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moderated Antivirus software.

david Jennette
 

I sent this an hour or so ago but didn’t see it post to the list so I’m going to try again. Sorry if you all get the message a second time.

I’m wondering if windows defender is still the best antivirus software to use with jaws or if there are now other packages that are accessible now. I figured I’d ask because some time has passed and things might have changed. Thanks.


moderated Re: Antivirus software.

 

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 07:00 PM, David Griffith wrote:
What was more concerning was the fact that Windows Defender was completely
unaware of this problem and failed to react.
David,

          I cannot definitively say this is what happened here, but you need to familiarize yourself with the concept of the false positive, which all scanners occasionally have.

          Also, the site, virustotal.com, allows you to submit either a file by upload, or URLs that would download something, for scanning by over 70 engines.  Unless you have a huge majority of these declaring something bad, you can be quite sure it's a false positive.  It's not unusual to have up to 5 of the engines flag something that all the others do not.  False positives simply happen.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Antivirus software.

 

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 07:23 PM, Emre Rencber wrote:
Windows defender is so accessible but it is'nt good guard.
Absolutely, positively incorrect.  And it's been incorrect ever since the redesign of Windows Defender, now Windows Security, for Windows 8.1.  I trust the testing of the labs that do this sort of thing a lot more than the pronouncements of random members on any forum/group.  For those who want to see what the professionals who test this stuff repeatedly have to say, See the most recent plus the last several years of historical test results from:

AV Test

AV Comparatives

SE Labs  (Reports Page)

MRG Effitas  (360 Protection Testing Category)

 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Antivirus software.

Emre Rencber
 

Windows defender is so accessible but it is'nt good guard. I recommend
Kaspersky. But, there are very accessibility problem this software. Of
course it is very very very good antivirus.

2020-06-07 1:37 GMT+03:00, david Jennette <dcjenn@...>:

Hi. I've asked this a few years ago but I figured it's time to ask again do
to things changing. I'm wondering if Windows defender is still the most
accessible antivirus software or if there are others now that work well
with
Jaws. Thanks.





moderated Re: Antivirus software.

David Griffith
 

I have heard a lot about how Windows Defender has improved. So much so I
abandoned the ESET Smart security subscription I had because of
deteriorating accessibility.
I have however kept my old 1.7 version of Malwarebytes going and resisted
program upgrade to maintain accessibility although I let the virus database
keep up to date.
Thank goodness I did. During the last week Malwarebytes identified a Trojan
on my laptop that Windows Defender was completely oblivious of despite my
performing a complete Windows Defender scan after the Malwarebytes alert.
I turned to Windows Defender as Initially Malwarebytes was struggling and
failing to quarantine this Trojan threat.
On investigation it had infected one of the plug-in directories of
Videoland VLC. Uninstalling VLC did not succeed in removing the offending
files and predictably trying to delete these files manually also failed as
Windows identified them as being used by another process.
Eventually a full scan by Malwarebyte was able to remove this trojan from my
registry in memory and I was finally able to also delete the offending VLC
directories as a failsafe.
What was more concerning was the fact that Windows Defender was completely
unaware of this problem and failed to react.
David Griffith

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david Jennette
Sent: 06 June 2020 23:37
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Antivirus software.

Hi. I've asked this a few years ago but I figured it's time to ask again do
to things changing. I'm wondering if Windows defender is still the most
accessible antivirus software or if there are others now that work well with
Jaws. Thanks.


moderated Re: Antivirus software.

Pastor Gilbert Pries
 

Windows Defender works well.

I use it and haven’t had any viruses.

 

Pastor Gil

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david Jennette
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:37 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Antivirus software.

 

Hi. I’ve asked this a few years ago but I figured it’s time to ask again do to things changing. I’m wondering if Windows defender is still the most accessible antivirus software or if there are others now that work well with Jaws. Thanks.


moderated Re: Antivirus software.

Lino Morales
 

Hi Dave. Windows Security works great with both JAWS and NVDA.

               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sent from Mail for Windows 10

                                                                                                               

 

From: david Jennette
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:37 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Antivirus software.

 

Hi. I’ve asked this a few years ago but I figured it’s time to ask again do to things changing. I’m wondering if Windows defender is still the most accessible antivirus software or if there are others now that work well with Jaws. Thanks.

 


moderated Antivirus software.

david Jennette
 

Hi. I’ve asked this a few years ago but I figured it’s time to ask again do to things changing. I’m wondering if Windows defender is still the most accessible antivirus software or if there are others now that work well with Jaws. Thanks.


moderated Re: Best Jaws version with Win 8.1

JM Casey
 

Well…what problems are you having?

Is there any particular reason you feel your performance issues are related to jAWS?

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: June 6, 2020 5:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Best Jaws version with Win 8.1

 

Hi and thanks. I’ll give 2020 a try with my Win 8.1 PC, but I’m not too optimistic. I can’t even get optimal performance using J2020 with Windows 10. But, maybe I’ll get lucky…

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Best Jaws version with Win 8.1

 

Get the latest version, if you can. You can always still keep older versions on the computer in case you need them at a later time.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: June 6, 2020 11:50 AM
To: list Jaws <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Best Jaws version with Win 8.1

 

Hi group,

 

I’d like a recommendation as to the version of Jaws which will give me optimal performance with Windows 8.1 pro.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 


moderated Re: Best Jaws version with Win 8.1

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi and thanks. I’ll give 2020 a try with my Win 8.1 PC, but I’m not too optimistic. I can’t even get optimal performance using J2020 with Windows 10. But, maybe I’ll get lucky…

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Best Jaws version with Win 8.1

 

Get the latest version, if you can. You can always still keep older versions on the computer in case you need them at a later time.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: June 6, 2020 11:50 AM
To: list Jaws <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Best Jaws version with Win 8.1

 

Hi group,

 

I’d like a recommendation as to the version of Jaws which will give me optimal performance with Windows 8.1 pro.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 


moderated Re: Best Jaws version with Win 8.1

JM Casey
 

Get the latest version, if you can. You can always still keep older versions on the computer in case you need them at a later time.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: June 6, 2020 11:50 AM
To: list Jaws <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Best Jaws version with Win 8.1

 

Hi group,

 

I’d like a recommendation as to the version of Jaws which will give me optimal performance with Windows 8.1 pro.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 


moderated Re: summer convention specials

Norma A. Boge
 

The ACB convention program will be available in hard copy braille or large print. Selection is made on the registration form. FYI

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Friday, June 5, 2020 10:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: summer convention specials

Oh yeah, they need to have enough time to emboss and print all the convention agendas.
LOL

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2020 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: summer convention specials


I believe the NFB convention (July 14-18) is free to all but registration is still required. deadline is June 15.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Dean Martineau [mailto:topdot@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Friday, June 5, 2020, 6:39 AM
Subject: summer convention specials
They’ll stream a lot of it on ACBRadio. You pay to gain access to the Zoom rooms so you can interact, probably also win door prizes.

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Lino Morales
*Sent:* Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:50 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: summer convention specials

His fee for members of ACB only? I’m assuming they’ll stream everything live?



Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10

*From: *Norma A. Boge <mailto:naboge@...>
*Sent: *Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:48 PM
*To: *main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject: *Re: summer convention specials

The $25 administrative fee for the ACB Conference and Convention covers everything. No additional fees or hidden charges.

Registration deadline is June 21

Convention is July 3-10

www.acbconvention.org <http://www.acbconvention.org/>

ACB 2020 A Path to the Future


moderated Re: Strange issue wiht Braille Blaster

Richard Turner
 

Well, I think I solved the issue.

Apparently, after updating to Windows 10 1020004, I had to check the Run as Administrator in the desktop shortcut.

It has run normally now twice.

 

 

 

Richard

Chickens: the pet that poops breakfast!

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Strange issue wiht Braille Blaster

 

I am running Windows 10 Home 102004.

JAWS Version 2020.2004.66.400

Braille Blaster: bb: 1.1.24.190-stable

 

If Jaws is running when I launch Braille Blaster, it doesn’t open and Jaws reports Lost Focus, and Braille Blaster is nowhere to be found.

If I unload Jaws and run Narrator, Braille Blaster opens fine.

If I have Narrator and Jaws running at the same time, Braille Blaster opens just fine.

I’m going to write APH and Freedom Scientific as well, but I wondered if anyone here has run into this kind of an issue?

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

Richard

Chickens: the pet that poops breakfast!

 

 


moderated Strange issue wiht Braille Blaster

Richard Turner
 

I am running Windows 10 Home 102004.

JAWS Version 2020.2004.66.400

Braille Blaster: bb: 1.1.24.190-stable

 

If Jaws is running when I launch Braille Blaster, it doesn’t open and Jaws reports Lost Focus, and Braille Blaster is nowhere to be found.

If I unload Jaws and run Narrator, Braille Blaster opens fine.

If I have Narrator and Jaws running at the same time, Braille Blaster opens just fine.

I’m going to write APH and Freedom Scientific as well, but I wondered if anyone here has run into this kind of an issue?

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

Richard

Chickens: the pet that poops breakfast!

 

 


moderated Best Jaws version with Win 8.1

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi group,

 

I’d like a recommendation as to the version of Jaws which will give me optimal performance with Windows 8.1 pro.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 


moderated Re: jaws and remote servers

Mario
 

I don't know if this would be of any help, but maybe you or your trainer would want to take a look at Digital Ocean:

Easy, fast, and flexible compute

Spin up your choice of virtual machine in just 55 seconds. Standard, General Purpose, CPU-Optimized, or Memory-Optimized configurations provide flexibility to build, test, and grow your app from startup to scale.

https://www.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/

-------- Original Message --------
From: Marvin Hunkin [mailto:startrektech@...]
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Date: Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:18 PM
Subject: jaws and remote servers
Hi. I am a blind it student doing certificate iv networking from
http://www.upskilled.edu.au. And have a assus vivo book x 540 uar
laptop. Running windows 10 64 bit 2004 and jaws 2020 and also nvda 2020.
Now. Need to do a online assessment. And a external firm called heropa,
has a web tool. well does not load, or takes forever to load, is totally
unuser friendly and not accessible. Unlabeled graphics, unlabeled
buttons, menus buried within sub menus, etc, and no keyboard short cuts,
and some of the labelled buttons, does nothing. So, do have a remote
server given to me via heropa. For doing a assessment where I have to
install windows as a virtual network or install it, configure it, add
folders, add desktop shortu cuts, and desktop icons to the task bar, set
up and configure a printer. So. The firm when I did login and have a
free trial of jaws remote . they have windows server 2016 data centre,
and maybe did ask my main trainer Charles lang-ashe, about maybe
reserving a spare particion, then could do the assessment that way. If
not, what accessible free online servers, or virtual machines or cloud
are there. I know there’s no e-mail verification for Microsoft azure.
And when I did try to sign up as a student, last year, and tried the
call back feature. Because I am on the nbn and have a home landline
phone, says does not support voip phones. Don’t have a mobile phone. So
was able to sign up for amazon web services, seems accessible, but not
able to create any virtual machines, when I selected windows server,
said the operation could not be completed or not available. So, what
other cloud services and also other online free accessible online remote
servers. For blind people. Who cannot see and need to do this. Any
ideas, or suggestions. Got till tuesday  as this is a long weekend here
in Australia.

And so need some ideas.

Thanks.


moderated Re: Using family tree / genealogy Web site

Shirley Tracy
 

Thank you. I got it. And found my grandfather’s family.

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Peter Tesar
Sent: Friday, June 5, 2020 9:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using family tree / genealogy Web site

 

Hi,

 

If you are using the "free" FamilySearch page

   https://www.familysearch.org/en/

 

Try a simple search. There are six fields for First, Last, birth location, birth year, death location and death year.

 

You should get the page titled:

  Historical documents we found for xx — FamilySearch.org

 

Navigate to the heading:

  Top people we found for xx in the shared Family Tree

 

The next line is the button:

  toggle this to learn about xx

 

Activate the button with the space bar, wait a few seconds and then look for:

  To view historical documents of xx sign in, or create an account.

 

Tab to the create free account link.

 

I've never used this since I already have an account.

I sign in and every 2 weeks I have to manually sign in and check stay signed in for 2 weeks.

 

 

If you want to register with WikiTree, go to

   wikitree.com

 

Select the Help link.

Then search for the registration Problems link.

Then search for the registering an account on WikiTree link.

Peter T.

 

On 6/5/2020 8:15 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi,

 

The name caught my interest as I’m writing a family history. I got on the website and saw that it’s free, but I couldn’t figure out how to register or sign in as a new user.

 


moderated jaws and remote servers

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. I am a blind it student doing certificate iv networking from http://www.upskilled.edu.au. And have a assus vivo book x 540 uar laptop. Running windows 10 64 bit 2004 and jaws 2020 and also nvda 2020. Now. Need to do a online assessment. And a external firm called heropa, has a web tool. well does not load, or takes forever to load, is totally unuser friendly and not accessible. Unlabeled graphics, unlabeled buttons, menus buried within sub menus, etc, and no keyboard short cuts, and some of the labelled buttons, does nothing. So, do have a remote server given to me via heropa. For doing a assessment where I have to install windows as a virtual network or install it, configure it, add folders, add desktop shortu cuts, and desktop icons to the task bar, set up and configure a printer. So. The firm when I did login and have a free trial of jaws remote . they have windows server 2016 data centre, and maybe did ask my main trainer Charles lang-ashe, about maybe reserving a spare particion, then could do the assessment that way. If not, what accessible free online servers, or virtual machines or cloud are there. I know there’s no e-mail verification for Microsoft azure. And when I did try to sign up as a student, last year, and tried the call back feature. Because I am on the nbn and have a home landline phone, says does not support voip phones. Don’t have a mobile phone. So was able to sign up for amazon web services, seems accessible, but not able to create any virtual machines, when I selected windows server, said the operation could not be completed or not available. So, what other cloud services and also other online free accessible online remote servers. For blind people. Who cannot see and need to do this. Any ideas, or suggestions. Got till tuesday  as this is a long weekend here in Australia.

And so need some ideas.

Thanks.


moderated Re: Using family tree / genealogy Web site

Peter Tesar
 

Hi,


If you are using the "free" FamilySearch page

   https://www.familysearch.org/en/


Try a simple search. There are six fields for First, Last, birth location, birth year, death location and death year.


You should get the page titled:

  Historical documents we found for xx — FamilySearch.org


Navigate to the heading:

  Top people we found for xx in the shared Family Tree


The next line is the button:

  toggle this to learn about xx


Activate the button with the space bar, wait a few seconds and then look for:

  To view historical documents of xx sign in, or create an account.


Tab to the create free account link.


I've never used this since I already have an account.

I sign in and every 2 weeks I have to manually sign in and check stay signed in for 2 weeks.



If you want to register with WikiTree, go to

   wikitree.com


Select the Help link.

Then search for the registration Problems link.

Then search for the registering an account on WikiTree link.

Peter T.


On 6/5/2020 8:15 PM, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi,

 

The name caught my interest as I’m writing a family history. I got on the website and saw that it’s free, but I couldn’t figure out how to register or sign in as a new user.


moderated Re: Using family tree / genealogy software

Shirley Tracy
 

Hi,

 

The name caught my interest as I’m writing a family history. I got on the website and saw that it’s free, but I couldn’t figure out how to register or sign in as a new user.