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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].

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Yahoo Mail account losing and its recovery!

           Earlier in one of my posts here, I had alerted readers about the hijacking of Yahoo mails' particulars. Later, Yahoo Mail wanted to protect its account holders and made changes in its safety procedures. I had not read its alert mail about this change. Result: I lost one of my Yahoo Mail account. I was earlier careless while signing in the account and ignored it's demand to add phone number or change the alternate mail address to one that is active.
While I wanted to recover my account somehow, I learnt all these from 'Yahoo! Help': 

1. I cannot get back my account online if I have an old inactive alternate recovery email address for the account. (I was instructed to contact Yahoo Mail through personal mail/phone, indicating a laborious procedure ahead).

2. The security questions and answers don't work now to confirm my identity; I have to update my recovery email and mobile number to confirm my identity.

3. I can replace up to ten emails to get my mail account recovered and in order to prove my identity by following the account recovery methods mentioned here!

4. Recovery option is there on web browser from computer or mobile phone App.

So, be alert to change the lost or inactive recovery mail and phone number to an active and alive one to save your account from locked.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Yet other virus attacks and finally a solution for them all!

              In the previous  posts of this blog, I had mentioned about worm and virus attacks in my computer. Later I got still more attacks with them. Out of them you see in the above picture the Trojan:Win32/Detplock virus, that is displayed by Windows Defender. In the picture placed down you see yet two other viruses! They are Trojan:Win32/Powemet.A!reg virus and Trojan:Win32/Bagsu!rfn virus.

              Each time I surfed the Internet, I got them displayed by the Windows Defender as quarantined by it and removed them manually each time when I shut down the computer. Later, I observed that new viruses are coming up from the surfed websites rather than from the infected computers of the commercial Computer centres. Then I found out the website that was issuing the viruses to my computer!

                You see here above the picture of the website I used to surf through. Each time I clicked on a news article in it to read in a separate window, I got the viruses in the Defender showing them as captured! I stopped clicking on the news articles from then and observed for the past one month. I never had an attack with any virus! So, be careful in clicking on news items too as in clicking on advertisements.

Read here about the other virus threats I encountered:



Friday, December 1, 2017

Pendrive files hide! About seeking and recovering them!

    The other day I wanted to read the files contained in my pendrive. On inserting the pendrive in the computer, two unknown folders and an icon with my pendrive's name were displayed instead of my various folders and files! On clicking those folders, they showed no relevant files. But on clicking the short-cut icon, which showed to contain a total 2GB of its contents, only an announcement was displayed as follows:

                     rundll missing entry vfvbl1hN7nTDtZJX

     Content files were not displayed here also. I copied this announcement and searched with it in the Google search engine. From the results I learnt that the files and folders are hidden and can be recovered back by some simple procedure! I was relieved of my sadness and tension. A website in the search result offered solution for all who find such a problem. You can read about it here.
                   'Pendrive show empty even when data exists'

That procedure is here in simple terms:

1) Scan pendrive for virus first and remove it if found.
2) Note the pendrive's letter in the My Computer or This PC.
3) Go to Start > Run > type "cmd" in the box (without quotes - cmd)
4) In the Command Prompt type the following line:
               attrib -h -r -s /s /d G:\*.*
     where 'G' can be replaced by your pendrive's letter.
5) Then press Enter.
6) Now check if it works and the files are back in the pendrive.

What did I do then, after recovering the pendrive files?

I scanned the pendrive for virus again; copied all the files of it and saved them in a folder of the computer; next formated the pendrive and made it empty. Now copied the files that I have saved in the computer and pasted them all in the pendrive!

A 'ghost file' seen!

After recovering all the hidden files, I found a "ghost file' among them. You see here about it in these pictures!

Ghost File

Size of the ghost file

Properties of the ghost file

If you have ever found such a file in your experience share it here.

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