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Spyware is a type of computer program that is
without the users knowlege or consent and then monitors what users do
with their computer and then sends that information over the Internet.
Spyware can collect many different types of information about a user.
Some of the least harmful programs can track what types of
websites a user
visits and send this information to an advertisement agency. Some of
the more dangerous versions of Spyware can try to
copy what a user types on the keyboard to aiming to catch and record
passwords or credit card numbers. Other versions of Spyware, sometimes
called "Adware" simply launch popup advertisements.
All Spyware is bad for your PC because, even the most harmless are
taking up resources of memory, computing power and Internet bandwidth
which may cause your PC to slow down. The worst are stealing
credit card details or your passwords for online accounts. If
your PC is connected to the Internet you need Spyware
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In the Windows operating system the registry is a
database which stores information, settings and options for all the
hardware, software and users. For example, whenever a user
changes the "wallpaper", runs an application or opens a file this is
recorded and stored in the Registry.
If the Registry becomes corrupt, contains errors
not updated properly when applications are installed and un-installed
the performance of the PC can be affected. In some cases the
may crash frequently or in extreme cases may not start up at all.
Without proper maintenace the Registry can become
a "time-bomb" waiting to cause problems to your PC.
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A computer virus is the term
describe any type of malicious software which alters the way a
computer operates without the knowledge or permission of the user.
Many automatically copy or send themselves to other computers
using any one of a variety of methods such as e-mail or a security flaw
in a PC network. A computer virus may have a number of
purposes or "payload". For example, some use your PC to send
"Spam" others may destroy all your digital pictures.
E-mail has become one of the most common methods
spread a computer virus and in 1999 the "Melissa" virus caused large
companies like Microsoft to shut down their e-mail systems until a fix
could be found. In 2004 the fastest ever spread of an e-mail
borne virus "Mydoom" infected 250,000 computers in one day.
Having an anti-virus program on your PC really is
absolute essential - but make sure you are using one that is updated
frequently and is easy to use. PC
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What is the most valuable part of your PC?
The correct answer is your data. That is, your photos, music
files, documents etc. These things are irreplacable.
Everything else can be replaced with new purchases but those
precious photos of the holiday in Disney World or the video of the kids
in their school play.
You do backup your PC don't you? I certainly hope so!
If you don't backup your PC it' sonly a matter of time before you wish
you did. Not if, but when your hard disk becomes so corrupted
that you can't start up Windows anymore or get access to your files
it'll be too late to think of backing up your data.
Mozy offer an online backup service which means your files are copied
across the Internet to their secure servers. The advantage of
this is that you don;t have to worry about where you put your latest
backup nor have the hassle of keeping a copy of your backup "off site"
in case everything gets stolen or destroyed. The service
free but it's not expensive. It's usually about $5 a month
is peanuts for the peace of mind it can give you knowing that all your
data is safe.