Virus Protection and Hoax Recognition - Be Safe Not Sorry

Written by Joe Reinbold

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Some of them are simply jokes and others can cause some problems. Many just cause a tremendous amount of unnecessary traffic like one ofrepparttar ones involving Microsoft:

"If you receive an email titled "WIN A HOLIDAY" DO NOT open it. It will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward this letter to as many people as you can. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft;...."

Then there are ones likerepparttar 132070 "SULFNBK.EXE" hoax. This ones says if you do a search on your computer for this file, you have a serious virus infection and you should remove it immediately and forwardrepparttar 132071 message to as many people as you can. Well this file is a real Windows file that controls certain functions on your computer and you will find it inrepparttar 132072 Window's Command folder when you do a search. If you find it in different locations then you might have a virus since exe files are normallyrepparttar 132073 ones that get infected. Butrepparttar 132074 email hoax doesn't tell you that, it tells you that you should immediately remove it if found. And many people do remove it.

Before you pass on any email like this you should check to see if it is for real or not. There are a number of sites that you can check at:

Symantec Site Mining Co.( Virus and Hoax Guide Data Fellow's Virus Page Virus Hoaxes and Net Lore Rob Rosenberger's Site The Big List Stiller Research Alphabetic Hoax List Hoax Kill

What you should do when you have some time is go to these sites and take a look at some ofrepparttar 132075 most common ones so you are familiar with them when you get one.

In summary, make sure that you have a good anti-virus program to protect your system and be surerepparttar 132076 information you get in an email is valid before you do something to your computer or forwardrepparttar 132077 message to all of your friends.

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Product Review: Zone Alarm Pro

Written by Richard Lowe

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One ofrepparttar absolute coolest things about ZoneAlarm is that it also protects your system from email viruses. For example, today I received an email with an attachment. The attachment was a virus, and it was renamed by ZoneAlarm to make it obvious that it was a problem. My antivirus software would have caught it as well, but it was really nice that my firewall stoppedrepparttar 132068 virus even before that point.

So to sum it all up, yes, I would highly recommend this firewall. In fact, it is recommended over any other software firewall product.

Additional Information

Firewalls protect your system

You must protect your system with a personal firewall, especially if you are using DSL or cable modem.

Products - Sonic WALL You really want to protect your personal computer? The best possible firewall solution that I have found isrepparttar 132069 SonicWall.

Tanstaaf - Spyware Be careful installing ad supported products - you may find that you every move onrepparttar 132070 internet is being watched!

Richard Lowe Jr. is the webmaster of Internet Tips And Secrets at - Visit our website any time to read over 1,000 complete FREE articles about how to improve your internet profits, enjoyment and knowledge.

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