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1) Message boards : Number crunching : AVG threat. (Message 1732880)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile BilBg
you can't beat ESET


(my first +1 post ever ;) )
2) Message boards : Number crunching : 4x AMD Radeon R9 Fury X (Message 1732826)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile BilBg
Info: CPU affinity mask used: 1

This means that there is a bug (or a new decision to reduce lag?) in the app.

If "cmdline.txt file is empty" and you do not have <cmdline> in app_info.xml but the app acts as if you use -cpu_lock_fixed_cpu 0 - it should be a bug
I don't remember if BOINC have any ability to set affinity of apps

- check app_info.xml
- try older app (but not very old)

(I was about to suggest using -no_cpu_lock switch but I do not find it in new builds - in older builds (2012) existed -no_cpu_lock switch (it is visible in the exe - e.g. AP6_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r555.exe))
3) Message boards : Number crunching : WTH is this? (Message 1732821)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile BilBg
the stock clock is actually 1379 i just looked

Where did you "just looked"?

When others say to you "stock clock", defaults, "by spec" - they mean NVIDIA

When you say the same - you mean "by EVGA"
And EVGA (as most card manufacturers) do "factory Overclock" (to impress gamers, benchmarks and sell more)
4) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : NVIDIA GPU CUDA 32 & 42 WU Errors: Task Postponed 180.000000 Sec: CuFFT Plan Failure, Temporary Exit (Message 1731905)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
In regards to using the Lunatics Installer option, the same lack of technical knowledge may hinder my using or installing it without considerable assistance. I've read the latest v0.43b installer instructions more than once, but the "fog" remains.

- You may be less concerned if you see the screenshots beforehand:

(They are from older installer but the new looks similar)

- You may stop the install at any time - no changes will be made until you press the last [Install] button:

I am perfectly satisfied to process CUDA23s

And you can choose this on the NVIDIA page:
5) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Stalling issues with SETI WU's on my newly setup laptop that isn't seen on Einstein WU's. (Message 1731900)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
I probably have BOINC backups ...

BOINC version have nothing to do with SETI app versions
Older SETI app versions are e.g. in older Lunatics Installers (but I don't think you need them)

Even if you find some old SETI@home app in your "BOINC backups":
- you have to be sure they can work with the current tasks
- you have to know how to make app_info.xml manually to use them

(app_info.xml is made automatically by Lunatics Installers and it will contain the necessary descriptions of the apps you choose (all the apps are inside of the Lunatics Installer))
6) Questions and Answers : Preferences : New BOINC for Mac (7.6.11) will not show graphics (Message 1731895)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
Executable: setiathome_7.07_x86_64-apple-darwin_avx

You may check by yourself if there is a corresponding Executable for graphics
in SETI@home directory (<BOINC_Data>\projects\\)

The additional Executable for graphics may have a name starting with setigraphics_ like:
7) Questions and Answers : Preferences : New BOINC for Mac (7.6.11) will not show graphics (Message 1730946)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
Can you ask whoever is responsible for the 'Applications' page or the script which generates it
if it's possible to add a column which say e.g. "graphics" for apps that have it?:
8) Questions and Answers : Preferences : New BOINC for Mac (7.6.11) will not show graphics (Message 1730226)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
Charlie Fenton asked you this:

"Also, please confirm that you see the project graphics if you select a running task in the Tasks tab of the BOINC Manager and click on Show Graphics. (You will need to set the Activity menu to Run Always to enable this button.)
9) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : nVidia drivers failing... (Message 1730217)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
I think this works in Chrome as well.


- the Option in very bottom
[ ] Use hardware acceleration when available

(internal name is gpuModeCheckbox:
<label for="gpu-mode-checkbox" i18n-content="gpuModeCheckbox">Use hardware acceleration when available</label>
10) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Crossfire or run separate? (Message 1729654)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
my computer stat page now says I have 2 Spectre GPU's, rather than 1 Spectre and 1 CapeVerde.

That is "normal" glitch of the page.

BOINC starts tasks for both and the app detects them properly:

device 0 (Capeverde)

device 1 (Spectre)

device 0 and then 1
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc 7.6.9 and Windows 10 (Message 1729172)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile BilBg
BOINC, Word of Tanks or C++ compiler will be Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP)
- if they are installed covertly or by using misleading check-boxes
- at the time when user try to install something completely different.
Especially if they start automatically (on Windows login, by Scheduled Tasks) and are hard to remove (e.g. no obvious and working uninstall procedure)

E.g. you install 7-Zip using the installer from (instead of clean installer from
Covertly the CNET installer will Download and install toolbars, Plug-ins to show ads, change home page, change search provider, etc... - all unwanted by the user.

You may reconsider the way you earn money from your Software
- instead of forcibly pushing ads on the user (and this way annoy and push the user away from your Software/site)
you may try donations or shareware (e.g. pay after 30 days of use)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc 7.6.9 and Windows 10 (Message 1728824)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
I don't see any secret in the following PM so I better answer here (so others can comment also):

PM From Igogo:
Where in my post you see link to my gadget? Or AdWare?
Of course, I have a problem and need solution.

1) In your second post you provided link to "System Monitor II gadget"
At the bottom of the page:
"Our System Monitor II gadget ..."
"Copyright © 2010-2015 Igor "Igogo" Bushin All rights reserved worldwide."

... so it is obviously your gadget and/or your site.

2) I downloaded SystemMonitorII_MFG.7z and scanned it by local ESET NOD32 Antivirus
As I was expecting - the installer have InstallCore

"Many of the installers using the platform have been rated adware and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP, also PUA), by anti-malware product vendors"

3) Then I sent the file to VirusTotal - the file was already scanned and I provided the link to that VirusTotal scan.

So you posted a link that will/may lure people to download and install "System Monitor II gadget"
which will in fact try to install additional "goodies" in an attempt to earn money for you.

I will not dare install anything from this site (
Someone dare to test? (In VM? In Sandboxie?)
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Optimized Applications etc. base URL is now (Message 1728762)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
I've looked at the new Lunatics page, and no where does it tell us noobs what Lunatics actually is or does, ...

The thread you need is this (and follow the links in the last post - there are 3 Download links and one for "full release notes"):
"Optimised Applications and Other Binaries"
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc 7.6.9 and Windows 10 (Message 1728749)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
Also read this ...

I hope you didn't created this thread just to promote Ad-Ware?!:

A few months ago I reported your "BOINC Monitor" gadget because of this and it was removed from

To: 432107 (David Anderson)

Subject: "BOINC Monitor" (gadget listed in have Ad-ware (InstallCore)

Maybe you should reconsider if that "BOINC Monitor" gadget should be listed on:

This is not a 'False Positive'

My post:

Old posts from 2013:

"OK! WHAT have you done to my browser!? Now I go to click on links and I get new tabs that pop up with advertisements!! That is pissing me OFF!!!
BOINC Monitor IS GOING AWAY!!! :("

"The installer is like trying to walk through a mine field. It took me three tries to get a clean install after cleaning all the crap out each time"

David Anderson:
I removed BOINC Monitor for the add-on list.
-- David
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc 7.6.9 and Windows 10 (Message 1728591)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
Explain "12-15 processor queue length"
It is unclear (to me at least) where and what you look at

Do you mean something like this:
16) Questions and Answers : Windows : Windows 10 upgrade issue? (Message 1728471)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile BilBg
The colourful graphics may be a waste of system resources, but they are really good PR.

There is one user (Michael McGrath) who reported possible fix, try it:
"I changed the colour of the graphics and changed it to 'minimalist' setting and the graphics working now. even if I put the graphics back to the original it still works....weird :P"

He probably talks about this:
In SETI@home preferences look for "Graphics preferences" which can be "SETI@home classic", "Minimalist", "Panels", "Custom"

(use "Edit preferences" at bottom)

Several other users were advised to try this but no one responded in any way (Did they try? Did this work for them?)
Please respond if you try and is this working for you ...
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : Overall 100.000% Done... What Next? (Message 1727300)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile BilBg
program doesn't seem to do anything automatic.

All is automatic

"squirm" ...

For the "problem" of screensaver:
SETI@home preferences

1) Set "Graphics preferences Custom"
2) Set all "oscillation" to 0
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1726551)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile BilBg
Did you try the registry tweaks?:
DisableOSUpgrade = 1
ReservationsAllowed = 0
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1726412)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile BilBg
*** Some random links to toss at you (maybe most of them you already know)

Windows 7 & 8:

* Lists of "Updates not to Install":

"Microsoft Releases Updates To Spy On Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 Users" / "How to Uninstall Microsoft Spying Updates from Windows 7/8"
"Run the following command to check for multiple updates.
You can separate each update with a comma and add as many update numbers that you want to check.
Here is an example command to check for four updates:

get-hotfix -id KB3075249,KB3080149,KB2876229,KB2923545

Execute the following command to uninstall any update from your system.
Just change the update number you want to uninstall.

wusa /uninstall /kb:2923545

- Updates not to Install (In numerical order)

- "Colour-coded" list (by Cosmic_Ocean):

"The truth about Windows 7 and 8.1 'spy patches' KB 3068708, 3022345, 3075249, 3080149"

* DisableOSUpgrade

"What Is The $WINDOWS.~BT Folder On My Hard Drive?"

"How to manage Windows 10 notification and upgrade options"
("Group Policy", Windows registry - DisableOSUpgrade = 1 , "Hide the Get Windows 10 app" - ReservationsAllowed = 0)

"How to stop Windows 10 downloading automatically"

"How to Stop Windows 7 or 8 from Downloading Windows 10 Automatically"

* The author of W10Privacy say there are some Settings also for Win 8.1 in his program:

General searches:

Windows 10:

O&O ShutUp10



Just info:

And now thief say: catch the thief ;)
"Simply put, Smith supports significant changes to current law that would severely restrict law enforcement’s access to information stored in cloud services that reside outside of U.S. borders"

(NONE of the above is tested by me - all is collected only by reading!)
20) Questions and Answers : Windows : Computing Preferences change when windows 10 updates. (Message 1725932)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile BilBg
You get win10 updates without warning or choice.

You may read some posts on "Windows 10 - Yea or Nay?":

To overcome Windows 10 spy "features" and to control automatic updates some people recommended:

O&O ShutUp10


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