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Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 43

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Tony Pizza   I’m asking for a friend (of course). Verizon router/modem, home network used by wired Win 10, wireless Win 10, Wired XP, wireless XP. Can the XPs be set to use the home network without allowing connection to the internet?

Bunny Vreeland   How to tell if the email is real or fake (like the one I got from the ‘bank’)

John Weigle   Interesting change in Kim Komando’s recommendation (and advertiser). Does anyone here use IDrive?

Lisa Toth   How can I access more themes for my desktop?

John Weigle   I have Windows 10, version 1607, build 14393.1066. When I booted up today, I got a message about having trouble with my Microsoft account (I don’t log on with an MS account) and almost all the icons on the desktop were gone. I rebooted and things were fine. I’ve been getting lots of messages urging me to use an MS account. Is this just a result of the update or is MS going crazy about wanting us to use MS accounts for everything?.

Lisa Toth  I have been trying to set up my two in one. Trying to log into my Microsoft account on all my devices and I am getting a message on my main device, the laptop, that I need to fix Microsoft. Any ideas? It doesn’t say what is wrong.

News Item:  Interesting stuff from Jeff Bezos to Amazon shareholders. Not one customer ever asked for Amazon Prime. They have 66 million customers, but it still hasn’t turned a profit because they have spent more than a billion dollars to create the fast delivery infrastructure and the other items they have added to the service.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 42

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Lisa Toth   Andy and I both have windows phones.  Is the Windows phone going away?  If so what would be the best replacement?

Janet van Duinwyk   I hear there is a new Windows update coming …any words of advice

Roger Houston   A friend of mine just got hijacked? His Chrome page said to contact a phone number. Chrome will not open any other page. Explorer does not work. Is he hosed with a Crypto plague?

Lisa Toth   If I see something on Facebook that I would like to refer to at a later date, what is the best way to save the information.

Tony Pizza   Does a Win 10 image backup need a dedicated usb hard drive, or can the drive be used for other things, like an image from another Win 10 computer?

Lisa Toth   I haven’t been able to find and download Windows Live for my email on my new ASUS. How can I do that?

Lisa Toth   I keep getting a message on both of my computers that my outlook settings are out of date. I don’t really want to use Outlook at all, can I disable it and stop these messages?

News Item:  Warning, a USB Kill Stick, a terrifying USB drive impersonator that destroys any electronic device into which it’s inserted is available for purchase.

News Item:  Opera Software today boasted that the number of new U.S. users of its namesake browser more than doubled days after Congress voted to repeal restrictions on broadband providers eager to sell customers’ surfing history.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 41

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Lisa Toth  My Medicare gap insurance has offered a series of classes to reduce the chances of diabetes. Since my doctor said I am close to being pre diabetic, I decided to sign up. They use go to meeting, and provided a link. I clicked on the link and followed the instructions. I cannot find the app on my computer!

Tony Pizza   When I opened Chrome browser on my phone, I got a popup that said my Android phone was 28% corrupted by four viruses, probably from visiting adult sites, and that if I continued to use the phone it would be damaged. A convenient “click here” to fix was provided. I used the phone’s go-back, and a screen from “Google” appeared, also with a “fix”.  I shut the phone off, googled “four Virus android” with my computer, and found a fairly widespread malware. It was gone next time I used the phone.

John Weigle   The FCC issued a warning on saying “yes” if a phone caller asks, “Can you hear me?”

Lisa Toth   I am considering Amazon Prime.  What do you think about amazon prime?

News Item:  Windows Vista reaches end of life on April 11.

News Item:  A group of hackers called the “Turkish Crime Family” claims to have gained access to hundreds of millions of iCloud and Apple email accounts. They are giving Apple until April 7 to pay $700,000 or they say they will wipe every victims’ gadget remotely and reset their iCloud accounts.

Q&A with CIPCUG – Session 39

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Lisa Toth   My last pass app starting doing weird things and the only way to stop it was to unpin it from the firefox task bar. I went out to lastpass web page to see what I could do about this and the only thing I could find close to my problem told me to go to firefox extensions and uninstall then re install it. Well I was successful in uninstalling it but can’t seem to re-install it. I even downloaded it again but it just disappears into who knows where.  I did manage to get to my vault and I have that tab pinned to firefox but I’d like to get the full functionality back.

News Item  Starting this week, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates to Windows 7 & 8.1 computers that are installed on the latest hardware. If you are running a Kaby Lake (7th Generation) Intel processor or a late Skylake (6th Gen.) you will no longer receive updates.

Bill Wishon   I had a Win7 notepad that I updated to Win10. It fell behind on updates but finally installed the latest updates. Not too much later if failed to start and wanted me to repair or reinstall Win10.  It wouldn’t repair or reinstall so I finally just reinstalled Win7 and its updates. This is a backup computer so that was fine. I may try a Win10 upgrade again sometime but for now it is just an FYI.  Will MS remember that it was once updated to win10 and if not then what? Is there a contact number?

From the Facebook page  Stanford, Berkeley, Yale, MIT and Harvard make much of their curriculum available for free.  No course credit is given, but you can learn a ton.

News Item   ISP are pressuring the FCC that users browser and app usage isn’t private information, so they can sell it.  Privacy advocates are upset.

Question  What backup strategies will work with the latest Crypto-Viruses.

Q&A with CIPCUG – Session 36

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Sue Nethercott I can set up a keyboard shortcut to open file manager, or whatever it is called these days, at a particular folder.
But is there a way to go straight to a particular folder when you are using ‘save as’?

News Hack:  Google Chrome, fake search results.  “HoeflerText” font not found..

Tony Pizza I have an older HP with Win 10 1607. It had insomnia, wouldn’t go to sleep when told to, like a stubborn kid.

News Item:  What are the Differences Between an Email Account, Address, Program, and Service?

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