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Software Updater - Avast Free Antivirus


9-10-2018 Southern Tier Personal Computing Club (STPCC) - Vestal NY

An interesting remote presentation. The clubs camera and mike wasn't working.
They said they heard and saw my end but, I couldn't interact with the audience.
The Q&A was done via phone after I finished the presentation.

Ccleaner 5.46 back to being Ccleaner


8-28-2018 Venture In Computer Club, Show Low, AZ

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It was an enjoyable afternoon with the members of the club.
They enjoyed the presentation and had lots of questions.

Avast WIFI Inspector - A closer look


Clean Install New Release Avast Free v.18.6.2349


Using Amazon's Alexa on Windows 10

Living Room, Kitchen, Den, Smart Devices and now on my computers.

8-8-2018 SCV Computer Club Santa Clarita Valley, CA (Remote)

(All About the Avast Secure Browser)

As you can tell from the title, this presentation covered the new Avast Secure Browser
We covered the reasons why IMHO, this is an excellent default browser.
We covered the security aspects. We covered the Banking mode even though I could only describe it.
Banking Mode does not show up in a remote presentation or in screenshot, etc.
A request was made regarding importing bookmarks directly from Firefox. A good idea and I've already passed that along.
Lots of questions and hands on demonstrations and answers.
I enjoyed my visit with the members of the SCV Computer Club last night

Selling the Free version of Avast Antivirus


7/24/2018 The Bowling Green Computer User Group - Bowling Green, KY

This is a small excerpt from the 7/24/2018 remote presentation for the members of the
Bowling Green Computer User Group in Bowling Green, KY.
If you're interested in a presentation for your technology group, simply contact me.
There is never a charge to the club or its members for this service provided by Avast Software s.r.o

Microsoft's Challenge to Slack (


7-12-2018 Computer Club Oklahoma City, OK

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Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of addressing the members and guests of the
Computer Club of Oklahoma City -  It was a great way to start the day.
As you can see, the members turned out in force. I'd call that a great Oklahoma welcome.
Those in attendance had lots of questions both during the presentation and during the Q&A that started after the morning coffee break.

7-6-2018 Fireworks in Long Beach, L. I., NY

Yesterday while in NY doing Avast sponsored Security Seminars,
I had the pleasure to watch the Fireworks in Long Beach, NY on 7/6/2018

7-5-2018 Westchester PC Users Group (WPCUG) - White Plains NY

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Last night I had the pleasure of addressing the members of the WPUG
The presentation was followed by a lengthy Q&A session that followed me
all the way out into the parking lot.

Facebook Censorship

Facebook STANDARDS apparently aren't the same as mine. They decided to remove one of my posts because it didn't meet their standards. I thought there was nothing wrong about posting a short video of a few pictures of Alice and I. No wonder there are folks in an uproar about Facebook's censorship. You can see the video here:

DACS - Danbury Area Computer Society Danbury CT

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Enjoying a pleasant evening with the members of DACS

6/30/2018 PATACS - OPCUG Fairfax, VA

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Today I had the pleasure of doing an Avast sponsored presentation for the members of the OLLI PC User Group, and Potomac Area Technology and Computer Society in Fairfax, VA

The Benefits of getting OLDER


5-129-2018 North Texas PC Users Group Dallas TX - Remote Presentation

A fun morning spent with a group in Dallas TX remotely via ZOOM.
You'll find a small excerpt from the Q&A that followed the presentation at:

5-16-2018 The Personal Computer Club of Toronto, Canada

Last nights presentation was "All About Avast"
The main topic was Avast Antivirus but,
we spent quite a bit of time discussing Avast's new Secure Browser

5-10-2018 PM – 5-11-2018 AM

When you combine Mother Nature, the Essential Phone's Camera and Google Photos, this is what you get,

Avast Free v.18.4.2338


Amazon Echo Speaks Avast

Having some fun.

Windows 10 April 2018 Upgrade Tutorial

Some tips to ensure a smooth and successful upgrade.

4-24-2018 Dayton Microcomputer Assn - Dayton, OH

Last night I had the pleasure of addressing the members of the DMA.
The club used a WiFi hotspot for the connection and it was nice to be able to
report that the hotspot worked flawlessly. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session.

4-11-2018 SCV Computer Club - All About Avast

Image club members gathered at their Senior Center in Santa Clarita, CAand I was poised at my computer in Meadow Lake, NM for an evening where thetopic was "All about Avast" Most of the club uses Avast, some free some paid.The clubs president, Judy Taylour, had requested a presentation on that topicThere are only two club members that currently aren't using Avast to keep them safe.I hope that I had something to do with that statistic. It was a very enjoyable evening.There will probably be several more presentations devoted to this topic. (It's certainly my favorite.)

Sometimes having Facebook Friends, isn't such a good idea.

The recent Cambridge Analytica data leak on #Facebook can dramatically point this out.
I just checked to see how this breach or leak effected me and here are my results:"Was My Information Shared?
Based on our investigation, you don't appear to have logged into "This Is Your Digital Life" with Facebook
before we removed it from our platform in 2015.
However, a friend of yours did log in.
As a result, the following information was likely shared with "This Is Your Digital Life":
Your public profile, Page likes, birthday and current city
A small number of people who logged into "This Is Your Digital Life" also shared their own News Feed, timeline, posts and messages which may have included posts and messages from you. They may also have shared your hometown."
Although I was careful, this still resulted in quite a bit of my information being shared.As you can see from this, "Choosing your Friends wisely", is important.
Just so my …

4-6-2018 Sierra Winds Lifetime Health Care - Peoria, AZ

Getting ready for a remote presentation.
35 members of the Facility attended his morning's ZOOM presentation.
After resolving a problem with their audio, the presentation went off
without a hitch. Unfortunately, the time spent fixing the problem, prevented us
from have the usual Q&A session after the meeting.
The program chair has already booked a live presentation for Feb 1, 2019.

The Avast Secure Browser

An Installation Guide

Avast Secure Browser Information


Clean Custom Install of Avast 18.3.2333


I'm trying out a new DNS Service from Cloudfare:

More information here:

3-24-2018 Channel Islands PC Users Group - Camarillo, CA

This was my last presentation for the March tour of California.

3/24/2018 The start of a Long Day.

The day starts at 9:30 AM with a presentation for the
Channel Islands PC Users Group In Camarillo, CA.
Once that presentation  is over, it's time to head back home.
I'll either get home very late tonight or early Sunday morning.

3/22/2018 Ocean Hills Technology Advisory Group - Oceanside, CA

A nice crowd on hand for yesterdays presentation. The Ocean Hills Community
members also had a lot of questions for me after the presentation.

Only Click to Try a Paid Version

Keeping Avast Free - FREE

3-21-2018 SCV Senior Center - Santa Clarita, CA

This morning I had the pleasure of doing a presentation
for the Seniors of the SCV Senior Center in Santa Clarita Valley, CA
Not all presentations are done for Computer Clubs.
Even if you don't belong to a club, you still need to know about
safe computer and internet practices.

3-20-2018 Claremont Seniors Computer Club - Claremont, CA

Image A very enjoyable evening spent with the members of the CSCClub

Avast SecureLine VPN

Avast did the work, I supplied the voice.

Avast Secure Browser - A First Look

A great way to browse more securely while on the internet.

3/14/2018 Palmia Computer Club - Mission Viejo, CA

A small group due to a notification error in the clubs announcement.
Sometimes, a small group allows those attending a greater opportunity
to ask questions and be more involved then when there are a lot of people attending.

Restoring Ccleaner Display.


3-13-2018 Laguna Woods Village PC Club - Laguna Woods, CA

Yesterday evening I spent some time with the members and guests of this very active club.
Lots of questions and an invitation to return next year.

3-13-2018 Leisure World Computer Club - Seal Beach, CA

I spent yesterday afternoon in Seal Beach CA with a very interested
group of technology users. I answered the last question while in my car
about to leave for my evening appointment.

3-5-2018 Greater South Bay Users Group–Torrance, CA

Image small but very involved club. As you can see, there was a problem
with the projector. Since the club was small, the laptop worked just fine.

3-7-2018 Under the Computer Hood User Group - San Diego, CA

A great evening with the members of the UCHUG
The evening was filled with lots of questions and some laughter too.

Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld-Beach Area

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Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld-Beach Area
Super friendly staff. Comfortable bed. Everything about the place says:
"Welcome, please stay a while". Wish I had discovered this hotel earlier.

3-6-2018 TUGNET - Granada Hills, CA

I spent my evening with the members and guests of TUGNET.
A club that always asks a lot of questions.

3-6-2018 Big Bear Computer Club, Big Bear Lake, CA

A warm welcome from the members and guests of the club.

3-3-2018 Seniors Computer Group, San Diego, CA

Image first stop in California. This club asked many questions during andafter the presentation.

3-2-2018 On My Way To San Diego

A 360 Panorama taken on Interstate 8
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2-27-2018 Solera at Johnson’s Ranch - San Tan Valley, AZ

The members asked many questions both during and following the presentation.
This was my last presentation on this tour of Arizona.
I leave on Friday to visit clubs in California

Using Cortana to Shut off Windows 10


2-26-2018 Payson Area Computer Association - Payson, AZ

Always happy to visit the club up in Payson, AZ. Glad there wasn't any snow

2-23-2018 The Resort RV Park Computer Club - Mesa, AZ

The club wasn't the larges but they were extremely interested in the topic.

2-22-2018 Mesa Regal Computer Club - Mesa, AZ

The club was very involved and asked many questions.

2/21/2018 Viewpoint Technology Club - Mesa, AZ

An excellent turnout and a well received presentation followed by a Q&A session.

2-21-2018 Golden Vista Computer Club - Apache Junction, AZ

Another nice turnout from the club's members. The presentation was followed
by many questions.

2-20-2018 Las Palmas Computer Club - Mesa, AZ

The group certainly had a lot of questions. That's always a good thing.

2/19/2018 Silvercom Computer and Technology Club - Mesa, AZ

A fairly large turnout for a club that was very interested. They asked
many questions during and after the presentation.