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    • in reply to: 2 versions of firefox #2019361

      DriftyDonN
      AskWoody Plus

      You haven’t given us any results of a search for Firefox.exe.

      I totally missed that. Sorry!
      A search shows one file firefox.exe in c:\program files\mozilla firefox  as version66

      also another as you pointed out, on desktop in Tor folder.
      and…

      another found in c:\program files86\mozilla firefox…..ver 71!

      Everything seems to be working so if it’s not broken, don’t repair it!

      Again, thank you.

    • in reply to: Upgrade to win 10 pro ver 1903 from win10 home ver 1903? #2019324

      DriftyDonN
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      I see no difference in upgrade options in settings

      Does the home version have advanced options of deferral for Feature & quality updates ?

      no. only pause choice’s(7 days at a time up to 3 or 4 times. NO advanced choices in either home or pro as far as I can see…) So, no need for pro for the average user, so says Woody.

      Saving $100 ! Thanks Woody!!!

    • in reply to: 2 versions of firefox #2018256

      DriftyDonN
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      2 versions of Firefox

      So, any info on the reason this thread was started?

       

    • in reply to: Need a password manager #2017690

      DriftyDonN
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      bitdefenders pw mgr is NOT reliable.

    • in reply to: 2 versions of firefox #2017162

      DriftyDonN
      AskWoody Plus

      Firefox version reports ver 71 firefox for Acer.
      Didnt know mozilla made versions for specific OEM.
      Ver 71 seeems to beworking ok …no issues …yet.
      Will wait a bit and see!. I just upgraded to win10 pro ver 1903 via ISO from win10 pro ver 1809
      cant wait til tomorrow to see what m$ft sent me….like it or not.
      Thanks folks!


    • DriftyDonN
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      OK . either you are stopping me or 1903 sucks .

      the upgrade left me with a way to extend patches out 35 days. It is nothing like pro. The whole hedge your bets thing just got hosed by microsoft gremlins it seems.

      Any ideas on how to keep msft out of my sytem longer than 35 days besides metering connection?

      DriftyDonN


    • DriftyDonN
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      (cont’d)

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    • DriftyDonN
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      Got a  brandy new laptop yesterday w/ win10 home ver 1809. Dang! Well after staring and restarting, due to removing norton(funny msft n others push defender but then they put norton on oem’s!) adding my own utilities etc, making changes to the default settings etc etc.

      After a day of it( I also upped a dell celeron 4gb home 1809 w/ same 1903 iso- no problems!) I was ready this a.m to get at it again. So 1st  email is funkylink-mismatch-1      (Separate thread.)If you’ll allow I’ll try to tell the rest in pics…

      Pre upgrade

       

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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4: Time to get the November patches installed #2015829

      DriftyDonN
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      Here goes! I purchased a new laptop and hoped it would come w/ ver 1903…seemed logical to me but no..Acer sent it w/ ver 1809. home. Woody advised just upgrade to 1903 if you have home ver of 1809(or less) so I thought we would work it out.

      Said machine arrived today see attachments. Says in red..need updates. Hmmm…been putting off updates in ver 1809 pro, so what to do? Advanced options give me nothing..it is home after all!. Update history blank. Did get to pause so it’s waiting till 26 dec but I do have 1903 ver ISO on USB so question is, shall I just update with the ISO? This version of 1803 surely is different from 1803 pro I had. Took a long time to switch all those sliders from yes to no and I’m not sure if I screwed up access to apps that I shouldnt have….

      I did image it out of box and after privacy settings, AV and VPN, photo viewer , FF , email client, Open Office  and so on…have more to add but it’ll keep

      Thanks! Advice appreciated. ,

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    • in reply to: About that nonsense FBI warning about TVs stalking you #2014857

      DriftyDonN
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      Can recent models of smart TVs now being sold, be connected to a PC via (let’s say) an HDMI cable, to use it as an large external monitor for streaming shows picked up with the PC, as well as any other uses where having a very large screen monitor can be of help?

      Not sure my laptop would use the 43″ UHD Samsung smart tv-2017 model- would that damage the graphics card in laptop? Acer E15 w/nvidia gforce mx150 2gb vram.

      Also, I haven’t seen any mention of problems w/ security if hardwired? Cant seem to find on/off for wifi…its either asking for wi fi ssid /password or ethernet wired.

      T’anks!

    • in reply to: Samsung & Roku Smart TV's Vulnerable to Hacking #2014854

      DriftyDonN
      AskWoody Plus

      Not sure my laptop would use the 43″ UHD Samsung smart tv- would that damage the graphics card in laptop? nvidia gforce mx150 2gb vram.

      Also, I haven’t seen any mention of problems w/ security if hardwired? Cant seem to find on/off for wifi…its either asking for wi fi ssid /password or ethernet wired.

       

    • in reply to: Moving from Kaspersky to Bitdefender for AV #2014404

      DriftyDonN
      AskWoody Plus

      Which came first? Hardware or software?

      I do not trust them. Hence my time spent on different sites perusing available info. I don’t work any longer so time is a commodity I have to spend.

      I use them carefully….esp when dealing with sensitive data

      I can see your point and it is a logical one. Perhaps most bothersome to me is the length of time it takes between ‘fixes’ leaving no access or limited use and m$fts assumption that it is ok to experiment with us while emptying our pockets.

      Kind of off topic but quite interesting. I hope n prey(sic) bitdefender doesn’t go the way of  your experience w/ Kaspersky.

      be well

    • in reply to: Moving from Kaspersky to Bitdefender for AV #2014361

      DriftyDonN
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      IMO,  microsoft cant update/patch their own OS without catastrophes being common. So how are they as a security venue?

      Color me skeptical


    • DriftyDonN
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      See woody’s posts which say he had been urging us to upgrade to pro for the abilities to postpone msft intrusions. In his paraphrased words, we dont need pro now.

    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4: Time to get the November patches installed #2015851

      DriftyDonN
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      0X80070015 THAT IS THE error number. SO how do I properly FIX IT-EASY AND SIMPLE FIX THAN COMPLICATED.

      hurt my ears!
      Multiple Solutions to Fix the Windows Defender Error 0x80070015
      https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/error-0x80070015.html
      Maybe i’t the dependable microsoft Antivirus that is so wonderful?

      Edited to remove HTML

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