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Microsoft word error
show user profile  stevey2shoes
HI
Sorry, i know this is off topic,
recently microsoft word crashes for no reason saying it it trying to update something. do you have any idea if there have been any recnet updates that would have cuased this or what can get rid of it?
thanks
steve
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11/18/2014 10:31:53 AM (last edit: 11/18/2014 10:31:53 AM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes
Im convinced now that i have a virus of some sort.
unless this was coincidental, as microsoft word crashed, MICROSOFT APPARENTLY rang me up asking questions saying they had "error warnings" showing up at their end.
is this suspicious?
if it IS a virus, how can i fix word as i have a LOT of improtant documents it just WONT let me print as it crashes.
norton 360 is doing sod all as usual
thanks again
steve
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11/18/2014 12:40:22 PM (last edit: 11/18/2014 12:40:22 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
>MICROSOFT APPARENTLY rang me up asking questions saying they had "error warnings" showing up at their end.

This is a common scam to get your personal details. I hope you told them to get lost immediately. This 100% has nothing to do with your computer.



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11/18/2014 1:31:54 PM (last edit: 11/18/2014 1:31:54 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Copy your docs to the cloud or you will end up losing them. Stop using Norton and install MSE and https://www.malwarebytes.org/.

And, as a side note, when you download some porn, and it's an .EXE, for the love of god DON'T RUN IT!

Don't use IE. Use noscript and AB+ on Chrome.


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11/18/2014 1:41:42 PM (last edit: 11/18/2014 1:41:42 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
But everyone knows .exe is pronounced .sexy
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11/18/2014 3:26:37 PM (last edit: 11/18/2014 3:26:37 PM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes
Thanks for that Nik,
it was ONLY becuase i had seen this scam on TV that i had the common sense to ask him for his ohone numbver so i could ring HIM back..... which like an idiot he gave me.

what was SO convincing was i was HAVING the trouble AS HE RANG... coudl have so EASILY fallen for it.

thanks for the info on teh antivirus, ive known norton is crap for a while but didnt know WHICH antivirus to replace it with.
steve
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11/19/2014 3:28:20 PM (last edit: 11/19/2014 3:28:20 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
He knew you had a problem, because his malware caused it.
It causes some sort of issue, and somehow gets your information in order to call you.

So scan for malware, and change your passwords.

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11/19/2014 3:40:20 PM (last edit: 11/19/2014 3:40:20 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Another important step is to make sure you create a windows user account and use it for your main daily work. Never use the Administrator account on a daily basis. In this way you can prevent many bits of malware installing themselves without your knowledge. Also you can usually recover your system much more easily if you get a virus or a corrupted install.




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11/19/2014 10:03:40 PM (last edit: 11/19/2014 10:03:40 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
^ This times a thousand.



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11/19/2014 10:26:20 PM (last edit: 11/19/2014 10:26:20 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
Sorry to bump, but thought this was sort of relevant: http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/11/ftc-obtains-court-orders-temporarily-shutting-down-massive-tech

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11/21/2014 10:03:34 AM (last edit: 11/21/2014 10:03:34 AM)
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