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10/27/2020 Dayton Microcomputer Association - Remote

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This evening I hosted the meeting for the members of the club.
After the presentation we discussed Avast SecureLine and using both Avast and Malwarebytes.
Avast FreeAvast Secure BrowserAvast SecureLine.

10/26/2020 Bits and Bytes - Oklahoma - Remote

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I spent yesterday afternoon with the club members.
They are a small but very curious group and were very interested
in getting details about changing from their current AV to Avast.
The follow up instruction I provide make that task very easy and provide
a whole lot of additional information. https://goo.gl/vZ4W4Z
Avast FreeAvast Secure BrowserAvast SecureLine.

10-26-2020 Tech for Seniors - Episode 31

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Another great session besides the security updates for the week we also
covered Browser redirects and hijackers plus some fun stuff.
Avast FreeAvast Secure BrowserAvast SecureLine.

10-24-2020 Prescott Computer Society - Remote

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This afternoon I was the guest speaker for the Prescott Computer Society in AZ.
I was asked what would be the one paid item I would add to the free version of Avast.
My suggestion was to add Avast SecureLine.
Avast FreeAvast Secure BrowserAvast SecureLine.

10-24-2020 Computers Are Easy User Group - Remote

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This morning I was invited to do a remote presentation for the members of the CAEUG, IL.
They are a small but inquisitive group and asked quite a few questions after the presentation.
We discussed VPN's, PW Managers, Omni and local email vs browser based email.
This was an enjoyable way to start the day.
Avast FreeAvast Secure BrowserAvast SecureLine.

Show - Hide Windows Desktop Icons

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What is a Browser Hijacker

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10-21-2020 Columbus Computer Society - Remote

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I spent this evening remotely with the members of this club in Ohio
They are a small but very interested group.
After the presentation we spent some time discussing Ccleaner and Speccy
Avast FreeAvast Secure BrowserAvast SecureLine.

10/19/2020 Tucson Computer Society - Remote

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Last night's presentation for the members of Tucson, AZ group was for a
small but knowledgeable group.
The proceedings ended with a short Q&A session.
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLine.

10-19-2020 Canton (CAMUG) Canton, OH via ZOOM

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This remote presentation was for the Canton Alliance Massillon Users Group (CAMUG)
A small but very interested group. Most of our discussion was done before the presentation started.
They recorded the presentation so they can refer back to it whenever needed.
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLine.

10-19-2020 Tech for Seniors - Episode 30

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Another excellent turnout for this all Zoom show.
We covered many topics and the hour went by much too quickly.
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLine.

10-18-2020 East-Central Ohio Tech Users Group - Remote

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I was happy to do my presentation remotely for the members of this club.
I've actually been a member of this club for several years.
The big discussion after the meeting was about Avast Omni
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLineAvast Omni

10-17-2020 Brisbug Computer Club, Australia - Remote

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10-15-2020 The Naples Technology User Group - Remote

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This afternoon I was happy to do my presentation for the members of PCBUG
The questions after the presentation covered password manger, email accounts,
Avast Omni, Windows updates and other items.Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLineAvast Omni

10-14-2020 SCV Computer Club - Remote

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The evening presentation was enjoyed with the members of the
Sant Clarita Valley members in Sunny CA. As you can see,
I have some fans in that club. Some years back, a few lucky winners also
received an Avast cap which they are still happy and proud to wear.
The presentation was followed with some questions. The main question revolved around
"If I have Defender, should I really replace it with Avast"? I wonder if you can guess my answer?
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLineAvast Omni.

10-14-2020 Madison PC User Group - Remote

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I shared this meeting with the members of the club via Zoom
There was quite a bit of laughter and lots of information being shared.
The club members also asked quite a few questions after the presentation.
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLineAvast Omni.

10-14-2020 Royal Highlands Community Tech Club - Remote

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For the first of my three presentations for today, I did my presentation was for the members of
Royal Highlands CC.
There was an extensive Q&A that followed the presentation. The club may be small,
the amount of questions was not. The topics covered included VPN, PW Mangers,
2 factor authentication, Changing over to Avast from another AV, the Secure Browser
for both the computer and smart device and several other topics.
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLineAvast Omni.

10-13-2020 Rochester Computer Society - Remote

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This evenings remote presentation was with the members of
Rochester Computer Society.
After some juggling with the correct Zoom link, the presentation and meeting
went off without a hitch. The main topics in the Q&A that followed the meeting
revolved around the Avast Secure Browser.
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLineAvast Omni.

10-13-2020 Maris Grove Computer Club - Remote

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This afternoons presentation was for the members of a club located in Delaware County, PA
The presentation was followed by a very extensive Q&A session. We covered a wide variety
of topics including differences in Antivirus programs, the use of a VPN and Password Manger.
Bluetooth use and security and several other topics. It was an interesting and enjoyable afternoon.
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLineAvast Omni.

10/12/2020 Komputer Enthusiasts of Greater Seattle and Victoria Computer Club

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This evening's remote presentation was done for the members of two clubs
The KEGS are in Seattle, WA and the Victoria Computer Club is in BC, Canada     
The clubs remotely combined to both get to hear my presentation. I joined early so I was able to listen to the clubs regular meeting and my presentation followed. After the well-received presentation there was a nice Q&A session.
We discussed the use of a VPM while doing on-line banking and how that sometimes presents a problem.
We also spent some time on the differences between the various Avast versions.
A question was also raised about using more than one antivirus program and why that is never recommended.
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLineAvast Omni.

10-12-2020 Tech for Seniors - (Episode 29)

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Another great turnout for this weekly show. We covered many topics
and had great attendance.
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLine.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 10/9/2020

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ZOOM Regular Meeting - Getting a List of Attendees

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https://youtu.be/WcSa_Cx4kWE
You need to wait for a while after the presentation for this to become available to you.
It's easy for a webinar it's a bit more difficult for a regular Zoom meeting.

10/9/2020 Seniors Computer Group of Greater Kansas City - Remote

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I was happy to host the meeting for members of SenCom today. They usually use Free Conference Call but, it's not capable of playing audio embedded in a PowerPoint presentation, ZOOM does an excellent job. During the Q&A session I was asked some questions about AVG and about the Windows 7 backup function among other topics.
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLine.

10/9/2020 Deerfield Beach Computer Club- Remote

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This early morning remote presentation sent me to Deerfield Beach Florida.
The club's president, Barry Cowan, stated that my good health and longevity was a
direct result of receiving an anti-virus cocktail from Avast.Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLine.

10-7-2020 OPCUG – the OLLI Computer and Tech Club - Remote

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I spent some time this evening with the members of the OLLI Computer and Tech Club. The questions that followed revolved around Avast SecureLine, Avast SecureBrowserand the Avast Password Manager.I was also invited to the virtual Pizza party that usually follows their meeting.Unfortunately, I had supper waiting for me and graciously declined.

10/7/2020 Sunland Springs Village Computer Club–Remote

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This morning I spent some time with the members of the SSSVCC
After some personal discussions and an introduction, I did my presentation.
There was a Q&A session that followed the presentation. Avast Omni took the spotlight.
There were also some question about VPNs, how they worked and why you should be using one.

10-6-2020 KIPCUG - Remote

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This afternoon I was the presenter for the Kentucky-Indiana Computer Uuser Group
This is a small and friendly club but, when the presentation is done remotely, size isn't really that important.
The presentation was followed by a Q&A session. the main topic revolved around the Avast Hack Check website.
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLine.

Using Avast Hack Check Website

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10-5-2020 Tech for Seniors Episode 28

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Another great turnout for this all Zoom meeting.
There was a great interest in Martin's success in hacking that Coffee maker.( https://youtu.be/bJrIh94RSiI ),
which pointed out the importance of using Avast Omni.

See Todays Mail before its Delivered

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Spooktacular Zoom Background

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https://youtu.be/5FZdaFuMQbs
Just in time for Halloween
A nice virtual background suitable for ZOOM, etc. thanks to DISH Scape.

10-3-2020 Pikes Peak Computer Application Society

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Today I had the please of remotely visiting the Club member of (P*PCompAS)
as they like to be addressed.
The presentation was well received and followed by an extensive Q&A session.
Avast FreeAvast Secure BrowserAvast SecureLine.

10-1-2020 Computer Club of Oklahoma City

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month
This morning I had the pleasure of remotely visiting and presenting to the clubs members.
The presentation that I presented was "Staying Safe and Secure"
The presentation was followed by an extensive hands on Q&A session.
Image backup was one of the topics covered during the Q&A session.
We also spent time on PW managers and the importance of using a VPN
like Avast SecureLine.

Avast Driver Updater

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https://youtu.be/7N1e5nAOEuIhttps://www.avast.com/en-us/driver-updater#pc
Less crashing, Faster browsing, Better graphics, Richer audio, Fewer device problems

Screencast-O-Matic - Hands On - Free and Paid

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A ZOOM meeting for the Computer Club of Oklahoma City ( https://www.ccokc.org/ ) where I demonstrated the features of Screencast-O-Matic. https://screencast-o-matic.com/home. I cover both the paid and free version in this tutorial.

ZOOM - Studio Effects (Beta)

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https://youtu.be/geAnQ2ng9jIA new beta feature in the latest version of Zoom v5.3.0 adds additional fun features.
It's still missing a hair feature!  ( https://zoom.us/ )

9-21-2020 Tech for Seniors

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Episode 26 (1/2 year) As always, time goes by too quickly. We covered a lot of information
and many topics.
Avast Free,Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLine.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 9 18 2020

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Ccleaner 5.71.7971 Custom Install and Privacy Changes

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Addressing security and privacy adjustments.

Is your Smart Home a Secure Home?

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9-14-2020 Tech for Seniors

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Time flies. This was episode #24 and it was just as exciting and enjoyable as the first episode.We covered computers, Chrome books, sim cards and mobile devices.Avast FreeAvast Secure BrowserAvast SecureLine.

9/11/2001 A Day to Remember

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9-7-2020 Tech for Seniors

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Another exciting ZOOM meeting with folks from all over the country and Canada.
We covered a lot of topics including security related topics.
No better product than Avast to always have your back when it comes to security.
Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLine.

SKYBOXE - What is it?

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Allowing Co-Host in ZOOM

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https://youtu.be/-pu3NlRQojgWithout a co-host, if your internet goes down, you lose your audience.

Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Lock your Computer

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There are many ways to lock your computer but some folks never have enough shortcuts.


Headset Comparison

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8-24-2020 Tech for Seniors

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Another excellent week for our well attended ZOOM meeting.

Avast Free, Avast Secure Browser, Avast SecureLine.

Start Your Own Daily News Paper

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A tool available totally free from https://paper.li/
You can look at the paper I've created via https://bit.ly/Bob3160

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 8-14-2020

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G-mail Spam Filter is Slipping

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I received the following email today,
This is an obvious Phishing attempt. It was sent from
a no-reply <ravagepuff(at)ravagepuff.com> e-mail address
and obviously has nothing to do with UPS.
The OK and other links lead you to the following web address,
hxxps://silvadi-5488.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/11.html#qs=r-acacaeffekjgadggkibhfaefgfiabaefgfiabaefacbhaccajdfacfjjahhidcacb.
(I've broken the actual link on purpose)
The only reward you'll get by following any of these links is an empty bank account and Identity theft.
Always treat any email you receive with suspicion and prevent getting hacked or having your identity stolen.

Using Video Filters in ZOOM

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Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 8-7-2020

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8-10-2020 Tech for Seniors

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This was episode #20 of this all ZOOM virtual show. Time flies when you're having fun.
We even did a virtual toast. Still waiting for a picture.

Under the Sea - Zoom Background

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8-3-2020 Tech for Seniors

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Another well attended all Zoom gathering. As you can see we also have some fun during that meeting.
https://blog.avast.com/topic/security-newshttps://www.avast.com/en-us/secureline-vpn#pc

Avast History Viewer

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https://youtu.be/KTMT9PQzjjs
The official release of this free tool from Avast will not happen till next week.
This is for Chromium based browsers only.
It's available via the Chrome store at,
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/avast-history-viewer/dpbbnpcoijgncncgkkfjibmhgaeflgaf

Avast Family Space

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https://youtu.be/wr5N4kVHMAo
Keeping your Children safe and your mind at ease.

Avast Secure Browser - Themes?

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Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 7-24-2020

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America's Heartland - Zoom Background

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Video Downloader in the Avast Secure Browser

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COVID-19 Staying Safe

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7-6-2020 Tech for Seniors Episode 15 via ZOOM

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It's amazing how quickly time flies when doing these episodes.
Another good turnout and we're already planning for next week's episode.
The more vulnerabilities that are brought out, the more those attending realize
that it's a dangerous world out there.
Free antivirus is your first step to online freedomAvast Free