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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

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=39779

 

Seagate provides Two free downloadable utilities at the following links:

 

DiscWizard

 

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=DiscWizard&vgnextoid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

 

MaxBlast5

 

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=MaxBlast_5&vgnextoid=7add8b9c4a8ff010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

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

     
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[] AV Rebates/Deals/Freeware by Mr.Victor November 07, 2014, 01:14:12 PM
Before you choose Antivirus/Internet Security Software, check ratings from top Expert sites :

http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/327907-av-test-institute-rates-antivirus-protection

http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1252.0.html

http://www.av-test.org/en/

http://www.av-comparatives.org/

https://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/summary

http://dennistechnologylabs.com/reports/s/a-m/2014/



F R E E (or nearly free) Paid Versions of top rated Security Software after Rebate

Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 - 3PCs (Free Shipping)     http://www.frys.com/product/8143265

McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014 - 3 PCs + Family Pack   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832484076

Panda Antivirus 2015 - 3 PCs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832152095

Panda Global Protection 2015-Multi-Devices (Free Shipping) http://www.frys.com/product/8248336

Total Defense Premium Internet Security - 5 User http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832413422


Norton Utilities 16.0 only $5 after rebate   http://www.frys.com/product/7385724


PAID AV DEALS - No Rebate

Norton 360 2014 - 1 User / 3 Licenses (DVD)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00EZPXYP4/ref=dp_olp_new



FREEWARE SECURITY SOFTWARE Links:

AVAST   http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus-2014/3000-2239_4-10019223.html

AVG  http://download.cnet.com/AVG-AntiVirus-Free-2015/3000-2239_4-10320142.html

Bitdefender   http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html

ESET Online Scanner & Removal Tool
http://www.eset.com/us/download/utilities/

Kaspersky Removal Tool
http://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/kaspersky-virus-removal-tool


Microsoft Malware Removal Tool
http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx

PANDA Cloud Antivirus http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/
CNET Review  http://download.cnet.com/Panda-Cloud-Antivirus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10914099.html

Free Anti-Virus Removal Tool from internet security experts at Sophos   :
http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/virus-removal-tool.aspx?

Free Home Network Firewall by Sophos;   http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-utm-home-edition.aspx

Free Anti-Virus for MAC PCs  http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx

Free Microsoft EMET - Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit :
http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1243.0.html


Free Online Scans - Identify Malware & Viruses
Note: Although these programs do not remove threats and only identifies them, please use the free Kaspersaky Removal Tool
http://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/kaspersky-virus-removal-tool


Bitdefender Online Scan
http://www.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.html

http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/free-anti-virus-scan

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
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[] $15 Pentium 4 Refund by Mr.Victor November 03, 2014, 08:12:31 AM
You could be eligible for a $15 refund from Intel, if you bought a Pentium 4 PC over 10 years ago?

...but you won't need a receipt !
 
So why the cashback? A class action lawsuit contends that Intel and HP manipulated benchmark scores to give the first generation Pentium 4 processor favorable results over its rivals AMD Athlon offering back in the day. Intel and HP deny these claims, but both parties have decided to reach the lawsuit settlement.  Per the pending class action settlement, customers who purchased a new computer for personal use equipped with an Intel Pentium 4 processor between November 20, 2000 and December 31, 2001 or a first-generation Pentium 4 (Williamette) processor at speeds below 2GHz between January 1, 2002 and June 30, 2002 may be entitled to a $15 refund.

To get more info, and file your claim click on this link;
 https://www.intelpentium4litigation.com/
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[] Password Mistakes & Tips by Mr.Victor October 20, 2014, 11:15:10 AM
Excerpt from Jeff Fox of StateoftheNet.net

Which of these mistakes do you make?

You can create better passwords by steering clear of some of the most common mistakes people make:

• Starting with an upper case letter followed by lower case letters
• When a password isn't long enough, adding a letter or two to the base word
• Putting digits, especially two or four of them, before or after the letters
• When a special character is required, using "!" and putting it at the end
• Not using two special characters in the same password


Don't rely on all password checkers

When creating a password, you may be tempted to use online password checkers to test the strength of those you're considering. Beware: When I tried four of the most popular checkers, How Secure is my Password, Password Meter, Microsoft's Password Checker, and Kasperky's Secure Password Check, only Kaspersky's clearly informed me that the apparently strong password I submitted was actually far weaker than it appeared. Even Gmail's own password strength tester labeled that password as "strong."


How to make passwords less predictable

I won't suggest any compositional patterns here because, once published, they would immediately become a target for hackers. Instead, here are a few rules of thumb to keep your passwords from becoming too predictable:

• Avoid beginning the password with an upper case letter -- or maybe even any letter
• Create an acronym using the first letter of each word in a memorable sentence, as suggested by security expert Bruce Schneier -- example: t2cmlp,@yh ("Try to crack my latest password, all you hackers")
• Resist your natural tendency to mimic familiar words and phrases
• Use multiple special characters in the same password
• Don't always place digits adjacent to each other


See the entire article here;  

http://stateofthenet.net/2014/10/the-big-password-mistake-that-hackers-are-hoping-youll-make/
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[] YouTube Rootkit by Mr.Victor October 16, 2014, 02:57:51 PM
If you watched something on YouTube during the past couple of months, you could be infected with a malicious rootkit. According to reports, over 100,000 people have been infected. Read more at link below;
http://www.neowin.net/news/youtube-has-potentially-infected-over-100000-users-during-the-past-30-days

TrendMicro YouTube Rootkit Alert  
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/youtube-ads-lead-to-exploit-kits-hit-us-victims/

For a FREE Tool with "Rootkit Detection and Removal" click either of these links;
http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/TDSSKiller
  
http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4

Also, McAfee offers a free Rootkit Removal Tool at the link below;
http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/how-to-use-rootkitremover.aspx
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[] Microsoft OneDrive by Mr.Victor September 24, 2014, 01:20:47 PM
Free Unlimited storage on Microsoft OneDrive for Office 365 Users:
http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-now-giving-office-365-users-unlimited-storage-with-onedrive

Earlier this year, Microsoft rebranded its SkyDrive service to OneDrive, and has been improving the service on a nearly monthly basis. With apps being updated constantly, free storage for those with an Office 365 subscription, and a bunch of other features being added, Microsoft is pushing OneDrive with all of its corporate power. To keep the train moving, Microsoft has announced that if you use the auto-upload camera feature with its OneDrive platform, they will double your amount of free storage. To enable this feature, download OneDrive on your phone, sign-in with your Microsoft account, and enable the auto-upload feature; it's that simple.

Microsoft's OneDrive has become a lot more attractive today as the company has announced that it is lowering the cost for additional storage and increasing the amount of free storage too. Prices are being cut by 70%, making storage ridiculously cheap if you are in the need for cloud storage.

The new monthly prices will be $1.99 for 100 GB (previously $7.49), and $3.99 for 200 GB (previously $11.49) and there is more good news if you are an Office 365 subscriber. If you subscribe to Microsoft's subscription-based Office service, you will now get 1TB of storage included. This applies to all of the consumer SKUs starting with Office 365 Personal for $6.99 a month, and adds extraordinary value to that package. For that price, you would get 1TB of storage and Office, compared with $9.99 a month for 1TB of storage on Google Drive, while Dropbox charges the same price for just 100GB of storage.

For those of you who are still content with your free space, Microsoft is tossing good news your way too. Starting today, all accounts now have 15 GB of free storage; this is double the previous free amount which was 7 GB, and matches Google Drive's 15GB of free space. http://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/plans/

For more info visit the OneDrive website;  http://onedrive.live.com/about/en-in/
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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.

http://h30652.www3.hp.com/

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall Notice:
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Hewlett-Packard-Recalls-Notebook-Computer-AC-Power-Cords/#remedy


Check for all HP Product Recalls;  http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-information/recalls.html
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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)
http://www.pcmag.com/products/compare/1594?ids=325395,325394,315590,316806

See prior PC Magazine reviews from the past months on older versions here;
http://www.pcmag.com/reviews/security-software

Also see prior post on Windows 7 Antivirus Tests Results - http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1245.msg1790.html#msg1790
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