HELP DESK & NETWORK NEWS
From time to time we come across useful sites which help resolve those sticky computer problems. As we come accross these sites, we will post them here for your viewing. They will be posted here to help those who have experienced these nightmares.
Advanced Registry Optimizer 5, (ARO5)
Is your computer slower now than when you bought it? AROS provids a free trial version that will scan, identify and repair registry errors.
Symantic - Norton Anti-Virus:
INNOVATION. LEADERSHIP. CONFIDENCE. That's our promise to you. Whether it's protecting your infrastructure, information, or interactions Symantec has you covered.
McAfee Anti-Virus:
Concerned About Viruses . . . ?
If you receive e-mail from friends and family announcing a new and terrible virus, don't take their word for it. Don't just forward that message, check it out for yourself. Visit McAfee's "Anti-Virus Center" / Virus Library page and find out if the virus is real or not. They list all known and hoax virus's.
AVG Anti-malware:
Ideal intigrated protection for your home and small office. Get the beta version for trial period. Low overhead for your laptop or tower. Safely runs in the background. Very affordable.
MessageLabs:
Protect yourself from virus attacks "before" they reach your computer.
E-Mails Stick Around Forever:
Even after you've deleted them. E-mail messages can exist in several locations even after being deleted from the computers of the sender and recipient. The message can sit within the servers, backup files, and relay points within a computer system. The point: if you really don't want a message to have a life of its own, don't use e-mail to communicate it.
Anonymous E-Mail:
To change the name shown in your From: line, in MS Outlook Express go to the Tools menu, choose Account. Click on Mail tab, then double click the account you want to modify. In the User Information area change your name to something less identifying.
MYTH BUSTERS:
Purportal.com:
Finally, a site that sorts out the real threats from the hoaxes. Most complete site yet.
Truth or Fiction
TruthOrFiction.com...your Email Reality Check Check out rumors, inspirational stories, virus warnings, humorous tales, pleas for help, urban legends, prayer requests and calls to action to see if they are TRUTH! or FICTION!
Snoops
Another gread myth buster to dispel some of those fantastic tales circulating the e-mail network.
DriveSavers:
Restoring Data and Peace of Mind for customers since 1985.
Simple Protection Practices:
If you live in an area of frequent or unexpected electrical storms, it is a good practice to unplug your hardware, "including your telephone line to your modem" when you are not at your PC. Modems and PC cards are the most frequently damaged items during an electrical storm.
Carnegie Mellon -
CERT Coordination Center:
Frequently Asked Questions About Malicious Web Scripts Redirected by Web Sites.

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