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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 40

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Lisa Toth   Sometimes I end up with more than one instance of a site in my LastPass vault. For example, I have 3 versions of one bank and two of another in my finance folder. What am I doing to make this happen?

Ray Escobedo   Should I delete everything from my download folder from time to time? (Windows 7)

Janet van Duinwyk   I recently brought a HP Office Jet Pro 8710 printer.  It has been printing and then while printing, it just quit..I have turned off router, computer, and printer and restarted but still not working–seems like it lost communication with my computer.

Lisa Toth  I checked my pop up status in Firefox and it is on. Yet I still get popups. I confess they are when I visit various sites to read an article. I believe the popups are associated with the site I visit. I thought that checking the popup option in Firefox would stop these.

News Item   What do we know about the threatened attack on iCloud accounts that is supposed to take place on April 7?

Q&A with CIPCUG – Session 38

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John Metcalf (Santa Clarita Valley Computer Club):
I have had problems with losing my W-Fi
connection.  I can fix it temporarily by reselecting the connection in the network panel.  However, I am looking for a permanent solution.  It appears that I need to select which of my 2 connections is “Preferred” but Microsoft left this capability out of Windows 10.  I did find a solution on-line but it requires a Command Line process.  I have 2 available connections because my cable modem router has 2 Wi-Fi bands at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

Sue Nethercott:   Are you doing anything special for Pi Day (March 14)?

Tony Pizza: Member John McCoy has a problem. He had Win 7, made an image backup. Upgraded to Win 10. Made monthly incremental backups. The HD failed , installed a new one , and installed the image to it. Booted up as Win 7. Now that the free upgrade is over, can he somehow get Win 10? Says he has the Win 10 upgrade saved on a flash drive, but will it authenticate? Would MS have mercy on him?

Roger Houston: Got a nasty reminder of PC health. 4 year old desktop got stuck in some loop with constant Activity Light. After 7 hours of being unable to do taxes, I hard rebooted. System opens OK to first window and allows a user to be selected. Then problems appear. Only partial opening of User window and no data is observed. However I can see the original data in File Explorer from OS(C) and then User. Have Acronis backups. Did copy my latest tax files. DO I REINSTALL from Acronis or is there a System Refresh? I see “Reset this PC” and “Advanced startup” in Settings.

You have had some issues with clients getting Crypto Viruses lately.  Do you have any thoughts?

 

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