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taffy078
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taffy078 Getting Started - for new members.
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taffy078 Formatting
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I now realise that formatting doesn't work in headings!

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taffy078 New thread - MOGS
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Mogs will shortly be posting details of a new monthly thread. Look out for it!

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taffy078 MOUSE PROBLEM
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I have a Saitek notebook optical mouse. It's about six months old & pretty standard - with wheel.

I have used it with my desktop with no problems until yesterday.

Now, when I highlight text in anything on the internet (to copy & paste it) and right-click to get the 'copy' command, it opens a new internet page (my home page).

It wasn't expensive so should I just replace it? Or have I discovered some shortcut commands?

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taffy078, West Yorkshire, UK

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taffy078 Fraudulent adverts.
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There have been many new threads here recently which are adverts. The Secunia Support team usually lock them & remove them.

All of these threads contain links to other web-sites.

I'm sure that everyone here is aware of the danger of some websites containing viruses etc likely to infect your PC.

But I suggest that you should also consider another danger - that although the website is 'safe', the product offered might not be - it could be a scam/fraud. There was one such thread recently (that Secunia removed) where the link was to a company providing an essay/thesis-writing service. This company was alleged to be part of an international fraud ring.

I'm sure most of us take care in such matters but I do hope that this gentle reminder may be helpful.


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taffy078, West Yorkshire, UK

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taffy078 ADOBE FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I bet everyone here agreed with wolfgang glagla's (very gentle) comments about Adobe Flash. (http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/487...)

How do Adobe get away with it?

If M$ can be "punished" by the European Community, why can't Adobe?

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taffy078 MOUSE PROBLEM
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I guess that we have no hardware experts here who can help me with my mouse problem - see my post dated 28th Jul, 2010 10:19.

I'll buy another at the weekend. Not expensive but I just hate throwing anything away that ain't broken or can be fixed! ;0)


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After that hitch/glitch I experienced on Friday with the TP scan....the fact that it would halt and I'd have to abort.....after having rectified the matter; without changing versions/reverting; by defragmentation.....I've found myself wondering if it also may be true using other than Vista Home Premium.
Since it's happened I've been watching it more closely....there does seem to be correlation between how fragmented the disc is and scan speed. I could imagine that very bad fragmentation might cause to repeatedly abort. And how many assure of CHKDSK having found nothing before "blaming" psi ?
Just a couple of thoughts.

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taffy078 CRITICAL WINDOWS UPDATE.
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Microsoft has issued a "critical" security update to fix a flaw in the way Windows handles shortcuts.

The bug allowed attackers to craft booby-trapped shortcuts that allow them to take over a target computer. (Many users set up shortcuts to get to programs and places in Windows that they use regularly.)

Have you installed it yet?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10837232




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taffy078, West Yorkshire, UK

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taffy078 UK problem - Zeus - Trusteer.
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It was in an earlier edition of this thread that the anti-key-logging software from Trusteer/Rapport was first publicised. This followed advice from a senior Secunia member (not an employee) in another thread in the PSI forum about the software.

Hopefully lots of you will have installed it - as I did - and so won't have been amongst the 100,000 UK people caught out by the latest scam. See here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10865568



Sadly, this thread hasn't worked out as I had intended, despite my good intentions and will probably close at the end of August. Not enough of you share your hints & tips here and not enough of the more experienced here feel it works - they may be right. Indeed, one has suggested that I am legally liable for everything posted here & can be sued! This is nonsense - imho - but it is something that I would not wish to expose myself to.

And, of course, Mogs now keeps us all up-to-date in his Cyberclips thread.

So do please keep up to date by reading Cyberclips and help that thread develop -

that way, we may avoid another 100, 000 in the UK becoming victims of scams!!

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