Monday, December 16, 2013

FAKE PayPal Sender - Email

How did I know this was not a real PayPal email?

Well first off I have the real PayPal in my contact list so the email would have gone to my Inbox folder not my Junk folder where I found it.

This is a good reason to set your email filters to only deliver emails from your Contact List to your Inbox. This makes a lot less emails in your Inbox.

Everything else (including scams and other crap) goes directly to your Junk folder, which of course you can always check for items you may want to look at so you should check it especially if you are joining a new website as the confirmation emails will go here until you add the site to your list of approved Contacts.

The image shown below is the "From" and "Subject" line of this email:


Note: Notice it is not showing the email is from PayPal as it should if it was really from them, and second look carefully at the subject sentence and how uneven the font is, none of my other emails are are this messy.

Below is a "View Source" copy of the email:

Authentication-Results:; spf=pass (sender IP is; identity alignment result is pass and alignment mode is relaxed); dkim=none (identity alignment result is pass and alignment mode is relaxed);
X-SID-Result: PASS
X-Message-Status: n:n
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Received: from srvdc1 ( []) by with SMTP; Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:37:22 +0100 MIME-Version: 1.0
From: service <>
To: My email address was here
Reply-To: admin <>
Date: 9 Dec 2013 12:41:08 +0100
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X-OriginalArrivalTime: 09 Dec 2013 11:38:38.0534 (UTC)
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*************** end of email ***************
Email Sender IP Information:

IP Address:
IP Location: Netherlands Amsterdam Tilaa V.o.f.
netname: TILAA
Domain name: has more about including: Whois Record, Site Profile, Registration, Server Stats and For Sale information.

IP Address:
IP Location:  Switzerland Zurich Swisscom (schweiz) Ag
ASN:  AS3303 SWISSCOM Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd (registered Oct 28, 1994)
Domain name: has more about including: Whois Record, Site Profile, Registration, Server Stats and For Sale information.
Because of the IP addresses and Domain names used in the email and shown above this is NOT A PAYPAL email. And why would the senders have “noticed any unusual activity on my PayPal account?”  Answer: They didn’t!

I share these fake/scam emails to help others become aware of the crap emails being sent out trying to rip people off and because the senders of scam emails tick me off!

Friggin scammers hope they catch these a**holes asap and they rot some place.

And too my readers –
Stay Safe Online by being cautious traveling the cyberspace highways.

Thank you for visiting my blog.
Peace ~ js

Friday, November 22, 2013

Keyboard Shortcuts 4 Windows

Open Start Menu
Press Windows Icon Key to Display Start Menu

Windows Sidebar and Gadgets
To show gadgets:
-Press the Windows Logo key + Spacebar key

To open Sidebar:
-Click Start button, then type "sidebar" in the search box, and then press ENTER.

Side Note
To open Side Note:
-Press Windows Logo key + N

One Note
To open One Note:
-Press Windows Logo key + Shift + N

Screen Clipping
Create Screen Clipping:
-Press Windows Logo key + S

Other keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7:

Win + Home: Clear all but the active window

Win + Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop

Win + Up Arrow: Maximize the active window

Shift + Win + Up Arrow: Maximize the active window vertically

Win + Down Arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it's maximized

Win + Left/Right Arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor

Shift + Win + Left/Right Arrows: Move the window to the monitor on the left or right

Sunday, November 17, 2013

PC Protection and Cleaning

Protect your computer against malicious software and clean up your hard drive. Here are some of my favorites:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 
When there’s a malware issue. It’s fast, it’s always reliable, and it’s free. The only downfall is that there’s no real-time component. For the free version of Malwarebytes to actually be active and scanning, the user must run the tool.

Spybot Search and Destroy
Is one of the most popular anti-malware tools. If there’s a piece of anti-malware software on a machine, it’s probably going to be this one.
S&D is not the most powerful of the anti-malware tools, but it’s by far not the worst. Rank it right below Malwarebytes with regard to reliability. And you can use both Malwarebytes and S&D since there is no harm in having two anti-malware tools on one machine (unlike antivirus, which is a big no-no).

If your machine is a personal (home) machine, try Avast or AVG Free and Malwarebytes and be done with it. Or if you want an all-in-one tool, use Avast. But always keep a copy of ComboFix around just in case those tools miss out on some of the nastier uglies.
Another option is to use Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes. MSE is much less resource intensive, doesn't slow your system to a crawl during scanning, and works well with Malwarebytes.

CCleaner is not only a great way to clean up temporary, cache, log, and Internet files, it also allows you to clean up your Window’s registry. For a Windows PC, you cannot beat CCleaner for both quickly freeing up disk space and cleaning up the registry. Cost: Free.

Bleachbit is a cross-platform (Windows and Linux) cleaner and does an excellent job (of all available tools) Cost: Free.

Disk Max is a small, donation-ware application that does a great job of cleaning up behind users. Cost: Free.

ComboFix  is the Mac Daddy of removal tools. It’s also not a standard anti-malware tool so much as it is a major problem-solver. When you have malware that simply won’t go away (and you suspect something a bit uglier — like a rootkit or Trojan — that keeps re-infecting your machine), you want this tool.
Important Warning: ComboFis is powerful. Very powerful. Do not leave the executable for this tool just lying around. Use it and remove.

Superanti Spyware

Glary Utilities

IObit Advanced SystemCare  is a recognized industry leader in PC optimization and security software. Review by "Advanced SystemCare is a great all-in-one PC utility that can scan, repair, and optimize many aspects of your system.It aims to remedy whatever ails your computer by not only cleaning up junk files, malware, and invalid registry entries, but by giving your computer a boost to optimize your PC experience."