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  1. Thread: Updates installing more than once by Smiley1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
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    Solved An update to the update! :chuckle: Ok, thanks!

    An update to the update! :chuckle: Ok, thanks!
  2. Thread: Updates installing more than once by Smiley1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
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    Solved Updates installing more than once

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I just realized that KB4023057 has installed itself 3 times--November and December, 2018, and January 2019. KB4100347 has installed twice: once on January 29...
  3. Thread: Updates breaking network connection & sound by Smiley1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 8 Views 380

    Solved Thank you, I'll take a look at that tutorial. ...

    Thank you, I'll take a look at that tutorial. Very helpful. I wish Windows Update had made it easier to disable that without having to modify the registry.

    I'll mark the thread solved.
    ...
  4. Thread: Updates breaking network connection & sound by Smiley1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 8 Views 380

    Solved Thank you. My laptop is by HP, and it has an...

    Thank you. My laptop is by HP, and it has an "assistant" that checks for updates. Hopefully it would steer me towards drivers that are compatible with what is installed. I don't know if computer...
  5. Thread: Updates breaking network connection & sound by Smiley1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 8 Views 380

    Solved The wireless is Broadcom, the ethernet and sound...

    The wireless is Broadcom, the ethernet and sound are Realtek.

    I suspect I might need driver updates for these. (I don't like updating drivers, had a bad experience with an incompatible sound...
  6. Thread: Updates breaking network connection & sound by Smiley1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 8 Views 380

    Solved Updates breaking network connection & sound

    I'm running Windows 10 Home, version 1803, build 17134523.

    The last 2 updates, KB4023057 and KB4100347, have both resulted in my having no network connection and no sound on my laptop after these...
  7. Thread: Hitmanpro.alert, latest update slowing down computer? by Smiley1
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 458

    Update: I am in contact with HitmanPro Alert...

    Update: I am in contact with HitmanPro Alert support. I was told that HitmanPro Alert is meant to run alongside Windows Defender. We are going to be doing some selective troubleshooting with...
  8. Thread: Hitmanpro.alert, latest update slowing down computer? by Smiley1
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 458

    I'm just going to add a list of what protection...

    I'm just going to add a list of what protection HitmanPro Alert provides:
    Antimalware (doesn't specify, just says protection against malware files)
    Exploit mitigation re browsers, MS Office apps,...
  9. Thread: Hitmanpro.alert, latest update slowing down computer? by Smiley1
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 458

    Yes. It was my understanding that HitmanPro...

    Yes. It was my understanding that HitmanPro Alert could run alongside other security software. I turned it back on and the computer is performing OK right now. When I first posted, it was just...
  10. Thread: Hitmanpro.alert, latest update slowing down computer? by Smiley1
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 458

    Hitmanpro.alert, latest update slowing down computer?

    Hi!

    I've noticed that my laptop's functions seem quite bogged down for about a week or so. Just everything slow to open, programs slow to execute, whether it's a browser or Outlook or even a...
  11. Thread: Email from a company whose website I was browsing by Smiley1
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 11 Views 996

    That sort of thing happens to me all the time.

    That sort of thing happens to me all the time.
  12. Thread: Email from a company whose website I was browsing by Smiley1
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 11 Views 996

    Good news, the IP checks out, looks legit. 😊 ...

    Good news, the IP checks out, looks legit. 😊

    I would be interested to know how they got my email address, though. And if there is a way to avoid that sort of thing in the future.
  13. Thread: Email from a company whose website I was browsing by Smiley1
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 11 Views 996

    Just looked into how to view full headers in...

    Just looked into how to view full headers in Outlook, I値l do that when Malwarebytes is finished scanning my rig.
  14. Thread: Email from a company whose website I was browsing by Smiley1
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 11 Views 996

    @Dalchina: The email looks completely legitimate...

    @Dalchina: The email looks completely legitimate in every detail. It also matches the graphics and discounts mentioned on the web page.

    I just sent them a Facebook message, I値l see what they...
  15. Thread: Email from a company whose website I was browsing by Smiley1
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 11 Views 996

    Email from a company whose website I was browsing

    Hello,

    I was wondering how an online retailer could have gotten my email address. I was browsing at their website yesterday, and this morning I received an email from that retailer. I had not...
  16. Thread: Updating your system (100%) by Smiley1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 4 Views 1,990

    Solved Got my desktop back. Windows installed MSRT, but...

    Got my desktop back. Windows installed MSRT, but an update to 1803 failed to install. I just wanted to know if was normal for it to sit at 100% like that. I’ll try again another day. Or, knowing...
  17. Thread: Updating your system (100%) by Smiley1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 4 Views 1,990

    Solved Ok, I just forced a shutdown. We値l see what...

    Ok, I just forced a shutdown. We値l see what happens. Thanks, Ben.

    I had no hard drive activity at all. I知 just trying to boot Windows now. At least the hard drive light is on.

    Now...
  18. Thread: Updating your system (100%) by Smiley1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 4 Views 1,990

    Solved C’mon, guys, please? All I want to know is if...

    C’mon, guys, please? All I want to know is if this is normal for this particular update. Has this happened to anyone else?
  19. Thread: Updating your system (100%) by Smiley1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 4 Views 1,990

    Solved Updating your system (100%)

    Walked into the office to see a black screen and spinning wheel. Checked about 15 minutes later, and had the message mentioned in the title of this thread, with spinning wheel. There was a blinking...
  20. Thread: Suspicious or Not? by Smiley1
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 15 Views 2,490

    sml156, I just looked at one of my accounts (a...

    sml156, I just looked at one of my accounts (a hotmail account I use for message boards), and I have a few unsuccessful sync attempts from foreign countries as well.

    Hmmm...
  21. Thread: Test Your Web Browser痴 Cryptojacking Protection by Smiley1
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 13 Views 1,638

    Solved Which miners blocker are you using? I did a ...

    Which miners blocker are you using? I did a search and I came up with three.
  22. Thread: I seem to not be receiving updates to Windows anymore by Smiley1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 25 Views 2,241

    Hmm...sorting through all of this, according to...

    Hmm...sorting through all of this, according to #1 and #3, KB074588 was downloaded. #2 says it was installed, but I can't find a record of successful installation in #3. Maybe the next update will...
  23. Thread: I seem to not be receiving updates to Windows anymore by Smiley1
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 25 Views 2,241

    My settings only record a failed attempted...

    My settings only record a failed attempted install of KB4074588, but when I check the installed updates by going through the control panel, KB4074588 is listed as installed. Settings also shows...
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    Solved Got it! (Doing a happy dance!) I'm just testing...

    Got it! (Doing a happy dance!) I'm just testing it now, and it looks like this is going to work. Outlook is connecting with the gmail account only and ignoring the other one.

    How to temporally...
  25. Replies 6 Views 1,940

    Solved So if I opened Outlook and went to the File tab...

    So if I opened Outlook and went to the File tab -->Account Settings-->Email accounts-->Highlighted the POP account whose server I will no longer be accessing to get email and then click the "Remove"...
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