Security Tango™

The Security Tango is my name for the dance you have to do every time you want to assure yourself that your computer is free of viruses, spyware, keystroke loggers, backdoors, trojans, and other forms of malware (click the Definitions button in the menu to see what all those things mean). It’s something you need […]

Malware Attacks on Macs Up 744% in 2016, Mostly Due to Adware

Malware attacks on Macs were up 744 percent in 2016, according to the latest Threat Report shared by McAfee Labs [PDF]. Mac users don’t need to be overly alarmed, though, because much of that huge jump can be attributed to adware bundling. macOS malware samples jumped up 245 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 […]

Slimware Utilities SlimDrivers FREE

Crowd-sourcing to spider and aggregate millions of devices.SlimDrivers not only detects when a driver needs updating, but also identifies the proper executable for your system and initiates the driver install automatically. – Note: Individual Driver updates are free. The Plus version called DriverUpdate allows for “Download All” and advanced automation functionality. Source: Slimware Utilities – […]

Windows 10 Airplane Mode ON or OFF Errors and Solutions

Airplane mode on or off issues arise and annoy Windows users after the Windows 10 upgrade or Windows 10 anniversary update. “Windows 10 airplane mode keeps turning on”, “airplane mode turns on by itself”, “Windows 10 airplane mode stuck on”, etc. are the main problems that Windows users complained in some forums. Source: Windows 10 […]

Where are my custom templates? – Office Support

The custom templates you created using an earlier version of Office are still there, but Office doesn’t show them by default. Instead when you open an Office program, you’ll see the templates provided by Office. If you want to see your custom templates on the Personal tab when you start an Office program, here’s how […]

Change the Word Normal template (Normal.dotm )

The Normal.dotm template opens whenever you start Microsoft Word, and it includes default styles and customizations that determine the basic look of a document. Source: Change the Normal template (Normal.dotm ) – Word

July 22, 2017

Sound Bytes: Your Computer User Group of the Air! 2017-07-22 Larry – Greece, NY – laptop randomly shuts down Doug – Holley, NY – 6-yr-old NAS drive 2 1T drives – one has failed Mark – Greece, NY – SlimCleaner – SlimDrivers Sherry – Chili, NY – HP Touchsmart notebook – problems with Touch Pen […]

July 15, 2017

Sound Bytes: Your Computer User Group of the Air! 2017-08-15 Ed – Ithaca, NY – iPhone5C – looks like the battery exploded – Carl – Pottstown, PA – Chrome browser – when bring up IE, it asks if want Chrome | Google Home – Bud – Greece, NY – Malwarebytes – pro – update, now […]

Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode

Safe Mode is a special Firefox mode that can be used to troubleshoot and fix problems. Safe Mode temporarily turns off hardware acceleration, resets some settings, and disables add-ons (extensions and themes) that might be causing problems. Source: Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode | Firefox Help

Introducing Backup and Sync for Google Photos and Google Drive

Backup and Sync is an app for Mac and PC that backs up files and photos safely in Google Drive and Google Photos, so they’re no longer trapped on your computer and other devices. Just choose the folders you want to back up, and we’ll take care of the rest. Source: Introducing Backup and Sync […]

How to Fix: Malwarebytes ‘Unable to connect to service’ Error

In this case, the error message from Malwarebytes Antimalware says that it is “Unable to connect to service” – usually this means that the Malwarebytes service has stopped for some reason or another. Most of the time you can fix this problem by restarting the service, and also setting the service to run automatically when […]

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