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Hotmail pulls Attach-Photo feature over security concerns

Q: Hotmail pulls Attach-Photo feature over security concerns

Microsoft has suspended the "Attach-Photo" feature in Hotmail as a result of security concerns.
Webmail users can still add photos as attachments to Hotmail messages, just not in the same way as before. Microsoft expects to restore the suspended feature by the end of September.


Microsoft spoke about the recent suspension in postings to the Windows Live blog here and help pages here on Thursday.

Redmond explains the feature was suspended after testing unearthed a security glitch involving the interaction of its feature with IE.


Link -
Hotmail pulls Attach-Photo feature over security concerns ? The Register

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A: Hotmail pulls Attach-Photo feature over security concerns

I used to use that alot. ;[ Wish they would fix it soon! I hate adding them as attachment's then u have to d/l them before u can view them.

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I no longer have an option to Attach a photo in hotmail, only a file. I have no idea when this option disappeared, but it used to be there. If I try to attach a photo as file, it takes forever. I'm totally confused.

(When i go to Hotmail Help, it takes me to a Verizon Help site. Verizon is my DSL provider.)
 

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Windows Live Hotmail is no longer amputated as of October 15th, 2009. The Redmond company has revealed that, following the development and implementation of a fix for a security issue related to the image attaching capabilities of its email service, it has restored full functionality to Windows Live Hotmail. In this regard, end users will be able to notice that they can now add pictures to an email message just like before.



Windows Live Hotmail Attach Photo Capabilities Restored - The email service is feature complete once more - Softpedia

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Mozilla has pulled Firefox 37's opportunistic encryption feature after less than a week when it learned that tech designed to enhance security actually broke SSL certificate validation.
A simple patch wouldn't do the trick, so Mozilla opted to release an update, Firefox 37.0.1, that removed opportunistic encryption.
Going into reverse ferret mode and stripping out technology that evidently wasn't ready for prime time is a little embarrassing for Mozilla even though this is the responsible action to take in the circumstances.
Mozilla correctly labels Firefox 37.0.1 as a critical update.
Opportunistic encryption offers some basic encryption of data previously sent as clear text. The vulnerability arises in security flaws within the Alternative Services capability that underpins opportunistic encryption.
The CVE-2015-0799 bug in Mozilla's HTTP Alternative Services implementation – discovered by security researcher Muneaki Nishimura – left surfers vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that involved hackers impersonating genuine sites.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/07/mozilla_crypto_encryption_snafu_pull/
 
Chromium Browser is looking better and better everyday.

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The "attach photos" option in my msn hotmail has vanished, and i'm only left with "attach file" drop down option.

Can anyone tell me how to get it back please pos?
Thanks
Jonathan
 

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Hello,

i'm running windows 7 with a HP PAVILION DV6-1330 laptop bought last year...i have a fair internet connexion (3G)

I am absolutely desperate cause since 4 days i cannot attach any file to my emails wether it is under yahoo mail or hotmail !!! Nothing new i have installed lately that could explain this problem

Im accessing those usual mail platforms through the webmail adress (yahoo.com and hotmail.com) and NOT through Windows Live Mail which i don't like much by the way (i don't use Outlook neither)

i can download and read attachements people send me but when it comes for me to attach documents in my emails, it loads forever and actually never attach anything. I have to say i can send emails without attachments though

Also the documents i tried to send are very light photos or word documents (under 100 or 200 ko usually) so size is not an issue here

i went through so many help forums trying to find a solution in other people's posts but i failed...i tried everything :

1) i have kasperky anti virus updated so i scanned my system many time in search of viruses...nothing !
2) the windows firewall is not activated
3) i came back to YAHOO CLASSIC and back again to Yahoo NEW MAIL , it doesn't help in neither
4) i installed C.CLEANER and cleaned my whole system (delete cache, cookies, check and repair registry etc...) then restarted the computer
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A:I can't attach files on YAHOO/Hotmail any more !!! I tried everything !

For a test un-install (or at least disable) any non-Windows anti-virus and anti-spyware applications. I'm thinking one may be corrupted and scanning the outgoing attachment forever.
 

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Hi,

I previously had no issues attaching photos on hotmail but it is now telling me that the website may not be able to be trusted and isn't giving me the option to 'trust' the site.

Also - is it possible to download winzip for free to compress photos? - If could post a link that would be great.

Many thanks.

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A:hotmail - not allowing me attach photos

Windows's has a built-in compression utility. Move your pictures to a file and then right click on the file -> goto "Send to" -> "Compressed (zipped) file"

Hotmail may have changed something recently on their website that your browser doesn't recognize, you can always remove the trusted website if this doesn't fix your issue (its worth a shot to trust it)

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My problem is basically outlined in the title, which is, when I go into my hotmail and try to attach a photo from my computer to an outgoing email, when I click attach, my computer locks up. I'm on a laptop and use XP. I can attach files other than photos, but not photos themselves. Does anyone have any imput on this? Also. I use zone alarm, but even when I disable it, it still won't work. I've also gone in and turned my firewall off. I hope someone out there can shead some light on this. Thanks.
 

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Dear Tech Guy,
I purchased a Fuji 210 or 215, 3.2megapixel camera with dock as a birthday gift for my daughter-in-law . She takes great pictures but cannot figure out how to decrease their size for emailing using her Hotmail service. When she sends them, they can be as large as 500 KB. I also sent her Photo Explosion software by Nova. I have this software also and know it will downsize photos for emailing automatically. However, I have Outlook Express email and have no problem using this software. The problem there is that when she downsizes the photos with this software, they will not attach in her Hotmail. Help !! I guess there are two problems
How to decrease photos in size to mail in Hotmail
How to attach downsized photos from Photo Explosion software to her Hotmail. I know this should happen automatically, but it does not.
Is there somekind of default setting to correct?
I have chatted via phone trying to help her, but both of us are beginners and really need an expert.
Thank you, Joanie
 

A:How to downsize Fuji photos & attach to hotmail

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so i update to IE10 on my windows 7 it worked ok for a while now i cant attach any files when i am trying to send a email from it as well i cant sign in to messenger from the website as well

i disable all the addons and reset everything to default and yet the same problem occurs

so what can i do uninstall it and put 9 or is there a fix?

A:IE10 using hotmail/outlook cant attach files

Check this out, it sounds like the same problem
I'm not able to work with attachments in Outlook.com - Microsoft Community

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Hello all,

This is my second day with this laptop which was sold to me without the type of software I am use to, similar to a Latitude or Inspiration. I have no adobe or acrobat reader or other programs to assist me.

Here is my issue, I have downloaded photos into my picture file, I need to attach a photo to an email using hotmail and the way I have done it thousands of times prior to this. I am unable to access the photos, when I click in picutres after I have clicked on the email attachment prompt, the file states no phots available. When I go to my picutures without attempting to attach a file I have no problem finding the photos.

Please help, I have a gut feeling I am going to have to purchase some software as the salesman at dell just told me my computer does not have the hardware and software I am accustom to. My fault for not being deligent enough, buyer beware, or besmart.

Thank you,
Jim
 

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Since Windows PHOTO app took over my photo files I cannot figure out how to attach a photo to an out going email in Windows Live Mail.

A:how do I attach files from Photo app to windows live mail?

@jalex69  "Photos" can directly email photos (from within the app): Open Photos > open the image / photo > Click Share > Select Mail >"Choose which account to send the email from" >Follow instructions to attach and send image From within Mail application: Open Windows mail > Click + New Mail > Click (on the top row) Insert >Click Pictures icon > when the menu opens, change the folder to the location of your stored photos >Select the photo and "Insert" >When you are done adding photos to the email, add a destination address and send the mail  When you see a Post that helps, inspires, provides fresh insight,or teaches you something new, click the Thumbs Up on that Post.Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.   

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Just purchased the above laptop which came with limited software. The Vostro uses windows 7 and has a pictures folder which I loaded photos into so I can email them to a client. I use msn hotmail, when I click on attach photo I am unable to find the photos in the picture folder, however the photos that came with the laptop are available to attach and are in the same picture file, yet I cannot see my pictures.
Can anyone assist me and let me know what I am doing wrong or what I can do right to fix this?

Thank you,
 

A:Vostro 1520 unable to attach pictures to hotmail

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Hi,

Hoping I'm posting in the right place; kind of new at this process (ok, totally new at forums of any kind).

I've read similar sounding posts and their threads without success relative to my prob.

I'm running Windows 7 and Explorer 9.0

Here's the issue:

I'm trying to attach a folder from My docs which is fillied with about 185MB of , aslord files and also other folders, also with Word docs. So, there are folders within the folder I'm trying to attach. Having read a few similar posts and the proposed solutions, I tried zipping the file folder (successfully) and then attaching it. No luck.

My first attempt at attaching the folder, 185MB, resulted in the same prob as attempting to attach the zipped folder (166MB, which seems odd, as I thought zipping it would make it much, much smaller): I click on hotmail 'attachment' when composing the email, up comes my docs, including the folder in question that I'd like to attach. I'm used to double clicking for attachmets. When I do that the folder simply opens to all the files within that folder, which is the same thing that happens when I click on 'Open'.

As one of the threads in a similar post suggested trying to right click and use the 'send to' option, I tried that and was able to get as far clicking the send button. It wouldn't send, saying 'not enough memory'.

Any help would be ever so greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
 

A:Solved: 1st ever post anywhere: can't attach a file folder to hotmail

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Am I infected?
 
Hi Everyone, can you please take a look at my Hijackthis log?
 
It is for my sister who really needs her computer back urgently to do her work.
 
Her IE 10 browser comes up with all kinds of advertising...
 
Any help much appreciated )
 
Hijackthis log to follow:
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:00:27 a.m., on 24/05/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16576)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2012\TouchControl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2012\BioMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\Connect\11\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Bluetooth\BTPlayerCtrl.exe
C:\Users\Veesh\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickWeb\hpqwutils.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP On Screen Display\HPOSD.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP CoolSense\CoolSense.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Wireless Inc\WebUpdater\TRUUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Wireless Inc\3G Watcher\WaHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exe
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A:Browser hijact and unable to attach files in hotmail account

Hello Rapanui I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same",... Read more

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I'm organizing all my photos right now. I have one folder where the "Date" column is correct with the date/time the photo was taken.

Most of my images have the "Date taken" info correct to but some of them are blank. I need to fill this in because once all my photos are backed up to Google Photos and if i need to download a photo it ends up changing the correct "Date" to the new date it was downloaded. It doesn't touch "Date taken" so that's good at least.

Is there any app out there where you can tell it to fill in Date Taken with the info from Date? I know I can use the old app Exifer to manually enter Date Taken info but that's going to take forever. Would be way easier to just be able to copy over Date to Date Taken.

I know I can batch select same dates then go to properties and details and fill in the Date Taken there too but the issue with that is it changes the time to the current time you're filling in the Date Taken info.

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Greetings, My laptop is working well now. I have been using Norton 12 with anti-spyware that came installed when I bought it in March. I have Windows 7 Home Premium in my Samsung Laptop with Intell Pentium Processor, 4 gb memory and 500 gb storage. I use it mostly for e-mail, Amazon and posting to my music Blog. I tried something I heard advertised on radio, (not good idea)installing 2 different systems isn't good, did have Windows 7 firewall. It came with MCE installed, but off. Norton grabbed the installer from the Zonealarm firewall, during a scan. So I uninstalled Zonealarm Firewall and computer turned on Windows firewall. What are some suggestions for the best virus protection. A friend of mine said that he just got PCmatic and it was great, I googled it and found out it was a scam. I myself fell for a scam in installing a program that the tech on other side was messing up my computer, Norton tech support fixed it and the other company refunded me my money, sorry, can't remember name of that company. Any advice would be welcome. Sincerely, JIm

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I recommend and use Microsoft Security Essentials along side with Malwarebytes in on-demand mode, and super anti-spyware in on-demand mode. I scan with MSE once a month, and every 2 weeks I scan with Malwarebytes and Super Anti-spyware. All are free programs.Microsoft Security EssentialsMalwarebytesDownload the Free Version of Super Anti-spywareI also use my router / modem for my firewall.

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I just purchase a new HP Pavilion dv9000t which should be arriving in a few weeks. What security measures should I take prior to connecting to the internet? My friend bought a new PC and immediately connected it to the internet and it shortly was overcome with hijackers, bugs, etc. Is this going to be an issue with mine? If so, what should I do?

Thanks!
 

A:New PC security concerns

First install an anti-virus program. Then get your Windows Updates.
After that, install any additional protection programs (firewall, antispyware)
 

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Recently the little yellow warning triangle came back. This time I keep getting IE popups that advertise pop up and adware blockers, with the url always saying about:security. I have a red circle with an X in it and when I click it the system starts installing WinReanimator. I also get word bubbles that say "Your computer is infected with spyware!", "Your computer is not protected against spyware!" (but I do have protection), "Your computer is working slowly!" and "Internet attack attempted!". I have no idea how to handle this, and it's been going on for a few days now.
 

A:Overall security concerns.

Hi post a Hijack this log..a log expert will check it.

If you have HJT already please uninstall before reinstalling new version
Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT use the AnalyseThis button, its findings are dangerous if misinterpreted.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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I just watched the latest Vice on HBO. Are IMSI Catchers legal and available?
Do most police stations have them?
Are they available to the general public?
 

A:Security concerns

I watched the episode you referenced. When you asking if Stingrays (IMSI catchers) are legal and available, do you mean for the general public? Given the legal grey area for use by law enforcement authorities, I'm pretty sure it's illegal for a member of the public to own and operate one.
 

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Hello,

I have been having major problems with my computer. I got DSL about 2 months ago and it was working great. Then, about 3 weeks ago, it became terribly sluggish. Much of the time it takes 3 clicks on the explorer icon in order to get ONE instance of the application to run. It's basically running the speed of dial-up. I've run security applications and, supposedly, I'm clean, but I know I'm not. Thankfully I stumbled onto this site and am hoping that y'all can provide some guidance. I've gone through all 5 of the steps you require before posting a thread. I have also attached the files you requested.

Here is my HiJack log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:24:27 PM, on 1/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
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Hello everyone,
My name is Brad and I have never posted to a forum before so please be patient with me (I dont wish to break any rules).
I feel I am reasonably computer savy for a "regular" user and have managed to fix problems on my machines in the past. Unfortunately I am now running Vista which as you know is a good bit more complex. My previous experiences are the reason I feel that I have an infection now, but I am unable to identify it.
About a month ago my computer began to run slowly and has now begun to hang at any opportunity. I think it is browser based as the issue only seems to develop while surfing. I now have to keep my task manager up at all times as once I have had IE up for a half of an hour or so the memory usage will slowly rise until it is hundreds of thousands of K at which point it obviously hangs. I first checked Msconfig to make sure something had not decided to make itself default installed but see nothing there (I dont let many programs start automatically). I have checked the control panel for odd programs that may be installed that I dont recognize but see nothing there either. Both my (awful but free) Norton security suite and windows defender say everything is fine. I was putting up with it and planning to eventually wipe the drive to combat it when I noticed a few days ago that when I start up internet explorer, my homepage (google) started having a different icon next to the name "google" on the primary page tab that is d... Read more

A:Security concerns

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.===============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Applic... Read more

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I just entered the door into this TechSupportGuy community site today. I`m the new guy. My concern about security for my PC is
rather (to me) complex. I switched to AT&T yahoo high speed internet having Road Runner Time Warner cable applications on
my computer. Those applications included Norton Internet Security.

Now AT&T yahoo came with its own applications. Some of those
include Anti-Spy, Anti-Virus, Firewall to name the security applications. Now, my question is this:

I read a thread here today( I do not know if I can name names, so
I won`t), but the writer claims that a computer cannot have two
different types of Security applications in the same computer. That
one virus security will fight the other, as a virus.

If this is true, please read my thread( Norton Internet Security error)
which I posted at around 4:00 pm today. In it, I explain the whole
story to my problem with having two different kinds of virus security
protection in my computer.

As I have said, I am a beginner and new here. If more info is needed
please advise.
Elmoticy
 

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Main question concern can you get such malware virus while navigating the internet browser app on you're x box- one console??..If so what security apps should you have installed to prevent it.
 

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Hi and thanks for the opportunity to get some assistance.
I have been playing browser/flash games and chatting at a particular website regularly for about 18 months or so. Recently I've had issues with a few other players and, also, issues with slow downs and my connection repeatedly dropping out (Please note that I have a dial up internet connection at the moment). Don't get me wrong, if anyone from there has messed with my computer, I realize that I am to blame for not adequately securing it.
My computer experience is limited and I'm not sure if my firewall and things are properly secured so, I would really appreciate some advice about that if possible once we have looked at my log file and anything else relating to that.

Here is the log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:09:09 PM, on 30/06/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.21256)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Tall Emu\Online Armor\OAcat.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
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I have general concerns that I may have been hacked. Symptoms are very slow browser, change to start-up home page, change to proxy settings. Any help would be appreciated.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4008 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1812 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465027 MB, Free - 352553 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0GDG8Y
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:General Security Concerns

i have moved tothe virus forum
have a read here
http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html

it may take 48 hrs before you get a reply , as its a very busy forum and only authorised members may assist here
 

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Hi, I was recommended to these forums by a friend who you guys helped a long time ago to help me solve my issue. Here's a small bit of backstory: Just a few minutes ago, some guy with a deep Indian accent called and introduced himself as a member of the Microsoft Technical Staff, and was telling me that they received an error from my computer. So like a dunce (I apologize, I am not a huge computer savvy guy lol) I followed his instructions and downloaded teamviewer and for around 3 minutes he was fiddling around (he never went to another site or anything), so I got very suspicious suddenly and my gut told me to turn off my laptop (both which he told me to use teamviewer), and since then they have constantly tried to call back, but I never answered. I called my friend and he told me to make sure I uninstalled any traces of Teamviewer to make sure that they cannot remote access me again, so I did, and he told me to make sure I keep a check on my credit card info and email, just in case something fishy starts to happen. So far, my laptop has not been acting strangely or anything, I also scanned it with AVG and it detected nothing fishy, but my friend insisted that I still post here because I am still very concerned because I make some purchases on this laptop through Steam, Amazon, and Newegg:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
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Recently I stumbled onto a program called SXWiFiSecuritySuite. It includes a few small programs to decrypt, generate, and remove stored wifi passwords. Now, I have used these tools before. This one shocked me a little because it was able to show me passwords I had used months ago. Considering I have reformatted & reinstalled Windows several times I am not sure how this program was able to find my old passwords.

A:WiFi Security Concerns

Windows stores some settings on the cloud when you use a microsoft account, maybe that's the culprit ?

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I recently setup a personal FTP server for myself. I needed access to software I have on my computer when i'm on trips or at the office. I managed to figure out how dynamic DNS works and i'm using Serv-U FTP server as the server software. Everything worked out great, but I was going through the setting for the server and I was checking the log file to see what details that will give me, here's an example of what i found:

5] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - (003589) Connected to 211.36.10.3 (Local address 192.168.1.2)
[7] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - Sock ID=3771 setsockopt(444,SOL_SOCKET,SO_KEEPALIVE,0x00B8E080,4) --> 0 (OK)
[7] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - Sock ID=3771 inet_addr(211.36.10.3) --> 0x30A24D3
[7] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - Sock ID=3771 WSAAsyncGetHostByAddr(0054024A,1026,0x30A24D3,4,2,0x00CB9028,1024) --> 00000BC8 (OK)
[7] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - Sock ID=3771 FD_WRITE Stat=OK
[7] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - Sock ID=3771 RB_READ Stat=OK
[7] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - Sock ID=3771 recv(444,0x00CEAFE0,2048,0) --> -1 (WSAEWOULDBLOCK)
[7] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - Sock ID=3771 WSAGetLastError() --> WSAEWOULDBLOCK
[6] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - (003589) 220 Serv-U FTP Server v6.4 for WinSock ready...
[7] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - Sock ID=3771 RB_WRITE Stat=OK
[7] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - Sock ID=3771 send(444,0x00CEA008,49,0) --> 49 (OK)
[7] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - Sock ID=3771 FD_READ Stat=OK
[7] Fri 20Apr07 19:43:40 - Sock ID=3771 recv(444,0x00CEAFE0,2048,0) --> 12 (OK)
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A:FTP Server Security Concerns

No one, huh???
 

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The big players like Symantec, McAfee and Sophos offer huge suites of programs aimed at protecting you and your computer online.But there is an alternative. A growing number of programs from smaller firms are aimed at the security market are available to download free of charge. But as you would imagine, some people - for example the manufacturers of products that you pay for - do not think it is such a good idea to trust the family data to a free security product."We've seen plenty of examples where an attacker will actually create their attack either in or as part of a free security tool," said Greg Day of McAfee. "We've seen examples where maybe you think you've got a bit of spyware [on your computer], something trying to steal a bit of information or some kind of attack, and you go to the internet and to try and find more and perhaps get a free tool to get rid of it."Now maybe the good ones will actually get rid of that attack but at the same time they may drop maybe 10 or 20 other attacks onto your system." http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/clic...ine/5326654.stmWho is attacking whom ? Cries from the desperate? Seems to me they're attacking other AV's more than"rogue" antispyware devlopers.even if some one held a gun to my head and forced me to buy Windows again, I wouldn't use Symantec or McAfee ( gun or not ) Sophos maybe, most likely AntiVir, doesn't seem to be much difference in them as none of them seem very good any more.

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Hi,
My friend told me that he received help from a computer guy at work by remote assistance. He said that the techy had control of the computer for less than 5 mins and he was able to watch what the techy did on the computer monitor and nothing suspicious was observed.

At first this remote assistance sounded cool since an issue can be resolved so quickly and easily, but then I began to wonder about the security concerns.

For instance, control of my friend's computer was handed over to this techy so he would have the same computer access my friend does. Luckily nothing suspicous was observed, but for my own curiosity and knowledge, I was wondering (in general) about the following:
Could files and other parts of the computer be accessed without it being shown on my friend's computer monitor?
Could information be downloaded or uploaded without it being shown on my friend's monitor?
Could any software or malware have been installed or planted without it being shown on my friend's monitor?
Any insight would be helpful.
Thanks.
 

A:Remote Assistance and Security Concerns

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When I hover my mouse over the wireless internet connection in the system tray in Windows 8.1 it shows two networks, my home network with internet access, and an unidentified one with no internet access.

Shortly after i noticed this a little over a month ago, the passwords and security questions to my email and facebook account were changed. So today I finally got around to wiping my computer clean and installing Windows 10 on it. At first, the only wireless connection that showed up was my home network. Within a few hours the unidentified network has begun appearing again and doesn't go away.

Is it possible that the two things are connected? I posted this in the security area because security is my biggest concern here, but any help on why the second network shows up would be much appreciated!
 

A:Unidentified Network Security Concerns

Most likely from a VPN setup.
 

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Hi everyone.I think I may ask for help too much, but it doesn't help being overly paranoid. >.>Anyway. Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit; AVG8.5 Free issue.After I turned on my laptop today (everything loaded up fine), I did my normal routine of updating all my protection programs/other programs, and this included a Kernal Components Update to AVG8.5 Free - my AV - in the event it matters. One of them required a restart, so I restarted as it asked. When the laptop loaded back up, Windows Security Center reported that my computer was not protected, so I opened it up an it said my AV was not running. I opened up the UI for AVG, and it said all components were up and running normally, there was no errors. I turned off AVG components/turned them back on, but Security Center said my AV was still off. I attempted to turn it on through the Security Center, but after allowing the UAC thing and waiting for five minutes - it still reported my AV was off. Seeing no other visible solutions, I decided to restart again. When the computer came back up, there was no error. Security Center reported AVG was up and running. I restarted again just in-case, and again it loaded up with nothing wrong.I'm fairly certain the Laptop is clean; in addition to safe browsing and such I got off my Laptop yesterday/disconnected from the internet and ran scans with MABM, SAS, and AVG8.5 Free (I do nightly scans since I'm not using the Laptop then anyway, and naturally I didn't run them all a... Read more

A:Concerns; Windows Security Center

I've had problems with Windows Security Center doing the same thing, its almost always just a harmless incident. As long as AVG says it is up and running, I would believe that more than what Windows Security Center says.

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I'm planning to buy a "new" computer and since it seems that there are so many potential issues with virus', malware and a whole host of storage eating eating software to "prevent" these issues - but you never seem to have the right one(s), and Apple machines seem to be too costly, I'm lookingat possibly a good Chromebook sine I have heard and read that Google is keeping their software free from interference on a daily basis.

Does anyone have knowledge or any recommendations? Thanks!
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A:Security concerns for new computer purchase

One thing to keep in mind is that Google stuff doesn't keep your privacy too well. They want your email address for everything and so does apps from the Play Store.

Have you considered Linux ? Some laptops/netbooks comes with Ubuntu. http://www.htpcbeginner.com/ubuntu-pre-installed-laptops-2014/
 

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What would cause desktop.ini files to be created without my affirmative actions to create them? I know I've never created one, but after visiting a particular website, approximately 16 of these files were created and placed into my Temp Internet Files/contentIE5/xxxxxxxxxx/ as well as in My Documents. Shortly after that time I accessed my Zip drive disk and where there had never been a desktop.ini file before, one had been created and was visible with my other documents. I deleted that one out of fear.

I ran a Start/Find to determine:
Almost all of the.ini files were created on 3/15. One was created on 3/10. And in the past 4 years, only two others had been created.

I understand these .ini files are used to alter the way files are viewed, including changing files to "shared." Might a hacker utilize these desktop.ini files to make my files and folders more easily accessible? If you would like to know the web page I visited prior to discovering these files, please let me know. They also installed some bizzare files that may have created these .ini files.T hanks.
 

A:desktop.ini files and security concerns

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I would like to know if using instant messenger & webcam with Yahoo poses any increased security risks. I think I read somewhere that there are real safety issues with msn messenger due to the nature of the software. I am just up-grading to Windows XP & trying to follow all the security advice from www.techspot.com/vb/topic31474.html "Prevent infections by making windows more secure..." but there is little point in following such advice if I will jepordise it by using unsecure software.
I will be getting a DSL cable router & using an ntl broadband cable connection.
 

A:Security concerns using Yahoo! messenger

The biggest threat IM programs pose is the user blindly trusting a message from a "friend" and opening malicious links/files. Do not open anything before asking what it is - it could be malware on your friend's computer sending you stuff.

Other than that, YIM is no bigger threat than any other internet application. Just use common sense.
 

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Me and my Dad have been discussing 'PiggyBacking'.. he read that recently KiddyPorn downloaders are using 'Piggybacking' to download there content so that the blame falls and lies with the WiFi Owner.... He is concerned that my WiFi is at risk because i live in a small block of flats and not far from City Centre, I have a Netgear DG834G which was running on (until today) 128-Bit WEP (I change the key on monhtly basis) with Access Isolation (so only 1 machine can connect - mine) - Now I would have thought that would be OK for me... is it?

Now I know that it IS possible for WEP to beaten but is it likely to happen with Access Isolation on as the Router will only allow My laptop to connect anyway...

I have since upgraded firmware to get the latest WPA-PSK2 which i have now turned on WITH Access Isolation -

1. Is this just being paranoid?
2. will it slow down my browsing?

Whats TSG users views on this?
 

A:WiFi Security Concerns.... (Piggybacking)

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I expect this question has probably been asked before, so I'll apologize in advance for asing it again. I looked for a thread and after going back a few pages, I didn't find it, sooo...

I have a Cable/DSL Router, which I use to connect multiple clients to my Cable Modem. I want to be able to share folders between the clients, but my Router's documentation is a little vague on whether or not the subnet is totally inaccessible from outside. It leads me to believe that is the case, but as I said... vague.

Can I use Windows File & Printer Sharing, and openly share folders with the other clients on my LAN, without worrying about it? Sharing those folders doesn't mean I'll be sharing them with the entire internet, right?
 

A:Security Concerns: Cable/DSL Routers

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Hello. I have had some identity fraud to deal with this week. According to the banking security/fraud teams I've been working with, my entire SSN is out there. And every bank we do business with was attacked by a group using my personal information.

A couple of the bank fraud groups asked me to make sure my computer is secure. Shoot! I have no idea how do find that out. Is there anyone that can take a look and see if I have deficiencies? Do I need to run a malware scan?

I'm sorry... I sound clueless, and I probably am. I'm upset, confused and want to make sure if they are getting information directly via my computer or wifi system that I fix it so that cannot happen. I've got all sorts of stuff set up via the banks and all our accounts are locked down to the extent we can protect them. And the credit reporting companies have been contacted and the accounts are frozen.

Thank you for any help or advice you might be able to offer. I'm in way over my head. :-/

Here is the info on my system:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8143 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 445 GB (239 GB Free); D: 931 GB (931 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KWVT8
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Folks,

I don't know much about networking. I have a Linksys cable modem and Cable / DSL Router. I have two computers hooked up to the router and obviously one modem connection.

Question - If I am surfing the web on one computer and the other computer is turned off is that computers hard drive completly secure or can it be compromised ???

jg1234
 

A:Security Concerns - Cable Modem

Hi, During the time one computer is fully turned off, it's hard drive would not be open to anything> But>> there are a number of worms etc that you can get infected with on one pc, and can make their way to another connected machine when it gets turned back on. A lot also depends on the setup of the networking> if you have File and Printer Sharing enabled and shared network drives, or fully shared hard drives, you are open to intrusions and more..
I suppose a lot depends on the operating system you use, and other software you have, and whether you have a good firewall installed. The router may give you some protection, too.
 

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I recently grew tired of the newer, bloated Winamp so I downloaded a version from the past..2.95. As soon as I did and was connected to the Internet I received a message that said something to the effect of "because of security concerns I really should update to Winamp version 5.0 etc etc. My question is: am I really risking my security and is there some flaw in the older Winamp that could allow someone to compromise my computer? I am running Windows XP with SP2.
 

A:Security concerns for older Winamp

I may be wrong but I think that there was a potential exploit in the older version that could harm your machine. Honestly I think Winamp is the best player out there.
 

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Microsoft is investigating behavior where systems may not recover from a restart, or applications cannot load, after security update 2823324 is applied. We recommend that customers uninstall this update. As an added precaution, Microsoft has removed the download links to the 2823324 update while we investigate.You receive an Event ID 55 or a 0xc000021a Stop error in Windows 7 after you install security update 2823324MS13-036: Description of the security update for the Windows file system kernel-mode driver (ntfs.sys): April 9, 2013...Weve determined that the update, when paired with certain third-party software, can cause system errors...KB2839011 Released to Address Security Bulletin Update Issue

A:Microsoft pulls security update for Windows and Windows Server

Hum, just checked my update history and found 2823324 is installed and as yet no problems.
 
For now I will not try to fix something that ain't broken and wait and see what happens next.
 
from everything written about the problem it seems to only affect systems with certain software installed, which I hopefully don't need.
 
Nev.

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I would like to discuss this topic....

The Internet is the cornerstone of Business Communications, modern users don’t need to have concerns about security.

what do you all think about this? is it true? it is false, or is both?.
 

A:Modern users don’t need to have concerns about security

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Hello everyone,

I'm trying to figure out a few pieces of information about the status of my computer after a 2 week period of accidental read / write file sharing. Here's the list:

1. I want to figure out if there's a log function to show when Password Protected Sharing was enabled or disabled.

2. I need to know who on my network has accessed, modified, or viewed files on my pc (I wasn't running any log programs nor did I have auditing enabled on any folders).

3. I want to know if any files were created on my computer by other network users.
I might think of more later, if I do I'll edit the list.
Backstory: A few months ago my old PC died and I bought a brand new one. I salvaged one of the hard drives from the old PC and put it into the new one, for the purpose of backing up the info and having a second hard drive. Some of the original folders were from a My Documents folder on a Win XP install, so transferring onto a Windows 7 Professional install was kind of a pain. After some messing around with the sharing settings and "admin access" type of settings in the permissions tab, I was able to back up my files.

Here's the actual problem: I guess during the above described process, I somehow ended up setting a few REALLY sensitive folders as "network shared", despite never using a network to transfer any of this. I guess I clicked something wrong under the permissions tab, or sharing tab or something. Anyway, thi... Read more

A:Accidental file sharing security concerns

Sharing files on the network means your LAN.

I believe that there should be no real danger because a network was not used, like you said.

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I read that Windows 10 automatically spies on you and you can't disable it.

I also read that they have introduced the same hidden spyware to Windows 7, but that you can disable it.

Is this true, and if so what do I need to do to prevent Microsoft from spying on me?

A:Windows 7 Security Concerns With Microsoft Spyware?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by STU9000


Is this true, and if so what do I need to do to prevent Microsoft from spying on me?


Buy a Mac.

But seriously, for Windows 10 you can install Anti-Beacon.

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First, I'm sort of old school and not very techy. I'm very uncomfortable with everything I do being tied to an internet account. I bought a new computer last month, upgraded to Win 8.1, and somehow ended up with a Microsoft account log in. I learned in this forum how to change it to a local account.

Now for Microsoft Office:

The computer came with the 1-month trial to Office 365. I wasn't sure what it was about, but since my Office 2003 CD can't be installed on this computer (thanks MS) and I needed access to my Office documents ASAP, I agreed to the 1-month 365 trial.

My trial is up tomorrow. I've been researching the difference between Office 2013 and 365. The only thing I can gather is 365 is a lease so it's cheaper and has more programs available (One Note, Access, Publisher). I had to make a decision, so I went with 365. I just now purchased and downloaded it. First, I had to set up a new MS account since I deleted the old one in order to change my computer from a MS account to a local account. So I'm again tied to the internet (I guess?)

First problem - I didn't see Excel listed in the Start menu tile thing. All other Office programs were showing except Excel. I tried to look Excel up in the Explorer folders and couldn't find it. I then searched for Excel and it came up as C\Windows\Microsoft.NET. What does this mean? Are all my Office documents being store on a MS server online? Or am I mistaken and just being paranoid? I now have Excel pi... Read more

A:Subscribed to Office 365 - have privacy/security concerns

Well, it is similar to Skydrive, but the 365 service gives more storage space and more options and ways to use it.
For instance, if you have Office 2013, you can use Skydrive Pro and Microsoft Lync.

If you use Office as part of your daily business, then believe me, these things are VERY useful.
But you can do the same thing with Office 2010 or Office 2013: 2013 will save docs to Skydrive by default unless you tell it otherwise, by doing this, you can save a doc on one computer, then go to another location, and resume working on it, as long as both PCs have Office 2013.

Even with Office 2010, you can do this, if you set it up that way on a Windows 8 or 8.1 machine, you can save Docs to your Skydrive Folder then they will be there on another machine through the cloud.

Take my word for it, you WILL start using the Cloud services, I'll wager you already have. Microsoft Cloud services are pretty secure, Normally I use iCloud cos I can upload docs to there and open em with Pages on my iPad.

Why could you not install Office 20o3, is it blocked? You should update to an Office 2007-2013 product anyway, its actually better. But save any Access files that have Macros, because they have Macros locked down in Office 2007 to 2013. If you save your old Templates, you can open em in Office 2007 through 13, but you have to make sure Macros are Enabled.

If you don't wanna keep paying fopr the 365 lease, then just get Office 2013, it's pretty decent. But if you have used 365 and want ... Read more

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