Saturday, April 21, 2018
News Roundup

Solutions: Setting Outlook Express as default with Windows 7?

How can I make my Outlook Express mail from Bright House Road Runner my default email?

Outlook Express is not supposed to be compatible with Windows 7. I have read about PCs with Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate versions (not Windows 7 Home version) installing/running Outlook Express using the "XP Mode" feature. But you seem to already have it running, so from the Outlook Express menu bar click Tools, Options, General and then click "Make Default" under Default Messaging Programs. If this doesn't work, you can try the Control Panel \ Programs\Default Programs method, but I wouldn't expect it to find Outlook Express offered as one of the default email options.

A company contacted me about my computer broadcasting duplicate CSLID errors. I made the mistake of allowing them access. They downloaded an IObit program Advanced WindowsCare Personal. Unfortunately I lost the My Documents folder. Microsoft tech support could not retrieve it. They assured me that anything "that company" did was removed, and I was clear of viruses and malware. But "the company" has been calling me repeatedly saying they are from "Windows support" and that my computer is broadcasting errors. My question is should I download a "registry cleaner"? I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes per your recommendation and they are up to date and running fine.

A CSLID is a unique number that identifies a program. I can assure you that your computer is not broadcasting anything.

Duplicate CLSIDs registered to two programs could cause one to be incorrectly identified as malware/spyware by some detectors, but if you're not having any issues and you're getting clean scans, leave it alone. Duplicate CLSIDs is something reputable registry "cleaners" may clean up, but again if you're not having problems, don't go looking for any.

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Baseball: Bulls edge Knights to even series

Baseball: Bulls edge Knights to even series

After a two-hour weather delay Saturday evening at USF, the remote local threat of lightning finally dissipated.The postseason intensity never did.For the second consecutive night, the UCF-USF baseball series delivered, this time with the Bulls (25-1...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Perspective: The Heartland to Headwaters Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition finds frustration and fear seeking a safe a path for wildlife across Interstate 4

Perspective: The Heartland to Headwaters Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition finds frustration and fear seeking a safe a path for wildlife across Interstate 4

The original Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition in 2012 was inspired by the how the Florida black bear roamed ó and the space it needed to do so successfully. In 2010, expedition team member Joe Guthrie conducted research through the University of ...
Published: 04/22/18
Athleticsí Sean Manaea no-hits Red Sox

Athleticsí Sean Manaea no-hits Red Sox

OAKLAND, Calif. – Sean Manaea watched as Marcus Semien fired a ball from short to second baseman Jed Lowrie, turned around, and jumped into the arms of catcher Jonathan Lucroy. History was made at the Coliseum.Manaea no-hit the Red Sox on ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Maple Leafs force Game 6 with Bruins

Maple Leafs force Game 6 with Bruins

BOSTON — Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk scored 1:19 apart in the second period, and then the Maple Leafs killed off a 5-on-3 and three more power plays in a row to beat the Bruins 4-3 in Game 5 on Saturday night and avoid playoff eliminatio...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Marc Topkinís takeaways from Raysí 10-1 Saturday win over Twins

Marc Topkinís takeaways from Raysí 10-1 Saturday win over Twins

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Updated: 3 hours ago
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Updated: 3 hours ago
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Updated: 3 hours ago
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TAMPA — It was a couple of days after the Lightning beat the Bruins at home late in the regular season when associate coach Rick Bowness talked about how the defensive effort used in that shutout victory was the one the Lightning would need in ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays will go forth with four starters

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ST. PETERSBURG — Three weeks was enough for the Rays to officially ditch their three-man rotation plan.Starting Sunday, they will go forth with Yonny Chirinos as their fourth starter.Which is a five-star idea.The flaws in the three-man plan ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rookie? Lightning D Mikhail Sergachevís playing like a seasoned pro

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TAMPA — Pardon Mikhail Sergachev if he isn't so good at one of hockey's greatest traditions. After all, growing a Stanley Cup playoff beard isn't easy when you're still just a teenager.As he stood in the Lightning locker room Saturday evening w...
Updated: 4 hours ago