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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Log in problems
« on: December 09, 2020, 12:44:07 PM »
Belaboring the obvious but ...
Another thing to check:

Go to  TOOLS - Options - Privacy & security

scroll down to "Cookies and Site Data"

Make sure "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" is NOT checked.

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Log in problems
« on: December 07, 2020, 12:16:08 PM »
Some sites, especially banking, medical, insurance, and shopping sites, will log you out after a certain period of inactivity..... Others, that aren't involved with your money, or health, may let you stay logged in indefinitely.

If I forget to log out after a session, Amazon usually greets me by my username, but makes me enter my password to view or make transactions. If I remember to log out, it needs both username and password, before I can do anything serious.

If my IP address has changed, my bank also asks one of the "secret questions" I signed up with.

Check to make sure you've "allowed" Firefox to save cookies for the sites you want to remain logged into:
  TOOLS - Options - Privacy & security - Cookies and Site Data - Manage exceptions

I didn't notice at first because I usually use Firefox, but Browser Guard is available for EDGE...

When I updated MBAM, I was offered Browser Guard, I already have it on Firefox, but I did not uncheck it.

The next time I opened "Edge", I was prompted to install Malwarebytes Browser Guard. As far as I can tell installation was successful.

I updated yesterday.
This is what my sign-in options look like.
Is it possible, that you need to scroll down a bit?

XBox Game Bar is a built in App on Windows 10.  It was some time ago that something about XBox Game Bar popped up.  It stopped after I made the change in Settings > Apps and turned all the App Permissions turned to off.
If it was on the "tile" section of the Windows 10 Start menu, it could easily have been one of the (now anonymous) never used apps that I uninstalled. I usually use the "Open Shell" Start menu, so I'm not really familiar with all the default tiles.

Still seems weird that "update" would trigger the pop-up.
I'm not having any problems. Until I do, I'm willing to let the mystery remain unsolved.

Sorry, Pete, I'm not a gamer and my search results for the issue you ran into only turned up old items, including the video you linked.
I'm not a gamer either. I got the pop-up when I opened "Windows Update".
Update works fine, but the pop-up was a bit disconcerting. 

Unless they're very well hidden, I don't have any apps that would require Xbox Game Bar. If I have Xbox Game Bar, I've never seen it..... Does it come with Windows, like IE, Edge & etc?

Another change I made recently was uninstall a bunch of "modern apps" that I've never used. Could it be related to that?

Disabling the game bar in "settings" appears to have worked, but I wondered if it was an indication of a bigger problem.

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / ERROR: Ms-gamingoverlay link
« on: September 09, 2020, 01:08:01 PM »
On September 4, I installed KB4571744 and KB4570721.
When I opened Windows update yesterday to get the last cumulative update, I got a pop-up telling me I'd need a new app to open the "Ms-gamingoverlay link".

I went ahead with the update, but in further tests the pop-up persisted.

A Google search found some videos purported to "cure" it.
This one seemed to work, but it seems more like a "work-around" that's just hiding the problem, rather than repairing whatever went wrong.

Insiders ...
Is there an official MS endorsed fix?
If not, are they working on it?

I just want to confirm that MBAM Premium 4.2.0 still "plays nice" with Defender, if you tell it not to register with the MS security center.

If you don't uncheck the option for Always Register Malwarebytes in the Windows Security Center, MBAM will take the role of the antivirus solution (and the antimalware solution too). That is why the Defender didn't start when you uninstalled McAfee. MBAM was acting like your antivirus+antimalware software.

The reason we have unchecked the specific option is to allow Defender to act as an antivirus solution and MBAM as an antimalware solution. And they play well like that.
That's what I was hoping for....
It didn't seem to be an issue with either McAfee, nor ESET in the past, and during previous brief periods while I was switching between them, Defender usually stepped in during the transition without any action on my part.... Just wanted to verify.

Slightly off topic:

I just want to confirm that MBAM Premium 4.2.0 still "plays nice" with Defender, if you tell it not to register with the MS security center.

Cablevision/Altice decided it would be a good idea to emulate Verison FIOS and charge extra for the heretofore "included" McAfee security suite. I decided to use Defender (aka Windows Security) instead.

Unlike previous instances, Defender did NOT automatically start realtime protection when I Uninstalled McAfee, until I changed the MBAM setting.

Can someone verify that they won't start "fighting" each other?

Different printer but ...

I had problems printing after the update to 2004.

Turns out that somehow the default printer had been changed to another function of the same "3 in 1" machine. The names were nearly identical, so it took me by surprise.

After I made the printing function the default again, things went much better.

By today, I had two more reports.
The "internal" dates now match the dates of the reports.
The references to things it stopped years ago are gone.
I was able to delete both from the console.

After I got Win 10 v 2004 (Saturday 8/15), and its updates (Sunday 8/16), I was very surprised to see I still had "legacy" Edge.
Since I usually use Firefox, I didn't worry about it.

Yesterday (Monday 8/17), I got a symbol in the "hidden icons" indicating there was an update awaiting a reboot.
It was "new" Edge.

After a ridiculously time consuming update to Win 10 v 2004....
I can now delete MBAM scan reports from the console.

BTW, after manually purging those report files (as shown in post #29 above) I had 3 reports (1 manual and 2 scheduled) shown in the console. I just tried to delete the oldest and it was successfully deleted. So it seem purging all those old reports manually also fixed the problem with purging from the console. :)
That did NOT work for me.
I had two scheduled scan reports (yesterday & today), I couldn't delete either from the console. Neither individually nor with "Delete all".

BTW: Today's report again reported blocking on 9/20/2018 and not much else.

Plodr & Corrine may get a kick out of this.

After deleting them all yesterday, today's scan was my only report.
It wasn't very revealing, so I exported it to a text file.
An interesting report ....

-Log Details-
Protection Event Date: 9/20/18
Protection Event Time: 5:20 PM
Log File: fda1e96e-bd1a-11e8-89ca-a41f7288b0a3.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.441
Update Package Version: 1.0.6935
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 17134.285)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: System

-Blocked Website Details-
Malicious Website: 1
, C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe, Blocked, -1, -1, 0.0.0, ,

-Website Data-
Category: Malware
IP Address:
Port: 53339
Type: Outbound
File: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


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