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Scientech Club Presentation 06-01-2009

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Presentation by Patric Welch of Noobie to the Scientech Club of Indianapolis on June 1, 2009.

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Scientech Club Presentation 06-01-2009

  1. 1. AVOIDING COMPUTER HEADACHES WHILE SAVING TIME AND MONEY Patric Welch, Techie Noobie, Inc. www.noobie.com
  2. 2. AVOIDING SPAM EMAILS  Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) do a good job of filtering out the really bad stuff  Gmail and Google Apps get high praise for spam filtering  Use the quot;Report Spamquot; button  Blacklisting vs. whitelisting
  3. 3. AVOIDING SPAM EMAILS  Cloudmark Desktop, www.cloudmark.com
  4. 4. BACKING UP YOUR DATA  Not a matter of if disaster will strike but when  Good: Backing up to CD/DVD or external hard drive  Better: Take backups off-site  Guess what the problem is with the above two approaches…  You won’t remember to do them!  Best Approach: Online Backup
  5. 5. BACKING UP YOUR DATA  Carbonite, www.carbonite.com
  6. 6. ANTI-VIRUS AND ANTI-SPYWARE SOFTWARE  Are these really necessary?  The Big Three: Symantec, McAfee, Windows Live OneCare  Dozens of free alternatives:  AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition  Avira AntiVir Personal – Free Edition  Avast Home Edition – Free  Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  7. 7. ANTI-VIRUS AND ANTI-SPYWARE SOFTWARE  Be careful when downloading free software  Use a trusted source like CNET, download.cnet.com
  8. 8. ALTERNATIVES TO MICROSOFT OFFICE  Open Office, www.openoffice.org  Google Apps, www.google.com/apps  Zoho, www.zoho.com
  9. 9. Q&A  How to update NET framework; v1.14322 and v1.0.3705? What does it do?  Please comment on the Windows Live program that Windows Update wants to install. What is Windows Live and why might we want to use it - or not use it?  Others?
  10. 10. PATRIC WELCH, TECHIE, NOOBIE, INC. Email: pwelch@noobie.com Phone: 317-509-6842 Web: www.noobie.com Twitter: @mrnoobie

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