URGENT Firefox update . .

I know it looks legit — but this is a scam — don’t fall for it!

Look at the address it is coming from – it is NOT Mozilla.com.  I’ve had several ‘attacks’ pop up  this week – and simply go back a page, but that may not be the best idea – I don’t know.  I have been scanning my system and nothing is found, so I’m feeling OK.  Decided to install an adblocker today – one recommended in several Mozilla forums – so hope that will help.  But wanted to let those who use FireFox browser know there is a false update being pushed by hackers.

Sometimes, you should leave well enough alone . . .

Hubby’s ASUS tablet has become the grandkid’s game machine.  And repeated game downloads and deletions have slowed it to a crawl.  Time to clean it up – or so I thought.  To speed things along, I decided to erase all data and do a factory reset.  This has worked well on two Samsung tablets, ASUS can’t be too different.  Or so I thought.

When I gave up, I took it to ARN Network Computer at 4273 S. 144th.  I picked it up 10 days later, at $0 charge, and exactly as I had left it.

Two messages stop tablet function — 1. “Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped” and 2. “Unfortunately, the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped.”  I have tried the majority of the ideas offered by doing a Google search on both problems.

It has been reset numerous times, started with and without an email account but nothing I have tried or the young guys at ARN tried has solved the problem.  Oh – and ‘Play Store’ no longer functions – just a blank screen.  [Makes doing any updates pretty impossible!]

Constructive IDEAS????

 

MS – Critical Patch Release – All Versions

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MS has just released a critical patch for all “supported” versions of Windows.    It is an issue caused by insecure installment of printer drivers from bogus server sites (often “posing” as valid sites).

It turns out, in order to make Windows even easier to use for the low-information user, . . . MS disabled a built in security feature:

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64 bit print drivers

Keep in mind when upgrading operating system windows 10 or other if you go to 64bit you may have to hunt for a print driver for your printer.

Some 64bit drivers just aren’t available for some Hp printers and others.

Sometimes it takes using older drivers for win 8 and 7 to trick the printer to work with windows 10.  Then again like video cards some features may be lost.

Be sure you get drivers from a reliable source or you may get lead down the rabbit hole of virous or popups.

Dennis E