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Monroe last won the day on August 11 2018

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  1. I also liked reading your post. I was not aware that the 'Host file' is not 100% secure. I will check Wireshark out. I found the last version to work with Win XP ... "As shown on the Wireshark Wiki LifeCycle page, the last version to support XP is 1.10 and the last release of that was 1.10.14". Thanks for the reply. ...
  2. I am reading this today ... an article dated yesterday (March 22) in a CA Newsletter. I don't use Windows 10 but is this article actually true? "Windows 10 Secretly Listens to Everything You Say and Records All Your Keystrokes with Hidden Keylogger that Uploads to Microsoft" https://humansarefree.com/2021/03/creepy-bill-gates-strikes-again-windows-10-secretly-listens-to-everything-you-say-and-records-all-your-keystrokes-with-hidden-keylogger-that-uploads-to-microsoft.html It is in this CA News Letter: https://presscalifornia.com/ If there is some truth to this article
  3. OK, I downloaded the latest version CPU-Z 1.95 that you mention and it does work showing the core speed varying. I tried a few newer versions after CPU-Z v1.72.1 back in 2015 and the Core Speed didn't change anymore for me so I stopped trying any newer versions ... just decided to stay with the older version. Glad you mentioned all this so I will update to CPU-Z 1.95. The only difference I see so far and it's trivial ... I do get a little more information under the Graphics tab with CPU-Z v1.72.1 and less information with version CPU-Z 1.95. With v1.72.1, I get a GPU Name (ATI MOBIL
  4. This information may only be for my Windows XP setup. I am and have been using CPU-Z v1.72.1 (February 27th, 2015) on my XP setup because it shows the Core Speed in actual time adjusting to any use of the CPU. I just tried the newer 'Vintage Edition' and I get no 'real time' CPU readings ... the Core Speed just reports or stays at the top speed 1794.00 MHz ... no fluctuation with the CPU at rest. Dave, I tried both CPU-Z v1.76 and CPU-Z Windows 98, v1.76 and I do not get a true Core Speed reading at all and there is no movement of the Core Speed number. This version reports my Core Speed
  5. Mr.Scienceman2000 ... I just checked the version that I downloaded from that link. It does appear to be a different version. When I right click on the download and then hit the Properties / Version tab ... I am getting this version number I've had that happen before after downloading a program that is supposed to be the version I'm after and then it's not that version. This is the download name ... 'cispremium_only_installer'. So they have changed the download. I will download it again to check. --------------------------- OK, I downloaded from the link again and I
  6. OK ... yesterday I removed ZAlarm and tried these two firewalls ... PC Tools Firewall Plus and the Comodo firewall/internet security suite 6818. The PC Tools Firewall Plus was good, seemed to be a very good firewall for Win XP. I didn't notice really too much difference between it and the ZA version I have been using. The layout is nice, maybe a little nicer and it seems to work OK on my computer with the VPN. The Comodo firewall/internet security 6818 version would not install on my XP setup. A window popped up saying this version was not for Windows XP but only
  7. That was a fast reply ... yes, when I would be at the library or McDonalds I was never too comfortable when on the WiFi but I live in a country type area and not around a large area where people might be looking and searching for information. Again, thanks for your help and to the other members who also had information to share. When I do try those two other firewalls I will post my thoughts on them over ZoneAlarm. ...
  8. Yes, I just got the file downloaded ... I may have had the dot included before as RainyShadow suggested. I didn't have any problems this time. I will work with the Comodo Firewall and see how it works. I want to also try PC Tools Firewall Plus as I mentioned earlier. I haven't done anything yet however as I have been working with the Zone Alarm version that I have had on my computer for years. This version ... ZA v4.5.594.000 seems to be just fine working with the VPN I now have. I have almost had the VPN service for a month now and ZA and the VPN seem to be working OK
  9. Thanks for the Comodo Firewall version information. I will check it out ... for now I didn't have success with the links, I was in a hurry and will look into everything with more detail. I probably messed up the link. 404. That’s an error. The requested URL / was not found on this server. That’s all we know. ... and Sorry. This snapshot cannot be displayed due to an internal error. ...
  10. Tangy ... thanks for posting about PC Tools Firewall Plus v7.0.0.123. I had never heard of this firewall and it looks very interesting. I have downloaded it and also searched around for more information on it. You really have to be careful with some of these sites that offer downloads. I downloaded PC Tools Firewall Plus v7.0.0.123 from one site but when I checked the download it was not the correct version. This site does have the correct version if anyone is interested. They also list many other firewalls that can be downloaded to try. Many I have never heard of. Malavida / Firewal
  11. Yes, that is strange with two identical XP setups ... one with the errors and one installs OK. I also have two identical ThinkPad T42 XP setups and a few programs install slightly different on each T42. I have been looking into some 'older clean' Comodo Firewall downloads and keep running into the '404 Not Found' message. However, I stated earlier that I am using an older version of ZoneAlarm that seems to be just fine for my XP setup. Years ago there was much discussion about ZA v4.5.594.000 being a very good version for Win XP. As newer ZA versions were released ... many people decided
  12. siria ... I just noticed your link, I also found that download earlier and after downloading it and checking the version ...it is different ... it says it is version I was looking for a 'clean' version with just a firewall ... that version doesn't seem to exist in 2020. ...
  13. Well I was at that website and saw the message about 'bundled software' and decided to pass. I was hoping to find the version that Comodo might have had available in 2019. Maybe all their free software has ads bundled in also. I'm a little confused on that ... the download size seems to be OK. I have downloaded it to check out. There was some mention at another website that the Comodo firewall free software was bloated. I found some of those comments ... "theres really no reason for anyone to install the bloated mess that Comodo became." "Stopped using this some time ago now...b
  14. I am looking for this version of the Comodo Firewall v12.0.0.6870 ... it is listed as the last version to be supported with XP and Vista. I have not been able to locate a download location yet. Dead links or no links so far, nothing that I can find at the Comodo website for older versions or File Hippo ... also a few other sites have come up empty. From the Comodo website about this version: Comodo Firewall v12.0.0.6870 09 July 2019 This version will no longer be updated on Windows XP and Windows Vista essentially making it the last supported version for those OSes. This is
  15. just became aware of Windscribe VPN in the last 10 days from reading this thread. It works very nice with my Windows XP setup. The 'free' 10 GB plan is good. There doesn't seem to be many VPNs for Windows XP. Probably runs very good on Windows 7 and higher but it works good with the XP download. There are some online Winscribe reviews using search. ...
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