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Next PCBUG Meeting is – Thurs, June  16 at 5 p.m.

Speaker: Don Beach and Harry Hanbury
Subject: Dedicated Ask the Experts Program

PCBUG Meeting  – Thurs, May  19 at 5 p.m.


Speaker: Geeks on Tour
Subject: Anti-virus Programs

Windows 10 Free upgrade offer ending July 29, 2016

The one-year anniversary of Windows 10 is fast approaching, and Microsoft has just announced a new set of Windows 10 news.

Firstly, and most importantly, Microsoft has set a reminder to the world that the free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will expire soon on July 29.

The company, however, still wants to make sure that no one will miss out on Windows 10, and is announcing that after July 29 you will still be able to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119.


Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Active Devices – Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon

If You Use Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail, You Should Change Your Password Now

If you rely on Google, Microsoft, Yahoo or Mail.ru for your emails, you should go change your password right now.

Reuters is reporting that Russian hackers have stolen more than 273 million email passwords and are selling them online.

Windows 7 on ASUS Motherboards may not boot after installing Microsoft Update KB3133977

This situation occurs only on systems using ASUS motherboards and running Windows 7. This occurs because Microsoft Update KB3133977 enables Secure Boot while Windows 7 does not support Secure Boot. This conflict prevents the computer from starting.

ASUS work around:         http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1016356/

KB3133977 Secure Boot Violation

PCBUG Meeting  – Thurs, April 21

Speaker: Lieutenant Chad Parker of the Collier County Financial Crimes Bureau spoke on  ID Theft and Fraud Awareness

This presentation was very helpful and informative.

The Financial Crimes Bureau is supervised by Lt. Chad Parker. The bureau is responsible for economic crimes, fraud, auto theft and the regulation of ethical business practices of pawn shops, secondhand dealers and gold dealers.

OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Financial Crimes PHONE: 239-252-0069

Website:  http://www.colliersheriff.org/stay-safe/financial-crimes-bureau

Men Place Card Skimmer on ATM Store Machine!

Tech Support Scams – Florida Consumer E-Newsletter, April 2016

Uninstall now!

Apple abandons QuickTime for Windows despite lingering critical flaws


The reason for getting rid of QuickTime for Windows is twofold.

First, Apple told Trend Micro it is deprecating the software and will no longer deliver security updates for QuickTime for Windows.

Second, there are two known critical vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take control of a system running QuickTime.

CERT Alert (TA16-105A)
Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced

Computers running QuickTime for Windows will continue to work after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats. Potential negative consequences include loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data, as well as damage to system resources or business assets.

The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows.

Malware Warning !!!

There seems to be an increase in malware using sounds, either that of a siren or a ticking sound or a voice that repeats that your computer is infected, urging that you should call the 800 # listed on the screen in order to clean your computer.Malware symbol

THIS IS A SCAM – DO NOT under any circumstances call such a number – unless you truly want to give criminals your credit card number. ( and like to have your bank issue you a new credit card)

If you do call, they will do and say anything to get you to let them take control of your computer in order to help “clean out” your system ( and your bank account and your email contact list and your password list and then they will load a keylogger and secret remote control software so they can see everything you do and type … while completely owning the computer that was previously yours !!!)

Also expect to be bombarded by scam phone calls since your phone number will be captured by their Caller ID system and you have just proved to them that you are a “LIVE ONE”.

Actually removing this situation from your computer will depend on the exact version of the scam you have been hit with BUT NEVER EVER CALL THEM – it will only make a bad situation worse…

Don Beach


March 17 Meeting Report

Abby Stokes
Abigail Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On?” spoke on Social Networking: What the Heck are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram??? –

Abby Stokes, Best-selling author helps you Understand Social Networking. She will explained what everyone’s talking about when they bring up Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites.


“Is This Thing On?” A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes and the Kicking & Screaming.

Abby Stokes Social Networking 031716 .pdf


Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 5 pm, in the Rees Meeting Room at the Naples Branch Library – 650 Central Ave. Naples, FL – (Unless otherwise announced) (map)