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#16 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted December 09, 2014 - 08:32 PM

Made new account...same thing on IE & Chrome.  Installing Avast now.



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Posted December 09, 2014 - 08:43 PM

You try malware bites at all


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Posted December 09, 2014 - 08:45 PM

Made new account...same thing on IE & Chrome.  Installing Avast now.

 

Not good if it is affecting a separate account. Would be it installed at the system level. I think avast has an option or used to where you could run it at boot level.


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Posted December 09, 2014 - 08:52 PM

It's not good when it gets into the recovery portion. Good luck with clearing that out!


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 08:06 AM

I got this warning of another virus making its rounds.  

 

 


This is worth passing along...

 

With the holidays coming up, I can see where this could be a real problem.

  

The newest virus circulating is the UPS/Fed Ex/USPS Delivery Failure.

  

You will receive an e-mail from UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS along with a packet number.

  

It will say that they were unable to deliver a package sent to you on such-and-such a date.

  

It  then asks you to print (from link) the invoice copy attached.

  

DON'T TRY TO PRINT THIS.  IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS!    Call UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS.

  

Pass this warning on to all your PC operators at work and home.

  

This virus has caused Millions of dollars in damage in the past few days.

  

  

Snopes confirms that it is real...

 


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 08:15 AM

On Teresa's laptop.  Avast found the couponarific!  Now it's running a deep clean & has found 3 adwares that MS Essentials nor AVG found.  Likely be a few hours yet on the deep clean.


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 09:11 AM

On Teresa's laptop.  Avast found the couponarific!  Now it's running a deep clean & has found 3 adwares that MS Essentials nor AVG found.  Likely be a few hours yet on the deep clean.

 

Glad to hear it is working so far. Hopefully it gets everything completely clean.


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 09:16 AM

It's 99% complete, but staying at 99% for quite a while scanning the myriad of Windows operating files.



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Posted December 10, 2014 - 09:26 AM

I am back on my PC now, and no coupon crap pop-ups!  I instantly got notification of Microsoft security updates, but I may not do it.  The last 2 times I did MS updates, I got crap that came in with them.



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Posted December 10, 2014 - 09:27 AM

Oh, just read further.....all these updates are for IE, which I never use.  No updating now for sure!



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Posted December 10, 2014 - 11:34 AM

Oh, just read further.....all these updates are for IE, which I never use.  No updating now for sure!

 

If they are truly M$ updates you may want to rethink this.  Windows uses IE for their updates to the Windows OS so you really want IE up to date so there is not issues with the windows update.  Also just because you don't use it doesn't mean a security bug can't be exploited.  Unlike FF, Chrome, Opera and others that just kind of sit on top of the OS, IE is tightly integrated into the windows OS which makes it the weak link.

 

Glad you got the virus off, sounds like Avast is the go to anti-virus software.  This is twice now it has come through and fixed a problem.


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 11:46 AM

Thanks for the heads up on Avast George!  :thumbs:



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Posted December 10, 2014 - 11:51 AM

I turned the auto update back on, but I chose to "view before installing". Updates came in this morning.  They are MS, and up[load through the security section in control panel.


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Just restarted PC after installing updates.  All appears fine, but it may be sluggish.  



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Posted December 10, 2014 - 12:14 PM

Yesterday I was setting up a media server, unfortunately the software I want to use only runs on windows.  So I got a new box with windows 7 installed.  What a PITA to get it up and running!  Especially the updates and all the reboots.

 

But what got to me the most was all the crap that Chrome wanted to bring in when i was installing it.  I swear I must have sat there for 5 minutes hitting the decline button and FF was only slightly better.  After I installed Chrome I found out that Google will not allow Chrome to install 3rd party extensions any more which won't work for me. The media software I'm using, uses extensions to mark a page with video content I may want to either watch or record.  I may have to check out chromium and see if it will take the extension. 






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