Phoenix Software Updates

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Today's Updates:
    • CPU-Z v1.79
    • Google Chrome Cleanup Tool v18.101.0
    • Action! v2.4.0
    • Uplay v31.1.0.5143
     
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    Papusan BGABOOK's = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    Papusan BGABOOK's = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    Today's Updates: 04/21/2017 SIW (System Info) 2017 v7.2.0420
    • Updated Operating System module:
      • Improved support for Windows 10 Creators Update.
      • Preliminary support for Windows 10 Redstone 3.
    • Updated CPU module:
      • AMD Ryzen processors support.
      • AMD Polaris GPU support improved.
    • Improved translations.
    • Fixed a TimeZoneInformation bug.
    • Fixed a Remote License Report bug.
    • Updated devices database.
    • Minor enhancements and compatibility fixes.
     
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    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017
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    MVPS Hosts File Added to the list:

    Blocking Unwanted Connections with a Hosts File
    What it does ...


    You can use a modified HOSTS file to block ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and even most hijackers and possibly unwanted programs. This is accomplished by blocking the connection(s) that supplies these little gems. The Hosts file is loaded into memory (cache) at startup, so there is no need to turn on, adjust or change any settings with the exception of the DNS Client service (see below). Windows automatically looks for the existence of a HOSTS file and if found, checks the HOSTS file first for entries to the web page you just requested. The 0.0.0.0 (prefix) is considered the location of your computer, so when an entry listed in the MVPS HOSTS file is requested on a page you are viewing, your computer thinks 0.0.0.0 is the location of the file. When this file is not located it skips onto the next file and thus the ad server is blocked from loading the banner, Cookie, or some unscrupulous tracker, or javascript file.

    Example - the following entry 0.0.0.0 ad.doubleclick.net blocks all files supplied by that DoubleClick Server to the web page you are viewing. This also prevents the server from tracking your movements. Why? ... because in certain cases "Ad Servers" like Doubleclick (and many others) will try silently to open a separate connection on the webpage you are viewing, record your movements then yes ... follow you to additional sites you may visit.

    Using a well designed HOSTS file can speed the loading of web pages by not having to wait for these ads, annoying banners, hit counters, etc. to load. This also helps to protect your Privacy and Security by blocking sites that may track your viewing habits, also known as "click-thru tracking" or Data Miners. Simply using a HOSTS file is not a cure-all against all the dangers on the Internet, but it does provide another very effective "Layer of Protection".

    In case you're wondering ... this all happens in microseconds, which is much faster than trying to fetch a file from half way around the world. Another great feature of the HOSTS file is that it is a two-way file, meaning if some parasite does get into your system (usually bundled with other products) the culprit can not get out (call home) as long as the necessary entries exist. This is why it's important to keep your HOSTS file up to Date.
     
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    How many pages nowadays have hit counters? I haven't seen one in years


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  7. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOK's = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    Useful info... Bro @Phoenix Delete the Nvidia BLOAT trash from OP Nvidia GeForce Experience security vulnerability

    "How to resolve the issue
    Probably the best option right now is to uninstall the Nvidia GeForce Experience client from the operating system."

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    Today's Updates: 04/23/2017 madVR v0.91.9

    Changes v0.91.9
    * added support for sending HDR metadata via Nvidia's private API
    * added support for sending HDR metadata via win10 (not tested yet)
    * fixed: processing (not converting) HDR was not handling gamut correctly
     
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    MVPS Hosts file removed from the updates list as it causes Windows/Office Activation issues reaching the activation servers.
     
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    Mobius 1 LHz

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    have you emailed the people at mvps? they're quite reponsive




    In other news, trying to disable windows defender on my KM1 with shutup10. Everytime I click the button to disable my system BSOD? Thoughts?
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    ...playing dead (BSOD) is a pretty good Defense? :confused::eek::oops::rolleyes:o_O
     
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