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WINdows usERS Computer user group

meetings on 2nd Saturday,
The Fountain Valley Branch Library
17635 Los Alamos, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

10:00 am to 12:30 pm

If you are interested in learning more about Windows, a particular program, or even an exchange of ideas or information regarding the computer industry, WINNERS - WINdows usERS  is for you! WINNERS is a great place to see the latest software and also learn how to use it. We provide a easy (and fun) atmosphere for you to see new and interesting programs or hardware. Each month we have demonstrations of how to work with different programs, or hardware. We also have a discussion of computer and software problems (Random Access), and how to solve them. Computer tips are given out each month. You don't have to join right away, come in and see if you like us. We are in Orange County California, right near the San Diego (405) Freeway.

Membership is $20 annually for individuals with $5 for each additional family member.

"User groups represent the spirit of the frontier, a community getting together to do things that no individual ought to have to do alone. The pioneers of the American west got together for barn raisings, cattle roundups, and the occasional party. The pioneers of new technology get together for installfests, new user training and support, and just plain fun. Being part of a user group is the best way to get more out of your computer, and lets you make friends while you're at it." — Tim O'Reilly, President, O'Reilly & Associates

July 12

AN ALMOST-FREE MOTION DETECTION ALARM INSIDE YOUR "WINDOWS.." COMPUTER:

If you install (or already have) a Webcam and you install the free "Yawcam" software program into your Windows computer, you can use the "Simple Mail Transfer Protocol" (SMTP) server of your free Google "Gmail" account to have "Yawcam" send timely photos of motion detection events (intruders, wildlife, authorized personal, etc.) to your cell phone or laptop.

REMOVING "TRIALWARE" AND UNNEEDED SOFTWARE FROM YOUR "WINDOWS.." COMPUTER":

You can use the "Revo Uninstaller Freeware", "The PC Decrapifier", and "BleachBit" programs to remove the "trialware" (= "nagware") and other unneeded software that resides in your "Windows.." computer. You can then install a free antivirus program and a free office software suite to replace the "trialware".

SECURE WEB ACCESS:

For secure Web access at your home or business, you can use a two-router demilitarized zone AND

a Virtual Machine that has a USB Ethernet adapter.

For secure Web access at a public location, you can use a virtual machine that has a real USB WiFi adapter.

After installing this real USB WiFi adapter for the virtual machine, you should delete the default virtual wired network adapter prevent malware from travelling from the virtual machine to your real, host computer.


Contact Information

Postal address
P.O. Box 9804, Newport Beach, CA. 92658

Electronic mail
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Membership in WINNERS is $20 annually for individuals with $5 for each additional family member. The newsletter is emailed to the members in PDF format.

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APCUG LogoWINNERS is a member of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG) is an international, platform-independent, nonprofit corporation (incorporated in Washington, DC) devoted to helping user groups throughout the world. Almost 400 user groups are members of APCUG. http://www.apcug.net/