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  • I nearly got taken in by a Internet phone scam, what to do?

    Best answer: You fell for a tech support scam. These scams prey on people who usually don't know anything about computers/technology and use some scare tactics like "Your PC is sending us reports of viruses" or "You've been doing illegal things". They usually ask you to download a remote program like TeamViewer, LogMeIn, etc to remotely control your machine. These programs are legit and useful, but they can be used for scamming purposes as well. They try to sell you non-existent software and protection for a "nominal" fee of several hundreds of dollars.

    Run a good antivirus and anti-malware program to fully scan your PC and get rid of anything it finds.

    For future reference, if you ever get a call from Microsoft or some other tech company that claims that you have some problem on your computer, either hang up, or tell them to **** off and then hang up.

    If you're interested, you can see some scam baiting videos of people calling scammers and messing around with them. Lews's Tech is a good one I like: https://www.youtube.com/user/LewissTech/videos
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  • How do I get rid of the 9.9 Gb of Junk Files AVG says is causing my Puter to freeze and super slow page loads Am running Windows7 Ultimate?

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  • How do I login on my friends computer?

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  • How do you get rid of the Microsoft Office licence expiry scam?

    I can't reactivate and re-use my product key that i bought a year ago with my laptop. Licences for Office 365 don't expire. What's going on?! Trouble load i've been here for one hour can't get anything else done trying to sort this out. What can i do? I have antivirus but no time to run a scan cos going out soon.
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  • How can i send my boss an e-mail telling what I think of him (politely) without him knowing it is me?

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  • Queries... To switch from AVG Free, to Kaspersky -- what is the process? Do I need to reformat my hard drive *gulp*? --Cheers! {?

    Dear Community Friends, I have Kaspersky Total Security running on a family member's laptop [no problems] : and on a separate PC, me personally am running AVG Free (it's a long story). I know the AVG sells my user info to third party -- which is part of why I desire to swap AVG for the Kaspersky. Would you deem this wise; rate Kaspersky above AVG? Could you explain the procedure? Need I reformat my hard drive *'cause I'm super sketchy on that point*! Thank-you All For Your Time, Richard
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  • Are my tickets gonna be stolen?

    Hey, this is a very complex story with many questions. I was on Skype with friends (trustable) and I screen shared my whole tickets. So my questions are, how high of a chance that some hacker or a bot got to the tickets? If someone would get to it, would they sell it with me keeping the tickets or they’d have to get into my Ticketmaster account? I’m so worried someone stole my tickets and or resold them. They costed a lot and I’m gonna see someone super famous so /:
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  • What is the best anti virus on android ?

    Malwarebytes or kaspersky please give me more details ?
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  • Is Reimage Repair safe? This program keeps emerging in my laptop, says that I have a malware and suggests me to scan and pay for it.?

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  • Which anti virus is the best?

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  • How do i delete a virus i got from reddit?

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  • Is this a scam?

    Best answer: many of those 'pop-ups' are triggered by cookies buried somewhere on your HDD; give your box a good cleaning & see if that helps ..................
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  • Should I let people know I have hidden security cameras at my home???

    Should I let people know I have hidden security cameras at my home? That way if someone tries to break in they know they’re being recorded or should I just stay quite??! The reason why I’m asking is because someone that knows me well broke in to my house a couple of months ago. I don’t know who it was, I just know it was a friend or family member.
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  • I got an email from a extortionist who knows a password I use & they want a bitcoin payment to avoid more harm. How did they get my password?

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  • Could my phone be hacked?

    So I got this very strange email from someone saying they hacked into my phone, took all of my contacts, and took a video of me from my phone watching porn. Well he said if I didn’t send him $800 in bitcoin within 3 days he was going to send that video to all of my contacts. And he provided a link, which I did NOT click, and I deleted the email. And I’m thinking a few things, 1) this is probably more just a hacker trying to scare me and they actually don’t have access to my phone. 2) Apple would have probably caught on by now if my information was copied and told me about it. Regardless it’s pretty freaky, and I was wondering if it is possible he could have hacked my phone. (iPhone 8, just now updated to the newest version to ensure strong security)
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  • Question about hacking?

    Best answer: You can look into CEH: Certified Ethical Hacking

    As some others have said, the "good" kind of hacker who is a "white-hat" hacker. A white hack hacker might be employed in a company's cyber-security team/department. They might perform "attacks" on their networks to find vulnerabilities, etc. Or, you might work in a security company and be hired by other companies to test their network security. Of course, anything that you can and cannot do should be clearly documented to prevent any misunderstandings and protection of both parties.

    For this type of work, you'll want to study something like Computer Science, Computer Security, or something closely related. It also helps to have strong writing skills. Based on your question, "What if I wanted to hack an account on a game but just go on the account to see if it worked not to do anything." I don't really understand what you're asking.

    But whatever you do, do NOT attempt to hack into anyone's computer(s) or network without their explicit permission. Doing that is illegal and can probably get you arrested. You can 'hack' your computers all you want, though.
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  • Why do i keep getting notifications from websites?

    One is called zme science, its so annoying, and other sites too, i don't know how to stop it, one guy told me to install malware bites, which i did, but it doesn't really do anything.
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  • I got the Microsoft Security alert on my Chromebook. Does that mean im infected?

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  • Which is the better choice: free super antispyware or malwarebytes?

    Best answer: Malwarebytes (Mbam) is the industry standard anti malware tool used by most computer repairers so is a good choice. Free super antispyware does pretty much the same thing though I'd advise installing both. Occasionally Mbam may miss something which SAS will pick up on.
    It is ok to install more than one antimalware tool but you should never install more than one antivirus because they interfere with each other.
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