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Issue #392: Jan 25–31, 2015

I’ve received numerous e-mails from readers responding to the column about malware lurking in smartphone flashlight apps (I.G.T.M. # 389, Jan 4-10, 2015).  The replies ranged from bare URLs, which I was apparently intended to visit and read (but, with no accompanying explanation, I often just ignored) to pages-long diatribes about how great certain particular […]

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Issue #391: Jan 18–24, 2015

Q: Is it possible to remove Antivirus Studio 2010 software from Windows XP and keep the remainder of system?  If so send me in direction? – Noah P. Baker, Florida A: Now you just know at this point of the game that I’m going to chide you for trying to keep a Win XP system […]

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Issue #390: Jan 11–17, 2015

Q: Two weeks ago I was renaming and placing a lot of photos in folders in order to make them easier to find. Yesterday, I decided to continue the reorganization project and found that all the folders are empty. What might I do to find those photos? I have done searches for photos, searched all […]

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Issue #389: Jan 4–10, 2015

Q: What is your take on this flashlite app malware? It doesn’t affect me, as I don’t have a smart phone, but it may be something your readers should know about. – Bob R. Niceville, Florida A: I absolutely agree with you, Bob! This is definitely something my readers need to know about, and […]

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Issue #388: Dec 28, 2014 – Jan 3, 2015

Welcome, fellow Geeks, to the last edition of IGTM for 2014. For those of you keeping track, this is issue #388. Wow, that’s a lot of columns.  As I write this, it is Christmas Eve day, and I’m waxing nostalgic over all the questions that I’ve answered this year, and yes, those I’ve been unable […]

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Issue #387: Dec 21-27, 2014

Q: I use Google Chrome as my primary search engine. Last summer I changed my Video Card with an NVIDIA GeForce 630. When I open Google Chrome the screen opens with a pink hue to it and the Tab’s are hard to see. When it happened I did some research and I found it may […]

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Issue #386: Dec 14-20, 2014

Q:  I went to your website & searched for ‘Solid State Hard Drives’ but didn’t find anything that would answer my question. I am being dragged into the 21st century by upgrading my PC to Win 7. Unfortunately at the time this occurred (i.e. was forced upon me by the XP computer!), I had to […]

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Issue #385 – Publication Week: Dec 7-13, 2014

Q: I have a question and a request. Recently I was on my computer and the screen went blank – then a Halloween “Witch” came on and the screen said “Do you miss me?” I hit the RED X on the top right and it went away. About 2 hours later the screen gets this […]

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Issue #384: Nov 30-Dec 6, 2014

Q: Recently, short audio ads will boom from my laptop. Some have been for automobiles or insurance, and don’t seem to be related to any ads on web pages I may have left open. They are so loud I can hear them rooms away. I will delete my browsing history and reboot and the problem […]

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Issue #383: Nov 23-29, 2014

Q: I’m running Windows 8.1 on an Asus N53S laptop. During a recent trip after several days of no problems I tried to access the internet via the motel’s WiFi and found the laptop’s WiFi adapter turned off and the WiFi switch greyed out. The [fn]+F2 key combination has no effect. Attempting to fix it […]

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