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David H. Lipman

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  1. Lesson learned. Thanx for updating the thread with an answer. It becomes a "cautionary tale" to be an example and to educate people on how search engines can provide misinformation as much as real information. In this case Critical Though and corroboration of the results needed to be performed on the resultant information. Is there anything else ?
  2. BINGO ! You got it. The real roots of Rock and Roll. The Rolling Stones, Elvis, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Clapton, Cream and many others all used songs written by Willie Dixon under Leonard and Phil Chess' (Lejzor Shmuel and Fiszel Czyż ) "Chess Records" label. Recorded by some of the badest Blues Men out of the deep south but brought to Chicago for the world to hear.
  3. Use a software such as Acronis True Image or CloneZilla ( feee ) and clone the old spindle drive to the new SSD. If the new SSD is smaller than the spindle drive , you may have to create an image on an external drive and then restore that image on the SSD. When you clone a hard disk, everything stays the same. For example if I have a 320GB drive with 20GB free and clone it to a 500 GB drive, you will now have a system with a 500GB drive with 220GB free. This concept is application non-specific. The cloned drive will inherit ALL software, user profiles, applications and software and user settings.
  4. Definitely. But, there is a theme behind these posts.
  5. I doubt they are False Positives and both declarations are for Potentially Unwanted Programs ( PUPs ) and thus coincide. The fact that an older and a newer version were both flagged as a PUP only indicate the probability that a different installation wrapper may be used.
  6. All the information is in the Headers of that email. But you can simply delete it and be done with it.
  7. In the USA, it is legal for an employer to install software such as key-logging software on the company furnished automated data processing equipment ( aka; ADPE ). No employee using employer provided systems should have any expectation of privacy. It also may be legal, albeit with many questions on its application, for a parent to install said software on a dependent child's computer. However it is illegal to install said software on a rival, boyfriend/girlfriend or other non-family relationship where there is not a parent/guardian relationship. It is also illegal for a Rental company to install such software as noted in a case again Aarons and other settled by the FTC. Aaron's Rent-To-Own Chain Settles FTC Charges That it Enabled Computer Spying by Franchisees
  8. You mean the breach form 2014 that was remediated with which there there were no aftereffects ? That breach ? Malwarebytes did indeed send out an email notification indicating there was an event and requested users change their Forum Password.
  9. It is a malicious site that will redirect the viewer to a new FakeAlert every 2~3 hours. Presently it is. Nope. It's all about the $$. A site may use an advertiser or marketing firm but they may contract out to others. Somewhere along the line a malvertiser slips in and the web site viewer gets malicious content. Companies like Yahoo! and AOL will show advertisements that are on the edge of fraud. Such as the ones about NCIS and Abby Sciuto ( Pauley Perrette ) to sell Snake Oil products. Reference: 'NCIS' actress Pauley Perrette slams fake skincare ads, rumors behind her exit
  10. It is also notable that I see WestPac being the target of many compromised sites hosting Phishing content. Situational Awareness - Is very important because an informed consumer is a better protected consumer.
  11. There is no reason to post graphics on a 3rd party site. Please attach the graphics so they are a part of this thread and the subject matter is not dependent upon viewing a 3rd party site. Additionally, one can easily link to those graphics so they are "here". However they would still be dependent upon that site. All one has to do is post the URL to the graphic .... This URL.... https://i.gyazo.com/b2192f6b58901984c4ed7fb6ea276166.png Posted directly becomes....
  12. What do you think is a "Chinese MAC address" ? As far as you may be concerned Windows Professional and Windows Home are relatively equivalent. It isn't the the variant version of Windows that is relevant but HOW the PC is being used. Windows professional is designed to work with Windows Server and Active Directory ( AD ) as a Domain Participant. Windows Home lacks that capability. When they are used in a non-AD environment they are relatively the same. It is how they may be setup and used that makes a difference. Reinstalling Windows may just be a draconian knee-jerk reaction that may be unwarranted.
  13. Please check with your ISP as that may violate your Terms of Service ( ToS ) for sharing your Internet access with non-family. That is unless you have a commercial subscription. Your best option here is to have a separate Router altogether and "guests" should use the Ethernet and Wifi provided by that separate Router. Think of it as physically segregating the business and customer networks.
  14. Fbc: I was able to gleam the URL from your post. Because of that, I was able to capture the screen-content and submit the URL on your behalf.
  15. You got this FakeAlert ( below ) because it was a bad web page. Such web sites are in a class called a malvertisement. Performing a System Restore from a previous Restore Point was overkill as it would do absolutely nothing in this situation. { Your FakeAleret was submitted in; HTML.FakeAlert } The way to deal with this is to use Task Manager and Kill the Browser Task rendering the objectionable content, Log Off or Reboot. Since all FakeAlert sites are a kind of malvertisement, it is hard to avoid them. They may appear on legitimate sites because the legitimate site owner chose to use an advertiser or marketing firm that works with nefarious sources. FakeAlerts are now extremely common and that is why education and recognition is the best way to combat the fraud they represent.
  16. Please redact your email address. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ** You do not have to seek the URL if doing so is outside your comfort zone.
  17. Thanx for the update. I tried those Domains but I could not gleam a malicious URL from them. Some Domains such as; kamanos.xyz can lead to a FakeAlert such as the following Apple FakeAlert but most of the time you need a fully qualified URL. http://kamanos.xyz/secureddefenderbegin/mac/index.html
  18. You only provided Domains. If the fully qualified URLs are known and can be verified as being a FakeAlert, they/it can be submitted in; Newest IP or URL Threats such that the URLs can be blocked by Malwarebytes' software.
  19. Similar to these ? I have created a 1series of videos generated from these fraud sites for the purposes of recognition and education. They are all videos from real web sites. ALL are FRAUDS. All these have one thing in common and they have nothing to do with any software on your PC. They are all nefarious web sites meant to defraud you of money. The objective is to, falsely, goad you to make the phone call and pay for some service contract for an incident that never happened. From there they may continue to charge your Credit Card for other services, remote into your computer and do real damage and/or exfiltrate your personal data and they may use the information they obtain from you to commit additional frauds. MalwareScam.wmv MalwareScam-1.wmv MalwareScam-2.wmv MalwareScam-3.wmv MalwareScam-4.wmv MalwareScam-5.wmv MalwareScam-6.wmv I have also created a PDF ScreenShow of a myriad of FakeAlert screens - FakeAlert-Screens.pdf / Flash Version Reference: US FBI PSA - Tech Support Scam 1. Also located at "My Online Security" - Some videos of typical tech support scams
  20. Thank you achzone PS: Please reference - Groups authorized to help with malware removal logs
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