All About Computer Viruses

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All About Computer Viruses
by Kara Glover

Your computer is as slow as molasses. Your mouse freezes every 15 minutes, and that Microsoft Word program just won?t seem to open.

You might have a virus Continue reading

Are They Watching You Online?

When surfing the Internet you probably take your anonymity
for granted, most of us do.

Tapping phones, listening to confidential conversations,
reading others’ e-mail messages seems like something that
only happens in spy movies to “other” people.

However, you probably don’t realize just how much
information about yourself has the potential to get
transmitted across the Internet every time you go online.

Every computer connected to the Internet has “ports” that
allow it to connect. A “port” doesn’t mean you have a
physical hole or opening in your computer’s case or
hardware, but it does mean you have openings through which
information passes back and forth between your computer and
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Are You A Spam Zombie?

Over the past few years you’ve all become familiar with the terms spam, spam filter, whitelists, blacklists and a whole myriad of other terminology associated with the problem of spam. You now have to add a new and extremely worrying phrase to that list – spam zombie.

With the net closing in around them spammers are looking for new and more inventive ways to send out their junk email. Spam filters and challenge response systems are becoming progressively more intelligent and blocking more spam each day. What was a spammer to do? The spammers took the next step – infiltrating your PC and using it as a spamming tool Continue reading

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Backup — But Where To?

We all know we have to backup regularly, but those backups files can get huge. Add that to your existing your files and your notebook computer hard drive seems to have shrunk overnight. No matter what size hard drive you have on your notebook computer, space is a premium. Besides, it’s not exactly a good idea to store your backups on the same hard drive since you can’t retrieve it — rather defeats the purpose of backing up don’t you think? So what do you do, what are your options?

Backup to an external hard drive. This is probably the quickest, most cost effective option. You can often get a removable drive on sale or with rebate for a low price too Continue reading

Barebones Systems: Alternatives to Buying Discount Computers

Buying discount computers is something easy to do nowadays that computer prices have dropped. Despite the low prices, you may still find it difficult to settle on a single computer. Computers are built with so many varying features that finding exactly the right one for you may be difficult. Building your own system from a barebones system is an option to buying discount computers that will enable you to get what you want exactly and still enables you to save money.

Don’t think you can build a computer system? It?s true that building a computer system takes some time and a bit of knowledge about how computers work Continue reading