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Issue #409: May 24–30, 2015

Q:  I inherited an HP Altec Laptop with an AMD A6 Processor. We can’t get in without the password. What can do? It has windows 8.1 – Pam B.Perry, Georgia A:  I just happened to have dealt with a similar situation recently, when I was asked to try and “break into” a computer that belonged […]

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Issue #408: May 17–23, 2015

Q: I am having a problem with Google search. I recently had problems with it when it started coming up with the address bar having an url that started out as: with about 50 0r more characters following. The desktop would have place for typing a search term but also a popup that stated […]

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Issue #407: May 10–16, 2015

Q: Can you tell me how to uninstall Ninja Loader? It snuck in when I was doing research on You Tube. (My fault, I clicked the download button.) According to their site, it is supposed to include an uninstall option; it does not. Various sites suggest registry and start menu manipulations. I’m uncomfortable with that. […]

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Issue #406: May 3–9, 2015

Q: My family has made your house an annual event at Christmas. Thank you for helping spread the true meaning of Christmas through your displays. I am reasonably computer literate, or in other words, I know just enough to be dangerous! My question: I use McAfee “LifeSafe – Internet Security” including Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Spam, etc. […]

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Issue #405: Apr 26 – May 2, 2015

Q: In your column that published on Feb 21 (I.G.T.M. Issue #395, Feb 15, 2015) you comment on the 4Tb Seagate Central drive for file back-up.  I have an external drive for backing up my files – Clickfree.  Is this device also prone to failure? – Denise T.Destin, Florida A:  I’m afraid so, Denise, although […]

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Issue #404: Apr 19–25, 2015

Q: Recently, while installing Java 2, an unwanted program was installed. While uninstalling the program I was asked if I wished to clear all of the Chrome add on programs or just the unwanted one. I clicked OK for yes clear all. The only add on program involved was Roboform, which I planned to reinstall. […]

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Issue #403: Apr 12–18, 2015

Q: I want to combine in one place my files from 4 different computers that are not networked. They are in different geographical locations. I am looking for a simple way to accomplish this. Currently I am transferring files to a 500G external hard drive and it is a very slow process, i.e. one file […]

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Issue #402: Apr 5–11, 2015

Greetings, Fellow Geeks, and welcome to – wow, April? Really? Gosh the year is just flying by. I trust everyone survived April Fools’ Day, and that both your enemies and loved ones are still licking their wounds from the epic pranks you pulled on them. • • • Q: I need a program that will […]

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Issue #401: Mar 29–Apr 4, 2015

Q: I had submitted a question to you approximately two weeks ago and would like to thank you for the motivation you provide to all your readers for help. Since I wrote you requesting a possible solution to my Sony VAIO computer, I have been working to solve my problem. Thanks to your inspiration I […]

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Issue #400: Mar 22–28, 2015

The halls of Geek Tower were alive with music and merriment this week, as the crew of It’s Geek To Me celebrated our milestone 400th issue!  It’ll probably take Clyde the Janitor days to sweep up all the confetti, and we’ll probably be pulling Silly String® out of the ductwork in the break room for […]

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