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Old 23rd December 2018, 03:07 AM   #121
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I am still getting emails and popups asking me for my bank details after that Windows update disaster. I just ignore it all now.
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Old 23rd December 2018, 03:17 AM   #122
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Considering that I still get them too (at least Yahoo has a decent spam filter so I never see them unless I go to my spam folder) and I don't even have Windows- I use Android on my phone and tablet, and Ubuntu on my laptop and two towers- I seriously doubt that any possible Windows update could possibly fix that....

Dammit, my Ford has a fault that it doesn't make all the red lights go green- Why doesn't Toyota FIX IT!!!!

(hey it makes as much sense as anything henri dribbles out)
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Old 24th December 2018, 05:18 AM   #123
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Originally Posted by Henri McPhee View Post
I am still getting emails and popups asking me for my bank details after that Windows update disaster. I just ignore it all now.
Sounds like your computer has a pebcak wetware problem. Stop using it immediately.
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Old 26th December 2018, 01:12 PM   #124
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Originally Posted by Wudang View Post
Sounds like your computer has a pebcak wetware problem. Stop using it immediately.
You sure? Sounds like a problem with the ID ten T to me.
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Old 26th December 2018, 01:19 PM   #125
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Twisted pair fault?!
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Old 27th December 2018, 09:12 AM   #126
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Originally Posted by Hellbound View Post
You sure? Sounds like a problem with the ID ten T to me.
Computer user non-technical.
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Old 28th December 2018, 08:03 AM   #127
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Originally Posted by Wudang View Post
Computer user non-technical.
Dang it! I knew that joke would miss...it's meant to be spoken.

ID ten T

ID-10-T

ID10T

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Old 28th December 2018, 08:09 AM   #128
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No I got it. I've even seen it on t shirts.
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Old 28th December 2018, 08:20 AM   #129
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The only input I can offer is to mention that Windows Update Disaster would be a great name for a heavy metal band.
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Old 29th December 2018, 03:43 PM   #130
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Originally Posted by Hellbound View Post
Dang it! I knew that joke would miss...it's meant to be spoken.

ID ten T

ID-10-T

ID10T

Computer user non-technical is whatever the opposite of an acronym is.
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Old 29th December 2018, 03:49 PM   #131
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Originally Posted by Matthew Best View Post
Computer user non-technical is whatever the opposite of an acronym is.
Unfortunately the term is "expansion" which wouldn't have helped anyone find their way to Scunthorpe here...
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Old 30th December 2018, 09:38 AM   #132
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Originally Posted by Matthew Best View Post
Computer user non-technical is whatever the opposite of an acronym is.
Reverse acronym apparently.
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Old 30th December 2018, 09:49 AM   #133
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The opposite of "acronym" is "expansion".

ETA: Since I see I'm repeating novaphile. I'll add a cite: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym
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Old 26th January 2019, 10:14 AM   #134
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
Practically all of the major "E-mail scams" (The Nigerian Price, the Dying Relative, the IRS Threat) existed (and still do) as fax and physical mail scams.
I am now getting continual pop ups from Advanced System Repair wanting money which are difficult to uninstall. The Daily Mail reported that about 5000 people fell for the scam saying TV Licensing needed to be updated and asking for bank details. I still think Windows Defender could do more about all this sort of thing. They nearly landed the NHS in the compost a few years ago by telling the NHS that their systems were secure after all the updates.
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Old 26th January 2019, 10:17 AM   #135
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Originally Posted by Henri McPhee View Post
I am now getting continual pop ups from Advanced System Repair wanting money which are difficult to uninstall. The Daily Mail reported that about 5000 people fell for the scam saying TV Licensing needed to be updated and asking for bank details. I still think Windows Defender could do more about all this sort of thing. They nearly landed the NHS in the compost a few years ago by telling the NHS that their systems were secure after all the updates.
You seem to be confused as to the functions of Windows updates, Defender, AV and the computer user.
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Old 30th January 2019, 10:21 PM   #136
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I've heard the stories. it just never happened to me, till today.



Windows Update. I selected Update and Shut Down. When I turned on my PC this morning it did the usual updating and getting your PC ready stuff.

However it through up a blue screen that asked me my keyboard type. OK.I selected U.S. Stuff stated happening, but then it came another blue screen giving me the option to continue with "Windows Rollback" or restoring to the previous update. "Rollback" simply got me back to the same selections. So I chose previous Windows 10 5. it was never able to complete the process with that. It was unable to load the desktop or the windows file system.



It's old 4 years, and I don't have back up disks or whatever. Fortunately I have my newer laptop.



I suppose It could be repaired, but I don't want to spend the bucks on it.



It was a Lenovo btw.
I have read all these letters and didn't believe them until it happened to me today. Oh, you were talking about computers. I'll get my coat.
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Old Yesterday, 03:30 AM   #137
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I am now getting emails to update my Netflix subscription to obtain my bank details after the Windows Update disaster. The only problem with that is that I don't have a Netflix subscription. Have Microsoft or the police been informed?
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Originally Posted by Henri McPhee View Post
I am now getting emails to update my Netflix subscription to obtain my bank details after the Windows Update disaster. The only problem with that is that I don't have a Netflix subscription. Have Microsoft or the police been informed?
You need to update your Radeon drivers to fix this. Make sure you're getting the latest ones right off of Nvidia's site, however. I tried using the ones that came in an e-mail titled "Best most latest X-Fi Titanium diver packages win7,8,9, OS/2 Warp", and now I keep getting the Bonzi Buddy gorilla on my screen every time I try to print.
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Old Yesterday, 09:22 AM   #139
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They nearly landed the NHS in the compost a few years ago by telling the NHS that their systems were secure after all the updates.
MS put out an update, before the attack, that would have prevented it. NHS put out an update bulletin for everyone to update their systems. Not all sysadmins applied the update.

Yes, MS told them they were secure if the updates were applied. The updates were not applied.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41753022

The report said NHS trusts had not acted on critical alerts from NHS Digital and a warning from the Department of Health and the Cabinet Office in 2014 to patch or migrate away from vulnerable older software.

So the patch was out there for 3 years, give or take, and they just didn't install them. But somehow, you blame MS for that. I get the feeling you don't know how any of this works

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I am now getting emails to update my Netflix subscription to obtain my bank details after the Windows Update disaster. The only problem with that is that I don't have a Netflix subscription. Have Microsoft or the police been informed?
Yeah, that is not how it works. You know, I just cut myself shaving right after the new Gillette commercial aired. I should inform P&G about this! Correlation does not equal causation.
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Originally Posted by Henri McPhee View Post
I am now getting emails to update my Netflix subscription to obtain my bank details after the Windows Update disaster. The only problem with that is that I don't have a Netflix subscription. Have Microsoft or the police been informed?
I don't know, have you informed them ?
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Originally Posted by Henri McPhee View Post
I am now getting continual pop ups from Advanced System Repair wanting money which are difficult to uninstall. The Daily Mail reported that about 5000 people fell for the scam saying TV Licensing needed to be updated and asking for bank details. I still think Windows Defender could do more about all this sort of thing. They nearly landed the NHS in the compost a few years ago by telling the NHS that their systems were secure after all the updates.
Don't worry. Pretty soon, a nice gentleman from Windows Support in India will detect the problems with your computer and give you a call. If you give him access to your computer and pay his very reasonable fee, he will fix everything for you.
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