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Old 10-08-2017, 02:55 PM   #1
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Yahoo or not to Yahoo

Looks like Yahoo got hacked last week and the effect I am seeing is I am getting a notice, freezes my computer, that I have a virus and should call to have them walk me through a cure. Did not call and shut down my computer. Got it again when I reopened the computer.

I removed Yahoo as my home page and so far that has stopped the notice.

Anyone else had this problem?

Looks like I add Yahoo along with Wells Fargo, and Equifax to the list of companies I don't do business with.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:09 PM   #2
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They didnít get hacked last week. They finally admitted that the big hack from a couple years ago actually compromised every single account, not just the big handful they first admitted. So, yeah, definitely move them to the Ďdo not trust listí as if the didnít already belong there.
Side note: people really still set yahoo as a home page? Thatís still a thing?
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:13 PM   #3
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The Yahoo! data breach occurred back in 2013. They didnít expose it publicly until 2016. The only thing that happened this past week was a revelation that the scope of that 2013 breach was larger than even originally communicated in 2016.

Yahoo! is now owned by Verizon which should be a good enough reason not too intentionally do business with them. Unfortunately, individual consumers do not have a choice whether or not to do business with with certain companies as is the case with Equifax.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:18 PM   #4
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Iím not having any problem with yahoo.

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Old 10-08-2017, 03:35 PM   #5
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This is a scam. You either opened an e-mail or visited a web site which infected your computer. The worm/virus/trojan horse (don't know what to call it) shows up whenever your web browser is opened. It has nothing to do with Yahoo. Do not call the number or click a link.

While the offending screen is up, pull up Task Manager (press and hold CTRL and ALT and press DEL). Click on Processes and kill any associated with your web browser. Close Task Manager, shut down your computer and restart it. You may have to do this more than once.

My wife gets this occasionally. We can't figure out which site it is that is infecting her computer. Pop-up blocker doesn't seem to work against this attack.

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Old 10-08-2017, 04:35 PM   #6
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While the offending screen is up, pull up Task Manager (press and hold CTRL and ALT and press DEL). Click on Processes and kill any associated with your web browser. Close Task Manager, shut down your computer and restart it. You may have to do this more than once.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I will try it if the notice reappears.
I have some satisfaction in that Yahoo has my wrong birth date and would never attempt to correct it. I had only ever used yahoo financial page because they published contact information for all listed companies.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:54 AM   #7
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I started having trouble with Yahoo! several years ago.
Can't remember username and password.
The reset procedure wants to email me at a defunct email address even older than the Yahoo! email address.
I might have too many devices and I cannot get to the list to delete some devices which no longer exist.
I can only check Yahoo! email on my circa 2009 iMac at home.
My ultimate decision- no more Yahoo!
My only email address now is a gmail account associated with my work.
I'm not sure they'll let us keep our email addresses when we retire, so I should go about setting up a personal gmail account.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:57 AM   #8
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Anything and everything can get hacked.

If you are concerned, keep that mentally.

At this day in age, you pick your poison and hope for the best.
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I would advise you to put a malware blocker on your pc in addition to your virus protection
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:34 PM   #10
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Lots of option to protect yourself. I myself use "epic browser" a little more privacy, another tool at your disposal
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