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Dealing with Digital Disease

by b.ngatai In reply to The Rightinfo

<strong><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:180%;">Dealing with Digital Disease</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:85%;"></span><br/><strong><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:85%;">By Cody Moya</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:85%;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:85%;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">A virus is a program that replicates itself. It cannot exist on its own </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">so it attaches to another program, usually an executable one. A worm is </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">like a virus?it also replicates itself. However, it can stand on its </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">own and does not need another program to run. It usually infects your </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">computer?s networking features, which includes its internet connection. </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">Spyware and adware go hand-in-hand. Spyware is a kind of program which </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">gathers information, specifically browsing habits. It tracks down what </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">kind of sites you visit, and the adware will generate ads that fit with </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">your interest which the spyware based on information it gathered in the </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">first place. </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">Malware is malicious software. It?s any program that is useless, or </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">worse, destructive. A Trojan a program pretending to be good but once it?s </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">deep in your system it proves to be quite the opposite.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">In spite of all their differences, they have one thing in common: they </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">are out to give you headaches by rendering your computer unusable.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">To protect your computer as much as possible from being infected, here </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">are four dangerous activities that you should avoid, or at least </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">minimize:</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">? Opening email attachments</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">Do not open any email attachments if they aren?t scanned by antivirus </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">software. Worms can spread through email, so even a friend can </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">unwittingly send you one by way of an attachment. </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">? Internet File-sharing</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">In file-sharing via the internet, your computer is exposed and open to </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">others it is communicating with. If other computers? files can be </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">transferred to yours, the same thing can be said about a virus, if the </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">others are infected. </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">? Downloading free software of questionable origins</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">Free software is free for a reason. If you bothered to read the End </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">User License Agreement (EULA) of a software you are installing?which you </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">probably didn?t?you most likely will come upon a short and tiny clause </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">saying that if you agree to the terms, you are allowing advertisements </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">to pop up on your screen, or other software to be installed in your </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">system. So be careful with what you download. Read product reviews and find </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">out if other people got headaches from using it.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">? Visiting ad-heavy sites</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">If you visit a site and you?re immediately bombarded with pop-up ads, </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">leave immediately. You might click on an ad that activates an automatic </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">download of malicious software to your computer.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">Here is a list of activities which you should be doing instead:</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">? Invest in good antivirus software. Going online without the </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">protection of antivirus software is like going out naked in the snow. That?s </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">just how vulnerable an unprotected computer is.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">? Most antivirus software packages include an internet security program </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">(also known as firewall). A firewall acts as a barricade between you </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">and unwanted content from the internet. When buying antivirus software, </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">it?s better to shell out for the internet security as well.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">? Once antivirus software is installed in your computer, keep it </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">updated always so it can recognize and remove newly released viruses.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">? Whatever browser you are using, check that its security settings are </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">all in default unless you really know what you are doing.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">? Periodically delete files that you no longer use.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">? Download spyware- and adware-removal tools and run them at least once </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">a week. Be warned that many of these removal programs are a scam, so </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">make sure that what you download is reliable. You can easily search for </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">product reviews to check if the program is legitimate or otherwise.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">? Back up all your important files all the time.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">? If possible, have two computers at home. One will be used to connect </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">to the internet, and the other should not be connected at all. The </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">second computer will act as storage of all your important files so that </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">even if the first one crashes, your life won?t be in ruins.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">Don?t be dependent on removal tools and antivirus software packages, </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">though. A bit of prevention is always worth a megabyte of cure.</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;"></span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">********************************************************************************************</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">ABOUT THE AUTHOR:</span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">Cody Moya writes about  Business and Marketing in his </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">weekly Business and Marketing Tips Ezine. You can sign </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">up for his free Ezine and get additional information </span><br/><span style="font-family:Arial;">at his website: </span><a href="http://bmtezine.com/">http://bmtezine.com</a><span style="font-family:Courier New;"></span><br/><br/>********************************************************************************************<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://ourbiz.blogspot.com/2006/04/dealing-with-digital-disease.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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NEWS FLASH

by b.ngatai In reply to The Rightinfo

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Recipe for Life

by b.ngatai In reply to The Rightinfo

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<br />(image placeholder)<span style="font-size:130%;">I love the taste of T-bone steak,Delicious every bite,But there's nothing like the Word of God,For my spiritual appetite.The Word of God has milk and meat,And even ice cream and cake.Take a slice of the Bread of Life,And coffee to keep us awake.Open your Bible and turn to Psalms,For David's famous buffet.You can drink all the wine of the word you want,And still feel fine the next day.There's enough of the Word for everyone,And no one has to cheat.The Word of God is a smorgasbord,So take all you are able to eat.Let's have a little longsuffering,Job gives the recipe.Patience is the main ingredient,Self denial is the fee.Wrap that up in temperance,It may not make much sense,Cover that with contentment,Then add some joy for strength.Let's have love for dessert,Jesus made this dish,Cream of joy and peace together,Sift out all selfishness.?</span>
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<span style="font-size:130%;">Add some deeds of righteousness,Enough to make it sweet.Humility is the frosting,That makes the dish complete.Or are you on a diet,Cause the race seems hard to run.For a weight losing menu,try Hebrews 12 and 1.Are you suffering from malnutrition,And don't know what to do?Your spiritual growth seems hindered,Try 1 Peter 2 and 2.If when every time you battle,the enemy always wins,Try some Holy Ghost Protein,And spiritual vitamins.God's Word can feed millions,And still have plenty left.Because the Word of God is Soul Food,Sent from the World's Greatest CHEF.</span>
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