Tuesday 31 August 2021

What you need to know about Omnatuor.com pop-up ads

 Omnatuor.com is a site that tries to trick you into subscribing to its browser notifications so that it can send notification spam directly to your desktop or phone.

Omnatuor.com is a malicious site that displays fake error messages to trick you into subscribing to its browser notifications. This is the fake error message that the Omnatuor.com site will display:

Omnatuor.com wants to Show notifications
Press Allow to watch the video

You should not click on the Allow button when you see such messages. If you click on the “Allow” button, you will start seeing spam pop-ups from Omnatuor.com on your computer or phone, even when the browser is closed. The Omnatuor.com spam notification ads are for adult sites, online web games, fake software updates, and unwanted programs.

This is how the Omnatuor.com pop-up ads will look on a Windows 10 computer:

You are seeing the Omnatuor.com advertisements because your computer is infected with a malicious program or a site that you have visited has redirected your browser to this page.

Less than reputable sites can display malicious ads that pop-up ads your browser to the Omnatuor.com pop-up ads to generate advertising revenue. If this happens, you can close the page and install a free browser extension like Adblock to block the malicious ads. However, if you continuously see pop-ups like the Omnatuor.com pop-up ads, then your computer might be infected with a malicious program, and you need to scan your device for adware and remove it.

source and further info: Malware Tips

Friday 20 August 2021

Microsoft to raise prices for Office 365 and Microsoft 365 in March 2022


Microsoft has announced price increases for both Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services that will come into effect in March next year.  

The changes will apply to its commercial and business services, with consumer and education subscriptions remaining the same. 

The increase will also apply globally, with local market adjustments for certain regions, however only US pricing is available at present: Microsoft 365 Business Basic is going up from $5 to $6 per user and Microsoft 365 Business Premium will increase from $20 to $22. Office 365 E1 will rise from $8 to $10, Office 365 E3 will jump up from $20 to $23, Office 365 E5 will move from $35 to $38 and Microsoft 365 E3 changes from $32 to $36. 

These are the first "substantive" price increases to Office 365 since it was launched a decade ago, according to Microsoft, with only minor changes to the suites coming in over the last ten years. The reasoning for hiking them up now is partly to do with the higher demand for cloud-based services brought about by the pandemic, according to Jared Spataro, the corporate vice president for Microsoft 365.

more info & source: ITPro