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Offline loungehake

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Adverts masquerading as warnings in Smart Scan
« on: December 28, 2018, 07:39:04 AM »
Smart Scan warns about 'sensitive documents' but does not state that it is a pretext for advertising.  I know that I have files in 'My Documents' but clicking 'Resolve' is tantamount to clicking a button labelled WOLF!

Another grumble about Smart Scan is that the browser containing a suspect extension is not specifically identified and not electing to 'Resolve' results in Smart Scan nagging by persisting in present the 'Resolve' option.
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Re: Adverts masquerading as warnings in Smart Scan
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 07:46:35 AM »
Smart Scan warns about 'sensitive documents' but does not state that it is a pretext for advertising.  I know that I have files in 'My Documents' but clicking 'Resolve' is tantamount to clicking a button labelled WOLF!
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Re: Adverts masquerading as warnings in Smart Scan
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 10:08:46 PM »
Thanks Asyn. I went there.
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Re: Adverts masquerading as warnings in Smart Scan
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 06:41:38 AM »
You're welcome.
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