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Computer Security.

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
There have been some issues around CCleaner relating to the app collecting your data without permission.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Yes it appears to have detected some bundled apps in the CC update which I haven't allowed to happen yet. At least I know Windows Defender is working because I don't use any of the well known continually-running Anti-Virus apps.

During lock-down I've been using my computers differently (more online purchases etc) so I'm more suspicious than usual ... :cool:
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
When I open page 3 of the Bus Chassis thread it shows as 'Not Secure' but pages 1 and 2 are secure. All other threads posts etc are secure. I have not clicked the link in post#55 of the Bus Chassis thread and because it is off-topic (or something else) perhaps it should be removed. Is anyone else seeing this?
I could post a screenshot of what I am seeing.
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
Phil,

No problems here with the paid for version of Malwarebytes and all the links on that page are OK too. I must admit that I have never seen Windows Defender catch anything yet, probably because M'bytes got there first! :)

I love M'bytes, it did a complete update yesterday in about a minute and asked me before doing so. Doesn't hog the CPU and traps just about everything. Defender is there just to keep Windows quiet, but the two run happily side by side

Maurice :cool:
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
I bought Malwarebytes when they were a small start-up company. A Microsoft techie put me on to it. So, I bought a life subscription for just a few ponds. It is one of the better programmes.
 

carolina

master brummie
A new scam arrived today from 'Microsoft' looking very real, it had attachments for an update of their contract for you to open (I didnt) and acknowledge you have read and agreed. Unfortunately, for them at the bottom of the email it said from an unmonitored mailbox. This is the just the top of it 1597649743580.png1597649743580.png
 

Radiorails

master brummie
I don't use Windows, but do have a Microsoft mail address for Skype. I got that mail so I do not think it a scam.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I also had it in late 2019 and it is about changes to Microsoft's terms and conditions etc. If you agree to them do nothing - if not then tell Microsoft you don't want to use them anymore. I was very suspicious when it came.

It is just the sort of thing that scammers can easily copy so we have to be on alert.
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
I would have thought if it were legit, it would have the correct name of the account holder, not just hello. That should be the first thing you check with scam emails.
 

carolina

master brummie
I would have thought if it were legit, it would have the correct name of the account holder, not just hello. That should be the first thing you check with scam emails.
Thats was my first thought. Microsoft advise to click onto their actual website to see any updates.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
It can be genuine ... here is the one they sent me. The 'unmonitored mailbox' comment is just Microsoft's complicated way of saying 'from a computer do not reply'.
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It is however just the sort of thing that scammers can copy to fool the unwary ..
 
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