Author Topic: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know  (Read 632635 times)

0 Members and 3 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 41983
  • 59 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1035 on: November 28, 2015, 10:06:39 PM »
With some AV's, that MPCmd thing still runs even when Defender is disabled. I don't know if it does for all but I know for a fact that it did when I was using Bitdefender Free.
It gets turned off when install in Avast which is what's important on this forum. :)
Free avast! Security Seminar: https://goo.gl/kh3cqR  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 10 Pro v1903 64bit, 8 Gig Ram, AvastFree 19.6.xxxx, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq

Offline CraigB

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *****
  • Posts: 10930
  • No support PM's thanks
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1036 on: November 29, 2015, 04:16:08 AM »
Still a good hack to have and Defender doesn't have to be running to add it, many users like myself run multiple systems with numerous AV's, Defender being one of them :)
Sorry but those that come here are usually Avast users. I'd consider this a bit off-topic. :)
I didn't say they weren't Avast users, just many use other options as well.

 

Offline Dch48

  • Massive Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 3152
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1037 on: November 30, 2015, 06:48:51 AM »
With some AV's, that MPCmd thing still runs even when Defender is disabled. I don't know if it does for all but I know for a fact that it did when I was using Bitdefender Free.
It gets turned off when install in Avast which is what's important on this forum. :)
Sorry Bob, but no it doesn't. Defender itself gets turned off but the file I mentioned still runs and turns Defender back on if no other AV is detected.
Avatar FX6327X desktop, FX-6300 CPU, RX 470 GPU, 8GB RAM, Windows 10 Home 64 bit
HP dv6-6140us laptop, A8-3500M APU, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
RCA W101 v2 10" tablet, Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3735F processor, 2GB RAM, Windows 10 Home 32 bit

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 41983
  • 59 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1038 on: November 30, 2015, 04:21:51 PM »
With some AV's, that MPCmd thing still runs even when Defender is disabled. I don't know if it does for all but I know for a fact that it did when I was using Bitdefender Free.
It gets turned off when install in Avast which is what's important on this forum. :)
Sorry Bob, but no it doesn't. Defender itself gets turned off but the file I mentioned still runs and turns Defender back on if no other AV is detected.
That's correct. It's actually a good thing so that when you remove your current AV, you are never left totally unprotected.
Free avast! Security Seminar: https://goo.gl/kh3cqR  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 10 Pro v1903 64bit, 8 Gig Ram, AvastFree 19.6.xxxx, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq

Offline Secondmineboy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3647
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1039 on: December 03, 2015, 09:46:51 PM »
Manjaro Linux 18.1.3 Juhraya, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD, 1366 by 768 LCD Screen, Intel Core i3 5010U Dual Core, Intel HD Graphics 5500
HUAWEI P30 Pro. Android 10

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 41983
  • 59 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Free avast! Security Seminar: https://goo.gl/kh3cqR  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 10 Pro v1903 64bit, 8 Gig Ram, AvastFree 19.6.xxxx, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq

Offline Secondmineboy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3647
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1041 on: December 07, 2015, 04:44:39 PM »
Microsoft Silently Re-Enables Windows 10 Upgrades on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs – Report

http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-silently-re-enables-windows-10-upgrades-on-windows-7-and-8-1-pcs-report-497234.shtml
Manjaro Linux 18.1.3 Juhraya, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD, 1366 by 768 LCD Screen, Intel Core i3 5010U Dual Core, Intel HD Graphics 5500
HUAWEI P30 Pro. Android 10

Offline abruptum

  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1937

Offline Secondmineboy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3647
Manjaro Linux 18.1.3 Juhraya, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD, 1366 by 768 LCD Screen, Intel Core i3 5010U Dual Core, Intel HD Graphics 5500
HUAWEI P30 Pro. Android 10

Offline Dch48

  • Massive Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 3152
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1044 on: December 07, 2015, 10:58:56 PM »
Microsoft Silently Re-Enables Windows 10 Upgrades on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs – Report

http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-silently-re-enables-windows-10-upgrades-on-windows-7-and-8-1-pcs-report-497234.shtml
Also here :

http://www.ghacks.net/2015/12/07/microsoft-continues-aggressive-upgrade-strategy-for-windows-7-and-8-1-systems/

I didn't install KB3112343, so I don't have this problem.


Im on Windoof 10 already so i dont care......
Lol, same here. I'm holding out on my Win 7 laptop but may eventually give in and upgrade it. It seems like everything I have on it will run in 10. Win 10 is a great OS and better in every way under the hood than 7. The "spyware" stuff is nonsense since every version of Windows, Android, MacOS, and maybe even the mostly irrelevant Linux do much the same things. The biggest difference in 10 is that they tell you about it. Even if Linux doesn't do it, I wouldn't use it. I have tried a few different distros and hated them all.
Avatar FX6327X desktop, FX-6300 CPU, RX 470 GPU, 8GB RAM, Windows 10 Home 64 bit
HP dv6-6140us laptop, A8-3500M APU, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
RCA W101 v2 10" tablet, Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3735F processor, 2GB RAM, Windows 10 Home 32 bit

Offline Secondmineboy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3647
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1045 on: December 16, 2015, 07:37:27 PM »
New Insider Build is now out to try out:

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2015/12/16/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-11082/

Known Issues:

-Languages packages and Features on Demand will fail to install on this build. We are investigating workarounds.

-When copying, deleting, or moving files there will be no progress dialog shown. The file action will complete without intervention. This can cause confusion when acting on large files or directories.

-With this build, application defaults for some applications will be reset. Music & Video will default to Windows Media Player. This can be reconfigured opening Cortana or Search and searching for “Choose default apps by file type” to open the correct settings page.


So take heed of the known issues, and check your Windows Update settings if you’re a Windows Insider in the fast ring, and get to downloading build 11082!
« Last Edit: December 16, 2015, 07:56:28 PM by Steven Winderlich »
Manjaro Linux 18.1.3 Juhraya, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD, 1366 by 768 LCD Screen, Intel Core i3 5010U Dual Core, Intel HD Graphics 5500
HUAWEI P30 Pro. Android 10


Offline Secondmineboy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3647
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1047 on: December 17, 2015, 12:54:58 AM »
Evolving Microsoft SmartScreen to protect you from drive-by attacks

https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2015/12/16/smartscreen-drive-by-improvements/
Manjaro Linux 18.1.3 Juhraya, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD, 1366 by 768 LCD Screen, Intel Core i3 5010U Dual Core, Intel HD Graphics 5500
HUAWEI P30 Pro. Android 10

Offline Dch48

  • Massive Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 3152
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1048 on: December 17, 2015, 06:26:42 AM »
Evolving Microsoft SmartScreen to protect you from drive-by attacks

https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2015/12/16/smartscreen-drive-by-improvements/
I've always been a fan of the SmartScreen filtering since IE7 days. It's great to see it's been expanded even further now. It has always been my primary anti-phishing protection and has picked up on quite a few bad sites over the years. It actually works better than the phishing protection in some third party Antivirus programs which has been shown in tests. It's one of the reasons why I have always used IE as my default browser. (Of course there are other reasons like handling of cookies, favorites and downloads which I greatly prefer in IE.)
Avatar FX6327X desktop, FX-6300 CPU, RX 470 GPU, 8GB RAM, Windows 10 Home 64 bit
HP dv6-6140us laptop, A8-3500M APU, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
RCA W101 v2 10" tablet, Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3735F processor, 2GB RAM, Windows 10 Home 32 bit

Offline Secondmineboy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3647
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1049 on: December 17, 2015, 10:45:42 AM »
@Dch48: In my own tests its not that good in blocking phishing sites, but i guess Microsoft has more in the works i hope also regarding Defender, like a new UI, better Zero-Day, etc.
Manjaro Linux 18.1.3 Juhraya, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD, 1366 by 768 LCD Screen, Intel Core i3 5010U Dual Core, Intel HD Graphics 5500
HUAWEI P30 Pro. Android 10