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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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[] HP Recall - Power Cord by Mr.Victor August 27, 2014, 09:00:00 AM
There is a new HP recall which affects around six million of its LS-15 AC power cords, which shipped with HP and Compaq notebook and netbook systems - and with accessories, such as docking stations - between September 2010 and June 2012. Specifically the AC adapter cord, that connects the wall to the power brick — are prone to overheating.

The company said that the power cords "may pose a risk of a fire and burn hazard to customers." As Reuters reports, HP has in fact received 29 reports of the cords overheating, with 13 claims of 'minor property damage' and two instances in which customers received 'minor burns'.

HP said in a statement that "customers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords and contact Hewlett-Packard to order a free replacement." Affected customers can register for a replacement here at the website below, or call Hewlett-Packard toll-free at (877) 219-6676 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Mon-Friday.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall Notice:

Check for all HP Product Recalls;
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[] PC Magazine AV Picks by Mr.Victor July 18, 2014, 03:47:36 PM
See PC Magazine's latest picks for the top new versions (2015) of Antivirus Programs;  
(click on the software title to see the review),325394,315590,316806

See prior PC Magazine reviews from the past months on older versions here;

To get free rebate deals on many of these top titles, see my prior post here:,1250.msg

Also see prior post on Windows 7 Antivirus Tests Results -,1245.msg1790.html#msg1790
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[] Android safe as iOS by Mr.Victor June 23, 2014, 03:49:10 PM
In a recent evaluation of the security vulnerabilities of Google's Android versus the Apple iOS,
researchers have found them both to be fairly equal in security against malware and viruses.
There are some differences in protection which were identified in the research findings.
"Android is more vulnerable to harvesting phone call logs and SMS logs and sideloading apps,"
while " iOS is more vulnerable to hostile MDM configuration profiles ".

iOS MDM Vulnerability

New IOS Malware "AdThief" / "Spad"  

Apple iOS Backdoor

Read original article;  

See new article on iOS Insecurity;

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[] AV Tests / Rebates** by Mr.Victor May 08, 2014, 03:01:42 PM
AV-TEST’s endurance testing is an in-depth study, in which various Antivirus security suites are analyzed over three two-month periods on three different operating systems — Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The experts evaluated 24 Security Suites from different vendors in three categories. The first category, Protection, tested the combined ability to detect a reference set of malware and to identify new pieces of previously unknown malware. The second category, System Load, demonstrated the impact of the security suite on system performance and measured delays in the installation or execution of programs, website responses and data downloads. The last category, Usability, assessed the correct identification of legitimate programs and websites.
The comparison of the products only factors in the protection packages that completed all 6 months of the test between September 2013 and February 2014. The top products overall are suites from Kaspersky Lab and Bitdefender with 17.8 and 17.5 out of 18 points respectively. The top FREE Antivirus Suite was Panda Security followed by free AVG and free Avira software.

See the full Endurance AV Test Report here (click on charts for full view) ;

F R E E - P a i d  v e r s i o n s  o f  t o p  r a t e d  S e c u r i t y  S o f t w a r e after Rebate** (Updated Fridays & as req'd)

Kaspersky PURE - 3PCs  (***My Personal Pick***)


McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014 3 PCs - Download $7.99

TREND MICRO Titanium Antivirus 2014 1 PC - $7.99
TREND MICRO Titanium Antivirus 2014 3 PC - $9.99

TREND MICRO Titanium Internet Security 2014 1 PC - $9.99
TREND MICRO Titanium Internet Security 2014 3 PC - $14.99

Norton Antivirus - 3 PCs (Download Only)

Norton 360 2014 - 1 User / 3 Licenses (CD-ROM)


FREE version of Bitdefender

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

More AV Test Review Info;

Also see Dennis Technology Labs Home AV Test Results (Kaspersky and Norton top lists):

Small and Large Business AV Tests Reports also by Dennis Technology Labs of London, England:

Which AV programs prevent Zero-Day Malware ?

Impressively, ten of the 25 tested security products achieved 100% protection in both months of testing, among them Bitdefender Internet Security (2014), Kaspersky Internet Security (2014), and Norton Internet Security (2014). Check Point's ZoneAlarm, included in this test for the first time, managed 99 percent in March and 100 percent in April, as did Panda's free Cloud Antivirus.

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[] FBI PC Security Tips by Mr.Victor May 02, 2014, 04:16:52 PM
In order to protect your computer, the FBI has some excellent advice on computer security at their website.

Also see this Fox News article which also references the FBI recommendations;
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[] Windows XP Upgrade by Mr.Victor April 09, 2014, 11:03:52 AM
Wondering how to upgrade from Microsoft Windows XP ?  See these links for help;

Microsoft's website help for XP users :

Other sources of help for XP :

How to Upgrade from XP,2817,2456131,00.asp

XP Migration Guide,news-18038.html#windows-xp-migration-guide%2Cnews-18038.html?

10 Tips to protect your current XP,news-18571.html#10-tips-safely-run-windows-xp%2Cnews-18571.html?

Why you should ditch XP,2817,2456104,00.asp

Options for upgrading to Windows 7

Security Now Podcast with Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte (fast forward 11 minutes into podcast for XP discussions)

Security Now Website

Also see my previous post at the link below, on what you can do to secure XP in the meantime,1236.0.html
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[] Win 7 Antivirus Tests by Mr.Victor March 31, 2014, 12:30:08 PM
AV-TEST has now completed their Windows 7 Antivirus Program tests.  Top rated programs were Bitdefender and Kaspersky, followed closely by Trend Micro. Also close behind were Norton and McAfee.  See the results at the link below. Note that the more "white blocks" in the rating, the higher the score.

Click this link for the FREE version of Bitdefender Antivirus;
See previous posts for more antivirus and malware related info;,1205.0.html
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[] Microsoft EMET by Mr.Victor February 17, 2014, 10:54:22 AM
There is a powerful tool from Microsoft, that has not had much exposure in the press. Best of all it's FREE !

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a utility that is designed to help prevent hackers from gaining access to your system. It helps raise the bar against malicious malware attacks. EMET anticipates the most common actions and techniques adversaries might use in compromising a computer, and helps protect by diverting, terminating, blocking, and invalidating those actions and techniques. EMET helps protect your computer systems even before new and undiscovered threats are formally addressed by security updates and antimalware software. EMET benefits enterprises and all computer users by helping to protect against security threats and breaches that can disrupt businesses and daily lives. This program does require some advanced configuration and is not recommended for beginners.

More info on EMET is available here;

Download EMET here;

Here's help on Installing and Using EMET;

Sample Screenshot :

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