July 17, 2011

Today’s meeting of the GTPCC was held in the Community Room of Howell Furniture, 6095 Folsom in Beaumont, Texas

Attendance: 15 members and 8 guests.

0 New Members and 1 Renewal


1:30 p.m.:  Our President opened meeting with Questions & Answers.  Topics discussed:

            File folder settings on Windows 7

            Microsoft Security Essentials

            Avast  and AVG, and  Immunet (free) & Panda (must purchase)

            GTPCC.org Bulletin Board

Note:  Easeus ToDo backup utilities free until Sept. 1


2:30 p.m.:  Main presentation by guest speaker Don Schoening on Additional Computer Security

            Calling ID – tells you if web site verified or not

            Mailwasher – spam filter for e-mails

free for one e-mail address, one-time buy for additional addresses

bounce-back feature for un-wanted e-mails

            Sandbox – can download and view suspicious programs before installing on computer

doesn’t enter registry since it is virtual

free and easy to delete or install downloaded programs

            Secunia & File Hippo – update software programs safely

More malware and cookies sneaked into software updates now

Note:  Update your router


3:30 p.m.:  Announcements were made by our President

 Next month:  Mobil Me by Jennifer Benton of Computer Dimensions on saving data online.  September:  Presentation on QuickBooks.


Our treasurer held drawing for door prizes. Winner's were:

John Ruisch won Brother Laminator, Magnet Maker donated by GTPCC.

Angela Walker. won Paper Creations donated by Barns & Noble.

Dorothy Evans won 25' FineLine Modular Line Cord for Modular Phones.

Stuart Griggs won  Water Power Calculator donated by GTPCC.

Joe Mikesic won CD/DVD Carrying Case  donated by GTPCC.


Meeting was adjourned 3:45 p.m.



Submitted by,

Gwen Jones

GTPCC Secretary