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There's a New "Peek" in Town ...

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Extract & View Strings in Files via Windows' Context-Menu.

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What Are Cookies, and Are They Really Dangerous?

Our friend Mike, at SuperAntiSpyware helped describe cookies the best. Here's what he said:




Are cookies really spyware and are they dangerous?
This subject has been the debate of many newsgroups and online forums. Cookies are simply text files stored on your hard drive and cannot themselves harm your computer in any way. Typically cookies are used to remember logins and keep track of user settings on web-sites.

Think of them like leaving footprints on a beach...

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How To Visually Spot and Detect Spyware, Malware, Virus, and Trojan Scams

You have to be real careful these days on the internet, for scammers trying to bilk you out of your hard earned penny.

I've been well woven into the depths of the internet, and all of it's seedy corners, for over 15 years now and have never fallen for a single scam. That's not bragging, there's just a few basic tricks to being able to (generally) spot someone trying to scam you.

This is a repost of the tips, in reply to a previous thread, which can be found here.

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Removing Spyware

So when it comes to protecting our computers we try and keep up to date with all of our anti-virus and MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-virus / Anti-malware programs.

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"You've Been HACKED!"

Just a friendly reminder; for the love of all things holy, don't fall for this ish if it lands in your inbox ... Plain Face

This ransomware just landed in mine (actually via the contact form here, which is just another laughable red flag; if they had all of this info they'd use a more direct line to me). It seems so blantantly obvious on so many levels that it's fake that's it's astonishing to think anyone would fall for it, but those gullible ones do apparently exist, hopefully our dear readers aren't among them. Wink

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What is: http://www.msftconnecttest.com/redirect ? [SOLVED]

http://www.msftconnecttest.com/redirect

I use a Web Browser Chooser app that allows me to choose which web browser from a list of installed browsersthat will popup whenever a URL is loaded outside of a browser. It shows the URL in the title bar thatit will go to once the browser choise is selected from the list. Sometimes when Windows starts, it'll automatically popup with "http://www.msftconnecttest.com/redirect" in the titlebar.

  • Does anyone know what this is?
  • What's launching it?
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https://www.msn.com/?ocid=wispr&pc= Pop-Up When Logging Into Windows? [SOLVED]

Sometimes I get this random page loading whenever I log on to Windows, seemingly after I lose internet connection. This page will load up all by itself:

https://www.msn.com/?ocid=wispr&pc=u598

 

I've done MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-virus / Anti-malware scans with Adaware and Malwarebytes. and they say I'm clean. Am I infected??

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What is "C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE"? Is it a Virus / Malware? - SOLVED

I have a file in my Windows Startup named "UpdReg.EXE" in my Windows folder (C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE), is it a virus and if not, what is it? Can I disable it without harming my computer? TY

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What is "zeipgrdw.rtf"? Is it Malware?

I have a file in my "C:\ProgramData" (or "C:\Users\All Users") with a strange name "zeipgrdw.rtf" that won't open up with my usual .rtf file reader (Microsoft Office Word), does anyone know what this file is, and if it's a virus or MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-virus / Anti-malware? I want to be sure it's clean and if my system needs it or not before I just delete it? Thanks for any help!

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What is WSQMCONS.EXE? Do I Need It?

My firewall popped up a bit ago asking if I wanted to allow WSQMCONS.EXE to connect to the internet but I don't know what it is. I don't want to let it connect in case it's a virus or some kind of MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-virus / Anti-malware, so I blocked it. Does anyone know what WSQMCONS.EXE is?

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