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antivirus is deadAnti-virus software is dead.

An article in the Wall Street Journal of May 5, 2014 summarized what I have been talking about these last few years. 25 years ago, Symantec was one of the first IT security companies to develop commercial antivirus software to protect computers from hackers. Now the company says that's no longer working. Antivirus "is dead," says Brian Dye, Symantec's senior vice president for information security. "We don't think of antivirus as a moneymaker in any way." Mr. Dye estimates antivirus now catches just 45% of cyberattacks.

 
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Deleting your computers cookies & browser history is a great way to protect your online privacy. This only takes a few seconds, and can be done whenever you feel it is necessary. Here is how to complete the process in two of the most popular web browsers:

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Speed Up Your Computerkaspersky spy virus

Have you ever wondered why your computer slows down over time? Well there are a lot of reasons for that, sometimes it is spyware and viruses that pile up on your computer over time, other times it can be left over program files in your registry. The point is most peoples computers don't run like they used to and most of us are unsure how to fix things.

There are a lot of different programs out there, some cost as much as $100 while others are free. The problem comes in when people are unsure what program to use, installing and uninstalling various programs can be bad enough but installing and uninstalling programs that mess with your registry!

 

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webhosting setupLesson 1 Setting Up Web Hosting

The first step to setting up any website is to set up web hosting.Basically put websites are a collection of files people can view, these are the web pages.Those files have to be stored somewhere on a computer that is not only setup to display them on the web but is online 100% of the time. (This is your webserver)There are many types of web servers to choose from we will break down the two main categories below.

 

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Change the Location of Your Windows Source Files

Change the location where Windows was "installed from". Can be used if you copy your install disk to the local hard drive or change drive letters of your CD drive.

Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

Value Name: SourcePath

Value Data: The drive or location your setup files are, for example, c:\i386 if you copy the i386 folder to your hard drive.

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Picking A Domain Name

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Adding an extra user profile in Windows XP is a good idea in homes where multiple people use the same computer. It helps you keep your files separate from those that belong to your family or roommates, preventing confusion and accidental deletion of important documents. Luckily, creating a new account couldn’t be simpler.

You will need to be logged into a profile that has administrative access on the computer.

Simply open the “Start” menu and select “Control Panel.” Now double click the “User Accounts” icon, followed by “Create a New Account.”

 

 

 

Enter the name of your new account in the textbox on the next screen and hit “Next.” You will be asked if you want this person to have administrative or limited settings. If you want the user to have full power to install programs, create new accounts, etc., select administrative access. If you want them to have less control, select limited access. Make your selection and click “Create Account” to finish.

You can also set a password for this person by going to the “User Accounts” screen, clicking on the profile and selecting “Create a Password.” Setting up passwords will ensure that the computer’s users don’t have access to each others accounts

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windows xp logoIf you’ve been having trouble keeping your e-mails organized in Microsoft Outlook, you may want to try creating rules for your incoming messages. Rules can automatically direct e-mails to specific folders based on a number of criteria

The first thing you want to do is create several folders to sort your e-mails into. Right click on your inbox icon and select “New Folder.” Give it a name such as “work,” “family,” “friends,” etc. Create as many of these folders as you feel are necessary.

Next, find an e-mail from a source that you always want directed to one of these folders. Right click on an message from that source and select “Create a rule.” In the next window, put a check mark in the box that shows whom the message is from and click “Next.”

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Everyday more and more computers are becoming infected with Spyware and Adware (advertising tracking). No matter where you go on the web, someone is trying to sneak something on your computer. From honest web sites placing simple logon cookies, to paid advertising tracking your movements on the web, to malicious software that is designed to record your keystrokes and discover your passwords, Spyware and Adware have together become the web's number one problem.  

Many of these programs are down right dangerous and seriously threaten your online privacy and identity. But even the simple and supposedly benign Adware programs can cause you serious problems.  

 

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