Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.

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There is a need to copy the contents of the desktop contents of MAC to a Synology Server.
All on the same internal network.
When using software such as SyncBack Pro, it produces various errors which prevent some but not all files to be copied.
Access is denied for some files, since they cannot be copied I believe due to permissions.
How can I copy the files without it's permissions,  using either SyncBack Pro or another software program which runs on a Windows computer to backup those desktop MAC files to a Synology share?
Thank you.
CEOs need to know what they should worry about
CEOs need to know what they should worry about

Nearly every week during the past few years has featured a headline about the latest data breach, malware attack, ransomware demand, or unrecoverable corporate data loss. Those stories are frequently followed by news that the CEOs at those companies were forced to resign.

I live in a rural area with my nearest neighbor about 500 meters away. I KNOW that at one time my router was accessed. I often wonder if someone is trying to break my router code again. I have a high quality router with guest turned off. Is there any free or inexpensive software that will send my cell a message if an attempt is definitely being made to guess my password?  If not cellphone smart even a program that will log attempts to break in?
The first and last breach happened about one year ago. No visible harm was done and the hacker left a "cute" message to let me know that I had been hacked. I am fairly sure that the hacker entered my system through my IP camera connection to my router because two of my passwords were changed on the cameras.
The main reason for my immediate interest is that the police visited me today asking if I had video of something minor that transpired that my cameras might have recorded. They indicated that they had been informed by a person that wanted copies of any possible video that they KNEW that I had video surveillance. Odd. None of my cameras are visible unless someone is using a spotting scope to check things out. It is mainly curiosity on my part but I DO want to know if I am being targeted. What software does any expert know of that would  tell me I am under attack?

Just for general info?
All devices use windows 10. My cell is Android. My  isp service is via fiber optic at 1000/1000. I have 8 cameras. Three of them are ptz. …
Can software developer also writes the following documents (in a small business environment)?

1) Requirements
2) Test Plans
3) Validation Plans

Blue Fin

Is there a free software that I use to convert PAR file into AVI file?
If no free software is available, then what paid software would you recommend?

Good morning,

A strange one, but I have a question regarding a problem to which I already have a working solution!! The issue is that the solution I have just seems a little "over complex" for the simple problem it aims to solve!! I am sure that there must be a simpler solution to the problem that I am just not seeing. I will have to describe the situation in generic terms as I have been advised not to give too much "information" away. Say no more.

The system we have is manufacturing widgets, and the manufacturing planner assigns "jobs" to the manufacturing machines throughout the day. The planning for jobs can change constantly throughout the day as priorities change, the only constant being that once a job is being actively made, it cannot be interrupted so stays as the "active" job on the machine until complete.

The screen on the machine shows the operators a list of planned jobs, displaying a maximum of ten jobs including the active job at the top of the list. The displayed list indicates the jobs where planning has changed (based on the planning state as at the commencement of the current job). Due to the nature of the planning and its ever changing state, the operators need to be kept updated of planning changes - so the software interrogates the planned jobs list for the machine on a regular basis (currently every 5 minutes - this is currently deemed sufficient and manufacturing jobs run for an hour or more depending on quantities). Due to the database …
Does anyone know if there is a way to do 5 day week backup on 5 different external hard drives rotation on server 2016 or would I need to purchase software to do that?
I have one user that I cannot get his Dymo printer to work on his computer. Everything was working perfectly fine until we moved the user to a different building. I have tried the following, with no results.

1. Removing and Reinstalling all Dymo software and cleaning up the registry.
2. Tried different USB cables that I know to work on other Dymo printers.
3. Swapped printers with one that we use for shipping.

When I send a job to the printer, the printer will start trying to print and then stop. At this point, the printer will freeze up and will have to be power cycled in order to try it again.  Dymo's tech support was of no help.

OS/ Win 10 pro 64
Printer Dymo 4xl
Hello fellow Experts Exchange members:

I request your assistance with yet another problem involving a software vendor!

One of our offices runs a client/server billing program.

The program works fine ... except on one computer.

The program works fine on that one computer ... except that it cannot print labels correctly.

The program is set up to print labels to a Zebra LP 2824 printer using the ZDesigner LP 2824 driver with version number

Here is the problem:

The *ONLY* option the program has is to choose which printer to print the labels on.

The program seems to determine which size to use for the labels based on the settings in the "Preferences..." dialog box in the Windows printer settings.

Originally, I used a printer shared from the server with the correct printer settings both in the "Preferences..." and "Printing Defaults" dialog boxes, and the settings worked for every other computer.

However, on this computer I could not get the correct label size to appear in the print preview page of the program no matter what.

I created a local printer and set both the defaults and preferences correctly, but the problem continues.

Now, this vendor has been very helpful in all other matters ... but they have no clue in this case.

Using either the shared printer or the local printer with either the original settings or modified settings, the program on this computer …
I have an unquoted CSV file that also has columns / cells with comas in
I need to fix it prior to ingesting into a database (This is it, it can't be generated properly)
I've wrote a short perl script isolate the rows with too many columns outputting the deliminator as a '|' pipe
I now need to edit the rest

Bringing the file into excel or open office calc can help to work out where the problems with each row is because you can see patterns in the data BUT totally messes up formatting like leading zeros and dates

Using a plane text editor keeps this formatting but is sole destroying looking at 100's lines of CSV data comparing with the spreadsheet  and error prone

Any one know of a CSV editor that can do both?

In 1 pane have an text /CSV editor  and as the deliminator  is removed or added dynamically updates a spreadsheet like interface so you can see instantly the column data lines up
I am trying to connect a race timing system to my race timing software on my PC via Microsoft Internet Transfer Control 6.0 inn a vb6 app connected via ethernet.  I have the framework in place but there is something missing...maybe lots of things.

Here is what I know and have created with my program:
1) The remote host is (This is sRemotePath in the code below)
2) The file I want to download is called "filtered.log" (This is sWhichFile in the code below.

My program correctly assigns these two variable values.

My local path (where I want the file downloaded to) is correctly identified as sLocalPath

Here is my code.  Please tell me what is missing in terms of connecting;
    sWhichFile = lstWhichFile.Text
    sRemotePath = "192.168.1." & iWhichTimer
    sLocalPath = sPath & "rfid\"
    Inet1.url = sRemotePath
    Inet1.UserName = "anonymous"
    Inet1.Password = vbNullString
    Inet1.Execute , , "get" & sRemotePath & sLocalPath & sWhichFile

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Thank you!
Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking
Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking

While there were several headline-grabbing ransomware attacks during in 2017, another big threat started appearing at the same time that didn’t get the same coverage – illicit cryptomining.

I have been tasked with the configuration of multiple PC's for client use.  I want to make sure that I set them up consistently.  I have done a little research, and I think that I should be able to use Powershell to create users, configure firewall settings, and possibly install software.  I know that there are applications that are specifically designed for this, but I do not have access to them at this time.  Is powershell even capable of doing what I'm looking for and where would I find resources to help me develop the solution?

I am finishing building my custom Sales Order Report that I want to run with my ERP software automatically. The report will be scheduled every morning between 1a - 3a and needs to look at 'yesterday's' orders that was entered in and then e-mail it out to the correct folks.

I have literally spent over a week 'Googleing' around on the web different ways of explaining what I want like 'data parameters crystal report 2016', etc. and I have been A.) unable to find anything that is CR 2008, which has some what a different interface/options than the newer version (CR 2016 SP3) so I am having a hard time finding the information to at least point me in the right direction.

I know a Formula will need to be built then 'Parameter Field' I think but I am not achieving the result I am looking for.

Currently, I have a pop up box that appears and asks for a date, which is working if you manually enter in the dates. However as I previously mentioned I need the date to be set to 'yesterday's' date and not pop up a box so that my report can run automatically.

Thank you all!
Is there any software to sanitize the free space of primary partition in Windows computer? Nowadays a lot of notebook are using NVMe SSD. It is hard to use traditional way for disk sanitation.
I have a Win 7 laptop that I have been using since July of 2009.  It has gradually slowed down over the years and I recently deleted a lot of software (it is no longer my primary laptop).  I know that Win7 is no longer supported,(new updates, etc) but if I wipe the laptop and re-install Win 7, will I be able to get all existing updates?  Same question for Office 2003.

Skype for Business sometimes detect the compatible USB head phone, other times it does not.
What could cause the above problem?
I am thinking there is possible corruption on the SSD.

Do I need to install the Plantronics software and see if it detects the headset.
I have not tested the headset on a different laptop to see if the problem happens again.
Think there's a way to do vertical cut using Notepad++ but somehow
I can't find that option.

Appreciate if someone has screens to show it.

I need to remove the prefixing numbers in scripts/codes from GitHub, eg:

3 #HOST stores the hostname to add to the output 
4 HOST="$(hostname)" 
6 #The script finds all instances of java files matching the criteria, extracts them to a pipe, then greps out the file version.   
7 #Output is returned to the parent script in tab delimited format - <HOSTNAME> <JAR FILE LOCATION> <VERSION NUMBER> 
8 find / -type f -iname '*struts*.jar' | 
9 	while read JARFILE; do 
10 		printf "${HOST}	${JARFILE}	" 
11 		unzip -p "${JARFILE}" META-INF/MANIFEST.MF | grep -F Specification-Version 
12 	done

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is it legal to use WInRAR beyond its trial period?

Understand it continues to run beyond the trial
period but is there any features that get down-
graded after the trial period?

I don't mind if we're not getting support/patches.
For office use
I want to concatenate the code below so that whoever is  loged in my software is addressed by the username, any idea? I want to add Environ("Username")
on the code below:

Private Sub Form_Activate()

'When the database is opened display welcome user message.

    If Time() < 0.5 Then
        [lblMorning].Visible = True
        [lblAfternoon].Visible = False
        [lblEvening].Visible = False

    ElseIf Time() > 0.5 And Time() < 0.75 Then
        [lblMorning].Visible = False
        [lblAfternoon].Visible = True
        [lblEvening].Visible = False

    ElseIf Time() > 0.75 Then
        [lblMorning].Visible = False
        [lblAfternoon].Visible = False
        [lblEvening].Visible = True
    End If
End Sub
Are there 100% free unzip program out there?
 Thanks for the recommendations in advance.
Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2019 in Miami
 Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2019 in Miami

The Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2019 will be held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort on October 13–16, 2019, and it promises to be the must-attend event for IT infrastructure managers, CIOs, service providers, value-added resellers, ISVs, and developers.


I have a file with extension .dta

I need to analyse the data in excel

I've downloaded Stata and would like to know how to convert the .dta to a .xls or .csv

I use a Behringer DEQ2496 32 BAND audio equalizer in a special stereo audio system. Does any expert know of a comparable software version of a 32 band equalizer with at LEAST 18dB boost & cut on each band? I have a defect in my DEQ2496 and must have the power supply rebuilt with quality capacitors instead of the poor quality ones Behringer used in manufacture. However, until the repair is completed I thought that there might be an acceptable software version similar to the Behringer. It does NOT have to include every function of the 2496. There seem to be many available but I am hoping that some expert just might have some positive personal experience with one in particular that she/he could recommend.
what areas could/should be included in the scope of an audit/healthcheck (call it what you like) of a document management system like SharePoint, above and beyond the obvious, ensuring any confidential/sensitive documents are only accessible to authorised users/groups.
I need to design a topology of our network for a meeting that shows all the network servers and communication appliances.  What software can I use that is simple or free to do so?

how can we install outlook plug in for proof point, what is the use of that, do we need to download software for that
For 18 years I have been purchasing Corel Draw. As I remember I pay between $100 and $200 each update. Last December I was advised to update to 2018. I found an item on ebay that was an update for $37.00. I emailed the seller and asked if it was a TRULY LEGAL and serial number that I could register with Corel. Yes was the answer. I phoned ebay to ask if this were a valid purchase. They said YES. I bought it and it worked until last week when I began getting "OFFERS OF AMNESTY" from Corel!!!! Indicating that I had a stolen copy. After they kept bugging me I called them with evidence of my purchase and any other information they might have wanted. They ONLY wanted $249.00 for an update and NOT any sort of explanation. Stolen is stolen they said and this was the only way. They threatened to disable my software. If in fact the serial number truly is/was stolen then fine. Disable it and I will deal with the situation. Then they did disable it AND removed EVERY CDR file I have ever worked on!!!!!! I could not believe it. They I feel have NO right to steal MY creations and labors. After 18 years of paying their list price for updates they should realize that I am an honest person. "Shall I update you now?" was their only response from India. They ONLY want my money and NO explanation.
I demanded they return at least my personal files. That did not happen. The REAL black heart of such a large company now shows through. I just want my files back. They can keep their software. There …






Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.