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FAKE claim to MyPCMyWay.com

Yesterday, I was googling our business WEBSITE, MyPCMyWay.com, and I came upon a URL where someone other than US is claiming to be the registered owner of MyPCMyWay.com

http://usaypage.com/

THIS SITE INCORRECTLY STATES THE OWNER OF OUR WEBSITE TO BE LOCATED BY SOMEONE IN VALENCIA, CA.

WE ARE NOT THAT PERSON, NOR DO WE KNOW THE PERSON CLAIMING OUR WEBSITE AS HIS.  I just sent an email to usaypage.com disputing this registration for MyPCMyWay.com

For anyone following our blog or visiting our family of websites, please understand this man in CA is in no way affiliatted with, nor does he speak for, Dan or Lita, the TRUE owners of MyPCMyWay™ and MyPCMyWay.com (.info, .biz, .org, .net and .us).

THIS INDIVIDUAL(S) COULD BE USING OUR WEBSITE TO GENERATE CUSTOMERS FOR A COMPUTER REPAIR BUSINESS LOCATED AT THE ADDRESS GIVEN IN THE FALSE REGISTRATION!

THE TRUE OWNERS OF THE ENTIRE FAMILY OF WEBSITES REGISTERED TO THE BUSINESS OWNERS OF MyPCMyWay™   DO NOT RESIDE IN CALIFORNIA!

Thanks for visiting our blog and websites and please be careful when doing business online or in person with individuals based on websites. Like Dr. Oz, we will NOT and DO NOT endorse any product or services we do not list on any of our websites!

Happy surfing until next blog :0)

Lita

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Back to School…

As we all head back to school, make sure you have all your precious Summer Memories backed up.  Most retailers like Wal-Mart, Target and Frys have great deals on external media for back to school!  Consider what you want to back up your pictures or data to.  You have choices like USB (16GB, 32GB or 64GB), CD/DVD (I use DVD-R), or external hard drives (I usually purchase either 500GB or 1TB).  Make sure to get into the habit of regular backups.  Recently, I have had two SD cards on our Smartphones die.  Now, if I have pictures or video I can’t loose, I burn it immediately (even if I leave it on my phone).  Hope you all had a GREAT Summer and are ready for a new, productive school year.  Blessings to all. Happy computing.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lita

 

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Installing and upgrading software

Be sure to always do custom installs. Default and express installs install extra software (bloatware) and often change your browser home page. See example below.

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I had to click custom install and un check the express extra install and changes to just get the software I intended to install…this is how some developers help with costs. They “wrap” their software with software they are paid to include in their installs…today’s tip…ALWAYS do customer installs even though it’s a few more clicks. Happy summer computing.

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Be on alert for Ransomeware!

Check out this page from the Federal Trade Commission…be safe everyone and BACK IT UP!

 

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/back-back-back-it

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Watch for added installs!

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If you look at the install screen to the right, you are presented with an install or upgrade screen for ZoneAlarm Free.  The screen indicates you must check the two options and click agree to install….check out the second pic below the first one…

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By clicking “cancel” and going back to the previous screen to install, you can bypass the additional software being automatically installed.

 

 

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The picture to the right has “skip all offers” in tiny print right above the Check Point to the bottom left (Where I have placed my cursor)…

 

 

 

By clicking on skip all offers, you can install or upgrade WITHOUT installing additional software you didn’t want.

 

 

 

NEXT, click Yes when you see the following screen

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Setup will continue and ask to shut down your browser to finish.  If you have tabs you want open, shut down the browser manually or click OK to finish installing.

 

If you don’t want to restart your system immediately,  click No and shut down open programs and manually restart.  If you want the installing program to restart your system, click “Yes”.

 

When installing or upgrading your software, look for added installs.  Increasingly, Software companies (paid and free) are “wrapping” their software in third party software to help pay costs.  If you are like me and DON’T want additional software installed on your system, take control by using advanced install and don’t rely on default which will install software you didn’t ask for or even know is being installed on your system!

Today’s tip — do an advanced install instead of the “default” install that takes the option out of opting out of unwanted installs!  Happy computing…

Till next time, your computer your way is why MyPCMyWay™ exists…Lita

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Transfer files from your smartphone to your pc :0)

A great program to transfer files (photos/videos, etc.) from your smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S4) to your home PC is ES File Explorer. I use it to access many of my files in addition to the MyFiles Folder/manager for my Samsung Galaxy S4. The disappointment with my Galaxy over my previous HTC EVO 4G is that the HTC would mount as a drive when I connected via USB. I loved this feature of the HTC and while I adore my Samsung, I really miss this feature! I am using ES Explorer as I write this to transfer my pics/videos to my PC over my home network (LAN) by using WI-FI. I have a 32GB sd card that I fill up regularly with my phone (pictures/videos of my kids activities); so, transferring to my pc is a must. Why not try ES File Explorer for your Smartphone today.

Until, next time, Happy Computing :0)

Lita

P.S. Thank you to all my new blog folowers!

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