Dealing with Digital Disease

Written by Sean Felker

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So be careful with what you download. Read product reviews and find out if other people got headaches from using it.

• Visiting ad-heavy sites

If you visit a site and you’re immediately bombarded with pop-up ads, leave immediately. You might click on an ad that activates an automatic download of malicious software to your computer.

Here is a list of activities which you should be doing instead:

• Invest in good antivirus software. Going online withoutrepparttar protection of antivirus software is like going out naked inrepparttar 147846 snow. That’s just how vulnerable an unprotected computer is.

• Most antivirus software packages include an internet security program (also known as firewall). A firewall acts as a barricade between you and unwanted content fromrepparttar 147847 internet. When buying antivirus software, it’s better to shell out forrepparttar 147848 internet security as well.

• Once antivirus software is installed in your computer, keep it updated always so it can recognize and remove newly released viruses.

• Whatever browser you are using, check that its security settings are all in default unless you really know what you are doing.

• Periodically delete files that you no longer use.

• Download spyware- and adware-removal tools and run them at least once a week. Be warned that many of these removal programs are a scam, so make sure that what you download is reliable. You can easily search for product reviews to check ifrepparttar 147849 program is legitimate or otherwise.

• Back up all your important files allrepparttar 147850 time.

• If possible, have two computers at home. One will be used to connect torepparttar 147851 internet, andrepparttar 147852 other should not be connected at all.

The second computer will act as storage of all your important files so that even ifrepparttar 147853 first one crashes, your life won’t be in ruins.

Don’t be dependent on removal tools and antivirus software packages, though.

Sean Felker is the publisher of the very successful and popular Work at Home and Making Money on the Internet blog:

11 Ways to Promote Your Blog

Written by Chileshe Mwape

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9. Take advantage of blog software features that help to promote your Blog. For example, if you're using Blogger, you can do this by turning on: "Email This Post", "Post Pages" "Site feed" andrepparttar Blogger Navbar. These features will help attract new visitors to your blog.

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11. Write articles or free reports for other webmasters to publish and put your blog url inrepparttar 147663 byline. The ‘byline’ isrepparttar 147664 short paragraph that goes atrepparttar 147665 bottom of each article and describes whorepparttar 147666 author is and what they do. If you write good content, your articles will be published by other webmasters and many readers who like your article will go on to visit your blog.

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