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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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[] Internet Connect Issues by Mr.Victor July 19, 2016, 12:01:15 PM
There is nothing more frustrating sometimes, like when you can't connect to the Internet.
Many things can cause failed connections, like even a Virus. There's a DHCP disabling virus,
a Firewall blocking virus, LAN Settings manipulation virus, and the list goes on and on.

Assuming you have a good Anti-Virus program installed along with perhaps a secondary Malware detection program like MalwareBytes, you can minimize or eliminate these types of viruses. If your Internet Settings have been mysteriously changed, there are some excellent resources that will help you get your connection back in a jiffy.

First, right-click on your Network Icon in the system tray. Then click "Troubleshoot problems". If this does not locate an issue, and you are connected via a cable to your router, disconnect the cable from router and plug into cable modem or other ISP device directly. Go back to system tray "Troubleshoot problems".  If this still does not fix your issue, see below.

First, Download "Complete Internet Repair" and "Tweaking.com - Windows Repair"
* They're both FREE *
Install and run one tool at a time, and troubleshoot using the program.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/complete_internet_repair.html
https://www.rizonesoft.com/download/complete-internet-repair/

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/tweaking_com_windows_repair.html
http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html

7 preferred Internet Connection Tools:
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/repair-xp-and-vista-internet-connection-problems-with-icr/

Other good articles on Internet Connections:
http://hubpages.com/technology/How-to-fix-a-lost-internet-connection

http://www.pcworld.com/article/260524/networking/how-to-fix-your-wi-fi-network-7-tips.html

https://turbofuture.com/computers/After-a-system-restore-no-Internet-on-your-desktop-computers-wired-connection

Finally, check with your Internet Service Provider(ISP) website for connection issue troubleshooting.

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[] Antivirus Deals/Rebates by Mr.Victor June 02, 2016, 10:33:52 PM
It's been a while since I posted links to paid Antivirus Program deals so here they are:

(TIP - use website filter on left column of antivirus listing to find your favorite brands)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100006818%204801

http://www.frys.com/search?search_type=regular&sqxts=1&cat=&query_string=antivirus+rebates


Get free versions of security software here;  http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1274.msg1822.html#msg1822
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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 Steve Gibson's Router Crash Test, DNS Spoof Test, and the 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/dns/crashtest.htm

http://www.grc.com/shieldsup

http://www.grc.com/dns/dns.htm

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

On a tight budget? No problem! http://www.cnet.com/topics/networking/best-networking-devices/cheap/

Wireless Router Reviews from budget to best:

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-wifi-routers,review-2498.html

http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-wi-fi-router/

http://www.cnet.com/topics/networking/best-networking-devices/
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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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