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  Topic: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 27
Views: 1105

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 9:06 pm   Subject: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
From the For What It Is Worth department, Pump and Dump scammers have launched an email spam campaign touting a Swiss currency exchange and a Swiss digital (crypto) Coin that they have invested in hea ...
  Topic: How does this happen?
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 6
Views: 334

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 28 Dec 2017 9:54 pm   Subject: How does this happen?
But is is it an attack or only an attack attempt? That is, if I didn't respond to it does the fact that I got the pop-over nevertheless mean my computer is already infected with something?

In the p ...
  Topic: How does this happen?
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 6
Views: 334

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 28 Dec 2017 2:54 pm   Subject: How does this happen?
I have noticed that Malwarebytes 3.x is the first to detect and block most browser based attacks, especially tech support scams and links to exploit attack kits.
  Topic: How does this happen?
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 6
Views: 334

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 28 Dec 2017 2:50 pm   Subject: How does this happen?
The bogus tech support pop-overs are entirely browser based JavaScript attacks that are delivered via poisoned ads or compromised PHP driven websites (e.g. WordPress).

It may take some detective wo ...
  Topic: Unable To Upload Photos - Samsung Tablet
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 7
Views: 212

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 27 Dec 2017 4:03 pm   Subject: Unable To Upload Photos - Samsung Tablet
Hmm. Looks like the "browse" button works in Chrome, but not Firefox.

It might be helpful if you [url=https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/QA/Bug_writing_guidelines]file a bug ...
  Topic: Apple I Mac slow down question
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 2
Views: 252

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 26 Dec 2017 9:43 pm   Subject: Apple I Mac slow down question
My first thought was the hard drive might be failing, or the case and its components could be overheating due to clogged vents. Remove all dust from air holes and the heatsink fins on the CPU (unplug ...
  Topic: Macrium Reflect help.
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 20
Views: 455

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 18 Dec 2017 9:26 pm   Subject: Macrium Reflect help.
Richard;
If you want the best data transfer rate, the external enclosure must also be USB 3.0 (to match the computer's USB 3.0 port). The USB cable should not exceed 6 feet, unless it is specifically ...
  Topic: Macrium Reflect help.
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 20
Views: 455

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 18 Dec 2017 9:02 am   Subject: Macrium Reflect help.

The manual says that the usb port I am using is 3.0. I wasn't aware of special cables. I looked inside the port, and the only difference is that the tab that slips into the cord is blue. No red pla ...
  Topic: Macrium Reflect help.
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 20
Views: 455

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 17 Dec 2017 5:48 pm   Subject: Macrium Reflect help.

I'm doing an image.

About 30 minutes ago, it got down to 2 minutes left. Then it jumped to 7 hours. Interesting.

I got an update notice, but chose not to update right now.

Updates usuall ...
  Topic: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 27
Views: 1105

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 14 Dec 2017 6:40 pm   Subject: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
Two decades ago, I took part in a distributed computer research project called the SETI@Home Project. PCs around the world donated some of their CPUs and RAM to run a screensaver that downloaded telem ...
  Topic: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 27
Views: 1105

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 14 Dec 2017 3:01 pm   Subject: Re: Pedal Steel Guitar
Hey where did the steel guitar forum go ?
This portion of the SGF deals with all things to do with computers, software and smart devices.
  Topic: video conference for band comunication & practice
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 1
Views: 203

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 6 Dec 2017 1:17 pm   Subject: video conference for band comunication & practice
You might experiment with Facebook Messenger, which allows for at least 2-way audio-video conferencing. It does allow for group calls, but I find the results borderline at times (with just one person) ...
  Topic: router in different room from desktop?
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 6
Views: 414

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 26 Nov 2017 12:12 am   Subject: router in different room from desktop?
Very helpful info,Would one like a flash drive shape, or as pictured that can be moved around (like rabbit ears)be better? Thanks

It really depends on how far and how many solid walls lie between t ...
  Topic: router in different room from desktop?
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 6
Views: 414

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 25 Nov 2017 9:57 am   Subject: router in different room from desktop?
I have both wired and wireless connections from my router, which I set up next to my cable modem. The signal easily reaches through the one or two walls to the devices. But, there is a big difference ...
  Topic: Free CPU Cooler at Newegg
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 4
Views: 226

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 22 Nov 2017 10:50 pm   Subject: Free CPU Cooler at Newegg
I build Intel computers. They run cooler and are more stable than the last AMD I built, which was around about the year 2002.

During 2007 I lived and worked in Arkansas. One of my longer running jo ...
  Topic: Firefox update??
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 10
Views: 455

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 22 Nov 2017 10:29 am   Subject: Firefox update??
I let all three PCs update Firefox to #57. I have no complaints about the new appearance and end of life for a few extensions.

BTW: NoScript was finally updated to work in Fx 57+. Some changes were ...
  Topic: Firefox update??
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 10
Views: 455

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 21 Nov 2017 6:48 pm   Subject: Firefox update??
It is possible for mere users to download and install [url=https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/]Firefox ESR. The current version is 52. It looks and works like the previous version bef ...
  Topic: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 27
Views: 1105

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 21 Nov 2017 1:59 pm   Subject: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
Wiz, you need either ASIC miners, or in my case, video cards. I'm using GTX 1060 and 1070 cards. My 1070 runs almost all the time, and I play games on the 1060. The 1060 mines when I'm not playing or ...
  Topic: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 27
Views: 1105

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 21 Nov 2017 11:57 am   Subject: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
I don't see anything suspicious in the html. Just some java scripts for drawing the page and menus.

I AM running NiceHash miner here on my system. In addition to the bitconnect site, I've been mini ...
  Topic: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 27
Views: 1105

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 21 Nov 2017 9:39 am   Subject: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
Gary;
Can you check the scripts to see if there are any Minero, or Coinhive Miners loaded on the landing page?
  Topic: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 27
Views: 1105

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 21 Nov 2017 9:32 am   Subject: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
The primary reason for any website involving Bitcoins being blocked by Malwarebytes', is because it detected a Bitcoin Miner Trojan that is foisted on visitors landing on those pages.
  Topic: Win 7 updates
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 3
Views: 197

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 21 Nov 2017 9:30 am   Subject: Win 7 updates
Sometimes the Windows Updates catalog (list of installed updates) becomes corrupted, or is not read correctly. Curing this involves renaming the affected directory, rebooting, then checking for update ...
  Topic: gif converts to jpeg
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 6
Views: 332

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 20 Nov 2017 4:40 pm   Subject: gif converts to jpeg
Thanks. Like said, it wasn't a major problem. I can definitely live with things like they are.

Anyway, I would hope that animated images wouldn't slow things down here, but I don't know about that. ...
  Topic: gif converts to jpeg
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 6
Views: 332

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 20 Nov 2017 4:04 pm   Subject: gif converts to jpeg
I heard from b0b about this issue and it is a software bug in the image upload plug-in.
  Topic: gif converts to jpeg
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 6
Views: 332

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 19 Nov 2017 9:44 am   Subject: gif converts to jpeg
No, that is not normal. How and where are you posting the link and where is the actual file residing?
 
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