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[] Linux and WordPerfect/Word SIG by jackb May 06, 2009, 01:48:52 PM
The Board of Trustees have re-aligned the SIG schedule.  The WordPerfect/Word SIG will meet on the first Wednesday of the month, and the new Linux SIG will meet the third Wednesday of the month. The second Wednesday of the month the Linux group will meet with the WNYLUG group at their facilities.
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[] Acronis True Image free for Maxtor, Seagate users (From ozrom1e) by MrDonK! July 20, 2007, 06:34:49 AM
Acronis True Image free for Maxtor, Seagate users


"Acronis can be obtained free if you have a Maxtor or Seagate hard drive.


The important thing to note, however, is that both utilities are based on an OEM version of Acronis's well-regarded True Image backup application. According to the Inquirer's report, both free utilities support the creation of disk images, partitions, the cloning and formatting of disks, and more.


Inquirer's report:


One of the best HDD utilities is free


Seagate provides Two free downloadable utilities at the following links:





I found this information in = Windows Secrets Newsletter Issue 116 2007-07-19

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[] Ransomeware-CoinVault by Mr.Victor April 16, 2015, 01:36:34 PM
Many are familiar with the "Cryptolocker" & "Cryptowall" ransomwares that held thousands of computers hostage for online ransom payments.

There is also another hostile ransomeware in town, and it's called " CoinVault ".  Coinvault let's you decrypt 1-file for free as a token gesture of faith.
The problem is the other hundred or thousand files remain encrypted until you pay the ransom ranging from $50 to into hundreds of dollars.

Kaspersky has an excellent "Free"  program that helps get your files back without paying ransom.

Here are articles on using Kaspersky's free Ransomware Removal Tool:,news-20780.html

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[] Best Free Antivirus by Mr.Victor April 15, 2015, 09:47:19 AM
PC Magazine rates the best of the Free Antivirus Software programs:,2817,2388652,00.asp

Go here to download links for Free Antivirus Software:,1274.msg1822

PC Magazine also performed an Antivirus App review and rating for Android devices.  Among the Free top performers were Avira, Antiy-AVL Bitdefender, Sophos, who all lead the pack of freebie security apps, with the following not far behind;  Avast, AVG, Comodo .,2817,2481349,00.asp
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[] Passwords Unmasked by Mr.Victor April 01, 2015, 01:46:18 PM
Here is a fascinating article that analyzed the password choices of 10 million people, from CEOs to scientists, to find out what we consider easy to remember and hard to guess :

Keyboard Password Patterns;  
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[] Antivirus Accuracy vs. Speed by Mr.Victor March 26, 2015, 03:52:11 PM
PC Magazine helps to answer a key question on Antivirus Security Software, regarding which software is best-in-class in both Accuracy, and PC Speed Performance. We all want the best of both worlds, and as shown in the article we can do just that with the right Security Software installed. No bogged down performance on your computer, and no missed major threats ?   Read the PC Magazine article at the link below for the details;,2817,2478672,00.asp

To get the best price on Security Software, see my post at the link below;,1274.msg1822

35 Android Antivirus Security Apps - Put to a 6-Month Endurance Test at the AV-Test Labs  :
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[] Security Software Deals/Rebates by Mr.Victor March 26, 2015, 12:50:31 PM
Deeply discounted (or Free) Paid Versions of top rated Security Software after Rebate

AVG Rebates fro Fry's AVG

Kaspersky Rebates at Fry's KASPERSKY

McAfee Rebates at Fry's Mcafee

Trend Micro Rebates at Fry's TREND+MICRO

Find your favorite at Fry's asc&start=0&cat=-69102&from=0&to=24

***NEWEGG'S Rebates: 4801

PAID AV DEALS - No Rebate Required

Newegg's discounted security software 4803

Norton Security (For 5 Devices) [Download or Key Card] $39-$59





ESET Online Scanner & Removal Tool


Kaspersky Removal Tool


Microsoft Malware Removal Tool

PANDA Cloud Antivirus
CNET Review

Free Anti-Virus Removal Tool from internet security experts at Sophos   :

Free Home Network Firewall by Sophos;

Free Anti-Virus for MAC PCs

Free Microsoft EMET - Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit :,1243.0.html

Free Online Scans - Identify Malware, Viruses, and other system vulnerabilities
Note: Many free scan programs do not remove threats and only identifies them. Thus, use this free Kaspersky Removal Tool

Bitdefender Online Scan

Cyscon Check & Secure System Security Test

GRC Shields UP Internet Security Vulnerability Test

Before you choose Antivirus/Internet Security Software, check ratings from top Expert sites :,1252.0.html

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[] Cord-Cutter Calculator by Mr.Victor March 18, 2015, 02:40:26 PM
Are you looking to Cut-the-Cord and say goodbye to costly Cable TV subscriptions and embrace online streaming television?

Want to see what it will it cost you ?   Here's a price calculator that may help;

Streaming Content Availability Tool:

Here's articles on various methods to cutting the cord;,news-17928.html
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[] LENOVA Superfish Bug by Mr.Victor February 19, 2015, 12:38:46 PM
It was recently discovered that LENOVA Laptop/Notebooks sold between September 2014 and January 2015, contain the Superfish bug. Superfish is a form of malicious adware that exposes Lenovo users to man-in-the-middle attacks, similar to those opened up by Heartbleed. Armed with a hacked password and the right software, a coffee shop owner could potentially spy on any Lenovo user on her network, collecting any other login passwords entered during the session. In theory the evil barista could also insert malware into the data stream at will, disguised as a software update or a trusted site. Internet Explorer and Chrome could be affected by this, while Firefox is currently safe thanks to its independent certificate repository. The following affected models have now been identified :


 Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 Pro, Flex 10

 G410, G510, G710, G40-30, G40-45, G40-70, G40-80, G50-50, G50-45, G50-70, G50-80, G50-80Touch

Lenovo Edge 15

 Miix2 8, Miix2 10, Miix2 11, Miix 3 1030

 S310, S410, S415, S415 Touch, S435, S20-30, S20-30 Touch, S40-70

 U330P, U430P, U330 Touch, U430 Touch, U540 Touch

 Y430P, Y40-70, Y40-80, Y50-70, Y70-70

 Yoga2-11, Yoga2-13, Yoga2Pro-13, Yoga3 Pro

 Z40-70, Z40-75, Z50-70, Z50-75, Z70-80

How to get rid of Superfish:

More on a Superfish Fix:

Testing for Superfish:

See these links for more details on Superfish;
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