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Is the HP-HPE h9-1210t Phoenix series Desktop Overkill for Me

Q: Is the HP-HPE h9-1210t Phoenix series Desktop Overkill for Me

Gentlemen/Ladies: I am strongly considering the purchase of above HP Desktop. I will use the system for surfing the web and video and photo editing. I am a novice in the area of video and photo editing. I am taking up the craft as a hobby and see where it takes me. The primary components of the system will be as follows:

- Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrading to Windows 8 when available)
- Processor:3rd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K quad-core processor [3.5GHz, 8MB Shared Cache]
- Memory: 16GB DDR3
- HD: 256GB SSD + 1 TB 7200 HD
- GPU: 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX680 [DVI, HDMI and VGA via adapter]
- Power Supply: 600 Watt
- Liquid Cooling Solution
- Monitor: Looking at Dell 27"2560x1440

The system comes equipped with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere 10

HP's Phoenix series is a favorite of some gamers. I was considering an Imac but decided against it because I wanted to stay with a PC. My question to the forum is are these components a little overkill? The price is not a barrier for me.

A: Is the HP-HPE h9-1210t Phoenix series Desktop Overkill for Me

I guess it will depend on how much video editing you end up doing. It is absolutely overkill for surfing the web, and overkill if you only do a little photo editing. The extra cores will help with the video editing, but you will never use them surfing the web. Even if you do gaming it will not help much. Games rarely use 4 cores of a processer. If you want a system like that, you would be better off building it yourself. It really isn't as hard as most people think and you will get better quality components, and exactly what you want. And you always have the experts here in chosing components and assembling the computer.

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I'm new to the forum and have just received my new Envy PHOENIX 860-180st customized with the following: Windows 10 Pro 64-bitIntel core i7-6700 4.0 GHz16 GB RAM512GB SSDGeForce GTX 960 2GBNo secondary drives (I store all data on a NAS)  From several webpages featuring the front panel LED lighting, I understood that the 860 series provided a method to customize these lights.  I also believe I read that the 850 series could only turn on/off.  However, I can't locate ANY documentation regarding the LED lights.  After hours of researching online, I now only have an interest to shut them off and lower my electric bill.  HP has not impressed me with this marketable "feature".











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A:ENVY PHOENIX Series - LED Lighting Control Solution

There is an application called HP Phoenix Lighting (or LED) Control which is used to control the LEDS.I discovered it in an older thread while perusing the topic.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Missing-software-HP-Envy-Phoenix-850se/m-p/5146673/highlight/true#M111153 Check in the Control Panel or type it into the search box on the systray near the Windows symbol. There might even be an icon that represents the lighting control in the systray. My last HP product loan Omen 15 had an app called HP Omen Control, which allowed for control of groups of the keyboard backlighting. It allowed the owner to make custom color changes of the groups of keys.  If it needs reinstallation, then it must be done from the HP Recovery Manager. Check the reinstall software and aplications section of the HP Recovery Manager.  @NewEnvyOwner?Try the following softpaq. It is called the HP Phoenix Control utility.http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71501-72000/sp71672.exe BTW, the HP rep you talked to was wrong. The softpaq was found in the self service download web portal for the Phoenix Envy 850 by HP Expert @Dragon-Fur. 

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That is the question posed on slashdot with this link:

Slashdot IT Story | Are Desktop Firewalls Overkill?

I know some of this was argued in another thread, but this now pertains closer to Corporate Level questioning versus the earlier argument which was more on the lines of Home Security and the fact that most people who use Routers are not using Corporate level Firewalls.

A:Are Desktop Firewalls Overkill?

I work for a company that has over 300 locations around the country. They have corporation security and customer security to take care of. That why I think all security methods should be done. Hardware security, software security and pass word protected systems operations and yes turning off things that shouldn't be on in the first place. Multilayer protection is a must IMHO. To my understanding some companies are cutting back on I.T to save money; not a wise move. Money saved today doing these cutbacks will cost many times that savings tomorrow.

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A:HP ENVY Phoenix Desktop - 860-180st CTO

Cranky_Eagle YES -- Win10 knows when the OS is running on an SSD and already has built-in the functions it needs to work effectively with an SSD.  There is nothing you need to do. I've been running Win10 on an SSD and never had to do anything to get it to work properly.Good Luck 

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Hey there  @SdeGat,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are having trouble trying to boot from a USB flash device needed to update your SSD firmware. I am happy to help with this. Please see the following document: How to Boot from a USB Flash Drive in Windows 10 - www.tenforums.com  It includes how to see up the boot process from within Windows 10. Give it a try and see if the flash device is shown there, and let me know, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.    

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Using pc's since 82. First pc bought 1988. Every day I'm still learning new things about computing.

A:HP ENVY Phoenix 860st Desktop

This is a peer to peer help forum. The only presence that HP has on it are the Admins and the Mods. Otherwise, none of us works for HP. I have a HP Phoenix 860-170VR (you can review the specs) that has similar specs to the 860-019.  In fact, it has a HDD instead of a SSD.  It is a very nice computer with good system performance.  HP has loaned it to me so I can help members with their problems.  I wouldn't hesitate to buy the 019. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.  

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Greetings great minds: I am a truly marginally tech inclined, so I am reaching out to those with more skill than me. I have a H9-1215t Phoenix desktop running windows 10.  The computer is used daily, but only fully powered down on a weekly basis. Recently my computer has begun spazzing out on the power up from a full shut down.  When I press the power button the computer will start the process, the hard disk light may or may not begin to flicker, the the computer shuts down.  A few seconds later, without any input, it will try and start up again and then shut down again.  I don't know if this is a damaging process so when it is powered down I unplug and wait a minute, then plug it back in and try again.  After three or four trys, it finally begins the boot process and has no more problems...until I fully power down again. Any idea what the issue could be?  I don't want to scrap the computer...configuring a new one and loading software is a major hassle.I don't mean to insult myself, but if you could dumb down your responses that would be really helpful. 

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So i just cam back form Best Buy a few hours ago and set up my NEW Envy Phoenix, and i noticed the LEDs didnt turn on "oh well" i thought a few hours and a few restarts later the LEDs wont turn on and HP Phoenix Control is not doing anything Please Help other wise no other probs with the computer

A:HP Envy Phoenix 860-019 LEDs wont turn on and HP Phoenix Con...

Hi @JakeRaines, I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post serial numbers and case details.If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, this post has instructions.

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A:help installing a 2nd hard drive into ENVY Phoenix Desktop ...

Hi, Please check the following post:    http://208.74.204.203/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-ENVY-Phoenix-850qe-Desktop-PC-add... Regards.

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A:Hp Envy Phoenix 810 desktop crashes/goes into sleep mode/swi...

Hello @Dazpot1972, I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publically post (serial numbers and case details).If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, this post has instructions.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/First-Time-Here-Learn-How-to-Post-and-More/How-to-check-your-messages/t...

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Hi there,

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ALEX-PC-Sun_07_02_16_223126_00.zip

Here's the log file. Hope it helps. I'm happy to provide any more info required.

Thanks a lot for any help at all in advance

A:A series of BSOD's during games and on the desktop

Please make sure to remove all pirated stuff from your system before we can start troubleshooting.

Code:
+++ WER1 +++:
Fault bucket 128944370255, type 5
Event Name: CLR20r3
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

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P1: AutoKMS.exe // Only variant I know of autokms is a crack variant
P2: 2.5.2.0
P3: 53c9a9a0
P4: mscorlib
P5: 4.6.127.1
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P7: 1514
P8: 22
P9: System.FormatException
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A:I have an ACER M4 Series, Veriton desktop PC, Mode...

let's try with some basic test. windows logo key + stypemem window memory test will appear as first result, click it and run a memory test, so we can check if it's a ram issue.

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Chuck

A:I have an ACER M4 Series, Veriton desktop PC, Mode...

let's try with some basic test. windows logo key + stypemem window memory test will appear as first result, click it and run a memory test, so we can check if it's a ram issue.

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Hello AllI would first like to say that I am grateful for all the folks at Bleeping Computer. I have been assisted by them more than once and remember they do accept donations to keep the site going.I recently had the virus windows recovery tool and it hid all of my documents. Very scary moment for me. I went through the process to remove it with malware bytes and secunia psi and went into the command prompt to unhide everything. Now in all of my documents, pictures, videos, desktop I have a notepad log file with:[.ShellClassInfo]LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787This also pops up every time the laptop starts up. Should I be concerned? How do I stop it from popping up on every boot up?This one is in my documents:[.ShellClassInfo]LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21770IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-112IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dllIconIndex=-235This one is in my pictures[.ShellClassInfo]LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21779InfoTip=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-12688IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-113IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dllIconIndex=-236[LocalizedFileNames]Sample Pictures.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21805Thanks for your help.Mark

A:Windows Recovery Series Removed and desktop notepads everywhere

Open your C driveOn top click on Organize-Folder & search optionsClick on view tabIn advanced settingsMake sure to check mark DON'T show hidden filescheck mark HIDE protected operating system filesClick okNow,press Windows+R key and typeshell:common startup and click okDelete the desktop.ini file from the startup foldergood luck

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Since I upgrade to win 7 not getting no sound from my speakers. It says no audio output device is installed. can someone tell me what to do?Thanks

A:No sound from desktop lenovo 3000 j series upgrade...

Welcome to the forums! Windows 7 has some inbuilt diagnostics to check for your sound issues Go to control panel and select troubleshooting your sound devices You can also go thorugh this thread at microsoft answers  If you still have a problem with your sound device make sure that is compatabile with windows 7,you may need to run the windows 7 upgrade advisor If the upgrade advisor finds the required drivers it will point out the link to you. Hope this helps   



Cheers and regards,? » ???????????? ????????? ? « ?????á?ádhí'? díá?ý ?I am a volunteer here. I don't work for Lenovo

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Help!
I have an Acer AST 160-US321H desktop PC that is not connected to the internet and used for home projects only. Today I can not get it to come up at all. I have turned it on and off several times hoping to reset whatever went wrong. Also, there is a red light shining next to the green power light once I power it up. Nothing happens on the screen. The CPU is running (at least the fan) but that's about it. Any suggestions?
Thanks!
Deb
PROBLEM SOLVED!!!! I shut down the power strip for a few minutes then tried to reboot again and after doing a disk scan all is well again! THANKS!!!
 

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So, yeah. 5 year warranty compared to two of Buffalos and WDs, but does that actually mean that much more reliable a drive? With the problems with Seagate drives lately and a price slightly lower than with other similar drives I'm a bit wary... I won't be storing/backuping anything of real importance, just a handier option compared to a squadron of flash drives How much limited is the warranty actually? Manufacture flaws with no responsibility over the lost data or what? I'm a bit... Uncomfortable with any kind of warranty or RMA thing....
 

A:Seagate Freeagent Desktop series (especially 1TB model) reliable or not?

Aanyone? The actual model seems to be Desk, not Desktop, FWIW.
 

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I purchased what was described as a 'Dell 3588D Motherboard Slot 1 Dimension
XPS-B' motherboard from eBay. It uses Rambus memory sticks, but has 3
memory slots to fill, while every motherboard of that type I have researched only
has 2 memory slots. In addition, most of the Series B desktops I looked into
seem to be limited to 512MB of memory.
Because my motherboard has 3 memory slots, would I be allowed to insert three 256MB memory sticks, giving me a total memory of 768MB? I'm told that you should
not exceed the required limit of memory. Would someone care to comment on my
predicament?

hextek
 

A:Filling a 3rd memory slot of a Dell B Series desktop

Just try it, it'll either work or it won't work.
 

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I am SERIOUSLY thinking of buying HP TouchSmart 610 Quad series All-In-One desktop with following (customized) specs. http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s...ore&category=desktops&series_name=610q_series

However, I DO NOT like the graphics card 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M - looks like they are putting laptop graphics card into a desktop.

My question(s) is/are :

Can I replace this card with one of the NVIDIA GTX series graphics card ? Which one will you recommend? I want to put in a new GTX 590 or any of the following :

GeForce GTX 580
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
GeForce GTX 560 (new!)
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTX 460

Will it be a simple SWAP or I need to upgrade PSU as well.

If I need to replace PSU what will be specifications of the new PSU? I do not know what is the rating of the current PSU. Do you think, it will handle the new GTX card?

Specs of the desktop :

Operating system SAVE $21 on Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit edit
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 quad-core processor with Turbo-Boost [up to 3.8GHz, 8MB cache] edit
Memory FREE UPGRADE to 8GB DDR3-1066MHz SODIMM [2 DIMMs] from 6GB edit
Hard drive FREE UPGRADE to 1.5TB 5400 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 1TB edit
Office software No additional office software edit
Security software SAVE $30 on Norton Internet Security(TM) 2012 - 15 month edit
Graphics card 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M edit
Primary optical drive FREE UPGRADE to Blu-Ray writer from Blu-Ray player edit
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A:New NVIDIA GTX card in HP TouchSmart 610 Quad series All-In-One desktop

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I recently got an HP 2311x Monitor for Christmas and hooked it to a Lenovo H200 tower. I am unable to get past Windows splash screen. BIOS says "we apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this." I have tried going into safe mode and just about every other option to no avail. I asked HP tech support to see if bad monitor but it is fine. I also called Lenovo Idea tech support and they said a tech will call back. I think something is uncompatible with Lenovo and HP monitor. It worked just fine when it was hooked to an old CRT. Cant handle the latest flat screen technology perhaps?. Any suggestions?

A:Lenovo H Series Desktop is not responding to recent HP 2311x monitor

Do you know anyone you can borrow another monitor from?

Have you checked monitor settings to make sure frequencies are within the range supported by your display device?

Another option would be to manually disable the display adapter driver. What type of display adapter is involved? Intel, NVIDIA, AMD?

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Hi Are these 3 programs compatible with each other or would adding SpyWareBlaster to a system that already has Adaware and Spybot be unneccessary??
 

A:Overkill

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Dear tech guy(s),
I have been reading info you've given others in the forum for a few weeks. I have followed some of the advice myself due to my husband running our machine after our norton expired We have an e-machine with XP. Recently, I installed all the Norton 2005 goodies with the firewall, installed spybot, spywareguard, and I run only mozilla's Firefox. Spybot seems to have gotten a lot of stuff, but DSO EXploit, Huntbar, and 3 unknowns won't go away. Am I running too many things on my machine? I am pasting my hijack this log in hopes that you can help me weed out the rest of the garbage. I notice a lot of yahoo stuff on there. My husband loves yahoo,but I know they track every move you make. Is all their stuff harmless? Thanks so much.- Logan

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:59:45 AM, on 11/14/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
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A:Overkill?

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I just removed Windows Live OneCare from my Computer, since Microsoft has discontinued it. I have installed the following:

Avira
Windows Defender
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
Spybot Search & Destroy
Super Antispyware
Spyware Blaster
Ad-Aware
Zone Alarm
Hi-Jack this (yes I know that this is a very powerful tool, I have only used it once for a really bad infection)
Is this overkill? My wife thinks that I have too many spyware programs on the computers.

If so, what do you all recommend that I keep and what I get rid of?

A:Is this Overkill?

How many of the ones in your list are resident (i.e. running in the background) versus on-demand?

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Hey guys! I plan on building a high end gaming pc that will run anything with no problem. Yet, I have encountered 2 problems. I want to know two things. First of all here is my build...

Intel Core i7 4770k $340

Asus Sabertooth z87 $250

Evga Superclocked w/ ACX cooling geforce gtx 770 $420

Corsair dominator platinum 8gb (2 x 4gb) $125

Western Digital WD Black 1 TB $95

NZXT Phantom $120

ASUS 24X DVD Burner $27

CORSAIR HX Series HX1050 (1050 watts) $220

Microsoft Windows 8 Professional $140

COOLER MASTER Seidon 120XL Water CPU Cooler $74

Asus VK278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms $295

Total = $2006 ( -$100 with deal )

So my two main concerns are...
1. is it necessary to have the video card to be super clocked? I may or may not overclock (more likely not) if that will make a difference.

2. is the power supply overkill? It will supply 1050 watts which seems like a lot! Anyone can recommend one but it must be modular!

If anyone has any tips on lowering the price that will be greatly appreciated. I know currently that Newegg has a deal with the cpu and motherboard combo with -$100 (an amazing deal!!!) so try not to change those two.
Thank you and have a nice day!
 

A:Is this overkill?

1. is it necessary to have the video card to be super clocked? I may or may not overclock (more likely not) if that will make a difference.Click to expand...

When you see a card sold with a higher clockspeed or memory speed than stock, it just means that it passed stability tests and or QC at the higher speed AND they can charge more for the card. Will it make a difference? Most likely only on a benchmark.

is the power supply overkill?Click to expand...

Yes. I would go with a 750W or so corsair, seasonic, pcpower&cooling or FSP unit.

Why is it that you want a modular pw supply? Other than neatness, there really is no other reason. I just take the unused leads and tie them together then stick them in an unused 5 1/4 bay. They are out of the way AND you do not have to worry about a loose connection with the modular type connectors.

I would add a ssd drive for the system drive. Nothing speeds up a system like a ssd.
 

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I don't really know a lot about upgrading my computer. Any help would be great. Thanks.
 

A:Budget upgrade for HP/Compaq Presario CQ5000 Series Desktop CQ5802

I forgot to mention I am trying to make it run games like CS:GO and DayZ at a reasonable level.
 

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I have the above PC and was hoping to increase the Ram size from 2gig to 4 gig.
I had a fruitless chat with Sony tech support (as usual) and they inform me that 2gig is the max for my machine.
The mobo has 4 ram slots 184pin config and at the moment is carrying 4 x 512m memory sticks type PC3200U and was hoping to fit 4x 1gig type PC3200U sticks. Unfortuately the PC takes for ever to boot with 4 x 1gig sticks in.
Can anyone advise if this machine is at its max of 2gig or can the BIOS be pursuaded to see 4gig?

Hopefully I can workout the new 4 x 1gig sticks config, if not I will have to return them to the supplier. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Sony Vaio Desktop series RZ30C Model# PCV-RZ30CG - RAM upgrade?

Hmmm....guess my enquiry does not attract the same attention as game machines and building new computers...did get 63 viewers though but no enlightenment.
 

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After downloading ZoneAlarm (not pro) about a week ago, I have had nearly 2000 (yes, 2000) attempts at my system. Is this normal? Are this many people really trying to get a hold of my system? Or is it just blocking a lot of harmless stuff?
 

A:zonealarm overkill

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I have NIS installed on my puter. Have installed Spyblaster.
Am I overdoing it? Does Spyblaster slow down my puter like NIS?

Also have Spybot but haven't gotten any updates for some time.
Can I get rid of CWShredder or should I hang on to it? It too doesn't seem to have updates.

Thanks
 

A:Overkill w/NIS & Spyblaster?

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I am using a Dell Inspiron 6000 and I just upgraded to three quarters gig of RAM. My ACT! 2006 is still running kind of slow and during the day I always have multiple programs working, usually ACT!, IE (several screens), and Outlook. I have seen some pretty good deals for either another half gig or one gig. Would going to one a half gig be overkill in a laptop, I have heard varying opinions on this matter?

I am also wondering if there are certian brands to stay with or stay away from? I just added a half gig stick from Crucial with no issues, but they are not the ones with the best deals currently. I have been seeing MemoryPro, Kinston and Micro on Ebay NIB for around $100 give or take.

Thanks
 

A:How much RAM is overkill in a laptop?

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Hi everyone,

Became interested with security software 3-4 years ago when most free AV's failed me at one point, I first got Shadow Defender had it always on saved me from malware but being a gamer in college it became impractical due to constant update, new games, & GIS software settings. Then learned about Sandboxie, then Appguard, and so on, SBIE and AG became my favorite upto this day. Simple, Light, and Effective malware protection...

Additional Software are:

AX64 or Xeroweight FLASHBACK(Hourly Backup)
Auslogic BitReplica
Shadow Defender

LAPTOP:
Almost identical set-up;
 

A:Duotone's Overkill

Enable UAC as it helps in stopping unwanted programs from receiving administrator access.

Other than that, it looks good.
 

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Motherboard: Asrock Fatal1ty X99 Professional
CPU: Intel Core i7-5960x
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX Extreme
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR4-2666
GFX: Gigabyte GTX 980 Gaming G1 x2 (SLI)
SSD: Samsung SSD 850 Pro 512GB
HDD: 1TB Western Digital Black
PSU: Corsair AX1500i Digital
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 900D or HAF 932 Full Tower (Don't know which one yet)

This is the 3rd computer that I am building. I kind of want to future proof it but I don't know if this is overkill or not.
 

A:New Gaming PC (is this overkill)

It's a great looking build - overkill will depend on what you plan to play and at what settings/resolution. This is such an open ended question that it can't really be answered well. If you're playing solitaire I would say yes... at any resolution this machine will be overkill.
 

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ok- i have been going over a few of the newer posts tonight. as always- there are a few people wanting opinions on "which gaming card?", or "how much ram?", or "how's this for my new computer?".
i am not picking on anyone, don't worry.
i just wanted to bring something to attention, and hear the feedback/debate that results.

ok- i have had a number of different computers at my old age of 22, and with each computer, (usually) the speed/size of each component increases.
i'll tell you this though- my setup now (see my sig) runs my dsl internet connection, my paint shop pro 7, and microsoft Word just as well as the 500mhz pIII w/ 64mb ram and a 20.5 gig hdd that i owned years ago. keep in mind the apps that i just mentioned, and note that there are no games of any sort listed there!
does anyone else see where i'm going with this? where is the idea coming from that you must spend so much money to have a pc, when all you want to use it for is solitare and surfing the net?
 

A:does anyone else smell overkill?

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Got Anonymizer Total Net Shield installed first and like it...donno exactly how good it is in reality...then bought PGP for encryption...PGP Home Desktop 9.0...overkill?

Anonymizer sets up an SSH they say, like a VPN...love the control panel

PGP I bought for encryption only, but they also have bundled using a PGP proxy for email and AOL IM...overkill with Anonymizer's set up?...am I creating just more work for my PC chip to process and not more protection?

It was so slow that I decided to uninstall my spam filter software called EmailProtect...and then my Local Area Connection crashed bigtime tonight and I have NO Internet Access now! See my other new thread in that section! This pales in comparison, but I don't want to get in this bind twice.

http://images.techguy.org/smilies/confused.gif

 

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Hey,

I've been running the following configuration for a while now, and it has served me well, however, I would just like to know whether it is overkill or not?

Here's the list:

Microsoft Security Essentials (Ongoing beta)
PC Tools ThreatFire
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (with protection module)
Spybot - Search & Destroy
SpywareBlaster
OpenDNS with custom filtering
mvps.org HOSTS file
Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 with Adblock Plus
Windows Firewall
Router Firewall (locked down fairly tight, see pic.)
Those with an automatic update feature are updated daily, the rest I tend to do on an 'every other day' basis.

I also perform daily scans with MSE and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

I'm pretty careful myself and I make sure I know where I am going, however, my mum, sister, and her partner are a nightmare. Especially with facebook, eBay, ordering crazy stuff from China, internet offers etc.

So, is this overkill, or am I doing the right thing?

I was debating whether to drop Spybot - Search & Destroy, and possibly Spywareblaster. Spybot 2.0 rapidly seems to be turning into vapourware, and I'm not convinced Spywareblaster is keeping up to date with Firefox releases.

What do all you security experts think?

A:My security - is it overkill?

Hi, you can remove spybot and threatfire from the list. Rest everything is wonderful.

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Hi people. Ive been reading up on w7 32 v 64 bit editions and im wondering with my machines specs should I stick with the 32 bit as I only have 4gb or RAM and I dont plan on upgrading hardware anytime soon? In saying that can anyone see any obvious issues with the hardware I currently have?
Thanks.
- CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz
Wolfdale 45nm Technology
- RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (7-7-7-20)
- Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5G41T-M LX (LGA775)
- Graphics
VS248 ([email protected])
1024MB ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (XFX Pine Group)
- Hard Drives
466GB SAMSUNG HD501LJ (SATA)
149GB Seagate ST3160812AS (SATA)
- Optical Drives
SONY DVD RW DRU-840A
- Audio
AMD High Definition Audio Device
 

A:W7 X64 bit overkill on my machine?

You can stick with it for now. When time comes to build a whole new PC, get 64 bit.
 

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When is to many protection programs overkill ? I think I may be doing this.
What i use are these
1. AVG 7.5 free
2. Ad-aware SE
3. Spybot S&D
4. SUPERAntiSpyware
5. AVG Anti-Root
6. CCleaner
7. Zone Labs Security
8. Reg Supreme
I'd like an opinion from the experts of BC to advise me if i should remove some of these and which ones i should keep, what free programs should i be using in your opinion ?
Thanks so much,
jr1955

A:Overkill-what Is To Much Protection

There is no such thing as overkill when it come to the protection of your computer. However there are such thing as to many interface as in using to many firewall or antivirus as a primary. For example, having spyware terminator and Spybot S&D due to the fact the spybot is mostly wanted for it teatimer.exe but occasionally spyware terminator would stop the app from running, hence to much interface. Hope it helps.

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Hi,

For the first time I have installed an integrated security package, namely Kaspersky Internet Security.

Prior to this I was using AVG Free for anti virus and Sygate personal firwall. Together with this I was and still am using Spybot Search & Destroy with tea timer active, Spyware Blaster and Winpatrol.

You may imagine the number of pop up warnings I get when installing or updating software!

The question is do I need this lot, is it security overkill or should Kaspersky cover all bases on its own?

Thanks
Derek Smith

A:Security Overkill

The basic rule is this, one active antivirus, one active firewall, the others on-demand. So you have to choose, personally I would keep Spybot, and remove AVG, spywareblaster and winpatrol. Use Kaspersky for realtime antivirus and firewall (if included, I dont know the program, but I think firewall is included).

If you like you can let a realtime-antispyware, but i think thats covered already by Kaspersky IS.

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I am looking to buy a desktop tower to replace the one I have. I am not a gamer, but I do a lot of photo editing and some video editing. I have installed RAM and not afraid to get inside the computer to a limited extent. I have looked at the processor benchmarks and want to get in the range of 4000 or higher as a rating. So, now that I have a few towers in mind, I am thinking I MUST get the highest processor benchmark!! So, I am asking, is this really that important for me, or do I have the "bigger is better" disease? Thanks!
 

A:Solved: buy best processor--or is it overkill?

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what does graphic card overkill mean

A:what does graphic card overkill mean

Hello Gaga,

It usually means that the graphics card is way more powerful than what you would ever need or use for your system. Thus the overkill.

For example, buying a $700 high end graphics card for a computer that you only use to surf the internet and email with, when any cheaper $80 or less card would probably work just fine instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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ASUS X501A-BSPDN22 Intel Pentium 2020M (2.40GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
Intel HD Graphics 15.6" Windows 7 64-Bit
================================================================
Ad Blocking: Hosts File (see below) | PeerBlock (Ad & Tracker Lists) | uBlock Origin (Chrome Extension)
Anonymity: anonymoX (Chrome & Firefox)
Anti-Adware/PUP: Unchecky
Anti-Exploit: Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
Anti-Windows Telemetry: Spybot Anti-Beacon | Destroy Windows Spying
Burning: BurnAware Pro | ImgBurn
Cleaning Utilities: CCleaner Free | ATF-Cleaner
Crypto-Ransomware Prevention: CryptoPrevent Free (Maximum Protection) | SecureAPlus (Application Whitelisting) | EXE Radar (Application Whitelisting)
Clipboard Manager: ClipX Portable
Desktop Customization: Stardock Fences Free
Disk Defragmenter: Auslogics Disk Defrag
DNS Server/Encryption: OpenDNS | DNSCrypt
Download Manager/P2P: EagleGet | Tixati Portable | MiPony Portable
Files/Folders Password Protection: My Lockbox
File Archivers: Winrar | 7-Zip
Files/Folders Unlocker: Unlocker
Firewall: Windows Default
Hard Drive Health Utilities: CrystalDiskInfo Portable | HDDExpert Portable
Hosts File: Hostsman/HostsServer (MVPS | hpHosts Ad & tracking servers | Peter Lowe's Adservers List | Cameleon)
Image Viewers/Editors: Irfanview
IP Filter: PeerBlock
Memory/CPU Optimizer: CleanMem | Process Tamer
Music Players: foobar2000 (Portable) | Media Player Classic
Password Protection: KeePass Portable
PDF Reader: SumatraPDF Portable
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A:Overkill's Kevlar Security

New lappy pretty much the same stuff installed other than no AV currently
 

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Spoiler: My Laptop

ASUS X501A-BSPDN22 Intel Pentium 2020M (2.40GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
Intel HD Graphics 15.6" Windows 7 64-Bit
================================================================
Ad Blocking: Hosts File (see below) | PeerBlock (Ad & Tracker Lists) | uBlock Origin (Chrome Extension)
Anonymity: Tunnello VPN (Chrome Extension)
Anti-Adware/PUP: Unchecky
Anti-Executable: NVT EXE Radar Pro
Anti-KeyLogger: Zemana AntiLogger Premium
Anti-Virus/Malware: Zemana AntiLogger Premium
Anti-Windows Telemetry: Spybot Anti-Beacon | Destroy Windows Spying
Anti-Windows 10 Upgrade: GRC Never 10
Cleaning Utility: CCleaner Free
Crypto-Ransomware Prevention: CryptoPrevent Free (Maximum Protection) | NVT EXE Radar Pro | Sandboxie (Strict Settings)
Disk Defragmenter: Auslogics Disk Defrag Free
DNS Server/Encryption: OpenDNS | DNSCrypt
Files/Folders Password Protection: Easy File Locker
Firewall: Windows Firewall
Hard Drive Health Utility: CrystalDiskInfo Portable
Hosts File: Hostsman/HostsServer (MVPS | hpHosts Ad & tracking servers | Peter Lowe's Adservers List | Cameleon | Dan Pollock SOWC)
IP Filter: PeerBlock
Memory/CPU Optimizer: CleanMem | Process Tamer
Password Protection: KeePass Portable
Process Monitor: Windows Default
Sandbox: Sandboxie [Lifetime License]
Secure Delete (Wipe): FileMenuTools Portable (Shredder)
Software Updater: FileHippo Updater
Startup Managers: WinPatrolToGo | CCleaner Free
System Temp Monitor: Core Temp Portable
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A:Overkill's Virtual Armor

New lappy pretty much the same stuff installed other than no AV currently
 

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I have a Linksys voip router that I must keep since I use Vonage. I want to create a wireless network, so what would be the most cost-effective way? Is an additional router more expensive than necessary? Is there another piece of hardware, such as an access point, that will work? I will be most appreciative of any and all answers to this question. Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Is a router overkill?

We've got Vonage as well.

What we do is run the Vonage box through our router, and it works perfectly fine without any signal or packet loss.

All you've got to do is take the WAN wire from the Vonage router and run it into one of the ports in your router, and have it act as if it were another computer. Works flawlessly.
 

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Hello everyone,

Currently, do to some unwanted trojans, I have downloaded and tried several programs to remove them.. I'm still in the process and almost done. There is obviously no need for me to have so many anti-virus/spyware programs so...

I was wondering if you could help me decide what programs to remove and what to keep...(also any "new/different" ones I should download that may be better)
Also, what firewall should I install???

Please keep in mind that I am cheap and don't want to pay for any programs.... (College Student) so freeware would be nice!

Here are the current programs I am using
-Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
-AVG Free 8.0
-Ad-aware 2008
-Spybot Search and Destroy
-Windows Defender
-Spyware Doctor (not registered and not going to pay for it) *probably gonna just get rid of this one

I'm not really using any specific firewall and thats probably the reason for my computer problems so I'm going to install one for sure.

Thanks for the suggestions!

A:Anti-virus Overkill

List looks fine, I would add SuperAntiSpyware to the list.

The only one that is real time is AVG and windows defender will run automatically so just be sure to update and run the other ones periodically..

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I can get a real good deal on a 8800gtOC, but is it a waste with my overall system. Or should I just leave my x1950pro in there.

Core2duo e6300 (stock)
2 gigs 667 dd2
320 gig sata drive
windows xp sp2
 

A:Is video card overkill

how cheap is the card?
 

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3rd attempt at posting here - operator error suspected ;-)

My osCommerce website got hacked and was infected with blackmailware which rkill and MBAM sorted, I think.

However when I run rkill now, I get

C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.2.183.39\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Shared\SkypeNames2.exe
C:\Users\Paul\Desktop\rkill.com

I've been over the system with MBAM and it is happy, Norman is happy, ESET found and deleted three tmp files, BT NetProtect (an ISP version of McAfee's) has remained quiescent throughout - useless, in other words.

I uninstalled Chrome and reinstalled it.

Is rkill just allergic to Chrome or is there further ugliness to be undone?

I'm going to try ATF-cleaner next...

Thanks for any hints/clues/commiserations

Paul

A:rkill overkill? Doesn't like chrome.exe

RKill is not a comprehensive malware removal tool...it is a specific utility designed to terminate the most common malicious processes that prevent other security tools from being executed and used to disinfect the system. When RKill is able to terminate these processes and fix certain registry keys, that usually allows other tools to perform scans and clean up routines to remove the infection. RKill just kills processes, imports a Registry file that removes incorrect file associations and fixes policies that stop us from using certain tools... RKill - What it does and What it Doesn't - A brief introduction to the programAll files listed in an RKill log are not necessarily malware related. The list of processes shown as terminated are any processes that were killed while RKill was running even if those processes were not terminated directly by RKill. In addition to killing common malicious processes, RKill also terminates executable files running from a user profile by design. Programs should not be running from a user profile as they are meant to hold data, preferences, settings, and configuration files. Determining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process usually depends on the location (path) it is running from and the user profile is a common hiding place for malicious files. For some reason Google Chrome continues to have their programs execute from within a user profile so that is an issue with Chrome, not RKill.If you are able to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malw... Read more

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Sup guys! would really appreciate some info and advice here. I have an Intel D875PBZ motherboard and i previously had 2 sticks of DDR 256 Corsair Platinum Series XMX3200 @ 400MHz. I wanted to upgrade in memory so i recently installed 4 gigs of A-Data DDR to fill out my slots. I find that with the 4 sticks installed, i have serious sound issues. loud screeching noises when trying to run video games and then when exiting the games, the noises continue when running any application using sound. When i used just 2 sticks, the games became stable. Am i stuffing in too much memory that this mobo cannot support? also is there some type of software to adjust the memory voltage on this mobo or will i be forced to get a new mobo that will allow me to change the voltage on? It does ask when installing to adjust to 2.6+0.1V. Please help!!!! Thank You!!!

Specs: Processor: Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
Video Card: Geforce 6800 Ultra
Mobo: D875PBZ (AGP)
Memory: 4 GHz Dual Channel A-Data
 

A:Possible Dual Channel Memory Overkill!!!!! HELP!!!!!

What model of A Data PC3200 did you get?
 

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I know that you can't run two anti malware programs at the same time, but I am aware that some people use both an anti virus which they have on all the time and a dedicated anti spyware product such as spyware doctor, which they run once a week. I do know that anti spyware programs are much better at getting shut of the junk that your PC accumulates while browsing the web, which the av doesn't detect. Are they going to provide an extra level of protection that would be worth paying more for?

A:Is Using both an AV As Well As Dedicated Anti Spyware Overkill?

Hi BomberAF.
I have used Avast free since forever and never had problems. It has antispyware built in.

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Like I said overkill
 

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this is my first thread, and my first question. i feel like i have a long way to go on building a new gaming pc, but ill start here.

AMD athlon 64 4000+ is it an over kill???? the new computer is for gaming and all those lovely small applications. aim.word. etc.etc.etc...

or would a AMD athlon 64 3500+ be ok for gaming and whats not?

i went to toms hardware guide and i saw the FPS and obviously 4k+ is up there all the time.....

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_2004.html?modelx=33&model1=60&model2=62&chart=25

and i mean, HL2, Flight sim X, NFSMW, etc... all those good games, i want them to play flawlessy.

i know i have to take in consideration the motherboard, Ram and Video card.

mobo... IDK

ram... 2 gigs min... IDK wat brand

video ...... nvdia 7800 gtx.... , iv allways had nvidia, and i figured ill go all out with the card. .... ati is great... but ill pass.

and a 250gig drive or something....

iv read so much on the MOBo ill make a separate thread for that... lol, but guys. i still have time. i havent bought anything. i can allways save a lil more.

but im looking to spend around 1000...1200...max? max....can be a lil more flexible... the only downside on me being flexible is i have to save...which means more time...aaand id like it soon...


soo... im sorry if this is too long... and please tell me anything that i should be aware of...

thanks alot... to the site and everyone.
 

A:Is an AMD athlon 64 4000+ an overkill for gaming???

I guess it all depends on how long you want the CPU to last you.

I have the 3700 (939) and it performs amazingly, and it'll hold me over for some time yet. I don't think there would be much of a difference between the 4000 and my 3700 in today's games (maybe a few FPS), but as newer CPU intensive games come out, the difference will become more noticable.

If on a budget, I'm tempted to tell you to go for 2Gb of ram and a hot video card (7800GTX or X1900) and stick with the 3500 for now. It'll last you a good year or so before it starts lagging on you. Then upgrade to a nice dual core CPU when the prices are cheaper next year after the release of the M2 CPUs.
 

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Hello everyone. :DFair warning: Idiot alert here.Alright, so, long story short - I'm looking into getting a new laptop. The problem is my last one was taken down due to a combination of my paranoia, and an infection that messed up the system when I tried to clean it. Oh, and then the HDD failed and I lost quite a bit of stuff. :/Therefore, I'm wanting to do it right this time so I'm trying to do my homework. Problem is, doing ones' homework entirely on a feature phone is a good way to learn just how many websites don't work on your phone. Not much else! This has left me with a bunch of questions which I'm hoping some of the kind people here can answer for me. Seems like this part of the forum was the best place since they all boil down to computer security questions.I'm, I guess, somewhat tech-savvy, since I do a lot of reading but I haven't done much practical application. So I'd say I know some things but don't necessarily understand them. Any light you can shed here would be wonderful.Thanks in advance, and uh... sorry for the crapton of questions/text.Dual-Booting Linux1) I've seen some tutorials on how to set this up, but my main question is: is setting this up as easy as it appears, or is there more to it? Pop in disc, partition HDD, install, reboot, done?2) If my Windows partition gets an infection, is cleaning it relatively simple with a dual-boot? (Go into linx, scan, clean, done?) Or would that just not be enough?3) Af... Read more

A:Is this overkill? And a bunch of other security questions.

Hi A few cents"If my Windows partition gets an infection, is cleaning it relatively simple with a dual-boot? (Go into linx, scan, clean, done?) Or would that just not be enough?"Hi I don`t think its possible to run a virus scan from Linux then scan and repair infected Windows Files..Windows Viruses Don`t affect any Linux version.If you want to install Linux the easy way then You can Install using WubiUsing this you can install ubuntu as an application that can be uninstalled from program & featuresNo need to worry about any boot menu issues.Disc Imaging is good way to back up things but you may need to buy a Disc Imaging utility like Norton ghost or Acronis True Image.Its takes an entire image of the HDD so Yes it takes up a lot of space.As for Antivirus goes you can go for paid or Free the choice is upto you.Malware Bytes Antimalware is free and has no real time component so you don`t have to worry about any conflicts.Using Limited Account is a Good Idea cause I guess even viruses need Administrator rights to work well. Don`t Change the User Account Control Setttings.Avoid Pirated Software/torrents many free alternatives out there that do a decent Job.IMO a weekly backup of Your HDD using Acronis or any Backup Utility + safe browsing is enough.As for the Virus Being copies to external device goes one of my friends got hit by ramnit and when I plugged my pendrive to his lappy all files/folder in my pendrive changed to shortcuts and scan of My Pendrive with Micro... Read more

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WinXP Home--IE6--Outlook Express 6

I am security concious and based on recommendations on this forum have added the following security related software over a period of time which is running daily on my computer. I have had no security issues in over two years. However my computer has slowed down because of all the programs running, and bootup time is over 5 minutes so I very seldom shut my computer down.

I have AVG 9.0, Comodo firewall, Super Anti-Spyware,Spyzooka, Malwarebytes Anti- Malware, and Ad-Aware running. Is this overkill and if so what should I replace or eliminate to get better performance yet maintain my level of security?

I'm sure this is an issue that many of us who frequent this site have or have thought about so I am hoping for some answers that we all can benefit from.

Thanks for any advice!

manofmarin
 

A:Solved: Security program overkill?

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Hello.... um... I'd like to ask about usb drive autorun....
from some time ago... I used this registry key to disable autorun on my laptop...






Quote:
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\Autorun.inf]
@="@SYS:doesNotExist"


I read it on some articles...
Then I discovered Panda USB Vaccine... and I've been using both ever since...
My question is... is it an overkill to use both?
especially with Panda USB Vaccine NTFS support that is still in (beta) build... Will it conflicted...?
Anyone have any experience with using both...? Or what autorun disabler software do you use...?

so sorry and many thank you's...
:cheers:
@moderator... -sorry i posted on the wrong SF before >_< -

A:<ASK> Panda USB Vaccine with Autorun Regedit. Is it overkill?

The vaccine disables the AutoRun feature on computers *as well as on USB drives and other devices*.






Quote:
This is a ?vaccine? for removable USB devices, preventing the AutoRun file from becoming a source of infection. The tool disables this file so it cannot be read, modified or replaced by malicious code.


I don't think it's overkill ... just 'layered protection'

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I have a set of HP Z210 Workstations with E3-1245-V2 Xeon Cpu's, SSD boot drives and varying sizes of memory from 8-16GB 1600Mghz DDR3 ECC. We use Windows 8 Enterprise for these machines, with Hyper-V enabled.
We get regular driver failures from the 2 sets of USB controllers on the machines (Mainly and issue for the KB & Mouse) that can only be resolved with a full power down (not restart) and a power up. This happens at least once every 1-3 days per machine.
I had gone through the HP support, but they have advised this isn't an issue on their side, and I had agreed all along. I was just hoping to get some traction by notifying them. Anyway, after a lengthy trouble shooting session, we found that once Hyper-V
was enabled, the fault arose.
As it was an Intel chip, they I asked them. They advised that on Windows 8, the drivers are supplied via windows update and that it was not their issue.
So, how can I get this resolved? Not through HP or Intel, surely through MS? Maybe not. Disabling Hyper-V is not desired as I the teams with these PC's are developers and require local visualization. Also, we have templates ready for Hyper-V, I don't really
want to remove Hyper-V and use Virtual box or VMWare workstation. but I am at wits end with the fault and lack of help from the vendors.
Please help.

A:Hyper-V causes Intel(R) Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller driver to fail

I have found a work around for this fault with the USB failure - ENSURE YOU POWER  THE MACHINE OFF - DO NOT RESTART.
Its almost like the restart doesn't initialise the device correct, thus causing a failure. 

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All,
 
With the new year, we start a fresh discussion for members to share their order and fulfillment experiences.
 
We are retiring the 2014 thread    Anyone having an active discussion there can find it here.
 
The 2012-2013 tread  can be found here . 
 
 
Here are some common points of frequent discussion:
 

How to get a system fast: Buy an in-stock standard configuration from Lenovo or a Lenovo Partner in your area. Customized systems take longer.
Avoid Credit Holds - ensure that BOTH your bill to and ship to addresses are listed with your CC bank before ordering
Lenovo will not bill your card until order ships - an authorization charge hold to check for available balance may show up when order is first placed.
Estimated ship dates are based on default lead time and can vary from what was displayed on website.
In the US and Canada, Lenovo utilizes UPS for new product shipments
Orders may ship before the Estimated Ship Date
Orders may enter through Alaska and pass through Louisville, KY before traveling on to final address
Cancellation requests may take up to 2 days to process
Requests to change configuration or other aspects of the order may require the order to be rebooked.
Lenovo does not accept payment via international credit cards, except AMEX.

We hope you enjoy your new ThinkPad system when it arrives!

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I know it's been posted a s#!+load of times, but I figured I'd go ahead and get something straightforward- all the other posts have been in jungle English, and haven't included the proviso I'm looking for.

Anyways, my situation is that I bought my X1900GT from Newegg around Christmastime, as a present to my ainsel (ownself, for those not familiar). I've been getting kind of disappointed in it recently: It underperforms and often crashes on STALKER:Shadow of Chernobyl and some more modern games akin to it. It also runs hot as Hades.

I'm in the market for a new card. I'd like to go DX10, but the late-production DX9's (7900 series) seem to outperform a lot of the more affordable DX10 offerings (8600 series), especially at higher resolutions, due to the 128-to-256 bit difference. I could splurge and go for an 8800, I suppose, but it would be a hit to the wallet and I'd have to postpone :cough: "Aruban Getaway 2008".

So: I don't want to pass up on the new line of DX10-only Games for Windows (Age of Conan, Crysis, etc.) that have been hyped to all hell just because I stuck with price and performance instead of currency and novelty. I need some help deciding. Then again, I could always wait until DX10 becomes the vogue and buy a cheaper, but better card then.
 

A:Price v. Performance in 7-Series + 8-Series: Advice Needed

Keep what you got and see what's comming next. I have a 8600GT as a stopgap until something better comes out. There has been talk of a Nvidia 256bit card to fill the gap between the 8600's and 8800's. I can't fit a 8800 in my case, if I could I would just get the 8800GTS 320mb now. If I were you, wait for the game to upgrade instead of upgrading and waiting for the game. Your X1900GT is no slouch either.
 

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I have a Pavilion G6 2000 series, I bought this laptop 2nd hand it has a generic cd/dvd bezel that does not stay on. I have found a G6 1000 bezels but I need to know if it will fit before I purchase a replacement that may or may not fit. Help????

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Hey,
I want to invest in a SDD to replace my dying westgate harddrive. I've set my mind on Corsair but I want to know the difference between the eXtreme series and the Performance series (http://www.corsair.com/products/ssd_home.aspx). According to the website, X SDDs reads a little bit faster, but the P series writes a little bit faster. The only other thing is that the P series is around £100 cheaper!

So is the X series worth the extra £100?

Thanks.
 

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hey there

I have a question, what is a better video card to get?
6800 series or the x800 series?

the graphics card that i have in right now just isnt cutting it for me, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 I mainly play HL2, CSS and Doom3. I was woundering what card is gonna give me better fps for those games. i have the specs of my comp here (vv) and i wanted to kno what card(s) would run great with the things that i have.

the specs of my comp are:
Video card:NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700
mobo:GA-8IPE1000 (2.0)
processor4 3.0 Ghz (OC'd to 3.4 Ghz at the moment)
PSU: 420 thermaltake ATX 12V
Cooling: prestock (gonna change very soon)
RAM: Genaric PC 3200 mismatched
HD: Maxtor Dimond MAX+9 160GIG

What do u suggest i should get?
 

A:X800 Series Or 6800 Series

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hey all

im selecting parts for my upcoming computer build ...

and i was wondering if a ATI Radeon HD 4870 is overkill for a 19inch LCD/HD monitor
My build so far...
AMD PHENOM™ II X4 945 (3.0GHz) 8MB CACHE (Socket AM3)
4GB CORSAIR XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz
ASUS® M4A78T-E: AM3, DUAL DDR3, S-ATA II, 2 x PCI-E x 16, 2 x PCI
500GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 4870 PCI EXPRESS
Around 600W PSU - havent decided on make
ASUS TRITON 81 PURE COPPER BASE ULTRA COOLER
COOLERMASTER HAF 932 FULL TOWER BLACK GAMING PC CASE

and a 19inch widescreen 1440x900 monitor...
thanks for your time
 

A:Upcoming "gaming build" 19inch monitor ATI 4870 overkill?

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Hi I have some Toshiba Tecra M10 series but for some reason the laptop no longer works with a battery attached and just get flashing light on the laptop. It works fine with power but won't swatch on at all with a fully charge battery, I have tried many and it's not the battery. I have taken the laptop apart but can?t find anything that is wrong. So it must be the battery and or charge circuit, resisters, gone on the M10.

Anyway I was looking at a motherboard replacement. On looking about it appears that Toshiba released a M10 and a A10 series. They both look about the same to me with the same fittings but to be sure, can anyone tell me if a A10 motherboard, is the same as the M10 motherboard?

Maybe someone who works with these day in day out hopefully will know. Just don?t want to buy and A10 if it?s not compatible with M10 case and fittings.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 3:32:02 PM, on 8/25/2004Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.FAMILY\Desktop\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...rch/search.htmlR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Search_URL = http://www.searchv.com/w/search.htmlR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missingF2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\Windows\System32\wsaupdater.exe,O2 - BHO: &EliteBar - {28CAEFF3-0F18-4036-B504-51D73BD81C3A} - C:\WINDOWS\EliteBar\EliteBar version 39.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dllO3 - Toolbar: &El... Read more

A:HJT - Phoenix

Download the following:http://www.downloads.subratam.org/pv.zipExtract it all into it's own folder. Find the runme.bat, and double click on it. When the window opens, select option 7.Please put HijackThis in its own folder. It makes backups,and it is best to keep them all in one place. Click My Computer, then C:\ In the menu bar, File->New->Folder.That will create a folder named New Folder. Right click on the folder and select 'rename' Rename to something like 'HJT' , and put Hijackthis in there.*********************************************************************** Put a checkmark next to the following entries in HijackThis. Make sure all other windows and browsers are closed before clicking on ?Fix Checked?.R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...rch/search.htmlR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Search_URL = http://www.searchv.com/w/search.htmlR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missingO2 - BHO: &EliteBar - {28CAEFF3-0F18-4036-B504-51D73BD81C3A} - C:\WINDOWS\EliteBar\EliteBar version 39.dllO3 - Toolbar: &EliteBar - {825CF5BD-8862-4430-B771-0C15C5CA880F} - C:\WINDOWS\EliteBar\EliteBar version 39.dllO4 - HKLM... Read more

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Right here's the deal, my brothers computer was fine and dandy yesterday.

But, when they turned it on this morning, it immediatly goes to the Phoenix CMOS/BIOS system and requires a password to boot.

Thing is, I'm the only one in my family who would know how to even get on to BIOS/CMOS and change a password and set it so the PC needs one to boot!
However my Mum thinks the GVT are at long last hacking into the computer to steal her credit card details

(crazy I know)

But I really need to get this sorted, I can't even get onto windows.

It's a windows XP machine, built by Novatech with Phoenix- AwardBios.


I've tried "backdoor passwords" from the net...

Nothing seems to be working.

So please, any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Phoenix AwardBIOS.

Ok, solved that....Now it just keeps Booting BIOS...what do I do???

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Any idea what a beep code of 2-0-0-0 is. When I boot up it only beeps two short times. It is Phoenix BIOS Version 4.05

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Chip
 

A:Phoenix BIOS

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Hi all,

I'm looking for a BIOS update for my E-System laptop but don't think I should have to pay for it. Does any1 know where I can get hold of the latest Phoenix AwardBIOS update?

I know the latest is v6 and I want it! *stamps feet* LOL

Cheers

A:Phoenix AwardBIOS

Pay for a bios update ...that's ludicrous. e-system charges its pc owners to fix e-systems mistakes or improve stability and usability?

Wish I could help, but you would know better than me where to get something for free.

Good Luck

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Sigh... my 2nd temp. computer is infected too. I've recently posted about my main computers Rootkit/System Check infection, now the computer I'm using in it's place is in the same boat.

The past few days, I've noticed it going slower than it should have been. It's a fairly nice machine, so I thought maybe it was just clutter and needed a good thorough cleaning and defrag. After cleaning the computer up of it's clutter, unneeded programs, and running Malwarebytes, I expected it to run better, but it didn't, not at all.

I have been paying very close attention to the processes running and noticed that a Svchost.exe was almost always using the most memory, usually between 120,000k-180,000k. I suspected there was something fishy about that, because I know that Svchost is a legit process, but even still shouldn't soak up that much.

Yesterday, I was forced to perform a System Restore, because the computer was lagging so bad, that it would have taken hours just to check my FB. After the restore, it seemed to do fine until I turned it on today and it lagged again. I reset the computer and it seemed okay again. I was browsing Facebook for about 15 minutes when an AVG alert popped up saying "Exploit Phoenix Exploit Kit (Type 769)" and said that a certain file was infected.

I let out a big "AHAH!" when I clicked "More Details" and saw that the infected process was Svchost.exe.

I read this prior thread... Read more

A:Phoenix Exploit 769

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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Hi Everyone,
I've a slight problem with my computer. I.m running Win98SE and while listening to an audio CD and playing a game the whole system froze. Nothing worked so I hit the reset button. It restarted and I heard a series of beeps, the monitor switched to sleep mode and apart from the fans running nothing else happen. The beep sequence was 1 3 3 1 which I've now found out to mean "28 Autosize Dram". As this means nothing to me can you come up with some kind of explanation and if possible some kind of repair.Thanks in advance to you all
 

A:Phoenix Beeps

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