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David H. Lipman

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  1. FTC Sends Nearly $50 Million in Refunds to University of Phoenix Students
  2. Software renewal scammers unmasked ** Much more in the Malwarebytes Labs report.
  3. Get a VPN Router that works with popular VPN Providers.
  4. FTC, 38 States, and D.C. Act to Shut Down Massive Charity Fraud Telefunding Operation
  5. FTC Obtains Court Order Banning Work-From-Home Scammer from Selling Business Opportunities and Using Robocalls
  6. If this is a 2.5" drive, I'd try another enclosure or one of those USB to SATA interfaces to perform the Cloniing. StarTech.com USB312SAT3CB USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Adapter Cable for 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD Drives - Supports SATA III (6 Gbps) - USB Powered Rosewill USB Type C to SATA Adapter Cable for 2.5" SATA SSD HDD, Support SATA III / II / I and UASP I bought an USB 3.0 enclosure and found it had a similar issue but with a spindle drive. I obtained another enclosure and the problem was solved.
  7. To me it's like a Diner. You want to have visitors that use your services. Patrons have automobiles and so do the staff. However, you need to have a parking lot for your patrons. On a periodic basis and on some occasions you have more business than usual. Like Mother's day. If the parking lot is too small, the parking lot fills up. It causes a backup of automobiles onto the thoroughfare. A mini traffic jam ensues as well as a possible increase in vehicular accidents. It causes some patron's to park elsewhere. This causes the patrons to endure additional physical time and effort to find another spot and for the patrons to walk to the establishment from further away. Instead, let's see it not as a lone Diner but as Restaurant in a strip mall. There other establishments in this strip mall and they too have their own patronage and needs for staff and patron parking. Their respective patronage patterns may coincide with the Restaurant and complement the restaurant's traffic and at other times may have super peak traffic. I want my parking lot to have plenty of space for my patronage. I don't want to lose business because the parking lot is full and I don't want them to walk a block and a half away because the lot is full. I want my patrons to be happy. For there to be good traffic flow and no, or minimal, accidents amongst the patrons.
  8. If a company sends email en masse they may get flagged as a spammer. So companies choose service providers who specialize as mass e-mailers. Companies like SendGrid. They will substitute their own Link for the URL in the mass mailing. This way if an account is compromised, or violates their Authorized Use Policy/Terms of Service (AUP/ToS), and sends out malicious emails, companies like SendGrid can disable their Link which neuters the malicious URL in the email.
  9. Scammers reportedly using fake unemployment benefits websites as phishing lures
  10. We call them - JUNK. And yes, people buy them 'cause they are cheap. Cheap JUNK.
  11. True but many others have trap-doors and desktops are the easiest.
  12. I can't disagree with the Logic of a SSD vs. a Spindle Drive. I have replaced all my Spindle Drives with Samsung and Crucial SSD. However RAM is the easiest to install and add a performance enhancement. However, 4GB is just not enough. RAM is cheap. Upgrade. Replacing a Spindle Drive with a SSD has technical challenges and a level of knowledge that most do not have. They can learn it and they can succeed and there are tools for this. For example there are specific Free OEM versions of Acronis TrueImage to clone SeaGate (which covers Samsung SSD) and Crucial drives. But, for many that are technically challenged, a Spindle Drive to SSD replacement is a bit too difficult and quite daunting.
  13. Don't use the software to show a request for the customer to perform a survey.
  14. Yes, to run the OS. However to run applications under the Win10/64 OS, the minimum suggested is 8GB RAM.
  15. That code segment has zero detections by all participating vendors at Virus Total... https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/7ba7ad1783cb9ab6a7abb544a9ba372504aca0df257fa973410a5fa6b0342e6f/detection Malwarebytes Anti Malware (MBAM) does not target scripted malware via signatures so assuming the script snippet was malicious, MBAM would not "detect" it.
  16. The forum has the Research Center for submissions. I will request this thread be moved to; Newest Malware Threats a sub-forum of the Research Center.
  17. MBAM does not target scripted malware via signatures. Thus MBAM will not "detect" a BAT/CMD file. MBAM uses its anti exploitation module to block ill-effects a script may perform. This sub-forum is specifically for individuals who are seeking assistance with removing malware from their Windows Computer by a trained Forum Helper. Do you need such assistance ?
  18. The Intel i3 CPU is not that great. It's better than a Celeron or Pentium but not as good as an i5 or i7, etc. The Intel i5 has probably the best performance price ratio. There are two types of storage. Primary and Secondary. Primary storage is Fast RAM. Secondary Storage is slower Solid State Drives or Spindle Drives (15K RPM, 7,200 RPM and 5,200 RPM are the slowest) You need to raise the RAM ceiling so the %Memory used, shown in Task Manager, is reduced. How you can upgrade the RAM is dependent upon the Make and Model. You may have two memory module slots where one is populated with a 4GB module and the other slot is empty making the upgrade as easy as dropping in another 4GB or 8GB module. For the HP 15-dy1025nr it has two slots so you can add 4GB (Total 8GB), 8GB (Total 12GB) or 16GB (Total 20GB) for a system set with a physical maximum of 32GB. RAM at Newegg ----------------------------- 4GB ~$36USD 8GB ~$62USD 16GB ~$101USD EDIT: I just noticed all the RAM chosen at Newegg are "shipped from China" . I would then suggest using them as examples and NOT choose any online marketplace site that "ships from China".
  19. That's too little. If you are running Windows 10 64bit, you want at least 8GB RAM.
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