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I use the internet but it will not not let me load any of emails or use banking websites, or really just will not download any websites

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Your question or issue was specified very unclear. However you could try installing "firefox" if you use Internet Explorer. Firefox uses different security permissions for email, websites or downloads.

For your downloads you could install FreeDownload manager.

Please specify what type of connection you are having:
Iexample: ADSL, or 56Kbps Modem, or Internet over LAN, or ISDN. Also please specify your Operating System and the Browser you are using for the internet.

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In this case, please contact your bank by phone or visit an bank office for help and do not take advice online from people telling you to go to website X, share your bankaccount details, etc. They might scam you and plunder your bankaccount - or even worse: take out loans in your name - its really, really common nowadays.

Please also remember that your bank will never ever EVER email you concerning your bankaccount or transactions. Those emails, how scary or real they might seem to be ('Account blocked', 'Extra Security Measures', 'Check this Fraudulent Transation', etc.); it's all always fake !

The advice above is in line with most banks official guidelines, please don't make yourself vulnerable to online scams and contact your bank directly instead.

Disclaimer: FixYa is a really friendly, trustworthy and helpful community, but that still doesn't mean criminal can't or won't take advantage of it.

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Prevent Phishing Attacks


• Did you ever receive an email that appeared to be from your bank? • Did you click a link that sent you to what looked like your bank's website?• Did you enter your username and password?• When you clicked submit, did the site turn out to be bogus? If you said yes to any of these questions then you may have been ‘phished’. Phishing is a hacker term that essentially means trolling for personal or financial information. Phishing is also a crime! Millions of people online, 3.3 million in fact, fall victim to ‘social engineering’ such as clicking on tainted links in emails, receiving legitimate looking emails that direct you to poisoned sites to steal passwords and usernames, or any number of malicious ploys to get you to give up your personal information. Simply put, the perpetrators of these scams intend on selling your information or using it in some manner for personal gain. However, there are ways to stop them before they get you. Phishing (pronounced ‘fishing’), is the act of misleading people into turning over sensitive information under false pretenses. ‘Spoofing’ or ‘brand spoofing’ is when a hacker copies or crafts web pages and emails from the spoofed sites web site content. These emails and web pages are the used as bait. Once the victim takes the bait, the hacker proceeds to bleed victims financially from the information they glean. In 2007, victims of phishing lost an average of $886 per person. That’s $3.2 billion (USD). The number of people who actually got their money back is astoundingly lower. Only 1.6 million recovered money lost to phishing scams, that’s just over half of last years victims. You’ll be interested to know two things about phishing. If you know what to look for you know what to ignore. If your email provider is worth their salt, and you have a good mail client, these lures never see the light of day.

Instruction On How To Prevent Phishing Atacks :

    Steps to Fight Phishing
  1. Step 1 Gmail is at the top of the line when it comes to filtering out spam. Google offers infinitely better spam protection than AOL or Yahoo. What’s more, Google’s email service, Gmail, is free.
  2. Step 2 Abandon outdated mail clients. Upgrade to Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. I know for a fact people still use Outlook Express. If you use it, uninstall it and get something else.
  3. Step 3 Never follow links in an email claiming to be from your bank. Ignore these types of emails. Banking institutions never ask you to verify your online banking username and password, except perhaps during initial sign-up, though this is not a common practice. These links may lead to a website that looks like your bank’s site but is not.
  4. Step 4 The website linked to in the email may ask you to enter your username and password. Do not do this until you have verified you are dealing with your banking institution. Call customer service and ask if this is a common practice. If customer service tells you it is not common practice, notify them of the email you received, as well as the url in the email. Indicators are bad urls, no padlock icon in your browser or other security indicators missing from your usual online banking session experience.
  5. Step 5 The next step in protection is to install a good Anti-Virus and firewall. Some products for you to consider are:• AVG Free • Avast! Anti-Virus • ZoneAlarm • BlackICE PC Protection
  6. Step 6 Adjust you browser settings to tighten up security especially if you use web based email. If you receive an email with a bad link in it, add the link to your 'Restricted Sites'. To do this go to Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Security. On the 'Security' tab go to 'Restricted Sites', move the slider to 'high' and remember to add blocked sites so the computer knows whom to trust. Do the same in your email client and firewall. If you are using IE, the rule of thumb is to uninstall IE and use:• Mozilla Fire Fox• Maxthon Web Browser

In this way , you can prevent phishing attacks .

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Is it hard to get access to yahoo on a brand new computer? It has Windows 7.


No it is not hard to get access to Yahoo on any computer. How do you get Yahoo? You open an internet browser (like internet explorer or Firefox ect.) and wait for the website to load, then you go to the top of the page where the address of that website is listed and delete the address. The address looks like http://www. . After you delete the address, type this in instead http://www.yahoo.com and press the enter key on your keyboard. That will take you to Yahoo. Yahoo is free on the internet.

I hope this helps?

Good luck!

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to email you will need an email account for yourself, once you have it, the website will guide you through your first emails.

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I can't open links in my emails OR log in to secure websites I use such as banks? Using Internet Explorer 8 with Windows 7 - new computer


Sounds like you have Norton Internet Security running or maybe some fancy firewall such as Zone Alarm.
Go into the management console of your anti virus and see if you can find the internet protector side of it and turn it off (there might be a 'pause' option) to check. If everything works there might be a security level setting you can just lower a bit to still give you the protection.
If you have a fancy firewall it's very dependant - Windows already has one and if you use a router for t'internet there should be one on that. Third party firewalls on the pc tend to just give problems browsing unless you really go to town configuring them. I'd ditch it myself but that's just me..
If it's neither of these go into Internet Explorer and in Tools-Options on the Advanced tab click the 'reset Internet Explorer settings' button.
Good luck

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My hotmail accout wont load onto my acer netbook help!


hi,

all programs that running through internet it will load automatically when clicking and/or upon release the tab or mouse button. not unless is driver's needed like adobe player and etc and you really need to download those drivers to run the program.

if your working an office or your using your office network and you're trying to download your accounts like hotmail, gmail etc., but unsuccessful. your company network administrator are blocking those site to run in your workplace. talk to your network administrator for that matter.

but if happen that you have your own network or line like broadband then this happen, i tell you, someone is manipulating your system or some one is hacking and collect the information you have in your PC your email and everything. even you have a good anti virus installed in your PC. the best thing to do is un-install your plug-ins coming from visited website that need plug-ins to run their websites. but do this in offline - unplug your network. after un installation. update your anti virus or if you don't have then you should have that, even free anti-virus can help.

hoping this can help.

God Bless


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I am having a problem logging in to my online banking i am getting a time out dislpay i have talked with sov.bank and they say because this is a new explorer site they do not except it and i should go...


Personally, Internet explorer just doesn't cut it for a lot of my websites. I've actually had the same exact problem. I've all but completely switched to Firefox web browser. It's backwards compatible with almost every site I've ever visited and I've noticed many fewer crashes.

Try firefox at www.firefox.com and see if that works better for you. The best thing about this browser is, the site I visit that must be viewed with internet explorer are viewable. They have a downloadable add-on that lets you run internet explorer in a firefox tab. :)

I hope this helps out, but other then my idea there isn't much you're going to be able to do. If their banking tools won't allow IE8, then you've gotta bite the bullet and use something else.

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