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  1.    05 Aug 2015 #11
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    How do you tell if your infected or not? The way I back-up recently may have saved me. However, I may need to re-do a clean install of 10 and delete the backup image of windows 10. Firefox defaults to yahoo for search results.
    Something to worry about with clean installs now, malware can't write to a clean DVD copy of the Windows installer, but it can to a USB flash drive (unless it has some kind of write protection).
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  2.    05 Aug 2015 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    Something to worry about with clean installs now, malware can't write to a clean DVD copy of the Windows installer, but it can to a USB flash drive (unless it has some kind of write protection).
    Not the way I do things. I am currently scanning images from a clean windows 7 with Malwarebytes.
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  3.    05 Aug 2015 #13
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Denmark
    Posts : 236
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    Three programs that I keep off my computers are Adobe Acrobat, Java and Adobe Flash. Prevents a lot of problems.
    +1 I do the same
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  4.    05 Aug 2015 #14
    Join Date : Feb 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    For very long time now I have Flash set to ask to initialize and don't have no Flash based live adds but at most leave black holes on screen. Wander if any of adds are made in HTML5 ?
    I'm wondering the same thing. Can adds be made with HTML5?
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  5.    05 Aug 2015 #15
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slugger View Post
    I'm wondering the same thing. Can adds be made with HTML5?
    They might be but I bet the people who created them don't want to spend the money to re-write them.
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  6.    05 Aug 2015 #16
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Actually not quite true -- well you can't get PC malware but you most certainly can get Scammed -- people have often replied via Newspaper ads to "Scams" etc -- in particular - "Ponzi Schemes" and Investment Boiler House schemes. There are all sorts of other Scams one could get lured into via a newspaper Ad. What about "Timeshares" on non existent properties etc etc.
    True enough, but in the case of those scenarios there might be a slight chance of legal recompense/revenge.

    Also PC malware causes $B of damage to businesses and the Economy as a whole, whereas scams normally only affect individual citizens.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    I do agree though Non Static ads are HUGELY irritating -- I can live with some STATIC advertising on sites -- things do have to be paid for - but irritating the customer seems the wrong way to go about it - especially as it leads to POORER security too.
    Agreed.

    There should probably be an opt in system for people who want to risk receiving malware from targeted ads.
    The default should be static ads.
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  7.    06 Aug 2015 #17

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    True enough, but in the case of those scenarios there might be a slight chance of legal recompense/revenge.

    Also PC malware causes $B of damage to businesses and the Economy as a whole, whereas scams normally only affect individual citizens.


    Agreed.

    There should probably be an opt in system for people who want to risk receiving malware from targeted ads.
    The default should be static ads.

    G'day Mate --

    really enjoying this morning -- watching Cricket -- 'OZ OUT BEFORE LUNCH on ist day of 4th Ashes test --60 all out ist innings !!

    My English friends were singing " It's all gone quiet over there" where a load of aussies were drinking and getting glummer by the minute. Still they said ---OK we'll get our revenge at the Davies Cup Tennis semi final vs GB in September.

    (Just winding you up !!).

    However back to the topic -- a whole load of high powered business people were discussing this very issue and say that intrusive ads ruin the whole market and drive customers away - Static systems are best -- so maybe there IS hope in the future (like eventually for the aussie cricket team !!).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8.    06 Aug 2015 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    really enjoying this morning -- watching Cricket -- 'OZ OUT BEFORE LUNCH on ist day of 4th Ashes test --60 all out ist innings !!
    The Poms have totally hammered us the last 3 innings we've batted.
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