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Post-attack updates for Windows XP

Q: With the recent ransomware attacks, I was wondering if Microsoft will once again have security updates for Windows XP. There are millions of people who are still using XP, and it is one way hackers can use to infect newer computers, especially if XP is no longer secure.

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Image searching on the go

Q: On a computer, you can use Google’s reverse image search feature in several ways, like dragging and dropping an image file in the search box or right-clicking on an image file on a webpage. But how can you do reverse searches for pictures using a mobile device?

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Driver messages that drive you crazy

Q: I keep getting a window popping up on my laptop, which is running Windows 10. It says I have outdated drivers, with an offer to update them for a price. How can I find out if I really do have outdated drivers? How do I know if the window is a legitimate offer or a scam?

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Replacing a photo in your Facebook post

Q: After I crop and touch up a picture from my phone camera, I sometimes post the wrong one to Facebook because it’s hard to tell which version is which from the little preview images. Normally, I just delete the post with the wrong photo and upload the right one, but sometimes I don’t notice right away and people have already commented. Is there a way to replace the old picture with the new one without losing the comments?

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How to dodge scareware alerts

Q: I sometimes get obviously fake virus alerts invading my desktop browser, but the only option to make the box go away is to click the OK button — which I am afraid to do. Where do these things come from, and is there an easier way to get out of this besides shutting down the whole computer?

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Colorado wants this man back

Whatcom County Prosecutor David S. McCahran reads the probable cause to hold Mark Redwine in jail during his first appearance in Whatcom Superior Court in Bellingham Tuesday, July 24, 2017. Redwine is wanted in Colorado in connection with the murder of his son 13-year-old son Dylan.
Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com
Colorado wants this man back 3:38

Colorado wants this man back

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Check out what was sculpted in the sand at Birch Bay

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Rock climbing competitors reach new heights at 2017 Senior Games

Drum and pipe band leads procession to Lynden Fire Chief Robert Spinner's memorial service 1:55

Drum and pipe band leads procession to Lynden Fire Chief Robert Spinner's memorial service