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Check to make sure your apps are good with Win10 in their current versions. If not, you might have to reinstall them, and/or run them in compatibility mode. Do a full backup of application data, at least, before you run the upgrade. If you have any peripherals, make sure they don't need special considerations in Win10 (unlikely unless you've got some old ones).

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:

So, my wife’s Samsung phone's browser seems to have been hijacked - every time she opens it, 4 to 6 tabs open on pages that all look the same. I’ve tried a couple malware-remover software, but they’re not detecting anything.

Any ideas?

I would just do a factory reset. If you have linked a google account and enabled all the backup features, as well as backed up your photos, then all the apps will be downloaded and restored immediately upon logging back into the google account. It even restores some stuff I wouldn't expect, like wi-fi & bluetooth connections and credentials. Just don't expect it to restore a 3rd party launcher settings. That, restoring pictures, and logging back into apps are the only drawbacks I can think of. But you also get a refreshed system, and a chance to evaluate if you really needed 3 weather apps.

Came in to the office this morning and found this... ad?... on the lock screen of my work laptop.

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I can't for the life of me figure out where it's coming from. It's not in my email inbox and it's not some kind of calendar event.

Edit: apparently it's google calendar that does this? It just automatically ads invitations from anyone, even messages that were filtered as spam?

Middcore wrote:

Came in to the office this morning and found this... ad?... on the lock screen of my work laptop.

I can't for the life of me figure out where it's coming from. It's not in my email inbox and it's not some kind of calendar event.

Edit: apparently it's google calendar that does this? It just automatically ads invitations from anyone, even messages that were filtered as spam?

I had the same thing in my calendar last night, repeating for days. I dug around and could never find the source, not in my inbox, not in my spam, I could never find it. I deleted the invitation, but yeah, super suspicious and annoying.

I've had google add things from my email to my calendar automatically. I'd rather it didn't but it hasn't been obtrusive so far. Until this.

I had this today too! I couldn't do anything but delete it when looking at my phone, but I waited until I was in front of my PC and found on the Google Calendar page that you can report calendar items as spam, so I did that. Then about 6 hours later I had another set of spam calendar events that I also reported. Interesting you all are seeing this too--I guess someone just spotted a vulnerability in Google Calendar and is exploiting it while it lasts? Hopefully Google stomps this out quickly.

eta: looks like this is news

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I had to change Google calendar settings to stop automatically adding events completely.

Middcore wrote:

Came in to the office this morning and found this... ad?... on the lock screen of my work laptop.

IMAGE(https://i.imgur.com/fzrjurE.png)

I can't for the life of me figure out where it's coming from. It's not in my email inbox and it's not some kind of calendar event.

Edit: apparently it's google calendar that does this? It just automatically ads invitations from anyone, even messages that were filtered as spam?

This happen to me also. What is happening is someone is using google calendar/gmail to invite spam. There is no way to block this. This problem has been known about for years but hasn't been abused enough to cause a outcry,

So any way how did I stop this. The invite goes to a specific calendar. I currently have 5 on my account. I just deleted the one calendar the invites were going to and created a replacement calendar for it. The calendar I deleted didn't have any task, events, or anything else on it besides the spam so deleting wasn't a problem. I have a task calendar for that stuff.

There is a way to stop this. You just have to change a few settings in your Google Calendar. Here are instructions.

Edit: Rykin beat me to it.

That only stops the invite from showing up on agenda or your lock screen. The actually invite that ask you for a response will still show up on your calendar. Which is fine if you never actual go into your calendar. The invite will go away for a bit after marking it as spam but will return once a new invite goes out.

So today while casting my PC screen to the tv I accidentally click on a tv that wasn't mine. After doing a bit of searching on why is alien tv on my network I learned about Wifi direct. So Win 10 and this other tv support this which is why I can see it when attempting to cast.

My question is there a way to prevent this tv from showing up? I was thinking of casting to the tv with a message that reads "You left your tv wifi connect open to everybody. Now I can see into your home and soul" but that would be mean.

Also very, very funny.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

I was thinking of casting to the tv with a message that reads "You left your tv wifi connect open to everybody. Now I can see into your home and soul" but that would be mean.

I would certainly have fun with casting things onto someone else's TV.

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I was thinking:
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Someone I knew found the TVs in McDonalds were not secure and starting mirroring adult content there. Not something I condone, but still pretty hilarious.