DigameXtra No. 1138 Tuesday, Dec. 4th 2018

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Royal British Legion – Los Romanes Branch:

 

Cómpeta Christmas Market: Plaza Almijara, Saturday 8th December, 10-14.30,
Come and visit Santa at the Action for Animals stall!
Tel: 660586040
Email; nina AT actionforanimals DOT org

 

Jukebox Bandits: Will be playing live at Viveros Florena Winter Fair on Wednesday 5 Dec. The Market is open from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Jukebox Bandits will play from 12.00pm – 3.00pm.
Mitch, mitchbanjo AT hotmail DOT com

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Every Saturday Morning – Dog Agility Training Group:
We are a long established Dog Agility Training Group who meet every Saturday morning at 10.30am to enjoy some canine fun whilst keeping ourselves fit, whilst training and practicing with our dogs.
We are situated close to Puente Don Manuel. (Not far from Arkwright’s English Shop)
Click Link here for Google Maps Map Link https://goo.gl/maps/BU5Hf6hZuUp or search for ‘ Dog Academy Agility, Malaga’ in Google maps on your smart phone or tab.
We are a small and friendly group and most dogs adore Agility, our Saturday Morning Sessions commence at 10.30am until approximately 12.30pm, after which we usually socialize with our dogs in a pleasant café / bar in Peunte Don Manuel over a coffee etc, (at your own discretion of course.)
Each session is 10€ per dog and lasts approx. 2 hours or so., or arrive later and leave earlier if that suits you better.
Why don’t you join in with us for some good old ‘Fun in the Sun’ with your best friend, we’d love to see you both.
NB. All dogs must be adult dogs, puppies and very young dogs cannot participate until they are adult.
Beginners welcome, all the best journeys start with a first step.
For any further information, please feel free to contact us at any time. Numbers etc listed below.
Telf 622 257 817 and Whatsapp
wendy AT dogagility DOT es
Puente Don Manuel Area (5 Minutes from Arkwright’s English Shop)

 

Wanted: Wood pellets for pellet stove. Is there anyone who can supply and deliver small quantities (i.e. 4-6 bags) of wood pellets to Torrox pueblo? Christine.
Email: chris.fitzwa AT gmail DOT com

Items For Sale / WantedLost & Found

For Sale: front build-in wardrobe massive 100 euros near Cómpeta Otto 00491737329317 call or what app
Email: otto_schmid2001 AT yahoo DOT de

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Karcher Wet & Dry Vacuum cleaner. Can be used in or out doors. Good Condition, Hardly Used. 30 Euros.
-Ladder shelf and Ladder Stand off. The Stand-off allows ladder to stand away from the wall. Price for the two: 10 Euros.
-One White Board and One Cork Board. Hardly used, in good condition. Price 10 euros for the two.
Contact: John, Tel.: 617 11 11 15
email: toroxman AT hotmail DOT com

 

For Sale, 2 items: Two hand-painted mannequins, one male, one female. Unique one-offs. Unobtainable elsewhere. 95 euros each or 180 the pair.
Frigiliana area. Joe, Tel. 620 000 211.
Email: joeboyle07 AT aol DOT com

 

For Sale: iPhone 5s 16GB. Complete with screen cover and protector, earphones and lightning to USB cable. 2 phones at euro 80 each. Will sell separately. Mobile 618826062 Ted. Caleta de Velez. Email tedyliz AT hotmail DOT com

For Sale: BH SB1.2 Static Exercise Bike (Spin Bike). Only used once as was bought for a spare but never used. Bought direct from BH for 550€ but selling for only 350€ for quick sale. Gym quality with full display, 18kg fly weight and can take riders up to 100kg. See picture for more details. Can deliver within a reasonable distance. Karen from Competa.
Contact: 616 341 709; karenparnell01 AT hotmail DOT com

 

For Sale: Ikea Ektorp chair with removable cover, 35 euro, Frigiliana, Tel Chris 657411398 or
e-mail: gladstone.chris AT gmail DOT com (no spaces).
Different colour cover can be purchased from ikea.

 

APA Opening on fiesta days: APA Charity Shop for Dogs Calle Chaparil/ 5 Nerja We will be open this week on both fiesta days on 6 th and 8th. Still have lots of pretty Christmas items for sale and our “ Jackie” Christmas cushions and forever bags are selling really well Also lots of snuggly jackets and jumpers for men and women We ve also just had a WII donated so if you want to get in shape for Christmas there’s still time !!! See you there !! Sue/ Torrox/ gipsyrosesemail AT aol DOT com

Wanted, Small Car: Is anyone in Digame land thinking of selling their car? I’ve had to scrap my faithful little car and am looking for a small used, reliable car in good condition. Tish Davies
Email: atincompeta AT gmail DOT com or Whatsapp 722 356 343. Competa campo

Lost & Found

Lost Ring: Lost on Saturday the 24th of November, possibly at the Cafe opposite the bus terminal at Torrox Costa. It was made from both my mother’s and grandmother’s wedding rings. It was actually three rings attached at the back with a strip of gold. Great sentimental value. I would happily and handsomely reward it’s return. Please phone David on 625210990. Algarrobo
Email: holisticclinic AT gmail DOT com

Recommendations

Next Spanish National Holidays:
Thursday, 6th Dec., Constitution Day.
Saturday, 8th Dec., Immaculate Conception Day

Malaga Airport to Nerja 6 Dec: Wanted please, Lift from Malaga Airport, Easyjet arriving from Basel Thur 6 Dec1510 hrs. One person, cabin luggage, share hire cost, meet-up at my risk.
Thanks, Tony Pulle
sjc2714 AT gmail DOT com
m) es 657 302 740 (printed as received. -Ed.)

DoctorLaptop’s Tips #71, 03 Dec., 2018
On-Line Annoyances and Anti-virus Fake Warnings – How to Minimize Them
The Problems:
Fake messages from your anti-virus program warning you of non-existent threats, or asking you to purchase a product you already use. Avast has become such a nuisance I refuse to use it any more. Chrome popups begging you to try their browser and set Google as your homepage, when both are already the case. First page Google search results that are a decade old, clear evidence of rigged search results that are supposed to be ranked by recent popularity. Rogue popups on websites demanding you update Flash or Java, then install malware instead. Websites and videos blocked because they are “unavailable in your area”. This is the short-list, but dealing with these will make your online experience way better.
Solutions:
**First lets deal with your anti-virus. Most slow your computer considerably and popup all sorts of rubbish, even in the paid versions. They install all types of extra cleaners and tuneup tools you’ll never use, that slow your comp. The good news for Windows 10 users is that the new Windows Defender Anti-virus, included in all Windows 10 Systems, is now fully improved and capable of providing you as good protection as the other free or paid options like AVG/Avast/McAfee/etc. Windows Defender won’t slow your comp down, and will auto-scan when it senses you are not using the computer for other things. So go ahead and uninstall your old anti-virus and Defender will automatically take over those duties. I still recommend you do a monthly Full Scan with Malwarebytes AntiVirus. If you tend to visit dodgy websites like betting or streaming video, then I would also install Cybereason RamsomFree Protection. Be aware that to uninstall your current antivirus is a 2 step process. First you uninstall it like any other program. Second, you visit the website of the old antivirus, find and download their “Uninstall” or “Clear” tool (links provided below article), and run that following the prompts, to delete all the rubbish left behind when it was uninstalled.
For Windows 7 and 8 users I have a different strategy. I uninstall the old antivirus as above, then install the newly updated FREE antivirus called Immunet, by Cisco. No popups or ads. After installing it, open it, in the Computer column go to Scan Settings and create 2 scheduled scans, a weekly Flash Scan, and a monthly Full Scan. Close that window. Next, in the Product column click Settings, check that ” Clam AV Detection Engines” are both turned on. Then click Close button, done. Immunet uses very little memory resources so after a few restarts your comp will run quicker. A monthly full scan with Malwarebytes or Trend Micro Housecall On-Line Scanner is still recommended.
**Chrome browser and Google Search have both become so infused with data collectors, ads, rigged results, popups and all the other nonsense I just avoid them as much as possible. For a web browser I actually use two. Firefox is my primary browser, with uBlock Origin (ad blocker) and Ghostery (anti-tracker) and Windscribe Free VPN add-ons installed. However some sites just look better in Chrome, so my backup browser is Epic Browser, it’s a version of Chrome with all the surveillance crap removed, and it has a basic free VPN and ad-blocker built in. For a search engine I use two, www.duckduckgo.com and www.startpage.com, both designed for security. Startpage uses Google search as it’s source, and does not track you, unfortunately it supplies the same rigged results. Duckduckgo search results are more fairly ranked.
**To remove the geo-location (not available in your area) blocks on websites, including many US newspaper and magazine websites, set your VPN to the target country and reload the page. I suggest you use a VPN all the time unless you are on a very slow internet connection, under 10Mb/s. Don’t use a VPN on sites that rely on knowing your true location, such as on-line stores. Sorry, most free VPNs won’t get you UK IPTV, but they will protect you from snoops, trackers and open many blocked websites. A good VPN option is the very fast Windscribe VPN. The free version has a generous 10Gb monthly limit but still won’t get you UK IPTV. The Premium (Pro) version has a huge selection of servers to choose from and will meet all your advanced VPN needs the free version can’t. Get Windscribe VPN, free or Pro, here, which will also boost my Windscribe data limit (Thanks!). Click this link, https://secure.link/E5g9oIqW then click on ” continue to website”.
**Remember to use CCleaner every 2 weeks, both the Cleaner and Registry functions. All the presets are correct, don’t change them, just run it as it comes.
If your new adblocker is blocking web content you want to see, find it’s icon in the browser toolbar on the far right, click it, and then temporarily disable it; or choose to “Whitelist” the site if you will be returning frequently so the adblocker automatically ignores that chosen site.
**Links
Immunet: http://www.immunet.com/index
Epic Browser: https://www.epicbrowser.com/
Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/new/
Ghostery: https://www.ghostery.com/
uBlock Origin for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/
Malwarebytes: https://www.malwarebytes.com/
Cybereason RansomFree: https://ransomfree.cybereason.com/
Avast Clear: https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
AVG Removal Instructions: https://support.avg.com/answers?id=906b0000000DiVPAA0
Norton Removal Tool: https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/norton_removal_tool.html
McAfee Removal Tool (MCPR) : https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/mcafee_consumer_product_removal_tool.html
CCleaner: https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/ccleaner_standard.html
Trend Micro Housecall On-Line Scanner:  https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/forHome/products/housecall.html…..Happy Computing and Happy Holidays, Naythan, DoctorLaptop. Contact: https://doctorlaptop-repairs.webnode.com or email doctorlptop@protonmail.com . Available thru the holidays to setup all your new tech gifts!

Useful Links

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php

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