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Spud

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  1. A reputable pharmacy checker has this to say: https://www.legitscript.com/websites/?website=planetdrugsdirect.com
  2. Yes, if it targets backup files etc, then they will be encrypted even if password protected or not.
  3. Another thing springs to mind. Most of our help given is on a one-to-one basis in the malware removal help forum. A like button would not really be appropriate under these circumstances due to the help being specific to a particular machine/person. In this instance, a feedback button would be more suitable where comments (praise or otherwise) can be submitted via a new window (if needed) offering say a 0-5 (poor to superb) tick box with a comment box area that is passed up the chain to a limited reader area to help us better determine the strengths and weaknesses in our support.
  4. But that would be defeating the whole purpose, being selective on positive results only! At least that's how I read what you have said even if it's not what you wanted to put across.
  5. I have never been a fan of the + or -1 (reputation) type system. Whilst the idea (in theory) is good, I have seen how it can be abused or gamed to fit an agenda whether for good or bad. We provide help and support which gets gratitude from the majority of people (we can't please everyone). This is (imo) the best form of recognition for the hard work that is put in. My own personal views.
  6. Such is the deal with major online games that eventually go free to play. Coders move on and company funds dry up so there is no longer worthwhile new content to keep the gamers interested. Generally only the hardline fans stick around but they too eventually move on. This is one reason WOW has had so much success because the subscribers keep the game alive and fun to play. I look at it this way, my £10 subscription works out around 25p per day. For that 25p I can (If I wanted) play from 24 hours. No-where else would you get this level of entertainment for so little a cost! Even if I manage to squeeze in an hour of an evening and a few hours during the weekend, or the equivilent of say 20-30 hours a month, it's still cheap and money well spent. Footnote: I don't work for Blizzard or get any funds from new subscribers. Maybe I should consider that, with the well sold pitch above To be honest, the game is worth the small cost. And if I don't have time or another activity takes my interest, I can close my subscription and re-activate it at a later date then carry on with where I left off. I have done this a few times over the past years of playing WOW.
  7. World of Tanks (and may other 'Free to Play' games) have the ''Pay to Win' and cosmetic features however it's easy to spend more than a subscription based online game when you are constantly faced with players who live, breathe and spend a fortune on their characters/accounts to get the upper edge. I am not saying it's impossible to compete with them, just that it takes a lot longer to build up your characters/accounts although it increases the frustration when faced with these hardened players.
  8. Yes, it was brought in recently where players could buy a WOW Token which gives 30 days game play then list it on the Auction House for other players to buy with in-game gold. This feature was to help people that struggle earning in-game gold (not that it's difficult). I believe the figure is 15K game gold for 30 day tokens. If memory serves me right, the tokens are a fixed price on the Auction House so players don't get exploited. I personally never bought a token as I subscribe (£10 a month) which is not a lot considering what's on offer and any other game would cost around £25-40 and when complete (a few hours) is generally discarded for another.
  9. Oh dear, you both really should take the plunge and play World of Warcraft. I started way back in Vanilla (The original before extra content) and have never found any other game as challenging or fun to play long term.
  10. Reading the details in the links above, AVG are giving users the ability to opt-out of the data sharing. If you look closely at a lot of other common software we install, similar data gathering measures are already being utilised by the developers. A question I ask myself is, how many are actually selling data on without their members knowing! Edit: Another thought sprang to mind. I have never trusted sharing of data to affiliates who in turn share it with other affiliates who very well may sell this on! What protection do you have once your data has been shared outside of those you initially made any form of agreement with! The affiliates will not be bound by the same terms between you and the company who first gets your data!
  11. Details on how to report abuse to Google are shown here: https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/goodtoknow/online-safety/reporting-abuse/ Sadly, it's a waste of time sending them emails as they require all abuse issues to be submitted via a web based form. Some info explaining spoofing which will help you understand what goes on and happens: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_spoofing
  12. That IP should be unblocked. Can you update your malwarebytes and try again.
  13. Ok, I will close this thread now as we seem to have answered your questions
  14. The force stop is part of the OS and should stop the application from running unless it is opened again. Also note: If the app doesn't have an automatic restart code, some apps will automatically restart when it has been force closed.
  15. Getintopc.com is blacklisted for distributing warez. Using such sites heighten the risk of downloading/installing malware and PUP's.
  16. I would advise having an anti-virus installed on the android along with Malwarebytes anti-malware mobile app as good AV software also includes some extras such as deactivating your phone if lost or stolen which can be controlled via the web from a PC.
  17. Personally, I too like to save money especially when it comes to protecting my PC and as much as I frown upon some of the high end security software charges (Not Malwarebytes) I pay them to have peace of mind. I also shop around for my yearly Kaspersky AV licence as it pays to but it on disk though 'Black Friday' sales or via local shops which I hasten to add, is cheaper than renewing through Kaspersky itself and you still get all the protection. At the end of the day, it's each to their own and we will not always agree on things which keeps for an interesting world If you don't like the prices, don't pay them. Simple! As a foot note: Malwarebytes $50 for a year to have 3 PC's protected with anti-malware and anti-exploit software, is not all that bad IMO.
  18. Adding my 2 cents here, changing the licence model (subscription cost) would have virtually no effect on combatting pirates. When Malwarebytes offered the cheap lifetime licence, piracy was rampant. Some people simply will not pay for something they can get via pirates for free. Nothing will change on that front unless every security company's software was offered for free, which is never going to happen.
  19. Spud

    Phone Scams

    Cheers for the Tech Scam details. We are working on getting this (and others) taken down.
  20. I believe the UK spam legislation is just as stipulative as that in Canada with fines imposed too, due to our opt-in policy for email marketing rather than say the US which is opt-out requiring people to unsubscribe to junk they never requested. As with Canada the UK cannot take action againt spammers outside of the UK which just so happen to market for UK companies. Where there is a will and increased sales etc. marketers will find ways to get round laws.
  21. Malwarebytes protects against more than just malware (Exploits, Fraud, Phishing, Copyright theft, etc. etc. are all handled by us, to protect our customers).
  22. If I recall correctly, the UK had an opt in policy too (other countries have the opt out policy) but it's has little effect due to advertisers within the UK using services abroad to spam you
  23. Please post the actual IP being blocked.
  24. Thanks. Details received and passed on.
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