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Google Chrome social media sites alerts, getting to it

Q: Google Chrome social media sites alerts, getting to it

Google Chrome has some tricks... Facebook and other social sites may offer alerts through Chrome web-browser, I wonder how to get to the settings page of those.

What should I input into address bar to get to it? ...this method.

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Preferred Solution: Google Chrome social media sites alerts, getting to it

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A: Google Chrome social media sites alerts, getting to it

You want the notifications areas follow the steps below:
Settings > Show advanced settings > Privacy > Content settings?. Find Notifications, and choose from Allow all sites to show notifications, Ask when a site wants to show notifications or Do not allow any site to show notifications,

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Sorry if this is the wrong location to be posting this subject. I couldn't decide whether it should have been this or a networking subcategory. 
*please feel free to move if need be*
So, I have a new client. They want me to set up some kind of blocking tool or parental controls that block access to certain sites.
Facebook, twitter, youtube, and instagram basically.
I have done about 10 minutes of research because I'm very busy today but I haven't found really what I am looking for.
All the users log into the Domain on Win 7 Pro.
Please, any advice, as always is greatly appreciated!
-Jerry

A:Blocking social media sites for Office staff?

Hi jerrymck This could be easily done via the hosts file (implying the users don't have Admin Rights to edit it back), but the easiest way would be to obviously block these websites at a router level. Do they have a firewall, proxy, etc.?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 222 GB (139 GB Free); D: 9 GB (4 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0CT017
Antivirus: None

Censoring by FB, Twitter and Google creates the need alternatives. Has anyone any suggestions?

Txs
 

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I am receiving constant dialog box alerts that read Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed. Relaunch Now?  And Google Chrome has stopped working.  I'm afraid this may be a virus.  Please help with suggestions to get rid of these notices.  I'm running windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 64 bit operating.

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After downloading a song (I know, lesson learned) I started getting notifications from Norton Internet Security that it was blocking various computers from attempting to attack my computer. I did a full scan, but it only found a cookie, which I then deleted. I downloaded MalwareBytes, and it found 3 rootkit processes, which were quarantined, and then I (mistakenly?) deleted them. I also deleted the song. During this time, I noticed Google Chrome stopped working. It wouldn't load any of the websites I directed it to. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it about 4 times now, and I only get a blank page, although once I got an "Aw snap!" page.
In Firefox, there have also been a couple of redirected links in Google searches.
I'm wondering what my best bet is... Should we attempt to remove whatever it may be that has made its way into my system, or should I do a system recovery? I keep my computer backed up to an external hard drive so it wouldn't be a problem, just a bit of a hassle.

Thanks in advance!

I've attached all of my files because I've had some trouble posting...



DDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86
Run by Kaila at 16:57:13.73 on Wed 10/13/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3002.1996 [GMT 9:00]

SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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A:Google Chrome fails to load + Norton Intrusion Alerts

Well done. I've edited the DDS log into your reply for easier viewing. The suspected infection is the likely cause of your posting problems.


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Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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One or more of the suspected (I'll be more certain after this next tool) infections is a backdoor trojan/rootkit.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to appri... Read more

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For a few days now, after getting one of those fake "antivirus" programs my Google Chrome browser is unable to open any pages. I can open them in IE and Firefox, but on those browsers any links I click typically get redirected to random advertisement websites rather than the page I'm trying to reach.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

DDS (Ver_10-11-03.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Adam at 20:18:34.04 on Thu 11/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1024 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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A:Google Chrome unable to open pages, Google Ads in other browsers redirect to advertisement sites

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.----------------------------------------------The Gmer scan shows possible TDSS issues. Please run TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.

Extract its contents to your desktop and make sure TDSSKiller.exe (the contents of the zipped file) is on the Desktop itself, not within a folder on the desktop.

Go to Start > Run (Or you can hold down your Windows key and press R) and copy and paste the following into the text field. (make sure you include the quote marks) Then press OK.

"%userprofile%\Desktop\TDSSKiller.exe" -l report.txt

Now click Start Scan.
If Malicious objects are found, ensure Cure is selected then click Continue > Reboot now.
Click Close
Finally press Report and copy and paste the contents into your next reply. If you've rebooted ... Read more

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These are the sites I have trouble going on:

http://www.vark.com/

www.google.com

I can't do it on any browser. I don't know why either. I have a windows 7 operating system. The error message says: Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to www.vark.com. Please help and thank you!
 

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Good afternoon,

I used a piece of downloaded software which turned out to not be what I wanted.

It installed pdh.exe and pdi.exe on the machine. These have since been deleted however my browser has slowed down now and google links redirect me to totally unrelated pages (bestbuy, ebay etc).

I have tried running a number of malware removal programs, all leaving the same issue. Also I cannot now run my Microsoft Security Essentials at all, tells me its disabled.

Please can someone help, my dds log is below and the other is attached after running defogger.

thanks so much

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.7930.16406
Run by Alex Slater at 18:14:37 on 2011-06-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.6109.3794 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSyst... Read more

A:Google Redirect in CHROME and IE - Ad Sites and others

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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Hello, I'm also having the issue of being redirected to third-party websites when doing searches in google.com and bing.com. I couldn't find another thread that exactly matched my situation, so I hope you can help me.

I was having a lot of freezing and shut down issues at the same time, but I think it was just coincidence that my video card was dying at the same time because I haven't had the shutdown issue with a new video card.

here are my specs...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:33:04 PM, on 5/29/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\18.6.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark Z2400 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
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A:Google sites redirected. Chrome & IE

---- Kernel code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

.text ntkrnlpa.exe!ZwSaveKey + 13C1 82E92339 1 Byte [06]
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KiDispatchInterrupt + 5A2 82ECBD52 19 Bytes [E0, 0F, BA, F0, 07, 73, 09, ...] {LOOPNZ 0x11; MOV EDX, 0x97307f0; MOV CR4, EAX; OR AL, 0x80; MOV CR4, EAX; RET ; MOV ECX, CR3}
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KeRemoveQueueEx + 10DB 82ED2DD0 8 Bytes [E8, 82, A3, 87, C8, 83, A3, ...]
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KeRemoveQueueEx + 10F3 82ED2DE8 4 Bytes [88, 66, A3, 87]
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KeRemoveQueueEx + 10FF 82ED2DF4 4 Bytes [E0, 34, 9B, 87]
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KeRemoveQueueEx + 1153 82ED2E48 4 Bytes [58, 9A, A3, 87]
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KeRemoveQueueEx + 11CF 82ED2EC4 4 Bytes [C0, 9F, A3, 87]
.text ...
.text C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys section is writeable [0xA1C38000, 0x37D761, 0xE8000020]
C:\Program Files\HP\DVDPlay\000.fcl entry point in "" section [0xA971E000]
.clc C:\Program Files\HP\DVDPlay\000.fcl unknown last section [0xA971F000, 0x1000, 0x00000000]

---- User code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

.text C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe[120] ntdll.dll!NtCreateProcess 776F5698 3 Bytes [FF, 25, 1E]
.text C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe[120] ntdll.dll!NtCreateProcess + 4 776F569C 2 Bytes [83, 70]
.text C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe[120] ntdll.dll!NtCreateProcessEx 776F56A8 3 Bytes [FF, 25, 1E]
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Here's what I've tried:1) NAV  NPE/ 2) CCLEAN 3) TDSSKILLER 4) ADSWEEPER 5 ) RougeKiller 6) MalwareBytes.
 
The site is called "Chat Request from Miah 23 www .hotchatdate.com
 
Before that, it was something about wizards? Are you a boy or a girl
 
Seems like it would be just an extension in Chrome since  it has never happened in FireFox.  I believe it may have been installed when I was searching for a Codec to play a totally legit video..
 
Here are the extensions I have installed in Chrome:
Application Launcher for Google drive, WebEx,  Google Docs, Sheets, slides, Java for Chrome.
 
Is that first one suspect?
 
FRST logs:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 24-01-2015 01
Ran by bmylastname (administrator) on SE-TPAD-04 on 24-01-2015 19:28:34
Running from C:\Users\bmylastname.ANNESE\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: bmylastname (Available profiles: user1 & bmylastname & bmylastname)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(Lenovo.) C:\Windows\System32\ibmpmsvc.exe
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A:Google Chrome pop-up tabs from nasty sites

sorry for the dual post.  Please delete

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I have xp with sp3 . I recently installed google chromewhich i felt was faster than the others. Then about after one week i could not visit many sites which includes google, tsf and many others while i can visit wikipedia and some other sites so i had to use my friends internet to write this. Could someone tell me whats wrong and this even happened with interent explorer.




DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by rishi at 5:28:43.48 on Sun 05/30/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.240.78 [GMT -7:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\rishi\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\rishi\Desktop\DDS\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.crawler.com/search/dispatcher.aspx?tp=aus&qkw=%s&tbid=60347
mWinlogon: SfcDisable=-99 (0xffffff9d)
BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl ... Read more

A:Not able to visit specific sites in google chrome and other browsers

bump please

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I use google chrome. I stream youtube and many other sites. The thing is i stream a lot of videos at once. Example let say for youtube, i want to stream 5 videos.. i see one video then right click, open in new window... unless i click on that tab... it doesn't load at all. So imagine i do this with 5 youtube links. Is there a reason it doesn't load them all at once? It requires me to go on a chrome tab... wait a bit till it loads... then i pause it so i go to another tab to stream the other tab etc for a total of 5 tabs. I recalled a while back... youtube was not like this. I could right click open a ton of tabs in new window each and they all load at once? So if i did that with 5 youtube videos... you hear lot of noise because 5 different youtube videos are loading. Is there a reason for this? Did youtube change the settings with this?


The other thing is many other sites besides youtube... i stream. This is a bit different issue but very similar. Imagine a site that i open a video. I have to press play in order for it to stream the video. Then i do this with every other tab for this website. Make it simple and say its 3 videos. So i have to click play on each one... then it takes a while to load the entire video whether its 1 minute or 25 minutes etc. The issue that when i wait for the video to be done streaming before i click play... i usually wait till it fully streams so i could watch from beginning to end though many times but many times i don't d... Read more

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When i clear all of my private data my 8 most visited sites remain on the new tab page. I know this is not right unless there is a bug in the current release. What's going on?

Edit*

If it matters i have confirmed with others that most visited is not clearing out upon deleting browsing history.

A:Google chrome not deleting most visited sites on new tab page

Then clearly it is either intended, or a bug with the current release.
Nothing anybody here can do about it, sorry.

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Am I right in thinking that anyone or any business can open a site on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and etc. for free?

If so where is the simplest instruction as to how to load inf. onto these sites please.

SIMPLE being the operative word.
 

A:Social networking sites

If you simply visit one of the sites and click on the signup link, it should be obvious.
 

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Heya folks,

At work were currently making use of Twitter, Youtube Facebook for our social marketing/networking.

Do you think its worth diving into other networking sites such as Vimeo (and dupe videos from YT to Vimeo?) and use things like Google+?

Would really appriciate your opinions.

Thanks,
Matt
 

A:Social networking sites

I still do not understand why a business would ever use a social networking site to bolster thier business. Personally I think it makes them look unprofessional. How much business actually gets driven to a company that uses them?
 

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I have xp with sp3 . I recently installed google chromewhich i felt was faster than the others. Then about after one week i could not visit many sites which includes google, tsf and many others while i can visit wikipedia and some other sites so i had to use my friends internet to write this. Could someone tell me whats wrong and this even happened with interent explorer.

A:[SOLVED] Not able to visit specific sites in google chrome and other browsers

Hi

Please make sure that you have cleared all cookies,history and temp files from the PC. Make sure that you date and time settings are correct. If that does not work:

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum, not here.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


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Recently, clicking on google searches brings me to some redirirected sites selling stuff. Also, opening any browser (IE, Chrome, Firefox) often fails even when nothing is running. I try multiple times and get several instances running according to the windows task manager that do nothing. This can occur when there is low or high CPU usage. Regardless of the above 2 issues, after a short while of doing anything, I get 100% cpu utilization and have to reboot. I cannot start the superantispyware update service anymore so my definitions are out of date. I also cannot start the windows firewall.I have tried malwarebytes, superantisyware, spybot and others to remove these problems without success. It seemed to begin after opening an email. There was no attachment to the email but it has been all down hill from then on. Attached are DSS and GEMR logs. Please help! DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Debra at 22:41:15.92 on Thu 09/30/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.207 [GMT -4:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Progra... Read more

A:google redirects to bad web sites; cpu usage goes to 100%; IE, Firefox and Chrome often fails to open

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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SOFTWARE:

Any Internet Browser

DRIVERS PROBLEMS:

None that I know of

OPERATING SYSTEM (OS):

XP Operating System with SP2

-No crashers per say
- Tried installing IE 7 and Mozilla 3 also Google Chrome
- Run a scan with an updated anti-virus program? (CHECK)
- Run a scan with an updated anti-Trojan program? (CHECK)
- Run anti-spyware scans with at least two freshly updated anti-spyware programs? (CHECK) (S&D Spybot)
-No problems found.

HARDWARE:

- System:
Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2
-Computer:
AMD Atholon(tm) 64 FX-60 Dual
Core Processor
2.61 GHz, 1.00 GB of Ram

-Having Trouble with All Internet Browsers
-Main issue that I am having is the inablility to posts anything other then maybe a single line of information on forums posts, any forum. Also, I am unwilling to visit and login to some social sites such as Facebook, Myspace and Yahoo mail, and Hotmail. Gmail works fine. For Mail accounts it just continues to load and load, page never displays. For forum its says waiting for X server and it never loads. Sometimes I can log onto Facebook but unable to see inbox messages.

STEPS I TOOK TO FIX?
-I updated everything, twice! You know, I double checked and checked again.
-Updates Firewalls turned them on and off.
-Updated IE/Mozilla. I use to have a DOWNLOAD problem and I fixed it by downloading the new IE7 and switching one option.
-Secrurity- I have lowed it and ra... Read more

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The ability of Google Chrome to block secure website connections compromised by the Heartbleed bug is "completely broken" because the browser detects less than three percent of the underlying digital certificates that have been revoked, according to a detailed analysis recently posted online.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/google-chrome-protection-for-heartbleed-hacked-sites-called-completely-broken/

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Hi, I've gotten a virus that so far seems to only be affecting Firefox.  It is the one that keeps Facebook, Twitter, and other major sites from loading.  Other pages, will load fine. I Googled it last night and found that there is such a virus and found the name of the virus last night but was using the bad browser.   And now searching with another, I haven't found the name again.  I believe I got the virus by clicking on a bad link on Facebook.  I had a bunch of tabs open at the time and suddenly none of the Facebook tabs would load, so I rebooted and tried again.  Then I cleared cache and rebooted and tried again.  Then I realized that tabs on smaller web sites were loading fine and Google was working,etc.  It was definitely not a Facebook problem as I could load Facebook on another browser and my husband could load it on his computer as well.  I also couldn't load Twitter and at least one other page wasn't loading.
 
 
I'm running Windows 8. (Not Windows 8.1)  And I have the latest version of Firefox.
 
I have run a full system scan with McAffee and it found nothing.
I have run the free version of MalWare Bytes and it found only PUP.Optional.BundleInstaller.A which it quarantined and was not the source of the problem.
 
(If it helps to know to communicate with me, I do have a technical background (EE) and am computer literate.)
 
Thank you so much!

A:I have virus that keeps Firefox from loading Facebook & other Social Sites

Download Security Check from here or 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.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:

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I have been having a browser crashing problem now for months. I have Windows Vista and use Mozilla Firefox as my browser. Every time i try to load a certain page on my social networking site mozilla crashes and i get a message about mozilla was having a problem & it needs to be shut down and then sends a crashing report. This happens quite often and i cannot do much on my social networking site. I have taken mozilla off and reloaded it and i am sure i have the most recent one. i have taken all my players off and reloaded it, like Adobe flash player and Adobe Reader & Java. I have reloaded and made sure i have all the most recent ones of all these but still i have the problem. I thought it might be a connection problem but then surely my browser will just give me a message saying it cannot establish a connection, surely it will not crash the whole time. I hope i get some answers soon because i have done all i can think of. I use Norton Antivirus program for incase that needs to be mentioned.

A:Mozilla Firefox crashes when using some sites on social networking

Try the suggestions at:
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/...+certain+pages

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I am trying to block HTTPS access to social networking sites at work. the web filtering service we use is barracuda but they are not configured to block HTTPS only HTTP sessions.(unless they can, but we have not figured it out yet).
is it possible to block access via group policy in Active Directory on Windows server 2008? if yes, how do i do this?
Scenario: we manage a cloud service and users connect to our servers via RDS ( remote desktop Service) and all activity takes place on the servers. also some users use laptops but most are on dumb terminals.

A:How do i block HTTPS access to Social networking sites

You should be able to add the site name to the hosts file and set the address to 127.0.0.1 (localhost).

For example (blah.com): You can find the hosts file here:C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

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Hi forum, i would like to know if there is or are any social media sites that allow loading music on a page or anywhere else like myspace used to be.

I have no idea what happened to myspace but i used to use it years ago and it was something like facebook. A couple of years ago i checked myspace again and it became something like hi5, really crappy. I had an account there and some pictures there too but i don't know if i can get them back? i don't even remember my account name. Havn't used myspace for more than a decade

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Not really to do with a PC.
I am not a fan of social media and do not use any of them. Facebook in
my opinion can be dangerous considering the world situtation.
My question is this: Facebook is into everything so why do I have to use
Facebook to sign onto so many web sites?
 

A:Social Media/Facebook

I am not a fan of social media and do not use any of them. Facebook in my opinion can be dangerous considering the world situation.Click to expand...

I also do not use social media(Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

Facebook is into everything so why do I have to use Facebook to sign onto so many web sites?Click to expand...

If a site only offers that option to sign it, avoid it.

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The risks of Social Media
Do you cyber-blab? Are you a compulsive Tweeter or Facebooker? Think carefully about what you post. A simple post about your daily visit to the local coffee shop could be enough to tell a burglar when it is safe to rob your house. Remember EVERYTHING on a Social Media site is public.

Facebook and Twitter
Don?t get carried away with what you post on these sites and remember that almost everything you post will be completely public and it is rather like walking down the local High Street and shouting at the top of your voice to everyone in earshot, everything that happened last night, what colour underwear you have on, your name & address and phone number and where you hide the spare keys to your front door.
Be very careful what you post on Facebook or tweet about. It can be used against you in court or by an insurance company, even something as mild and innocent as: ?I?m jogging every day to get fit for my holiday?. Not good if you?re claiming for whiplash after a car accident or you are off sick from work.
Lawyers, Insurance companies, your current or prospective employer will take the time to scroll your Facebook timeline and your tweet history for evidence that can go against you.
Scammers and Fraudsters will scan Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites for useful information that will help them scam you.
Read the rest on http://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/the-risks-of-social-media/
 

A:The risks of Social media

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Hi everyone. My name is Mike.
Please do not laugh at my question. I am trying to learn everything I can about using social media.
If anyone here could help by directing me to some free online courses and or articles etc,I would greatly appreciate it. I am new to this so anything would be of help. I would like to know how to use facebook,instagram twitter etc. I would also like to know about creating fanpages. Thank you. I know I must sound silly but I have to start somewhere.
 

A:Want to Learn How to Use Social Media

Have you tried Googling "How to use Facebook"?
You will find several hits, same with the others.
 

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About once a month I get a BSOD, just surfing via Chrome and listening to music. However yesterday and today I had a BSOD. It is always the 0x0000001E error, but I have no clue what to do about this.

I attached both the dump from yesterday and the one of today.

Anyone got some advice for me?

A:BSOD using Google Chrome and Windows Media Player 0x0000001E

Sorry, but you did not provide any information about your system and only provided two .dmp files. This makes it very difficult to determine the cause of the crashes. Please follow the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html to provide us with more specific information so we can give better troubleshooting steps. Also, fill in your system specs in your profile (not in your next post) by using System Info - See Your System Specs as a guide. Thank you.
The only thing your .dmp files may have in common is memory problems or drivers...If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run the boot version of Memtest86+ paying close attention to Parts 2 and 3 of the tutorial. Also, in case Memtest86+ misses anything and comes up with no errors, run the extended version of the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool for at least five passes. These you may want to run overnight since they take a long time to complete (run them an hour before bed each of the next two nights and check before going to sleep that they are still running).

If you swap any memory components, follow these steps for ESD safety:Shut down and turn off your computer.
Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an an... Read more

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Greetings,

My company is interested in setting up a social media presence online using Facebook.

We have a concern over negative feedback from customers or competitors or outside parties and that fact that the comments become a permanent record.

I would welcome comments from anyone with a point of view on this issue.

Many thanks!

A:Beginners guide to social media

Hello.First. . . I'm unsure of what your asking, could you clarify please?Secondly, it is my opinion that there is no such thing as "bad feedback" provided you make proper use of it. Both positive and negative feedback have use in determining your company's future. Positive feedback shows you what you're doing right, and negative feedback shows you how you can improve. Personally, if I see a company with only positive "testimonies" available I get a little bit suspicious; I believe that the ethical company should not take steps to hide flaws, but instead use those resources to find and correct said flaws. Finally, if by "negative feedback" you mean spam or troll attacks on your company, Facebook does provide the capability to remove offending comments from your page.Hope that helps.~Blade

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Finding and addressing Twitter and Facebook threats requires a thorough understanding of how they're accomplished.

Social media threats are at an all-time high, ranging from account hijacking to impersonation attacks, scams, and new ways of distributing malware and executing phishing attacks. Sophisticated attacks target organizations of all sizes. For example, Microsoft was the victim of a series of social media hacks by nation-state threat actors. The attack campaign was extensive, affecting multiple Twitter accounts (principally Skype?s) and exposing corporate passwords and emails for dozens of Microsoft employees.

Because social media exists outside of the network perimeter, social media threats can manifest long before network perimeter and endpoint security detect malicious behavior. Detecting and mitigating these threats requires a thorough understanding of this new threat landscape. If we compare these tactics, techniques, and procedures to traditional network attack methods, we can draw some important contrasts.

Adversaries traditionally target a corporate network using two phases: reconnaissance and exploitation. Reconnaissance involves footprinting (for example, gathering information about an organization?s IP address and domains), scanning (identifying what systems are using what IPs), and enumeration (identifying the services and ports available on these target systems). When attackers use social media, their strategy is similar, but the methods of at... Read more

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Hello,
 
I'm looking for software that can manage all my business social media accounts in one place.
It has to be able to manage Facebook (chat and wall), Twitter, Email (Microsoft), an on website chat and if possible also Telegram.
So far I only found brand embassy and live agent.
 
Any other suggestions?
 

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If you want to get rid on those social media pop ups on the left hand side of your web page, this is how you do it.

1. Download Addblock Plus on Firefox

2. https://adblockplus.org/tutorials

3. Now find and click read more herebelow

Adblock Plus automatically installs a default filter list, based on the language of your browser. If you wish to learn how to add other filter lists, you can read more here. For more advanced options, like disabling tracking, click here.

4.Now find and click here below

Please click on "Add filter subscription", and open the drop-down menu for the filter list subscriptions to add new/more filters. Select the list you want to subscribe to, Adblock Plus automatically enable these lists by default. This menu only shows the most popular and recommended filters. Please go here for more filter lists.

5.Now find and click Fanboy's Annoyances and Fanboy's Social Blocking List

If you have any queries on this subject, please Google them as the above is really all I know.

A:How to disable Social Media Buttons and Pop Ups.

Just wanted to add, I've used AdBlock Plus on Firefox for years. It certainly gets rid of all the annoying pop-ups, etc. You'll like it.

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About three months ago, this program was making headlines all over the national news. I thought it was at the very least amusing and thought I would give it a try. When I installed the program, I didn't do all the setting up required. I tried to get rid of it today and upon attempting to uninstall it I got this message:

"The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and you can access it."

It appears I need a file that would be in my temp files. I went to the website, www.socialmediasobrietytest.com to reinstall the software, and eventually got this message:

"Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel."

So, now I'm stuck in a never-ending cycle. When a program does this, it usually gives me cause for concern, but everywhere I look I'm seeing that WebRoot designed the program and WebRoot makes anti-virus and anti-spyware software. There's no program with that title on www.webroot.com, however.

I've googled everything I can think of and I'm finding almost all of the media's coverage in Novemer and NOTHING about install/uninstall issues. Is this program malware/adware/spyware? How do I remove it? Is it ok to reinstall it and try it out? Thanks.

Windows 7. I may have installed it for IE or FireFox.
 

A:Social Media Sobriety Test

You could try Revo Uninstaller.
 

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With the upcoming Holiday and Party Seasons, together with the increase of online and real world shopping at this time of year, it is time to remind our user bases that the Risks and Dangers associated with Social Media usage increases dramatically.
https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/the-risks-of-social-media/
 

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I was running a disk cleanup because apparently my disk space was almost used up (though with what, I can't figure out.) So I decided to run a disk cleanup on my Surface RT, and that seemed to do something. However, I discovered it deleted the programs I
had pinned to my desktop and now for whatever reason I cannot view my messages via DeviantART (it is like Facebook, only for artists). I've restarted, rebooted, refreshed, logged off and then back on three times, retyped in the URL, but nothing I do can seem
to fix this problem. I can still view my messages on Gmail and on YouTube, but not on DeviantART. I know it isn't something with the website because I can view my messages on my laptop, but not my Surface. If anyone has any ideas as how to fix this or what
the problem might be, please help!

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I have a logo which i want to place on social media sites. I am having difficulty placing the logo onto these sites. I try to open the logo files on my tablet, but it cannot do so.
Can anyone help me please?
 

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If you want to get rid on those social media pop ups on the left hand side of your web page, this is how you do it.

1. Download Addblock Plus on Firefox

2. https://adblockplus.org/tutorials

3. Now find and click read more herebelow

Adblock Plus automatically installs a default filter list, based on the language of your browser. If you wish to learn how to add other filter lists, you can read more here. For more advanced options, like disabling tracking, click here.

4.Now find and click here below

Please click on "Add filter subscription", and open the drop-down menu for the filter list subscriptions to add new/more filters. Select the list you want to subscribe to, Adblock Plus automatically enable these lists by default. This menu only shows the most popular and recommended filters. Please go here for more filter lists.

5.Now find and click Fanboy's Annoyances and Fanboy's Social Blocking List

If you have any queries on this subject, please Google them as the above is really all I know.

A:How to disable Social Media Buttons and Pop Ups.

Just wanted to add, I've used AdBlock Plus on Firefox for years. It certainly gets rid of all the annoying pop-ups, etc. You'll like it.

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Online social networks leak personal information to tracking sites, new study shows.

More than a half billion people use online social networks, posting vast amounts of information about themselves to share with online friends and colleagues. A new study co-authored by a researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has found that the practices of many popular social networking sites typically make that personal information available to companies that track Web users' browsing habits and allow them to link anonymous browsing habits to specific people.

-- Tom
 

A:Online social networks leak personal information to tracking sites, new study shows.

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I just changed my phone number. Now all my social media sites wont let me go into my sites. I don't know what to do. Is there away to change my profiles.
 

A:I changed phone numbers, now cant get into my social media .

Phone number shouldn't matter unless you are accessing via your phone. In which case, I didn't know the phone number was tied to the account. You will likely need to contact each site and ask if your profile can be updated (or check their FAQ / support page). Aside from that, create a new account.
 

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This is a thread I wanted to make for quite some time... namely since 2011 when the whole SOPA / PIPA / ACTA / CISPA madness started, as part of a massive plan to censor the internet. Like many others, I've been interested in a way to create a framework that would allow people to post what they want, without either an ISP being able to censor them nor the government being able to knock at a specific door and arrest someone for what they're hosting.
 
Most attempts to make this dream come true have been at networking level. Mesh networking in routers is an example of it being done through hardware, while TOR is an example of an attempt through software on existing devices. But all of these methods are either slow, unreliable, or unavailable for most people. So before this breakthrough happens, and people can create an internet that doesn't require ISP's and where your traffic can't be spied on, I've been thinking about different kind of platform. I'm a below average programmer, so I can't say I have the knowledge to do it alone... or maybe someone else attempted my idea already. In either case, I wanted to post about it and hear what people think, if this would ever be a viable project:
 
- The idea and functionality:
 
My idea is creating a full media platform, on which you can post text / video / music / pictures / web games, which could be used as either a blog or forum or journal or art site. In appearance it would be like most websites that accept submissio... Read more

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I´m running a number of events this year and I am looking for a solution to project foursquare/twitter/facebook up on a large screen at the event so that users can see themselves on the screen. One of the obvious problems I envisage is that the page would need to refresh itself all the time.

The idea is that it drives a lot of social engagement but from a technical standpoint I have no clue how to do this or even where or what kind of forum I should be asking on.

Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction as to where I´m best to ask this question?
 

A:How can I project live social media onto a screen?

No big mystery, unless I'm missing something. Simply connect the PC to the screen/projector.
 

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This is something i wonder of curiousity, if your photo is somehow compromised (i know how rare it is but still), if you upload the photo to lets say facebook, if than you download that same photo and open it will you get infected? Does the social media sites (facebook and so on) scan somehow the photos you upload? Is anyone aware? 

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This is something i wonder of curiousity, if your photo is somehow compromised (i know how rare it is but still), if you upload the photo to lets say facebook, if than you download that same photo and open it will you get infected? Does the social media sites (facebook and so on) scan somehow the photos you upload? Is anyone aware? 

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Cyber crime has reached a new battlefield ? social media platforms. Just as companies seek new opportunities to reach their target audience, so do cyber criminals. According to Proofpoint?s recent Social Media Brand Fraud Report, 19% of the 4,840 social media accounts associated with ten top worldwide brands were fraudulent.

Identikit fraudulent social media accounts
Carefully crafted, bogus accounts can be difficult to distinguish from legitimate ones. They replicate the brand account as much as they can, mimicking the logo, look and feel, and even content. The only difference is in what they propose to the audience: customer service at odd times, discounts, free gifts, and deals that are too good to be true. As the report says, ?the only difference might be something as small as one character in the Twitter handle, such as @askmajorbank vs. @ask_majorbank?.

Although social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have implemented an account verification service ? the blue checkmark badge next to the account name ? cyber criminals have become even smarter and can replicate the badge in their background image to fool customers. However effective account verification is, it doesn?t extend to posts or tweets and fraudsters know this all too well.

The 7 different types of fraudulent accounts
The research identified 7 different types of bogus accounts:
Phishing accounts
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A:7 types of social media account fraud

SpartacusSystem said:





Pornography
Pornographers exploit brands? popularity (based on number of followers) to distribute adult content and damage brand image and customer retention.Click to expand...

Wait, you mean the Dairy Queen account I follow isn't legit!?
 

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ESET technology now integrated directly into Facebook... so ESET Social Media Scanner for Facebook has now been discontinued
​ESET said:




Hello,

We just want to let you know about a change to ESET Social Media Scanner.

We?ve partnered with Facebook, which means that ESET?s award-winning technology is now integrated directly into the Facebook platform. Read more about it here »

As a result ? and after securing 73,441,194,563 links ? ESET Social Media Scanner is being discontinued as a stand-alone application for Facebook.

However, you can still enjoy full protection from ESET Social Media Scanner on Twitter, where you can use it to scan your timeline and lists automatically.

For even more scanning capability, why not try ESET Online Scanner to check and remove threats on your local drives? It?s effective, easy to use, and free.

Thanks
Your friends at ESETClick to expand...

For more information, go here: https://socialmediascanner.eset.com/#/profiles/eol

 

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Easy Tips on Cyber Security and Use of Social Media This Summer:

Summer is in swing.

This is the time of the year when the majority of employees take time off work, due to child-care (with schools being closed) and wanting to spending time recharging their batteries.

Social media and cyber security play a big role in the summer. On a daily basis, and particularly when we travel, we are all guilty of sharing personal photographs, pictures of our families and kids on our social media accounts. With publicly showing our meals out or just picnics in the park, everybody can see where we go, how long for and when we are back home.

Cyber security is an issue that is becoming predominant both in our business and home life. That?s why we all need to educate ourselves in looking after our own online privacy, in order to reduce potential risks, such as burglaries for example.

Our public Twitter accounts can be merciless if a savvy criminal is planning to act.

Advertising your vacation plans on social media seems like a sharing-fun thing to do; however, digital footprints are all clues available to anyone who is trying to find out about us. We?re all guilty of Googling our names, so yes, potential criminals can track down your address this way.

They can track you down by checking your other social media accounts for clues. They can easily identify where you live. Did you know that insurance claims may not be granted if you have a public display of your whereabouts on social me... Read more

A:Tips on Cyber Security & Using Social Media This Summer

Always browse using incognito then keep eye on your accounts for possible compromise activities.

Until now, I saw few people fall on classy traps which automatically spam the posts.
 

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Social media security:
Avoiding the phishing threats from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Social media may not be everyone?s cup of tea, but it is getting harder and harder to ignore for organisations ? especially from a cyber security perspective.

A range of recent research has highlighted the increasing dangers that organisations face from employees? social media usage.

One thing that stands out in the research is how little ?due diligence?, in the words of Raj Samani, CTO EMEA at Intel Security, is done when connecting with other accounts.

Intel Security?s research found that 24 percent of the 2000 UK-based respondents had connected with someone they did not know on LinkedIn.

69 percent of respondents had never wondered if someone was not whom they said they were on LinkedIn.

Research conducted by OnePulse for RiskIQ found that only 53 percent of people check for the verified badge when engaging with a retail brand.

Only 42 percent of people checked the brand?s other social media posts, 40 percent checked the brand?s replied to other people?s Tweets or posts. 31 percent checked the Twitter handle or Facebook URL while 24 percent checked the brand?s number of followers or likes.

These are concerning figures as it is easier than ever to set up a fake social media account.

A ProofPoint report revealed a huge number of fraudulent social media accounts and apps associated with the Olympics. 15 percent of Olympics-related social media accounts were fr... Read more

A:Social media security: Avoiding the phishing threats

Great read, thanks Logethica




Logethica said:





Intel Security?s research found that 24 percent of the 2000 UK-based respondents had connected with someone they did not know on LinkedIn.

69 percent of respondents had never wondered if someone was not whom they said they were on LinkedIn.

Research conducted by OnePulse for RiskIQ found that only 53 percent of people check for the verified badge when engaging with a retail brand.

Only 42 percent of people checked the brand?s other social media posts, 40 percent checked the brand?s replied to other people?s Tweets or posts. 31 percent checked the Twitter handle or Facebook URL while 24 percent checked the brand?s number of followers or likes.Click to expand...

Most social Media is bad enough with security, you add user habits like this and your asking for trouble.
Thanks again buddy.
PeAcE
 

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