Saturday, October 13, 2012

An Important Security Alert

I get daily emails from the  KIM KOMANDO SHOW;

Today I received the following security alert, which I am publishing for you all to know:

"There's a dangerous phishing email going around with the subject line: "CNN Breaking News -- Mitt Romney Almost President."

If you receive this email, I recommend you delete the email immediately!

Inside the email are legitimate-looking links that will take you to a malicious website. This site will put a virus on your computer that leaves it wide open for hackers. They can steal your information, including online passwords and financial data.

This is a good reminder to be cautious when opening unsolicited email, especially one containing links. If you have doubts about an email, visit the site referenced in the email manually instead of clicking the links in the email.

This malicious email isn't the only threat out there, so it's also a good idea to have up-to-date security software installed. You can find great, free security software on my site at this address: "

All I can tell you folks is Please be vigilant.

George Freire

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Have you lost your contacts list in your Windows Live Mail Program ???


Here is a situation that is quite upsetting for those who use "Windows Live Mail" with Windows 7.

Remember that when you used  Windowa XP and Vista this mail program was called "Outlook Express" ?

Then you switched to Windows 7 just to find out that "Outlook Express"  was no longer available. Microsoft advised that you had to download "Windows Live Mail" from their Windows Live page.

Every once in a while I have had a number of people contact me saying that all of a sudden their contacts list in the "Contacts" folder, just vanished and they were scratching their heads in frustration. (By the way that also happened to me a while ago, I was also frustrated and of course investigated the problem and found a solution).

I really do not know why it happens, (if anybody knows please let me know), but this morning a good friend called me; she was in agony, "George what am I to do ? I just lost all my contacts list, please help !!"

I helped her recover all her contacts and for those of you that might come through the same problem, here is what you have to do:

-Open you Windows Live Mail and go to your "Inbox".

-On the left column of the box, go all the way down to the "Contacts" folder icon and click it.

-A dialog  box opens. Go to the "Customize Tool Bar" which is the second bar from the top of the box and all the way to the right, just before the "blue help question mark" you'll fin an icon in a small box that looks like a sheet of paper  with a small arrow. This is the "Menus" tab. Click on it and a small dialog box opens, showing several choices among them "Import".

- Click "Import". Another dialog box opens with more choices, including "Address Book for current   Windows user". Click on it and "voila" ! all the contacts are immediately imported to your Windows Live Mail "Contacts" folder.

It is that simple, but if you do not know how to do it, you just might get a little frustrated. Now you know how to handle it.

If you have any questions just let me know.

Until the next post.

George Freire

Monday, October 8, 2012

How to Fix Your Wi-Fi Network

If you have a Wi-Fi network at home or at the office, (most of us do), I am sure you have experienced  problems that all of a sudden, unexpectedly leave you scratching your head.

Wireless Internet networks afford us the luxury of browsing the Web cable-free, but a connection that relies on radio waves is subject to failure due to interference, signal range limits, hardware problems, and operator error.

PCWorld published sometime ago a very useful article that addresses this problem and help you deal with it rather easily.

The following link will tale you to this PCWorld page; either click on it and if it does not work, copy and paste to your browser:

I hope it will help many of you.

George Freire