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July 2014 Issue 386

MEETING STARTS - 09:30 - JULY 12th
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, ST. AUGUSTINE, ROOM 110
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UPCOMING MEETING

EXTENDED ROUND-TABLE

Unlike years past we are depending on crowd sourced topics and presenters for main meeting program presentations. As of this time there are no main presentation topics in the queue and no presenters in the queue.

So we will be having just an extended round-table of free form topics.

IMPORTANT REMINDER

As the club becomes smaller, it becomes more important than ever to respond to meeting invitations distributed from my Google Calendar. If I do not receive enough YES responses indicating member intentions to participate in a meeting, the meeting will be cancelled!


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS


LAST MONTH'S MEETING

Attendance:
11 people in all attended the meeting on Saturday, June 14th. Two of the 11 attendees were virtual attendees via Google+ Hangout video chat.

Main Meeting Q&A:
We began last month's meeting with our normal round of questions and announcements. Among the questions and announcements:

John D -

Tom J -

Bill B -

Peter W -

Ted K -

Don W -

Layton F -

John M -

Rich T -

Ed C -

Main Meeting Program:
There was no main meeting program agenda.


RELATED SIDEBAR

This section contains web links & other info related to the club email or some of the subjects we discussed during our round table discussions and main presentation.

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ABOUT SVCHOST.EXE PROCESSES
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-svchostexe-and-why-is-it-running/

Topics covered by the above link:

Preview

According to Microsoft: “svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries”.

Those services are organized into logical groups, and then a single svchost.exe instance is created for each group. For instance, one svchost.exe instance runs the 3 services related to the firewall. Another svchost.exe instance might run all the services related to the user interface, and so on.

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ABOUT CRYPTOLOCKER
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptolocker-ransomware-information

The above link explores the following topics.

Table of Contents

Current reputable anti-virus programs offer protection from currently known forms of the CryptoLocker trojan, but may not protect you from future variants.


SOFTWARE WORTH A LOOK

PARAGON EXTFS
https://www.paragon-software.com/home/extfs-windows/
(FREE; Windows)

Paragon ExtFS for Windows

Paragon ExtFS for Windows is a special utility which allows you to get full access to Ext2 / Ext3 / Ext4 in Windows. With Paragon Ext for Windows, you can work with a Linux native file system using Windows. Just plug in your hard disk with Ext2/3/4 partitions to your PC and you can instantly modify files on Linux partition.

Paragon ExtFS interface

Key Features & Benefits

Key Scenarios

Import/Export files and folders from/to Ext partitions. For example, if the hard drive is taken from NAS storage and you need to open a Linux partition and copy from it or place a new file there, Paragon ExtFS for Windows eliminates the need to install the hard drive or configure it for network access. Simply connect a hard drive via the eSATA connector or USB-to-SATA adapter to the PC and access your files.

Open documents and multimedia directly from Ext2 / Ext3 / Ext4 partitions. If you want to watch movies or open large documents contained on a Linux partition, simply connect the drive directly to the PC to get instant access.


DIRECTIONS TO MEETING ROOM

Meetings are in the St. Augustine Center (SAC) at Villanova University. These monthly sessions normally meet in Room 110.

VU Map

Enter from the ITHAN AVENUE main gate, then proceed to the upper deck of the 2-level parking garage adjacent to the St. Augustine Center on the Ithan Avenue side of the building. (Click for link to Google Map)

NOTE: additional map & direction links on our website home page - http://mlcug.org/

MLCUG Meetings Schedule Steering Committee Meetings
July 12 TBA
August 9 TBA
September 13 TBA

CLUB STAFF

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MLCUG STEERING COMMITTEE:

President John Deker 610-828-7897
V.President John Murphy 610-935-4398
Treasurer / Sec John Deker 610-828-7897
Webmaster Peter_Whinnery 610-284-5234
At Large Layton Fireng 610-688-2080
At Large Tom Johnson 610-896-2434
At Large Wendy Emery 215-765-3328
At Large Nelson_Schrock 610-834-0117
Audio Scribe John Murphy 610-935-4398