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*   The very basics about Windows Maintenance         How to create strong passwords 
*   Top Six essential software utilities
                                 Speed of your Internet
*   Software download sites                                     Speed of a web site loading (3 new tests)
*   Update Utilities including Nvidia                                                                
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*   Information About Adobe Flash Player             How to stop unwanted email's or SPAM

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*   Word Processing                                                                 Apache web server bundle free
*   Firefox
*   Firefox Plugins                                                           TOR Web browser for Anonymity Online
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*   Advanced                                
*   Compilers (3)
*   Data Erasure
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        Speedtest.net  Check the location of the test server, Internet service providers state local speed, NOT total route speed), and you can change the location of test server,   If the result seems high or low; and then you can see your speed to a remote location by selecting a more remote server, not just near by. This does not start until you press the start button
     
       
     SpeedOf.Me Internet speed test No Flash or Java needed !

http://www.azurespeed.com/

Azure Latency Test     Latency is bigger problem than sheer speed these days;
Smaller Latency; is small lag time; smaller is better. Test network latency from your IP location to Azure datacenters around the world.

https://fast.com/
FAST.com will test Internet speed globally on any device (phone, laptop, or smart TV with browser). Why is Netflix offering the FAST.com speed test? We want our members to have a simple, quick, ad-free way to estimate the Internet speed that their ISP is providing.

20+ Mbps      Multiple High Bandwidth Applications     High Quality Video Conferencing
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10–20 Mbps   High Quality Video Streaming     High Speed Downloads / Business-Grade Speed

6–10 Mbps     Excellent Web Surfing                  High Quality Video Streaming (1080p)

4–6 Mbps      Good Web Surfing Experience      Low Quality Video Streaming (720p)

2–4 Mbps      Basic Email Web Surfing              Video Not Recommended 

Kbps KB/sec Mbps MB/sec  
56 7     Dial-Up
144 18     (3x faster)
384 48     (8x faster)
768 96     (16x faster)
1,100 137.5 1.0   (20x faster)
1,500 187.5 1.5   (27x faster)
3,000 375 2.9 0.36 (54x faster)
6,000 750 5.8 0.73 (108x faster)

6 Mb/sec fast enough if on a budget
and 30 Mb/sec is fast enough most of the time.

High-speed services can deliver speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
Generally, the faster the transfer speed, the higher the monthly charge.

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When testing Internet speeds, make sure you looking at the same scale;
        watch out for sites sponsored by competitor and biased.

END TO END Internet web speed testing; it is cool if you got a fast connection
to the nearest machine to yours, but what you really want is a fast connect from your
machine to the web page you want to view


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1 Byte is 8 bits;   KB (kilobyte) is 1,024 Bytes;

Mbits is one million bits per second;
kbits is 1000 bits per second.

What Is Kbps?

Kbps, Mbps, Gbps


The distance to the test server affects the test, and what people are doing (on your leg of the LAN) at the exact moment of the test matters

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 *   Backup Software: Acronis True Image Home 2019 and 2020
     (Be Careful unreliable since 2011 or 2014 use 2011 or 2014 if you can
       otherwise use 2019 only not 2016, 2020, or 2021)

          2017, 2018, 2019, Does not Restore from Network Drive
          and No Longer able to Explore Backup for individual files.
          They are releasing Defective Software even though they know better.

  • Standard   One-time purchase for 3 or 5 computers   Buy more licenses than you need to be sure

   Other Backup Software that Tested Completely Working

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 *   DriveImage XML V2.60     Free for private use: Download

DriveImage XML     English (1.78MB)

Image and Backup logical Drives and Partitions

File Size:1.78 MB
Price: Private Edition Free - Commercial Edition - Buy Now Go! 
System Requirements: Pentium Processor - 256 MB RAM
Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

 


      What is the one most important thing you need to know?
If you have a Microsoft Windows operating system?

Do not use the Administrator account for anything but installing programs and Maintenance;

Make and Use a User account for email and surfing the web.

If you use the Administrator account to surf the web or for email;

then any viruses or malicious program you get or download by accident

will have full control of your computer.

Create a user account - Windows7 - Microsoft

Create a user account - Windows8 - Microsoft

How to create and configure a User account in Windows 10

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How to Create Strong Passwords

NIST guidelines

In June 2017, the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a new revision of their digital authentication guidelines, NIST SP 800-63B-3, stating that:[13]:5.1.1.2

NIST’s new password rules – what you need to know

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/08/18/nists-new-password-rules-what-you-need-to-know/

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http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Password-You-Can-Remember

http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Secure-Password

NIST guidelines
In June 2017, the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a new revision of their digital authentication guidelines, NIST SP 800-63B-3, stating that:[13]:5.1.1.2

  • Passwords must be at least 8 characters in length if chosen by the subscriber.
  • Password verifier systems should permit subscriber-chosen passwords at least 64 characters in length.
  • All printing ASCII characters as well as the space character should be acceptable in passwords. Acceptance of Unicode characters is also permitted.
  • Verifiers may replace multiple consecutive space characters with a single space character prior to verification, provided that the result is at least 8 characters in length, but truncation of the password shall not be performed.
  • Verifiers should not impose other composition rules (e.g., requiring mixtures of different character types or prohibiting consecutively repeated characters) for passwords.
  • Verifiers should not require passwords to be changed arbitrarily (e.g., periodically). However, verifiers shall force a change if there is evidence of compromise of the password.
  • Verifiers shall not permit the subscriber to store a “hint” that is accessible to an unauthenticated claimant, and verifiers shall not prompt subscribers to use specific types of information (e.g., “What was the name of your first pet?”) when choosing passwords.
  • When processing requests to establish or change passwords, verifiers shall compare the prospective passwords against a list that contains values known to be commonly-used, expected, or compromised. The list may include, but is not limited to:
    • Passwords obtained from previous breach corpuses, e.g. Online Breach Databases[14], Breached Collections[15]
    • Dictionary words
    • Passwords consisting of repetitive or sequential characters (e.g. ‘aaaaaa’, ‘1234abcd’)
    • Context-specific words, such as the name of the service, the username, and derivatives thereof

If the chosen password is found in the list, the verifier shall advise the subscriber that they need to select a different password and provide the reason for rejection.

  • Verifiers should offer guidance to the subscriber, such as a password-strength meter, to assist the user in choosing a strong password. This is particularly important following the rejection of a password on the above list as it discourages trivial modification of blacklisted (and likely very weak) passwords.
  • Verifiers shall implement a rate-limiting mechanism that effectively limits the number of failed authentication attempts that can be made on the subscriber’s account.
  • Verifiers shall store passwords in a form that is resistant to offline attacks. Passwords shall be salted and hashed using a suitable one-way key derivation function. Key derivation functions take a password, a salt, and a cost factor as inputs then generate a password hash. Their purpose is to make each password guessing trial by an attacker who has obtained a password hash file expensive and therefore the cost of a guessing attack high or prohibitive.

NIST included a rationale for the new guidelines in its Appendix A.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Password_policy


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Want to maintain your computer yourself?   

Here is the least you should do Each Month,

alternatively, you can hire some one like me to help you
with this as there is much more than can be

done to speed and protect your computer from not working
and your data from being destroyed.
 

In the Administrator account do these things:
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Do it in this ORDER:

1) Update Windows, click start, all programs, Microsoft update,
or in run box type: %SystemRoot%\system32\wupdmgr.exe

2) How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP

How to run Chkdsk from My Computer or from Windows Explorer

  1. Double-click My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
  2. Click Properties, and then click Tools.
  3. Under Error-checking, click Check Now

    Note The Check disk options dialog box appears.
  4. Use one of the following procedures:
    • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
    • To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box, and then click Start.
    • MOST OF THE TIME DO NOT CHECK FOR BAD SECTORS AS THIS TAKES A LONG TIME
    • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you receive the following message:
  1. The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?
    Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

3) Run CCleaner I prefer to configure so that it does not delete my history, etc.

4) Run Auslogics Disk Defrag, I prefer to configure so that moving system files to the front, etc.

5) Run Full Virus Scan, with updated virus scanner, with POST NEW ONE SOON, or yours.

6) Finally, Update and run SpyBot to Check and Protect from having Spyware

If you want to check for Malware:

7) Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

8) Run MRT.exe, to run this tool, click start, type into the run box, "mrt.exe" no quotes.
when you update date, MS Windows it auto installs Malicious Software Removal Tool very good,
even though from Microsoft updated monthly. run that if the first four things do not work.

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    If you only do three things to maintain your computer,
 then do these three things A, B, C and Seven essential programs.


 * A) Update Windows, click start, all programs, Microsoft update,
         or in run box type: %SystemRoot%\system32\wupdmgr.exe


* B)  How to run Chkdsk from My Computer or from Windows Explorer

* C / (1) Auslogics Disk Defrag free version    OK for encryption
I still recommend this above for most computer users.
Auslogics works fine on hard drives that have 60 percent free space.
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* (2) CCleaner   Registry cleaning;
Can skip if you not having problems.
Be Careful with Registry Tools, if you careful not a problem
Please check the settings before using the first time.
I prefer to configure so that it does not delete my history, etc.

RE: 1) DO NOT USE Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro, very bad program.
      PerfectDisk Pro is best if Auslogics' get stuck moving files
when your hard disk in mostly full.
PerfectDisk Pro Not free but worth the $29 dollars.
easy to use FREE 30 day trial that is fully functional.

Use Smart placement on the main drive on all drives, but make sure
your backup files are not seen as boot files; so run PerfectDisk Pro
before you restart the computer and the prefect is updated.

The first time this program organizes your drive it take a long time;
and you should only use it with the same setting in the future.


Warning: Please read the warnings below first before using.    Do Not use the Boot Time Defragmenters until they fix it.

If you use this new program and do a Boot Time Defragmenters of the system file You will get a Blue Screen on restart because the system files like the Paging file get relocated. You will need to restart with the Last Know Good Configuration to get your system to see the system page file.
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    Anti-Virus Software:

* 3) Norton Security Deluxe Trial    BEST do not use free one not worth it.

https://us.norton.com/products/norton-360-deluxe

https://us.norton.com/products/norton-360-standard

Microsoft Security Essentials for W7

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-security-winpc/how-to-enable-and-use-the-built-in-windows/0682bf04-b8d2-4646-9dfb-e5823a5e2117

FREE one work on older computers only:

https://antivirus.comodo.com/free-antivirus.php?track=10722&af=12270

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*    AVG Anti-Virus Free -----> DO NOT USE!    BROKEN WILL LOCK DISK!
*    Avast Free Anti-virus ---> DO NOT USE!   BROKEN WILL LOCK DISK!

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* 4) SpyBot                           Check for Spyware 

Quick Specs

  • Version: 1.6.2
  • File size: 15.65MB
  • Date added: January 26, 2009
  • Price: Free
  • Operating system:
  • Windows 95/NT/98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

  • Total downloads: 121,935,330
  • Downloads last week: 49,891
  • Product ranking: #3 in Anti-Spyware

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* 5) Malwarebytes Anti-Malware  

Quick Specs

  • Version: 1.75
  • File size: 9.81MB
  • Date added: April 09, 2013
  • Price: Free; paid upgrade available
  • Operating system
  • Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

  • Total downloads: 113,410,579
  • Downloads last week: 480,950
  • Product ranking: #1 in Anti-Spyware
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* 6) Malicious Software Removal Tool  very good,
from Microsoft
updated monthly.


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Well known and relatively safer down load sites for programs:

Most Popular Downloads for Windows - CNET Download.com
download.cnet.com/windows/most-popular/3101-20_4-0.html‎

FileHippo.com                                 - Download Free Software
www.filehippo.com/‎

Softpedia
www.softpedia.com

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Top Project Listings - SourceForge
sourceforge.net/top

Tucows Downloads
http://www.tucows.com/downloads


Most Popular Downloads for last week

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Do Not use other drive update software,
because you may update you drivers newer than your hardware.

* Intel® Driver Update Utility        Automatically identify and find drivers; does not work with unsupported boards.

* NVIDIA Driver Downloads        NVIDIA Smart Scan tool (No Java support)

* SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2014 SP2 20.28   Learn all the details about your hardware and software and bench mark tests as well

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Click this link to
Check if Flash Player
is installed on your computer?

to Get Adobe Flash:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/    Make sure and unchecked the scan.

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Links to archived flash player versions use these First:

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html

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Complete Archives for these two versions, only download them if needed.
(126 MB)

OLD VERSIONS FOR OLDER COMPUTERS:
(Released 11/04/2010)  Flash Player 10.1.102.64 and 9.0.289.0 (126 MB)

ANOTHER DOWNLOAD LOCATION:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive/
fp_10.1.102.64_and_9.0.289.0_archive.zip

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Comparison of video player software

    VLC media player    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia Player

Windows Media Player

20 BEST Video Player | Media Players for Windows 10 PC (2021)

List of file formats

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*    iDisk
                              See how your disk space is used   

* Atomic Clock Sync          Keeps your computer clock correct
 I am not sure if v3.5 works,
I like version 2.7 I find a link to it later.

* AD(versitment) Blocking with a Hosts File  ( <--- Here complete directions )
       This is an amazing way to blocks advertisements off your browsers.            
       Please Read the direction above about how to do this in the link above.
Edit in Administrator account,

the "hosts" file with no quotes has (no extension) when installed here:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
\hosts
Sample Blank "Hosts" file here, you should start with your hosts file:
Hosts. BLANK Example. then add.mvps. remove .txt and.then.update.spybot.txt

mvps file here:
2019.07.31 MVPS Hosts file.txt
insert this into your "Hosts" file with no extension
and then
and then update SpyBot

Hosts. added.mvps. remove .txt and.then.update.spybot.txt
File edit save as "hosts" no extension.
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Sample "Hosts" file, with mvps added first, then update spybot.
to see it "rename it" and add the ".txt" extension and open with editor
like notepad or when finished editing
remove the ".txt" extension and place here:
       "hosts" file with no quotes has (no extension)
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
\hosts

After editing the HOSTS file then update SpyBot;
please remember to update SpyBot because the protection
is removed when you apply the ad blocking unless you really careful.

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Yes you can block Ads on Android cell phones as well:

How to Edit the Hosts File on Android (and Block Web Sites)

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Word Processing

* https://www.openoffice.org/       Free Office like programs.

* LibreOffice Windows, version 4.0.3, English (US).

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Education and information      Web browsers

With Firefox, manually update to versions six months before the present version

 Firefox is updating their program faster than people can support it.

DO NOT PRESS CHECK FOR UPDATES, this will update to the latest version without asking; and many of your plugins will not work.

USE:            >*    Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release ( ESR )

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/

   Download ESR Here ; download on line two,

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* Firefox official web page                Better Internet Browser


--------------------->>>>> add to Firefox

      >*   LastPass Universal Windows Installer   Password manager

 (open in new window)

https://lastpass.com/misc_download.php


      >* Adblock Plus    Ad Blocker for Firefox (open in new window)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/?src=cb-dl-users

      >* Clear Cache 2.0.1.1-signed     (open in new window)  

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/clearcache/

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      >* Flash Video Downloader - YouTube HD Download [4K] 15.0.5

(open in new window)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/addon/flash-video-downloader/

 

      >* Flashblock    (open in new window)  

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/?src=cb-dl-users


      >* New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement)

(open in new window)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/

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      >* Search By Image (by Google) (open in new window)     

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/search-by-image-by-google/

 

      >* uBlock Origin (open in new window)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

 

      >* Video DownloadHelper (open in new window)     

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

 

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https://www.opensuse.org/

 

Ubuntu Desktop ›

Download Ubuntu desktop and replace your current operating system whether it’s Windows or Mac OS, or, run Ubuntu alongside it.

18.04 LTS 18.10

 

 

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Find out who owns a web site:

http://www.webstatsdomain.com/ or

https://gwhois.org/      http://whois.domaintools.com/

https://centralops.net/co/DomainDossier.aspx

by IP number
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  • Step 1: Identify the Registry. Use the IANA whois service to search for <google.com>. The result tells me that VeriSign is the registry operator (as it is for all .com domain names). The result also tells me: "Registration information: http://www.verisigninc.com"
  • Step 2: Identify the Registrar. Visit the registry's (VeriSign's) Websites. Once there, I find the link (at the bottom of the home page) labeled "WHOIS," which allows me to conduct a search for <google.com> using VeriSign's whois tool, which tells me that the registrar for this domain name is MarkMonitor. The result also includes the URL for the registrar.
  • Step 3: Conduct Whois Search at Registar. Go to the registrar's (MarkMonitor's) website. That website contains its own whois search form, where I enter "google.com" and learn that the registrant of this domain name is Google LLC and that it was created on September 15, 1997

https://ipinfo.io/122.55.94.34 Geolocation IP address

Report Fake website to Google: http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/

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For very serious Internet crimes. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is

a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),
the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

Prior to filing a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3),
please read the following information regarding terms and conditions.
Should you have additional questions prior to filing your complaint,
(This link opens in a new window, as it will not open in frames, or does not return to my website)
view FAQ ( http://www.ic3.gov/faq/default.aspx (open in new window))
for more information on inquiries such as:

What details will I be asked to include in my complaint?
What happens after I file a complaint?
How are complaints resolved?
Should I retain evidence related to my complaint?
The information I've provided on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge.
I understand that providing false information could make me subject to fine,
imprisonment, or both. (Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 1001)The IC3 is co-sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).
Complaints filed via this web site are processed and may be referred to federal, state, local or international law enforcement
or regulatory agencies for possible investigation.

I understand any investigation opened on any complaint I file on this web site is initiated at the discretion of the law enforcement
and/or regulatory agency receiving the complaint information.            

(This link opens in a new window, as it will not open in frames, or does not return to my website)

File a Complaint >>https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx

Help us catch suspects wanted in computer intrusion cases:
Visit our Featured Fugitives—Cyber Crimes web page to use the power of the web
against the very criminals who seek to exploit it.  

 


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How to stop unwanted email's --

keep your email address private by only sending email's to people you know

and using Bcc: when emailing and have a "public email address for junk mail"

If you still get unwanted email to your private email address

you can report the email as Junk or Spam here:

* SpamCop     http://www.spamcop.net          Report Spam

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           What you need to know to keep your privacy!

Manually Delete all the files in this directory for each user:
C:\Documents and Settings\  (Your User Name)  (login account) \Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
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with XP right click your desktop and create new shortcut, when it ask for the location
enter: "C:\Documents and Settings\robinson.AIMCMP4\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files"
for example. Then click on the shortcut daily,
(I do not know why, just answer yes to security question), select all files and delete.

         Here is why you need to this above:

This section update 4/4/2019

1)The Web's New Gold Mine:
Your Secrets What are Web Beacons
PDF.c
  (working)

2) otherwise known as Web Bugs,
and how do the work?
 (working)

3)To All About Cookies.org
Privacy Concerns on Cookies (working)

4) How Companies Collect Your Private
Information When You Browse Online Welcome
(working)

5) Everyone’s Trying to Track What You Do
on the Web: Here’s How to Stop Them
(working)

6) Six ways - your tech - is spying on you - and how to turn it off

7) How to Avoid the Prying Eyes
The Internet is rife with surveillance technology,
but you can cover some of your tracks
(working)

8)Escaping the ‘Scrapers’
The Internet has given rise to a dizzying
array of people-search
sites and data brokers that
gather and compile public
information and social-
networking profiles. The sites
gather information from public sources such as property
records and telephone listings,
and other information is
harvested by “scraping”
— or copying — web sites
where people post
information about themselves

PDF.c   
(working)

9) The Privacy Enthusiast's Guide to Using Android

 

 


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Searching the Web

* DUCKDUCKGO

* Startpage

* http://www.google.com

* Bing

* http://search.yahoo.com/

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General

* Map Quest City Maps

* http://maps.google.com 

* Ask.com

* Wikipedia

* Dictionary

*

* Weather

* Image Hosting

* Quicken Premier   This is the replacement for personal finance software for MS Money, each version has own file format however, therefore can not jump two versions; and present version requires 3rd party cookies; a big Corp. idea; overall more complete that Money Dance; works much better than the last two versions.

* Money dance is a powerful yet easy to use personal finance app for Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad.

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       >* Microsoft Windows XP still favorite desktop OS, a decade on

EVERYONE KNOWS HOW TO USE XP and there is lots of well written software for XP THIS IS NOT TRUE OF WINDOWS 7;   W7 is the first 64 bit operation system

for the public use and it will be years before the doubling of the bits size is put to full use

by rewritten software.
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Windows XP is a 32 bit operating system and Windows 7, and 8 are 64 bit;

this means that you are going to need new software applications or upgrade your software and pay for newer licenses to use W7 & W8.

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I would suggest NOT upgrading to Windows 7.

I would think about switching to Windows 8 when it has been out 4 years.

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* Windows 7 upgrade Advisor   Checks if your PC support W7

* Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7  How to upgrade

* Windows Easy Transfer  Use this before installing Windows 7


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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-07/considering-windows-8-upgrade-don-t-rich-jaroslovsky.html


Considering Windows 8 Upgrade? Don’t:

Rich Jaroslovsky
By Rich Jaroslovsky - Nov 7, 2012 1:00 PM PT Bloomberg Opinion
I’ve made a lot of computer blunders over the years. The biggest was taking a perfectly well- functioning Sony (6758) Vaio and upgrading it from Windows XP to Windows Vista, which left it so crash-prone as to be all but useless.

So please believe me when I offer this word of advice on installing Microsoft’s shiny new Windows 8 operating system:

Don’t.

Windows 8 is far from the disaster Vista was. But unless you have a very recent personal computer with a touch screen, there are few benefits -- and some significant drawbacks in terms of learning curve and usability -- to upgrading from Windows 7.

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Computer Magazines:

See the News Page for more:

* The Register

* PC Magazine

* Computer Edge

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Advanced

* Sync v2.0   As Administrator Sync.exe [ ]   flushes all drives at once

 Make Shortcut, Run with different credentials, run as Administrator

Usage: sync [-r] [-e] [drive letter list]

-r Flush removable drives Like an E-Sata Drive before hibernation !
-e Ejects removable drives.

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* C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)

* C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)

* C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)

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For most people start here ---->>>>>>>

Get Started with Wordpress website creator; Create your own website:

Get started with WordPress.com by filling out this simple form:

Copy and paste into your browser. This does not work in the frames on this web site.

https://signup.wordpress.com/signup/ or maybe right click open in new window?

http://alannsandiego.wordpress.com

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* Apache Server Bundle v.2.0 FREE (run a web server on a windows machine)

This is needed to run Wordpress on your own machine,

and this is not for non professionals.

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Do this only if you have already installed the Apache Server Bundle above or

have a web host with those resources available. Most likely your web host

would install all this software for you. This would only be for professionals

building a Wordpress installation on their own machine, etc.

Download WordPress

The latest stable release of WordPress (Version 3.4.2) is available in two formats from the links to your right.

If you have no idea what to do with this download, we recommend signing up with one of our web hosting partners that offers a one-click install of WordPress or getting a free account on WordPress.com.
What’s Next?

With our famous 5-minute installation, setting up WordPress for the first time is simple. We’ve created a handy guide to see you through the installation process. If you're upgrading your existing installation, we've got a guide for that, too. And should you run into any trouble along the way, our support forums are a great resource, where seasoned WordPress experts volunteer their time to help you get the most out of your blog.
Looking for a Mobile App?

You can find the right app for your mobile device on our mobile apps page or use the button below to find the app in the app store on your device.

Find and Download a Mobile App

Download WordPress 3.4.2 .zip — 4.7 MB    not for UNIX (XP and such)

Download .tar.gz — 4.3 MB    for (UNIX or Linux)


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Test a web site's loading time performance at:

WebPageTest.org   Best test over all; Do not use default location.

new tests
Quick
https://www.site24x7.com/web-page-analyzer.html

https://www.uptrends.com/tools/website-speed-test


Perform in-depth analysis
https://www.dareboost.com/en
use VPN

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Compilers

Open Source (#1):
What is Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation?

Eclipse is a community for individuals and organizations who wish to collaborate on commercially-friendly open source software. Its projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and run-times for building, deploying and managing software across the life-cycle. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services.

The Eclipse Project was originally created by IBM in November 2001 and supported by a consortium of software vendors. The Eclipse Foundation was created in January 2004 as an independent not-for-profit corporation to act as the steward of the Eclipse community. The independent not-for-profit corporation was created to allow a vendor neutral and open, transparent community to be established around Eclipse. Today, the Eclipse community consists of individuals and organizations from a cross section of the software industry.

The Eclipse Foundation is funded by annual dues from our members and governed by a Board of Directors. Strategic Developers and Strategic Consumers hold seats on this Board, as do representatives elected by Add-in Providers and Open Source committees. The Foundation employs a full-time professional staff to provide services to the community but does not employ the open source developers, called committers, which actually work on the Eclipse projects. Eclipse committers are typically employed by organizations or are independent developers that volunteer their time to work on an open source project.

In general, the Eclipse Foundation provides four services to the Eclipse community: 1) IT Infrastructure, 2) IP Management,3) Development Process, and 4) Ecosystem Development. Full-time staff are associated with each of these areas and work with the greater Eclipse community to assist in meeting the needs of the stakeholders.
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IT Infrastructure

The Eclipse Foundation manages the IT infrastructure for the Eclipse open source community, including Git code repositories, Bugzilla databases, development oriented mailing lists and forums, download site and web site. The infrastructure is designed to provide reliable and scalable service for the committers developing the Eclipse technology and the consumers who use the technology.

Intellectual Property (IP) Management

An important aspect of Eclipse is the focus on enabling the use of open source technology in commercial software products and services. We consciously promote and encourage software vendors to use Eclipse technology for building their commercial software products and services. This is made possible by the fact that all Eclipse projects are licensed under the Eclipse Public License (EPL), a commercial friendly OSI approved licensed.

https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

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Open Source (#2)

Download Qt, the cross-platform application framework

http://qt-project.org/downloads

http://www.qt.io/download-open-source/

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Proprietary:
Free Microsoft compilers C#, C++, Visual Basic, Visual Web Developer

http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/express

Download Visual Studio 2010 Express All-in-One ISO (English) ›

Download this: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9709969

Use this ISO image file to install Visual Studio Express products without Internet access during installation.
Learn more about:    Visual Studio 2010 Express ISO Images ›

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Data erasure    I just took my hard drive to a hardware guy and he erased for free

DO NOT USE THIS SECTION UNLESS YOU ARE VERY SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR ARE DOING

THIS SECTION GENERALLY ERASES YOUR HARD DRIVE SO THAT THE DATA CAN NEVER BE RECOVERED!

Normally when you erase a file in MS Windows and empty it from the Recycling Bin,

that only Marks the file as deleted in the Master file table,

the file is not really deleted at all.

For simple, non secure and fast just do a Full Format of the drive; NOT a quick format.

What does Full formatting my hard disk do?

Reformatting refers to formatting a hard disk or partition that already has been formatted or that contains data on it. A FULL format of a disk deletes all of the data on the disk.
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What's a quick format?   This only erases the MFT (master file table) not the data of the files.

Quick format is a formatting option that creates a new file table on a hard disk but does not fully overwrite or erase the disk. A quick format is much faster than a normal format, which fully erases any existing data on the hard disk.


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DO NOT USE THIS SECTION UNLESS YOU ARE VERY SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR ARE DOING

THIS SECTION GENERALLY ERASES YOUR HARD DRIVE SO THAT THE DATA CAN NEVER BE RECOVERED!

Erase without Operating System like MS XP, many programs run in XP so it may not erase XP itself. 

2 Minute Miracles Hard Drive Wipe - Geek Squad

* Darik's Boot and Nuke

DBAN 2.2.6 Beta for CD-R and DVD-R media.
(Burn this file to a blank disc and boot the computer with it. Do not unzip this file.)

*    Secure Erase, embedded in most ATA drives built since 2001  (4.0 - Released 9/20/2008)

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If you have a Operating system running, erasing a non system disk, many like this:

Leave No Trace How to Completely Erase Your Hard Drives, SSD's and Thumb Drives

DP WIPER Free Download - File Shredder

* Eraser

* Best Free Secure Erase Utility

* Five hard disk cleaning and erasing tools

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Computer Phone Support

* Here, I do this by Computer Screen Sharing Method

Phone: 619-916-7811  

or E-Mail 

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These sites are provide for information only

and are not a recommendation of these sites; except mine of course.

Please check the pricing, reputation, and guarantees carefully.

* Geek Squad     http://www.geeksquad.com/

* Support.com

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* http://www.guruaid.com/

* http://www.iyogi.com/

    These other sites are provide for information only
and are not a recommendation of these sites; except mine of course.

 Computer Help Technical

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