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How do I block whole folders from the Internet?



 
 
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  #16  
Old May 7th 12, 04:14 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Peter Jason
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Default How do I block whole folders from the Internet?

On Sun, 06 May 2012 19:51:16 -0400, Paul
wrote:

Wolf K wrote:


Upgrade notices:
These notices are not sent to you. They are triggered by "update
demons", which start when you start the computer. The update demons not
only pop-up the notices you don't like, they also slow down your
computer. There are several utilities that include tools for cleaning up
the start-up list. I use cCleaner, which also does a nice job of
cleaning temporary files, etc. Free, too.

HTH,
Wolf K.


Another way to do that, is with a copy of Autoruns.exe .

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...rnals/bb963902

Right now, on this computer, I can see two entries that
allow Adobe Flash to query the adobe server. And that would also
give them a way to put a popup on the screen (using their own code).
Autoruns uses tick boxes, so you can enable and disable things,
and then re-test.

What I can't find right now, is the method that Adobe Reader uses
to check for updates, but perhaps that one runs, when I actually
run Adobe Reader itself.

On my laptop, the AV software helps itself to the LAN connection,
and does an update check, practically as soon as the OS is running.
But I won't be disabling that.

Paul


Even today there is new angst. I keep getting an
unsolicited email from
"Broadband-IPTV Asia Event Team" even though I've
Junk Mailed it with every possible rule. It
just keeps popping up. How do they do this?

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Old May 7th 12, 05:19 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Paul
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Default How do I block whole folders from the Internet?

Peter Jason wrote:
On Sun, 06 May 2012 19:51:16 -0400, Paul
wrote:

Wolf K wrote:

Upgrade notices:
These notices are not sent to you. They are triggered by "update
demons", which start when you start the computer. The update demons not
only pop-up the notices you don't like, they also slow down your
computer. There are several utilities that include tools for cleaning up
the start-up list. I use cCleaner, which also does a nice job of
cleaning temporary files, etc. Free, too.

HTH,
Wolf K.

Another way to do that, is with a copy of Autoruns.exe .

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...rnals/bb963902

Right now, on this computer, I can see two entries that
allow Adobe Flash to query the adobe server. And that would also
give them a way to put a popup on the screen (using their own code).
Autoruns uses tick boxes, so you can enable and disable things,
and then re-test.

What I can't find right now, is the method that Adobe Reader uses
to check for updates, but perhaps that one runs, when I actually
run Adobe Reader itself.

On my laptop, the AV software helps itself to the LAN connection,
and does an update check, practically as soon as the OS is running.
But I won't be disabling that.

Paul


Even today there is new angst. I keep getting an
unsolicited email from
"Broadband-IPTV Asia Event Team" even though I've
Junk Mailed it with every possible rule. It
just keeps popping up. How do they do this?


Maybe your rule construction is too precise ?

Perhaps the character set used, is throwing off the match.

Paul
  #18  
Old May 7th 12, 05:39 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Char Jackson
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Default How do I block whole folders from the Internet?

On Mon, 07 May 2012 13:14:16 +1000, Peter Jason wrote:

Even today there is new angst. I keep getting an
unsolicited email from
"Broadband-IPTV Asia Event Team" even though I've
Junk Mailed it with every possible rule. It
just keeps popping up. How do they do this?


Your rule definition is ineffective, probably because something is
changing with each email and/or your rule is too specific.

Look at a few of the emails and see what they have in common. Adjust
your rule as necessary. Don't fall into the trap of creating a new
rule for every one of those emails. Don't use the "This is junk mail"
routine. Instead, create a new rule from scratch and make it general
enough that it catches all of them. If you're concerned that your rule
will become too general, you can have it move matching emails to a
temp folder where they can be inspected for false positives. Once
you're comfortable, edit the rule to delete the offending emails
directly.

--

Char Jackson
  #19  
Old May 7th 12, 07:11 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Gene Wirchenko
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Default How do I block whole folders from the Internet?

On Sun, 6 May 2012 15:58:19 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
wrote:

On Sun, 6 May 2012 04:07:42 +0000 (UTC), Sam Hill wrote:


[snip]

How often do you actually have multiple EXEs in the same folder? It seems


Quite often.

to me that would be a rare occurrence as programs tend to use separate
folders and sub-folders all to themselves - which is the prudent way to
construct your drive. Please don't say you actually choose to install
more than one to a folder...


Some apps have more than one .exe.

One can copy to a folder.

Many programs have more than one exe in the installation directory.

Take a look at
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin

for an obvious example.


Or c:\windows

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko

  #20  
Old May 8th 12, 12:32 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Yousuf Khan[_2_]
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Default How do I block whole folders from the Internet?

On 06/05/2012 11:14 PM, Peter Jason wrote:
Even today there is new angst. I keep getting an
unsolicited email from
"Broadband-IPTV Asia Event Team" even though I've
Junk Mailed it with every possible rule. It
just keeps popping up. How do they do this?


What is the email program that you are using? If you use Thunderbird for
example, you can just mark it as Junk, and from that point forward it'll
recognize it as Junk, as well as similar messages like it. It uses
something called Bayesian filtering which is a pretty sophisticated
algorithm for recognizing similar patterns. It's much more flexible than
simply adding a username to a blocked name list.

Yousuf Khan
 




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