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Q&A With CIPCUG, Session 18

From Saturday’s meeting:  What do we know about the Denial ofweigle Service attack on Friday that took down Twitter, PayPal, Spotify, Amazon Web Services and other Internet providers for a short period of time?

 

Bill Wishon:   Why does router lose Wi-Fi password?   I have a Buffalo Nfinity High Power Air Station WHR-HP-G300N

 

Bill Wishon:  How to connect to strongest WiFi signal?  I have two routers in the house and want my phone or tablet to connect to the strongest signal when I move around the house

 

Michael Megowan:  At Saturday’s meeting we discussed the problem with Firefox and SSD drives.  How do I compute the length of time between saves?

 

Bill Wishon:  Based on the SSD use problem discussed at today’s meeting, I went into Chrome and looked for the backup time for the tabs.  Couldn’t find it, so  I did some research on how to relocate the Chrome data on Windows 7

 

Tony Pizza:  I asked last week about delaying the Anniversary Update, but your solution only works on Pro and Enterprise.  How can I delay the Anniversary Update with Windows 10 Home?

Q&A With CIPCUG, Session 17

Bill Hinds    How do I uninstall Wondershare and True Key completely? Botltoth1h say I can’t uninstall because they are running, but nothing is running except File Explorer (Windows 10).

Sue Nethercott  I’m using Chrome, and just recently when I right click a link to save a file, the window that pops up is full size, and will not let me shrink it, which is a nuisance if I want to copy something from the page I am looking at to use as a meaningful file name. How can I get it to behave again?

Andy Toth   I set up Yahoo phone authentication. I logged in and changed my password and logged out. I logged in again with my new password and set up the authentication and received a text message, entered the code and was logged in. I Logged out. The next time I logged in was from a reformatted/reinstalled device. The device was not recognized so I was asked if I wanted a text or phone message. I clicked text.  I’ve tried this a half dozen times or more and when I asked to resend I get it cannot be done at this time. I’ve been locked out of my account with no way to correct.

Bunny Vreeland   What is MiFi? How is it used?

Craig Ladd   Zoolz offers lifetime 1 TB of data storage for $39

K Edward Lynch if a wireless network connection is turned off, can a hacker bypass or activate the card to hack a computer?

Bunny Vreeland   Will you tell us about the latest with the Chrome 54 (youtube-flash-embed-rewriting-to-html5?)

Toby Scott  I posted a comment by computer columnist, Woody Leonhard, that it might be a good idea to postpone the Anniversary Update of Windows 10.

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 16

We Had Several Comments on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ojesonphonen the Facebook page:  Is it fixed?

Andy Toth  HomeGroup Hell: A new computer has been added to the household. I’ve attempted to connect the three computers to a Homegroup three times with the same effect three times. I got two computers interconnected. When I connected the third, one of the other two got the message ” homegroup unavailable”.

Sue Nethercott How can you tell if your computer is being used for a DDoS attack?

K Edward Lynch how do hackers find and access computers???

Andy Toth  Intel is pretty good at developing processors. However, their video adaptors (far from cards) are very functionally limited. Why don’t they give up while they are ahead?

Sue Nethercott Which is best – Raspberry Pi or Arduino or something else?

For more information:

Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cipcug/

For more information on Toby Scott, Please visit: www.vccomputers.com

The club meets every last Saturday of the month at:

Boys and Girls Club

1500 Temple Ave,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805-289-3960

mailing address of the club is:

CIPCUG

P.O. Box 51354

Oxnard, CA 93031-1354

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 15

K Edward Lynch  Transfer of ICANN … good or bad???tobyhandup2

 

Jerry Crocker Is anyone else having issues with Mozilla thunderbird ?

 

Lisa Toth  My computer is full of extraneous stuff that I would like to get rid of. Duplicate files and pics. Stuff that has no meaning to me today. Is there an easy way to clean up my computer? I know I could go through file by file and delete stuff but I am wondering if there is a faster way.

 

Craig Ladd maybe you can use PC Decrapifier

 

Andy Toth  I updated my machine to the 1607 version of Win10. Afterwards my battery monitor and other acer supplied SWn and folders were deleted (no longer in programs or startup) and not viewable in the installed programs or all programs listing. When I attempted to find my previouisly installed battery program, I was directed to the App Store.

 

Craig Ladd  been trying to get “NOTES” back on timeline on Facebook, having no success

  

On the Facebook Page there has been a lively discussion of software.  Here are some of the programs listed in articles posted and Toby’s comments:

LibreOffice

Thunderbird / Lightning

VLC

For more information:

Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cipcug/

For more information on Toby Scott, Please visit: www.vccomputers.com

The club meets every last Saturday of the month (3rd Saturday in November and December) at:

Boys and Girls Club

1500 Temple Ave,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805-289-3960

mailing address of the club is:

CIPCUG

P.O. Box 51354

Oxnard, CA 93031-1354

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 14

Toby on Yahoo Hack

Toby on Yahoo Hack

Jerry Schrum:  Follow-up question re: today’s discussion about Yahoo. So if I changed my pw, disabled the “security questions,” & set up 2-step verification, but still use the same Yahoo email address to receive notices from Facebook, does that make me vulnerable to issues related to Yahoo hack?

Michael Megowan:  Why have all of my Win 7 desktop icons acquired overlays of the generic file icon? And how do I undo this?

Lisa Toth:  Sometimes when I open Windows Live mail, I find a series of messages 8 or so, which I previously deleted that still somewhat show up..

. The subject and sender is on the left as if the message exists. These are all messages that I had deleted in the last session.

Michael Megowan:  I am trying to connect my Win 7 computer to my wife’s iMac over the home network and can’t figure out how to set up the login credentials on the iMac. I can see the iMac in my Explorer just fine, but I can’t get past the login request from the Mac.

Jerry Crocker: My Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was exchanged to day 🙂 (Friday the 23rd)

K Edward Lynch: so how does a hacker access and “take control” of a computer on the internet??…

K Edward Lynch:  can a hacker access the webcam on a computer that has been disconnected from the network?

Tony Pizza: How secure is the Opera browser now that it is owned by Chinese?

For more information:

Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cipcug/

For more information on Toby Scott, Please visit: www.vccomputers.com

The club meets every last Saturday of the month at:

Boys and Girls Club

1500 Temple Ave,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805-289-3960

mailing address of the club is:

CIPCUG

P.O. Box 51354

Oxnard, CA 93031-1354

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