Wednesday, February 21, 2018
News Roundup

Solutions: To forward emails on Outlook, use Reply menu

My husband and I have spent countless frustrating hours trying to find out how to forward emails we receive from others, without success, since Microsoft forced our email account to Outlook.com. Can you help, please?

I agree, the Outlook.com interface can be un-intuitive at times. Since ''Forwarding'' is a type of ''Reply,'' they decided to make that option available under the Reply menu button. The Reply button only appears once you click to select or open an existing email. Click the little ''down arrow'' chevron to list the other Reply options including ''Forward.''

I attempted to download MalWareBytes Anti-Malware but received popup windows security warnings that say the following: File Download- Security Warning ... Do you want to run or save this file? ... Name: 9mfmj751f.exe Type: Application From: downloads.malwarebytes.org. Not knowing what to do I clicked on RUN. This caused another popup security window to appear with the following: AOL Browser-Secuity Warning … The publisher could not be verified, are you sure you want to run this file … . I need your help.

This is a standard warning that you are about to run an executable program that is originating from outside your PC. It is to be taken very seriously. If you are receiving this message when trying to download Malwarebytes Antimalware from tinyurl.com/2fwj868, it is to be expected. This link generates a random executable name in order to fool any resident viruses that may be monitoring for an antivirus, which it could then disable. That is why in this particular case the operating system warns of ''Publisher cannot be verified.'' In this case, it's okay to proceed.

Recently I discovered that my laptop, which runs Vista with Explorer 9, lost the printer. I have had problems with the laptop closing Windows, but then it recovers after several attempts to restart. I have AVG for security and run Malwarebytes, which comes up clean. When I type "services.msc," it shows that the print spooler has failed with error 2. It would appear a virus had something to do with this or it disappeared when I ran a virus scan perhaps. When I attempt to print something it asks me to add a printer and says the print spooler service is not running. The printer is still on the computer (Lexmark Pro 700 series.) It is my understanding the spooler is like the link between what you want to print and the printer.

A print spooler Error 2 is "the system cannot find the file specified", which in this case could be c:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe. Check to see if this file is on your system. If not you may try finding this file on another Windows Vista system and copying it to your PC (it is less than 1 MB). This is a system file, so it is not easy to delete. How did it disappear? There is no sure way to tell at this point, but your laptop having ''issues closing'' is a concern. Something is wrong and there may be other issues or corruption. If you continue to have these issues, my recommendation would be to back up all your personal data and restore your laptop to the factory settings.

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New Port Richey working deal to restore, reopen historic Hacienda Hotel

New Port Richey working deal to restore, reopen historic Hacienda Hotel

NEW PORT RICHEY — The city hopes to strike a deal with the renovator and operator of another historic Florida hotel to restore New Port Richey’s historic Hacienda Hotel to its former glory.City leaders on Tuesday directed staff to enter into negotiat...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
Parents of Seminole Heights killings suspect processed at jail for house arrest

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Updated: 16 minutes ago
School shooter may get inheritance — and be ordered to spend it on legal bills

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Updated: 17 minutes ago

New Port Richey moves toward ban of clothing donation bins

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Updated: 27 minutes ago
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In defense of mayonnaise

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Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: The Rays fire sale is on

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The fire sale is on for the Rays, as they trade Steven Souza, Jr., to Arizona to trim more payroll for this season.In his lastest podcast, Rick Stroud says he feels bad for Rays fans, as many of their favorite players have left the team, including Ev...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pasco County schools, dealing with threats, warn students of consequences

Pasco County schools, dealing with threats, warn students of consequences

DADE CITY — A Pasco High School student was taken into custody Tuesday amid accusations of threatening violence against the school. The campus was not at risk, school district officials said. But they made clear they take each threat seriously, and t...
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From the archives: Billy Graham found his calling as a Bible college student in Tampa

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Largo police investigating fatal hit-and-run crash on East Bay Drive

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