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.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
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
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.
Windows 10 Wifi Tweaks Wifi has never been great on windows 10, especially after the latest ‘fall creator update’. One of my wifi cards no longer works at all, despite working on this same exact version of windows before a clean install! Anyway, I’ve found a few ways that seem to make the wifi slightly… Continue reading Dexter Haslem’s WiFi Tweaks
Reinstalling the Operating System is NOT an okay response. Fix yer crap.
A request from this Developer: Please make your installer’s default installation folder to use the %temp% environment path variable I have configured on my computers. My system drive (C:) is an SSD disk is reserved for the Windows 10 and Program Files.. and not your installer’s temporary files.
Please make the hitbox around your close icons larger than 1 pixel.
And please do not make the X itself the only clickable part!
Make the entire button clickable!
Sigh. It’s like some programmers never actually use the user interface that they design..
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
via Troy Hunt: Don’t tell people to turn off Windows Update, just don’t I totally agree with his advice. Why? Because your machine remains open to attacks if it is not kept updated with the latest security measures. And it’s easy to forget to check! So, don’t turn off Windows Updates!