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hotnuma

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  1. https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/ It requires the Python interpreter (2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+), and it is not platform specific. It's a must-have, like ffmpeg or wget. Computing is like junk food nowadays but there's still a few very good programs and if an open source software is not compatible with you OS you have a chance to build it yourself and make it compatible again.
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    Generating DEF file for API wrapper

    You need first to add the path of MinGW's bin directory to your PATH env variable. Then it's trivial : gcc -o tiny_impdef.exe tiny_impdef.c Then to generate a def file : tiny_impdef.exe regex2.dll Then you get the generated file :
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    Antivirus for xp?

    That's so true. Most malware can be detected manually. There are also some advanced spying programs like project sauron that hide themselves using advanced methods. These are harder to detect manually but are not detected by antivirus anyway.
  4. I use Python 3.4 under XP, but it should work with latest release from python.org : https://www.python.org/downloads/ ".py" files will be registered on the system and double clicking a ".py" files should run it. The samples I posted should work but you'll have to change hard coded paths of course.
  5. You can list files this way in python : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2212643/python-recursive-folder-read A simplest example : import sys, os fromdir = "D:\\DevBuild" for root, subs, files in os.walk(fromdir): for fname in files: fpath = os.path.join(root, fname) print(fpath) That simple program prints all file paths in the specified directory. To list the content of archives, a good way maybe to use the command line version of 7zip or bsdtar. A more advanced example : import sys, os, subprocess def archlist(fpath): cmd = "C:\\Programs\\Outils\\7-Zip\\7z.exe", "l", "-ba", fpath subproc = subprocess.Popen(cmd, shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE) out = subproc.communicate()[0].decode('windows-1252').strip().split('\r\n') for line in out: print(line) def dirlist(fromdir): for root, subs, files in os.walk(fromdir): for fname in files: fpath = os.path.join(root, fname) if fpath.endswith(".zip"): archlist(fpath) dirlist("D:\\DevBuild\\parse") This one runs 7z.exe from 7Zip, it redirects the output to a text buffer, and prints that buffet, so in my example, I get something like this : 2018-07-30 09:28:58 D.... 0 0 b 2018-07-30 09:28:53 ....A 0 0 b\a.txt 2018-07-30 08:38:22 ....A 266 121 b\a.zip 2018-07-30 09:29:08 D.... 0 0 b\c 2018-07-30 09:29:05 ....A 0 0 b\c\c.txt 2018-07-30 09:29:18 D.... 0 0 b\d 2018-07-30 09:29:14 ....A 0 0 b\d\d.txt The output of 7zip may not be really nice, for example it shows empty directories, a program like bsdtar gives cleaner output I think. It's possible to do the same in Qt, it would run probably faster. I really like Qt, it's fabulous, but it's harder to learn. So, that's a starting point.
  6. All these are programs, so if you can detect unusual running processes, services, drivers, and also controlling scheduled task, startup programs, browser extensions, then you should be able to detect something wrong on your system.
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_uncertainty_and_doubt The best protection for your system is to backup your data all the rest is bullsh1t.
  8. I can't see any difference between doing my banking with XP in 2008 and doing my banking with XP in 2018 except that I'm 10 years older. Also, I never do any kind of russian roulupdates on my computer, I disabled the securshitty center and I still don't have an anti-virus, except on demand scanning. On that 10 years old laptop, the system starts in 50 seconds and use 140 Mb of memory.
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    FFMpeg and Windows XP in 2017

    Great thanks a lot.
  10. I always had that trouble with any version of FF and also with Pale Moon / New Moon. It always freezes at 23 min : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1126635 It happens on YT and on any site using HTML5 videos, a workaround was to use Flash Player instead of HTML5 but that no longer works. I have an old Dell laptop with a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT. It seems that not everyone have this bug, but what cause this ? The graphic card ? A power saving bug ? A buffering bug ? It's a mystery. :-P
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    Modern Browser Project 2018

    It seems that add blocking can make a browser horribly slow when using blocking lists because there's a huge number of blocking rules. That's what I found when trying Otter browser under XP.
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    Antivirus for xp?

    https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/08/researchers-crack-open-unusually-advanced-malware-that-hid-for-5-years/ So. Who still think his computer is secured ?
  13. @roytam1, do you have an idea about this bug ? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1126635 I have it with any html5 video and with any Firefox release including New Moon and Basilisk.
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    Antivirus for xp?

    If we need to run that kind of rotten bloatware, the advantage of running XP is totally lost. The only thing you can do to secure any kind of web browser is to use malware lists in µBlock Origin and to use a fake user agent. Nowadays there's a lot of "security experts" on forums, they seem really worried about how secured is their computer. I think it's because they don't know how a computer work. So they think that constantly play the Russian roulette with system updates gives them a great level of security and of course a great knowledge in computing. In fact most of these never wrote a single line of code in their life and totally ignore how a software work. That's precisely why they are so worried, not understanding how their system can be screwed up. I always wonder how many of these "experts" disable Remote Desktop services and of course how many of these "experts" regularly backup their data. How many of these "experts" don't save the password of their bank account on their computer then the browser asks to do so. Personally, the only system I hope is secured is the server of my bank account but for my personal computer I don't care a d*** if anyone get access to my holiday pictures. Instead of believing in fake security, I prefer on the contrary to know that my computer is vulnerable then I take care and I do some backups. I would do exactly the same with a supposedly "secured" system. There's surely some backdoors in any MS system anyway so computing security is done for simple minded people. Have a nice day.
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