Monthly Archives: February 2016

Fake Flash Player Update Infects Macs with Scareware


Fake Flash Player Update Infects Macs with Scareware

I strongly recommend that you AVOID doing any updates to Flash Player, UNLESS…  you do it this way:

Pull down the Apple menu at the upper left corner of your screen

Go to System Preferences

Choose Flash Player

Click on Updates

Click on Check Now.

You can trust these steps.  Don’t do it any other way!


On Feb 6, 2016, at 9:25 AM, David wrote:
Thank you, Tony. is there any way to know if we had unknowingly installed the fake one — other than receiving the threats (which I haven’t seen)?
It’s not so much “fake”, as much as “accompanied” by nasty things that were added on.  If you DON’T get web-pages that you never wanted, or ads everywhere, you’re fine.

Printer Advice

Bob wrote:

You have helped me with my Macs some time ago and, at that time, you had suggested I get a new printer. Just as background, I have a black & white laser printer now. I got the laser printer because I had constant trouble with the ink cartridges drying up on my inkjet especially when I was out of town for a week or so. I was so frustrated that I got the laser. Well, I am now in the market for a new printer and I want wireless and color. My family members have inkjet printers and say that they never dry up so maybe the technology has improved over the last 5 years or so.
So if you would be so kind, I would like your opinion/advice on inkjet vs. laser and what brand/type of printer I should get. I would truly appreciate whatever you could tell me.

I RARELY ever print. My own printer gets used maybe once a month, and we have never had a single drying-out issue.

I suggest walking into your local Costco, and buying the HP OfficeJet Pro 8625.


I also suggest buying spare HP 950 and 951 inkjet cartridges while you are there. You will find that the cost per page is much less than a laser printer, with nice, big ink-cartridges.

I have recommended that same printer (and its predecessor) hundreds of times (always with great results), and bought one myself. I consider it to be the perfect printer.

It’s ridiculously easy to set up, with a built-In animated video guide as you progress with the setup.

It prints flawlessly from your iPad and iPhone, without any special software or extra steps.

It’s a safe bet!