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Dreams

Helping People Go Viral

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Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that it started during the day and my former male classmate DH needed my help with something so I went to or I was already in a fictional house or building to help him.

My former classmate DH had a computer and a USB flash drive that he seemed to need help with, and so I remember installing Zemana AntiMalware Free and having him scan the USB flash drive and / or computer with it and it found some malware on the flash drive so I told him to scan all of this devices and partitions with Zemana AntiMalware Free and remove the malware first before continuing.

I also told him that he should start scanning files for malware with Zemana AntiMalware Free and / or another antimalware product (like Malwarebytes Free, Windows Defender, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, HitmanPro, et cetera) before using them and scanning devices for malware before copying files from them.

He said okay but he said it like he did not really care and like he would only do it this time and that he was only worried about something involving the flash drive and the computer, and I remember being a little disappointed in him for having malware on a flash drive because he was not even bothering to scan it for malware even though he knows better than that and has at least two or three antimalware products installed.

He seemed to be trying to access something on the computer like he was maybe trying to copy data from it to the flash drive and / or maybe the other way around, I noticed that the computer was running very slow, and then I realized that he must have gotten his almost dead hard drive to finally boot up and that this was probably it and so he was probably trying to save as much data from it as he could before it dies.

I asked him about this and he said that I was correct, he could handle things from here so I reminded him about what I said and I wished him luck, and I said goodbye and I left.

At some point after leaving I noticed people gathered outside in maybe a field or park or somewhere, and so I walked over to see what was going on.

I saw a woman with medium-to-dark color skin giving an emotional speech about various issues (like racism, ethnocentrism, poverty, et cetera), and I started video recording her speech with my mobile phone I assume.

I liked a lot of the things that she said and I felt that this video could go viral, and so I talked with her about this after she finished her speech and I invited her to join me in trying to make the video go viral and bring publicity to those issues et cetera.

The woman accepted my offer and the next thing that I remember is my aunt DE and my uncle EE taking us to a shopping center-like place to a business where you can buy things to help you go viral, I remember spending over $200 on things to help with this, but I can not remember what those things were other than one of the things being fragrances (maybe essential oils) that I assume we were going to add to some cards / letters / envelopes that I assume that we were going to send to various people (media, celebrities, politicians, et cetera) to help promote the video et cetera and I assume that the scents were to help trigger certain emotions and to help them remember it et cetera.

There was a time jump to the future and our plan worked and the video went viral and we were making a lot of money, and the woman and those issues gained a lot of publicity so she was making money and spreading her message and being invited for interviews et cetera.

I started to use some of the money that I made and was still making (the woman still had me helping her with staying viral and gaining publicity et cetera) to help other people like family members, like my aunt DE and my uncle EE, and so I would do various things for family members like buy my aunt DE and my uncle EE tickets to Dallas Cowboys American football games because they are fans of that team and sending them rides to take them there et cetera.

What I did for people with my money varied depending on the person or family member, and maybe some people started wanting me to help them become viral and to gain publicity so maybe it became a side business of mine.

Late one afternoon I was standing outside about to get into a new automobile that I had bought at some point to replace my almost 20-year-old automobile in a slightly fictional version of the city of D near maybe N Street, I was about to call my aunt DE and my uncle EE to see if they wanted tickets to the Dallas Cowboys game and a ride there and back (I would pay someone to drive them), but then I decided to call my uncle CE first to see if he wanted to go too.

My uncle CE answered the phone and I briefly talked with him and I asked him and he said that he wanted to go, and so I told him that their tickets were already paid for and that I would send someone to pick them up and take them back and he thanked me and I told him to have fun and then I said goodbye so that I could call my aunt DE and my uncle EE next.

I was glad that I remembered my uncle CE and that I was making enough money now to help family members and others, I stopped to appreciate how fortunate I was now, and I remember smiling and thinking about things but I woke up.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream is that I probably helped either another person go viral and gain publicity and / or I was still helping the woman from the first dream, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 3

All that I can remember of this dream is that I helped a man go viral and gain publicity, but then I started suspecting that the man and his wife or girlfriend were betraying me so I was going to confront them about it.

It seemed that they were in the process of trying to escape after betraying me, hoping to leave with all the money or whatever before I find out, but it seemed that during their escape attempt they got attacked by some mafia-like men who probably were working for a loan shark and / or mafia.

Maybe they owed them some money and wanted to avoid paying them, but I have no idea.

I think that I possibly called the man and maybe I heard and somehow saw them (in my mind) getting attacked, and the phone call ended so I was not sure if they were killed or not.

But I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

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Miscellaneous

Zemana AntiMalware (Free)

What is it?

The free version of the cloud based second opinion anti-malware scanner program Zemana AntiMalware (this is a direct link to download the free version because the main page links to the trial version instead of the free version, and the link to the free version used to be hidden at the bottom of that page).

Zemana Anti Malware 3 Review

What is it about?

This is how Wikipedia describes this program:

In 2015, Zemana presented an anti-malware security solution for Microsoft Windows [15][16] named Zemana AntiMalware.

It is a second opinion malware scanner designed to scan and clean a PC from malware.

It protects users from known and yet-to-be-born threats such as viruses, trojans, rootkits, computer worms, spyware, ransomware.[17][18]

Zemana AntiMalware is very efficient in adware removal especially for many hard to remove adware infections.[19]

It is a cloud based anti-malware software with its own signature database.

Zemana AntiMalware is highly optimized and lightweight with virus definitions stored in the cloud not cluttering up PCs’ drive.[20]

Because it scans the files in the cloud, the detection time for new virus outbreaks is reduced.

In July 2016, MRG Effitas, a UK-based independent IT security research company, conducted a comparative analysis of Zemana AntiMalware and other prevalent generic ransomware tools.

The tested version of Zemana AntiMalware was 2.21.2.139.

Besides the default settings used, Pandora Cloud-Sandbox Technology was turned on.

They tested ransomware protection tools against eleven different ransomware, which have been prevalent in-the wild over the past 3–4 years.

Based on this report, Zemana AntiMalware proved to be the best ransomware protection among the tested products during the test.[21]

Zemana AntiMalware is available in two versions, where one is for free use with limited security features[22] and the other version is available in a form of a 14-day free trial of the commercialized version including all security features: real-time protection, bootkit and rootkit removal, ransomware protection, malware removal, browser cleaning, zero-day malware protection, malware scanning and automatic updating.[23]

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Miscellaneous

Privacy

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The Daily Post had a Daily Prompt today called Privacy, and this is what it said:

DAILY PROMPT

Privacy

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

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Here are the steps to get started.

And this is my response:

Privacy

I would like to mostly focus on computer and online privacy with today’s prompt, and I will start with some simple online/computer privacy and security tips by Microsoft called Protect Your Privacy On The Internet:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/online-privacy/prevent.aspx

I recommend following those tips from Microsoft in the link above, keeping your software/apps updated (up-to-date), using an ad blocker/general purpose blocker browser extension like UBlock Origin (uBlock Origin), using a free version of an on-demand backup anti-malware scanner like Zemana AntiMalware Free as another layer of protection to manually scan files/drives/devices before you use or open them and scan your computer/devices at least once a week, and use skepticism and common sense to help you protect your privacy and yourself and your computer/devices et cetera.

The end,

-John Jr