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    A couple of times this month I received a recorded phone call allegedly from an Amazon employee stating that they have detected possibly fraudulent activity with my account. I was then prompted to press 1 for more info. "I immediately knew this was a 'scam call' for the simple reason that I don't have an Amazon account!" After that I decided to do some investigation into this. "Amazon is aware of this scam and is advising it's customers if you do receive one of these scam calls don't fall for it, just hang up & 'definitely don't press any numbers' when prompted!" You can always check your Amazon on-line account yourself if you have any concerns and then contact Amazon customer service directly if you have questions. These Amazon scammers have also been using hacked email accounts. If you receive an email with similar content just delete it without clicking on any links or attachments included. You're also encouraged to report these calls or email to the Better Business Bureau, https://www.bbb.org/ and the Federal Trade Commission. https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Not a bad idea to also report this activity to your state's Attorneys General office. Regards, Ritchie...
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    Here's something else you could try. Immunet developers have rolled-out a new 7.3.12 build that has some bug fixes & improvements. You should get the update pushed to you through the UI or you can directly download the newest boot-strapper installer here. https://download.immunet.com/binaries/immunet/bin/ImmunetSetup.exe It wouldn't hurt to do an uninstall & reinstall actually considering the circumstances. It's up to you. If you do decide to do a uninstall & reinstall with the new build I would recommend you keep your previous Settings & Exclusions by clicking on the "YES" option when the uninstaller prompt asks if you plan to re-install Immunet. That way you won't have to re-configure your Settings and add your Exclusions over again as Immunet will save your history.dat files.
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    I receive enough suspicious calls that I don't believe anyone. 2 days ago I got called from "Discover Bank support". I hang up and called the actual Discover, and they didn't recognize the number, and they had no record of anyone calling me. In the past, I got calls from "IRS" about "tax fraud", I won multiple cruises, ... Unless I initiate the call, I do NOT give any information.
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    I watched the whole video. Great idea to add the screen grab video for documentation! There definitely is some sort of 'continuing' serious conflict between the game & Immunet. "Yeah, that process 'normally' does not continue to use up that much system resources for that length of time!" Weird! Have you tried to contact the game's developers to see if Path Of Exile has caused problems with other AV's & if there's a fix/workaround for that? This just a guess on my part but some games do use one or more Windows Temp file directories that might also need excluded. That's something else you could ask the game's developers. One more thing you could try is also disable 'Monitor Program Start' in Settings to see if that makes any difference. You will lose some of Immunet's efficacy by turning off this important setting however. Like I mentioned before, I do wish a support technician would get involved with this issue but I'm not going to hold my breath on that happening! Best wishes, Ritchie...
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    Here are the ports that you need to "create allow rules for both in-coming & out-going traffic" by your 'software based firewall' for Immunet to install & then function properly. 53 - UDP is needed for DNS look-ups. 80 - TCP (HTTP) 443 - TCP (HTTPS) 32137 - TCP & UDP Also, if your router or modem has a built-in 'hardware based firewall' you will need to add allow rules to these ports to that as well. In the event that after adding allow rules to these ports you still run into problems you could try and add 'allow rules' to these Domains & URL's that Immunet uses. Most of them use ports 80 & 443. These Domains mostly use port 443/SSL, but may fall back to 80/HTTP, and also occasionally use 32137 TCP & UDP. update.immunet.com cloud-consumer-asn.immunet.com cloud-nfm.immunet.com fmd.immunet.com submit.immunet.com console.amp.cisco.com https://crash.immunet.com cloud-consumer-est.immunet.com https://consumer-event.immunet.com https://consumer-mgmt.immunet.com https://policy.amp.cisco.com public-cloud.immunet.com ws.immunet.com http://www.immunet.com/ http://support.immunet.com/ https://enterprise-m....sourcefire.com current.cvd.win.clamav.net is accessed via a DNS query (port 53), and returns the IP of the nearest least busy ClamAV definitions server. Keep an eye on the up to date icon in the bottom right of Immunet’s interface and if it’s not a green check-mark click update now and if it still doesn’t change to a green check-mark after the update finishes then likely Immunet can’t reach the appropriate ClamAV definitions sever. Unfortunately the direct IP addresses Immunet connects to aren’t necessarily long lived and can’t reliably be whitelisted. They're generally only used in the case of DNS lookups failing continuously. Cheers, Ritchie...
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    The Immunet team would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
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    Original article by Katherian - cybersecurity expert & Emsisoft blog contributor Who would have thought that holiday 2019 would be the “last” of the traditional holidays we’ve enjoyed for so long (at least for some time)? This year, there are no carolers, no shopping in packed malls, no ice skating in public rinks, and very little of all the other holiday fanfare we’re used to. Instead, many of us are home—in front of the computer for several hours per day—studying or working remotely. There’s also shopping, gaming, and watching, all done online as well. (Quick shoutout to the front liners and essential workers! Thank you!) Suffice it to say, holiday season 2020 is unlike any we’ve had in recent memory. And cybercriminals are having the profit of their lives. As the holidays approach, we start to let our guard down. Many people are on vacation and trying to relax. Cybercriminals, on the other hand, are hard at work. They’re busy breaking and hacking networks, planting malware, or sending out phishing emails. The attacks never end. And as if the holidays (and pandemic) were not burning enough holes in our pockets, a cyber attack can happen at any time, too. We’re pretty sure the last thing you need right now is paying hackers thousands of dollars of ransom to decrypt your personal and work files. So to help you avoid more headaches, here are four easy things you can do to stay safe online during this holiday season (and beyond): 1. Create a separate guest wifi If you have a few friends and family coming over, you absolutely need to create separate guest wifi. Particularly if you work from home since your business files could be accessible in your home network. Having separate wifi helps keep your home network separate and secure from your guests. That way, you feel comfortable giving out the password and not worrying about having to remember to change it after your guests leave. Yes, we still recommend you create guest wifi even if you trust your friends and family with your life. The folks at LifeWire wrote a great post on how to create guest wifi. 2. New year, new password Update your passwords, or better yet, get yourself a password manager. It will save you a lot of time and potentially a lot of headaches down the line. Hackers are busy breaking through accounts using publicly leaked passwords. Don’t make it too easy for them. Depending on how many online accounts you have, this could take a few minutes to an hour or two of your time. So think of this as an investment—you’re actually saving yourself hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars from avoiding a cyber-attack. Not to mention setting yourself up for security success. We have a winning guide on password management here. 3. Shop securely Found a unique gift from an eCommerce store? Doing more last-minute shopping (even if it’s just gift cards)? Before you checkout and provide your card info, make sure you’re on a secure site. First, try to only go to online stores you know and trust. Second, check the site’s URL and make sure there’s “https://” at the beginning, and the URL is what you expect it to be. For example, if you’re on Paypal, make sure the URL says “paypal.com” not a misspelled variant like “paypaal.com,” or any other unrecognized URL. Third, consider using a disposable or virtual credit card, especially for one-off purchases. Doing this helps further secure your information. To learn more about how to get one, go to Wallet Hub‘s guide to virtual cards. 4. Keep your security apps running Your antivirus, VPN, etc., are some of your most vital defense against hackers. Keep them running. Cybercriminals are going all out and will try to catch you everywhere on the web. Whether by downloading an app or file, clicking on an email, or visiting an innocent-looking website, you can fall prey to malware within seconds.
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    A lot of users have a third part firewall running which is a great idea but sometime some problems between the firewall and Immunet happens. Most software based firewalls will automatically ask if you want to allow Immunet passing through but a few dont. The few software based firewalls and most hardware based firewalls who dont allow Immunet to run probably need to be configured to allow Immunet to communicate with the cloud. To allow connection to the internet you need to allow or open a few ports that are being used by Immunet. The port number used for cloud communication are: 80 - TCP (HTTP) 443 - TCP (HTTPS) 32137 - TCP. 53 - UDP is needed for DNS lookup. So keep those ports open for Immunet in software and hardware based firewalls. (Hardware based firewalls are often built-in in routers and modems).
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