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Chas4

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  1. Already tried a reinstall of the OS (cell provider has a Windows program for that). Android 4 may not be fully compatible with the Android system webview update that was pushed recently (the new webveiw has a different loading indicator than the rest of the OS).
  2. That what I have done a bit of, but so far no luck and from what I know the apps have not changed much of the about 3 or 4 years they have had the phone. I did notice that looks like a Android subsystem update gave it the (I think it came in Android 9) got the new loading dots (not sure if that is Android webveiw). Yep safe mode in Android is similar to it in Windows (3rd party apps are disabled).
  3. When the Phone app or Contacts app is open they crash (if you boot into safe mode they do not crash and you can make calls). Does Malwarebytes have or is there a way in Android to see what might be hijacking the 2 apps (this is a pre Android version 5 device)?
  4. Any way to prevent it from happening for a 4th time this year?
  5. The false positive is back again on Auslogics Disk Defrag Free portable.
  6. http://downloads.auslogics.com/en/disk-defrag/ausdiskdefragportable.exe The false positive is on the portable version of Auslogics' Disk Defrag Free portable. The portable has no installer I use it a lot on Windows based machines to work around a NTFS bug with disk fragmentation (seen disk fragmentation just under 1% cause a 10 keyboard lag. Have also seen disk fragmentation cause a 10 minute delay on being able to click to open the Control Panel. Also gotten a few software installers down from 12 minutes to 5 seconds on over 50 machines with this portable version using the defrag and optimize.)
  7. I did report the Gmail account to Google using their web forum: I would like to report a Gmail user who has sent messages that violate the Gmail Program Policies and/or Terms of Use. https://support.google.com/mail/contact/abuse
  8. The FBI IC3 site was last updated around the time of Internet Explorer 8 release (based on a if statement for Internet Explorer 7 in the site code)
  9. That forum will not work as I don't know if there was a victim of this scam (you need victim information, I am not a victim), I have already look at that forum in the past for other fake FBI emails I find the int junk mail (or inbox). I forwarded the email to ESET, Sophos, US CERT, ISC Sans, and a few others (don't have a FBI report email). The email header has a China mail gate.
  10. ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY FBI.WASHINGTON DC. <agentfordfbi101@gmail.com> Wed 10/31/2018, 12:57 AM OFFICIAL LETTER FROM FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON DC. CELL PHONE (702) 758-8239 FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY The federal bureau of investigation (FBI).Through our intelligence-monitoring network has discovered that the transaction that the bank contacted you previously was legal.Recently the fund has been legally approved to be paid via ATM CARD. The federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington Dc, in conjunction with the United Nations (UN) financial department have investigated through our monitoring your past transaction in Africa. You have the legitimate right to claim your fund awarded too you by the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington Dc, in conjunction with the United Nations (UN) financial department. You are too contact the FedEx courier company immediately for the delivery of your ATM CARD via Email or phone number. Email: cbnpayment.centralbnk001@gmail.com Phone Number: +2349052400114 We the federal bureau of investigation decided to contact the FedEx Courier Service Company in West Africa for them to give us their procedures on how to sent this money to you without any further complain or delay. We just got an information from the United Nations (UN) and they have loaded your ATM CARD with $1000,000.00 ONE MILLION US DOLLARS and submit to the FedEx courier service company for immediate delivery to your doorstep. You are too reconfirm your personal details too the FedEx courier company immediately for them too start the processing of the delivery of your ATM CARD too your door step. (A) Your Residential Address and Direct phone Number. (B) Scanned Copy of your Intel Passport or Driver's License. As soon as we receive the required information we shall release your funds to you either by ATM CARD. Reply upon receipt of our mail. Respond Urgent. Director is Christopher A. Wray, FBI.WASHINGTON DC.
  11. On Windows 8.1 Flash Player for Internet Explorer is built in (the updates will show in Microsoft Updates (same thing on Windows 10)). Chrome on Windows (& macOS) has Flash Player built in so the "Download for manual installation for Adobe Flash for Chrome ( PPAPI )" will not work with Chrome (it was built into Chrome back in 2010). For Chrome you can put chrome://components/ in the address bar and scroll to Flash Player and click check for update to check manually if there is an update (it will install the update if there is one). When Chrome is updated sometimes Flash Player will also get updated too, but you can still manually trigger a check for updates to the Flash Player built into Chrome. PPAPI is used for all Chromium based browsers (except Chrome for the manual download of Flash Player), Active X is Internet Explorer only, Mozilla is listed as NPAPI.
  12. If Windows 10 is connected to the internet when you start the process it will also grab updates for Windows (tho there maybe a few more updates after the reinstall is done).
  13. The high CPU usage might be from Windows compressing the report before trying to send the report to Microsoft . Checking Reliability Monitor there is an option to view all problems.
  14. Windows Defender has been a part of Windows since Windows Vista (Vista & 7 it was only AntiSpyware) You can manually download Windows Defender definitions here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/definitions it might also fix some bugs (done the fix a few times in the past on other machines where an update got interrupted in the install or something else), after the manual download and run the updated definitions (might take a few minutes to install) then run Microsoft Update to see if there is a newer definitions. For the lag check the free space and check disk fragmentation (I have seen less than 1% on a Windows machine and still have lag with keyboard input (10+ seconds delay after ever key press)). In the Control Panel look at the Security & Maintenance and try a manual run of the maintenance tasks (might take an hour or so). Also turn off some of the Windows GUI animations (since Vista the Windows GUI is a performance hog). Also check for some of the basic driver updates (there might also be a BIOS or UEFI update that might have security updates or fixes for performance issues or BSODs fixes). Also look at Activity Monitor and see if there is a process that has high CPU usage or high disk usage for a long time.
  15. The flash positive is back again on Auslogics Disk Defrag Free portable.
  16. They never added anything to the portable version. The portable is a different installer than the installer that installs Auslogics Disk Defrag Free onto the Windows computer.
  17. https://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/ Scroll down to the Portable version ( http://downloads.auslogics.com/en/disk-defrag/ausdiskdefragportable.exe ) It is a great work around for a defect in the NTFS file system with disk fragmentation. The portable one has no installer and I have used it in at work to change vendor software install times from 12 minutes to 5 seconds. And shave off 3 to 7 minutes off boot time. For friends and family improved boot times from 8 minutes to under 2 minutes and others opening a Windows Explorer Window from 5 minutes to 3 seconds. Malwarebytes is not the only one with the false positive (Trend Micro got the false positive recently too)
  18. You can also try Microsoft's Windows 10 Update Assistant https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3159635/windows-10-update-assistant to install the Windows 10 April 2018 update
  19. Chas4

    Some useful info

    I know, I have followed the user for a while now and the user has a lot of great posts.
  20. A great site with info on reporting malware and phishing: https://decentsecurity.com/#/malware-web-and-phishing-investigation/ (Malwarebytes is not on the list yet)
  21. Got the logs form one machine just after it did the same thing again for a 2nd time on the machine. mb-check-results.zip
  22. I know 2 of the machines are Windows XP SP3 & a few others are Windows 7. The update wiped most of the Program files, reinstall and Malwarebytes worked again. Will grab the logs next time I am at the machines, and will attach the logs.
  23. I have seen this on the past 2 versions of Malwarebytes with an update to a new version and most of the files are missing from the Malware program folder. It does not happen every time, but the fix I have found is to run the current installer again and the files are back and Malwarebytes can be run again. I have seen this on Windows XP SP3 & Windows 7 SP1
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