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Does the SCCM Network Access Account require Full Control Permissions to the Client Cache for Peer Cache to work?

Does the SCCM Network Access Account require Full Control Permissions to the Client Cache for Peer Cache to work?

Unsure if the ConfigMgr Network Access Account (NAA), requires Full Control permissions to the Client Cache for Peer Cache to work? Here’s the answer…

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Backup Revisited

After using the program developed in the last post, I was thinking about some ways to optimize it. Then I went to the FileFinder class and saw this:

class FileFinder
{
    public async Task<ConcurrentDictionary<string, List>> GetFiles(string[] paths, 
        Regex excludeFilesRegex, Regex excludePathsRegex, bool incremental)
    {
        var files = new ConcurrentDictionary<string, List>();
        var tasks = paths.Select(path =>
            Task.Factory.StartNew(() =>
            {
                var rootDir = "";
                var drive = Path.GetPathRoot(path);
                if (!string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(drive))
                {
                    rootDir = drive[0] + "_drive";
                    rootDir = rootDir + path.Substring(2);
                }
                else
                    rootDir = path;
                var selectedFiles = GetFilesInDirectory(path, excludeFilesRegex, excludePathsRegex, incremental);
                files.AddOrUpdate(rootDir, selectedFiles.ToList(), (a, b) => b);
            }));
        await Task.WhenAll(tasks);
        return files;
    }

    private List GetFilesInDirectory(string directory, Regex excludeFilesRegex, 
        Regex excludePathsRegex,bool incremental)
    {
        var files = new List();
        try
        {
            var directories = Directory.GetDirectories(directory);
            try
            {
                var selectedFiles = Directory.EnumerateFiles(directory).Where(f => !excludeFilesRegex.IsMatch(f.ToLower()));
                if (incremental)
                    selectedFiles = selectedFiles.Where(f => (File.GetAttributes(f) & FileAttributes.Archive) != 0);
                files.AddRange(selectedFiles);
            }
            catch
            {
            }
            foreach (var dir in directories.Where(d => !excludePathsRegex.IsMatch(d.ToLower())))
            {
                files.AddRange(GetFilesInDirectory(Path.Combine(directory, dir), excludeFilesRegex, excludePathsRegex, incremental));
            }
        }
        catch
        {
        }

        return files;
    }
}

I pass the filters to the GetFilesInDirectory method and do my filter there. That way, the folders I don’t want aren’t enumerated. For that, I had to make a change in the Config class, adding a new property for the path Regex and initializing it:

public class Config
{
    public Config(string fileName)
    {
        if (!File.Exists(fileName))
            return;
        var doc = XDocument.Load(fileName);
        if (doc.Root == null)
            return;
        IncludePaths = doc.Root.Element("IncludePaths")?.Value.Split(';');
        ExcludeFiles = doc.Root.Element("ExcludeFiles")?.Value.Split(';') ?? new string[0] ;
        ExcludePaths = doc.Root.Element("ExcludePaths")?.Value.Split(';') ?? new string[0];
        BackupFile = $"{doc.Root.Element("BackupFile")?.Value}{DateTime.Now:yyyyMMddhhmmss}.zip";
        ExcludeFilesRegex = new Regex(string.Join("|", ExcludeFiles));
        ExcludePathRegex = new Regex(string.Join("|", ExcludePaths));
    }

    public Regex ExcludeFilesRegex { get; }
    public Regex ExcludePathRegex { get; }
    public IEnumerable IncludePaths { get; }
    public IEnumerable ExcludeFiles { get; }
    public IEnumerable ExcludePaths { get; }
    public string BackupFile { get; }
}

With this changes, I could run the program again and measure the differences. That made a great difference. Before the change, the program was taking 160s to enumerate the files and give me 470000 files. After the change, enumerating the files took only 14.5s to give me the same files (I ran the programs three times each to avoid distortions). That’s a huge difference, no?

Then I started to think a little bit more and thought that the Regex could be compiled. So, I made two simple changes in the Config class:

ExcludeFilesRegex = new Regex(string.Join("|", ExcludeFiles),RegexOptions.Compiled);
ExcludePathRegex = new Regex(string.Join("|", ExcludePaths), RegexOptions.Compiled);

When I ran again the program, it took me 11.5s to enumerate the files. It doesn’ t seem much, but it’s a 25% improvement with just a simple change. That was really good. That way, I have a backup program that enumerates files way faster than before.

All the source code for the project is at https://github.com/bsonnino/BackupData

Military exchanges will be open to honorably discharged veterans

Not exactly a tech issue, but being a Vietnam Veteran, this is great news.

Military exchanges will be open to honorably discharged veterans

Removal instructions for Easy Interests Access

What is Easy Interests Access?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Easy Interests Access is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.
Easy Interests Access is a member of the Spigot family as described in the blogpost Spigot browser hijackers.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/196771-removal-instructions-for-easy-interests-access/

How to Turn On or Off Mail app Signature in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a new Mail app. The new Mail app brings improved performance and a familiar three-pane email UI, with a toggle to quickly move between your email and calendar. Mail includes customizable Swipe Gestures, letting you swipe right or left to take actions like delete, flag, move or mark as read/unread. Also check out the new email authoring experience. Mail leverages the familiar and rich capability of Word to that allows you to easily insert tables, add pictures and use bullets and color to your text. The new Mail apps support Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, IMAP, POP and other popular accounts.

By default, the Mail app automatically attaches the default Sent from Mail for Windows 10 signature to the bottom of all emails sent from the Mail app.

This tutorial will show you how to turn off or turn on and change the signature used by the Mail app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Import or Export Google Chrome Bookmarks as HTML in Windows

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as bookmarks in Google Chrome. The bookmarks bar is a toolbar in Chrome that you can also add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

This tutorial will show you how to import or export your Google Chrome bookmarks as a .html file in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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AMD – New 2017 Ryzen CPU chipset announced

AMD has recently announced their new 2017 Ryzen CPU processor series  

AMD Unveils Cheap, Powerful Flagship Ryzen CPUs
http://www.pcmag.com/news/351883/amd-unveils-cheap-powerful-flagship-ryzen-cpus

After four years of development and amidst the building speculation of gamers and PC enthusiasts, AMD today announced that its Ryzen CPUs are now available for pre-order and will ship on March 2  Like their chief competition—Intel’s Core i7 processors—Ryzen will come in several flavors, which you can pre-order starting at $329. That price gets you the base model, the Ryzen 7 1700, an eight-core, 16-thread processor with a base clock speed of 3GHz that can be boosted to 3.7GHz. The next step up is the $399 Ryzen 7 1700X, which increases the clock speed to 3.4GHz with a 3.8GHz boost. Finally, there’s the top-of-the-line $499 1800X, which runs at 3.6GHz and can be boosted to 4.0GHz. Like the 1700, the 1700X and 1800X both have eight cores and 16 threads.

How to Delete All Bookmarks in Google Chrome for Windows

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as bookmarks in Google Chrome.

Sometimes you may want or need to reset and clear all your bookmarks in Google Chrome.

This tutorial will show you how to delete all bookmarks in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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SpywareBlaster Database Update – February 22, 2017

15 Internet Explorer
0 Restricted Sites
0 Firefox

17616 items in database

http://www.brightfort.com/downloads.html

What is a SCCM OSD Boot Image?

What is a SCCM OSD Boot Image?

ConfigMgr Operating System Deployment (OSD) has it’s fair share of three-letter acronyms. In this FAQ we explain what a Boot Image is.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2017 Issued: February 21, 2017

This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for
February 2017.

The full version of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for
February 2017 can be found at
<https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-feb>.

Critical Security Bulletins

MS17-005

– – Affected Software:
– Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems:
– Adobe Flash Player
– Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems:
– Adobe Flash Player
– Windows Server 2012:
– Adobe Flash Player
(Windows Server 2012 Server Core installation not affected)
– Windows Server 2012 R2:
– Adobe Flash Player
(Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core installation not affected)
– Windows RT 8.1:
– Adobe Flash Player
– Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems:
– Adobe Flash Player
– Windows 10 for x64-based Systems:
– Adobe Flash Player
– Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems:
– Adobe Flash Player
– Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems:
– Adobe Flash Player
– Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
– Adobe Flash Player
– Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
– Adobe Flash Player
– Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems
– Adobe Flash Player
(Windows Server 2016 Server Core installation not affected)
– Impact: Remote Code Execution
– Version Number: 1.0

Spybot Search & Destroy Weekly Update – February 22, 2017

2017-02-22
Adware
++ Ad.EnhanceEmpire + Ad.EnhanceTronic + bProtector + Firseria
PUPS
++ Conduit.Vgrabber + GameVance.PlaySushi + PU.Jawego.PCCleaner + PU.Mindspark.ProductivityBoss ++ PU.PCHelpSoft.PCCleaner ++ PU.PCSpeedupPro ++ PU.SmartSystemCare
Trojans
++ Win32.Agent.idas + Win32.Banker + Win32.OnLineGames.gen
Total: 2625884 fingerprints in 836922 rules for 7790 products.

»www.safer-networking.org ··· updates/

False Positives with Avast!

Looks like a signature malfunction is causing massive false positives. Avast says they have fixed it

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197572.0

 

MS releases Flash Player Update

Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (4010250)

 Despite delaying the entire February Patch Tuesday until March, MS has released a critical Flash Player Update.

Removal instructions for Disk Defrag Free

What is Disk Defrag Free?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Disk Defrag Free is a “system optimizer”. This one also bundles two other products from the same company and tries to hijack your browser(s) startpage and default search provider.
On top of that it has a featured software advertizing function.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/196706-removal-instructions-for-disk-defrag-free/

How to Enable or Disable Virtual Memory Pagefile Encryption in Windows 10

Encrypting the pagefile prevents malicious users from reading data that has been paged to disk, but also adds processing overhead for filesystem operations.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable virtual memory pagefile encryption in Windows 10.

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How to Clear Virtual Memory Pagefile at Shutdown in Windows 10

Virtual memory support uses a system pagefile to swap pages of memory to disk when they are not used. On a running system, this pagefile is opened exclusively by the operating system, and it is well protected. However, systems that are configured to allow booting to other operating systems might have to make sure that the system pagefile is wiped clean when this system shuts down. This ensures that sensitive information from process memory that might go into the pagefile is not available to an unauthorized user who manages to directly access the pagefile.

Some third-party programs can temporarily store unencrypted (plain-text) passwords or other sensitive information in memory. Because of the Windows virtual memory architecture, this information can be present in the paging file.

Although clearing the paging file is not a suitable substitute for physical security of a computer, you might want to do this to increase the security of data on a computer while Windows is not running.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to clear the virtual memory pagefile when you shut down or restart Windows 10.

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Microsoft Security Updates – FEBRUARY 2017 to be bundled with MARCH 2017 release

During final QA testing apparently some issues was discovered that warranted further improvement prior to distribution to millions of users.  Microsoft will merged the FEBRUARY 2017 security updates into MARCH 2017 release, allowing time to resolve all issues.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/02/14/february-2017-security-update-release/

Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting their systems. This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today. After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan.

Microsoft – Proposes Global Cybersecurity Accord for 2017

Microsoft & other vendors have proposed improved cybersecurity initiatives on a collective basis during coming year.

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84311.html

Microsoft has called on governments around the world to create a “digital Geneva Convention” as a way to normalize international cybersecurity rules and protect civilian use of the Internet.   President Brad Smith, who is also Microsoft’s chief legal officer, addressed the issue at the annual RSA conference, saying that governments — with the assistance of technology companies in the role of NGOs — need to establish international rules to protect civilians from cyberthreats during peacetime.

“The tech sector plays a unique role as the Internet’s first responders, and we therefore should commit ourselves to collective action that will make the Internet a safer place, affirming a role as a neutral Switzerland that assists customers everywhere and retains the world’s trust,” Smith wrote in an appeal posted online.   There are two key focal points:

1 — Economic Damage Seventy four percent of the world’s businesses expect to be hacked every year, with the economic losses from cybercrime averaging US$3 trillion per year, according to Microsoft.  Cyberattacks historically have focused on military and economic espionage, Smith noted.

2 — Institutional Threat — Microsoft is not alone in promoting cybersecurity cooperation among government institutions.  The Electronic Privacy Information Center earlier this week announced a new Democracy and Cybersecurity project, designed to address growing alarm about the impact of cyberattacks on democratic institutions.  The organization has urged the U.S. Congress to update federal data protection laws, and to establish a data protection agency designed to address the increased risks of identity theft and data breaches, said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of EPIC.

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