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#282667 - 2019-02-10 22:02 Re: Yet another 'yet another HD621 set up question' (568.2) [Re: Braidy]
Registered: 2018-11-06
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JamieB Offline
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JamieB Offline
Mostly harmless

Registered: 2018-11-06
Posts: 77
Loc: Seattle, USA
Same problem here (Mac guy).
I bought a $250 HP Windows laptop off Amazon along with a USB to serial port adapter.
It's a f******* annoying P.O.S. that is constantly blocking half the screen to extort money from me (I ignore it), and only have it for this exact one task: configuring a Meridian devices.



Oppo 203 Vanity HD; 4xDSP5ks, DSP5kC; Sony Z9D, PS4; Squeezebox3; Roku Ultra 2017; Roon Mac Mini;
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#282671 - 2019-02-11 04:55 Re: Yet another 'yet another HD621 set up question' (568.2) [Re: JamieB]
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Albert Offline
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Originally Posted By JamieB
... that is constantly blocking half the screen to extort money from me
Why?


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#282703 - 2019-02-11 19:55 Re: Yet another 'yet another HD621 set up question' (568.2) [Re: Albert]
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JamieB Offline
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JamieB Offline
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Loc: Seattle, USA
Quote:
"You're anti virus has expired! You computer is in danger!! Booga booga! Click here to accept the risk! Click here to pay us money to grind your computer to a halt!"
etc.

Haven't been arsed to reformat the damned thing, because I've used it maybe 5 times since I bought it in November, for the single purpose of tweaking Meridian kit. It's a $250 tool and so far its the cheapest Meridian related thing I've purchased.


Oppo 203 Vanity HD; 4xDSP5ks, DSP5kC; Sony Z9D, PS4; Squeezebox3; Roku Ultra 2017; Roon Mac Mini;
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#282705 - 2019-02-11 20:05 Re: Yet another 'yet another HD621 set up question' (568.2) [Re: JamieB]
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Carl Offline
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Loc: Central England, UK
Reformat, sounds overkill ... can’t you just uninstall the AV program?


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#282734 - 2019-02-12 18:20 Re: Yet another 'yet another HD621 set up question' (568.2) [Re: Carl]
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JamieB Offline
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JamieB Offline
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Posts: 77
Loc: Seattle, USA
When you buy a budget PC from a once great technology company that now tries to make ends meet by selling your privacy, there is so much bloatware / malware on it that the only safe thing to do is nuke it with a clean install of Windows. It’s the only way to be sure.

The AV Adware is probably the least troubling [censored] HP installed on it. They've all got back doors on them that "only tech support can access, pinky swear". Ha ha ha.

And I just don't care. It’s a toy computer as far as I'm concerned. Runs on my guest network with no access to anything else. It’s the only Windows box in the house.


Oppo 203 Vanity HD; 4xDSP5ks, DSP5kC; Sony Z9D, PS4; Squeezebox3; Roku Ultra 2017; Roon Mac Mini;
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#282735 - 2019-02-12 18:33 Re: Yet another 'yet another HD621 set up question' (568.2) [Re: JamieB]
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Carlton9000 Offline
Hitchhiker
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Registered: 2017-02-04
Posts: 121
Loc: Olive Branch, MS, USA
I abhor Windowz. But for my items that require it I use an old Lenovo SFF THINKCENTER. They are always available for around $70.00. They have the serial out connectors for connection to a null modem cable. Setup on a rolling cart to go from system to system if updates are needed. No stinking adware.


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$ystem 2: Control 10, 800D, 861v3, DSP5Kv2(24/96)LCR, DSP33 Rears 2xD2500(Thanks to Bruce & Mark)

$ystem 3: ATV4, 568.2MM, DSP5K(24/96)LCR

$ystem 4: ATV4, 568, 551, DSP5.5k(18/48)DSP5KC, P200Z Rears

$ystem 5: ATV4, 518, DBX VENU-360, Sunfire CG, Carver ALS
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#282743 - 2019-02-12 21:52 Re: Yet another 'yet another HD621 set up question' (568.2) [Re: JamieB]
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Syles Offline
Working on the ultimate question
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Loc: London, UK
Originally Posted By JamieB
only have it for this exact one task: configuring a Meridian devices.
If it’s only used for this one thing, could you not ditch (or not install it after a fresh OS build) all the anti virus / malware software and just never connect it to the internet?

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#282745 - 2019-02-12 22:31 Re: Yet another 'yet another HD621 set up question' (568.2) [Re: Syles]
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JamieB Offline
Mostly harmless
JamieB Offline
Mostly harmless

Registered: 2018-11-06
Posts: 77
Loc: Seattle, USA
Windows 10 already has all the antivirus you need. In some ways, Windows 10 is now better than MacOS. Ironically, installing antivirus can increase your risk of getting a virus (some antivirus software opened up attack vectors that default Windows 10 did not).

I've used the computer for maybe 50 minutes since November, though, so on my List of Things To Spend Time On, it is, well, it’s not on the list.


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