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Re: Jaws and Antivirus

David Moore
 

Hi,
mcafee total protection is totally accessible with JAWS, and I know many people who have never had a virus after using it for years. Have a great one.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Ingram
Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2016 4:49 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws and Antivirus

I'd like to suggest mcafee live safe is a good program and works well with
jaws. You can buy the program and pay for a subscription after the first
year but I found the program to work great with jaws 16 maybe others can
speak in terms of it working with jaws 17 it is accessible and you can get
to things fast.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Hill [mailto:rviking@cox.net]
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 11:17 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws and Antivirus

I use Avast. It's been highly rated and it's free. It's ok with JAWS, too.\
rob Hill

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:28 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws and Antivirus

I'm using Jaws 17 and AVG which conflicts with System Access which I also
use. Is there another antivirus program that works well with Jaws or at
least is somewhat accessible?
Sharon


Re: defunct e drive

 

My prior comment applies only if the programs in question are not installed, but are free-standing/portable versions that can run with no changes to the registry.

If they are programs that were installed, but you chose the E drive as the install location, I'd simply delete all the shortcuts that don't work and reinstall these programs on your machine.  If the Add or Remove Programs Control panel still shows the programs as installed, definitely attempt to do an uninstall prior to the reinstall.

Brian


Re: defunct e drive

 

Doug,

          I am still going back to a variant on my original comment.  If you copied shortcuts from the external drive to your desktop, and those shortcuts pointed to programs that were located on the external drive, these would continue working from your desktop so long as the external drive is connected to your computer and functional.

          You still have the shortcuts, which still point to program locations on an external drive which is no longer extant nor accessible to Windows, which means that these can never work and you will not ever get them to work in this state.  To prove this to yourself, first select any shortcut on your desktop that is working, then hit SHIFT+F10 to bring up the Context Menu and select "Properties" from the context menu.  Listen to what is stated for the "Target" box, it will almost certainly start with C:\ followed by the full path to the program followed by the program-name.exe file.   Now, select one of your dead shortcuts and do the same thing for it.  The target box will almost certainly start with E:\.  Since you no longer have the E:\ drive connected, or you may have another drive that's been assigned the letter E, but that does not contain the same data as your defunct E drive did, there is no way for Windows to reach the target location.

          If you have the programs you're looking to make usable again on your Windows 7 machine you will need copies of them from somewhere.  (If you don't have a copy then you're pretty well stuck.)  I would create a folder on your C:\ drive, e.g., OldPrograms, where you copy each and every one of the programs, and any of its associated INI files, etc., into its own folder under OldPrograms.  Once that's done, navigate to each respective EXE file, bring up the context menu using SHIFT+F10, and choose the Send To option then the Desktop (Create Shortcut) secondary option and afterward you'll have functioning shortcuts on your desktop that point to the programs in a location where Windows can indeed access them.

Brian


Re: Jaws and Antivirus

David Ingram
 

Hi, how are you? Have you tried mcafee live safe, it is an accessible
program that not only protects you from virusis, but it also protects you
from fixhing scams and other things as well. You are also protected from
sites that are not good to go to.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon [mailto:mt281820@comcast.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:28 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws and Antivirus

I'm using Jaws 17 and AVG which conflicts with System Access which I also
use. Is there another antivirus program that works well with Jaws or at
least is somewhat accessible?
Sharon


Re: Jaws and Antivirus

David Ingram
 

I'd like to suggest mcafee live safe is a good program and works well with
jaws. You can buy the program and pay for a subscription after the first
year but I found the program to work great with jaws 16 maybe others can
speak in terms of it working with jaws 17 it is accessible and you can get
to things fast.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Hill [mailto:rviking@cox.net]
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 11:17 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws and Antivirus

I use Avast. It's been highly rated and it's free. It's ok with JAWS, too.\
rob Hill

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:28 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws and Antivirus

I'm using Jaws 17 and AVG which conflicts with System Access which I also
use. Is there another antivirus program that works well with Jaws or at
least is somewhat accessible?
Sharon


Re: defunct e drive

douglas richard dexheimer
 

what i meant to say is: i was told by microcenter that my external drive was damaged after getting dropped a couple months ago, and restoring my data would be expensive. if the drive were still working, it could simply be taken out of the old case and put in a new one in less time and for less money. my old windows xp computer crashed last year, and data was copied from its hard drive to an external e drive (now defunct), from which i copied them to the desktop programs list on my windows 7 machine. hope this is clear now. thanks.

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 13, 2016, at 11:02 AM, HAMILTON <jim.hamilton@...> wrote:

it may not be fixed right away. : This won't solve your problem with shortcuts; but, you said something in your message that sounds "fishie" to me. You were told that it would be very expensive to remove your hard drive from your crashed machine and install your hard drive into another PC. Well, A friend of mine has done this for me a number of times over the last couple of decades, and it generally takes him anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes. In fact, I am sure that he could instruct me on how to do it myself rather easily. Now, you may not be "technically" inclined; but, that does not mean that people should be taking advantage of you regarding repair costs. Of course, if you have an extremely unusual, complicated PC configuration, requiring much time to get at the hard-drive connection points, ignore the above; but, I do not think that should be the case. Also, I too wonder if moving from XP to Win7 may have anything to do with this. So, I will watch, with interest, for further messages on this subject. Jim H


Re: missing shortcut error message

 

If an external drive has either been, literally, burned up in its enclosure by some external heat source or subject to a true dropping incident that most often will effectively destroy the drive and the only way to recover data then is to send it out to someone who can do data recovery.  I can assure you, that routinely costs in the hundreds of dollars at a minimum.

I mention this because, based on what I got from what Doug originally posted, this is not an instance of someone trying to scam him, but giving it to him straight.  I could be wrong if the drive itself is not effectively destroyed, but that's not what was presented, and I have no reason to doubt the original description.

Transferring an intact disc drive, whether external or internal, to a new computer or external case is, indeed, a simple process.

Brian


Re: missing shortcut error message

HAMILTON
 

it may not be fixed right away. : This won't solve your problem with shortcuts; but, you said something in your message that sounds "fishie" to me. You were told that it would be very expensive to remove your hard drive from your crashed machine and install your hard drive into another PC. Well, A friend of mine has done this for me a number of times over the last couple of decades, and it generally takes him anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes. In fact, I am sure that he could instruct me on how to do it myself rather easily. Now, you may not be "technically" inclined; but, that does not mean that people should be taking advantage of you regarding repair costs. Of course, if you have an extremely unusual, complicated PC configuration, requiring much time to get at the hard-drive connection points, ignore the above; but, I do not think that should be the case. Also, I too wonder if moving from XP to Win7 may have anything to do with this. So, I will watch, with interest, for further messages on this subject. Jim H


Thread Muting

 

I'm starting a separate thread because my original has become somewhat "experimental" for lack of a better term.

I have had quite a bit of back and forth with the groups.io folks regarding thread muting and they claim it is working now, and it seems to be for me.  At this juncture the claim is that if you mute a thread, regardless of whether that's via a link in the plain digest, full-featured digest, individual e-mail for a list message, or via the web interface you should not receive any additional entries for that thread in email.   At one point they were still delivering whatever might have been posted between the time you muted a thread and the first digest generated after you muted it.  I objected to that because, well, "mute is mute" and in order to implement the function at all they have to be generating the digest based upon an individual user's settings.  Why would  someone ever want "a couple more entries" in a thread that they intentionally chose to mute?  Even if you had been following a thread, muting it should override the follow.

In any case, if anyone is using thread muting and it is not working as advertised above please contact support@groups.io to report the behavior you're encountering.  It still seems as though there's a "mixed bag" with regard to what people are actually experiencing after muting a given thread or threads, and that shouldn't be the case.

Brian


Re: Mute this thread OR "Out of Hand" Topics

HAMILTON
 

Brian: Yes, this arrived in JFW Digest #169 this morning. Perhaps, this not being able to "mute threads: may get the list moderator thinking about using the "full featured" digest, and not the "plain". As you pointed out, the "full feature" version is much easier to navigate, and to quote you: "The layout of the full-featured, which uses HTML e-mail format, certainly lends itself to more rapid reading and jumping from place to place once you know the basic structures surrounding each message." Perhaps, the JFW moderator could clarify this issue for us. Jim H


Re: missing shortcut error message

Dave...
 

Doug,

Reinstall those programs on your new machine, or delete the offending
shortcuts.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "douglas richard dexheimer" <drichardd@earthlink.net>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 08:57 PM
Subject: missing shortcut error message


when i try to open certain programs (created on an older desktop windows
xp computer) from the desktop or start menu on this windows 7 machine, i
get a shortcut error message along these lines:
Problem with Shortcut
The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Hope.lnk' (or some
other application i'm trying to launch) refers to is unavailable. Make
sure that
the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and
then try again.
OK
how can i get rid of this error when opening programs on my desktop or
start menu? i had these programs copied on an external hard drive when
my windows xp computer crashed, and managed to copy a few on this
machine. but recently the external drive (or the enclosure case it was
in) got burned up or dropped and is no longer useable. (i took the
drive to a microcenter store, but they said it would be very costly to
take the drive out of its case and insert it into a new one.) is there
a way to eliminate shortcut problems with programs on my desktop, so i
can open them? a temporary workaround may be trying different shortcut
key combinations to see what program each shortcut opens, searching for
a particular program on the desktop, start menu, downloads, etc.
changing its shortcut key combination, then trying to open the app using
the newly created shortcut (once i determine no other program is opened
by or was stored under the same shortcut). might this error be a
security feature of windows 7 when trying to open a program for which a
shortcut key was created on a windows xp system? thanks.
--
Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net


Re: missing shortcut error message

 

Douglas,

            If I'm reading you correctly you are saying:

               1. The actual executable files for the programs you are trying to run were resident on an external hard drive that no longer exists.

               2. Said programs were "portable"/stand-alone type, that is, you didn't run an install process but could copy the .exe file where you wanted it and run it.

If that's the case, and the only location where you had copies of those programs are on that now defunct external drive, and the shortcuts were created such that they point to a location on that now defunct external drive, there is no way to eliminate the message.  It's accurate, a valid path to the file, which is a part of the shortcut, no longer exists.

If you copied some of these executables over to any other drive that's still alive you should simply delete the existing shortcuts from your desktop and create new ones from the executable files where they reside now.

Brian


missing shortcut error message

douglas richard dexheimer
 

when i try to open certain programs (created on an older desktop windows xp computer) from the desktop or start menu on this windows 7 machine, i get a shortcut error message along these lines:
Problem with Shortcut
The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Hope.lnk' (or some other application i'm trying to launch) refers to is unavailable. Make sure that
the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again.
OK
how can i get rid of this error when opening programs on my desktop or start menu? i had these programs copied on an external hard drive when my windows xp computer crashed, and managed to copy a few on this machine. but recently the external drive (or the enclosure case it was in) got burned up or dropped and is no longer useable. (i took the drive to a microcenter store, but they said it would be very costly to take the drive out of its case and insert it into a new one.) is there a way to eliminate shortcut problems with programs on my desktop, so i can open them? a temporary workaround may be trying different shortcut key combinations to see what program each shortcut opens, searching for a particular program on the desktop, start menu, downloads, etc. changing its shortcut key combination, then trying to open the app using the newly created shortcut (once i determine no other program is opened by or was stored under the same shortcut). might this error be a security feature of windows 7 when trying to open a program for which a shortcut key was created on a windows xp system? thanks.
--
Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net


Re: Jaws and Antivirus

Rob Hill
 

I use Avast. It's been highly rated and it's free. It's ok with JAWS, too.\
rob Hill

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:28 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws and Antivirus

I'm using Jaws 17 and AVG which conflicts with System Access which I also
use. Is there another antivirus program that works well with Jaws or at
least is somewhat accessible?
Sharon


Re: Mute this thread OR "Out of Hand" Topics

 

Jim,

         See if you get this one.  It was possible to get additional stuff from a muted thread up until late yesterday.  I complained about the illogic of continuing to send anything from any muted thread from the moment it was muted.  The folks at groups.io saw it my way and changed it.

Brian


Re: Mute this thread OR "Out of Hand" Topics

HAMILTON
 

Brian: I believe that I had "muted" this thread; but, I got your message in the digest. Jim H


Re: accessible free webhosting with jaws and word press

James Homuth
 

This would probably be a better question for the blindtech group. However, that having been said, you're not going to find a free web host that'll let you run PHP and still be reputeable about it. There are far too many security and stability implications for such a thing.


From: marvin hunkin [mailto:startrekcafe@...]
Sent: February-12-16 6:20 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: accessible free webhosting with jaws and word press

Hi. Been searching all over the net and reading reviews, but still confused. I do not have a credit card, looking for free accessible webhosting and also word press, and any tutorials, tips, tricks, pitfalls, themes. Want to have a page, show off some of my programming and student web projects. The c # and visual basic, sql projects, will be in a zip files, and have got a website, with php, my sql, htmkl, images. Any suggestions, or hosting you have used. Would be  if any one can point me in the right direction.

Thanks.

Marvin.appreciative

 


Re: having Eset Smart Security

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Don't feel bad, I got it exactly backward.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:54 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: having Eset Smart Security

(egg on face)dah... I knew that, really I did. I had a brain freeze.
thanks for the reminder.


On 2/11/2016 7:33 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Mario,

Up through Windows 7 Windows Defender was basically an
anti-malware, anti-spyware, anti-PUP program and Microsoft Security
Essentials, which you had to intentionally install, was Microsoft's
antivirus program. Windows Defender can safely run on any Windows
machine prior to Windows 8 that has another third-party antivirus
program running. It hurts nothing to let Windows Defender run with
antivirus software running on a Windows 7 machine.

Once you get to Windows 8 and beyond, the old Microsoft
Security Essentials antivirus function was rolled into the existing
prior functions of Windows Defender and the full-function antivirus
version of Windows Defender was born. You must absolutely not run
Windows Defender in a Win8 or later environment if you choose to use a
third-party antivirus. In fact, most third-party antivirus programs
check to see if Windows Defender is active on Win8 or Win10 machines
when they're being installed and intentionally disable it. One should
never, ever, ever, have more than one antivirus program running on a
machine at the same time.

Brian


accessible free webhosting with jaws and word press

Marvin Hunkin <startrekcafe@...>
 

Hi. Been searching all over the net and reading reviews, but still confused. I do not have a credit card, looking for free accessible webhosting and also word press, and any tutorials, tips, tricks, pitfalls, themes. Want to have a page, show off some of my programming and student web projects. The c # and visual basic, sql projects, will be in a zip files, and have got a website, with php, my sql, htmkl, images. Any suggestions, or hosting you have used. Would be  if any one can point me in the right direction.

Thanks.

Marvin.appreciative

 


Re: Have digests stopped coming?

David Moore
 

Hi Brian,
Good to see you on here.
 
 

Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:34 PM
Subject: Re: Have digests stopped coming?
 

I did finally receive a digest, but this thread, which I muted just after posting it, showed up in it.  I'm posting again to see if it continues to show up.