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

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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.

2-20-2020 Happy Trails Computer Club - Surprise, AZ

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This is a smaller club but the presentation was well attended.
There were quite a few questions about Avast Omni and the Passwords Manager.

2-19-2020 Personal Computer Club of Toronto - Remote Presentation

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Last night, I remotely joined the Club members based in Canada.
We covered a very wide range of topics including the recently reported
Avast data sharing controversy.
Most club members, once I explained the entire story, were a lot more at ease
once they had all the facts. I can't say that they rejoiced but, those
club members who used Avast, are still Avast customers and will remain Avast users.

2-18-2020 Las Palmas Computer Club - Mesa, AZ

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The well-received presentation was followed by a Q@A session.
Most of the questions dealt with Avast Omni and Avast SecureLine (VPN).
We also had a discussion about the protection available in the free version of Avast.

2-17-2020 Computer Club at Apache Wells - Mesa, AZ

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The presentation was well received and followed by some interesting questions.
Quite a few members were interested in Avast Omni and Avast SecureLine.
They also asked questions about replacing Defender with the free version of Avast.

Removing Avast Extensions

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Removing Extensions from Chrome or Chromium-based Browsers.

2-17-2020 Silvercom Computer and Technology Club - Mesa, AZ

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Thanks to the club members for a nice turnout and the many questions asked.
Most questions pertained to Avast Omni.

2-15-2020 Prescott Computer Society - Prescott, AZ

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It was an interesting afternoon yesterday.
The Prescott library had installed a new projector that would not
work with my computer. The club offered an older computer which worked
with the new projector except, that computer didn't have PowerPoint installed.
Persistence again paid off, I had uploaded a copy of the presentation to my
OneDrive and was successfully able to show that presentation using an online
version of PowerPoint. Maybe we should consider this a remote, in-person presentation.
My thanks to the club for their patience while we worked through the problems.
All's well that ends well. The presentation was well received and we had quite a
few questions on various topics during and after the presentation.
Avast Free, Passwords Manager, SecureLine, Avast Omni

Having Some Fun before I go back to work.

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Get Avast Omni for a Bargain Price - No Tricks

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2-13-2020 Mesa Regal Computer Club - Mesa, AZ

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A full house thanks to the members and guests of the Mesa Regal Computer Club.
The presentation was followed by a Q&A session with questions covering
a variety of topics, Encryption, Android OS update, and Blue Tooth security.

2-12-2020 Solera at Johnson’s Ranch - San Tan Valley, AZ

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Late yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of addressing the club members.
There were quite a few new members in attendance for this presentation.
Following the presentation, we spent quite a bit of time discussing Password Managers
and the value of using Avast's SecureLine VPN. There was also an interest in Avast Omni.

2-12-2020 Viewpoint Technology Club - Mesa AZ

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This early afternoon presentation was added at the last moment but,
as you can see, it was well attended. The presentation was
followed by several questions with an emphasis on Avast Omni

2-12-2020 Rock Comp Computer Club - Apache Junction, AZ

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A nice way to start the day. A good turnout from the members of Rock Comp CC.
They were a very attentive audience. We followed the presentation with a Q&A session.
Most of the questions and curiosity revolved around Avast SecureLine and HMA.
I was happy to answer questions about both of these Avast products.

Avast Beta 20.1.2395

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A new and long-awaited Beta Release from Avast.

2-7-2020 Sierra Winds, AZ Computer Club - Peoria, AZ

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More photos, https://photos.app.goo.gl/ujAajYF7xHLiGHvu8

This morning's well attended presentation was at an assistant living facility.
The members enjoyed and participated in the presentation and asked quite a few questions.
I've already been asked to please return next year.

2-5-2020 Computer Booters of Sun Lakes - SunLakes, AZ

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More Pictures, https://photos.app.goo.gl/DwAAfhhsdTsv5br7A

The Computer Booters last night received two presentations.

We spent the first half hour learning all about using ZOOM software to have a successful
remote presentation. A remote presentation via ZOOM is the next best thing to
being there in person.
The second presentation was "Staying Safe and Secure" and covered many security related topics.
The two most asked about Avast products were Avast Free and Avast SecureLine.
I also covered questions asked about the recent Avast privacy concerns.

2-5-2010 All's well that ends well

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Quote from: bob3160 on February 02, 2020, 04:39:50 PM So I'm going over my schedule for the presentations in AZ and I noticed a conflict on 2/5/2020.
I'd like to blame it on my eyesight but that would be a cop out. I screwed up. Hopefully, one of the clubs can re-schedule.
If not, one club will be disappointed and probably a bit mad at me for not having seen that mistake earlier. So I've heard back from John at Dreamland Computer Club

I am still sorry that I made a mistake in my bookings but, I am very happy that the video of the presentation I had created some time ago, saved the day.
John has already been added to next year's schedule.

2-5-2020 Golden Vista Computer Club - Apache Junction, AZ

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This is my divided club. The room where they hold their meetings is partially divided.
As you can see from the picture, the presentation was well attended.
I answered a questions on the the data sharing news that came out on 1/28.
We also had a question on removing another AV before installing Avast.
I was happy to address both questions.
How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXde

2/3/2020 Sunland Village East Computer Club - Mesa, AZ

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A nice turnout to start of my visit to Arizona.
The presentation started with a question about the recent articles about Avast and data sharing.
I said I would address the issue following the presentation.
The presentation was well received and as promised, followed by a Q&A session covering mainly
the question I was asked in the beginning.
We covered what was shared and we went over the settings in Avast concerning personal privacy.
Most members were happy with the fact that there was a way to turn of sharing their information
even in the free version.