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Monroe

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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 ... I can't imagine all the information coming in from everywhere with all the Windows 10 machines out there in the world on a daily basis. Where would it all be stored and of what real use with all the keystrokes and verbal speech being saved. Too much for 'humans' to look through ... right? It says it can be turned 'off' ... who knows for sure, how would a person confirm that? ...
  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 MOBILITY RADEON 7500) and with CPU-Z 1.95 I have no information in the GPU Name space. That really doesn't matter since I know that information anyway. Also, I noticed the Core Speed readings in CPU-Z v1.72 seem to be a little more sensitive. For instance I get constant fluctuating readings with fractions ... 598.15, 598.16, 598.18 MHz and so forth. With CPU-Z 1.95 it just stays at 598.00 MHz ... no fractions or tenths in jumps to 1794.00 MHz. So I guess there are some slight differences in various versions. I may keep the CPU-Z v1.72 version but still put the newer CPU-Z 1.95 version on my computer to have available. Since they are both portable and don't take up much space, it really doesn't matter much. Besides there may be more differences that I have not discovered yet. Thanks for the reply. ...
  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 as 2400.00 MHz which is not accurate for my setup. Using CPU-Z v1.72.1 ... I do get Core Speed readings from 598.00 MHz to 1794.00 MHz. I had tried some of the 'newer' versions years ago and decided to stay with CPU-Z v1.72.1 because I like the 'active' Core Speed reading and all the other information seems to match what the slightly newer versions say. Seems like this version is 'actively involved' in my XP setup. As I said earlier this information may only be for my Windows XP setup ... those newer versions may work better on another Windows XP setup and a person may not care about actual Core Speed real time readings. I'd be interested in what others have for Core Speed readings on their setup with these newer versions mentioned earlier and then try the CPU-Z v1.72.1 slightly older version. I only use the portable ZIP versions. CPU-Z v1.72.1 ... in my case, is the last actual version showing fluctuating Core Speed readings. Older version downloads are still at the website. ...
  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 12.2.2.7098. 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 did get the correct version this time ... v12.0.0.6818. I am not sure what happened before except that I may have started the download with some of the link missing. https://web.archive.org/web/20190502052352/http://cdn.download.comodo.com/cis/download/installs/1000/standalone/cispremium_only_installer.exe I will check this out later this week. Sorry for the confusion but your link was good. ...
  6. OK ... yesterday I removed ZAlarm and tried these two firewalls ... PC Tools Firewall Plus 7.0.0.123 and the Comodo firewall/internet security suite 6818. The PC Tools Firewall Plus 7.0.0.123 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 for Windows 7 and higher. As I said earlier, the PC Tools FW was good but I decided to just stick with the ZA version I have been using. I had got the Pro version years ago and it seems to still be OK with my XP setup. I didn't see much difference between the two. They both do the same job very well. ...
  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 7.0.0.123 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 together. I have run some leak tests at various times and everything appears to be fine. However, one these days soon I will remove ZA and try the Comodo FW and the PC Tools FW. I am curious how they work. I have a backup so I can get my setup with ZA back up in a hurry ... or I may decide to change the FW to one of the other two. I didn't know too much about a VPN and I have really spent some time reading on VPNs and firewalls, various leak tests, IP address testing. Everything seems to be OK so far since I am still using Windows XP. I should have had this setup years ago with going to different places with 'free WiFi' ... I guess I was lucky not to have any problems.
  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 / Firewalls for Windows https://www.malavida.com/en/windows/cat/firewalls PC Tools Firewall Plus 7.0.0.123 https://www.malavida.com/en/soft/pc-tools-firewall/download I see that PC Tools Firewall Plus v7.0.0.123 is the last version and was 'retired' in October 2012 as a standalone version and I guess was part of a 'new security package' that was not free. I did see a few complaints of the 'PC Tools Firewall' ... BUT that was for older versions with problems. Thanks again ...
  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 to stay with v4.5.594.000, myself included ... it was a plain simple firewall that just worked, I think I had it on my Win 98SE setup before going to WinXP. I recently signed up with a VPN service and after two weeks or so ... both the VPN and ZA seem to be working together. I may have to change a few settings in ZA but not sure at this point of time. I have run some IP tests and DNS Leak tests. Everything seems to working OK for now. This company provides a firewall with their VPN service but it only works with Windows 7 and above. They never had a firewall that worked with Win XP but luckily the ZA Firewall seems to be comparable and working with the VPN. Some of the older versions of Comodo FW must have not worked very well with a VPN ... this version I was looking for since it did indicate a VPN fix but I am no longer searching for it. COMODO Firewall Pro 3.0.14.276 FIXED! VPN Clients can now connect to VPN servers while CFP is installed ... there were a lot of 'fixes' in that version so any Comodo versions before that might not be good to have on the computer. So ZA v4.5.594.000 looks OK at this point. ...
  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 12.2.2.7062. I was looking for a 'clean' version with just a firewall ... that version 12.0.0.6870 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...bloated and full of things i got sick of turning off every time i installed it. Now i pay for a firewall thats just a firewall, which is what this USED to be..." So I don't know ... anyone here use this firewall with Win XP? I am using an older version of Zone Alarm that still works quite well in 2020 ... before ZA went crazy and destroyed their good firewall with adding things. I just wanted to check it out. The 'non-installer version' doesn't seem to be that type of download. I will just pass on the Comodo firewall. The comments don't sound too good. ...
  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 due to SHA1 deprecation. Future versions will also have a minimum system requirement on Windows 7 of Service Pack 1. Appreciate any information. ...
  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. ...
  16. I have a User Agent utility added to New Moon 28. You can add a few user agents to use instead of the Default. However, when you close down NM and reopen NM 28, the user agent is always back to the default user agent. Is there somewhere in New Moon a setting or someway for the user agent to always remain on the the user agent I have checked till I change it myself? ...
  17. Found this after posting the earlier post. Since there was no obituary and all I have is the birthday November 16th. This site lists a Gregory Braun who was born on 11/16/1953 and is 66 years old. That is close to the age listed in slot car racing forum article which was 65 ... so he probably has passed away with the same name and the age so close. https://www.mylife.com/gregory-braun/e70654690332 ...
  18. It's very hard to confirm this but I think he has passed away. I have used several of his software programs for many years going back to Windows 98SE. I mention this for anyone interested in his software programs. I usually go to his web site a few times a year to check for any new programs added ... most all programs were free to anyone. A few were not. The web site is down or 'has been suspended'. I did some time in a lot of searching and came up with another site where there was an announcement that 'Greg Braun' had passed away. It seems he was also into slot car racing ... still very hard to find a connection between the slot car web site 'Greg Braun' and the software web site 'Gregory Braun' until reading comments further down at the slot car forum someone posted this comment: "and he also was a computer scientist based on his other site." ... as I mentioned earlier that site is down or suspended and his slot car site is also down as mentioned in the forum. From the forum post ... May 16, 2020, 07:37 PM I found out this sad news today and I had already started to fear something had happened.,I had a small order thru PayPal which I’m not worried about as they will sort it out. When I saw the site down I googled some more and found this forum. He seemed like a really nice guy. His site was awesome and he also was a computer scientist based on his other site. Of course I didn’t know him but I have been looking at the site for several years. With all of this uncertainty now this is another tragic story . I also lost another friend in my car hobby circle today. May they rest in piece. -------------------------- from the forum site it was said there was no obituary and he had been alone and dead for some time. I liked his calendar program ... Calendar 2000. I found a site where all his free programs are still there and available ... don't know if anyone saved his actual site. Gregory Braun Software Design - Specializing in Windows application and utility development. Shareware and Freeware for business and personal use. Security, encryption and programming tools for the Windows desktop. https://download.cnet.com/developer/gregory-braun/i-52814 and this is his own web site, now offline: http://www.gregorybraun.com/ This is the mention of his passing at the slot car forum, https://www.hrwforum.com/forum/hrw-scale-forums/hrw-ho-scale/32610-greg-braun-hoslotcarracing-com Sad news about Greg Braun. He did a lot for the hobby. Greg Braun - Hoslotcarracing.com Update. For those of you who have visited hoslotcarracing.com, the site run by Greg Braun, for either general info, track layouts or to order, I found out today that Greg Braun has passed away. According to a neighbor, his body was found 2 weeks ago. He apparently took his own life it's estimated about 3 weeks before that. He was 65 I believe he lived alone. The neighbor said he had few friends. There is a sister in Minnesota who has been down here since his death to take care of immediate concerns. There is no obituary. I'm not sure if there was a funeral. The neighbor said he was a very private person. There is another neighbor who took care of lawn care for Greg. I'm going to try to connect with this person to see if I can get more details. When I went to the house today, there were 2 cars in the driveway and both had plates that expired in 2018. I'm guessing he didn't go out much. I never met Greg. I just knew him as a great resource in the hobby. He will be sorely missed. Please feel free to share this to other FB pages to spread the word. May his soul rest in peace. --------------- I mention this so you can check out his software programs while still available at the one site. Maybe everything will be on the Way Back site, I don't exactly know how that works. All I know for a real fact is that his birthday is November 16th ... he has that listed on his 'Calendar 2000' program on Nov 16th - Gregory's Birthday with a small birthday cake pictured. Perhaps someone has more 100% information on this ... I feel like I am 99% correct in this post but not 100%. It's still sad for a software person to be gone. ...
  19. Thanks VistaLover ... I searched around for version 32.0.0.371 since all this flash information was first posted and found nothing. I wasn't sure if I really would need it in the future but it can't hurt to have a copy saved. A big download for the three files I needed but it didn't take long to download. Wayback Machine comes through again ... I have to spend more time there. ...
  20. Regele ... I just like using the older version for checking files ... it was simple and did the job. ------------ Well I tried several Ghost backups and Malwarebytes no longer works in any of them, although it surely did at the time of each backup. Just get the message ... "You have the latest database version." ... doesn't matter what the date is. I am just going to work with the last date I have, being July 30th and I can still use that for a file download check. I don't really use the program that often anyway and usually updated it just a few times a month. ...
  21. docR ... thanks for the update information from your end. Vistapocalypse ... yes, my date and time are correct. I have two ThinkPad T42 computers that I did a backup on each on 30 July 2020. I always put my last backup on (April 12th) then update that backup to the current date (in this case July 30th). I had no problem that morning (July 30th) updating Malwarebytes from the April 12th backup. So last night I got the second ThinkPad out to see if Malwarebytes would update on it. I also get the same message on my other computer ... "You have the latest database version." , which is also July 30th, when I updated Malwarebytes before the backup on that second computer. So last night I also decided to put the April 12th backup back on the computer. Malwarebytes was working for sure on that backup since I got the July 30th update for my July 30th backup. The Malwarebytes update is of course April 12th. When I tried the Malwarebytes update last night on the April 12th backup ... I am now getting the same message ... "You have the latest database version." ... which is April 12th ... but that backup was OK at one point and the Malwarebytes update did work. Later today I will try some older backups from Feb and last year. It's a real mystery and since no one else is reporting the same problem ... has to be something on my end. I will continue to try to figure this out. thanks ...
  22. Thanks for finding the information from another forum. I will take their word that everything is OK with the older version still getting updates. I just tried to update again and Malwarebytes tells me I have the latest update from July 30th. I uninstalled the Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1300 version and did a cleanup and installed it again. The database is now dated April 2013 when this version was released. I ran the update program and was told that I have the latest update available from April 2013 ... over seven years ago. I guess the program has quit working on my setup ... this is just the 'free' version, not the 'Pro' version, which I never used. Thanks for your help ... I will move on. ...
  23. Awhile back I posted this in 'Malware Prevention and Security' ... I have not received a reply from anyone still using Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1300 with Win XP. Maybe everyone has moved on to a newer version and I am the only one left in the world using this older version, but someone must still be using this version with Win XP. What I posted earlier : Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1300 not updating, I am no longer able to update Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1300. I have been using the free version for years on my Win XP setup. My last manually downloaded update was 30 July 2020 and today I went to get the latest update and I keep getting this message: "You have the latest database version." .... of course that's not correct, so maybe this Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1300 version is no longer receiving a current database update. Can anyone confirm this or have you read any news dealing with this version not updating anymore? I can find no comments doing a search on the internet. thanks, ------------------------------------------------------------------------ I just tried updating again before posting this newer post and I am still getting the message ... "You have the latest database version." There used to be many updates provided every 24 hours and I happen to still like this simple version for a quick check every so often. So again I ask if anyone is still using this older version and able to get updates? The updates were still working on July 30, 2020. Thanks again ...
  24. I am no longer able to update Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1300. I have been using the free version for years on my Win XP setup. My last manually downloaded update was 30 July 2020 and today I went to get the latest update and I keep getting this message: You have the latest database version. .... of course that's not correct, so maybe this Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1300 version is no longer receiving a current database update. Can anyone confirm this or have you read any news dealing with this? thanks,
  25. Yes, I like that better than MoonBeam ... perhaps 'DeathRay' .... 'MantaRay' !

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