10 minute mail 3D 3G 4G 4K 5AA A Current Affair accidents account recovery Acer Adelaide Adelaide Techguy adobe Adobe Flash adobe reader ADSL Airplane Mode Alternative To Amanda Blair Amazon American Express Android anivirus software ANZ app apple Apple Support Apps Art Of Rap Ask Asus ATO Autoruns Autosaver av AVG Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder Backup Banking battery BB Flashback Express Belarc Big Picture Xbox bigpond Blueberry PDF Form Filler blu-ray bookmarks boot up Broadband broadband speed browsers bsod Bump business butterscotch buying hints cable Call Of Duty Camcard Cameras Camtasia Ccomputer hardware cd burner xp Christmas Chrome Clone Spy cloud Cnet Codec Codeplex Commonwealth Bank Comodo compression computer Computer Cleaning computer hardware Computer Issues Computer Repairs computer safety Computer Security Computers Css Cute PDF Dark Knight data recovery David Pogue deleted files delicious Dial A Fix digital Digital Television disk disk cleanup Disk Defragmenter display display.wallpaper DNS Changer do it yourself Docx domain Domains Download downloads Draw Free Dream It Drive Image XML drive snapshot DriveImage xml dropbox dropdown menu Dummies Duplicate Cleaner duplicates Dvd DVD Burning easeus e-card education email Email newsletters eset Eset smart security Eudora evernote Exact Duplicate Finder Excel F Secure Facebook Facebook Downloader fake fake email FBI Feeds File File Conversion file syncing file viewer Fill Any PDF Form find my iPhone Firefox firesheep Flashback Flipboard format Fox it foxit Game Booster Game Boy Advance Gimp github Gizmodo Glasses Gmail Google Google Docs GRC guides Handbrake hard drive image Hardware Test

Entries in adobe (6)


Be Careful What You Click When Installing Software

It is imperative that you read what you click on the computer , especially if you are installing software.

I recently had to reinstall Foxit Reader on a computer when the following screen was shown as part of the installation process.

Ask toolbar
The boxes were all ticked as you can see.

Well I did not want any of that and neither should you , so un-click all of them.

E bay
Then on the final screen was another E Bay install icon as part of the installation process.

If you are installing the Adobe Reader you will be asked if you want to install a McAfee add in.

Adobe , McAfee
Just remove the tick and proceed , as you do not need this as part of your installation of Adobe Reader

Just because the screens appear does not mean you have to accept the installation of the additional software and the problems that will come with installing these on your system , installing without these is the desirable outcome.

It's just like signing a contract , read the fine print before you commit because the consequences may come back to haunt you in the form of toolbars appearing.


Installation Key For Windows And Office

This post could also be called ," I knew I put that number somewhere but forgot where"
Are you about to reinstall your operating system ?
Then you will need your Windows installation key and your software installation keys, Office , Adobe etc
This can be obtained by installing and running of the Belarc Advisor


'The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server. 
Operating Systems: Runs on Windows 7, 2008 R2, Vista, 2008, 2003, XP, 2000, NT 4, Me, 98, and 95. Both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows are supported.
Browsers: Runs on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and many others."
The Belarc Advisor is a handy piece of software and is free for home use.

Adobe Flash - Adobe Reader - Keep Them Updated

Adobe Flash is a required piece of software for most computer users but you should always be looking for a new version especially when a reminder appears on your computer saying there is a new version.

When you see the reminder for installing the new version of Adobe Flash just follow the instructions and download and install.

Adobe Reader is probably the most used piece of software for reading PDFs and you should also get a reminder occasionally saying there is a new version.

When you see the reminder for installing the new version of Adobe Reader just follow the instructions and download and install.

Installing the new versions of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash also assists in keeping your computer free from the potential security vunerablitites that can be associated with running out of date Adobe software.

Link To Adobe Reader Latest Version

Link To Adobe Flash Latest Version


Examples Of Fake Emails 

The following are all fake emails that end up in peoples inbox.

Clicking on the links can lead to :

Infection by malware , virus

Installation of Trojans designed to steal your banking details , personal details

The above is one that claims my Bigpond account could be suspended , but it is a fake email that ended up in my Gmail spam folder.

Notice the red bar warning me.

Google produce a warning saying.

Warning: This message may not be from whom it claims to be. Beware of following any links in it or of providing the sender with any personal information.

The next is from Paypal asking me to update my details.

Again it came with a warning from Google and it was sent to an email address I did not have with Paypal

Next this one which supposedly comes from Adobe and Apple 

The first warning is the price

Now this is the email addresses that caused it to arrive in my inbox.

The address for Apple is incorrect , the address to me is wrong 

Clicking on any of the links here could result in infection .


Heat , Memory Hogs , Look At Flash

You know when you are surfing the web and you feel that your CPU is starting to accelerate , which causes heat and your memory usage starts to climb.

More than likely , Flash , is the cause.

When using Firefox you can install an add on Flashblock which will disable Flash on websites unless you click on the symbol to see that particular piece of Flash.

Flash 2
Flash also is a security risk when it is not kept up to date so make sure you check that your version of Flash is the most current.