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redteam4ever

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About redteam4ever

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  • Birthday 1997-02-07

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    I live and breathe technology pretty much. I study at Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology.
    I'm a Microsoft Technology Associate since 1/2018.
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    Student @ Brno University of Technology

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    AMD Ryzen 7 1700
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    ASROCK Fatal1ty X370 Gaming-ITX/ac
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    G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 3200MHz
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    MSI R7950 3GB
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    Antec ISK600
  • Storage
    ADATA SX8200 480GB NVMe SSD + Western Digital Black 500GB
  • PSU
    Corsair CX500M (green label - 2015)
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    HP 22xi
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    Wraith
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro + Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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  1. I wouldn't classify it as malware, it is just a misuse of a legitimate feature of modern web browsers because technically you had to click to allow the notifications. Happens to everyone once in a while And don't feel like an idiot, I was at the same place you were like 2 months ago when I first saw this on a friend's PC and did all the same steps as you - adwCleaner, AV scan... Then it hit me that these are Windows notifications from Google Chrome - my friend was streaming movies from some shady websites that were requiring to allow desktop notifications to watch the movies. You would've found out on your own too... Fun fact: Yesterday, I saw a webpage claiming that you need to allow notifications to verify that you're not a robot In the age of Adblock, websites finally found a way how to reliably circumvent it...
  2. Oh, it's Google Chrome, it's written in the notification... *facepalm* Go to your Chrome settings, choose Advanced > Privacy and security > Site settings > Notifications. Scroll through the allow list and delete any sites that you don't recognize. This usually happens when you click Allow on a dialog box without reading it... Watch out for the notification requests, ads served through notifications are becoming more common!
  3. Those are most likely browser desktop notifications - you need to disable them through your browser. If you tell me what browser you're using, I can walk you through how exactly to do that...
  4. Yes, this is true. I was taking a course at school that tackled some of the topics like AppLock, file sharing and Windows deployment with labs where we could try everything on VMs. That was very helpful. For trying Intune, I created a demo organisation on a trial 30-day account for Enterprise Mobility + Security E5 (that is free for everyone). For literature, we were recommended to avoid Microsoft Press because their books usually don't cover all topics on the exam. I was looking through the Exam Ref for 70-697 and it was true. To prepare for my exam, I used MCSA Study Guide for Exam 70-697 by William Panek, published by Wiley (Sybex) - great book! While looking at the page of my exam, I noticed that Microsoft will be deprecating it after March. I think that this is a good move, because Windows changes so rapidly these days that some screenshots in the study guide (and in one question on my exam even) were already outdated. So Microsoft might be changing how the mobility path works very soon.
  5. Oh, sorry then. I was looking at the board schematic on the ASUS page and there was a caption on the top M.2 slot that says "Dual M.2 slots". Now I see that there is another slot near the bottom of the board, I didn't notice the other slot. It seemed really weird to me why would they place the slots on top of each other, but I couldn't find the second slot back then. I was following this topic to find out what's the problem with your SSD, because I also have a Samsung SSD that was in my laptop when I bought it. It's a Samsung PM841 128GB (according to some discussions it's an OEM version of 840 PRO) and it was also acting up. Mine is out of warranty and it's slowly dying (SMART shows 70% remaining life), but it's been acting up similarly. I relocated it to my PC when I bought a new SSD for my laptop and then my PC wouldn't want to boot into Windows at random times with blue screens that some system files were missing or I/O errors. Sometimes even while the PC was running, the blue screens would pop up with random error codes that were undefined. I finally solved it by replacing the SSD, but most of the time it works fine... For now, I'm out of ideas on what the problem is
  6. It depends. Microsoft describes exams as intensive or exhausting and recommends that you don't plan anything important after the test (I can't find a source, but this was in preparation documents for the exam). Most people that I've talked with found their first exam exhausting. Maybe it's just a local thing - that we're not used to this type of testing in Slovakia and Czechia. And it also depends on what exam are you taking, if you already have some experience and so on. For me, I've done most of the stuff that was covered by the exam already, but then there were parts like Microsoft 365 and Intune that were not covered by a course that my school does (that I was taking as a preparation) and I hadn't have a chance to try as I have never worked as an admin - I'm a university student.
  7. Microsoft has Microsoft Certified Proffessional program that has been significantly revamped last year (or year before?). Basically it has these paths (think of them as different areas of Microsoft's services/products), that you can take and every path has several exams, depending on how much you complete you earn a certain level of certification form Technology Associate to Expert. These paths include Mobility (that's basically Windows deployment in large oragnisations and administration), Business Applications, App Builder... Then there is Microsoft Office Spacialist program that's kind of separate for MS Office, so if you're good at that... This system is very complex and I won't go into more specifics given that I want you to read my response I'm a Microsoft Technology Associate - I'm on a Mobility path and that means that I passed one exam - specifically Exam 697. The tests are really tiring, there is a lot of questions and many types of questions. Multiple choice are usually very confusing, then there are case studies that can be very specific and time consuming. MS takes the certification very seriously, so you have to sign an NDA before the test so that ou won't talk about the questions that were on your test. You won't even get a result of your test, only a PASS/FAIL result and relative score on how you did in assessed categories. MS says that this makes the certification very valuable, because you can't cheat - test takes place in an approved test centre (or at home with webcam supervision and tour of your room beforehand), they take a photo, check your ID, they can even take your fingerprints... they are not joking around. You can browse MS Certification here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/browse-all-certifications.aspx Then there is Cisco certification program. The Associate level (CCNA) of Routing and Switching is what I see a lot in job listings as a requirement and is a good starting point, there is an option to take only one exam to earn this certification. I don't have CCNA, but I would like to get it some day, so all I know is that in contrast to Microsoft's approach, Cisco certificates expire after 3 years and then you have to recertify (pass the same or higher exam). Miccrosoft just gives you a badge with a date when it was issued and it's on the employer to evaluate if it's still OK for them. There are other certifications, I know that RedHat has some for their services, Kali has some certifications and there is probably more, but I don't know anything about those.
  8. I was waiting to see some other replies and I forgot about your topic a bit, I'm sorry. I have a theory - your board have M.2 slots positioned one on top of another. Because of that, I think that the drive with games is in the bottom slot and it's overheating - there is another drive that is heating it up and blocking air from cooling it. That's why it happens only when you play games and takes some time for the drive to heat up so that it malfunctions. When you restart Windows, there is no access to the second drive, so it cools off. You also mentioned that Samsung Magician Software doesn't report any problems. Temperature is monitored by S.M.A.R.T., so either Samsung Magician doesn't read the temperature, or doesn't see it as a problem. I would try running other diagnostic software, such as CrystalDiskMark and get access to all the data (I don't know Samsung Magician but manufacturer utilities often don't show all or raw data). Other solution is to swap the drives between the 2 slots, to see if anything changes.
  9. This seems like the File Explorer is somehow locking the device. You can try to unassign the drive letter (right click on the partition in Disk Management > Change Drive Letter and Paths and delete the assigned letter), so the explorer wouldn't be able to see the drive and if the error continues to show, just kill the explorer.exe process in task manager and try again. Maybe Rufus will be able to continue then (you might need to restart Rufus or your PC in the process so the changes are detected).
  10. Interesting... Did you try to run Rufus again? Maybe it does some magic with MBR/GPT or the partitions. Are you familiar with Linux? I usually use Ubuntu to repair failed filesystems, because it has a lot of tools for diagnosing and repairing of corrupted disks - if you don't have any kinfd of Linux, you should be able to install Ubuntu bash (Windows subsystem for Linux - installation instructions) from Windows Store and try to diagnose the drive from there.
  11. Try low-level format: http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-LLF-Low-Level-Format-Tool/
  12. Also, it can prove very useful to interpret compiler errors for your future. I've seen a lot of my friends ignore compiler messages and just look for what's wrong in their code and it takes much longer when you don't know where or what to look for. That error might seem very cryptic at the first sight, but if you have the knowledge of what symbol might be (or you try googling it), you can find out where is the problem. I really want to avoid the definition what a symbol is (it wouldn't be useful), but you can think of it as anything that has a name in your program - so functions, variables, procedures, methods (depends on the language). Modern compilers also usually point to the exact spot where they "found" the error (more like when/slightly before they stopped understanding your code) and this might be misleading (especially when you make a typo), but for this type of message it's correct. Then your compiler listed what symbol cannot be found - method with name printin. That means that the compiler searched its symbol table and couldn't find it amethod with that name. I need to specify that symbol table is basically a big list of all the symbols (mostly variables and functions) that the libraries and your program contains so that compiler can verify that your program is correct and can be compiled. So the compiler was trying to tell you that method printin doesn't exist and you should look at its name. I'm sorry that I got carried away with this, I'm just really happy that I made my final on compilers last week (we had to write a compiler that translates subset of FreeBASIC to custom 3-address code for a project in that course). It happens to the best of us Don't let this stop you, later down the line you will definitely forget a semi-colon somewhere and that is going to be a wild hunt But semantic errors are the worst - you will compile the code, it compiles, but does something else and you don't know why.
  13. I'm not a Java programmer, but I'm sure that the paper says println - printLn.
  14. Organize your cables, you can get cheap cable ties on Aliexpress (definitely available at Amazon too). You can cut them to desired length. Others also suggested getting the PC off the floor, that is also a good idea - since your desk has variable height, I would look for a console that mounts from the bottom of the desk - that way the PC will move with the desk and you can manage your cables more easily. Something like this: While being on Aliexpress (or Amazon) you can try to look for cheap LED strips to put behind your desk (or back of the monitor) to illuminate your wall - it won't sync with anything, but it's cheap and looks really good. Your desk and area around it looks kind of plain, maybe you could look for some art to put on the wall (or some knick-knacks for the table), characters from your favorite games, or shows - something like that - you know, something that you would enjoy looking at...
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