Bad news just in time for the holidays

Kathleen Atkins

If you use PayPal, check out the Security & Scams forum for Lounge member Banyarola’s new posting about a pretty persuasive PayPal phishing scam.

You’re likely to find plenty else to worry about in that forum. But given the millions of dollars holiday shoppers are spending online right about now, we suggest starting with the latest threat to your PayPal account.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Help with upgrading from Office 2000 to Office 2013
Word Processing Modify hyperlinks in multiple Microsoft Word files
Spreadsheets Parsing trendline equation
Databases Doubt about query
Presentation Apps Unable to open *.pps files in Outlook
Visual Basic for Apps Where to put quotes in Shell command?
Microsoft Outlook Reading pane word-wrap problem
Non-Outlook E-mail Lotus Notes (NSF) to Outlook (PST)
Other MS Apps SkyDrive update adds “selective sync” and “share from Explorer”
General Windows Want to dual-boot W7 Pro x64 and XP on new prospective build
Windows 8 Windows 8 — the new Marmite
Windows 7 “Problem ejecting USB mass storage device” (or so says Win7)
  Files lost — then found!
  Cleaning OS from old C: drive that now serves only data
Windows Vista Odd shutdown hang-up
Windows XP New Win 95 through XP computers?
Windows Servers Remote Desktop Protocol port forwarding
Internet Explorer IE 10 not remembering passwords
Third-Party Browsers Download folder won’t find containing folder
Networking “Network path not found” error
Social Media The always up-to-date Facebook privacy guide
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Fake PayPal site
Reminding you to make backup images
Hardware Suffering from spontaneous reboots

starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.