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    Last night I installed and ran the free version...

    Last night I installed and ran the free version of Malwarebytes 1,75.0.1300. It automatically updated itself. I ran a quick scan and something called PUM, lodged in my registry, popped up. I...
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    Good to know. I've used CCleaner for years...

    Good to know. I've used CCleaner for years without any apparent ill effects. Mostly, I clean cookies, very seldom touch the registry and always save a backup. Same for Speedy PC Pro. MY pc always...
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    Thanks, Shay. Would Malwarebytes clash with Ad...

    Thanks, Shay. Would Malwarebytes clash with Ad Aware and Speedy pc, which are already on my system? Speedy pc has a malware identification and removal function.
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    Thank you for your response. I have the one pc...

    Thank you for your response. I have the one pc and that's it. I use Firefox and Internet Explorer. These glitches happened while I was on Firefox. I cannot necessarily retrace my steps on IE in...
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    What causes online glitches?

    For example, I try to set up a new account at a new web site. I come to a field that asks for crucial information. I type a B and get an H, repeatedly. I need that B. I contact their support. ...
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    Mr. Maxwell, My earlier posts on this site...

    Mr. Maxwell,

    My earlier posts on this site (circa 2002) were concerned with the activities of an obsessed individual who, over time and with the aid of corrupt police officers and persons at AT&T,...
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    Thanks nihil and others. In a day or two I...

    Thanks nihil and others.

    In a day or two I hope to try a few things in safe mode. Meanwhile, I'd like to stay with the idea of a targeted attack. Let's say I have an online enemy. How would...
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    Thanks again, nihil: I checked out scareware...

    Thanks again, nihil:

    I checked out scareware and saw screenshots nearly identical to what I saw on my screen and am thus convinced that what happened to me was a scarewar attack, as you said. No...
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    Thanks again, ninil! Much good info here. How...

    Thanks again, ninil! Much good info here.

    How would a scareware attack be launched? Would it be 'moored' to a specific site like an old naval mine? Or would it be fired at me like a bullet by...
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    Thanks, nihil: Has Defender ever knocked you...

    Thanks, nihil:

    Has Defender ever knocked you off the web as I describe and given you a list of infections by name and something like scandsys107f_ 8028 for a response, that Microsoft does not...
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    What is scandsys107f_8028?

    Hello,

    Yesterday I was surfing the Web and was knocked off by Windows Defender. I run Defender with Ad Aware free. A Defender window showed I was infected by five viruses, one of which was of...
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    hacking large commercial site

    Hello All,

    Is it possible that an enemy could hack a large commercial site where I have an online shop and compromise my email and shopping cart, so that I might be getting traffic and never know...
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    Thanks, Soda, for your detailed post.

    I didn't know you could restrict scripts in your browser. That's a good suggestion.

    You can find Stop Sign at eaccelaration.com. It's a complete package...
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    Reply to Above

    Hello All,

    Thanks for your replies. I gather it woldn't make much difference if I limited my time on the Net as a defense mechanism, if the attacker can fire viruses at my machine any time. ...
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    Limiting online vulnerability

    Hello All,

    If I am being hacked/cracked by a determined enemy, as I believe I am (see posts below), would it matter if I limit my time online - I have broadband. In other words, get on, do my...
  16. Thread: Router as AV?

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    Router as AV?

    Hello All,

    It has been suggested to me (see Masked Hacker IP post below) that a router would be an effective device to add to my anti-virus arsenal, especially inasmuch as all of my protection was...
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    Thru The Hacker's Eyes

    Hello All,

    What does a hacker see onscreen when he is hacking your computer? What would a screenshot of his screen look like?

    How does a hacker acquire your computer, assuming you have...
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    Reply to Cybr1d

    I'm writing from a different computer; mine is still in the shop. That's what I mean by "in the future."

    Is a router for a stand alone PC? I thought they were for networks. But then, I'm a...
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    Reply to Cybr1d:

    Thanks for staying with this issue.

    Starting my puter in safe mode is one of the recommendations Stop Sign made to me in our exchange of emails post-disaster. It will be one thing I do in the...
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    Cybr1d:

    Yes, I have Zone Alarm Pro. That too was disabled. This is obviously a hacker with high level skills...which is very frightening to me.
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    FYI

    These attacks are against my home computer. I have broadband. Insamuch as I am running an online business, they represent an infrigement against my right to run a business. It takes nearly...
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    Masked Hacker IP

    Hello All,

    Is it possible to identify a hacker who is attacking your computer repeatedly if he masks his IP? If so, how can this be done?

    Thank you.
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    "No Close" Virus Problem

    My PC is being bombarded by a particular virus called "No Close." It appears as a window that says an illegal operation has been performed and the program will be shut down. The puter does not...
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    Debugging My Film Scanner

    Recently while online my flatbed film scanner turned on without my prompting. The Canon software turned on and loaded several screens, blocking the net page I was on. I cancelled the action and it...
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    Ms. Mittens is right. I met this person years...

    Ms. Mittens is right. I met this person years ago in a park. It is an obsession that has grown to monstrous proportions. In the beginning, based on what she told me, I think she had help from a...
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