Questions tagged [windows-10]

An operating system developed by Microsoft released July 2015 and designed to run across devices with multiple form factors - PC, tablet, smartphone, Xbox and HoloLens.

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When I set up proxy to run burp suite I am getting this error NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID

I am trying to use burp suite so I setup a proxy server with address 127.0.0.1 and port 8080. When I keep Intercept is on and open any website, I see this error NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID. I ...
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How to decrypt TLS traffic originating from a Windows service on my Windows 10 PC?

Some months ago I bought a peripheral device for my Windows 10 computer (think of something like a game controller). My home router has a function that allows it to capture all incoming and outgoing ...
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How to tell if Windows laptop has “Device encryption support” [migrated]

When opening Windows 10 System information as administrator, a device shows that the field Device encryption support says Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: Un-allowed DMA capable. An ...
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Does Stopping a Bitlocker Encryption Process Damage Harddrives or Data? [migrated]

I've started Bitlocker Encryption on a pretty large internal drive around 4TB, it's obviously a stupid mistake from my side. It's been running for a long time. What will happen if I cancel it which I'...
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Where is ISRG Root X1 certificate on Windows 10?

Have a look here: https://letsencrypt.org/2018/08/06/trusted-by-all-major-root-programs.html First paragraph says: "As of the end of July 2018, the Let’s Encrypt root, ISRG Root X1, is directly ...
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Windows service with elevated privileges - Security concern

The company I work at uses a program on their Windows workstations that runs as the logged-in user but some tasks require elevated privileges. The user must be able to run these without having admin ...
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Is there use for Windows built-in file/folder encryption if the PC has only one user?

From what I gathered, Windows 10 built-in encryption decrypts file/folder when a specific user logs into Windows. In a PC that only has one user, I want to keep the files encrypted until the user is ...
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How to technically introduce my boss to computer file security?

My boss truly believes that keeping files on paper and locked in his drawer is the safest place ever. He is the type of guy that processes a file in Word/Excel, prints it, delete the file and store ...
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How does this unsigned exe launch without the windows 10 SmartScreen warning?

So, I have been working on my own project for which I have been looking into certificates and such. While browsing reddit I found a game which I can launch the exe file, expecting to get a Windows 10 ...
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If I use my school's access key to activate Windows 10 Education on my personal computer (at home) will the school be able to monitor my activity?

I downloaded Windows 10 Pro (unactivated) when I first built my PC, but was given an activation key from my school's IT website after logging in. I entered the key which activated windows and now I am ...
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Is my Windows 10 infected with malware?

When i use google chrome occasionally appears about 5 different McAfee's notification (I don't have McAfee installed), one of those: ATTENTION! Your computer is in danger. We detected a virus on your ...
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Are there known escapes to get disc access when a Bitlocker-encrypted password is locked at the Windows login screen?

So on a bitlocker-encrypted single drive on a laptop, if the laptop is booted and waiting at the login screen, is there a way to escape from here to get disc access, possibly excluding that of ...
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How to have full drive encyption that is unlocked while a USB device is plugged in?

I'd like a solution that autounlocks Bitlocker, VeraCrypt or similar FDE on Windows 10 while I have a device plugged in. When it's not plugged in (or I lose/destroy the device) it should just ask for ...
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Trojan detected in windows 10 can it affect dual boot Ubuntu

My windows defender detected this trojan: win32/credentialaccess!rfn and I tried to remove it. I use dual boot with Ubuntu: can this also effect ubuntu? If i reset my windows completely can it come ...
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Permissions to set for Secure internet browsing in Windows 10 (Pro)

In the recent past I have been a victim of virus/malware attacks on my home computer running Windows 10 (Home), since I used the same account with high access rights to also browse the internet. ...
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Third-party P3P extension for Internet Explorer or Edge

P3P has been removed from Internet Explorer and Edge in Windows 10. Is there a third-party browser extension that, as a cookie filter, reads compact privacy policies and allows or blocks cookies based ...
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Why does my antivirus keep alerting me that someone attempted to remote access my computer?

I have purchased AVG's premium service to use on a Windows 10 operating system, but it almost seems like since I have gotten it, (had it for about a month now) it keeps alerting me that it has blocked ...
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What are the security risks to have admin rights for a user account on Windows 10?

I am considering the security risks to have a standard user added to the Administrators group on an enterprise Windows 10 machine that is dedicated to that user. This is related to security only, so ...
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Are there remote exploits that are easier to perpetrate than installing a keylogger on a standard win10 laptop?

I'm trying to improve my wife's password hygiene, and have now finally got her to use different passwords for different sites. She now has trouble remembering to keep the book of them to hand. She ...
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New Win10 and Old YubiKey4; trying to configure GPG Sign for existing key

I have been using a YubiKey 4 to sign git commits for a few years on Ubuntu. I am setting up a new Windows10 machine and want to use the same signing key from Windows; however I cannot seem to point ...
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Is it safe to run online, multi-person game as administrator on Windows 10?

The newly released computer game Genshin Impact must be run as administrator on Windows 10. Millions of people have downloaded this game. It runs on multiple platforms, however I assume that a ...
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Windows 10 IPSec VPN not respecting configured parameters (notably: encryption method)

I am currently trying to establish a VPN connection from my Windows 10 Enterprise 1909 to a remote VPN gateway, using the built-in Windows VPN / IPSec client. Since the UI does not provide all options ...
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How am I supposed to interpret a VirusTotal result of “some engines think this is malware”? [closed]

I just scanned another installer/EXE with VirusTotal. I've come to depend on this crappy service owned by the evil Google, in spite of its ambiguous messages and extremely confusing interface, because ...
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Are Chinese character registry entries evidence of malware? [duplicate]

I have googled the below and could not find clear answers, although other people in forums were guided through to either dead ends or evidence of corrupted registry entries. I am ignorant of registry ...
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Why does Windows not always force me to confirm my password when changing it?

If I can change my password with cmd net user example * without needing to confirm my old password, why, when I change my password in the usual way (via settings or control panel), do I need to ...
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Windows Certificates - where is private key located?

In Windows 10: When I load a certficate into the "Current User" store, it puts a private key file here: C:\Users\[userID-A]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\S-1-5-21-xxx\...
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How am I supposed to check Defender's capability when it trusts me blindly after I mark a test malware file as “allowed”?

With enormous amounts of fighting with Windows/Microsoft Defender, I finally managed to download the "test virus" file from https://www.ikarussecurity.com/en/private-customers/download-test-...
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Why did my DoS attack fail against Windows 10?

I have multiple devices - a Samsung and a Lenovo tab, an Amazon Alexa, an HP laptop running Windows 7, and another running Windows 10. Bored, I tried to DoS my Windows 10 laptop using my Windows 7 ...
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What is “Your Phone” in Windows 10 Advanced Firewall?

I have an Outbound Rule in my firewall called "Your Phone". Settings: All programs. In Customize Application Package Settings, it has "Apply to app package..." set with a long ...
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Setup guide for Privileged Access Workstation on Windows 10

I am setting up a Privileged Access Workstation (PAW) to access a whitelist of websites. Currently I have been following this guide on Github by unassassinable and applying the latest Windows 10 ...
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IT department says our windows 10 server is 100% going to be hacked because of port-forwarding my software

We have a local virtual windows 10 server hosting some custom software. This VM is only hosting this service and nothing else. This software is made of: An ASP.Net core web app, public API, only ...
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How do you verify the key given by remmina (libfreerdp2)

This morning I took an update to remmina and started getting a "fingerprint changed" warning. When using xfreerdp (from freerdp-x11) I get they old key. The old key being 20 bytes and the new key ...
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Is Windows Sandbox a viable alternative to conventional VM solutions considering its design?

The idea of having a fast, disposable VM at the palm of my hand appeals to me very much. It makes adding an extra layer of security to any thing I want to do so easy - just launch the sandbox ...
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Should I worry about a cmd opening and typing “echo off”?

I some days see a cmd.exe opening and typing "echo off", then disappear. My computer is slow, but I'm not sure if a program running with first line "echo off" would be so slow as to let me see it ...
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what is an example of out of bounds read in order to leak sensitive information?

I Am trying to understand a little bit better behind the scenes on bypassing aslr by reading the bytes in the memory of a process, but how can I make an example of an info leak in WIN32? my code does ...
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Folder level encryption on a Windows 10 Pro laptop

Most of the stuff on my laptop is benign; and the hassle of full disk encryption is not worth it. On the other hand, one or two folders I would love to encrypt and password protect. What's the best ...
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TPM & Windows BitLocker: how does it work and is it secure?

When starting a BitLocker-encrypted machine with a TPM and Windows 10 installed, you aren't prompted to enter a decryption key. The system relies on Windows lockscreen for authentication instead. My ...
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FIDO2 Windows vs Linux

I am using a Yubikey 5C as a MFA & smartcard for various application. On my Windows 10 desktop I have set up a FIDO2 PIN - so if I would like to use it within Firefox for example, I have to enter ...
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How I can encrypt Windows if I use a SSD and HDD?

I need to encrypt my Windows Disks with full disk encryption. Windows is already installed and all drives have data. My Drives/Disks: 1 SSD - C: drive 1 HDD - D: drive and I have a drive where Linux ...
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Why do people warn of putting unknown USBs in your device [duplicate]

People keep saying never put a random USB in your device because it could ruin it with a virus. Hackers are able to program USBs to automatically run a virus when it is put in a device. So I decided ...
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Windows 10 encryption virus: Extension .lktja99122 [duplicate]

My Windows 10 Surface Laptop 1 i7 has been affected by a ransomware that says it has encrypted my hard drive. Here is what the README says: ---=== Welcome. Again. ===--- [+] Whats Happen? [+] Your ...
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Which Windows 10 login protects secure data?

Windows can protect sensitive data using CryptProtectData, which according to the Windows docs, encrypts data for a given program using the user's login password. But Windows 10 has several forms of ...
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Finding mechanism of unauthorized data access on OneDrive/Windows 10

An ex-girlfriend has demonstrated an ongoing ability to access files stored only on my Windows 10 x64 PCs and Microsoft OneDrive. How can I find or trace the mechanism by which she is doing this? ...
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System Process PID 4 Attempt to connect to Public IP using port 445

I was cross checking my environment and i found that System process PID 4 establishing Outbound connection to public IP using Port 445 is that a normal behavior? OS: Windows 10 1909 System PID 4 ...
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Implied network privileges on Windows 10 apps?

If an app in the Microsoft Store only has the "userNotificationListener" permission listed, will it be able to send data over the internet? On https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10557/windows-...
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Can programs see your windows account name given admin rights?

The windows account name can be seen as one the folders in C:\Users. Assuming you changed your windows account name to something different to the folder, can programs see your new windows account name ...
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Does a Windows 10 endpoint check software installations for malware if they are installed through GPO / SCCM / Software Center?

I'm trying to get a view on what extra security checks our packaging team could do when they download a potentially infected installer from the web before they package an MSI or EXE (assuming that the ...
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Can my employer see my browsing history with work account on my personal device

I was using Edge on my personal device at home browsing stuff and realised I was logged in on Bing.com with my Microsoft work account. I cleared my browser's browsing history and also Bing's browsing ...
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Are all PAGE_EXECUTE_READWRITE are security risks?

I've used a dump program to get a snapshot of my memory on newly installed Win10x64 and then I've pip it into Volatility(Memory forensics Software) by running this command : python vol.py -f ...
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How many actions do you need to take to disable DEP

I am attempting to disable DEP on a program that will be used in a demonstration of how a basic buffer overflow works. The application is a C++ app written in visual studio and I am running into ...

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