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    IT Questions Here Please

    All techies are invited to haunt this thread and share info and advice with our members wanting answers to internet, computer and technical questions.

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    Re: IT Questions Here Please

    Techie here, computer engineer by trade.

    If you post here, please PM me to let me know there's something waiting for me!

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    I have sent Payol an e-mail with four word documents and a gif which a friend of mine could not open. My friend had worked with large computers for a very long time and and vowed that he would never use PCs but he found that he could not avoid having to change with the times. He may be slow to grasp some basics and be a bit shy about asking but HE IS NOBODY'S FOOL

    Payol can open them on his mobile and he is going to see if he can open them on a PC in the morning and reply to the post here. I think the problem is that my friend needs some additional software or help opening the documents rather than me but I am not sure. My PC uses a bespoke hardware and software system designed by a local business.

    I may be wrong but I will ask my friend to come to the site and read what advice Payol has to give us both. My friend would be an enormous asset to RealScam but he is extremely short of time at present. I hope that he will join RS one day, as he would be a tremendous asset to the British contingent at RealScam. He is an extremely skilled off line marketer who has never been a member of an Internet forum but he has read some posts here and passed replies on to colleagues in his off line network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soapboxmom View Post
    All techies are invited to haunt this thread and share info and advice with our members wanting answers to internet, computer and technical questions.
    Thank you so much for opening this thread SBM. I bought my first office computer in 1979 and there are so many gaps in my knowledge becauses I am completely self taught. I am very shy about asking for help in public as relearning something you have been doing wrong for forty years is hard.

    I had to relearn some things after a stroke in 2007, so my spelling can be atrocious at times. I am very grateful when people point out my spelling errors, so please do not think I will take offence, if any of you do that.

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    I remember typing my high school English term paper on a TRS-80 from Radio Shack or more properly referred to as a Trash-80 from Rat Shack. It had space invaders on it. The only electronic game I have any affinity for whatsoever!

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    "grumpyoldfart" sent me some software and instructions on how to save a page using a Winzip file but I can not use the free version of Winzip. I will ask him if I cam reproduce the answer he gave me here as others RS members could have the same difficulty.

    Scratchy gave me some advice using another program which I do not have on my PC. I hope she can explain it in more detail in this thread.

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    Re: IT Questions Here Please

    LRM warned me not to go to the Home page of Collective Investments Forum to see what Hula and the rest of the pimps were up to.

    I could not detect any trojans on the Home page after I had received his warning. Please can LRM or any others say if they find any infection after visiting it now

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    So, I can open the documents on my work computer.

    To view the .doc files I'm using Microsoft Office Word - and to view the image I'm using Windows Image Viewer.

    Your friend Robin my not have a document viewer.
    He can download Open Office at http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...tall_en-GB.exe Open Office is Open Source software.

    Open Source: Open-source software is software whose source code is published and made available to the public, enabling anyone to copy, modify and redistribute the source code without paying royalties or fees.[19] Open-source code can evolve through community cooperation. These communities are composed of individual programmers as well as very large companies. Many of these individuals programmers who start an open-source project usually end up as large companies with open-source programs.[citation needed] Examples of open-source software products are:[20] [Extract from Wikipedia]

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    Quote Originally Posted by path2prosperity View Post
    LRM warned me not to go to the Home page of Collective Investments Forum to see what Hula and the rest of the pimps were up to.

    I could not detect any trojans on the Home page after I had received his warning. Please can LRM or any others say if they find any infection after visiting it now
    collectiveinvestmentsforum.com safe ? View website safety report with URLVoid.com


    2012-09-21 22:22:04 http://collectiveinvestmentsforum.com/ 6A94150A83A30B87C2802E5E5B68684A 184.82.127.23 US Trojan-Downloader.JS.Iframe.dbe
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    Re: IT Questions Here Please

    File Info

    Report date: 2012-10-10 11:41:02 (GMT 1)
    File name: index
    File size: 149901 bytes
    MD5 Hash: 0ea1af21a3eab07d39fe6d017216e6e1
    SHA1 Hash: 05a4962ca6f05b8e3f85ebb69ce4c20687857142
    Detection rate: 0 on 14 (0%)
    Status: CLEAN

    Detections

    Asquared -
    Avast -
    AVG -
    Avira -
    BitDefender -
    ClamAV -
    Comodo -
    DrWeb -
    Fprot -
    IkarusT3 -
    Panda -
    STOPZilla -
    TrendMicro -
    VBA32 -

    Scan report generated by
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    Skype: JasonAntClark Email: jason-clark@outlook.com

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    Re: IT Questions Here Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    File Info

    Report date: 2012-10-10 11:41:02 (GMT 1)
    File name: index
    File size: 149901 bytes
    MD5 Hash: 0ea1af21a3eab07d39fe6d017216e6e1
    SHA1 Hash: 05a4962ca6f05b8e3f85ebb69ce4c20687857142
    Detection rate: 0 on 14 (0%)
    Status: CLEAN

    Detections

    Asquared -
    Avast -
    AVG -
    Avira -
    BitDefender -
    ClamAV -
    Comodo -
    DrWeb -
    Fprot -
    IkarusT3 -
    Panda -
    STOPZilla -
    TrendMicro -
    VBA32 -

    Scan report generated by
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    I assume that you are talking about the Home page of Collective Investments Forum "poyol." If that is the case then they have got rid of the trojan and members here can see Hula (the MMG mod) pimping her wares on CIF. That scum bag will not be able to get away with it much longer.

    I am very glad that we have people like you and LRM to point out when it is dangerous to visit a site and when it is OK. My security said CIF was clean but I wanted confirmation before I passed the news on to others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by path2prosperity View Post
    I assume that you are talking about the Home page of Collective Investments Forum "poyol." If that is the case then they have got rid of the trojan and members here can see Hula (the MMG mod) pimping her wares on CIF. That scum bag will not be able to get away with it much longer.

    I am very glad that we have people like you and LRM to point out when it is dangerous to visit a site and when it is OK. My security said CIF was clean but I wanted confirmation before I passed the news on to others.
    AVG Threat Labs | Safety Ratings | Web Site Reports
    collectiveinvestmentsforum.com | WOT Reputation Scorecard | WOT (Web of Trust)
    scumware.org - Just another free alternative for security and malware researchers.
    Trend Micro Site Safety Center

    The above links will tell you for certain as to whether CIF is dangerous.

    I suggest using an AV and making sure your firewall is on whilst browsing certain websites.

    On another note, did you speak to GrumpyOldFart re. reselling web hosting services for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by path2prosperity View Post
    "grumpyoldfart" sent me some software and instructions on how to save a page using a Winzip file but I can not use the free version of Winzip. I will ask him if I cam reproduce the answer he gave me here as others RS members could have the same difficulty.

    Scratchy gave me some advice using another program which I do not have on my PC. I hope she can explain it in more detail in this thread.

    Hi Judy,

    The file I sent you can be opened with winrar you can get it free at Download WinRAR Free you want the 32bit version.

    Best Wishes
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    Thanks Jason. I have bookmarked all the tools you suggested and found that Collective Investments Forum is not a safe place fror newbies.

    Trend Report Collective Investments Forum
    Is it safe?
    Dangerous

    The latest tests indicate that this URL contains malicious software or could defraud visitors.

    Scumware. I have just entered the url to their database and will see what results I get in about one hour.


    WOT Reputation gives the site the lowest score ie very poor.

    AGV threat labs says that there are six compromised pages.

    If anybody wants to get themselves banned from MMG, he or she could ask Hula if she is still modding over there and why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    On another note, did you speak to GrumpyOldFart re. reselling web hosting services for him?

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    Hi Jason. GOF has just come into the forum. I suggest that you contact him directly to see if you can exchange e-mail addresses and phone numbers or send him a RS friend request as you can both understand technospeak.

    He lives near you and I am sure that the pair of you could unearth some valuable information to help slow learners here. It is a bu--er when you have had a stroke as some things do get lost and it is very hard learning them again. I am still struggling with the instructions for my washing machine. It infuriates me having to get the instructions out and read them yet again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpyoldfart View Post
    Hi Judy,

    The file I sent you can be opened with winrar you can get it free at Download WinRAR Free you want the 32bit version.

    Best Wishes
    GOF.
    Hi John,

    I will do that and hopefully have no problem saving pages as in future but I may ask how to use Winzip later on as it makes me sick that I have forgotton how to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by path2prosperity View Post
    Hi John,

    I will do that and hopefully have no problem saving pages as in future but I may ask how to use Winzip later on as it makes me sick that I have forgotton how to do it.
    Hi Judy,

    You should find winrar is easier to use if not just ask, I have replied to Jason's personal message thanks for the introduction its appreciated.

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    Re: IT Questions Here Please

    Just a question about attachment sizes.
    What are the guidelines for attachment sizes?

    I posted this jpg with an original size of 450k but the forum has downsized it to 100k and makes it nearly illegible ...


    http://www.realscam.com/attachments/...am-stumble.jpg


    cheers

    keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otoad View Post
    Just a question about attachment sizes.
    What are the guidelines for attachment sizes?

    I posted this jpg with an original size of 450k but the forum has downsized it to 100k and makes it nearly illegible ...


    http://www.realscam.com/f24/question...am-stumble.jpg


    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting is the website I'd use to host/share images, then you can post [bb] code/a link to share the image - then you may have it as big as you like!

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    Thank you Jason. I am leaving for work now but I will apply my mind to this when I return. I get tired after work as I am not as young as I used to be but I have all the information that I need in this thread to sort out the things that are bugging me. Hopefully my friend will also enefit from the help in the thread and be able to read the documents which I sent him.

    Thank also to GOF. I will download the software you suggested as soon as possible and reply to your post.

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    Re: IT Questions Here Please

    Can anyone explain how to customise a profile e.g. change the tag of "scambuster" etc.?

    Why isnt reputation used?

    Should we not have some recognition of more than 1000/2000/5000/10000 posts and grade users for 10/100/1000 etc posts to the fora.
    We have about ten people on more than 1000 and ( admins and mods in any case also post on scams and rarely have to moderate with loads of posts) I think they represent a rather elite bunch of active RS denizens.

    How do you change the other things around your name ?

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    Re: IT Questions Here Please

    Reputation is used, but I haven't messed with it enough to give you details. We can change titles for users at anytime and can do custom rank titles that are tied to the number of posts. Feel free to give us ideas here and I can go in and enter them.

    Thanks for the feedback!

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    Others have to click the star next to 'Blog this post' in the left lower corner to add to someone's reputation. One can not add to their own repz.

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    Can anyone explain how to customise a profile e.g. change the tag of "scambuster" etc.?
    After logging in, go to the top right of your screen

    Left click on "settings"

    In the resulting screen, go to "MY SETTINGS" on the left of screen

    Choose "Edit Profile"

    On the resulting page under "Optional Information - All information will be viewable by other forum members"

    Under "Your current user title is" check the "reset" box

    Insert your preferred title in the appropriate box, then "save changes" on the bottom right of page and voile"
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    Re: IT Questions Here Please

    I want to include a picture in my post.

    Only we know if you right click on the picture, the URL of most pictures are a mile long.

    So I go to Google URL Shortener to make the URL a manageable length.

    When I copy that URL into the "Insert Image" dialogue box, it's not recognized.

    Why is that?

    Is there any other way to insert an image other than downloading it to your computer then uploading it?

    Have been wondering about this for some time.

    Thanks!

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