Never Too Late To Learn--BACK UP!

Written by Mary Holzrichter

It happened to me...

My computer crashed today.

First thought is, "This can't be happening to me"! In my effort to prove that reasoning correct, I reboot. First line of defense. Hmm. Still no response.

Oh no! What now? What will I do without my computer?

I call our computer techie. He tells me how to try one more thing. He adds to *cross my fingers.*

That *one more thing* does no good. Neither does crossing my fingers.

Intorepparttar car, I load that sorry-looking computer while cursing it! Hi, ho, it's off torepparttar 132072 techie's office we go.

My husband comes home from work. Trying to put myself in a cheerful mood doesn't work. As I explain what's happened, I can hear him thinking, "Oh, geez, is she a mess"!

I realize how much a part of my life my computer has become. I can't live without my computer!

What do I do now? Not sure. What can I do now? Nothing. Got to facerepparttar 132073 fact my computer's not waiting for me inrepparttar 132074 next room! Oh, no, it is gone.

Maybe I'll get a good sleep tonight. But then I'll only have to awake inrepparttar 132075 morning and remember I don't have my computer! I'm not looking forward to that.

Uh, oh. I can't sleep. Wish I was onrepparttar 132076 internet. Wonder how long it'll take to get my computer back?

Counting sheep (about 547 so far) isn't working. May as well get up. Maybe I'll sit and write awhile.

Virus Protection and Hoax Recognition - Be Safe Not Sorry

Written by Joe Reinbold

Everyday I receive numerous emails with virus infections. Many of them come in response to my sending out my twice weekly newsletter to close to 12,000 subscribers.

What normally happens is a subscriber's system is infected without them even realizing it. Their email program sends out emails to everyone in their address book without them knowing.

When I get an email that is infected, my anti-virus program, Norton Anti Virus 2002 which I have used for many years, intercepts it and gives me some options to either delete or quarantine.

The regular viruses that I see attached to these emails are:

W32.Badtrans.B@mm W32.Badtrans@mm.enc W95.Hybris.worm W32.Magistr.24876@mm W32.Sircam.Worm@mm

There are other variations ofrepparttar above and a couple other different ones that I receive regularly.

If there is any one thing that you should do if you spend any amount of time onrepparttar 132070 Net and send and receive email on a regular basis is make sure that you have a good anti- virus program. You also have to make sure that you keep it up to date at all times. That is one ofrepparttar 132071 reasons that I like Norton, since it automatically updates and keeps me current with protection againstrepparttar 132072 latest viruses. I am not a distributor for Norton but I highly recommend it to anyone that asks me. It is not expensive. Their web site is at:

The important thing to remember is that you can have an active virus infection and not even know it. If you are trying to run an online business and your potential customers are getting virus attachments withrepparttar 132073 email you are sending them, they probably won't be customers for too long.

Withrepparttar 132074 many email viruses now active aroundrepparttar 132075 Net, you should also make it your practice not to open any attachments to an email if you don't know who it is from. Most ofrepparttar 132076 email viruses become active when you openrepparttar 132077 attachment. But again to be totally safe you should have a good anti-virus program on your system. You could very well get an infected email attachment on an email from someone you do know since they might not be aware that they are transmitting it. An anti-virus program will give yourepparttar 132078 protection you need.

The Email Hoax Problem

As far asrepparttar 132079 email hoax problem, they continue to circulate over and over. When you get one of them you can see that it has been forwarded many times byrepparttar 132080 number of ">>>>>>" inrepparttar 132081 left column. Each of these >'s are signifiers of another person forwardingrepparttar 132082 message.

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