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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-02-2016, 13:42
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One tip when installing anything is if you are in any doubt after an install go to control panel and programs and features and order the installed programs by date installed. This will give you an indication if you have also installed anything malicious or unwanted at the same time and date that you installed the legit software.
Even then some are missed in the list Barry, CC Cleaner also misses some recently install programs, the best and simplest way is taking care and reading the screen before pressing OK/next.

I Run CC at least once a week and check what's been put into my start up folder, and I reboot every day at some point, usually after checking for Windows updates.
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Can't seem to find an option to list them in date order in Win 10 (it's probably been removed as an "improvement" )

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Can't seem to find an option to list them in date order in Win 10 (it's probably been removed as an "improvement" )

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Get Pirforms CC Cleaner And it's optimised for Win 10 and free.
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I have been using Spybot for a long time and thought it was pretty good. My AV program is McAfee which is free from my ISP.

Recently I received an email to my Hotmail account and was suspicious about an attachment even though it purported to come from a local company. Spybot and McAfee didn't detect a problem so I tried Malawarebytes which also didn't see a problem.

I still wasn't convinced that the attachment was genuine and sent the company an email for confirmation but they haven't replied. I then read this thread and decided to give Avast Free a try and it immediately during installation found the attachment was bad.
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I have been using Spybot for a long time and thought it was pretty good. My AV program is McAfee which is free from my ISP.

Recently I received an email to my Hotmail account and was suspicious about an attachment even though it purported to come from a local company. Spybot and McAfee didn't detect a problem so I tried Malawarebytes which also didn't see a problem.

I still wasn't convinced that the attachment was genuine and sent the company an email for confirmation but they haven't replied. I then read this thread and decided to give Avast Free a try and it immediately during installation found the attachment was bad.
I use Avast. I think it does a good job. The free version pops up a few annoying invites every now and again but its not too intrusive. The web and mail shield are excellent.

You are right to be concerned about attachments even if they are from a know sender. I had a case the other day with my biggest client. Two members of staff had emails from the Head Trustee of the company with attachments. They looked genuine but he hadnt sent them. Luckily they didnt open them and called me. We traced it to a scammer in Vietnam.

You can usually spot them though even if it looks like its from a known sender. Probably naff English and the attachment name will probably look odd.


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Yes Barry, I was very tempted to open the attachment as was showing as a MS Word document.

I'm naturally suspicious, hence my moniker. I have different email addresses and use the Hotmail one on sites where I think I might get spam.

I get two or three bogus emails nearly every day on Hotmail and I just delete them immediately. I can usually suss most of them out by looking at the message source but this one looked quite genuine.
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Yes Barry, I was very tempted to open the attachment as was showing as a MS Word document.

I'm naturally suspicious, hence my moniker. I have different email addresses and use the Hotmail one on sites where I think I might get spam.

I get two or three bogus emails nearly every day on Hotmail and I just delete them immediately. I can usually suss most of them out by looking at the message source but this one looked quite genuine.
Another good idea having separate email accounts. You can quickly set up gmail accounts in seconds.


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I like the way Gmail works for spam, I think I've only had one wanted email go in there, I check it if I'm expecting one which isn't in my in box, and I rarely get any spam in my inbox either.
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