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dcs18 posted a topic in Guides & Tutorials"Compilation Of Tutorials, Guides, Tips & Updates" (The Playground where ordinary men & women dared to achieve the extraordinary) "Preventing IDM From Dialing Home" (monitor post 2 for all updates) ATM, the Firewall Method works only, with COMODO, Kaspersky & Windows 10 Firewall Control Solution for Users of other firewalls is coming soon — keep watching this space! Notice:— My tutorials can be re-distributed anywhere without having to consult with me My name does not need to be credited — in fact, I do not want my name to be reflected Credits will need to be given, though to nSane Forums — a link to the homepage would be appreciated The post following this one shall be kept updated with all due credits to Contributors and the date-wise changes to this main post. The latest version of IDM is now live on this post. The Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS) 2019 blocking guide on how to prevent IDM from calling home, by Dukun Cabul. The Generic IDM Batch Script 2018 tutorial on how to prevent IDM from calling home, by sledge101. Another (creative fix on how to prevent IDM using Adguard from calling home) + (RegEx rules tutorial on blocking IP ranges in AdGuard) by Undertaker. The ESET blocking guide on how to prevent IDM from calling home, by tomm. The Internet Lock tutorial on how to prevent IDM from calling home, by Dukun Cabul. An ARP poisoning preventive with anti-DNS spoofing concept to prevent IDM from calling home, by sledge101. Another original concept is to use the CFosSpeed trick to prevent IDM from calling home, by A.lemane. Another innovative alternative is to use the Registry Permission fix, by hamanokaito. Those who do not like/wish to use a firewall on their copy of IDM can check out Dukun Cabul's IDM-AIO (All-In-One). Caution Note:— This guide is meant for Advanced Users & Intellectuals — if you are a n00b, please do not proceed. The Procedure:— Just follow the 5 steps mentioned below. Step # 1:— As a precaution, check for and delete the encrypted Visual Protect 3.5+ key which Tonec could have possibly used in order to blacklist your IDM activation (thanks to Undertaker:— Step # 2:— As a precaution, ensure your IDM is disabled from starting-up with Windows (inspirational credits to FR33W1LL)— Step # 3:— Use your firewall to block the following IPs:— Step # 4:— Batch file to clean-up your IDM (all credits to Dukun Cabul):— Step # 5:— This is the final step, just register your IDM until it gets activated (as per the following illustrations) — you are done . . . . . . . . . . congratulations!!! Tip # 1:— Those who are receiving a nag despite the above procedure can use the following tip by Undertaker:— Tip # 2:— Those who wish to enjoy downloading rights to the official installer from the IDM homepage can use the following tip from PITA:— Tip # 3:— Those who prefer the awesome GetRight Pro sounds can now download these files from the following link:— Tip # 4:— Those who would like to backup their configuration and settings for IDM and for other programs & applications as well, can refer to the following:— Tip # 5:— Those who would like to personalize their IDM registration to brand it as per their own choice may want to download the following branding registry file (just replace the name fields with one of your own choice):— Tip # 6:— Those who would like to use my personal Sites of Exception can execute a copy-paste of the following sites:— Tip # 7:— Those Users of the built-in Windows Firewall who would like to create the above IDM rules via Command Prompt can use the following tip from Michael*:— Tip # 8:— Those who would like to use my personal File Types can execute a copy-paste of the following extensions:— Tip # 9:— A special return gift to The Advocate of the hosts method:— Tip # 10:— Those looking for a fast and easy method to enter those IPs into your Windows Firewall can use the following tip from A.lemane:— Tip # 11:— The latest IDM integration add-on shall be kept updated here: Tip # 12:— Those looking for a fast and easy method to enter those IPs into your COMODO Firewall can use the following tip from bubbada: "Illustrations On How To Configure Some Leading Firewalls" The following configurations for ESET Smart Security firewall is brought to you, courtesy of hihello and software182:— The following configurations for Outpost Pro firewall is brought to you, courtesy of KP333 and JAPONE:— The following configuration for Windows Firewall was initiated by Zarko:— Illustrations for Windows Firewall Control:— The following configurations for Users of the Norton 360 firewall is brought to you, courtesy of abbasi:— The following configurations for Users of the Kaspersky firewall is brought to you, courtesy of IamBidyuT — honorable mention to Undertaker, MyIDM, PITA, Now, pamadhilwankalan & villasg too for their part of the contribution:— The following configurations for Windows 8 Firewall Control is brought to you, courtesy of anyname:— The following configurations for COMODO is brought to you, courtesy of masterupc:— The following configurations for Private Firewall is brought to you, courtesy of mona:— The following configurations for Avast Internet Security 2015 is brought to you, courtesy of villasg:— The following configurations for Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 or Bitdefender Total Security 2015 is brought to you, courtesy of Dukun Cabul:— Inspirational credits:—
humble3d posted a topic in The Chat Bar_http://www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/interspire/news/2014/01/11/higher-levels-of-radiation-found-in-us-post-fukushima.html Higher Levels of Radiation Found in U.S. post-Fukushima Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:44 PM APN) ATLANTA -- Higher levels of radiation have been found in several locations across the U.S., as a number of incidents have occurred involving what appear to be mutated animals washing up on U.S. shores, raising concerns about our environment, especially the Pacific Ocean; and the potential role of the recent nuclear disaster at the Daiichi site in Fukushima, Japan. In August 2013, Shunichi Tanaka, head of Japans Nuclear Regulation Authority, admitted to reporters that at least 300 tons of radioactive water have probably been leaking into the Pacific Ocean every day since at least July 2013, in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster. The initial breakdown has caused the largest single contribution of radionuclides to the marine environment ever observed. Radiation levels in the sea around Japan have been holding steady and not falling as expected, further demonstrating that radiation leakage is not under control. Strontium-90 has been released into the ocean and is linked to bone cancer and leukemia. It has a half life of approximately thirty years. _http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130611084207.htmThe fisheries around Fukushima are closed and considered unsafe for consumption. The full impact of the Fukushima radiation released into the Pacific Ocean and its effect on marine life and on people will not be known for years, if ever. One cannot see, touch, or smell radiation. It knows no borders. It travels around the world in the water, air, soil, and food chain for--no one knows how many--years. Higher levels of radioactive cesium-137 has been found in bluefin tuna caught off the California coast. There is clear evidence that bluefin tuna transported elevated levels of cesium-137 from Japan to California, and that the cause is the Fukushima disaster, according to one report, Pacific Bluefin Tuna Transport Fukushima-revised radionucleides from Japan to California. The report is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and was written by Stanford University professor Daniel Madigan and others. http://micheli.stanford.edu/pdf/Madiganetal_PNAS_2012.pdf A video posted on YouTube, shows the meter of a Geiger counter--a particle detector that measures ionizing radiation--detecting radiation up to 150 counts per minute, or roughly five times the typical amount found in the environment, at Pacifica State Beach in Pacifica, California, on December 23, 2013. APN has reposted the video on APNs Video Section: _http://www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/interspire/fukushima-radiation-hits-san-francisco.html_ However, local officials denied any connection with Fukushima. "Recent tests show that elevated levels of radiation at Half Moon Bay are due to naturally occurring materials and not radioactivity associated with the Fukushima incident, said spokeswoman Wendy Hopkins of the California Department of Public Health, in a widely reported statement. Radiation in Alaskan waters could reach Cold War levels, said Douglas Dasher, a researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, although John Kelley, a professor emeritus at the same university, doesn't seem as certain that it will reach dangerous levels for humans, reports Huffington Post B.C. A rooftop water monitoring program managed by UC Berkeleys Department of Nuclear Engineering detected substantial spikes in rain-borne iodine-131 during torrential downpours. The levels exceeded federal drinking water thresholds, known as maximum contaminant levels (MCL) by 181 times, reported in 2011 by several news sources. Unusually high levels of radiation from Japan has been detected in air and water in at least thirteen U.S. states. _http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0328/Traces-of-Japanese-radiation-detected-in-13-US-statesTraces of radiation have also been found in milk in the U.S., including in Spokane, Washington, and in Montpelier, Vermont. _http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748703806304576233221749626458?mod=googlenews_wsj&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052748703806304576233221749626458.html%3Fmod%3Dgooglenews_wsj[url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2011/04/09/radiation-detected-in-]http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2011/04/09/radiation-detected-in-[/url]drinking-water-in-13-more-us-cities-cesium-137-in-vermont-milk/In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency reported elevated levels of Iodine-131 in rainwater in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts that exceed what is permitted in drinking water. But EPA continues to assure the public there is no need for alarm. _http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/japan-faqs.html#precip-dw-milkMeanwhile, a number of recent incidents of dead sea animals washing ashore has led to further concern. The waters off of Canada, and some places in Washington, are littered with dead starfish. A two-headed whale recently washed up on the beach in Mexico. Seals have washed up on Alaskas Arctic coastline since July, suffering or killed by a mysterious disease marked by bleeding lesions on the hind flippers, irritated skin around the nose and eyes and patchy hair loss on the animals fur coats. Biologists at first thought the seals were suffering from a virus, but they have so far been unable to identify one, and tests are now underway to find out if radiation is a factor reported by Global Research. Over 1,600 starving sea lion pups have washed up along beaches from Santa Barbara to San Diego in early 2013. It is theorized that the decline in the sardine population over 72% since 2006 is the cause. The sardine industry has collapsed before and if nature is responsible for the decline, they will bounce back. But without a full understanding of the caused, the decline is raising alarm. Hundreds of herring in Canada, meanwhile, have been found hemorrhaging blood. It is unclear if any of these phenomena are connected with the increased radiation in the Pacific Ocean associated with the Fukushima disaster. The very lowest levels of radiation are harmful to life, according to the Cambridge Philosophical Society's journal Biological Reviews. _http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-185X.2012.00249.x/abstract;jsessionid=132EF311ACC72E5961421BA9A96D9006.f03t03Reporting the results of a wide-ranging analysis of 46 peer-reviewed studies published over the past forty years, researchers Dr. Timothy Mousseau from the University of South Carolina and Dr. Anders Pape Moler from the University of Paris-Sud found that variation in low-level, natural background radiation has small, but highly statistically significant, negative effects on DNA, as well as several measures of health. This study concluded even low levels of radioactivity are damaging to human and animal health, with significant negative effects in a variety of categories, including immunology, physiology, mutation, and disease occurrence. The frequency of negative effects was beyond that of random chance. Dr. Mousseau is considered one of the leading world authorities on the impacts of low dose radiation on natural ecosystems. His research is supported by the Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust. "With the levels of contamination that we have seen as a result of nuclear power plants, especially in the past, and even as a result of Chernobyl and Fukushima and related accidents, there's an attempt in the industry to downplay the doses that the populations are getting, because maybe it's only one or two times beyond what is thought to be the natural background level," Dr. Mousseau told MSN News. "But they're assuming the natural background levels are fine." The study shows emphatically that they are not. In August 2013, Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds chief nuclear engineer, told Energy News that for people on the West Coast there is a wedge of radioactivity working its way across the Pacific Ocean, called a plume, of cesium-137, strontium-90, and other isotopes. The plume is now only months away from hitting the coast of the Pacific Northwest. _http://enenews.com/gundersen-radioactive-plume-to-impact-west-coast-in-a-year-not-going-away-after-it-hits-likely-to-only-grow-stronger-fukushima-will-keep-releasing-contamination-for-years-to-come-must-demSome reports expect it sooner. That plume is ten times more radioactive than the ocean was before [cesium in the ocean from bomb testing was the only source of radioactivity] and likely to grow because the Daiichi site is going to continue to leak into the environment for years to come, Gundersen wrote. The other thing people on the West Coast should demand is transparent analysis of fish. Theres no state organization thats sampling the fish, no government is sampling the fish and telling people what the numbers are. If the governments sampling it, theyre not telling anybody, Gundersen wrote. The truth is that there is minimal funding available for independent scientists to conduct research. Among the scientific community that is not associated with the nuclear industry or the nuclear agencies, there is virtually no funding for this kind of work," Dr. Mousseau explained on a University of South Carolina website. (END/2014) source: _http://www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/interspire/news/2014/01/11/higher-levels-of-radiation-found-in-us-post-fukushima.html :huh: Credits to the original researcher ;)