How do I get rid of that darn spyware?Written by David D. Deprice
Ad-Aware and Spybot are probably two most well known antispyware solutions. However, they frequently fail to catch more crafty spyware. Here is a list of five solutions known to get rid of problem when all others fail.
1. Webroot Spy Sweeper http://www.deprice.com/webrootspysweeper.htm
PC Magazine's Best of Year 2004 for antispyware, Spy Sweeper now scans for spyware 30% faster. Spy Sweeper detects and successfully removes vicious programs like CoolWebSearch. For advanced protection, Active Shields defend your browser and operating system from attempted spyware installations. Enhanced Internet Explorer shields block changes to your browser settings. Several operating system shields reinforce its ability to catch spyware when it attempts to download, install or run on a user's PC.
2. Spyware Doctor http://www.deprice.com/spywaredoctor.htm
Spyware Doctor provides 3-way spyware protection through real-time threat blocking, scanning and immunization, anything less is like putting locks on front door of your house but letting intruders in through side or back door. This is one of many reasons why award-winning Spyware Doctor has been chosen by millions of users to protect their PCs against spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, spybots and tracking threats.
Bitdefender Standard is a powerful antivirus tool with features that best meet your security needs. Ease of use and automatic updating make BitDefender Standard an "install and forget" antivirus product. Suspicious/infected files can optionally be backed up into a safe quarantine area before being disinfected or deleted. The contents of quarantine can be sent to BitDefender Labs, for detailed analysis. Files that proved harmless can be easily moved out of quarantine, back to their original place.
Japanese Kanji Learning: Short-Cuts to Rapid Mastery (Part 2)Written by Stephen Munday
In Part 1, we looked at mnemonic methods devised by James Heisig and Kenneth Henshall to speed-up kanji acquisition. We saw how their techniques activate imagination by assigning different meanings individual elements of each kanji. But perhaps these methods do not work so well for you. If you are more of a visual learner, what are your options for rapid kanji assimilation?
Visual learners, you are so lucky! If your are a visual learner, you may well find kanji easier to learn than most other people do because of their pictorial nature. However, there is a way that even you can accelerate your existing kanji-learning advantage:
Michael Rowley's book Kanji Pict-O-Graphix presents reader with just over 1,000 kanji in a visually memorable form. Taking each character, he first breaks it down into constituent radicals. However, in contrast to Henshall’s academic approach (see Part 1), Rowley uses a visual cue for each element to produce beautifully-drawn illustrations that both carry meaning and hint at shape of kanji. He also provides a brief mnemonic phrase to provide additional reinforcement, although this is not core of this method. It is clear, high-impact illustrations that give his approach its effectiveness.
This is a beautifully laid out and illustrated book that even has people who are not studying Japanese browsing through it simply for pleasure. With this book, you can have a pleasant moment of kanji study while relaxing on your sofa and not even feel like you are studying. Taking pain out of studying while simultaneously increasing retention has to be main advantage of Rowley’s approach.