Geek Squeaks (#2015-37) FEATURING —Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Goes Mobile — and MORE GREAT STUFF

November 23, 2015

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Goes Mobile – I cannot say enough about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and it does not surprise me that they are offering an app for the Android platform (called Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile). From what I have been reading about this, their intentions are to focus on keeping your phone (and tablet) malware and spyware free; AND, not turn into a security app that is full of bloat. You can read more about this app HERE and get it HERE

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile

Features of the mobile version are:

  • Detects and eliminates malware, including spyware and Trojans
  • Scans your apps for malicious code or Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
  • Alerts you if a link to a malicious website is detected in an incoming text message (SMS).
  • Stops unauthorized access to your personal data
  • Scans your Android device for security vulnerabilities
  • Identifies applications that are tracking your location


Learn More About The November Windows 10 Updates – The November update is a large update (or OS upgrade). On my box it took approximately 45 minutes for the update to complete. So what are we getting with this update? To get a good read and visual on some of the new features, go to Supersite for Windows and read The Windows 10 November Update: Your mega-guide to all the how-tos that features a photo gallery review.



A Security Program That Focuses On Toolbars, Browser Hijackers, PUP’s and Adware – Through recent experience of assisting someone with removing a browser hijacker, I have added AdwCleaner to my tech toolbox (and to the Downloads page under the Free Software Swarm). AdwCleaner saved me a ton of time and did the job. I do recommend that you use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in conjunction with AdwCleaner to rule out all avenues of a potential malware infection.



An Example Of Some Great LED Light And Network Technology – I have always had a fascination with the LED technology and how it is changing the way we use flashlights and outdoor lights. An outdoor (motion sensing light) that I am planning to purchase for my camper is the Mr. Beams Networked LED Wireless Motion Sensing Spotlight System. The cool thing about these lights is that they can be “networked” so that they will communicate with each other, so when one spotlight detects motion, the other lights on the “network” activate simultaneously. The lights require a D-Cell battery and will reportedly last up to a year before the next battery change.

Mr. Beams Networked LED Wireless Motion Sensing
Spotlight System

Mr. Beams


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October 29, 2015

Geek Squeaks (#2015-33) FEATURING —Video On The Various Ways To Boot Windows 10 Into Safe Mode— and MORE GREAT STUFF

Posted: 25 Oct 2015 09:01 PM PDT

Video On The Various Ways To Boot Windows 10 Into Safe Mode – Windows Safe Mode is a troubleshooting “bare bones” startup mode that can help you isolate problems by disabling unnecessary programs and drivers at startup. In past Windows 7 years you could tap the F8 key to get into safe mode; however, that all changed […]

Geek Squeaks (#2015-32) FEATURING — Beware: A Browser Hijacker That Replaces Your Default Browser — and MORE GREAT STUFF

Posted: 18 Oct 2015 09:01 PM PDT

Beware: A Browser Hijacker That Replaces Your Default Browser – Scams, viruses, malware and hijackers are constantly being developed and engineered to make our computing lives a nightmare. Today I want to make you aware of a piece of software, called eFast, that the Malwarebytes research team has determined as being a browser hijacker. What is unique […]

Geek Squeaks (#2015-31) FEATURING — Android 6.0 Marshmallow — and MORE GREAT STUFF

Posted: 11 Oct 2015 09:01 PM PDT

Android 6.0 Marshmallow – If you currently have an Android supported device (smartphone or tablet) there is a possibility that you may be entitled (for FREE) to the newest Android OS called Marshmallow. I currently have a Nexus 5 smartphone, which is a Google based phone, and I received the upgrade this week. My Samsung Galaxy […]

Geek Squeaks (#2015-30) FEATURING — Use This App To Create Your Own Android Car Dashboard — and MORE GREAT STUFF

Posted: 05 Oct 2015 05:18 AM PDT

Use This App To Create Your Own Android Car Dashboard – Many auto manufacturers as well as aftermarket units are bringing Android to the dashboard of your car. One such example is Android Auto that projects or casts what is on your phone onto a compatible dashboard touchscreen; but, most of us do not have the […]

Geek Squeaks (#2015-29) FEATURING — How To Trigger The Windows 10 Upgrade — and MORE GREAT STUFF

Posted: 01 Oct 2015 09:27 AM PDT

How To Trigger The Windows 10 Upgrade – I am not out there in the wild, like I used to, when it comes to providing computer assistance (and troubleshooting); however, I still have a good feel for information technology from doing the blog, exposure at work and working with close family. I am getting some […]

Geek Squeaks (#2015-28) FEATURING — NEW Gmail Features — and MORE GREAT STUFF

Posted: 27 Sep 2015 09:01 PM PDT

NEW Gmail Feature – Gmail now has a built in feature that gives you the ability to EASILY block a nuisance sender (via the web interface and on Android) and the ability to unsubscribe from various services (on Android only). I am especially eager to test the unsubscribe option…  You can read more (and get […]

Geek Squeaks (#2015-27) FEATURING — Manage Your Computers Easily With CCleaner In The Cloud — and MORE GREAT STUFF

Posted: 22 Sep 2015 07:17 AM PDT

Manage Your Computers Easily With CCleaner In The Cloud – I think everyone knows about CCleaner; even those who are technologically challenged. CCleaner has been around for years, and at one time was called Crap Cleaner. In summary, what this software does is clean out the crap to increase the operational speed of your computer. […]

Geek Squeaks (#2015-26) FEATURING — Get A Six Pack Of Amazon Tablets for $250 — and MORE GREAT STUFF

Posted: 20 Sep 2015 09:01 PM PDT

Get A Six Pack Of Amazon Tablets for $250 – If you want a tablet, here is your chance to pick up an Amazon Fire 7 inch display for $49.99; AND, if you want to buy tablets for the whole family, Amazon has a six pack offer for the same tablet (for $250).  Buy six, […]

Geek Squeaks (#2015-25) FEATURING — Take A Virtual Reality Ride On A New Dive Rollercoaster Coming In 2016 — and MORE GREAT STUFF

Posted: 15 Sep 2015 08:20 AM PDT

Take A Virtual Reality Ride On A New Dive Rollercoaster Coming In 2016 – When introduced in 2016, this rollercoaster (called the Valravn) will establish itself as being the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster.  You can read more about it here.  In the meantime you can take a virtual reality ride on it […]

Geek Squeaks (#2015-24) FEATURING — Are The Days Of The Traditional “Clamshell” Laptop Numbered? — and MORE GREAT STUFF

Posted: 13 Sep 2015 09:01 PM PDT

Are The Days Of The Traditional “Clamshell” Laptop Numbered? – BetaNews has a good read on this. My gut is telling me that they may be right on predicting that the future of laptop computers will give away to the detachable keyboard format (with the digitized pen-enabled screen) of the Microsoft Surface device. The future […]


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Photo viewers and Windows 10

August 24, 2015


To add to the previous post about an “alternative” photo viewer for Windows 10, TCAT Shelbyville’s – Technical Blog has come up with another one (called IrfanView) — that is totally FREE, is a seasoned piece of software, and can be installed as a portable app. If you are a computer tech, IrfanView is a “must have” piece of software that actually can be used for forensic purposes (such as extracting the EXIF data from a picture and using IrfanView’s GPS feature with Google Earth and Google Maps to locate the origin of the picture). You can learn more about this by reading the article at TCAT Shelbyville’s – Technical Blog

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville - Technical Blog:

Rick over at “What’s on my PC” recently reviewed FastStone Image Viewer  which I agree is one of the best image viewers on the web.  I’ve used FastStone for years and I also have Irfanview and XnView.    Note:  This is by no means is a way to try to compete with Rick, Rick is an excellent blogger who we have used in lectures and we highly recommend his blog.

Read more over at Rick’s blog –What’s on My PC


Irfanview is an excellent viewer that has dozens of features including EXIF plugins that integrate with Google Earth.  Here’s more features from their website.

  • Thumbnail/preview option
  • Resize
  • Paint option – to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
  • Toolbar skins option
  • Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
  • Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
  • Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
  • Fast directory view (moving through directory)

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Geek Squeaks #2015-2 @ What’s On My PC (Featuring Windows 10 Release and MORE)

July 29, 2015

Featured – Today is the day that Windows 10 is to be released. It will be interesting to watch the tech blogs to see when it starts hitting our computers at home and what people are saying. If you want a good read about the release, go to the Windows blog and check out Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today … 

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WinScan2PDF – I just added this little program to the downloads page under the Portable Apps swarm. WinScan2PDF is a very small (~40k) and portable program that allows you to scan documents and save them on your computer as a PDF by using any installed scanner. I currently carry a copy of this on my flash drive and have used it on many occasions.

Drift Innovation Stealth 2 Action Camera – Check this out. These mini-cameras continue to fascinate me and the cost is reasonable; especially, for  Full HD – 1080p at 30fps & 720p at 60fps…  This little beast has a 300 Degree Rotatable Lens which allows you to mount the camera at an angle. Other features: W i-Fi Connectivity – Get full control of the camera using your mobile device Long life battery – 1500 mAh battery giving you 3 hours of recording time… @Amazon

5 must-know Windows 10 tips and tricks – PCWord has this article posted that caught my interest on what they consider five of the most useful Windows 10 tricks and tweaks… @PCWorld


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Awesome Tech Sites – Awesome Tech People

July 17, 2015

If you are a information technology junkie, as I am, you need to routinely visit the following sites to stay abreast of the constant change in the world of information technology. Each of these resources can be had by clicking on any of the tabs at the top of the What’s On My PC blog. What you will find in this mix is Awesome Tech Sites — Awesome Tech People …

Bookmarks4Techs – This is a conglomeration of links that I personally maintain that are all tech oriented.  I am constantly adding to the listing. This has picked up in popularity and I am now receiving links from site developers asking that their sites be listed.

GEGeek – My opinion! If you are into information technology as a student or work IT for a living, GEGeek is top gun when it comes to resources. What is unique here is that Mike works in IT to make a living; YET, has the capacity, time and passion to share his knowledge. On top of this, he also maintains the GEGeek Tech Toolkit that is the most comprehensive collection of tech tools you will ever come across. No need to search the net for this stuff, Mike has done the hard work for you.  Awesome site — Awesome guy!

Downloads – One of my passions is software, apps, portable apps, browser add-ons, etc… Recently I changed up the Downloads page to create what I am calling swarms of software, apps, etc… that will continue to grow. The focus is quality; not quantity. To make it to a swarm the software has be known, has to be good; and, must demonstrate that it will be around for awhile (through continued development). You can submit recommendations of software that you think should be added to the swarm and I will consider it based on the criteria, as indicated.

Tech News – I was recently on the hunt for a good news resource and went back to my blogging roots. Click on the Tech News tab and you will be redirected to Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts. Bill on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday will post an edition of tech news that he has scoured the internet for. I know Bill and I know he is very devoted to anything that he does. Awesome site — Awesome Guy!

Tech Toys – This is a site that I put together that is a direct link to Amazon. The objective is to give you a resource to search and look around for tech toys (computers, hardware, software, smartphones, tablets, etc…). I often use it to get a baseline pricing on items.

Archives – If you click on the Archives tab this will take you to a page that is every posting I have ever made at What’s On My PC that I want to share with you.

I have been blogging since July 2008.  Like Mike (at GEGeek), Bill (at Tech Thoughts), Steve (at TCAT Shelbyville), and Tech Paul (at Tech-for Everyone); we all have a passion for information technology AND from that passion we enjoy sharing information with the world.

Awesome Tech Sites — Awesome Tech People


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The Best Free Software

July 13, 2015


Tech Paul at Tech-for Everyone just made the Downloads swarm page with this one (PCMags – 2015 Best Free)

Originally posted on Tech - for Everyone:

Folks, for the first time in several years, reputable tech source PC Magazine has updated their Best Free Software compilation — which is, IMHO, the best place to look when seeking software solutions (new programs).

* The Best Free Software for 2015

Your phone is full of free apps. But don’t neglect the desktop. These free programs can make your life better.Read more..

Today’s quote:A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.” ~ Grantland Rice

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Why IT stays stressed…

July 13, 2015


I can remember when working in IT (in order to eat) the state government I worked for was adamant that all network cabling and drops be certified (with supporting documentation of that certification). I think this posting at TTC Shelbyville shows the reason “why”…

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville - Technical Blog:

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