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Q: Social Media Sobriety Test

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.

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Preferred Solution: Social Media Sobriety Test

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Social Media Sobriety Test

You could try Revo Uninstaller.

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Microsoft's latest browser, Internet Explorer 8, has gotten mixed reviews from sevenforums.com readers, but one question that's hard for any individual user to answer about any browser is "how secure is it?"



To find out, Microsoft asked NSS Labs to pit IE8 RC1 against its predecessor, IE7, as well as the following third-party browsers: Firefox 3.0.7, Safari 3.2, Chrome 1.0.154, and Opera 9.64. The objective: find out which browser did the best job at handling so-called social-engineering malware sites - the ones that try to con you into downloading malware disguised as something else ("Adobe Flash update," anyone?).
ComputerWorld reports that IE8 did the best job of fending off attacks from 492 malware-distributing websites, blocking 69% of attacks (details here [PDF link]).
Here's how IE8 RC1 fared in comparison to the rest at blocking the bad guys:


IE8 RC - 69%
Firefox 3.0.7 - 30%
Safari 3.2 - 24%
Chrome 1.0.154 - 16%
Opera 9.64 - 5%
IE7 - 4%


Interestingly, ComputerWorld reports that Firefox, Safari, and Chrome all use Google's SafeBrowsing API, despite the big differences in success rates in stopping malware.
Microsoft was the sole funder of the study, which has caused some commentors to wonder how accurate it could be. See the update on PCMag's Security Watch story for a calmer re-evaluation of the funding issue, and to learn why depending upon your browser alone for protection isn't adequate.

What's your security experience with IE8... Read more

A:IE8 Best at Stopping Social-Engineering Malware, Test Reports

I have seen customers PC's with the final of IE8 that were infected after IE8 was installed........test is bollocks in my eyes. It's the idiot users that hose their PC's.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
These bogus accounts are replicas of official brand products and customer suppor... Read more

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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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.
 

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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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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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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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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Hi everyone.

More and more these days we see a vertical bar at the left side of web pages with social media links. I believe they are called CSS Social Media Sidebars. They usually cover up what your trying to read. They really annoy me and I was wondering if there is a way to automatically stop them loading with webpages.

I know that you can use Ad Block Plus to remove some but that doesn't always work and it's not automatic.

Any ideas?

Many thanks in advance.

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I added in yahoo mail signature 3 social media icons, one NEXT to each other, as shown here https://goo.gl/fFBtn5. But the icons come one BELOW each other: https://goo.gl/GzhQpZ


Any suggestions on how I can fix this bug or who should I contact at yahoo to fix it?

Thank you,

Hopper

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Does anyone know if Search Engines can crawl and index social media profile pages that are set to private (set to where only "friends" of that person are able to access the page)? The best analogy I can give is back in the Myspace era when users had the option to set their pages to private, and anyone who wasn't a 'friend' of that person and tried to access their profile would just get a blank screen that just said "This profile is set to private. You are not authorized to view this page," or something to that effect. I was just wondering if Search Engine crawler bots get this same sort of page when they try to access private profiles, or if somehow they are able to get past these blocks and thus crawl & index social media pages that are supposedly private. I have been searching all over the net trying to find an answer to this question but haven't been able to find anything.  

A:Can search engines crawl & index social media profiles set to private?

Probably not but I bet there are products that will do that for a price. 

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I added in yahoo mail signature 3 social media icons, one NEXT to each other, as shown here https://goo.gl/fFBtn5. But the icons come one BELOW each other: https://goo.gl/GzhQpZ


Any suggestions on how I can fix this bug or who should I contact at yahoo to fix it?

Thank you,

Hopper

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The United States Department of State wants to make it mandatory for all foreigners to provide social media details when applying for a visa to enter the US.

US authorities want to modify three visa application forms. The changes made to the three forms would make it mandatory for all visa applicants ?immigrant and non-immigrant? to provide all social media handles used in the last five years.

Diplomatic visas will be exempt from this new rule and some applicants might be asked to provide a list of emails and phone numbers used in the past five years, for additional vetting purposes.

The Department of State has not detailed the list of social media platforms for which it intends to collect account names but said the forms would include an optional section where applicants can enter usernames for online platforms not included in the main list.

Nearly 15 million visa applicants affected
The State Department is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to modify three US visa forms ?DS-156, DS-160, and DS-260.

These are visa forms that immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants must fill in and submit before being allowed to enter the US. US officials estimate 710,000 immigrant seekers and 14 million non-immigrant visa applicants will be affected.
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A:US Wants to Make Social Media Data Collection Mandatory for All Visa Applicants

They could just ask Facebook for all info.
 

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After working with TSF experts and trying many things my java runtime environment will not work. Also, links posted to social media do not work that link to my website on avahost.com ( Cloud Hands Virtual Gallery) but same links will work when pasted into a browser. For example this link was not working earlier when posted to TSF: http://jerryrosspittore.com/Verify.png but works ok when pasted into Chrome or IE10.

I have run the programs suggested by Rich and am attaching the attach.zip file in hope they can shed some light on my problem.

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I have been infected by a virus or trojan etc.My access to internet is now partial .Some times it connects and sometimes it does not connect.Also one ad comes on top of other ads in the network asking to join some social media sites.I have formatted all my drives many times but still the virus comes back. Please help.

A:internet virus , social media virus

 
 Install and run MBAM
Information about MBAM: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-malwarebytes-anti-malware-tutorial
If this scan has been done, please post the the log into your next reply.
 

  Running TDSSKiller to obtain log
 
Note: Don't cure or delete a threat, but choose skip for all instead.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

In the Additional options: Check Detect TDLFS file system
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

Choose for all threats to Skip for all of them.
Click Continue
Please post the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)
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 ESET Online Scanner
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Note: If your AV is blocking Eset online scanner, please temporarily disable your AV.
 
I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan This process may may take several hours, that is normal.
Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
Click the  button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desk... Read more

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So I was moving my computer around, and after I vacuumed the inside I tried booting up the computer. Upon booting up, I kept getting "Media Test Error, Check Cables." So I opened up the computer and made sure that everything was still plugged in tightly, but it still doesn't work! I just keep getting "Media Test Error, Check Cables." Could it be that the HD shorted out somehow or something?
 

A:Media Test help please!

You probably ballsed up something with that vacuum cleaner. Static electricity could have killed your memory, or anything else for that matter.
Take all cards out and leave only one stick of memory in it (if you can).
Disconnect all drives. Then put the graphics card back in and try to boot. You should be able to get into your BIOS.
If that does not work, perhaps your PC starts beeping. Make a note of the beeps, how many, how long/short etc.
If it boots, then one item at the time, continue to add more hardware to the PC and try booting after every addition.
Do a sequence of HD-1, HD-2 if there, CD or DVD rom, floppy, network-card, sound-card and whatever else. At some stage you should get an error-message (or not if all works again).
 

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Hi all,

Just before Christmas, a friend was using my laptop looking at a rather popular website, when all of a sudden loads of error messages came up and the lappy shut down. When booting back up, was going straight back to a black screen with the above error.

I've been told either the hard drive or cmos is knackered but this is without actually looking at it properly. Can anyone shed any light on it? Tried to boot into BIOS but no joy using any methods.

Thanks

Paul

EDIT***Smartphone put PXE-01 but should read PXE-E61****
 

A:PXE-01 Media Test Failure

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Hi All,
I have seen all the other posts about this problem in the forums and I believe my situation is unique. After getting that (PXE-E61: Media Test Failure) on a Presario V2306US and checking the BIOS and no drive was being seen, I purchased a new HD and am still in the same boat. Here's why I think my situation is unique compared to all other posts I've read. I'm able to boot to the CD drive to begin installing XP, the files are loaded and the HD is seen by the setup process. I start to format the drive and about half way through the computer just shuts down . That's as far as I can go.

Any ideas are gratefully appreciated..................Tom
 

A:PXE-E61: Media Test Failure

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Just before I start I should mention that the laptop I'm having problems with currently is the Lenovo n500.
Earlier on tonight my laptop completely froze, followed by a blue screen, the details of which I cannot remember. Since then every time I have attempted to start my laptop I've been faced with the message pxe-61 media test failure, check cable followed by pxe-m0f: exiting Broadcom pxe rom. Only once have I escaped this screen, at which point I reached the pc recovery centre where it froze. Ive been unable to repeat this however. Upon entering bios like other answers have suggested doing, I found that on the main screen amongst a list of details it stated 'internal hdd: none'. I have already removed and then reinserted the hard drive to ensure the connection is fine. There is no reason for the hard drive to be broken, virus or any damage are unlikely; I would not rule out this possibility however. Other details that other answers have put importance on such as boot priority seem irrelevant. Normal boot order is 1) USB fdd 2) hdd 3) disk drive 4) pci LAN followed by 3 more USBs. I have changed the orders of these with no change to the problem.
I have completely run out of ideas. It may just be that the hard drive is broken but I believe that to be unlikely. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
 

A:Pxe-e61 media test failure

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I'm having a problem with my Toshiba Satellite L510 regarding the "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable" message. I've tried every remedy every website has given. I've tried resetting the boot sequence using the HDD as its first choice. But I've also realized that under BIOS, it doesn't seem to be reading the HDD. I've tried taking it out and putting it back in. That didn't seem to work either.

The screen has been cracked for about a month but you could still see aout 90% of everything. But since the error message, the laptop screen has gone completely blank. Now I have it hooked up to my desktop's monitor. Anyways, what I'm trying to ask is that, could the problem have something to do with the monitor or video card? I've been on about 10 different sites and I do remember one suggestion was to replace the video card. Do laptops even have video cards? lol

anyways, help is much appreciated
 

A:PXE-E61 media test error

PXE is an option to boot across the network! Check you BIOS settings and ensure you
have the HD as the first choice

see description
 

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Hey guys, I'm having problems with my computer, have ever since I had a Lenovo tech replace some malfunctioning parts (motherboard, hard drive, and Wifi) so he had to take out everything from the (lets call it) A mother board and put them into B mother board. Now, none of this info is really needed.

I've tried changing my boot options, and I still get:

Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.3.63
Copyright (C) 1997-2010, Intel Corporation

PXE-E61: Media test falure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

And then it just starts windows like nothing happened

The reason I want this fixed it cause, it's annoying to hear it beep twice at me at boot, and have an un-needed extra 5 seconds to my startup
 

A:PXE-E61: Media test Falure

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I recently bought a new hard drive and installed it. I am trying to install windows 7 os and when I try to boot from cd-rom I get the error message: pxe media test failure. i also get no bootable devices. Can someone please help me
 

A:media test failure

Verify it's detected in the BIOS, and set your optical drive to be first in the boot order.
 

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Hello,

First, let me thank you, for taking the time to review my issue. It certainly means a lot. Second, I have searched Google, and this forum to see if any of the instances I am facing have been brought up. While they have, and I have tried some of the solutions, I am still at a loss. So, my sincerest apologies if I missed something while searching.

Dell N5050 Laptop -- Win 7

Yesterday, I ran CC Cleaner, and chose the "Wipe Free Space" option. It ran for about 2 hours, and wasn't anywhere nearing completion. I stopped it. My computer restarted and I received a black screen that says "PXE-E61 Media Test Failure" and "PXE-MOF Exiting PXE ROM"

Now, one of the odd things, is that, if I turn my comptuer off (using power button) and it asks if I want to boot in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, or Start Windows Normally, I can choose Start Windows Normally, and Windows loads fine and everything, and I am able to use my computer. But if I shut it down or restart the proper way, that is when I get the black screen with those messages.

I hope this is detailed enough, and we can help to solve this issue.

Again, many thanks for your assistance.

Best,

G
 

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I'm running Windows XP on a 4 year old Compaq Presario 2500. It begins to boot, but freezes up at the Windows XP window.... the mouse still works fine. I was able to get into the safe-mode and got the message: media test failure, check cable. I have the CDs for Windows XP - tried to boot from there unsuccessfully, and have the System Restore CDs. Have valuable photos that I need to retrieve, so I don't want to lose all data if at all possible. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks PS - I'm a novice
 

A:Media Test Failure - Help Please!

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Hi. I gave my sisiter a refurbished Gateway 500S for Christmas. I checked it out before hand and everything was running just fine. She just called me and told me when she got it home and plugged it in and went to boot up she is getting an error message that says media test failure check cable. I told her to open it up and check to see if all the cables were pushed in tightly. She said they are. Any suggestions?
 

A:Media Test Failure

A loose cable does seem to be high on the list especially since the computer was moved. Have her recheck the data cable from the MB to the HD.

Go into BIOS and check the boot settings. Did you leave anything in the CD or floppy drive (if there is one)?
 

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hi id really appreciate if someone could help me, i dont know much about laptops but a little! ok my acer travelmate 290 only boots to the acer page no futher, it says to press f2 to setup which i did and on the bios menu the 1st setting it says disabled, i gather this means the hd is disabled? is there any way i can sort this out? it then goes to a black screen and says media test failure check cable, and rom space not avalible card disabled? then exting pxe rom? then back to a blue screen with a choice of cd rom to boot from or hard disk drive, diskette a, or pxe lan, none of then work? would love someones help many thanks
 

A:Media test failure

Please got back to Bios Setup, locate set Defaults, enable it, the Save and Exit
If this does not help, you may need to remove the HardDrive (physically unscrew and detach) then re-insert it again. Then try powering up again.
If this still does not help, you may have a dead internal HardDrive
 

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I've installed a master and slave drive into a different PC.

The PC that they came from was a HP 550 and they went into a Gateway E4100. I've also installed the video card, and disk drive.

After adjusting the jumpers to get the PC to DOS mode I'm now getting the following messages:

"UNDI intialized failed"
"Media Test Failure"
"Boot Failure"

I'm could use some direction on troubleshooting.

Thanks
 

A:Media Test Failure....help

If you are trying to use Winodws on the hard drive from the HP 550, into the Compaq, it will never work without a new version of Windows or a call to Microsoft...
But if you are merely trying to use one drive as a slave...
Are these SATA drives, or EIDe drives?
Tell us what you mean by "adjusting the jumpers to get the PC to DOS mode" and why you are doing that?
Basically, it sounds like what you have is not respected by windows, perhasp because your jumpers are incorrect.
 

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Hi.  I have a HP Pavilion ze4900 (Windows XP).  I keep getting the following error when I boot up:PXE:  Media Test FailurePXE:  M0F: Exiting PXE ROM It loops on and won't boot up.  I did some research online and found that I should go into the BIOS and redo the boot order.  I did that, and selected "Hard Drive" as the first option.  However, I'm still getting this error message. I'm not a techie, but I would appreciate any/all advice so I can get my computer  back up and running. Thanks in advance!

A:PXE: Media Test Failure

Hi: If you have a hard drive diagnostics utility in your BIOS, I recommend you run it. Getting that failure notice can indicate there is a failed hard drive. What is happening is your PC is looking for a device to boot from, and can't find any. The PXE was the last attempt--booting from a network source. Paul

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