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Windows 7: Annoying pop up

08 Jun 2018   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Annoying pop up

I keep getting these annoying pop ups from various locales and have treating them as spam but are they anyone got any ideas??




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08 Jun 2018   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

How is your email configured. Is it POP3 or IMAP? I ask since Ive had this problem (with YAHOO) since from a couple of years ago, when yahoo made POP3 obsolete and any email clients using POP3 were no good. Yahoo said the change was to provide a more secure email, but in reality when I sign in to my own email on a computer other than my own, I then get an "unusual sign in" activity email from Yahoo. I know it is only me, but why don't Yahoo?
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09 Jun 2018   #3
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The email looks to be legitimate. I enabled 2factor verification for my account a while ago and the email came from "account-security-noreply@accountprotection.microsoft.com".

I would log in to your account and check the activity
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09 Jun 2018   #4
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
The email looks to be legitimate. I enabled 2factor verification for my account a while ago and the email came from "account-security-noreply@accountprotection.microsoft.com".

I would log in to your account and check the activity

The emails are genuine!! But what is the event that prompts the message(s)?! Talking from experience, I do check my emails. The emails become frustrating when I find it was only me logging on (to a different computer). I have had so many of these emails that I become shy to log on to my emails on a different computer.
Thanks for the advice @axe0, Ive just checked my account and I see that 2factor verification is switched off. It has never been enabled as far as Im aware.
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09 Jun 2018   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep ok I get tthe message but what does make me feel a little anxiety is after recent close call with a scam call supposedly because they used the logo - from Telstra (my ISP) is that I am getting these and not always the same IP. I was briefly hooked up via Teamviewer and during my trying to run the other three computers at the same time twigged that Telstra would not use that software in fact I am informed by them they never call anyone period. Something else that the caller said too immediately made me suspicious was that he got quite ansy with me and called me just an old man.





It ended up with my nerves in shreds and having get my home phone made a private number and have all my gear checked at the local computer store - not a cheap exercise I might add and me now scanning the machines before I do anything on line which is annoying also.


I think a lot of the trouble is that a lot of queries to ISP's out here at least are off shore so one is never really sure of who you are talking to.


But thanks fellas for putting my mind at rest just wish you could take away the paranoia
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10 Jun 2018   #6
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

A family member of mine received similar mails, he checked his account activity and it turned out his (spam) email was hacked by some chinese guy (according to the IP).

As mentioned, I would recommend to check your account activity and make sure nobody else has accessed your account.
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10 Jun 2018   #7
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In any case I would change the email password immediately, as your account might have been compromised. Also if you gave a scammer teamviewer access to your computer, strongly consider a reformat as soon as possible.
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10 Jun 2018   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

First thing to do is change any passwords you have anywhere online, obviously concentrate with any that deal with financial matters and transactions - THIS SHOULD BE DONE FROM ANOTHER SECURE SYSTEM also once you have done this disconnect from the internet, and run a full scan for the main types of malware, Adware, viruses and it is a good idea to do a boot scan for keyloggers and the like.

Your computer could have been compromised at a low level and may be sending all your important information to someone who will not use it for your benefit

This is of course only a possible result of the attempted "Telstra" scam and I hope this is the case but better safe than sorry

If you have backups of images before the incident then these should be clean if they were not left connected to the system and can be used to restore the system. I would suggest that you do a full fresh reinstall, if you need to get backups of your data then do not return them to the new setups until they have been fully scanned
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10 Jun 2018   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep well my mail comes through live.com.au and the Microsoft password has been changed as have most of the important stuff.


As I said the gear has already been checked by those computer fellows and nothing was found except for failing hardware issues which I had no idea about anyway.


What annoys me as much as anything is the way these cheeky ratbags prey on the elderly - I am 71 and reasonably literate (but sloppy at times) on the computer but what about those who are not?? Personally I think the penalties for these low lives when they are caught is not severe enough because the emotional stress is as bad as the actual act of wrecking a computer.
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