An FYI if you use the free AVG antivirus software: a recent update of AVG’s antivirus software caused some user’s Internet connections to be blocked. AVG’s support page indicates that after upgrading to AVG version 8.0.196, your network link may fail.
If rebooting your PC doesn’t fix the problem, follow the instructions on AVG’s support page to download the fixfiles.zip file to your computer. Double-click the .zip file to open it, and then double-click fixfiles.exe in the resulting folder to run the utility.
If the problem remains, the company recommends that you run a repair installation of your AVG app. If reinstalling your antivirus software doesn’t get you back online, AVG advises that you contact the company’s support desk for further instructions.
PC Notebook Computer Batteries Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazard – Lithium-Ion Batteries used in Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell Notebook Computers. To find out if your laptop battery is one that is being recalled, see the list here: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09035.html
From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
WASHINGTON, D. C. – Change your clocks. Replace your smoke alarm batteries. Both are important this weekend as Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 2.
While changing your clock can keep you on time for work on Monday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advises consumers that putting fresh batteries in your smoke alarms can save your life. In recent years, an estimated annual average of 378,700 fires, 2,740 deaths, 13,090 injuries and $5.6 billion in property losses associated with residential fires have been reported by fire departments.
“Smoke alarms save lives. That’s a fact,” said CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord. “Working smoke alarms buy you valuable time to get out of your home when there’s a fire.”
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