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pchelp
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230 Posts

Posted - 05/22/2016 :  13:18:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Be careful when a notice comes up and ask you to update your Adobe program(s). A person got the notice and clicked on the update link, and now I am repairing her computer. A $100.00 mistake. If you get a notice to update Adobe, instead of clicking on the link, close your program and go directly to Adobe site (GET.ADOBE.COM) and select what Adobe program you need. No viruses that way. Just thought you might like to know.

Mick
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Posted - 05/22/2016 :  23:25:19  Show Profile  Visit Mick's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I tend to be very cautious when my computer wants Admin permission to install something unless I expect something being installed as a result of my direct action.

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pchelp
Operating Member

230 Posts

Posted - 05/22/2016 :  23:49:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You got the correct idea. If a request for an update comes up on any of my computers, I ALWAYS go to the site to get the update. Many times, there really is not an update.
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Mary
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368 Posts

Posted - 06/17/2016 :  12:17:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds smart to me.

Win 7, 2.211 GHz and XP
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Mary
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368 Posts

Posted - 06/17/2016 :  12:18:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just noticed I haven't updated my signature. Must do that.

Win 7, 2.211 GHz and XP
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pchelp
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230 Posts

Posted - 06/23/2016 :  00:02:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A young lady that I know just lost her computer this afternoon by clicking on an Adobe update. She said it seemed to update correctly and after a reboot, the computer flashed a big red warning. She was to call this number and they would help her get her computer back up and running correctly, and all they needed was her credit card number and they would charge her only $250.00. She got scared and turned off her computer - now she is buying a new laptop for $125.00. BE CAREFUL out there in the WILD INTERNET!
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Gary
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Posted - 12/24/2016 :  16:25:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by pchelp

Be careful when a notice comes up and ask you to update your Adobe program(s). A person got the notice and clicked on the update link, and now I am repairing her computer. A $100.00 mistake. If you get a notice to update Adobe, instead of clicking on the link, close your program and go directly to Adobe site (GET.ADOBE.COM) and select what Adobe program you need. No viruses that way. Just thought you might like to know.

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Gary
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Posted - 12/24/2016 :  16:28:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for that tip. gary
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