Windows Security

Forum discussion tagged with Windows Security.
  1. arimich

    Solved! I accidentally removed 'Hacktool: Win32/AutoKMS' after it got detected as a threat by the Windows Defender; what should be done?

    hey guys i recently upgraded my OS from windows 8.1 to 10. i bought a ssd and the computer store guy installed Windows 10 and cracked it with KMSpico. however, when i ran a scan with windows security, it detected KMSpico elements as threats. Among them, AutoKMS was posing as a severe threat, so...
  2. L

    Should i get bitdefender

    Hey! Long story short: Should i get bitdefender total security 2018, i dont download anything from pirate bay and sites like that and i am using windows security.
  3. A

    Can't activate Virus & threat protection

    Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Security -> Virus & threat protection: "Page not available" Your IT administrator has limited access to some areas of this app, and the item you tried to access is not available. Contact IT helpdesk for more information. When I click ok, everything is...
  4. C

    windows hack/scam/breach, my children fell for it.

    You know those pop ups that come up that say something like your Windows Security has been breached, and so on and forth. My twin 13 year old boys got that message and took it upon themselves to call that number (18776877111) and LET someone take control remotely. Whatever they did they used...
  5. jsimenhoff

    Common Sense Tips for Cybersecurity

    Ransomware. Phishing attacks. Malware. These days, cyberthreats are everywhere :fou: Companies big and small are taken down all the time. Even us, the authority in tech, have to keep a stiff upper lip in the face of these constant attacks. It's not uncommon to be blasted by DDOS attackers and...
  6. L

    Access Denied even I am the Administrator and also Failed to change Ownership ( I am the Only Administrator )

    ( This is NOT the problem ) So, Recently I downloaded DOTA 2 from STEAM and when tried to run it gave an Update error. I looked for solutions and found one that is to delete a folder named "downloading" located in Steamapps folder But.... ( The PROBLEM ) When i tried to delete it , It gave me...
  7. KiL3MaNjAr0W

    Challenge by my Security+ Professor

    Okay so my professor for Net+ has offered a challenge to his students that will be enrolled in his Security+ class next semester. The challenge is getting passed his network security and obtaining his windows product code if successful we will not have to attend a class or complete an assignment...
  8. J

    windows hacked maybe?

    (No Subject) Actions jev1968 jevbrowser 12:50 PM Flag this message To: jev1968 jevbrowser I have this crazy pc problem and I’m not sure how to solve it. Here are the symptoms that began about 2 weeks ago and occur about once or twice per day almost every day (there is no more...
  9. Rayven2

    Microsoft Account Privacy

    Hello everyone, so I've recently built a new computer and I figured I'd get Win 8.1, however I've started reading...Microsoft wants Windows 8 users to log into their computers with a Microsoft account. Now I hear this is optional? But if you don't... You don't get to use some of the features...
  10. J

    Windows security popups and taskeng cmd popup

    I installed some software for web development earlier today. Since then I have experienced a windows security popup, screenshot here: and a taskeng cmd popup. I ran a full avast scan and came up empty. Any ideas?
  11. D

    Windows 7 user account control problems

    I built a computer with windows 7 a few months ago, and it recently started to not let me open programs with windows security shield beside them. when I open them and they ask for permission to run, acess the hard disk, etc.. i click yes and the window disappears leaving me with a dimmed desktop...
  12. S

    Help removing virus (long story)

    UPDATE: I discovered an ad-ware virus by "conduit", and have taken every measure to eliminate it, I appear to have suceeded as I can now DOWNLOAD AND WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS, I reinstalled adblock and now ads have ceased. So it all appears well for now. Thank everyone of TomsHardware for all the...
  13. C

    does microsoft security essentials have a firewll

    hello im using a win 7 home basic sp1 and i was wondering if windows security essentials provide internet security any article regarding what it provides would be great
  14. G

    Microsoft Ending Anti-Virus Protection for Windows XP

    Not only is Microsoft ending support for Windows XP in April, it's also ending updates for its own anti-virus software on XP. Microsoft Ending Anti-Virus Protection for Windows XP : Read more
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    Are Windows 8.1's Security Improvements Worth the Upgrade?

    Windows 8.1 added significant security enhancements, but how much difference will they make for the average end user? Are Windows 8.1's Security Improvements Worth the Upgrade? : Read more
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    How to secure your Laptop before taking it to a repair shop?

    Hello, Alright, my Toshiba S855-S5378 Laptop has a screen problem Next month I am going to take it to a Toshiba Repair Shop. I am using Windows 8.1 Pro and has 750 GB of hard drive partitioned into 2. Local Disk C: (OS) and the other one is Backup...
  17. T

    How do i turnon windows security centre

    Hello, how do i turn on windows securiy centre ?
  18. G

    Why is my computer running windows security audit without my permissio

    The other day I noticed that - although my laptop was in 'sleep' mode with the lid closed - it was running full blast, hard drive, lights flashing, etc. When I looked in the Event Viewer, it gave me an Event number which I looked up, and it said it was a 'Windows Security Audit'. What is this...
  19. C

    Solved! Driver Links/Common Recovery Procedures

    A while back my laptop was attacked by the Windows Security 2012 virus and nearly knocked out my whole system. The fix worked really well for about 2 weeks and then it crashed. It now can only startup with the recovery disk. Although, I now must hold the shift key down when starting up and about...
  20. mubin

    AVG 2011 is turned off

    Hi, my AVG anti-virus is turn off suddenly. I can not turn it on or i can't uninstall. When i click AVG Uninstall button in add/remove program, nothing happen. But with CCleaner soft, it says HTMLayout.dll was not found. Windows security alerts that it is turn off. If i want to install it...
  21. exfileme

    MSFT Retaliates Against Google's Security Claims

    Microsoft's Brandon Leblanc defends Windows security despite reports from Google employees. MSFT Retaliates Against Google's Security Claims : Read more
  22. sameerr

    Windows security problem

    I have windows vista ultimate 64-bit.I installed AVG Internet Security .In starting everything was alright in the security center but now it niether finds a firewall nor a antivirus software .Please help.