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About phaolo

  • Birthday 01/01/1983

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  1. Win7 post-SP1 patches

    Thanks but.. 32bit In the past various KB numbers were different for x64. Oops lol, I confused Win7 SP number with XP. Fixed.
  2. Win7 post-SP1 patches

    Err.. could you please share such list?
  3. Win7 post-SP1 patches

    Hi, to update Win7 in the past I used a "post-SP1 patches" maintained list (without MS crap and obsolete files), but I can't find it anymore. Do you know where I could find one now? (up-to-date) What about this program: WSUS Offline Update 10.92 Do you know if it's good & safe? I'd like to use+save only the security patches, avoiding all the new telemetry spyware and such. Btw, is it possible to get\create a "cleaned up" version of the cumulative rollup somehow?
  4. Check backup integrity

    It's a bad separator, because filenames contain spaces too. If I import the file in Excel, I have to replace it every time. Anyway, as I said, it's a minor issue.
  5. Check backup integrity

    Ok, "Checksum Compare" is not very convenient if you have to check multiple backup copies. I'm trying the command line version of Exactfile and it seems good, even if.. it's still in Beta since years. Thank you jaclaz. --- Some minor annoyances are that: - it doesn't have an option to output a duration\end time or a % progress. - it uses a space as a separator between hash and path, instead of "tab".
  6. Thanks for the replies. - I'm likely to get ransomware from anything: programs, attachments, vulnerabilities, etc.. It's 1+ year than I don't have an antivirus, but now I'm paranoid (yes, I make backups). I'd need some program that could act as a "watchdog", because mistakes can happen. - I wanted to use a VM to test crap, but it seems that I'd need to buy a new key for a Win7 installed there.. or am I wrong? - thanks. But I need to know if MalwareBytes can block&recognize new ransomware (and not just block executables in some known paths). No love for Nod32, instead? - I remember that the old Spybot on XP used blacklists for the hosts file too. It was nice, BUT at a certain point started causing recurring slowdowns to my entire pc. It took me forever to identify it as the source of the issues, so I'm a bit scared of touching hosts again.. O_o' - I use Ublock and NoScript in Firefox x64, so I'm usually safe enough when browsing. Another point for MB then. Avira didn't impress me much, instead. Never heard of GlassWire. I'll check it, ty. Thanks.
  7. Hello, do you know which antiviruses offer a good protection against ransomware? I've already added SRP whitelisting (Win7 Pro here), so I need some other kind of active protection. Malwarebytes, Nod32 or others? And what about a firewall to replace my free-but-clunky Zone Alarm?
  8. Check backup integrity

    Hello jaclaz. Thanks for the suggestions, even if.. I'm not sure they're much more convenient.. CC already allows to manually save the results, but I wanted something more automatic. Oh well, maybe I could just diff the CC ones.
  9. Check backup integrity

    Hello, can you suggested me some freeware program to calculate+compare+store&reuse hashes of 2 folders? (plus subfolders) I need this to check multiple backups on various HDDs. For now I found "Checksum Compare" (even if the official website seems ko). It's very good, but a bit clunky and doesn't allow to automatically store&reuse the correct hashes.
  10. Just a little Win7 rant

    Oh well, I'll se how it goes for next months. Hopefully you're right. Thanks for the comments.
  11. Just a little Win7 rant

    Well, it didn't sound much like an example. It seemed like standard low usage for a few hours a day. Anyway, amen.
  12. Just a little Win7 rant

    I'm using it for work, games and everything else. I use it all day and keep it on a lot, so I can't compare its stability with basically an idle pc (if I understood it correctly). Anyway I still appreciate the replies, so thanks.
  13. Just a little Win7 rant

    Wait, do you mean you're using it mostly to see reminders? O_o I guess it's not exactly useful for a comparison with my pc then. I'm not one of those that reinstalls at the minimum problem and I try to fix errors when possible. I'm not exactly a noob either. 5 restores (not reinstalls) in a year aren't even that bad, but.. I expected a better performance than Xp.
  14. Just a little Win7 rant

    Weird. How long since the last install then? Is it your main machine? Do you keep it on more than 1 day? (also, did you mean Win7 x64 like your profile says?)
  15. Just a little Win7 rant

    Dear anime friend, I thank you for the reply, but.. I didn't mention Vista, because it was worse than both Win XP and 7 Win7 isn't slow anymore on new PCs, but I'm simply baffled by how often it seems to corrupt without apparent reason. Maybe it's just a Windows intrinsic problem, as these cases aren't so rare even with new versions. I recently saw it on a Win8.1: new laptop kept offline, no usb sticks, no new installations, no hw errors, and occasionally used only for Libreoffice.. system suddenly messed up.. how!? And Win10? Thanks for the "hidden" fast startup (silly) feature, it ends up staying on for weeks, until it starts behaving really crazy. (and this is only one of its problems)