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  1. There is currently a known BSoD issue caused by Malwarbytes' Web Protection when it's installed alongside Emsisoft Anti-Malware (EAM). @AdvancedSetup may know more. A workaround for anyone who has this issue is to do the following: Right-click on the little Emsisoft icon in the lower-right corner of the screen (to the left of the clock). Go to Protection status. Select Disable Web Protection. Note that after doing this you will need to restart the computer. On Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 you will need to restart by right-clicking on the Start button, going to Shut down or sign out, and selecting Restart from this menu to bypass Fast Startup.
  2. Here's a couple of FP's: PUP.Adware.Heuristic, C:/Program Files\ASUS Phoebus Audio Sound Card Sound card software from ASUS: https://www.asus.com/Sound-Cards/ROG_Xonar_Phoebus/ PUP.Optional.BTmagnat, C:\Windows\Uninstaller Uninstaller for FakeFactory Cinematic Mod 2013 for Half Life 2 (URL in a code box since I'm pretty sure there's some optional stuff for it that's NSFW): http://www.cinematicmod.com/cinematic_mod_2013.php
  3. The critical error is "SPF MUST allow Google servers to send mail on behalf of domain." I don't want Google sending mail on my behalf, so this is actually a good thing and not a problem. When there was a problem, Google's "Check MX" tool was showing an error that basically meant there were no nameservers for the domain. Hover managed to mess something up with the nameserver information so that it wasn't usable, even though it appeared correctly in WHOIS. This meant that the domain wasn't usable, and since they didn't seem to accept that there could be something wrong on their end I don't have a problem with having switched registrars.
  4. +1 Many people would be happy to have an option for the old UI.
  5. It's possible it doesn't like your web browser. Did you try with any other web browsers?
  6. If you mean the toolbox.googleapps.com link, then that's on Google's end.
  7. Looks like we're back online! https://www.whatsmydns.net/#A/gt500.org https://toolbox.googleapps.com/apps/checkmx/check?domain=gt500.org I told those *people* at Hover that their system was broken!
  8. Well, we're transferred. We'll see if the DNS issues get straightened out now.
  9. Hover did eventually reply to me, but of course they continually denied that there could be a problem with their service, instead blaming it on my DNS settings, Limestone's nameservers, the DNS tools I was using to check if the issue was resolved, etc. In the end, the best I could get them to say was they didn't understand why the problem was happening. They were, of course, unwilling to look into it further since I was transferring my domain. I guess I can't blame them for being reluctant to help a customer who is leaving, however you'd think that if there is a problem with their system that they'd want to look into it and see if they can find out why it is happening.
  10. As annoying as this whole thing has been, I have to admit that gandi.net's e-mail support has been pretty responsive. It looks like the issue transferring the domain was due to the WHOIS taking too long to update, and they sent the administrator confirmation e-mail to my gt500.org address (whoops). If I'd known that and known that their support would reply in a few hours before paying to transfer to Namecheap, I would have stuck with them. It's nice to have a service with responsive support for something as important as a domain name. Oh well...
  11. Actually, if the current service doesn't start working by midnight, I'm thinking of Namecheap. They're supposedly well liked, and in fact readers here rated them higher than GoDaddy.
  12. I'd never use BluHost. I don't remember the reason, I just remember making that decision years ago.
  13. My registrar (Hover) appears to think it is too good to use Limestone's nameservers, so my domain won't resolve to my server's IP address, which means no one can access GT500.org (including my hpHosts mirror and Malware Domain Blocklist mirrors). Since an essential feature at Hover is not working, and they have not responded to my support request, I am trying to transfer the domain to another registrar. That transfer has said "In Progress" for several hours now, so it doesn't look like GT500.org will be back up for a while. You know, as much as I wanted to get away from GoDaddy, at least their system worked right... And no, I'm not transferring back to GoDaddy. I'm trying a registrar that I'd never heard of, but which sounds promising. They also have a "No Bullsh*t" promise, which at least sounds nice (could just be a cheap marketing tactic).
  14. I'm using Nibbleblog. It has relatively good performance for a blog that saves everything in files, but it does lack a few features. It has a plugin system, but isn't nearly popular enough for there to be plugins for most things I would want to add. I've never used wordpress.com, so I don't know what sort of export functions they have. I know the Wordpress blog engine has the ability to export blog posts, but that doesn't mean that wordpress.com's blog hosting service has that feature. I know the former CEO of Opera Software had created a blog/community website to give former My Opera Community members a place to go after Opera Software shut down their blog/community services, and you can get a preview of some of the featured blogs here. Unfortunately, they don't appear to have any sort of feature list, and the FAQ on their forums doesn't mention anything more than that it is possible to change the appearance of your blog via HTML/CSS.
  15. Most people start at a free blogging service, a lot of people also start at Wordpress. I used the My Opera Community blogging service for a long time, but they shut it down. I tend to dislike Wordpress, and found a few alternatives, but nothing that would let me import my old blog (they exported it into an XML format that only Wordpress supports). My only real complaints about my current blogging solution are that it cannot import that weird XML thing, that all markup is done in HTML instead of some kind of simpler coding system (such as BBCode), and that the comment system is a bit archaic (I seem to have no control over comments that are automatically marked as spam). Aside from that, it's not a bad blog engine. I like the fact that it needs no database, although technically there are problems with that (such as disc access problems when the blog becomes large and popular).
  16. In case anyone noticed some downtime with GT500.org (I would believe it's still the primary download site for hpHosts in HostsMan), it is back up now. I'm not sure when it started (was fine this morning), and I first noticed this afternoon around 3:00 PM EST. I guess the payment method I had set up had expired (oops) and I had forgotten to change it. Doesn't look like there were any changes made to the server, so the bill was paid in time. Hopefully there won't be any more disruptions (aside from the normal issues with the switches/routers at the datacenter when someone is being DDoS'ed).
  17. You have to be careful with self-protection though, as it can cause compatibility with other security software. Exclusions usually prevent that though, as it stops hooks from being created to the processes.
  18. Apparently I'm the only one who still uses NVIDIA video cards... I think I purchased my last ATI card about 10 years ago. When NVIDIA came out with the 6000 series ATI's driver nightmares were no longer worth it, as NVIDIA's chips were outperforming them at the time. Since I rarely have issues with NVIDIA's drivers, I've not switched back, even though ATI's cards usually use less power and run cooler these days. I also don't really pay that much attention to video cards these days. The ATI cards these days seem to be favored by people who are using OpenCL applications, such as BitCoin/LiteCoin/etc. miners, and I don't do that sort of thing. I think most of the guys I know who had ATI cards for cryptocurrency mining are switching back to NVIDIA now for gaming, since mining LiteCoins/VertCoins/whatever wasn't paying off. And yes, I do like ASUS products. I know they often don't perform as well as other brands, but when I build a computer I expect it to last for 5+ years, and ASUS products have always been reliable and outlast their warranties for me (I built my old AMD socket 939 system with ASUS hardware in 2005, and not only is it still capable of running today, but I used it for 7 or 8 years without any real hardware issues). As with anything else, your mileage may vary.
  19. Always a good suggestion. Also, in those cases where anonymity is an issue, some American Express pre-paid cards (such as Simon Giftcards, and perhaps others as well) can use used for online purchases at websites that accept American Express without the need to register your name and address with the company that the pre-paid card was purchased from. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any Visa or Mastercard pre-paid debit/credit cards that allow you to do that.
  20. The ability to edit posts used to be automatically granted once your post count reached a certain number (possibly 50, but don't quote me on that). I'm not sure if it's the same these days, as I'm a little out of the loop.
  21. Isn't this that part where someone inserts some random thing about Linux or MacOS being superior? That reminds me, I don't remember the last time I installed updates on my Fedora 20 laptop. That probably means I have about 500MB worth of updates waiting for me, if I ever get around to it. I do remember the last time I installed updates for Windows 7, and it was when that "Platform Update for Windows 7" came out that was required for Internet Explorer 11, and which caused a bunch of problems for people... Needless to say, I uninstalled that thing as soon as I discovered it was the cause of my issues, and haven't installed an update since. I think everything that had issues with it has been patched though, so perhaps it's time to stop being afraid of Windows Updates?
  22. If the UI matters this much, why not just make it skinnable? I guess that could make support a nightmare, but you could make the UI components static and just make it so people could change some of the colors/graphics (or even just make the smiley face optional).
  23. At least some of them filter DNS requests rather than using browser extensions, and I think Kaspersky filters all network traffic via a driver or something, but every AV can handle that differently.
  24. I'm not sure if MBAM uses a network filter driver, or if their software works differently, however it doesn't matter what application requests content from a server that is blocked. TCP/IP traffic is TCP/IP traffic, regardless of whether it originates from your web browser or a game engine, security software isn't really going to see a difference. Even if they were doing something like monitoring DNS requests and blocking the ones to websites that were blacklisted (which some anti-virus software does), it wouldn't matter what kind of program made the request, it would be treated the same.
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