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This blog is the online record of my observations and experiences about using the computer and about web surfing. Click on Older Posts at the bottom to view more pages. Click on the 'Added features' placed below the posts and get entertained and enlightened! You can get this blog quickly by adding it to Bookmarks or Favorites tabs. [Visit also my other blogs: Natural Scientific & Medical Wonders and Kindling Thoughts].

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The other worm attack, Win32/Powemet.B!attk attack!

In my previous post, I had mentioned that I got an alert message from Windows Defender about worms attack in my computer. I described about the removal of the first worm, Win32/Gamarue.gen!A. Now, you can get the details of the second one, Win32/Powemet.B!attk. This worm infection has been declared as of  severe nature. It infects computers through emails, USB drives, videos listening and clicking on web links in malicious websites. The Microsoft website says only that its Windows Defender detects and does not remove it! It advises to do full scan with Windows Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials. It hasn't given any suggestion for the removal of the malware, that can steal personal particulars from the computers. I wait for a solution from the Microsoft website. But so far there is no update on it. Each time I open the computer, I remove the worm from the Windows Defender box that quarantines it each time! If you have a solution, share it here.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Worm of computer, Win32/Gamarue.gen!A attack!

As I opened my computer, there was an alert message saying that there is a malware in the computer and the Windows Defender is taking action to remove it. When I checked the Windows Defender, it showed in its History tab that there are two malwares and both are quarantined. I hurriedly removed them both under Quarantined items and the All detected items and was happy about my action. But when I started the computer in the next session, the alert message came on again as the computer is affected with malware! I Googled and found the first one, Win32/Gamarue.gen!A to be a worm that replicates itself and infects all computers it gets access to. Yes, I got it through my USB that I used to get a print-out from a computer centre! Microsoft website simply advised me to remove it by its Windows Defender Antivirus software, that hadn't worked in my case. Then, I accessed a blog in Malware Tips.Com that came into rescue of my computer from this nuisance, the worm infection. I clicked the Open menu in the right corner of the Mozilla Firefox and clicked on the Open Help Menu. It led me to a list. In the list clicked on Troubleshooting Information. On a box that displayed, Refresh Firefox, I clicked. That's all. The browser was refreshed. Next time when I started the computer, this worm didn't return to infect my computer! But what about the other malware that was first detected by my Windows Defender? That is to be my next post's content - content of discussion only!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Why does my computer show different date and time?

My desktop computer behaved differently: it refused to boot normally; restarted often before its starting up. Then, in a day it refused to open up with the following display on its monitor before its opening up:

The firmware has detected that a CMOS battery failure occurred.
Press the Enter key to continue.

On Googling with the above sentence and the word, CMOS, I found out that there will be also an error in date and time display due to low voltage from CMOS battery. And that that CMOS battery has to be replaced with a new one to restore the computer to its normal functioning. I found the date and time malfunctioning as said! I adjusted it to the correct displaying. But the malfunctioning continued! The next day, the computer refused to start showing that same display on the screen. I rushed to the stores and bought this large-sized button cell, the so called CMOS battery and replaced the old one with it. And now hurray! The computer booted and started up. I adjusted the clock to the correct date and time. There was no malfunctioning of the clock too!
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