What is Spyware?

Written by John Mussi

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•Download free software only from sites you know and trust. It can be appealing to download free software like games, peer-to-peer file-sharing programs, customized toolbars, or other programs that may change or customizerepparttar functioning of your computer. Be aware, however, that some of these free software applications bundle other software, including Spyware.

•Don’t install any software without knowing exactly what it is. Takerepparttar 135453 time to readrepparttar 135454 end-user license agreement (EULA) before downloading any software. Ifrepparttar 135455 EULA is hard to find — or difficult to understand — think twice about installingrepparttar 135456 software.

•Minimize “drive-by” downloads. Make sure your browser security setting is high enough to detect unauthorized downloads, for example, at leastrepparttar 135457 “Medium” setting for Internet Explorer. Keep your browser updated.

•Don’t click on any links within pop-up windows. If you do, you may install Spyware on your computer. Instead, close pop-up windows by clicking onrepparttar 135458 “X” icon inrepparttar 135459 title bar.

•Don’t click on links in spam that claim to offer anti-spyware software. Some software offered in spam actually installs Spyware.

•Install a personal firewall to stop uninvited users from accessing your computer. A firewall blocks unauthorized access to your computer and will alert you if Spyware already on your computer is sending information out.

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5 Things You Need To Know Before Deciding On A Certification Training

Written by Michael Smoke

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Soft skills

Almost all ofrepparttar certification trainings focus onrepparttar 135343 acquisition of tech skills and knowledge. However. in order to build a career in IT, there are more things to be taken into consideration that technical skills and knowledge alone. You need soft skills to become more valuable. These skills include presentation, communications, marketing and project management, just to name a few. Tech skills and certification training decisions are important, but if can't market yourself, advancing in your career will be a very difficult task. Attitude is another important thing inrepparttar 135344 real world, because altitude will be determined by your attitude. Also develop your professional skills and always practice in an ethical manner.

I know thatrepparttar 135345 time and effort involved with training can be intimidating, but keep in mind that in this constantly changing world lead by information and communications technologies, investing in your education isrepparttar 135346 best investment you can ever make.

From networking to database administration to programming, http://www.ExamGuru.net offers a wide variety of IT training guides to help you achieve your certification and career goals.

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