An Easy way to Deal with Email Viruses and Worms

Written by Heather Dickson

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A new box will pop up that says, "search text" atrepparttar top. Enter one ofrepparttar 107779 phrases you want to filter out and click "add". You may enter as many phrases as you'd like, clicking "add" after each one. When you're finished, click "Ok". You'll be taken back torepparttar 107780 previous box. Click "next" atrepparttar 107781 bottom.

At this point, you have two choices. You can either specify that these emails go into your

delete file to be reviewed later, or you can specify that they be permanently deleted from Outlook so that you never see them. At this point, either click inrepparttar 107782 box next to "delete it", which simply moves it automatically torepparttar 107783 delete folder, or click "permanently delete", which means that you will never seerepparttar 107784 email at all and won't be able to get it back.

Click "next" again and you're now atrepparttar 107785 exceptions box. I can see no reason to userepparttar 107786 exceptions when dealing withrepparttar 107787 Sobig viruses and others like it. There might be a temptation to make an exception for people who are in your address book or close friends. But remember, a virus will take over someone else's address book and send you emails withoutrepparttar 107788 person ever knowing. Anyone in your address book could send you an infected email without knowing it. I recommend that you hit “next” without selecting any exceptions at this point.

Inrepparttar 107789 next box,repparttar 107790 program would like to knowrepparttar 107791 name ofrepparttar 107792 rule you've just created. You might want to call it "viruses #1" or something similar. Click finish after naming your rule. At this point you have another choice: you can applyrepparttar 107793 rule you just created torepparttar 107794 mail already in your inbox, or you can choose to have it apply only torepparttar 107795 incoming mail from now on. Choose either "run now" or "ok".

You're finished. That wasn't SO hard, was it? You might even want to set up some more rules to help you organize your inbox or to filter out spam or unwanted email.

------------------- Some more information about attachments and viruses/worms: Email viruses and worms almost always are transmitted through attachments. Remember afterrepparttar 107796 Anthrax scare inrepparttar 107797 US a couple of years ago when everyone was very picky about what mail they accepted and opened? Anything that looked suspicious or didn't have a return address wasn't opened. Think about attachments inrepparttar 107798 same way. If you get email from someone you don't know, don't openrepparttar 107799 attachment! Ifrepparttar 107800 email doesn't say anything personal to you or use your real name, don't openrepparttar 107801 attachment. You can always send an email back to that person asking them about who they are or whatrepparttar 107802 attachment is for if you're in doubt.

What you need to know aboutrepparttar 107803 difference between spam and viruses: Recently online I've seen a couple of people referring torepparttar 107804 emails they get from viruses as spam. If you want to impress your friends and coworkers with your technological savvy, you need to know that spam is unwanted and unsolicited email you get for a commercial purpose. The intention ofrepparttar 107805 email is commercial. Someone wants you to buy something, be a part of their program or visit their website. Email you get because of viruses is technically not spam. Although it is unwanted, its intention is not to advertise or market anything, it’s simply a nuisance created by someone with too much time on his or her hands! Also keep in mind that viruses commonly get into people's address books and send out automatic emails to everyone onrepparttar 107806 list. Your friends and relatives are not sending you infected email on purpose.

Heather Dickson is a Virtual Assistant and owner of, and is a member of the International Virtual Assistants Association who specializes in administrative support including writing, editing, proofreading, customer service, and data base creation.

5 Ways to Speed Up Your PC

Written by Jim Edwards

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Click Start, point to All Programs (or Programs), Accessories, System Tools, and click Disk Defragmentor. Chooserepparttar disk you want to defragment and expect to letrepparttar 107778 program run for several hours.

~ Uninstall Unused Software ~

We all maintain software on our systems we rarely, if ever, use.

That software can steal system resources. Click Start, Control Panel, and "Add Remove Programs" to pull up a screen that allows you to remove old programs you don't use anymore.

Simply select and uninstall all programs you know for sure you don't need or want.

~ Buy More RAM ~

Increasing your RAM, a computer's memory, can dramatically increase speed when running certain operations or programs.

RAM costs so little now that you should installrepparttar 107779 maximum amount of memory your system can handle.

~ "Stop Them At Startup" ~

This operation requires a bit more technical savvy thanrepparttar 107780 other four, so proceed with caution.

Many programs load intorepparttar 107781 system tray inrepparttar 107782 lower right of your computer's desktop and consume system resources even if you never use them.

Click Start, Run, type in msconfig, and press Enter. Clickrepparttar 107783 "Startup" tab to see a list of programs that automatically start with Windows.

Clearrepparttar 107784 check box next to programs you know you don't want to load at startup.

But don't clear any checkbox unless you are 100% certain of a program's purpose.

Once you finish, click OK and it will prompt you to restart Windows.

Jim Edwards is a syndicated newspaper columnist and the co-author of an amazing new ebook that will teach you how to use free articles to quickly drive thousands of targeted visitors to your website or affiliate links...Need MORE TRAFFIC to your website or affiliate links?

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