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General Discussion / Important MS Security Update Change --NOW ADDITIONAL PATCH DAY
« Last post by dickJ on August 27, 2014, 01:05:35 PM »
Microsoft has apparently issued a change in August 12th's Patches.  They are recommending that you first Uninstall KB2982791, and then install a replacement, KB 2993651.
They also have withdrawn KB2970228, KB 2975719 and KB 2975331, but they do NOT say to Uninstall them if you have them.
Here is ZDNet's story:  http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-reissues-flawed-windows-security-update-7000033049/?s_cid=e589&ttag=e589&ftag=TREc64629f
If anyone spots a change or retraction of this, please post it!
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General Discussion / Re: Computer Hardware Chart
« Last post by DougD on August 26, 2014, 07:58:37 PM »
Hi Ralph,

     The source webpage turns out to be a Russian website. The site is available in two locations: subreal-team.com and subreal-team.ru .  The ".ru" stands for Russia and the webpage is in the Russian language (as it was interpreted to be by Google Translate). The chart was located by a DuckDuckGoog search for "computer connection charts", located under "images for computer connection charts". Click this and you will be at the same point I reached when searching. Interestingly, the chart referenced in my posting no longer appears under these images. https://www.google.com/search?q=computer+connection+charts&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=AEf9U9DsA4OKjAKfooHABA&ved=0CD4QsAQ&biw=1187&bih=747

If you search for: "computer hardware charts 2014", the first option to appear is for subreal-team.com, and that webpage is in English. The posted chart appears on this page:  http://subreal-team.com/en/2013/06/21/computer-hardware-chart/

Also, if you search for "computer hardware charts 2013", the chart showing the USB3 connection shows up as the first image, under "images, etc.".  https://www.google.com/search?q=computer+hardware+chart+2013&sa=X&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=9079U_OdCtDkoASA8oKQCg&ved=0CCkQ7Ak&biw=1187&bih=747#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=OKojb_ESFp39SM%253A%3BfwVkmvSgNwHZPM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fsubreal-team.com%252Fpic%252Fchp_4320x6120.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fsubreal-team.com%252Fen%252F2013%252F06%252F21%252Fcomputer-hardware-chart%252F%3B4320%3B6120

     Doug
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General Discussion / Re: Computer Hardware Chart
« Last post by rsutter on August 26, 2014, 06:53:04 PM »
Hi Doug,

Good find.  The author of the original chart indicates that he is working on version 2 in an old post.  Whatever the source of the chart that you found, it's more current than the original.

Ralph
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General Discussion / Re: Computer Hardware Chart
« Last post by DougD on August 25, 2014, 08:33:07 PM »
Hi Ralph,

     Here is the same approximate chart with at least the USB 3 port added: http://subreal-team.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Computer_hardware_poster_12.jpg

           Doug
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General Discussion / Computer Hardware Chart
« Last post by rsutter on August 25, 2014, 08:16:13 PM »
Hello All,

This is a repost of a chart containing images of many different connections found on computers.  You will notice that it hasn't been updated in a while and doesn't include more recent connections. 
Take a look at http://sonic840.deviantart.com/art/Computer-hardware-poster-1-7-111402099

Ralph Sutter
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General Discussion / Current Drought Map for the United States.
« Last post by DougD on August 24, 2014, 01:52:47 PM »
U. S. Drought Monitor - Current Drought Map for the United States (August 19, 2014).


U.S. Drought Monitor: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

Use the comparison chart for a prior week's map and the current weekhttp://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/MapsAndData/WeeklyComparison.aspx

Choose various informational map options: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/MapsAndData.aspx
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Hi Doug,

I haven't encountered Trovi yet but I appreciate your detailed description of how you removed it.  I'll refer to it if the need arises.

Ralph Sutter
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8-26-14 Update:

The same website, "Malwaretips.com", also assisted me with the removal of the mysterious, sudden appearance on my HP laptop of "Fast Search by Surf Canyon" (Surfcanyon.A), an unsolicited adware. It helps you out with your Google searches, after making Google your search engine. Since it was an add-on to Firefox, the "search reset" option from Mozilla did the trick. I ran malwarebytes and the junkware removal tool, as well.

Prior post:

After being duped into inadvertently letting the "Free YouTube Downloader" program installation of the latest upgrade, foist install one of the most insidiously tenacious malwares I have yet encountered, the Mozilla Firefox website's Firefox Search Reset saved the day after all else failed. Each time I tried to open a new tab, it tried to log onto the "Trovi.com" website. NoScript would not allow it to access the webpage and the Web of Trust (WOT) program alerted me to the undesirability of the website, but I simply could not open a new tab unless I deleted the Trovi.com URL from the URL line and typed in or pasted an alternate destination. Upon reading about Trovi.com on the net, I noticed that others had their home pages changed and their search engine changed to Trovi.com. Such was not my problem. A search engine can be readily deleted in "manage search engines", and the homepage can be easily reset to the previous setting by going to "tools", "options, "general", and then saving the desired webpage as homepage. This was simply that each and every attempt to open a new tab sent me to trovi.com.

So, I installed malwarebytes and the Junkware Removal Tool ( available herehttp://malwaretips.com/blogs/trovi-com-removal/ ). That was worth the effort in both cases, as my desktop PC was inundated with way more malware than I ever imagined ( Iobit anti-malware and Microsoft Security Essentials were oblivious to all of it ). Everything seemed to be back in order. Internet Explorer and Chrome were without a problem, but when I tried to open a new tab in Firefox, that blasted pest trovi.com was still there.

I went to Mozilla Firefox Support and searched for Trovi.com and read the concerns of several other Firefox users. The recommended solution was to temporarily install the Firefox Search Reset add-on, which resets the search engines to their default setting and then uninstalls itself. That finally did the trick, and that pesky trovi.com was gone. I must admit that the clean-up was sorely needed, so the time taken up was not lost. Learning about how cleverly the Free YouTube Downloader concealed its devious method of cajoling approval for the trovi.com install was also an eye-opener. It used a pop-up window to obscure what was happening and getting the window closed allowed the foistware to be accepted for installation. You might consider to keep the below search reset webpage bookmarked in case you should happen to encounter a similar experience using Firefox.

Firefox Search Resethttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

Mozilla Firefox Support ( mouse-click on > "Fix slowness, crashing, error messages and other problems" ):  https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefoxhttps://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox

Malwaretips.com - Search page: http://malwaretips.com/search/?type=xengallery_media
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General Discussion / Current HP Computers with Windows 7 offerings.
« Last post by DougD on August 20, 2014, 06:13:28 PM »
Current HP Computers with Windows 7 offerings. (One Desktop includes WIN7 Pro 64)   >>> Please note! The webpage that displays Windows 7 offers has been changed twice since I first posted this information yesterday, August 20th. If WIN7 offerings are not shown, navigating through the website will reach the current WIN7 offering webpage.


HP.comhttp://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Desktops/Desktops;pgid=k6JwGb8VPOJSRpbkYKXhSgI50000ab5SldGh;sid=W8Op27Y2iLms2-XDpH37W285a2yVTzG6EQLi_fxp3E_jGp7AJKZl-fNS?SearchParameter=%26ContextCategoryUUID%3DOp0QxXjbaUcAAAE0eehcZzOt%26os_facet_desktops_dte2%3DWindows%2B7%26%40Sort.TieredPricing%3D0&PageSize=15&SortingAttribute=TieredPricing-asc
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