ANTI-SPAM, SCAM and SPAM, What do they have in common?

Written by Mike Smith

You would be shocked. I am angry and hopefully you will be too after you read this. Anti-spam program = Scam and Spam to your Address Book.

I won't pull bones here. Lies, misrepresentation, invasion of your privacy, e-mail abuse and more. That is what they claimrepparttar SPAMMERS are doing to you. They promise to stop it. Eliminate unwanted e-mail SPAM. Yup that's what it said.

First let me apologize for any of you that got this e-mail from me. I did NOT send it and did NOT authorize it.

=================== This courtesy message is being sent to you as a contact in my address book.

It is to notify you that I have installed SPAM | BAR, an Anti Spam filter, on my incoming mail.

As long as you write to me using this particular address, your messages will come straight through to my mail in-box.

If, however, at any time you should write to me using a different e-mail address to this one,repparttar 132044 SPAM | BAR program will reply to you asking you to confirm you are a real person, and not a "Spammer".

For further information on SPAM | BAR or to obtain a courtesy copy please check out: ===================

On a recommendation of a friend, I agreed to look at this program for them. I looked at everything onrepparttar 132045 SpamBar site and e-mailed them with several questions as well as some concerns. They e-mailed back assuring me that I was wrong about their product and would be happy with it. I installed it and set it up on an account that is seldom used just in case (still not trustingrepparttar 132046 program) it did to me what another one did previously, deleted a lot of important mail.

After followingrepparttar 132047 instructions and being assured thatrepparttar 132048 program was not invasive it was time to check my e-mail. I started Outlook Express (I have 23 e-mail accounts) and went about some other things away fromrepparttar 132049 Puter while my e-mail downloaded (I normally do this because who wants to sit and watch your download screen).

When I came back torepparttar 132050 Puter it was trying to send out 758 messages. I caught it at 123 sent and stopped it. That was repparttar 132051 first part of this Anti-Spam nightmare. Again I am sorry some of you got this unauthorized message. The Damned thing had taken over Outlook Express like a VIRUS. It took over all of my accounts instead ofrepparttar 132052 one I indicated inrepparttar 132053 set-up, automatically Spawned a SPAM to my entire Address Book, blocked most of my incoming mail sending it to a folder somewhere on my hard drive, that I finally found, and was able to recover.

Setting Up Your AntiVirus Software

Written by Richard Lowe

There is far more to antivirus software than just openingrepparttar box, insertingrepparttar 132041 CD and installing software. To be properly protected you may actually want to do a little more than that.

You see, a good antivirus program does a lot more than you might think. In this article we will be discussing features of Norton Antivirus 2002, one ofrepparttar 132042 best and most full featured programs available. Similar functions exist inrepparttar 132043 other major scanners.

The first thing you must do in this day and age is purchase and install antivirus software. If you don't have this installed you are literally living on borrowed time.

Some ofrepparttar 132044 common features are described below.

Auto Protect

Perhapsrepparttar 132045 most important feature of all is auto protect. This feature allowsrepparttar 132046 antivirus system to perform it's tasks without manual intervention. This is critical as then you can relax and do what you need to do, without constantly worrying about checking for viruses. Keep this turned on without fail.

Checking for email viruses

This is one ofrepparttar 132047 most critical features of a modern antivirus program isrepparttar 132048 ability to scan email messages as they arrive or are sent. Scanning of this nature is relatively new and long overdue.


It's very important to remember thatrepparttar 132049 most destructive viruses arriveas attachments in email messages. I know, I know, you would never, ever open anything that even remotely looked like a virus, would you? But how would you know? Do you want to takerepparttar 132050 chance on destroying your system?

Scanning disks for viruses

Most virus scanners will occasionally scan your disks for anything that looks like a virus. In Norton Antivirus, you can schedule this scan for as often as you like - in fact, many people turn it off entirely. After all, whilerepparttar 132051 scan is running your system will be slower than normal. It can be quite annoying.

Turning offrepparttar 132052 automatic disks scans is, however, a big mistake. These check your disks for any viruses which may have gotten throughrepparttar 132053 front line defenses. How does this happen? You could copy a virus to your hard drive from a CD ROM, a floppy or perhaps acrossrepparttar 132054 network. It will be just sitting there, waiting to explode in your face. Scanningrepparttar 132055 disks finds these little time bombs and eliminates them.

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