Sunday, February 25, 2018
News Roundup

Solutions: Adjusting websites' type size is an easy fix

I am not sure when this started but the font size on all websites is so small that the text can hardly be read. Is this a Windows 7 issue or Google? In searching Google, it appears to be a common complaint, but with no solution. Any way to help?

This is an easy one to solve with one the following methods: Just press and hold the ctrl key, then press the "+" (plus) key until you get the size you need. The "-" (minus) key makes it smaller, the zero key returns to the default. This can also be done by holding the ctrl key and rolling your mouse wheel up or down. Lastly, there should be a Zoom Level button on the bottom right of the Internet Explorer window where you can quickly zoom to different percentages or specify your own custom zoom level.

I created a boot CD for Windows Defender Offline and ran the program. It said I have the Worm WIN32/[email protected], When it tried to clean the PC, I received an error code 0X80501001, and it told me that it did not clean the worm. I downloaded Symantec's Netsky Fix Tool. Symantec reported that I don't have the Netsky worm.

This particular error indicates that a virus/malware was found within an archive/zip file, and it has no way of removing just the affected files from the archive. I don't know why it gives a puzzling error message. Perhaps it is being found in the System Restore area. Try deleting past systems restores (Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and open Disk Cleanup).

I believe the Symantec Fix Tool is accurate, but just to make sure, try running a scan with MalwareBytes AntiMalware from www.tinyurl.com/2fwj868. This is a direct link to the download and will initiate the download dialog.

Let me also take this opportunity to speak about Malwarebytes Chameleon. It should be included as part of the free download. Sometimes when you are already infected, the virus may prevent you from running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Chameleon gets around that by starting the executable under various names from a DOS windows to fool the resident virus.

I've read in your column that Outlook Express isn't compatible with Windows 7, yet I've been running the two together on my Dell Inspiron without any problems ever since Windows 7 came out. My computer seems to run just fine and I don't have any problems sending, receiving and attaching with my email. Is there something I'm missing where I'm hurting my system in some way or can I just continue to "go with the flow?"

Outlook Express has been incompatible with Windows versions starting with Vista. So unless you've upgraded from Windows XP, then Vista and then Windows 7, and you're running it in compatibility mode, it is a mystery. But my number one rule of computing is "if it's not broke, don't fix it". So whatever it is that you're running, I'm sure it's just fine with your PC.

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Police: Man, 60, arrested for fleeing from fatal Largo pedestrian crash

Police: Man, 60, arrested for fleeing from fatal Largo pedestrian crash

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Updated: 10 hours ago

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Updated: 10 hours ago

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Call her more than just a survivor

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Updated: 12 hours ago
Police: Male motorcyclist crashed, then the driver was run over by two cars

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Northeast High alumnus Jon Mott wins 3rd Gasparilla 15K crown

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