Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Use this if you have installed Windows 10 and want more privacy....

ShutUp 10

You decide what unwanted functions you want to is a portable program and works...

get it HERE

Weblink HERE 
Read all about it.....Emisoft security recommends it and so do I.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Keeping safe in the Web on

with all the telemetry going on- which is letting out your information to whoever, once again we would have to recommend that you run this program on your windows 7-8-10 computers...this program is from the makers of Spybot Search and Destroy....

Spybot Anti-Beacon...its free here from the folks at Safer Networking

Why do I need anti-telemetry?
We at Safer-Networking Ltd respect Microsoft’s wish to get feedback from users to improve their operating system, but we firmly believe it is the user’s right to choose how much of their data they wish to share.
While Microsoft have included the ability to disable certain telemetry options in Windows 10, it can be quite difficult to disable all of these manually. For this reason, we have created a tool that will do this with the click of a button, and can be updated to include telemetry additions added by Microsoft in the future.

Go to the website to download and run it    HERE

Monday, October 5, 2015

Here we go again- Stagefright app for Android....get it from the Play Store

What is it?
A great big Android vulnerability problem....
so to check your phone to see if you have not been protected
click HERE

As a precaution go into your messaging apps and disable "auto retrieval"
that will help the problem not necessarily stopping it altogether....

Read all about it HERE from Emisoft

Monday, September 21, 2015

Get rid of your subscriptions in GMail's how

Meet, a free tool helping to organize your subscriptions in minutes!  You will be amazed how many you really have coming into your email...... After you sign up, see a list of all your subscription emails. Unsubscribe instantly from whatever you don’t want.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

How to uninstall the Windows 10 Free Upgrade update if you don't want's how

  1. Open Windows Update by going to Control Panel -> System and Security -> Windows Update, or search for it.
  2. Click on Installed Updates on the bottom left corner. Installed Updates
  3. Locate and select the Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3035583) update under Microsoft Windows section. You can search for KB3035583in the search box on top left corner. 
  4. Click on Uninstall to remove the update.
  5. Click Yes to confirm.
  6. When uninstallation process is completed, restart the computer.
  7. Uninstall Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2976978) also if the Get Windows 10 app is not removed completely.
It's now GONE.... Get Windows 10 system tray icon and Windows 10 free upgrade offer reservation nag screen. If you still still have remnants of the KB3035583 update’s files in %WinDir%\System32\GWX folder. In that case just delete the folder (you may need to take ownership of the folder before able to delete it manually.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

How to install Kodi to a Linux Distribution

Open Terminal

then type in each of these commands one at a time:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Videos automatically playing in Firefox? disable this's how

To change this setting, type about:config into Firefox’s address bar and press Enter. You will see a warning ..hit agree and then type “autoplay” into the search box. You’ll see a preference named “media.autoplay.enabled”, which will be set to True. Double-click that preference and it will change to False.
that will reset Firefox so it won't autoplay all those videos that are on websites and waste your bandwidth etc....

Friday, September 4, 2015

Want your privacy? hmmmm recapture a bit of it.....

Windows 10 has brought out to view the privacy concerns of many.   Now it appears via PC WORLD

article that even Windows 7 and 8 have updates waiting to be installed that will further those concerns....

Here is 4 of them that if you are concerned you should either not install them, as they are recommended updates or if they are already installed you should uninstall them and HIDE them from appearing again....

Here's how..... head to Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall or change a program. Here, click View installed updates in the left-hand navigation pane. In the search box in the upper-right corner, search for the KB3068708, KB3022345, KB3075249, and KB3080149 updates by name. If they’re installed, they’ll pop right up. If you find one, right-click on it and select Uninstall to wipe it from your system.

Then go to Windows Update and if you see updates waiting to be installed and you also see these updates in the recommended update window right click on each one and hit HIDE....

Also please turn off AUTOMATIC want to set it to Check for updates only and to notify you so you have the option of YES OR NO..

also MS Office has tracking capabilities....
If you use Office’s default settings, it signs you up for Microsoft's CEIP. How-to Geek has a tutorial explaining how to disable it, though if sending information to Microsoft before didn’t bother you, this new update probably won’t either.

Some of this information is courtesy of PC WORLD today....HERE 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Black screen when logging into remote desktop client? here's how to fix that....

when you login to your remote desktop client and the screen is black even though you show the IP address up on's what to do

and when the task manager pulls up hit LOCK
then hit UNLOCK...
this will close out the session and reload it again with your password being entered again of course...

it is stuck in a loop likely or has had multiple login attempts and has to be completely logged out and reopened again to a fresh screen.....

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Keep safe in the Web World with Text's how

Private messaging for Android and's free, encrypted and safe for you in this wide open web world.

Check it out on the Google Play for Android or the AppStore

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Lose internet after uninstalling VPN (ie Hotspot Shield or others)? Here's how to get it back.....

Control Panel
Network Connections
Go to left side of window to "change adapter settings"
right click on "local area connection"
go down to "Internet protocol version 4"
click on "properties"
make sure "obtain IP address automatically" is ticked
also "obtain DNS server address automatically" is ticked.

exit out of it and your internet has returned to normal!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Disable Windows 10 calling back Home .... keep privacy as much as possible in the Net world.....

When you get to the screen GET GOING FAST....

Click on CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS in small letters down at the bottom when you are going through the settings for setup and into PRIVACY and read through all the items there....untick everything that you don't think you want going out to the world of Microsoft.....


These are the main two....check all your settings 

keeping safe as possible in the Web World these days.....

again I recommend Firefox for your browsing and limit ads with adblocker plugin and also disable stuff on
Google privacy settings.....

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Anti-Exploit plugin for Firefox

To keep things even safer on the Net please download and use this plugin for Firefox....

Malwarebytes Anti Exploit- it will wrap four layers of security into your browser settings....

Get it HERE

Sunday, July 26, 2015

See exactly what all is on your PC for hardware in real time.....

The little free program called Speccy is invaluable to those of you who are interested in what is going on in the internals of your PC.....

Download it HERE

Install it and you will get a detailed analysis of everything you need or want to know.   It will surprise you.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Don't want a Microsoft Account on Windows 8 or 10? Here's the go round.....

Don't want to sign in with a Microsoft account on Windows 8 or 10?    Hidden like a shutdown button in Windows 8, Microsoft has included the ability to avoid the use of a Microsoft Account when installing Windows 10.

To achieve this , you’ll actually click the button “Create a New Account” when prompted to sign in to your Microsoft account. Click the screenshot to see it full-size…
MS Windows 10 - No Account 1

Now that you’re there, look below and you’ll see another low-contrast option to “Sign in without a Microsoft account”.Click on that .......
MS Windows 10 - Sign in without a MS Account 2

Easy wasn't it?    You’ll be able to create a Windows user account without a connection to a Microsoft account.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Super Fast Downloader for Web Videos-EagleGet

Video Grabber all in one--works in all browsers

Check out the particulars from their website....and recommendations by multiple well known web tech sights

get it on this page  HERE

Google + shutting down August 1

For those of you who are using G+ photos go ahead and get Google Photo app for desktop and run it...

the article from TechCrunch is HERE

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Get rid of persistent search bar in Cm 11--KitKat Android 4.4 and higher

On the Home Screen, you press and hold the screen, until the "wallpapers/widgets/themes" options come out. When that happens, press the three dots that look like an arrow, it will open another menu with lots of options to change. There, the first option you can change is the Search Bar, turn it off. Press the three dots again to minimize the menu, hit back and that's it.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit free tool

Go to this page  HERE  to read about it and my suggestion is to download the free version and keep it
running on your system...

Page down on that page till you see Free Download greyed on it and it will give you the

install that one....

be safe in the Wide Web World!

FREAK Browser Attacks-Check your browser with this tool to make sure you are safe!

Another vulnerability has been the Internet as we know it is sure not safe anymore no matter how secure we think we are!

So to be as safe as possible make sure everything is up to date on your browsers....

and use this tool to check them to make sure!

(PS...stay away from IE till Microsoft patch comes out)  Firefox is safe as long as updated)

Latest Info from Microsoft HERE

Click on link below to test each browser running on your PC.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Superfish Debacle- Some Lenovo Laptops affected-Please read

Superfish Removal Tools

This website also states the affected Laptops and PC models...

please check it out if you bought a Lenovo Laptop in last quarter of 2014 especially....

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Update Adobe Flash Player today- Jan. 27- 2015 due to another exploit

Get it HERE

Remember to UNTICK the McAfee Security Scan plus...don't need it....don't want it....

Download and run it and keep safe in the Web World.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Skype for Puppy Linux....Pulse Audio needed to make it work...

If you want to use Skype on Puppy Linux distros it will not work by default anymore since
Microsoft has its hands in it...

however have found where to get a reworked .PET file for it to get it to work

Special thanks for the work this person has undertaken on this
here's his link for all the info

get the .PET file HERE

I installed it and it works fantastic!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Got a spammer cell phone call? Here's what to do to trace it

If you get a spam phone call put the phone number in this website


it will then tell you where the call came from and what it is...
very interesting for sure.....

make sure you put that phone number on your BLACKLIST on your Android can download the APP from Google Play for free....

and make sure these scams get reported to the proper authorities

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Import Gmail Contacts into Outlook 365 and Outlook 2013 the easy way!

For those of you who are struggling with Outlook email and getting your Gmail contacts into it somehow
here is the quick fix...

Go into your Contacts in Gmail
Export them as a .CSV file

then open up ONLINE--that is on the website where all Live products are now...
Import your contacts from the .CSV file you created...

it asks you a couple of questions and then click IMPORT

once it is ONLINE it will automatically sync with your Outlook Office Life 365 on the computer
you are using....

when you want to send an email ONLINE from hit the "To:" button and it will pull up your NEW contact list....

in Outlook program on computer just type in the persons name and you are ready to email....