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  1. Going Phishing?

    While I'm thinking about it, I did go directly to Xfinity to see if that email had showed up on their server and it did. You'd think that email would have been a red flag and they would have either deleted it or alerted me to the possibility of it being a scam. Maybe they need better filters before allowing certain emails of this nature to come through. After all, it was supposedly sent by Comcast.
  2. Going Phishing?

    When the email came in first I did nothing with it. Something just didn't look right so I left it in my Junk folder for about a week or so. I finally went back and re-read it again. I foolishly did click on the link but as I mentioned, nothing happened at all. I got curious and that's why I wrote Comcast with the pasted header for them to give a yes or on as to if it was a scam or not.
  3. Going Phishing?

    When I clicked on that link, nothing happened. There was nothing about a password indicated. I wouldn't have given that out had they asked, needless to say. This kind of person that has noting better to do in their life than try to steal out to be put on the medieval rack and stretched 1/4" daily for about a month.
  4. Going Phishing?

    Since there was no information requested I have to wonder what the intents of that email was. I'd never give out info about accounts, SS number and that sort of thing.
  5. Going Phishing?

    You'd think I'd know that by now...moment of seniorism, I guess. I just recently got an answer to my email to Comcast. I did ask them about it and sent the entire header.This is what they said... "Thank you for contacting Comcast Customer Security Assurance. It has been confirmed that the email you submitted was a phishing attempt and will be processed accordingly. Information about the email will also be added to our Alerts page." Since I was dumb enough to click on that link I don't know the ramifications of it yet. I ran anti virus scan and scanned with Malewarebytes but nothing turned up.
  6. Going Phishing?

    Maybe I should delete that and just type it in...thanks.
  7. Going Phishing?

    I got a strange email supposedly from Comcast recently about "Email Deactivation" that read... "In regards to our routine email server software maintenance. Our Domain Name System server (DNS) indicated your account has exceed its allocated memory usage, hence your outgoing and incoming mails will not be delivered. "UPDATE YOUR EMAIL STORAGE HERE" To avoid deactivation and deletion from our mail server. Kindly follow the above instruction to avoid technical issues on our server and avoid deactivation of your email account. Thank You, Support Team" Sounds a bit "phishy" to me. What do you think"
  8. User Account Blocking Startups

    It's for Windows 10-will it still work with Vista? OK-it doesn't work. When you open it the only option that's not greyed out is to remove it from your computer.
  9. User Account Blocking Startups

    I couldn't get any of that to work. The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit is no longer supported. I tried the Task Scheduler but couldn't locate the Program/script they asked for.
  10. Hey, guys-the pest is back...UAC. It seems this happened several years ago but I don't recall how I fixed it. During boot each day it blocks two of my startup programs that heretofore it didn't. I have no idea what I could have done that perpetuated this. I went into the control panel and stopped it from doing that but now I have a popup that tells me my User Account Control is off and leaves an icon in the system tray-a red shield with a white X inside. Ideas as to how to fix this?
  11. Password

    What I just did was start over and ticked the box again, untick it to be able to "Apply" and changed whatever passwrod was there and used the one I did to get in this morning, rebooted and it started normally. I hope it will do that once I shut down and reboot as well. I'll give that a shot and see what happens...thanks. I'd sure like to know what got all this started. This is the first time it's happened.
  12. Password

    I attempted to burn that disc and did so on a CD as well as a flash drive but it won't work with W7 and the Dell XPS 8700 in that the window that comes up only specifies the four drives built in to the front of the tower...the CF, SD, etc dries. I can't burn a copy on those cards if no other reason I have no spares on hand. It won't let you use the CE or the Flash drive. so, I abandoned that idea. These are the drives available for the password reset disk...Well, that didn't work The file I tried to attach was only 18kb and a popup message said I could only upload 0 MB? That made little sense. At any rate, the disc I burned did no good. OK-went the way of Flickr and got it. Those four drives you see greyed out are the only ones they give me for using the password reset disk. That's why the CD and the USB connected flash drive won't work. They tell me it's the wrong disc. ScreenHunter_02 Jan. 29 21.07 by David Fincher, on Flickr Broni-I got the same scenario this morning as yesterday. Booted up, message was "Wrong user name or password". So, I had to put in the password I remembered from yesterday and it let me in. Still trying to figure what I need to do to stop that.
  13. Password

    OK-I just had a brain storm and remember the old pass word and it finally let me in. I went back to check if that box was unticked and it was so I hope that's the end of it.
  14. Password

    Well, I shouldn't have done that. Now I'm back to square one again with it asking me for a password again. I followed the instructions, went into User Account, ticked the box so I could get the Automatically Login Box then unticked it, hit apply, got the Login Box up and changed the password to something I'm familiar with. I then rebooted and was prompted for a password. I put in that password and it was wrong so, I've gained nothing.
  15. Password

    I just decided to do a system restore and that fixed the problem whatever started it. Now, I need to figure where I need to go in W7 to stop them from asking for a password or I'll have to do this again, maybe at next boot up.