Showing posts from 2020

Under the Sea - Zoom Background


8-3-2020 Tech for Seniors

Another well attended all Zoom gathering. As you can see we also have some fun during that meeting.

Avast History Viewer

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,

Avast Family Space

Keeping your Children safe and your mind at ease.

Avast Secure Browser - Themes?


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


America's Heartland - Zoom Background


Video Downloader in the Avast Secure Browser


COVID-19 Staying Safe


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

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.
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Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 7-3-2020


Avast SecureLine VPN - New Beta Release


6-29-2020 Tech for Seniors via ZOOM

Episode 14 of this well attended remote session via ZOOM.
We covered several topics including security, smart devices and interesting websites.
A great way to protect those smart devices is via Avast Omni which protects all things connected.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 6-26-2020

Image News Roundup W/E 6-26-2020
Security related news thanks to Avast Software. I'm just a messenger.
They do most of the hard work and research.

Limit the Amount of Google Activity Saved


Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 6-19-2020


6-22-2020 Tech for Seniors via ZOOM

As you can see, this was another well attended all ZOOM meeting.
We covered Security, YouTube and SpaceX just to mention some of the topics.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 6-12-2020


6-14-2020 Central Florida Computer Society - Longwood, FL via ZOOM

I spent this afternoon with the members of this club remotely via zoom.
Many of those attending were in Central Fl. but we also had visitors from other parts
of the country.
After the presentation there were some questions about the other companies that are part of
the Avast family. Namely AVG and Piriform

6-12-2020 Deerfield Beach Computer Club - Deerfield Beach, FL via ZOOM

This morning I had the pleasure of hosting and participating in the club's firstall zoom meeting.
Since the club is still locked out of it's regular meeting place,
ZOOM is a great alternative to still keep this club interested and together.
We had quite a discussion about cyber fraud and many other topics.

6-10-2020 The Licking County Community Center #4 - Granville, OH

This was the final presentation for this Senior Center.
I enjoyed each of these presentation and was very well received by the Centers members.
The Zoom presentation was followed by quite a few questions covering
Avast Free, Avast Omni and Avast SecureLine.

6-10-2020 The Licking County Community Center - Granville, OH

This is ZOOM presentation #3 for this Senior Center.
I received some questions about Avast's Secure Line and Avast Hack Check

6-8-2020 SCV Computer Club - Newhall, CA via ZOOM

Last night it was my pleasure to be the remote guest speaker for this club.
Instead of one long presentation, last night consisted of several smaller presentations
covering a variety of security related topics.
Hopefully next year, I'll again be doing this clubs presentation in person.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 6-5-2020


6/3/2020 #2 Licking County Community Center - Granville, Oh

This is the second of four presentations I'll be doing for the members of this Community Center via ZOOM.
There are two more presentations scheduled next Wednesday, 6/10/2020.

6/3/2020 Licking County Community Center - Granville, Oh

This is the first of four presentations I'll be doing for the members of this Community Center via ZOOM.
All members are joining remotely via their own computers or smart devices.
Avast Passwords which is part of the Avast product, received the most questions.

Beach - Zoom Virtual Background


A Moment to Reflect


Avast Free promo

Great protection for a great price. Free.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 5-22-2020


5-25-2020 Tech For Seniors

Another enjoyable Monday spent with quite a few folks via ZOOM covering
the Tech News For Seniors. Making seniors aware of the latest vulnerabilities and,
how best to stay stay safe in this ever changing and challenging world.

COVID-19 Facts - The Lighter Side

Humor keeps us sane!

Making Payments Easier in Google Chrome

Utilizing Microsoft Hello to make payments easier in Google Chrome

Words Unnecessary


Listing of Programs&Apps using Ccleaner

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Google Meet - Free


Security News Roundup w/e 5/15/2020


Security News Roundup w/e 5-8-2020


5-9-2020 Tacoma Area PC Users Group, WA

This was the club's first ZOOM remote presentation. It's a small club so I was happy with the turnout.
After the presentation there was a question on VPN's and I spent some time explaining the benefits
of using Avast SecureLine.



Weekly Security News Roundup W/E 5.1.2020


5-4-2020 Tech For Seniors

This was my part in another installment of this weekly all ZOOM Meeting which is always well attended.
If you keep up with the Avast Security News Blog, some of this may look familiar.

COVID 19 Related Scam Update


4/27/2020 Tech for Seniors

This morning, I was part of the program for this weekly Zoom Meeting.
Practicing social distancing and staying safe while coming together as a group via ZOOM.
I may not be able to visit in person but ZOOM is a great alternative.

4/15/2020 Columbus Computer Society - Columbus, OH

It was an excellent Remote meeting with the members of the Columbus Computer Society
The Q&A session after the meeting covered SecureLine, Secure Browser and, image backup.
I'm hoping to see this club for an in person presentation in September.

Busy working from home.

Always ready to ZOOM into your home with tips on staying safe and secure.



3-28-2020 Channel Islands PCUG - Camarillo, CA

I had the pleasure of hosting the CIPCUG meeting today. It was a total ZOOM meeting.
We practiced social distancing. Since one person joined us from Florida and the club
is located in California, it covered quite a distance.
I did my presentation during the final hour of the meeting.
The meeting started at 9:30 AM and ended at 1:00 PM
Those attending were very surprised how well everything worked and how easy it was
to join and be part of an interactive part of the meeting.

3-24-2020 Let's Compute Computer Club - Palm Desert, CA

This afternoon's presentation was well attended by members of the club.
We had a nice round-table chit chat before the start of the presentation
that covered all kinds of topics.
I answered quite a few questions about the use of ZOOM
After the presentation, we had a Q&A session and I think I was able to
answer everyone's question. The most discussed topic was about VPNs

3-19-2020 Computer Users of Erie - Erie, PA

Last night we had the first of hopefully many presentations
where everyone was in their own home utilizing ZOOM to come together, do the
clubs business and view the presentation.
Since everyone arrived a little early, we had a great discussion about
how the Corona-virus was affecting everyone's lives. We also talked a bit
about how everyone is handling the social separation.
The presentation was followed by a Q&A session. I was able to show off
Avast Omni since that was one of the main topics of discussion in the Q&A.
I was quite happy with the overall outcome. Everyone was able to participate
verbally and via their individual webcam. For right now, this is as close as we'll
come to actually be there in person.
Stay safe everyone and let's get together remotely.

Effective Immediately.

In the interest of protecting the safety of everyone, mine included,
presentations for the foreseeable future will be done remotely using ZOOM.

My audience will still see and be able to interact with me during and after the presentation.
I'll be doing the presentations from my home and, the audience can also connect remotely
from the safety and comfort of their own home.
This will ensure everyone's safety and, help prevent the spread of the corona-virus.
If you're group is interested in a presentation, simply contact me to start the process.
As always, there is no charge to the club or it's members for this service thanks to Avast Software.

3/11/2020 Glendora's Computer Club - Glendora, CA

Prior to the meeting, I was invited out to lunch.
The buttermilk pancakes were excellent and very filling.
This was my last presentation on this trip to California.
I was told that I was lucky that at least half of the regular attendees showed up for the presentation.
We covered quite a few topics in the Q&A session that followed the presentation.
Avast SecureLine, Passwords Manager and, Omni.

3-10-2020 Laguna Woods Personal Computer Users Group - Laguna Woods, CA

I received a nice reception from the members that attended.
It was obvious that the Corona-virus scare kept many folks at home.
The presentation was followed by some questions regarding installing
Avast on a Windows 10 computer, Avast SecureLine and, Avast Omni.

3-10-2020 Leisure World-Seal Beach Technology & Computer Club - Seal Beach, CA

A smaller club with many questions during and after the presentation.
Most questions pertained to VPN and Password Manager.



3-7-2020 Seniors Computer Group - San Diego, CA

This was the presentation that almost didn't happen. The club members had lots of questions
during and after the presentation. Many of the questions had to do with the Avast Password Manager.
We also had a long discussion on the topic of making up strong passwords and I was happy to
share my thoughts on that topic. We also talked about the importance of a regular backup regiment.

3-4-2020 Under the Computer Hood Users Group - San Diego, CA

This evening I had the pleasure of addressing the members of this club.
The presentation was well received and was followed by many questions including the steps
to install Avast when already using another third party AV.
I was also given a mouse pad which I had mentioned was something I should have
brought with me on this trip. The hotel where I'm staying uses a table with a glass top.
My mouse isn't fancy enough to work on that surface. Here's the new mouse pad.

Avast Secure Browser - DNS over HTTPS


3-2-2020 Greater South Bay PC Users Group - Torrance, CA

It was a small but very interested group for this remote presentation.
A question was raised about Avast's data collection practice which I was
happy to answer.

2/24/2020 The Payson Computer Club - Payson, AZ

Tonight's presentation was the last presentation on this tour of Arizona.
The Payson Computer Club a few years ago changed to a Meetup club.
It was a small group at tonight's meeting due to a last minute change in the meeting place.
The usual meeting place at the Payson Public Library was not available due to construction.
We still had an excellent meeting with many question raised by those attending.
The questions asked ranged from Avast SecureLine to Avast Passwords Manager
I was happy to address all of the questions asked.

2-22-2020 Paradise Computer Club - Sun City, AZ

This morning despite the rain, we still had a very acceptable attendance.
One side of the room was reserved for umbrellas, the other side
of the room was for the members.
The presentation was followed by a Q&A session. The topics covered,
Avast SecureLine, Passwords Manager and, Omni.
The community's woodworking shop created the following.