Claremont Seniors Computer Club
September 25, 2017
Greetings Computer Club Members:
We are approaching our 4th meeting of the Season, and our attendance is dwindling we do need your presence at our weekly meetings, each and everyone counts.
We do have 2 members who have volunteered for the position of Hospitality chairman. They are Tony Marino and Sandy White. It would be really nice if members would volunteer to bring refreshments, if we don’t have any volunteers we will have to assign you by your last name, or we will not have any refreshments.
We are still looking for someone to be treasurer and someone to sit at the sign in desk on Tuesday nights and make sure people sign in and find their badges. Thank you for all being very attentive about signing in. Do not forget to make a notation if you have changed your e-mail address.
We could definitely use a volunteer to be our program chairman this is a position that is relatively easy to fulfill most of the contacting can be accomplished in one or two days. The 3rd Tuesday of each month is set aside for Marcie Lerner from Inter Valley who always brings us someone interesting from the community.
We will have another Board Meeting on October 10th which is held in the Padua Room of the Alexander Hughes Center. At 6:00 pm prior to our meeting.
Remember this is where you will find everything of importance concerning our Club activities. The upcoming program schedules for our meetings are also listed, as well as the Class schedules, so you know what is coming and when. Ed O’Donnell, our Web Master does a wonderful job of putting all of the information together and keeps several months active as space permits. Please check our Website often.
Music and Slide Transfer areas
Joslyn Senior Center Annex 660 N. Mountain Ave Claremont Ca 91711
The Lab and classroom is open every Friday from 1 to 4:00 pm. The Techs hope to be able to solve your Computer related problems. Our Lab is located in the first door on the right as you enter from Mountain Ave. The Music and Slide Transfer areas are located in the front of our classroom. This can all be found in the Annex of the Joslyn Senior Center 660 N. Mountain Ave. Claremont. If you are in need of some tutoring you will find tutors available in the classroom
The techs welcome all of the challenges you bring along with whatever goodies you wish to share. Plan to stay with your Computer as they may need your input. You may want to check out some of the refurbished items they offer for a small donation. The techs are all volunteers from our club; and they endeavor to help with relatively minor problems. We are not in competition with commercial repair facilities. We will not hesitate to refer you to the professionals for major problems.
Everyone is welcome to the workshop, but Claremont Senior Computer Club members always have priority. Please be sure to sign in with one of our friendly greeters who serve to direct you for service. They will also show you around our facility and encourage you to join our club if you are not already a member. Remember, membership is free, and you are invited to attend our weekly meetings. We also have classes to improve your computer skills. So bring your problems and challenges to the gurus on Friday afternoons from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. You will enjoy the friendliness, enthusiasm and camaraderie……..and you may even get your problem solved!
CSCC 2017 Fall Class Schedule
September 27 Digital Photography 9 am - 3 pm $15
10/23 - 11/3
6 Classes Windows 10 9 am - Noon $35 - includes Book
You can sign up for classes at the reception desk of the Joslyn Senior Center (660 N. Mountain Avenue) or call for information about class schedules at
Every week we have an opportunity drawing which can be found at the front Left side of the Padua room, near the refreshments.
If you bring a guest to a weekly meeting and register them at the sign in table, you are eligible for a free ticket. Remember you can’t win if you don’t play.
Site of the Week
Dave Matthews These Old Fords
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Vintage Door Lock by John Wilkes circa. 1680
There was not enough time so Caroline read a few jokes
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
The Digital Camera Group is scheduled to meet on Monday October 2 at 3:00 pm in the Bob Binder Classroom at 660 N. Mountain Ave in the annex in Claremont.
The Special Interest Groups were formed to offer a place where our members can meet and receive help or offer help on a subject of special interest.
You need not sign up in advance, just drop in if you are interested in these subjects. We welcome observers.
The following was sent to me by Judy Taylour. We mentioned it at our meeting last week but did not have enough time to elaborate on it, so I am sending you the e-mail I received, you most likely heard something on the local news about this subject this is a little long but I feel important to pass along.
Thanks to APCUG Director Jim Evans for alerting us that CCleaner has been compromised with malware. He posted information to APCUG's Facebook page early this morning and I uploaded the info to the website (Tech Tips and Apple Tips). Judy Taylour.
CCleaner version 5.33 was compromised with malware. Please check to see which version of CCleaner you have on your computer.
Open CCleaner and you will find the version number in the upper left corner on the title bar. If you have the compromised version, update to the current version.
From Bleeping Computer: "Version 5.33 of the CCleaner app offered for download between August 15 and September 12 was modified to include the Floxif malware, according to a report published by Cisco Talos a few minutes ago. Updating to recent versions removes malware.
Floxif is a malware downloader that gathers information about infected systems and sends it back to its C&C server. The malware also had the ability to download and run other binaries, but at the time of writing (9/18), there is no evidence that Floxif downloaded additional second-stage payloads on infected hosts.
The malware collected information such as computer name, a list of installed software, a list of running processes, MAC addresses for the first three network interfaces, and unique IDs to identify each computer in part. Researchers noted that the malware only ran on 32-bit systems. The malware also quit execution if the user was not using an administrator account."
Avast recently bought Piriform – below from Avast CTO:
"In an email to Bleeping Computer, Avast CTO Ondrej Vlcek said that updating CCleaner to the mos recent versions fixes any issues, as "the only malware to remove is the one embedded in the CCleaner binary itself.
The affected software (CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191) has been installed on 2.27M machines from its inception up until now," Vlcek also added. "We believe that these users are safe now as our investigation indicates we were able to disarm the threat before it was able to do any harm."
"There is no indication or evidence that any additional "malware" has been delivered through the backdoor," Vlcek added.
Read the complete article at: http://bit.ly/2f5XmGX
Dan Garcia, Photo Shoot Factory in Pomona
Dan showed how different lighting is created to give better Photos his website is
WWW.PHOTOSHOOTFACTORY.COM and his phone is 626-260-8912.
Stump the Gurus
As always this is where you can ask questions and the Gurus will try to find the answer for you, if you want to ask a question in advance you may e-mail Bill Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Information Fair & Flu Shot Clinic
Wednesday October 18
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Taylor Hall 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Alexander Hughes Community Center Padua Room
1700 Danbury Rd. Claremont
Social Hour7:00 pm
Meeting starts promptly at 7:30 pm
Claremont Seniors Computer Club