Clean your PC and Protect your Privacy Written by Jason Frovich
We might not realise it, but everything we do on our computers create impressions and can be traced; even weeks, months and years afterwards. Documents we have read, letters we’ve written to friends and co-workers, pictures and film clips we’ve viewed, web sites we’ve visited etcetera.
If your computer is shared, sold, hacked or in any other way falls into hands of others your privacy may be at risk. Today our computers are filled with information that it’s absolutely imperative to keep private; including access codes, credit card details, business secrets, and financial reports.
One other side effect of keeping all these files on your computer is that they use up valuable hard drive space, thus preventing you from saving those files you actually wish to keep, like films and photos. Filling your computer to brim with unnecessary information will also eventually slow down systems’ overall performance.
The best way of securing your privacy and improve performance is by regularly cleaning your computer from all undesired and unnecessary files. Information is stored at several places all over computer, including cache memory, cookies, history, recent documents list, and more. To be sure that you find and clean all these spots, it’s advisable to take advantage of one of so called ‘cleaning programs’ available to aid you with this. A good cleaning program should however not only delete files in way you are able to do manually, but instead overwrite them with new information. Simply deleting files will not erase them from your hard disk; it only makes it a little trickier to retrieve them.
Halt spam before it reaches your inbox!Written by Jason Frovich
Every day - 365 days a year - more than 10 billion spam e-mails are sent out to e-mail users all over world. Despite new laws and verdicts trying to strike down on spammers, number of spam e-mails are expected to rise to 30 billion a day by end of 2005. Today spam constitutes 37% of all e-mail traffic in U.S.
Spam is not only annoying, it’s dangerous and it is causing financial losses for companies as well as individuals. For example, an estimated 10 billion euros are spent every year by companies in European Union to deal with spam. Spam is sent out by fraudulent companies and individuals and can often be infected with viruses, spy programs or other undesired software. Studies show that 95% of all computer viruses are sent through e-mail. Even virus free spam causes problems since it consumes users’ time as well as hard disc space. Spam is however not only shunned by users, Internet Service Providers abhor it as well since it chews up a lot of bandwidth and disc space, and non-stop sending of e-mails uses a lot of system resources and stresses e-mail servers. This leads to a less effective Internet and increased costs for everyone.
The best way to protect your self from spam and battle spammers is to use a Spam Blocker. The most basic forms of Spam Blockers are software programs periodically checking your e-mail for best known types of spam and remove them, or filter them into a special folder for you to remove. There are however much more sophisticated Anti Spam programs on market. The Webroot Spam Shredder is a Spam Filtering Software that lets you to remove spam e-mails from mail server without ever pulling them down into your inbox. This means heavily increased security for your computer and your network and is most efficient and effortless way of controlling your incoming e-mails. You will be given opportunity to accept or delete suspected e-mails while they are still on server. You can also choose to quarantine them for later review.