Windows Defender and Herd Immunity

Types of computers: Fully Protected Machine Partially Protected Machine (detection patterns are not kept updated) No Protection, with Common Sense No Protection, no Common Sense Scenario 2: Most everyone has #2 computers. Herd Immunity works, but there are certain rare vectors of attacks that are vulnerable. Result: viruses, trojans, and malware are sporadically spread through… Continue reading Windows Defender and Herd Immunity

RoboCopy – Exclude existing files.cmd

robocopy.exe c:Sourcepath c:Destpath /E /XC /XN /XO /E makes Robocopy recursively copy subdirectories, including empty ones. /XC excludes existing files with the same timestamp, but different file sizes. Robocopy normally overwrites those. /XN excludes existing files newer than the copy in the source directory. Robocopy normally overwrites those. /XO excludes existing files older than the… Continue reading RoboCopy – Exclude existing files.cmd

Windows 10 Gets a Cloud Reset Feature, Here’s How it Works

via Windows 10 Gets a Cloud Reset Feature, Here’s How it Works Um.. no. That’s too much control out of the user’s hands. “With Cloud Recovery, Microsoft wants to make the process of recovering a corrupted installation of Windows 10 much easier by downloading a fresh copy of Windows files directly from Microsoft, without the need of… Continue reading Windows 10 Gets a Cloud Reset Feature, Here’s How it Works

ReFS 3.4 is not ready for Production. Don’t use it.. yet.

I love the new features that ReFS (version 3.4 as of now) brings. Each feature sounds wonderful. Self-healing, large volumes, checksums, etc.. it all sounds good.. on paper. But when used, they all fall flat on how easy it is to break ReFS. (seriously!) A reboot at the wrong time can totally fry the ReFS volume.… Continue reading ReFS 3.4 is not ready for Production. Don’t use it.. yet.

Top 18 Most Stable Windows Software and Utilities of 2017

Here is the list of the software utilities on my computers that have withstood a whole year of tinkering with Windows 10, bad Windows updates, hard drive partitions getting swapped back and forth, crappy antivirus programs, and other scam software (Here’s looking at you Zemana!). Defraggler Notepad++ GitHub Desktop Rufus VirusTotal Uploader Windows Defender Google… Continue reading Top 18 Most Stable Windows Software and Utilities of 2017