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  1. Thread: Continually being hit with Popups by James1093
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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    Just a quick follow up.. things are certainly...

    Just a quick follow up.. things are certainly better. The persistent and repeating popups have stopped but about 6-7 times over the last few days Malware Bytes (the free trial) has shown a popup...
  2. Thread: Continually being hit with Popups by James1093
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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    Thanks Fabler2, that sound a great idea and I'll...

    Thanks Fabler2, that sound a great idea and I'll definitely look into it. Still Working though Christophe and Bobby's suggestions (Thank you)
    A quick report on today usage is very positive. None of...
  3. Thread: Continually being hit with Popups by James1093
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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    Christophe, pop-up and redirect on steroids - I...

    Christophe, pop-up and redirect on steroids - I like it!
    So it may not be a Virus but a flood of popups to annoy. They really succeeded.

    I've added the 2 sites to the Not allowed to use pop-up...
  4. Thread: Continually being hit with Popups by James1093
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 23 Views 2,351

    Many thanks for the replies, esp Christophe, very...

    Many thanks for the replies, esp Christophe, very detailed an really good advice. Lots to work through. I first thought to turn on Enhanced Protection option in Chrome (which was Off). Before getting...
  5. Thread: Continually being hit with Popups by James1093
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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    I have run both MalwareBytes and ESET. Both...

    I have run both MalwareBytes and ESET. Both report nothing found. The last popup (which looks like a Windows system alert) had a "Delete Viruses" button and when pressed a browser opened saying
    ...
  6. Thread: Continually being hit with Popups by James1093
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 23 Views 2,351

    Continually being hit with Popups

    My wifes computer is being hit with repeated popups, some one after the other non stop.
    I installed the free trail Malware Bytes yesterday and it reported 26 detections, scanned again today and it...
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    Thanks for replies. All good and hasn't happened...

    Thanks for replies. All good and hasn't happened again
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    Scrolling behaviour has suddenly changed for no apparent reason

    My mouse wheel no longer works as it did...instead this appears
    352081
    and the number and blue bar move with the wheel. Whats on the screen doesn't.
    Any idea what it is, or how to get rid of it?...
  9. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    Thanks Bree and again, Denis. I was all set to...

    Thanks Bree and again, Denis. I was all set to follow the instructions and use the flash drive, but this morning it had updated overnight. Now version is 1909 (OS build 18363.1646).
    Office wanted...
  10. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    Denis, a lot to digest but I'm doing it. You're...

    Denis, a lot to digest but I'm doing it. You're to be complimented. Yes, I will go online and see what happens.
    Does it matter which "user" is logged in and/or a LAN connection is enough, or LAN +...
  11. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    Hi Denis, Many thanks again for the in depth...

    Hi Denis, Many thanks again for the in depth replies and before going further, a couple of answers.
    >But if you had made your newly-created user account an Admin one or if you had used the Built-in...
  12. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    Hello Denis, A bit has happened (resulting...

    Hello Denis,

    A bit has happened (resulting from Google searches) before getting your last message.
    Yes I have backed up everything I could onto a new (now disconnected) HDD.

    I have not yet...
  13. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    Hi Denis, it occurred to me later the startup...

    Hi Denis, it occurred to me later the startup not wanting a pw was a result of being the Built-in Administrator. You had said to change this back (your step 6) or there would be a passwordless boot....
  14. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    No Denis I hadn't touched the view menu, but...

    No Denis I hadn't touched the view menu, but you're right I did not have HK_LOCAL_MACHINE selected when I clicked File. Sorry about that, I thought I had, so continuing.... :)

    - - - Updated - -...
  15. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
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    Everything in the reg editor is in italics. A...

    Everything in the reg editor is in italics. A couple of images.. am I at the correct prompt/drive letter?
  16. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    Denis, I must thank you for such a detailed...

    Denis, I must thank you for such a detailed account of what to do. I've just read through it and about to start. I already had the media creation tool (MediaCreationTool21H1.exe 18.6 MB —...
  17. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    Also, I have not attempted to connect to the...

    Also, I have not attempted to connect to the internet but have a LAN cable ready if needed,
  18. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    MrGeek at one stage I did get three passwords...

    MrGeek at one stage I did get three passwords hints but I only knew two of them. First pets name was not known
    Denis, TIA - I'm sure it would be 64bit.
  19. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    Thanks Bree, that's very reassuring. It's been...

    Thanks Bree, that's very reassuring. It's been an interesting experience with MS. I read they will respect the privacy of anyone deceased and to a certain extent I agree with that. I did provide...
  20. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    Wow Denis that's amazing. I was almost certain it...

    Wow Denis that's amazing. I was almost certain it would be a lost cause apart from maybe cloning the HDD. There will be a lot of memories, and to save them will be invaluable. Yes, please let me know...
  21. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    Hi Denis, no, I don't know how many/what user...

    Hi Denis, no, I don't know how many/what user accounts there may be.
  22. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    Thanks for the replies. The situation here I have...

    Thanks for the replies. The situation here I have a computer that belonged to a deceased person. The family would like to save any pictures/videos etc that exist and possibly any software he's bought...
  23. Thread: Passwords by James1093
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 34 Views 2,638

    Passwords

    Could someone explain how the password system works? I know you can have a Windows password and a Microsoft Account which has one also. Which is used by windows? If the Microsoft one and it's...
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    Thanks Paul, but I got so fed up with it I...

    Thanks Paul, but I got so fed up with it I re-installed Windows. So this no longer happens but instead opens a page to the router.
    Its a fritzbox so I'm in talks with them but not making much...
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    MicroSoft Edge wants to open for no reason

    Hi, I've some trouble booting with User/password problems and attempted to fix it. Of course I've made it worse!
    I now get a message
    This app Can't open
    Microsoft Edge can't be opened using the...
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