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    peteyt gave kudos to Nightowl in Whats with the WIN7 o/s out of support nag   
    Ubuntu is good for starting and also for advanced , but for GUIs take a look at :
    Ubuntu KDE
    Ubuntu MATE
    Ubuntu GNOME
    LinuxMINT Cinammon looks a bit like W7 if you are interested
    For me I use MATE , It's great.
    You can also download the LTS edition , which will make your upgrades every few years(major operating system upgrade) , and also LTS is considered to be more stable , but the newer versions have newer features but I would go with LTS for sure
    Put it on a USB and run it as a live image , and test the linux as much as you want , when you will restart you will go back to your Windows normally , so that way you can give Linux a try , or fire it up in a virtual machine
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    peteyt gave kudos to Hpoonis in Whats with the WIN7 o/s out of support nag   
    I have a local account. I do not use online anytihng for this win10 debacle.  I have SHUTUP switch off almost everything. I have no one drive, I have no microsoft accounts.
    microspasm have, over the years, clearly demonstrated their mistrust, disgust and lack of customer service for the very people who made them the global garbage patch they now are.
    As for a Linux recommendation, clearly, the front runner for new folk is Ubuntu.  The GUI has evolved vastly over the years, it is stable, useful and easy to get to grips with.  The standard desktop version contains all the workable software you would likely need. Installing more software is a doddle and there is a world of passionate, dedicated expert-like folk who will gladly offer any free assistance.
    There is NO activating online. There is (almost) no snooping - firefox, etc will have crash report info sent off but these things can easily be disabled. Almost everything you could want will be available as Open Source or GPL, etc so no worries about purchasing things.
    Virtualisation runs far better on the Linux platform than windows via KVM/QEMU. The only caveat that I have encountered is that cut/paste between host/guest and shared folders are a bit trickier to set up than would be the case with a windows setup. However, if you don't want a more hardware-centric virtualisation then you can still employ virtualbox which operates as well as virtualbox does anywhere.
    Software development tools do NOT require 10Gb or more of install as one gets with visual studio. By the same token, no registration is required such as microspasm force one into so they can spy on more of your activities.
    If one is a non-gaming user, Linux is ideal. If one is a business user, it could also be ideal but for the fact that the bulk of businesses use BackOffice tools - especially exchange/outlook; the latter of which has been altered so it is not so user-friendly any longer.
    I was weaned on UNIX (SYSV) and have been a ms/windows tech-type since MSDOS 3.x and windows 3. With every subsequent release, I have disliked windows less and UNIX-like more.
    The day windows is history will be a glorious day for the whole world!
    P.S. Once you feel confident enough you can even recompile your Linux kernel to streamline it to your tastes and speed-up your boot times.  Personally, I have not recompiled a kernel since using Slakware but it is fun to try and would take far less time today than the 4-7 hours it used to take using pre-pentium intel chips back in 1993.
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    peteyt gave kudos to itman in Web Site Magecart Attacks - Kudos to Eset Again!   
    First a recent reference article:
    Credit Card Skimmer Found on Nine Sites, Researchers Ignored
    So I decided to test Eset on detection capability. Per the linked article, picked one of the infected sites - Bahimi swimwear shop - first infected in November, 2019, the skimmer is still there today.

    Attempted to order something here: https://bahimi.com/gbp/checkout/onepage/ .

    Eset immediately detected the card skimmer:

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    peteyt received kudos from Alesan93 in ESET Internet Security   
    If it's still not there check it hasn't accidentally landed in the spam folder
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    peteyt gave kudos to itman in Realtek Fixes DLL Hijacking Flaw in HD Audio Driver for Windows   
    To begin, anyone who hasn't updated their Realtek audio driver in the last few months is most likely vulnerable. All audio drivers prior to version 8857 are vulnerable.
    I am posting this because:
    1. This is a kernel mode device driver vulnerability.
    2. The outfit, SafeBreach Labs, who developed the POC: https://safebreach.com/Post/Realtek-HD-Audio-Driver-Package-DLL-Preloading-and-Potential-Abuses-CVE-2019-19705 , has a penchant for later using their POC's to show how AV protections can be bypassed using these vulnerabilities.
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    peteyt gave kudos to itman in Pirated Software is All Fun and Games Until Your Data’s Stolen   
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    peteyt gave kudos to Marcos in Eset Uninstalled by itself   
    First of all, installing an antivirus without taking other measures, such as keeping the OS fully up to date and patched, avoiding opening suspicious email attachments, clicking suspicious links or keeping RDP enabled without restrictions is not enough. Moreover, no security solution can ever protect from 100% of threats.
    Not sure what happened, if your files were encrypted by ransomware or what you actually paid for. Technical support is provided to our users for free. Also without any further logs, proof and information what actually happened it's unfair to blame ESET.
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    peteyt gave kudos to itman in Did You Recently Update to FireFox ver. 72?   
    Make sure you check for updates again:
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    peteyt gave kudos to itman in 9anime blocked bcz of HTML/scrlnjet.B trojan   
    Here is Quttera's detailed report on 9anime.to: https://quttera.com/detailed_report/9anime.to
    It found 23 malicious JavaScript files on the web site. All appear to be hosted at defpush.com.
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    peteyt received kudos from Mekail wardak in 9anime blocked bcz of HTML/scrlnjet.B trojan   
    No. If a site is hosting malware then it is a dangerous site and really should be avoided. As Itman had said allowing the site access can and probably will put you at risk. 
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    peteyt gave kudos to Marcos in O ESET LiveGrid   
    No wonder it doesn't work, it's a leaked license. You should activate a trial version and after the trial period either purchase a license or uninstall ESET.
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    peteyt received kudos from Aryeh Goretsky in Again & again coming message window   
    When it comes to potentially unwanted programs you can completely disable this option in the detection engine area. PUA programs are programs that aren't technically viruses but they have bad business practices e.g. hard to remove, try to instal extras e.g. toolbars, might contain adware and try and send information back etc. The idea with a PUA is when the option is enabled it is up to the user to decide if the pros of using it outweigh the risks. 
    If you want to keep PUA alerts on and it comes up with the pop up as you first showed by clicking the advanced arrow it will give you an option to exclude. 
    Finally I'd like to warn you that using cracked software always comes with risks because they are coming from non official places and could contain extras.
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    peteyt gave kudos to FredRaylander in Future changes to ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium   
    Gaming mode could be easier to activate, some time on the past it was present on the context menu on system tray icon. I would really like to have it back there, at lest a option to do it faster. Also, could implement a way of customizing the context menu with what you actually use.
     Also, could implement a black/dark theme to the UI. 
     I've been using it for so long, I actually love the Smart Security Premium, but, this little things, sometimes are really boring to set up every single time you want to play a game.
    -I thought, there could be a "White List" where you put the programs you'd like, and then Eset's SSP auto enter "Gaming Mode" when it detects the process running.
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    peteyt gave kudos to Aryeh Goretsky in Best wishes for the holidays for 2019 and beyond!   

    As 2019 comes to a close, and just before computers are turned off so that we can spend time with friends and family, I would like to take a moment to wish each and every one of you best wishes for the holiday season, and the forthcoming New Year as well.

    This past year has been equally exciting, challenging and sometimes even terrifying in terms of computer security, and we know that you have many choices when it comes to whom you choose to protect your computers.  We are grateful that you have chosen to place your trust in ESET, and we will do our utmost to ensure that we continue to earn that trust into 2020 and beyond.

    On a personal note, 2019 marks my thirtieth year in the field.  In 1989, I began my career by driving to John McAfee's house and answering the single phone line in-between taking classes at college.  Back then, there were perhaps a couple of dozen computer viruses for PCs running DOS, and about the same for Macs (running the classic Mac OS).  In the intervening three decades, we have seen the rise (and fall) of several computing platforms and entire ecosystems.  We've gone from the dream of having a computer in every home to having one in every room (and sometimes more than one).   Classic computer viruses (i.e., recursively self-replicating code that creates a possibly evolved copy of itself) have become almost extinct as a standalone threat, replaced by an alphabestiary of malicious software, some of which do incorporate viral-like techniques.  The one thing I can say, though, is that I never thought the problem of malicious code would get as bad as it has become today.  The flip side of this, though, is that I am constantly amazed at how good companies like ESET have gotten at combating those threats.  To be a part of ESET and see how the company does things at scale has definitely been a highlight of my career so far, and I hope to continue helping protect your computers for many years to come.

    Wishing you all the best,

    Aryeh Goretsky
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    peteyt gave kudos to Aryeh Goretsky in Gryphon Router   

    Hmm… this is kind of a long answer.  ESET is always looking at all sorts of new (and not-so-new) technologies and how we can better protect people, and the Internet of Things is one of those areas where there are a lot of challenges and a lot of interest.  We have done everything from finding vulnerable devices and reporting them to their vendors (under responsible disclosure guidelines, BTW), as well as looked at the space from the perspective of a higher level overview.  So, from that perspective, ESET does have interest in the space.

    But, that said, it is important to understand that there are a lot of non-obvious background activities that go into shipping actual hardware.  My last employer (before I joined ESET in 2005) was a telephony hardware manufacturer that made embedded systems like VoIP handsets, PoE switches, PBXes and the like.  While that may sound dissimilar to an "IoT device" at first glance, they are really largely the same:  General purpose (commodity) hardware and operating systems software that has been highly-optimized and engineered to perform a few set-purpose activities.  In the case of those devices, that involved things like taking and placing calls, handling voicemail, toggling MWI (message waiting indicator) LEDs and connecting to a variety of standards-based (SIP) and proprietary (Cisco) devices. 

    To get to all of that, though, the company had to go through all sorts of prototyping to design and then test the hardware, source component suppliers, find printed circuit board manufacturers, assembly partners, etc.  Doing all of that requires having lots of electronics engineering talent, with specialization not just in embedded but telecommunications and networking as well.  You have to design the plastics (or contract that out to a design firm), as well as do things like get certification from various regulatory agencies and safety organizations (FCC, UL, TUV and so forth).  You even have to design crush-proof packaging and foam inserts which is a highly-specialized field. 

    Getting device through certification is not always easy (when I left my last employer, they were going through a multi-month long process to get a Bluetooth radio module inside a handset certified for EU use) or cheap.

    And, once you've finally got a working, certifiable product, it gets even more complicated.  If you have a physical product like hardware, you have to have physical space for engineers to sit in, warehouse space for inventory, a shipping department, a QA/testing department, an RMA department for analyzing why units failed in the field and repairing them and so forth.  Also, expect to re-spin (revise) your product's hardware several times over its life-cycle to fix bugs in it.  Those will occur, no matter how much you design or test for them.  At my last employer, they had one product with a circuit board on revision H (8th revision) because revisions A though G had flaws in them.  Even something as simple as the Raspberry Pi 4 has design flaws that need to be fixed with a board redesign.
    All together, that is a lot of work, and while ESET has engaged in some activities-at-scale before which required some specialized engineering, making an IoT security device is in a different kind of direction than the has historically been in.

    That's not to say that you will never see an ESET IoT security device, but just not to expect anything in the near term, because there's a lot of work to do to get into the hardware space.  It may instead be more effective to partner with companies to provide that kind of functionality.  But, that's a discussion far beyond my area of expertise.


    Aryeh Goretsky
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    peteyt gave kudos to PassingBy in The PC Security Channel [TPSC] vs Eset 2020   
    Not too long ago we were here, in another thread, discussing about the previous test from this very same guy who gave ESET appalling scores with a major war of words ongoing on this place for weeks. That was when i joined the ESET family and this forum. Because while everyone was fighting based on the opinions of this guy, what i did was to download ESET, then set it up with maximum settings, including the HIPS rules which i added manually from an ESET guide and, that is my understanding, later on were added by ESET as standard in their product.
    The result was me leaving another product after over 15 years of non stop usage (they removed the spam protection to an extent) and buying a 3 years subscription for ESET with a special offer in my country of residence.
    I never had issues with the previous product. I had never issues with the current one, with only minor complaints related to small details. It might be to soon to be too positive. I don't know. However the bottom line is: Try things by yourself. Reviews are entertaining, they can be a rough guide to what you are looking for. But there is no substitute for your experience.
    ESET is working fine for me. I only consider their notifications an utter pain in the neck. I had to mute them. And some of their threats are not explained in the proper way. I am happy that i can change whatever i want and that i can set rules by myself if needed. It surely is not a suite for the lazy. But it is a good product, if one takes some time to learn how to use it and is not scared of asking questions.
    The support in the forum is overall good as well. The previous product had an appalling support.
    And did try many other products together with ESET. I threw all of them away. Some slowed down my PC, others had too much bloatware in them, some were oversimplified and didn't allow me to have a good control (no notifications at all in those...as opposed to ESET, with worse nightmares as you don't know what's going on underneath).
    Try things yourself! We'll be here in a few months with this guy giving ESET a lower score and more arguments arising, most probably.
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    peteyt received kudos from light in (Question) Will ESET Smart Security 2014 CD version work on Windows 10?   
    The good thing with eset is that licenses work for all versions e.g. if you buy the latest version and a new version comes out you can upgrade as the license is for the product not the version.
    Just follow what Marco's said above and you should be good to go
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    peteyt gave kudos to Paolo Pichierri in ESET drastically slows the connection speed under a VPN   
    Renaming all the drivers & ekrn and unregistering ESET from WFP did not solve the problem.
    But changing the value TcpAckFrequency from 1 to 2 solved the problem!
    This is the situation now (all ESET drivers activated, ie not renamed) :

    NOTE: as You can see, following the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\ I found a lot of sub-folders, so I changed the value TcpAckFrequency from 1 to 2 for for each of them. Can this  affect my PC performance/security? What does it have to do with ESET?

    Thanks for your help.
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    peteyt received kudos from Aryeh Goretsky in (Question) Will ESET Smart Security 2014 CD version work on Windows 10?   
    The good thing with eset is that licenses work for all versions e.g. if you buy the latest version and a new version comes out you can upgrade as the license is for the product not the version.
    Just follow what Marco's said above and you should be good to go
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    peteyt gave kudos to Dodfr in ESET never ending scan loop   
    There is no "startup scan" hint on tray icon I only see ESET version number when I move mouse over it.
    And I guess the scan finish at sometime and restart but I don't know when because it loop soon after previous scan. Is there any log file I can check to see some "start scan" /"end scan" date/time somewhere ? so I can see how many times it starts and how long it take for a round.
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    peteyt gave kudos to Marcos in uTorrent problem after install   
    We've tested it and adding utorrent.exe resolved the issue. Unfortunately, because the file is not 100% clean and it's a potentially unwanted application, it must be scanned which now takes longer with Advanced machine learning integrated in the product.
    The exucatable is unfortunately crafted in a non-standard way; it's runtime packed and unpacks to 6 MB. It has additional code embedded which is scanned by Augur and both files are suspicious from Augur's point of view which is why it analyzes them further. Since the app runs its copy from another directory, the scan time doubles unfortunately.
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    peteyt gave kudos to AMbit in Cleaning behavior is odd   
    I'm running v13.0.22.0, and I'm getting some odd behavior.

    So, here's the preliminary information:
    I have all scans set to "No cleaning". A scheduled scan ran and a post-scan alert came up showing me the detections it found (all in archives).  I chose "No Action" for all of them.
    So far, so good.  However, then I noticed this:
    Under the "Computer Scan" tab, the log entry shows "Scan completed:  All detections cleaned". The Quarantine shows all of the files where detections occurred.
    The above items would indicate that ESET cleaned files that I explicitly told it not to touch.  For ESET to modify/delete files I told it to leave alone, that would be bad.
    And yet, as far as I can tell, all of the files still exist in the file system and haven't been deleted.

    This is very confusing to me.
    If ESET correctly did as I instructed and ignored the detections, then I would expect that the log entry would show that detections were ignored, not cleaned.  In addition, I would not expect anything to be added to the Quarantine.
    And yet, if ESET *did* clean all the files, then why are they still in the file system?
    Can anyone explain this odd behavior?
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    peteyt gave kudos to GSMiller in Getting "ARP Cache Poisoning Attack" messages all day!   
    I just moved to a new home in Sarasota, Florida. I set up my computer a few days ago but only today started getting a message of a "network event blocked" called "ARP Cache Poisoning attack."  It further says "A computer on the network is sending malicious traffic. This can be an attempt to attack your computer."  These messages are coming in 1 per second!
    The only other computer on the network is my husband's. We have a wireless router through Comcast. I have a wireless printer and my iPhone.
    I am not a techy and very confused. The IP address starts with 10.0.0. and the last 3 digits has changed at least twice and then back again.
    I didn't see anything in the community about this. I welcome any help and advice.

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    peteyt gave kudos to itman in is Teamviewer Secure? on my server.   
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