Internet & Security

Internet Explorer 8 -- Problems

ie7logo.jpgMicrosoft recently decided to push out Internet Explorer 8 as a high priority update. That means that if you have Windows Automatic Update turned on, as you should, Internet Explorer 8 will be a part of your Windows Update. Microsoft says that this was done in an effort "To help our customers become more secure and up-to-date", but it is causing much trouble for some computer users, including very slow surfing.

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Do You Have Conficker?

spywarebomb.jpgYou have probably heard a lot about the Conficker worm that has infected millions of computers. If you are worried that your computer may be infected or you would just like the assurance that it is not, check out this simple tool. In just a few seconds you can learn whether or not your computer is infected.

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Email STRIPPER


email.jpgIf you hate seeing those >>>>>>> in messy forwarded email, you will love this free program. It removes the ">" and other formatting characters and return the email to its original state - clean and easier to use.

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Firefox Free Web Browser


firefox.jpgSince I have featured other free web browsers recently in our free stuff area, I would be remiss to not mention my favorite, Firefox. Firefox is a browser that is more than usuable right out of the box, but it is also fully customizable.

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Keep Conficker Away - Scan USB Devices Automatically

The Conficker worm spread very quickly by using a new method. One of the ways that it spreads is through removable USB devices. So now, a removable memory stick or a portable hard drive or even a picture frame can infect your computer. However, there is an easy way to have your computer automatically scan these devices before they can damage your computer. Here's how.

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