« on: December 01, 2020, 04:00 AM »
Thanks. I've tried that twice, sadly that didn't work either.
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brotherS: it would be nice if you could check if Windows Defender moans about a fresh 1.40 download from the dcmembers site, as well as SJ's uncompressed buildI just downloaded and ran both, no objections from Windows so far...-f0dder (November 14, 2020, 11:54 AM)
Caution: Theory AheadI've already excluded the fSekrit folder from AV checks ... but ...
Maybe it's just that the encrypted contents of the file now match the file pattern of Trojan:Win32/Wacatac.C!ml and rearranging the order of the information would 'fix' the problem?-4wd (November 10, 2020, 03:01 PM)
...maybe a 1.41 release would help, where the only change would be "now without compression, with greetings to AV software"?Seems like anything packed with UPX makes AV go squirrel shit.Sigh.-Stoic Joker (November 11, 2020, 05:40 AM)
fSekrit uses PECompact and not UPX, but same same
I did ponder a bit whether to continue using executable compression – one of the points of fSekrit is to be tiny, but the savings might not be worth it compared to hassle from shitty AV software... And the 1.40 exe would still be < 100kb without compression.-f0dder (November 12, 2020, 11:33 AM)
Report it, I guess?Since the file contains personal information I'd rather not send it to Microsoft.-wraith808 (November 10, 2020, 09:57 AM)
my own local copy of fSekrit isn't flagged (Win10 19041.572, and recent Defender definitions, (I hope))Interesting... Win10 19041.572 here too. Maybe it somehow depends on the file size if Windows detects it as a trojan? Weird...-f0dder (November 10, 2020, 11:40 AM)
Yeah... I also remember applying the just give up 'solution' in the past. I just ignored it, deep in its directory path.For a GUI, try Helge Klein SetACL Studio. It will delete anything. Product page here, no cost (used to be commercial).-x16wda (October 06, 2020, 05:58 AM)
Last year I had one folder it couldn't delete, couldn't do anything with it.
Can't remember what happened in the end, think I gave up and reinstalled Windows or formatted the drive.
Most obstinate file/folder I've had in 40+ years of playing with computers 🤣-4wd (November 09, 2020, 03:57 PM)
For a GUI, try Helge Klein SetACL Studio. It will delete anything. Product page here, no cost (used to be commercial).I found two more folders that couldn't be deleted, but this time on external drives, not C: - this time, rmdir failed twice, but SetACL Studio got the job done. NICE!-x16wda (October 06, 2020, 05:58 AM)
do you guys hoard a lot of stuff as wellNah... after taking care of my 93 Rolls-Royces became too arduous, I now only hoard digital stuff.-tomos (October 31, 2020, 09:28 AM)
On my lazy days I close the browser in my computers using Windows Task Manager or the infinitely better Process Explorer. This leaves the tabs intact and as browsers do a thing called 'lazy loading' of content in tabs, closing and re-opening browsers is hardly an issue. 'Lazy loading' means loading content when the tab is actually selected and not before.Yes, Process Explorer is great to kill Chrome in a way that it will re-open all tabs 99% of the time. I use it for every reboot.-Shades (October 30, 2020, 08:02 PM)
My most extreme session (according to Tabs Aside): 343 tabs396 here!-Shades (October 30, 2020, 08:02 PM)
Unlike tomos I don't like the Tabs Outliner UI.I use tabs like I should use bookmarks.Welcome to the club-Deozaan (October 30, 2020, 05:16 PM)
Probably worth getting some kind of session saver then. I not often using chrome, but liked this one:
https://www.donation....msg438882#msg438882-tomos (October 30, 2020, 06:59 PM)
Thanks. I'll look into that.-Deozaan (October 30, 2020, 08:24 PM)
This comes built-in to Windows 10. Just press Win+Tab or click on the Task Views icon (if you have it enabled) near the start bar. Then click the New Desktop button at the top left.I should have mentioned that I already discovered that. Yes, having that is helpful, but I was looking for more.-Deozaan (October 24, 2020, 09:22 PM)
If you are a AutoHotkey user: if you google around a bit you can find quite a few scripts to help manage the Windows 10 desktops, just found this for example so you can use hotkeys to switch desktops - https://www.computer....com/tips/tip224.htm - (haven't tried it so it may no longer work correctly if something has changed).Thanks, that sounds promising!-Lintalist (October 24, 2020, 04:18 PM)
So, unless you absolutely must have only one monitor on your desk, spend money on a new or second hand monitor. You'll get for the price of software license a second hand monitor. Doesn't have to be the same size or resolution either.That sounds VERY interesting, I should try this!
There is an alternative way of seeing/testing if a second monitor is for you or not. This does require a separate computer or laptop on the same LAN network next to each other. Or at least in eye-shot.
Software like: Barrier an open source alternative for the nowadays way too expensive Synergy can be used to share keyboard/mouse/clipboard controls between computers that use these software.
Your main computer acts as the server, the others as clients. When the software is enabled, you can use one and the same keyboard/mouse to control all the connected computers.-Shades (October 24, 2020, 08:12 PM)
I used AltDesk when I wanted to do it- http://www.astonshell.com/altdesk/I'll skip this one, the UI doesn't look appealing to me.
Hasn't been updated since 2010, but it still works.-wraith808 (October 24, 2020, 01:46 PM)
Sounds like you are using it for personal use, so Dexpot, as suggested in the link you provided, sounds like a very good candidate.I thought so too, at first, but then I read that they acknowledged Windows 10 issues in 2016, promising an update... but the last available version is from 2014.-Ath (October 24, 2020, 01:49 PM)
The last update for mDesktop was in 2018, and the support department hasn't been around/active since 2014, it seems , so I'd not even have tried it, would I've been in your shoes...Yeah, sometimes I'm adventurous/stupid like that...-Ath (October 24, 2020, 01:49 PM)
I don't even know yet if Windows restores Chrome tabs to different desktops after a reboot, but I'm willing to find out.I just learned that Windows doesn't.-brotherS (October 24, 2020, 11:40 AM)
Additionally, Smith agrees to abandon his protective claims for a refund totaling approximately $182 million that were filed with the IRS. The protective refund claims consisted, in part, of claims filed with the IRS for charitable contribution deductions on Sept. 21, 2018, and Oct. 11, 2019. As a result of the agreement, Smith shall take no further direct or indirect tax benefit from such claims.Not too familiar with the tax code, but this could mean that he already paid off the student loans and the IRS just won't let use those payments to reduce his own taxes.
Am I the only one wanting more details on the proprietary encrypted email system?-brotherS (October 16, 2020, 11:19 AM)
Knowing how the the media operates, they probably already told you everything about it in the part you quoted.-Deozaan (October 16, 2020, 06:02 PM)
The sadder part of this is that the person that ratted on him was the one that at the Morehouse commencement said that he was going to pay off a lot of students' debts. It's unknown as that was charitable donations if it is going to be able to be honored.Yeah, I thought that was a nice gesture when I read about it back then. A bit weird (like a surprise lottery), but nice. But it looks like Smith is still a billionaire, so if he hasn't already paid off their debts, he will hopefully still do so.
https://news.yahoo.c...d-pay-204500089.html-wraith808 (October 17, 2020, 12:03 AM)
Houston technology executive Robert Brockman has been charged in the biggest tax evasion case in U.S. history after fellow billionaire Robert Smith turned against him to avoid prosecution himself, the Justice Department said on Thursday.
Brockman, the 79-year-old chief executive of Ohio-based Reynolds and Reynolds Co, hid $2 billion in income from the Internal Revenue Service over two decades, using a web of off-shore companies in Bermuda and St. Kitts and Nevis, according to an indictment unsealed on Thursday.
Reynolds and Reynolds provides software used by auto dealerships to help manage their business.
The indictment alleges Brockman appointed nominees to manage the off-shore entities for him as a means of hiding his involvement, saying he even went so far as to establish a proprietary encrypted email system and use code words such as “Permit,” “Red fish” and “Snapper” to communicate.
I know the issue is already resolved, but here's another potential suggestion for anyone else who may come across this thread in the future. When problems like this crop up on my PC, I just boot into a Linux Live USB (usually Linux Mint) and delete the files from there.That would take (me) more time though. And is Linux able to handle NTFS?-Deozaan (October 06, 2020, 09:58 PM)
In these situations, and especially with the "filename too long" problems, another thing I always try is to use the 7-Zip GUI interface to see if I can get to the folder and delete it from within 7-Zip. Sounds strange, but it works quite often.Wow, that's weird! But cool.-skwire (October 06, 2020, 10:27 PM)
"How to delete a folder that Windows can't find?" -- sounds like a zen koanYeah, it's a special sentence for sure.-mouser (October 07, 2020, 12:13 AM)
Make sure you verify it's existence and name in the detail panel as opposed to the treeDoes it happen that there's a difference between the two? I checked and it's really gone.-hpearce (October 06, 2020, 09:13 AM)