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Web Browser
Do you notice a difference using different web browsers? I always hear different debates with the different browsers, I always use Microsoft edge and never have problems.

07/21/2019

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Where to learn?
I wasn't brought up with computers; I'm 66, but want to learn how to do more. In particular, I want to learn how to track the sources of scammers and spammers. I haven't fallen for any of the scams I've received, but want to be able to have papers served on the scammers, or have the police haul them off. What book(s) should I look for, or where can I find free or low cost instruction?

07/21/2019

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URGENT ALERT RE HACKERS, VIRUSES, AND DANGEROUS THREATs
Today I received an urgent, very loud, alert from what appeared to be Microsoft, telling me the computer was in serious danger from hackers trying to gain access to my personal information. I was instructed not to turn my computer off or leave the page and was afraid to exit. I was also instructed to call the phone number provided immediately. I was not aware of any MS security threat scams and was quite worried. The technician I spoke to on the phone assured me he was a licensed MS technician and that since my computer had already been hacked, all my personal information was in jeopardy. This was a first for me and decided it would be best to trust his judgment. He accessed my computer and seemed to think 17 hackers were attempting to take over my computer and said my entire security system was locked, so I would not be able to proceed without removal of the threat and the addition of a network firewall and an IP protection. He took me to a web page for RIGHTPCEXPERTS.COM in Tampa, and gave the impression they are affiliated with Microsoft. Because I am age 69 he offered me a "discounted price" of 299.00 and I was left to believe it was imperative, as all my devices were in danger. I was then referred to a second agent who said he would be able to remedy the problems with my PC. HE REMOVED MY SYSTEM MECHANIC AND THEN installed an AD BLOCKER, CC CLEANER, ANTI-VIRUS HACKING. HE SEEMINGLY CLEANED MY COMPUTER AND THEN INSTALLED A NETWORK FIREWALL, AN IP NETWORK ACCESS PROTECTOR. After I PROVIDED my credit card number for the charge of 299.00 I was told there was an additional fee technical fee of $120, that would be paid in 12 installments of 9.99, for a total of 420.00. I was so reluctant but thought I had no other choice but to proceed. Like another gentleman who was concerned about the legitimacy of this company, I am left wondering if they are a scam. MY INVOICE READ AM PC SECURITY, NOT RIGHTPCEXPERTS OUT OF TAMPA AND NEXWAY HANDLED THE TRANSACTION.

07/21/2019

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IE11 desperately needs a upgrade
Are there any upgrades available for IE 11 . I missed out on the free upgrade to windows 10 because I didn't register or use my laptop until about 1 year after I bought it. Now IE 11 is not compatible with lots of web pages

07/21/2019

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013405

Protect yourself from tech support scams. Von Microsoft bereitgestellte Inhalte. Gilt für: ... Here are what some internet tech support scams might look like: CONTACT APPLE CARE ... Multiple settings on your browser and Computer may not be properly Configured which may result in poor internet browsering performance, excessive advertisements ...

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other-protect_scanning/scam...

Scam web page locks Internet Explorer "How to prevent this." In windows there are a lot of scams that use DCom and java script to lock your Internet Explorer browser so you cannot leave that page and they clam you been hacked or the same old FBI deal.

https://answers.microsoft.com/.../browser-pop-up-scam/bb3f828a-f5ca-44db-a02a-0d131446e979

Browser pop-up scam I recently visited a website that now causes my microsoft edge browser to take me to a website that gives me a pop-up saying i have a virus. I already scanned my computer with an anti virus, and i dont have one. this pop-up only appears on microsoft edge. ... Open Edge (internet) indirectly, that is from say an email link as ...

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/forum/edge_other-edge_win10/scam-popup...

Scam popup reappears after reopening Edge browser Today, I was surfing the web with Microsoft Edge. I was trying to download something when I got a popup saying I had a virus on my computer and to call a number for professional information to get rid of it.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other-protect_scanning/...

Microsoft edge Security Pop Up scam I've just upgraded my grandson's computer to W10. ... Open Edge (internet) indirectly, that is from say an email link as an example. Then at the top tabs, the first one is the offending one, DO NOT OPEN IT, just delete it by clicking on the X at the right of that tab, while you have the screen of the site you ...