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Where are the links YouTube videos say to click?

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  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    I've been watching YouTube videos for years and I must have seen a thousand instructions to 'click the link below' and I've never ever seen even one the link they talk about. I was just now watching a video that said to click the link below in the video description; but, there is no link.

    By the way, I am signed in.

    So, what is it that I do not know?
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hi

    Have you clicked the button 'Show More' just under it? Can't get a screenshot as at work and they block YT, but sometimes the writing people add under the video is longer than the summary bit shows.

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  3. Alex Ethridge

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    I don't see anything like that.

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  5. Alex Ethridge

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    Looking and not seeing. The instruction said "in the description" and I should've looked much lower.

    Thanks.
     
  6. 123Zbyniek

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    Post #4 - from Chrome.
    From IE11:
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  7. Alex Ethridge

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    FYI for everyone: The link took me to one of those "call this number immediately" audible announcements that proceed to say my computer is infected and the 'devil will carry me away' if I don't call them.
     
  8. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Glad to see you found the links, but always be careful clicking links in YouTube, either in the actual vid description, or in the comments section :)
     
  9. Alex Ethridge

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    Learned a long time ago if they are out to get you, they eventually will so I set up as bullet-proof a system as I could.

    OS drive is imaged on the first of every month and the previous five images are saved, with the oldest being deleted when a new one is made. Daily backups of all user-created data (pictures, documents, etc.) are saved in a folder with that day's date in the folder name.

    All of the above happens automatically without user participation via Windows Task Scheduler.

    So, worst case, it takes about 20 minutes to restore the image and maybe a few more minutes repairing any damage to user data.

    The thing that scares me most is ransomware so I have four air-gapped hard disks that are rotated on the first and fifteenth of each month. This allows me to go back at least a month-and-a-half if necessary to recover unencrypted files.

    And, the internal backup disks (two of them) are separate from the OS disk and the user-data disk.
     

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    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    That is a very good backup system, and its something a lot don't do. I think Windows 10 doesn't do as many restore points as previous versions, which is not a good thing in my opnion.
     
  11. Alex Ethridge

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    I've had to use it twice that I can remember, each time saving me days of getting-everything-just-as-it-was work.
     
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