June 2022 Archives

Avira Icon Broken. 29 June 2022

People are reporting that the "Scan for Viruses" icon changes to a blank and they get an error message when they click on it.

Avira is rolling out a major update and it breaks my icon.

I cannot fix it.  Delete it if this has happened to you.

Open the Start Button.
In the Apps list:  Drop down the Avira Folder.
RIGHT Click on the Avira Red Umbrella Icon
Click on More   >
Click on 
Open file location

In the screen that opens:  Right Click on the Red Umbrella Avira Icon
In the Menu that opens:  click on Send to
In the 2nd menu that opens click on  Desktop (create shortcut)

Avira Inst. for Icon.jpg

Go back to the Desktop.
Drag the New Avira icon over to the empty spot where the old Icon was.

Download the new "Things you must do" document below and erase your old one.
The Avira instructions will tell you how to use the new Icon to run a Full Scan.

PC Bits Things you must do Windows June 2022.pdf

CCleaner Update 6.01 June 23rd, 2022

New CCleaner Update!  AGAIN.
Cleaner version 6.01 has appeared. 

You can force this to happen by clicking on the "Check for Updates" link on the bottom right corner of the main CCleaner screen.

DECLINE,  Turn Down,  say NO, 
"No Thanks",  "
Maybe later"  to any offers of AVAST or the CCleaner Browser,  CCleaner Pro Edition,  AVG, Free VPN or anything else!

It closes 6.00, downloads, installs, then opens the new 6.01  Very quick and easy.  

Dean Hancy
PC Bits

Windows Updates due Thursday June 16th

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June 14h is Windows Update Tuesday!   Thursday the 16th is the day to check Windows updates.

NOTE:  Microsoft is "aggressively pushing" Windows 11.  First they want to check your computer for compatibility.  MOST computers will not be compatible!

DO NOT install Windows 11.  Every new version of Windows has had major problems for no less than two years!  Customers continue to come in with bad problems with Windows 11.  Microsoft "encrypts" the hard drive without your knowledge or permission.  You will need a "key" to read your files if Windows locks up, but you don't know what it is!


NOTE 2:  Microsoft has been offering the Feature Version 21H2 for Windows 10 since November. You should see it offered in the Windows Update screen if you don't already have it.  Click the Download and install link and install it.

It may take a long time to install.  DO NOT turn it off because it is taking longer than you think it should!

Note: Microsoft is planning on removing Internet Explorer (the oldest browser) soon.  It will happen automatically.  You should stop using it if you still do!

Dean

PC Bits New Hours

I have been working 6-days a week for the last 16-years!  I am tired of this.

My New Hours are:

Sunday        Closed
Monday        Closed
Tuesday       8AM  -  6PM
Wednesday  8AM  -  6PM
Thursday      8AM  -  6PM
Friday           8AM  -  6PM
Saturday       8AM  -  4PM

Dean

The best way to contact me is email.   service@pcbitsweb.com

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