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avast!'s Webshield At Work

Keeping you safe where it matters most.

Renewing avast! Free for another year.

This is how simple it is to renew avast! Free for another year.
(Merry Christmas everyone.)

Merry Christmas – Happy 2014

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A Fact Of Life

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Yesterday (Dream World)



Today (Reality)

How quickly life can change.

12-19-2013 Valencia Lakes Computer User Group Boynton Beach Fl

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12-16-2013 Valencia Falls Computer and Technology Club

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(Click on the Picture to view all of the pictures.)
To learn more about this very active club, check out their website:
http://ariesmarket.com/about-us/

12-7-2013 through 12-15-2013 FACUG’s 4th Technology Conference@Sea

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This conference gave me an opportunity to interact with 225 Members and
             Guests of both FACUG and APCUG member clubs.
Because I enjoy interacting with people, I was also able to spread the word about
the benefits of using avast! to many of those aboard the Independence of the Seas.

Recommend avast!, It's a must!

Recommending avast! can earn you a free license to the avast! Internet Security product.

12-06-2013 Deerfield Beach Computer Club - Deerfield Beach Fl

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As you can tell from the pictures, quite a few Members and Guests of
the Deerfield Computer Club attended this mornings presentation.
Almost as much as much time was spent on the extended Q&A session
as  was required for the presentation. This is one of the member clubs of the
FACUG that prides itself on helping the club members through education and
actual hand on help when a members has a computer problem.

12-5-2013 Century Village Computer Club - West Palm Beach, FL

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This afternoon's presentation was viewed by 43 Members and Guests of the club in Warn, Sunny Fl.
The little shower that we had shortly before the presentation cleared the air but also increased the humidity.

avast! 2014 R2 Beta1

The latest release from Avast Software.

It's a joyous time of year!

Enjoy the holiday season regardless of the holiday you may be celebrating.

11-25-2013 November in Arizona Recap

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Over the last 3 weeks, I've seen over 800 club member in various Computer Clubs
throughout the Phoenix area.  I traveled as far north as Prescott, AZ and as far south as Tucson, AZ.
I covered over 2500 miles during this "vacation". Thanks again Avast for making this all possible.

December will find me in Florida. More details to follow.

11-21-2013 Westbrook Village Computer Club Peoria AZ

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32 Members of the Westbrook Village Computer Club in Peoria AZ
attended my final presentation of this Arizona tour.

11-21-2013 Happy Trails Computer Club Surprise AZ

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57 Members and guests of the Happy Trails Computer Club attended
this afternoons presentation. It was followed by an extensive Q&A session.
The hope is that many of the guests will become members. This presentation
was open to everyone.

11-21-2013 Sunflower Computer Club Surprise AZ

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob3160/sets/7215763792192547652 members and guests of the Sunflower Computer Club in  Surprise AZ attended this mornings lively presentation. The coffee and cake was greatly appreciated.

11-20-2013 Phoenix PC Users Group Tempe AZ

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7 Members of the Phoenix PC Users Group in Tempe AZ
attended last nights presentation. This Group is different than most
since they are all professionals not novice computer users. The
presentation was followed by an intensive Q&A session.

11-20-2013 Fountain of the Sun Mesa AZ

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob3160/sets/7215763788993757437 Members and guests of the Fountain of the Sun in Mesa AZ attended this afternoon's presentation. An extensive Q&A session followed  the presentation.

11-20-2013 RockComp Computer Club Apache Junction AZ

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26 Members and Guests of the RockComp Computer Club
attended this mornings presentation.

11-18-2013 Tucson Computer Society Tucson AZ

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob3160/sets/7215763784203216534 Members and Guests attended the presentation for the Tucson Computer Society last night. This was another gathering where the club had many questions for me on various topics and I was happy to have answers for them.

11-18-2013 Leisure World Computer Club Mesa AZ

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47 Members and Guests of the Leisure World Computer Club in Mesa AZ
attended this mornings presentation. It was followed by a Q&A session
which answered most of the questions asked.
The question I couldn't answer pertained to a program for an android device
that would do the same thing that PC Decrapifier does for a Windows computer.

MSCONFIG – Many System Tools Within This Tool

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MSCONFIG a treasure trove of System Utilities.
You can reach msconfig in several ways:
The easiest way is to use the Shortcut method: Use the Windows Key and the R key
then type in msconfig in the window that opens:

When msconfig opens, select the Tools tab:



If you're using windows 8 / 8.1, you can even pin it to the task bar:
Use the windows and the S key
Type msconfig into the search box then right click on System Configuration
and select Pin to Taskbar.

Once this is done, all of these tools are just a click away.

11-16-2013 Prescott Computer Society – Prescott AZ

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74 Members and guests of the Prescott Computer Society in Prescott AZ attended today's club celebration and my presentation.
Today's club meeting also celebrated the clubs 25th Anniversary something they
have in common with Avast which also celebrates it's Silver Anniversary this year.
The Q&A session that followed the presentation covered many topic ranging from
security related questions to question about installing avast! and general computer related questions.

avast! update to 2014.9.0.2008 from the avast! system tray icon.

11-15-2013 Four Parks Senior Computer Club Florence AZ

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10 Members attended this afternoons Presentation at the
Four Parks Senior Computer Club in Florence AZ.
The expected sandstorm may have had something to do with the small turnout.
The presentation was followed by quite a few questions and, I was able to repair
someone's failed avast! installation.
(avast! forum support done in person.)

11-14-2013 Mesa Regal Computer Club Mesa AZ

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47 Members and Guests of the Mesa Regal Computer Club attended this afternoons presentation.
This presentation was a mix of information for both New Computer Users
and current security related information. It also covered how to Protect Yourself,
Your Computer and, Your Identity by using avast! 2014 Free and other safety related tips.

11/13/2013 Summary of Todays Presentations

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21 Members of the View Point Computer Club in Mesa AZ
attended yesterdays presentation. This presentation started at 1 PMThe evening presentation began at 7 PM in Chandler AZ
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62 Members and Guests of the Solera Computer Club in Chandler AZ

Crypto Locker Prevention

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May you never run into this one without being prepared for it.

11/12/2013 Sun Village Computer Club Surprise, AZ

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20 smiling faces from the Sun Village Computer Club Surprise, AZ
greeted me this morning. The presentation was followed by a Q&A Sessions.

11-11-2013 Silvercom Computer Club Mesa, AZ

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37 Members and Guests of the Silvercom Computer Club
attended this mornings presentation.

11-8-2013 Sunland Village Computer Club Mesa AZ

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The afternoon presentation on 11-8-2013 for the
Sunland Village Computer Club in Mesa AZ was attended by 32 of it's members and guests.

11-8-2013 Supercom Computer Club in Apache Junction, AZ

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68 Members and Guests of Supercom Computer Club in Apache Junction, AZ
attended this mornings presentation.
As you can see this is another very active club that offers a lot to their members.

Resolving the Flash Crash in Chrome

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Resolving the Flash Crash in Chrome

TalkTyper

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Your mouth may be faster than your fingers.

11-6-2013 Grand Computers in Surprise, AZ

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob3160/sets/72157637394788343This afternoons presentation was seen by 65 Members and Guests of the Grand Computers in Surprise, AZ.  This is a large and active club that offers many benefits to its members

11-5-2013 Las Palmas Computer Club Mesa, AZ

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11-5-2013 Las Palmas Computer Club Mesa, AZ
34 Friendly faces greeted me this morning for the presentation
at the Las Palmas Computer Club.

11-4-2013 Computer Club @ Apache Wells Mesa, AZ

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11/4/2013 Computer Club @ Apache Wells Mesa, AZ
18 members of the club attended last nights presentation.

avast! ScreenSaver Scan

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11-4-2014 Sunland Village Computer Club Mesa, AZ

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11/4/2014 Sunland Village Computer Club
76 members and guests attended this mornings very lively presentation
which was followed by a Q&A Session. I was even treated to a nice lunch.
Thanks.

Free Driver Backup

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Be sure to decline the offer to install Relevant Knowledge when you're installing the program just as I did in the video.
A very handy program.

11-2-2013 Recap of the past 3 Presentations

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A recap of my past 3 Presentations:
11/1/2013 MissionRoyale (Casa Grande) - I was greeted by 17 members and guests of the Club for this mornings presentation.
11/1/2013 Payson Area Computer Association - 24 Members and Guests attended tonight's presentation. This club requested my new presentation
titled " So You've Got a New Computer, Now What? " At the clubs request, we also covered Ransomware which is usually covered in my security related presentation.
11/2/2013 Paradise Computer Club - 22 Members and guest of the club viewed this mornings presentation.
Pictures taken before and during the presentations:

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Pictures taken during the trip From Mesa to Payson, AZ

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November 2013 Schedule

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The vacation is almost over and here's what's coming up starting 11/1/2013
Date   User GroupMeeting Address
11/1/2013   MissionRoyale (Casa Grande)             11 S. Mission Parkway  Casa Grande, AZ
11/1/2013   Payson Area Computer Association     The Payson Library 328 N. McLane Road Payson AZ
11/2/2013   Paradise Computer Club                     Paradise Resort 10950 West Union Hills Drive Sun City AZ
11/3/2013   Day Of Rest  
11/4/2013   Sunland Village East CC                     2145 S. Farnsworth Drive Mesa, Arizona
11/4/2013   Computer Club @ Apache Wells     2247 N. 56th. St Mesa AZ
11/5/2013   Las Palmas Computer Club             Las Palmas Community Center 215 N. Power Road Mesa, AZ.
11/6/2013   Grand Computers                            Cimarron Center 17100 West Clearview Blvd Surprise, AZ
11/7/2013   Corte Bella Computer Club            22131 N Mission Drive Sun City West, AZ
11/8/2013   Supercom Computer Club            702 South Meridian Road Apache Junction, AZ
11/8/2013…

avast! Antivirus testimonial

avast! 2014 was just released. Have you already installed it on your computer ?
http://www.avast.com/en-us/index

Installing avast! 2014 Free

Enjoy the latest and greatest version of avast! Free. I am.

Another Phishing Attempt–Be Careful

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I just received the following and, it was not caught by Gmail
                   as Spam or a Phishing attempt:

I don't have and have never had a Discover Card. the link provided leads to:
hxxp://alang-alang.vsu.edu.ph/language/red.php

10-5-2013 Pikes Peak Computer Application Society, Pikes Peak CO

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avast! 2014 RC2 Free - 1st Look

Microsoft Now Recommends You Use a Third Party Antivirus

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Goodbye Microsoft Security Essentials: Microsoft Now Recommends You Use a Third-Party AntivirusQuote In an interview with Dennis Protection Labs, Holly Stewart, the senior program manager
of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, said that Microsoft Security Essentials was just
a “baseline” that’s designed to “always be on the bottom” of antivirus tests.
She said Microsoft sees MSE as a first layer of protection and advises Windows users to
use a third-party antivirus instead.Quote For average users — not geeks who can get by with the minimum protection — we’d recommend avast! Free Antivirus.

10-03-2013 Denver's Other Group (DOG) Computer Club

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avast! Online Security

A closer look at the avast! Online Security module.
This tool can be used without installing avast but, using avast! enhances this tool.

10-1-2013 Front Range PC Users Group in Fort Collins, CO

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9-28-2013 I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!

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This is a new email I just received and one of the few not caught by the Gmail Spam filter:

Notice the Cyber crook was smart enough to use the BCC column of the email address so it can be sent to many but
looks like an individual email to each of the potential suckers who will hopefully act on this. If you receive this email or something similar, Avoid it like the Plague.

avast!2014 New Rescue Disk Tool

A new feature in the upcoming version of avast! Coming to your computer soon.

9-24-2013 DMA Riverside OH

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Dayton Microprocessor Assn. Inc. Riverside OH

Click here to view all of the pictures taken before and during the presentation.
42 Members and Guests attended this evenings presentation.
This is another group that's very active and worth joining if you live in the greater Dayton area.

9-22-2013 Licking County Computer Society in Newark Ohio

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9-22-2013 Licking County Computer Society in Newark Ohio
37 members attended last nights presentation.
It's always nice to have a full house.
The meeting was followed by a lengthy Q&A session.

Can can view all of the pictures I took (28) before and during the meeting at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob3160/9892145444/in/set-72157635792421143

9-22-2013 Newark Ohio (Town Square)

Sometimes it's nice to arrive early. You meet the nicest people that way.

Free Avast sponsored Security Presentation

Just ask and this presentation can be available to your group of computer users.

9-19-2013 Computer Users of Erie - Erie PA

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36 Members and guests of the Computer Users of Erie in Erie PA
attended last nights presentation.

Click here to view all the pictures taken before and during last nights presentation.