Demonetized Youtube Videos – Pertaining to MACos Ransomware

Demonetized Youtube Videos

On May fourteen two thousand seventeen, I noticed that I had a video demonetized on my Anet Computers Youtube channel. This is the first video on this Youtube channel that has ever been NOT monetized. This video was originally created on February twenty third two thousand seventeen.

This video had only received twenty views. Why on Earth did it take around three months for this video to get demonetized? The video was marked as not advertiser friendly.

I was given the option of requesting a review. I changed the thumbnail of this video. Also, I changed the title of this video from "macOS malware - may permanently encrypt files" to "macOS - OSX Dok Malware".

This video did NOT have a check mark next to "Monetize my video with advertising". By default all my videos are monetized. I have this permanently configured in Youtube so that I do NOT have to turn on monetization for each and every video.

I have no idea how and why this video was demonetized. I placed a check next to a "Review my video again. I believe it is advertiser friendly. When I clicked on "Save changes", I received this error, "Oops! Our server has a temporary problem and couldn't do what you asked to do. Try again in a few minutes".

Youtube is a fucking joke, like all these problems with demonetized Youtube videos is just an accident. I tried pressing on "Save changes" a second time and the request went through. This video was eventually monetized and received ninety three views.

Youtube never discloses why your videos get demonetized. They never disclose why the get remonetized either for that matter. I was surprised an email at all about this video being demonetized.

I have had countless videos demonetized since this first video and Youtube never emails me when they get demonetized or remonetized.

Microsoft Security Updates – For Windows 7 Version KB2952664

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB2952664 on October thirty one two thousand seventeen for Windows 7 operating system. This update is optional and just performs diagnostics. This update does not include any new features.

* customer experience program diagnostics
* application and device compatibility

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 7 security updates, then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, and Windows 7 Ultimate. You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

What is The Latest iOS Update – Version 11.1 Letter i Bug Fix

What is the latest iOS update you ask? As of the time of this blog post creation Apple iOS 11.1 is. However, there is known bug in this iOS 11.1 update that will cause the letter "i" to autocorrect into an A.

Apple Incorporated is aware of this bug and admits to it. When iPad, iPod, and iPhone users upgrade to iOS 11.1, the auto correction feature will change the lower case "i" into an upper case A symbol. This symbol is supposed to become an emoji but does NOT work correctly. In order to solve this bug, you can setup "Text Replacement" for the letter "i".

Browse to "Settings" then choose "General". In "General" choose "Keyboard" then "Text Replacement". Tap the plus + symbol. You can setup a upper case "I" for phrases and sentences.

For shortcuts you can type in a lower case "i". Apple Incorporated claims that they will relese a patch for this bug in the near future. They claim perhaps in a week, they will release a patch.

This update might be iOS 11.1.1.

HP Elitebook Notebook – 8440P Windows 10 Installation

HP Elitebook Notebook

One of my computer repair customers brought in an HP Elitebook Notebook 8440P. In two thousand sixteen he successfully upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. However, recently he ran into some computer problems and tried to restore his computer.

When I received his laptop Windows 7 restore had removed his user data. However, he still wanted to have Windows 10 working on his HP Elitebook notebook 8440P. As long as you have successfully upgraded or installed Windows 10 and activated the license, then you can install Windows 10 again without entering in the product key.

You need to make sure that you know what architecture hardware you have. Remember you can only install x86 32 bit operating system on x86 32 bit hardware. Also, you can only install x64 64 bit operating system on x64 64 bit hardware.

Also, you need to know what operating system was previously loaded. For example you cannot load Windows 10 home premium on a computer that had Windows 10 professional installed. During the upgrade process from Windows 7 or 8.1 you could only upgrade like to like.

For example you could have upgraded Windows 7 professional to Windows 7 10 professional for free. In order to change the type of operating system you would have to purchase another license. Now that you know what architecture your hardware is and the operating system you are going to load, you can use Microsoft's free media creation tool to either burn a DVD or USB flash drive with Windows 10 installation.

Also, you can use Microsoft's media creation tool to download an installation ISO. With this ISO you can use a free program like Rufus to create a bootable USB Windows 10 installation flash drive. Once you have your installation media, then you can proceed to installing Windows 10 on an HP Elitebook Notebook 8440p.

In order to boot off DVD or USB flash drive you can press the "Esc" key on your keyboard. A special boot menu will open up where you can press F9 to pick which device to boot from. This allows you to boot off of your DVD or USB drive without changing the boot order in the Basic Input Output System.

Most times you will not be asked to enter in your Certificate of Authenticity sticker product key. If you do you will be prompted to enter it in when asked. I recommend you entet it in now instead of entering this product key after Windows 10 installs.

I had to reinstall Windows 10 on this HP Elitebook Notebook 8440P because when I tried to activate Windows 10, I kept getting an error claiming that Microsoft servers could not be accessed. You might be prompted to select the version of Windows 10 to install. Make sure you pick the correct version, for example choose Windows 10 professional if that is what your license key allows.

You cannot install Windows 10 home premium with a Windows 10 professional license. You will then need to accept Microsoft's license agreement. If you are upgrading your current operating system, choose the upgrade option.

If you are performing a clean install of Windows 10 then choose the "Custom: Install Windows only" option. You can click "Next" at the "Where do you want to install Windows?" prompt. Windows 10 will now download install files to the hard drive and begin the installation.

Continue with the installation and follow all the prompts. You will be asked if your computer is personal or a work computer. Also, you will be asked to configure signing into windows with a Microsoft account.

I recommend that you create an offline account instead. If you choose to login with a Microsoft account, then you will need internet access to login. If you forgot your password or lack internet access, you will not be able to login to your Windows 10 computer.

You can choose to make Cortana your personal assistant or not. Also, you will be asked to configure Windows 10 privacy settings. You can change these later, but you might want to set them to your liking now.

Eventually Windows 10 will finish installing and you will see the Windows desktop. Congratulations, you have just successfully installed Windows 10 on your HP Elitebook Notebook 8440P.

Microsoft Windows Support – Ends Free Upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft Windows support by Microsoft Corporation has officially ended the free upgrade period for Windows 10 operating system. Initially, back in July of two thousand sixteen, Microsoft ended the ability to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. However, endusers with accessibility requirements were allowed to upgrade to Windows 10.

Now Microsoft Corporation has decided to end this free upgrade to Windows 10. Endusers with accessibility needs have until December 31st two thousand seventeen to upgrade to Windows 10. You must have either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to qualify for the free upgrade.

You must install assistive technology in order to qualify for this free upgrade to Windows 10.

“We are not restricting the free upgrade offer to specific assistive technologies. If you use assistive technology on Windows, you are eligible for the free upgrade offer. That said, it is not intended to be a workaround for people who don’t use assistive technology and who missed the deadline for the free offer.”

Microsoft Spokesperson

Microsoft does NOT want you to upgrade to Windows 10 unless you use assistive technologies. There are four categories of assistive technologies.

* vision
* learning
* dexterity and mobility
* language and communication

You must have software installed for one of these four categories in order to upgrade to Windows 10. However, Microsoft does NOT want you to go out and install one of these type(s) of software in order to just get the free upgrade. Basically, this assistive technology software is designed for people with disabilities.

Windows Installation Media Creation Tool – For Windows 10

Windows Installation Media Creation Tool

Windows installation media creation tool is a free application from Microsoft. You can use this application to create media to install Windows 10. First you want to download this tool.

You can use this tool to either upgrade Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 with a license. Also, you can use this tool to reinstall Windows 10. This computer must have already had Windows 10 activated.

You can use this tool to install from a USB flash drive or DVD. Also, you can use this tool to download a bootable ISO file. Run this application and accept the license agreement by clicking "Accept".

You will be prompted with "What do you want to do?". Choose "Create installation media...". You can either create a bootable USB flash drive, DVD drive, or an ISO file. An ISO file will allow you to create a bootable Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD with third party software like Rufus or Nero.

Click "Next" after you select your choice. You can choose the default "Language", "Edition", and "Architecture". Also, you can change these settings by unchecking "User the recommended options for this PC".

Click on "Next" then you will be prompted with "Choose which media to use". You have two choices, either "USB flash drive" or "ISO file". Click on "Next" after making your choice.

Depending on what you want you either choose your removable DVD/USB drive or this tool will create an ISO file. This tool will begin downloading your Windows 10 installation media. If you are creating an ISO file, you will be prompted with the location that you want to save this file to.

You can also change the name of this ISO file before it begins to download. This tool will then either create your USB flash drive or burn it to a DVD. If you choose to create an ISO file then you will be prompted to either burn this ISO file to DVD or to save it.

Click on "Finish" and then look for your ISO file in the folder you selected. You have just successfully used Windows installation media creation tool to create Windows 10 installation media.

HP Elitebook Notebook – 8440P Hard Drive Replacement

HP Elitebook Notebook

One of my computer repair customers brought in an HP Elitebook Notebook 8440P to me. This customer was trying to restore Windows 10 but now gets a "Windows Error Recovery" message when this operating system tries to boot. Instead of trying to troubleshoot this issue right away, I am going to try to recovery his important data.

Just in case I have to wipe and reload Windows 10, on this notebook. In order to replace or remove the hard drive on this HP Elitebook notebook, you need to remove the hard drive cover. There are two screws that you need to just loosen.

These screws do NOT fall out. Once you loosen these two screws enough, the hard driver cover lifts right off. The hard drive is screwed down by one screw.

Also, this screw loosens up but does NOT fall out. Loosen this screw and then pull the hard drive away, to the side from where it is connected to. Then you can lift the hard drive up and out of this laptop.

This hard drive has a metal shield that has four screws. Remove two screws on each side to remove this shield. Then just place the shield on your replacement hard drive.

Tighten the shield with the hard drive sticker facing up or the circuit board facing down. You will need to replace this hard drive with one with SATA connectors. Tighten the four screws, two on each side, and then place the hard drive into the bay.

Push the hard drive in so that the SATA connectors slide into the adapter. Tighten the one screw that holds the hard drive in place. Finally, tighten the two screws that hold the hard driver cover in place.

You have just succesfully replaced the hard drive in an HP Elitebook Notebook 8440P.

HP PC Recovery – Disk or USB Drive Order Instructions

I received a live chat request pertaining to HP PC Recovery disks. I do not monitor my live chat after business hours. However, I received a copy of this individual's question.

"im looking for compaq recovery kit."

David

As you may know already, Hewlett Packard, purchased Compaq computer corporation many years ago. You may not be able to obtain recovery disk(s) or Universal Serial Bus drive from Hewlett Packard for your Compaq computer. However, I am going to describe to you how to obtain HP PC Recovery media from Hewlett Packard's website.

First you want to browse to HP.com. Click on the "Support" link from the top menu. Choose "Software and drivers". Enter in your product name, product number, or serial number in a box.

Then click on a "Find" button. You should see "Software and driver results" for your computer. If you do NOT see any results, make sure you have entered correct information for your computer.

Scroll down and look for "Order Recovery Media CD/DVD/USB". Click on plus + to expand this menu option. If there is recovery media available for your computer, you will see an "Order Media" link.

When you click on order media you might be presented with a pop up drown down menu, where you are asked to choose your Hewlett Packard computer model again. Once you have selected the correct model, then click on "Confirm". A new tab or window will open up.

You will need to go through the order process. The first "Customer information" screen requires:

* computer serial number
* first name
* last name
* email address
* confirm email address
* phone number
* optional company field
* shipping address
* optional second address field
* shipping zip code

All of these fields are mandatory, except for the two optional company and second address fields. Also, you must provide the same name that is listed on your credit card. Click on "Next" complete this five step process.

Ubisoft Tech Support – Deny DRM & VMProtect Cause 100% CPU Usage

Ubisoft Tech Support is categorically denying that Digital Rights Management and Virtual Machine Protect is causing one hundred percent Central Processing Unit usage with the Assassin's Creed Origins video game on personal computers. Digital rights management and virtual machine protect is used in some video games to stop piracy. However, there are claims that this anti-piracy solution actually causes video games to heavily use a central processing unit.

Some gamers playing Assassin's Creed Origins have complained that they notice one hundred percent CPU usage. Some are even complaining of their computer over heating and getting a blue screen of death. Aside from your computer running slower at one hundred percent central processing unit utilization.

You do NOT want your computer to over heat. When your CPU utilization spikes like this you want to monitor the temperature of your computer. One hundred percent CPU usage can cause a computer to overheat.

"The anti-tamper solutions implemented in the Windows PC version of Assassin’s Creed Origins have no perceptible effect on game performance. Uses the full extent of the minimum and recommended PC system requirements... while ensuring a steady 30fps performance."

Ubisoft Spokesperson

Ubisoft tech support recommends at minimum an Intel Core i5-2400s running at 2.5 gigahertz or Advanced Micro Devices FX-6350 running at 3.9 gigahertz or equivalent processor. Ubisoft tech support has released a version 1.03 patch for this Assassin's Creed Origins game. However, they did NOT stipulate whether or not this would fix the one hundred percent CPU usage issue.

Not all gamers playing this game are receiving this issue. This patch is 1.3 gigabytes in size. It is supposed to improve performance and stability in game play.

Since Ubisoft tech support denys that their anti-piracy implementation is causing high CPU usage, perhaps they won't release a patch to fix this problem. If you notice high or one hundred percent central processing unit usage playing this game, make sure to monitor the temperature of your computer.

Razer USA Ltd – Release Razer Phone a Gaming Smartphone

Razer USA Ltd has released their first ever smartphone. Since this is a gaming company it is a smartphone designed for gaming. They have named this device perhaps apropos, the Razer Phone.

This includes a 5.7 inch quad High Definition screen at 120 Hz. This display supports up to 1440 x 2560 pixels. The display is made out of corning gorilla glass.

This Razer Phone comes with eight gigabytes of Random Access Memory. You will receive sixty four gigabytes of internal storage space. An external MicroSD card slot allows up to a two terabyte MicroSD card.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor has eight cores. This smartphone actually has two rear facing cameras. One is thirteen megapixels while the second one is twelve megapixels.

An eight megapixel front facing camera is included as well. This device supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless connections. Bluetooth 4.2 is also supported.

Weighing in at one hundred ninety seven grams, this Razer Phone includes a four thousand milliamp hours lithium ion battery. This smartphone is designed for gaming. You can register to reserve this Raze Phone and become one of the first ones to own this device.

You must include your first name, last name, country, and an email address. Razer USA Ltd is including free shipping as of the time of this blog post creation. You must order a Razer Phone from the Razer Store to receive this offer.

This Razer Phone does NOT include a 3.5 millimeter head phone jack. This device will cost six hundred ninety nine dollars $699 in the United States. Although, the official Razer Phone web page does NOT list a price yet.

This device is available for pre-order right now and allegedly will officially become available November seventeen two thousand seventeen for sale. There are three accessories listed on the sales page. Two covers and one wireless ear phones.