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Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2010’

Choosing The Right Anti – Virus Software

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Any and all computers should have an anti-virus program of some description. There are so many programs on the market that it can be difficult to choose, but! without any anti-virus software installed; you stand a greater risk of loosing the data and even your identity.

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How To Fix An Overheating Computer

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Computer overheating is mainly due to three causes. The airflow inside the case may be insufficient and cause heat to build locally. Certain components may overwork and generate more heat than usual

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Repair Internet Connections

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The Internet has become an integral part of our lives today. It aggravates you when you have an Internet connection problem. When it comes to Internet repair, this can be one of the most challenging problems to solve.

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Computer Viruses – What Are They?

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One the most common questions I get from friends and customers is, “What is a Computer Virus?” The short answer is, “A computer virus is a small program that is designed to interfere with the operation of your computer. The more difficult question is, “Why?” That unfortunately is a much more difficult question to answer. Why does anyone do malicious things? Some reasons include:

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What Is A Computer Virus?

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Computer viruses are unwanted computer programs that can invade your hard drive and cause many different types of damage. Usually viruses are created when someone writes a computer program and embeds harmful software within that program. As soon as other people begin downloading that infected program onto their computers, the virus finds it’s way in and negatively alters information stored in the computers.

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Spyware Explained

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“Spyware” is no longer simply a nuisance to enterprises. It is estimated that 90% of desktop PCs are infected with some form of “Spyware” (Source : US National Cyber Security Alliance). According to Gartner between 20 and 40% of enterprise help desk calls are now related to unwanted “Spyware” programs. The different types of “Spyware” present different risks to enterprises. Cookies raise privacy concerns but are relatively low risk. This article looks at the different types and discusses the measure enterprises can put in place to protect themselves.

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