- Producer28/01/2017Computer Hell Number FIVE-0It's happened. Again. Because I have Windows 10. A scareware attack. So instead of getting things accomplished this saturday, I'm scanning everything on my computer. And changing every password on it as well. Annoying... It appears Windows 10...
Comments10/03/2017 #15 Lisa (Panaccione) VaughtFRANCI, SOMETHING IS REALLY WRONG ON BEBE. I CANT PUBLISH. WHEN I CHOOSE THE PLACES I WOULD LIKE THE ARTICLE TO GO, THE BUTTON TO PICK THEM, IS CUT OFF AT THE END OF THE PAGE. THE PAGE WON'T SCROLL ON THE RIGHT. PUSHING THE 'PUBLISH' BUTTON DOESN'T WORK. I'VE GOT A BUNCH OF ARTICLES SAVED, BECAUSE BEBE CAN'T PUBLISH THEM. I TRIED TO WRITE THEM PRIVATELY ABOUT IT, AND THE SPACE WHERE YOU TYPE WHAT HAPPENED, WOULDN'T ACCEPT THE TYPING. THIS IS THE FOURTH TIME AT LEAST THIS HAS HAPPENED. EVEN GOOD OL LINKEDIN CAN PUBLISH AN ARTICLE STILL. QUITE FRUSTRATING. I'M ABOUT TO GIVE UP ON THIS.09/03/2017 #12 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught#8 Thats for sure. One of my scans found something today, so it's 'clean the computer day' once more! What is your take on the huge computer records leak? It seems that whoever did it put a lot of people possibly in danger. It also confirms what I've always thought~ absolute power corrupts. Absolutely. I'm sure there's reams of microfilm of LOTS of people. What a waste of time!!!08/03/2017 #10 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught#9 Same here. I asked my sweet hubby for a different computer and got it at Christmas. I'm still setting it up soley for writing. The Lenovo, as much as I despise it, has some good attributes. A great big screen, and very good graphics program. Love it, even if its slow. And it has amazing storage capabilties. It does tend to "stash" things in odd places. The other strange thing? If you throw something out...it disappears. There's no "trash" icon or place. Strange. My husband is happily using our outdated XL program on another Dell Latitude. They are tanks. I got another Dell Latitude, a 'younger' computer, refurb, with Windows 7. Perfect for writing. Love it. The combo of the Lenovo's odd quirks and Windows 10 intrusive program is enough to make a person pull their hair out by the roots! I've wound up disabling half the stupid things Windows 10 has added into the program to find out as much as they can about you. Annoying. I personally don't want my computer telling me jokes. I mean...creepy? lol. Lisa Vaught n' Frax31/01/2017 #9 Chas ✌️ WyattI don't follow blind links and scan every web site before visiting. I hate Microsoft, even though I have an email acount there (I will be changing that in the near future). I use Apple's OSX, but, I fear Apple is following in Microsoft's footsteps since Jobs kicked the bucket. In my opinion, their last good OS was "Mavericks", but, they won't let me go back, so I am stuck on crappy El Capitan.31/01/2017 #7 Milic Bogdanovic#6 Lisa,
The scareware could still be there, waiting for a specific time, etc., really you need to search the registry, but I am glad that you are back up and running. If it happens again, remember to write down anything from the message, then Google, that will give you a name of the scareware and the web page may provide the name of the "scareware progname*.exe" file, then you would use that to search the registry, then you just delete it.30/01/2017 #6 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught#4 Thank you for all the great helps Milic. I scanned with spybot, caught a few things, then scanned with sophos. The 'scareware' isn't there anymore, so I believe I killed it. Something about Win 10 horrible version. Funny you mention Linux. I have a plethora of riches this christmas: my hubby got me a refurbished Dell latitude running Win 7, my favorite. I have a backup Dell, also a Latitude, exposed to a virus, but cured by IT. I'm going to put in a new HD, then start to try and learn Linux. Windows has just about pushed all the buttons I have re: each version being worse than the last!30/01/2017 #5 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught#1 Thanks Franci. It always stuns and amazes me when someone has a clever website, and either decides to "upgrade" it (Wix) or shudder...sells it to Microsoft. As we all know Microsoft hasn't a clue. I use LinkedIn as exibit A. Each day another 'little present'. I still post, because of the folks following. I do not doubt that it will not do well in the end unless they sell it back!29/01/2017 #4 Milic BogdanovicLisa,
I hope this helps.
I use few programs that clean the windows, not my laptop or PC but fellow employees or people I work with that are not computer savvy. I do not use Microsoft Windows, as a default operating system. I use Apple Mac OS X, with Parallels virtual desktop, and have Linux and Microsoft Windows 8 installed at the moment. Due to the nature of what I do, I need access to the verity of operating systems.
I converted few employees to Linux over the years, no issues six-plus years later, they are happy. Many have decided to go with Apple products, which I use, I do not recommend anything directly, it always your choice.
I decided to put together few tools, that I use to clean victims laptops/PCs, here are few programs that work for me, you may use it, or you can search the web and find something better that would work for you.
SUPERAntiSpyware (http://superantispyware.com/)29/01/2017 #3 Milic BogdanovicDepending on the issue, you may need to run all these tools from safe mode. That will allow you or give you access to laptop/PC in standard mode. I use the tools above to get control over the PC, then I use "Regedit" to make sure no malicious programs are running upon boot up, and that is where it gets a bit tricky, you need to know where to look and what you can remove. Perhaps that will be an article for future, but this is just a quick guide for anyone to be able to save money and time.
Now, this is a tool to use after you clean the laptop or PC from unwanted malware, scare-ware, ran-somewhere, use it to make sure there are no broken links in the registry and cleans the browser cache.
And here are few guides to help anyone get started in the cleaning process, cleaning unwanted malware, scare-ware, ran-somewhere.
How to easily clean an infected computer (Malware Removal Guide): https://malwaretips.com/blogs/malware-removal-guide-for-windows/
Remove Pop-up Ads from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer (Guide): https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-adware-popup-ads/
How to rescue your PC from ran somewhere:
Solution to Delete RSA-2048 encryption Ransomware from PC: http://www.removemalwarevirus.com/solution-to-delete-rsa-2048-encryption-ransomware-from-pc29/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanOh oh - computer gremlins at work. I have heard and seen bad reviews on Lenovo. I just recently bought a desktop computer and as I was researching, I saw the Lenovo. I ran like the wind because of the poor reviews. And LinkedIn - are they going through a phase or what. It's one messed up site, IMO. Stay cool and glad to see you on beBee.