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Articles posted here are for the use of our clients to get quick self help answers to questions and simple solutions to problems. News reports are not necessarily the opion of our company but for reference only. We don't provide any guarantee that solutions posted or referenced will work for your situation and that you should use them at your own risk. None of the information posted should be used for illegal practices.

Can't remove proxy in Internet Explorer after malware infection

While cleaning up a client computer I found an issue with Internet Explorer where the proxy seeting could not be changed with out it automatically reverting back to its original setting. This persistant issue seemed related to a typical group policy setting but this was not possible because the system was running Windows 7 Home. Many others on the Internet had reported the issue with only one resolution, editing the registry.

The registry changes didn't seem to be long lasting until I found an article by Philip Turner that provided some additional registry keys that I was missing in my search.

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Phil Stevens
Superb advice, saved a reload as a rstore failed every time. Many thanks for postingh. Phil Stevens Somerset UK... Read More
Friday, 09 January 2015 02:22
Colin Searle
search registry for DefaultConnectionSettings and SavedLegacySettings Look for garbage key and export SavedLegacySettings"=hex:4... Read More
Friday, 31 July 2015 04:29
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How do I protect my Microsoft Surface RT from viruses

The Microsoft Surface RT runs a special version of Windows called Windows RT. The Surface RT has an ARM based microprocessor instead of the traditional Intel/x86 compatible processor used with most other Windows based systems. This different processor requires an operating system that is compatible, hence the Windows RT operating system.

One unique aspect to the Windows RT operating system is that malware written for the standard versions of Windows will not run and therfore won't infect a Surface RT device. In addtion, all apps that are capable of being installed on the Surface RT must be downloaded from the Microsoft App store and contain a digital signature that allows them to run. This is another way in which viruses and malware are prevented from running on the Surface RT. This doesn't mean that the Surface RT is immune to viruses, it just means that a virus would have to be crafted specifically for use with Windows RT.

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Reporting Cyber Security Incidents

It is not a matter of if you will be a victim or target of a cyber attack but a matter of when. In some cases your information may be gathered to be used against someone else, which may give the appearance that you were the victim when you are not. If you suspect that your email, website, identity or any other personal aspect of who you are or the ...
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