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Uh oh...MICROSOFT is down today?? Really?

I can't log to www.microsoft.com from any of my machines.
Never had that happen before.
I wonder what's going on here?
 

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No problem for me.
 
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Seems a bit slow here, but it works.
 
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MICROSOFT.com - might just be my area that's down

8:00 AM EST
I just called a friend 25 miles away from me and he can't log into Microsoft.com either.
I live in the NE USA
That takes some worry away for me.

8:34 AM EST
All set now...Microsoft is now back to working.
 
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Sounds like a name server issue.
 
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Normally when you cannot log into Microsoft you have a virus (no joke) sites like MS and Symantic some viruses block to keep you from repairing your computer. Now that you can connect again be SURE its not redirecting you to a look alike phishing site.
 

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Normally when you cannot log into Microsoft you have a virus (no joke) sites like MS and Symantic some viruses block to keep you from repairing your computer. Now that you can connect again be SURE its not redirecting you to a look alike phishing site.
LOL figured it would be a virus MM

 

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Normally when you cannot log into Microsoft you have a virus (no joke) sites like MS and Symantic some viruses block to keep you from repairing your computer. Now that you can connect again be SURE its not redirecting you to a look alike phishing site.
i think he meant he could not connect to the website, not log into it. bad grammar.
 
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Hey I'm just stating facts. Sorry if it interferes with your bomb-o-matic rig habits

i think he meant he could not connect to the website, not log into it. bad grammar.
Yeah thats what the do. Some malware will give you a 404 error or something when you try to connect to MS, Symantic, Kapersky or any of the security sites. Then once they get done downloading the nasty they redirect you to look alikes and have you download more crap.

Im not saying thats what happen to him. BUT its something to look out for.
 

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Hey I'm just stating facts. Sorry if it interferes with your bomb-o-matic rig habits
Sorry but I cannot respond now, I am running a full virus scan on the internet.
 

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Hey I'm just stating facts. Sorry if it interferes with your bomb-o-matic rig habits



Yeah thats what the do. Some malware will give you a 404 error or something when you try to connect to MS, Symantic, Kapersky or any of the security sites. Then once they get done downloading the nasty they redirect you to look alikes and have you download more crap.

Im not saying thats what happen to him. BUT its something to look out for.
i guess... maybe he installed dayz...
 
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Sorry but I cannot respond now, I am running a full virus scan on the internet.
Better then that advice I see out of 99% of the users on TPU.

New poster: Hey I just got a BSOD.

TPU member: RUN MEMTEST

New Poster: Everything is fine.

TPU member: RUN FURMARK

New Poster: Runs Ok for 6 hours.

TPU member: OMG you shouldn't run it so long

New Poster: Its still BSOD

TPU Member: Its your CPU thats bad. Replace your memory.

New Poster: Ok what PSU should I buy?

TPU Member: You need at least a 1200w PSU for that Dell. Anything Corsair.

New Poster: Ok got it and reinstalled everything. Still BSOD.

TPU member: I give up. (never posts in thread again)

New Poster: Help?.....anyone?

TPU member 2: Did you run MEMTEST?
 

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Most knowledge TPUer's would atleast do some type of check on what the BSOD is instead of starting this rampage of checks. Most stop codes will give you some type of hint of what it could be. Honestly the only viruses I have ever gotten were trollin viruses that locked down certain parts of the OS and made it act odd or not run programs at all. At this point I would just save what I could and blow away the OS and reinstall and then start using some type of free AV. I had a OS last over 3 years through multiple major hardware changes and not once get a virus. This is cause I use a free AV that scans on a regular basis. Most BSOD's are hardware/driver related and can be fixed by first figuring out what the stop code is and what file/hardware is causing the conflict. I have not had ONE BSOD from a virus the whole time I have been on PC's.
 
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Most knowledge TPUer's would atleast do some type of check on what the BSOD is instead of starting this rampage of checks. Most stop codes will give you some type of hint of what it could be. Honestly the only viruses I have ever gotten were trollin viruses that locked down certain parts of the OS and made it act odd or not run programs at all. At this point I would just save what I could and blow away the OS and reinstall and then start using some type of free AV. I had a OS last over 3 years through multiple major hardware changes and not once get a virus. This is cause I use a free AV that scans on a regular basis. Most BSOD's are hardware/driver related and can be fixed by first figuring out what the stop code is and what file/hardware is causing the conflict. I have not had ONE BSOD from a virus the whole time I have been on PC's.
Did you run MEMTEST?
 

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Did you run MEMTEST?
LOL if it was IRQ related maybe but no. I have not had memory go bad much. Did YOU run memtest or just scan for things that go bump in the night??
 
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LOL if it was IRQ related maybe but no. I have not had memory go bad much. Did YOU run memtest or just scan for things that go bump in the night??
Its your CPU thats bad. Replace your memory.
 

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