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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Belarc Advisor
« Last post by winchester73 on Today at 11:55:43 AM »
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
Version 8.6b  (
Released: 18 April 2018

Download: Link

Belarc Advisor automatically checks for, fetches, and installs Belarc Advisor Security Definition updates at each use, but you have to download and install the new program versions manually.
Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Oracle Java™ Critical Security Updates Released
« Last post by Corrine on April 18, 2018, 10:25:01 PM »
No, you shouldn't have any need for Java.  Although it hasn't been updated in three years, it essentially still applies:  Java, The Never-Ending Saga
Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Oracle Java™ Critical Security Updates Released
« Last post by hayc59 on April 18, 2018, 04:19:52 PM »
this ditty is no longer a use am I correct? Or should I reload it back on to windows seven and my xp home? thank you
Internet / Re: Children's account security
« Last post by Digerati on April 18, 2018, 03:51:49 PM »
Curiosity is normal. He just needs to understand that what he sees on the Internet is not how most women want to be, or should be treated - and many are there because they have no other choice - and/or are forced to be there.

In two years he takes his piano diploma, he plays saxophone, flute, mandolin and all the melodic percussion instruments.
Yeah! I agree that is fantastic.

And I agree with Corrine about your parenting. You are involved. That already puts you ahead of most.

Internet / Re: Children's account security
« Last post by Corrine on April 18, 2018, 03:38:50 PM »
From what I can see in what you've told us, in my opinion, you're doing a wonderful job parenting, Ria!  Don't hesitate to ask if other questions/issues arise.  We don't have all the answers but we'll definitely do our best to help.

In two years he takes his piano diploma, he plays saxophone, flute, mandolin and all the melodic percussion instruments.

WOW! That is absolutely fantastic!
General Software News, Updates & Discussions / OneNote Changes
« Last post by Corrine on April 18, 2018, 03:26:32 PM »
From The best version of OneNote on Windows - Microsoft Tech Community - 183974:
Beginning with the release of Office 2019, OneNote for Windows 10 will be the default OneNote experience for Office 365 and Office 2019. By focusing our efforts on a single Windows app, we’ll be able to bring you the very best experience and reduce any confusion about which app to use.

What’s happening to OneNote 2016?

While we’re no longer adding new features to OneNote 2016, it’ll still be there if you need it. OneNote 2016 is optionally available for anyone with Office 365 or Office 2019, but it will no longer be installed by default. If you currently use OneNote 2016, you won’t notice any changes when you update to Office 2019. We’ll continue to offer support, bug fixes, and security updates for OneNote 2016 for the duration of the Office 2016 support lifecycle, which runs through October 2020 for mainstream support and October 2025 for extended support. In other words, you'll still receive critical fixes—but not new features—for at least the next two years. For more details, please refer to this FAQ.

There is much, much more information in the referenced article especially about the "Top-requested features coming soon to OneNote for Windows 10".

Also see the discussion here at LzD as well as these additional OneNote References:

What's the difference between OneNote and OneNote 2016? - OneNote
Get started with the new OneNote - Office Support

Internet / Re: Children's account security
« Last post by Ria on April 18, 2018, 03:08:53 PM »
We talked again, installed SecureTeen Parental Control app, and explained the dangers of uncarefull surfing and sharing personal information. I must say that I am still in a kind of panic about what happened and about the future too. It's so true that what we hear for others can be easily finds us  and our people without expecting it. Regarding music, music is his favorite hobby from 3 years old. In two years he takes his piano diploma, he plays saxophone, flute, mandolin and all the melodic percussion instruments. It's not only the luck of alternatives that push them to the bad internet behavior. It's curiosity. I only hope that curiosity isn't going to lead them to something sick, dangerous or addictive. Here I want to thank all you answered to my question. I heard about your site the best and I see that it's true. I'm glad I had this opportunity to speak with people who know more about these things. Thank you. Ria.
LandzDown Lounge / Re: 2 Word Game
« Last post by Pete! on April 18, 2018, 02:39:03 PM »
traveller (traveler) warning
Security Alerts & Briefings / Oracle Java™ Critical Security Updates Released
« Last post by Corrine on April 18, 2018, 11:45:47 AM »
Oracle released the scheduled critical security updates for its Java SE Runtime Environment software.  The Critical Patch Update contains 14 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE.  Twelve (12) of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials. 


If Java is still installed on your computer, it is recommended that this update be applied as soon as possible due to the threat posed by a successful attack.

Download Information

Java SE 8u171/ 8u172

Java SE 10.0.1  (x64-bit only)

  • UNcheck any pre-checked toolbar and/or software  options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely  optional.  Preferably, see the instructions below on how to handle "Unwanted Extras".
  • Oracle does not plan to migrate desktops from Java 8 to Java 9 through the auto update feature.  Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you uninstall JRE 8 prior to updating.
  • Verify your version   Note:  The Java version verification page will only work if your browser has NPAPI support.  In that case, to check the version, open a cmd window and enter the following (note the space following Java):  java -version
Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts
Internet / Re: Children's account security
« Last post by JDBush61 on April 17, 2018, 08:36:11 PM »
As Digerati said above we can teach our children right from wrong but that does not mean that they will do right instead of wrong especially nowadays. I don't know your age but I think that most of our parents didn't have the same difficulties we have. We talk a lot to our children, we are strict but it's easy to loose communication with them. This would be very dangerous. Every society is different I think. What do you think about having remember Google history activated? With this I can see what he is doing from time to time but this is safe for him? Thank you

Hi Ria, everyone here has much better advice than I can offer regarding computer-related questions, but maybe some of my thoughts might help. I'm over 50 and my son is now nearing 30, and yes, my parents faced different difficulties. It was a different age then. However, I think that teaching "right from wrong" hasn't changed so much since I was a teenager. I'm no psychiatrist, nor am I the world's greatest parent, yet I do have some opinions, whatever they are worth.

I was thinking about your situation last night. You mentioned that you were concerned about your son viewing less-than-propper YouTube videos. I can understand your dismay. As I mentioned above, offering 'alternative pathways' and teaching children 'critical thinking' can often help. For example, it might be worthwhile to suggest to your son that he is now at a very good age to start learning to play a musical instrument; guitar, drums, violin -- whatever might interest him. This might spark an interest or an idea, and show him that there are other things a person can do with a computer -- and with YouTube. These days, unlike when I was young (pre Internet), there are wonderful music instruction videos on the Internet and on YouTube. Moreover, technology has now advanced to the level that people (including me!) can run a virtual 'professional-level recording studio' on their computer, in their bedroom. Creativity is very fun! More fun than watching 'bad videos'. If a child is shown that pathway, they might laugh at people who waste time doing less-than-propper things on the Internet. Again, just my experience, and my opinion. Moreover, I've been told that musicians make wonderful computer programmers (engineers). That's something to think about.

As for communication, that's very important. In my house, our family ate dinner together every night, with no television. It was a rule. During dinner, my parents asked about 'our day'. That showed interest, and it brought everyone together, like a 'family'. Great conversations, and lots of advice was given at 'dinner time'.

Again, I hope that some of my thoughts help.   
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