[BCAB] Alarming announcement

Ruth Gillespie Gillespie ruthgillespie25 at gmail.com
Tue May 28 21:55:42 BST 2013


Hi Muzz,

Have taken your advice and that of an earlier contributor and
installed the MBAM Programme.  When you say to run periodic scans, do
you mean weekly or more often?

My computer seems, well to me anyway, to be safe.

Thanks for advice

Ruth





On 5/28/13, M Lakhani <muzz.lakhani at googlemail.com> wrote:
> That action solves that one mystery! Now one can only wonder if there's
> malware on your machine Ruth !
> This isn't a virus. Rather its unnecessary bloat that some people use to
> track your activity & other stats about you for advertising ! It does have
> other purposes, but in summary, it's existence on your PC is not desirable!
>
> I've used a program called malware bytes anti malware (mbam ) ! It's free &
> does the trick! Someone else also suggested it on this thread, but of course
> there's others!
> Run an anti malware periodically for good health of your computer in
> addition to an antivirus !
> HTH
> Muzz
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 27 May 2013, at 00:59, Ruth Gillespie Gillespie
> <ruthgillespie25 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Brian,
>> Thanks for your reply.  I have checked my programmes and found nothing
>> unusual.  Also, I ran a full scan and absolutely nothing was found,
>> the message "Your computer is safe, no action needed"  from McAfee.  I
>> have set real time scans regularly so hopefully everything is well
>> protected.
>> Incidentally you live in a lovely part of the world, I've been to Ottawa.
>> Many Thanks
>> Ruth
>>
>>
>>
>> On 5/26/13, Brian Lingard <b.lingard at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>>> Ottawa Canada
>>>
>>> Dear Ruth and List:
>>>
>>> It could be true you have that many issues with your PC or you may be
>>> the
>>> would-be victim of SCARE WARE.  This is a program that somehow gets into
>>> your
>>> PC but is really a cleverly worded virus.  It needs you to press ENTER
>>> on
>>> it
>>> so it may run on your PC unleashing any number of ills.
>>>
>>> Try cycling through all your active windows with alt plus tab or look at
>>> Task
>>> Manager for any program names you don't recognize.
>>>
>>> If the PC does have that many issues, it probably is running very slowly
>>> and
>>> requires the use of a Rescue StickT to scan your hard disk with a
>>> special
>>> program that runs under Linux and can scan Windows file systems.
>>> Unfortunately while the stick is running, you have no speech or Braille
>>> so
>>> you'll need someone sighted to help you.
>>>
>>> You could call Nerds on Site and have them scan and if necessary
>>> disinfect
>>> your drives but they aren't cheap.  They are, however, very good.
>>>
>>> The Rescue StickT is a USB stick with a self-starting program that runs
>>> under
>>> Linux and that downloads the latest virus and malware signatures and
>>> such
>>> then
>>> scans your drives.  It is better than a Windows Firewall or Virus
>>> Scanner
>>> because by running under Linux it is pretty much immune to virus attack
>>> and
>>> as
>>> it runs under Linux, it can do things Windows programs can't.  Your
>>> local
>>> High
>>> Street computer shop probably sells it or you can order online from I
>>> believe
>>> Canada.
>>>
>>> Good luck!
>>>
>>> Brian
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf of Ruth
>>> Gillespie
>>> Gillespie
>>> Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:32 AM
>>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>>> Subject: [BCAB] Alarming announcement
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> Whilst reading my emails in gmail, I heard a message, from where I don't
>>> know,
>>> telling me that there 1935 problems with my computer which need fixed
>>> and
>>> to
>>> press enter to do this.  What on earth does this mean?  Any ideas?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
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