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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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[] Wireless Router Security by Mr.Victor May 20, 2016, 03:05:12 PM
Typically most households that have internet access use a wireless router, which is your first point of defense to the outside world. You must then ask yourself the question of whether or not, your Router is safely protecting your computer network?

My personal recommendations are:
1> Occasionally unplug your Wireless Router for 1 minute then reconnect.
     This can fix connection issues, and may also perform updates on some routers.
2> Use ShieldsUP tests to evaluate your current protection.
3> Use links below to further improve your router security protection.
4> Finally, determine if you should replace/upgrade your router.


http://www.grc.com/shieldsup

http://routersecurity.org/

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/home-router-security,news-19245.html

Is it time to upgrade your Wireless Router?   http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2493100,00.asp
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[Alerts - Virus, Spyware, Malware, etc.] Is it Malware? by Mr.Victor May 12, 2016, 11:42:12 PM
Alerts - Virus, Spyware, Malware, etc. Sometimes Malware signs are very subtle at first. Your computer slows a bit. The browser freezes,
redirects, or is unresponsive. These are early warning signs that you just might have Malware. 

Here's a great article from Malwarebytes, on How to tell if you’re infected with malware;

https://blog.malwarebytes.org/101/2016/05/how-to-tell-if-youre-infected-with-malware/?

How to clean your infected PC;
https://www.malwarebytes.org/articles/10-easy-steps-to-clean-your-infected-computer/

Another good article on detecting Malware;
http://www.infoworld.com/article/2883958/antimalware/how-to-detect-malware-infection-in-9-easy-steps.html

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[] Vulnerable Bundleware by Mr.Victor December 08, 2015, 09:45:32 AM
Three major PC manufacturers were found to have insecure bundleware on their hard drives. Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba were sited as having these issues. In some cases the bundleware can be disabled or removed.  Read articles below to find details of these security issues, and ways to remove these threats;

http://www.neowin.net/news/lenovo-and-other-oems-caught-with-more-vulnerable-bundleware

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2889292/bloatware-why-computer-makers-fill-your-pc-with-junk-and-how-to-get-rid-of-it.html

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Pre-installed-Bloatware-Removal/td-p/867129

http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/oems-bloatware.aspx

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218544-dell-apologizes-for-superfish-like-scandal-offers-edellroot-removal-instructions
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[] Danger of Free Wi-Fi by Mr.Victor December 03, 2015, 09:30:56 AM
We all love those free Wi-Fi spots when we are away from home and office. There are dangers lurking in many Wi-Fi locations, from snooping to bogus Hotspots. They are all intended to view and potentially steal your private information included credit card numbers and passwords.

One great defense against these threats is the use of a VPN service.  I provided info in a prior post that is very helpful on why you need a VPN, along with some good deals on VPN services.  Here is a recent online article which explains how free Hotel Wi-Fi can be dangerous without a VPN.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/12/03/anatomy-of-a-wi-fi-hole-take-care-in-your-hotel-this-christmas/?

Here's the link to my prior post on VPN's;  http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1291.0.html

Also, make sure you have a current Anti-Virus program;  http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1292.msg1842
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[] Windows turns 30 by Mr.Victor November 19, 2015, 09:26:41 AM
Windows turns 30 years old this week.  It is a real milestone in personal computing history. Microsoft launched its first version of Windows on November 20th, 1985, to succeed MS-DOS.  While Windows 10 doesn’t much resemble Windows 1.0, it still has many of its original features like scroll bars, drop-down menus, icons, dialog boxes, and apps like Notepad and MS paint.

Experience a trip down Windows memory lane, with all the previous versions along with their user screens here;

http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/19/9759874/microsoft-windows-visual-history-30-years
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[] New Ransomware Strain by Mr.Victor November 06, 2015, 04:13:36 PM
If you have ever been a victim of ransomware, you know the pain of having to make the decision to lose your data or possibly shell out hundreds of dollars for a chance at retrieving it. Those who have been affected by CoinVault and Bitcryptor ransomware can now rest easy as Kaspersky has obtained all relevant decryption keys, making it possible for users to retrieve their data without having to pay a single penny.  Unfortunately, there is another ransomware which is a new strain of the past version, which is now being called CryptoWall 4.0.

Read more details on the latest Ransomware strain " CryptoWall 4.0 " at these links;

http://www.neowin.net/news/cryptowall-40-ransomware-makes-it-increasingly-difficult-to-recover-encrypted-data

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/01/11/ransomware-evolution-another-brick-in-the-cryptowall/?

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/11/06/cryptowall-ransomware-new-strains-demands-money-and-mocks-you/

http://www.zdnet.com/article/cryptowall-ransomware-vaccine-available-for-free-download/

Kaspersky Free Ransomware Remover:  https://noransom.kaspersky.com/

Also see my prior post on Ransomware here; http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1279.0.html


Protect your PC's data using a Backup software & hard-drive, or online/cloud backup service;

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/maintenance/tp/backup_software.htm

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/backup/tp/free-backup-software.htm

https://mozy.com/us/free

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/software-tools/tp/free-online-backup.htm

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/maintenance/tp/online_backup_services.htm

http://www.pcworld.com/article/186997/win7_backup.html


Always make sure you perform Microsoft Updates! See report here (PDF download); http://dennistechnologylabs.com/reports/s/a-m/microsoft/DTL_2014_Updates_MS.1.1a.pdf

To really beef up your PC security, consider a VPN.  See my post here on why you need one; http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1291.msg1841

Make sure your Anti-Malware/Anti-Virus Software is up to date - See reviews for 2015 here;  http://dennistechnologylabs.com/reports/s/a-m/2015/DTL_2015_AR.pdf

http://dennistechnologylabs.com/reports/s/a-m/2015/
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[Software Updates] Driver Talent Pro (formerly called Drive The Life) for free by jheart October 30, 2015, 12:54:22 PM
Software Updates Drive the Life, a driver utility program has been renamed Driver Talent and the pro version (which has extra utilities) is being offered for free until December 31, 2015. Download it now and input your email address and you will receive an activation code in your email for the pro version. It appears to activate itself when you send your email address (just check "about" in the settings and it will show the code if you are activated). I have used the program myself and had no issues and find it convenient for finding Windows10 drivers for my device although I stick with the stable drivers and not the latest drivers.

 http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/driver-talent-pro-formely-called-drive-the-life-for-free.380793/

http://www.neowin.net/news/driver-talent-formerly-drivethelife-6434120

http://www.drivethelife.com/free-drivers-download-utility.html

Jerry
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