Effective naming practices of scareware

Kathleen Atkins

How’s this for an impressive product name: “Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013”?

Don’t buy it. It’s malware. But if you made that mistake, you can, happily, rescue your machine by following the advice posted by kind souls in the Lounge’s Security & Scams forum.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity PDF documents posted on my website not printing remotely
Word Processing Landscape, two columns, duplicate watermarks, duplicate text?
Spreadsheets Need help debugging user-defined function in VBA
Databases Empty field in query
Presentation Apps Change default size of shape in Powerpoint 2007
Visual Basic for Apps Function/Sub to pass a font attribute?
Microsoft Outlook Windows 8: Unable to download e-mail from Windows Live into Outlook 2010
Non-Outlook E-mail Need help sending large file attachments
Other MS Apps Security updates for .NET Framework 4, Expression Web 4, and Expression D
General Windows Batch file to move many listed files to one specific folder
Windows 8 Windows 8 and Media Center
Windows 7 My new wireless printer isn’t!
  Why can’t I delete removable disks?
  Won’t/can’t install mouse driver
Windows Vista Unable to install software
Windows XP Long delay on right-hand mouse-click: XP SP3
Internet Explorer Embarrassing no-show Web ads
Third-Party Browsers Chrome extensions at startup
Application Servers Microsoft account: Can’t verify e-mail during sign-up process
Networking Difficulty sharing WinXP and Win7
Social Media Downloading from YouTube
Software Development
Windows Programming Batch script to search folders for listed files
Web Design & Development Creating double horizontal navigation menus (like vBulletin)
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Are there any new operating systems on the horizon?
Security & Scams How to get rid of Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013?
Maintenance Better Macrium Free option for creating disk image?
Hardware Immediate shutdown after powering on
Graphics/Multimedia Thoughts on picture-taking event
Other Applications VNC software for hardwired Ethernet computers

starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.