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    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 24th Jan 17, 9:04 PM
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    Malware problem
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    • 24th Jan 17, 9:04 PM
    Malware problem 24th Jan 17 at 9:04 PM
    As above I have a problem with malware. For the last few days I have had a recurrence of the same problem. My laptop is fine in the morning, come the evening the web browsers start playing up and I scan with Malwarebytes and have to remove 27 items. I am guessing there must be something left on my laptop after the items are quarantined but I cannot find it.

    The other evening I thought I would stay ahead of it, scanned it with Malwarebytes and it was clear, half an hour later the problems started up, scanned it again and there was 27 items to be removed. Can't guarantee it is the same every time but there must be a time trigger there somewhere.

    I am using a Windows 10 i3 HP Pavillion, if more details are needed I will have to check.

    This is the detail of what Malwarebytes found tonight.

    Any help would be appreciated.





    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
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    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 12th Mar 17, 9:11 AM
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    Yes he is.....unfortunately
    Over the top completely.
    Andypix was a very valuable contributor to the Techie Board
    Originally posted by firefox1956
    I did wonder if the poster asking for the post to be taken
    down has asked the same of all of AndyPix's posts
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 12th Mar 17, 9:16 AM
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    Certainly hope not. There was a huge amount of useful info for everybody in his postings.
    Totally ridiculous getting him PPR'd for mentioning the FIRST name of a poster.
    • Jivesinger
    • By Jivesinger 12th Mar 17, 1:04 PM
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    I've nothing to do with the PPR of AndyPix, (which happened about a week ago)
    Originally posted by zagubov
    So why were you asking for a post from, if I remember rightly, 24 January to be deleted?
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 12th Mar 17, 6:02 PM
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    So why were you asking for a post from, if I remember rightly, 24 January to be deleted?
    Originally posted by Jivesinger
    It seemed to hint at another posters identity. What's the date got to do with it? Anyhoo, here's the rules:
    "In the past, we tried hard not to PPR long-standing forum users. Sadly, we had so many issues taking time away from our core MoneySaving work, that protection had to go. Now, if someone's persistently causing trouble, they're PPR'd. If they are, please don't talk about them on the forum. It's unfair to do this when they aren't able to respond."
    We can't discuss any more about this, not least as i haven't a clue about the ex-poster. He may even return in a few days, in which case, great, and if not, that's it I'm afraid.
    There is no honour to be had in not knowing a thing that can be known - Danny Baker
    • johndough
    • By johndough 13th Mar 17, 9:51 AM
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    Hi

    I hope no-one will try and work out my first name, I think it may have been 'baby' until I was registered/christened and then it was/is ...
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 13th Mar 17, 10:36 AM
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    I see the "What happened to ..." thread seems to have been pulled.
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
    Entries of confusion
    Dear diary, I'm here to stay
    • Heedtheadvice
    • By Heedtheadvice 13th Mar 17, 11:18 AM
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    Yes, I noticed it too.
    Remember another annoyed posted saying he/she was going to bring to the attention of admin to highlight the thread as being indicative of the concerns we had regarding the PPR of an apparently valued poster........I paraphrase from memory.

    It would seem that admin do not appreciate constructive feedback (regarding posts that are helpful) are just being blind or dictatorial. They are entitled to be the latter (the website and forum formally belong to them) but it does no good taking such action to look to meet the aim to help other money savers.

    A thread such as has been started here would benefit significantly from Andy's input
    • Heedtheadvice
    • By Heedtheadvice 13th Mar 17, 11:44 AM
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    Having just had a look through the terms and conditions (not read since I joined many a year ago) I guess I had better stop posting before the great admin deem me to be a trouble maker and send me a bill for £40 per hour or instigate legal proceedings.

    It would just seem sad that such action would potentially be taken when the aim is improvement for forum posters.

    Bye all (for now at least) and apologies to the OP for being off topic.
    Last edited by Heedtheadvice; 13-03-2017 at 11:45 AM. Reason: apology added
    • were
    • By were 13th Mar 17, 11:59 AM
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    were
    Heedtheadvice, you mention PPR? > Personally Prostrated for Retribution???
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 13th Mar 17, 12:34 PM
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    I see the "What happened to ..." thread seems to have been pulled.
    Originally posted by DoaM
    Yes it has........
    That thread was started by me for a very good reason.
    Not at all pleased that it has been removed.
    No reason has been given by whoever removed the thread.
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 13th Mar 17, 1:03 PM
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    My theory is it may be my fault , I posted who shall not be named's user profile
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 15th Mar 17, 4:28 PM
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    #Warm cuddly feelings#


    You guys ...


    I got banned temporarily for not being nice enough to a certain user...


    Missed you all
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 15th Mar 17, 4:38 PM
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    Welcome back..............
    Now behave yourself........
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 15th Mar 17, 4:38 PM
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    As for me mentioning the users name in this thread, i was just pointing out that they had left their name in the system info post (post#3) for anyone to see ..


    My bad apparently
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • Heedtheadvice
    • By Heedtheadvice 15th Mar 17, 7:11 PM
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    Wow! That took you next to no time to write out ten times
    "I must not post whatever I posted to upset whoever I upset when I was only trying to help others and unwittingly incurred the wrath of those did not like it and have the power to take action and I must not do it again"

    but then I realise to are a technical wizard and know how to copy and paste

    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 15th Mar 17, 8:04 PM
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    As for me mentioning the users name in this thread, i was just pointing out that they had left their name in the system info post (post#3) for anyone to see ..


    My bad apparently
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Welcome back Lord Voldemort, I take it you have found a spell against expellianus
    • Rubidium
    • By Rubidium 15th Mar 17, 8:07 PM
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    #Warm cuddly feelings#


    You guys ...


    I got banned temporarily for not being nice enough to a certain user...


    Missed you all
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Glad to see you back providing useful techie input again.

    That certain user is an idiot who does not understand the concept of a discussion forum and reports anyone who challenges anything that he posts using his various user ID's.

    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 15th Mar 17, 8:35 PM
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    Interesting chat going on here lol

    Anyway, I think I have solved the malware issue.

    Whilst I have not made it go away, I have found a way to avoid it.

    It seems to be on a time trigger, about 19:45 each night, so I have changed the time on my laptop and so far it has not shown it's face tonight. At least that keeps it in check for the time being.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 15th Mar 17, 8:48 PM
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    Interesting chat going on here lol

    Anyway, I think I have solved the malware issue.

    Whilst I have not made it go away, I have found a way to avoid it.

    It seems to be on a time trigger, about 19:45 each night, so I have changed the time on my laptop and so far it has not shown it's face tonight. At least that keeps it in check for the time being.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    search for task scheduler , then delete it(the task of course)
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 15th Mar 17, 9:13 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    search for task scheduler , then delete it(the task of course)
    Originally posted by debitcardmayhem
    Thank you, spent ages trying to decide where the trigger would be

    Anyway, think I got it, when I clicked on it it triggered the AV too, it resisted a little, even replicated twice, but I have gone back into the task scheduler and it no longer appears to be there so fingers crossed
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
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