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What Is This?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by DizzyBlue, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. Nigalius

    Nigalius Madras Regular Member

    I was wondering why you have 3 firewalls running? If one of them is a good one what is the need for another? I checked the neighbours computer and he has an up to date AV and one firewall so that can be crossed off as a reason for the squares. It looks like plan 2X now.
     
  2. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    my windows 10 laptop is a Toshiba but I have not had this happen
     
  3. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Three firewalls is just one of those things Nigel lol not a specific thing I wanted
    I have one with my antivirus. Then the microsoft one is also running and then the broadband supplier gave everybody one for free with the connection running at their side so ended up with three running.
    The 5G connection we have is driving me somewhat nutty I know the vast majority of people don't have it yet but it's a bit blippy at times and keeps dropping off and the 4G blips in they keep asking us to jump onto fibre but to be honest I don't use the internet enough to warrant it.
    Think I need to just try switching things off and on programme wise and see if I can locate what it is that is running.... unless anybody else has any ideas? Have already switched off the infra red connection, blue tooth is always switched off, shared files doesn't exist, double checked account settings... mine is the laptop with the least stuff on it I think lmao so surely can't be much left to go through. ….
     
  4. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    Can I ask what apps you have installed? some apps can open other windows at start up, go to settings, apps and features and while you are there turn on the notification that apps are being downloaded.
     
  5. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member

  6. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Now scanned with 4 separate spyware software detectors, 3 separate malware detectors, trojan detector, 3 virus scanners and nothing anywhere not even unwanted programmes are showing so its none of those
    But what I did find is that the intel R security assist (32 bit) is running about 52 separate times on start up! So could be a software confliction going on apparently windows 10 and the intel R have had numerous issues …. will see what happens if I disconnect from wifi and disable it and then fire up the system …..

    @Nigalius did you see the news about mirai being back and being used to attack Linux? interesting read whilst scanning my lappy lol https://www.pandasecurity.com/mediacenter/malware/new-mirai-attacks-linux-servers/
     
  7. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Problem solved :) it was the Intel R Security Assist that was causing the issues. Nail the fecker to the wall :camper: take that you stupid software incompatibility issue and go boggle somebody else HA!
     
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  8. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Think I deserve a hunk of stollen now for all my hard work :)
    @Nigalius problem solved
     
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  9. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Flipping heck forgot to tag Jude! @TomsMum
     
  10. Nigalius

    Nigalius Madras Regular Member

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  11. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Dunno why you would have that installed anyway...it’s part of the ai tel stuff that you would only use in a big corporate situation to remote control or deploy software....best give the whole Intel R suite the boot...as there have been exploits of it.
     
  12. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Apparently been auto downloaded to thousands of home users really not sure why but at least managed to find some information about it and figure out what the issue was. Puter tooter is fair zipping along :)