firewall

Mon
20
Mar
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Explained: Do I need a Third Party Firewall?

Continuing on with last week's article, David L. writes: " Thanks for your help in identifying the culprit that was causing random Blue Screens of Death ( BAD_POOL_CALLER ) on both mine and my wife's system. Question: I have been using ZoneAlarm for ... many years and it has been good to me. If I decide to stick with the Windows Firewall per your recommendation - what happens if hackers find an exploit in the Windows Firewall that allows them into my system? Yes, ZoneAlarm has caused my Blue Screens of Death (BSOD) and it costs money upfront (versus the Windows Firewall which is free) - but why ... (view more)

Fri
17
Mar
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How to Fix: BAD_POOL_CALLER Blue Screen of Death

Infopackets Reader David L. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a VERY perplexing problem! My wife and I are trying to publish a book online a website (CreateSpace.com) - unfortunately, both her system and my system are crashing with blue screens of death ... (BSOD) error: BAD_POOL_CALLER. I am using Mozilla Firefox on my machine, and she is using Edge. I've called Microsoft and talked to their support for over 4 hours but they were unable to help - and in fact, my system is operating even worse than before! You've done work for me in the past and I need to have you connect to my system and tell me ... (view more)

Fri
06
May
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How to Fix: Can't Resolve Windows Server 2012 Host Name (Remote Desktop)

Infopackets Reader Giovani S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I happened to stumble across your website the other day -- very informative! I am using Windows 10 as my main PC, but I also installed Windows Server 2012 as a virtual machine. I am trying to ... connect to the Windows Server 2012 via Remote Desktop, however, the the UNC path of the Windows Server (\\server2012r2) will not resolve when I try and access it. I have googled this question a million times with a million different 'solutions', but I can't seem to find the answer. The only way I can connect to the Windows Server 2012 using remote ... (view more)

Mon
14
Oct
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'Daphne 1.54', and 'Windows Firewall Control 4.0.2.4'

Daphne 1.54 This small system tray application allows you to control, debug, and -- if necessary -- kill processes running in the Windows operating system. It's a handy alternative to the Windows task manager that allows you to quickly and easily ... terminate a process. http://www.drk.com Windows Firewall Control 4.0.2.4 This handy little application extends the functionality of Microsoft's Windows Firewall. It gives you quicker access to Windows Firewall's most popular options. It runs in the system tray, making it quick and easy to access from the desktop. http://www.binisoft.org/ This ... (view more)

Tue
12
Jun
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'Windows Firewall Control 3.3.0.3', and 'Free USB Guard v1.30'

Windows Firewall Control 3.3.0.3 Windows Firewall Control is a nifty little application which extends the functionality of the standard Windows Firewall. It adds itself to the system tray (which is usually at the bottom right of your screen) and ... allows a user to control the system's firewall without having to waste time by navigating through a lot of different menu screens. It's available, totally free, for Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista. http://www.binisoft.org Free USB Guard v1.30 This free USB Guard software is designed to alert you any time a flash drive (or another external ... (view more)

Thu
17
Nov
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'Windows Firewall Notifier 1.6.2', and 'Expired Cookies Cleaner 1.03'

Windows Firewall Notifier 1.6.2 Windows Firewall Notifier (WFN) is a program that extends the default Windows embedded firewall tool, allowing it to handle outgoing connections. This expanded firewall tool displays information about the system's ... current connections, and also updates users when changes occur. http://wokhan.online.fr Expired Cookies Cleaner 1.03 Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) normally stores cookies in different files on your hard disk drive. The more you browse the web, the more cookies pile up on your PC. This Expired Cookies Cleaner software allows you to remove expired ... (view more)

Tue
19
Apr
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'Nvidia Forceware for Windows 270.61', and 'Windows 7 Firewall Control 4.1'

Nvidia Forceware for Windows Vista / Win 7 270.61 For Nvidia graphics card users: this is the first WHQL-certified release from the 'Release 270' family of drivers (versions 270.xx to 274.xx). This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, ... 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. This driver package also includes the 3D Vision Controller driver. http://www.nvidia.com Windows 7 Firewall Control 4.1 (Free) Windows 7 Firewall Control is a third-party program which helps to protect applications from undesirable network incoming and outgoing activity, controls ... (view more)

Fri
25
Mar
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'Windows Firewall Control 2.4', and 'Kantaris Media Player Lite 0.7'

Windows Firewall Control 2.4 Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 already have built-in firewalls which helps to keep your PC protected from hackers, however, they lack a simple interface to define your own firewall rules and can be difficult ... sometimes to configure them the right way. Windows Firewall Control is a small, intuitive and easy to use program that runs in taskbar, next to the system clock, and provides quick access to the most frequent options used from Windows Firewall. http://binisoft.net Kantaris Media Player Lite 0.7 This is a free and open-source media player that plays ... (view more)

Fri
23
Jul
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Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Debuts (Beta)

Microsoft has unveiled an updated edition of its free security software, dubbed Microsoft Security Essentials. The new edition of Security Essentials is currently in beta edition and offers several new features. Debuting in September 2009, Microsoft ... Security Essentials replaces Windows Live OneCare which was based on a paid subscription model. At the time, OneCare was seen as a potential threat to the commercial cyber security market. (Source: pcworld.com ) Although there's no evidence yet of a significant effect on sales of premium security products, most reviews of Microsoft Security ... (view more)

Thu
16
Apr
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'Cache Booster', and 'Comodo Firewall And Antivirus Suite'

Cache Booster AnalogX CacheBooster allows you to tweak your hard disk caching to help achieve the best possible performance from your system. Different types of programs require different settings, which is why CacheBooster comes configured with ... many of the most common uses which will automatically reconfigure themselves for your system! http://www.analogx.com Comodo Firewall And Antivirus Suite This award-winning firewall is designed to prevent unauthorized hackers from obtaining your private information. Comodo's antivirus software will scan your computer and remove viruses on a schedule ... (view more)

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