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How to prevent computer from infections

  • Do not click on any type of Pop-up, Even to close it or open e-mails from people you don't know.
  • Do not open or forward suspicious looking e-mails. Its better to delete them immediately.
  • Do not reply to spam, Even if it is to "Unsubscribe".
  • Always look out for unusual words and language in e-mails.
  • Only Visit websites that you trust.
  • Make sure you computer is secured with proper antivirus software's and updated regularly.
  • Always make sure to scan devices before opening any files or folders.
  • Respond to e-mails from your banks asking your details-Call them for verification.
  • Do not download and install programs from internet.
  • Do not allow anyone else to use or access your computer.
  • Make sure your computer is updated with latest security patches.
Steps to be taken in case of any infection.

  • Turn of f PC to prevent more malware being received.
  • Disconnect PC from your network.
  • Run a full antivirus check on your PC.

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I simply want to stop receiving unsolicited emails from Amazon. Cannot identify where on this reply site I can effect this. Searching this site using 'Unsubcribe to emails' has not led me to a readily identifiable means to stop emails being sent. Please advise and means to proceed and achieve this.


Identifying Amazon E-mailFrom time to time, you might receive e-mails that look like they come from Amazon.com, but they are, in fact, falsified. Often these e-mails direct you to a Web site that looks similar to the Amazon.com Web site, where you might be asked to provide account information such as your e-mail address and password combination. Unfortunately, these false Web sites can steal your sensitive information; later, this information may be used to commit fraud. Some phishing messages contain potential viruses or malware that can detect passwords or sensitive data. We recommend that you install an anti-virus program and keep it updated at all times.
Below are some key points to look for in order to identify these e-mails:
1. Know what Amazon.com won't ask for
Amazon.com will never ask you for the following information in an e-mail communication:

  • Your social security number or tax identification number
  • Your credit card number, PIN number, or credit card security code (including "updates" to any of the above)
  • ***********'s maiden name
  • Your Amazon.com password

2. Requests to verify or confirm your account information
Amazon.com will not ask you to verify or confirm your Amazon.com account information by clicking on a link from an e-mail.
3. Attachments on suspicious e-mails
Amazon.com does not send order confirmations or other unsolicited requests that require you to open attachments, nor do we permit our merchants to do so. We recommend that you do not open any e-mail attachments from suspicious or unknown sources. If you receive a suspicious e-mail allegedly sent from Amazon.com that contains an attachment, we recommend you forward the e-mail to stop-spoofing@amazon.com (as an attachment if possible) without opening it. Delete the mail after you send it. If you opened an attachment in the e-mail, we recommend running anti-virus or anti-malware software.
4. Grammatical or typographical errors
Be on the lookout for poor grammar or typographical errors. Some phishing e-mails are translated from other languages or are sent without being proofread, and as a result, contain bad grammar or typographical errors.
5. Check the return address
Is the e-mail from Amazon.com? While phishers often send forged e-mail to make it look like it came from Amazon.com, you can sometimes determine whether or not it's authentic by checking the return address. If the "from" line of the e-mail looks like "amazon-security@hotmail.com" or "amazon-fraud@msn.com," or contains the name of another Internet service provider, you can be sure it is a fraudulent e-mail.
6. Check the Web site address
Genuine Amazon.com web sites are always hosted on the "amazon.com" domain--"http://www.amazon.com/. . . " (or "https://www.amazon.com/. . ."). Sometimes the link included in spoofed e-mails looks like a genuine Amazon.com address. You can check where it actually points to by hovering your mouse over the link--the actual Web site where it points to will be shown in the status bar at the bottom of your browser window or as a pop-up.
We never use a web address such as "http://security-amazon.com/. . ." or an IP address (string of numbers) followed by directories such as "http://123.456.789.123/amazon.com/. . . ."
Alternately, sometimes the spoofed e-mail is set up such that if you click anywhere on the text you are taken to the fraudulent Web site. Amazon.com will never send an e-mail that does this. If you accidentally click on such an e-mail and go to a spoofed Web site, do not enter any information and just close that browser window.
7. If an e-mail looks suspicious, go directly to the Amazon.com Web site
When in doubt, do not click the link included in an e-mail. Just go directly to www.amazon.com and click "Your Account" in the top right menu to view recent purchases, or review your account information. If you cannot access your account, or if you see anything suspicious, let us know right away.
8. Do not "unsubscribe"
Never follow any instructions contained in a forged e-mail that claim to provide a method for "unsubscribing." Many spammers use these "unsubscribe" processes to create a list of valid, working e-mail addresses.
9. Protect your account information
If you did click through from a spoofed or suspicious e-mail and you entered your Amazon.com account information you should immediately update your Amazon.com password. You can do this through Your Account by choosing the option to "Change your name, e-mail address, or password" found under Account Settings.
Even if someone has been able to look at your account, they are still not able to see your full credit card information. However, orders can be sent from your account using your credit card so please contact us immediately if you notice any orders that you do not recognize.
However, if you did submit your credit card number to the site linked to from the forged e-mail message, we advise that you take steps to protect your information. You may wish to contact your credit card company, for example, to notify them of this matter. Finally, you should delete that credit card from your Amazon.com account to prevent anyone from improperly regaining access to your account. To do so, click "Edit or delete a credit card" under Payment Settings in Your Account.
How To Report Phishing E-mails or Request Account Assistance
If you have received an e-mail you know is a forgery, or if you think you have been a victim of a phishing attack and you are concerned about your Amazon.com account, please let us know right away:
Report or Contact Us about a Phishing or Spoofed E-mail

More than you might want but how about a ++++ rating?

Sep 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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how to get a copy of mail from my yahoo to my wife


login with your email on yahoo then go to option then select more option then select pop and forwarding from your left side under back to mail then click on setup or edit POP & Forwarding then a new window will appear POP access & forwarding then check on forwarding and enter your wife email address there or anyone you want to forward your mail copy to after enter your desired email address click on save and close the page,,
now every new mail come on both email address

Regards
manish

Mar 08, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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After I open and read and or send mail.I then


Try to do this steps provided below.

Internet Explorer :
1. Open Internet explorer > Tools > Internet Option
2. On the General Tab under Browsing History, click on Delete
3. On the pop up windows that opens, make sure all check box are checked that has cookies, temporary files, and etc..., then click on delete
4. Just close and re-open Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox
1. Open Mozilla Firefox > Tools > Clear Private data
2. On the pop up windows, make sure all boxes are checked as well and click on delete.
3. Close and reopen Mozilla Firefox.

Feb 12, 2010 | Google Gmail

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Transaction ID: 90352441SG9813014


Hello vicky martinez,

Thanks for forwarding that suspicious-looking email. You're right - it
was a phishing attempt, and we're working on stopping the fraud. By
reporting the problem, you've made a difference!

Ok Sylvia I understand your frustration before I learn how to deal with this I even cry I was getting charge for almos 300.00 for something that I did not even order so this is what you need to do .
1.- Copie the e-mail and send it to spoof@paypal.com
You will receive a e-mail notification replying samething like;
0909090909090909090909
Hello Sylvia mcmutry,

Thanks for forwarding that suspicious-looking email. You're right - it
was a phishing attempt, and we're working on stopping the fraud. By
reporting the problem, you've made a difference!

Identity thieves try to trick you into revealing your password or other
personal information through phishing emails and fake websites. To learn
more about online safety, click "Security Center" on any PayPal webpage.
09090909090909090909090909

2.- go to ebay.com in your (R)side is MY EBAY click on it the go to your SUMMARY then MESSENGER you will receive information in your regular e-mail and in your ebay mail.

Hope this information was helpful

Your vote and rating is very important to me
thank you

Jul 31, 2009 | PayPal Computers & Internet

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websites not displaying while connected


even pressing no would of activated a spoof web page, run your anti virus and spyware programmes and delete cookies, temp internet files and history.

You may need to do this in safe mode (pressing F8 on boot up) as the programme is obviously running in the background.

Also click Start>run, then type msconfig, a box will pop up, click on start up tab and look for any suspicious programmes, that may relate to the pop up that you got, if so untick it and than restart your pc.

Also check that your homepage has not been hijacked, IE7 allows you to see what activex controls are being used in your browser, and you can dissallow them, but i am not familiar with Firefox browser.

Nov 26, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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