How to get out of FAKE virus infection

YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED. DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER UNTIL YOU CALL THIS NUMBER: 1-800-BOLOGNA.

People. It is a waste of your time to call that number or any like it.

IT IS NOT TRUE. There is no problem with your computer.

You have landed on a web page specifically designed to trick you into calling a Fake tech support professional. Who by a few magical clicks of the mouse, will “fix” your computer.

$600 and 2 hours later, after “they” make you feel afraid for your life, you will be angry. You will feel stupid and degraded once you find out you have been taken.

Save Yourself Some Frustration

The fix costs $0. Here it is: Continue reading “How to get out of FAKE virus infection”

Windows Live Mail Support Ends Jan-17

wlmThe rumors are true… Microsoft will drop support for Windows Live Mail early next year. What does it mean for you? If you are using Windows Live Mail, it will NOT vanish from your computer. It just means Microsoft will stop supporting it. They will stop updating it fixing it or otherwise tinkering with it.

Windows Essentials 2012 suite will reach end of support on January 10, 2017

As you may recall Windows XP had its support terminated a few years ago. I still see people using it.  It has not gone away, and Outlook Express is still around. There is no need to panic. It’s just time to weigh your options.

Here’s some options:

  1. Microsoft Outlook
  2. Mozilla Thunderbird
  3. Mail (built in to Microsoft Windows 10)
  4. Web mail
  5. Zimbra?
  6. or… just keep using Windows Live Mail.

For now, any email address from Microsoft email systems such as, example@hotmail.com, example@outlook.com, example@live.com, or example@msn.com will not work with Windows Live Mail anymore.  There may be a way around the restriction by creating an IMAP account in your WLM. Just don’t chose the “automatic” settings. Instead, try the following settings:

wlm-imap-settings

Windows Live Mail still works with all the other IMAP/POP mail providers (specifically: tfon.com; or askjuan.net; etc…)

The Right Click

Have you ever been confused about which button to press on your mouse?

For the most part, you go about your day clicking away on everything on your computer, the internet, your solitaire game and so on. That’s right. You go about your day as a happy-go-lucky “left” button clicker.

the-right-click-previewBut everything changes when you call for help with your computer and you get an instruction like: “Click here, click there, now right-click on that… and what follows is a something short of a Continue reading “The Right Click”

Should you upgrade to Windows 10?

Of all the Windows versions, Windows XP was my favorite. But, soon, Windows 7 took its place as my favorite. Windows 10 is new and it has already grown on me. I am guessing I will love it as much as XP and 7.

Win10aShould you upgrade to Windows 10?

Yes.

You should upgrade to Windows 10

There are several reasons why. 1) It is free. 2) It is better than windows 8. But, what about Windows 8.1? Oh, let me explain. Continue reading “Should you upgrade to Windows 10?”