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12 - 17 May 2014
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Hello and Welcome,
There are two interesting meetings being held next Friday in the club's room at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts. 
Friday 9 May - Seniors - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Last month this group discussed how to regain control of a computer's "start-up" process. At this meeting John Lucke will develop this theme further with a topic he has named "Maintaining control of your PC". 
In particular, he will look at how uninvited add-ware, toolbars and other grime get into computers.
He will discuss some basic precautions that can be taken when new programs and updates are downloaded and look at a couple of specialized clean-up programs to help when all else fails.
If time allows he will also review some of the best regarded "clean" freeware download sites.
In addition, some members are currently wondering how they can continue to use computers that run on Windows XP. Using one of the Linux operating systems is an option that can be considered and, with is in mind, a short introductory look at the Ubuntu operating system will be given at this meeting.

There will be time for general discussion plus question and answer session before the coffee break.
Friday 9 May - Communications - J Lucke - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
You may have heard of "ransom-ware" but do you know how can it harm your computer?  
Motivated by a friend's recent bad ransom-ware experience, John Lucke will discuss this menacing threat at this month's meeting.  
He will explore the precautions that can be taken to shield a computer from these insidious violations and the steps that can be taken to restore a computer when a ransom ware attack or security breach occurs. 
The usual general discussion and question and answer session will be available for members at the meeting.
John Mathews

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