“why did my home page change?”–”spouse mode” install…not always..

Its time for another friendly technical reminder…

When you get your prompts for “non”Microsoft installs such as Adobe or Java updates, the tendency might be to just say “ok” and keep clicking next until the pop up goes away…(I call that a “spouse mode” install).

However, some vendors are now adding extras to these installs that you might not always want…

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I don’t know about you…but I don’t want anything to do with Yahoo…or having my home page changed…so I UNcheck the box (the best of the web is NOT with Yahoo Smile)…before continuing…

Be mindful of where you click!

A Windows 10 reminder….(and a general reminder as well….)

HI all…

Microsoft is in the process of releasing their new Windows 10 Operating System. This is an upgrade that you do not pay for, promises to fix problems with earlier versions, and claims to be more secure. They plan to upgrade a billion personal computers, causing inevitable confusion among PC users.

Windows 10 is PROPERLY released through Windows Update. 

Bad guys undoubtedly are, and will be trying to exploit this confusion. You might get calls from scammers that claim to be Microsoft tech support and try to charge you for the upgrade using your credit card.

Please be VERY careful with any email claiming to be from Microsoft about "your Windows 10 Upgrade". Make sure that any links in the email really go to Microsoft. Better yet, do not click on any link or open any attachment, but go to the Microsoft website for more information.

As a reminder…here is how you can tell where a link is actually going to take you…if you hover your mouse over the link, you should see the URL it will redirect you towards…

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As a general reminder….if the email looks phishy…(get it?? phishing Smile then it probably is)…As always, feel free to let me know if you have any questions.