Discover Hidden Profits in "Spare Change" Time

Written by Jim Edwards

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Fact: Takerepparttar spare change out of your pocket every night and put it in a child's piggy bank. Atrepparttar 147840 end of a year you will have at least a hundred dollars to spend as you wish.

Now take this same principle and discoverrepparttar 147841 huge payoff inrepparttar 147842 "spare change" time you've been wasting all these years.

How often do you sit in front of your computer and wait?

Everyone waits forrepparttar 147843 computer to reboot, restart, unlock, "scandisk", "defrag", finish printing, download a file fromrepparttar 147844 Internet or generally accomplish tasks that have you sitting twiddling your thumbs for at least 60 to 90 seconds or more.

The shocking truth is that those one, two and three minute nuggets of time containrepparttar 147845 seeds for accomplishing allrepparttar 147846 tasks you never seem to have enough minutes inrepparttar 147847 day to finish.

Computers represent a double-edged sword. Onrepparttar 147848 one hand, they are supposed to save us time by efficiently helping us with big tasks such as balancing our checkbooks, running our businesses, and doing our taxes.

In reality, it seemsrepparttar 147849 time computers save you gets sucked right back up in time-consuming tasks such as installing software, scanning for viruses and waiting forrepparttar 147850 computer to restart!

Think aboutrepparttar 147851 spare change inrepparttar 147852 piggy bank example. Now use that same principle to your advantage by developing an awareness of how you spend your "pocket change" time in front ofrepparttar 147853 computer every day.

Small bits of wasted time add up quickly overrepparttar 147854 course of a day, week, year - all of it in 2 to 3 minute increments. Fifteen wasted minutes a day equals well over 1 ½ productive weeks wasted per year!

Dealing with Digital Disease

Written by Sean Felker

A virus is a program that replicates itself. It cannot exist on its own so it attaches to another program, usually an executable one.

A worm is like a virus—it also replicates itself. However, it can stand on its own and does not need another program to run. It usually infects your computer’s networking features, which includes its internet connection.

Spyware and adware go hand-in-hand. Spyware is a kind of program which gathers information, specifically browsing habits.

It tracks down what kind of sites you visit, andrepparttar adware will generate ads that fit with your interest whichrepparttar 147839 spyware based on information it gathered inrepparttar 147840 first place.

Malware is malicious software. It’s any program that is useless, or worse, destructive. A Trojan a program pretending to be good but once it’s deep in your system it proves to be quiterepparttar 147841 opposite.

In spite of all their differences, they have one thing in common: they are out to give you headaches by rendering your computer unusable.

To protect your computer as much as possible from being infected, here are four dangerous activities that you should avoid, or at least minimize:

• Opening email attachments

Do not open any email attachments if they aren’t scanned by antivirus software. Worms can spread through email, so even a friend can unwittingly send you one by way of an attachment.

• Internet File-sharing

In file-sharing viarepparttar 147842 internet, your computer is exposed and open to others it is communicating with. If other computers’ files can be transferred to yours,repparttar 147843 same thing can be said about a virus, ifrepparttar 147844 others are infected.

• Downloading free software of questionable origins.

Free software is free for a reason. If you bothered to readrepparttar 147845 End User License Agreement (EULA) of a software you are installing—which you probably didn’t—you most likely will come upon a short and tiny clause saying that if you agree torepparttar 147846 terms, you are allowing advertisements to pop up on your screen, or other software to be installed in your system.

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