Computer Hygiene - Take Out The Trash!

Written by Earl Gooch

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If you take nothing else away from this article, try to embracerepparttar following two thoughts:

- Not being aware of every program installed, and particularly which ones get invoked by default at startup time, could cause your system to become highly unstable, resulting in frequent crashes, loss of data, or possibly even irreparable hardware damage.

- Try at all costs to refrain from installing non-essential software.

While you may very well find an overabundance of non-essential software installed, even more important isrepparttar 146390 fact that there may NOT be antivirus, firewall, or other security/protection software running. Consider this point CRITICAL. The absence of such software or it being improperly configured can set you up for disaster! In an upcoming article we'll discussrepparttar 146391 various “sleuthing” techniques for determining just what software resides on your computer.

The object ofrepparttar 146392 second point above is to simply use good judgment in deciding which software goes and what stays on your computer. Sure, there's no harm in keeping reputable software around such as that favorite game or multimedia player, given that you know where it came from and you do at least use it occasionally.

OK, let's summarize our discussion. Start thinking now about your current software and which programs you consider as really important to you or your family. Remove everything else you can bear to part with. Furthermore, ofrepparttar 146393 types of software you feel you must keep, evaluate it's “utility”. Some programs you may have obtained and installed, and others were probably just pre-installed on your PC. You may want to consider upgrading existing packages, or particularly inrepparttar 146394 latter case, other similar software may exist which has a better feature set that can serve you better.

Now go ahead. Take outrepparttar 146395 trash!

Stay tuned forrepparttar 146396 next installment coming shortly.

Earl Gooch is an engineer who has been involved in the high tech industry for over 23 years, working in various capacities including design of both computer hardware and software, web development, system engineering, customer support, and marketing.

How To Stop Unwanted Email Spam

Written by Gary Gresham

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You can also create an account at a disposable or free email address service. You can then have those emails forwarded to your permanent email address. Ifrepparttar disposable address starts to receive spam, you can turn if off without affectingrepparttar 146346 permanent address. You should also create a unique email address because email spammers often use dictionary attacks to sort through possible name combinations at some Internet Service Providers. A common name, like johndoe or thesmiths may get more spam than a unique name like fx721OMe9. Check your email account to see if it provides a tool to filter out potential spam or a way to channel spam into a bulk email folder. When you're choosing an Internet Service Provider consider what email options they offer. If you want to end your headaches, you can stop unwanted email spam altogether. All it takes is installing an Internet spam filter. Most are reasonably priced between $25 and $40 depending on where you get it. Once you install an Internet spam filter you'll wonder why it took you so long because it takes all ofrepparttar 146347 frustration away from your email. A good Internet spam filter will completely eliminate spam email and that lets you take back control of your Internet message Inbox. You'll have to find something else to get annoyed about because a good Internet spam filter will block 100% of unwanted spam. Internet spam filters stop unwanted email forever, and after all, isn't thatrepparttar 146348 idea? Copyright © 2005 Spyware All Rights Reserved.

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