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Humor During a Printer Return and Setup #HumorInHomePrinterSetupHonolulu by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com


I ended up making three house calls in the Salt Lake area here in Honolulu Hawaii for a printer setup. I setup a printer of a well-known brand for an in-home computer client. He had bought the printer himself and then called me and asked me to set it up and install the software he needed to run the printer.


Two weeks later I got a call from him stating the printer was not working correctly. After my diagnostic I determined was a mechanical issue where the printer cartridges stop moving for no reason causing an error on the printer. I recommended that he returned it and to tell the electronic stores this,


“The computer guy said it's a mechanical issue.”


My in-home computer client called me about a week later with his new printer for me to set up. I asked him how it went returning the printer to the electronic store. He told me they tried to give him a hard time about it until he said that he had his own computer repair guy check it out and the computer repair guy said it was a mechanical issue. Upon hearing that they agreed to give him a refund


I got my mobile computer repair client laughing when I told him this,


“Telling the electronics store your computer guy says has the same power as saying your wife says at the grocery store.”


Have fun with your computer and printer,

Rick

Your friendly neighborhood mobile printer setup guy here on Oahu





J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.



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How to Recover from an Infinitely Looping Startup Repair Loop without Reinstalling Windows Shared by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com

If you've ever experienced a Startup Repair that continously loops and fails to fix the problem of not being able to load windows, even in safe mode, then you'll know that usually the only way to recover from this when System Restore does not work is to do a clean install of Windows.

Until now.

This tutorial will show you how to use the System Recovery Options provided by Windows to recover your system to a working state so that you don't have to risk losing data by performing a clean install.

warning   Warning
The instructions presented withing this tutorial must be followed correctly, or you can damage your Windows 7 installation even further. This tutorial is designed to help recover from a bad registry that is causing the startup repair loop. You should note that there may still be some issues remaining that cannot be fixed by manually restoring the registry.





Recovering Your System
Boot to the System Recovery Options screen.
If Windows automatically opens Startup Repair, and subsequently fails to fix a problem, you can skip ahead to step 4 below.
In the System Recovery Options screen, click Startup Repair:
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery-image05_startuprepair.jpg


Windows will search for an attempt to repair startup problems:
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If startup problems could not be repaired, you will receive the message Windows cannot repair this computer automatically. Click View advanced options for system recovery and support:
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery-image07_cannotfix.jpg


Click View advanced options for system recovery and support, which which bring you back to the main System Recovery Options screen.
Click Command Prompt:
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Command Prompt should open to X:, which is an internal ram disk use by System Repair:
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Now you need to find your system drive. Depending on how your system is setup, this could be either C: or D:.
Type C: and press <ENTER>.
Verify that this is your system drive by typing DIR and pressing <ENTER>. If you see the Program Files, Users and Windows folders, then you have found your system drive, and can continue to step 9 below.
If the drive is not your system drive, repeat steps I and II above, changing the drive letter to D, E or some other letter until the system drive is located.
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery-image11_chdir_config.jpg

When you have located your Windows system drive, type CD \windows\system32\config and press <ENTER>:
Type DIR and press <ENTER>, and verify that the following files and folders exist in the config folder:
RegBack (which is a folder)
DEFAULT
SAM
SECURITY
SOFTWARE
SYSTEM
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery-image11_chdir_config.jpg

Type MD mybackup and press <ENTER> to create a backup folder that you can use incase this procedure does not work as expected.
Type copy *.* mybackup and press <ENTER>.
If you are prompted to overwrite existing files, press A to allow all backups to be overwritten.
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery-image12_mybackup.jpg

Now you need to check if you can use the automatic Windows backups to restore your registry:
Type CD RegBack and press <ENTER> to go to the RegBack folder.
Type DIR and press <ENTER> to view the contents of the folder. All the following files must exist:
The DEFAULT, SAM and SECURITY files should each be about 262,000 bytes in size.
The SOFTWARE file should be about 26,000,000 bytes.
The SYSTEM file should be about 9,900,000 bytes.
The file sizes presented here are approximate estimations, and may vary depending on your system. If any one of them are 0 bytes, then you should stop what you're doing now and seek an alternative method of recovering your system, because Windows cannot function with a 0-byte size registry hive.
If the hive files listed in RegBack are ok, then proceed to step 14 of the tutorial.
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery-image13_checkregback.jpg


Type copy *.* .. and press <ENTER> to copy the backup hive files to \Windows\System32\config.
If you are prompted to overwrite existing files, press A to allow all file to be overwritten.
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery-image14_copyregback.jpg

Type exit and press <ENTER> to close the command prompt.
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Click the Restart button to reboot your computer. If all goes well, your system will boot normally.

Source: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139576-startup-repair-infinite-loop-recovery.html

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Solution 1: Restore Windows Registry

Follow these steps:

1. In Command Prompt, type copy c:\windows\system32\config\RegBack\* c:\windows\system32\config and hit Enter.



2. If prompted to overwrite existing files, type All and hit Enter.

3. Type exit and hit Enter to close the Command Prompt window.

4. Restart your computer.


Solution 2:  Disable Automatic Startup Repair

1. In Command Prompt, type bcdedit and hit Enter. Then you will see the result displayed. Look for resumeobject item and note the number next to it (In below case, the number is 7ce0dd34-d277-11e4-8263-68f7286346fb).



2. Type bcdedit /set GUID recoveryenabled No and hit Enter. Replace GUID with the number that you noted in last step. (For example, if the number is 7ce0dd34-d277-11e4-8263-68f7286346fb, the full command will be “bcdedit /set 7ce0dd34-d277-11e4-8263-68f7286346fb recoveryenabled No”)

3. Reboot your PC and Windows should start without no problem.

Solution 3: Remove Your RAM


The loop error can be fixed by simply removing the RAM. You can try this solution. Before removing, remember to turn off the PC.If you have more than one RAM, remove one at a time then start your PC without it. You might need to do this a few times until you test every RAM module.


After entering Windows,  run a disk check to check if there is any problem with the disk, and run a system file check to check if some system files are corrupted. If neither of them work, try to restore Windows registry.

Run a disk check

Follow steps below:

1. Open Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Type chkdsk /f /r and hit Enter. You need to wait a while until the process completes.




Run a system file check

Follow steps below:

1. Open Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Type or paste sfc /scannow and hit Enter. The process will also take some time to complete.



Hope the solutions here will help you fix the Windows 10 Automatic Repair loop error.

Source: http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-2470766/stuck-windows-automatic-repair-loop.html

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Method 1. Manually repair MBR and rebuild the BCD
If the MBR and Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store are missing, corrupted or not properly configured, Windows won't be able to start. So, to fix Windows Automatic Startup Repair boot issue caused by this reason, you can try to manually repair MBR and rebuild the BCD. To do it, in the Windows Boot Options menu, choose Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt. When Command Prompt appears, enter the following lines and press Enter after each line in order to run it:

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot

Method 2. Perform a system restore or reset
If Windows Automatic Repair loop issue still exists, please try the last methods - performing a system restore. To do it, in Windows Boot Options menu, choose Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > System Restore. Follow the Wizard instruction and choose the appropriate restore point. Finally, click Finish to restore the system.

Source: https://www.easeus.com/resource/fix-windows-automatic-repair-loop.html

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Shared by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com

An admin is a member of a Dropbox Business account, and is typically also a member of your company. Admins can help with most issues that you'll encounter with Dropbox, including password resets and inviting new team members.

I need to find an admin, but I'm not able to sign in to Dropbox
If you're having trouble signing in, Dropbox support cannot reset passwords for you. Instead, try contacting the following:

Your company's help desk
Your company's IT department
Your company's management team
I need to find an admin, and I can sign in to Dropbox
If you are still able to sign in to Dropbox, use these steps to view your admins:

Sign in to dropbox.com.
Click on your team name in the bottom left-hand corner
Click Groups and members.
Click Members.
You'll see a list of the admins on your Dropbox Business team at the top of the page.

Source: https://www.dropbox.com/help/business/find-admin

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 by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com


https://youtu.be/HGSkRxfAnOE

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Website designer and SEO expert

J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu.

Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers.

Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com

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Shared by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com


Some Mac users may encounter a stranger wi-fi issue where the wireless menu icon has an “X” in it, and the wi-fi dropdown menu says “Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed”. Since we’re all dependent on wireless networking these days, having no functioning wi-fi connection can be very frustrating, but fortunately this is usually a really simple fix.


 

Typically if you experience this problem, you’ll see the ‘Wi-Fi: No hardware installed’ message after waking a Mac from sleep, rebooting the Mac, or sometimes after installing a system software update. It can happen on any MacBook, MacBook Pro, Air, iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and virtually any other hardware, though MacBook users are usually the first to notice it given the propensity for wireless networking usage with Mac laptops.

The 2 Step Solution: NVRAM & SMC Resetting
The trick to resolving the wi-fi hardware not installed error is usually two parts; you’ll reset the SMC and reset the NVRAM as well on whatever Mac that is displaying the problem message in the wireless menu. This two-part troubleshooting method works on every Mac and every version of Mac OS X, so it doesn’t matter which model or OS version you are experiencing trouble with.

Since resetting SMC is slightly different on each Mac, first we’ll cover resetting the NVRAM which is the same on every Mac model.

NVRAM: For all Mac models with Wi-Fi No Hardware Installed Error
Reboot the Mac and immediately hold down Command + Option + P + R keys together
Continue holding all Command+Option+P+R keys until you hear the Mac reboot sound again, then release all keys concurrently
When the Mac boots back up, pulldown the wi-fi menu again. Is it working? Is the wi-fi menu no longer showing the “X” and “No hardware installed” error message? Is it looking for networks? Then you’re good to go.

Wi-Fi looking for networks means it is working again

If you still have problems and still see that error message, you’ll want to continue on with resetting the SMC which we’ll cover next.

SMC: For newer MacBook, MacBook Pro models with internal batteries
If you have any newer model MacBook with a non-removable battery (basically anything post-2010 model year), this is how you reset the SMC:


 
Shut down the Mac
Connect the MacBook to the MagSafe power cable and an outlet so it is charging
Hold Shift + Control + Option + Power buttons concurrently for about five seconds, then release all keys together
Boot up the Mac as usual
When the Mac boots up you should no longer see the “X” in the wi-fi icon and wi-fi should work as usual on the Mac.

SMC: For older MacBook models with removable batteries
If you can take out the battery on the MacBook yourself, then resetting SMC is a bit different:

Shut down the MacBook and take out the battery
Disconnect the power cable, then hold the Power button for about 5 seconds, then release the button
Connect the battery again and boot up as usual
If the wi-fi works, join wifi as usual and you’re good to go.

SMC: For iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini
Shut down the Mac and disconnect it’s power cable
Press and hold down on the Mac power button for about 5 seconds
Release the power button, re-attach the power cable, and boot the Mac as usual
Wi-fi working now? Great!

Still seeing the “Wi-Fi: no hardware installed” error on the Mac?
If you reset the Mac NVRAM and SMC and you still encounter the “Wi-Fi: no hardware installed” message in the dropdown menu in Mac OS X, you may have a physical hardware problem with the computer in question. Usually this means the network card has failed, has become disconnected, doesn’t exist (as in, it was manually removed), it’s a third party external wi-fi NIC model that needs different drivers, or perhaps even the Mac had liquid contact and has suffered some form of damage. In any event, if it can’t be resolved with the methods outlined above and it’s not a software wi-fi issue, you’ll likely want to make a trip to the Apple genius bar or official call center.

Source: http://osxdaily.com/2016/07/11/fix-wi-fi-no-hardware-installed-error-mac/

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Hidden Features In Gmail #InHomeComputerTutoringHonolulu by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com


I love Gmail, but there are feature to hard for the beginner and average computer user to find. That’s where this video and I come in.


https://youtu.be/LptNbgKDHL8



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I’ll Give Everyone in Honolulu Hawaii and All of Oahu a $20 Bill!


For referring friends and customers to my   
In home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutoring   

Professional cleaning to speed up and maintain your computers and tablets

Mobile virus removal

Onsite repair

Computer, laptop, tablet, printer select, shop and purchase

Computer, tablet, cell phone, printer setup business



If you’re within driving range of Honolulu Hawaii I’ll show my appreciation by handing you my new customer finder’s gift myself. If not I can send it via PayPal.


Here are some business cards for you   (you must be at the original post for this link to be active  http://makemycomputerfasterc.us/index.php?topic=50.msg51#.20   ). Place your email address on the ref by________ section of the computer support business card if you want to. No one else in the world has that email address and it makes it easy to contact you so I can give you your $20.00 cash.


Just call or text me letting me know you referred someone. Texting is better 224.1870. When that person calls for an appointment you’ll receive a $20.00 bill as a gift of appreciation from me upon completion of the computer, tablet or smart cell phone appointment. In other words, when I get paid, you get paid!


Yes It’s That Simple to Earn $20.00!


So if you’re in Honolulu Hawaii or anywhere on Oahu, send me a text, call or email me ComputerHelp808@gmail.com if you would like a professional cleaning to speed up your computer and tablet or have questions about my referral reward program.


Rick
Trained dual certified teacher, tutor, computer and internet expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.
Call or Text now 224.1870

www.MakeMyComputerFasterC.us


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The Problem with Most of My Competitors #InHomeComputerHelpHonolulu  by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com


An in home computer client in Mililani Hawaii here on Oahu called me. During the storm last night his computer stopped working and wouldn’t turn on after that. I suspected a bad power supply. When I arrived to troubleshoot the computer the next morning here are the steps I took:


Steps I Took to Troubleshoot The Dead Computer


Over the phone I had instructed my computer client to try an old trick to bring a dead computer back to life. The trick didn’t work, which is why I suspected a bad power supply.


At this point most of my competitors would immediately collect the computer, wait, I take that back, most of my competitors don’t make house and office calls. So if it was anyone else my client would have brought the computer into the computer repair shop. A week later or so the power supply would have been changed out and my client would have received about a $200.00 bill.


I started with the very basics:


I had already told my in home computer support client to unplug the computer
Hold the power button down for one minute
Plug the power cord back into the computer or wall
Push the power button and release as normal to see if the computer will start.


This works almost half the time. It didn’t work with my in home computer support client this time so I took further measures before deciding to change the power supply.


I unplugged the power cord which was plugged in directly to the wall and plugged it into a surge protector which was plugged into a different wall socket. Remember there was a storm so it could have damaged that wall socket.


The computer started but shut down when I slid it under the desk. So I applied another old trick.


I pulled out all the peripheral cables. A peripheral is a device that plugs into the computer such as the printer. I once again pulled the power cable from the computer.


`I held the power button down once again for one minute. My client reported he saw lights flashing on the computer. This was the release of static electricity.


I plugged just the power cord into the computer and attempted a restart with just a normal press of the power button. This time the computer started up.


I plugged everything else in to see if it would stay powered up. It did.


Just in case I quickly wrote a backup program using something called a batch file and backed everything up onto a 32 gig flash drive


Code: [Select]

xcopy “C:\Users\username\*.*” \BackUpHP\ /s/y/i/d/e/c



For anyone using this command the batch file goes on the flash drive. You’ll find exact directions on how to use this command line backup in my downloadable ebook The Big Plain English Computer Cell Phone and Tablet Reference Help and Tips eBook on page 18.


Two Additional Steps I Would Have Made Before Changing The Power Supply


Use a different power cord. They don’t go bad often, but I like to cover all variables.


Unplug the computer from the surge protector and plug it directly into a different wall socket.


A Nice Compliment from My In Home Computer Support Client


He said my steps to troubleshooting computers are logical, meticulous, and I really like this last part, and that I didn’t give up.


I thanked him for the compliment and told him to have me come by in four months for a preventative professional cleaning.


Enjoy your computers, tablets and cell phones
Your friendly neighborhood computer geek and tutor


Rick


   


J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.
ComputerHelp808@gmail.com
www.MakeMyComputerFasterC.us




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Call or text  in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu.

Call or  Text 808.224.1870 

Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers.

Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com


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Windows emergency patch: Microsoft's new update kills off Intel's Spectre fix
The out-of-band update disabled Intel's mitigation for the Spectre Variant 2 attack, which Microsoft says can cause data loss on top of unexpected reboots.
  shared by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com


Microsoft has released an emergency Windows update to disable Intel's troublesome microcode fix for the Spectre Variant 2 attack.

Not only was Intel's fix for the Spectre attack causing reboots and stability issues, but Microsoft also found it resulted in the worse scenario of data loss or corruption in some circumstances.

To justify the out-of-band update, Microsoft highlights a comment in Intel's fourth-quarter forward-looking statements that mentions for the first time that mitigation techniques potentially lead to data loss or corruption.

Until then, Intel had only mentioned its update was causing unexpected reboots and unpredictable system behavior.

"Our own experience is that system instability can in some circumstances cause data loss or corruption," Microsoft said.

"We understand that Intel is continuing to investigate the potential impact of the current microcode version and encourage customers to review their guidance on an ongoing basis to inform their decisions," it added.


To prevent the potential for data loss, Microsoft issued an out-of-band update on the weekend that disables Intel's mitigation for CVE-2017-5715, or the Variant 2 Spectre attack described as a "branch target injection vulnerability".

Intel's mitigation for this bug is the main reason it advised customers and hardware makers last week to stop deploying its current microcode.

Dell and HP have since pulled their respective BIOS updates carrying Intel's buggy code, and plan to reissue them once Intel has ironed out the problems.


Microsoft's update that disables Intel's patch is available for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, and all versions of Windows 10, for client and server. The update can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog website. The update leaves in place fixes for the other two vulnerabilities that make up Meltdown and Spectre.

Microsoft has also provided an option to manually disable and enable the mitigation for Variant 2 via special registry key settings. Links to the registry setting instructions can be found on Microsoft's support page.

Given that there are no known reports of attacks on Spectre Variant 2, it would seem the greatest risk to systems and data at present is Intel's buggy microcode.

The company is facing scrutiny from US lawmakers over its handling of the embargo, which has been described by some as an utter mess that left important software projects in the dark.

Jonathan Corbet, a member of the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board, said the disclosure process for Meltdown and Spectre was unusually secretive.

While the bugs affect Arm and AMD too, Intel is the only chipmaker whose hardware is vulnerable to all three attacks. Despite facing a heightened risk of lawsuits, investors in Intel don't appear to have been spooked by the bugs.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said at last week's earning update the company will "restore confidence in data security with customer-first urgency, transparent, and timely communication".



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6 Smart Ways to Keep Your Android Phone Hack-Proof by Matt DillonJanuary 9, 2018 shared by by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com

With all the recent news of SPECTRE and its potential downfall, you wonder if there’s more you can do to protect your android phone against vulnerabilities.  Spectre was a bug found in most Intel chips.  Apple has come out and said that all their devices are also at risk.  Updates and roll outs are happening as we speak.  We highly recommend you to update.  We look into Android devices and investigate 6 smart ways to help prevent hackers from infiltrating your precious Android phone and stealing passwords, photos, and other private information.

    Stay Up to Date!

        It’s extremely vital to stay up-to-date with the latest firmware.  This is critical because often times bugs will appear, some more dangerous than others, but Android/Google are typically really good at staying on top of this, releasing updates to their firmware on a regular basis.

        Often times, staying up-to-date means you will not be able to jailbreak or “root” your devices.  Because Android is already pretty custom-able, it’s feasible that a “root” or jailbreak is not even necessary to enjoy your device at its full potential.

    Be wary of random installs

        It’s been known that bugs/virus have been able to creep itself into the Google Play Store.  It’s more imperative than ever to stay on top of what you are downloading.  Virus’ have been known to record your data and movements and are sent to various servers, sometimes located in China, which makes this all very suspicious…

    Lost your phone?

        In order to keep your android phone secure, make sure you have a 6 digits key code that lets you lock your device anytime you are not around.  There are also “smart unlock” apps that can keep your phone unlocked based on certain GPS locations.  We would avoid all these apps because while they seem convenient, they open your phone to unnecessary risks.

    Track your phone

        Please make sure you have “Find My Device” hooked up and working at all times.  I’ve personally lost 2 phones because I forgot to turn on Find My Device.  It’s really not fun and can be remedied rather easily if you are able to activate “Find My Device” via Android.

    Use a Password Manager

        It’s super important to have passwords that are hard to guess.  It’s probably just as important to have different passwords for different sites.  The reason for this is because often times when one list of username/passwords are stolen they are often used to brute force into other services.  Essentially, if your LinkedIn got hacked and a username and password were acquired encrypted.  Hackers can essentially use all these username and passwords to try to login, say for example, Facebook and get into your accounts this way.  The harder and more varied your passwords are, the less likely you will get hacked.

    Use encryption

        Apple got into a lot of grief with the FBI when they told the FBI that they did not have access to certain terrorists phones.  This is a direct result of Apple using state of the art encryption that allows for the data to be scrambled until a pin code is entered which then “unscrambles” the data.  With the latest installation of Android, Google has required that all phones keep their data encrypted.  But as of right now, only 2.3% of Android devices are running the latest version.

Source https://www.androidlane.com/6-smart-ways-keep-phone-hack-proof/154777/

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WARNING: PayPal Scam Email - Video by InHomeComputerHelp.com

https://youtu.be/MTDdk3_gGOg

http://InHomeComputerHelp.com   Got this spoofed email claiming to be from PayPal so I thought I'd share in how to tell it was a fake.

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