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Lode

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  1. Dear Kevin, I guess you are so busy and used to helping others solving their difficulties that you overlooked -in you hurry to help me- that in the mean time I posted that I had uninstalled SpyHunter using its own uninstaller. See my post right above yours if you please, beginning with . My apologies to you too. But even though the difficulty was solved, thank you very much for your kind offer to be of help. Much appreciated.
  2. PS: On the Internet there are quite a few tutorials under the title "How to remove SpyHunter." But the first and second ones I found did not work on my machine, and the third one involved using the command prompt... ............. Oops... it looks like I overlooked one tiny detail! I just saw it on one of the "How to remove SpyHunter" tutorials on YouTube. During the uninstall that panel offering to purchase a 6 month license for $10 appears, but what I overlooked was that left of the green "Get Offer" button, there appears another one: "Proceed with Uninstall." (See below attached
  3. Last week I received an email supposedly from a company telling me I had made a substantial payment to them. In case I wanted to review the payment, "see attached document"... sure... I searched for that company on the Internet, but found only a company with a slightly similar name, but not with the exact same spelling as the one the email came from. So I knew right away this was malware, and via the free version of MailWasher I have forwarded it to SpamCop. (SpamCop informs the ISP of the spammer or malware spreader that their service is being abused by so and so.) But I have Mai
  4. (In the mean time I discovered that I was mistaken about SpyHunter4 trial version not uninstalling. See my next post below this one.) ................................................. Thank you for your response. On their website it says: "Attention! Submitting support tickets is only for customers who purchased our products." I see no other way to contact them electronically. They do give their physical location though, so it would be a matter of sending them a letter. On their website they also give instructions on how to remove SpyHunter. It is the regular way: Control pane
  5. PS: The question in this case is: "If professional help from anti-malware specialists is needed to remove a software that is very annoying to you in its behavior, could that software be called 'malware'?" In the mean time the maker of SpyHunter4 is suing Bleeping Computer because one of its members posted a negative review of the software. So now they are also going to start a lawsuit against Emsisoft because of my posts here? I guess not. But things are getting a bit ridiculous...
  6. Thank you much for your offer to help. But I decided to simply utilize my latest system backup made a few days ago, saved on an external drive. Saves you work too. I would like to add the following though: After every reboot SpyHunter4 shows a splash screen and starts a scan automatically. It also starts scanning spontaneously every 20 minutes or so. Even using a system restore point -made previously to installing the program- does not work. The program seems to block System Restore. It does that even in safe mode. After I tried to disable it via a handy small free pro
  7. Hi! Please add SpyHunter4 to the PUP list. I watched a video which showed that out of 230 malware Items SpyHunter detected only 2. And to remove those one would have to buy a license. The subtotal is $34.99. For 6 months only! In the video it said that the total comes to $80 a year... I wanted to see how bad it really was for fun, and installed it out of curiosity with the intent to remove it afterwards. But I haven't been able to get rid of it. (I'll try to be less curious next time.) Using the default uninstall option via the Control panel a message appears offering a licence for $10. Bu
  8. I've had some false positives in herdProtect. But when it detects things it also offers the option to report them as false positives to herdProtect. I've done that a few times when I began using it. A day later when I scanned again they were no longer appearing. So herdProtect had looked into them and no longer flagged them as malware. Since then -months ago- I've not seen any false positives.
  9. May I recommend the free cloud scanner herdProtect as a second opinion scanner? It is powered by 68 anti-malware engines, among them from the top brands, one of them being Emsisoft. Can't hurt together with Emsisoft IS on your machine, specially not because herdProtect does not protect you while you are surfing and downloading stuff, and Emsisoft IS does.... but as a second opinion scanner it might be the best one. And it removes detected malware for free.
  10. Hi! EIS detected 3 trojans which are in an attachment with an email in my Opera Browser's integrated email client. But only in Custom Scan mode. The default Malware Scan did not detect them. So I'm glad EIS found them. But if at all possible, it might be handy if the default scan would also detect them. Not sure if in the default Malware scan scan rootkits are also scanned for, or if EIS can be set to do that, but in Custom Scan I have it enabled. Maybe that is the difference? Or are those trojans not rootkits? I always surf and open emails in the sandbox of Sandboxie. So mal
  11. I decided to trust EIS enough not to add SpyShelter to my notebook after my last post here. And I never came back to this thread. Until now, because today I received an email from them about an upgrade. So I decided to come back here, and see if there had been a reply. I installed SpyShelter again, and added its file for exclusion in EIS, but after rebooting the black screen still appeared again. Luckily via my Recovery USB and System Backup saved on an external drive I had my notebook working again as before in about 25 min. I guess I could install SpyShelter again and this time loo
  12. I use Sandboxie even with Chrome... even though that browser partially sandboxes itself. I've used Sandboxie for a decade, with Opera, Firefox, IE and lately Chrome. The Sandboxie forum was very helpful in advising me on how to set things up, and solve some issues, when I began using it. I got a lifelong license after using it for free for some months. Only because with the paid version you can set it to do things automatically, so it saved me from having to do them manually by clicking on some buttons now and then. But the free and paid versions are identical besides that. I just got l
  13. Hi! I found a free tool to stop Microsoft from spying on my notebook. It works on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. "Destroy Windows 10 Spying" (DWS Light) http://dws.wzor.net/ More info: http://tinyurl.com/hw6yupm During install it shows a long list of items related to the MS spying being altered. It seems very thorough, but I've not had any issues with it so far.
  14. Thanks for replying. It's SpyShelter Premium. (Not the firewall version.) On Windows 8.1 64-bit.
  15. Hi! After installing the latest SpyShelter Premium and a reboot to activate it I got a completely black screen. Only the litte white arrow appeared in it. I solved that using my Recovery USB stick for Windows 8.1, and a System Restore point made before installing SpyShelter. On advice of SpyShelter I tried again after uninstalling EIS, and then there was no problem. Could Emsisoft have a look into this please? I'll add the link to this thread to my SpyShelter support ticket so they can also have a look at this here. EIS and SpyShelter used to work fine together.
  16. Found some more. See top in GlasWire list. (Left thumbnail.) Looked it up online to see what its name was from "SQM Consolidator." Turns out to be "wsqmcons.exe" EIS is blocking it now. I had to refresh my system, and this appeared while the other 2 on EIS' list I had it block before (thumbnails posted above) disappeared.
  17. Microsoft realizes what outrage against them there would ensue from their customers outside the US if they did not at least do this: "Microsoft urges U.S. court to block warrant for emails held abroad" http://www.businessinsider.com/r-microsoft-urges-us-court-to-block-warrant-for-emails-held-abroad-2015-9?IR=T
  18. PS: Even though I'm not doing anything illegal, and in that sense don't care if someone I don't know in the US might be looking into my private life, just out of principle I rebel against the "elite" who want to have total control over everyone else's life, even threatening to put you in jail and ruin your reputation if you don't toe their "party line."
  19. It looks like first some spyware has to be installed on one's pc before those programs can work. And I'm confident that Emsisoft's vigilance will catch that. But just in case, I'm using Sandboxie and HitmanPro Alert 3 as well next to EIS. They seem to work well without compatibility issues so far on my notebook. Although the NSA taps directly from the cables and now also wants to do it from the ISPs. But at least HitmamPro Alert 3 encrypts what one types while online. Like this text is appearing here after it was send encrypted. I can see that in a small popup in the right bottom corne
  20. I also found an other way to possibly block MS from spying. See screen shot. Even though I have a Windows 8.1 OS, I used this tool: "DisableWinTracking" https://github.com/10se1ucgo/DisableWinTracking It made some changes, as shown here:
  21. This makes MS spying almost innocent in comparison. (With videos, 3th post): http://support.emsisoft.com/topic/15682-is-there-any-software-that-will-close-the-backdoors-microsoft-gave-the-nsa/ That is not only gov. spyware, but crimeware.
  22. Here is some info originally leaked by WikiLeaks: Kaspersky expert explains that the government can now have childporn placed on the computer of anyone they want locked up in jail and who's reputation they want to ruin. They use code to put the childporn on that pc, then that code self-removes so that no trace is left, then the local police is told so and so has childporn on his pc, and the person who is completely innocent goes to jail and his reputation is ruined: "Hacking Team and Gamma International in 'business-to-government malware'" (At 6:35 about placing childporn on someone's
  23. PS: What does MS actually collect now? "According to the agreement, the OS will save your Bing searches, private email content and the apps you access, as well as "your typed and handwritten words". Microsoft says the data is being collected to personalize the OS. "We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith that doing so is necessary to protect our customers or enforce the terms governing the use of the services", Microsoft said in it
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