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Is this software legit?


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#1 kapakris

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:30 AM

In response to my post from yesterday, I was instructed (in part):


Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop.

* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.



The link took me to screen317 Security Check. Is this real? I can't find any info on it. I already posted once on Bleeping Computer asking about it today, but my post was deleted.

Can I have a response, please?

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:41 AM

The member you are getting help from, Broni, is one of our most trusted members (called a BC Advisor.) You can trust him not to give you malicious links. :)

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:45 AM

Thank you. I am very new here, and just wanted to be sure. No offense to Broni, by any means.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:07 PM

Security Check is a specialized tool created by screen317 that searches for the currently installed (and running) security programs on a user's computer. With that information trained Helpers can determine if your system security is enabled and up to date. Security check also looks at program versions for software such as Adobe, Java, Firefox. Why? There are serious security issues with older versions of such programs which can increase the risk of system infection.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:59 PM

As a side note, is there anyway to get programs marked as to whether they're 32 bit only or 32 bit and 64 bit compatible?

With the growth now of 64 bit systems becoming the norm it would be extra helpful to know whether or not the software will work on a persons system.

Or is this just wishful thinking?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

is there anyway to get programs marked as to whether they're 32 bit only or 32 bit and 64 bit compatible?

Most software vendors have been doing this and that info is usually found in System Requirements.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:58 AM

As a side note, is there anyway to get programs marked as to whether they're 32 bit only or 32 bit and 64 bit compatible?

With the growth now of 64 bit systems becoming the norm it would be extra helpful to know whether or not the software will work on a persons system.


32-bit programs run on 64-bit Windows. This is done through WoW64 (Windows On Windows).
All Windows desktop editions have WoW64. In a few Windows server editions, WoW64 is optional.

But this doesn't necessarily mean 32-bit programs will work correctly on 64-bit systems. WoW64 will present 32-bit programs with a different view on the filesystem and registry than 64-bit programs. If 32-bit programs need the same view as 64-bit programs to run correctly (for example filesystem and registry scanners), they need to be designed to disable this WoW64 redirection.

FYI: there is a flag in the PE file format that indicates if an executable is 32-bit or 64-bit, but this is rather technical to explain. Let me know if you want the details.

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