1. Sue
    July 30, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    Hello, just had to leave a comment on the article about keeping our information safe. You state “avoid clicking on links in an email”….and yet…..in your newsletter for July…..you have clickable links!! I just find that ironic….should we…or shouldn’t we click…..hmm….??
    I have an older Chromebook….Acer C720, but I do love it. When my Windows 7 desktop is done, I’ll definitely replace it with a new Chromebook!


    • Kain Young
      August 2, 2016 @ 6:59 am


      You make a good point. The trick is to link hover on the link in the email and look at the bottom of the browser window to see where the link actually goes. If the link is shortened, use a link unshortener to de-obfuscate it.


  2. charleslombard23@gmail.com
    January 19, 2017 @ 8:12 pm

    new to the chrome book world and i have to admit i dont like it at all. to much needed things are left out and i am old school i admit. you say i dont need any kind of protection but my daughter just downloaded something she went to “target” website and now this chromebook has the computererrorfound,xyz and is locking down her regular account. normally i would get malawarebyetes hitmanro or avg but its not letting me download anything because i dont need it! well obviously i do need it. so what advice can anyone give me to get the extra protection??


  3. Gillian Millard
    February 3, 2017 @ 9:39 am

    Hi i wish i had seen this video before yesterday, my chromebook was frozen after clicking on something that was supposed to be about microwaves on my fb page. I ended up taking it to local pc shop and they couldn’t do it either but did ring the number that was on there and they did want to be allowed to get into my chromebook obviously the shop said no way, the people were foreign speaking (not from UK) This morning i tried to get on again and it was there again but they must have given up as eventually it went and i was able to get on and straight away i cleared all browsing history. Glad about that as we were just about to go down to the police station with it and all details they gave the shop ie phone number website etc.


  4. Pssst3
    May 9, 2017 @ 12:05 am

    OK. What about Android running on a Chromebook? Apps like Polaris Office can write and read to local storage and Drive. While malware may not be viruses, what stops rogue Android apps from directly damaging data files?


    • Kain Young
      May 10, 2017 @ 6:01 am

      You make a great point – thanks for sharing!


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