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About nukecad

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  1. The block appears to have been lifted today. (I think it was possibly a temporary bock by MBG on all '.org.uk' domains?).
  2. Sorry I meant check the FP block in MBG, I knew VT would show the site as clean and had no qualms making it an exception. There is/was just that slight possibility of one of the downloadables causing a detection though.
  3. For some reason MBG Firefox today decided to block 'https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/' due to riskware. This is a website and forum for professional welfare advisors (you need to be employed as an advisor to join) that I visit daily, it's never been a problem before today. It is remotely possible that there are some downloadable benefit/pension/other calculation tools on there that may have caused the flag, either something new/updated or MBG has changed it's detections and is picking up something it ignored before? Please could you check it, thanks.
  4. I had the same problem starting at around 16:00 GMT yesterday, every website I went to, in every browser, gave the same certificate warning on both my Windows laptop and my Android phone. Turned out to be a router issue, it seems the ISP had reset the router for some reason and it just needed setting up again. Unpluging and repluging the router sent it into automatic setup mode and all was well again.
  5. Of course there are other stories about that particular 'attraction' - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/woman-mauled-lion-enclosure-safari-park-ukraine-russia-taigan-crimea-olga-solomina-a8458261.html https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/15/crimean-zoo-owner-asks-public-to-take-30-bears-otherwise-hell-kill-them-a68185
  6. TBH I like the new GUI, the MB3 GUI was looking a bit dated. OK the new one needs a bit of refining, I'm sure that will come with time. And I'm sure we will all get used to it and may critisise any future changes. I guess this is an issue of what a techie user wants to see, or is used to seeing, as opposed to a non-techie user?
  7. As Win7 is End of Life today I thought I would update this topic to say that the Free upgrade to Windows 10 is still working - as long as your hardware is compatible. Follow the link above to zdnet for more details, and what to try if you are one of the few it fails for
  8. Maybe the Win 10 gamers are digging their old Win7 kit out to check if it's still running prior to EOL? Or it maybe the hype over Win7 EOL is reminding people that they still have Win 7 kit that can be used for gaming? Users getting new PC's for Black Friday and giving their old kit to the kids to play games on? Who can tell?
  9. I Recall the same hype about security issues when XP reached EOL. It will all come out in the wash as everyday users replace their old computers, and fans who stick with Win7 will know what they are doing. It's business and (quasi) government organisations that will be taking chances. The big problem that hit XP was wannacry, where big organisations (like the NHS in the UK) had stuck their head in the sand about the cost of updating to Win7, nevermind 8, 8.1, or 10. It cost them a damn site more when they got compromised. (And many parts of the NHS still haven't upgraded from XP yet).
  10. It was a bit odd that BBC reported in the UK what is an issue with a US government scheme. But anything that raises awareness of pre-loaded malware is a good thing. The only problem is if UK readers get to thinking "It's the US, it wouldn't happen here" because of course it does.
  11. Malwarebytes made the BBC news in the UK today- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51054901
  12. I suppose it depends just what it was? I'm pretty sure I would have noticed 14 block notifications. Unless maybe they were all in one blocking page which I was expecting and so just dismissed. That might sometimes happen when I'm modding a forum.
  13. The Task Manager briefly showing 100% when opened is not a problem or malware, which is why you can't find any. - It is simply the way that task manager works with current versions of Windows. Task Manager will now always show 100% CPU when first opened, before dropping down to the actual CPU useage. (Some report seeing it starting at 70% or so, but that's probably because it's already started to drop). If it started by showing 0% (like it used to) and then went up you wouldn't think that zero CPU was actually in use would you, the same applies with the 100% - There isn't 100% in use, its just a 'holding' number while it works out what is actually in use. If you look closely you will see that it's only 100% in the column header, all the processes are actually showing zero. (Because they haven't been worked out yet). There is a screenshot of this in the post linked below. See this thread where this behaviour was first reported here: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/252362-cpu-usage-always-at-70-until-task-manager-is-open/?tab=comments#comment-1339132
  14. I've noticed a slight glitch in the display of the Allow list. When hovering over an exception the 'bin' icon to remove it is only partially visible. Win10 1909 64-bit, display resolution is 1366 x 768, 100%
  15. I note from my statistics that MBG blocked 14 malwares on 6th January. Ther was no on screen notification shown of any block. Is there any way to find out what these were, or preferably what/which sites I was visiting at the time?
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