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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AppCertDLLs does not work in GUI apps, why?

I was trying to automatically inject a dll to every process (including GUI) whenever it is started by a user . My DLL hooks DoDragDrop method of winapi and communicates with server to decide allow or ...
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Windows Defender catches Trojan right after clean install

I recently upgraded some desktop PC components (GPU, SSD). I decided to perform a clean install of Windows 10 onto the SSD. I used a USB created using the Installation Media tool provided by Microsoft,...
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Does data recovery of file depends on its extension?

Most free to use data recovery tools (Recuva, Easus, MiniTools) offers good recovery with known file extensions for picutres, videos and documents (.png, .xlsx etc). But lesser known file extensions, ...
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Does google classroom use your webcam? [migrated]

A few days ago I got kaspersky security cloud free and on opening google classroom, it popped up saying that google classroom was using my webcam. I checked that this was only when I launched ...
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Tricking a windows 10 computer into thinking a USB being plugged in is a mouse for code execution [closed]

Is it possible to "trick" a Windows 10 PC into thinking a flash drive is a mouse to execute code on the machine? If so, how? Note: I'm not trying to do anything malicious. All of this is ...
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How to check TCP sequence number to detect mitm?

I suspect that my router (I'm using an iPhone as router) has been owned and the attacker is making some kind of mitm attack. I suspect also that some html and js code has not been sent to my laptop ...
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Isolate Dual-Boot Windows OS's - Encryption Programs

My machine has Name Model Disk No. Capacity SDD LITEON L8H 0 240 GB HDD HGST 1 1 TB ( 932 Gb ) SDD contains: Windows 10 (for work) HDD contains: Partition 1 / ├─ Files ( text , imgs , video , ...
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Securely deleting Volume Shadow Service (VSS) in Windows 10

Suppose that VSS is enabled and snapshots exist. If I run a program to wipe the free disk space on my drive, would this delete the VSS snapshots? It might do since the program works by filling up the ...
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Haven't updated my Windows 10 for more than a year

Almost a year ago, I dual-booted Windows 10 and Linux Mint. And since then, I haven't booted into my Windows 10 OS. I still remember that the Wi-Fi adapter was off when I shut my Windows 10 down. Now, ...
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How effective is Windows KDP for exploit mitigation in practice?

Windows Kernel Data Protection is a kernel security feature which appears to use Extended Page Tables (EPT, a hardware virtualization feature) to enforce read-only pages. How effective is this at ...
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Is Sleep mode safe?

If a PC has rootkit, when it goes into sleep mode, can rootkit do anything to it while it’s in state of sleeping? Meaning steal data, open programs and basically do anything. Assuming it’s not BIOS ...
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Is it possible to remove data from specific folders on any unauthorized login attempt?

I have a Windows 10 PC. I don't want anyone to grab my private data stored on my PC even if they manage to get my login password. Earlier, I used software that can easily get rid of any administrator ...
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Crack Windows 10 password with Cain and Able

A few months ago I reset my Windows password but my keyboard must have had a sticky key or two, effectively changing my password to an unknown password. Out of desperation and a little research I used ...
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Could just downloading (not opening) .tgz file infect Windows 10? [duplicate]

Today I received some e-mail to Thunderbird. It had image attached that I clicked: Which sent me to onedrive.live.com/download?... and automatically downloaded .tgz file. I am not even sure if the ...
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Does a BitLocker recovery key have any use on removable media, a.k.a 'BitLocker to Go', other than if you forget your password?

I understand that there are multiple reasons that a recovery key might be needed on a system partition, but why would I want the extra security risk of having a way of circumventing my password for ...
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watch-video.net malware and preventing these types of infections at the network level [closed]

How does a computer get infected with watch-video.net malware, and why aren't popular tools like windows defender or malwarebytes able to detect and remove it? Is there a practical way to prevent ...
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How to run PrintSpoofer in memory from powershell?

PrintSpoofer uses named pipe impersonation to elevate on Windows 10 to SYSTEM from a user with SeImpersonatePrivilege (Local Service, Network Service, Administrator etc.). The compiled version is ...
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Does Windows log desktop application passwords?

The other day I logged into Discord on my friend's computer using the desktop application. Does Windows log these events somewhere? Does it store the password hash or some sort of authentication token?...
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Windows 10 master key folder empty

I am currently trying to decrypt my files from my old laptop. I have a backup of the user folder of the old laptop and I am trying to find the old user master key to decrypt my files based on mimikatz ...
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How safe is it to use SMB file share on a machine running up-to-date Windows 10 LTSC through the Internet?

Running Windows 10 LTSC. Forwarded 445 port on the router to Windows SMB. Assuming that: My machine has no viruses in it (fresh Windows installation) It has been updated to the latest OS release I am ...
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Is the ability to export HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SAM and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM as .reg files a security concern?

I am concerned that if it is possible to copy these as .reg files (without privs) and then (on another machine) reverse the .hiv files from them... this would probably be bad, which makes me think it'...
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Trojan “Win32/Tnega!MSR” found by Windows Defender - aliases used by other antiviruses?

Recently I had a Windows 10 (64 bit) PC where Windows Defender would report that if found and (apparently) removed a "threat" it calls Win32/Tnega!MSR. Unfortunately, the removal was ...
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If i click on a link could it contain a virus inside iphone + IOS 14.4 [duplicate]

I was searching for some articles on google using my iphone 11, IOS version 14.4 >> and i find a link inside google search result >> then i click on the link which is from a trusted site &...
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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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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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