Monthly Archives: November 2013

DealPly Live fakes itself as a Google Software Update service!

While cleaning a customers computer I found the following. Service: dealplylive Name: “DealPly Live Service (dealplylive)” Description: “Keeps your Google software up to date. If this service is disabled or stopped your Google¬†software will not be kept up to date, … Continue reading

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Churchill marketing.. limited time opt out!?

Churchill insurance sent me some marketing in the post today addressed to my name. I’ve no idea when I managed to give them my details but I am normally very particular about the marketing options on forms or verbally. What … Continue reading

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Rayman Legends – Pointless DVD?

I bought a game recently because it looked fun. I bought the PC-DVD from Amazon and it arrived in the post shortly after I intended to play it while in the car while waiting when collecting my wife from an … Continue reading

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Disappearing Send As Permissions on SBS2011 / Exchange 2010

I recently came across a problem where Send As permissions were disappearing from a customers exchange server on their Small Business Server 2011 every hour or so. I would constantly re-add the permissions, thinking I had done something wrong, only … Continue reading

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Interesting new spam..

Rather than the usual “You have voicemail” email with a zipped attachment I came across a few of these today with similar content all claiming to be WhatsApp voicemail. This time they don’t have an attachment but link to (I … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Essentials disabled by cutwail virus.

I’ve come across this a few times and I’ve always let Hitman Pro do its automated fix.. but I wanted to know how to fix it myself. So far it seems that the folder is removed and replaced with a … Continue reading

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CryptoLocker Associated Sites.

So earlier this month one of my customers got bitten by the CryptoLocker malware. They lost all their files as they were not willing to pay the ransom and they didn’t really mind starting fresh. It could have been a … Continue reading

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Spam SMS from 07704028561

Unsolicited spam SMS from 07704028561 (+447704028561) with the content “Unsure if you qualify for a refund of PPI paid on a loan or credit card? Reply PPI and we will run a no obligation check or reply STOP to opt … Continue reading

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Secret Postal Mail

I’m not sure why but a cheque book came through for me today and printed on the envelope was the statement “Disguised Mail”.. Seems to defeat the point if the mail is supposed to be disguised, Edit: I’ve tracked it … Continue reading

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Huge increase in spam from Office 365 domains.

Over the past months I’ve seen a steady increase in spam from onmicrosoft.com email addresses via Microsoft Office 365 servers. It looks to me that spammers are now signing up trial accounts on Office365 and using the non-verified onmicrosoft.com domains … Continue reading

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