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    One scam I have had tried on me that I have not...

    One scam I have had tried on me that I have not seen mentioned relates to MSE. On a couple of occasions a IE tab popped up declaring itself as a Microsoft Security Essentials notification of a virus...
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    Strange!!!! It takes me to the page OK. Here's ...

    Strange!!!! It takes me to the page OK.
    Here's the link in plain text (copy and put in address field)
    ...
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    Doing the opposite in this article may help you...

    Doing the opposite in this article may help you if you want to return to the graphical boot menu:
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    Win Update disappears from Notification Area

    A few months ago Win Update disappeared from the Notification Area. Before that it would pop up a notification when new updates were in Win Update. Now I have to "manually" check Win Update for 2nd...
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    Thunderbird flagged the paid Newsletter 488,...

    Thunderbird flagged the paid Newsletter 488, 2015-07-09 as a possible scam. Anybody else have this happen?
  6. Thunderbird flagged the paid Newsletter 488,...

    Thunderbird flagged the paid Newsletter 488, 2015-07-09 as a possible scam. Anybody else have this happen?
  7. I dual boot 7 & 8. W7 was installed first then...

    I dual boot 7 & 8. W7 was installed first then 8. Most of the time the boot menu is text based so I assume that's Win7. Every once in a while the graphics based boot menu appears. Happens usually...
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    During the process to perform the system image,...

    During the process to perform the system image, one of the windows shows which partitions you are imaging. In my case drive 0 has a C: , D: and G: letter drives plus a non letter Recovery partition....
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    I did re-uninstall the update after a few icon...

    I did re-uninstall the update after a few icon disappeared from the desktop. After that I also had the MSE icon in the notification area disappear. I don't know if its related to the this update. ...
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    So on the 20th I reinstalled 3021674. Didn't...

    So on the 20th I reinstalled 3021674. Didn't notice any problems until I installed an app a few days later. After the install process, my daily user desktop icons were rearranged. After reading...
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    An odd other problem with 3021674: After...

    An odd other problem with 3021674:

    After installing updates and cleaning up (CCleaner) I usually do a system backup using win's tools. This month it would not start the backup telling me that...
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    strange win update behavior

    I download monthly updates because I have 2 pc's to update. And I'll know immediately during install if one of them is a problem. I make a list of KB's per Win Update, then look at the monthly...
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    legal summons by email

    EarthLink blocked this message as one with a virus: A "Notice to Appear" from a "florida-defense-lawyers.com" address.
    You may see this one also.
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    sfc scan found no problems Unregistering and...

    sfc scan found no problems
    Unregistering and re-registering Win Installer didn't fix the failing install.

    Event viewer doesn't show anything related to the attempted install.
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    Yep! I ran the .NET Fixit. I think I'll do a win...

    Yep! I ran the .NET Fixit. I think I'll do a win repair after reboot.
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    Well that didn't work. Ended up "sending" a...

    Well that didn't work. Ended up "sending" a bunch of files to MS fro further examination. I really don't expect a response from MS.
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    It was the Fixit that showed up during the...

    It was the Fixit that showed up during the troubleshooting process from Update. I'll try the one you mentioned.
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    Problem with KB2894844

    When I try to install KB2894844 on my desktop (Win7 Pro, 64 bit) I get an error: "Windows Update encountered an unknown error." I can't install it either from downloaded files or via Win Update (3...
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    I might add that the first time he called the...

    I might add that the first time he called the phone number was identified as technical support. When he called back 3 times the call showed no caller ID or number. I'm pretty sure the first number...
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    Fun with tech support

    A nice fellow from India (?) called and offered to help me clean up my computer since it was sending hundreds of error messages to the server. I kept him occupied for about 20 minutes including 3...
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    Well I wasn't trying to write an estate planning...

    Well I wasn't trying to write an estate planning guide. Just trying to remind people that this online stuff lives on after the owner shuffles on. Lots of tools in addition to a will are out there:...
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    And don't forget to make provisions for your...

    And don't forget to make provisions for your estate survivor or heirs/beneficiaries/executor so that he/she has access to your financial accounts when you shuffle off! All that stuff locked behind...
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    But wait there's more! Three of the updates...

    But wait there's more!

    Three of the updates this month when located on MS download pages only offered a 32 bit version ending in x86.msu (after going through the validation check). Usually 2 or 3...
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    Win Update gone mad

    What's with Win Update? On my Win7Pro desktop I have it notify me than I can download them and apply them one by one. And copy them to a USB drive and apply them to my wife's laptop.

    This...
  25. Thread: New scam?

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    I've had four of these. On the first one, I was...

    I've had four of these. On the first one, I was busy so told him I knew it was a scam. For the second I started asking pointed questions and he hung up. For the next two I played dumb and followed...
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