Sun City Computer Guy Masthead                  Sun City Computer Guy Logo

Newsstand logo

Jim's Newsstand

Top Requested Handouts
 - A Friendlier Windows 10
 - Slow Computer Tune-up
 - Fix Internet Problems
 - Where are my Favorites?
 - Honey, I Pulled The Plug
 - Windows Best Practices
 - How to Buy a New Computer

Free Anti-Virus programs
   Microsoft Security Essentials
    Not for Windows 8/10
   McAfee Security Suite for
    Cox customers

Malware Removal programs
  MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Free On-Line Virus Scanners
  ESET OnLine Safety Scanner
  CenturyLink On-Line Scanner

Updated Oct 2016

Welcome!  I'm Glad You're Here!


My new e-mail address is scalcomputerguy @

I'm Back!  New Longer Hours!   My free computer clinic continues every Thursday (except Oct 27th) from 8am-12 noon.

I am a volunteer providing free computer help to the residents of Sun City Aliante.  At my Free Computer Clinic, I can help with: 1) fixing your computer, 2) removing viruses and spyware, 3) instruction and tips for Windows and most programs, and 4) answering computer questions, or giving computer advice.  Bring your broken, virus ridden, computer and questions.  I will not only fix it, but teach you how to avoid problems!

Windows 10 Tips

FREE Windows 10 Class - Wednesday, Nov 16th, at 6:30pm

My next Windows 10 Class will be on Wednesday, November 16th, at 6:30 - 8:30pm in the Vista Room.  This will be a 2-hour class designed for the Windows 10 beginner with plenty of time for question.  The two-hour class is free!  There will be a $5 charge for the handouts you will receive in class.  Sign up at the Monitor's Desk no later than the day before.  CLICK HERE for my page with a lot more information and tips on Windows 10.

How to Fix the "Password Incorrect"
Message in Cox email

I have written a step-by-step instruction sheet on how to fix this error.
  CLICK HERE to download it.

In-Home Computer Help

Sorry, I don't visit homes for computer help.  CLICK HERE for a listing of computer professionals who do.  Please support any who advertise in our community magazine - The Breeze

Two Tips From the Sun City Computer Guy

No one from Microsoft will ever call you or pop up a screen on your computer telling you your computer has a problem and offering to help you fix it.  It is a scam.  Restart your computer or hang up immediately.  Don't tell them anything. 

Lately, our residents have been getting a lot of computer viruses through e-mails from: FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, OnTrak, Walmart, and many others about a failed attempted package delivery.  These e-mails are fake.  These package delivery services will never contact you by e-mail.  Delete these e-mails without opening them. 

I Can't Connect to the Internet

If you get a "Page Cannot Be Displayed" error message, try another web page.  If the other page works, the problem is with that previous web page only.  Try it again.  If you get the same error again, try my Fix Internet Problems worksheet to fix a slow, crashing, or intermittent internet.