Monday, July 6, 2020

How to Fix Visual Studio Installer blank screen

If you are getting a blank screen when launching Visual Studio Installer, you don't have to uninstall and reinstall. A blank screen may appear on some Windows 10 installation on older PC/Laptops. This is super frustrating since there is no awareness that this is an issue by Microsoft support and no command line options to disable the GPU.



How to fix the blank screen for Visual Studio Installer

Search and find Visual Studio Installer. Right-click and choose Open file location.






















Right-click Visual Studio Installer icon and choose Properties. 























Choose Compatibility tab



































Check Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows 8












Sunday, June 28, 2020

Ebay Phishing Email - We have a surprise for ebay

For the record, the eBay email is going around with subject 
We have a surprise for ebay 📣

This email tries to trick you into previewing the images below, and you may think that is safe, but is the catch. 

What to do?  Report them, goto bottom of page.


From :  Congratulation <N7aLJ@n7alj.us>

Subject :  We have a surprise for ebay 

Has A Big Surprise For You


Claim one of our free exclusive

reward offers (minimum value $90)

if you can't see the images below please , click here <---PHISHING LINK 






How to tell this is a Phishing email ?

  1. Check email address in full, if it's not from originating company then it's phishing.
  2. Hover over all links in email, if it's not from the  company's website then forget it.

  3. The best way is to look at message source, see below.

How to examine Email Message Source ?

Now lets look at message source
  1. Outlook.com->Actions->View Message Source. 
  2. Gmail.com->More (down arrow to top right)->Show original.
Check for suspicious links, anything that does not originate from apple.com.


Report Phishing Email (not as Spam)

  1. Outlook.com->Junk (at Top)->Phishing Scam
  2. Gmail.com->More (down-arrow to top right)->Report Phishing 

Report Phishing URLs at Google now 

If you have recievied this email take further action now by click these links

  1. https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/


Report phishing at Microsoft and government agencies

  1. http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-faq.aspx

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Home Depot Phishing Email - Open Immediately

For the record, the Home Depot Phishing email is going around with subject Open Immediately



What to do?  Report them, goto bottom of page.


From : Hᴏᴍᴇ dᴇᴘᴏt <executive@rsm.nl>

Subject : Open Immediately

Last day to claim your free Reward!

We have a surprise for Home Depot Shoppers
HOME DEPOT Gift Card

Congratulations!
You have been selected to get an exclusive reward
To qualify for this special offer, simply complete our 30-

second marketing survey about your shopping experiences
Click OK to start

801 US Highway 1
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

You may unsubscribe at any time. Unsubscribe





How to tell this is a Phishing email ?

  1. Check email address in full, if it's not from originating company then it's phishing.
  2. Hover over all links in email, if it's not from the  company's website then forget it.

  3. The best way is to look at message source, see below.

How to examine Email Message Source ?

Now lets look at message source
  1. Outlook.com->Actions->View Message Source. 
  2. Gmail.com->More (down arrow to top right)->Show original.
Check for suspicious links, anything that does not originate from apple.com.


Report Phishing Email (not as Spam)

  1. Outlook.com->Junk (at Top)->Phishing Scam
  2. Gmail.com->More (down-arrow to top right)->Report Phishing 

Report Phishing URLs at Google now 

If you have recievied this email take further action now by click these links

  1. https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/


Report phishing at Microsoft and government agencies

  1. http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-faq.aspx