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Community / Cats are not "Squares"...
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on Today at 05:00:40 PM »
...they just like that shape!

Even if it's only two dimensional!
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Community / Re: 2021 My Shetland Blog
« Last post by Frances144 on Today at 01:21:27 PM »
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Community / Remember that "Silver Lining" thing?
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on Today at 11:07:10 AM »
What are the best, happiest, healthiest, most exciting thing(s) about "The Pandemic"?

If you have some time, here is a 'silver lining' moment from Daniel Kraft, a doctor, astronaut.
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Community / Re: 2021 My Shetland Blog
« Last post by Frances144 on May 10, 2021, 11:50:08 AM »
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Tech / Re: Do not use AVG antivirus
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on May 10, 2021, 10:17:15 AM »
I rely on Apple's Security Updates(!) and a subscription to ClamXAV. Of course, the license info for the app (received in an email) is stored in 1Password. :thumbup: I can't trust Mail (or TM) to always have old messages... :doh:

ClamXAV, simple, runs daily, free trial, never had any problems. Next! :coolio:
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Tech / Do not use AVG antivirus
« Last post by jchuzi on May 10, 2021, 09:31:43 AM »
Several months ago, I read an article in Consumer Reports that touted AVG antivirus as the best antivirus app for Mac. Consequently, I downloaded and installed the free version. In retrospect, I should have suspected it when I experienced slowdowns in my computer, including apps that were slow to load and some wonky behavior. AVG kept nagging me about upgrading to the paid version (which I ignored) and gave frequent popup messages that tried to scare me by claiming that something was amiss (in truth, after the first attempt at using it to scan my drive, I hadn't opened it). Then, my wife complained that the computer was frozen. I had to do a forced shutdown and immediately went into Console to consult the crash log.

The crash log showed that AVG was the culprit. I uninstalled AVG by using its uninstall feature in its application menu and then searched for leftovers with Spotlight, Easy Find, and Find Any File. Interestingly, Spotlight found very little compared with the others, and I trashed all the detritus. Since then, my computer is back to normal, no issues, no freezes, and apps launch speedily.

Bottom line: AVG is a virus unto itself. I haven't experienced anything like this since Norton Antivirus caused kernel panics, back in the day. DO NOT USE THIS APP!
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Tech / Re: Finder Can't Quit: iOS Activity in Progress
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on May 09, 2021, 03:30:07 PM »
I've not checked the Console yet since the answers fit the problem so well. Plus, Apple made using Console much les user-friendly in Catalina macOS 10.15 and carried that forward to Big Sur macOS 11.

I've heard that warning before. :laughhard:
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Community / Re: iPhone 7 quit email
« Last post by jcarter on May 09, 2021, 12:54:13 PM »
I really need to do this!
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Tech / Re: Finder Can't Quit: iOS Activity in Progress
« Last post by jchuzi on May 09, 2021, 12:36:50 PM »
Can you access the crash log in Console? I did that last week when the whole Mac froze and it revealed that the culprit was AVG antivirus. I had noticed that apps were slow to open and wonky but didn't attribute it to AVG or anything else. I uninstalled AVG and now everything is back to normal.

Warning: AVG antivirus IS a virus.
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Community / Re: 2021 My Shetland Blog
« Last post by Frances144 on May 09, 2021, 11:19:03 AM »
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