There’s been a lot of discussion about Telemetry in Windows as well as avoiding the Windows 10 upgrade. Here is the list of service bulletins we compiled and what they do. It should be noted that even when not installed, they may appear again so this will require some effort on your part. Most people will simply not bother with this but it’s great information for any tech to have at their disposal or simply for research purposes.
If you have already installed Windows and did a few updates, then head over to Control Panel > Programs and Features > View Installed Updates then go from the top to the bottom through the list to ensure none of them is installed, if you do find one installed, then uninstall it, reboot, then check for updates and once it appears right click on it and hide it.
KB2505438 (Although it claims to fix performance issues, it often breaks fonts)
KB2670838 (This update often breaks AERO on Windows 7 and makes some fonts on websites fuzzy. A Windows 7 specific update only, do not install IE10 or 11 otherwise it will be bundled with them, IE9 is the max version you should install to avoid this.
KB2952664 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB2976978 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB2977759 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB2990214 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3021917 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparatioon + Telemetry)
KB3035583 (Windows 10 upgrade preparation)
Hi my name is Anis! And I’m a full time Linux user and I know a lot about it. It’s a great system, does not spy on you, and makes it very difficult to get malware. In the past few years, it’s also become a great platform for gaming, too. Here’s the answers to a bunch of questions I usually hear about Linux from Windows users.
Continue reading “Hey you! Why don’t you try Linux?!”
Linux is an open source operating system where everyone can read the entire codes but still it is considered more secure as compared to the other operating systems. Linux has been extensively deployed in the tech market as many of the gadgets are Linux based and that is why more people are building trust on the Linux platform. To throw more light on why Linux has superior internet security capabilities, let us check out some of its security features.
Continue reading “Why Linux Distro’s Are More Secured Than Any Other Operation Systems”
Free as in beer, not free as in freedom – though some of it is both. I didn’t put trialware there, or things that require you to pay, to get certain features. You can use Ninite.com to install a lot of it automatically, without any toolbars and crap like that. I didn’t include things like Blender and Sketchup, as they are, in my opinion, very niche. If you need such software, I’d assume you would already know about it. Obviously most of it is for Windows, but a lot of it is multi-platform.
Continue reading “Free useful software for everyone.”
In an effort to protect its users privacy, the developers of Firefox web browser have made some serious changes that will allow to encrypt non HTTPs (http://) traffic.
How is that even possible? You can thank opportunistic encryption, a technique, which encrypts the communication when connecting to another system. As a result, Firefox will route HTTP (port 80) requests that are usually sent in the cleartext to a port of server administrator’s choice. In addition to that, users won’t experience any delays as connections will be fully established before they are even used.
The only requirement? A server must support HTTP/2 protocol and specify the AltSvc header.
As far as other important Firefox 37 changes go, it improves YouTube HTML5 playback on Windows as well as WebGL rendering performance, uses HTTPS for Bing search and improves protection against site impersonation via OneCRL centralized certificate revocation.
A few days ago game developer Irrational Games released Linux ported version of BioShock Infinite, which is great news off course! But it seems many Linux players have same issue that freezes game after while playing the game. And all have one common, the multi core CPU’s dilemma. Mostly because game isn’t fully Linux native but another wrapper, somehow it courses conflicts with multicore CPUs, which reaching full performances is unable and instead using all CPU’s fully, single core is used with Linux operation systems.
Anyhow, after several tweaks & workarounds I’ve found solution, as tested it for several hours without single crash or freeze.
Continue reading “BioShock Infinite Graphical Freez Bug Fix”
The Isohunt.to team have decided to give an early Christmas present to Pirate Bay fans. They’ve launched “The Open Bay,” an initiative that allows anyone to put a ‘copy’ of The Pirate Bay online, minimal technical knowledge required. — “We, the team that brought you Isohunt.to and oldpiratebay.org, are bringing you the next step in the torrent evolution. Open Pirate Bay source code. History of torrent sites such as Isohunt and The Pirate Bay gives us a lesson that would be a crime not to learn. The era of individual torrent sites is over.”
NOTE: FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY
As many of you know Windows 10 is logging every single step you take while testing it, because i love my privacy and many of you do same here is how to disable it.
- Do not use Express Settings. Hit Customize, and make sure everything is turned off.
- It’s strongly recommended that you use a local account with Windows 10.
- Head to Settings > Privacy, and disable everything, unless there are some things you really need.
- While within the Privacy page, go to Feedback, select Never in the first box, and Basic in the second box.
- Head to Settings > Update and Security > Advanced Options > Choose how updates are delivered, and turn the first switch off.
- Disable Cortana by clicking the Search bar/icon.
- (Optional) Disable web search in Search by going to Settings, and turning off Search online and include web results.
- Open up the Command Prompt by launching cmd as an administrator, and enter the following:
sc delete DiagTrack
sc delete dmwappushservice
echo “” > C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\ETLLogs\AutoLogger\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl
- Open up the Group Policy Editor by launching gpedit.msc as an administrator. Go through Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data Collection and Preview Builds. Double click Telemetry, hit Disabled, then apply. NOTE: This only truly works in the Enterprise edition, but the final step provides a decent enough workaround for Pro users.
- While still in the Group Policy Editor, go through Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive, double click Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage, hit Enabled, then apply.
- Open up the Registry Editor by launching regedit as an administrator. Go through HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection, select AllowTelemetry, change its value to 0, then apply.
- First, download the Take Ownership tweak and enable it. Then, head to the Hosts File by going through C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc, take ownership of the hosts file, and add the following IPs into it.
EXTRA: Don’t want to see any spaying/annoying advertisement’s ever in the app store and apps? You can add this list to your host file (same action as above)!
Up To You
Thats all Folks!
I’ve run a test for day all good, but its running under the hood / kernel its very hard to ensure
I have had no system crash or hiccups from this.
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Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:
* use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;
* all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
* leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;
* use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.
Home Doc: https://tails.boum.org/doc/index.en.html
Direct Download: http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/stable/tails-i386-1.0.1/tails-i386-1.0.1.iso
Forthose not knowing, the DLC has been fixed. If it is still not showing up, you need to verify integrity of game cache. This can be done in very simple step.
Right click on game. Select “Properties”
Then choose “Verify Integrity of Game Cache”
After a while he will re update the game, now you will see the DLC content ingame while playing.