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COMPUTER DANGER: BEWARE OF "THINK POINT"

 
 
Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 05:17 pm

COMPUTER DANGER: BEWARE OF "THINK POINT"

It impersonates Microsoft; it pretends to represent MS.
It popped up on my computer, warning me of a trojan horse
or a worm and enticing me to to scan my computer with it,
to click OK and to re-boot my computer with the new program on it.

I was not dum enuf to click OK,
but I took a chance and clicked "scan" on it: big mistake.

I had to call Microsoft several times over the last 2 days
to get it off again. It took MS technicians several hours to get it off.
MS has been flooded with calls for help against Think Point.





David
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 07:12 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
These things prey on the gullible.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 09:51 pm
@Intrepid,

In retrospect, I agree that my skepticism was below its usual level.

I thawt (in error) that clicking scanning
woud be inoffensive, of itself.





David
Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2010 10:47 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Nothing is inoffensive with those people. Quite often, they setup the virus to activate on the option you think is the safest for you.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2010 01:33 pm
@Intrepid,
Intrepid wrote:
Nothing is inoffensive with those people.
Quite often, they setup the virus to activate on the option you think is the safest for you.
That is very plausible.

I believed, in error,
that it was functionally necessary to click "OK"
(or open an attachment [which was not involved here])
before malware coud be put on my computer.

I have learned from experience.





David
Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2010 05:42 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I have always gone by..... If I don't learn something new every day, I consider the day lost.
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2010 05:47 pm
i try to avoid thinking or making points, i should be safe
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2010 01:55 am
@Intrepid,
Intrepid wrote:
I have always gone by..... If I don't learn something new every day, I consider the day lost.
I have found it MINDBLOWING what huge masses of information can be,
and have been, acquired over the years, in very small increments.





David
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