Since using this Windows Defender, I''ve learned how registry errors occur; monitored events (of shared files, scripts, executables, programs) must be either registered or unregistered to apps. that exist on the root drive. The term "sharing" here is defined very loosely. I and the hardware seem to be the ones sharing HPCEE.exe, not any apps... where would either of us be without the other, God only knows.
The message was sent to desktop alerts by Defender events options; Defender seems to be designated as the agent that flags events which occur independent of an application (i.e. unregistered). Spyware it's not. I have the option to auto remove turned off.
Digital signing, inside network configurations may be a neat way of securing firewalls, but can everything be digitally signed with a fancy certificate?
Maybe I will look for a new line of work as a digital certificate maker. I have MS Office Ultimate 2007
Defender has the option of exploring all software and disabling, quarantining or removing or allowing their presence, in scans or during monitoring ("Defender On for all users").
So HPCEE.EXE is unconfirmed (not digitally signed - yet).
I'm allowing it. What I'm disabling since I bought this PC 30 days ago is:
1. a program called software manager ("TSR" but it won't be staying around anymore; it's terminated by Defender!)
2. Norton anti virus "TSR" (or process),
3. the fingerprint pro sales pitch TSR,
(I don't need to relive being fingerprinted; what COP invented this app??);
4. Automatic updates of any kind TSR's.
I have had to do a windows system restore twice because the Synaptics touchpad was too sensitive and made crazy changes to my files.
Windows User Account Control rules: it asks me for permission each time something new wants to run.
I always logon (startup the pc) with a password.
The aftermarket Belkin laptop fan ($25/Walmart) I plug into a wall adaptor USB instead of the PC USB, since it was never recognized by windows device manager, and I don't trust this $1,400 ($585/Ebay) to it, since I concomitently had a failure of the touch-screen feature when it was plugged into the PC.
My first love is reading since a kid so many years ago: I highly recommend the Adobe Digital Editions E-Book reader (free). It beats the hell out of Sony's gigantic rip-off prices on E-books and plot to rule the globe and every school library with free Sony Reader Hardware. This Tablet PC is a little heavier than the Sony Reader but is much more versatile.
- Pete Mauss
, ars longa, vita brevis