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Fake Facebook Suspended Account emails are leading to Trojans and Ransomware.

There are some fake emails circulating at the moment that attempt to trick you into believing that your Facebook Account has been suspended, due to a breach in Facebook's "Terms & Policies".

They appear to come from a legitimate Facebook email address, but it is a trick to get you to click on a link that leads to a TermsPolicies.pdf.exe file hosted on what seems to be a compromised third party website (assetdigitalmarketing [dot] com).

The file seems to be a generic Trojan downloader, and is a crypto-ransomware variant. Malwarebytes detects it as Trojan.ZBAgent.NS - the signature they use for CTB Locker/Critroni ransomware.

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Fake Facebook Suspended Account emails are leading to Trojans and Ransomware. There are some fake emails circulating at the moment that attempt to trick...
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Similar to our last Post, if you've lost your Windows 8.1 disk, or it's been damaged, this Microsoft website has a tool for creating new media.

https://www.spottydog.com.au/windows-8-1-installation-media-creation-tool/
How to create a Windows 8.1 Install Disk using the Microsoft Media Creation Tool.
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If you have ever lost your Windows 7 Disk or Recovery Media, or damaged it so that it's unusable, then this is a handy website to know about.

You can download an ISO file so you can burn a replacement, or create a bootable USB Drive.

https://www.spottydog.com.au/windows-7-installation-disk-microsoft-software-recovery-website/
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Google recently launched a new website simply called Good To Know, to inform users about Online safety and privacy, and about how to manage online data.

http://www.google.com/goodtoknow/
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Everyone has experienced that moment when your smartphone is running low on battery power. You are continuously notified imminent disaster.

So here are some tips to increase your smartphone’s battery life.

1. Dim the screen - Lots of us love to watch those short clips on our smartphone while we are on the move. Watching videos on that bright display is really a nice experience. But that bright display on your smartphone sucks a lot out of the battery. So always dim the screen for normal usage of your smartphone.

2. Keep the screen timeout short - Always set your screen timeout to the shortest available as it will save a lot of battery life.

3. Turn off Bluetooth and WiFi - Some of us forget to turn off Bluetooth after receiving files or WiFi after our internet session is over which eats up a lot of power. Turning off WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use can add an extra hour of life to the battery.

4. Use your GPS carefully – GPS is big battery eater. It continuously send signals to satellites to set your location. Some Apps use GPS to track the location of restaurants and other destinations. You may be able to restrict use of your phone’s GPS by these apps if not required.

5. Kill extra apps - Apps also eat some percentage of your battery. So kill all the apps which are not in use.

Some apps like JuiceDefender for Android can help you extend your battery’s life.

Things are a little easier in Windows Phone. Open Settings > Battery Saver and check on Always turn on Battery saver when battery is low and also Turn on Battery Saver now, until next recharge. This turns off some services to help preserve and extend your battery.
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As always, be careful what you click on in Facebook!!!

https://www.facebook.com/SpottyDogComputerServices/posts/901373636574089?fref=nf
A Trojan is working it's way through Facebook, infecting some 110,000 users in just two days. The malware spreads itself by posting links to a...
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I came across a removal tool that I hadn’t heard of before called GMER, and I gave it a shot.

To my surprise it was very simple and effective.

https://www.spottydog.com.au/how-to-remove-a-rootkit-virus/
How to remove a Rootkit Virus using the GMER Removal Tool.
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Microsoft are encouraging people to report bogus phone calls claiming they are Microsoft so that they can work with Law Enforcement Agencies to catch these guys.

There is a link on this website to report Tech Support Scams.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/williamk/archive/2014/11/17/report-a-tech-support-scam-to-microsoft.aspx
The Ramblings of an Engineering Program Manager at Microsoft responsible for Support Diagnostics and Automated Solutions.
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A very worthwhile read.
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Scan this with your Smartphone.
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Do you own a small business?
Sick of paying for accounting software?
Why not try the Open Source and FREE GnuCash software?

There is a long list of features supported by GNUCash which includes:

Double-Entry bookkeeping
HBCI support
Stock/Mutual Fund Portfolios
Budget
Bank and Credit Card reconciliation
SQL support
Scheduled Transactions
Transaction-Import Matching Support
Mortgage and Loan Repayment Assistant
Built-in and custom reports and charts
And Many More…

Small business accounting features include:

Invoicing
Accounts Receivable (A/R)
Accounts Payable (A/P) including bills due reminders
Employee expense voucher
Depreciation
Mapping to income tax schedules and TXF export for import into tax prep software (US)
Setting up tax tables and applying sales tax on invoices

http://www.gnucash.org/download.phtml
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