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Standard User DIOGENES
(committed) Sat 12-Nov-16 13:59:25
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Scanguard


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SCANGUARD

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http://www.smartwebuser.org/104

"Computer Owners Urged To Do This Today"

"Is Your PC Infected Without You Knowing?"



Is the above item on YAHOO NEWS valid or just another commercially driven scheme?
Standard User DIOGENES
(committed) Sat 12-Nov-16 14:08:03
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Here is an unenthusiastic comment:

http://forum.worldstart.com/showthread.php?p=1817147
Standard User kebabselector
(member) Mon 14-Nov-16 11:18:39
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How Do I Get My Free Scan?

If you own a Windows computer and it's over 6 months old then you are eligible for a free antivirus scan.


Probably little point posting this in an Apple forum

Current on Zen, getting around 5mb down - .8mb up
Exchange is Fibre enabled, Cab not economically viable to upgrade - though 'Now Exploring Solutions aka we want someone else to pay for it.'
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Standard User 23Prince
(experienced) Thu 15-Dec-16 23:30:58
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In reply to a post by DIOGENES:
SCANGUARD

.smartwebuser.org

http://www.smartwebuser.org/104

"Computer Owners Urged To Do This Today"

"Is Your PC Infected Without You Knowing?"



Is the above item on YAHOO NEWS valid or just another commercially driven scheme?


No idea, go and ask a PC user, what's a "virus' anyway?
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 16-Dec-16 08:17:02
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Macs are not invulnerable to viruses - there are fewer viruses around for Macs and there is more protection baked in to the OS than with Windows but they are not immune - especially to malware spread by social engineering. Anyone that thinks a Mac cannot get a virus could end up with a nasty shock if they aren't careful.
Standard User 23Prince
(experienced) Fri 16-Dec-16 12:30:15
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Well, Never had one in 10 years, so I hope that remains the case.

Apple just refused to replace my keyboard unless I paid them a holding deposit of £100 which they would only give back if they deemed the intermittent connection fault to be correct.

Would be cheaper to just go buy a new one - would certainly be cheaper than the £680 I paid in Apple care last year. Waste of [censored] money.

Might be back on Windows in the near future anyway - so I will head this threads advice if/when I do
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 16-Dec-16 15:33:34
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Huh?

Just had the battery unit on my MPB 2013 replaced under Applecare and while it was in they found a fault on the screen and replaced that too. All 10 days before Applecare expired. All FoC. They even held the part for a few days since I was busy and couldn't risk being without the machine for a couple of days (in the end the repair took 90 mins, but they always quote 2-5 days).

Would have cost over £600 without Applecare.

The issue was detected when I took it in for something wholly unrelated (which turned out to be a failing ext HD, not a Mac issue).

Standard User 23Prince
(experienced) Fri 16-Dec-16 16:43:48
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I know what you mean, I was not prepared to pay the £99 they wanted, hold or not for something that they claims when they sold it to me should have been replaced under Apple Care

I've bought a new one as I am tired of charging batteries for it - so now I have the version 2 for now.
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 16-Dec-16 17:11:41
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I'm puzzled. Did you have Applecare?

Standard User 23Prince
(experienced) Fri 16-Dec-16 19:27:45
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Yes - paid for 3 years x2 when I bough 2 macs. They told me the £99 was so everyone didn't get a "free keyboard"

I feel for them, they only make around 219 Billion a year - poor things!
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 16-Dec-16 20:44:06
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Which store? Neither Brent Cross nor Milton Keynes - the two I've used for repairs over the years - did anything remotely similar (and Brent Cross gave me a new battery even though Applecare had expired and batteries weren't covered anyway.

Standard User 23Prince
(experienced) Sat 17-Dec-16 14:40:42
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Not a store this was over the phone. My nearest store is a 1.5 hour trip away.

I am still arguing with them about it. Going to give up soon
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