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Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Association For Computing Machinery aaa ccccccc mmmmm mmmmm a a cc cc mm mm mm mm aa aa cc c mm mm mm mm aaaaaaaaa cc mm mmm mm aa aa cc c mm m mm MEETING NOTICE aa aa cc cc mm mm aa aa cccccccc mm mm Program: Advanced PC Strategies: Protecting Your PC and Data, and Recovering from Disaster Speaker: Harry Elder, TEK Pro Data About the Topic In April Harry gave a presentation to the chapter on using Linux to find and fix Windows problems. This presentation draws from his PC repair course, and will be very interactive. Discussion topics will include (time permitting, with audience voting): • Safe computing. There are new and very scary threats on the computing landscape. Learn what they are and how to protect yourself, including making purchases safely on the Internet. • Best Backup practices. There are many ways to do this, but we all need at least one. Excellent free backup utilities exist. • Malware recovery. So your PC’s been infected by a virus, and your installed anti-virus program missed it. What’s the best way to recover? • Recovering from a serious problem, or – what to do if your PC won’t boot up? • Data recovery – restore deleted files, when they not backed up, and not in the recycle bin. • Password recovery. We’re told to make passwords hard to crack, but that also makes them easy to forget! Learn excellent password recovery methods for all Windows versions. • Product key recovery. About the Speaker Harry Elder’s technical career started as a full time radio announcer in Kingston and Poughkeepsie in 1972 for five years, where he also obtained a First Class FCC Radio-Telephone license. He was also a two-way radio technician. He joined IBM in 1977 as a main frame technician, and then became a Systems Programmer in 1980, where he spent the majority of his thirty year career. Harry remains passionate about technology and started a solo consulting practice in 2007, TEK Pro Data. He is also an active member of the Mid Hudson Computer User Group, where he has given many presentations, and is editor of their newsletter, microCHIP. He also teaches a popular PC repair course at Ulster County Community College. When: 7:30 pm, Monday, Nov 18, 2013 Where: Presentation Room (2d floor, Rm 2023) Hancock Center, Marist College Directions: Building 15 on the map at www.marist.edu/welcome/map.html Parking: You can park on the east side of Route 9, across from the former Main Entrance, or at the black dot, Number 27, on the map at www.marist.edu/welcome/map.html Cost: Free and open to the public Dinner: 6 pm, Palace Diner, 845.473.1576 Map and menu: www.thepalacediner.com All are welcome to join us for dinner. We thank Marist College for hosting the chapter's meetings. Refreshments are served after the meeting. For further information, email collier@acm.org or call 845.522.1971. P - L - E - A - S - E P - O - S - T

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