to google:
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    Rootkits

    root·kit ˈro͞otˌkit/ noun Computing noun: rootkit; plural noun: rootkits a set of software tools that enable an unauthorized user to gain control of a computer system without being detected. You should scan for rootkits, so it should not be a problem for you to place a check in that box - If it detects it, they should be removed. Good Luck! Brian
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    Happy Birthday Chappy

    Happy Birthday Chappy - Hope it was a good one Brian
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    Windows Defender

    Chuck: I understand: However, I will have to post the way that you do that in Windows 10 - Because the Windows 10 Fall Creators update makes it hard to turn something OFF in the event you have a VIRUS, and need to run Malware removal tools: You have to also disable Windows Smartscreen, because without that, you cant even RUN some of these tools that may be needed, so I figured I would add a post for doing this on Windows 10 Brian
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    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year to all: May 2018 bring blessings and prosperity to everyone Brian
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    Windows Defender

    Hi Guys: If you are using Windows 10: You will have to do it a little different, as all this has changed. I will post these instructions in a separate Thread Brian
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    Christmas

    Same to you Chuck - May you gain a blessing today, and I wish you all the best in 2018!! Merry Christmas! Brian
  11. Good Afternoon: I have a question regarding OneDrive: In the Thrift Store, we have a Surface2 RT. It is set up to access OneDrive online through the internet. The problem is that on Onedrive,, we have a directory that stores our Customer Purchase sheet. If I save it, it looks like it goes to the OneDrive Folder - However, when I go home to my desktop, I try to open this file, and it does not exist, and instead, there are 5-6 copies of this file, and they are old. (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013) However, if I power on the Surface, login and then click on the This PC Icon, I can see a Folder called "Skydrive". The question is: How do I make the changes necessary to make sure that the OneDrive saves the file in the folder/directory I specify? I think the Skydrive Folder and the Onedrive folder are somehow different, and this is causing the problem. The file does NOT exist, and I think it is because of the differences in the folder/directory names Any Idea what is going on? Thanks, Brian
  12. baker7

    Moving Files

    Good Morning hpg3: to move files is easy, you just have to decide whether you want to copy them and paste them, keeping the originals in place, or cut them and paste them to MOVE them from one folder to another. All you would have to do is: 1. Hold down control key, and while doing this, LEFT Click on all files that you want to move to the SD Card. 2. When you have all of these files selected (BLUE HILIGHTED) RIGHT Click in an open area of the screen, and select "cut" If you do that, you will MOVE the files from one location to another location WITHOUT keeping the original file. 3. Now, open the drive you want to move the files to in File Explorer, and then select "paste" and then all the files selected will be moved from one drive to another Hope this helps! Brian
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    ATTENTION: FIRE FOX USERS

    Chuck: Thanks for that information: I have updated ALL machines on BBUS' Network to version 50.0.2 of Firefox - keep up the good work bud! Respectfully, Brian
  14. BUMP SPYGEEKS.com (found out sometime this summer that this camera system is officially dead - It will be replaced at some point - UPDATED 12/7/16 ~Brian)
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    Jeff's birthday

    Happy Birthday Jeff!! Hope it was AWESOME, and that you are still working on your goal to be healthier - I am PROUD of you man Keep it UP!!! Brian