Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tutorial: AFD fix Windows Problem

Tutorial: fix Internet AFD error in Windows
AFD Error in "eventvwr" Administrative Events -- Closing of  TCP-Socket Port Number 49821 taking longer than expected -- Happens in Chrome Process PID 2960

Hey guys, It's me again, Junpei. I haven't posted something since a while ago so I thought, it's time for a new Tutorial? Here we go~

Abstract:

Once a while ago, I bought a limited version of Malware Bytes Anti-Malware Premium Lifetime on Amazon for $19.99 because I find this Tool very useful. The Installation was easy and the Application is still running fine.

On January 27th I installed a new Antivirus Program (previously I used Avast Free which I reverted back to) which used a Web-Interface. I found it useful, so I installed it on my Machines without any thoughts about Conflicts.

2 Days later, a second User of my Computer reported me, that my System became unstable and the Internet wouldn't work as expected - it even crashed. I didn't believed her until I saw it. I never thought that it was Sophos Antivirus Home so I tried googling the Issues I get.
I got a couple of AFD errors in Windows Event viewer saying that Ports are closing. I thought that it has something to do with an Error my SSD placed there as well (I'll explain in another Article)
So I was on the Wrong way all the time.

Yesterday I thought about all that stuff and sat in front of my PC looking though some stuff.
HTTP.sys, AFD.sys and somehow the Date of the last change was January 31st. I scrolled though my Software and looked at the Installation Date of those. It was Sophos I installed recently.

I began uninstalling it and thought that would be a Joke. Guys, a Business-Level Anti-Virus is doing all this? Yes, after uninstalling Sophos, everything seems pretty normal and all Web-Browsers are working again. Including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

Why all this?

After some Searches on Google I finally found the Solution.
Since I use Malwarebytes Premium on my Machine, it includes a "Real-Time" "Security Scan" which is constantly scanning Packets that are coming in though Web Browsers. Everything is cool on there.

Now it gets tricky. I installed Sophos Antivirus - which, as seen on Sophos, also included in Endpoint Security, can block Websites as well.

Somehow both Applications "soaking" the Packets in and "brick" them.

Update 1: It seems only happen on Windows 10 Systems yet. I tried it with Windows 7 but it doesn't seem to be the same.
Update 2: Added a Photo of the Event Viewer Log to the Article

Has anyone have had the same Issues as I had? Leave your comments below.

Cheers,
Junpei

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Goodbye Mainstream Market

Mainstream is boring

That is why I recently purchased a Smartphone from Huawei. The Honor 6 Plus. How it came to it? I had a Samsung Galaxy S4 before, but I never liked the Software.

Samsung Issues

So I changed to a different ROM - rooted my device. A couple of days after it fell to the Ground, got a crack on the screen. A few days after that, my Phone began showing me that my SIM Card had been Removed. Since Samsung implemented Samsung KNOX and the Warranty-Void, I had no choice. I had an Insurance for the Phone and I went to a Phone repair Store called RepairExpress. They told me it takes one day to replace. I gave them the Phone and told them to replace the Screen and the SIM-SD-Reader. I got the Info on XDA. Replaced both - still had problems though. Even as the guy told me everything was fine with his SIM card. I had a MyWallet NFC SIM-Card which never worked as advertised so I went to my Carrier's Store told them to replace my SIM card. They gave me a new Micro-SIM 3FF and I noticed that it was slightly larger as the "broken" Card. But it worked. I walked out of the Store to take my Train home. I always put my phone on my Table - so it was untouched at all the Time. I wanted to check my WhatsApp Messages - guess what happend? Screen told "SIM Card Removed. Touch 'OK' to reboot". I was seethe with anger at my phone. Why was it doing that??? I had to stick with the Problem from 2013 over to 2014. At some day it stopped for around 1-2 Months.

Samsung KNOX Warranty burn

Many Websites reported about an "E-Fuse" which would "burn" if it is tripped. BURN? BURN like FIRE? Huh? I never knew that - but what Samsung did was the wrongest thing they did. I never want Samsung Devices anymore. Because of my own experience.
Source: My Personal Experience

How I came to Huawei

I wanted to be free of these things. Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Nokia, Apple - I don't like it. I wanted a phone which is reliable. Which gives me the Specs they tell. Samsung Says: 16GB. I got: 6 or 7GB. Well, It is because the ROM is using some of the Space. But 6-7 GB? Bloatware all around? Non-removable Additional Software no-one uses? Samsung Wallet for Flight tickets only? Huh?

I researched the Internet. A phone with at least 3GB RAM. And 32GB ROM. And NFC. And IR. And less Software. Some of my Choices:
  1. Meizu MX 4 Pro
    • Rare
    • LTE
    • 5.5" Display
    • 16/32/64GB internal Memory
    • NFC
    • 20MP Camera
    • 3GB RAM
    • Micro SD Slot
    • IR-Port
  2. Iuni U3
    • Rare
    • LTE
    • 5.5" Display
    • 32GB internal Memory
    • 12MP Camera
    • 3GB RAM
    • NFC
    • Micro SD Slot
    • IR Port(?)
  3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
    • Rare
    • LTE
    • 5.5" Display
    • 8GB internal Memory
    • 13MP Camera
    • Micro SD Slot
    • NFC
    • IR-Port
  4. Xiaomi Mi 4
    • Rare
    • LTE
    • 5.0" Display
    • 16/64GB internal Memory
    • 13MP Camera
    • Micro SD Slot
    • NFC
    • IR-Port
As you can see: none of the above is perfect for me. But then I saw the Honor 6 Plus. My thoughts was: It's Dual-SIM and I never use a second SIM card. But this phone uses the second Card slot for Micro-SD Cards. So my Choice is the Huawei Honor 6 Plus.
  1. Huawei Honor 6 Plus
    • LTE
    • 5.5" Display
    • 32GB internal Memory
    • 8MP Camera (Dual-Focus)
    • Micro SD Slot
    • NFC
    • IR-Port
    • 3GB RAM
    • 4+4 Core Processor (Kirin 925)
I have chosen this Device and I must say: it's pretty. The Lollipop-Update is coming in July, the Phone is reliable, no crashes. The only Problem is, that the DB-Navigator is crashing. But it is a really small Problem.

~JP

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Connectify - No WiFi - No problem

Connectify Hotspot - The Easy way to create a HotSpot


Many people are asking me: "How can I create a wireless HotSpot with my Computer?" My answer to the question: "Use +Connectify Hotspot PRO ". I used the Software for about 1 year now and I'm pleased with it. First I was sceptic about it - but it worked as suggested. I want to suggest to download the Software from Connectify.me and try it before you buy it. The best thing on it: It's completely free to do so. You'll be able to take a look into the Program amd decide yourself if you want it.

Functions:
+simple
+reliable
+fast
+customizable
+shareware (so you can try before buy)
+share a custom Network adabtor such as Mobile Broadband or VPN connection
+WiFi-to-LAN function: Share WiFi connection with LAN Port

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Time for a new Post

Hi my followers,

it's been a while since the last post (which has been reverted to drafts and unpublished, reason for this are missing photos, I'm sorry for this) but today here's a small new post.

It's been a while since I was in the UK end of may this year and my Galaxy S4 startet yelling: No-SimCard, KitKat Server error (thanks to the Xposed Module by thomashofmann - XDA-Article: here)
And I don't reccomend to try this. If you're going to upgrade to 4.4.2 - please with caution.
Crash Prevented - KNOX is the issue
Among with the error, if I hadn't the fix, my phone is doing random reboots all the day along.
But the Module is not yet fixing the SIM-Card error. I really hope for Samsung that they're going to fix this issue in XXUENG8 soon and bring an update - but the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the last thing, I bought from Samsung. I don't get it, that Samsung takes so long to release a KitKat update, and Google is at 4.4.4, Samsung at 4.4.2. So if there is any good Brand out there, tell me. But I don't like Samsung for this. Knox is the most awful Software they ever released to the general public as an "additional" module. If this isn't enough, each update brings you free Bloatware you can't remove full out of your Phone.

Terrible.

~JP